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Musk, Twitter may reach deal to end court battle as early as Wednesday – source

Elon Musk and Twitter Inc may reach an agreement to end their litigation as soon as Wednesday and clear the way for the world’s richest person to close his $44 billion deal for the social media platform, a source familiar with the litigation told Reuters. Chancellor Kathaleen McCormick, the judge on Delaware’s Court.

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World Teachers Day: Niger APC Governorship candidate donates cars to teachers

The governorship candidate of All Progressives Congress (APC) in Niger State, Mr Umar Bago on Wednesday rewarded three teachers with cars for outstanding performance and exemplary behaviour. Bago, who was represented by his running mate, Alhaji Yakubu Garba, gave out the cars during the Commemoration and Teachers  Award programme, organised by.

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UNAIDS welcomes Angeli Achrekar, Christine Stegling as deputy executive directors

The United Nations Secretary-General, Antonio Guterres, on Wednesday announced the appointment of two Deputy Executive Directors for the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS). Angeli Achrekar, who is currently Principal Deputy U.S. Global AIDS Coordinator, PEPFAR, will be UNAIDS Deputy Executive Director for the Programme Branch while Christine Stegling, who.

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2023: 394 candidates jostling for 40 Lagos Assembly seats in Lagos -INEC

By Our Correspondent Ahead of the 2023 general elections, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in Lagos State says 394 candidates of different political parties are jostling for the 40 seats in the state’s House of Assembly. Recalls that governorship and houses of assembly elections were scheduled to hold across the.

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NATO chief condemns N/Korea’s missile launches, urges diplomacy

By Agency report The North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO) has criticised North Korea for conducting a series of missile launches in recent days and called on the autocratic regime to engage in diplomacy on Tuesday. “I strongly condemn North Korea’s dangerous and destabilising missile tests,” the alliance’s leader Jens Stoltenberg said.

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FG Registers 2 new university-based unions

By Our Correspondent in Abuja The Federal Government has formally registered two new university-based unions – Congress of Nigerian University Academics (CONUA) and National Association of Medical and Dental Academics (NAMDA). Minister of Labour and Employment, Senator Chris Ngige, announced this while presenting certificates of registration to the two new unions.

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Mamora seeks implementation of Executive Order 5 for economic turnaround

By Our Correspondent Minister of Science, Technology and Innovation, Dr Adeleke Mamora, (STI), on Tuesday, called for the sustainable implementation of Executive Order 5 with a view to fast-tracking the nation’s economic development. Mamora made the call at the inauguration of the National Dialogue on the Establishment and Implementation of the.

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Lawyer urges overhaul of Nation’s justice system

By Our Correspondent On Tuesday, a Lagos-based human rights campaigner, Mr Spurgeon Atatene described the Nigerian justice system as being faced with a myriad of problems, and consequently, called for an overhaul. Ataene told newsmen in Lagos that impunity and disrespect for the rule of law were primarily responsible for the.

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Oil jumps about $4 as OPEC+ weighs biggest output cut since 2020

By Agency Report Oil prices jumped nearly $4 a barrel on Monday as OPEC+ considered reducing output by more than one million barrels per day (bpd) to buttress prices with what would be its biggest cut since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. Brent crude futures for December delivery rose $3.72.

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Empowerment: NASFAT trains 50 youths in digital marketing

The Nasrul-Lahi-l-Fatih Society (NASFAT) says it has trained more than 50 youths in digital marketing as part of the initiatives to stem unemployment in the country. Imam Abdul-Azeez Onike, the Chief Missioner of NASFAT, in a statement on Thursday, said that youths, irrespective of their religious affiliation were selected for the.

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National Politics

62nd Independence Anniversary: FG declares Monday, public holiday

By Our Correspondent As Nigeria clocks 62 years of statahood, the Federal Government on Wednesday, declared Monday, Oct. 3, as a public holiday to mark the nation’s 62nd Independence anniversary celebration. Ogbenu Rauf Aregbewsola, the Minister of Interior, made the declaration on behalf of the Federal Government in Abuja. In a.

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New Zealand prepares for 2023 national census

New Zealand is preparing for the five-yearly national census in March 2023, the Statistics Department (Stats NZ), said on Wednesday. The next census will be held on March 7, 2023, Stats NZ said, adding the official count of population and dwelling gives the most complete picture of life in the country..

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Flood: Group seeks intervention for farmers in Kaduna

By our Correspondent Fadama Farmers Association, Kaduna State Chapter, has appealed to the state government and the Federal Government to assist its members, whose farmlands were submerged by flood. The Chairman, Mr Ahmad Abakwa,  told newsmen on Tuesday in Kaduna that many farmers in the state had been devastated by the.

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National Religious Corner

Hajj 2022: Pilgrims enjoyed $410 accommodation rebate – NAHCON

By Oluwashina Iyanda The National Hajj Commission of Nigeria (NAHCON) says pilgrims enjoyed $410 reduction in accommodation fare in this year’s Hajj operation, among other services. The Chairman of the commission, Alhaji Zikrullah Hassan, gave the scorecard during an interactive session with newsmen on Sunday in Lagos. “We were able to.

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Protest: US serviceman sets himself ablaze in Gaza protest

A US serviceman, Aaron Bushnell, on Sunday, set fire to himself outside the Israeli embassy in Washington DC in protest against.

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Bangladesh court bans gender detection of unborn

A High Court Division bench in Bangladesh’s capital, Dhaka, has banned gender detection of the fetus in a mother’s womb. Also,.

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Trump appeals $454m judgment in N/Y fraud case

Former U.S. President, Donald Trump has appealed his $454 million New York civil fraud judgment, challenging a judge’s finding that Trump lied about his wealth. This is.

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Protest: US serviceman sets himself ablaze in Gaza protest

A US serviceman, Aaron Bushnell, on Sunday, set fire to himself outside the Israeli embassy in Washington DC in protest.

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Bangladesh court bans gender detection of unborn

A High Court Division bench in Bangladesh’s capital, Dhaka, has banned gender detection of the fetus in a mother’s womb..

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Trump appeals $454m judgment in N/Y fraud case

Former U.S. President, Donald Trump has appealed his $454 million New York civil fraud judgment, challenging a judge’s finding that Trump lied about his wealth. This.

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Afghan Education Ministry annuls 700 “ghost schools”

The Afghan caretaker government’s Ministry of Education has identified and annulled 700 “ghost schools” across the country, the spokesman for.

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Hyenas kill 3 in N/Tanzania

Hyenas killed three people between Jan. 1 and Feb. 24 in Sengerema, a district in Mwanza region, northern Tanzania, an.

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