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Eye scanner can detect molecular aging

An eye scanner that Boston University Medical School developed can detect molecular aging in people. The new technique provides an accurate measure of age-related damage and could, one day, play a role in routine clinical practice. New research suggests that a novel device could detect signs of biological aging by examining the eye. Everyone ages, […]

Sedentary lifestyle linked to cancer mortality

A new study suggests that the total amount of time that people spend sitting is associated with a higher risk of death from cancer. Replacing some of this sedentary time with light physical activity appears to reduce the risk. Reducing the amount of time spent sitting may reduce the risk of death from cancer. Getting […]

Hong Kong: US passes sanctions as nations condemn new law

The US House of Representatives has approved new Hong Kong-related sanctions, after Beijing imposed a security law that was condemned by countries around the world. The measure, which was passed unanimously, penalises banks that do business with Chinese officials. It will have to be approved by the Senate before going to President Trump. Critics say […]

Racial inequalities in health: What MNT’s experts want you to know

COVID-19 and the Black Lives Matter protests have drawn attention to systemic racism and the inequalities in healthcare that result from it. For this Special Feature, Medical News Today asked its experts, “What do you wish people knew about health inequity?” We share their answers below. Racial inequalities plague the United States healthcare system. Image […]

Why a different way to measure ‘good’ cholesterol may be more useful

A new study has found that measuring “good” cholesterol in a different way may predict the chances of stroke or heart attack more accurately. Some researchers argue that a different way of measuring ‘good’ cholesterol could be more helpful in assessing the risk of cardiovascular events. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) highlight […]

Blocking ‘atypical’ opioid receptor may help treat chronic pain

Researchers have discovered a possible way to increase levels of natural opioids in the brain. The new approach involves blocking an opioid receptor that normally inactivates these molecules. Exploiting a newly discovered opioid receptor might help design safer pain medication. Synthetic opioids, such as fentanyl, naloxone, and morphine, are powerful pain relief medications. They can […]

Peterside steps down as Cadbury chairman

Leading investment banker, Mr Atedo Peterside has stepped down as Chairman of Cadbury Nigeria Plc. He resigned on personal ground to pursue other interests. Peterside led the food and beverage company through a period of steady recovery and growth, marking his last Annual General Meeting (AGM) last week with distribution of N912 million as cash […]

COVID-19: African exporters to lose $2.4 billion

African exporters may lose more than $2.4 billion as a result of factory shutdowns in China, the European Union (EU) and United States, the International Trade Centre’s (ITC’s) SME Competitiveness Outlook has predicted. The bulk of this loss, more than 70 per cent, the report said, is caused by the temporary disruption of the supply-chain […]

Spurs have too much time between games, says Mourinho

Tottenham Hotspur manager Jose Mourinho says he is unhappy with the long break between matches his team have had since the Premier League resumed following the COVID-19 shutdown. Spurs play Sheffield United later on Thursday, nine days after their last match, a 2-0 victory over West Ham United on June 23. “I am not happy […]

Tariff hike: Electricity consumer group says NASS intervention timely

A group, All Electricity Consumers Protection Forum, on Thursday commended the National Assembly for playing a pivotal role in halting the increment in tariffs by the electricity Distribution Companies (DisCos). The group’s National Coordinator, Mr Adeola Samuel-Ilori, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lagos that the intervention by the legislative arm was timely […]

WHO warns against use of masks during exercise

The World Health Organisation (WHO) has warned people against wearing masks while exercising, saying masks may reduce the ability to breathe comfortably. WHO gave the warning on Wednesday in an update of its Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) advice for the public: Myth busters. It said that sweat could make the mask become wet more quickly which […]

Row grows over plan to hire 774,000 for public works

Discordant signals were sent from different quarters on Wednesday as the Executive-Legislature feud over the recruitment of 774,000 youths escalated. Senators advised President Muhammadu Buhari to suspend the programme or go to court if uncomfortable with the position of the Legislature. President Buhari approved a Special Public Works Programme (SWP), which will generate the recruitment […]

Buhari names Adesina, Djeba, Seriki, 39 others as ambassadors-nominees

President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday requested the Senate to screen and confirm 42 non-career and one career ambassadors. The Nation learnt that the President retained 11 serving non-career ambassadors and recalled 35 of them. President Buhari’s request letter was read on the floor at plenary by Senate President Ahmad Lawan. Among the nominees are two […]

Lagos seeks stakeholders support on road expansion

The Lagos State Government has engaged Stakeholders on the expansion of three interconnecting roads in Kosofe Local Government Area namely, Demurin, Agidi and Church Streets. The Commissioner for Physical Planning and Urban Development, Dr. Idris Salako stated this at an interaction with stakeholders in Ikeja. Speaking through the Director of Administration and Human Resources, Mrs. […]

Why NASS directs DisCos to suspend increase in electricity tariff

Sen. Gabriel Suswan (PDP-Benue) says the National Assembly directs the Electricity Distribution Companies (DisCos) not to increase electricity tariff because of the current economic challenges occasioned by COVID-19 pandemic across the country. Suswan, Chairman, Senate Committee on Power, made the disclosure in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Abuja on Thursday. […]

Give us our monarch’s body for reburial, family begs Wike

The family of the late King of Akpor Kingdom in Obio/Akpor Local Government Area, Rivers State, King Anele Orlu Oriebe, has pleaded with Governor Nyesom Wike to allow them exhume the body of the monarch for a befitting burial. They explained that their king was buried by the government in line with the COVID-19 protocol […]

Tinubu mourns Bode Akindele

All Progressives Congress (APC) National Leader Asiwaju Bola Tinubu on Wednesday described the death of foremost philanthropist and entrepreneur Chief Bode Akindele as an irredeemable loss to the country. In his tribute, the former Lagos governor described the deceased as a self-made man who wielded influence in many sectors of the economy. He said the […]

Full list of 49-member APC National Campaign Council for Edo guber

The Caretaker/Extra-Ordinary National Convention Planning Committee of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has appointed a 49-member high-level National Campaign Council for the September 19 Edo State Governorship Election. Party’s Deputy National Publicity Secretary, Mr Yekini Nabena in a statement in Abuja on Thursday said the appointment of the council followed the approval of the National […]

Obaseki touts strong points against APC’s forces

With the conclusion of nominations by the two major political parties, All Progressives Congress (APC) and Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), the stage is set for the Edo State gubernatorial showdown on September 19. In quick succession, two eminent leaders of APC, President Muhammadu Buhari and Asiwaju Ahmed Bola Tinubu underscored the crucial nature of the […]

West Ham stun Chelsea in Derby clash

Andriy Yarmolenko’s last-gasp winner settled an eventful London derby with Chelsea and delivered a huge boost to West Ham United’s hopes of avoiding relegation. In a topsy-turvy game, which saw West Ham infuriated when Tomas Soucek’s first-half goal was ruled out by VAR, substitute Yarmolenko made the decisive contribution when the finished off a superb […]

Botswana reports mysterious deaths of hundreds of elephants

Hundreds of elephants have died mysteriously in Botswana’s famed Okavango Delta, the head of the wildlife department said Thursday, ruling out poaching as the tusks were found intact. The landlocked southern African country has the world’s largest elephant population, estimated to be around 130,000. “We have had a report of 356 dead elephants in the […]

Biden campaign outraises Trump for second straight month

Democrat Joe Biden outraised President Donald Trump’s re-election campaign for the second straight month and for the second quarter of 2020, figures released Wednesday showed, highlighting robust enthusiasm for the White House challenger. Biden, the Democratic National Committee and related fundraisers brought in a staggering $141 million in June, the campaign’s best fundraising month ever […]

Fuel price hits N143.80 per litre, labour fumes

The Academic Staff Union of Nigerian Universities (ASUU), yesterday, condemned the increase in the pump price of petrol, describing it as ill-timed and insensitive. The Petroleum Products Pricing Regulatory Agency (PPPRA) had announced a new retail price band for oil marketers. In a circular dated July 1, the downstream regulator said oil marketers are now […]

NASS halts 774,000 public works recruitment scheme

The face-off between the Presidency and the National Assembly regarding the recruitment of 774,000 persons became messier on Wednesday. At an executive session, the Senate debated the Tuesday clash between the National Assembly Joint Committee on Labour and Minister of State for Labour, Festus Keyamo (SAN), during which the lawmakers expressed anger about what they […]

Mary Robinson to lead probe into African Development Bank chief

Ireland’s former president Mary Robinson will lead a panel to investigate the leader of the African Development Bank (AfDB), accused by whistleblowers of corruption, the bank said. Akinwumi Adesina, 60, a charismatic speaker known for his elegant suits and bow ties, became the first Nigerian to helm the AfDB in 2015 — but a 15-page […]

Your Loveworld Special Season 2

Your Loveworld Special, Season 2; Phase 1 commences today, July 1st to July 5th 2020! Time: 7PM GMT+1, Daily. Don’t miss it, invite everyone in your world to be a part of this awesome time of feasting by the Word. Showing on Loveworld Plus TV Channel or Online via www.loveworldplus.tv

Fixed income securities make N334.4b

ABOUT 8,469,257 million contributors, including workers and retirees, have earned N334.46 billion from fixed income securities, The Nation has learnt This is contained in the National Pension Commission (PENCOM) 2018 Annual Report. The report includes the activities of the commission, pension operators and the industry in the year under review. A breakdown of the report […]

Mutual Benefits posts N3.6b profit

Mutual Benefits Assurance Plc has recorded a profit after income tax of N3.61 billion in the year ended 2019, a 214 per cent increase from N1.15 billion recorded in 2018. According to the firm, its gross premium rose by 18 per cent from N15.84 billion in 2018 to N18.7 billion last year. Net premium income […]

INEC releases provisional candidates’ list

THE Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has released the provisional list of candidates for the September 19 Edo State governorship election. National Commissioner and Chairman Information and Voter Education Committee, Festus Okoye, urged the public to go through the nomination forms, affidavits and documents submitted by the parties on behalf of their candidates. He said […]

Osimhen opens transfer talks with Napoli

VICTOR Osimhen arrived for talks with Napoli, but his brother-in-law reiterates Italy’s ‘big racism problem’ could ultimately deter the Lille forward. According to Sky Sport Italia and Calciomercato.it, the Nigerian landed in Naples with his girlfriend and representatives. They will meet Partenopei officials later to seemingly negotiate personal terms, but Osita Okolo made it clear […]

Buhari to Economic Council: do more to develop Nigeria

THE Presidential Economic Advisory Council (PEAC) was on Tuesday directed to develop more strategies that will put the country on a sound economic lever. President Muhammadu Buhari gave the directive during a virtual audience he granted the Prof Doyin Salami-led PEAC. The President, according to a statement by his Senior Special Assistant on Media and […]

Oyo Assembly holds special sitting for Ajimobi

OYO State House Assembly on Tuesday held a special sitting in honour of the late former governor Abiola Ajimobi. Addressing the Assembly, Speaker Adebo Ogundoyin said the news of the death of Ajimobi filtered into the state like a dream. He said Ajimobi’s death was unexpected and painful because he died at a time his […]

‘Buratai didn’t relocate to Katsina’

THE Nigerian Army has said the Chief of Army Staff, Lt.-Gen. Tukur Buratai, is in Katsina State on an operational tour of formations and units under 8 Division to assess their operational readiness. It said the Army chief is not relocating to the state due to increasing attacks and killings by badits. Buratai is also […]

‘APC governors will mobilise for Ize-Iyamu’s victory’

THE Chairman, All Progressives Congress (APC) Governors’ Forum, Kebbi State Governor Abubakar Atiku Bagudu, has said APC governors will mobilise for the victory of the party’s governorship candidate, Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu, in the coming election. He was responding to questions on APC’s chances in the coming polls in Edo and Ondo states. Bagudu hoped that […]

‘Oba of Benin’s relationship with Buhari, Oshiomhole cordial’

THE Secretary, Benin Traditional Council (BTC), Frank Irabor, has described as cordial, the relationship of Benin monarch, Oba Ewuare II, with President Muhammadu Buhari, and former national chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Comrade Adams Oshiomhole. Irabor said Oba of Benin was shocked over the viral fake video, in which he was alleged to […]

PDP urges NCDC to isolate Ondo lawmakers

The Peoples Democratic Party in Ondo State has urged the National Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) to carry out testing and isolate lawmakers and other aides that accompanied Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu to Abuja to purchase nomination and expression of interest forms of the All Progressives Congress. It said it was concerned about the possibility of […]

Access Bank in panic mode

In a quick attempt to kick start a damage control, Access Bank is launching code *901*911#. The USSD code allows customers deactivate their USSD profile once their mobile devices get lost or stolen. This self-service enables users to deactivate their accounts using any alternative phone number, giving account holders full autonomy to safeguard their funds […]

AMCON takes over Polema Industries assets over N500 billion debt

In effort to fulfil its mandate, the Asset Management Corporation of Nigeria (AMCON), said it has taken over a factory and other assets belonging to Polema Industries Limited, and its chief promoter, Emmanuel C. Obi, over an indebtedness of over half a billion naira. The takeover comes on the order of Hon. Justice F.O.G. Ogunbanjo […]

Nigeria celebrates seafarers in difficult times

Chukwu Obi, a crew on board a liner vessel, left home early March 2020, for a voyage that was originally scheduled to last for 35 days. Based on the initial plan in the contract he signed with the shipping company, he was supposed to return to his pregnant wife, who was due to put to […]

Aviation workers vow to resist airport concession

Fault N1.7b consultation fee award Aviation workers yesterday rejected the planned concession of the big four airports in Lagos, Abuja, Port Harcourt and Kano, describing the processes as faulty and unilateral decision of the Minister of Aviation, Hadi Sirika. The workers, under the coalition of the National Union of Air Transport Employees (NUATE), Air Transport […]

Bello, Nnamani head Edo, Ondo APC reconciliation panels

Appeal Court strikes out Oshiomhole’s suit The Caretaker/Extra-Ordinary National Convention Planning Committee (CEONCPC) of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has approved the appointment of former Senate President, Ken Nnamani, and the governor of Niger State, Abubakar Sani Bello to chair the party’s reconciliation committees for Edo and Ondo states. In a statement yesterday, APC’s Deputy […]

CAF mutes Women’s Champions League, reschedules AFCON, CHAN

• Women’s African Nations Cup, CAF Awards cancelled African football ruling body, Confederation of African Football (CAF), plans to start an inter-club competition for women to be known as the CAF Women Champions League. CAF said the Women’s Champions League would be launched in 2021, adding that the format and other details would be revealed […]

Juventus keep Lazio at bay with Genoa stroll

Juventus maintained their four-point lead at the top of Serie A on Tuesday after strolling to a 3-1 win at Genoa that keeps chasers Lazio at bay despite their comeback triumph at Torino. Three stunning individual goals from Paulo Dybala, Cristiano Ronaldo and Douglas Costa downed relegation-threatened Genoa and kept Maurizio Sarri on course to […]

Obaseki presents disputed certificates

Independent National Electoral Commission Tuesday published names of the 14 political parties fielding candidates for in the Edo State governorship election. The list, which names of – 13 males and one female and their qualifications, indicated that the state governor Godwin Obaseki, who was disqualified by the All Progressive Congress (APC) for issues relating to […]

Buhari inaugurates N1 trillion gas pipeline to boost electricity, others

•Tasks Kaduna, Kogi, FCT on project’s two-year delivery date President Muhammadu Buhari, in company of Governor Yahaya Bello of Kogi State and his Kaduna counterpart, Nasir El-Rufai, as well as the Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Timipre Sylva, yesterday inaugurated the 614-kilometre Ajaokuta-Kaduna-Kano (AKK) gas pipeline to tackle Nigeria’s critical economic problems. During the […]

UK PM warns Israel against annexation plan

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson warned Israel Wednesday against going ahead with plans to annex parts of the West Bank, calling them illegal and against the Jewish state’s own interests. “I am a passionate defender of Israel,” he wrote in an article published in Hebrew on the front page of Israel’s top-selling daily, Yediot Aharonot. […]

Liverpool can stay on top without major signings, says Klopp

Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp does not believe he has to spend “millions” in the transfer market, saying it is a tricky task to improve his Premier League winners. Klopp’s side was last week crowned English champions for the first time in 30 years with a record seven games to go. The coronavirus outbreak, which put […]

Police operation in French capital’s La Defense ends

A French police operation in the business district of La Defense in western Paris has ended, with concerns about a possible armed man in the area proving unfounded, police said. “Operation over, doubts lifted,” a police source told Reuters. Earlier in the day the police said on Twitter that Les Quatre Temps shopping centre in […]

United States not on EU’s ‘safe’ travel list, diplomats say

The United States is not on a “safe list” of destinations for non-essential travel due to be unveiled by European Union governments later on Tuesday, three diplomats said. The 27-member bloc is expected to give outline approval to leisure or business travel from Wednesday to 14 countries beyond its borders when they vote on the […]

Hong Kong democracy activist group led by Joshua Wong disbands

A pro-democracy group led by Hong Kong activist Joshua Wong disbanded on Tuesday, hours after China’s parliament passed national security legislation for the Chinese-ruled city that has stoked fears for its freedoms. Chinese and Hong Kong authorities have said the law is necessary to tackle separatism, subversion, terrorism and collusion with foreign forces following anti-government […]

China passes national security law in turning point for Hong Kong

China’s parliament passed national security legislation for Hong Kong on Tuesday, setting the stage for the most radical changes to the former British colony’s way of life since it returned to Chinese rule 23 years ago. Details of the law – which comes in response to last year’s often-violent pro-democracy protests in the city and […]

Spain says PM off to Africa, EU’s list of safe nations ready soon

Spain’s Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez is to make his first international trip since the coronavirus crisis to west Africa on Tuesday for a summit on Sahel region issues with other heads of state including France’s President Emmanuel Macron. The European leaders will be joined in Mauritania by heads of the so-called G5 Sahel states – […]

Lesotho’s former first lady granted bail in murder case

Lesotho’s former first lady, charged with the murder of her love rival, was granted bail on Monday, despite objections from the police that she might use it to escape. Maesaiah Thabane, wife of former prime minister Thomas Thabane, was arrested at the start of this month, after an appeal court revoked her bail on suspicion […]

Malawi names former insurance executive as finance minister

Former insurance executive Felix Mlusu was named Malawi’s new finance minister on Monday, a week after a re-run presidential election that unseated the incumbent. Mlusu, 69, was managing director of Nico Holdings Plc – a listed financial firm with interests in insurance, banking and property management across Malawi, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia and Mozambique – from […]

Swarms of locusts devastate parts of northern Kenya

The branches on trees around Kenya’s northern town of Lodwar have been stripped bare of leaves, bending downwards under the weight of voracious young locusts. The new generation has hatched in Turkana, Kenya’s poorest region. The young locusts are eating everything in sight, and when their wings mature the swarms will be able to travel […]

Congo president vows not to accept judicial reforms that cause ‘harm’

Congolese President Felix Tshisekedi said on Monday he would not accept any reforms that undermined the independence of the judiciary, the latest salvo in a standoff within the ruling coalition over proposed judicial changes. The disagreement over a proposal to give the justice ministry more control over criminal prosecutions has highlighted strains in the coalition […]

Osimhen named best African in French Lique 1

Super Eagles striker Victor Osimhen was on Monday named the top African player in France’s coronavirus-curtailed Ligue 1 season following his superb performance with Lille. At 21 the Lagos-born forward is the youngest ever recipient of the Prix Marc Vivien-Foe, named in honour of the late Cameroon player who died aged 28 in 2003. With […]

Inter to extend Victor Moses’ loan deal

Inter Milan are yet to agree loan extensions for Alexis Sanchez and Victor Moses despite their current deals almost being at an end. Sanchez joined the Italian giants from Manchester United last summer, while Chelsea full-back Moses was reunited with his old boss Antonio Conte in January. Inter want both players to remain in Italy […]

Ferdinand blasts Ndidi over Foxes FA Cup loss to Chelsea

Former Manchester United defender Rio Ferdinand has rapped Super Eagles defender Wilfred Ndidi over the error that led to the solitary goal conceded by Leicester City in their 1-0 loss to Chelsea in the FA Cup on Sunday. Ferdinand said the Nigeria international could have done better in the encounter and probably prevented Rose Barkley’s […]

La Liga trains NWFL coaches

In its continued commitment to women’s football, La Liga has provided two Master class sessions for coaches of the Nigerian Women Football League. These sessions consist of some adapted and selected content that is part of a new comprehensive programme developed by La Liga, called “La Liga Women’s Football Coaching Methodology”. The original programme consists […]

Electricity tariff hike to wait as Lawan, Gbajabiamila intervene

The 100 per cent hike in electricity tariff slated to commence Wednesday has been put on hold. This follows the National Assembly leadership’s intervention at a meeting with the Electricity Distribution Companies (DisCos), the National Electricity Regulatory Agency (NERC) and others in the power chain, Monday night. The DisCos announced at the weekend that the […]

Edo APC seeks support for Ize-Iyamu

A former chairman of Ovia North East Local Government of Edo State, Mr. Solomon Odemwingie, has urged members of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the state to bury the hatchet and support Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu, the party’s governorship candidate in the September 19 election. Odemwingie, who spoke in Benin, said the party needed to […]

No face mask, no govt service

The Federal Government on Monday said it would strictly enforce the use of face masks in public, especially in government and commercial premises. Anyone not wearing a facemask will be denied entry and service; state governments are to drive enforcement, National Coordinator of the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19, Dr. Sani Aliyu, said. Speaking during […]

Graduating pupils to resume for exams

Pupils who are to go to new classes can resume so as to write their examinations, the Federal Government said on Monday. In effect, those in Primary Six, Junion Secondary III and Senior Secondary III who are to sit for the National Common Entrance Examination, the Basic Education Certificate Examination and the Senior School Certificate […]

Army clears air on Buratai’s mission in Katsina

The Nigerian Army has explained that the Chief of Army Staff, Lieutenant General Tukur Buratai is in Katsina State, on Operational tour of formations and units under 8 Division to assess their operational readiness. The COAS will also witness the conduct of the Army Day celebration for the year 2020 which runs from July 1 […]

New strain of swine flu discovered in China

A new strain of swine flu that can infect humans and has the potential to cause a future pandemic has been discovered by Chinese researchers, this is according to a study released in the scientific journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS)on Monday. The disease, which researchers called the G4 virus, is genetically […]

Court strikes out suit against Obaseki

A Federal High Court sitting in Abuja has struck out a suit filed against Edo State Governor Godwin Obaseki. The plaintiffs, in the suit marked: FHC/ABJ/CS/553/2020, accused the governor of engaging in certificate forgery. Listed as plaintiffs in the suit are Edobor Williams, Ugbesia Abudu Godwin and Amedu Dauda Anakhu. They accused Obaseki of forging […]

Umahi reconstitutes EBBC board, appoints 3 NUJ members

Gov. Dave Umahi of Ebonyi has approved the reconstitution of the board of the Ebonyi Broadcasting Corporation (EBBC) with three members of the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ) as members. This was contained in a statement by the Secretary to the State Government, Dr Kenneth Ugbala on Tuesday in Abakaliki. Ugbala said that the three […]

Immigration officers, friends send passport command boss off

It was praised galore for retiring Lagos Passport Office boss of the Nigeria Immigration Service, Comptroller Anne Agbim, as officers and friends held a special valedictory session to honour her after 35 years of service. Agbim became the Comptroller, Passport Command, Lagos on July 3, 2019. She joined the service in 1985 and served in […]

RTEAN advises members to comply with NCDC guidelines

The Road Transport Employers Association of Nigeria (RTEAN) has advised its members to comply with the guidelines on prevention and spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19) as the ban on the interstate was lifted. Mr Osakpamwan Eriyo, Executive National President of RTEAN told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Tuesday in Abuja that the ban […]

Group acquires 96% stake in AIICO Pensions

FCMB Group said it has notified the Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE) that its pensions arm, FCMB Pensions Limited, has entered into an agreement to acquire 96 percent of AIICO Pensions Limited. This is part of a deliberate strategy to grow the Group’s investment management portfolio, and build on the inherent synergies between this and banking. […]

Nigeria, others face $44 billion financing gaps despite huge loans

Still struggling to deal with the impact of the coronavirus on their economies, the International Monetary Fund (IMF), has said Nigeria and other countries in the sub-Saharan African (SSA) region would need additional financing needs of over $110 billion. Of this $110 billion and approved loans, the IMF insisted that the countries still have $44 […]

Court reserves judgment in PDP’s Kogi guber appeal

The Court of Appeal, Abuja Division, has reserved judgment on the appeal filed by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and its candidate in the November 2019 governorship election in Kogi State, Musa Wada. The Justice Adamu Jauro-led panel reserved judgement after listening to arguments by parties to the matter, including Governor Yahaya Bello, the Independent […]

Nigeria still in transition to democracy, says Naanen

Former provisional president of the Movement for the Survival of Ogoni People (MOSOP), Professor Ben Naanen, told KELVIN EBIRI in Port Harcourt that Nigeria is still in transition to democracy. He stated that while all the infrastructure of democracy is in place, the operators of the system with authoritarian and kleptocratic tendencies are undermining evolution […]

Udeze says Yobo is best suited to work on Super Eagles defence

Former International, Ifeanyi Udeze, believes Super Eagles’ assistant coach, Joseph Yobo, is the best trainer for the team’s defenders, saying he has a lot to teach the players to make them more effective. Udeze told The Guardian yesterday that Yobo’s wealth of experience from playing for the Super Eagles for a long period can guide […]

26 years after, Amokachi rues glory lost at USA ‘94

• Rubbishes claims Italy match was fixed Nigeria was within a minute of beating Italy at the USA 1994 World Cup to qualify for the quarterfinal of the competition. The Eagles, coached by Dutchman, Clemens Westerhof, had taken the lead in the 26th minute through Emanuel Amunike, but Roberto Baggio levelled for Italy in the […]

Sanwo-Olu unveils 5,000 transistor radios for access to learning

• ‘Redeemer’s varsity not at risk of coronavirus’ Lagos State Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu yesterday unveiled 5,000 transistor radios, 5,000 face-masks and cash donation to improve access to educational contents by pupils and students in the state in response to the challenges thrown up by COVID-19 pandemic. The transistor radios and face-masks, which were donated by […]

China passes feared Hong Kong security law

China passed a sweeping national security law for Hong Kong on Tuesday, a historic move that critics and many western governments fear will smother the finance hub’s freedoms and hollow out its autonomy. The legislation was unanimously approved by China’s rubber-stamp parliament, little more than six weeks after it was first unveiled. “It marks the […]

Troops eliminate bandits, arrest kidnap kingpin in Taraba, Benue

Troops of Operation Whirl Stroke have eliminated four-armed militia men at Rafin Kada in Wukari Local Government Area and Yojaa in Donga Local Government Area of Taraba. The Coordinator, Defence Media Operations, Maj.-Gen. John Enenche, who disclosed this in a statement on Tuesday, said the troops operated under the Operation Accord. Enenche said the troops […]

Trump briefed on Russian bounties in February

Donald Trump received a written briefing about alleged Russian bounties offered to Afghan militants to kill American troops as early as February, The New York Times said Monday in a new report undercutting the US president’s assertion that he was not told of the threat. Trump has come under increasing pressure to explain mounting media […]

No fee is charged for NIS recruitment

The Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS) has warned applicants against patronising fake recruitment sites as no fee was charged for NIS recruitment. The Comptroller General, NIS, Mr Muhammad Babandede, gave the warning in a statement by the Service Public Relations Officer (SPEO), Mr Sunday James, on Tuesday in Abuja. Babandede issued the warning while reacting to […]

Stakeholders fear Ekiti APC may suffer worse defeat in 2022

THE All Progressives Congress’ (APC’s) stakeholders in Ekiti State on Sunday expressed worry that the party might suffer worse defeat in the next governorship election in 2022, with the alleged impunity and highhandness being displayed by Governor Kayode Fayemi. The concerned party leaders under the auspices of the Ekiti APC Stakeholders Forum said the soaring […]

Don’t reopen schools now, ASUU President urges govt

The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) on Monday kicked against the reopening of schools by the Federal Government due to the COVID-19 pandemic currently ravaging the country. Prof. Biodun Ogunyemi, ASUU National President, spoke with the with News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Ota, Ogun. According to him, the Federal Government needed to address […]

‘Our relationship with Governor Akeredolu’

Paul Joseph Goebbels, a German Nazi politician, was the Reich Minister of Propaganda of Nazi Germany from 1933 to 1945. According to Wikipedia page, he was one of Adolf Hitler’s closest and most devoted associates, and was known for his skills in public speaking and his deeply virulent anti-Semitism, which was evident in his publicly […]
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