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    Business Beyond Uche from Taxify, meet the team behind Taxify Nigeria –

    Since its entrance into the Nigerian market in 2016, Taxify has managed to earn a top spot in the ride-hailing market in Nigeria. This feat was no walk in the park as it took the combined efforts of a dedicated team of young people working together to ensure satisfactory … Read more via...
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    Business Advertising startup, TaxiTV raises seed fund from Beta.Ventures –

    TaxiTV, a Lagos based advertising-technology startup has secured an undisclosed amount of seed funding in a round led by Beta.Ventures. TaxiTV is an in-ride entertainment system startup founded in October 2017 by Akinbola Asalu, CEO, and Dami Osiyale, COO. The startup provides advertising...
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    Business MTN Nigeria may be violating customer privacy with its new solution –

    In the race towards relevance, firms continually devise ways to serve customers better. This appears to be the case with MTN Nigeria as it recently launched the Customer Experience Management (CEM) system. The CEM system, according to the General Manager, Network Performance and Quality...
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    Metro How not to regulate social media in Africa –

    A 2016 report by Portland, a London-based communications agency revealed that Africans use Twitter for political conversations more than people from other continents. This can be attributed to the high level of corruption in Africa, and how much the populace yearns for change. From Lagos to...
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    Metro How my uncles stopped me from marrying an older woman, man narrates – Punch Newspapers

    A Twitter user, Jude Umoru Skones has been generating substantial reactions to his tweets highlighting how Nigerian families allegedly destroy romantic relationships. From religious, social to ethnic reasons, Skones with handle, @perfectskones revealed how his uncles “talked him out” of a...
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    Metro Soldier killed in Benue State after being lured out from hostel by a lady – Laila’s Blog

    A Nigerian soldier has been killed by unknown hoodlums after he was lured out by a lady in Benue state.... Read more via Nigeria News | Laila’s Blog – Get More Nigeria Metro News
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    World Google receives a record breaking $5 billion fine – IT News Africa news alert

    Tech Giant, Google, was fined $5 billion by the European Commission on Wednesday for breaking antitrust laws by pushing its apps on smartphone users and subsequently shutting its competitors out of the market. … Read more via IT News Africa news alert – Get more World...
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    Business Why Nigerian startups do not get government ICT contracts –

    On two occasions in May 2018 Kabir Shittu rode Nigeria’s “high-speed” rail from Abuja to Kaduna and back, he paid ₦950($2.6) for standard coach tickets instead of the ₦1,300($3.6) printed on it. He was not the only one. A train boarding on the Abuja to Kaduna line Without any … Read more...
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    Business GE hits 100th power plant milestone in Sub-Saharan Africa – TechMoran

    At the forefront of innovation and technology in energy while collaborating with power producers across the region, GE Power (NYSE:GE) announced today that it has reached its 100th power plant installation in Sub-Saharan Africa. This significant milestone was achieved with power plants in...
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    Business Truecaller Introduces Call Recording to Help Report Harassment & Fraudulent Calls – TechMoran

    Truecaller is introducing a new Premium feature, Call Recording, to help report harassment and fraud for its users. This comes as another great upgrade in their efforts to improve their Premium offerings. People use Truecaller to help their communication be more safe and efficient. From their...
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    Entertainment Ghanaian Rapper Sarkodie Marries Long Time Girlfriend – Stella Dimoko

    Ghanaian award-winning rapper Michael Owusu Addo a.k.a Sarkodie and his longtime girlfriend Tracy Ama have finally tied the knot in a traditional custom on July 17. Reports say they will have their white wedding this weekend where some notable public figures and celebrities are expected to...
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    Metro Statue Of Mary ‘Weeping’ – Stella Dimoko

    Worshippers and priests have been left shocked after seeing a statue of Virgin Mary ‘weeping’ olive oil, according to new reports. The leaders of the Catholic church in New Mexico have said they can’t explain why the seven-foot-tall bronze statue of the Virgin Mary appears to be … Read more...
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    Politics Abdullahi Gumel: Senator says Buhari’s ‘Executive Order 6’ targets thieves –

    Sen. Abdullahi Gumel (APC-Jigawa) has urged Nigerians not to express fears over the Executive Order 6, recently signed by President Muhammadu Buhari. Gumel told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Abuja on Friday that only “thieves” would be afraid of an order meant to help preserve assets...
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    World Opinion | Saudi Arabia’s crown prince is taking the kingdom back to the Dark Ages – Washington Post

    Abdullah Alaoudh is a postdoctoral fellow in Islamic law and civilization at Yale University Law School and senior fellow at Georgetown University’s Center for Muslim-Christian Understanding. Since Saudi Arabia’s current regime ..... Read more via Washington Post –
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    World Video Shows Man Blocking Person of Color from Leaving Store for Being an ‘Illegal Alien’ – Vice

    Police in Ontario, Canada, are investigating a possible hate crime after a white man blocked a person of color from leaving a grocery store and reportedly accused him of being an “illegal alien.” The incident, which was partially caught on video and … Read more via Vice –...
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    World Why I’m No Longer a Russiagate Skeptic – POLITICO Magazine

    When I wrote, back in February, that I was skeptical that President Donald Trump would ever be proved to have secretly colluded with Russia to sway the 2016 election in his favor, I mistyped. What I meant to write was that I wasn’t skeptical..... Read more via POLITICO Magazine –...
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    Sports Chelsea reach agreement with Real Madrid for Eden Hazard – Metro

    Chelsea have reached an initial agreement with Real Madrid to sell Eden Hazard for €190 million (£170m), according to reports in France. Speaking after Belgium’s World Cup campaign, the 27-year-old indicated... read more via Metro – Get More Nigeria Sports News
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    Entertainment Kim Kardashian Uses Her Signature Asset — Her Bare Butt To Plug Peach Emoji Perfume: See Wild Pic – Hollywood Life

    Kim Kardashian nearly flaunted it all in a steamy pic to plug her peach kimoji perfume!..... via Hollywood Life – Get more Nigeria Entertainment News
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    World Trevor Noah’s World Cup joke shows how the world misunderstands the French – Quartz

    Gérard Araud is not like other ambassadors. The French envoy to the US has had a distinguished career–from ambassador to the UN to France’s chief Iran negotiator and ambassador to Israel–but he is clearly uncomfortable in the role of the conformist DC diplomat. So, he tweets, a lot, to …...
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    World Nollywood Sweetheart Adesua Etomi is the Gorgeous Cover star for Genevieve Magazine’s Travel Issue – BellaNaija

    Nollywood Sweetheart Adesua Etomi is the cover star for Genevieve Magazine‘s July 2018 issue. The travel issue is also double cover and according to the magazine, this … Read more via BellaNaija – Get more World News