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Jonathan at 59: PDP, Fani-Kayode describe ex-President as icon of democracy

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Chief Femi Fani-Kayode, said yesterday that if former President Goodluck Jonathan had not conceded the 2015 Presidential election and congratulated his opponent, President Muhammadu Buhari, Nigeria would have been plunged into a cauldron of fire. This came as Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, has congratulated the former President on his 59th birthday, describing him as an “Icon of democracy and a ...

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Nigeria on track for global aviation growth – Demuren

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A former Director-General of the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority, Dr. Harold Demuren, has said that despite the challenges facing the nation’s aviation sector, it will not be left out of the global industry growth prospect. Demuren, in an interview with journalists in Lagos, said the future of aviation in the country was bright and would be driven by a projected ...

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US doctors treat IE’s customers in Lagos

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A team of medical personnel from the US Virgin Islands has visited Nigeria for a two-day programme in which customers of Ikeja Electric enjoyed free medical treatments. In the medical outreach, which targeted diabetes, malaria, and typhoid among other illnesses, about 250 customers in Oshodi and Akowonjo business areas enjoyed consultation, tests and free medications. The leader of the medical ...

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We contributed $29bn to Nigeria in four years – Shell

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Shell Petroleum Development Company has said that its economic contribution to the Nigerian government in four years is $29bn. The company’s General Manager, External Relations, Mr. Igo Weli, made this known in Yenagoa, the Bayelsa State capital, during the 2017 Swamp West Hub Integrated Stakeholders Engagement Forum for Tarakiri/Egbema/Oporoma Community Leadership. Weli , represented by the Assets Manager, Swamp West ...

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I’ll make Nigeria attractive for investment – Buhari

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President Muhammadu Buhari on Friday reiterated his administration’s commitment to the creation of enabling environment and making Nigeria an attractive place for business and investment. Buhari made the pledge in his statement at the ninth summit of the D-8 Organisation for Economic Cooperation at Istanbul, Turkey. He said it was his belief that only economies that promote trade and attract ...

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How Nigeria, others can tackle corruption – IMF

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The Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund, Christine Lagarde; a former Minister of Finance, Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, and key global experts have advised Nigeria, Argentina and other top countries battling corruption to use tools that can help reduce procurement costs by about 60 per cent. They urged the countries to strengthen institutions, provide incentives against corruption and deploy more ...

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I will never return to PDP, says Obasanjo

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Chief Olusegun Obasanjo, has vowed never to return to the Peoples Democratic Party. This was what he told journalists after he met with the  National Caretaker Chairman of the party, Senator Ahmed Makarfi, behind closed-doors. The meeting was held at the Olusegun Obasanjo Presidential Library, Abeokuta, which lasted for one hour. The former president said, “I will never return to ...

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How God saved me from potential plane crash – Bishop Oyedepo

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Bishop of Living Faith Church Worldwide, David Oyedepo on Friday recounted how he escaped a “potential plane crash” alongside those travelling with him. Oyedepo shared the testimony at the ‘Breakthrough Service’ held at the church’s world headquarters in Ota, Ogun State and broadcast to all the zonal centres of the church in Ota and Lagos. The Bishop told the congregation ...

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Spanish Tourist killed by falling debris in Florence Church

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A Spanish Tourist was killed by falling debris while visiting the Basilica of Santa Croce in Florence, one of the Renaissance city’s most famous churches. The 52-year-old man was hit by something falling from the ceiling of the church, the ANSA news agency said on Thursday. He was declared dead at the scene by emergency services, it added. ANSA news ...

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Assailing Trump, Snoop Dogg makes ‘America crip again’

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Snoop Dogg took fresh aim at President Donald Trump and returned to his gangsta rap roots on a new single with a pointed title: “Make America Crip Again.” The West Coast hip-hop legend put out the song Thursday and said it would be part of an eight-track EP out next week, his second major release this year. The title mocks Trump’s ...

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Johannesburg Stock Exchange suspends trading on Oando shares

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Following an exchange of correspondence between the Nigerian Stock Exchange (the primary Exchange on which Oando is listed) and the Johannesburg Stock Exchange, the latter has suspended trading on Oando shares. The action, which happened on Thursday, followed the NSE’s earlier suspension on the oil major as directed by the Nigerian capital market apex regulator – the Securities and Exchange ...

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Grieving man finds nurse having sex with wife’s corpse

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A grieving husband allegedly caught a male nurse having sex with his wife’s corpse as he visited her one last time in the hospital. According to Mirror.co.uk, the grief-stricken husband gave the nurse a beating of his life before handing him over to the Police in Bolivian capital La Paz. The 27-year-old nurse who was later identified as Grover Macuchapi, 27 is ...

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CBN warns financial institutions against exploiting customers

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The Central Bank of Nigeria has asked operators of microfinance banks and other financial institutions in the country not to engage in exploitative activities. The CBN said this could be achieved by obtaining necessary certifications before commencing operations. The Head of Consumer Protection Department, CBN, Umma Dutse, said this during the ceremony for Smart Campaign Certification Award in Lagos to ...

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Senate to probe Paris Club refunds, others

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The Senate on Thursday resoled to probe how the Paris Club Refunds and other bailout funds to state governors by President Muhammadu Buhari were approved. The Senate’s decision followed a point of order raised by Sen. Samuel Anyanwu (PDP- Imo) during plenary, who afterwards, sought the leave of the Senate to move a motion on the matter during the next ...

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China museum removes photos comparing Africans to animals

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A Chinese museum has removed photographs which compare African people to animals from a controversial exhibition after being accused of racism, the curators said Friday. Social media users in Africa had led outrage over the montages, including one showing an open-mouthed African child alongside a monkey in the same pose, and another showing a black adult man baring his teeth alongside ...

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We source 75% of raw materials locally – Guinness

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The Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer, Guinness Nigeria Plc, Peter Ndegwa, spoke to STANLEY OPARA on the growth of the company amid the current economic realities in Nigeria Guinness Nigeria recorded 131 per cent increase in operating profit year-on-year for 2017 financial year. How was the company able to achieve this despite the state of the economy? Guinness Nigeria’s financial results were ...

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Two dead, six injured as Cameroonian gendarmes invade Nigerian community

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At least two persons were feared dead while six others were injured after Cameroonian gendarmes from Bodam community allegedly invaded Danare in Boki Local Government Area of Cross River State. It was learnt on Monday that the crisis which started on Friday was as a result of the alarm raised by residents of Danare that their Cameroonian neighbours had encroached on their farmland. The ...

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Police rescue kidnapped Catholic priest in Ebonyi

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The Ebonyi Police Command has rescued a Catholic priest, Rev. Fr. Timothy Nwanja, abducted by gunmen in Okpokueze Nkomoro community, Imoha Development Centre of Ezza North Local Government Area. The priest, who serves at St. Mary’s Parish in the area, was kidnapped by three gunmen at about 8.30pm on Sunday night at his residence. The state Police Public Relations Officer, ...

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