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Turn to tech for time and cost-saving strategies

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(NC) Whether you commute to an office, run your own business, or occasionally work from home, today’s tech solutions can help improve your work-life balance and smooth out your daily tasks. Turning to tech is also one way to cut costs and increase profit margins, while at the same time improving your operations. Enterprise organizations often call this digital transformation, ...

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6 ways volunteering can help you find work

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(NC) Even though looking for work can be time-consuming, consider volunteering to help with your job hunt. It’s a great way to gain skills and experience for the job market. It also allows you to try out new things, network with people and have fun. Here are 6 ways volunteering can help when looking for work: It gets you out ...

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3 success tips for small business owners

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(NC) Being an entrepreneur means that you’ll often figure things out as you go along, without guidance or an established structure to help you navigate. Though it is one of the most exhilarating aspects of the job, it can also be daunting, especially when you’re first starting out. Dan Kelly, CEO of the Canadian Federation of Independent Business, offers his ...

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Nigeria moves up to 24th places in ease of doing business

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The World Bank’s Ease of Doing Business Report for 2018 has placed Nigeria in the 145th position. This is 24 positions better than the 169th position the nation was ranked in the 2017 report. According the report released by the World Bank on Tuesday, Nigeria is among the 10 top countries that improved on reforms. New Zealand is first on ...

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UPDATE: We’ll consider Nigeria’s $400m loan request – AfDB

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The African Development Bank on Tuesday said it could consider Nigeria for an additional $400m loan if such a request was approved by its Board. “An additional $400m in support could be considered, if requested and approved by the Board, as part of a larger coordinated effort with other development partners, including the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund,” ...

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Nigerians consume 400 million condoms yearly – SFH

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The Society of Family Health has said that Nigerians consume over 400 million condoms annually. Its Managing Director, Bright Ekweremadu, said this in Lagos on Tuesday. He was, however, quoted as saying that the 400 million condom consumption could fall below expectation based on the society’s estimation of unprotected sex in the country. He spoke during the launch of Flex ...

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‘NNPC will find crude in commercial quantities in inland basins’

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The Group Managing Director, Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, Maikanti Baru, on Tuesday announced that the aggressive exploration of the inland basins would soon yield result with hydrocarbon finds in commercial quantities. Baru stated this when he received a delegation from the Nigerian Association of Petroleum Explorationists, led by its President, Mr. Abiodun Adesanya, in Abuja. He noted that based on ...

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PRESIDENT BUHARI APPOINTS BOSS MUSTAPHA NEW SGF, TERMINATES APPOINTMENTS OF BABACHIR LAWAL, AYO OKE

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President Muhammadu Buhari has studied the report of the panel headed by the Vice President, Prof Yemi Osinbajo, SAN, which investigated allegations against the suspended Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Mr Babachir David Lawal, and the Director General, National Intelligence Agency (NIA), Ambassador Ayo Oke. The President accepted the recommendation of the panel to terminate the appointment of ...

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Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta has been declared winner of a controversial re-run of the presidential election. He won 98% of the vote with turnout at just under 39% – less than half that recorded in August’s vote, according to the election commission. The opposition leader, Raila Odinga, pulled out of the re-run and urged his supporters to boycott it. Mr ...

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ECOWAS court orders FG to pay N88bn civil war damages

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The ECOWAS Court of Justice has awarded N88 billion damages against the Federal Government for its failure to clear landmines and remains of explosives after the 1966-1970 civil war in the South Eastern region. In a consent judgment delivered by Justice Chijioke Nwoke today, the court ordered the Federal Government to commence clearing and evacuation of the aftermath of the ...

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Donald Trump’s former campaign chairman, Paul Manafort surrenders to FBI following Mueller’s investigation

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Paul Manafort, the former campaign chairman for Donald Trump has turned himself in to Justice Department special counsel Robert Mueller while former Trump campaign official Rick Gates has also been told to turn himself in. Gates is a longtime business associate of Manafort, having worked together since the mid-2000s. Manafort arrived at the FBI’s Washington field office this morning. The ...

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A parent’s guide to cyberbullying

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(NC) With a new school year in full swing, it’s a good idea for parents to stay vigilant against online problems kids can face. Cyberbullying is one concern many parents have, and with good reason — it’s becoming a more common and threatening event. “There’s an increased danger for rapid escalation of cyberbullying, with participants and their victims growing exponentially,” ...

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Spender versus saver: How to reach financial bliss

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(NC) When it comes to romantic relationships, the traditional thought is that opposites attract. But personal finance experts say that couples with different attitudes towards money need to find a middle ground to achieve financial bliss. “Many couples include a spender and a saver. The spender is the one who sees a sale and thinks they can buy more; whereas ...

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4 Health Benefits of Jasmine Tea

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Do you enjoy sipping a hot, steaming cup of jasmine green tea? When you sip tea made from the leaves of this herbal flowering plant, you’re doing more than pleasing your taste buds. It seems the leaves from this flower have benefits that go beyond their pleasant aroma and sweet taste. What are the health benefits of jasmine tea?   ...

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Did you know almost all electrical work requires a permit?

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(NC) If you’re planning a home reno this fall, remember that a building permit doesn’t always allow you to perform electrical work. Electrical fires are actually the number one cause of house fires in Canada, so before you tinker with your home’s wiring take some steps to protect you and your family. Start by checking if a permit is required, ...

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FG to begin crude oil tracking next year

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The Federal Government announced on Monday that plans were in top gear to deploy technology that would track and account for every molecule of crude oil produced in Nigeria by 2019. It also stated that investment requests by multinational oil firms seeking to invest in the country’s oil and gas sector were currently in excess of $15bn. In the latest ...

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AfDB cancels $400m loan to Nigeria

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The African Development Bank has called off a loan to Nigeria that would have helped fund the country’s budget, the Vice-President for Power, Energy, Climate Change and Green Growth, AfDB, Amadou Hott, has said. He said the bank would likely be redirecting the money to specific projects in Nigeria rather than give to the country to fund its budget. Hott ...

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UNIBEN student wins international essay contest

A medical student at the University of Benin, Joshua Borokinni, has emerged third place winner of the 2017 Royal Commonwealth Essay Competition. Out of a total of 12,300 youths from Commonwealth countries who took part in the competition, Borokinni was the only one from Nigeria and Africa. He emerged second runner-up and bronze medallist after Annika Turon-Semmens from Australia and ...

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