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Lagos Launches Neighbourhood Safety Corps

As part of measures to improve security in Lagos State, the state government today launched the Neighbourhood Safety Corps, a scheme targeted at community policing and meant to complement the effort of the Nigerian police in the state. It was a follow-up to the bill signed into law on August 15, 2016, by Akinwumi Ambode, Lagos State governor, creating the Neighbourhood Safety Corps. Ambode, at the unveiling of the scheme in Agege Stadium, announced that

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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 had taken the title once before, in 2014, only to drop it four months later. President Jammeh seized power in

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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 leadership of the green chamber include Buba Jubril as the deputy majority leader, Alhassan Dogwa was made the Chief Whip

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Edo: Tribunal Refused PDP Request

The Edo State Election Petition Tribunal sitting in Benin Wednesday evening turned down the oral application by the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, and its candidate in the September 28, 2016, governorship election, Osagie Ize-Iyamu for an extension of the time allotted it to prove their case by half a day. Yusuf Alli, senior advocate of Nigeria, SAN, lead counsel for the petitioners in the ongoing election petition hearing, had at the end of proceedings a

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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 the issue was thrown open by cabinet members and supported by some prominent people in the private sector and Bukola

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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 access to the United Nation, UN, nuclear inspectors to monitor its programme. But the inspection would not be automatic. The

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Valentine’s Day Marred By Recession

By Oluwatoyin Akinrinola The harsh economic conditions in the country was a spoil sport for many people who ordinarily wouldn’t have spared no expenses to give their loved ones a treat on Valentine’s Day Femi Abimbola, an engineer had always looked forward to February 14 with excitement.  Popularly called Valentine’s or Lover’s Day, February 14 happens to be Abimbola’s birthday and the day he got married to his wife. For these two reasons, the day

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Fidelity Bank Launches NIBSS mCash Product

As part of the renewed efforts to further drive the financial inclusion mandates of the Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN, Fidelity Bank Plc has gone live on the Nigerian Inter-Bank Settlement System, NIBSS mCash product which will allow it’s registered merchants to receive payments from customers using their phones. Launched in collaboration with the NIBSS, other banks, and leading telecommunications companies, this electronic payment solution called microCash or mCash rides on Unstructured Supplementary Service Data,

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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 – 2018. As such, the borrowings will be phased over the three year-period. The Finance Ministry further explained that the

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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, many genuine producers of the products heaved a sigh of relief. But that appears to be taking too long and

Ukraine: Fighting Continues Despite Truce

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 was killed during attacks by the army. On Monday, Ukraine, Russia, Germany and France called for the withdrawal of more

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‘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, famous and even those who cannot really afford an expensive pair of designer shoes.” And this has sustained the business

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‘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, famous and even those who cannot really afford an expensive pair of designer shoes.” And this has sustained the business

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How Lady Gaga’s Fiancé bought her $295,000 Shoes

Could buying shoes worth of $295,000 for your fiancée be a declaration of love? Well it might be as Lady Gaga, an American singer, is the lucky new owner of all three pairs of Alexander McQueen Armadillo boots that were up for auction at Christie’s New York. On Friday, July 24, Footwear News, FN, reported that the shoes had been sold for a combined $295,000 but it was not clear who had purchased them. However

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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 backstories behind the authors’ works as well as their knowledge of the creative process, governance, political, and social issues. Familoni,

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Nigeria Ranked 50th in Latest FIFA List

Nigeria Ranked 50th In Latest FIFA List

The Super Eagles moved one place up to 50th spot in the latest FIFA monthly ranking. According to FIFA’s website on Thursday, the Nigerian side reached 619 points in December and gained one step on the list. Despite failing to qualify for the African Cup of Nations in Gabon, Nigeria is seventh in Africa, behind Senegal, Cote d’Iviore, Egypt, Tunisia, Algeria and DR Congo.

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What Animal Disease Outbreaks Say Of Our Public Health

Professor of Public Health, Tunde Awoniyi Due to their lack of formal education, most Nigerian livestock farmers have little knowledge of the effect of poor hygiene on their livestock and the public. Thus they believe that disease outbreaks are more of spiritual attack than poor farm hygiene practices, which are mainly responsible for such incidents. This was the submission of Professor Tunde Awoniyi    while delivering the 83rd inaugural lecture of the Federal University of Technology Akure.

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