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The United States has imposed new sanctions on North Korea over its alleged weapons proliferation activities. The sanctions target the North Korean army’s Strategic Rocket Force, as well as two banks and three shipping companies allegedly involved in arms trade. The sanctions bar American citizens or companies from engaging in any transactions with the firms. […]

Kaduna State government yesterday announced dissolution of the Vehicle Inspection Office, VIO, following complaints of extortion and corrupt practices by its personnel. In a statement signed by Samuel Aruwan, spokesman to Governor Nazir El-Rufai, it said the closure of the VIO office was due to corruption, indiscipline of the personnel, and lack of respect for […]

Kogi State Governor, Idris Wada, yesterday announced the setting up of a transition committee to facilitate handover to a new government. Wada, who lost his bid for a second tenure, will hand over to Alhaji Yahaya Bello of the All Progressives Congress (APC), who won last Saturday’s poll. The governor, whose four-year term will end […]

Valuable properties were at early hours of yesterday lost in the fire incident which razed the MRS Filling Station, Opposite General Post Office, Ilorin, the Kwara State capital. The incident which started at about eight o’clock in the morning took the intervention of the officials of the State Fire Service who immediately swung into action […]

The Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN, has urged business owners in Kwara state and Nigeria at large to embrace the new PAVE policy in order to deepen the foreign exchange market by improving supply of foreign exchange into the market. CBN Head of External Communications, Mr. Isaac Okorafor, stated this at the two-day CBN fair […]

Former Manchester United boss, Sir Alex Ferguson, has said that Chelsea owner, Roman Abramovich, would be “foolish” to sack manager Jose Mourinho. The reigning champions are fourteenth in the Premier League having lost eight of their fifteen matches this season. It has been reported that Mourinho could be sacked if the Blues fail to win […]

The oil price is unlikely to recover next year, according to the boss of the French energy giant, Total. barrel, down more than sixty percent since last summer, while US light crude is trading below forty dollars a barrel. Oil prices have not been this low for more than ten years. And Total’s Patrick Pouyanne […]

Nigeria will train in Pretoria, South Africa, to prepare for next year’s CHAN in Rwanda as against a proposal by coach Sunday Oliseh to set up a training camp in Tanzania. Officials said the change was necessitated because Tanzania do not have a standard artificial pitch, which is what will be used in Rwanda during […]

The federal government has disclosed that it was working out a new operational model with which Nigeria’s four refineries would run starting from 2016.The government, through the Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Dr. Ibe Kachikwu, stated that under the new arrangement, the refineries would operate as semi-autonomous business entities, buying and refining petroleum products […]

Schools in Beijing, China’s capital, are to close while outdoor construction would stop after the issuance of its first “red alert” over smog levels. The red alert is the highest possible, and has not been used in the city before, the state-run Xinhua news agency says. Authorities expect more than three consecutive days of severe […]

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