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Injured Neymar to miss first PSG game

Neymar will miss Paris Saint-Germain’s Ligue 1 game at Montpellier on Saturday after the world’s most expensive player injured his right foot, French media report. The Brazilian striker has made an immediate impact at his new club with four goals and four assists from his first five outings since moving …

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U.S. Senate’s McCain opposes Obamacare repeal bill

U.S. Senator John McCain said on Friday he opposes the latest Republican bill to dismantle Obamacare, dealing the measure a heavy blow, with several other Republicans still undecided on the measure. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has been planning to bring the bill to the Senate floor for a vote …

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Zimbabwe’s Harare International Airport to be named after Mugabe

Harare International Airport would be renamed after President Robert Mugabe with effect from November 2017, a cabinet minister said on Friday. Transport and Infrastructure Development Minister, Joram Gumbo, told state media that the airport would be renamed Robert Gabriel Mugabe International Airport after the International Civil Aviation Organisation approved the …

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Antonio Conte thanks Diego Costa for contribution to Chelsea

Chelsea manager Antonio Conte thanked Diego Costa for his contribution at the couch on Friday. The day before, Chelsea and Atletico agreed a fee reported to be in the region of £58million. The 28-year-old Brazil-born Spain international joined the Blues from Atletico in July 2014, scoring 59 goals in 120 …

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Why we must pass bill to regulate NGOs, CSOs – House of Reps

The House of Representatives on Friday restated its determination to pass a bill ‎to regulate non-governmental organisations, NGOs. Several Nigerians including the former chairman of the National Human Rights Commission, Chidi Odinkalu, have critic‎ised the bill describing it as unnecessary. Such critics say there are already enough existing laws that …

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World´s richest woman Liliane Bettencourt is dead

L’Oreal cosmetics heiress Liliane Bettencourt, the world’s richest woman, has died at her home in France at the age of 94. Mrs Bettencourt’s daughter, Francoise Bettencourt Meyers, said on Thursday that her mother “left peacefully” overnight. Liliane Bettencourt was the daughter of Eugene Schueller, who founded L’Oreal in the early …

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Buhari Arrives London, To Spend Four Days Receiving Medical Treatment

President Muhammadu Buhari yesterday arrived London after attending the United Nations General Assembly in New York. The president is expected to meet his doctors today in London for medical treatment. A report by Punch newspaper said President Buhari’s media aide, Femi Adesina stated the President will return to Nigeria on …

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Buhari arrives in UK, returns to Nigeria Monday

The Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Mr. Femi Adesina, says President Muhammadu Buhari will spend only four days in London after which he will return to Nigeria. Adesina, however, did not state the reason for Buhari’s visit. Responding to an inquiry via a text message, the …

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AfDB, Brazil to groom African youth in cassava processing

AfDB, Brazil to groom African youth in cassava processing

The African Development Bank (AfDB) and the Brazil-Africa Institute (BAI) have set a machinery in motion to mentor African youth in cassava processing. A statement by Mr Emeka Anuforo, AfDB’s Communications Officer, said the mentorship was launched under the Youth Technical Training Program (YTTP). He said that the initiative aimed …

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IPOB proscription is faulty – Adegboruwa

Lagos based lawyer and right activist, Ebun-Olu Adegboruwa, on Thursday described the order of the Federal High Court proscribing IPOB as faulty in law, adding that it should be challenged and set aside by all those affected or to be affected by the said order. Adegboruwa stated that there cannot …

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N’Assembly endorses pensioners verification by PTAD

The National Assembly on Thursday endorsed verification civil service pensioners being conducted by the Pension Transitional Arrangement Directorate (PTAD) in Lagos. According to a statement signed by the spokesman for PTAD, Mr Ema Okondo, on Thursday in Lagos, the Senate Committee on Establishment and Pension and the House of Representatives …

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Four killed as fire razes building in Kano

Four members of a family of five, lost their lives on Thursday when a raging fire, engulfed some residential buildings in Tudun Murtala quarters in Nasarrawa Local Government Area of Kano State. The fire was said to have started some few minutes after midnight in a compound where petrol was …

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Mexico focuses search for quake survivors on 10 buildings; 273 dead

Mexico focuses search for quake survivors on 10 buildings; 273 dead

Rescuers swarmed over rubble with shovels and picks on Thursday in a frantic search for survivors two days after Mexico’s deadliest earthquake in a generation, focusing on 10 collapsed buildings where people may still be alive. Those trapped included five Taiwanese workers in a textile factory in downtown Mexico City. …

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HPE plans 5,000 job cuts: Bloomberg

(Reuters) – Hewlett Packard Enterprise Co HPE is planning to cut at least 5,000 workers as part of a broader effort to reduce costs amid mounting competition, Bloomberg reported on Thursday, citing people familiar with the matter. The reductions of about 10 percent of the company’s total workforce of 50,000 …

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Lagos announces restriction of movement on Ikorodu road

The Lagos state government has announced a partial restriction of movement on Ikorodu road on Saturday and Sunday. This is to enable the government replace the dilapidated steel pedestrian bridge at Fadeyi bus stop along the road, according to a statement issued on Thursday. The statement, issued by Olujimi Hotonu, …

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