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#KonstructApp: Delivering Smart Construction Services on the Go!

The world is fast changing as digital mobile Apps are gradually becoming our companions and Personal Assistants of sort – helping out with our day to day ‘To do list’. Today, not too many people can withstand the rigours of searching for experienced and professional artisans, technicians, plumbers, Painters, Skilled labour among others for wide range of planned and impromptu ...

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Nigeria’s 2019 budget still under threat as oil price hovers at $52.72

THE execution of Nigeria’s 2019 budget will likely encounter a serious threat as the price of Bonny Light, the nation’s premium oil grade, yesterday, hovered at $52.72 per barrel in the international market. The price, which had dropped to as low as $48 last week, before hovering at the current level, showed $7.28 below the $60.00 per barrel benchmark price ...

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State Governors reject 30K minimum wage demand by NLC

As a parting shot for year 2018, Nigerian governors on Monday reiterated their rejection of the demand by the Nigerian Labour Congress for the payment of N30,000 as minimum wage to workers, insisting that they had other competing needs to contain with and would therefore not use more than 50 percent of their income for settling workers. In a strongly ...

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#DRCPolls: internet shutdown to avoid ‘chaos’ after vote

The DR Congo government said Tuesday it had cut the country’s internet services to avert a “popular uprising” as tensions rise pending the results of fractious presidential elections. The opposition accused authorities of cutting the internet on Monday to thwart activism, while leading Western powers called on the troubled central African nation’s government to quickly restore web access. The long-delayed ...

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U.S. Embassy Abuja, Lagos consular offices close till further notice

The United States’ Embassy in Nigeria has temporarily closed its consular section in Lagos and the capital city, Abuja. In a statement published on the U.S. embassy Facebook page on Monday, the closure was as a result of the government shutdown in the U.S. The U.S. embassy, in its statement, also apologised to Nigerians for any inconveniences the shutdown may ...

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Global Experts release Summary Report of the 55th Meeting of the GEF Council

Experts at the recently concluded 55th Meeting of the Global Environment Facility Council has officially released the summRy of the report for the public use. The 55th meeting of the Global Environment Facility (GEF) Council was convened in Washington, DC, US, from 18-20 December 2018, at World Bank headquarters. Representatives of governments, international organizations, and civil society organizations (CSOs) attended ...

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‘To implement 2019-22 SDGs Nigeria needs N103trn’ says UN

Nigeria needs not less than 337 billion dollars to implement the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) from 2019 to 2022, the UN Support Plan for the Sahel has estimated. According to the exchange rate by the Central Bank of Nigeria, the figure represents 103 trillion Naira, over 11 times more than the proposed N8.9 trillion Budget for 2019. The cost of ...

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CCI Rift settled as MTN pays N19 billion to CBN

South African telecommunications firm, MTN, has reached an agreement with the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) to resolve the dispute over illegal transfer of $8.1 billion out of Nigeria, its major market. MTN Group, which announced this via its Twitter handle, disclosed that it made a N19 billion ($53m) payment and is “engaging with banks regarding the agreement.” The company, ...

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#Christmas Blessings: Prophet Jeremiah Omoto Fufeyin gift workers #30 Million, says Nigeria will be better

By Theresa Moses The General Overseer of Christ Mercyland Deliverance Ministry, Warri, Delta State, Prophet Jeremiah Omoto Fufeyin gifts #30 million naira to workers of the vineyard of God and admonished Nigerians to use the occassion of this year’s christmas to offer special prayer and praise to God in appreciation of a better Nigeria. “We need to do good in ...

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Prof. Sophie Oluwole, an Icon of Yoruba History bids world farewell!

Nigerian Education sector has lost yet another enigmatic Professor, Educator and Cultural enthusiast, Professor Sophie Oluwole who passed on the great beyond on the 24th December 2018. Oluwole became first popularly acclaimed female Ifa theologian called “Mamalawo” having become an expert in Ifa philosophy and science and the custodian of Yoruba history. Reacting to her death, several Nigerians of Yoruba ...

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