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Indigenous shipowners may get NNPC, NIMASA nod to lift crude … As Dakuku champions new trade terms to boost indigenous shipping … Kachikwu, Baru weigh options

Shipowners and other stakeholders in the maritime sector are on the verge of getting the desired change in trade terms from Free On Board (FOB) to Cost Insurance and Freight (CIF) which would enable them to begin to lift Nigeria crude and ultimately boost indigenous capacity. This new encouragement was …

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South Africa summons U.S. embassy official over Trump ‘shithole’ remark

South Africa has summoned a top U.S. Embassy official for a Monday meeting over President Donald Trump’s alleged remarks that African nations are “shithole countries.” Trump’s alleged comments caused shock internationally and incurred allegations of racism, with the UN, the African Union and many individual African governments denouncing it. In …

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South African protesters ransack H&M stores over ‘racist’ ad

Protesters angered by a “racist” H&M advertisement ransacked several of the Swedish fashion group’s South African stores on Saturday. “The Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) protesters targeted six H&M stores in the Gauteng province, where South Africa’s economic hub of Johannesburg is located, tearing down shop displays and throwing clothes around. …

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Nollywood Stephanie Linus gives hope to trafficked victims in Italy

By Ekemini Ladejobi Nollywood star, Stephanie Linus, says her advocacy visit to Italy, on human trafficking was to further raise awareness on the heinous crime and give hope to victims. Linus is currently in Italy, to advocate for victims of human trafficking in partnership with the international medical humanitarian organization …

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UN considers Trump’s remarks on ‘shithole countries’ racist – Spokesman

The Office of United Nations Commissioner for Human Rights said on Friday that U.S. President Donald Trump’s reported remarks that immigrants were coming from “shithole countries” are racist. On Thursday, media reported that Trump behind closed doors expressed displeasure over people migrating to the U.S. from “shithole countries.” “If confirmed, …

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Gov. Ugwuanyi receives Enugu returnees from Libya …Promises to assist them reintegrate with the society

Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi of Enugu State Wednesday received ten out of the eleven indigenes of the state who were among the 490 Nigerians that were recently repatriated from Libya. Addressing the returnees at the Government House, Enugu, Gov. Ugwuanyi thanked God for their safe return and also expressed gratitude to …

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Stay home, improve your economies, President Buhari counsels illegal migrants as he receives Rwandan Envoy; Gov. Ortom of Benue visits

Rather than dare the Sahara Desert and the Mediterranean Sea, with scores of lives lost in the process, President Muhammadu Buhari has urged illegal migrants to stay back home, and find ways to improve their personal economies. Receiving Hon. Louise Mushikiwabo, Rwandan Minister of Foreign Affairs, who came as Special …

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Liberia’s NEC presents certificate of return to Weah, others

Liberia’s National Elections Commission (NEC) has presented certificate of return to the President-elect, George Weah; Vice President-elect, Jewel Howard-Taylor, and the newly elected members of the House of Representatives. Chairman of NEC, Mr Jerome Korkoya, performed the ceremony at the commission’s headquarters in Monrovia on Thursday evening. According to local …

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