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NFF Signs New Sponsorship Deal

The Nigeria Football Federation, NFF, has secured a five-year sponsorship deal with Aiteo Group, an energy company. The contract, which was signed Wednesday and worth 2.5 Billion, now makes Aiteo the Official Optimum  Partner of the NFF. The collaboration said to be the first of its kind for Aiteo in Nigeria, will commence May 1 this year and has a one-year extension clause. Reacting to the deal, Aiteo’s Senior Manager, Corporate Communications, Ndiana-Abasi Matthew, said

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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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CIBN Hosts World Conference Of Banking Institutes

The Chartered Institute of Bankers of Nigeria,CIBN, has announced its readiness to host all banking institutes, including over one thousand banking and finance professionals in the world at the 22nd edition of the World Conference of Banking Institutes which holds in Lagos from April 24 to 28, 2017 at Eko Hotels & Suites, Victoria Island, Lagos. The theme of this year’s edition is “Re-Thinking the Future of Banking and Finance & Life Long Learning” The

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CIBN Hosts World Conference Of Banking Institutes

The Chartered Institute of Bankers of Nigeria,CIBN, has announced its readiness to host all banking institutes, including over one thousand banking and finance professionals in the world at the 22nd edition of the World Conference of Banking Institutes which holds in Lagos from April 24 to 28, 2017 at Eko Hotels & Suites, Victoria Island, Lagos. The theme of this year’s edition is “Re-Thinking the Future of Banking and Finance & Life Long Learning” The

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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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FIFA Awards Media Rights To African Companies

Ahead of the 2017-2018 football calendar, soccer ruling body, FIFA, has granted media rights to five broadcasting companies in sub-Saharan Africa. The announcement of the successful media followed an “open tender process for 42 territories” to that effect. The rights guarantees coverage of  FIFA events during  2017-2018, which include FIFA U-20 World Cup 2017; FIFA U-17 World Cup 2017; FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup 2017; FIFA Confederations Cup 2017; FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup 2018;

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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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