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Dog Meat Festival Opens In China, Yulin Despite Bans

Dog Meat Festival Opens In China, Yulin Despite Bans

China’s notorious Yulin Dog Meat Festival opened today despite rumours that authorities would impose a ban this year. Pictures taken today show butchers hacking slabs of canines and chefs cooking the flesh in a busy market as the locals celebrate the summer solstice with dog meat feasts. Insiders said that the Yulin government issued a

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Ramadan: NASRDA Announces Ends Date

The National Space Research and Development Agency (NASRDA) on Monday said the appearance of the first astronomical lunar crescent for June 2017 will be recorded in Nigeria on June 25, 2017, between 6: 29 p.m and 8:40 p.m., according to the Nations newspaper reports. Once the crescent is sighted, this year’s Ramadan fast will come

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The U.S. Student Released From Detention In North Korea, Otto Warmbier Has Died

U.S. student Otto Warmbier, who was imprisoned in North Korea for 17 months before being returned home in a coma less than a week ago, has died in a Cincinnati hospital, his family said in a statement on Monday. “Unfortunately, the awful torturous mistreatment our son received at the hands of the North Koreans ensured

NGE: Communiqué Of The 2nd Quarterly Meeting Held On June 16, 2017 In Lagos

Communiqué of the second quarterly meeting Communiqué of the second quarterly of the Standing Committee of the Nigerian Guild of Editors (NGE) held on June 16, 2017, in Lagos.   The Nigerian Guild of Editors held its second quarterly meeting on June 16, 2017, in Lagos and resolved as follows: The Guild condemns the hate speeches

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Vice President, Osinbajo signs 2017 budget

Acting President Yemi Osinbajo has signed the 2017 appropriation bill into law. Mr Osinbajo signed the budget at about 4:40 p.m. on Monday inside his conference room in the presence of the Chief of Staff to President Muhammadu Buhari, Abba Kyari; Senate President, Bukola Saraki, Speaker of the House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara, Ministers and

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The Nigerian Govt Releases Details Of Paris Club Refund (See Breakdown)

The Nigerian Government has finally released details of the first tranche of N516.38bn reimbursement made to the 36 states of the federation and the Federal Capital Territory from the Paris Club debt refund. According to a statement by Salisu Danbatta, director of information in the Ministry of Finance on Friday in Abuja, five states got

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Fed Govt To Reopen N-Power Portal June 13, 2017

The federal government has announced that the N-Power portal will be reopened for registration on June 13, 2017. This announcement was made through the Twitter handle of the scheme Thursday evening. The N-Power Volunteer Corps is part of the Federal government’s Social Investment Programmes, under which it plans to hire 350,000 unemployed graduates. The portal

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Court Of Appeal Affirms Obaseki’s Election

Court of Appeal, sitting in Benin, capital of Edo State today upheld the decision of the Edo State Governorship Election Tribunal affirming the election of the Edo State Governor, Mr. Godwin Obaseki. Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu of the opposition Peoples Democratic Party, PDP had challenged the decision of the lower court which confirmed the decision of

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Nigerian Books To Be Digitise In Norway

The Norwegian Ambassador to Nigeria, Jens-Petter Kjemprud, on Thursday announced the readiness of the National Library of Norway to sign a letter of intent for the digitalisation of books for Nigerians in Norway. Kjemprud said in a statement that the letter would be signed on Saturday, June 10, between the National Librarians of the two