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TELL Shines at WAMECA Awards

On a night meant to reward media excellence, TELL again proved its worth. Anthony Akaeze, the magazine’s former senior associate editor, stood out for his reporting as he was one of seven African journalists honoured at the West Africa Media Excellence Conference and Awards, WAMECA, in Accra, Ghana on Saturday, October 13. The event, organised

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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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Sanwo-Olu Wins Lagos APC Guber Primary as NWC Finally Approves Results

  The All Progressives Congress, APC, National Working Committee for the Lagos governorship primary, has finally declared Babajide Sanwo-Olu as the winner of the Tuesday’s election in the state. The chairman of the panel, Clement Ebri, made the declaration on Wednesday. Prior to the declaration, there had been a conflict between the NWC panel and

TELL Shines at WAMECA Awards

On a night meant to reward media excellence, TELL again proved its worth. Anthony Akaeze, the magazine’s former senior associate editor, stood out for his reporting as he was one of seven African journalists honoured at the West Africa Media Excellence Conference and Awards, WAMECA, in Accra, Ghana on Saturday, October 13. The event, organised

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

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Why CBN Revoked Skye Bank License

The Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN says it revoked the license of Skye Bank after examinations and forensic audit that revealed that the bank requires urgent recapitalisation. Godwin Emefiele, Governor of the CBN also disclosed that Skye Bank can no longer continue to live on borrowed times with indefinite liquidity support from the CBN. According

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Why CBN Revoked Skye Bank License

The Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN says it revoked the license of Skye Bank after examinations and forensic audit that revealed that the bank requires urgent recapitalisation. Godwin Emefiele, Governor of the CBN also disclosed that Skye Bank can no longer continue to live on borrowed times with indefinite liquidity support from the CBN. According

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Speech Delivered By The Senate President On The Presentation Of The 2018 Appropriation 7th November 2017

SPEECH DELIVERED BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE SENATE, FEDERAL REPUBLIC OF NIGERIA, HIS EXCELLENCY, SENATOR (DR.) ABUBAKAR BUKOLA SARAKI (C.O.N) ON THE PRESENTATION OF THE 2018 APPROPRIATION BILL – 7TH NOVEMBER, 2017. PROTOCOL. 1. Mr. President, on behalf of my colleagues, Distinguished Senators of the Federal Republic of Nigeria and Honourable Members of the House of Representatives, I welcome

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,

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Owerri Community Celebrates Ex-Falcons Keeper, Chiejine, Others

  Ann Chiejina,  Nigeria’s foremost female goalkeeper, led the pack of distinguished awardees at the maiden edition of the Umunahu Community Development Union, Lagos chapter last weekend when she was honoured with the Excellent Leadership Award by   the community where she hails from, in Owerri North Local Government Area of Imo State. Organisers of the

New Book On Marriage for Launch

A new book titled ‘Your Marriage can be Beautiful’ is set for launch this week.  Written by Emmanuel Adewunmi, the book will be unveiled at Lagos Atlantic Conference Hall, Yaba, on Friday, November 17, 2017. According to the author, the book seeks to address the “common challenges facing marriage in the contemporary Nigerian society.” One

Sport

Nigerian Sport Stars Win Awards

One of Nigeria’s biggest sports awards held on Saturday, December 2, 2017. Tagged the “Nigerian Awards for Sporting Excellence,” the event held at Osun Hall, Airport Hotel, Ikeja, Lagos. According to the organisers, the award was meant to encourage sportsmen and women and administrators to achieve more success in their various fields. Among the awardees

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Awele Elumelu Joins Global Health Leaders to Champion Increased Vaccine Coverage in Under-Immunised Nations‎

  Dr. Awele Elumelu, GAVI Champion for Africa and Founder, Avon Medical Practice joined other global health leaders at a photo exhibition organised by GAVI, the Vaccine Alliance, for increased vaccine coverage in under-immunised nations. The event tagged “Vaccine Heroes” was held on September 10, 2018, in Geneva, Switzerland.‎ Following the announcement made earlier 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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