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Google To Spend $2bn On New York City Office

Google announced on Tuesday plans to buy a New York City office building for $2.1 billion, confirming its push into America’s largest city despite the pandemic teleworking trend. According to Real Capital Analytics, quoted by the Wall Street Journal, this is the largest real estate purchase in the United States …

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426,000 Affected By Flooding In South Sudan, Says UN

Heavy flooding has affected and displaced about 426,000 people in South Sudan, including 185,000 children, as overflowing rivers deluged homes and farms in the impoverished country, the UN’s emergency-response agency said on Tuesday. Emergency workers have used canoes and boats to reach people cut off by the deluge, the United …

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South Africa’s Zuma Absent From Graft Hearing

South Africa’s Jacob Zuma, recently granted medical parole, on Tuesday failed to appear in court for the resumption of a graft trial, as prosecutors argued ill health did not justify his absence. Two weeks ago, Zuma, 79, was released on medical parole two months into a 15-month prison sentence for …

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11 In Race For APC National Chairman

Since the fusion of the legacy parties in 2014 gave birth to the ruling All Progressives (APC), the contest for the party’s leadership positions at any level has never been this keen. The two major national conventions that produced the former National Working Committees (NWC) did not generate the kind …

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ICPC Arraigns Ex-NIS Officer Over Alleged Certificate Fraud

A retired Chief Superintendent of Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS), Imam Aminu, has been arraigned by the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC), over alleged forgery of academic certificates. The commission, in four counts brought before Honourable Justice A.O. Abong of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) High Court …

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