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AU wants members to ratify trade agreement

The Africa Union (AU) has called on the Comptrollers-General of African Customs to provide the required leadership for the ratification of the World Trade Facilitation Agreement (WTFA) by countries in the region. Mrs Treasure Naphanga , representative of the AU,

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British fans beg Bieber to cancel July tour

The Manchester Arena suicide bombing has created a climate of fear as fans  of Justin Bieber begged him to cancel his upcoming British concert in July. Canadian Bieber, 23, is due to play an open air concert at London’s Hyde Park

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Fernando Alonso fifth in Indy 500 qualifying as Scott Dixon takes pole

Fernando Alonso will start his first Indianapolis 500 from the middle of the second row of the grid after qualifying fifth for the race on 28 May. The McLaren Formula 1 driver set an average of 231.300mph on his four-lap

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Ex-Barcelona president arrested

Former Barcelona president Sandro Rosell was arrested on Tuesday in a money laundering investigation related to the sale of the Brazilian national football team’s television rights, officials said. The authorities suspect Rosell and the former head of the Brazilian football

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Man Utd in ‘sombre’ mood in Stockholm

Manchester United fans and officials say Wednesday’s Europa League final against Ajax is secondary to the “pain and suffering” in the city since Monday’s Manchester Arena attack. The UK terror threat level has been raised to its highest level following the

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FG, State govt, local govt shares N415.730 in May

Amid economic downturn, the federal, state and local government had shared N415.730billion for the month of May, the Accountant General, Ahmed Idris disclosed in Abuja. Giving the breakdown of distributables, the AGF stated that N177,000billion was realized from mineral and

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Nigerian economy on recovery path: Adviser Dipeolu

By Donald Ugwu The Presidential Adviser on Economic Matters, Dr Adeyemi Dipeolu, has analysed the statistics released by the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) saying it showed the economy maintained path to recovery. According to Dipeolu, it is an encouraging

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Let the industrial estates boom again, FG urges Kano Govt

Press statement Budget and National Planning Minister, Senator Udoma Udo Udoma told the Kano State Government on Tuesday that Nigerians would like to see   the state return to its former status as a major industrial and commercial hub in the

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Senate to investigate increase in rape and sexual assault

The Senate on Tuesday passed a motion to investigate the increase in rape and sexual assault across the country. The motion titled: “Urgent need to investigate the alarming rate of Rape and Sexual Assault against Women, Children and Vulnerable people

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Accused threatens to kill witnesses

Justice Rifkatu Sha of Jos High Court on Tuesday warned an accused person, Tasiu Mohammed, 21, against threatening witnesses testifying against him. The warning came when Mohammed was caught making gestures indicating that he would slash the throats of the

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