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First Moon Landing Astronaut, Michael Collins Dies Aged 90
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First Moon Landing Astronaut, Michael Collins Dies Aged 90

Michael Collins, the command pilot of the first crewed mission to the moon, has died aged 90 following a "valiant battle" with cancer. Collins was the command pilot of Apollo 11 in the first crewed mission to the moon with Neil Armstrong and Edwin 'Buzz' Aldrin. His family said in a statement: "We will miss him terrible. Yet we also know how lucky Mike felt to have lived the life he did. "Please join us fondly in remembering his sharp wit, his quiet sense of purpose, and his wise perspective, gained both from looking back from Earth from the vantage of space." "We regret to share that our beloved father and grandfather passed away today, after a valiant battle with cancer. "He spent his final days peacefully, with his family by his side. "We will miss him terribly...
Makinde Launches Special Security Joint Task Force Against Kidnapping, Banditary
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Makinde Launches Special Security Joint Task Force Against Kidnapping, Banditary

The Oyo State Government, on Monday, says it has set up a Special Joint Security Post, set up at Mamu village – a border between Ibadan and Ijebu Ode in Ogun state is to complement efforts of the security operatives in nipping insecurity, especially issues of kidnapping, in the bud. Gov Seyi Makinde, who made this disclosure while on inspection tour to the border area, declared that the Ibadan-IjebuOde road had been in the news recently for kidnapping of travellers plying the route. He said the Mamu Joint Security Post was set up to secure the entry and exit points in the state, adding that the Mamu post was a pilot project that would soon be replicated in all the borders with other states. According to the governor, there is CCTV camera at the post; that is being monitored fr...
Buhari Absent As His Wife, Aisha Launches Book In Aso Rock
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Buhari Absent As His Wife, Aisha Launches Book In Aso Rock

President Muhammadu Buhari is not among the dignitaries at the Conference Centre of the State House, Abuja, venue of the book launch of Aisha, his wife. The book, “Aisha Buhari, Being Different”, was authored by the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Administration and Women Affairs, Dr. Hajo Sani. Buhari, who is currently in London for a medical check-up, is being represented by Prof Ibrahim Gambari, his Chief of Staff. Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo; his wife, Dolapo, are among the dignitaries in attendance.  
Wike Launches C4I Security Outfit To Tackle Insecurity, ESN
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Wike Launches C4I Security Outfit To Tackle Insecurity, ESN

In pursuit of our desire to ensure the safety of lives and property in Rivers State, we today re-launched Rivers State's security outfit tagged C4I. Personnel of the outfit which comprises of 400 policemen and 200 civil defence personnel have in the last month been specially trained in relevant skills to ensure they carry out their duty efficiently. We have made appreciable success in the area of security but we wouldn't rest on our oars. With C4I we intend to take it a step further by adopting a proactive policing approach and nipping the effort of criminals in the bud. C4i vehicles branded with their Local Government Areas of responsibility have been deployed to each Local Government Area in the state. To further boost our security in the riverine areas, in the next few week...
CBN’s NIBSS Launches Payment Solution, NQR To The Financial Sector
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CBN’s NIBSS Launches Payment Solution, NQR To The Financial Sector

Nigeria Inter-Bank Settlement System Plc (NIBSS) today announced the launch of the NQR payment solution; an innovative payment platform implemented on behalf of all financial service providers. The New Quick Response code solution offers a robust platform that delivers instant value for P2B and P2P transactions by simply scanning to pay. It is a solution that will unify the available closed QR Code schemes in the country for consistent user experience and accelerated digital adoption. This Payment Solution designed to be "low cost" for merchants would see shoppers scan a QR code generated by a seller to pay for an item. Each code will have unique details containing the information relating to the transaction and would link with a customer's Banking App, already enabled on their sma...
Sanwo-Olu Launches Free Academy For Youths In The Creative Industry
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Sanwo-Olu Launches Free Academy For Youths In The Creative Industry

Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu, on Tuesday, launched EbonyLife Creative Academy, a world-class film and television production institute, established by EbonyLife Media in conjunction with Lagos State Creative Industry Initiative (LACI) – a parastatal under the Ministry of Tourism, Arts and Culture. The Academy, whose campus is located at Engineering Close on Victoria Island, kicked off with an intensive training for 120 creative young people, admitted for free, practical courses designed by industry experts across all aspects of filmmaking and media content production. The Academy offers state-of-the-art lecture rooms, projection and sound facilities, as well as practical studio workshop spaces and post-production facilities fitted with latest technology to ensure cohorts have a condu...
Buhari Launches Eastern Rail Rehabilitation Project
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Buhari Launches Eastern Rail Rehabilitation Project

All is now set for the groundbreaking ceremony of the Eastern railway rehabilitation project by President Muhammadu Buhari. The Eastern corridor is a narrow-gauge rail track stretching from Port-Harcourt through the South-East, North Central and North-East, terminating in Maiduguri, the Borno state capital. Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi recently disclosed that President Muhammadu Buhari has directed the extension of the corridor to Abakiliki and Awka, capitals of Ebonyi and Anambra states respectively. With a total of 61 stations and passing loops, the project has a contract timeline of 36 months. The China Civil Engineering Construction Corporation, CCECC, is handling the project.
NCDC Launches Campaign ‘6232’
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NCDC Launches Campaign ‘6232’

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has announced the commencement of ‘Campaign 6232’. This is an activity to raise public awareness for the toll-free number ‘6232’ recently introduced by the Agency, for public enquiries through its 24-7 Connect Centre. The campaign will use different means of communication to raise awareness of Nigerians on how to reach NCDC, with questions relating to infectious disease prevention, detection and control. Following an increasing need for Nigerians to communicate with the agency as part of the COVID-19 response, NCDC expanded its connect centre capacity in 2020. With support from the National Communication Commission, a shortcode 6232 has also been introduced. Over the last one year, NCDC has been leading Nigeria’s public health respons...
Cristiano Ronaldo Launches A Five Star Hotel In Africa
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Cristiano Ronaldo Launches A Five Star Hotel In Africa

The Portuguese footballer and the current Juventus forward has made a fortune out of football and is now expanding and investing his earnings through other economic spectrums. The 36 years old Ronaldo was declared one of the billionaires by forbes 2020 statistics. Pestana holdings, which is owned by the former real Madrid and Manchester United forward was due to expand their popular estate business to African continent, the move was suppose to take place in 2020 but was delayed by the covid19. Apparently Pestana is reported to have established their first hotel in the capital Marrakech Morocco,The 130 roomed masterpiece in the minara gardens cost the footballer almost 1.7 billions. Pestana is reported to be owning a lodge in one of the biggest nature reserve in south african...
Actors Guild Launches Fund For Ailing Members
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Actors Guild Launches Fund For Ailing Members

Piqued by the spate of life-threatening ailments and sudden deaths that have engulfed the Nigerian movie industry in recent times, the leadership of the Actors Guild of Nigeria, AGN, has launched an internal appeal fund to support the families of their deceased members as well as provide quick medical interventions for those who are bedridden for various ailments. This was made known in a statement issued, Monday, by Kemi Adekomi, Senior Special Adviser to AGN President on Media and Publicity. According to the statement, AGN President, Emeka Rollas is highly saddened by the recent spate of deaths in the industry. The statement read: “As is his usual style of carrying members of the Guild along in all he does, the President has been making a passionate appeal to members and Nol...
NAIRAXI: Nigeria Launches Mobile App To Support Youths, Promote Empowerment
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NAIRAXI: Nigeria Launches Mobile App To Support Youths, Promote Empowerment

In Nigeria few days ago, the most anticipated NAIRAXI Mobile Application, designed to empower over 20,000youths annually, provide opportunities and create a paradigm shift in its services of providing mobile transportation, logistics, ride-hailing and on-demand services, has been officially launched in FCT. The Indigenous NAIRAXI Technology was launched at the Nigerian National Merit House, 22 Aguiyi Ironsi St, Maitama Abuja. The colourful launching Ceremony of NAIRAXI Mobile technology recorded the distinguished presence of reputable Personalities, key Stakeholders in the transport industry, Public office holders, potential investors and Special Guests. Some of the distinguished Personalities at the event includes Senator Shehu Sani, HE Abdullaziz Yari, the Former Governor of Zamfa...
Donald Trump Launches His ‘Office Of The Former President’ In Florida
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Donald Trump Launches His ‘Office Of The Former President’ In Florida

Former U.S President Donald Trump has opened the ‘Office of the Former President’ in Florida. The Office’s purpose will be to oversee Trump’s post-presidential advocacy, “Make America Great Again”. “The Office will be responsible for managing President Trump’s correspondence, public statements, appearances, and official activities to advance the interests of the United States and to carry on the agenda of the Trump Administration through advocacy, organising, and public activism,” an official statement said. “President Trump will always and forever be a champion for the American People,” the statement added. Since his return, Donald Trump has not made any public appearances and has instead stayed at his luxury Mar-a-Lago resort.
Biden Inches Nearer To Victory As Trump Launches Lawsuit Blitz To Slow Him Down
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Biden Inches Nearer To Victory As Trump Launches Lawsuit Blitz To Slow Him Down

Democrat Joe Biden inched nearer to victory on Thursday over Donald Trump in an exceedingly close U.S. election that hinged on razor-thin margins in a handful of states, while the Republican president launched a flurry of lawsuits hoping to slow down his opponent. Tensions rose in some places as the ballot counting dragged on two days after polls closed, with a second day of sometimes dueling street demonstrations over the integrity of the election. Biden, the former U.S. vice president, was continuing to cut into Trump’s leads in Pennsylvania and Georgia while holding on to slim margins in Nevada and Arizona. Trump, who during the long and rancorous campaign attacked the integrity of the U.S. voting system, has again alleged voting fraud without providing evidence, filed lawsui...
US Election 2020: Biden Prepares For Presidency, Launches Transition Website
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US Election 2020: Biden Prepares For Presidency, Launches Transition Website

Joe Biden, Democratic candidate in the United States presidential election, has declared that he is confident of victory. Biden addressed the nation on Thursday. He noted that it was clear that he had won “enough states to reach 270 electoral votes to win the presidency”. “Now, every vote must be counted. No one’s going to take our democracy from us…not now, not ever. “I’m not here to declare that we’ve won, but I am here to report when the count is finished, we believe we will be the winners. “I’m confident that we will emerge victorious. But this will not be my victory alone. It will be a victory for the American people.” Official results as at 9:50am Nigeria time, shows Biden is slightly ahead of President Donald Trump. But the race is too close to call as votes...
Atiku Abubakar Launches Online TV As New Channel Of Campaign
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Atiku Abubakar Launches Online TV As New Channel Of Campaign

Former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar, has launched an online television that will henceforth propagate his social and political activities. The event took place at the Five Star Bristol Palace Hotel, Kano, where a video clip showed the former vice president speaking on his vision and aspiration. Atiku was represented at the occasion by one of his sons and political allies, particularly PDP members. The Atiku TV was launched by Hajiya Baraka Sani, a former Kano State Commissioner for Agriculture and Special Adviser to former president Goodluck Jonathan. Baraka Sani said the ‘Atiku TV’ is a new approach that will change Atiku’s mode of reaching out to people from analogue to digital, henceforth. She explained that the contents (about Atiku) for the television will be dev...
LASRERA Launches Website, Registration Portal For Real Estate Practitioners
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LASRERA Launches Website, Registration Portal For Real Estate Practitioners

The Lagos State Real Estate Regulatory Authority, LASRERA, on Thursday formally launched a website and registration database for real estate practitioners in Lagos State as part of efforts to checkmate the activities of fraudsters in the sector. Speaking during the launch of the website: www.lasrera.com at the Bagauda Kaltho Press Centre, Alausa, Ikeja, the Special Adviser to the Governor on Housing, Mrs. Toke Benson-Awoyinka said the website became imperative so as to create, capture and update a Unified Central Database of Real Estate Practitioners and their activities within the State. She said, “We are well aware of the trend of fraudulent practices of some Real Estate Agents and Property Developers; this is reflected in the complaints received by the Agency in recent times from ...
Bandits kill 5 in Zamfara
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Bandits kill 5 in Zamfara

An attack launched by bandits in Kajera and Magazawa villages in Tsafe Local Government Area of Zamfara State on Tuesday May 19, left 5 people dead and one villager injured. Channels Television reported that the bandits invaded the community on motorbikes and opened fire on buildings and houses with residents inside. Zamfara State Police Command Spokesperson, Mohammed Shehu described the incident as a reprisal attack. He said two of the bandits had been killed on Sunday May 16, in one of the communities in Tsafe Local Government.
Iran Launches First Military Satellite Into Orbit After Months Of Failure
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Iran Launches First Military Satellite Into Orbit After Months Of Failure

Iran has announced it successfully launched the country's first military reconnaissance satellite after months of failures, a programme the United States alleges is a cover for missile development. "The first satellite of the Islamic Republic of Iran has been successfully launched into orbit by the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps [IRGC]," said the elite forces' official website on Wednesday. It said the satellite - dubbed the Nour - was deployed from the Qassed two-stage launcher from the Markazi desert, a vast expanse in Iran's central plateau. The satellite "orbited the Earth at 425km [264 miles]", said the website. "This action will be a great success and a new development in the field of space for Islamic Iran." The IRGC called it the first military satellite ever lau...
Lockdown: Sowore Launches Pots Pan Protest (PPP) Against Buhari
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Lockdown: Sowore Launches Pots Pan Protest (PPP) Against Buhari

Lockdown Extension: #RevolutionNow - Again!!! Sowore Announces Nationwide Protest Against Buhari's Govt (Photo) After rumours of plans by the government to extend the Covid-19 lockdown in the country by another 14 days, RevolutionNow activist and Sahara Reporters Publisher, Omoyele Sowore has annonced a Nationwide Sit-At-Home protest against the move to extend the lockdown. #RevolutionNow Pots are empty, plates are empty and the stomach is very empty! Bang your pot at home, don’t let hunger kill you at home because of their greed, corruption and incompetence
COVID-19: Lagos Launches App To Help Schedule Test Appointments
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COVID-19: Lagos Launches App To Help Schedule Test Appointments

#COVID19 Response has moved into communities. You can locate the Local Government TESTING CENTER closest to you through AlertClinic visit http://app.alertclinic.com/ Request a TEST and choose where you are in Lagos. Try it and share your feedback. #StaySafe #LagosAgainstCOVID19 https:///7CkIi6h3uC)
Ibrahimovic launches fundraisers to help fight coronavirus pandemic
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Ibrahimovic launches fundraisers to help fight coronavirus pandemic

Zlatan Ibrahimovic has launched a fundraiser to help fight coronavirus and has called on fellow footballers to help "kick this virus away". The AC Milan striker plays in Italy, the country so far worst affected by the pandemic other than China. It appears Ibrahimovic has made two 50,000 euro (£46,054) donations. "Italy has always given me so much and, in this dramatic moment, I want to give back even more to this country that I love," Ibrahimovic said on Instagram. "I count on the generosity of my colleagues, of all professional athletes and of those who want to make a small or large donation according to their possibilities, to kick this virus away. "Together we can really help hospitals and doctors and nurses who selflessly work every day to save our lives. Because today...
Davido Launches A New Business (Photos)
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Davido Launches A New Business (Photos)

It’s no doubt that that 30BG gang boss is a business man. David Adedeji Adeleke popularly known as davido who recently became an ambassador for a real estate in Nigeria called Pennek said that’s where him and his gang invest and make huge profit from. In his post on Instagram davido shared a picture below. With him and his geng rocking the ‘Good Time’ collection. Here are some of the clothing collections below. I personally think they are really nice. This is the hoodie which am definitely going to rock once it hits the market. Imagine rocking this with a white sneaker or whatever sneaker or the ultimate black sneaker…
‘You’re Now Looking Old’ – Fans Tell Regina Daniels As She Launches Her Magazine
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‘You’re Now Looking Old’ – Fans Tell Regina Daniels As She Launches Her Magazine

“You are now looking old” was one of the negative comments left on the Instagram page of Regina Daniels when she posted photos from the launch of her new magazine. The acclaimed ‘sweet 16’ actress married to a 60 year old billionaire launched her debut magazine yesterday, Saturday February 22, at Abuja. The excited new Publisher posted glamorous photos from the event and it was met with mixed reactions. While some were congratulating Regina Daniels, others were spotting the changes in her looks, as posed by her husband’s side.  
Gedoni’s Reaction As Fiancee, Khafi, Launches Her Own Customised Mug Business
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Gedoni’s Reaction As Fiancee, Khafi, Launches Her Own Customised Mug Business

30-yr-old BBNaija star, Khafi Kareem has finally joined her fellow ex BBNaija housemates female colleagues, Tacha, in starting a self owned business. The reality star is who fondly called 'A Cup Of Khafi' has launched her own mugs collection business which she named 'A Cup of Khafi Mug'. Khafi’s mugs come with customised motivational quotes while still having the trademark “A Cup of Khafi” and this has really gotten her fans impressed. Sharing a picture of her holding one of her customised mugs, the former UK Police took to her Instagram page to make the announcement saying; “I’m so pleased to announce that @TheKhafiShop is now open for preorder of #ACupOfKhafiMugs! Get yours now for a limited time only” See post: Watch video below; ...
BBnaija Star, Tacha, Launches “Pad For Every Girl” Project, Distributes Pads To Female Students (Video, Photos)
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BBnaija Star, Tacha, Launches “Pad For Every Girl” Project, Distributes Pads To Female Students (Video, Photos)

  Reality TV star, Natasha Akide, popularly known as Tacha has started her own initiative program, called 'Natasha Akide Initiative'. As her first project, the BBNaija star launched the ‘Pad for every girl’ (PEG project. Tacha and her team went visited Government Girls secondary school, Rumuokwuta, Port Harcourt where they donated sanitary pads to the young female students. The reality star further shared a seminar with the girls, on maintaining menstrual hygiene, where she talked about menstruation and how the female students should carry themselves while on their periods. Tacha has now taken to her Instagram page to share video and photos from the event. Watch video below;   ...
Ex Bbnaija Housemate, Diana Russet Officially Launches Her Own Bikini Line, D’russet Collections
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Ex Bbnaija Housemate, Diana Russet Officially Launches Her Own Bikini Line, D’russet Collections

Ex Big Brother Naija Pepper Dem housemate, Diane Russet has officially launched her own clothing line, D’Russet Collections. The northern beauty took to her official Instagram page to break the news sharing an unveiling video of her collections which were all Bikinis. In her post, she also revealed that the song used in the video was by fellow ex BBNaija Pepper Dem housemate, Ella. Watch video here;<   View this post on Instagram   Being beautiful is not about being perfect, Being Beautiful is accepting your flaws and appreciating all your imperfections. This is dedicated to all females let’s live this baby girl lifestyle with @drusset collections?. Song by @therealmissella thanks for coming throu...
BBnaija’s Tacha Finally Launches Her Own Reality Show As She Shuts Down The Internet With Daring Photos (Video)
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BBnaija’s Tacha Finally Launches Her Own Reality Show As She Shuts Down The Internet With Daring Photos (Video)

Most controversial former Big Brother Naija Pepper Dem housemate, Natasha Akide popularly known as Tacha has finally launched her own reality show titled “Keeping Up With Tacha”. This is coming barely three weeks after the reality star unveiled her own clothing line 'titans collections'. So far social media is abuzz with clips of the launch video of her reality show. The reaction so far is amazing for its grand start, hash tags trending, people talking, sharing and retweeting, it is safe to say that the show will definitely be a success. The first episode of the Reality show will be aired on her YouTube channel. To usher in her new reality show and the new month, the queen of Titans took to her Ig page to share new photos and they are absolutely b...
Google Launches First Developer Space In Nigeria
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Google Launches First Developer Space In Nigeria

Google has been known over the years for its numerous innovations all over the world. The company keeps expanding and staying ahead of many others by touching the lives of many. Yesterday, Google launched its first developer space in Nigeria. According to the Director, Leading Google Business in West Africa, Juliet Ehimuan, She said... "This space, in addition to housing our Google Launchpad Accelerator Africa programme, will be used for developer training and meetings, innovation, research and startup programs, as well as carrying out our commitment to empowering people through digital skills training." "The Google Developers Space is part of our commitment to fostering vibrancy on the digital technology space and supporting innovation and learning in Nigeria and ultimately, ...
Delta State Launches Her Own State Police, Code Named “Operation Omotekpokpor”
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Delta State Launches Her Own State Police, Code Named “Operation Omotekpokpor”

Owing to the dastardly growth of insecurity, wanton killings, abduction and destruction of lives and property, the Delta State Is Launching Her State Police On the 27th January, 2020 code Name "OPERATION OMOTEKPOKPOR" This security architecture will be made up of of Local Hunters, Native Doctors and Pastors, Agbassa Juju, Okere Juju and Igbe Worshippers" States Governments and regions are already putting in place security apparatus to safe guard their own people. Something the Leadership of Muhammadu Buhari has failed to do. More details, soon.
Mo Abudu Launches Multi-Million Naira Entertainment Resort ‘Ebonylife Place’ (Photos)
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Mo Abudu Launches Multi-Million Naira Entertainment Resort ‘Ebonylife Place’ (Photos)

The Ebonylife TV boss has just opened a magnificent lifestyle and entertainment resort called The 'Ebonylife Place'. The launch took place alongside the premier of a new Ebonylife production film 'Your Excellency', directed by actress Funke Akindele. The 'Ebonylife Place' is located in Victoria island Lagos and boasts of 5 cinemas, a rooftop terrace, event spaces, bars, restaurants and a 20 room boutique hotel, The White Orchid. The attendees at the event included several actors, actresses and politicians as the Minister of Culture, Lai Mohammed and the Governor of Lagos State, Jide Sanwo-Olu, graced the event. Congratulations to her!  
Uber Launches “Uberboat In Lagos”
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Uber Launches “Uberboat In Lagos”

#Nigeria. Uber boats for commuters in Lagos started running today. The ride hailing service is being piloted for 2 weeks. About 4K people travel by boat into the city daily (source:Waterways Passengers Assoc) to avoid getting stuck in its notoriously slow rush - hour traffic.
Ganduje Eats With Pupils As He Launches Free School Feeding Programme
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Ganduje Eats With Pupils As He Launches Free School Feeding Programme

Kano state governor, Abdullahi Umar Ganduje, on Monday afternoon, launched the state government free feeding programme, covering about 6,800 public primary schools across the state. The programme is a critical component of the administration’s free and compulsory education policy which targets inclusiveness for vulnerable children, girl child education and integration of Qur’anic education schools into mainstream formal education.
Sex For Grades: Sunday Ashefon Launches Name And Shame Method To Expose Culprits
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Sex For Grades: Sunday Ashefon Launches Name And Shame Method To Expose Culprits

Relief for all #SexForGrades victims as Former Southwest Coordinator, National Association of Nigerian Students, Sunday Ashefon launched the ‘name and shame method’ as a viable weapon to expose lecturers sexually assaulting students. According to the student leader, ‘NANS Sexual Harassment Register’, an online register, had been opened for students who had been assaulted sexually either for marks or cash by both male and female lecturers. The NANS presidential aspirant and student of Ekiti State University, who made the link, https:///2OBwzFx, available to journalists in Ado-Ekiti, the Ekiti State capital, on Saturday, described “Name and Shame as a viable weapon to expose any lecturer whose name was repeatedly mentioned by students of the same university”. The former NANS Southwe...
My SAPS: South African Police Launches A Crime-fighting App
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My SAPS: South African Police Launches A Crime-fighting App

An app for citizens to use in the fight against crime has been launched by the South African Police Service (SAPS). Called ‘My SAPS’, the app is developed by Vodacom and will be available on both Apple and Android devices. The app is described on the App Store as a way of “enabling everyone to contribute towards building a more crime free society.” The South African Police Service has quietly launched a crime-fighting app “My SAPS is a FREE application available for iPhones and other smartphones, provided by the South African Police Services,” it says on the App Store. “My SAPS will allow you to submit crime tip-offs (anonymously) to the Crime Stop Centre and send updates.” The South African Police Service has quietly launched a crime-fighting app The app allows users to submi...
Mark Zuckerberg Launches Facebook Dating
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Mark Zuckerberg Launches Facebook Dating

Mark Zuckerberg made this known on his latest post that they are introducing Facebook Dating. He stated that he is pleased to hear when people tell him how they met their partners on Facebook even though Facebook had no features to help with dating. Hence this led to to idea to introduce Facebook Dating. He said Facebook dating will be launching the US today and already live in 20 countries.. Most importantly, he also stated that users privacy and security is already taken care of. Who's excited for this news?! One of my favorite things about building Facebook is I can walk through almost any city in the world and people will stop and tell me stories about how they met their husband or wife through Facebook. It's a great feeling. And until recently, Facebook didn't eve...
Abdulrazaq Launches Free Malaria Treatments In Kwara
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Abdulrazaq Launches Free Malaria Treatments In Kwara

Kwara State Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq on Friday flagged a statewide campaign to curtail malaria, calling it one of the first fruits of his early interventions in the health sector where he recently paid N232m counterpart funds. The campaign, named Malaria-Free-Kwara, qualifies Kwarans to access free malaria treatments in the health centres near them in the state. It is part of the Roll-Back-Malaria Partnership, a donor-funded programme which Kwara has now keyed into after AbdulRazaq paid the required counterpart funds. “One of the interventions we have made in the health sector was to pay N82m (out of the total N232million) counterpart funds to show commitment to be involved in the global anti-malaria campaign led by the Roll-Back-Malaria Partnership, a donors-driven initia...
Actress Chika Ike Launches Her Chika Cosmetics, See Her Glowing Outfit
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Actress Chika Ike Launches Her Chika Cosmetics, See Her Glowing Outfit

Popular Nollywood Actress, Chika Ike launching her own cosmetics brand, the announcement was made on her social media accounts. So far, Chika Ike has never created a full line of her own products. She has collaborated with other brands in the past. Chika Ike share Video and Pictures of the press launch of Chika cosmetics.
Ogun State Government Launches Jobs Portal, Ogunjobs
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Ogun State Government Launches Jobs Portal, Ogunjobs

The Ogun State Government, on Thursday, finally launched the much publicized jobs portal for residents of the state. We had reported that the state government said it was launching a dedicated website to ease job application and also to know the number of unemployed in the state. Dignitaries who graced the occasion include the Vice President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, and other top government functionaries. Our correspondent who monitored the event reports that the State Governor, Prince Dapo Abiodun, also announced the appointment of Jobberman’s co-founder, Mr Lekan Olude as Special Adviser on Job Creation and Youth Empowerment. During the event, a two-hour test run was held where over 5,000 applications were received. 20 applicants were given automatic employment right there a...
Burna Boy Launches Own Bank In New York
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Burna Boy Launches Own Bank In New York

Burna Boy has just launched his own bank, named ‘Burna Boy’. This was brought to life in collaboration with Spotify, a Swedish digital music service provider. The bank features a unique ATM machine, specially made to dispense Burna notes. The bank was inspired by the artwork of Burna Boy’s latest studio album, African Giant. “The installation features a unique ATM which will be dispensing custom, collectible bills designed by Sajjad Musa. Each bill is inspired by Burna’s Nigerian roots, and his quest to call out corruption and the disproportionate distribution of wealth.” Burna Boy is expected to go live today, Wednesday, August 13, 2019 at 419 Tompkins Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11216 between 6:00pm and 9:00pm. The bank will be available for the general public till Sunday, August 18, ...
Sony Launches Wearable Body Air Conditioner
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Sony Launches Wearable Body Air Conditioner

These days, almost all offices now have air conditioners in them, likewise, the cars we drive around and the taxi’s we board. Ever been in a bus or public transportation without an Air Conditioner, with the bus filled to capacity under a hot sun? What will you do if you find yourself in such a situation? Probably nothing, you only just have to wait till you get to your destination or wait till when substantial air gets into the public transport before you could feel alright. Some of us might have wondered if it could be possible to invent an Air conditioner that can keep the body cool at all times, even when we’re in motion. Wonder no more as the Japanese Company; Sony just made it a reality with their New “Wearable Body Air Conditioner”. The new Sony Wearable Air Conditioner is...
Simi Launches Record Label, Studio Brat
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Simi Launches Record Label, Studio Brat

Nigerian female Sonorous singer and Vocal powerhouse, Simi has officially launched her recording company, “Studio Brat“; this comes after completing her 2 album deal with "X3M Music" in April, Simisola Ogunleye Kosoko, popular known as Simi, announced the development on her Instagram page with the latest label's logo and captioned her post; "STUDIO BRAT – The Record Company @studiobratt The norm is to do a formal and proper press release, with big, impersonal words – but this is me and you. We started with true laughs, constructive criticism, silly jokes and personal moments. We’re gonna keep it that way. All I’ve ever wanted was to live my dreams – to do it on my terms, but for you. Each step I’ve taken has brought me here. This is only the beginning of the best part of...
The 8th Senate Launches Chatbot Service To Showcase Tenure Activities
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The 8th Senate Launches Chatbot Service To Showcase Tenure Activities

Have questions about the 8th Nigerian Senate? Not sure of their contributions to your livelihood or the country? Working on a new project? Just looking to learn something new about the Senate? Let NS8 help you! The 8th Nigerian Senate has introduced the NS8 Chatbot, an online Artificial Intelligence (AI) – powered information service for Nigerians interested in the outgoing 8th Senate’s activities, key interventions, and achievements. Since its inception, the 8th Senate adopted an agenda to focus on improving livelihood, business and governance and the chatbot is designed to give users real-time access to key interventions and bills passed to achieve these objectives. Currently available on Facebook Messenger and the web, the chatbot supports the 8th Senate leadership’s agend...
Honda Launches Nigerian Assembled HR-V SUV
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Honda Launches Nigerian Assembled HR-V SUV

The all-new Honda HR-V SUV now being locally assembled at the Honda Automobile Western Africa Limited plant in Otta, Ogun State has been presented to the public at a funfair event held at Federal Palace Hotel, Victoria Island, Lagos. Dignatories that witnessed the event included NADDC management team led by the Director General, Mr. Jelani Aliyu, MFR. Others were the Japanese Ambassador to Nigeria, Mr. Yukata Kikuta, CEOs of numerous companies and the mass media. The all-new HR-V was presented to the public by the Managing Director of Honda W. A. Limited, Mr. Akihiro Daido assisted by the Sales Lead, Mr. Remi Adams. The HR-V has some unique eye-popping features including dynamic styling with LED lights, comfortable and stylish interior, magic seats, electric parking brake and ...
Jakarta, A City With Traffic Similarities As Lagos, Launches Its First Subway
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Jakarta, A City With Traffic Similarities As Lagos, Launches Its First Subway

Jakarta – the Indonesian capital - share huge similarities with Lagos state, Nigeria. Jakarta is officially home to about 10 million people, but the population of the greater metropolitan area swells to 30 million. Just as Lagos, Jarkata, the population explosion occurring in this urban city has created infrastructural deficits especially for basic amenities. One of the basic infrastructural deficits is seen in the transport sector. This has led to incessant traffic congestion in this urban city making it one of the traffic gridlock capitals of the world. Over the decades, traffic congestion in Jakarta relentlessly worsened because of an increase in car ownership. Yet, the road infrastructure remained relatively unexpanded. This has left the resident to spend more hours in ...
JAMB Launches 10-Year Probe Of UTME, To Get Those That Cheated
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JAMB Launches 10-Year Probe Of UTME, To Get Those That Cheated

Heads are set to roll across the country as the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board has launched a probe into the credentials of applicants dating back to 2009. This implies that persons who cheated the system to pass the Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination to get into school and may have even graduated and participated in the National Youth Service Corps will be arrested and their certificates withdrawn. The Head, Media and Information of JAMB, Fabian Benjamin, said this during an interview with The PUNCH on Monday. Benjamin said the probe had begun and it would be completed in record time as JAMB has acquired software which would be able to identify fake biometric data. Speaking in a separate interview on 95.1 Nigeria Info FM Abuja, the JAMB spokesman said, “W...
Guinness Nigeria Introduces Baileys Delight, a Light and Lush Cream Liquor
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Guinness Nigeria Introduces Baileys Delight, a Light and Lush Cream Liquor

Guinness Nigeria launches Baileys Delight on Friday 29th March. Baileys Delight is a light and lush cream liquor which blends the luscious taste of African honey with real dairy cream, from the makers of Baileys Original Irish cream. A new fusion of flavours with an African twist, Baileys Delight is perfect for that pause at the end of the day – a moment of pure pleasure in the busyness and buzz of modern life. To celebrate the launch of Baileys Delight, Baileys collaborated with renowned artist; Emma Umoren who brought a moment of delight to the everyday hustle and bustle, through a spectacular live painting performance at Ikeja City Mall Car Park in Lagos which was followed by a launch event in Lagos at the Ikeja City Mall, Park. Speaking on the launch, Adenike Adebola, Mark...
China Launches World’s Longest Electric Bus,its 3X The Size Of Lagos BRT Buses
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China Launches World’s Longest Electric Bus,its 3X The Size Of Lagos BRT Buses

Chinese automobile maker BYD on Monday launched the world's longest pure electric bi-articulated bus K12A at the company’s headquarters in Shenzhen. The 250 passenger bus is 27 meters long- that's almost the size of a three regular bus. It is also compatible with the global Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) system. It has a maximum speed of 70 km/h (about 44 mph) and will run for almost 300 kilometers (186 miles) on a single full charge - that's enough for the demands of a full day's operation. The automaker claims that the bus is also the world's first electric bus that is equipped with a distributed 4WD system - that means it can switch between 2WD and 4WD smoothly to meet the demands of different terrains, while also lowering the vehicle’s overall energy consumption. Till date, BY...
Buhari Launches Pension Plan For Self-Employed Nigerians
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Buhari Launches Pension Plan For Self-Employed Nigerians

President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday launched a micro pension plan for self-employed Nigerians. The launch took place at the State House Conference Centre, Abuja. Mr Buhari launched the programme by supervising the registration of a Keke NAPEP operator, Sagir Shawai, a resident of Karu village of the Federal Capital Territory. The president said the programme was conceived for Nigerians in the informal sector of the country. He appealed to trade associations, workers unions and non-governmental organisations (NGOs) in the informal sector to join hands with the government in enlightening their members on the importance of the scheme. “This initiative will capture those that are not fully captured in the existing pension scheme. In the past three years, we have provided...
Publisher Vivian Lam Launches Book On Nigeria “Re-Awakening The Giant” In Abuja
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Publisher Vivian Lam Launches Book On Nigeria “Re-Awakening The Giant” In Abuja

The publisher of popular celebrity magazine , Vivian Lam Glamour and red carpet host has engaged in another historic path of excellence as she prepares to launch her newest book titled "NIGERIA” RE-AWAKENING THE GIANT on the 16th April 2019 at the prestigious Transcorp Hilton, Abuja. According to Vivian ‘Lam, Her book NIGERIA “RE-AWAKENING THE GIANT, was divinely inspired. It is a guide to regaining our lost glory as a nation. It highlighted the core values of the Nigeria’s dream, the retrospection of our national engagements and the prospective philosophical requirements needed to drive positive change of Nigeria’s Economic growth. However ,The book which is foreworded by Senator Benjamin Uwajumogu will be honored by legendary writers , public office holders, Captains of indust...

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