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However, Nigeria is not among nine countries that are on track to surpass the FP2020 goals set for growth in modern contraceptive use. Countries on track are Mozambique, Chad, Cameroon, Kyrgyz Republic, Zimbabwe, Kenya, Ghana, Burkina Faso and Sri Lanka.

Report: 6.5 million women now use modern contraceptives in Nigeria

Over 6.5 million women now use a modern method of contraception in Nigeria. It is the highest number on record in the country’s history, according to a new report by Family Planning 2020, FP2020.

Six Indian students jailed in US over immigration fraud

A US court has sentenced six of the eight Indians arrested in the Farmington University immigration fraud case, as per U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) regulations.

Nigeria second slowest country adopting contraceptives

A ground-breaking report on family planning has shown Nigeria as the second slowest growing country, after Mali in West Africa when it comes to the uptake of modern contraception.
President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump attend the game between the LSU Tigers and the Alabama Crimson Tide at Bryant-Denny Stadium on November 09, 2019 in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. Todd Kirkland - Getty Images

Donald Trump receives warm welcome at Alabama football game

President Donald Trump travelled to the deep South on Saturday to watch a hotly anticipated college football match and bask in the adulation of fans in the staunchly conservative region.
Philanthropies Mike Bloomberg is jumping into the Democratic presidential race because he believes that Joe Biden is fading, opening the moderate lane next to Elizabeth Warren, sources close to the former New York mayor tell Axios.

Michael Bloomberg prepares to enter 2020 presidential race

Former New York mayor Michael Bloomberg is preparing to enter the crowded race to become the Democratic nominee for the 2020 presidential election, US media reported Thursday.

Billionaires’ wealth dips for the first time in ten years

The world’s richest people became a little less well off last year, according to a report by UBS and PwC, as geopolitical turmoil and volatile equity markets reduced the wealth of billionaires for the first time in a decade.
FILE - South Korean (blue headbands) and U.S. Marines take positions as amphibious assault vehicles of the South Korean Marine Corps fire smoke bombs during a U.S.-South Korea joint landing operation drill in Pohang, South Korea, March 12, 2016.

South Koreans oppose Donald Trump’s cost-sharing demands, but support alliance

South Koreans overwhelmingly oppose U.S. President Donald Trump's demand that Seoul pay more for the cost of the U.S. military presence, but remain broadly optimistic about the future of the U.S.-South Korea alliance, according to a new poll.
An Ilorin, Kwara State lawyer Olarewaju Aluko and his client, Taiye Na’Allah, on Thursday sued the Economic and Financial Commission (EFCC) at a Kwara State High Court for alleged defamation of character.

FBI-wanted banker sacked, nabbed with wife by EFCC

Rowly Isioro, an assistant general manager with one of the first generation banks in Nigeria has been sacked over his involvement in Business email compromise scam.

Crude oil prices see some profit taking as US, European data approach

Crude oil prices slipped back a little in Asia on Monday, possibly with investors taking some cash off the table ahead of important US and European data.
Russia’s Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev speaks at the ASEAN Business and Investment Summit in Bangkok on November 3, 2019, on the sidelines of the 35th Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Summit. Lillian SUWANRUMPHA - AFP

World’s biggest trade deal to be delayed to 2020

The signing of the world’s largest trade pact will likely be kicked back to 2020, according to a draft statement by Southeast Asian leaders, delaying a deal craved by China to offset a painful tariff war with the US.
DES MOINES, IOWA – NOVEMBER 01: Democratic presidential candidate, former Vice President Joe Biden speaks at the Liberty and Justice Celebration at the Wells Fargo Arena on November 01, 2019 in Des Moines, Iowa. Fourteen of the candidates hoping to win the Democratic nomination for president are expected to speak at the Celebration. Scott Olson/Getty Images/AFP

2020 Democrats: Joe Biden slips, Beto O’Rourke quits, Elizabeth Warren answers critics

Joe Biden’s standing in the Democratic presidential nomination battle has slipped in Iowa against top rivals including Elizabeth Warren, the frontrunner in the early-voting state, who on Friday answered critics over how she will pay for her progressive policies.
Ibrahim Magu

Internet fraud: Mompha, Lebanese laundered $33 billion – Ibrahim Magu

The Acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Mr. Ibrahim Magu, yesterday said the agency had perfected strategies aimed at dismantling a trans-national criminal group that specialized on internet fraud.

US to provide drugs to 60,000 persons living with HIV in Lagos

The United States President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR), administered by the Centres for Disease Control, Department of Defence, and the US Agency for International Development (USAID) are set to identify and provide treatment to at least 60,000 people living with HIV in Lagos State.
President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday met behind closed doors with Crown Prince of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Mohammed bin Salman bin Abdulaziz, in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.

President Buhari seeks more US capital for infrastructure

President Muhammadu Buhari has met with the United States’ Treasury Secretary, Steven Mnuchin, to request for additional capital from the US development finance institutions to upgrade critical infrastructure in Nigeria.
Hong Kong is in for a special Halloween this year, as revelries will take place against the backdrop of months of ongoing protests—and a controversial face mask ban enacted almost a month ago.

Hong Kong braces for Halloween mask protest

Hong Kong democracy protesters are planning to don Halloween masks lampooning the city’s pro-Beijing leaders on Thursday evening, defying an emergency law that bans face coverings.
The US Ambassador to Ankara David Satterfield was summoned to the foreign ministry over “a resolution that lacks any historical or legal basis” and a bill that imposes sanctions over Turkey’s military operation in Syria, the officials said.

Turkey summons US envoy, rejects ‘Armenian genocide’ recognition

Turkey on Wednesday summoned the US ambassador to Ankara over a resolution passed by the US House of Representatives officially recognising the “Armenian genocide”, officials at the Turkish foreign ministry said.
Some of the Boko Haram children who ended up in Solomon’s camp

Pastor accused of sexual abuse of children in his ICCM camp

Benin-based Pastor Solomon Folorunsho, who said he is on a self-proclaimed mission to help humanity, creating the International Christian Centre for Missions (ICCM), is facing accusations of physically and sexually abusing children seeking refuge in his church’s camp.
Convener of #RevolutionNow protest, Mr. Omoyele Sowore, has arrived the Federal High Court in Abuja for his arraignment on charges of treasonable felony and other sundry offences instituted against him by the Federal Government. 5

#RevolutionNow: Omoyele Sowore’s ‘hometown’ New Jersey demands his release

Residents of Bergen County in New Jersey, US, have demanded the release of detained activist, Omoyele Sowore.

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Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu has disclosed that the State Government is in the process of acquiring an estimated 32,000 hectares of farmland for rice cultivation in seven states.

Lagos governor urges corps members to be open minded

Corps members posted to Lagos State have been told to make their service year a learning period by being open minded.
The 2019 Nigeria Ladies Golf Open Championship teed off on Wednesday at the IBB International Golf and Country Club in Abuja, with Ugandan Irene Nakalembe dictating the pace.

Nigeria Ladies Golf: Ugandan Nakalembe wins opening round

The 2019 Nigeria Ladies Golf Open Championship teed off on Wednesday at the IBB International Golf and Country Club in Abuja, with Ugandan Irene Nakalembe dictating the pace.

Nigerian woman pleads guilty to drug trafficking

A Nigerian woman pleaded guilty today to leading a conspiracy to import more than five kilograms of cocaine, as well as to her role in a separate bank fraud scheme, and to making false statements relating to fraudulent claims submitted to Medicaid for reimbursement.
Japan's Emperor Naruhito smiles as he heads to the Imperial Palace in Tokyo. Emperor Naruhito will declare Tuesday he had ascended to the Chrysanthemum Throne at the palace.

Japan’s emperor to perform thanksgiving rite with Sun Goddess

Japan’s new Emperor Naruhito will on Thursday perform an elaborate and secretive ritual dating back 1,300 years, giving thanks to the Sun Goddess Amaterasu as part of his enthronement rites.

13 killed in Lagos-Ibadan highway car crash

Thirteen persons were on Wednesday died in an auto crash at Sapade-Ogere axis of the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway, officials said.