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L-R Toby Shapshak, Keynote Speaker; Funke Opeke, CEO, MainOne; and Libby Barr, Chief Operating Officer, Avanti Communications at Nerds Unite 2019, MainOne’s annual IT event at Oriental recently

Avanti partners MainOne to improve broadband penetration in Nigeria

Under this arrangement, MainOne will leverage Avanti’s newest satellite, HYLAS 4, launched in April 2018 to enable highly flexible capacity services with 100% country coverage of Nigeria.
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Real Madrid’s Bernabeu to host all-Argentine Copa Libertadores final

South American football’s governing body CONMEBOL on Thursday confirmed that the twice-postponed Copa Libertadores final second leg between Argentine rivals River Plate and Boca Juniors will be played on December 9 at Real Madrid’s Santiago Bernabeu stadium.

Snapchat selfie sparks terror scare on Indian flight

A passenger was taken off an Indian plane and detained for questioning after he posted a photo of himself on Snapchat alongside the word “terrorist”, officials said Tuesday.
This handout photograph taken and released by India's Press Information Bureau (PIB) on November 17, 2018 shows Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi (C) being received by dignitaries upon his arrival in Male, to attend the swearing-in ceremony of Maldives president-elect Ibrahim Mohamed Solih. - Ibrahim Mohamed Solih was inaugurated November 17 as the new president of the Maldives after the opposition united to dislodge pro-China strongman leader Abdulla Yameen in September elections. (Photo by Handout / PIB / AFP) / RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE - MANDATORY CREDIT "AFP PHOTO / PIB"

Maldives gets new president

Ibrahim Mohamed Solih was inaugurated Saturday as the new president of the Maldives after the opposition united to dislodge pro-China strongman leader Abdulla Yameen in September elections.

Dakuku Peterside: President Buhari’ll make Nigerian port a hub in Africa

President Muhammadu Buhari has a bold and robust vision, national determination, and assiduous plans to make the Nigerian ports, the hub of maritime activities in the West and Central Africa.

#BBNaija: Tobi and Rico Swavey emerge winners of Nokia challenge

The pair of Tobi and Rico Swavey emerged as the winners of Big Brother Naija (Double Wahala) “Duo Clip” special task sponsored by Nokia.

African airlines record five percent passenger traffic increase

The International Air Transport Association announced on Thursday that African airlines recorded a 4.9 per cent increase in passenger traffic in January, compared to the same period in 2017.

Presidency: 297,000 vulnerable households get stipends in 20 states

Mrs Maryam Uwais, presidential aide on National Social Investment Programmes (NSIP), says that the Federal Government has captured 455,000 vulnerable households in the National Social Register.

Federal govt approves independent power contract for Abuja airport

The Federal Executive Council on Wednesday approved the contract for the provision of independent power supply (at N61 per kilowatt/hour) to the Nnamdi Azikwe International Airport, Abuja.

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Qualcomm urges US regulators to ban some iPhones

Qualcomm is urging U.S. trade regulators to reverse a judge’s ruling and ban the import of some Apple iPhones in a long-running patent fight between the two companies.

NAF arrest 10 armed bandits in Kaduna

The 453 Base Service Group, Nigerian Air Force, Kaduna, on Tuesday said it arrested 10 suspected thugs and bandits and recovered 57 livestock.
Christian Carino and Lady Gaga

Lady Gaga ends engagement with fiance Christian Carino

Popular singer Lady Gaga has ended her engagement with talent agent fiance, Christian Carino.
The European Union (EU) said it co-funded the Abidjan-Lagos Highway Corridor to stimulate investments, strengthen competitiveness of the territories and encourage regional integration for growth and job creation.

EU: Why we co-funded Abidjan-Lagos highway corridor

The European Union (EU) said it co-funded the Abidjan-Lagos Highway Corridor to stimulate investments, strengthen competitiveness of the territories and encourage regional integration for growth and job creation.

Federal government urged to raise VAT to 7 percent

If the country is to reduce unemployment and stimulate economic growth, the federal government has been advised to take bold steps which includes raising the Value Added Tax (VAT).