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President Donald Trump pushed to ban all non-tobacco-flavored e-cigarettes from the market.

US mounts pressure on Iran over Saudi oil facility attack

The U.S. on Monday kept the pressure on Iran, accusing it of perpetrating a damaging attack on Saudi oil refineries even as rebel fighters in Yemen doubled down on their claim of responsibility.

Police nab robber that took N250,000 from bank customer

Policemen attached to Ejigbo Division have arrested a suspected member of a robbery gang that specialised in attacking bank customers along Egbe Road, Lagos.

Server controversy: I will open up soon – INEC chairman

The Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, plan to speak very soon on the server controversy trailing the conduct and outcome of the 2019 general elections.
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Wrecked mosques, police watch: A tense Ramadan in Xinjiang

The corner where Heyitkah Mosque in China’s restive Xinjiang region once hummed with life is now a concrete parking lot where all traces of the tall, domed building have been erased.
This aerial picture taken on Apr 27, 2019 shows a general view of submerged buildings after heavy rain caused flooding in Bengkulu on the Indonesian island of Sumatra. (AFP-Diva Marha)

Floods in Indonesia kill dozens, thousands displaced

Floods sparked by torrential rains have killed nearly 40 in Indonesia with a dozen more still missing, officials said Monday, marking the latest calamity for a disaster-prone nation.
Inspector Daniel Ojo who shot dead one Adaobi Ifeanyi and wounded another, Emmanuel Akomafuwa, in Ajegunle area of Lagos last Saturday, has been dismissed from service and declared wanted.

Lagos killing: Police Inspector dismissed, declared wanted

Inspector Daniel Ojo who shot dead one Adaobi Ifeanyi and wounded another, Emmanuel Akomafuwa, in Ajegunle area of Lagos last Saturday, has been dismissed from service and declared wanted.

HRW: Cameroon security forces kill 170 civilians in Anglophone region

Government forces in Cameroon’s Anglophone regions killed no fewer than 170 civilians over the past six months, Human Rights Watch (HRW) said on Thursday.

NNPC to transport petroleum products to Northwest via System 2B pipeline

Nigerian Pipeline Storage Company (NPSC), a subsidiary of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), says the corporation will soon start transporting petroleum products to the North-West region of the country through the System 2B pipeline.
L-R Toby Shapshak, Keynote Speaker; Funke Opeke, CEO, MainOne; and Libby Barr, Chief Operating Officer, Avanti Communications at Nerds Unite 2019, MainOne’s annual IT event at Oriental recently

Avanti partners MainOne to improve broadband penetration in Nigeria

Under this arrangement, MainOne will leverage Avanti’s newest satellite, HYLAS 4, launched in April 2018 to enable highly flexible capacity services with 100% country coverage of Nigeria.
Iran unveiled a new cruise missile with a range of 1,300 km (800 miles) on Saturday, state television reported, as the country displays its achievements during celebrations marking the 40th anniversary of the 1979 Islamic Revolution.

Iran unveils long-range cruise missile

Iran unveiled a new cruise missile with a range of 1,300 km (800 miles) on Saturday, state television reported, as the country displays its achievements during celebrations marking the 40th anniversary of the 1979 Islamic Revolution.
China’s spacecraft Chang’e-4 probing dark side of the moon. Xinhua

China lands spacecraft on far side of the moon in world’s first

A Chinese spacecraft landed on the far side of the moon on Thursday, in a global first that boosts Beijing’s ambitions to become a space superpower.
US accuses two Chinese nationals of carrying out extensive hacking campaign on behalf of China's intelligence agency.

US indicts hackers ‘working for Chinese spy agency’

The two, identified as Zhu Hua and Zhang Jianguo, worked in China to hack into computers to steal intellectual property and confidential business and technological data, according to an indictment, unsealed on Thursday.

Adebayo Shittu launches five mobile radio frequency monitoring equipment

The Minister of Communications, Dr Adebayo Shittu, on Friday in Abuja, launched five mobile radio frequency monitoring equipment and national spectrum management system for effective monitoring of frequency bands used to provide radio communication services in the country.
Rescue personnel prepare the bodies of the earthquake victims at the compound of a police hospital in Palu, Indonesia's Central Sulawesi on October 1, 2018, after an earthquake and tsunami hit the area on September 28. AFP PHOTO - MUHAMMAD RIFKI

Quake-hit Indonesia starts burying dead in mass grave

Indonesian volunteers began burying bodies in a mass grave with space for more than a thousand people on Monday, victims of a quake-tsunami that devastated swathes of Sulawesi and left authorities struggling to deal with the sheer scale of the disaster.

North Korea’s Kim agrees to ‘dismantle’ key missile test sites

North Korea has agreed to "permanently" shut one of its main missile facilities in the presence of foreign experts, South Korea's President Moon Jae-in announced at a joint press conference with Kim Jong-un on Wednesday.

Primate Okoh: Homosexuality hindering Nigeria’s progress

Nicholas Okoh, primate of the Church of Nigeria (Anglican Communion), says homosexuality is hindering the nation’s progress by “veritably poisoning” the society.
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Forest fires destroy 2,000 acres of land

Fires raging for five days have destroyed more than 800 hectares (2,000 acres) of western Latvia, authorities said Sunday, with continuing extremely high temperatures hampering firefighters’ efforts.
Abuja Light Rail

Abuja residents laud new light rail service

Some commuters and residents of the Federal Capital Territory have extolled Thursday’s inauguration of the First Phase of the Abuja metro rail line by President Muhammadu Buhari.

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NAHCON relocates to new headquarters

The National Hajj Commission of Nigeria (NAHCON) on Tuesday formally relocated to its permanent headquarters, Hajj House, formerly Metro Plaza in Abuja.
Gov. Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta has sent a N27.9 billion supplementary budget for 2019 to the State House of Assembly for approval, increasing the initial budget figure of N390 billion to N417.9 billion.

Delta governor seeks approval for N27.9 billion 2019 supplementary budget

Gov. Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta has sent a N27.9 billion supplementary budget for 2019 to the State House of Assembly for approval, increasing the initial budget figure of N390 billion to N417.9 billion.
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Senator Ibrahim Ida calls or population regulation

A former chairman of the Senate Committee on Defence, Senator Ibrahim Ida, has called for restriction of the population of Nigeria to the level that corresponds with the growth rate of the Gross Domestic Product (GDP) as a mean of checking security problem in the country.
Cardi B has been quite busy lately, but not with music or ranting about social media misfits. She has been brushing up her acting skills and putting them to good use.

Cardi B to star in “Fast And Furious 9”

Cardi B has been quite busy lately, but not with music or ranting about social media misfits. She has been brushing up her acting skills and putting them to good use.

Nigerian TV station shuts down as flood ravages headquarters

The management of Core TV Station has announced the temporary shutdown of the station owing to the flood trigerred by the release of water from the Oyan dam which ravaged its headquarters.