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Indonesia tsunami kills hundreds after Krakatau eruption

More than 220 people have been killed and 843 injured after a tsunami hit coastal towns on Indonesia’s Sunda Strait, government officials say. The tsunami waves struck at night without any warning, destroying hundreds of buildings. Officials say the tsunami may have been caused by undersea landslides after the Anak …

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Senate Approves Six New Tertiary Institutions

The Senate on Wednesday passed six bills seeking to establish federal tertiary institutions in different parts of the country. The bills were passed following the consideration of the reports by the Committee on Tertiary Institutions and TETFUND, presented by its Chairman, Senator Barau Jibrin. The proposed institutions include four polytechnics, …

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Georgia Elects Salome Zurabishvili as First Female President

Georgia has elected Salome Zurabishvili as the countries first female president, with 59% of the vote against rival Grigol Vashadze on 40%. Ruling party candidate and French-born ex-diplomat won Georgia’s presidential election with 59.52% of the vote, the election commission said today with all ballots counted.   She beat her rival …

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SARS officer beaten, arrested after killing Lastma official on duty

An officer of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS), on Wednesday, allegedly shot dead an official of the Lagos State Traffic Management Authority (LASTMA) at Iyana Ipaja, Lagos. The LASTMA official, Adeyemo Rotimi, was said to have stopped the SARS officer over a traffic issue, at about 6pm, however, he got …

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Nissan sacks Chairman Carlos Ghosn over Cash Scandal

Carlos Ghosn has been ousted after nearly two decades at the helm of Japanese carmaker Nissan, following allegations of financial misconduct. He has been accused by Nissan of under-reporting his salary and using company assets for personal use. But some see it as part of the firm’s attempt to rebalance …

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ASUU Strike Continues As Meeting With FG Ends In Deadlock

The about six-hour meeting held yesterday between the leadership of the Academic Staff Union of Nigerian Universities (ASUU), and the Federal Government – with a view to calling off the 12-day old strike embarked upon by public university lecturers – ended in deadlock.     The government on Thursday opened …

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Consumer Council Alerts Nigerians On Flooded Poisoned Beans In The Markets

The Consumer Protection Council (CPC) yesterday cautioned Nigerian consumers to beware of contaminated beans currently being sold in some market. CPC, an apex consumer protection agency in Nigeria established to improve the well-being of the people, also confirmed that retailers in the open market are using a pesticide popularly known …

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Raging California Fire – Death toll rises to 25

The death toll in the wildfires raging through California has risen to 25, according to officials. This comes after 14 more bodies were discovered in or near the decimated town of Paradise in the state’s north, bringing the number of confirmed dead there to 23. Two more people were killed …

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The Organized Labour suspends Planned Strike, FG to Pay 30,000 as Minimum Wage

The organized labour (The Nigerian Labour Congress (NLC), Trade Union Congress (TUC) and United Labour Congress (ULC)) has suspended planned strike After prolonged argument, It was reported that the Tripartite Committee set up by the Federal Government agreed on N30,000  new minimum wage. At the end of the first meeting of …

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ASUU Begins Indefinite Nationwide Strike

The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) has ordered its members across the country to commence an indefinite strike. This was announced after leaders of the academic union met for its National Executive Council (NEC) meeting at the Federal University of Technology, Akure, Ondo State. The National President of ASUU, …

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