Building materials prices skyrocket in Enugu: Reports

The prices of some building materials have increased in Enugu, South East Nigeria reports the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN). NAN reports that the recorded increases were due to hike in road transportation fare and the attendant bad roads. A survey conducted by the agency to some markets in Enugu metropolis on Saturday showed that there was an increase of…

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We ‘ll turn new corps members into employers of labour, NYSC DG says

Director General, National Youth Service Corps (NYSC), Brid-Gen Shuaibu Ibrahim, has promised to adopt schemes that would make the new corps members employers of labour at the end of their one-year compulsory service.

As prospective corps members resume camping next week, the Director General, National Youth Service Corps (NYSC), Brid-Gen Shuaibu Ibrahim, has promised to adopt schemes that would make the new corps members employers of labour at the end of their one-year compulsory service. Speaking while declaring open a training workshop organised by the Desk Officers in Abuja, the NYSC also declined…

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Ebonyi APC chieftain begs Buhari to sustain N-Power scheme

Ebonyi APC chieftain begs Buhari to sustain N-Power scheme

Mr Nnanna Okoroafor, a chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Ebonyi, has called on the President Muhammadu Buhari-led Administration to sustain the present N-Power social investment programme. Okoroafor, a former desk Officer for Ebonyi N-Power scheme who lauded the achievements of the scheme made the call at a news conference in Abakaliki on Tuesday. He said that no…

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China lodges solemn protest with US over Huawei ban

China lodges solemn protest with US over Huawei ban

China has lodged “solemn representations” with the United States after it escalated a trade war between the two countries by placing Chinese telecoms equipment maker Huawei on a blacklist for US suppliers. No further trade talks between top Chinese and US negotiators have been scheduled since the last round ended in a stalemate on May 10, the same day US President Donald Trump sharply increased tariffs…

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Unregistered SIM cards dealers fraudulent, risky, NCC warns

Unregistered SIM cards dealers fraudulent, risky, NCC warns

The Nigerian Communication Commission (NCC) on Tuesday lamented that in spite of enlightenment efforts, some customers still deal in unregistered SIM cards. Mr Sunday Dare, Executive Commissioner, Stakeholder Management, NCC, said during a North East regional sensitisation workshop in Gombe that Nigerians must appreciate the dangers associated with fraudulently activated SIM cards. “As we all know,the objective of subscribers’ registration…

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Loom Money is a scam, SEC Warns Against New Ponzi Scheme

Loom Money is a scam, SEC Warns Against New Ponzi Scheme

The Securities and Exchange Commission, SEC has warned Nigerians over the activities of some online fraudsters, who are running an investment scheme, tagged ‘Loom Money Nigeria’. Loom Money Nigeria is taking over social media by luring young people to participate in a pyramid scheme. Represented at a press conference in Abuja on Thursday, acting Director-General of SEC, Ms Mary Uduk, gave…

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China warns US against trade harm over Huawei ban

China warns US against trade harm over Huawei ban

China warned the United States on Thursday against further harming trade ties after President Donald Trump effectively barred Chinese telecom giant Huawei from the US market, escalating tensions between the world’s top economic powerhouses. At the same time, Beijing’s diplomatic relations with Ottawa further soured as China formally arrested two Canadians on suspicion of snatching state secrets in a case…

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Bet9ja: Man jailed far gambling without paying

23-year-old painter, Oluwatobi Olaore, to 14 days’ imprisonment for playing N7,000 lotto (bet9ja) and refusing to pay.

An Abeokuta Magistrates’ Court on Thursday sentenced a 23-year-old painter, Oluwatobi Olaore, to 14 days’ imprisonment for playing N7,000 lotto (bet9ja) and refusing to pay. The Magistrate, Mr Sam Obaleye, sentenced the painter who pleaded guilty to the charge. Obaleye, however, gave the painter  an option of N20, 000 fine. Earlier, the prosecutor, Sgt. Adejoke Adebari, told the court that…

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Mark Zuckerberg: Facebook redesigns app for dating service

Mark Zuckerberg: Facebook redesigns app for dating service

Facebook Inc on Tuesday unveiled a redesigned app and rolled out its dating feature to 14 more countries as it tries to boost user-engagement on its social network. The revamped app makes it easier for users to engage with groups of people, who share similar interests, the company said in a blog post. Facebook said countries including Brazil, Philippines, Vietnam,…

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Infinix release their Smart 3 Plus smartphone

Infinix release their Smart 3 Plus smartphone

Hong Kong-based Transsion Holdings’ sub-brand Infinix has added a new smartphone called Smart 3 Plus to its product portfolio. The handset comes as a successor to the Smart 2 and is the most-affordable with triple rear cameras at the moment. The Smart 3 Plus also boasts of a dewdrop-style notch display, latest Android OS, dedicated microSD card slot, and a fingerprint sensor.…

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