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Andela, with a projected $50m revenue, lays off 420 developers

Andela, the Africa-focused tech accelerator, is laying off more than 400 employees across three countries as the company changes its business model away from developer training. The company told TechCabal it is laying off 250 junior developers from Nigeria and Uganda and about 170 others in Kenya. CEO Jeremy Johnson said the company will now The post Andela, with a projected $50m revenue, lays off ...
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Introducing the affordable art sale from iDesign by Tola Akerele

The 5th edition of the iDesign Art Affordable Art Fair is set to take place from the 4th to the 5th of October 2019 at The Whitespace in Ikoyi. The event provides upcoming artists with a platform to showcase and sell their work.
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BREAKING: Air Peace now has landing permit —South Africa

South African authorities have granted landing permit to Air Peace Flight B777 to enable it to evacuate some 320 Nigerians escaping from xenophobia in that country, a Nigerian consular officer has confirmed. Nigeria’s Consul-General in Johannesburg, Mr. Godwin Adama, made the confirmation in a telephone interview with News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Tuesday. Adama
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How Fayose left N57b unpaid workers salary, pension arrears - Fayemi

The governor said this at a meeting he had with the civil servants as well as a cross-section of labour leaders at the Government House, Ado Ekiti.
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A famous chief says he convinced Ghana’s ex-President Mahama to concede defeat in the 2016 Presidential election

The Asantehene Otumfuo Osei Tutu II has revealed that he had to intervene to convince ex-President Mahama to concede defeat in the 2016 Presidential election.
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Chelsea striker Tammy Abraham says he’s not focused on his international future amid talks of playing for Nigeria

Abraham wants to focus just on Chelsea as Nigeria and England tussle for him.
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Man allegedly punches pregnant woman in the face

A 35-year-old man, Olatunji, who allegedly punched a pregnant woman in the face, was on Tuesday arraigned in an Ogudu Magistrates’ Court in Lagos. Olatunji, whose address was not given, is charged with two counts of assault occasioning harm and threatening violence. The Prosecution Counsel, Insp. Donjour Perezi told the court that the defendant committed
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US swimmer criss-crosses English Channel in 54-hour feat

An American breast cancer survivor on Tuesday became the first person to swim across the English Channel four times non-stop in a 54-hour feat of endurance. Sarah Thomas, 37, an open water marathon swimmer from the US state of Colorado, could be seen in a video posted on Facebook arriving at Dover on the southern
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South African authorities prevent Air Peace from airlifting second batch of Nigerians

The airline has volunteered to evacuate Nigerians willing to return to the country following the recent violence against foreigners in the southern African country.
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Kwara Govt aware of intention to distribute instructional materials —Saraki’s aide

The Mandate Office of former Senate President Bukola Saraki has explained the capturing and implementation process of the distributed instructional materials “misunderstood by the Kwara State Government.” Otukoko Ibraheem, Director of Project and Empowerment, Saraki’s Mandate Office in a statement on Tuesday said the government has a misconception of the true picture of the process
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FG inaugurates panel to recover N5tn AMCON debts

John Ameh, Abuja An Inter-Agency Committee to recover the N5trn debts owed the Asset Management Corporation of Nigeria has been inaugurated by the Federal Government. Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo inaugurated the committee in Abuja, a statement by his Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Mr Laolu Akande, said on Tuesday. Members of the committee include
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Kenyan athlete Geoffrey Kamworor sets new world record

He is now the fastest man to run a half marathon.
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‘Best 45 minutes I ever played with Nigeria’ Super Eagles boss praises first-half performance against Ukraine

Rohr was impressed with the way the Super Eagles dominated Ukraine in the first leg of that friendly.
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Fayose left N57bn unpaid workers’ salaries, pension arrears —Fayemi

Governor Kayode Fayemi of Ekiti State on Tuesday said that the workers in the state civil service were currently being owed  N57 billion amounting to arrears of salaries and emoluments. The governor said this at a meeting he had with the civil servants as well as a cross-section of labour leaders at the Government House,
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