Breaking: APC offers Kwankwaso’s senate seat to Shekarau

The All Progressives Congress (APC) has offered former governor of Kano State, Malam Ibrahim Shekarau, the senatorial ticket for Kano Central District in next year’s general elections. At present, Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso, also a former governor and PDP member, is the holder of the seat. Kwankwaso won the seat as a member of the APC[...]

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Stanbic IBTC surrenders Venture Capital licence

The group, which made this known in a disclosure sent to the Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE), said it had applied to the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). “This is to inform The Nigerian Stock Exchange that Stanbic IBTC Ventures Limited (“SIVL”), a subsidiary of Stanbic IBTC Holdings PLC has applied to the Securities and Exchange[...]

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Benue, Kogi, Niger, Kwara, nine other states to experience flooding – NEMA

The National Emergency Management Agency and the National Hydrological Services Agencies have warned that 12 states across the country would soon experience flooding due to torrential rain falls. The two agencies gave the warning on Friday during an emergency stakeholders’ meeting held with relevant stakeholders in Abuja. Mr Clem Nze, Director, Engineering Hydrology, NHISA, listed[...]

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El- Zakzaky marks 1000 days in detention, shi’ites protest in Abuja

Members of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria, otherwise known as ‘Shiites’, on Friday in Abuja called on the Federal Government to free their leader, Sheikh Ibrahim El-Zakzaky, and his wife, Zeena, who marked 100 days in detention. Members of the sect, who marched on major streets of the city carrying placards bearing the portrait of[...]

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FG to recover $7bn bailout from commercial banks

The Special Presidential Panel for the Recovery of Public Property is to recover the seven billion dollars bailout fund granted commercial banks between 2006 and 2008. The panel Chairman, Mr Okoi Obono-Obla, said in Abuja on Friday that the banks had yet to refund the money over a decade after. Obono-Obla said that the bailout[...]

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Ariana Grande’s ex, Mac Miller dies of overdose at 26

Rapper Mac Miller was found dead at his home Friday of an apparent overdose. The music star, real name Malcom James was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, had been having trouble with substance abuse recently following his break up from Ariana grande. His most recent album, Swimming, was just released on August 3 and was due[...]

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What is the UEFA Nations League ?

This tournament is an innovation that involves all 55 UEFA member countries and aims to replace the boredom during international breaks with a more competitive and entertaining league . This new tournament will see European nations competing against each other in a league format. The top four nations will then compete in the 'Final Four',[...]

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NEMA issues safety tips on Land tremor in Abuja

There was panic in some parts of Abuja following reports of a land tremor on Wednesday night. Residents of the affected areas have been sharing their experiences on social media while calling on relevant authorities to clarify the situation. National Emergency Management Authority has confirmed it was a land tremor, and the FCT- NEMA has issued[...]

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China development bank to grant $500m Loan to African Export-Import Bank (Afreximbank).

China Development Bank (CDB), the country's major policy bank, signed a deal Thursday to loan 500 million U.S. dollars to African Export-Import Bank (Afreximbank). The deal was reached at an African investment forum held Thursday in Changsha, capital of central China's Hunan Province. Afreximbank is an international financial institution aiming to finance and promote intra-[...]

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Bitcoin plunges 15%, $184bn in market value lost

Bitcoin has shed $184bn in market value since January, according to new figures which reflect mounting investor uncertainty over the future of digital currencies. Bitcoin, the world's most widely traded crypto-currency, plunged sharply again on Thursday, taking the total fall over the previous 24 hours to 12.5pc. Bitcoin was trading at around $6409 on Thursday[...]

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Fines: CBN Deducts N1.886bn From Stanbic IBTC Bank Account

Exactly one week after the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) imposed fines on four banks, Stanbic IBTC Holdings said the apex bank has unilaterally deducted the sum of N1.886 billion from the account of Stanbic IBTC Bank, despite protestations by the bank that it did not violate any regulation on money remittances. The holdings company[...]

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Osinbajo hosts Nigerian winners of Silicon Valley contest

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo says the federal government will support the “FD-Detector,” a mobile application (app) developed by five Nigerian girls. In August, the five girls from Anambra state clinched the number one spot at the World Technovation Challenge in Silicon Valley, San Francisco, US, for their work on the app. The app was designed[...]

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“You are corrupt”, Atiku blasts Buhari,says Maina’s reinstatement, Adeosun’s forgery case, others show Buhari not uncompromising on corruption

Former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar, on Thursday replied the presidency after earlier refuting his claim that President Muhammadu Buhari was power-drunk and compromising on corruption. In a statement issued in Abuja by Paul Ibe, his Media Adviser, Mr Atiku said if Mr Buhari was uncompromising enough, he would have stopped the reinstatement of sacked chairman[...]

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Apple buys Shazam

The European Union has signed off on Apple’s proposal to buy Shazam, effectively clearing the way for the deal to close. Margrethe Vestager, the European Commission’s competition chief, had launched a full investigation of the proposed merger after it was announced late last year. In a statement Thursday, she said regulators had not found any[...]

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How Do I Find a Business Idea and Become Successful?

• How do I come up with a business idea? • What steps should I take in validating my business idea? • What are the easy steps on how to start a business? Hello everyone, today we will be brainstorming on this simple yet difficult task of finding and deciding on a business idea. Every[...]

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