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Kon-Tiki-2 crew lose 300 litres of drinking water

The expedition has already covered half the distance to Easter Island
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Worried by misapplication of the federal character principle, the Emir of Kano, Alhaji Muhammadu Sanusi said on Thursday that the principle should be based strictly on merit rather than on ethnicity.
Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., confirmed Thursday that he planned to oppose Neil Gorsuch, President Donald Trump’s nominee to the Supreme Court, saying in a statement that the judge “brought the co
Libyan authorities on Thursday flew home 159 Nigerian migrants stranded after failing to reach Europe, in the second such voluntary repatriation operation this week. “In coordination with the IO
The Pulitzer Prize-winning nonpartisan fact-checking organization PolitiFact released an exhaustive review of Pres. Donald Trump’s bonkers sit-down with Time magazine’s Michael Scherer on
The value of the Dollar continued to diminish against the Naira as the Nigerian currency was traded at N390 on Thursday in Abuja. The Naira had also appreciated against the Euro, exchanging at N400 wh
The remains of the Nigerian Air Force Aircraft Woman that was shot and killed by her colleague and lover have been buried in Lagos. ACW Solape Oladipupo, popularly known as Shomzy Shomzy to her friend
Malam Bello Umar, a resident of Gidan Haki in Sokoto North Local Government of Sokoto State, has asked his divorce-seeking wife to pay N3m for her freedom. His wife, Aishatu Shehu, had sued Umar at th
Leke Baiyewu, Abuja Senate Committee on Federal Roads Maintenance Agency, on Thursday, berated Minister of Works, Power and Housing, Mr. Babatunde Fashola (SAN) for allegedly shunning its invitation t
Olalekan Adetayo, Abuja Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo on Thursday said it was impossible for corruption not to exist in the nation’s foreign exchange as it is currently structured. He also said t
Somewhere between his 12th and 13th hour inside a Chicago Police Department interrogation room, Lindsey Smith decided to confess to a murder he didn’t commit. Multiple officers had pistol-whipped, sto
The Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine March 23 adopted bill No.6010 on simplification of procedures for the banks’ capitalization and restructuring, according to an UNIAN correspondent.
The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation has warned members of the public that the corporation was not undertaking any recruitment, hence they should be wary of fraudsters. According to a disclaime
According to the channel's official statement, this proposal contradicts the very idea of Eurovision song contest
White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer on Thursday struggled to explain why President Donald Trump was considering cutting regulations on essential health benefits like maternity care. To lure conser
Washington will have to reconsider its policy towards Russia because it will be beneficial forthe States, an expert believes
A panel debate on the challenges of privatisation in Slovenia on Thursday heard criticism of corporate management, as well as warnings that the performance of owners does not necessarily depend on the
Sen. Pat Roberts (R-KS) has issued a hasty apology after he made a joke that made light of women potentially losing mammogram coverage as part of Republicans’ proposed health care legislation. T
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani will visit Russia Mar. 27-28, the press service of the Kremlin said Mar. 23, Reuters reported.
Olusola Fabiyi, Abuja There were indications in Abuja on Thursday that the protracted crisis rocking the Peoples Democratic Party may soon come to an end following the resolve of the two combatants to
The European Broadcasting Union in its statement issued March 23 offered that the Russian entrant to the Eurovision Song Contest, Julia Samoylova, perform via satellite broadcast.
In the immediate aftermath of the terror attack in London, issues related to the 24-hour news cycle, the proliferation of smartphones, and ethical boundaries when sharing graphic inform
The Russian Central Bank is maintaining the key rate at 10% since September 2016
Kamarudeen Ogundele, Ado Ekiti The kidnappers of a classroom teacher in Ekiti State, Mr. Festus Olatunde Oke, have demanded a N20m ransom for his release. It was learnt that the victim’s family
Hours before Thursday’s expected congressional vote on the American Health Care Act—the Republicans’ proposed replacement for Obamacare (formally known as the Affordable Care Act)—the head
Chuck Schumer, the Senate’s leading Democrat, on Thursday vowed to oppose President Donald Trump’s Supreme Court nominee, Neil Gorsuch, arguing the judge didn’t convince him during hearings that he’d
Turkey on Thursday warned Russia it may respond if there are further PKK/PYD attacks against it in the future, the Foreign Ministry said.
A Muslim initiative to fundraise for the family of killed PC Keith Palmer raised over £12,000 (US$15,000) in less than one day. Read Full Article at
The General Department of Civil Aviation of Armenia informed “Armenpress” that they have receives no application over this issue so far.
Well, rightly or wrongly, sex experts say the following are the signs to watch for if you’re suspecting that your woman is having sex with some other man! • She rebuffs your advances. When a woman has
A crowdfunding initiative to raise money for family of the police officer killed during the London terrorist attack has received a massive amount of donations. Read Full Article at RT.
Jay Clayton, the Wall Street attorney tapped by President Donald Trump to lead the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, on Thursday defended himself against Democrats’ charges that multiple

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