• China shuts US consulate in Chengdu

    China shuts US consulate in Chengdu0

    China on Friday ordered the US consulate in the southwestern city of Chengdu to close in retaliation for one of its missions in the United States being shuttered, capping a furious week of Cold War-style diplomacy. The announcement of the closure followed a torrent of warnings from top American officials about the “tyranny” of China,

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  • FG condemns UK treatment of Nigerian carrier, sets to review Air agreements

    FG condemns UK treatment of Nigerian carrier, sets to review Air agreements0

    The Federal Government says it will review its Air agreements with various countries as a result of the unacceptable treatment of Nigerian carriers, especially as COVID-19 lasted. The Minister of Foreign Affairs, Chief Geoffrey Onyeama, made this known via his verified twitter handle on Sunday following the denial of landing rights to Air Peace at

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  • NCDC to establish COVID-19 testing centre in Nasarawa

    NCDC to establish COVID-19 testing centre in Nasarawa0

      The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control has disclosed plans to establish a molecular laboratory in Nasarawa State to enable medical experts carry out COVID-19 tests. Director-General of the centre, Chikwe Ihekweazu, disclosed this during a visit to the state governor, Abdullahi Sule, at the Government House, on Wednesday. Ihekweazu, who said the NCDC would

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  • US election: Obama raises $11m for Biden campaign

    US election: Obama raises $11m for Biden campaign0

    Barack Obama helped raise $11 million for White House hopeful Joe Biden during a Tuesday virtual fundraiser where the former president said a “great awakening” among Americans could help defeat Donald Trump in November’s election. The two-term Democrat proved a major draw, bringing in a substantial audience and raising over $11 million in total, making

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  • Naira slumps to 452/$ as speculations, debt weaken market

    Naira slumps to 452/$ as speculations, debt weaken market0

    Naira slumps to 452/$ as speculations, debt weaken market The dollar exchanged for N452 at the parallel market on Wednesday over speculations by operators in the market and the effect of the country’s rising foreign debt. The Central Bank of Nigeria resumed foreign exchange sales in April ending to commercial banks, to be made accessible

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  • Macron says France has scored its ‘first victory’ against virus

    Macron says France has scored its ‘first victory’ against virus0

    Macron says France has scored its ‘first victory’ against virus President Emmanuel Macron said Sunday that France had marked its first victory in the fight against the coronavirus pandemic, ending much of its lockdown but adding that he would “draw the lessons” from a crisis that has killed nearly 30,000 people in the country. “The

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