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Buckle up and hunker down: Coast-to-coast storm to bring weather misery to 200 million

Buckle up and hunker down: Coast-to-coast storm to bring weather misery to 200 million

A powerful storm that began its journey Sunday in California will roar across the country over the next two to three days, spreading heavy snow, torrential rain and crippling ice to more than 200 million Americans. That’s about 60 percent of the population, AccuWeather said. “Parts of 39 of the 48 contiguous United States will be touched

CBN injects $210m into foreign exchange market

The Central Bank of Nigeria has injected $210m into the various segments of the market to sustain its intervention in the Inter-Bank Foreign Exchange Market. CBN’s Director, Corporate Communications, Mr. Isaac Okorafor, made this known in a statement on Tuesday in Abuja. Okorafor said that the apex bank offered $100m as wholesale interventions and allocated

Application for the Tony Elumelu Foundation Entrepreneurship Programme closes March 1

The Tony Elumelu Foundation, an African-funded and founded philanthropy committed to empowering African entrepreneurs has announced its last call for applications into its prestigious 2019 Entrepreneurship Programme. The application portal launched on the 1st of January 2019 will close on the 1st of March, 2019.      Selected beneficiaries will join 4,470 current alumni and will receive

OPAN Demands INEC Chairman, Mahmood’s Resignation

The Online Publishers Association of Nigeria, OPAN, has asked the Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Professor Mahmood Yakubu to resign from his position immediately over the shocking and disappointing postponement of today’s Presidential and National Assembly election. The demand was contained in a press statement dated February 16, 2019 and signed by

Amazon Scrapping New York HQ2 Provokes Outrage and Celebration

Amazon’s announcement that it’s scrapping controversial plans to build an additional headquarters in New York City provoked rounds of blame and celebration Thursday.  Reactions were swift on both sides of the issue after the massive company said earlier Thursday that it wasn’t willing to work with state and local politicians who oppose the plan. Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D),

As Amazon drops New York City project, progressives claim a major coup

Demonstrators hold signs during a protest against Amazon in the Long Island City section of the Queens borough of New York, U.S., February 14, 2019. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton By Joseph Ax NEW YORK (Reuters) – U.S. Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez wasted no time on Thursday in calling Amazon’s decision to scrap plans to build a major New

World Bank Lauds Fadama III Programme

By John Meze The World Bank has lauded the Fadama III programme in Nigeria for the success recorded in the implementation of its programmes ahead of its December 31, 2019 closing date. AF Project Task Team Leader, World Bank Fadama III, Dr Adetunji Oredipe, revealed that the Fadama III programme had achieved its objectives of increasing the

Eight Years After, Ijaiye Community Sees Light

By John Meze After eight years of being in total darkness, due to collapse of power facilities in the area as well as the failure of the defunct Power Holding Company to attend to the facilities, the Ibadan Electricity Company (IBEDC),  has resolved to provide electricity to the Ijaiye community, a suburb of Iseyin town

Google, UBA Collaborate to Provide Free Wi-Fi to Customers

Lagos, Nigeria – Africa’s global bank, United Bank for Africa (UBA) Plc has collaborated with Google and ISP partner to launch Google Station in 11 key UBA branches in Lagos State as part of plans to roll out 200 stations in the country. Google Station, a platform for providing free, high-speed Wi-Fi hotspots in public

U.S. sues Lockheed, others for alleged kickbacks on nuclear site cleanup

FILE PHOTO – Trade visitors are seen walking over a road crossing covered with Lockheed Martin branding at Farnborough International Airshow in Farnborough, Britain, July 17, 2018. REUTERS/Toby Melville/File Photo WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The United States has sued Lockheed Martin Corp, Lockheed Martin Services Inc, and Mission Support Alliance LLC, as well as a Lockheed