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Facebook Blocks Thailand Users Over Insults to Royal Family

Facebook has blocked access in Thailand to 178 pages with “inappropriate” content, including some containing alleged insults against the royal family, upon the military government’s request, officials said on Thursday. Media Regulator National Broadcasting and Telecommunications Commission (NBTC) told newsmen that among 309 Facebook pages ordered shut down by a Thai criminal court, 178 of…

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‘Buhari Treats Me Like a Son’ – Osinbajo

Acting President Yemi Osinbajo, on Thurday, gave some glimpses into the personal and official relationships he has shared with President Muhammadu Buhari. On a visit to Katsina to launch the state’s Micro, Small and Medium Scale Enterprises Clinic, Prof. Osinbajo disclosed that ” the President has been treating me as a brother. In fact the President has taken…

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JAMB Tells Candidates To Check E-Mails For CBT Centres ‘Notification’ As UTME Commences on Saturday

Ahead of the 2017 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) scheduled to commence on Saturday, May 13, the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Examination (JAMB) has advised candidates to check their e-mails for notification of their examination centres. This disclosure was made by JAMB’s Head, Media and Information, Dr Fabian Benjamin, on Thursday in Lagos. Benjamin said the…

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Reps in Rowdy Session as NASS Releases Breakdown of it’s 2017 Budget

The National Assembly on Thursday published its 2017 budget, increasing the cost from N115bn in 2016 to N125bn. In the publication, it is understood that the total personnel cost takes N23,789,787,880; total overhead cost, N85,878,619,888; and total capital cost, N14,940,196,063. A breakdown of the estimates shows that the National Assembly gets N14.9bn; Senate, N31.3bn; House…

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Sokoto Govt Creates 27,000 Jobs in Agric Sector

Sokoto State Government says it has created no fewer than 27,166 jobs in the agricultural sector in the last two years. Gov. Aminu Tambuwal said this on Wednesday in Sokoto at the opening of a stakeholders’ sensitisation workshop on Climate Change Adaptation and Agri-business Support, organised in collaboration with the State Office of International Fund…

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MTN Nigeria Announces That Prices of its Recharge Cards Have not Increased

MTN Nigeria has said it has not increased the prices of its recharge cards! According to the acting Sales and Distribution Executive of MTN, Adekunle Adebiyi, the cost of recharge cards remains the face value stated on the physical vouchers. “We hereby use this medium to inform all our subscribers that we have not increased the prices of…

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Diddy Sued for Sexual Harassment & Wrongful Termination

American musician Diddy made is being sued by his personal chef on the grounds of wrongful termination, sexual harassment, and violation of whistleblower protection. In the documents, obtained by TMZ, the chef; Cindy Rueda says she was “regularly summoned” to serve Diddy and his guests while they “engaged in or immediately following sexual activity.” She also says on at least…

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Federal Government is Delivering on its Electoral Promises – Lai Mohammed

The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, says the Federal Government is delivering on its election promises and that only “a few vocal minority are not seeing what the government is doing.’’ The minister stated this when the leadership of the National Association and Nigerian Students (NANS), paid him a courtesy visit in Abuja Tuesday…

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More Than 100 People Injured as Tanker Explodes in Ghana

More than 100 people sustained various degrees of injury when a gas tanker exploded at a spot near the Takoradi Technical University (TTU) on the Takoradi-Sekondi main road on Monday. The injured, including four firemen,  three Motor Traffic and Transport Department (MTTD) officials and a newspaper vendor, were rushed to the Effia-Nkwanta Regional and the…

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