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Daily Archives: Wednesday, September 13, 2017

WhatsApp’s Co-Founder set to quit the company


WhatsApp is undoubtedly a beloved messaging service that we have been using for the last 8 years. From a Facebook post, Brian Acton, WhatsApp’s co-founder informed the world that he was leaving the company. Here is the full statement. “After 8 years at WhatsApp, I have decided to move on and start a new chapter in my life. I am ...

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NEMA warns Anambra, Delta, others against flood


  The Director-General,   NEMA, Mr Yunusa Maihaja, and the DG of NiMet, Prof Dani Mashi, called on state governments to prepare for more flooding following recent signals from the Niger Basin Authority. They gave the warning in Abuja during a flood coordination meeting with government agencies, United Nations agencies and others. The states that may be affected are Anambra, Delta, ...

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Onazi set to move to England by January


Nigeria midfielder Ogenyi Onazi is still targeting a move to England in the January window after his move to Birmingham City failed to materialise  during the summer transfer market. The 24-year-old, who plays for Turkish club Trabzonspor, was denied a work permit to play for the English Championship side. “Every disappointment is a blessing. I’m not disappointed,” he told the ...

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NNPC to shut refineries for maintenance – NNPC


The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation will soon shut down three of its four refineries, according to the Group Managing Director, Dr. Maikanti Baru, has said. Baru, who said this on the sidelines of the inaugural Nigerian Pipeline Security Conference and Exhibition, stated that the purpose of the closure of the refineries located in Port Harcourt, Warri and Kaduna was to ...

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Aero Contractors gets NCAA approval for C-check maintenance


Nigeria’s oldest airline, Aero Contractors, has received certification from the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) to handle C-checks on Boeing B737-300, B737-400 and B737-500. Newsmen report that the Managing Director of Aero Contractors, Capt. Ado Sanusi, made this known while briefing newsmen on Wednesday in Lagos. Sanusi said the NCAA approval that takes effect from Sept. 2 was given to ...

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Breaking: Health workers set to commence strike September 20


THE Joint Health Sector Unions, JOHESU has directed its members to commence strike from Wednesday 20th September 2017 if the Federal Government fails to attend to their grievances. JOHESU tagged the planned strike ‘Operation Alligator Bite’ saying that it will be more dangerous than the Python Dance declared by the army in the South East The issues in contention are ...

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Apple iPhone X malfunctions at launch


Apple Inc has rolled out its much-anticipated iPhone X, but it came with a hiccup  on Tuesday. The glass and stainless steel device with an edge-to-edge display that Chief Executive Tim Cook called “the biggest leap forward since the original iPhone,” created an embarrassing moment for the company when one of the features, the face ID,  refused to work. This ...

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We’ll support Nigerian female politicians in 2019 – UN


The United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UN Women) says it will support Nigerian female politicians vying for elective positions in the 2019 general elections. The UN Women Executive Director, Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka told the Correspondent of newsmen that there was the need to increase women participation in politics in Nigeria. UN Women Executive Director Phumzile ...

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Singapore gets first female president without a vote

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Singapore got its first female president Wednesday, but the milestone was overshadowed by criticism that her selection was undemocratic after she was handed the job without a vote. Halimah Yacob, a former speaker of parliament from the Muslim Malay minority, did not have to face an election for the largely ceremonial post after authorities decided her rivals did not meet ...

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Trump threatens North Korea again


U.S. President Donald Trump issued another undisguised threat to irritant North Korea on Tuesday dismissing the latest U.N. sanctions as  only a very small step and nothing compared to what would have to happen to deal with the country’s nuclear program. U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin warned China that if it did not follow through on the new sanctions, the ...

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North Korea vows to boost weapons programmes after sanctions


North Korea vowed Wednesday to accelerate its weapons programmes in response to “evil” sanctions imposed by the UN Security Council following its latest and most powerful nuclear test. The respected 38 North website in the US raised its estimate for the yield from the explosion, which Pyongyang says was a hydrogen bomb small enough to fit onto a missile, to ...

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Asari dokubo, Tompolo,Niger delta Avengers begins move to defend and protect Nnamdi kanu


The police said, “we came to wait for the court orders to rearrest Nnamdi Kanu”.. That’s how it started.. 6000 officers moved into Abia, Anambra, Enugu, Imo and Ebonyi, just to ARREST KANU.. nwoke is larger than life, I swear. Mrs Obiefuna, my primary school teacher told me that the job of the military was to protect the territorial integrity ...

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