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Unleash American Energy: Trump signs executive order allowing oil drilling in the Arctic and Atlantic region

Donald Trump has signed an executive order aimed at reducing restrictions on oil drilling in the Arctic and Atlantic in order to “unleash American energy”. The US president said it would create “thousands and thousands” of jobs, despite a downturn in the oil market. It could undo a ban put in place by Barack Obama in order to protect swathes ...

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Brazil’s first general workers’ strike in 20 years leads to violence in Rio de Janeiro city centre [PHOTOS]

Violence has erupted in Brazil at the end the country’s first general strike in more than 20 years. Buses and cars have been set on fire in Rio de Janeiro’s city centre. Road blocks set up by activists were also ablaze and shops were vandalised. For most of the day the strike had been largely peaceful. Many people stayed at ...

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Self-induce abortions: Advocacy group gives US women drugs that blocks pregnancy and causes miscarriage! [LOOK]

An international advocacy group has launched a website in the US to help women self-induce abortions due to concerns about restrictive laws. Women Help Women, a Netherlands-based group, wants to provide guidance for American women who may have obtained abortion pills illegally. Abortion is legal in the US, but more recently several Republican states have passed stringent abortion laws. Some ...

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Politics was tough and hard on my family! But public service will always be in our blood! – Michelle Obama

I won’t run for office for my children says Michelle Obama   Former First Lady Michelle Obama appeared to rule out running for elected office during her first public remarks since leaving the White House. The Q&A at an architecture convention in Orlando came days after her husband made his first public comments as ex-president at a Chicago university. Mrs ...

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The reality of all formation heads being Northern Muslims is not hypothetical but a confirmed theory of AN AGENDA! [READ]

By Bishop Prof. Funmi Adesanya-Davies | Correction to Buhari’s appointments of northern fulani-muslims in Nigeria – an impossible task!!!   In retrospect, bewildered as a lecturer, I just wonder! How do one correct a student’s script, when all that is written on the script and the entire content after writing an Examination, has no bearing at all whatsoever with the ...

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International Press Freedom Index: Nigeria’s Position Worsens Amid Growing Concerns

A Podcast dedicated to the press and the events surrounding them. A change in convention as African Free Press speaks up for the good of the Press in Nigeria and Africa. Share

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SSS recruitment scandal favored Buhari’s Katsina state with highest number of recruits [FULL LIST]

Nigeria’s internal secret service, the State Security Service (SSS), is enmeshed in a recruitment scandal following the exposure of a shocking lopsidedness in the composition of the new officers recently absorbed into the agency. The agency commissioned 479 cadet officers after their passing-out parade in Lagos on March 5, at a ceremony attended by the Director-General of the Agency, Lawal ...

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Leprosy found in bones of pilgrim who died in the 11th century

Genetic analysis of a pilgrim who died in the late 11th or early 12th century showed that he was infected with Mycobacterium leprae belonging to the 2F lineage.   The University of Surrey’s Michael Taylor and his colleagues excavated the pilgrim and two other individuals for biomolecular, radiocarbon, and isotopic analysis. As they reported on January  26, 2017 in PLOS ...

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23 Years after Apartheid: South Africa celebrates political and electoral freedom from violent white minority rule

South Africans are observing ‘‘Freedom Day’‘a statutory holiday in the country. On this day 23 years ago, South Africans voted in their first post-apartheid elections. On this day, 27 April 1994 #NelsonMandela votes for the first time in his life, at Ohlange High School in KwaZulu-Natal #FreedomDay pic.twitter.com/7GW4hP5cuG — NelsonMandela (@NelsonMandela) April 27, 2017 The day is set aside to ...

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China criticizes U.S. deployment of anti-missile system in South Korea to counter threat of nuclear attack by North Korea

The U.S. military started moving parts of an anti-missile defense system to a deployment site in South Korea on Wednesday, triggering protests from villagers and criticism from China, amid tension over North Korea’s weapons development. The earlier-than-expected steps to deploy the Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) system were also denounced by the frontrunner in South Korea’s presidential election on ...

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