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Amazon set to start new form of delivery system

Amazon Canada to hire 200 workers in Toronto

Amazon.com Inc. is expanding a service launched to make more groceries, cleaning supplies and other products available for quick delivery directly from merchants without overwhelming the e-commerce giant’s warehouses with additional inventory, according to documents reviewed by Bloomberg. The trial pushes Amazon’s logistical reach beyond its own facilities and into those of its merchants, encroaching on services of long-time delivery partners United ...

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BBNaija begins.


The third season of reality TV series, Big Brother Nigeria was launched on Sunday with 20 contestants (housemates). This year’s edition, which is tagged “double wahala” stars Vandora, Teddy A, K Bruce, Nina, Miracle, Alex, Princess, DeeOne and Ahneeka. Other housemates are Rico Swavey, Bito, BamBam, Leo, Khloe, Angel and Ifu-Ennada, Anto, Tobi Bakare, Cee-C and Lolu. The show is running ...

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About 1.2 million aspirants register for 2018 UTME


About 1.2 million Nigerians have been registered for the 2018 Unified Tertiary Matriculations Examination, according to statistics from the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board. The UTME is billed to hold from March 9 to 17. JAMB’s Head of Information, Dr Fabian Benjamin, in an interview with our correspondent on Monday, said that all hands were on deck for a hitch-free ...

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Med-View suspends Dubai flight operations

Air Botswana

Med-View Airline has suspended its Dubai operations till March. The airline’s Managing Director, Mr. Muneer Bankole, who disclosed this on Monday, said the suspension was to pave the way for aircraft maintenance and refurbishment. Med-View began the Dubai flight service on December 7, 2017. “We have shut down Dubai operations till March 24 when our own aircraft B767-300ER returns from ...

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We received N5.1tn as subsidy payment in nine years –NNPC


The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation has said it received a total of N5.1tn as payments for subsidy on the Premium Motor Spirit (petrol) between 2006 and 2015. The corporation, which said the payments were approved by the Petroleum Products Pricing Regulatory Agency, said it was still owed N170.6bn by the Federal Government. The Group Managing Director, NNPC, Maikanti Baru; and ...

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Too many political parties may cause problems in 2019 –INEC


The Independent National Electoral Commission says the growing number of political parties may pose challenges for the commission in the 2019 general elections. The Chief Technical Adviser to the INEC Chairman, Prof. Bolade Eyinla, said this in Abuja on Monday at a retreat organised by the National Institute for Policy and Strategic Studies, Kuru. While delivering a keynote address at ...

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CBN sells $210m as naira closes at 364/dollar

currency exchange

The Central Bank of Nigeria on Monday injected another $210m into various segments of the inter-bank foreign exchange market. This came on the heels of the regulator’s $304.4m Retail Secondary Market Intervention sales in the inter-bank forex market on Friday. Despite this, the naira closed at 364/dollar at the parallel market on Monday, the same rate the United States greenback ...

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