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Danfo, Okada, Tokunbo, Mama put and 25 other “Nigerian English” has been added to the Oxford Dictionary in new update [FULL LIST]

The Oxford English Dictionary has been updated to include some Nigerian words and expressions.   In the Oxford English Dictionary’s January update, 29 Nigerian words were added and it was announced in a blog post on the dictionary’s website.   In the post, the Oxford English Dictionary explained that some of the words …

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7.5% VAT to take effect February 1 ―Finance Minister

The Minister of Finance, Budget and National Planning, Mrs. Zainab Ahmed on Thursday January 16 announced that the increased Value Added Tax (VAT) from 5 to 7.5 percent will take effect from February 1, 2020.   Zainab who disclosed this at the inauguration of the Chairman and Board members of the Federal …

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Pentagon now says 11 US troops were hurt in Iran missile strike

Days after President Donald Trump and the US military denied claims of casualties after an Iranian missile attack on Iraqi air base on January 8 in retaliation over the killing of the commander of its Revolutionary Guard Qasem Soleimani, the US Central Command has admitted that it treated 11 of its troops for symptoms of concussion. …

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Kwara state government bans preaching in public schools

The Kwara State government has banned religious groups from preaching in public schools across the state. This directive was contained in a statement released by the state’s Commissioner for Education and Human Capital Development, Hajia Fatimoh Ahmed, today January 14th.   According to the commissioner, no religious group is permitted to …

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