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(FILES) A file photo taken on November 20, 2017 shows logos of US multinational technology company Google displayed on computers' screens. Google is dropping out of the bidding for a huge Pentagon cloud computing contract that could be worth up to $10 billion, saying the deal would be inconsistent with its principles. The decision by Google, confirmed to AFP in an email October 9, 2018, leaves a handful of other tech giants including Amazon in the running for the Joint Enterprise Defense Infrastructure (JEDI) contract aimed at modernizing the military's computing systems. / AFP PHOTO / LOIC VENANCE

Google News Initiative challenge launched for Middle East, Africa, Turkey

Google on Tuesday opened the Google News Initiative (GNI) challenge for media publishers in the Middle East, Africa and Turkey.

Kano restates commitment to local and foreign economic partners

Kano State Governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje has restated his commitment to partner with relevant agencies to ensure greater economic transformation in the state.
Nigerian Ambassador to the U.S., Hon. Justice Sylvanus Nsofor (L) and Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, during the arrival of the Vice President to the United State on Sunday (23-6-19).

VP Osinbajo woos potential investors in power, agriculture, other sectors

The potential, effort and impact being made by Nigerians in technology can enable the country roll out indigenous technology solutions that can transform the global space, according to Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, SAN.

Formulate policies on the aged, demographer advises federal government

An Abuja based demographer, Mr Adebayo Oluwadare, has called on the Federal Government of Nigeria to set right policies that would equip the nation to address challenges faced by the ageing population.

Governor Ganduje: Kano plans economic transformation through partnership

Kano State Governor Dr. Abdullahi Umar Ganduje has restated the commitment of his administration to continue to partner with relevant agencies to ensure higher level of economic transformation in the State.
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Facebook announces Libra cryptocurrency and Calibra digital wallet

Facebook announced its cryptocurrency Libra and a global association of organizations that will govern it. And Facebook also announced Calibra, a new subsidiary that will build a digital wallet for Messenger, WhatsApp, and a standalone app on iOS and Android.
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Dangote Cement to earn $700 million forex from terminals

The Dangote Cement Plc on Monday said its cement terminals being constructed in Lagos State and Onne in Rivers would be concluded before the end of this year.
Nigeria has been ranked 148th among 163 countries in the Global Peace Index (GPI).

Nigeria ranks 148th in the world in global peace index

Nigeria has been ranked 148th among 163 countries in the Global Peace Index (GPI).

UN: Foreign investment into Nigeria drops by 43 percent

Foreign direct investment in Nigeria, Africa’s top oil producer, plunged by 43 per cent to $2bn, according to a United Nations report.
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Oyo government appoints Due Process chief

The Oyo State Government has named Ms. Tara Adefope as the Director General of Due Process Office.

IITA wants reduction of green house gas to mitigate climate change

Dr Saethre May-Guri, the Deputy Director-General, International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA)’s Research for Development, Ibadan, has emphasised the need to eliminate Green House gas to mitigate the effect of Climate Change on the African continent.

UNIBEN matriculates 11,772 students

The University of Benin (UNIBEN) on Saturday matriculated 11,772 students who were offered provisional admission.
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WHO issues guidelines to prevent dementia

The number of people with dementia worldwide is expected to triple in the next 30 years, according to the World Health Organisation (WHO).

IMF: Nigeria, South Africa dragging Sub-Saharan Africa’s economy down

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has said that Nigeria and South Africa will continue to draw back the economic growth of the rest of Sub-Saharan Africa if steps are not taken to address the policy uncertainties holding back growth in the two countries.
United Nation’s Children Fund (UNICEF)

UNICEF: 21.1 million children denied first dose of measles vaccine yearly

The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) says an estimated 169 million children missed out on the first dose of the measles vaccine between 2010 and 2017 or 21.1 million children a year on average.

WHO: Malaria related deaths drop in Africa

The African Regional Office of the World Health Organisation (WHO) has said that malaria-related deaths in the region have dropped from 555,000 to 403,000 between year 2010 and 2017.
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Felix Tshisekedi struggles with security issues in DR Congo

Democratic Republic of Congo’s president Felix Tshisekedi is struggling to fulfil the pledge he made to crack down on rebel and militia groups in the troubled North Kivu province.

Facebook’s flood of languages leave it struggling to monitor content

Facebook Inc’s struggles with hate speech and other types of problematic content are being hampered by the company’s inability to keep up with a flood of new languages as mobile phones bring social media to every corner of the globe.

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Real Madrid had a different plan for Brazilian starlet Vinicius, the attacker would have his chances limited next season.

Real Madrid’s plan for Brazilian starlet Vinicius

Real Madrid had a different plan for Brazilian starlet Vinicius, the attacker would have his chances limited next season.

NIRSAL facilitates N2 billion loan to boost cocoa export in Ondo

The Nigeria Incentive-Based Risk Sharing System for Agricultural Lending (NIRSAL) is providing Agro Traders Limited, a Cocoa processing and export company in Ondo State, with 50% Credit Risk Guarantee (CTG) for N2 billion working capital to export 22,000 metric tons of cocoa.
The Nigerian Army on Monday dismissed as ‘untrue’ social media reports indicating the closure of the Maiduguri-Monguno Road.

Nigerian Army kills 24 criminals, arrests 61

1 Division Nigerian Army on Wednesday said, it has killed 24 criminal elements during its operation Harbin Kunama III in Kano, Kaduna and Niger states within one month of operation.
Ahmed Idris Wase

Deputy speaker urges workers to make Nass conducive for lawmakers

The Deputy Speaker of the House of Representatives, Mr Idris Wase, has urged workers in the National Assembly to create an enabling working environment for members of the federal parliament.

Itse Sagay: Senators’ monthly pay is N15 million

The Chairman, Presidential Advisory Committee Against Corruption, Prof. Itse Sagay (SAN), has asked Senate President Ahmed Lawan to stop misleading Nigerians, adding that senators earn N15m monthly and not N750,000 as claimed by the Senate President.