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Iran Protests: Russia Berates US For UN Talks On ‘Internal Affair’

Filed in News by on January 6, 2018 0 Comments
Iran Protests: Russia Berates US For UN Talks On ‘Internal Affair’

Russia has fiercely criticised the US for convening the UN Security Council over protests in Iran. Russia’s envoy Vassily Nebenzia said involving the council an “internal affair” damaged the top UN body. Minutes earlier, US Ambassador Nikki Haley praised the protests as a “powerful exhibition of brave people”. Iran’s ambassador said the US was abusing […]

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China’s Ant Financial Drops Moneygram Deal As US Approval Fails

Filed in Business by on January 4, 2018 0 Comments
China’s Ant Financial Drops Moneygram Deal As US Approval Fails

Ant Financial, an affiliate of Chinese internet titan Alibaba, has been forced to abandon a $1.2 billion deal to buy US remittances firm MoneyGram after failing to get approval from regulators in Washington. The decision by the Committee on Foreign Investment (CFIUS) will deal a blow to Alibaba boss Jack Ma’s push into the world’s […]

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US Donates 2.9m Bed Nets To Sokoto

Filed in News by on December 16, 2017 0 Comments
US Donates 2.9m Bed Nets To Sokoto

The United States (US) government has donated 2.9 million bed nets for distribution in Sokoto State. The nets, which are worth N2.92 billion ($8.1million), will be distributed in all 23 local government areas of the state. The donation is done through the President’s Malaria Initiative. The US government also provided an additional $1.5 million for […]

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Ahmedu In US For Refresher Course

Filed in Sports by on December 12, 2017 0 Comments
Ahmedu In US For Refresher Course

Coach Peter Ahmedu of First Bank Basketball Club will undergo a refresher course in the United State while on a five-week visit. The assistant coach of the Women National Team, D’Tigress in an online chat with NationSport said that he is in the US to learn more about changes in basketball rules to make him […]

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‘Lead Us Not Into Temptation’ Not Appropriate Translation, Pope Says

Filed in News by on December 8, 2017 0 Comments
‘Lead Us Not Into Temptation’ Not Appropriate Translation, Pope Says

Pope Francis has said the Roman Catholic Church should adopt a better translation of the phrase “Lead us not into temptation” in the “Our Father,” the best known prayer in Christianity. “That is not a good translation,” the Pope said in a television interview on Wednesday night. Francis said the Catholic Church in France had […]

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