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Friday, May 24, 2019

10 News stories you should know this Monday morning

Good morning! Here is today’s summary from Nigerian Newspapers:  No fewer than 41 persons including two children have died after a Russian passenger plane made an emergency landing on Sunday. The Aeroflot aircraft...

UK Backs Nigeria in Fight against Extremism

The United Kingdom’s Foreign Secretary, Mr. Jeremy Hunt, has restated the commitment of the UK to support Nigeria and its neighbours in the fight against Boko Haram and Islamic State in West Africa. The UK...

After Zamfara Mining Ban, What Next?

On 7th of April, 2019, the Acting Inspector General of Police, Mr. Mohammed Adamu, announced the Federal Government’s decision to ban all mining activities in the severely security-challenged Zamfara State. This was probably a...

The Chris Ngige’s theory on doctors

Minister of Labour and Employment in the Federal Republic of Nigeria, Dr. Christopher Nwabueze Ngige was recently quoted as saying that ‘we have a surplus in the medical profession in our country. I can...

In 50 years, there’ll be more dead people on Facebook than living ones, declares...

Within the next half-century, the number of dead Facebook users could outnumber the living according to new research. Academics from the Oxford Internet Institute (OII), part of the University of Oxford, found that (based...

London Marathon 2019 Breaks 38 Guinness World Records

London Marathon organisers are hailing a series of records – including the highest number of women finishers in history – as they confirmed that money raised for the event since its inception in 1981...

London Business School names Nigerian, Juliet Ehimuan among 30 People Changing the World

"...With Juliet Ehimuan at the helm, Google Nigeria is providing free digital skills training to 10 million Africans in five years. So far, through a combination of classroom and online lessons, three million have...

Nigerians React As President Buhari Donates $500,000 To Guinea Bissau For Elections

President Muhammadu Buhari in his capacity as the Chairman of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) Authority of Heads of State and Government, earlier today approved the donation of $500,000 to the...

Qatar set to abolish exit visa system by 2019

Qatar is set to abolish its controversial exit visa system for all foreign workers by the end of the year, the UN’s International Labour Organization said on Friday. Qatar has introduced a series of labour...

5 things to know about Nigerian Assembly’s N139.5bn Budget released by Saraki

The costs of all the projects, except for those listed under the Capital Expenditure for the National Assembly Office, were omitted. This makes it difficult to know how many the lawmakers are spending on...