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A protester dressed as Santa Claus and wearing a yellow vest (gilet jaune) take part in a demonstration against rising costs of living blamed on high taxes on the Champs-Elysees in Paris, on December 15, 2018. – The “Yellow Vests” (Gilets Jaunes) movement in France originally started as a protest about planned fuel hikes but has morphed into a mass protest against President’s policies and top-down style of governing. (Photo by Zakaria ABDELKAFI / AFP)

French government to rush through concessions for ‘yellow vests’

The French government is set to rush tax cuts and a rise in the minimum wage through parliament in a bid to end the “yellow vest” protests which appear to be waning after a month of disruption.

Air France unions want French CEO not Canadian

Air France-KLM was tipped to name Canada’s Ben Smith as its new chief executive on Thursday, whose mooted nomination has run into immediate resistance from the group’s powerful unions.

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Elections: We’re satisfied with process so far – INEC

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) said it is satisfied with the ongoing conduct of the elections so far from the reports it has received from the 36 states and FCT.

Election: Senator Shehu Sani loses polling unit with wide margin

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Malfunctioning smart card readers mars voting in llorin

Hundreds of eligible voters’ in several parts of Ilorin metropolis were unable to cast their votes at the commencement of voting on Saturday following malfunctioning of smart card readers.