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U.S. Supreme Court revives Trump travel ban order

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U.S. Supreme Court revives Trump travel ban order

- The U.S. Supreme Court yesterday handed a victory to President Donald Trump by allowing his temporary ban on travellers from six Muslim-majority countries until it reviews it later this year. The court also allowed ban on all refugees to go into effect for people with no connection to the U.S. while agreeing to hear his appeals in the closely watched legal fight

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Neuf morts dans un triple attentat-suicide dans le nord-est du Nigeria

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Neuf morts dans un triple attentat-suicide dans le nord-est du Nigeria

- Huit soldats tchadiens ont été tués ce weekend lors de violents combats contre des jihadistes de Boko Haram sur cinq îles nigérianes du lac... Neuf personnes ont été tuées dimanche soir dans un triple attentat-suicide à Maiduguri, berceau du groupe jihadiste Boko Haram, dans le nord-est du Nigeria. Vers... Suite à l’attaque des cultures par des chenilles à l’intérieur du pays, nous avons rencontré M

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Nigeria : 9 morts dans trois attentats-suicides à Maiduguri

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Nigeria : 9 morts dans trois attentats-suicides à Maiduguri

- Neuf personnes ont été tuées, dimanche 25 juin au soir, dans un triple attentat-suicide à Maiduguri, berceau du groupe djihadiste Boko Haram, dans le nord-est du Nigeria, a annoncé lundi un porte-parole de la police. Vers 22 h 30, heure locale (23 h 30, heure française), « un homme kamikaze a réussi à pénétrer dans les bâtiments de l’université de Maïduguri et a déclenché sa ceinture d’explosifs », a affirmé Victor Isuku, porte-parole de la police de l’Etat du Borno

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Nigeria's Buhari sends first message since taking sick leave on May 7 -presidency sources

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Nigeria's Buhari sends first message since taking sick leave on May 7 -presidency sources

- ABUJA: Nigeria's President Muhammadu Buhari has delivered an audio message to mark the Islamic Eid al-Fitr holiday, two senior presidency sources said, his first public statement since he left for Britain on medical leave on May 7. Buhari, a Muslim from the north, made the address, calling for peace and unity, in the Hausa language spoken widely in that part of the country

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Nigéria: Plusieurs attaques kamikazes à l'université de Maiduguri

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Nigéria: Plusieurs attaques kamikazes à l'université de Maiduguri

- Une série d’attaques suicides a frappé dimanche l’université de la grande ville du nord-est du Nigeria, Maiduguri, rapporte le La capitale de l’Etat du Borno, le berceau du groupe terroriste Boko Haram, est la cible d’attaques et de violences régulières. La dernière attaque quand des femmes kamikazes ont actionné leurs bombes et tué 16 morts dans un camp de déplacés à la périphérie de Maiduguri

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Senate targets Ali over unremitted N4trillion Customs revenue

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Senate targets Ali over unremitted N4trillion Customs revenue

- There seems to be no let up in the Senate’s ongoing investigation of an alleged N4 trillion revenue leakage in the Nigeria Customs Service. The Nation can authoritatively report that the quest to probe the unremitted revenue may not be unconnected with the lawmakers’ resolve to aid nation’s economic recovery. Through its standing committee on Customs, Excise and Tariff, the upper legislative chamber has vowed to get to the roots of the alleged fraudulent acts, which it said, were perpetrated between 2006 and 2016

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Institute set to launch anti-diabetes, malaria drugs

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Institute set to launch anti-diabetes, malaria drugs

- The National Institute for Pharmaceutical Research and Development (NIPRD) says it is set to launch four drugs researched and produced by the Institute before the end of the year. Prof. Karniyus Gamaniel, the Director-General of the Institute said this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Abuja on Saturday. The drugs are: anti malaria, Anti fungal, immune booster and anti diabetic drugs

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Governor’s wife wants policewoman arrested over teenage house-help molestation

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Governor’s wife wants policewoman arrested over teenage house-help molestation

- The Wife of Ebonyi Governor, Mrs Racheal Umahi, has called for the arrest of a policewoman who allegedly poured hot water on her 15-year-old house-help for wrongfully applying condiments in a pot of soup. Umahi made the call after officials from her office and the State Ministry of Women Affairs and Social Development rescued the girl from the policewoman at her home in Mile 50, Abakaliki

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Varsity lecturer dismissed for altering results

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Varsity lecturer dismissed for altering results

- The Usmanu Danfodiyo University, Sokoto, said it had dismissed a lecturer (names withheld), for altering students’ results. The Vice Chancellor, Prof. Abdullahi Zuru, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Sokoto on Saturday but declined to mention the affected lecturer’s full details. Zuru said “that management of the university took that drastic action to serve as a deterrent to others

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Drop Water makes a splash providing purified water to South Africans

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Drop Water makes a splash providing purified water to South Africans

- For Petunia Mohale, safe drinking water was not a given. After discovering rust inside the pipes at her home, Mohale was hesitant to drink the tap water. According to a 2015 report from the World Health Organization (WHO), 1.8 billion people around the world use a drinking water source contaminated with faeces. Mohale was one of approximately 300 million people in Africa who do not have access to safe drinking water

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Policeman beaten to death by enraged crowd in India

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Policeman beaten to death by enraged crowd in India

- Police in Indian-controlled Kashmir said on Friday one of their officers had been beaten to death by a crowd outside the main mosque in the region’s capital of Srinagar, in a rare lynching there of a security official. Witnesses said worshippers had spotted the policeman, Mohammed Pandit, at the mosque in plainclothes, taking photographs of people leaving shortly after midnight. When they confronted him, a brawl broke out and Ayub fired his gun, wounding three people before the crowd began attacking him, the witnesses said

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Nigerian president meets with regional leaders on ethnic unrest

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Nigerian president meets with regional leaders on ethnic unrest

- ABUJA: Nigeria's acting president met with regional leaders in an effort to quell ethnic tensions, his office said, as threats grow of conflict between northern Muslims and southeastern Igbo people. The two groups have been trading barbs since the beginning of the month, after Muslim activists demanded the eviction of Igbo from the north over their calls for a separate southeastern state, known as Biafra

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ITF to empower 360 women on skills acquisition

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ITF to empower 360 women on skills acquisition

- Mr Joseph Ari, the Director-General , Industrial Training Fund (ITF) says 360 women will be trained under its new programme Women’s Skill Empowerment Programme (WOSP). Ari made this known in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Abuja on Sunday. He said that 30 women would be selected from two states in the each of the geopolitical zones

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‘Bone marrow transplant remains only permanent cure’

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‘Bone marrow transplant remains only permanent cure’

- Consultant haematologist and stem cell transplant physician at the Lagos University Teaching Hospital, (LUTH), Idi-Araba, Lagos, Dr Olushola Olowoselu provides an in-depth perspective into the sickle cell scourge. Early signs and symptoms: SICKLE Cell Anaemia was formerly thought to be “Ogbanje” or “Abiku” traditionally in Nigeria until its biological basis was revealed. Sickle Cell Anaemia, which is prevalent in Africa, is an inherited haemoglobin disorder that is characterised by homozygosity of haemoglobin S (HbSS)

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Union Bank launches ‘Union Accelerate’

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Union Bank launches ‘Union Accelerate’

- Union Bank Nigeria Plc has announced the launch of UnionAccelerate, a high-interest savings account with zero bank charges for medium-sized businesses. The product is a full-featured innovative banking solution that helps manage the challenges of high overhead costs and restrictive bank deductions experienced by businesses across the country. Union Bank’s Executive Director, Commercial Banking, Kunle Sonola, explained the product benefits, nd reiterated the lender’s strategic approach of creating innovative banking services with a focus on products that truly meet the needs of customers

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‘Nigeria Karate athletes will feature at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics’

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‘Nigeria Karate athletes will feature at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics’

- The newly elected President Karate Federation of Nigeria, Mallam Silas Agara on Friday said aggressive machineries are in place to ensure that Nigeria features at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. Agara emerged president after the incumbent Chief Donatus Ejidike stepped down for him at the Abuja National Stadium on Tuesday. The deputy governor of Nasarawa noted that his board members will out in their best, hit the ground running and implement programs that will put Karate on the world map adding that Nigeria must be represented at the 2020 Olympics

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2 Escaped Boko Haram Victims Graduate From High School

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2 Escaped Boko Haram Victims Graduate From High School

- Two of the nearly 300 Nigerian schoolgirls kidnapped by Boko Haram in 2014 are telling their story. Joy Bishara, 20, and Lydia Pogu, 19, are among the 57 girls who were able to escape from the terrorist group. The duo gave People a detailed account of horrors they faced when the gunmen invaded their school in Chibok, Nigeria, and the events that followed

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  • Nigerian university builds trench to stop Boko Haram attacks
    Nigerian university builds trench to stop Boko Haram attacks

    , bbc.co.uk

    Authorities in north-eastern Nigeria have begun digging a 27km (17 mile) trench around the University of Maiduguri to prevent attacks by Boko Haram Islamist militants. On Sunday three suicide bombers attacked the university killing themselves and a security guard. There has been a dramatic upsurge in violence in Maiduguri in recent months. Boko Haram, who want an Islamic state, loosely translates from Hausa as "Western education is forbidden"

     

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Politics & Government

  • Marketers beg Fed Govt to clear N800b debt
    Marketers beg Fed Govt to clear N800b debt

    , thenationonlineng.net

    Marketers yesterday spoke of financial constraints, begging the Federal Government to pay them N800billion spent on fuel import. The cash also covers interest on bank loans. The marketers , which are owing banks over $1.2 billion, appealed to Acting President Yemi Osinbajo for “urgent intervention”. In a communiqué after their meeting in Lagos, signed by their legal adviser, Mr. Patrick Etim, the marketers, including the Depot and Petroleum Products Marketers Association (DAPPMA), said Osinbajo met with them on May 22, with Minister of Finance Kemi Adeosun, Minister of State for Petroleum Resources Ibe Kachikwu and Central Bank Governor Godwin Emefiele in attendance

     

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  • Marketers beg Fed Govt to clear N800b debt
    Marketers beg Fed Govt to clear N800b debt

    , thenationonlineng.net

    Marketers yesterday spoke of financial constraints, begging the Federal Government to pay them N800billion spent on fuel import. The cash also covers interest on bank loans. The marketers , which are owing banks over $1.2 billion, appealed to Acting President Yemi Osinbajo for “urgent intervention”. In a communiqué after their meeting in Lagos, signed by their legal adviser, Mr. Patrick Etim, the marketers, including the Depot and Petroleum Products Marketers Association (DAPPMA), said Osinbajo met with them on May 22, with Minister of Finance Kemi Adeosun, Minister of State for Petroleum Resources Ibe Kachikwu and Central Bank Governor Godwin Emefiele in attendance

     

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Health

Family & Parenting

  • Community Grooming For Children And Teenagers -By Edwin Alivionote
    Community Grooming For Children And Teenagers -By Edwin Alivionote

    , opinionnigeria.com

    The habit of grooming children solely by parents, have become the prevailing practice among families. The days when children and young adults are believed to be collectively owned had been lost to time. The children in some families are even grooming themselves by themselves since the parents are hardly available to parent them. The 21st century parents who are hardly available to cater for the emotional needs of their family are scarcely thinking of the impact of their priority thrust on the business life

     

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Education

  • Teachers adamant as Kogi schools re-open
    Teachers adamant as Kogi schools re-open

    , thenationonlineng.net

    There seems to be no end in sight to the rift between Kogi State government and workers in its tertiary institutions. Teachers at the Kogi State University and Kogi State Polytechnic have rebuffed the directive to return to work. But, non-academic counterparts have since complied. MOHAMMED YABAGI reports. IN defiance of the government’s directive, sfaff of the Kogi State University (KSU) and Kogi State Polytechnic (KOGI POLY) have refused to return to work since their school resumed on June 5

     

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Farming

  • Full farming resumes in Zamfara – Gov. Yari
    Full farming resumes in Zamfara – Gov. Yari

    , thenationonlineng.net

    Gov. Abdulaziz Yari of Zamfara says full farming activities have resumed in the state following government efforts at brokering peace between farmers, herdsmen and armed bandits. The governor said this on Sunday in a Sallah broadcast. He said farmers and herdsmen have resumed normal activities without any hindrance. He said the reconciliation committee set up by the state government under the chairmanship of the state deputy governor, Malam Ibrahim Wakkala, encouraged the warring parties to embrace peace

     

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Law & Crime

  • Nigerian ‘students’ top the list of foreign drug offenders - Nation
    Nigerian ‘students’ top the list of foreign drug offenders - Nation

    , thestar.com.my

    KUALA LUMPUR: More Nigerian “students” are being hauled up over drug crimes nationwide than other foreign students, according to Bukit Aman. Federal police records show that of the 358 foreign students arrested since 2015, more than one third of them were Nigerians. Bukit Aman Narcotics Crime Investigation Department (NCID) director Comm Datuk Seri Mohd Mokhtar Mohd Shariff said 122 Nigerians were arrested from January 2015 until May this year

     

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