BREAKING: Italian Ambassador Assasinated, UN Convoy Attacked in DR Congo

  The Italian ambassador to Kinshasa was Assasinated on Monday in an attack that targeted a convoy of the World Food Program (WFP) during a visit near Goma in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo. The AFP, which reported this, quoted a diplomatic source to have said that the Ambassador died on the spot. Ambassador Luca Attanasio “died immediately of his wounds,” a senior diplomatic source in Kinshasa told AFP. Two other people were also killed during the attack according to the same source.

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JUST IN: How 5 NAF officers, 2 crew died in Abuja plane crash + NAMES

  “It is so sad that they were being filmed while dying and being burnt at the scene, and none of those filming them could imagine their relatives will later be exposed to those gory sights.”   Details have emerged on how seven men, including five officers of the Nigerian Air force snd two members of crew, died while some people kept filming them in a NAF aircraft crash today, Sunday, February 21. The accident occured around the International Airport in Abuja, the administrative capital of Nigeria. Eye witness account…

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Nigeria mulls N1.50k per litre Customs Levy imposition on Petrol

  Customs pushes for downward Review of Tariff on new imported vehicles from 35% to 5% Levy The Nigerian Government has declared plans to reintroduce the abolished N1.50k per litre imposed on Petroleum Products. Comptroller General of Nigeria Customs Service, NCS, Col. Hameed Ibrahim Ali, retd, who stated this before  the Senate, maintained that the revenue generating agency has actually asked the Federal Government to go ahead wuth the plan in accordance with the Petroleum Product Tax Regime of 2004. According to NCS, the move is to enable it expand the…

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COVID-19 vaccine, a ploy to de-populate Africa? Here is the Truth!

  Globally recognised medical health specialist, Doctor Omotuyi Mebawondu, led the weekly e-Discourse of Platforms Africa, a frontline e-Community of intellectuals, opinion leaders and policy moulders across the continent, where he opened up on why Nigeria, Ghana, Kenya, South Africa, Egypt and other nations on same sub-regions with them should be worried now on COVID-19 more than ever before. The interview session was moderated by Accra, Ghana-based veteran journalist and accomplished administrator, Mr. Francis KOKUTSE. Excerpts;   How is Africa faring during this on-going second wave of COVID-19? Worldwide, there…

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4,477 displaced Nigerian women, Children take refuge in Benin Republic

  Horribly disappointed by their country, the displaced Nigerian women, children and men have been reassured of safety and better living conditions by political and administrative authorities in Cotonou 4,477 Nigerians, displaced by communal violence in the country’s border towns, have arrived at Beninese villages in Pobè, another border community located about 100 km from Cotonou, Republic of Benin. PANA, which reported this on Saturday, quoted sources close to the authorities of the Pobe commune. They said 4,477 people made up of 2,163 men and 2,314 women have taken refuge…

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Telecoms giant, Huawei, turns to pig farming as smartphone sales crash

  The Chinese telecoms giant was stopped from accessing vital components after the Trump administration labelled it a threat to US national security.     Telecoms giant, Huawei, is turning to technology for pig farmers as it deals with tough sanctions on its smartphones. The Chinese telecoms giant was stopped from accessing vital components after the Trump administration labelled it a threat to US national security. In response to struggling smartphone sales, Huawei is looking at other sources of revenue for its technology. Along with Artificial Intelligence (AI) tech for…

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How Antonov An-124 Carried 54 Tonne Generator From Ghana To India

  The Antonov An-124 made an interesting journey this week, flying from Accra, Ghana, to Mumbai, India, and back again. The specialized freighter was carrying an oversized power generator which required urgent repairs. As demand for air cargo soars, planes like the An-124 have seen themselves flying missions globally. Urgent operation According to Stat Trade Times, the An-124 was chartered from Antonov Airlines for a special ferry mission by Rhenus Project Logistics USA. The logistics company needed the aircraft to carry a massive power generator with a unique shape, requiring more…

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Nigerian Banks borrow N15.95bn from CBN in one Month + FULL LIST

‌ Commercial Banks in Nigeria borrowed N15.95 billion from the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) in the Standing Lending Facility window in November, 2020. The CBN, which confirmed this in its latest monthly economic report for November, maintained that the Deposit Money Banks have, with this, continued to reduce their borrowings due to excess liquidity in the system. Part of the report read, “Deposit Money Banks and merchant banks continued to access the standing facilities window to square liquidity positions in November 2020. “The trend at the CBN standing facilities…

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‘How Instagram Star ‘Hushpuppi’ Laundered Funds For North Korean Hackers’

  New details have emerged about the case against Instagram influencer Ramon Abbas popularly known as Hushpuppi, who wowed the internet with pictures of his clothes, cars, money and lifestyle between 2012 and 2020. In July, Abbas was charged by the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Los Angeles with conspiring to launder hundreds of millions of dollars from “business email compromise” (BEC) frauds and other scams. On Wednesday, the Department of Justice shed more light on one of those scams: working with North Korean hackers to launder funds stolen from a Maltese bank.…

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WIEN, REAN ink deals to Co-host 2nd International Women in Energy Symposium

  The Women in Energy Network (WIEN) has declared partnership plan with the Renewable Energy Association of Nigeria (REAN) to host the International Women in Energy Symposium. President of WIEN, Ms. Funmi Ogbue, who stated this during a virtual press conference, maintained that this is in recognition of the need to support strategies that will promote and enable equal participation of women in the energy value chain. The Virtual Symposium is sub-themed: “Light Up Africa”. It aims to bring together Women in Energy across Africa. The event will yield initiatives, to extend the…

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