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Dangote honors 160 Staff at Long Service Award Ceremony

Eulogizes and presents post-humous award to ex-employees LAGOS, Nigeria, November 29, 2019/ — Dangote Industries Limited (Dangote.com) recently presented 160 employees with long service award in recognition of their commitment, loyalty, exceptional service and invaluable contribution to the growth of Africa’s most admired brand over a period of 10 to 30 years and above. Post-humous awards were […]

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Pulse Ranks 6th Most Engaging News Media Page Globally on Instagram

In a report released by Socialbakers, an AI-powered social media marketing company, Africa’s No. 1 new media publisher Pulse has been ranked the 6th most engaging news media page in the world LAGOS, Nigeria, November 29, 2019/ — According to an Infographic released on Wednesday, November 27, 2019, by Socialbakers (https://bit.ly/2QYJVN4), a Prague-based social media marketing company, […]

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Hola, Madrid! African Development Bank takes the continent’s climate agenda to COP25 in Spain

The Bank has doubled its total climate change commitment to $25 billion between 2020 and 2025 ABIDJAN, Ivory Coast, November 29, 2019/ — The Bank is playing a leading role in guiding progress on climate change on the continent. The Bank has doubled its total climate change commitment to $25 billion between 2020 and 2025. […]

Singer Celine Dion performs during her first World Tour show called Courage Wednesday, September 18, 2019 at the Videotron Centre in Quebec City. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jacques Boissinot
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Celine Dion powers through Ottawa show despite lingering throat virus

OTTAWA – Celine Dion’s voice quivered on Tuesday as the pop singer returned to the stage in Ottawa while still battling the lingering effects of a throat virus. The Quebec superstar’s Courage World Tour rolled into the nation’s capital for two shows – the second one is tonight. It marked Dion’s first concert since doctor’s […]

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Canadian annual inflation rate 1.9 per cent last month as lower gas prices weigh on rate

OTTAWA — The annual inflation rate was 1.9 per cent in September for a second-straight month, keeping the indicator close to the Bank of Canada’s ideal two per cent target. The new numbers released Wednesday in Statistics Canada’s latest consumer price index report showed that price growth was once again held back by lower gas […]

An Air Canada Boeing 737 Max 8 aircraft departing for Calgary taxis to a runway at Vancouver International Airport in Richmond, B.C., on Tuesday, March 12, 2019. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
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Air Canada scrubs 737 Max from schedule until Feb. 14, affecting thousands

MONTREAL — Air Canada is keeping the Boeing 737 Max off its flying schedule until Feb. 14, citing “regulatory uncertainty” that will affect thousands of passengers. The country’s biggest airline had earlier scrubbed the 24 jetliners from schedules until Jan. 8. Boeing has said it expects federal authorities to greenlight software changes to the bestselling […]

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A list of cuts and program changes the Ford government has reversed

TORONTO — The Ontario government’s decision to reverse course on a plan to take control of Toronto’s subway system marks the latest in a series of instances in which Premier Doug Ford or his ministers have backtracked on previous commitments. Below is a list of other decisions Ford’s Progressive Conservatives have walked back: Subway upload: […]

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Veteran Democratic congressman Elijah Cummings has died at the age of 68

Cummings died on Thursday due to “complications concerning longstanding health challenges” his office said. Cummings, a son of sharecropper represented Maryland’s 7th Congressional District since 1996 and was heavily involved with the Trump impeachment inquiry.  As chairman of the House Oversight and Reform Committee, he instigated several investigations into the Trump administration, including probes in […]