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Osotimehin: UN shocked over ex-minister’s death

The UN on Monday expressed sadness over the death of Prof. Babatunde Osotimehin, the Executive Director of the UN Population Fund (UNFPA). The UN Secretary-General, Antonio Guterres, in a statement, described Osotimehin as a colleague and a friend. Guterres expressed condolences to the family of the deceased, the staff of UNFPA and the Nigerian Government. “I am profoundly saddened by ... Read More »

Politics: The London Bridge and Borough Market attackers are about to be named

Victims start to be named as ISIS claimed responsibility for the London Bridge and Borough Market terror attacks. The Metropolitan Police said they know the identity of the three London Bridge/Borough Market attackers and will release their names "as soon as operationally possible." Police continue to conduct new raids and search addresses over a wide swathe of London. Victims are ... Read More »

Tech: Oculus founder Palmer Luckey has a new startup — and he's working on surveillance technology

Luckey is self-funding a new startup that uses tech from self-driving cars to detect things like drones. Palmer Luckey, the 24-year-old founder of virtual reality company Oculus, has confirmed to The New York Times that he's working on a new company that's focused on developing surveillance technology. "We are spending more than ever on defense technology," Luckey said in a ... Read More »

Biafra: Don’t use force against agitators – Shehu Sani

Sani urged the Federal Government to embrace dialogue in dealing with the agitators saying that the agitation should be handled with utmost care. Senator Sheu Sani has cautioned the Federal Government against using military force to silence Biafran agitators. The Senator representing Kaduna Central Senatorial District made this known on Sunday in Kano days after the agitators had a sit-at-home worldwide. ... Read More »

Lifestyle: What it would look like if your banana came with an ingredient list

The idea that there's a difference between "natural" chemicals — like those in fruits and vegetables — and the synthetic version is a common misconception. The idea that there is a difference between "natural" chemicals — like those in fruits and vegetables — and the synthetic version of those chemicals produced in a laboratory is a common misconception. Marketers often ... Read More »

Buhari: 'President made U-turn on restructuring after he took office,' Afenifere says

Femi Okurounmu said it was on the basis of the restructuring promise that Afenifere supported Buhari in 2007. Femi Okurounmu, a leader of the elite Yoruba socio-political organisation, Afenifere has said that President Muhammadu Buhari promised to restructure Nigeria but abandoned the idea after he took office. He said it was on the basis of this promise that Afenifere supported ... Read More »

Politics: Putin: 'I didn't even really talk' to Michael Flynn

Putin denied he had any close involvement with Flynn during an NBC News interview. Russian President Vladimir Putin said he hardly spoke to former national security adviser Michael Flynn during a 2015 dinner in Moscow. The dinner — where the two men were seated next to each other — celebrated Russian state media outlet Russia Today (RT). "I didn't even ... Read More »

Politics: 'Aren't you focusing on the wrong thing?': Anchors grill EPA administrator over leaving Paris agreement

EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt was grilled repeatedly over President Donald Trump's decision to leave the Paris Climate Accord this week. Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt was grilled repeatedly on Sunday by television anchors hoping to get more clarity on President Donald Trump's decision to leave the Paris Climate Accords this week. Political talk show hosts confronted Pruitt about his ... Read More »

Ali Modu Sheriff: PDP Chairman's ex-aide appointed registrar of Supreme Court

Her appointment has raised an eyebrow given that the legal battle between Sheriff and Ahmed Makarfi over the leadership of the PDP is before the Supreme Court. The Federal Judicial Service Commission (FJSC) has appointed Hadizatu Mustapha, a former senior special Assistant to Ali Modu Sheriff, as the registrar for the Supreme Court. Sheriff is the National Chairman of the ... Read More »

Politics: 'Abject arrogance' or 'profound patriotism': The intelligence community is at war over Trump-Russia leaks

Officials are split over whether leaking stems from hubris or patriotism. But they agree Trump poses a unique threat to national security. Three weeks after President Donald Trump abruptly fired FBI director James Comey, his administration's Russia controversy continues to unfold, in large part because of a series of leaks of sensitive information to the media. While some contend that ... Read More »

World Bank: Global economy improving but risks remain, Finance body says

Rising trade protectionism and policy uncertainty, primarily in the United States under President Donald Trump, pose important cautions for the outlook. The global economy is set to post solid growth this year, amid improving world trade and better performance by large emerging markets, but key risks could still threaten the outlook, the World Bank said Sunday. Rising trade protectionism and ... Read More »

Politics: Trump is reportedly considering visiting London this week and the plan is already getting picked apart

This might not be the best time to visit London. President Donald Trump is reportedly considering visiting London later in the week, ABC News' Jonathan Karl reported on Sunday. The visit would be intended to show solidarity with Britain in the wake of a string of terrorist attacks that rocked the London Bridge area on Saturday evening. The attacks began ... Read More »

Politics: John Kerry compares Trump's claim that he'll negotiate a better climate deal to OJ Simpson saying he'll 'find the real killer'

Former Secretary of State John Kerry on Sunday slammed President Donald Trump for pulling out of the 2015 Paris Climate Accord. Former Secretary of State John Kerry slammed President Donald Trump on Sunday for pulling out of the 2015 Paris Climate Accord. The agreement between 196 countries aims to curb the impacts of climate change. In an interview on "Meet ... Read More »

Politics: 6 victims and 3 attackers dead after terrorist incidents at London Bridge and Borough Market

At least 48 patients have been taken to five hospitals across London, according to the London Ambulance Service. Police believe six people are dead in addition to three attackers, following terrorist incidents at London Bridge and Borough Market in London. Witnesses said they saw a white van mow down pedestrians on London Bridge. Attackers then emerged and began stabbing people ... Read More »

Doris Simeon: Actress returns to movie set with 3 new movies

Doris Simeon is currently working on the production of three new films from the stable of her movie production outfit. Nollywood actress, Doris Simeon has returned to movie set combining the role of a producer and actress in three new movies. According to reports, Doris is shooting "Aseju" with Okiki Afolayan as the director and starring Jide Kosoko and Funsho ... Read More »

Champions League: 5 great sides that dominated Europe

Real Madrid made history on Saturday by beating Juventus to become the first side to retain the Champions League for 27 years. Real Madrid made history on Saturday by beating Juventus to become the first side to retain the Champions League for 27 years. Victory also means Madrid have won three Champions Leagues in the past four years to solidify ... Read More »

Champions League: Tops and flops in final

Following Real Madrid's 4-1 win over Juventus to win a third Champions League crown in four years, AFP Sport looks at who were the Tops and Flops on the night in Cardiff. Following Real Madrid's 4-1 win over Juventus to win a third Champions League crown in four years, AFP Sport looks at who were the Tops and Flops on ... Read More »

London Bridge: 3 assailants kill 6 in 'terror' attack

Three assailants stabbed passers-by at random after smashing into pedestrians in a van, killing six people in a "terror attack" in central London before armed police shot all three dead. Three assailants stabbed passers-by at random after smashing into pedestrians in a van, killing six people in a "terror attack" in central London before armed police shot all three dead. ... Read More »

London Bridge: Terror attacks in Britain

Six victims were killed in a terror attack in central London, and the three attackers were shot dead by armed police, police said Sunday. Six victims were killed in a terror attack in central London, and the three attackers were shot dead by armed police, police said Sunday. It was the latest in a string of terror strikes in London ... Read More »

In Brazil: Election court eyes end to Temer's presidency

Brazil's Michel Temer may already be fighting a devastating corruption scandal, but next week he faces a more immediate threat: a court ruling on whether he should even be president. Brazil's Michel Temer may already be fighting a devastating corruption scandal, but next week he faces a more immediate threat: a court ruling on whether he should even be president. ... Read More »

Politics: Devin Nunes approved requests for 'unmaskings' — and now Democrats say he's 'gone rogue'

Nunes told the Democrats "super last minute" about his unmasking subpoenas. The House Intelligence Committee, under the leadership of Republican Rep. Devin Nunes, made at least 5-6 unmasking requests to US spy agencies related to Russia's election meddling between June 2016-January 2017, the Washington Post reported on Friday. Nunes, who would have had to sign off on any committee requests ... Read More »