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COMEDIAN VOLODYMYR ZELENSKY HAS BEEN SWORN IN AS UKRAINE’S NEW PRESIDENT AT A CEREMONY IN THE CAPITAL KIEV. IN HIS INAUGURAL SPEECH, HE SAID ENDING THE CONFLICT WITH RUSSIAN-BACKED REBELS IN THE EAST WOULD BE HIS TOP PRIORITY. MR ZELENSKY, WHO HAS NO PREVIOUS POLITICAL EXPERIENCE, SCORED A LANDSLIDE VICTORY IN LAST MONTH’S PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION. […]

TRUMP SAYS TARIFFS MAKING COMPANIES LEAVE CHINA, A DEAL CAN’T BE ’50-50′ U.S. PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP SAID HIS TARIFFS ON CHINESE GOODS ARE CAUSING COMPANIES TO MOVE PRODUCTION OUT OF CHINA TO VIETNAM AND OTHER COUNTRIES IN ASIA, AND ADDED THAT ANY AGREEMENT WITH CHINA CANNOT BE A “50-50” DEAL. IN AN INTERVIEW AIRED ON […]

US PRESIDENT SAYS WAR WOULD BE ‘END’ OF IRAN AS TENSIONS RISE US PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP HAS ISSUED A STERN WARNING TO IRAN, SUGGESTING IT WOULD BE DESTROYED IF A CONFLICT BREAKS OUT BETWEEN THE TWO COUNTRIES. ACCORDING TO A TWEET FROM TRUMP, HE WARNED IRAN TO NEVER THREATEN THE UNITED STATES AGAIN STATING THAT […]

BOAT PACKED WITH FOOTBALLERS CAPSIZES IN LAKE ALBERT A BOAT CARRYING FOOTBALL PLAYERS AND FANS HAS CAPSIZED IN LAKE ALBERT IN WESTERN UGANDA, ACCORDING TO LOCAL MEDIA REPORTS. CASUALTY FIGURES ARE UNCLEAR BUT THE STATE-OWNED  NEWSPAPER REPORTS THAT THREE PEOPLE HAVE BEEN CONFIRMED DEAD, INCLUDING A FEMALE GOALKEEPER, AND MORE THAN 20 ARE MISSING. THE PASSENGERS […]

The ongoing reconstruction work on section 1 of the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway has progressed up to 40 per cent, the Federal Controller of Works, Lagos, Mr Adedamola Kuti, has said. The completion date of section 1, also known as the Sagamu-Lagos end of the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway project, was last year reviewed up to 2021 to accommodate […]

Investors in the equities market have recorded losses amounting to N352bn following an eight-day losing streak witnessed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange. The market capitalisation of equities listed on the NSE, which rose to N10.979tn on May 3 drop below the N11tn mark, has dropped consistently, closing at N10.627tn on Wednesday. Wapic Insurance, Forte Oil […]

Nigeria supplies about 80 per cent of the total quantum of electricity consumed in the Republic of Benin but power is more stable in the neighbouring country than it is in Nigeria, the Transmission Company of Nigeria has said. Aside from the Republic of Benin, Nigeria, through the TCN, supplies power to the Republics of […]

Gunmen killed 17 Niger soldiers in an ambush near the border with Mali, a security source said Wednesday, adding 11 were still missing a day later. The attack occurred Tuesday near the village of Tongo Tongo in the western Tillaberi region where four US soldiers and five Niger soldiers were killed in an ambush in […]

Retirees of the Federal Road Safety Corps have begged the federal government to pay their disengagement (Severance) allowances. In a letter titled “President Buhari save the souls ‎of Corps Retirees,” signed by M. O Eje and made available to newsmen in Kaduna, they said most of them served the country for 20 years and above. […]

ABUJA – PRESIDENT Muhammadu Buhari  Tuesday night told the leadership of the two houses of the National Assembly that the relationship between the Eight Assembly and the the executive was not cordial.  But the Senate President, Dr. Bukola Saraki said that the National Assembly will always remain focused and work in the interest of the […]


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