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    Nigerian student detained by Malaysian immigration dies in custody

Nigerian student detained by Malaysian immigration dies in custody

Thomas Ewansiha, a Nigerian student at the Limkokwing University of Creative Technology in Selangor, Malaysia, has died in the custody of immigration authorities.Ewansiha, who was pursuing a doctorate degree in management at the private university, was said to be married with two children.Khairul Daud, director-general of the Malaysian immigration, confirmed the death of Ewansiha in a statement on Friday.He said the deceased [...]

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    Twitter is back after technical glitch

Twitter is back after technical glitch

Microblogging website, Twitter, is back after crashing across the world on Thursday evening."We're having trouble loading your timeline. Click here to try again," read a message on the platform.Downdetector, which monitors outages on social media, had said the site began experiencing major issues on Thursday afternoon.It said more than 50,000 people have complained having problems accessing the popular social media platform. The development [...]

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    Controversy over Nigerian insurance director killed at South African hotel

Controversy over Nigerian insurance director killed at South African hotel

Elizabeth Ndubisi-Chukwu, deputy director-general of Chartered Insurance Institute of Nigeria (CIIN), bid her colleagues goodnight and went to bed after the closing dinner of the conference of the African Insurance Organisation (AIO) in Johannesburg, South Africa, on Wednesday, June 12.On Thursday morning when she was scheduled to travel back to Nigeria, Ndubuisi-Chukwu neither showed up for breakfast nor was she [...]

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    Egypt slashes fuel subsidy to ease economic pressure

Egypt slashes fuel subsidy to ease economic pressure

The Egyptian government has slashed fuel subsidies in a bid to ease pressure on public finances.The development, which took effect on Friday, is part of its three-year economic overhaul backed by the International Monetary Fund (IMF) to curb government spending.Before the slashing, gasoline, diesel, kerosene and fuel oil were sold at 85-90 percent of their international cost.The development will raise [...]

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    Boeing sets aside $100m for victims of 737 Max crashes

Boeing sets aside $100m for victims of 737 Max crashes

Boeing, aircraft manufacturer, has set aside $100 million to support families of those who died in two 737 Max crashes, according to CNN.Boeing's 737 Max jets were grounded worldwide after one of its aircraft flown by Ethiopian Airlines crashed shortly after takeoff in March.Pius Adesanmi, renowned writer, and Biodun Bashua, a former UN and African Union (AU) deputy joint special representative in Darfur, Sudan, [...]

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    Outrage as UK agency says Nigerians respect wealthy prostitutes

Outrage as UK agency says Nigerians respect wealthy prostitutes

Home Office, a UK ministerial department responsible for immigration, says trafficked women from Nigeria who get wealthy from prostitution are held in high esteem upon their return to the country.In the June edition of its country policy on the trafficking of women in Nigeria, it said: “Nigeria is a source, transit and destination country for the trafficking of women and [...]

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    Trump invites Kim Jong Un to White House after historic trip to North Korea

Trump invites Kim Jong Un to White House after historic trip to North Korea

President Donald Trump has invited Kim Jong Un, North Korea leader, to the White House, the seat of power in America.Trump extended the invitation to the North Korean leader on Sunday when he made history as the first sitting American president to visit the Asian country.Trump met with Jong Un at the demilitarised zone (DMZ), separating North Korea and South [...]

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    Spanish police find cocaine aboard Brazilian presidential plane headed for G20 summit

Spanish police find cocaine aboard Brazilian presidential plane headed for G20 summit

Spanish police officials have arrested a crew member of the Brazilian Air Force who carried three bags of cocaine on an advance military plane of Jair Bolsonaro, Brazil's president.Bolsonaro, who was headed for the G20 summit in Osaka, Tokyo, was scheduled to have a stopover in Lisbon.In a statement released on Wednesday, the Brazilian Air Force said in a statement [...]

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    AU pledges support for reforms in Ethiopia — after failed coup

AU pledges support for reforms in Ethiopia — after failed coup

Moussa Mahamat, chairperson of the African Union Commission (AUC), has commiserated with victims of the failed coup in Ethiopia.In a statement on Tuesday, Mahamat said the AUC supports the national reform and reconciliation agenda of Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed."The Chairperson of the African Union Commission Moussa Faki Mahamat wishes to express his deepest condolences to the families of the national [...]

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    Australian workers entitled to go home once it starts raining

Australian workers entitled to go home once it starts raining

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