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Cagliari escape sanctions over Lukaku abuse

Romelu Lukaku: first Belgian to score 100 goals in English Premier League (Reuters/NAN) Serie A club Cagliari again escaped sanctions over alleged racist behaviour by their fans. This was after the league’s disciplinary tribunal decided on Tuesday not to take action over monkey noises aimed at Inter Milan’s Belgian forward Romelu Lukaku. The tribunal said …

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Chemical weapons: FG warns producers, marketers

Chemical weapons By Muhammad Nur Tijani The Federal Government has cautioned producers and marketers of chemical weapons against allowing it into the hands of non-state actors. Mr Gabriel Aduda, the Permanent Secretary, Political and Economic Affairs in the Office of the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, gave the warning at a sensitisation workshop in …

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OML 25: SPDC, Belema signs dispute closure agreement

Oil drilling in Niger Delta By Edith Ike-Eboh The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) with its joint venture partners, Shell Production Development Company (SPDC) and Belema OIL, have resolved the dispute on the operation of Oil Mining Lease (OML) 25. The group at the signing of the dispute closure agreement in Abuja, on Tuesday agreed …

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Kenya to nationalise airline to boost competitiveness

Kenyan Airways (Xinhua/NAN) Kenyan government has concluded plans to nationalise its carrier Kenya Airways by end of the year in order to boost its competitiveness. Sebastian Mikosz, chief executive officer, Kenya Airways, told journalists in Nairobi on Tuesday that all its regional and international competitors are also owned by their respective governments and thus have …

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European Parliament backs Lagarde as next ECB president

European Parliament backs Lagarde as next ECB president The European Parliament on Tuesday backed the choice of Christine Lagarde, the former Head of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), as the next president of the European Central Bank (ECB). In a secret ballot, 394 EU lawmakers voted in favour, 206 against and 49 abstained. Lagarde’s appointment …

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NAFDAC warns against consumption of non-iodised salt

NAFDAC headquarters building in Abuja By Aderogba George The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) has advised Nigerians to stop the consumption of non-iodised salt as “it is dangerous to human health.” Dr Abubakar Jimoh, the Director of Public Affairs of the agency, gave the advice in an interview with News …

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China, US clash over ‘belt and road’ credit at UN Security Council

  China and Russia clashed with the US and other United Nations Security Council members on Monday over Beijing’s insistence on including a reference to its U$1 trillion Belt and Road Initiative in a resolution on the UN’s political mission in a resolution on the UN’s political mission in Afghanistan The mission’s six-month mandate expires …

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Gatefield, Oliver’s Burgers intensify campaign against “Shisha” consumption

    Gatefield, a Public Strategy Firm in collaboration with an Abuja’s leading Burger restaurant, Oliver’s Burger on Monday in Abuja created awareness on the dangers of Shisha consumption in the country. Shisha smoking – also called hookah, narghile, waterpipe, or hubble bubble smoking – is a way of smoking tobacco, sometimes mixed with fruit …

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