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Buhari Lands In Abuja

Buhari Lands In Abuja President Muhammadu Buhari, this afternoon, arrived Abuja from London where he had been on medical leave since May 7. The Nigerian Airforce plane conveying the President arrived the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport Abuja at 4.35. On hand to welcome him were Yemi Osinbajo, Vice President, top government officials and some state

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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

Business

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Dangote Renews Commitment To Fighting Hunger, Poverty

Dangote Renews Commitment To Fighting Hunger, Poverty The Aliko Dangote Foundation has restated its commitment to fighting hunger and malnutrition, supporting education; and economic empowerment. Zouera Youssoufou, managing director and chief executive officer of the Foundation affirmed this in an interview with TELL, where she also explained conditions under which the Foundation intervenes in areas

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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,

EnTELLtainment

Stars Battle For AFRIMA 2017

Stars Battle For AFRIMA 2017 The contest for this year`s All Africa Music Awards (AFRIMA) is set to get underway as many musicians across the continent jostle for one of  Africa’s prestigious awards. Unlike many others, AFRIMA awards stand out for its public voting procedure that embodies fairness, authenticity, creativity, excellence, integrity and transparency, qualities

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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Ronaldo Handed 5 Match Ban For Pushing Referee

Ronaldo Handed 5 Match Ban For Pushing Referee Cristiano Ronaldo has been banned for five matches for pushing the referee after he was shown a red card against Barcelona in Real Madrid’s 3-1 Spanish Super Cup first leg victory on Sunday, the Spanish Football Federation said on Monday (August 14). Ronaldo was sent off in

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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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Trump Approves The Sale of 12 Fighter Aircraft To Nigeria

Trump Approves The Sale of 12 Fighter Aircraft  To Nigeria The United state government has approved the sale of twelve advanced fighter aircraft value N219 billion ($600 million) to Nigeria’s Air Force for the fight against the violent extremist group, Boko Haram, White House officials briefed on the matter told the Associated Press. President Donald

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