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FIFA Awards Media Rights To African Companies

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;


CBN Okays Establishment Of Development Bank Of Nigeria

The Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN, has approved the establishment of the Development Bank of Nigeria (DBN) Plc. Finance Minister, Kemi Adeosun said the approval was conveyed in a letter addressed to the Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer of DBN dated March 28, 2017. The letter was signed by the Deputy Governor of the CBN in charge of Financial System Stability. The approval was subject to meeting the minimum capital requirement of N100 billion, the reconstitution

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ARIk: Who Will Cast The First Stone?

The cacophony of reactions generated by the takeover, on February 9, of Arik Airlines is symptomatic of the crisis of confidence that Nigerians have in their relationship with corporate organizations and the government. While scores of people see the takeover as a welcome development, appreciative of the challenges of the airline over time, other read some grand conspiracy to the whole exercise. These mixed reactions are further fueled by the claims of the Asset Management

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Tackling The Oil Spill Conundrum

Stakeholders meet in Port Harcourt to address complexities in the vexed issue of oil spill in the Niger Delta region of the country Oil bearing communities, oil companies and regulators in the sector have called for the strengthening of the National Oil Spill Detection and Regulatory Agency (NOSDRA). This, according to them, is to enable agency deliver on its core mandate of responding to and managing oil spills in a sustainable manner that is beneficial

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Nigerians Mistreat The Elderly-LASU Don

At a time when many elderly people in Nigeria continue to lament the poor welfare system in the country, Elias Wahab, a professor of Sociology and dean of faculty of Social Science, Lagos State University, LASU, has urged the government to establish a programme and policy that will ensure monthly stipends are given to Nigerians of  65 years and above. The don made the appeal at the 60th inaugural lecture of Lagos State University on

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At A Time Like This

This is not the best of times for Nigeria. Inflation is spiraling out of control and many compatriots can barely eke out a living. Life is becoming nasty, brutish and short. Internecine wars of various hues are all over the place with brothers mauling down brothers in the most brutal fashion. And there is no let up yet from the marauding Boko haram militants in the North Eastern region who continue to inflict misery on

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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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Cynthia Osokogu’s Killers Sentenced To Death

Oluwatoyin Akinrinola   Almost five years after Cynthia Osokogu, a 24 year old indigene of Delta State, was found dead in a hotel in Festac Town, Lagos, a Lagos State High Court today found two people: Okwumo Nwabufo and Olisaeloka Ezike guilty of her death and subsequently sentenced them to death. Justice Olabisi Akinlade, in his judgment, said Nwabufo and Ezike are guilty of the crime brought against them by the state and therefore have

Wike Sacks Street Traders, Artisans in Port Harcourt

Wike Sacks Street Traders, Artisans in Port Harcourt

Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike, has asked all street traders and artisans to vacate streets in Port Harcourt, the state capital within the next one week.  The governor issued the warning at Government House Port Harcourt on Wednesday while launching “Operation Leave the Road,” a programme designed to rid Port Harcourt streets of traders, vulcanisers, roadside mechanics, artisans, street vendors and other categories of people that operate their businesses in the streets of Port