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Nigeria’s First Bank to promote China-Nigeria ties with currency swap agreement

LAGOS, July 23 (Xinhua) — First Bank of Nigeria will make better use of the Nigeria-China currency swap agreement to promote the relationship of the two countries and increase business opportunities, an official said on Monday. In an interview with Xinhua in Lagos, Nigeria’s commercial hub, Andy Wang, First Bank’s Chief Representative Officer (CRO), said […]

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Intel officials may know what Trump, Putin discussed in meeting

            It’s possible that some intelligence officials at the CIA and NSA know what President Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin discussed in their one-one-one meeting in Helsinki, thanks to the existence of a highly classified intelligence service that taps adversaries’ communications, reports Politico’s Josh Meyer. Why it matters: Sources […]

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The Ugly Destination Of Trump’s Iran Policy

            President Trump’s belligerent, all-caps tweet about Iran this past weekend is hardly a natural response to anything the Iranians have been saying or doing lately. Iranian President Hassan Rouhani did make a speech on Sunday in which he stated, “America should know that peace with Iran is the mother […]

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N Korea ‘begins dismantling’ rocket launch site

    Satellite images of the Sohae station seen by US-based monitoring group 38 North suggest Pyongyang is complying with a promise made to the US in June. President Donald Trump said North Korea’s leader Kim Jong-un had vowed to destroy an engine test site, but did specify which one. Pyongyang has maintained that Sohae […]

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Kano has over Three Million out of school Children – Ganduje

  Governor of Kano state Abdullahi Ganduje said three million children are out of school in his state alone, stressing the need to curb Africa’s population explosion. Speaking at Royal Institute of International Affairs, Chatham House, UK, Ganduje noted that, population explosion in Africa is a reality and education is not matching up with population […]

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Putin tells diplomats he pitched east Ukraine referendum plan to Trump at their summit

      MOSCOW – Vladimir Putin told Russian diplomats that he made a proposal to Donald Trump at their summit this week to hold a referendum to help resolve the conflict in eastern Ukraine, but agreed not to disclose the plan publicly so the U.S. president could consider it, according to two people who […]

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Ibrahim Usman’s Road to Qatar

          Watching the World Cup with a young Nigerian professional footballer in Seattle, U.S. Seattle Sounders players, Ibrahim Usman (left) and Rodrigue Ele (second from left) react to a near miss by Nigeria in the World Cup match vs Argentina. Images: Danny Hoffman “He’s small, but he is powerful,” Ibrahim Usman […]

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Messi, Ronaldo knocked out of FIFA World Cup on same day

                          MOSCOW, July 1. /TASS/. Saturday, Day 17 of the 2018 FIFA World Cup was the last tournament day for the world’s two biggest football stars of our generation – Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo. In the two Round of 16 games on […]

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 Joe Jackson, patriarch of musical Jackson family, dies at 89

          June 28, 2018 00:00 Jackson was a guitarist who put his own musical ambitions aside to work in the steel mills to support his wife and nine children in Gary, Indiana. Jackson 5 was an instant sensation in 1969 and became the first phase of superstardom for the Jackson family. […]

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Nigeria’s ‘Lionel Musa’ warns Argentina he is not their hero

              Nigeria’s ‘Lionel Musa’ warns Argentina he is not their hero VOLGOGRAD, Russia – Nigeria’s Ahmed Musa became ‘Lionel Musa’ on social media in Argentina on Friday after his two goals against Iceland which not only put the Africans back on course for a last 16 place, but also […]