September 26, 2018
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Osun rerun election shifts APC presidential primary

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The All Progressives Congress (APC) has again rescheduled its presidential primary. It will now take place on Friday, Sept. 28, as against the earlier announced date of Thursday, Sept. 27. It was the third time the party would announce a slight adjustment of its primary timetable. Mr Yekini Nabena, the party’s National Publicity Secretary, announced the new date on Monday […]

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A catalogue of INEC’s inconclusive elections

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The Osun governorship election was not the first to be declared inconclusive by the Independent National Electoral Commission(INEC). There had been several others before it, including governorship elections, contrary to insinuations in some quarters that what INEC’s returning officer, Professor Joseph Fuwape, Vice chancellor Federal University of Technology, Akure, did was unprecedented. Anambra 2011 The late Dora Akunyili, contesting for […]

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Buhari condemns xenophobia, discrimination

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President Muhammadu Buhari has commended former South African President Nelson Mandela for his rare virtues, especially in the promotion of peace, unity and reconciliation. Buhari spoke on Monday evening at the declaration of Nelson Mandela Decade of Peace at the UN headquarters in New York in commemoration of the centenary celebration of the late anti-apartheid icon. According to him, Nigeria […]

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UN Resolution 181, and the Arab List

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For many years, General Assembly Resolution 181 was the document the Palestinians cited most frequently to buttress two of their major claims. They no longer do so because the document stipulates for the creation of a Jewish state, as emphasized by the nationality law they now decry. Ever since 1988, when, after 40 years of rejection, the PLO feigned acceptance […]

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volcano in Iceland set to erupt in explosion

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SCIENTISTS have warned a giant Icelandic volcano is gearing up for an eruption – dwarfing an explosion that disrupted worldwide air travel eight years ago. Katla, a “highly hazardous” volcano in Iceland, is showing tell-tale signs it could be about to blow its top, according to researchers. celandic and British volcanologists have detected Katla— Icelandic for “kettle” or “boiler” — […]

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Headlines

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Headlines

Man in trouble for sexually assaulting woman on flight

A Texas man Alfredo Vela IV has been arrested and charged with sexual battery after a passenger accused him of inappropriately touching her on a Southwest flight from Houston, Texas, to Nashville, Tennessee, Sunday night. The woman allegedly told Nashville Police Department officers that she had a brief conversation with the 30-year-old Vela IV, before she fell asleep during the […]

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Truck crushes motorcyclist, passenger on Lagos-Ibadan expressway

A motorcyclist and his passenger were on Monday crushed to death in an accident involving a truck and a motorcycle on the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway. My Babatunde Akinbiyi, the Public Relations Officer of Traffic Compliance and Enforcement Corps (TRACE), who confirmed the incident to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Abeokuta, said the incident happened close to a Connoil filling […]

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Headlines

Party leaders disagree over venue

There are indications that the leadership of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) are yet to agree on a venue for party’s presidential primaries fixed for Oct. 6, following a sharp disagreement between the leaders of the party on Monday in Abuja. The disagreement between the Board of Trustees (BoT) and the National Working Committee (NWC) manifested at the inauguration of […]

USA & Canada

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USA & Canada

US ‘stands with Iranians’ after attack on military parade

State Department condemns ‘scourge of radical Islamic terrorism,’ after assault in Ahvaz leaves at least 29 dead The US strongly condemned an attack on a military parade in Iran that killed at least 29 people Saturday, briefly putting aside its harsh enmity with Tehran. Despite the Trump administration’s touchy relations with Iran, the State Department said that “the United States […]

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USA & Canada

Smart watches, speakers escape Trump’s tariffs

Many high-profile consumer technology items such as “smart” watches and speakers were spared by the U.S. tariffs that hit some $200 billion worth of Chinese products. But the less flashy home modems, routers and internet gateways that make them work weren’t so lucky. Consumer tech industry officials and the U.S. Customs and Border Protection agency say they expect billions of […]

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USA & Canada

Trump hits OPEC amid cartel fractures

Trump resumed his attacks on OPEC Thursday morning amid oil prices that have climbed to their highest level in two months. “We protect the countries of the Middle East, they would not be safe for very long without us, and yet they continue to push for higher and higher oil prices! We will remember. “The OPEC monopoly must get prices […]

Africa

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Africa

Rwanda’s wages below 18% of budget

In a bold move to continue to curtail debt stress, Rwanda has kept its wages and salaries below 18 per cent of the budget. The policy is part of measures to cut the costs of running government institutions. “Salaries and wages are well controlled and represent only 18 per cent of the budget,” said Uzziel Ndagijimana, Minister of Finance. “They […]

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Africa

Tanzania buries 224 victims of ferry disaster

Tanzania declared the whole nation was in mourning Sunday as the first dozen bodies were buried from a devastating ferry capsize on Lake Victoria that left people 224 dead. Prime Minister Kassim Majaliwa led “national funerals” on the island of Ukara, where the MV Nyerere had been coming in to dock on Thursday. He spoke of “great mourning by the […]

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Asia

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Asia

Shanghai Airlines receives first Dreamliner 787-9

Boeing and Shanghai Airlines have celebrated the delivery of the carrier’s first 787-9 Dreamliner. The airline says it plans to use the super-efficient and passenger-preferred Dreamliner to upgrade its regional and long-range service from its base in China’s largest city. The new airplane, with a special symbol of “100” on its fuselage, is the 100th airplane for Shanghai Airlines, a […]

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Asia

China launches bullet train service to Hong Kong

A new bullet train service between Hong Kong and mainland China launched Sunday, a multi-billion-dollar project that critics say gives away part of the city’s territory to an increasingly assertive Beijing. Chinese security have been stationed in semi-autonomous Hong Kong for the first time at the harbour front West Kowloon rail terminus, as part of a new “special port area” […]

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Asia

South Korea boycotts Iran’s oil

South Korea has stopped buying Iran’s oil, Iran’s Ministry of Petroleum confirmed on Sunday. “It is for three successive months that South Korea has not imported oil from Iran,” public relations of the ministry announced. “South Korea was the first country to halt Iran’s oil imports following the U.S. sanction threats against the country,” Kasra Nouri, the public relation manager […]

Europe

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Europe

Russia: We helped Israel look for bodies of soldiers in Syria

Moscow says one of its officers was injured in an attempt to locate the remains of IDF servicemen in Islamic State-held territory Russia on Sunday claimed that its military worked with Israel on an operation to locate the remains of fallen IDF soldiers inside Islamic State-held territory in Syria. The Russian defense ministry did not specify when or where the […]

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Europe

Thomas Cook Looks to Expedia For Vacation Rental Access

Offering vacation rentals to customers might be some way off, but it shows Thomas Cook is at least thinking creatively about its place in the travel industry. If it is something people want — and they clearly do — then the company needs to at least consider it. Thomas Cook Group is hoping to use its partnership with Expedia to […]

Australia & New Zealand

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Australia & New Zealand

Jerry Schwartz’s newest hotel to make hay for farmers

Dr Jerry Schwartz has pledged to support Australia’s embattled farmers by donating the profits from his first night as owner of the new Four Points by Sheraton at Sydney’s Central Park. Up to copy5,000 is expected to be raised for the Aussie Helpers organisation, which has been helping Australian farmers since 2002, through provision of financial support and goods, carting […]

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Australia & New Zealand

St. Regis Melbourne takes brand into Australia for first time

St. Regis Hotels & Resorts has announced the signing of the St. Regis Melbourne, marking the first hotel in Australia for the renowned luxury brand. Owned by Century Group Aus, this new-build hotel is slated to open in 2022 and will be in the heart of Melbourne amid distinct architecture and a dynamic arts scene. “Melbourne’s vibrant mix of world-class […]

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Australia & New Zealand

MACq 01 awarded: Australia’s Best Hotel

Federal Group’s MACq 01 Hotel has been recognised as Australia’s Best Hotel overall; and Australia’s Best Hotel in the category of Superior Accommodation at the Australian Hospitality Awards held on the Gold Coast this afternoon. Greg Farrell, Federal Group Managing Director said, “this extraordinary recognition adds to an already impressive list of state and national awards for the storytelling hotel, […]

Business

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Business

Turkish Airlines Plans for Growth With Business Travel at Core

Do business travelers really want one-stop service around the world? Turkish Airlines is continuing its strategy of using Istanbul as a bridge between the East and West, although a lot is riding on improvements to its business class product, whenever they emerge. The last two years have been challenging for Turkish Airlines, as geopolitical issues and a nascent economic slowdown […]

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Business

TravelManagers’ Business Model a Recipe for Success

After eleven years in business and with more than 540 personal travel managers (PTMs) now operating within their network, TravelManagers have had plenty of time in which to refine their business model. One of their newest recruits, Sue Wright, has been with the business for just three months, and believes their formula is spot-on. Wright, who is representative for Shoal […]

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Business

Hotelbeds Consolidates Travel Agency Business Under One Brand

After two blockbuster deals, change was to be expected. If travel agents end up getting more choice and better technology, they won’t have much to get upset about. Since buying up rivals GTA and Tourico Holidays, accommodation wholesaler Hotelbeds Group has been busy working out exactly how to operate the new enlarged business. Combining three companies into one was always […]

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