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SMEDAN to empower 13,050 micro enterprises

Dr. Dikko Umaru Radda, the Director General of Small and Medium Enterprises Development Agency of Nigeria (SMEDAN), on Friday, said that the agency under its Conditional Grant Scheme, CGS, will empower 13,050 micro enterprises in Nigeria.

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Pakistan's former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, who is serving a 10-year prison sentence, has been hospitalised after suffering heart problems. - Reuters

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German chancellor Angela Merkel speaks to the press before leaving the first day of a European Union leaders’ summit focused on migration, Brexit and eurozone reforms. Aris Oikonomou|AFP|Getty Images

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Russia's President Vladimir Putin gestures as he speaks during a joint press conference with US President after a meeting at the Presidential Palace in Helsinki, on July 16, 2018. The US and Russian leaders opened an historic summit in Helsinki, with Donald Trump promising an "extraordinary relationship" and Vladimir Putin saying it was high time to thrash out disputes around the world. / AFP PHOTO / Yuri KADOBNOV

Vladimir Putin: North Korea doing a lot to disarm but Washington not responding

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