George Floyd: Pandemonium as protest escalates in US, curfew imposed

May 31, 2020 BBC 0

Curfews have been ordered in cities across the US in an attempt to stem the violent clashes between protesters and police over the death of George Floyd. Widespread demonstrations have taken place, with riot police using tear gas and rubber bullets after their vehicles were set alight in several cities. President Donald Trump blamed looters and anarchists for the violence. Read More

Revealed! What finally triggered NBA Kobe Bryant’s death after plane crash

May 16, 2020 Editor 0

NBA legend Kobe Bryant died from blunt trauma in the helicopter crash that killed him and his teenage daughter, a post-mortem has ruled. The 41-year-old basketball star and 13-year-old Gianna were among nine people who died when an aircraft they were travelling in crashed into a hillside in Calabasas, California, in January. The office of the Los Angeles county coroner has released Read More

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Amazon chief Jeff Bexos buys lavish estate at LA for record $165m

February 13, 2020 Editor 0

Billionaire Amazon chief Jeff Bezos has purchased a Los Angeles-area estate for $165 million, setting a new record for the region, The Wall Street Journal reported on Wednesday. Bezos bought the Warner Estate from media mogul David Geffen, according to the Journal. It said the deal topped a Los Angeles-area home price record set last year when Lachlan Murdoch paid Read More

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FG gets $1m US grant for gas-fired plant

February 12, 2020 Editorial III 0

Nigeria will get a grant of more than $1 million from the U.S. government for technical and financial work on a power plant project in the capital Abuja, the U.S. Trade and Development Agency (USTDA) said on Tuesday. The money will go towards the 1,350 megawatt NNPC-Abuja Independent Power Project plant and NNPC will work with U.S. firms GE and Read More

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America’s bad example

February 12, 2020 Editorial III 0

Bitterness. Jealousy. Revenge. These are words that are reverberating from the United States of America in the aftermath of the failed impeachment of President Donald Trump. The days following senate impeachment verdict of ‘not guilty’ turns out to be one of the most fractious in America’s democracy or more specifically, between the executive and the congress or still more pin Read More

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#ImpeachmentTrial: Senators at crossroads over Trump

January 22, 2020 Editor 0

The US Senate has rejected repeated Democratic attempts to secure new evidence in President Donald Trump’s impeachment as his trial began. Senate Majority leader Mitch McConnell meanwhile backed off on a plan to fast-track the hearings after coming under pressure from fellow Republicans. Democrats said this would have been no less than a cover-up. Mr Trump is charged with abuse Read More

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Death of Iranian commander: Israel military in red alert

January 3, 2020 Editor 0

Israel has put its military on heightened alert on Friday following the U.S. killing of Iranian commander Qassem Soleimani. Israel, America’s closest ally in the Middle East and Iran’s top regional foe, has not publicly responded to the death of Quds Force chief Soleimani and Iraqi militia commander Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis in the U.S. air strike in Baghdad. However, the Read More

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Gunmen invade U.S, shoot many at nightclub, wedding venue, neighbourhood

October 13, 2019 Editor 0

Five persons were critically injured after being shot in a Chicago neighbourhood on Saturday evening, according to Chicago Fire Department officials. CFD officials said the victims were shot in the 6700 block of West Irving Park Road in the Dunning neighborhood and were transported to local hospitals in critical condition. Two of the victims were transported to Advocate Lutheran General Read More

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USA defeat Netherlands, win Women’s World Cup

July 7, 2019 Editor 0

Megan Rapinoe struck a 61st-minute penalty before Rose Lavelle netted a fine solo goal as the United States beat Netherlands 2-0 to become Women’s World Cup winners for the fourth time. Reign FC forward Rapinoe plundered her sixth goal of the tournament to ensure Jill Ellis’ side successfully defended their title at the expense of a Netherlands team that fought Read More

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USA ‘ll invest in Nigeria, Consul-General assures

April 10, 2019 Editorial II 0

United States of America Consul General, Mr F. John Bray has said America government is presently interested in investing in Africa, Nigeria youths. Mr Bray made this known in Ibadan while speaking at the Conference for emerging entrepreneurs held at Ibadan Business School, Bodija. Represented by the  Public Affairs Officer, US Consulate, Lagos, Mr Russel Brooks, he maintained that the Read More

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Breaking: FG ‘lays siege’ for Atiku after US visit

January 18, 2019 Editor 0

The Minister of Inofrmation has disclosed that the candidate of the opposition PDP in the 2019 election, Atiku Abubakar, has questions to answer when he returns from his current trip to the United States. The Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed who stated this while briefing State House correspondents on Friday said the federal government is investigating Atiku over Read More

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US supports TV drama ‘In Love and Ashes

March 31, 2018 Blueprint 0

United States (U.S.) Ambassador Staurt Symington on Wednesday joined prominent Nigerian singer, record producer and entrepreneur Innocent Idibia at the gala launch of a new TV drama series “In Love and Ashes.” The eight-part series was funded by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and addresses the impact of war and terrorism on everyday people’s lives. The star-studded launch Read More

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What kim Jon Un is up to

March 31, 2018 Blueprint 0

In the course of the week, the media was awash with the visit to China, of the North Korean Supreme leader, Kim Jong Un, his first ever visit outside North Korea since taking over the reins of government in 2011 following the death of his father. The China visit came in the wake of the announcement of a possible meet Read More

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Adesina Urges America to Support Africa on Agriculture

February 24, 2018 Blueprint 0

  President of the African Development Bank (AfDB), Dr. Akinwumi Adesina has made a strong case for increased American and global investments to help unlock Africa’s agriculture potential. Adesina who made the remarks, at the USDA’s 94th Agriculture Outlook Forum, in Virginia on Thursday, said that “For too long, Agriculture has been associated with what I call the three Ps Read More

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US to help 80,000 out-of-school children

February 9, 2018 Blueprint 0

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) has provided a peaceful environment for basic education and psycho-social support to more than 80,000 out-of-school children in five states in north-east Nigeria. A statement from the US Embassy in Abuja revealed that through the Education Crisis Response (ECR) activity, USAID in conjunction with state governments and civil society organisations, established more Read More

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CMD accredits 1,000 management consultants in 8 years – DG

February 2, 2018 Blueprint 0

Dr Kabir Kabo, Director-General, Centre for Management Development (CMD), says the centre has accredited over 1,000 management consultants in eight years to promote quality in management training in the country. CMD, a parastatal agency of the Ministry of Budget and National Planning, was established to drive the vision, plans and training programmes of Federal Government. Kabo disclosed at a valedictory Read More