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One Dead, Four Wounded In Congo Prison Break

At least one person was killed and an estimated 20 inmates escaped in a prison break in Democratic Republic of Congo’s eastern city of Bukavu today, the mayor said. The break is at least the sixth in Congo since May and underscores how insecurity has grown since President Joseph Kabila …

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Trump announces ban on transgender people in U.S. military

President Trump said he will ban transgender people from serving in the military in any capacity, a reversal of the Obama administration decision that would have allowed them to serve, he announced on social media on Wednesday. Citing the need to focus on victory, Trump said that the military cannot …

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White House press secretary Sean Spicer resigns

White House press secretary Sean Spicer abruptly resigned Friday after opposing President Donald Trump’s appointment of Anthony Scaramucci as communications director. The president asked Spicer to stay in his role, but Spicer said appointing Scaramucci was a major mistake, The New York Times, citing a person with direct knowledge of …

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Lagos extends Restriction of Movement for LG Elections

The Lagos State Government has announced an extension on the restriction on vehicular movement around the state on July 22 for the Local Government elections. The government has said that the restriction will now be enforced between 7 am and 3 pm on Saturday, July 22, to allow for a smooth …

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Trump and Putin had another, undisclosed conversation at G20

US President Donald Trump and Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin had another, previously undisclosed conversation at this month’s G20, the White House has confirmed. They spoke towards the end of a formal dinner but the White House has not revealed what was discussed. President Trump has condemned media revelations of the …

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FIRS Seals 4 Firms Over N630m Tax Debt

The Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS) on Monday shut down four companies in Lagos and Port Harcourt over their alleged failure to meet their tax obligations, to the sum of N630m. The affected firms include Charcoal and Spices Restaurant Limited, GRA, Port Harcourt, and Cioscon Nigerian Limited, Aba Road, Port …

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North Korea new missile test , A game changer

North Korea’s confident announcement that it has successfully launched an intercontinental ballistic missile ICBM capable of striking the US is another iteration in the high stakes game of international poker that Pyongyang appears to excel at. Carefully timed to coincide with the 4 July holidays in the US, Kim Jong-un’s …

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