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Nigerian Telcos may block WhatsApp, Skype to generate more revenue

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Telecommunication companies in Nigeria may block calls made on instant messaging applications like WhatsApp and Skype, in a bid to increase their revenue. According to The Punch, the telcos are seeking to address their loss on international calls and are looking to raise a revenue of N20trillion. This may lead to subscribers being unable to carry out voice and video ...

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Gov’t has abandoned us – Scholarship students in China cry over stipends

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The Ghana Scholarships Secretariat’s handling of beneficiaries abroad has been called into question again with Ghanaian Government Scholarship Students in China saying they have not received their stipends over the past 12 months. The students, numbering about 20, in a statement, said they have been left “appallingly demoralized and disheartened” by the fact that they appear to have been abandoned ...

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Petrol, diesel prices to go up by 3 percent next week

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The Institute of Energy Security (IES) has predicted a percent increase in fuel prices next week. Cedi depreciation causing increase in fuel prices-COPEC According to the Institute, due to current developments around the world, it is likely prices for the next pricing window will go up. “If you look at the crude oil price at the world market, the cedi ...

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Cules want Sampaoli to be appointed Barcelona coach next season

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There are plenty of options on the table, and although the board has yet to pick what is assumed to be Luis Enrique’s successor for next season, the Barcelona fans have already spoken.In a poll in which over 40,000 MARCA readers have voted, both Jorge Sampaoli and Ernesto Valverde are preferred to the current coach.The current Sevilla boss is preferred ...

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Gov’t will not finance Free SHS with Heritage Fund- Ofori Atta

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  Finance Minister, Ken Ofori-Attah, has dismissed proposition by Senior Minister Yaw Osarfo Maafo that government intends to run the Free Senior High School (SHS) policy with the Heritage Fund. Hon. Osafo-Maafo sparked controversy when he hinted that government was considering the Heritage Fund to finance the education policy slated for the 2017/2018 academic year. The Heritage Fund is an ...

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The Grammys aren’t racist – Organizers

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Even Adele was shocked when she beat Beyonce in the best album category at the Grammys. “I can’t possibly accept this award,” she said as she (accidentally) broke it in two. Of course, she did accept it in the end; despite protesting that Beyonce was the more deserving winner. But the issue reignited claims the Grammys are racist – consistently ...

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IMANI to launch Free SHS tracker

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Policy think tank, IMANI Ghana, will be launching a tracker for government’s free Senior High School policy christened EQUINOX. A statement from the think tank explained that, EQUINOX is a unified gauge with composite indicators that would assess the implementation of the free SHS policy. Related Stories Free SHS to start in September – Akufo-Addo Gov’t to fund free SHS ...

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Toshiba chairman quits over $3.4bn loss

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Toshiba chairman Shigenori Shiga has resigned, hours after the Japanese conglomerate revealed details of a multi-billion dollar loss. Earlier Toshiba had delayed issuing its results, but it then said it was set to report a net loss of 390bn yen ($3.4bn) in the year to March 2017. The company said it expected to take a 712.5 billion yen ($6.3bn, £5bn) ...

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