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President Julius Maada Bio of Sierra Leone

Insurgency: Sierra Leonean president warns against toying with youth matters

Sierra Leonean President Julius Maada Bio on Wednesday urged African leaders to do something about the exponential growth of youth population in the continent or risk a full-blown insurgency in the near future.
Lion King

‘The Lion King’ makes one billion dollars under three weeks

Disney’s ‘The Lion King’ has crossed the billion-dollar mark after less than 3 weeks in theaters.
Lion King

Box office: ‘Lion King’ reigns overseas with $142 million, nears $1bn globally

Disney’s “The Lion King” remains box office royalty, generating another $142 million at the international box office.
The Director General of NCAC,Olusegun Runsewe(middle) flanged by members of the Diplomatic community at the PRE-INAC Expo 2019 Diplomatic Dinner in Abuja.

NCAC to celebrate outing-going envoys to Nigeria

The National Council for Arts and Culture (NCAC) says it has planned to henceforth hold cultural farewell celebrations in honour of envoys posted to the country at their departure to promote cultural diplomacy.
A boy jumps into the water of the Trocadero Fountain in Paris during a heatwave on June 28, 2019. – The temperature in France on June 28 surpassed 45 degrees Celsius (113 degrees Fahrenheit) for the first time as Europe wilted in a major heatwave, state weather forecaster Meteo-France said. (Photo by Zakaria ABDELKAFI / AFP)

Data shows world experienced hottest June on record

The average global temperature in June increased by 1.71 degrees Fahrenheit, or by 0.95 degree Celsius, compared with the 20th-century average of 59.9 degrees Fahrenheit (15.5 degrees Celsius).
Zlatan Ibrahimovic continues to light up Major League Soccer, and is closing in on a historic mark as he nears a full-season worth of matches for the LA Galaxy.

Zlatan Ibrahimovic nets hat trick in upset win over LAFC

Zlatan Ibrahimovic lived up to the bravado on Friday, scoring all three goals to power the LA Galaxy to a hard fought 3-2 victory over MLS rivals Los Angeles Football Club.
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Concacaf keeps hexagonal in new World Cup qualifying format

New-look North American qualifiers for the FIFA World Cup in 2022 will retain a six-team hexagonal round-robin showdown in the final round while revamping the path for others, CONCACAF said Wednesday.
Mexico’s Jonathan dos Santos scored in the 73rd minute to give his side a 1-0 win over the United States in the CONCACAF Gold Cup final on Sunday.

Mexico beat USA to capture Gold Cup title

Mexico’s Jonathan dos Santos scored in the 73rd minute to give his side a 1-0 win over the United States in the CONCACAF Gold Cup final on Sunday.
President Buhari signs New National Minimum Wage Bill into Law in State House on 18th April 2019 2

AfCFTA: Free trade must be fair – President Buhari

With the signing of the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) agreement by President Muhammadu Buhari at the opening of the African Union (AU) Summit yesterday in Miami, Niger, Nigeria has joined the AfCFTA.

UNODC: World cocaine production hits record high

Vienna-based United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) said on Wednesday that global cocaine production reached an all-time high in 2017, breaking the previous year’s record by 25 percent.
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Hackers steal call records from cell providers in ‘massive-scale’ espionage

The attack has been dubbed “Operation Softcell” by Cybereason, the security research firm that discovered it. It’s sophisticated enough that the firm believes there’s a “very high probability” it’s state-backed

Report: Nigeria’s oil revenue hits N85 trillion in five years

Nigeria earned about N85 trillion, or $236.2 billion from oil between 2014 and 2018, the 54th edition of Annual Statistical Bulletin by the Organisation of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC), has revealed.

Nigeria earns $236 billion from petroleum exports in five years

Nigeria, Africa’s top oil producer, earned a total of $236.15bn from petroleum exports over the last five years, a new report by the Organisation of Petroleum Exporting Countries has shown.
Ethiopian Airlines Boeing 737 MAX

Ethiopian Airlines increases US air access to Africa

The US is one of the largest travel markets to Africa, with increased connectivity boding well for both the traveller and the continent.
Google employees are holding a sit-in at offices around the world to protest alleged retaliation against workers.

Google server trouble snarls YouTube, Snapchat

Congested Google servers in the eastern United States caused problems for users of Snapchat and YouTube on Sunday, with complaints on social media that the popular apps weren’t accessible.
US President Donald Trump speaks prior to signing an Executive Order on “National Roadmap to Empower Veterans and End Veteran Suicide,” in the Roosevelt Room of the White House in Washington, DC, March 5, 2019. (Photo by SAUL LOEB - AFP)

Donald Trump threatens Mexico with 25% tariff over migrant surge

President Donald Trump said he would impose a 5% tariff on Mexican goods until that country stops immigrants from entering the U.S. illegally – brandishing a weapon used against a widening group of countries and perhaps jeopardizing a new North American trade agreement.
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‘Avengers: Endgame’ beats ‘Avatar’ domestically, struggles globally

Marvel’s ‘Avengers: Endgame’ has broken ‘Avatar’s record as the number one movie of all time in the United States but struggles to complete the win globally.

West Africa loses $777.1million to maritime crimes

West African countries have lost over $777.1 million annually between 2015 and 2017 in addition to human costs as economy cost of piracy in the region. The region has also experienced an escalation of piracy, kidnapping and armed robbery at sea incidents in recent years.

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Military, paramilitary agencies plan joint border security exercise

A joint border security exercise involving the military, paramilitary and intelligence agencies is underway as part of government’s strategic, multi-sectoral effort aimed at securing Nigeria’s land and maritime borders.

Customs intercepts elephant tusks, buffalo horns, others

The Adamawa/Taraba Zonal Command of the Nigerian Customs Service (NCS) has seized rare but outlawed items as well as more widely traded but contraband items across the two states constituting the command.

US tech industry leaders: French digital service tax harms global tax reform

Major tech firms and U.S. tech industry groups said on Monday that France’s new digital services tax undermines the global tax regime and multilateral efforts to reform it.

Femi Adesina, Garba Shehu, Lauratta Onorchie reappointed presidential media aides

Mr. Femi Adesina and Mallam Garba Shehu have been reappointed as Special Adviser on Media and Publicity and Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, respectively by President Muhammadu Buhari.

Floods claim five lives in Jigawa

Thousands of residents have been displaced in Guri, Kirikassamma and Birnin Kudu council areas, the Executive Secretary of the State Emergency Management Agency, Sani Ya’u, told reporters on Tuesday.