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JAPAN PROMISES TO WELCOME BRITAIN TO TRANS-PACIFIC PARTNERSHIP FOLLOWING BREXIT

Prime Minister of Japan, Shinzo Abe has said the United Kingdom would be welcomed into the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal with “open arms” after it leaves the European Union. Abe told the press that while Britain would lose its role as a gateway to Europe after Brexit, it would retain its “global strength”. He also […]


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INDONESIA DISASTER DEATH TOLL RISES TO NEARLY 1,350

Disaster response officials in the Indonesian city of Palu have said the number of people known to have died in last Friday’s earthquake and tsunami has risen to 1,347. The death toll earlier yesterday was confirmed to be 844. The 7.5-magnitude quake struck just off the central island of Sulawesi, setting off a tsunami that […]

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UNREST IN INDONESIA AMID DESPERATION FOR AID

Residents of Palu in Indonesia are growing increasingly desperate for aid after a quake and tsunami hit the town. Supplies of water, food and fuel are scarce and with roads damaged, it is proving hard to bring more in, or reach the more remote areas. It’s chaos now. Reports reveal that police authorities were firing […]

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NIGERIA’S EXTERNAL RESERVES DROP BY 1.5 BILLION DOLLARS

The Central Bank of Nigeria has said the nation’s foreign exchange reserves fell by 1.45 billion dollars last month. The external reserves, which stood at 45.8 billion dollars at the end of August, declined to 44.38 billion dollars on September 27, 2018. The apex bank noted that the evolution of the forex market in the […]

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SUPER EAGLES COACH RECALLS 23 PLAYERS FOR LIBYA AFCON QUALIFIER

Super Eagles Coach, Gernot Rohr has invited Ahmed Musa and 22 other players for this month’s double-take 2019 Africa Cup of Nations qualifying fixture against Libya’s Mediterranean Knights. Arsenal’s Alex Iwobi will return alongside Italy–based duo William Ekong and Olaoluwa Aina. Goalkeeper Ikechukwu Ezenwa is the only home–based professional. All invited players are to report […]

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AVIATION AGENCY ADVOCATES LOCAL AVIATION FUEL PRODUCTION

The Nigerian Airspace Management Agency has asked stakeholders in the oil and gas industry to begin local production of aviation fuel in line with the Nigerian content development initiative of the Federal Government. Managing Director of the Agency, Captain Fola Akinkuotu, who disclosed this added that due to the high cost of aviation fuel, it […]

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BRITISH PRIME MINISTER CHARGES EUROPEAN UNION LEADERS TO CONSIDER UK PLANS

British Prime Minister, Theresa May has charged European Union leaders to focus their minds on getting a Brexit deal in the next two months, noting that negotiations will not be extended. Prime Minister May told her counterparts, twenty-seven of them, at a dinner in Salzburg, that her priorities remain maintaining economic ties and ensuring promises […]

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EUROPEAN UNION TRAINS INEC AND SECURITY AGENTS ON ELECTION PROSECUTION

The European Union, in an effort to improve the capacity of the legal officers of the Independent National Electoral Commission and security agents to prosecute election offenders, has put together a two-day capacity building training in Sokoto. The training supported by the European Union Centre for Electoral Support will be the first time the police […]

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JAPAN ISLAND HIT BY DEADLY EARTHQUAKE AND MUDSLIDES

Japan’s northern island of Hokkaido has been hit by a powerful earthquake, triggering landslides that engulfed houses. No fewer than eight people have been killed and about 40 are missing. The magnitude 6.7 quake cut power to around three million homes after a thermal power plant was damaged. The earthquake comes on the heels of […]


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PRESIDENCY SAYS WORLD LEADERS EAGER TO MEET PRESIDENT BUHARI

The Presidency has said in Beijing, China, that world leaders are now queuing to meet President Muhammadu Buhari. This comes after visits to Abuja by British Prime Minister, Theresa May, and German Chancellor, Angela Merkel. Meanwhile, Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, while answering questions in Beijing over the […]

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