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US reaches deal to keep China’s ZTE in business

The Trump administration told lawmakers the U.S. government has reached a deal to put Chinese telecommunications company ZTE back in business after it pays a significant fine and makes management changes, a senior congressional aide said on Friday.

Donald Trump’s CIA nominee seeks withdrawal over torture allegations

US President Donald Trump’s choice to be the next head of the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) has sought to withdraw her nomination, it was reported late Sunday.

US lawmakers seek temporary extension to internet spying program

Republican leaders in the U.S. House of Representatives are working to build support to temporarily extend the National Security Agency’s expiring internet surveillance program by tucking it into a stop-gap funding measure, lawmakers said.

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Federal government urged to harness energy sector potential

An energy expert, Sam Aiboni, has called for optimal harness of potential in the oil and gas sector of the economy.
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Turkey academic jailed after raids on professors and activists

A court in Turkey has jailed pending trial an Istanbul academic following raids on professors and activists deemed to have links to a jailed prominent financier of civil society activities.
Motorcyclists pass a burning bus, set fire by opposition protesters in Port-au-Prince, Haiti [Dieu Nalio Chery-AP]

Six killed in anti-corruption protests in Haiti

Six people were killed and at least five others wounded during anti-corruption protests across Haiti, police said, as anger grows over the disappearance of billions of dollars linked to a public finance programme.
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Owolabi Salis: Theatre practitioners are direct influencers of the society

Lagos State governorship candidate of Alliance for Democracy (AD), High Chief Owolabi Salis, has described theatre practitioners as direct influencers of the society.

Samuel Ortom preaches forgiveness at thanksgiving

Mr. Samuel Ortom, Benue State Governor, was at a thanksgiving service on Sunday at St. Mary’s Catholic Parish, North Bank, Makurdi, where he pronounced his forgiveness for his political adversaries.