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Traditional Rulers Meet, Express Concern Over FG`s Abandonment Of Ogoni Cleanup

After all the media hypes and the carnival-like “flag off” by the Nigerian government of the clean of Ogoni land, the issue has again come under focus with a meeting of Ogoni leaders, other concerned bodies and representatives of the Hydrocarbon Pollution Remediation Project (HYPREP), saddled with the responsibility of executing the cleanup exercise.   The meeting which held in ...

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Bello-Osagie Resigns As Chairman Of Etisalat Nigeria

Bello Osagie The chairman of Etisalat Nigeria, Mr Hakeem Bello Osagie, has resigned his appointment following the approval of a restructuring plan for the telecommunications company.       This comes more than a week after six of the seven-man board of directors of the network operator tendered their resignation, following interventions from the Nigeria Communications Commission (NCC) and the ...

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Five Nigerian Women Honoured By The US Government

In her commitment to building the capacity of Nigerian women who in various fields have remarkably contributed to the Nigerian communities, the US government recently honoured five Nigerian women making waves in the science and technology world. . Making reference to some African-American women who also have contributed to growing their communities through their expertise, the US Ambassador to Nigeria, ...

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BREAKING NEWS: Myanmar Military Plane Carrying 116 Missing

A Myanmar military plane carrying more than 100 people has gone missing between Yangon and the southern city of Myeik, officials said.   According to an AFP news agency report monitored by Olika Reporters, the aircraft disappeared off the radars on Wednesday, the army chief’s office said in a statement, adding that search and rescue was ongoing.   “Communication was ...

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United States Visa Applicants To Provide Social Media Identities

The United States has begun asking some would-be visitors applying for visas to provide their identities on social media, among other more vigorous screening methods. A State Department official, speaking on condition of anonymity, told AFP new security procedures had gone into effect on May 25 for travellers deemed to present a risk. In a March 6 memorandum, President Donald ...

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Lai Muhammed Stresses The Need To Digitize Nigerian Indigenous Languages So They Don’t Go Into Extinction

The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed has advocated the digitization of indigenous languages in order to avoid them going into extinction. . Speaking yesterday in Kaduna at the 2017 edition of the Annual Round Table on Cultural Orientation (ARTCO), organised by National Institute for Cultural Orientation (NICO), in collaboration with the Federal Ministry of Information and Culture, ...

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Massive Cyber Attack: Russia’s President, Vladimir Putin Says It Doesn’t Concern Russia

Russia had nothing to do with a massive global cyberattack, President Vladimir Putin said Monday, calling for urgent consultations on countering the hackers. . Hundreds of thousands of computers in more than 150 countries have been hit by the ransomware attack, which has been described as the largest-ever of its kind. . The attack began Friday and struck banks, hospitals ...

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Austrian Court Orders Facebook To Delete All “Hate Postings” On The Platform

An Austrian court on Monday ruled that Facebook must remove postings deemed as hate speech, in a legal victory for campaigners who want to force social media companies to combat online “trolling.” The case, brought by Austria’s Green party over insults to its leader, has international ramifications as the court ruled the postings must be deleted across the platform and ...

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