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UNICEF: 1-in-3 young children undernourished or overweight

A third of the world’s nearly 700 million children under five years old are undernourished or overweight and face lifelong health problems as a consequence, according to a grim UN assessment of childhood nutrition released Tuesday.
The Zamfara government is introducing new measures to improve Internally Generated Revenue (IGR), Alhaji Bala Bello, Secretary to the State Government (SSG), said on Thursday in Gusau.

Hisbah arrest man with 96 bottles of alcohol in Zamfara

Hisbah officials of Zamfara Sharia Monitoring Commission have arrested one Joseph Ada over alleged sales of alcoholic drinks in contravention of the law banning sale and consumption of intoxicants in the state.
E-cigarettes

India bans e-cigarettes

India has banned e-cigarettes because they endanger the health of youths in the country, the Federal Finance Minister, Nirmala Sitharaman, said on Wednesday.

Fidelity Bank’s loan-to-deposit ratio hits 80%

In line with its mandate of growing its customer base and the Micro Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) sub-sector, Fidelity Bank of Nigeria Plc on Thursday said its loan to deposit ratio is well over 80 per cent, confirming its robust support for Nigerian entrepreneurs.
Dangote Cement

Cement: Dangote assures shareholders, customers of good returns always

Managing director and Chief Executive of Dangote Cement, Eng. Joe Makoju has assured the customers of the determination of the Management to always add value and work towards making them happy always.
Russia-linked sources are using social media in an attempt to influence elections in the European Union, according to a new report on disinformation released today by the European Commission, just one month after parliamentary elections in the union.

EU car market to shrink 1 percent in 2019, industry predicts

Annual sales of new cars in the European Union (EU) will fall in 2019 for the first time in six years, a trade group said on Thursday.

Benue to rehabilitate rural roads or easy transportation of agricultural produce

Benue State government said it has completed modalities for the development and rehabilitation of 500 kilometers of rural roads across the state.
China's President Xi Jinping

China: US hyping threat to justify own rising defence spending

China’s Defence Ministry on Friday accused its U.S. counterpart of deliberately seeking to hype up the threat from China and other nations to justify its own military expenditure.
US President Donald Trump speaks before a meeting between US and Chinese officials in the Oval Office of the White House January 31, 2019 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Brendan Smialowski - AFP)

US trade deficits hit embarrassing high despite Donald Trump’s trade wars

President Donald Trump’s global trade offensive has posted a resounding failure with government data showing America’s trade deficit in 2018 hitting the highest level in a decade.

Telecom launches tax collection platform

Digital Afrique Telecom (DAT), currently operating in over 20 countries in Africa, has launched Tax Collect, an interoperable platform for collecting municipal taxes.
People walk past an Apple store in Beijing on December 11, 2018. – Apple stores in China continued with business as usual on December 11, despite a Chinese court-ordered ban on iPhone sales that could hurt the US tech firm in one of its most crucial markets. (Photo by GREG BAKER / AFP)

Apple to build $1 billion campus in Texas

Apple announced Thursday it will build a $1 billion campus in Texas as part of a nationwide expansion.

FRSC: Truck accidents cause N9.8 billion economic loss in 2018

The Federal Road Safety Corps on Monday said economic loss worth N9.8 billion was lost in 196 traffic crashes recorded so far across the country in 2018.

SON sensitises farmers on adulterated pesticides

The Standards Organisation of Nigeria (SON) has carried out a sensitisation exercise for Nigerian farmers, on the dangers of using adulterated pesticides on their farms.

Kwara Assembly passes bill banning alcohol

The Kwara State House of Assembly has passed a bill for a law expanding areas where the manufacturing, sales and consumption of liquor are prohibited in the capital, Ilorin.

Kwara Assembly passes bill prohibiting sales of liquor in parts of Ilorin

Kwara House of Assembly on Wednesday passed a bill prohibiting manufacturing, sales and consumption of liquor in some parts of llorin, the state capital.

Saudi Arabia bans expatriates from 12 job types

Saudi Arabia has banned the kingdom's expatriates from working in 12 occupational domains, making them available to Saudi nationals only.

Facebook opens new London HQ and plans 800 more UK jobs

Facebook opens its new London office on Monday and said it would add 800 more jobs in the capital next year, underlining its commitment to Britain as the country prepares for Brexit.

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Williams Troost-Ekong: I’m enjoying the competition in Super Eagles camp

Udinese defender William Troost-Ekong says he is enjoying the competition in the Super Eagles camp, ahead of other challenges in his club.

Police recruitment: Court adjourns for PSC to respond to AGF’s application

The Federal High Court, Abuja, on Wednesday, adjourned till November 20 for the Police Service Commission to respond to the Attorney-General of the Federation’s counter-affidavit in a suit to stop the recruitment of 10, 000 police officers.
Russia's Embassy to Washington says it has lodged a formal diplomatic protest after Israel extradited a Russian national to the United States, where he is suspected of stealing more than $20 million from U.S. consumers through credit card fraud.

Moscow accuses US of ‘hunting’ Russians after Israel extradites suspect

Russia's Embassy to Washington says it has lodged a formal diplomatic protest after Israel extradited a Russian national to the United States, where he is suspected of stealing more than $20 million from U.S. consumers through credit card fraud.
Evo Morales, who resigned as Bolivia’s president Sunday after losing the support of the army and police, has said there is now a warrant for his arrest.

Evo Morales’s topsy-turvy flight into exile

Bolivian ex-president Evo Morales jetted off to exile in Mexico Tuesday in a bizarre flight full of detours that traced the shifting political map of a Latin America racked by crises.
The Federal High Court, Abuja, on Thursday, held that the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) was wrong to have excluded candidate of the Social Democratic Party (SDP), Mrs Natasha Akpoti, in the Nov. 16 governorship election in Kogi.

Kogi guber: APC accuses SDP candidate of faking attack on her

The All Progressives Congress (APC) in Kogi State has accused the governorship candidate of the Social Democratic Party (SDP), Natasha Akpoti, of faking the reported attack on her on Tuesday in Lokoja.