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Gold rises on renewed US stimulus hope, dollar falls

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said a bill for a compromise stimulus package is being written as she awaits a key phone call with Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said his chamber would take up a comprehensive coronavirus package if an accord is struck. The Bloomberg Dollar Spot Index headed for the third straight decline.
School may be out for a theatrical release of Blumhouse’s remake of The Craft. The teen horror fantasy remake written, directed, and produced by Zoe Lister Jonesis headed straight to video-on-demand on Amazon this October, according to a new press release of incoming Prime Video titles. Just in time for Halloween.

Blumhouse’s ‘The Craft’ remake heading straight to VOD on Amazon

School may be out for a theatrical release of Blumhouse’s remake of The Craft. The teen horror fantasy remake written, directed, and produced by Zoe Lister Jonesis headed straight to video-on-demand on Amazon this October, according to a new press release of incoming Prime Video titles. Just in time for Halloween.
Gift packs are the most preferred gift choice among residents in Abuja for the 2020 Valentine’s Day.

Valentine: Gift packs most popular choice

According to them, the ability to put a gift pack together showed thoughtfulness in picking each of the items for packs will contain.

UniAbuja VC commends Zenith Bank’s outstanding support

The authorities of the University of Abuja has commended Zenith Bank Plc for its support in re-positioning the institution.

Alex Otti: Governor Ikpeazu lacks capacity to lead

The governorship candidate of the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) in Abia State, Dr. Alex Otti, has said that he does not have any personal problem with the incumbent governor of the state, Okezie Ikpeazu, “apart from the fact that the governor lacks the capacity to govern the state.”

Valentine’s Day: FAAN doles out roses to passengers at Abuja, Lagos airports

The Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria, on Thursday, celebrated passengers at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja; and Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos, to mark the 2019 Valentine’s Day.
The Federal Capital Territory (FCT) administration has raised alarm over rising cases of insecurity and vandalism in the territory. Abuja

Valentine: FCT residents want mystery gift boxes

Mystery gift boxes, with surprise contents, is the choice Valentine gift of some residents of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), according to some Abuja residents.

Valentine: NGO urges youths to show true love

Ahead of Feb, 14, celebrated world over as St. Valentine Day, an NGO, Women Friendly Initiative, has called on youths to show genuine love and avoid immoral act during the period.
Behind a “Virginia is for Amazon Lovers” sign, Virginia Governor Ralph Northam speaks at a news conference after the announcement that Crystal City has been selected as home to Amazon’s new headquarters in Arlington, Virginia, U.S., November 13, 2018. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

Virginia governor ‘deeply sorry’ for racist yearbook photo

Ralph Northam, the Democratic governor of the US state of Virginia, is facing calls to resign after he confirmed he appeared in a racist yearbook photo and said he is “deeply sorry.”

NGO provides welfare package to 100 women in Lokoja

Health, Education, Advocacy and Livelihood (HEAL) for Africa Initiative, an NGO, said on Saturday that it distributed foodstuffs to 100 women and fed more than 300 children in Lokoja.
People ride on a boat past A.P. Moeller-Maersk A/S branded shipping containers stacked at the Ladol free trade zone port in Lagos, Nigeria, on Tuesday, May 22, 2018. Ladol, a logistics hub for the offshore oil industry in Lagos, Nigeria, is mulling a stock-market listing and corporate bonds to expand its facilities and get more business from major production companies. Photographer: George Osodi/Bloomberg

Bribes, beatings and gridlock at ports choke Nigeria economy

The lines of aging blue, red and yellow trucks begin almost 6 miles (10 kilometers) from the gates of Nigeria’s main port of Apapa.
France's President Emmanuel Macron speaks during an event at the Philharmonie Luxembourg in Luxembourg on September 6, 2018, on the sidelines of a meeting on the future of the European Union. Ricardo, 53, has previously been Bordeaux's coach from 2005-2007 with a second place finish in the league and a League Cup win. / AFP PHOTO / ludovic MARIN

Emmanuel Macron tackles France’s poverty problem

Emmanuel Macron may have declared war on poverty, but in the poorest towns of France there is little love lost for the ex-banker slammed by critics as a "president of the rich".
A French gendarmes vehicle speeds on the tarmac of Lyon's Saint-Exupery airport. JEAN DECOTTE - AFP

French police’s attempt to arrest intruder shuts down airport runway

France’s Lyon Airport temporarily closed its runway on Monday as police chased an intruder who had rammed a car through a terminal building.
Usain Bolt on arrival in Australia on Saturday for trial run on football career

Usain Bolt lands in Australia for A-League trial

Usain Bolt says he’s deadly serious about becoming a professional footballer and plans to show the world what he’s capable of after arriving in Australia Saturday for a trial stint with an A-League club.

Donald Trump orders expulsion of 60 Russian spies’ over UK nerve attack

US President Donald Trump has authorized the expulsion of 60 alleged Russian spies from the United States in response to a nerve agent attack on an ex-spy in the English city of Salisbury.

US denies reaching deal with Turkey over Syria’s Manbij

The United States has denied Turkish claims that the two sides reached a deal over the city of Manbij in northern Syria, where US troops are present.

APC faults PDP claims on defection of 500 members in Bayelsa

The All Progressives Congress (APC) in Bayelsa State has faulted as “staged managed” the reported defection of over 500 members of the opposition party into the People’s Democratic Party (PDP), insisting that those who purportedly defection are not card carrying members of the APC.

We’ll stop killings, poverty in 2019 – PDP

The National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Prince Uche Secondus, said on Wednesday his party would stop killings, poverty and hunger in the country if it wins the 2019 presidential election.

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Men in Military uniform reportedly stormed the venue of the #EndSARS protesters in Lekki area of Lagos, last night, shooting indiscriminately to disperse them.

#EndSARS: Shooting as Lagos government imposes curfew

Men in Military uniform reportedly stormed the venue of the #EndSARS protesters in Lekki area of Lagos, last night, shooting indiscriminately to disperse them.

Three bank buildings set ablaze in Lekki

Three new generational bank buildings have been set ablaze along the Admiralty Way in Lekki, Lagos.
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Gold rises on renewed US stimulus hope, dollar falls

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said a bill for a compromise stimulus package is being written as she awaits a key phone call with Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said his chamber would take up a comprehensive coronavirus package if an accord is struck. The Bloomberg Dollar Spot Index headed for the third straight decline.

#EndSARS: SERAP condemns shooting of protesters at Lekki toll gate

Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has condemned “reports that security agents are shooting at #EndSARS peaceful protesters at the Lekki Toll gate, Lagos. This must stop immediately.”
The Nigeria Police Force says its investigation shows that Boko Haram, Ansaru and other terror groups are getting support from some Nigerians.

#EndSARS: Police speak on Abuja violence

The Police Command in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), says it has successfully restored peace along the Kabusa-Apo axis of Abuja after a violent clash between EndSARS and ProSARS protesters.