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Audu Ogbeh

FG To Build Dam, Provide Tractors In FUNAAB

Audu Ogbeh, minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, has  promised to build a dam in Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta, FUNAAB. He said this on Thursday, while delivering a lecture to mark the 23rd, 24th and 25th combined convocation ceremonies of FUNAAB at the school’s ceremonial Building.”We shall provide mini tractors we have developed, help

Yahya Jammeh

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

The Glitz And The Glamour Of Imo’s August Meeting

  The annual August meeting recently held in Owerri, the Imo State capital, was one with a difference, with its ripple effects still lingering long after the women had dispersed   The 2017 annual August meeting hosted by the first lady of Imo State, Nneoma Rochas-Okorocha has come and gone but for the participants and

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Edo State Officials Undergo Training On Procurement Law

As part of efforts to improve accountability in the system, the Edo State government on Thursday organised a seminar for heads of ministries, agencies and departments in the state during which they were asked to adhere to the provisions of the state’s Procurement Law. The advise was part of the submission of participants at the

Rare Snake Species Artificially Breed By Scientist

  A research team in China has artificially bred a rare snake species, elaphe perlacea, for the first time, thepaper.cn reported. Elaphe perlacea, hailed as the most beautiful snake in the world, is a mild and non venomous snake species. It was first spotted by the U.S. scholar Leonhard Stejneger in southwestern China’s Sichuan province

Business

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Invest In Our People, Elumelu Tells Africans

Founder of the Tony Elumelu Foundation, TEF, and chairman of United Bank for Africa, UBA, Tony Elumelu has declared that the most sustainable investment anyone can make in Africa today is investment in its people. At the 2017, TEF, African Journalism Fellowship, a segment of the 3rd annual TEF   Entrepreneurship Forum held October 13

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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

Bitters

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,

EnTELLtainment

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

Sport

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NFF Unveils 2018 Budget

The Nigeria Football Federation today gave an insight to its working capital for 2018. The football running body revealed that it’s “total budget for year 2018 activities is the sum of N6,382,500,310.00.” The figure, the NFF explains, in a release by its communications unit, is the combined sum of government subvention and sponsorship contract.  “The

HealthXtra

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3.4 Million People At Risk Of Dementia Epidemic 

Alzheimer’s Disease International, ADI, has alerted the international community that Dementia will affect 3.4 million people in sub-Saharan Africa by 2030. It estimates that countries in the region have the fastest growing older population in the world but striking lack of awareness and limited availability of health services pose a challenge. This was contained in

Technology

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World’s First All-Terrain Vehicle Launched In China

China has launched the world’s first all-terrain vehicle capable of climbing 70-degrees slope and making 360-degrees turn.  Chen Jin, a Ph.D. graduate in Mechanical Engineering from Tsinghua University is the brain behind the project as he began the research and design of the all-terrain vehicle (ATV) in 2004. His task was to design a combat

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