Thursday, September 20, 2018

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    Amazon becomes second trillion dollar US company

Amazon becomes second trillion dollar US company

Amazon has become the second publicly quoted company in the US to exceed the $1 trillion mark.The e-commerce company owned by Jeff Bezos, the world’s richest man, achieved the feat one month after iPhone manufacturer, Apple, hit the milestone. Amazon shares hit $2,050.49 around noon on Tuesday, bringing the company's value above $1 trillion. The company’s share price has remained bullish, surging as [...]

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    Apple’s market value hits $1trn — first US company to attain such height

Apple’s market value hits $1trn — first US company to attain such height

Apple has become the first publicly quoted company in the US to exceed $1 trillion in terms of value.On Tuesday, the tech giant said it posted a $11.5 billion profit for the three months ending in June, up 32 percent from the same period a year ago.CNN reports that the Apple crossed the trillion dollar mark when its share price [...]

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    Pope ‘considering allowing married men become priests’

Pope ‘considering allowing married men become priests’

Pope Francis has reportedly given nod to a debate to consider the possibility of married men becoming priests.Vatican sources were quoted to have said the pontiff has requested a conversation over allowing married men in the Amazon region of Brazil to be ordained as priests.This follows a request made by Claudio Hummes, a cardinal and president of the Episcopal commission [...]

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    EXTRA: You may want to export chewing sticks — two sell for N5,200 on Amazon

EXTRA: You may want to export chewing sticks — two sell for N5,200 on Amazon

Ogbonnaya Onu, the minister of science and technology, said Nigeria will start producing and exporting its own pencils by 2018. But how much can you really sell a pencil that will worth being exported? There seems to be a better thing to do: export chewing sticks.On Amazon, two chewing sticks, better known as organic toothbrush or  miswak sticks, sell for [...]

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    Omokri’s book on Jonathan in peak position on two Amazon bestseller lists

Omokri’s book on Jonathan in peak position on two Amazon bestseller lists

A bestseller written by Reno Omokri, an aide to ex-president Goodluck Jonathan, is at the peak of two Amazon bestseller categories.The book – ‘Facts versus fiction: The true story of the Jonathan years, Chibok, 2015 and the conspiracies’ – was number one on both the ‘conspiracy theory’ and ‘business and investing’ categories on Tuesday morning.Since it was published, it has enjoyed a healthy [...]

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    From 23rd to 4th – Omokri’s book on Jonathan rises on Amazon bestseller list

From 23rd to 4th – Omokri’s book on Jonathan rises on Amazon bestseller list

A bestseller written by Reno Omokri, an aide to ex-president Goodluck Jonathan, has peaked to number four on one of Amazon’s bestseller categories.The book – ‘Facts versus fiction: The true story of the Jonathan years, Chibok, 2015 and the conspiracies’ – was 23rd on the ‘politics and social sciences’ category on Amazon on Saturday but now stands at fourth.It is [...]

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    Jonathan on Omokri’s book about his presidency: Nigerians are hungry for the truth

Jonathan on Omokri’s book about his presidency: Nigerians are hungry for the truth

Former President Goodluck Jonathan has praised an Amazon bestseller written by Reno Omokri about his presidency.Omokri, a former aide of Jonathan, captured important events in the last administration in ‘Facts versus fiction: The true story of the Jonathan years, Chibok, 2015 and the conspiracies’.In a Facebook post on Sunday, Jonathan said the book has emerged a bestseller on the global platform because "Nigerians [...]

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    Omokri’s book on Jonathan presidency makes Amazon bestseller list

Omokri’s book on Jonathan presidency makes Amazon bestseller list

‘Facts versus fiction: The true story of the Jonathan years, Chibok, 2015 and the conspiracies’, a book written by Reno Omokri, an aide to ex-president Goodluck Jonathan, is on Amazon’s bestseller list.The book is currently 23rd on the ‘politics and social sciences’ category and 51,286th in the general bestseller category on Amazon.It is also 72nd and 75th on the ‘history’ [...]

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    In 24 hours, Dangote climbs by $500m, Amazon CEO adds $3.3bn

In 24 hours, Dangote climbs by $500m, Amazon CEO adds $3.3bn

Some global billionaires are seeing their wealth explode dramatically, and Nigeria's Aliko Dangote is not left behind.On Thursday, Jeff Bezos, CEO of the world's largest online retailer, Amazon, saw $3.3 billion added to his wealth, following his company's impressive performance.Dangote, Africa's richest man and president of the Dangote Group, also saw his fortune rise by $500 million (N152.5 billion) as [...]

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    Bisi Daniels launches 8 books on Amazon

Bisi Daniels launches 8 books on Amazon

Bisi Daniels, Nigeria’s leading adventure novelist and prolific author, has launched revised editions of eight of his bestselling novels of the popular investigative journalist Peter Abel’s thriller series and other books on Amazon Kindle.They comprise six novels and two inspirational books.Daniels said he chose Amazon Kindle out of the need to have all his major books on one platform, and [...]

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    This 3D phone by Amazon is on ‘fire’

This 3D phone by Amazon is on ‘fire’

Chief Executive Officer of Amazon, Jeff Bezos on Wednesday unveiled the Fire Phone — a smartphone that is an extension of the company's Kindle Fire line of tablets — at an event in Seattle, Washington.The smartphone will be released on July 25, 2014 (pre-orders begin now) and will be exclusive to AT&T in the US. It will cost $199.99 for a 32GB version [...]

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    Amazon unveils its first 3D smartphone

Amazon unveils its first 3D smartphone

One of the biggest e-commerce companies in the world, Amazon, is set to launch it’s first-ever smartphone at an event in Seattle on Wednesday, but just what can we expect from the online retailer’s attempt to take on Apple and Google?In terms of technical specs, the phone is likely to be placed in the upper-middle slice of devices, with reports suggesting [...]

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