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    Business The world of female startup founders in Nigeria –

    So, when we hear startup founders, the male folks comes to mind right? ,Yes they dominate the startup ecosystems but we have a good number of females who have turn ideas into successful start-ups. And today we will take a look at eight of them with fantastic projects Bilikiss Adebiyi, founder …...
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    Business Google will penalize websites that load slowly on phones – CNET –

    Google headquarters in Mountain View, California Stephen Shankland/CNET Want people with phones to find your website? Better make sure it loads fast, because otherwise Google will punish you in its search results. Google long has given fast-loading web pages preferential placement in search...
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    Business Google offers free IT support certification, but there’s a catch –

    Google has announced its new “Google IT Support Professional Certificate” program through Coursera, offering anyone the chance to get certified for an entry-level job in the field. The course doesn’t require any previous experience and takes between 8 and 12 months to complete, according to...
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    Business Apple plots repatriation, investment in US after tax reform –

    It has not gotten exactly what it wanted in US tax reform, particularly in repatriation costs. But it will go on ahead with plans to break ground and infuse money into domestic manufacturing. The post Apple plots repatriation, investment in US after tax reform appeared first on Pocketnow...
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    Business Amazon’s new ‘$10 and Under with free shipping’ section takes on budget shopping app Wish –...

    Amazon has added a new $10 and Under section to its app and website, featuring, as one could infer, items that are priced $10 or cheaper. All items have free shipping, regardless of whether a user has Prime membership. The feature, first spotted by TechCrunch, looks to compete with budget …...
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    Sports NFF to Unveil Super Eagles World Cup Kits in London –

    Nigeria’s World Cup training camp will officially open on May 22, in Abuja and the country’s special kits for the Mundial in Russia will be presented to the public on February 7, in London. This, officials of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) have made known on Wednesday in Lagos. …...
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    Sports Theo Walcott makes switch from Arsenal to Everton in £20m move | Football

    • ‘I want the club to push to the next level,’ Walcott says• Walcott has struggled for regular starting role at Emirates Theo Walcott said after signing for Everton from Arsenal: ‘The club has won trophies but I want them to win trophies now.’ Photograph: Tony McArdle – Everton FC/Everton …...
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    Business Edo Govt., Sahara Energy reach deal to power public utilities with flared gas .

    Plans by the Edo State Government to improve power supply in the state through partnership with oil and gas companies in the state, have received the buy-in of Sahara Energy. The innovative energy solution includes the conversion of gas, hitherto flared, to electricity that will be used to power...
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    Business Nigeria’s economy to grow at 2.1% – AfDB –

    The African Development Bank (AfDB) has predicted a positive outlook for Nigeria’s economic in 2018. The bank in its 2018 African Economic Outlook projected that Nigeria’s economy would grow at 2.1 per cent in 2018 and 2.5 per cent in 2019. According to AfDB, this outlook is anchored on …...
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    Business Technology has made pension verification seamless – PTAD –

    Mrs Sharon Ikeazor, the Executive Secretary, Pension Transitional Arrangement Directorate (PTAD) says the deployment of technology has made pension verification seamless. via TODAY.NG – http://ift.tt/2DiDezY Get more: Nigeria Business News
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    Business Goldman investors rattled by latest plunge in bond trading – Reuters

    Goldman Sachs Group Inc on Wednesday reported a sharp drop in trading revenue that renewed questions about its ability to revive a moribund profit driver or find business to replace it, sending shares down 3 percent. The Wall Street bank posted its first quarterly loss in six years due …...
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    Sports Gernot Rohr extends contract with the Super Eagles –

    The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) on Wednesday signed a two–year contract extension with Super Eagles’ Technical Adviser Gernot Rohr. NFF 1st Vice President, Barrister Seyi Akinwunmi, explained that Rohr, initially taken on board in July 2016, deserved the extension after qualifying the...
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    Business Cornell Professor Claims Ethereum is More Distributed and Decentralized Than Bitcoin –...

    According to a study led by Cornell professor Emin Gun Sirer, Cornell research professor Robbert van Renesse, and LinkedIn researcher Adem Efe Gencer, Ethereum’s nodes are better distributed than bitcoin, and thus the network is more decentralized than bitcoin. The paper entitled...
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    Business Kwesé to hold its $200,000 #GoGettaz entrepreneurship competition in Nairobi –

    Kwese is holding semi-finals of the #GoGettaz entrepreneurship competition in Nairobi, Kenya where 12 ventures will pitch to a panel of judges and a live audience for a chance to take home $100,000 investments and a 2-week mentorship with Econet Global founder, Strive Masiyiwa. Set to hold on...
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    Business Crude oil crosses $70 threshold –

    Oil briefly topped $70 a barrel in London for the first time in three years, as crude markets continued an almost unblemished run of gains for 2018. The surge waned towards the end of the session, with the global Brent benchmark settling just 6 cents higher … via BusinessDay : News you can...
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    Business What the latest Niger Delta threat means for your investments

    Emmanuel Ibe Kachikwu, Minister of state for Petroleum Resources The relative peace enjoyed in Nigeria’s oil producing Niger Delta may be a thing of the past, if the latest threat by the Niger Delta Avengers is anything to go by. The militant group, in a release posted on its website, have …...
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    Business The GHAV Summit: Girl Hub Africa Volunteers Network to hold maiden edition in February –...

    The GHAV Summit: A panel mixer on "Humanitarianism in the 21st century" holds in February. Girl Hub Africa Volunteers Network, an all female network of professional volunteers, is proud to present the maiden edition of The Generation of Humanitarians and Volunteers Summit. The GHAV … via...
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    Business Bauchi Drugs Agency records N200m profit in 2017 –

    Governor Mohammed Abubakar of Bauchi State The Bauchi State Drugs and Medical Consumable Management Agency (DMMA) recorded N200 million turnover on its 2017 Drugs Revolving Fund (DRF) scheme, as against the N100 million profit recorded in 2016. The Chairman of the agency, Mr Abdulkadir Ahmed...
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    Business Scandal-hit KPMG South Africa appoints new chairman – Premium Times Nigeria

    The South African arm of global audit firm, KPMG, on Wednesday appointed veteran public servant and former Chairman of the Development Bank of Southern Africa, Wiseman Nkuhlu, as its chairman. KPMG sacked its South African leadership in September 2017 after it found work done for companies owned...
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    Business Ecobank Nigeria revises dollar limits for Naira –

    Ade Adeyemi, Chief Executive Officer, Ecobank Trans International Tier two lender Ecobank Nigeria has increased the maximum daily limit of its Naira debit cards abroad, depending on the type of card held by its customers. This was disclosed in a statement issued by the bank on its website. What...
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