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Written by Ijeoma Uba on June 5, 2018
Iran is to inform the United Nations’ nuclear agency that it is beginning the process of increasing its capacity to enrich uranium today.
It said it would increase its capacity to produce uranium hexafluoride, a key ingredient for enrichment.
Iran’s Supreme Leader, Ayatollah Khamenei, said he had ordered preparations for enrichment, should the 2015 nuclear deal fail completely.
The International Air Transport Association, IATA has said Nigeria has repatriated the six hundred million dollars, belonging to international airlines which was trapped in the country due to foreign exchange shortages.
IATA Director-General, Alexandre de Juniac said this at the 74th IATA Annual General Meeting and World Air Transport Summit in Sydney, Australia.
The funds were airlines’ ticket sales and other allied activities which the country could not repatriate due to fall in crude oil earnings in late 2016 and early 2017.
Nine billion dollars have been injected into infrastructural development in the country by the present administration, in the last two years.
President Muhammadu Buhari stated this in Abuja at the opening ceremony of the 61st meeting of the United Nations World Tourism Organization Commission for Africa.
According to him, the country is investing so much on infrastructure to promote tourism in a steady effort to diversify the economy.
Minister of Interior, Abdulrahman Dambazau has disclosed that 182 out of the 210 prisoners in the Minna Medium Security Prison are still at large.
Speaking to newsmen after an on-the-spot assessment after the prison break in Minna , Dambazau said that two condemned prisoners who were supposed to be confirmed today were among the escapees.
The Minister disclosed that there were some security gaps which must be covered which led to the success of the operation by the gunmen.
The Federal Government has been urged to transfer its abandoned property in Lagos to the state government or lease them to the private sector.
President of Lagos Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Babatunde Ruwase made the plea in an interview with newsmen in Lagos.
Ruwase noted that aside the economic waste, many of the buildings served as hideouts for hoodlums, criminals and posed security risks to residents.
The Central Bank of Nigeria has approved an upward review of the trading margin available to operators of Bureau De Change in the country.
CBN Acting Director, Corporate Communications Department, Isaac Okorafor, confirmed this in a statement.
He said that following the approval by the apex bank, the BDC operators were now to buy dollars from the apex bank at the rate of N357 and sell at N360.
Popular Nigerian singers, Davido and Wizkid have made the list of the 2018 Forbes Africa under 30 individuals that are making waves in their industries across the continent.
In its fourth edition, the analysts described the list as their authentic and most definitive list of Africa’s most promising young change-makers.
Other celebrities across Africa that made the list are Sarkodie, Nasty C, Cassper Nyovest, Falz, Yemi Alade, Beverly Naya, and Sonia Irabor among others.
Brazil coach Tite has stated that Croatia’s approach made life very difficult in last Sunday’s international friendly at Anfield which his side eventually won 2-0.
World Cup-bound Croatia, who are in Group D with Nigeria, Iceland and Argentina, more than matched Brazil during an even first half, but substitute Neymar, returning after a four-month absence from a foot injury, changed the game with a spectacular opener.
The game was eventually sealed thanks to Roberto Firmino who scored Brazil’s second goal.
Delta state government has appealed to all residents to continually clear and open drains to allow free flow of water to avoid flooding as well as plant flowers and trees in their environment.
Commissioner, Bureau for special Duties, Ernest Ogwezzy who made this appeal while presenting cash relief to victims of 2018 flood/fire disaster called on the people to cultivate the habit of using right materials for their electrical works, put off appliances when leaving their homes and desist from uncontrolled bush burning so as to guard against fire disaster.
Ogwezzy advised Deltans living around flood prone areas to relocate to up-land to avoid any form of disaster that may occur.
At least nine people have been killed and several more wounded in three suicide bombings in the city of Diffa in the south-east of Niger, close to the border with Nigeria.
Two of the suicide bombers were young women and the targets included an Islamic school.
Although no group has yet said it carried out the attacks, militant Islamist group Boko Haram has frequently targeted Diffa.
The area had, however, been relatively calm for several months until the bombings late on Monday evening.