• Israel Reopens Taba Crossing To Egypt

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    Israel reopened a border crossing into Egypt’s Sinai region yesterday after a more than week-long closure due to security threats, but urged its citizens to avoid visiting the peninsula. A statement from the prime minister’s office said that based on an assessment at the counter-terrorism bureau, “it has been decided to allow the exit of…

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  • Saudi Military Helicopter Crashes In Yemen, Kills

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    Four Saudi officers and eight soldiers were killed in a plane crash during a mission in the eastern Yemeni Province of Mareb, the Saudi-led coalition fighting rebels in Yemen, yesterday, said. A Black Hawk helicopter crashed killing the 12 personnel on board, the Saudi Press Agency reported, citing a coalition statement. The coalition is currently…

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  • Melaye Escapes Death As Gunmen Invade His House

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    Sen. Dino Melaye escaped death by the whiskers as gunmen invaded his house in the early hours of Saturday at Ayetoro-Gbede in Kogi State. It was   gathered that the gunmen numbering about ten arrived the house at about midnight through the bush and opened fire from different directions on the house. The house was riddled…

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  • UK: Mixed Emotions As PM Triggers Brexit

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    There was what could mildly be described as mixed emotions when the British Prime Minister, Theresa May sent a tweet that triggered Brexit. “After nine months the UK has delivered,” declared EU Council President Donald Tusk in a portentous tweet on receipt of the letter triggering Brexit from Prime Minister Theresa May. The tone of…

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  • IMF Report Threatens FG’s $1.14bn Foreign Loan Quest

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    Nigeria’s quest to borrow about $1.4 billion from international finance institutions may be under threat as the International Monetary Fund (IMF) has dismissed the government’s economic recovery plan as unsatisfactory. According to a report, by IMF, the reform plans are not enough to bring the country out of recession. Reuters news agency reports that the…

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  • US To Ban Airline Passengers From Carrying Large Electronics

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    Passengers on some U.S.-bound foreign airline flights will have to check electronic devices larger than a cell phone once U.S. authorities formalize a new ban in response to an unspecified terrorism threat, U.S. officials told Reuters on Monday. The new rule is expected to be announced Tuesday by the Department of Homeland Security, the officials…

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  • US: Trump Bars CNN, BBC, New York Times From White House

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    United states President, Donald Trump, on Friday, prevented journalists from Cable Network News (CNN), British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) and the New York Times from attending a briefing at the White House, the New York Times reports. Reporters from the three media were not allowed to enter the West Wing office of the press secretary, Sean…

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  • Oil Prices Rise As Russia, OPEC Begin Production Cut

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    Oil price yesterday headed northward to around $56 a barrel, climbing on supports from Russia and members of the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) who are delivering on promised supply reductions. Reuters’ report confirms that Russia cut production in January by around 100,000 barrels per day (bpd), even as a survey conducted by…

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