November 14, 2018

Suspected Vandal Found Dead inside NNPC Pipeline in Ogun

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The Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), Ogun Command, on Sunday said it recovered the body of a 45 year old man, in the middle of NNPC’s Petroleum Motor Spirit (PMS) pipeline at Gbaga Axis, Ogijo, Ogun. The man was suspected to be an oil thief. The command made this known in Abeokuta in a statement signed by its […]

Snipper Bean

Snipper Beans: SON DG Commend Consumer For Reporting

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Director General, Standards Organisation of Nigeria, Osita Aboloma Esq. has commended the Consumer who reported a Beans Vendor for using a pesticide for the preservation of the crop on sale to the Police. A statement from his office in Abuja posited that such individual and collective awareness by Consumers in general are essential for effective standards implementation and enforcement in […]

Opposition Will not Derail our Agricultural Revolution- FG

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The Federal Government says no amount of external opposition and resistance will derail its agricultural revolution. The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, stated this on Monday in Dutse at the Special Town Hall Meeting on Agriculture. The minister also said that the administration’s agricultural revolution would ultimately lead to self-sufficiency in national staples. Mohammed led three other […]

Diamond Bank

Court Okays Termination of Appointment by Diamond Bank

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The National Industrial Court, Abuja, on Monday said a new generation bank (Diamond Bank Plc) was right to have terminated the appointment of its employee, Emmanuel Ogunewe. The court gave the verdict in a suit filed before it by the claimant, Ogunewe. The claimant, in his suit had urged the court to declare that his termination of appointment became effective […]

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Management, Directors of Failed Skye Bank Under Investigation, Says NDIC

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The Nigeria Deposit Insurance Corporation (NDIC) and the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) are monitoring the investigations of law enforcement agencies instituted against the directors and management of the failed Skye Bank Plc to determine their culpability in the failure of the bank. The Managing Director and Chief Executive of the NDIC, Umaru Ibrahim, announced this at the opening ceremony […]

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Headlines

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Headlines

Sesame Seed Farmers Celebrate Bumper Harvests in Yobe

Sesame seeds farmers in Yobe are celebrating bumper harvests as the price of the commodity shoots up to N32,000 per bag in the market. Some farmers who spoke with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Damaturu on Saturday, said that they had the best harvests this year compared to some years back. Malam Ali Gaba, a farmer, said “most […]

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Headlines

Plateau Executive Council Approves N15.2bn Supplementary Budget

The Plateau Executive Council has approved a supplementary budget of N15.2bn, Mr Yakubu Dati, Commissioner for Information and Communication, has disclosed. Dati told newsmen in Jos that the approval was one of the decisions reached at the council’s meeting presided over by Gov. Simon Lalong. Giving a breakdown of the budget, Mr Sylvester Wallangko, Commissioner for Economic Planning, said that […]

Headlines

Emerges Best Performing Public Sector Agency in IT Clearance Regulation

The Nigeria Deposit Insurance Corporation (NDIC) has been declared the best performing public sector institution in Nigeria on compliance with Information Technology Clearance Regulation after a rigorous selection process in Nigeria. The award was conferred on the Corporation by the Nigeria Technology Development Agency (NITDA), which is the promoter of IT regulation and development in Nigeria. It instituted the awards […]

USA & Canada

President Trump
USA & Canada

72% of US Jews find Trump partly to blame for Pittsburgh shooting

Strong majority of Jewish Americans disapprove of president, favor Iran deal and two-state solution, according to survey commissioned by left-wing lobby WASHINGTON — A poll released Wednesday morning by the left-wing lobby group J Street said that the vast majority of American Jews find US President Donald Trump at least partially responsible for the deadly Pittsburgh synagogue shooting two weeks […]

USA & Canada

Spirit Airlines launches new Orlando-St. Thomas, US Virgin Islands, flight

US Virgin Islands governor Kenneth Mapp has welcomed the inaugural Spirit Airlines flight from Orlando to St. Thomas on touchdown. Spirit flight 284, with a full flight of 145 passengers, landed at Cyril King International Airport shortly before 15:00 to a traditional water cannon salute. The Airbus 319 was greeted with a Carnival-themed welcome, Cruzan rum samples for passengers and […]

Africa

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Africa

Cape Town hosts Compensation Fund employer info sessions

The Compensation Fund employer briefing session, which will focus on the newly-proposed employer’s assessment model under the Compensation for Occupational Injuries and Diseases Act (COID), will be held in Cape Town this morning. The event will be held at Cape Town Sun Square City Bowl between 09:00 and 11:00. The session follows the recent publishing of the employer’s assessment model […]

Africa

SA-EU Summit set to strengthen bilateral relations

President Cyril Ramaphosa is set to jet off to Europe to attend the South Africa-European Union (SA-EU) Summit, which is set to strengthen bilateral relations between SA and the EU. Ahead of the seventh SA-EU Summit, President Cyril Ramaphosa will undertake a working visit to Strasbourg, France, and Brussels in Belgium from 14-15 November 2018. The visit will start in […]

Africa

Banks urged to plough into Africa’s agribusiness

African banks, insurance institutions and investors have been challenged to relax their stringent requirements for the funding of emerging agribusiness ventures on the continent. Industry experts made the clarion call during an agribusiness discussion at the inaugural Africa Investment Forum at the Sandton Convention Centre, in Johannesburg on Thursday. Panellists in the discussion said this was one of several bottlenecks […]

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Asia

Asia

Flynas welcomes first A320neo to fleet in Saudi Arabia

Flynas has begun taking delivery of its first of 80 A320neo family aircraft. This follows an agreement signed in January 2017, with deliveries scheduled to take place until 2026. Flynas is the first operator in Saudi Arabia to acquire the A320neo and currently operates a fleet of 30 A320ceos. The A320neo, powered by CFM LEAP-1A engines, will support Flynas’ expansion […]

Asia

Six Senses Maxwell opens in Singapore

Following the opening of Six Senses Duxton, sister property Six Senses Maxwell is scheduled to open on December 1st. Six Senses Maxwell is the second of two heritage buildings that together form Six Senses Singapore. Split across two buildings and five minutes walking distance away, both are an easy wander apart and add a touch of luxe to the vibrant […]

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Asia

Air Europa expands Boeing Dreamliner order

Air Europa has increased its investment in Dreamliner long-haul aircraft. In a major $3.5 billion investment in new aircraft announced in 2015 the target was for 22 Dreamliner aircraft to be delivered by 2022 – this has now been increased to 27 Dreamliners by 2022. In the first phase of the fleet rejuvenation eight Dreamliner 787-8 aircraft were delivered. The […]

Europe

British, Rome
Europe

British Airways launches London City services to Rome

British Airways has launched new flights from London City Airport to the capital of Italy, Rome. The year-round service is the fourth Italian city to be served by British Airways direct from the Docklands and will operate every day except Saturday. A special bust of one of Rome’s most famous forefathers, Julius Caesar, was drafted in to greet customers on […]

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Europe

Scenic Eclipse further delayed following shipyard strikes

Scenic Luxury Cruises & Tours has been forced to delay the launch of its first ocean-going ship for a second time. The company blamed the “continuing financial issues” at the Uljanik shipyard in Pula, Croatia, pointing in particular to a strike by specialist engine and systems commissioning workers. This has delayed the completion of the Scenic Eclipse, Scenic said in […]

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Europe

An International Jewish View on the Pittsburgh Murders

The killing of 11 Jews in Pittsburgh is the next in a series of lethal attacks targeting Jews and their institutions for decades around the world. In killings outside the US, the murderers of Jews are often Muslim, while in Pittsburgh the murderer was a white supremacist. The First Amendment of the American Constitution enables hate speech, which is a […]

Australia & New Zealand

Australia & New Zealand

Novotel Melbourne Central and ibis Melbourne Central welcome guests

Novotel Melbourne Central and ibis Melbourne Central welcome guests Melbourne’s newest central dual-branded hotel accommodation, Novotel Melbourne Central and ibis Melbourne Central, will accept guests from 12 November as part of a soft opening, ahead of an official ribbon-cutting ceremony on Monday 10 December. Located in the heart of Melbourne’s CBD, the integrated new-build Novotel and ibis hotels add 483 […]

Australia Beach
Australia & New Zealand

Pumpkin Island winner 2018 Australasia’s Most Sustainable Hotel

Pumpkin Island winner 2018 Australasia’s Most Sustainable Hotel The winners of the Boutique Hotel Awards 2018 were announced last night at the prestigious awards ceremony in London. Boutique owners, travel and lifestyle press and travel industry influencers from around the globe attended the awards. The Boutique Hotel Awards is an international awards organisation which is dedicated to recognising unique excellence […]

Australia & New Zealand

Westin Hotels & Resort arrives in Queensland

Westin Hotels & Resort arrives in Queensland Westin Hotels & Resorts, part of Marriott International, today announced the official opening of The Westin Brisbane, marking the brand’s debut in Queensland, Australia. Located in the heart of the River City, the hotel offers an urban retreat for leisure and business travellers, who prioritise their wellbeing. “Westin’s powerful wellness proposition resonates with […]

Business

business nigeria
Business

Group predicts more global business in Nigeria

An integrated creative company, Ogilvy Group, says digitalisation will birth emergence of more global companies in Nigeria’s business landscape. Abdussamad Abdurrahman, Media Manager, Ogilvy Nigeria, quoted Paul Donnell, the Chief Executive, Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) of Ogilvy Group, as saying. Ogilvy is a WPP company listed on the American Stock Market (NASDAQ:WWPGY) with 131 offices in 83 countries. […]

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Business

Christmas Island open for business

After a tumultuous decade of playing second fiddle to national politics, Christmas Island’s tourism industry finally has the opportunity to shine again. This week, the island’s Immigration Detention Centre (IDC), which opened its doors in 2008, will scale back to ‘hot contingency’ status, which means it will be closed to detainees, and only operational should the need arise. Tourism operators […]

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