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(FILES) This file photo taken on February 9, 2017 shows Chinese 100 yuan notes in Beijing. The Chinese currency continued its sharp decline on July 20, 2018 despite US President Donald Trump's bid to rein in the dollar, as analysts pointed out that a weaker yuan aids Beijing in its trade tussle with Washington. / AFP PHOTO / FRED DUFOUR

China’s economic growth hits nine-year low

China's economic growth has slowed down to 6.5 percent in the third quarter - the slowest quaterly growth since 2009 - as a campaign to tackle mounting debt, and trade frictions with the US take their toll.

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Elections: 20 European Union observation teams in Nigeria

The European Union Electoral Observation Misson in Lagos says it has 20 teams currently monitoring the process of the general election across the country.
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INEC officials arrive late at senate president’s polling unit

At the traditional homestead of the Senate President Bukola Saraki, Agbaji, Kwara State, a great number of citizens arrived early to cast their votes but there were no INEC officials on ground.

Elections: Yahaya Bello decries INEC’s inefficiency as card reader malfunctions

Kogi State Governor Yahaya Bello has expressed dissatisfaction with the Independent National Electoral Commission following the malfunctioning of the card reader at Agasa polling unit 11 where the Governor and his wife were registered to vote.
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Heavy security as voters besiege polling units in Ebonyi

Major roads and streets in Abakaliki, the Ebonyi capital, on Saturday witnessed a heavy presence of joint security operatives deployed to conduct stop and search on vehicles.
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Peter Obi raises alarm over harassment

The vice presidential candidate of the People’s Democratic Party, PDP, Mr Peter Obi, has raised the alarm over alleged harassment and intimidation by security operatives in the state Friday night.