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Facebook says 10 million U.S. users saw Russia-linked ads

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Some 10 million people in the United States saw politically divisive ads on Facebook that the company said were purchased in Russia in the months before and after last year’s U.S. presidential election, Facebook said on Monday. Facebook, which had not previously given such an estimate, …

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WCQ: Spain replace injured Morata, Iniesta, Carvajal

Spain coach Julien Lopetegui drafted in Alvaro Odriozola, Jonathan Viera and Aritz Aduriz on Monday to replace the injured Dani Carvajal, Andres Iniesta and Alvaro Morata respectively for World Cup qualifiers (WCQ) against Albania and Israel this week. Lopetegui also has the task of calming tensions around the squad in …

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Nigeria will not disintegrate – Bishop Oyedepo

Dr. David Oyedepo, the Presiding Bishop of the Living Faith Church Worldwide, says Nigeria will not breakup in spite of its present challenges. He said this in a satellite telecast of the church’s prayer session monitored by the News Agency of Nigeria in Jos on Monday. The Bishop had led …

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Six Nigeria’s players arrive in Uyo for WCQ against Zambia

The Super Eagles Camp in Uyo is already coming alive as invited players for the crucial World cup qualifiers WCQ against Zambia are already trickling in. Updates through the Super Eagles official Twitter account @NGSuperEagles indicates that six players are already at the Le Meriden Hotel, while many more are …

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GM promises more electric vehicles, paid for by SUVs

Detroit automaker General Motors Co(GM.N) outlined plans on Monday to add 20 new battery electric and fuel cell vehicles to its global product lineup by 2023, financed by robust profits from sales of gasoline-fueled trucks and sport utility vehicles in the United States and China. “General Motors believes in an …

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United States takes Canada to WTO over wine retailing

GENEVA (Reuters) – The United States has launched a complaint at the World Trade Organization to challenge Canada over its rules for wine retailing in grocery stores in the province of British Columbia, a document published by the WTO showed on Monday. “The BC wine measures provide advantages to BC …

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Islamic State group claims Las Vegas attack: propaganda agency

The Islamic State group claimed today that the shooting massacre in Las Vegas was carried out by one of its “soldiers” who had “converted to Islam several months ago”. “The executor of the Las Vegas attack is a soldier of the Islamic State and he carried out the operation as …

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Trump says he will travel to Las Vegas on Wednesday

Trump says he will travel to Las Vegas to meet with first responders and families on Wednesday He spoke Monday morning, hours after the shooting at a country music festival late Sunday killed at least 50 people and wounded more than 400. It is the worst mass shooting in American …

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Niger Delta leaders to meet Buhari, present template for peace

The Niger Delta leaders, under the auspices of the Pan Niger Delta Peoples Congress, have planned a meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari in order to present to the Presidency a new template for lasting peace and security in the region. The PNDPC, a new body, reportedly mandated by the coalition …

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Trump briefed on Las Vegas shooting, offers condolences

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump has been briefed on the mass shooting in Las Vegas, the White House said on Monday, and Trump offered condolences to victims. “My warmest condolences and sympathies to the victims and families of the terrible Las Vegas shooting,” Trump said in a Twitter …

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Nissan recalls 1.2 million Japan vehicles for re-inspections

TOKYO (AP) – Nissan is recalling 1.2 million vehicles in Japan that were produced between October 2014 and September this year to re-inspect them because they had not gone through the proper final checks. Japanese automaker Nissan Motor Co. said Monday that a team, including an independent third party, was …

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Drone strike kills 8 Hezbollah fighters in Syria: monitor

A drone strike on Monday killed at least eight members of the powerful Hezbollah militia in Syria, where the Lebanese group is fighting alongside the regime, a Britain-based monitor said. An unidentified “drone hit a Hezbollah position near the town of Sukhna (in central Homs province) killing eight fighters, and …

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The Latest: 50 dead, 200 injured in Las Vegas attack

Authorities say the on-duty police officer who was wounded at the deadly Las Vegas concert attack is out of surgery and in stable condition. The unnamed officer was one of two on-duty Las Vegas police officers wounded Sunday night. The other sustained minor injuries. Clark County Sheriff Joseph Lombardo says …

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WCQ: Falconets thrash Tanzania 6-0

Nigeria’s Falconets on Sunday gave their compatriots a memorable Independence Anniversary celebration by crushing Tanzania 6-0 in Dar-es-Salaam in the 2018 FIFA Under-20 Women’s World Cup qualifiers (WCQ). A brace each by Rasheedat Ajibade and Folashade Ijamilusi and a goal each by Imo Anam and Cynthia Aku steered the Nigerian …

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Britain’s Monarch Airlines Goes Bust, Stranding Thousands

Britain's Monarch Airlines Goes Bust, Stranding Thousands

Britain’s Monarch Airlines collapsed on Monday, stranding more than 100,000 travellers abroad after it fell victim to intense competition for flights to holiday destinations in Spain and Portugal. The failure of Monarch, the largest British airline to go bust, will affect nearly 900,000 passengers in total and prompted the country’s …

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Kaduna ex-governor, Mouktar Muhammed is dead

Kaduna ex-governor, Mouktar Muhammed is dead

Mouktar Muhammed, a retired air vice marshal and former governor of Kaduna state died in a London hospital on Sunday evening, his younger brother Faruk Dalhatu has confirmed in a statement on Facebook. Mr. Dalhatu, who described the deceased as “patriarch of the Dalhatu family” gave the cause of his …

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Americans win Nobel medicine prize for circadian rhythm work

Americans win Nobel medicine prize for circadian rhythm work

STOCKHOLM (AP) – The Nobel Prize for Medicine was awarded to three Americans on Monday for discoveries about the body’s daily rhythms. The laureates are Jeffrey C. Hall, Michael Rosbash and Michal W. Young. Rosbash is on the faculty at Brandeis University, Young at Rockefeller University and Hall is at …

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Hajj: All Nigerian pilgrims airlifted back home

The National Hajj Commission of Nigeria, NAHCON has completed the airlift of Nigerian pilgrims back to the country. The last flight by Max Airline, NGL 2110, took off from King Abdulaziz International Airport, Jeddah, to Kano via Port Harcourt at 6:53 a.m. Nigerian time on Monday. According to NAHCON’s Command …

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