Thursday, July 11, 2019

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    Twitter is back after technical glitch

Twitter is back after technical glitch

Microblogging website, Twitter, is back after crashing across the world on Thursday evening."We're having trouble loading your timeline. Click here to try again," read a message on the platform.Downdetector, which monitors outages on social media, had said the site began experiencing major issues on Thursday afternoon.It said more than 50,000 people have complained having problems accessing the popular social media platform. The development [...]

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    Kaduna assembly rejects commissioner nominee who criticised el-Rufai on Facebook

Kaduna assembly rejects commissioner nominee who criticised el-Rufai on Facebook

The Kaduna state house of assembly has rejected the nomination of Aliyu Abubakar (pictured) as commissioner for agriculture.While other nominees were cleared, Aminu Shagali, the speaker, asked the nominee why he wanted to serve in a government that he attacks its policies.Abubakar had reportedly criticised some policies of el-Rufai.“You criticized the same administration that is about to employ you now in [...]

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    Access Bank named healthcare SME-friendly bank

Access Bank named healthcare SME-friendly bank

Access Bank has been named the most healthcare SME-friendly bank at the Nigerian Healthcare Excellence Award (NHEA) 2019.The bank got the prize at the award ceremony, which held at Eko Hotel & Suites in Lagos.At the award ceremony held recently at Eko Hotels & Suites, Access Bank was recognized for the fourth time by the NHEA consecutively after winning the [...]

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    Ihedioha: Okorocha grounded Imo… his LGA has not had electricity in eight years

Ihedioha: Okorocha grounded Imo… his LGA has not had electricity in eight years

Emeka Iheodia, governor of Imo state, has accused Rochas Okorocha, his predecessor, of handling the state in the least expected manner.Speaking with online editors in Owerri, the state capital, ihedioha said things were so bad under his predecessor that he could not even attract electricity to Ideato south local government throughout his eight years in power.Okorocha is from Ogboko in Ideato [...]

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    Again, Shi’ites clash with police in Abuja

Again, Shi’ites clash with police in Abuja

Members of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN) better known as Shi'ites clashed with the police at the federal secretariat, Abuja, on Thursday.The IMN members who clashed with policemen during a protest at the national assembly on Tuesday, returned to the streets of Abuja on Thursday.Wielding placards and chanting anti-government songs, the protesters demanded the immediate release of Ibrahim el-Zakzaky, [...]

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    Sanwo-Olu declares toll free day at Lekki-Ikoyi link bridge

Sanwo-Olu declares toll free day at Lekki-Ikoyi link bridge

Babajide Sanwo-Olu, governor of Lagos state, has declared toll free for motorists going and coming out of Lekki- Epe expressway and Lekki-Ikoyi link bride during rush hours on Thursday.During a visit to the area on Wednesday, the governor said there would not be collection of tolls on Lekki-Epe expressway and the Lekki-Ikoyi link bridge between 6:30am and 9:30am and also [...]

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    ‘It’s not sustainable’ — governors kick against fuel subsidy

‘It’s not sustainable’ — governors kick against fuel subsidy

Governors have described as unsustainable, payment of oil subsidy to marketers by the Nigeria National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC).The governors called on the federal government to do away with it, saying fuel subsidy is a drain on the nation's resources.Kayode Fayemi, chairman of the Nigeria Governors’ Forum (NGF), made the demand when he led a delegation to Mele Kyari, the new [...]

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    Court orders forfeiture of Diezani’s land in PH

Court orders forfeiture of Diezani’s land in PH

A federal high court in Lagos has ordered the forfeiture a plot of land in Port Harcourt, Rivers state, belonging to Diezani Madueke, a former minister of petroleum resources.Chuka Obiozor, the presiding judge, made the forfeiture order following an application by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).The anti-graft agency told the judge that the land, “measuring 7,903.71 – 8,029.585 square [...]

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    It is despicable to slap women, says Osinbajo

It is despicable to slap women, says Osinbajo

Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo says it is despicable to slap women.In his tribute at the launch of a memoir by Olusegun Osoba, former governor of Ogun state, on Monday, Osinbajo went down memory lane to speak of British born Patrick Chadwick who slapped Adekunbi Adeite, a Nigerian sales girl, at the Kingsway Stores in Lagos.He condemned the act of slapping women, [...]

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    EXTRA: When a politician loses election, INEC is the worst thing to have happened since Lord Lugard

EXTRA: When a politician loses election, INEC is the worst thing to have happened since Lord Lugard

Mahmood Yakubu, national chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commissioner (INEC), says politicians who praise INEC when elections favour them turn around to cast aspersion on the commission when things do not go their way.Speaking at a meeting with editors in Lagos on Monday, Yakubu said INEC would keep on playing its role as an umpire.He said the commission chose [...]

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    EXTRA: EFCC chairman wants me to join his team, says Baru

EXTRA: EFCC chairman wants me to join his team, says Baru

Maikanti Baru, the outgoing group managing director of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), says Ibrahim Magu, chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), wants him to join his team.Baru, who joked about the appointment to Magu's team, added that he just wants to go safely into retirement to rest.Speaking at his valedictory session in Abuja on Monday, [...]

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    19 killed in Kano road crash

19 killed in Kano road crash

At least 19 people were killed while seven others sustained injuries in an accident in Kano state on Sunday.The accident occurred at Dinyar Madiga in Takai local government area of the state.Zubair Mato, commander of the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) in the state, said out of the 19 who died, 14 were males, while five were females.He said the [...]

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    With AfCFTA, Nigeria targets $30bn annually, 500,000 jobs from non-oil sector

With AfCFTA, Nigeria targets $30bn annually, 500,000 jobs from non-oil sector

Nigeria can earn $30 billion and create 500,000 export-oriented jobs through 22 products from the non-oil sector.Segun Awolowo, executive director of Nigerian Export Promotion Council, disclosed this to state house correspondents at the weekend.Awolowo said the country could generate huge revenue from cocoa, cotton, cement, leather, cashew, sesame, shea butter, palm oil, fertiliser, petrochemicals and rubber.“What we hope to achieve [...]

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    Finally, Buhari signs AfCFTA

Finally, Buhari signs AfCFTA

President Muhammad Buhari has finally signed the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) agreement.AfCFTA is a trade agreement between AU member states with the goal of creating a single market followed by free movement and a single-currency union.The president signed it at the 12th extraordinary session of the assembly of the union on AfCFTA and the first mid-year coordination meeting [...]

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    Five things you need to know about your introverted partner

Five things you need to know about your introverted partner

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    Five hygiene tips that’ll leave you feeling fresh during your period

Five hygiene tips that’ll leave you feeling fresh during your period

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July 08, 2019USDGBPEUR
INTERBANK306397354
LAGOS362475413
KANO361474413
PH361475412
ABUJA362476413
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