Pakistan expels 18 international aid groups

The Pakistani Government has ordered at least 18 International Aid Groups to wind up their operations and leave the country within two months, Officials said on Friday. ActionAid, Open Society Foundation, Save the Children and Plan International are among the organisations that have been asked to leave Pakistan, officials at the Interior Ministry said, seeking anonymity. No reason was given for the expulsion order, but the officials said Pakistani spy agencies considered these charities to be a front for spying by Western countries, especially the United States. The move is…

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India allegedly seals missile deal with Russia despite U.S. warning

India agreed a deal with Russia to buy S-400 surface to air missile systems on Friday. The Kremlin said, as New Delhi disregarded U.S. warnings, that such a purchase could trigger sanctions under U.S. law. Although there was no public signing, the deal was sealed during President Vladimir Putin’s ongoing visit to New Delhi for an annual summit. “The deal was signed on the fringes of the summit,” Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov told Reuters. The contract is estimated to be worth more than 5 billion dollars and gives the Indian…

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BREAKING: Saraki, Dogara, Secondus, others protest Osun election result at INEC 

Adelani Adepegba, Abuja Leaders and members of the Peoples Democratic Party are currently protesting against the outcome of the Osun State Governorship election at the headquarters of the Independent National Electoral Commission in Abuja. READ ALSO: The godfather and his double-edged sword PDP leaders including Senate President Bukola Saraki, Speaker of the House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara, and the national chairman of the party, Uche Secondus, led the protesters to the commission after they had earlier converged at the national headquarters of the PDP in Abuja. The protesters are demanding that INEC should declare…

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Facebook to broadcast live matches from Copa Libertadores in 2019

Facebook said Friday it will broadcast live matches from the Copa Libertadores next year, after reaching a four-year deal to acquire part of the rights to the biggest club tournament in South America. The deal with the South American football confederation CONMEBOL is the latest bid by online platforms to tap into the lucrative live sports market. Facebook, which recently launched its new video service Watch around the world, did not reveal the value of the contract. READ ALSO: Man United should stick with Mourinho, says Scholes The deal gives the…

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Man United should stick with Mourinho, says Scholes

Paul Scholes believes Manchester United should stick with under-fire manager Jose Mourinho but says he is “sick of him moaning” about what he is lacking at the club. Pressure is mounting on the 55-year-old after a four-game winless streak that has seen them bow out of the League Cup and made this their worst start to a league campaign in 29 years. Former United and England midfielder Scholes has been one of Mourinho’s most outspoken critics and labelled the Portuguese boss “embarrassing” before Tuesday’s goalless Champions League draw with Valencia.…

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One in three Nigerian adult population hypertensive –Nigerian Cardiac Society

The Nigerian Cardiac Society has said that one out of every three adults in Nigeria has high blood pressure. Dr Okechukwu Ogah, the President of the association, disclosed this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria in Ibadan on Friday. According to him, the rising prevalence of high blood pressure is mainly caused by an unhealthy and sedentary lifestyle. “At the just concluded 47th Annual General Meeting and Scientific Conference of the Nigerian Cardiac Society, it was noted with great concern that the frequency of heart disease in Nigeria…

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BREAKING: Ronaldo doing well, ready to play, says Allegri

Cristiano Ronaldo is “doing well” and will be “ready to play” this weekend, despite being caught in the storm of rape allegations, Juventus coach Massimiliano Allegri said Friday. Allegri said Ronaldo “is in the squad and ready to play” on Saturday when the winners of the past seven Serie A titles visit Udinese. Ronaldo was on Thursday left out of Portugal’s squad for upcoming matches after police in Las Vegas reopened an investigation into allegations of rape dating back to 2009. Details Later… (AFP) Source: Punch News All rights reserved.…

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Full list of Nobel Peace Prize winners

Here is the full list of Nobel Peace Prize laureates from 1901, when the prize was first awarded. This year it went jointly to Congolese doctor Denis Mukwege and Yazidi campaigner Nadia Murad for their work in fighting sexual violence in conflicts around the world: 2018: Denis Mukwege (DR Congo) and Nadia Murad (Iraq) 2017: International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN) 2016: Juan Manuel Santos (Colombia) 2015: The National Dialogue Quartet (Tunisia) READ ALSO: China Open: Osaka apologises to beaten Beijing opponent 2014: Kailash Satyarthi (India) and Malala Yousafzai (Pakistan) 2013: The…

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Alleged N322m fraud: Delta senator, Nwaoboshi, gets travel permission

Oladimeji Ramon Justice C.J. Aneke of the Federal High Court in Lagos on Friday ordered the release of the passport of the senator representing Delta North, Peter Nwaoboshi, to enable the lawmaker to embark on a trip to Indonesia. Nwaoboshi was charged with an alleged fraud of N322m by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission. He was re-arraigned on Friday before Justice Aneke, who took over the case from Justice Mohammed Idris, who was in June elevated to the Court of Appeal. Like he earlier did when first arraigned before…

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China Open: Osaka apologises to beaten Beijing opponent

US Open champion Naomi Osaka said that she apologised to beaten opponent Zhang Shuai for her emotional behaviour in their roller-coaster China Open quarter-final on Friday. The 20-year-old Japanese fought back tears — and rescued a match that was slipping away from her — to defeat the unseeded home hope 3-6, 6-4, 7-5 to reach the Beijing semi-finals. Osaka, who looked glum even in victory and had flung her racquet around during the match, embraced Zhang at the end. “I was basically apologising because I feel like today I was…

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