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Acting President Yemi Osinbajo speaks on Buhari’s return

Acting President Yemi Osinbajo on Saturday expressed happiness with the return of President Muhammadu Buhari from medical vacation in London, saying the president’s recovery was symbolic of the recovery of the country. Osinbajo said this while addressing state House Correspondents shortly after conferring with President Buhari at his residence. “The message to Nigerians is that

Acting President Osinbajo arrives Kigali for Rwanda presidential inauguration

Acting President Yemi Osinbajo early Friday morning arrived Kigali, Rwanda Capital, for the inauguration of President Paul Kagame. Osinbajo, accompanied by the Minister of Foreign Affairs Mr. Geoffrey Onyeama and the Presidential Adviser on Economy, landed at the Kigali International Airport at about 7:00am local time. The Rwandan leader, having been re-elected on August 4,

Cynthia Ali, student with nine distinctions in WAEC, offered full scholarship

Eighteen-year-old Cynthia Ali, who aced her West African Examinations Council (WAEC) test, has been awarded a full scholarship by the Enugu state government. The indigene of Enugu became the best graduating student of Shalom Academy Nsukka in 2017 when she scored A1 in all the nine subjects she sat for. The scholarship would cater to her full

US raises alarm over anti-obesity devices

But three of the five patients died within three days of their supposedly low-risk operation. The other two died within a month. The FDA said it is not clear whether the deaths were caused by the devices – which were approved in 2015 – or the surgical process. Five people have died after have anti-obesity

Knife attacker in Russian city wounds eight, shot by police

A knife attacker stabbed eight people on the street in Russia’s far northern city of Surgut before being shot by police, investigators said Saturday. The male attacker “carried out attacks on passers-by, causing stab wounds to eight” while “moving along central streets of the city” at around 11:20 am local time (0620 GMT) said Russia’s

Knife attacker in Russian city wounds eight, shot by police

A knife attacker stabbed eight people on the street in Russia’s far northern city of Surgut before being shot by police, investigators said Saturday. The male attacker “carried out attacks on passers-by, causing stab wounds to eight” while “moving along central streets of the city” at around 11:20 am local time (0620 GMT) said Russia’s

Entertainment

Promasidor Gets New MD

Promasidor Nigeria Limited has appointed Mr. Anders Einarsson as Managing Director. Einarsson, succeeds Mr. Olivier Thiry, who is now elevated to the Group as Chief Executive Officer.   Until his elevation, Einarsson served the organisation diligently as Chief Operating Officer. He joined PNG in 2013 as Strategy Director and was later promoted Finance Director.  

Celebrity Make Up Artist Sam Fine to Speak at the GTBank Fashion Weekend

Sam Fine is one of the most sought after Make-up Artists in the world. Highly regarded for his talent, entrepreneurship and passion for innovation, Sam’s clientele includes global personalities and top celebrities such as Halle Berry, Vanessa Williams, Iman Bowie and Naomi Campbell, among others. Sam Fine’s works have also appeared on the covers and

Supergirl is Back with More Adventures on M-Net Binge

This superhero weekend, DStv Premium subscribers will be treated to DC Comics hit series Supergirl Season 2 on M-Net Binge. The People’s Choice Award winning action sci-fi follows Supergirl, one of the last surviving Kryptonians. The show is focuses on Kara Zor-El played by Melissa Benoist as she escapes her dying planet Krypton with her

Business

KOLA ADESHINA: 53 Hearty Cheers to An Energy Mogul

By Emmanuel Ajibulu  Chairman of Nigeria’s largest Power Generation firm, Egbin Power Plc, Mr. Kola Adeshina, was on Saturday August 12, 2017 a year older, it was a moment that graciously surprised him in many aspects. Born on August 12, 1964, Kola Adeshina’s disposition on his 53rd birthday anniversary testified clearly to a year of

Oando in Bullish Trend, Posts N3.5b Profit

Oando Plc,  Nigeria’s largest indigenous energy group, recorded N3.5billion Profit After Tax (PAT) in its full year operation, ended 31 december, 2016. This was achived despite thecountry’s economic recession, continued volatility in global oil prices, reduced oil exports, suspension of projects and cuts to capital spending. The company successfully manoeuvred the cyclical nature of the

KOLA ADESHINA: 53 Hearty Cheers to An Energy Mogul

By Emmanuel Ajibulu  Chairman of Nigeria’s largest Power Generation firm, Egbin Power Plc, Mr. Kola Adeshina, was on Saturday August 12, 2017 a year older, it was a moment that graciously surprised him in many aspects. Born on August 12, 1964, Kola Adeshina’s disposition on his 53rd birthday anniversary testified clearly to a year of

Pension Fund Hits N6.5trn

The nation’s pension funds, under the Contributory Pension Scheme (CPS), grew to about N6.5 trillion as at the end of July 2017, even as the number of pension contributors rose significantly to 7. 6 million. As at the end of July 2017, the fund increased to about N6.5 trillion from N6.4 trillion it stood at

Nokia manufacturer approves Nigerian firm to distribute phones

TD Mobile has signed a major partnership agreement with HMD Global for the distribution of Nokia devices in Nigeria. A subsidiary of Technology Distributions Limited, TD Mobile, said that the agreement included the reborn version of the Nokia 3310 mobile phone, which was unveiled to the world at the Mobile World Summit 2017 in Barcelona,

Editorial

KOLA ADESHINA: 53 Hearty Cheers to An Energy Mogul

By Emmanuel Ajibulu  Chairman of Nigeria’s largest Power Generation firm, Egbin Power Plc, Mr. Kola Adeshina, was on Saturday August 12, 2017 a year older, it was a moment that graciously surprised him in many aspects. Born on August 12, 1964, Kola Adeshina’s disposition on his 53rd birthday anniversary testified clearly to a year of

Politics

Acting President Yemi Osinbajo speaks on Buhari’s return

Acting President Yemi Osinbajo on Saturday expressed happiness with the return of President Muhammadu Buhari from medical vacation in London, saying the president’s recovery was symbolic of the recovery of the country. Osinbajo said this while addressing state House Correspondents shortly after conferring with President Buhari at his residence. “The message to Nigerians is that

Sports

The Emirates FA Cup sponsorship extended until 2021

Emirates and The Football Association announced today a three year contract extension to their successful existing partnership. The agreement will see the tournament continue to be named The Emirates FA Cup through until 2021. In 2015, Emirates became the title partner of the FA Cup, the world’s most prestigious domestic cup competition. The partnership between

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At 76, IBB sustains his essential rhythm

By Sufuyan Ojeifo The month of August is special to former military president, General Ibrahim Badamosi Babangida (IBB).  It was on the seventeenth of the month in 1941 that he was born in the dusty town of Minna.  He assumed presidential power on August 27, 1985 and stepped aside on August 27, 1993, after spending

Ozubulu: Police invite Ikegwuonu

The Anambra State Police Command has invited Chief Aloysius Ikegwuonu, who suspected assailants were said to be looking for when they attacked St Philip’s Catholic Church, Amakwa Ozubulu penultimate Sunday. Ikegwuonu’s father was among the 13 people who lost their lives during the attack in which nearly 30 people were wounded. Police Public Relations Officer,

Court Adjourns Ruling On Evans’ Case Against Police Till August 16

The Federal High Court sitting in Lagos has adjourned till Wednesday to rule on whether to hear a fundamental rights enforcement suit filed by suspected billionaire kidnapper, Chukwudumeme Onwuamadike, popularly known as Evans. Justice Abdulaziz Anka adjourned the case on Tuesday after listening to the submissions of counsel to Evans, Olukoya Ogungbeje; as well as

KOLA ADESHINA: 53 Hearty Cheers to An Energy Mogul

By Emmanuel Ajibulu  Chairman of Nigeria’s largest Power Generation firm, Egbin Power Plc, Mr. Kola Adeshina, was on Saturday August 12, 2017 a year older, it was a moment that graciously surprised him in many aspects. Born on August 12, 1964, Kola Adeshina’s disposition on his 53rd birthday anniversary testified clearly to a year of

Belgian chicken meat sent to Africa likely contained Fipronil – Egg traders association

Belgian chicken meat exported to Africa may have been contaminated with the hazardous insecticide fipronil, Johan Bosch, general-secretary, National Association of Egg Traders (NVE), said Monday. Fipronil is a broad-spectrum insecticide used to treat lice, fleas and ticks, and in large quantities, it can cause liver, kidney and thyroid gland damage. The chemical is considered

RCCG bans ‘Aso Ebi’ for church functions

The Redeemed Christian Church of God, RCCG, has stopped its members from using compulsory uniform also known as Aso Ebi at church functions. Pastor Mrs. Foluke Adeboye, wife of the General Overseer of the church, gave the order yesterday when she spoke at the church’s women’s meeting, part of the activities of its 65th annual

Shettima Flags Off Distribution Of 36,000 Metric Tonnes Of Food Items

Borno State governor, Kashim Shettima, yesterday, flagged off the distribution of 36,000 metric tonnes of food items donated to the  victims of Boko Haram insurgency in Buratai District,and other local government areas in southern parts of the state. Buratai is home town of the Chief of Army Staff, Lt Gen Tukur Yusuf Buratai which had

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