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Businessman remanded in prison for alleged N41.6m theft 38 mins ago News

A Lagos High Court in Ikeja yesterday remanded ‎a businessman, Okoro Samuel Uchechukwu, in Ikoyi Prison custody for allegedly stealing N41.6 million. The presiding judge, Justice Mojisola Dada ordered the remand following his arraignment by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).

Experts express mixed feelings on new consumer price index figures 43 mins ago News

The National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) says inflation rate, measured by the Consumer Price Index (CPI), further dropped to 15.37 per cent in December 2017 from 15.90 per cent recorded in November of the same year. The NBS disclosed this in its CPI report for December 2017 released yesterday in Abuja.

Travel warning after parts of UK hit by heavy snow

Amber warnings for snow and ice remained in place until 8am in southern Scotland and Northern Ireland, with forecasts of between 15cm (5.9in) and 25cm (9.8in) of snow on higher ground and up to 10cm (3.9in) at lower levels. The warnings also covered Central Scotland, Tayside, Fife, Lothian and Borders and Strathclyde.

Retail Conglomerate Launches Online Mall Accepting Only MegaX and Bitcoin Cash

SINGAPORE, Jan. 16, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Singapore-based MegaX introduces the first-of-its-kind global millennial online mall, having raised USD2.5M from a token sale concluded on 16 November 2017. MegaX, a partnership between iFashion Group and MC Payment, has launched an online mall ( targeted at millennials.

Ex-CIA officer arrested, accused of being mole for China: report

A former Central Intelligence Agency officer has been arrested on suspicion of betraying the agency's informants in China, the New York Times reported late Tuesday. Jerry Chun Shing Lee, 53, was at the center of a mole hunt that began around 2012, the Times said, after more than a dozen informants....

Rs. 34 b worth narcotics seized in 3 yrs.

During the past three years, narcotics worth Rs. 34 billion had been seized in raids and detections, said Law and Order and Southern Development Minister Sagala Ratnayake. Large scale, small scale and varying types of drugs had been detected during this period, while local and foreign suspects....

17th January 2018 - Why I brought building materials factory to South East – Mbisiogu, Shanghai boss

From George Onyejiuwa, Owerri. Chairman and Chief Executive of Shanghai Engineering Works and Industrial Limited, Festus Mbisiogu, has disclosed that he decided to site his factory in Imo State in response to the clarion call by the Federal Government for Nigerian businessmen in the Diaspora to....

17th January 2018 - Ogun sets up task force on fuel scarcity as monarch decries landgrabbers

From Laide Raheem, Abeokuta. Worried by the lingering fuel scarcity in Ogun, the state government has set up a task force with a mandate to make the products available in 48 hours. The Task Force comprises men of the Department of State Services (DSS), Nigeria Police, the Nigerian Security and Civil....

Anger in House of Reps over herdsmen’s killings

is that today we started hearing of high powered committee. the ones in the past , what did they do ? the point here is that Nigeria is hemorrhaging gradually to precipice. those who do not want to learn from history, will learn from disintegration when it happens. i cannot reconcile the hypocrisy .

Culture, colour at Igbere carnival

• Kalu Foundation promotes tourism, lures thousands to Abia community From Okey Sampson, Aba Former governor of Abia State, Dr. Orji Uzor Kalu, has ignited the fire of cultural revival in his native Igbere community in the state. In an attempt to further unite his people, Kalu, through the Orji Uzor....

CES: Tab hubs to monitor, protect that child of yours

Stories by Olabisi Olaleye. In a world full of kidnappers and child assasins, TrackNet Inc, at the just-concluded CES in Las Vegas, United States of America, unveiled “Tabs” that could locate, monitor and bring peace of mind to families. According to the company, the all-in-one, low-cost smart home....

17th January 2018 - Anambra guber victory: Aguleri rolls out drums for Obiano, Bianca

As Eze Idigo marks 188th Ovala festival. From Geoffrey Anyanwu, Awka. Since the November 18, 2017, governorship election in Anambra State, the people of Aguleri have been deliberating on how best to honour their own, Governor Willie Obiano. They have been looking for a way to ventilate their joy.

NCC sensitises stakeholders on broadband, data pricing

By Perpetua Egesimba. The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) on Tuesday organised Stakeholders ‘Forum on the study for the determination of cost based pricing for retail broadband and data services in Nigeria. The study which would be targeted to all the stakeholders, including the operators,....

17th January 2018 - New hope for Nwafor Orizu College upgrade to varsity

From Aloysius Attah, Onitsha Barring any unforeseen circumstance, the Nwafor Orizu College of Education, Nsugbe (NOCEN), Anambra State, will soon be upgraded to a university of education. The cheery news came from Governor Willie Obiano during the 18 th convocation ceremony of the college recently.

17th January 2018 - Confusion in Jikwoyi as youth commits suicide over girlfriend’s infidelity

By Fred Ezeh This story might sound unbelievable to many. To some, it might be the height of foolishness, while others would choose to reserve their comment on the failed relationship that led to a suicide. Love, they say, is a beautiful thing for mature people, but the reality most times is that....

17th January 2018 - Nnewi: Industrial hub of South East

• Wins FG pacesetter accolade. From David Onwuchekwa, Nnewi. As Nigeria makes frantic effort to diversify its economy and shift from oil-based to agriculture and industrialization economy, the Minister of Science and Technology, Dr. Ogbionnaya Onu, has identified Nnewi in Anambra State as a....

Chinese Regime

Taiwanese businesses that operate and invest in China face many risks: getting scammed, bullied, and beaten by local mafia, and getting ensnared in local political infighting—all this without any form of legal redress. The latest hurdle comes in the form of restrictive environmental protection....

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President Donald Trump received stellar marks in a survey of economists regarding his impact on the stock market, economic growth and job creation, according to a study conducted by the Wall Street Journal. Of the 68 economists surveyed, nearly 90 percent agreed that Trump had a strongly positive or....

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The White House doctor released the results of President Donald Trump’s comprehensive medical exam on Tuesday which included a perfect score on a cognitive assessment. In addition to being in excellent overall health, Trump scored 30 out of 30 on the Montreal Cognitive Assessment, according to White House doctor Ronny Jackson.

Business & Economy

Taiwanese businesses that operate and invest in China face many risks: getting scammed, bullied, and beaten by local mafia, and getting ensnared in local political infighting—all this without any form of legal redress. The latest hurdle comes in the form of restrictive environmental protection....

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is the Managing Editor at The Epoch Times. He graduated with a master's degree in journalism from the University of Amsterdam. President Donald Trump has proven that he is not afraid to stand up for what's right. Last week, ... Members of the U.S. military this month will receive their largest pay increase in eight years.

The Latest: Hawaii congresswomen want hearings on alert

The Latest on the faulty missile warning alert sent over the weekend by Hawaii's emergency management agency (all times local): 5:20 p.m. U.S. Reps. Colleen Hanabusa and Tulsi Gabbard of Hawaii are asking the House Armed Services Committee to hold a hearing to investigate whether a state emergency....

Puerto Rico embraces 'broken windows' policing amid killings

Federal and local authorities in Puerto Rico said Tuesday that they will implement a "broken windows" policing campaign to fight a surge in killings across the U.S. territory, which has reported 46 homicides so far this month — double the number at the same point last year.

PBS series examines sexual misconduct, chance for change

PBS, which dealt with sexual misconduct allegations in its own backyard, will air a series examining the pressing social issue. The five-part series, "#MeToo, Now What?" will address how we got here and how "we can use this moment to effect positive and lasting change," PBS chief executive Paula Kerger said Tuesday.

Frigid temperatures trail storm dropping more snow on South

A wintry mix of snow, sleet and freezing rain blanketed a large swath of the South, trailed by a blast of frigid air that could approach record low temperatures Wednesday. By Tuesday evening, steadily dropping snow about 15 miles (25 kilometers) northwest of Atlanta was forcing cars on Interstate 75....

400 Turkish pre-schoolers create world's largest marbling painting

Their creation measured more than 164 feet long and 6.5 feet wide and surpassed the previous record of 145 feet by 5 feet, also created in Turkey. Marbling describes the process of creating an image on the surface of a cellulose solution and transferring it to a piece of fabric.

Singapore's non-oil domestic exports rises 3.1 pct in December

SINGAPORE, Jan. 17 (Xinhua) -- International Enterprise Singapore, a government agency that promotes international trade and partners Singapore companies to go global, said on Wednesday the country's non-oil domestic exports (NODX) rose 3.1 percent year-on-year last December. The growth was lower than the growth rates of 9.

China Exclusive: Chinese doctors cast doubt over popular wonder drug

BEIJING, Jan. 17 (Xinhua) -- Several Chinese doctors have raised doubts over whether an immuno stimulant called Pidotimod is as effective as manufacturers claim, saying the drug has been overused among children. It is claimed that pidotimod boosts the immune response and reduces recurrent infection.

Australian Melbourne Airport hits passenger numbers record with new lines to Chinese cities

SYDNEY, Jan. 17 (Xinhua) -- An unprecedented 1.02 million international passengers passed through Melbourne Airport in December 2017, with new flights to Chinese cities helping to support the record numbers, the air hub in the capital of Australia's Victoria state said on Wednesday.

China Focus: Dragons, smoke and shattered glass: fervor behind glass bridges in China

HEFEI, Jan. 17 (Xinhua) -- Chinese tourist sites in the mountains are using glass bridges to attract visitors looking for excitement. Last month, a glass bridge called "Flying Dragon in the Sky" was opened in Marenqifeng tourist area in Wuhu City, east china's Anhui Province.

Indonesia Automotive Market to experience steady growth in 2018, driven by positive consumer sentiment

Frost & Sullivan's Mobility team forecasts Indonesia's vehicle sales to grow 4.6% in 2018, with commercial vehicles performing well. JAKARTA, Indonesia , Jan. 17, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- The Indonesia automotive market is expected to remain resilient in 2018. Vehicle sales are likely to reach 1.125 million units at a growth rate of 4.
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