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Malabu Scandal: Court ruling on Shell, Eni’s bid to take over OPL 245 stalled

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Ruling on two applications seeking the return of OPL 245 to two multinational oil companies, Shell and ENI, has again been adjourned, following a fresh application on the matter. The oil firms, through their Nigerian subsidiaries, had challenged the propriety of the Nigerian government withdrawing the oil block from them, …

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Ethiopian Airline commences flight to Kaduna Airport

Kaduna Airport

Kaduna Airport: One hundred and ten passengers, Wednesday, landed and took off from Kaduna International Airport with Ethiopian Airlines Boeing 787 flight at 11:30am Nigerian Time. Ethiopian Airline Boeing 787 landed in Kaduna International Airport with 50 passengers from Addis Ababa at 11.30am and took off with 60 passengers to …

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France; President Hollande not injured by Accidental Discharge

Two people were wounded when a weapon was accidentally fired Tuesday as French President François Hollande was giving a speech in the western city of Villognon, the mayor told CNN.   Hollande was not injured, but two other people were, Mayor Claude Guitton said. Their injuries were not life-threatening.   …

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China grants Trump a trademark after a decade

Donald Trump

The Chinese government has granted President Trump and his business something they had been seeking for more than a decade: trademark protection for the use of the Trump name in the construction industry. Trump fought unsuccessfully in Chinese courts for years to try to gain control of the trademark, but …

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Gambia President, Adama Barrow to be inaugurated

Gambia

The newly elected President of Gambia, Adama Barrow is due to be formally inaugurated in the capital Banjul where celebrations will mark 52 years of the west African country’s independence. Mr Barrow was sworn in last month at a ceremony at the Gambian embassy in neighboring Senegal. Long-time ruler Yahya …

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N. Korean leader’s brother Kim Jong-nam killed

Kim Jong-Nam

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un’s half brother died Monday after becoming ill at Kuala Lumpur International Airport in Malaysia, according to Selangor State Criminal Investigations Department Chief Fadzil Ahmat. Another police source told CNN the man who died is named Kim Jong Nam. Police have described the incident as …

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Trump calls presidents of Nigeria, South Africa

President Buhari

President Donald Trump has been increasingly chatting with other world leaders during his first weeks in office. On Monday he turned his attention to Africa. Trump spent Monday morning calling two of the continent’s most prominent leaders, Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari and South African President Jacob Zuma, to discuss combating …

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 Everything Donald Trump Did in His First Week as President

Donald Trump

The first week of Donald Trump’s presidency has been overwhelming—a flurry of executive orders, appointments, bizarre tweets, even strange press conferences, and public appearances and interviews from the president that generated massive attention and controversy. Whether by design or accident, this dust storm of news has partially obscured what policy …

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I could have beaten Obama, Trump says

I could have beaten Obama’,Trump says

The US President elect,  Donald Trump  in a Twitter post rebuffed any suggestion that he would not have been able to take on Barack Obama had the current president run again. Mr Obama suggested in an interview with his former aide David Axelrod that he could have won the election …

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Afghan female pilot scorns Afghanistan

Afghanistan Niloofar-Rahmani

Nilofar Rahmani, a celebrated Afghan female pilot who was awarded the annual “Women of Courage” prize by the US State Department, has applied for asylum in the US, to the scorn of the government in Kabul. After 15 months of training in the US, and on the eve of her …

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ISIS Attack: Europe on red alert

ISIS Attack:

The Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) group is likely to carry out new attacks in the European Union in the near future, probably targeting countries that are members of the U.S.-led coalition fighting the extremist organisation in Syria and Iraq, EU police agency Europol said in a report …

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Thailand begins naming Prince as new king

Thailand begins naming Prince Vajiralongkorn as new king

Thailand has begun the process of naming Prince Maha Vajiralongkorn as the new king. Its parliament approved the sending of a formal invitation, which he has to accept before ascending to the throne. The deeply revered King Bhumibol Adulyadej died on 13 October, plunging Thailand into mourning. The prince was …

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US: Vote Recount Faces Major Challenge

US: Vote Recount Faces Major Challenge

US: Vote recount faces major challenge. Green Party presidential candidate Jill Stein officially filed for a vote  recount in Pennsylvania on Monday, but she needs to do a lot more to actually get elections officials to start reviewing votes — and she doesn’t have much time to do it. Stein filed …

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Shell In Court Over Niger Delta Oil Spills

Shell In Court Over Niger Delta Oil Spills

Shell In Court Over Niger Delta Oil Spills. Royal Dutch Shell was brought to court on Tuesday, as Nigerians demand the company take responsibility for its oil spills that have environmentally devastated the Niger Delta region. Oil spills coming from Shell pipelines and facilities have polluted the oil-rich region, threatening …

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