Democrat U.S. Representative becomes Republican after Trump Impeachment

U.S. Representative Jeff Van Drew of New Jersey is leaving the Democratic Party to become a Republican, President Donald Trump announced Thursday, confirming during a White House meeting with his new GOP ally a party switch that had been expected since last weekend. Trump introduced Van Drew in an Oval Office meeting that also included[...]

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Buhari addresses African Leaders at 56th Ecowas Meeting

President Muhammadu Buhari on Saturday in Abuja held bilateral talks with some leaders of Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS). The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the meetings were held on the sideline of the ongoing 56th Ordinary Session of the ECOWAS Authority of Heads of State and Government. NAN reports that[...]

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How China plans to Become the Number One World Power

China is on the cusp of keeping a big promise — a vow to double its GDP and income in a decade and take the country to the forefront of the global economic power structure. The nation now faces the challenge of keeping the momentum going in the face of mounting challenges. The ascension began[...]

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Motorola is back from the Desert

Motorola is the company responsible for the first transmission from the moon. It’s most known for communication technology, especially early cell phones, which wowed business people in the 80′s. Later, in the 2000′s, the Razr defined the high social status of its owners. Since the launch of the iPhone in 2007, Motorola Mobility, the company[...]

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ASAP Rocky features in Leaked Sex Tape

American rapper ASAP Rocky has responded to the leaked sex tape allegedly featuring him. The sex tape began making the rounds on the internet yesterday and it led to prompt criticisms of the man in the video whom many immediately labeled as Rocky. The video, which was reportedly posted on Pornhub on Wednesday night, does[...]

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Sean Diddy Combs to be honored at 2020 Grammys in a Grand Way

American rapper and hip-hop mogul Sean “Diddy” Combs will be honoured with the 2020 Grammy Salute to Industry Icons award during the annual pre-Grammys party next month. Recording Academy announced today that the three-time Grammy winner will be honoured for his “continuous influence on the music industry and beyond”. President/CEO of the Recording Academy Deborah[...]

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The U.S. and China finally Reach Agreement forgoing Christmas Drama

THE United States and China have sealed the agreement on what has been dubbed as the ‘first phase’ of the long-debated trade deal, putting a brake on the ongoing trade tensions between the two superpowers. Speaking on December 13, Donald Trump said that the agreement will stave off further tariffs, keeping them at 25 percent[...]

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Ecobank achieves Major Feat in Banking Industry, Here are the Details

The 2019 Nigeria banking industry customer experience survey report recently published by KPMG Nigeria showed that Ecobank Nigeria recorded significant improvement in the SME segment of the survey. According to the report, analysis of performance in the SME segment reveals dynamism in the 2019 ranking. Despite lower levels of overall satisfaction for SMEs, Fidelity Bank[...]

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Federal Government solicits partners for Data Collection

The federal government has stressed the need for stakeholders’ collaboration to improve data collection in the country. Addressing a two-day 2019 ICT Data stakeholders’ workshop with the theme: “Building the Digital Economy through ICT Data Resources,” the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Communications and Digital Economy, Mr. Musa Istifanus said Nigeria needs to embrace and harness[...]

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Pricewaterhouse Cooper(PwC) grants funds to 5 NGOs, Here’s Why

Pricewaterhouse Cooper (PwC) as part of its corporate social responsibility, has donated N5 million to five non-profit, non-governmental organisation. The donation has been ongoing since the last three years, according to the Country Senior Partner, PwC West Africa, Uyi Akpata. Akpata, disclosed this at the PwC 5-for-5 Charity Walk which simultaneously took place in Lagos[...]

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The Nigerian Maritime Industry takes on Gender Equality

THE Director-General, DG, Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency, NIMASA, Dr. Dakuku Peterside, says active women participation is fundamental to the growth of the maritime industry. Peterside, who stated this at a Business Luncheon and 25th Anniversary of the Women’s International Shipping and Trading Association, WISTA, with the theme, “Balancing the Gender Gap in Maritime[...]

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A Seven Day Notice as been Issued to all Tax Defaulters by FIRS!

The Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS) has served a seven-day notice to tax defaulters across the country. The Head, Communications and Servicom Department, Mr Wahab Gbadamosi, made this known in a statement in Abuja on Tuesday. Gbadamosi said the Acting Executive Chairman of FIRS, Mr Abiodun Aina, announced this in a notification letter to taxpayers[...]

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Top 3 tech companies struggle for the title of Best Virtual Assistant

Will Amazon’s Alexa, Apple’s Siri and Google Assistant finally get along? The major digital assistants could operate on a common technology standard under a plan announced Wednesday by Amazon, Apple and Google and other industry partners that aims to enable more smart home devices to speak to each other. The project “aims to improve the[...]

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Google challenges itself to be number one at Cloud by 2023

In early 2018, top executives at Alphabet debated whether the company should leave the public cloud business, but eventually set a goal of becoming a top-two player by 2023, according to a report from The Information on Tuesday. If the company fails to achieve this goal, some staffers reportedly believe that Alphabet could withdraw from[...]

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Tony Elumelu Foundation receives new Grant from AfDb for more Social Change

The Board of Directors of the African Development Bank has approved a grant of five million dollars to enable the Tony Elumelu Foundation Entrepreneurship Programme to scale up its outreach and impact to 1,000 select youth entrepreneurs. The grant follows the signing of a letter of intent between the Bank and the Tony Elumelu Foundation[...]

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Impeachment Preparations Commence as U.S. Lawmakers decide it Necessary

U.S. lawmakers gathered on Tuesday to set the rules of the debate and vote on the impeachment of President Donald Trump, on the floor of the House of Representatives. The House rules committee will lay out the framework for the vote, including the length of time for arguments. Depending on the outcome, a full vote[...]

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Celebrity Feud: Details of the Omotola and Eniola Saga

Nollywood actress, Eniola Badmus has taken a swipe at her colleague, Omotola Jalade-Ekeinde after she downgraded her’ at a recent event. Information Nigeria recalls Jalade-Ekeinde had woefully failed to recollect who Badmus is when a television presenter asked her to give her a shout out on the red carpet of a movie premiere. It appears[...]

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Lagos State takes Advantage of Border Closure, here’s how

The Lagos State Government on Tuesday began the sales of its popular brand of rice, LAKE Rice, in preparation for the coming Christmas celebration with the formal flagged off of the exercise by the State Commissioner for Agriculture, Prince Gbolahan Lawal. The new price for a bag of LAKE Rice is now N17,000, up by[...]

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CBN introduces BVN to Rural Dwellers in Shocking Move

The Central Bank of Nigeria together with the Bankers Committee has introduced a classification system for the bank verification number (BVN). Godwin Emefiele, the CBN governor, announced this on Saturday at a press briefing to mark the end of the 11th annual Bankers Committee retreat in Ogere, Ogun state. The classification announced were: BVN Premium[...]

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Nigeria achieves better trade balance as non-oil exports gain Traction

The volume of non-oil exports in the country increased by 374% in the third quarter of the year, data released by the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) has shown. The value of non-oil export rose from N222.6 billion in the second quarter to N1.08 trillion in the third quarter. According to the report, which was[...]

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