November 21, 2018

Campaign Group Faults Atiku’s Plan to Sell NNPC

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The Atiku-Agbaje Media Engagement Network (AAMEN) has urged the Presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, (PDP), Atiku Abubakar to rescind his proposed policy on sale of NNPC if elected. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) recalls that Atiku, on Sunday said he would sell 90 per cent of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, (NNPC) and retain just 10 per […]

Nigeria Police law 75 years old, needs amendment – Senator

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Sen. Bala Na’Allah, the Deputy Majority Leader of the Senate on Monday said the nation was operating an obsolete Nigeria Police law, which had been in existence since 1943. Na’Allah said this at a dialogue session with the National Assembly and Stakeholders on Police Reform and Police Bill organised by the Policy and Legal Advocacy Centre (PLAC) in Abuja. He […]

Telecoms operators to switch off network in FCT, 9 other states

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Ten states and parts of Federal Capital Territory (FCT) may soon face telecommunications services blackout following tax disputes between Kogi Government and mobile network operators. Gbenga Adebayo, Chairman, Association of Licensed Telecommunication Operators (ALTON), made this known on Monday in Lagos while briefing newsmen on issues affecting the nation’s telecommmunications industry. The ALTON chief said Kogi State Government had allegedly […]

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MURIC Urges Political Leaders to Emulate Prophet Muhammad

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The Muslim Rights Concern (MURIC) on Tuesday called on the nation’s leadership to emulate Prophet Muhammad (SAW), shun selfish interests and focus on developing the economy for the benefit of the masses. Prof. Ishaq Akintola, Director, MURIC, in an Eid-El-Maulud message in Lagos, advised politicians to focus on things that would bring development to the nation, rather than promoting their […]

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Headlines

Kano Health Agency Registers over 30,000 Workers

Dr Halima Mijinyawa, the Executive Secretary, Kano State Contributory Health Care Agency, says more than 30,000 workers have been registered under the scheme. Mijinyawa disclosed this on Saturday at a two-day sensitisation meeting organised for secondary health facilities desk officers in Kano. She said that the agency had engaged about 262 private and public health facilities to render quality healthcare […]

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Plateau Govt Sets Nov. 21 for Preventive Mass Vaccination

The Plateau Government says it will flag-off the preventive mass vaccination campaign against Yellow Fever at Quaán Pan Local Government Area of the state on Nov. 21. Mrs Joy Jereshak, the State Programme Coordinator of Yellow Fever, Primary Health Care Board, announced this on Friday in Jos during a Sensitisation Programme on the 10 days exercise scheduled for Nov. 22 […]

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nt’l community beams searchlight on Nigeria’s 2019 general election

Some countries in the international community have called for transparent campaigns and also urged the electorate to exercise their democratic right by vote during the forthcoming general election. The countries made this known in a statement in Abuja on Sunday. They comprise the European Union delegation to Nigeria, France, Germany, UK, Austria, Bulgaria, Canada, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, Greece, Hungary, […]

USA & Canada

USA & Canada

Villa Royale opens in Palm Springs, California

Palm Springs has welcomed the opening of boutique hotel Villa Royale, a historic part of the city’s Hollywood Hideaway legacy. Featuring 38 beautifully decorated rooms and villas, the design of which pay homage to the city’s history, three outdoor pools with stunning mountain views and the brand-new Del Rey restaurant, Villa Royale has been beautifully restored and redesigned to enhance […]

USA & Canada

Celebrity Edge arrives in Florida ahead of debut season

Celebrity Edge has arrived at Port Everglades’ Terminal 25 in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, following the ship’s first, 15-day transatlantic crossing. Chairman Royal Caribbean Cruises, Richard Fain, said: “The arrival of Celebrity Edge today book-ends a major chapter in the growth of Celebrity Cruises. “It’s the culmination of years of dreaming, designing and dedication to bring this magnificent ship to life. […]

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USA & Canada

Chicago’s tallest building elevator collapses, 6 escape death

Six people including a pregnant woman escaped death as the elevator of the Chicago’s fourth-tallest building collapsed plunging 84 floors following a cable cut. The six people had gotten into the elevator on the 95th floor of the 875 North Michigan Avenue building, formerly known as the John Hancock Center, early on Friday when they heard a loud noise as […]

Africa

Africa

Government to abolish work experience for entry level posts

From 1 April 2019, work experience will no longer be a requirement for recruitment for entry level jobs in the public sector, the Department of Public Service and Administration (DPSA) has announced. This, the DPSA said in statement on Monday, is part of government’s efforts to address the country’s high youth unemployment rate. The department is currently in the process […]

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SA celebrates World Toilet Day

The Department of Water and Sanitation will today celebrate World Toilet Day with the community of Ivory Park. The department, in partnership with Life 4 U Foundation, will celebrate the World Toilet Day to shine the spotlight on the importance of decent toilets in communities. “In 2013, United Nations designated 19 November as the day to celebrate World Toilet Day […]

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Africa

AfDB approves $40m infrastructure fund

The Board of Directors of the African Development Bank (AfDB) has approved its third equity investment of $40 million in Africa Infrastructure Investment Fund (AIIF3). AIIF3 is a closed-ended pan-African infrastructure fund managed by South Africa-based Africa Infrastructure Investment Managers (AIIM). AIIM is one of Africa’s most experienced infrastructure fund managers. The Fund will focus on acquiring positions of significant […]

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Asia

Asia

The world’s first ‘quarry hotel’ opens in Shanghai

The world’s first ‘quarry hotel’ opens in Shanghai One of the world’s leading hotel companies, announced the grand opening of InterContinental® Shanghai Wonderland, the 200th InterContinental hotel making InterContinental Hotels & Resorts the world’s largest luxury hotel brand. Developed by Shimao Group and managed by IHG, InterContinental Shanghai Wonderland is a luxury hotel masterfully built into the side wall of […]

Asia

China, USA spar on trade tariffs, chequebook diplomacy

China and the US crossed swords Saturday ahead of an APEC summit, duelling over protectionism, trade tariffs and “chequebook diplomacy” as they laid out sharply contrasting visions for the Pacific Rim region. In combative back-to-back speeches at a business forum held on a hulking cruise ship moored in Port Moresby in Papua New Guinea, Xi Jinping and US Vice-President Mike […]

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Kim Jong Un tests Trump’s faith with new ‘tactical weapon’

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has supervised the testing of a “high-tech” new weapon, Pyongyang’s state media reported Friday, in a move that raises the temperature over denuclearisation talks with United States. “Kim Jong Un inspected the testing of a newly developed high-tech tactical weapon at the Academy of National Defence Science,” said the official Korean Central News Agency. […]

Europe

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Europe

easyJet reports strong results for financial 2018

Low-cost airline easyJet carried a record 88.5 million passengers in the year to September 30th, up 10.2 per cent, with a record load factor of 92.9 per cent. The European carrier reported headline profit before tax of £578 million for the year, up £170 million or 41.4 per cent on 2017. Reported profit before tax increased to £445 million, while […]

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Europe

Jeju Air places 40 737 MAX 8 order with Boeing

Jeju Air is ordering 40 737 MAX 8 planes from Boeing with the option for ten additional jets. The deal, valued at up to $5.9 billion at list prices, is the largest order ever placed by a Korean low-cost carrier and reflects rising demand for air travel in South Korea. It is also a boost for the aircraft type, with […]

Europe

Russia, OPEC to sign partnership deal

Russia is planning to sign a partnership agreement with Organisation of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC), Energy Minister Alexander Novak said on Monday. Novak said the deal would be discussed at the OPEC Dec. 6 meeting. NAN reports that on Sept. 11, Novak said that he believed OPEC and their allies within the production cut alliance should ink an agreement on […]

Australia & New Zealand

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Australia & New Zealand

Eva Air signs Air New Zealand codeshare partnership

Eva Air and Air New Zealand have signed a codeshare deal to expand their networks in north-east Asia and Oceania. Passengers of the two Star Alliance members will have access to codeshare options operated by Eva Air from Taipei to major destinations in Japan and South Korea. Passengers will also have codeshare options from Taipei to Auckland and onto major […]

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Australia & New Zealand

Business Awards Win for TravelManagers

Business Awards Win for TravelManagers Melbourne-based personal travel manager, Nicole Edgar, has entered her local business awards in five of the last eight years, taking home the award for “New Business of the Year” in her first year and being named as one of the finalists every other year that she has entered. This year, she was able to improve […]

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 […]

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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