Awaking the Giant

[Daily Trust] The news is out that in the Doing Business 2018 Report, the World Bank Group’s flagship publication launched on October 31, 2017, Nigeria shocked the world by improving an unprecedented 24 ranks in the global ease of doing business index …

[Daily Trust] The news is out that in the Doing Business 2018 Report, the World Bank Group's flagship publication launched on October 31, 2017, Nigeria shocked the world by improving an unprecedented 24 ranks in the global ease of doing business index and entered the global elite group of the top ten reforming countries in the world this year. Those are two firsts for our country, and may have come as a surprise to many Nigerians as well, but there is enough reason to celebrate the results, and this progress is an early

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‘Girls4Tech Initiative Will Address Gender Imbalance in Tech Education’

[This Day] Vice President and Area Business Head, West Africa at MasterCard, Omokehinde Adebanjo, spoke with Emma Okonji on the organisation’s plan to train 200,000 girls globally on technology skills and Artificial Intelligence through its Girls4Tech …

[This Day] Vice President and Area Business Head, West Africa at MasterCard, Omokehinde Adebanjo, spoke with Emma Okonji on the organisation's plan to train 200,000 girls globally on technology skills and Artificial Intelligence through its Girls4Tech initiative. Excerpts:

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Residents Flee As Gunboats, Fighter Jet Storm Creeks

[Vanguard] There was confusion, yesterday, at Benneth Island, Ogbe-Ijoh, Warri South-West Local Government Area, Delta State, as residents scampered into surrounding forests at the sight of a fighter jet and gunboats.

[Vanguard] There was confusion, yesterday, at Benneth Island, Ogbe-Ijoh, Warri South-West Local Government Area, Delta State, as residents scampered into surrounding forests at the sight of a fighter jet and gunboats.

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Black Label Pool Finals Dates Set

[The Herald] All is set for the 2017 Carling Black Label National Pool Finals set for Mutare Motoring Club on November 18. It has been dubbed the largest pool tournament, with over 2,150 pool players participating in the regional competitions this year…

[The Herald] All is set for the 2017 Carling Black Label National Pool Finals set for Mutare Motoring Club on November 18. It has been dubbed the largest pool tournament, with over 2,150 pool players participating in the regional competitions this year, an increase of about 150 players compared to last year's event whose finals were held in Gweru.

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Bullet-Riddled Bodies Found At Notorious Glebelands Hostel

[News24Wire] The bodies of two men, riddled with gunshot wounds, were found at the infamous Glebelands Hostel in Umlazi – bringing the number of people killed at the hostel since 2014 to 95.

[News24Wire] The bodies of two men, riddled with gunshot wounds, were found at the infamous Glebelands Hostel in Umlazi - bringing the number of people killed at the hostel since 2014 to 95.

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Matrics Miss Exams As Fighting Continues in Mandeni

[News24Wire] Several matric pupils at Mbuyiselelo High School in Mandeni have missed their final exams, while others have been writing under heavy police guard, due to fighting in surrounding villages.

[News24Wire] Several matric pupils at Mbuyiselelo High School in Mandeni have missed their final exams, while others have been writing under heavy police guard, due to fighting in surrounding villages.

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Executive/Legislature – Days of Impunity By Top Govt Officials Over – Senate

[Vanguard] Abuja -THE Senate said, yesterday, that the days of impunity when top government officials disobeyed its decisions were over, especially in view of the new spirit of cordial relationship between the executive and the legislature.

[Vanguard] Abuja -THE Senate said, yesterday, that the days of impunity when top government officials disobeyed its decisions were over, especially in view of the new spirit of cordial relationship between the executive and the legislature.

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