India set to slap retaliatory tariffs on US goods

India set to slap retaliatory tariffs on US goods

India is preparing to impose higher tariffs on some imports from the United States including almonds, walnuts and apples, two sources told Reuters news agency. The move, which has been delayed by about a year and could happen next week, would follow closely on the heels of Washington’s decision to revoke key trading privileges for New Dehli. United States President Donald Trump scrapped…

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10 Kenyan police officers killed in blast near Somalia border

Kenyan police officers killed in blast near Somalia border

Kenyan officials say at least 10 police officers are dead after their vehicle struck an improvised explosive device near the Somali border. The officials, who spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorised to share the information, said those killed Saturday in Wajir County were among 13 officers who were pursuing fighters who had kidnapped police reservists. The…

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Buhari to submit Ministers List to Senate before July 2

Buhari to submit Ministers List to Senate before July 2

Top-ranking lawmakers in Nigeria’s National Assembly said they were expecting President Muhammadu Buhari to submit a list of ministers that will form his federal executive council to the Senate before or by July 2. The Ahmad Lawan-led 9th Senate would upon resumption from its two weeks recess in July begin a speedy screening and confirmation of persons whose names are…

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CBN to start sanctioning abusers of Naira Notes

CBN to start sanctioning abusers of Naira Notes

The Central Bank of Nigeria on Saturday said that it had started clamping down on the abuse of naira notes nationwide. CBN director of Corporate Communications Department, Isaac Okorafor, who spoke at a one-day interactive session with stakeholders in Owerri, said that the abuse of the naira notes was a crime in the country. Okorafor said the spraying of naira…

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Barcelona to offer two star players in exchange for PSG superstar

Barcelona to offer two star players in exchange for PSG superstar

Spanish giants FC Barcelona are apparently keen on bringing PSG star Neymar back to the club and according to reports, they have even offered two players – Ivan Rakitic and Philippe Coutinho – in exchange for the Brazilian. The Catalans are obviously worried at the fact that they have been unable to taste success in the Champions League, despite consistent…

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DSS warns against fake recruitment rumours

DSS warns against fake recruitment rumour

The Department of State Services (DSS), has warned Nigerians to beware of the false advertisement trending on the social media that the service is recruiting, urging them to treat it as a scam by fraudsters to swindle unsuspecting members of the public, particularly job applicants. The recruitment exercise, ‘SSS is recruiting nationwide. Requirements’, which has been trending since last week,…

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We ‘ll turn new corps members into employers of labour, NYSC DG says

Director General, National Youth Service Corps (NYSC), Brid-Gen Shuaibu Ibrahim, has promised to adopt schemes that would make the new corps members employers of labour at the end of their one-year compulsory service.

As prospective corps members resume camping next week, the Director General, National Youth Service Corps (NYSC), Brid-Gen Shuaibu Ibrahim, has promised to adopt schemes that would make the new corps members employers of labour at the end of their one-year compulsory service. Speaking while declaring open a training workshop organised by the Desk Officers in Abuja, the NYSC also declined…

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Copa America 2019: Argentina vs Colombia News and Lineups

Copa America 2019: Argentina vs Colombia News and Lineups

Lionel Messi’s Argentina will begin their Copa America 2019 campaign on 15 June and in their first game, they will face Colombia in a Group B fixture at the Fonte Nova Arena in Salvador, Brazil. The Copa America is Messi’s first international tournament after he made a return to the national team in March 2019. Prior to that, he was…

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Coutinho hits brace, helps Brazil forget Neymar in Copa start

Coutinho hits brace, helps Brazil forget Neymar in Copa start

A brace from Philippe Coutinho handed hosts Brazil a winning start to the 2019 Copa America on Friday in a 3-0 victory over Bolivia as the absence of superstar Neymar was quickly forgotten. Barcelona’s Coutinho scored from the penalty spot early in the second half and added a close-range header three minutes later. Substitute Everton netted a sensational third five…

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Sarri agrees deal with Juventus, leaves Chelsea

Sarri agrees deal with Juventus, leaves Chelsea

Juventus have reached an agreement in principle with Chelsea over a deal for manager Maurizio Sarri to join the Italian champions, Sky Italia and the BBC reported. There has been no official confirmation of the agreement from either clubs but Sarri, who won the Europa League with Chelsea, is expected to sign a three-year contract with the Old Ladies of…

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