Delta ministry records 32 per cent budget performance

Takeme spoke during the 2019 budget defence organised by the Delta House of Assembly Committee on Urban Renewal on Wednesday in Asaba. The Delta Commissioner for Urban Renewal, Chief Julius Takeme, said the ministry has so far recorded 32 per cent performance in its 2018 budget. Takeme spoke during the 2019 budget defence organised by […]

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Igbo leaders endorse Atiku Abubakar

This was made known in a communique which was read after the summit on Wednesday, November 14, 2018, by prominent lawyer, Olisa Agbakoba. Igbo leaders, at a summit in Enugu state, have endorsed the candidacy of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) flagbearer, Atiku Abubakar. This was made known in a communique which was read after the […]

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Finance: Nigeria's central bank injects $210 million into forex market to support naira

The central bank expresses optimism that the naira will continue its strong run against the dollar and other major currencies around the world. Nigeria's central bank (CBN) on Tuesday, injected another $210 million in the inter-bank foreign exchange market to sustain the local currency. The apex bank said the authorised dealers in the wholesale segment […]

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Lifestyle: 14 of the most expensive TV episodes of all time

While everyone has a favorite TV show, some shows have budgets in the millions of dollars. Here are some of the most expensive TV shows. Blockbuster films regularly have seven-figure budgets, but TV shows have recently begun to rival Hollywood in terms of high production costs. Elaborate sets, A-list cast members, and exotic filming locations […]

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Tech: Meet the insanely successful cofounder of Qualtrics who doesn't like to work 'as a matter of principle' — and just sold his company for $8 billion (SAP)

Jared Smith is the COO and cofounder of Qualtrics, working with his younger brother, CEO Ryan Smith. Over the weekend, the Smiths sold the company to SAP for $8 billion. Jared Smith is one of the most famous names in the tech industry you've never heard of. Today he's the cofounder of Qualtrics, working with […]

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Tech: The death toll from California's fires has risen to 50, with thousands of homes destroyed in Malibu and Northern California

Dangerous wildfires are raging in California. The Camp Fire charred 130,000 acres and the Woolsey Fire scorched 97,600. The death toll from the California wildfires had risen to 50. On Tuesday, six more bodies were recovered. The Camp Fire in northern California destroyed an entire town in less than a day and has killed at […]

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FG determined to transform NIPOST into world best – Minister

Shittu said this in a statement issued by Amina Othman, Head, Public Communications, Bureau of Public Enterprises (BPE), on Wednesday in Abuja. The Minister of Communication, Mr Adebayo Shittu, says the Federal Government is determined to transform Nigeria’s postal sector into one of the most efficient and viable sectors of the Nigerian economy and the […]

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Politics: Experts say Gaza and Israel have fought with restraint, but rising tensions could still flare into 'an unnecessary war'

Lasting peace hinges on restraint for both sides — but experts question how long Israelis will support Netanyahu's nuanced approach to peace. A brief but intense escalation of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict ended in a quick cease-fire agreement on Tuesday. Experts warn that despite Netanyahu's attempts to prevent all-out war — and perhaps because of them […]

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Atiku arrives Enugu for meeting with Ohaneze Ndigbo [PHOTOS]

The PDP flagbearer’s meeting with the group is part of consultations ahead of the 2019 presidential election. The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar is in Enugu for a meeting with members of the Igbo socio-political group, Ohaneze Ndigbo. The PDP flagbearer’s meeting with the group is part of consultations ahead of the […]

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Lifestyle: Channing Tatum had great things to say about Jessie J after attending her concert — and now people believe he's made their relationship official

The actor attended one of the British singer's concerts in England and raved about the performance. News of their reported romance was revealed in October. Channing Tatum attended British singer Jessie J's concert in England on Tuesday. The actor praised her performance online writing: "This woman just poured her heart out on stage at the […]

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Politics: A college counselor told Michelle Obama she wasn't 'Princeton material' — but she applied to the Ivy League school anyway and got in

When a young Michelle Robinson started Princeton, she came to realize that she was just as smart as every other student there. Michelle Obama writes in her new memoir, "Becoming," that one of the most pivotal moments in her life was when a college counselor told her she wasn't "Princeton material." The future first lady […]

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Tech: Astronomers found a 'snowy' super-Earth less than 6 light-years away — and it may be the first planet we'll photograph beyond the solar system

Astronomers think they've found a "cold super-Earth." It might be the first exoplanet they photograph with a coming generation of powerful telescopes. Astronomers think they've found a "cold super-Earth" exoplanet orbiting Barnard's star. Barnard's star less than 6 light-years away from us and the closest single-star system to our sun. The new world is called […]

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Delta Govt. approves N300m for students’ bursary

The State Commissioner for Information, Chief Patrick Ukah, disclosed this on Wednesday in Asaba, while briefing newsmen on the resolutions of the weekly State Executive Council meeting. Delta Government has approved N300 million for students of the state origin that applied for the 2017/2018 academic session Students’ Special Assistance Scheme. The State Commissioner for Information, Chief Patrick […]

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APO: The EU and Africa are bound by common values, says South African President

Download logo Commemorating the centenary of the birth of former South African President Nelson Mandela, who in 1994 became the country’s first black head of state following the dismantling of the oppressive apartheid regime, Mr Ramaphosa said: “As we celebrate the birth of Nelson Mandela, the founding father of our democratic nation, a revered statesman […]

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