Seven APC Governors Ask Buhari To Seek Re-Election

Seven governors from the All Progressives Congress have asked President Muhammadu Buhari to seek re-election and get more time “to keep running the country in the right direction”. Governors Nasir El-Rufai of Kaduna State, Yahaya Bello of Kogi State, Abdullahi Ganduje of Kano, Simon Lalong of Plateau State, Abubakar Bello of Niger State, Jibrilla Bindow of Adamawa State and Ibrahim Geidam of Yobe State declared their support for the President when they visited him in Abuja on Friday. El-Rufai told journalists that their decision was influenced by their interest in…

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Facebook Shares Slip 4% After News Feed Announcement

Shares of Facebook fell 4 percent on Friday after Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg announced changes to the platform’s centerpiece News Feed that he said would hit user engagement in the near term. Zuckerberg said on Thursday the company would change the filter for the News Feed to prioritize what friends and family share, while reducing the amount of non-advertising content from publishers and brands. If the premarket declines in shares hold, Facebook stands to lose nearly $23 billion from its market capitalization on Friday as a result of the move….

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Dangote Is Africa’s Richest For Seventh Year – Forbes

For the seventh year in a row, the President and Chief Executive of Dangote Industries Limited, Aliko Dangote, has been adjudged as the richest man in Africa with a net worth that Forbes pegged at $12.2bn for 2017. That was an increase of $100m from a year earlier. Bill Gates maintained his position as the richest in the world with a net worth of $86bn, while Warren Buffet and Jeff Bezos were second and third, respectively with net worth of $75.6bn and $72.8bn. “Dangote is looking beyond cement – his…

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Governor Wike Presents 2018 Appropriation Bill Of N510 billion

Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State on Thursday presented the 2018 Appropriation Bill of N510 billion to the State House of Assembly. The bill tagged, “Budget of Consolidation and Empowerment,” was presented during plenary. The governor said that the bill when signed into law would improve key sectors of the state’s economy. He said in preparing the fiscal proposal, his administration was guided by the need to consolidate and advance the state investments in infrastructure, education, healthcare, security as well as job creation and empowerment. Mr. Wike said in spite…

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