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Nigeria oil unions start strike, output seen unaffected

LAGOS (Reuters) – Nigeria’s oil unions began an indefinite strike on Monday, although crude output in Africa’s top producer is not likely to be affected, oil industry sources said. The Petroleum and Natural Gas Senior Staff Association of Nigeria (PENGASSAN) and Nigeria Union of Petroleum and Natural Gas Workers are protesting over the government’s failure […]

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Nigeria's main oil worker unions to start strike on Dec 15

YENAGOA, Nigeria (Reuters) – Nigeria’s two main oil worker unions will begin an indefinite nation-wide strike starting on Dec. 15, the unions said on Sunday. The Petroleum and Natural Gas Senior Staff Association of Nigeria (PENGASSAN) and Nigeria Union of Petroleum and Natural Gas Workers (NUPENG) said the strike would affect all levels of oil […]

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Nigeria consumer inflation falls again in November

ABUJA (Reuters) – Nigeria’s consumer price inflation fell for a third month in November as food price rises slowed again, shrugging off weakness in the naira currency that threatens to push up living costs ahead of next year’s election. The statistics bureau said on Sunday that inflation last month was 7.9 percent, down from 8.1 […]

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EFF’s national assembly disrupted by anti-Malema group

The second day of the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) national assembly was characterised by discord as the Gauteng block openly clashed with its leader Julius Malema. The anti-Malema group from Gauteng disrupted nomination proceedings with songs after the EFF leader shot down concerns that were raised by a member from their group about the nomination process. […]

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BT EE Deal: Is it a good thing for consumers?

Should you celebrate the planned BT EE deal? OPINION Andy Vandervell unpicks the ins and outs of BT’s planned purchase of the mobile operator EE and how it will affect regular folk After a brief bout of corporate eeny, meeny, miny, moe, BT has decided it wants to buy mobile operator EE for a tidy […]

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Microsoft Windows 10 top leaks: Cortana integration too visible

Microsoft Windows 10 top leaks: Cortana integration too visible. Cortana seems to be everywhere in the next Windows version Windows 10 is going to be better than the Windows version that the world is using at the moment. But despite being sure about the next version being better we did not have much idea as […]

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Business

Foreigners account for N1.25trn worth of Nigerian equities deals in 10 months

In 10 months to October 2014, foreign investors accounted for stock transactions valued at N1.25 trillion, compared with N964.74 billion worth of deals by domestic investors at the Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE). In the review 10 months period, domestic investors controlled 43.52 percent of equity market deals, while foreign investors accounted for 56.48 percent. Overall, […]

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KEDCO to import 100, 000 pre-paid meters

THE Kano Electricity Distribution Company (KEDCO) has concluded all the necessary arrangements to import 100, 000 pre-paid meters for distribution to customers in 2015. The Managing Director of the company, Alhaji Jamilu Gwamna, made this known at Customers’ Interactive Session on Credited Advance Payment for Metering Implementation (CAPMI) in Kano on Monday. NAN reports that […]

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Nigeria: Power supply drops sharply

Nigeria’s electricity production has dropped to 3,500 megawatts. Mr. Frank Edozie, Senior Special Adviser on Gas to the Minister of Power blamed the sharp fall in generation to the epileptic power supply across the country. He said the fall in power production was caused by the sabotage of the Trans-Forcados pipelines and inadequate gas supply. […]

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Nigeria’s inflation rate for November drops to 7.9%

Nigeria’s National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) has said that the inflation rate for the month of November fell by 0.2 percentage points to 7.9 percent, down from 8.1 percent in October this year.The NBS said in its monthly report released on Monday in Abuja that the weakened pace of price increases recorded in the headline […]

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Oil workers’ strike won’t disrupt supply, says NNPC

• NUPENG officials disagree • Long queues resurface in Port Harcourt THE Management of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) has assured that the three-day strike embarked upon by the Petroleum and Natural Gas Senior Staff Association of Nigeria (PENGASSAN) and the Nigerian Union of Petroleum and Natural Gas Workers (NUPENG) will not disrupt fuel […]

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Which way for the oily world?

The recent consistent fall in oil prices due to the surge in US shale supplies presents a new multidimensional challenge to the industry, weaker producing nations, less liquid oil companies and, more significantly, to the world’s largest legal cartel OPEC currently being rendered irrelevant. OPEC’s current position is untenable. It is generally understood that for […]

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Politics

Firs Rolls Out E-Filing System to Ease Tax Payment

The Federal Inland Revenue Service, FIRS, has introduced the electronic filing system to simplify and make tax payment process easier. The Service said at the official launching of the new platform that it had also updated taxpayers on how to access the FIRS e-filing platform, particularly steps for using the electronic system to make tax […]

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Netherlands Moves to Develop Nigeria’s Agric Sector

THE Head of Netherlands Representation in Lagos, Mr Michel Deelen, on Sunday said that his government planned to provide Nigerian farmers with technical assistance to increase their crops production. Deelen told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lagos that it was imperative for Netherlands to support Nigeria because of the existing cordial relationship between […]

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Govt No Longer Committed to Rescue of Chibok Girls

By Ejike Ejike The #BringBackOurGirls group yesterday, lamented the neglect of the Chibok girls by the federal government, even as the whole attention has been moved to the issue of 2015 elections. Speaking at the daily sit-out of the group yesterday, one of its leaders and the former minister of education, Dr. Oby Ezekwesili said […]

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Top 20 Controversies That Rocked 2014

By Terna Doki, Amina Alhassan, Abbas Jimoh Prisca Ekokuje Herewith is a list of the 20 most striking controversies which rocked Nigeria in 2014, with some of them being scandals in their own right. Some of the listed controversies will certainly spill into 2015, as they are still unfolding. By no means exhaustive, the list […]

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Obasanjo Lays Into Jonathan As Autobiography Faces Ban

Photo: Tami Hultman/allAfrica.com interview By Rosie Collyer Former Nigerian president Olesegun Obasanjo slammed a Nigerian politician who has held up publication of his autobiography by suing him for libel in an exclusive interview with RFI. He criticised President Goodluck Jonathan for working with a man charged with drug-smuggling in the US. A court in Nigeria […]

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North Launches Fresh Attack On Jonathan

By Festus Owete Delegates to the recently concluded 2014 National Conference have launched a fresh and elaborate bid to scuttle President Goodluck Jonathan’s plan to implement the report of the conference, PREMIUM TIMES can report today. The delegates, under the aegis of Northern Delegates Forum, NDF, in a post-mortem presentation to “stakeholders, institution and leaders” […]

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Sports

Champions League: Manchester City’s trip to Barcelona one of 12 eye-catching …

Sky Sports have revealed the TV schedule for their coverage of the upcoming Champions League round-of-16 ties, with Manchester City’s crucial second-leg trip to take on La Liga giants Barcelona the undoubted standout fixture of the 12 on display. The draw for the knockout phase of Europe’s premier club competition, which resumes again in February […]

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Amir Khan has eyes only for Floyd Mayweather as he slams Eddie Hearn over …

Amir Khan has hit back at Eddie Hearn for trying to railroad him into a Wembley showdown with Kell Brook. Khan is angry that Hearn has booked Wembley for June 13 for a possible Battle of Britain against the IBF welterweight champ without consulting him. He claims Brook’s promoter, who was in Las Vegas for […]

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Alastair Cook at the mercy of sacking culture as England’s critics attempt to …

For most, Cook’s ongoing struggles are evidence not merely of poor form or shoddy technique, but of some grave moral flaw that can only be remedied by sacking him immediately and sending him off to fight Islamic State. Paul Downton’s refusal to do so is thus a personal affront to cricket fans everywhere: further evidence […]

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Aggressive Garcia hit with two-game ban

Roma coach Rudi Garcia has been handed a two-game touchline ban after trying to slap a steward at the end of his side’s win at Genoa, Serie A officials announced Tuesday. League disciplinary officials issued several sanctions following the weekend’s matches, notably in relation to the Genoa v Roma fixture which ended in acrimony after […]

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Hansen still has work to do

Knowler: Steve Hansen still has work to do RICHARD KNOWLER GREAT EXPECTATIONS: All Blacks coach Steve Hansen will be expected to retain the World Cup in England. Steve Hansen should still be prepared to cop some heavy punches if the Webb Ellis Cup is surrendered under his watch. From the moment New Zealand Rugby chief […]

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Rory McIlroy named European player of year

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World News

Soyuz Drops Astronauts Off At Space Station

Soyuz Drops Astronauts Off At Space StationA Soyuz capsule carrying three astronauts has successfully docked with the International Space Station (ISS).


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Global Cyber Money Scam Worth $6bn Busted

Global Cyber Money Scam Worth $6bn BustedThe operators of the digital currency exchange Liberty Reserve have been accused of helping an international band of criminals launder more than $6bn (£3.9bn) in illicit funds.


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Myanmar urges calm after fresh religious violence

An ethnic Shan Buddhist monk looks out of a window in a village on the outskirts of Lashio in March 2013Myanmar's government called for calm Wednesday after mobs burned down a Muslim orphanage, a mosque and shops during a new eruption of religious violence in the east of the country.


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Former IT Specialist Claims To Be Jesus Reborn

Former IT Specialist Claims To Be Jesus RebornA man claiming to be Jesus is gaining followers and causing concern amongst cult experts in Australia.


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Venezuela: US Embassy Staff Shot At Strip Club

Venezuela: US Embassy Staff Shot At Strip ClubTwo US embassy employees have been shot at a strip club in Venezuela's capital, police and US State Department officials said.


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International trio takes shortcut to space station

Russia's Soyuz TMA-09M spacecraft blasts off from the Baikonur cosmodrome in Kazakhstan on May 29, 2013An international trio flying in a Russian capsule docked with the International Space Station on Wednesday with a busy schedule full of space walks and an encounter with a pioneering US cargo craft.


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Entertainment

‘Tango With Me': Nollywood’s most anticipated movie out on DVD

After a long wait, the award winning star-studded 2011 movie ‘Tango with Me’ is finally out on DVD. Watch trailer. Read more here

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Omotola Jalade Ekeinde To Celebrate 20 Years in Nollywood With World Tour

Nigeria’s leading actress, former model, singer, and philanthropist, Omotola Jalade Ekeinde, who made her debut in Nollywood in 1995 is set to celebrate 20 years of her appearance in the industry by going on a world tour. The beautiful actres, who recently refuted reports that she had been tempted to cheat on her husband, disclosed […]

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Popular Nollywood Actress Reveals Harrowing Domestic Violence Story

Nollywood actress Monalisa Chinda took to her Twitter account recently to take a stand against domestic violence while revealing that she was once a victim of the abuse but has since survived it. I was once a victim of Domestic Violence but survived and even stronger, so, YES YOU CAN! — Monalisa Chinda (@Monalisacode) December […]

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Charles Novia Releases Top-5 Nollywood Actors Of 2014, The List Will Surprise …

Just few days after enumerating his top 5 Nollywood actresses in 2014, Charles Novia is here with his top 5 Nollywood actors of 2014. Charles Novia The movie director cum critic who is known for always having a say about on-going issues in the Nigerian entertainment industry and more, Charles’ choice of top Nollywood actors, […]

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Kwara University sets up committee for study of Nollywood

Subcribe to Daily Post Newsletter Vice-Chancellor of Kwara State University (KWASU), Malete, Prof. AbdulRasheed Na’ Allah, has inaugurated a committee to see to the establishment of the Centre for Nollywood Studies at the university. Na’ Allah stated this in his opening address on Monday at the Conference on African Cinema, organised by the university, with […]

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Kwara varsity sets up committee for study of Nollywood

PROFESSOR AbdulRasheed Na’ Allah, Vice-Chancellor, Kwara State University (KWASU), Malete, has inaugurated a committee to see to the establishment of the Centre for Nollywood Studies at the university. Na’ Allah stated this in his opening address on Monday at the Conference on African Cinema, organised by the university, with the theme: “African Cinema and the […]

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Other Recent News

Tax Disputes Flare as Africa Fights ‘Secret’ Oil Deals

| December 16, 2014 | 0 Comments

Sitting before a parliamentary oversight committee last month, two top executives from Tanzania Petroleum Development Corp. declined to reveal details of billions of dollars in gas contracts that the state company had signed with foreign investors. Parliamentarians had a sharp riposte: They called the police. The two company board members had argued they needed permission […]

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Arsene Wenger should quit if Arsenal lose to Monaco in Champions League

| December 16, 2014 | 0 Comments

Arsenal fans gave their side a wake up call at Stoke station Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain rarely has a bad game for Arsenal or England  Midfielder is a future captain of the Gunners  Santi Cazorla should have shown more respect with his penalty   By Adrian Durham for MailOnline Follow @@talkSPORTDrive Published: 09:38, 16 December 2014 | […]

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Report: Atletico Madrid want Fernando Torres on a free

| December 16, 2014 | 0 Comments

Atletico Madrid reportedly want to re-sign their former striker Fernando Torres on a free transfer in the January transfer window. Torres is currently on loan at AC Milan from Chelsea, but it is understood that the Italian club will send the Spaniard back to England in January. Atletico will be unable to sign the forward […]

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Watch Jay Cutler’s three-question press conference after Bears loss to Saints

| December 16, 2014 | 0 Comments

Chicago Bears quarterback Jay Cutler had a very short conference Monday night  It appeared the Vanderbilt alum either didn’t have much to say or the local media didn’t have much to ask him following the Bears’ 31-15 loss to the New Orleans Saints. Cutler was sacked seven times and through three interceptions. He however reportedly […]

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Arsenal record goal-scorer Henry to hang up his boots

| December 16, 2014 | 0 Comments

Former FIFA World Cup winner and Arsenal’s record goal-scorer Thierry Henry announced his retirement from soccer yesterday, bringing an end to his a glittering 20-year career. The 37-year-old Frenchman scored 51 goals in 123 appearances for his country as he helped them win the 1998 World Cup and Euro 2000, while picking up trophies with […]

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Senior Manager, Finance and Administration Fosad Consulting 4 days ago Lagos, Nigeria

| December 16, 2014 | 0 Comments

Senior Manager, Finance and Administration Fosad Consulting 4 days ago Lagos, Nigeria Lagos, Lagos State We are currently looking to hire an experience professional for the post of Senior Manager, Finance and Administration for a top client of ours in the Aviation industry. The Finance and Administration Manager will be a strategic thought-partner, and report […]

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Electrical / Mechanical Engineers (International University Graduate) Fosad Consulting 25 days ago Lagos, Nigeria

| December 16, 2014 | 0 Comments

Electrical / Mechanical Engineers (International University Graduate) Fosad Consulting 25 days ago Lagos, Nigeria Lagos, Lagos State Read more here

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E-Business Analyst Fosad Consulting 11 days ago Lagos, Nigeria

| December 16, 2014 | 0 Comments

E-Business Analyst Fosad Consulting 11 days ago Lagos, Nigeria Lagos, Lagos State Read more here

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