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US Senate passes $1.3 trillion spending bill to avert shutdown

The US Senate passed a $1.3 trillion federal spending bill in dramatic dark-of-night fashion early Friday, overcoming hurdles that threatened to send the government into its third shutdown of 2018.

Charlize Theron: Idea of arming US teachers ‘so outrageous’

Actress Charlize Theron says the idea of arming teachers after recent U.S. school shootings or "adding more guns" to the situation is "so outrageous."

US students march against powerful NRA, gun violence

US Students walked out of classrooms on Wednesday to stage the largest grassroots protest against gun violence seen in years, demanding action one month to the day after a deadly shooting rampage at a Florida high school.

No safe haven as shootings rock US schools

With 11 shootings so far this year, US schools once again find themselves vulnerable to spasms of gun violence that authorities seem powerless to prevent.

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Rice farmers laud federal government’s plans to close border to stem rice imports

The Rice Farmers Association of Nigeria (RIFAN), on Friday, commended Federal Government for its plans to close Nigeria’s border with a neighbouring country to stop rice importation through the land borders.

Sales assistant disappears with employer’s N3 million jerseys

A 20-year-old sales assistant, Nnamdi Mbanefo, was on Friday brought before an Ebute Meta Chief Magistrates’ Court for allegedly stealing his employer’s jerseys valued at N3 million.
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OPEC agrees ouput rise of ‘about’ 1 million barrels

OPEC members have agreed on a combined increase in crude oil output of one million barrels per day, the oil minister of the cartel's kingpin Saudi Arabia said Friday.

NDDC urges public to disregard ‘malicious’ campaign

The Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) has called on the public to disregard a statement credited to an unnamed Non-Governmental Organisation over some of the commission’s projects.