Nasa names astronauts to fly on first private US spaceships

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ASA named the first nine astronauts who will fly to space on Boeing and SpaceX vehicles in 2019 on Friday – a mix of novices and veterans who are tasked with restoring America’s ability to send humans into orbit.

These pioneering flights to the International Space Station aboard commercially built crew capsules will be the first leaving US soil to put people into orbit since the iconic space shuttle program ended in 2011.

For the past seven years, NASA astronauts have hitched rides to the orbiting outpost on Russia’s Soyuz spacecraft – at a cost of some $80 million a seat. Continue reading “Nasa names astronauts to fly on first private US spaceships”

Portuguese cleaner posed as Grenfell victim to stay over 9 months in £155-a-night hotel

A Portuguese cleaner posed as a Grenfell victim to stay for over 9 months in a £155-a-night hotel, a court heard.

Antonio Gouveia claimed for 289 days at the hotel, and took cash handouts and food allowances by pretending to have lived in the tower where 72 residents died on June 14 last year.

The 33-year-old told authorities he lived in a flat where an elderly woman lived, but she had never heard of him. Continue reading “Portuguese cleaner posed as Grenfell victim to stay over 9 months in £155-a-night hotel”

Al Nassr’s £20m CONTRACT: Musa grabs the cash for good

Saudi Arabian club Al Nassr have confirmed they have signed Nigeria World Cup star Ahmed Musa on a four-year contract from Premier League side Leicester City.

It is believed to be one of the biggest transfers involving a Nigeria player as unconfirmed media reports suggest it could have cost Al Nassr more than 20 million pounds, which was what Chinese club Changchun Yatai splashed out for Odion Ighalo in January 2017.
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Olisa Metuh gets healing at Ekweremadu’s residence

If nothing else, former publicity secretary of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP), Chief Olisah Metuh was known for being outspoken against the then opposition party, the All Progressives’ Congress (APC).

He had come into prominence during Goodluck Jonathan’s reign as President, and was always on hand to defend the approach of the Jonathan government to the challenging situations confronting the government.
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Makarfi tells PDP: Don’t give defectors undue advantage

Former caretaker chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Senator Ahmed Makarfi, has cautioned the leadership of the party against giving undue advantage to returnee members and those defecting.

Addressing the leadership of the Kogi State chapter of the party and other stakeholders in Lokoja, Kogi State yesterday, the former two-term governor of Kaduna State said the survival of the party was due to the steadfastness of committed members.
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Defections: Sokoto rejoices ahead of Wamakko’s, other APC leaders’ arrival

THE All Progressives Congress (APC) camp in Sokoto State was in a festive mood yesterday preparatory to the arrival of the APC leader in the state, Senator Aliyu Magatakarda Wamakko, today.

Wamakko, who is expected to be accompanied into town by Deputy Governor Ahmed Aliyu Sokoto and Senator Ibrahim Abdullahi Gobi, will address party supporters who have been massing in the state capital awaiting his arrival. Continue reading “Defections: Sokoto rejoices ahead of Wamakko’s, other APC leaders’ arrival”