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GE, Mainstream sign N8.3bn Kainji power plant rehabilitation contract

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Mainstream Energy Solutions Limited has injected a fresh $26m (N8.3bn) investment into the Kainji Hydro Power Plant to rehabilitate its Hydro Turbine Generator unit. The agreement for the rehabilitation project was signed with General Electric in Abuja. With the rehabilitation expected to be completed in 24 months, the fresh investment will add 80 megawatts, thus raising Mainstream’s power generation capacity ...

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Airtel launches 4th edition of CSR initiative


Airtel Nigeria has announced the commencement of the fourth edition of its award-winning corporate social responsibility initiative called Airtel Touching Lives. The Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer, Airtel Nigeria, Mr. Segun Ogunsanya, said the initiative aimed to promote the culture of giving among Nigerians, while speaking at a press conference in Lagos to announce the commencement of season four ...

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Kevin Krapf urges Osun state Pupils to explore ICT opportunities


The Unites States Cultural Affairs Officer, Kevin Krapf, has advised pupils in Osun State public secondary schools to explore the opportunities available in Information and Communication Technology. Krapf gave this advice in Ede, Osun, at the presentation of certificates to some pupils trained in computer applications, codes and programming.  The second phase of the training programme was organised by the ...

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MTN set to start giving out Yuletide gifts to Nigerians


In its bid to ensure a memorable yuletide, MTN Nigeria has started giving various gifts to Nigerians in Lagos. The programme is called Season of Surprises Give Back Initiative. The company said the give back initiative, which started at the Police barracks in Falomo, Ikoyi, where MTN surprised the residents with various gifts such as food items and household gadgets, ...

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New York bomb blast at port Authority


There are reports of a possible terror attack in New York City, after an explosion was felt Monday morning in a Subway station near Times Square. Commuters said they felt a blast in the Subway tunnels underneath the Port Authority Bus Terminal around 6:30am. The bus terminal is a major transit hub for people commuting into the city by bus ...

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Addax to invest $5bn in Nigeria


Addax Petroleum Development (Nigeria) Limited has said it is planning a fresh investment of $3bn to $5bn in Nigeria over the coming years. The company, in a statement on Sunday, affirmed its commitment to Nigeria, saying its future in Nigeria remained very bright. It said it would optimise its oil and gas operations in the country and increase production from ...

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Olubadan of Ibadan land got a deposition notice from 21 Ibadan Kings


The 21 Ibadan kings, installed by the Oyo State Governor Abiola Ajimobi on August 27, 2017, have issued a dethronement notice to the Olubadan of Ibadan land, Oba Saliu Adetunji. The Olubadan and the Olubadan-in-Council fell out after the governor crowned them and some Baales in accordance with the report of Justice Boade panel set up by Ajimobi to review the Olubadan ...

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I’m the best player in history – Ronaldo


Cristiano Ronaldo says he is the “best player in history” after winning his fifth Ballon d’Or on Thursday, Skysports reports. The Real Madrid forward scooped the award, which is organised by magazine France Football, for the fifth time to tie level with Lionel Messi’s tally. Ronaldo, who helped his side win the Champions League and La Liga last season, also won the ...

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FG signs Bilateral Air Service Agreement with UAE

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The Federal Government has signed a Bilateral Air Service Agreement with the United Arab Emirates’ government. It also announced that an indigenous carrier had been cleared and had commenced operations from Nigeria to Dubai, a development which industry experts attributed to the latest agreement. The agreement between Nigeria and UAE was signed in Colombo, Sri Lanka, with the Minister of ...

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Bode George withdraws from PDP 2019 race


A former Deputy National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, Chief Olabode George, has announced his withdrawal from the race for the national chairmanship of the party. He, however, said he did not withdraw for any candidate. He said he was withdrawing from the race on a matter of principle, saying it was wrong for the party not to have ...

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I ran away to Libya to escape my dad’s sexual demands —Returnee

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Miss Loveth Ekumabo, 25-year-old Libya returnee, has blamed her father’s incestuous behaviour for her decision to flee to Libya, at least, for safety from her father, and also in search of greener pasture. However, as it turned out, her case is akin to jumping from the frying pan into fire; as she has, in her life, gone through bitter experiences, ...

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Oil workers set to embark on nationwide strike from Dec. 18


Barely 24 hours after oil workers under the aegis of the Independent Petroleum Marketers Association of Nigeria, Lagos State Chapter, suspended the plan to withdraw their services, the Petroleum and Natural Gas Senior Staff Association of Nigeria on Thursday threatened to embark on a nationwide strike. Last week, IPMAN, Lagos Chapter, accused the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation of under-supplying its ...

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Full text of Trump’s speech on Jerusalem


Here is the full text of US President Donald Trump’s Wednesday speech on Jerusalem, in which he recognized the disputed city as Israel’s capital: When I came into office, I promised to look at the world’s challenges with open eyes and very fresh thinking. We cannot solve our problems by making the same failed assumptions and repeating the same failed ...

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Peter Okoye signs new artiste


Barely one month after the celebration of his birthday, Peter Okoye of the defunct popular music group, P-Square, has signed an artiste to his record company PClassic Records. He made the announcement of Singah’s signing on his Instagram page @peterpsquare. “Morning guys! Pls welcome @official_singah to PClassic Records Singer+Songwriter+Producer+Showmanship @official_singah 2018 is so ready for you! PClassicRecords #KingOfEmpire #KingOfAllP.’’ The 36-year ...

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#EndSARS: Govt must respond to fresh allegations of police abuse –Amnesty International


Director of Amnesty International Nigeria, Osai Ojigho, has urged the government to respond to the fresh allegations of police abuse currently trending in the social media. In a press release signed by the Media Manager, Isa Sanusi, Ojigho said, “The scale of the reaction to this incident shows that the concerns of the Nigerian people are reaching boiling point. “All incidents ...

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We’ll return $321m Abacha’s loot for benefit of Nigerians – Switzerland


Around $321 million in public funds stolen by former Nigerian dictator Sani Abacha will be returned to the African country, Switzerland said Monday. The money, originally deposited in Luxembourg, was confiscated by a Swiss court in late 2014 and in March last year the two states signed an agreement on its repatriation. “In accordance with policy on repayment of national ...

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Comedy child superstar, Emmanuella, becomes FreshYo ambassador


Child comedy superstar, Emmanuella Samuel, has been officially signed as the Brand Ambassador of FreshYo. Her videos for FreshYo done in collaboration with Mark Angel Comedy International and variously entitled ‘Missing Emmanuella’, ‘Lunatic’ and ‘Professor,’ have become popular among Nigerians, having generated over 30 million views on the social media. Category Head (Beverages, Noodles & Culinary) at Olam International’s Joint ...

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