Apple Music hits 38 million paid subscribers

Apple Inc’s streaming music service now has 38 million paid subscribers, up from 36 million in February, the company said on Monday. Apple is locked in race for subscribers with Amazon.com Inc, Alphabet Inc’s Google and others as streaming music becomes the dominant form of paid music consumption. Apple Inc’s streaming music service now has 38 million paid subscribers, up from 36 million in February, the company said on Monday. Apple is locked in race for subscribers with Amazon.com Inc, Alphabet Inc’s Google and others as streaming music becomes the…

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Kemi Adeosun seeks more technical, institutional support for West African economy

For quicker economic development, the Minister of Finance, Mrs. Kemi Adeosun, on Tuesday called for more technical and institutional support from the Africa Regional Technical Assistance Center West 2 (AFRITAC West 2) for West African countries. Adeosun made the call while declaring open the sixth Steering Committee meeting of the IMF–AFRITAC West 2 in Abuja, which was attended by the Senior Resident Representative of the IMF in Nigeria, Mr. Amine Mati; AFRITAC West 2 Coordinator, Mr. Oral Williams; Director-General of Budget Office, Mr. Ben Akabueze, and Executive Chairman of the…

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Trump sacks Tillerson on Twitter

US President Donald Trump has sacked Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, and immediately replaced him with the director of the CIA, Mike Pompeo. Thanking Mr Tillerson for his service on Twitter, Mr Trump said the new state secretary would do “a fantastic job”. Mr Tillerson, a former chief executive of ExxonMobil, was only appointed to the job just over a year ago. The president also nominated Gina Haspel to become the first woman director of the CIA. Mike Pompeo, Director of the CIA, will become our new Secretary of State.…

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Groups want implementation of ECOWAS single currency

The West African Food Market Programme (WAFM) and the National Association of Nigerian Traders (NANTS) have called for speedy implementation of the ECOWAS common currency to reduce the challenges of currency exchange. The call was part of a communiqué issued at the end of a capacity building workshop organised for Nigerian traders and exporters of agricultural produce on Customs Regional Trade Procedures in Abuja on Tuesday. It was signed by Mr Ken Ukaoha,  the President of NANTS. The communiqué said that the workshop was aimed at equipping Nigerian traders and…

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Buhari throws out amended Electoral Act

President Muhammadu Buhari has rejected the Amended Electoral Bill sent for his signature by the National Assembly. The bill provides for the Presidential election to come last after National Assembly and Governorship elections. Buhari notified the Senate about his action in a letter dated March 3, 2018, which was read by the President of the Senate, Dr Bukola Saraki during plenary. The president said he withheld his assent to the bill because the amendment to the sequence of the elections in Section 25 of the Principal Act might infringe upon…

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Ndokwa East PDP Ward 6 passes vote of confidence on Okowa, Obielum, Enyi, sets to deliver party come 2019

By Victor Bieni ASABA – Former first elected Female Local Government Chairman in Ndokwa East, member board of Governing Council, College of Education, Mosugha and the Leader of PDP ward 6 in the loyalty,  Hon. Chief (Mrs.) Mary Chidi, popularly known as “Enyi”, has said that all hands must be on desk to deliver the party, the entire Leaders, ward executives of the party, members of the party and other stakeholders will work to ensure that Governor Okowa win landslide victory in the election come 2019. This was made known…

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