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Jeff Bezos Promises NASA $2Bn Support If Firm Gets Spacecraft Contract

U.S. billionaire, Jeff Bezos, on Monday offered to cover up to $2bn in National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) costs if the US space agency awards his company Blue Origin a contract to make a spacecraft designed to land astronauts back on the moon. The space agency had in April awarded SpaceX, owned by rival […]

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ILO Reports 5Mn Surge In Global Labour Migration

The International Labour Organisation (ILO) at the weekend reported that the number of international migrant workers globally rose to 169 million in 2019, representing a rise of three per cent since 2017. According to the latest estimates from the global labour organization, the share of youth migrant workers (aged 15-24) also increased by almost 2 […]

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Twitter Writes FG, Opts For Dialogue Over Sanctions

The Federal Government on Tuesday confirmed that Twitter had formalized its desire to seek dialogue on issues leading to the indefinite suspension of its operations in the country. The Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, confirmed this when he featured on a Radio Nigeria call-in programme – “Politics Nationwide’’. A news report by the […]

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ARC, UNCCD Sign Pact On Funding Tools To Tackle Africa’s Drought Crisis

The Africa Risk Capacity (ARC) and the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD) have announced plans to work together to support the development of financial tools to help Africa adapt to and become resilient to future drought and other extreme weather conditions. The partnership was marked by the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding […]

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Again, IMF Revises World Economy Outlook Down To 3%

The International Monetary Fund on Tuesday downgraded further its outlook for the world economy, predicting that growth this year will be the weakest since the 2008 financial crisis primarily because of widening global conflicts. The Breton Woods institution hinges its latest forecast on the raging U.S-China trade wars as well as other threats in the […]

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Gates Foundation Identifies Inequality As Threat To SDGs’ Attainment

……says about 500m people still lack access to basic health, education The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation on Tuesday launched its 3rd Annual Goalkeepers Data Report, which reflected that while progress on health and development continues unabated, global inequality remains a major barrier to achieving the U.N. Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Goalkeepers Data Report is […]

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Tecno Mobile Launches Youth-Friendly CAMON 12 Air Smartphone

Tecno Mobile, a global leading mobile phone company, has launched new smartphones Camon 12 Air with upgraded camera to unlock a new image era of innovative shooting performances. Described as one of the most remarkable camera devices, the latest smartphone from the  company’s stable, is coming with the initiative Dot-in Display and 16MP+2MP+5MP AI Max […]

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IMF Forecasts 2.5% Growth For Nigeria In 2020

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) on Tuesday projected that Nigeria’s economy would grow at the rate of 2.5 percent by 2020, up from the 2.1 percent forecast for 2019. The Breton Woods institution in a new World Economic Outlook (WEO) release issued at its ongoing joint annual spring meetings with the World Bank, in Washington […]

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Justice Onnoghen Quits To Avert Forced Retirement

The embattled Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN) Justice Walter Onnoghen, who over the past three months had been facing corruption charges,  resigned his appointment with immediate effect on Friday. Onnoghen, who has been in the ‘eyes of the anti-corruption storm’ over the past months reportedly turned in his resignation letter to President Muhammadu Buhari late […]

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Boeing Announces Fixes For ‘Troubled’ 737 Max 8 Aircraft

Boeing has issued changes to control systems linked to two fatal crashes of its 737 Max planes in the past five months. However, the U.S aircraft manufacturing company did not give go ahead to operators to resume flight with the aircraft which were grounded by many countries’ aviation authorities following  the fatal crashes. A news […]