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Author Archives: Motunrayo Awokoya

Nobel Laureate, Toni Morrison Dies at 88

Nobel Laureate, Toni Morrison Dies at 88

The first African American woman to win the Nobel Prize for Literature, Toni Morrison has died during a brief illness. She was 88. Toni Morrison passed away on Monday and surrounded by family and friends. She was an American novelist, essayist, teacher and professor emeritus at Princeton University. Born in Ohio on February 18, 1931, Morrison

Ross Perot, US Billionaire and Ex-Presidential Candidate Dies at 89

US billionaire, Ross Perot is dead. He died at his home in Dallas this Tuesday. The billionaire who twice ran for president as an independent candidate in the 1992campaign and in 1996, as a third-party candidate died after battling with leukemia for five months. Perot was born in June 27, 1930, in Texarkana, Texas, and

Muhammadu Buhari

Buhari Signs New Minimum Wage Act

President Muhammadu Buhari has signed into law the National Minimum Wage Repeal and Re-Enactment Act, 2019. The president advised all employers of labour across the country to pay workers a minimum of N30, 000 monthly wages. The new national minimum wage bill was passed and submitted to the president by the National Assembly before they

Muhammadu Buhari

Buhari Warns Developers as More Buildings Collapse in Lagos

President, Muhammadu Buhari has expressed concern over persistent building collapse across the country, warning that those responsible for professional negligence, leading to the collapse of  buildings would face the wrath of the law. He gave the warning when he received the leadership of the Nigerian Institute of Quantity Surveyors, NIQS, led by Obafemi Onashile, at

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Why We Introduced Biometric Clearance system – DG, NYSC

Director-General of the National Youth Service Corps, NYSC, Maj. Gen. Suleiman Kazaure, has said that the corps has introduced a biometric clearance system to eradicate corruption and compromise by officials and corps members. The DG disclosed this on Monday during a leadership and anti-corruption sensitisation workshop in Abuja, with the aim to raise officials that

Energy Drink

Viagra Energy Drink Banned in Zambia

Regulatory authorities in Zambia have banned an energy drink after a laboratory results showed it hidden content and possible negative effect. Laboratory tests showed that the drink contained the active ingredient of the anti-impotence drug, Viagra. The SX Energy Natural Power drink, reports say, is produced by Revin Zambia and exported around the region up to

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Okoroji Congratulates Sanwo-Olu, Ihedioha

Chairman of Copyright Society of Nigeria, COSON, Tony Okoroji, has sent a congratulatory message to governors-elect of Lagos and Imo states, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, and Emeka Ihedioha respectively. In the message sent on behalf of the members, affiliates, board and management of COSON, Okoroji, who is also a former president of the Performing Musicians Association of

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