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Court hearing commences on fate of Obama Presidential Centre

A federal judge will hear final arguments on Tuesday in a lawsuit that could determine the fate of the Obama Presidential Centre in Chicago.

Three die, dozens buried in collapsed goldmine

Rescuers scrambled Wednesday to find dozens buried in the collapse of an illegal Indonesian gold mine that killed at least three persons, the disaster agency said.
(FILES) In this file photo taken on April 19, 2015 Guatemala's Vice-President Roxana Baldetti offers a press conference at the presidential residence in Guatemala City. On October 9, 2018 a Guatemalan court condemned former Guatemalan vice president (2012-2015) Roxana Baldetti, who was in preventive detention since 2015, to a 15 years and six months prison term, for illicit association, influence peddling and fraud. / AFP PHOTO / Johan ORDONEZ

Former Guatemalan vice president sentenced to prison for fraud

A Guatemalan court sentenced former vice president Roxana Baldetti to 15 years and six months in prison Tuesday after finding her guilty of fraud in the awarding of a multi-million dollar government contract to decontaminate a lake near the capital.

Climbers turn Mount Everest into huge rubbish dump

Decades of commercial mountaineering have turned Mount Everest into the world’s highest rubbish dump as an increasing number of big-spending climbers pay little attention to the ugly footprint they leave behind.

Nigerians urged to embrace tree planting

Some environmental activists on Thursday called on Nigerians to embrace the practice of tree planting to stop deforestation, caused by tree felling without replacement.

Experts flay federal govt’s non-enforcement of environmental laws

Environmentalists have faulted the Federal Government’s inability to enforce environmental laws that will address climate change.

Amina Mohammed has my full support, confidence – UN’s Antonio Guterres

United Nations secretary-general, Antonio Guterres, has stated that Nigeria’s Amina Mohammed, the United Nations deputy secretary-general, has his full support and confidence.

Kenyan govt criminalizes use of plastic bags

The Kenyan Government on Monday warned that from August 28 anyone caught with plastic bags would be arrested, charged or fined between 19,417 dollars and 38,834 dollars.

Nine local govts risk being submerged in Lagos – NSE

The Lagos State Government must intensify its flood management efforts so that communities in Epe, Eti-Osa, Amuwo Odofin, Ojo, Kosofe, Lagos Island, Apapa, Ibeju-Lekki and Ikorodu Local Governments would not be submerged.

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Director: Nigeria’s untapped shea butter can yield $2 billion annually

The Nigeria Agribusiness Register Networking (AgNet), a business outfits says the country’s untapped shea butter is capable of yielding two billion dollars about N721 trillion annually.

Union Bank shareholders endorse N54.4 billion share premium reduction

Shareholders of Union Bank of Nigeria (UBN) on Tuesday endorsed the proposed reduction of N54.4 billion from the bank’s share premium account aimed at restructuring its balance sheet for optimal performance.
Minister of State for Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Olajumoke Akinjide

EFCC rejects transfer of ex-minister Jumoke Akinjide’s case to new judge

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has rejected the transfer of a money laundering case against former Minister of the Federal Capital Territory Mrs Jumoke Akinjide to a new judge.

NCC receives ‘Best Regulatory Agency’ award

The Nigerian Communication Commission (NCC) has received an award for being Nigeria’s Best Corporate Governance and Regulatory Agency.
Dominic Thiem has claimed his first ATP Masters 1000 title with a thrilling victory over Roger Federer at the BNP Paribas Open. PA

Dominic Thiem offers Serena Williams doubles match after Roland Garros row

Austrian tennis ace Dominic Thiem on Tuesday offered Serena Williams a mixed doubles jaunt in an attempt to put their French Open press room dispute behind them.