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Okonjo-Iweala, others celebrate Adesina as the 6th African to win World Food Laureate

-Anietie Udobit, Abuja   Former Managing Director of World Bank and Nigeria’s Minister of Finance, Dr Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala has joined other Nigerians and global community to celebrate the emergence of Dr Akinwumi Adesina as the 2017 World Food Prize Laureate. Dr  Okonjo-Iweala and Nigeria’s Chargé d’Affaires to the U.S. Hakeem Balogun in the

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Close down Al-Jazeera, Arab nations give Qatar conditions to end blockade

-theguardian   Saudi Arabia and its Gulf allies have tabled 13 demands on Qatar, including the closure of the Qatar-funded broadcaster al-Jazeera, as the price for lifting a two-week trade and diplomatic embargo of the country. The list of demands, obtained by Associated Press, marks another escalation in the Gulf’s worst diplomatic dispute

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White House agrees Russia meddled in campaign, but denies it affected the result

-Yahoo News   The White House Thursday addressed the joint intelligence report that found Russia had attempted to interfere with the 2016 presidential election, more than five months after the report’s conclusions were made public. First, on Twitter, President Trump dismissed the concerns about Russia as a “big Dem HOAX” and suggested

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National Assembly refuses to include statutory health funds in 2017 budget over fraud fright

Anietie Udobit,Monica Omachi   The Nigerian National Assembly has refused to set aside one percent of combined revenue for the health sector as statutorily required, until it is sure of sensible and transparent payout of the fund. The Executive Director of the National Primary Health Care Development Agency (NPHCDA), Faisal Shuaib, revealed this

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Sen.Tim Kaine condemned U.S. strikes on Syrian forces, says ‘completely illegal’

-Yahoo News   Sen. Tim Kaine, D-Va., on Wednesday sharply condemned U.S. strikes on Syrian regime forces — like the shoot-down of a military jet over the weekend — as “completely illegal.” “I think the military action that is being taken against Syrian government assets is completely illegal,” Kaine said in an interview

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