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Virgin Atlantic explains why it sacked Nigerian crew


Virgin Atlantic Airways has explained why it laid off all its Nigerian crew. DAILY POST reports that the British carrier has shut its call centre in Lagos and subsequently disengaged all its Nigerian crew. At least, 20 Nigerian air hostesses were sacked in the process. Reacting to the development via ...

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Dangote Ranked Among 100 Most Powerful People in the World

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Africa’s richest,President of Dangote Group, Mr. Aliko Dangote, was, at the weekend, rated among the 100 most powerful people in the world by Forbes Magazine. Aliko, the only black who made the list apart from President of the United States, Barack Obama, was listed at number 71 just above the ...

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Lagos light rail’ll be completed Dec. 2016 – Ambode


Lagos State Governor, Akinwunmi Ambode, said on Thursday that the state’s light rail project would be completed by December 2016 and would commence operation immediately. This is coming about six years after the Blue Line rail project was awarded to China Civil Engineering Construction Company. It is a 27-kilometre line ...

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Ogun govt raises alarm over killer ‘ponmo’


The Ogun State Government yesterday alerted residents to the sale of poisonous cattle hides and skin, a local delicacy popularly known as ponmo, in markets across the state. The State Government alleged that “some unscrupulous businessmen” attempting to exploit the current scarcity of product have resorted to selling industrial hides ...

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NNPC records N38.67bn from sale of petroleum products in Sept.


Abuja – The Nigeria National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), says it recorded N38.67billion from the sale of downstream petroleum products in September. This is contained in the corporation’s report for September obtained by the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN)in Abuja on Sunday. It stated that the amount was in respect of ...

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Bank Customers In Plateau Rush For BVN


Barely a day to the closing of the Bank Verification Number (BVN), hundreds of customers on Friday in Plateau engaged in last minute rush for the exercise. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that customers besieged banks premises in Mangu and Pankshin local government areas to get verified. The ...

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Stakeholders Call For Review Of Agric Policies

A farmer prepares water channels in his maize field in Ngiresi near the Tanzanian town of Arusha on Tuesday, July 17, 2007. Millions of farmers around the world will be affected by a growing movement to change one of the biggest forces shaping the complex global food market: subsidies. Many experts agree farmers need help to grow food year in and year out, but Western farmers may get too much and African farmers too little. (AP Photo/Karel Prinsloo)

Stakeholders in the agriculture sector have called for the review of the agriculture policy with a view to create an enabling environment for agriculture to strive. Senator Abdullahi Adamu, Mr Audu Ogbe, Minister Designate and Mr Bode Opadokun, the Managing Director, Nigerian Agricultural Insurance Corporation (NAIC), made the call in ...

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Ekiti to explore agric opportunities with Israel – Fayose

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Ekiti State Governor, Mr Ayodele Fayose, has said the state will further explore agricultural opportunities which he discovered during his recent pilgrimage to Israel. In a statement by the governor’s Chief Press Secretary, Mr Idowu Adelusi, in Ado-Ekiti yesterday, the governor made the disclosure in an interview with newsmen after arriving ...

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China signs $9.7bn deal for 100 Airbus A320s


China signed a contract to buy 100 A320 aircraft from European manufacturer Airbus, a spokesman for the firm told AFP, worth $9.7 billion at list prices. The deal was signed as German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Thursday met Chinese Premier Li Keqiang at the Great Hall of the People in ...

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Retirees to earn N14,400 as minimum monthly pension


For the first time in the administration of pension schemes in the country, retirees will be entitled to a minimum pension payment of N14,400 monthly just the way Federal Government workers are entitled to a minimum wage, investigation has revealed. Source at the National Pension Commission, who disclosed this to ...

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African currencies trade low against US dollar


Various African currencies trade lower in value against the American Dollar early on Monday. The South African Rand is down in value by point one three percent. Dealers report pressure on the local currency through exchanges by foreign tourists. Egyptian Pound comes under pressure even as foreign investments portfolios lift ...

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‘Why FG should scrap Kaduna refinery’


AS hopes rise that Nigeria’s refineries may come on stream by December, details are emerging that the Kaduna Refining and Petrochemical Company (KRPC) may not be among them, and may even need to be ‘scrapped.’ Chief among the reasons, The Guardian learnt, is because the refinery would not meet expected ...

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