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Guinean PM Launches Finance Plan For Pineapple Farming

Through a pilot initiative, the Delivery Unit will target several farmer cooperatives in Maférénya and Kindia regions, with the goal to increase their farm yield (from 30 to +50 tons per hectare), farm level productivity, area of arable land per farmer and time saved from manual farm chores The Delivery Unit under the Office of the Prime Minister of Guinea …

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Mercer’s Annual Cost of Living Survey finds African, Asian, and European Cities Dominate List Of Expensive Cities

Luanda overtakes Hong Kong as the most expensive city for expatriates to live in according to Mercer’s 23rd annual Cost of Living Survey. Victoria in the Seychelles ranks 14th most expensive city sharing the same ranking with Moscow. Cape Town, Blantyre and Windhoek ranks amongst the 15 cheapest cities globally. In a rapidly changing world, mobility has become a core …

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Obaseki Sends Commissioner Nominees To Edo Assembly

Over seven months after his inauguration, the Edo State Governor, Godwin Obaseki, has finally forwarded a list of commissioner nominees to the state House of Assembly for confirmation as members of his cabinet. Obaseki, in a letter dated June 19, 2017, and addressed to the Speaker of the House, Dr. Justin Okonoboh, urged the lawmakers to facilitate the confirmation of …

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MainOne launches plan to become largest internet hub in West Africa with Open-Connect Service

Following the partnership of MainOne’s (www.MainOne.net) Data Center company, MDXi, with the Nigerian Internet Exchange, (IXPN) to improve national transit traffic in Nigeria, the company has recently announced a new interconnect service for carriers, enterprises and ISPs called Open-Connect. Open-Connect is a service that facilitates improved interconnection, collaboration and peering within the MDXi Lekki data center and the Internet Exchange. …

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NEMA Confirms 16 Killed In Maiduguri Suicide Attacks

At least 16 people were killed in two suicide attacks on a community on the outskirts of Maiduguri on Sunday night, the National Emergency Management Agency, NEMA, said on Monday. The NEMA, in a statement by a spokesperson, Abdulkadir Ibrahim, said the two different attacks caused at least 16 deaths. “At about 8.45 p.m. two female suicide bombers were intercepted …

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FG Files 32 Fresh Corruption Charges Against Suswam

The ex-governor of Benue, Gabriel Suswam has, Monday, been arraigned on a fresh 32-count charge of fraud at an Abuja Division of the Federal High Court by the Nigerian Federal Government. Suswam who had been in DSS custody since Feb. 25 over allegation of possession of firearm found inside the boot of his car is standing trial, alongside his former …

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Abducted APC Chieftain Found Dead

A chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Ondo State, Mr. Olumide Odimayo, was on Monday found dead in a riverine community in Ese-Odo local government area of the state. Odimayo, who was kidnapped by unknown gunmen on Thursday, was a prominent leader of the APC in Ese-Odo and the state at large. His corpse was found near Ogolo …

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Metuh’s Money Laundering Trial Resumes Tuesday

. Court Dismisses Application For Stay Of Proceedings Justice Okon Abang of the Federal High Court, Abuja, on Monday dismissed the application for stay of proceedings filed by the erstwhile National Publicity Secretary of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Olisa Metuh. Therefore, the trial which was suspended about six months ago, will resume on Tuesday. The judge, in a separate …

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Dangote, NPA, Flour Mills Sign MoU with FG to Reconstruct Apapa Road at N4.3bn

Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Mr. Babatunde Fashola, has signed a N4.34 billion Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Dangote Group, the Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) and Flour Mills of Nigeria for the reconstruction of the decrepit Wharf Road, Apapa, Lagos. The road was consequently handed over to the three stakeholders for commencement of the reconstruction works after the agreement …

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Police Announce Reward For Officers Killed In Imo Bank Robbery

Two policemen who were killed by robbers during an attack on a branch of Zenith Bank in Imo State have been recommended for posthumous promotion, according to Police Commissioner Chris Ezike. Ezike told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Owerri that another policeman, Otu Attang, who survived the February 22, 2017 attack, would also be promoted with the deceased …

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