Alibaba’s Jack Ma to Resign on his 55th Birthday, Shifts Focus to Philanthropy

China’s richest man and Executive Chairman of Alibaba Group, Jack Ma, has announced he is leaving the company in exactly 12 months. Mr. Ma revealed that he would hand over his chairmanship position in exactly 12 months and shift focus to his philanthropy and educational programmes. According to the plans unveiled today, Mr. Ma will hand over the role of executive chairman ...

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MTN Takes CBN and AGF to Court Over Alleged Dividend Repatriation and Unpaid Taxes

The trouble seems to be far from over as Nigerian leading telecommunication company, MTN, has taken the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) and the office of the Attorney General of the Federation (AGF) to court over its alleged dividend repatriation and unpaid taxes accusations. Ugo Obi-Chukwu@ugodre JUST IN: MTN takes CBN and AGF to court https://nairametrics.com/mtn-takes-central-bank-of-nigeria-and-agf-to-court-over-back-taxes-and-repatriation/ … 2:55 PM – Sep 10, ...

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UN human rights expert urges NAPTIP to ensure timely prosecution, access to justice for trafficking victims

United Nations Special Rapporteur, Maria Grazia Giammarinaro who has been on a week visit to Nigeria to assess the issue of trafficking in persons has urged the National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons (NAPTIP) to ensure timely and speedy prosecution of human trafficking offenders so as serve as deterrent to those who still engage in such criminal activities. ...

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Beat up any SARS who tries to check your Facebook or account details, you have my backing – IGP tell Nigerians

The Inspector General of Police, Ibrahim Idris has told the operatives of the reformed Federal Special Anti-Robbery Squad, FSARS, to desist from checking citizens’ bank account details. The IGP also warned the FSARS operatives not to invade people’s phones and laptops unless they have a court order or an instruction from the commissioner of police in charge of a state ...

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‘No Plan to Islamise Nigeria’, Buhari tells Catholic Bishops

President Muhammadu Buhari has said that there is no plan whatsoever to Islamise Nigeria, contrary to the propaganda and narrative that has taken root in some quarters and churches across the country. Speaking at the Catholic Bishops Conference of Nigeria (CBCN) in Sokoto Sunday, Buhari asserted that there was no credible fact to indicate that the present administration was out ...

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High Cost Of Nomination Forms: Group Urges Youths To Form Political Parties

Ahead of the 2019 general elections, Project-2019, a civil society organisation, on Sunday urged youths to form political alliances to compete favourably with some political parties that could not accommodate them due to high nomination fees. The Convener of the group, Wale Ogunade, told the News Agency of Nigeria in Lagos that the high nomination fees would impede youth participation ...

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2.5 Million Housing Deficit: Lagos Now To Deliver Bungalow In 48 Hours, Unveils New Policy

In a bid to address its housing deficit of over two million, the Lagos State Government has introduced a new technology which ensures construction of a bungalow within 48 hours. Gbolahan Lawal, the Commissioner for Housing, said the technology was already being used in its housing estates at Idale in Badagry and Imota in Ikorodu to achieve the government’s target ...

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Corruption Allegation Against Abba Kyari, Hinged On Fiction – Presidency

The Presidency has described the allegation of corruption against President Muhammadu Buhari’s Chief of Staff, Mr Abba Kyari as “fiction”. Punch newspaper had reported that the President’s right-hand man collected a 29 million naira bribe for the award of a contract. The Presidency also said the supply of 15 Hilux vehicles for the Presidency reported by Punch, was an unlikely ...

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Imo YPP Guber Candidate Linus Okorie Picks Nomination Form

In what seemed like a victory carnival in Abuja today, Leadership Development expert and Imo Guber candidate from the Young Progressive Party (YPP) received his party nomination form. In line with the time table for the 2019 general elections and the political party calendar from the Independent Electoral Commission, the form purchased makes Okorie the candidate of choice for Imo ...

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Why the word ‘’peacebuilding’’ must get into dictionary before September 21st

Foundation for Peace Professionals (FPP) is part of a global campaign to get the word ‘’peacebuilding’’ into dictionaries on or before 21st September 2018. We have teamed up with other organizations around the world to advocate for the inclusion of peacebuilding into dictionaries to celebrate this year’s International Day of Peace. In many history books and academic materials, war mongers ...

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