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Barack Obama Breaks Twitter Record For Most Likes

Barack Obama Breaks Twitter Record For Most Likes

Barack Obama Breaks Twitter Record For Most Likes A tweet quoting Nelson Mandela by former US President Barack Obama has picked up more than 3 million likes on Twitter, breaking the record for most likes. Posted on Sunday, the tweet reached the milestone on Thursday, breaking the previous record held by singer Ariana Grande after

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Nigeria Govt To Revive 5 Fertiliser Plants

Nigeria Govt To Revive 5 Fertiliser Plants The Government of Nigeria says five fertiliser blending plants will be revived by the end of August to complement the existing 11 under the Presidential Fertiliser Initiative (PFI). According to Mr Thomas Etuh, President, Fertiliser Producers and Suppliers Association of Nigeria (FEPSAN) who said this in Lagos on Wednesday

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179 Bodies Recovered From Sierra Leone Mudslide [Video]

179 Bodies Recovered From Sierra Leone Mudslide The Red Cross confirm 179 bodies have been delivered to the central mortuary in Sierra Leone’s capital, Freetown, after a mudslide within the outskirts of the city on Monday morning. Red Cross spokesman, Abu Tarawallie, confirmed by telephone that the death toll is anticipated to rise as additional

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Ronaldo Handed 5 Match Ban For Pushing Referee

Ronaldo Handed 5 Match Ban For Pushing Referee Cristiano Ronaldo has been banned for five matches for pushing the referee after he was shown a red card against Barcelona in Real Madrid’s 3-1 Spanish Super Cup first leg victory on Sunday, the Spanish Football Federation said on Monday (August 14). Ronaldo was sent off in

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Ogun To Engage Indigenous Contractors For Proposed Semi-Urban Roads

Ogun To Engage Indigenous Contractors For Proposed Semi-Urban Roads Ogun State Governor, Senator Ibikunle Amosun has said his government would engage the services of indigenous contractors in the proposed construction of semi-urban roads in all the Local Government Areas in the state. Hosting members of the Nigerian Society of Engineers (NSE), who paid him a

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Nigeria, Cameroon Move Up FIFA Rankings

Nigeria, Cameroon Move Up FIFA Rankings Nigerian Super Eagles of have climbed once again in the monthly FIFA world rankings. In the latest rankings released on Thursday by the world football governing body, the Super Eagles moved up one notch to 38th position in the world and sixth in Africa. released on Thursday by the world

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About 200 Refugees Thrown Into Yemen Sea

About 200 Refugees Thrown Into Yemen Sea More refugees and migrants have been “deliberately drowned” by human smugglers for the second time in 24 hours off the coast of Yemen, according to the United Nation’s migration agency. Patrol teams from the International Organization for Migration (IOM) found in the south of Yemen at least five

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Oil Prices Rises To $53 As Saudi Cuts Exports

Oil Prices Rises To $53 As Saudi Cuts Exports Oil prices rose on Thursday lifted by a sustained decline in inventories and Saudi Arabia’s preparedness to cut crude supplies to its prized Asian customers. Brent crude futures were 52.99 dollars a barrel by 0855 GMT, while US West Texas Intermediate crude was up 17 cents

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Acting President Appoints 21 New Federal Permanent Secretaries

Acting President Appoints 21 New Federal Permanent Secretaries The Acting President, Yemi Osinbajo, has approved the appointment of new Permanent Secretaries in the Federal Civil Service. This was contained in a release signed by the Head of the Civil Service of the Federation, Winifred Oyo-Ita. The new appointees were selected after a rigorous interview process.

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China To Build First Mars Simulation Base

China To Build First Mars Simulation Base China will establish the country’s first Mars simulation base, in northwest China’s Qinghai Province, the local government said Tuesday. The base will be in the red cliff region in Da Qaidam (also known as Dachaidan) district in the Mongolian-Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture of Haixi. Situated at the Qaidam basin

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