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NCC: Multiple taxations threatening Nigeria’s technology infrastructure

Sunday Dare, the Executive Commissioner (Stakeholders’ Management) of Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), has said that multiple taxations and duplicated regulation across Ministries, Department and Agencies (MDAs) was posing threat to the nation’s quest of attaining technology infrastructure objectives.
Ilhan Omar won Minnesota’s 5th Congressional district to become the first Somali-American and—along with Rashida Tlaib in Michigan—one of the first Muslim woman in the U.S. Congress.

Ex-Somali refugee, one other become first Muslim women in US Congress

A onetime Somali refugee and the daughter of Palestinian immigrants shared the historic distinction Tuesday of becoming the first two Muslim women elected to the US Congress.

Centre drums support for AfCFTA

AfCFTA is a tool to create opportunities for African businesses and drive the continent’s industrialization, economic diversification and development, Mr. David Luke, Coordinator of the Africa Trade Policy Centre (ATPC) at the Economic Commission for Africa (ECA), explained.
With Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell leading the way, President Donald Trump has been putting his imprint on the federal judiciary for generations to come - AP

Protesters taunt US Senator McConnell over migrant babies

Protesters confronted U.S Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell as he was leaving a restaurant in his home state on Saturday, The Hill and The Courier Journal have reported.
Demonstrators in opposition to the immigration policies of the Trump administration rally at the Hart Senate office building. Jonathan Ernst|Reuters

Protesters across US to march against immigration policy

Demonstrations were expected across the United States on Saturday against President Donald Trump’s hardline immigration policy, as calls grow by activists for abolition of the country’s frontline immigration enforcement agency.
The policy slammed into a series of brick walls — insufficient space for incarcerating families crossing the border, strict legal limits on how children can be detained and backlash against separating them from their parents. Andres Leighton | AP Photo.jpg

US reunites 522 children removed under ‘zero tolerance’ immigration policy

The United States Homeland Security Department said late Saturday the government had reunited 522 children separated from adults as part of a “Zero Tolerance” initiative and plans to reunite another 16 children over the next 24 hours.
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Prison shares rise as US eyes more migrant family detention space

Shares in private prison operators CoreCivic Inc and Geo Group rose on Friday as investors bet on increasing demand for their services after U.S. authorities asked about available capacity for the detention of immigrant families.

US separates 2,000 children from families at Mexico border

Almost 2,000 children have been separated from their parents or legal guardians at the US-Mexico border since a highly criticised "zero tolerance" immigration policy came into place, according to US officials.

Governor Wike decries use of SARS for APC Congress

Rivers State Governor Nyesom Ezenwo Wike has warned that the use of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) and military personnel to cause rancour ahead of the APC Congress is a pointer to electoral mischief they will deploy in 2019.

US federal judge says DACA must resume after 90 days

A US federal judge ruled that the administration of President Donald Trump must continue the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) programme that protects young undocumented immigrants from deportation.

Oil prices hit record high in two weeks

Oil prices extended gains to hit their highest level in nearly two weeks on Monday, buoyed as Asian shares joined a global recovery in equity markets and as worries grew over tensions in the Middle East.

Davido wins big at Soundcity MVP Awards

The 2017 Edition of Soundcity MVP Awards which held at the Eko Convention Center, Victoria Island, Lagos, ended on Saturday morning.

Ivory Coast woman arrested at Thai airport with over 1kg of cocaine in her...

A 27-year-old woman from the Ivory Coast has been arrested on the Thai island of Phuket after an airport X-ray found more than one kilogramme of cocaine in her stomach wrapped in scores of small packets.

The US Senate report that is Abubakar Atiku’s albatross

Former Vice-President Atiku Abubakar stirred anew issues about his being barred from entering the United States and his being once denied a visa.

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Protestors wearing “yellow vest” (gilet jaune) gesture on December 8, 2018 near the Arc de Triomphe in Paris during a protest against rising costs of living they blame on high taxes. – Paris was on high alert on December 8 with major security measures in place ahead of fresh “yellow vest” protests which authorities fear could turn violent for a second weekend in a row. (Photo by Eric FEFERBERG / AFP)

France ‘yellow vest’ protesters gather on decisive weekend

"Yellow vest" demonstrators have gathered in central Paris for a fifth weekend of protests in defiance of calls by the French government to stay at home.
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Yemi Osinbajo: We are consulting on Africa continental free trade agreement

Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, the Vice President and the running mate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) presidential candidate said that the APC led federal government was consulting with key stakeholders before signing the Africa Continental Free Trade Agreement.
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Muhammadu Buhari’s 2019 budget presentation under threat as National Assembly workers go on strike

The 2019 budget presentation by President Muhammadu Buhari next week is under serious threat as the Parliamentary Staff Association of Nigeria has vowed to embark of four days warning strike over unpaid allowances.
Vice President Yemi Osinbajo and former Governor of Anambra State, Peter Obi, yesterday disagreed on some policies of the Federal Government, including subsidy, anti-corruption war and the economy.

Lessons of the vice presidential candidates’ debate

These valid statements, in my mind, summarize the true state of the Nigerian situation, from which all our leaders should pick some valuable lessons.
Vice President Yemi Osinbajo and former Governor of Anambra State, Peter Obi, yesterday disagreed on some policies of the Federal Government, including subsidy, anti-corruption war and the economy.

Yemi Osinbajo: Nigeria suffered major infrastructural deficit in PDP’s 16 years rule

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo says Nigeria suffered major infrastructural deficite in the 16 years of the Peoples Democraty Party’s (PDP) rule.