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Ukrainian Election: Comedian Zelensky leads in presidential race

A comedian, Volodymyr Zelensky whose political experience is limited to playing the president on TV is likely to top the first round of voting as Ukrainians go to the polls Sunday. Actor Zelensky’s bid started as a long shot but he has leapfrogged establishment politicians amid public frustration over corruption and stagnating living standards. The Read more

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Corruption: EFCC set to grill Amosun, Okorocha, two others after May 29

Emerging details have revealed the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has set up teams to quiz some outgoing governors following alleged corrupt activities while in office. This is coming ahead of May 29, 2019, handover date to newly-elected states chief executives. At least 12 states will have new governors on May 29 after the Read more

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New technologies hold promise, challenges for global health

Technological innovations, such as lowering the costs of diagnostics and treatments and allowing researchers to analyze more and better data, have the potential to lead to major improvements in human health. However, challenges persist in ensuring that technologies are affordable, made widely available, and  are designed to meet the needs of populations. These were among the Read more

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GTB vs Innoson Motors: Bank vows to resist illegal, fraudulent execution

The Guaranty Trust Bank has said it is taking all necessary legal steps to ensure no illegal or fraudulent execution is carried out against it following Innoson Motors’ announcement of plans to seal up the bank’s head office as a move to enforce judgement of courts. Innoson Motors spokesperson, Cornell Osigwe had on Saturday told Read more

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Nigerian students, others contribute $42bn to U.S. economy in 2018

The U. S. Department of State Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA) says Nigerians and other international students contributed 42.4 billion dollars to the U. S. economy in 2017/2018 session. A senior official of the Bureau, who spoke on condition of anonymity, announced this during the Tour of the U.S. Community Colleges and Workforce Read more