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  • Today’s Supreme Court news will emanate from Capitol Hill, where the Senate Judiciary Committee’s confirmation hearing on the nomination of Judge Brett Kavanaugh to succeed Justice Anthony Kennedy kicks off today at 9:30 a.m. At NPR, Nina Totenberg reports that the “almost-week-long hearing will have both more and less drama than Neil Gorsuch’s last year […]
  • BERLIN, Sept 3 (Reuters) – Donor countries pledged $2.17 billion to the drought-stricken area around Lake Chad on Monday, after a United Nations official warned that many millions in the African region still urgently needed help. Source:
  • ABUJA, Sept 3 (Reuters) – ExxonMobil said on Monday that a blockade by former employees threatens crude production at oil facilities in Nigeria, adding that “disruptions to these operations have the potential to significantly impact revenues.” Source:
  • ABUJA, Sept 3 (Reuters) – ExxonMobil said on Monday that a blockade by former employees threatens crude production at one of its oil terminals in Nigeria. Source:
  • LONDON, Sept 3 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Crossing the central Mediterranean has become more treacherous than ever for migrants trying to reach Europe, with one in 18 dying or going missing during the voyage – more than double the rate last year, the U.N. refugee agency (UNHCR) said on Monday. Source:
  • Just in time for the Kavanaugh confirmation circus, we have a lively interview with David Kaplan about his new book, “The Most Dangerous Branch: Inside the Supreme Court’s Assault on the Constitution.” The post In Recess #9: “Hoofbeats in the Distance” appeared first on SCOTUSblog. Source:
  • Ed. note: We will not be publishing on Monday, September 3, in observance of Labor Day. * Law librarian Jean O’Grady rounds up the many books written by or about the late Senator John McCain — and extends her “condolences to his families and friends on the passing of a remarkable man.” [Dewey B Strategic] […]
  • MAIDUGURI, Sept 1 (Reuters) – Islamist militants have killed up to 30 soldiers in an attack on a military base in northeast Nigeria, security sources said on Saturday, in one of the biggest attacks of its kind this year. Source:
  • ABUJA/LAGOS, Sept 1 (Reuters) – MTN Group’s plan to list its Nigerian unit in an initial public offering this year is under threat after the central bank ordered the South African telecoms giant to hand over $8.1 billion allegedly sent abroad illegally, sources said. Source:
  • ABUJA, Sept 1 (Reuters) – China’s Exim bank will lend Nigeria $328 million towards improving the west African country’s telecoms infrastructure, Nigeria’s presidency said on Saturday, at the start of a six-day visit by President Muhammadu Buhari to the country. Source:
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