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North Korean leader, Kim Jong Un, said his country’s latest launch of tactical guided missiles was a warning to the U.S. and South Korea over their joint military drills that began this week, an official on Wednesday said. Tuesday’s missile launch, the North’s fourth in less than two weeks, came amid stalled denuclearisation talks with Washington and U.S.-South Korea military exercises, although Washington and Seoul played down the tests. Kim said the latest missile test was “an occasion to send an adequate warning to the joint military drill now underway by the U.S. and South Korean authorities”, according to state media KCNA. The “new-type tactical … >>> Read Full Story



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The Federal High Court in Abuja has stopped the National Assembly from planned attempt to take over the Edo State House of Assembly.
The Senate and House of Representative had threatened to take over the legislative functions of the Edo Assembly if Governor Godwin Obaseki did not issue fresh proclamation for the House to begin afresh within three weeks.
The Edo State Government had dragged the Senate and House of Representatives to court on the matter.
Giving the order on Wednesday, Justice Taiwo Taiwo said parties in the case should maintain status quo pending the determination of the case.
Protracted crisis had engulfed … >>> Read Full Story



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By Oko Ebuka
THREE years after the Presidency issued the Presidential Order on the Ease of Doing Business, the initiative has failed to meet its objectives as Nigerian importers have continued to patronize ports of neighbouring countries leaving the Nigerian ports.

Recall that on May 18, 2016, Nigeria’s erstwhile acting President and current Vice-President, Yemi Osinbajo, signed an executive order on transparency and improving the business environment in the country. It contains far-reaching initiatives to be implemented by government ministries, departments and agencies, MDAs, to ensure easier access to information, processes and documentation, as well as promote efficiency in public service delivery.
The Executive order … >>> Read Full Story



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Gareth Bale and James Rodriguez have not been named in Real Madrid’s squad to face RB Salzburg in a pre-season friendly match on Tuesday evening, according to Goal.
The future of the two players at the Santiago Bernabeu therefore remains uncertain.

In July, Bale had agreed a deal to move to China with Jiangsu Suning but Madrid refused to let him leave without a significant transfer fee.
The Welshman had hoped the club would let him leave cheaply, as Chinese clubs must pay a 100% tax on significant transfer fees.
It remains to be seen whether Bale will be able to engineer a move away … >>> Read Full Story



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A disorderly no-deal Brexit would disrupt some food supplies for weeks or months if delays at ports leave fresh produce rotting in lorries, the industry’s trade body warned on Wednesday. Retailers such as Tesco have warned that leaving the EU Oct. 31 without a trade deal would be hugely problematic for the industry as much of the fresh produce is imported and warehouses are stocked full ahead of Christmas. Ahead of the original Brexit deadline of March 29, supermarkets and retailers worked with suppliers to increase stocks of dried goods including pasta, bottled water and toilet roll. They have warned, however, that fresh fruit and … >>> Read Full Story



Gareth playing golf while teammates were in Germany(Photo by Matthew Horwood)

The transfer window will slam shut in the Premier League by 5pm on Thursday 8th August.
Here are some of the players with uncertainty over their future:
1. Gareth Bale: Real Madrid coach, Zinedine Zidane made it clear that the Welsh winger is not in their plans for the 2019/20120 season, yet his next club has not been decided.
Zidane also revealed that Bale didn’t play in one of the preseason matches because he refused to play.
Bale was left out of Madrid’s Audi cup match against Bayern while the club stated he was … >>> Read Full Story



Hamid Ayodeji
Fidelity Bank Plc has once more announced its planned collaboration with PwC Nigeria to empower small and medium scale enterprises (SMEs) in the country.
In view of this, the bank revealed that its SMEs Funding Connect Forum will take place in Lagos today. At the forum, the bank would offer grant of up to N2 million to the SME operator that would present the best business plan.

In addition, its collaboration with PwC would also see to it that business owners that attend the forum are provided mentorship privileges as well as other capacity building initiatives.
The Regional Bank Head, Yaba Surulere Region, … >>> Read Full Story