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New Year live: See how countries around the world welcomes 2019

Celebrations to welcome 2019 are well under way, with the clock striking midnight in various cities around the world. Sydney An estimated 1 million people crowded Sydney Harbour as Australia’s largest city rang in the new year with a spectacular, soul-tinged fireworks celebration. One of the most complex displays in Australia’s history included gold, purple […]

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395,072 babies born on New Year Day globally – UNICEF

The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) says an estimated 25,685 babies will be born in Nigeria on New Year Day. According to a statement issued on Monday by UNICEF Nigeria Communications Specialist, Eva Hinds, Nigerian babies make up 6.5 per cent of the estimated 395,072 babies born on New Year Day globally. “Within Africa, Nigerian […]

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World leaders who lived in Nigeria

By Emeka Obasi President Emmanuel Macron is a home boy and cares less about protocol. The same Kalakuta Republic that was burnt down by our maximum dictators in 1977 came back as Fela’s Shrine and hosted the French President in June, 2018. Macron may not be weird but he has a lot of Kalakuta blood […]

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Record 1.12billion people watched France-Croatia World Cup final

A combined global audience of 1.12 billion watched the World Cup final between France and Croatia in July, FIFA, the governing body of world football, said on Friday. In total, FIFA said, a “combined 3.572 billion viewers – more than half of the global population aged four and over – tuned in to world football’s […]

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World Bank supports countries of ambitious climate action with $200bn

The World Bank Group yesterday in Washington DC announced a major new set of climate targets for 2021-2025, doubling its current five-year investments to around $200 billion in support for countries to take ambitious climate action. The new plan significantly boosts support for adaptation and resilience, recognising mounting climate change impacts on lives and livelihoods, […]

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Stuart Symington and Buhari

Nigeria is 7th largest integrated market in the world – US

The United States Ambassador to Nigeria, Mr William Symington, says that Nigeria is the seventh largest integrated market in the world, with more endowments than most countries. Symington made the remark on Monday in Ilorin while delivering the Convocation Lecture at the 34th Convocation Ceremony of the University of Ilorin. The Lecture was entitled: “Citizen […]

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Buhari to address UN General Assembly 73 on Sept. 25

President Muhammadu Buhari will address the 73rd Session of the high-level General Debate of the UN General Assembly at the UN headquarters in New York on Tuesday, Sept. 25. Buhari would deliver Nigeria’s National Statement on the first day of the general debate of the General Assembly high-level events. The Nigerian leader has been placed […]

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Croatia reaches World Cup for 1st time, beats England 2-1

MOSCOW (AP) – When the final whistle blew and they knew they were going to their first World Cup final, the Croatians ran to their exuberant fans, jumping in their iconic red-and-white checkered jerseys. Mario Mandzukic scored the winning goal in the 109th minute and Croatia shocked England 2-1 Wednesday. Croatia, the first team in […]

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Mohammed Barkindo

OPEC’s decision to increase oil prices taken without Trump’s or political influence – Barkindo

The Secretary-General of OPEC, Mr Muhammad Barkindo, has dismissed suggestions that pressure by Mr Donald Trump, US President, played a role in OPEC’s decision to increase oil production. Barkindo said this in an interview on Sunday after the OPEC and non-OPEC ministers had on Saturday agreed to increase oil supplies, which remained unchanged for18 months. […]

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68.5 million people displaced globally – UNHCR

The UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) Filippo Grandi, said the number of people forced to flee their homes in 2017 rose to 68.5 million, warning that the world’s displacement hotspots “are becoming hotter”. Grandi also said nearly three million more people were displaced year-on-year, citing ongoing, protracted violence around the globe and a lack […]

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Forbes list of ‘2018 World’s Most Powerful People’

Of the nearly 7.5 billion people on the planet, Forbes has identified the one person out of every 100 million whose actions mean the most. Xi Jinping, General Secretary of the Communist Party of China, seizes the top spot on Forbes’ 2018 ranking of The World’s 75 Most Powerful People for the first time ever. […]

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G7 foreign ministers to discuss Russia, sanctions not on agenda

Foreign ministers from the Group of Seven leading industrialized nations will discuss how to maintain pressure on Russia when they meet on Sunday but extra sanctions are not on the agenda, officials said. The ministers, in Toronto for a two-day meeting, will also review recent events in the Korean peninsula, Syria, the Middle East and […]

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