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Senate Adjourns Till January 16

Nigerian Senate has adjourned its plenary till January 16, 2019. The motion for adjournment was moved by the Senate Leader, Ahmed Lawan, after Thursday’s plenary. While moving the motion, Mr Lawan thanked opposition colleagues, staff of the National Assembly, journalists and others ‘who made 2018 successful’. The motion was seconded …

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Naval Sentenced 3 To Jail For ‘Stealing’ Tompolo’s Property

The Nigeria Navy has dismissed three junior officers who stole items belonging to former ex-militant leader, Government Ekpemupolo, also known as Tompolo, during an operation at Mieka jetty in Warri, Delta State. Those discharged from service as announced by the Nigerian Navy on Thursday are Ekong Samuel, Elijah Igbuda Sagwada, …

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Georgia’s first female president sworn in

Georgia on Sunday swore in its first female president, Salome Zurabishvili as opposition parties continue to denounce her election as fraudulent and demand snap parliamentary polls. The inauguration paved the way for a new constitution to come into force, transforming the country into a parliamentary republic with a largely ceremonial …

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Lagos Commissioner Resigns From APC, Declares Support For Agbaje

The Lagos state Commissioner for Energy and Mineral Resources, Olawale Oluwo, has announced his resignation from the All Progressives Congress (APC) and declared support for the governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Mr Jimi Agbaje. Oluwo made the announcement in a resignation letter dated December 3 and addressed …

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Air Peace passes test for int’l operations

Air Peace fleet Nigerian carrier, Air Peace, has successfully performed partial emergency evacuation and ditching demonstrations as part of the safety tests for the operation of its Boeing 777 aircraft. Air Peace Corporate Communications Manager, Mr Chris Iwarah, confirmed the development to newsmen in Lagos on Monday. Iwarah said the …

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Orang, MTN Launch Pan-African Mobile Money Interoperability

Two of Africa’s largest mobile operators and mobile money providers, Orange Group (www.Orange.com) and MTN Group (www.MTN.com), Friday announced a joint venture, Mowali (mobile wallet interoperability), to enable interoperable payments across the continent. Mowali makes it possible to send money between mobile money accounts issued by any mobile money provider, …

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SUPPORT GROUP HAILS ATIKU’S PLAN, BLASTS APC LIES

Atiku Mandate Group has described the plan unveiled by the Peoples Democratic Party Presidential candidate, Wazirin Atiku Abubakar as the most viable path to resurrecting the comatose Nigerian economy, paving way to poverty alleviation and the security of lives and property of all citizens. The Plan, according to the group, …

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DStv subscribers want pay-as-you-view billing system

Digital Satellite Television (DStv) service subscribers in Nigeria are grumbling over the continued payment for services not rendered by MultiChoice, the major distance-to-home service provider in Nigeria. In separate interviews with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lagos on Monday, DStv subscribers pleaded with the Federal Government to enact …

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