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Libya: ISIS loses stronghold in Sirte

ISIS fighters on the run in Sirte, Libya Libyan forces on Monday took control of the final cluster of buildings where Islamic State militants were holding out in their former North African stronghold of Sirte. The forces are also securing the area, its spokesman, Rida Issa, has said. Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) took over Sirte in early 2015, setting up its most important base outside the Middle East and extending its control along about 250 km of Mediterranean coastline. The Libyan forces, led by brigades from the…

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Renowned Neurosurgeon Carson To Head US Housing Department

Former Contender  for the White House in the Republican Party, Ben Carson has agreed to head the US housing department. The retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson, a presidential rival-turned-supporter, has accepted the U.S. President-elect Donald Trump’s nomination to lead the Department of Housing and Urban Development, Trump’s transition team said on Monday. Carson, a popular writer and speaker in conservative circles, has been a close adviser to Trump since he dropped out of the 2016 Republican presidential primary contest and he is a vice chairman of Trump’s transition team. Trump Names…

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Tata Steel: Unions close to deal to keep Port Talbot open

Unions are close to agreeing a deal with Tata Steel which would keep the Port Talbot works open along with other UK plants, BBC Wales understands. Talks were held between the company and unions last week, where it is thought the issues of pensions, production and jobs were discussed. It is thought a deal could emerge this week. The future of Tata plants has been in doubt since the UK business was put up for sale in March. The UK and Welsh governments offered financial support, but the company’s pension…

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ENGLISH PREMIER LEAGUE – Good form will attract players – Pulis

West Bromwich Albion manager Tony Pulis believes their good start to the season will help attract new players to the club in January. Albion are seventh in the Premier League after beating Watford 3-1 at the Hawthorns on Saturday. They are also unbeaten in their last four league matches. “It gives us a chance now to hopefully get a couple [of players] in the window,” Pulis told BBC WM 95.6, when asked about Albion’s impressive form. “I think the Chinese [investors] understand that, the owners and [leader] Mr [Guochuan] Lai,…

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AfDB spurs Nigeria’s agric with $800m

AfDB President Akinwumi Adesina African Development Bank (AfDB) has resolved to launch $800 million scheme to support the agriculture sector in Nigeria.. The Pesident of AfDB, Dr. Akinwumi Adesina, said in Abuja on Monday that the support is on the platform of the AfDB’s initiative called Technology for African Agriculture Transformation (TAAT). It is part of the efforts to designed and encourage technological innovation in the sector. The AfDB president made this known at the opening of the African Economic Conference (ACE) organised by the bank in partnership with the…

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Corrupt Elements Obfuscating FG’s Good Work – Minister

Segun Adeyemi, UAE: The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, has said corrupt elements are doing everything possible to obfuscate the good work of the present administration, as a response to the government’s determined fight against corruption. Addressing the staff of the Nigerian Embassy in Abu Dhabi on Sunday, the Minister said as the government fights corruption, corruption is also fighting back, using even unsuspecting sources, adding: ”This is the biggest challenge facing the administration at the moment.” He, however, assured that the Administration remains determined and focused…

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CIBN moves to sanitise banking sector

President, Chartered Institute of Bankers of Nigeria (CIBN),Prof. Segun Ajibola says the institute needs an amendment to its enabling Act in order to sanitise the nation’s banking sector. Ajibola in an interview Monday in Lagos south west Nigeria said that the Institute would soon propose to the National Assembly an amendment to the CIBN Act of 2007. According to the CIBN president, the proposed amendment to the Act will bring every practitioner and operator in the banking sector under the Institute’s direct regulation. “We want to propose amendment to aspects of…

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We don’t carry arms, says FRSC

FRSC boss Boboye Oyeyemi By Angela Atabo The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) on Monday urged the public to ignore reports going round that the corps had started distributing and mandating its personnel to carry arms. Mr Bisi Kazeem, FRSC Head of Media Relations and Strategy, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) that the rumour was being circulated by mischievous elements seeking to provoke disorder in the society Kazeem said that some “irresponsible” people took a recent statement by the Corps Marshal, Boboye Oyeyemi, out of context to suit…

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Gov. Al-Makura Condoles Cuba Government On Fidel Castro’s Death

Nasarawa State Government Condoles Cuba Government on Death of Fidel Castro His Excellency Umaru Tanko Almakura has described the former leader of Cuba late Fidel Castro as a great world leader, motivator and a true man of the people whose contributions would never be forgotten. Gov. Almakura made this known as he and other government officials visited the Cuban Ambassador to Nigeria, Mr. Carlos Trejo Sosa on a condolence visit over the recent passing away of the former President Fidel Castro for onward transmission to the Government of Cuba at…

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