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By Dele Momodu; dele.momodu@thisdaylive.com   Fellow Nigerians, thanks for the deluge of messages and phone calls last week after reading my memo to our dear President. I doubt if any article of mine ever generated such amazing interest from the rich and poor, educated and not so educated, alike. The closest to it would be the letter I wrote to our ...

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Wema’s ALAT named Africa’s best digital banking app

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ALAT, the digital bank powered by Wema Bank has been named the ‘Best Mobile Banking App’ and ‘Best Digital Bank for 2017’ at this year’s World Finance Digital Banking Awards. The World Finance Digital Banking Awards celebrate organisations that lead the way with digitalisation while meeting consumer demands and mitigating against accompanying risks along the way. The lender in a ...

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US Military Receives Biggest Pay Rise Since 2010

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US President Donald Trump has signed an executive order, mandating a 2.4% pay hike for uniformed service members and a 1.9% raise for federal workers. The Trump administration’s initial budget blueprint called for a 2.1% pay increase, while the House and Senate suggested the 2.4% figure, which was eventually adopted by the president. Earlier in 2017, the Obama administration issued ...

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Wedding Galore For Same Sex Couples in Australia

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Same-sex couples married in midnight ceremonies across Australia earlier in January after the country’s last legal impediment to gay marriage expired. Marriage equality became law on Dec. 9 with overwhelming support in Parliament, but Australia’s requirement that all couples give a month’s notice for weddings made, meaning that couples had to wait till January 2018 before marriages can legally be consummated. ...

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Volkswagen To Spend Big on New Production


Volkswagen is going on a spending spree as the company seeks to spend more than $3.3 billion on the development and production of new models in North America from 2018 to 2020. The company announced its latest plans at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit recently. Some $1.2 billion of the planned investments are destined for the United ...

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World’s Longest Sea Bridge Completed in China

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China has once again proven to the world that it possesses the human and technical capacity to lead the world in terms of giant infrastructural drive and innovations. It recently completed the major work of the world’s longest sea bridge after its lighting system was installed and tested. It took six years and eight years to build the 55-kilometre-long bridge ...

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UK Targets Illegal Immigrants, To Close Bank Accounts


New legislation was introduced at the start of the year in the UK aimed at targeting up to 6000 illegal immigrants in the country. Banks are now mandated to close all accounts traced to illegal immigrants with a view to forcing them out of the country. The move comes just weeks after Border Force union officials claimed staff are so ...

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Nigerian Army frees 244 repentant Boko Haram members

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Nigerian Army on Monday handed over 244 repentant Boko Haram insurgents released from detention to Borno Government. Theatre Commander, Operation Lafiya Dole, Maj.-Gen. Rogers Nicholas, disclosed this while presenting the released detainees to Governor Kashim Shettima, at the Military Cemetery, Maimalari cantonment, Maiduguri. Nicholas said that the detainees were released as part of activities to commemorate the 2018 Armed Forces ...

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