Press Release: Book Launch of “Quills from Africa 30: Long Walk to Home” and the Freedom Magazine Second Edition.

    Press Release: Book Launch of “Quills from Africa 30: Long Walk to Home” and the Freedom Magazine Second Edition. They told us that Nigerians are the worst of Africa, so we told them our own stories. Hatfield, Pretoria, 30th of November 2017     Today it’s Libya, it was xenophobia and death for 26 Nigerian women who attempted to cross the ocean, now buried in Italy. There is only anger and hate for this black nation, we have given Africa the bad name it bears. That’s how the news…

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SPONSORED: I feel dark skinned people have always suffered discrimination

During an Interview with IABNP, Adeleye Omowonuola Abisola, a final year Economics student at the European University in Turkey revealed how she battled prejudice on her skin colour to build one of the fastest growing Companies in Nigeria (Naturalle Hair).  Find out what she has to say about being black. Please can we meet you? My name is Omowonuola Adeleye. I was born and raised in Nigeria; Ogun state to be precise. I relocated 4 years ago where I now study and run my business. I’m in my fourth year…

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Four dead, others injured as gas explosion rocks Imo

Four people were on Monday confirmed dead after a gas cylinder exploded at a filling station in Orji, Owerri North local government area of Imo State. According to the police, several other customers who were buying fuel and other petroleum products were also seriously wounded in the explosion. The state Police Public Relations Officer, Andrew Enwerem, while confirming the incident, said investigations were ongoing to unravel the circumstances surrounding the explosion. He said: “We heard about the explosion in a popular petrol station around Orji and four people have been…

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Africa News 

Osinbajo to represent Nigeria at Kenya’s presidential inauguration

President Muhammadu Buhari will be represented by his deputy, Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, at Tuesday’s second term inauguration of Kenya’s President Uhuru Kenyatta in Nairobi. Mr. Osinbajo will be joining several other leaders from Africa and beyond who are expected at the swearing-in ceremony holding at the Kasarani Sports Complex in the country’s capital city, Nairobi. The vice president, who left Abuja Monday night, is accompanied by the Foreign Affairs Minister of State, Khadija Ibrahim, and is expected back in Abuja Tuesday afternoon. President Kenyatta is to be inaugurated for…

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Business and Economy News 

Pay workers’ salaries before Christmas, Buhari tells governors

President Muhammadu Buhari has directed state governments to ensure payment of outstanding workers’ salaries in their various states, to enable workers to live in comfort and happily celebrate the forthcoming Christmas. Gov. Rochas Okorocha of Imo State confirmed this development to State House correspondents after a closed-door meeting with the President in the Presidential Villa, Abuja, on Monday. He said President Buhari specifically directed the governors to ensure that they kept workers and pensioners happy by paying their outstanding salaries and allowances from the balance of the outstanding Paris Club…

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Fire razes shops in Gowon Estate, Lagos

A large fire this morning destroyed five of eight shops close to a Union Bank building in Gowon Estate, Federal Housing Authority, Egbeda. Eye Witnesses say that the fire started at the provisional shops around 11.20 pm shortly after electricity supply became unavailable. However, the youth in the area were able to control the fire from spreading before the men of the Lagos State Fire Service arrived at the scene. The residents and sympathisers decried the sale of areas designated for the construction of fire service stations by Federal Housing…

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Federal Court refers Apple and ACCC to mediation over warranty claims

The ACCC had initiated legal action against Apple in April for allegedly refusing to provide a free remedy if a faulty device has been taken to a non-approved repairer. The consumer watchdog commenced its investigation following reports relating to “error 53”, which disabled some consumers’ iPads or iPhones after downloading an iOS update. Many consumers who experienced the error had previously taken their devices to third-party repairers, usually to replace a cracked screen, the ACCC said. The investigation led the ACCC to believe that Apple routinely refused to look at…

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Corporate News 

Amazon to sell China cloud services unit in $300 million deal

BEIJING (Reuters) – Amazon.com Inc’s Chinese partner, Beijing Sinnet Technology Co., said it would purchase Amazon’s Chinese web services business for up to 2 billion yuan ($301 million), ending the U.S. firm’s cloud-computing business in the country.   Sinnet, which began operating the Amazon services in August 2016, said in a filing late on Monday the pending purchase would help the unit “comply with local laws and regulations and further improve service quality and security.” Amazon did not immediately respond to a request for comment on Tuesday morning. Chinese regulators…

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Business and Economy Entrepreneurs 

Home renovation plan ‘supported 30,000 Jobs’

  A home renovation scheme described as a “boon for the construction industry” should serve as inspiration for the Government to introduce a bigger stimulus to generate house building, an industry leader has said. Construction Industry Federation (CIF) southern regional director Conor O’Connell said the Home Renovation Incentive scheme had achieved what it set out to do since 2013, and its success could be replicated in a national house-building incentive project. The Home Renovation Incentive scheme was introduced in 2013 as a measure to assist homeowners and contractors after the…

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Creative Writings Poetry 

Papa, where were you? when we Trekked to school; no sandals nor shoes

    PAPA WHERE WERE YOU (To all run-away Fathers)   For the years we were fed with hunger And starved with food, For the years we celebrated Christmas With mere white rice Having no single touch of stew Papa, where were you?   Where were you when for miles We trekked to school, Paraded the coal mines Barefooted; no sandals nor shoes   My uniforms were worn out New ones mama couldn’t brew My classmates ditched out Threads of mockery, and made me a spool It was unbearable So…

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