October 22, 2018
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FG urges organised labour to accept N24,000 offer

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The Federal Government has urged Organised Labour to accept the new minimum wage proposal, considering the capacity and ability of the government and the private sector to pay. Dr. Chris Ngige Minister of Labour and Productivity Minister of Labour and Employment, Sen. Chris Ngige, made the call when he received the new Director-General of Nigeria Employers Consultative Association (NECA), Mr. […]

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Osinbajo promises aid to Bayelsa, Rivers flood victims

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Vice President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, has assured flood victims in Bayelsa and Rivers States that the Federal Government is committed to alleviating their pains. Osinbajo gave the assurance on Friday in Bayelsa State, when he spoke at St. John’s Catholic Church, Internally Displaced Persons (IDP) camp, Igbogene, Yenegoa, after his inspection of flooded areas in the state. He said that […]

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Niger-Basin project to improve 130 million lives

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The Federal government says no fewer than 130 million people will benefit from the Niger-Basin project when it is completed. The Minister of Water Resources, Mr Suleiman Adamu, at the opening of the 37th Ordinary Session of the Council of Ministers of the Niger Basin Authority on Friday in Abuja, therefore, urged member nations to pay up their contributions. According […]

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55 people die in Kaduna communal crisis

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Police have confirmed the killing of 55 people in the communal crisis the engulfed Kasuwan Magani in Kajuru Local Government Area of Kaduna state. The State Commissioner of Police, Mr. Ahmad Abdur-Rahman, said that the police had arrested 22 suspects in connection with the mayhem on Thursday. Abdul-Rahaman said anti-riot and conventional policemen as well as a team of the […]

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Why we want to join ECOWAS– Morocco

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Mr Mustapha El Khalfi, the Spokesman for the Moroccan government and Parliament, says the country’s interest in joining ECOWAS stems from its desire to build strong South-South partnership. Khalfi disclosed this while briefing participants of the maiden News Directors Forum of the Atlantic Federation of African Press Agencies (FAAPA) in Rabat. On why Morocco, located in North Africa, should apply […]

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Headlines

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Headlines

Rihanna shuns Super Bowl

Pop superstar Rihanna declined an offer to perform at a Super Bowl halftime show because she supported former National Football League quarterback Colin Kaepernick and his protest against racial injustice. US Weekly and other reports cited an unnamed source as saying that the NFL and broadcaster CBS Corp “really wanted Rihanna to be next year’s performer.” However, she declined in […]

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Structural barriers hinders us from politics – PLWD

Persons Living with Disabilities (PLWD) have said that structural barriers were a great limitation to their participation in politics in Nigeria. Ms Grace Jerry, Executive Director, Inclusive Friends Association (IFA) said this at a High Level Public-Private Sector Forum with the theme’’` Democracy that Delivers’’ organised by the National Democratic Institute and the International Republican Institute (IRI). Jerry said that […]

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Headlines

A Corbyn Government Would Be a Terrorist Threat to the Western World

The intense public discussion on anti-Semitism in the UK Labour party has almost entirely overshadowed the problem of the huge risk a Corbyn-led government would represent to the Western world. Corbyn, a terrorist sympathizer, and various problematic associates of his would gain access to intelligence gathered by the British security services. How safe would it then be for other Western […]

USA & Canada

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USA & Canada

32% of Americans live from paycheck to paycheck

A new report from personal finance website GOBankingRates has revealed that 32 percent of Americans – nearly a third of respondents – have no money in their savings accounts. They live from paycheck to paycheck. GOBankingRates conducts this survey each year to better understand Americans’ personal financial standing. Since 2015, the results have shown that the majority of Americans have […]

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USA & Canada

Americans invited to explore the set of Dundee

Tourism Australia has launched the next phase of its A$36 million Dundee campaign with a series of videos inviting Americans to book a trip Down Under and visit the ‘set’ of the movie. Starring Aussie actor Luke Hemsworth, the videos will take US travellers on an exclusive behind the scenes tour of the Dundee movie backlot, showcasing the breadth of […]

USA & Canada

American breaks ground on $1.6b Los Angeles modernisation project

American Airlines and Los Angeles World Airports have officially broke ground on a $1.6 billion modernisation project to fully reimagine Los Angeles International Airport Terminals 4 and 5. The project marks American’s largest individual investment at an airport in its 92-year history and reaffirms the airline’s commitment to Los Angeles. Los Angeles mayor Eric Garcetti, Los Angeles councilmember Joe Buscaino […]

Africa

Africa

Fela would have been proud of Wizkid, Davido — Sean Dampte

Tell us about your growing up? I am From a family of 5, born in Ebute-Metta area of Lagos. Attended Tunwase Primary School in IKEJA, Apapa memorial for my Junior High and spent most of my Senior Years at Unity School Ode-Aye. Strict parents, naughty childhood but did well for that phase. Higher education for BSc and MBA was completed in […]

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Africa

Uniworld unveils plans for four new ships

Uniworld Boutique River Cruise Collection will introduce four new ships to its fleet over the next three years. New ships will launch on the Nile in Egypt, the Douro in Portugal and the Mekong in Vietnam in 2020, followed by a new ship on the Volga in Russia in 2021. The new ships will replace existing vessels in each destination […]

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Africa

President mourns the passing of Ma Agnes Msimang

South Africa is poorer after the passing away of Ma Agnes Msimang, a heroine of the South African struggle. Msimang passed away at age 89 at a Johannesburg hospital on Thursday. President Cyril Ramaphosa also described Ma Aggie, as she was fondly known, as “a true servant of the people”. “She was a committed and loyal member of the ANC […]

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Asia

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Asia

Afghans defy Taliban threats as voting begins

Afghans began voting on Saturday in parliamentary elections overshadowed by chaotic organization, allegations of corruption and violence that has forced a postponement of the vote in the strategic southern province of Kandahar. Taliban militants have issued a series of statements telling people not to take part in what they consider a foreign-imposed process and warning election centers may be attacked. […]

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Asia

Saudis admit Jamal Khashoggi was killed inside consulate

Monarchy announces sacking of a top intelligence official following an internal investigation into journalist’s disappearance DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Saudi Arabia acknowledged early Saturday that Saudi writer Jamal Khashoggi was killed in the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul in a fight, and said 18 Saudis were being held as suspects. The overnight announcements in Saudi state media came more […]

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Asia

Cosi tops out second property in Thailand

Centara Hotels & Resorts has topped out its second Cosi branded hotel, in North Pattaya. The affordable lifestyle brand provides the freedom-loving smartphone generation with relaxed, connected travel experiences at accessible prices. Friendly and lively, Cosi hotels will redefine hospitality with a perfect bundle of great location, innovation, seamless connectivity and total 24-hour freedom and flexibility. Whether travelling for work […]

Europe

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Europe

British Airways woos pilots of tomorrow with Heathrow exhibition

British Airways unveiled what could be its pilot class of 2022 last night, as 100 students were given the chance to give flying a go, at the airline’s headquarters near Heathrow. The airline’s aim is to inspire and encourage the next generation to pursue a career as a British Airways pilot. Pilots from across the airline turned out in force […]

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Europe

Delta Air Lines to add Edinburgh-Boston connection from May

Delta Air Lines will double its flights from Edinburgh from May 24th by adding a new service to Boston’s Logan International Airport. Complementing the airline’s existing daily service to New York-JFK, the seasonal Boston route will offer customers more travel options from Edinburgh to the United States, with two flights every day during the peak summer months. The new Boston […]

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Europe

Acquisitions drive strong revenue growth in third quarter at Accor

AccorHotels has reported revenue of €1,033 billion for the third quarter, up 22 per cent. The increase comes following the acquisition of Mövenpick and Australia-based Mantra. RevPAR climbed 5.9 per cent, reflecting positive performances in all regions – particularly in Europe (up 7.1 per cent) and Asia-Pacific (up 3.1 per cent) – primarily because of a strong price effect. Sébastien […]

Australia & New Zealand

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Australia & New Zealand

Tourism Australia takes Dreamtime to Perth for first time

Tourism Australia has announced that its signature event for promoting the country as a world-class incentive destination, Dreamtime, will be held in Perth for the first time. As part of the Dreamtime program, Australian industry will have the opportunity to meet and do business with qualified buyers from key markets including Greater China, Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, India, New Zealand, USA […]

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Australia & New Zealand

NSW Australia’s number one destination again

New South Wales (NSW) has continued its reign as Australia’s leading tourism State with record numbers of visitors turbocharging the economy, generating jobs and driving investment in local communities as they once again choose to visit NSW ahead of all other States. NSW has broken records with the latest round of National Visitor Survey results revealing in the year ending […]

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Australia & New Zealand

TravelManagers’ Exclusive South Island Wildlife and Wine Famil

The city of Christchurch, which is New Zealand’s gateway to the South Island, has spent the past seven years rebuilding and reinventing itself whilst at the same time remaining true to its English heritage. Eight personal travel managers (PTMs) recently took part in a TravelManagers-exclusive famil to the Garden City, in which they spent two busy days exploring the city […]

Business

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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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Business

FG slashes business registration fee by 50%

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo on Tuesday announced the Federal Government’s approval of a 90-day special window for business registration at a reduced rate of N5000 only. A statement, signed by Laolu Akande, Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Office of the Vice President in Abuja, said that Osinbajo made the announcement in Enugu. Osinbajo, who was […]

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