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Obasanjo library, U.S. open Abeokuta Window on America

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The U.S. Consulate opened the Abeokuta ‘Window on America’, the 13th in southern Nigeria, on Friday at the Olusegun Obasanjo Presidential Library. According to Stephen Ibelli, Public Affairs Officer at the U.S. Consulate, the Abeokuta Window on America would help to develop bridges between Nigerians and Americans, boosting mutual understanding, collaboration, and partnership. “The opening…

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Look out for purple Speedos in town this Friday

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Wearing a Speedo to run around your neighbourhood is probably not on everybody’s to-do list, however, annually, South African men take to the streets and participate in the Hollard DareDevil Run, spreading awareness and raising funds for male cancer. BRAVE SOULS: Kowie Striders, from left, Alan Robb, Eddie Wepener and Alex Weed demonstrate their enthusiasm…

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Iraq sees low voter turnout in parliamentary election

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Initial turnout in Iraq's parliamentary election on Sunday was 41%, the Independent High Electoral Commission said. Electoral commission officials had indicated earlier that the election drew one of the smallest turnouts for years, with the low participation suggesting dwindling trust in political leaders and the democratic system brought in by the 2003 US-led invasion. The established, Shi'ite…

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PDP ratifies zoning party chairmanship to North

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The National Executive Committee (NEC) of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) on Thursday approved the zoning of the party’s next national chairman to the northern part of the country. The party’s spokesman Kola Ologbondiyan disclosed this while addressing newsmen on the outcome of the NEC held in Abuja. Mr Ologbondiyan said that the NEC considered…

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U.S. Leads Effort to Press Russia on Chemical Weapons Use at Organization for Prohibition of Chemical Weapons Executive Council

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Today in The Hague, the United States and 44 other countries submitted questions to the Russian Federation regarding the poisoning of Mr. Aleksey Navalny on Russian soil last year. The presentation of these questions coincides with the Ninety-Eighth Session of the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) Executive Council, a 41-member policy-making body…

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Virginia GOP candidate tests school fight message for 2022

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LEESBURG, Va. (AP) — When Democrat Terry McAuliffe said during the Virginia governor’s debate last week that he doesn’t believe “parents should be telling schools what they should teach,” his opponent pounced.Republican Glenn Youngkin quickly turned the footage into a digital ad, then announced spending $1 million on a commercial airing statewide proclaiming that “Terry…

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‘Why Does George Soros Want To See the Collapse Of America?’: Candace Owens Says Billionaire Wants ‘A Socialist Society’

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October 05, 2021 12:18 AM ET Conservative talk show host Candace Owens argued Monday that George Soros wants “to see the collapse of America” because he wants “a socialist society.”“Why does George Soros want to see the collapse of America?” Owens asked Fox News host and Daily Caller co-founder Tucker Carlson on “Tucker Carlson Tonight.”…

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Ilocos Norte, La Union travel, trade fair set Oct. 8-10

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(Contributed photo) LAOAG CITY – The provinces of Ilocos Norte and La Union have partnered in reviving each other's ailing tourism industry amid the continuing coronavirus pandemic.From October 8 to 10, a travel and trade fair will be held at the Robinsons Place Ilocos, Alfresco Area to promote popular tourist destinations of both provinces.The fair…

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Sage University Honored Art, Literature and Passion

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Achieved new records in the field of education and Prof. of the emerging SAGE University of Central India. (1888PressRelease) October 01, 2021 - Achieved new records in the field of education and Prof. of the emerging SAGE University of Central India. Chancellor Dr. Prashant Jain invited dance and art, film and music artists, entrepreneurs, motivational…

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RACGP urges Western Australians to roll up their sleeves

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The Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (RACGP) is urging eligible Western Australians to get vaccinated as soon as possible.It comes as reports today reveal more than 240,000 COVID-19 vaccine appointments are currently available at general practices across Western Australia. The latest figures show that just 45.3% of the state’s population have received two COVID-19…

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UK Labour chief struggles for impact despite Johnson’s woes

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BRIGHTON, England (AP) — Britain’s Conservative government is beset with problems, from a still-rumbling coronavirus pandemic to a fuel crisis that’s draining gas pumps across the country. This should be a great time for the country’s main opposition party.But Labour Party leader Keir Starmer is struggling to break through to a largely indifferent public. He’s…

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YouTube deletes RT’s German channels over COVID misinformation

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The YouTube app logo is seen on a smartphone in this picture illustration taken September 15, 2017. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic/IllustrationBERLIN, Sept 28 (Reuters) - Alphabet Inc's YouTube deleted Russian state-backed broadcaster RT's German-language channels on Tuesday, saying it had breached its COVID misinformation policy."YouTube has always had clear community guidelines that outline what is allowed on…

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America’s Quiet Revolution: The Rising Tide of Government-Transfer Payments

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(National Review) Democrats are poised to bring the portion of Americans receiving government assistance to unprecedented levels. The $3.5 trillion in reconciliation legislation now under consideration by the White House and Congress would transform the economic relationship between American citizens and the government. This much is conventional wisdom. Even the New York Times calls it…

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Thousands of ATMs Shut down as Mobile Payment Rises

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More than 1,700 automatic teller machines were closed down in Korea last year as cashless payments become ever more widespread.According to data from the Bank of Korea last week, there were 117,623 ATMs in Korea last year, down 1,769 from the year before. Most of them closed in Seoul and Busan. A bank staffer said,…

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The COVID Caste System

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Commentary Caste systems are not merely unjust; they are also ugly to behold. Commenting to me once on India’s caste system, when I was a child, my father said, “People in this country still use the word ‘untouchable,’ which is if you think about it a very unlovely term.” While India’s caste system persists despite…

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PM Narendra Modi’s ‘secret’ of keeping jetlag away during busy foreign trips revealed

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Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi recently concluded a "successful and comprehensive" three-day visit to the United States, where he held productive bilateral and multilateral engagements, attended the Quad summit and addressed the UN General Assembly.  In total, he participated in 20 meetings during his stay of 65 hours in the US, with additional four long meetings…

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Pelosi: ‘Seems Self-Evident’ Reconciliation Bill Will Be Less Than $3.5 Trillion

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House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) answers questions from reporters during her weekly news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C., August 6, 2021. (Gabrielle Crockett/Reuters) House Speaker Nancy Pelosi appeared to acknowledge that the cost of the Biden administration’s $3.5 trillion spending resolution will ultimately be lowered before passage, in an interview on ABC’s This…

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