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Author: Austin O

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Finally! Governor Wike lift the long overdue curfew in Rivers State!

STATEWIDE BROADCAST BY GOVERNOR NYESOM EZENWO WIKEON 6th JULY 2021 My dear people of Rivers State In response to the security breaches and premeditate attacks and killing of security officers in some of our neighboring States by gunmen we imposed a night-time curfew on our land borders with other States on the 28th of April 2021. 2. Following the premediated...

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Laycon Releases Two New Songs

  Big Brother Naija Season 5 winner Olamilekan Moshood Agbeleshe, popularly known as Laycon, has dropped two new songs which he titled “Fall For Me” and “Wagwan”. He shared the news and snippets of the tracks to his fans via his social media handles. The new songs have received mixed reactions from fans as some believed they were major hits,...

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Nigerian Fintech Company, Flutterwave secures $170m funding increasing the company’s valuation to $1bn

Nigeria-founded payments company Flutterwave has raised $170 million from investors to expand its customer base, the fund raise brings the total investment in Flutterwave to $225 million and values the company at $1 billion. Founded in 2016 by Nigerians, Iyinoluwa Aboyeji, 29, and Olugbenga Agboola, 35.  The company is headquartered in San Francisco, and specializes in individual and consumer transfers. It is Africa-focused. Flutterwave...

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UK set to return £4.2 million Ibori loot to Nigeria

  The United Kingdom government is set to return to Nigerian government, over £4.2 million pounds ($5.84m) recovered from a former Governor of Delta State, James Ibori, who was convicted of corruption charges in the U.K. in 2012. James Ibori, who was the governor of southern Nigeria’s oil-producing Delta state from 1999 to 2007, pleaded guilty at London’s Southwark Crown...

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NLC Embarks on Nationwide Protest

In line with her warning, the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) has staged a nationwide protest over the implementation of a minimum wage for Nigerian workers.  The protest which is being coordinated at the Unity Fountain and the National Assembly Complex, Abuja, is said to be holding following attempts by some lawmakers at the National Assembly to remove the Minimum Wage...