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Secondus to challenge Lai in court over N200m allegation

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A former member of the Federal House of Representatives, Mr West Idahosa, has faulted the Federal Government's list of alleged looters . The list, released at a news briefing in Lagos, contained the names of six PDP politicians topped by that of the party's National Chairman. Read More »

Strongly oppose Air India sale: Mamata

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The trade union has also said that despite opposition from unions, the government privatised the airports and "forcibly" merged the Indian Airlines and Air India which perpetuated the problems for the national carrier. Bids for the assets are expected to be submitted by May 14. The plan, detailed Thursday, calls for the government to offload 76 percent of its holding and $5.1 billion of the airline's $7.8 billion debt . Read More »

Delhi Budget: 26% allocation for education

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To promote safety and security of students in schools, Mr Sisodia said about 1.2 lakh CCTV cameras will be installed in all Government school buildings, and proposed Rs 175 crore in this regard. The State finance minister, who also holds education portfolio, informed that the government has increased the budget allocation for education this year at Rs.13,997 crore. Read More »

Donald Trump bans transgender individuals from serving in USA military

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Under the new policy proposal , transgender Americans "who require or have undergone gender transition are disqualified from military service", while transgender troops now serving will essentially be asked to deny their own gender identity, as the Pentagon will be able to demand that they serve according to the gender they were assigned at birth. Read More »

AAP MLAs get relief in "Office of Profit" case

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It is their victory. Bagga took to Twitter on March 22 and announced the launching of an award after Delhi Chief Minister describing him as the world's biggest liar since he has made several baseless and false allegations his political rivals without any proof. Read More »

Cynthia Nixon hits campaign trail

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Instead, Quinn has blasted Nixon in pointed terms as an "unqualified lesbian." In Cuomo's first public remarks since Nixon, an education activist, declared she would challenge him for the Democratic Party's nomination, Cuomo said in Manhattan, "We're in a democracy, anybody can run, anybody can say whatever they want to say". Read More »

Stranger Things stars land huge pay increases ahead of season 3

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That's more than Stranger Things' "A tier" cast, but Thrones has fewer episodes per season; season seven was seven episodes long, compared to nine for season two of Stranger Things . Older teens Natalia Dyer , Charlie Heaton , and Joe Keery , who are less central to the story, are making about $150,000 per episode each. She wrote, "my brother invited 8 of his classmates for his stranger things themed bday party & none of their punk selves showed up". Read More »

International Criminal Court urges Philippines not to quit, following President Duterte's announcement

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Presidential spokesman Harry Roque cautioned that there might be an "avalanche" of countries leaving the ICC while other nations are likely to refuse to join the worldwide court now. Activist priest Robert Reyes said the president's decision is "clearly an act of open defiance not only against the ICC but what it represents". Last month, Duterte said that he was willing to be put behind bars by the ICC if it meant that the war on drugs would continue until the end of his term. Read More »

Thousands in Brazil protest against death of Rio councilwoman

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Ms. Franco's driver, Anderson Pedro Gomes, was also killed , when a vehicle pulled up next to theirs at a downtown intersection and someone shot nine bullets into the auto, five of which reportedly hit Ms. To be sure, not all Brazilians mourned Franco's death. Mathews Melo was leaving church. She was a resident of one of the most impoverished communities in Rio known as the favela da Maré, and became known for her social work in the country's poorest and violence-impacted communities. Read More »

FDA announces push to slash nicotine in cigarettes

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Smoking has fallen to an all-time low of only 15 percent of U.S. Commissioner Scott Gottlieb unveiled an " advance notice of proposed rulemaking ", the earliest step in what promises to be a long, complicated regulatory effort to lower nicotine levels to be minimally addictive or nonaddictive. Read More »

Jack Wilshere delays signing new Arsenal contract, claiming 'things have changed'

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Wenger spoke to the media ahead of Thursday's UEFA Europa League win over Milan and confirmed Bellerin, Monreal and Alexandre Lacazette would miss the continental clash, per the club's official website . Sead Kolasinac and Calum Chambers were substituted against AC Milan after suffering knocks but both may be fit. "We never played as a compact team and they deserved the win". Read More »

A 90 per cent shot? Tiger seeks to maintain awesome Sunday record

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The very sight of Woods - neon pink shirt, gray trousers and cap, white shoes - was rare enough anymore to have been considered gawk-worthy on its own, his every move chronicled by hundreds of smartphone cameras. Birdies at the ninth and 10th followed but he stalled briefly after a bogey four at the par-three 13th. This will be the 70th time Tiger Woods is at/within 1 of the lead after 54 holes on the PGA Tour . Read More »

Tottenham Hotspur's Harry Kane leaves Bournemouth game with injury

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Kane went off after 30 minutes after colliding with Bournemouth keeper Asmir Begovic and badly twisting his ankle. "We are concerned because still we can't know what will happen to him", said Spurs boss Mauricio Pochettino . The win also saw Spurs bounce back from their disappointing midweek Champions League exit at the hands of Serie A side Juventus , to the delight of Pochettino. Read More »

ER visits for opioid overdoses soar in Wisconsin

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Anne Schuchat , acting director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, which conducted the study . But those increases varied dramatically from state to state, even within a region. Emergency room overdoses also jumped 40% in the West, 21% in the Northeast-tied to increases of 105% in DE and 81% in Pennsylvania-20% in the Southwest, and 14% in the Southeast. Read More »

Beijing official urges efforts for Xi's 'Chinese Dream'

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Zhang Yesui, spokesman of China's Parliament, the National People's Congress (NPC), said China does not want a trade war with the USA but would take necessary measures if America's move impacts its economic interests. The limits have been in place since 1982. However, watch for signs of political fallout from this decision over the next year and possibly more anti-corruption purges. Read More »

Flu season peaks in USA, still strong in Wyoming

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Karyl Rattay. "We have seen the numbers go up and down in the past", Deti said. The flu season runs through May. DE has seen nearly 6,700 lab-confirmed cases of the flu during the 2017-2018 flu season. In Arkansas, the number of patients visiting emergency rooms with high fevers and coughs or sore throats during the week that ended Saturday fell by 47 percent compared with the previous week, from 1,101 to 581, the state Health Department reported. Read More »

United Nations accuses Syria regime of orchestrating 'apocalypse'

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Meanwhile, the Russian defense ministry now says it is offering safe passage out of eastern Ghouta for armed fighters as well as civilians. Islamic State fighters and other insurgent groups committed war crimes including deadly attacks on civilians and using them as human shields, the investigators said in their latest report covering six months through January 15. Read More »

DE high school students will stand with Parkland on March 14

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Women's March Youth EMPOWER , a local group established in 2016, and the St. Croix Political Action Network (SPAN), are calling on students, teachers, school administrators, parents and allies to take part in the national school walkout for 17 minutes, in honor of the 17 lives taken in the tragedy in Florida . Read More »

Miserable Arsenal lose again as Brighton claim vital win

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Arsenal's French manager Arsene Wenger gestures on the touchline during the English Premier League football match between Arsenal and Manchester City at the Emirates Stadium in London on March 1, 2018. But they would halve the arrears before heading in for the break, Iwobi capitalising on some uncertain Brighton defending and passing to Granit Xhaka , whose pass was turned home by Aubameyang. Read More »

Ronda Rousey Angle Teased For Monday's WWE Raw

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For now, enjoy Ronda owning Helmsley. Unsurprisingly, Stephanie wasn't as amused and she slapped WWE's newest investment across the face, before making a swift exit. With Kurt Angle revealing Triple H and Stephanie McMahon's plan for revenge for Rousey, a potential mixed tag match between Rousey and Angle and Triple H and Stephanie could end up being the match at WrestleMania . Read More »

Seattle Seahawks Actively Trying To Trade Michael Bennett

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Bennett told the Tacoma News Tribune's Gregg Bell at the end of the 2017 season that he " probably won't be back next year " with the Seahawks. "That's how we built this thing, and that's how we are going to build it". Visit seattlepi.com for more Seattle Seahawks news. And it's like this constant puzzle, I know you guys probably get exhausted of hearing that. Read More »

U.S. support for Saudi Arabia in Yemen must end, senators say

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Both versions call on Trump to remove U.S. armed forces in Yemen except for those engaged in operations against al-Qaeda and the Islamic State. Despite its very different take on Iran's regional policies and the nuclear deal, the Trump administration largely represents continuity as far as avoiding entanglement in regional crises.Russia has taken advantage of the vacuum left behind by American unwillingness and strategic disarray - despite the many United States military bases in the region ... Read More »

State approves Javelin missile sale to Ukraine

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The 2018 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) approved increased USA military aid to Kiev, including lethal weapons. "Nobody is going to hand [the systems] over, give away, or even, let's say, abandon them on the battlefield", Muzhenko said . Read More »

ICE raids result in arrest of more than 150 Bay Area residents

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We suggested that it is more likely that the Justice Department will increase its efforts to enforce 8 U.S.C. 1373 - "Communication between government agencies and the Immigration and Naturalization Service". In the Bay Area, 864 undocumented individuals "remain at large" in part because of Schaaf's warning, ICE deputy director Thomas D. Homan said in the press release. Read More »

UN Security Council to vote Saturday on Syria ceasefire

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Medical charities say more than a dozen hospitals were hit, making it almost impossible to treat the wounded. Its backers, Russian Federation and Iran, are allowing this to happen. U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres also had urged an immediate suspension of "all war activities" in eastern Ghouta, saying 400,000 people are living "in hell on Earth". Read More »

Antidepressants really do work

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Contemporary western psychiatry relies heavily on antidepressants to treat depression and presents it as the most scientific, enlightened approach to the illness. Accusations of bias on either side are unlikely to go away. The debate over antidepressants has unfortunately often been ideological, said Cipriani. Read More »

UK GDP growth revised down after fall in spending

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The numbers of people out of work grew from 1.425 million to 1.47 million, marking a rise of 46,000 during the final quarter and the biggest recorded rise since the beginning of 2013. Workers' total earnings, including bonuses, rose by an annual 2.5 percent in the three months to December, as expected and unchanged from the three months to November. Read More »

Mumbai Surgeons Remove 'Heaviest Recorded' Brain Tumour

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A dailywage labourer with a head tumour measuring 30 cm x 30 cm x 20 cm - so large it seemed "like a head on top of another head" - was operated upon in Mumbai's BYL Nair Hospital on February 14. "In a month, it grew over an inch", his brother Akhilesh Pal said. He had been to three hospitals in Uttar Pradesh before the procedure in Mumbai but the doctors in those places had termed the tumor untreatable. Read More »

Ex-CIA chief praises students fighting for new gun laws

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But they did little for troubled, depressed, angry students in need of help. Superintendent Jeanice Swift reviewed the school district's policies on weapons in schools , safety protocols and available mental health supports . In an email, Rivera said he and Trump discussed the idea of raising the minimum age to purchase assault-type weapons. "That could have been one of my friends, that could have been my school, that could have been me", Silverado High School sophomore Leila Barrillos ... Read More »

Low-carb and low-fat diets face off in new Stanford study

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No one diet strategy is consistently better than others for weight loss in the general population, conclude the researchers. Perhaps, it could be explained by genotype patterns and baseline insulin levels, but Gardner and colleagues failed to make any association between these factors and the propensity to succeed on either diet. Read More »