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NADECO Back, Says Nigeria On The Road To Anarchy

Old men and women who chased former military leaders out of town, are back in the trenches again. The group met yesterday night in Lagos and issued a damning verdict: Nigeria is back to dictatorship. At the meeting were several NADECO chieftains among whom were Dr Amos Akingba, Chief Ayo Opadokun, Chief Ayo Adebanjo and

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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

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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Nigeria And The  Challenge Of Economic Management 

The Nigerian economy is faced with several challenges after 57 years of political independence. One of the challenges for the leadership, policy-makers and other stakeholders is on how best to fast-track development to reduce poverty and enhance the standard of living of most of the citizens. Recent data show that the poverty incidence has been

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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

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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Super Eagles And Russia 2018: Don’t Roll Out The Drums Yet

The accolades are coming in torrents and some have started the celebration. There is that feeling of good aura pervading the whole nation, especially among the legion of followers of the round leather game. Suddenly like a bolt out of the blue, the Super Eagles have found their rhythm. And something a number of people

HealthXtra

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

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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