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Former Nigeria Attorney General Olu Onagoruwa Dies at 80

Former Nigeria Attorney General Olu Onagoruwa Dies at 80 A former Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Olu Onagoruwa, is dead. Mr. Onagoruwa, who first made a name as a human rights activist, was confirmed dead on Friday morning. He served as Attorney-General of the Federation under the military government of Sani Abacha

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Gambian President Gets New Title

The Gambia’s long-serving President Yahya Jammeh has had the title of Babili Mansa added to his name. The Mandika-language phrase can be translated as “chief bridge builder” or “conqueror of rivers.” A statement from the presidency said Jammeh should now be known as “His Excellency Sheikh Professor Alhaji Dr Yahya AJJ Jammeh Babili Mansa.” He

Gbajabiamila Emerges Reps’ Majority Leader

The leadership crisis in the House of Representatives appears to have been solved, as Femi Gbajabiamila, the three-term member, representing Surulere Federal Constituency of Lagos, emerged the Majority Leader of the 8th House. Yakubu Dogara, the speaker of the house, announced his appointment as they resumed sitting earlier today, Tuesday, July 28. Other positions announced by the

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Senate Opposes Sale Of National Assets

The Senate this morning votes against the controversial sale of national assets when it rejected an item on the report of a committee on the issue. A post on the Senate Twitter handle quotes Ali Ndume, the Senate leader of saying “The Senate oppose the sale of National Assets to shore up Foreign Reserves.” Since

Iran Reaches Deal With World Powers

The 20 months’ talks of twists and turns between Iran and world powers—the United States, United Kingdom, Russia, China and Germany—has ended with a deal by the negotiators. The new agreement would help to stop or slow down Iran’s sensitive nuclear activities to ensure that it cannot build a nuclear weapon. It would also give

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Lagos Govt To Connect Ikorodu With Lagos-Ibadan Expressway

The Lagos State Government says it has started the “long awaited road project,” which will connect the Agric area of Ikorodu to the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway through the Arepo area of Ogun State.[powr-banner-slider id=f615b390_1500277847679] Governor Akinwunmi Ambode, at a stakeholders’ meeting on Tuesday on the road in the Agric area of Ikorodu, requested support and cooperation

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$500m Eurobond: Global Investors Validate UBA’s Pan-African Growth Strategy

Group Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer, United Bank for Africa Plc., UBA, Kennedy Uzoka says the $500 million Eurobond raised by the bank, which was 240 percent over-subscribed, reflects the strong global investor appetite for UBA’s credit and support for the Group’s pan-African financial services strategy. According to the Bank, the Global Offering is a five-year

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FG Unfolds Plans For $29.960bn Foreign Loan

The Federal Government has given details of its plans to take a $29.960 billion foreign loans designed to address infrastructure deficit in the country. Festus Akanbi, Special Assistant on Media to the Minister of Finance, Kemi Adeosun, said in a statement issued in Abuja that the borrowing is a three-year-plan covering proposed projects for 2016

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War Of The Bitters

There seems to be no respite yet for Nigerian manufacturers, especially brewers of herbal drinks whose trade has come under attack by imitators. That is why, when recently, Paul Orhii, director-general, National Agency for Food and Drugs Administration and Control, NAFDAC, alerted the nation that the agency would soon clamp down on unregistered herbal drinks,

Ukraine: Fighting Continues Despite Truce

Fierce fighting has continued between government troops and pro-Russian rebels in east Ukraine, despite renewed diplomatic efforts to enforce a truce. Ukraine officials said six government soldiers were killed in the past 24 hours and army positions were fired on 26 times near the rebel stronghold of Donetsk. The rebels said one of their fighters

‘Men Get Intimidated When They See Me’- Adeola

‘Men Get Intimidated When They See Me’ -Adeola Laketu Jaiyeola   Adeola Laketu Jaiyeola, is a young Nigerian entrepreneur and CEO of Biike’s Castle, a foot wear making outfit. Supplying clients with handmade male and female foot wears has brought fame and fortune to her. She is delighted that she is patronised by “the rich,

‘Men Get Intimidated When They See Me’- Adeola

‘Men Get Intimidated When They See Me’ -Adeola Laketu Jaiyeola   Adeola Laketu Jaiyeola, is a young Nigerian entrepreneur and CEO of Biike’s Castle, a foot wear making outfit. Supplying clients with handmade male and female foot wears has brought fame and fortune to her. She is delighted that she is patronised by “the rich,

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Justin Bieber Has Been Banned From Performing In China

Justin Bieber Has Been Banned From Performing In China Singer and songwriter Justin Bieber have been banned from performing in the Chinese capital for bad behavior. Beijing’s Municipal Bureau of Culture said “Bieber’s lifestyle overseas and his words and actions when he last performed in China had generated public dissatisfaction.[powr-banner-slider id=f615b390_1500277847679] “Given efforts to purify

WriteHouse, Patabah Books To Host Popular Nigerian Authors

WriteHouse Publishing House in collaboration with Patabah Books Limited, a Lagos bookstore is set to host top Nigerian authors, Olubunmi Familoni and Dami Ajayi, on Sunday, March 22, 2015. The event, which will take place at the Adeniran Ogunsanya Shopping Mall, Surulere Lagos by 3pm, will be an interactive discussion that is centred on the

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24 Teams To Participate In Africa Cup Of Nations From 2019

Africa Cup of Nations expands to 24 teams from 2019 event in Cameroon The Africa Cup of Nations will be contested by 24 teams when the next tournament takes place in 2019, in Cameroon. The Confederation of African Football’s executive committee rubber-stamped the proposal on Thursday at a meeting in the Moroccan capital Rabat. Africa’s

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Africa  Launches Road Map On Immunization 

A new road map for implementing the Addis Declaration on Immunization, ADI   has been launched. The event happened in Kigali, the capital of Rwanda on June 27  at the inaugural Africa Health Forum. The launch followed the decision in January this year,  at the 28th African Union Summit in Addis Ababa, by heads of

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Innoson Motors To Export 400 Locally Made Vehicles To Mali

Innoson Motors To Export 400 Locally Made Vehicles To Mali The Charge‘d Affair of Nigeria in Mali, Yara Abdulsalam, says an indigenous motor manufacturing company, Innoson Motors, has signed MoU with a Malian firm to export 400 locally made vehicles to Mali.[powr-banner-slider id=f615b390_1500277847679] Abdulsalam made the announcement on Friday in Abuja when he led a

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