BREAKING: South Africa’s Economy Enters Recession

South African President Cyril Ramaphosa unexpectedly suffered the same false start as his predecessor nine years ago: a recession in his first six months in office. The news is a setback to the new president, whose ascent in the wake of the corruption-plagued era of Jacob Zuma initially aroused such optimism that it was dubbed[...]

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Nigerian Military Rated 43rd Best in the World

The Global Fire Power (GFP), an institution which ranks the military of different countries, has rated the Nigerian military as the 43rd best in the world, in its 2018 survey. This places Nigeria above 18 European countries namely: Denmark, Belgium, Portugal, Bulgaria, Austria, Ireland, Macedonia, Finland, Hungary, Croatia, Slovakia, Serbia, Albania, Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia, Slovenia,[...]

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Today’s Exchange Rates, September 04,

           USD          GBP          EUR INTERBANK     360.45     480.18     420.32 LAGOS     360     485     425 KANO     361     483     423 PH     362     482    [...]

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BREAKING: Kano Boils as Shekarau Dumps PDP

Ibrahim Shekarau, former governor of Kano, is set to announce his return to the All Progressive Congress (APC) from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). Shekarau had joined PDP in 2014 citing “a lack of transparency and accountability” in APC. Sule Ya’u Sule, spokesman of the former governor, on Tuesday said he decided to move back[...]

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Buhari declines assent to reviewed Electoral Amendment Bill

President Muhammadu Buhari has declined assent to the Electoral Act(Amendment) Bill, 2018, transmitted to him by the National Assembly. The Senior Special Assistant to the President on National Assembly Matters (Senate), Sen. Ita Enang, disclosed this in a statement on Monday. He said the president declined assent to the bill due to some drafting issues.[...]

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Is Messi Missing Ronaldo Already? Says He’s Surprised Ronaldo Left

Lionel Messi has admitted he was surprised by Cristiano Ronaldo’s decision to leave Real Madrid and join Juventus. Messi also believes the transfer will leave Madrid worse off and says Juve are now among the clear favourites to win this season’s Champions League. Ronaldo swapped Spain for Italy in a deal worth 100 million euros[...]

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vulcanisers, Barbers, Hair dressers, to access N220bn MSME fund

The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) said it had set aside N220 billion to be disbursed as loans to cooperative organisations under Micro Small and Medium Enterprises Development Fund (MSMEDF). Isaac Okorafor, Director, Corporate Communications Department of the CBN, announced the plan while addressing journalists in Gombe on Monday during the bank’s programme on Promoting[...]

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INEC Partners NCC To Send SMS To Owners Of Uncollected PVCs

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) says it is partnering with the Nigerian Communication Commission (NCC) to send messages to owners of the uncollected Permanent Voter Cards (PVC). A National Commissioner of INEC, Mr Soyebi Adedeji, made this known on Monday in Abuja at the Nigeria Civil Society Situation Room Dialogue Session on Osun Election.[...]

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APC’s Direct primaries: Govs, aspirants move against Oshiomhole

Last week’s decision of the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC, to adopt direct elections for its forthcoming congresses and Presidential primaries has widened the gulf between the state governors and other chapters of the party on one side and Comrade Adams Oshiomhole-led National Working Committee, NWC, on the other. Despite warnings by the party to[...]

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FRSC officials to bear arms

Sooner than later, personnel of the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) could turn up at their duty posts armed. A member of the FRSC board, who sought anonymity, Said “The FRSC has built its armoury in Gwagwalada Abuja, while there are weapon rooms in all the commands of the corps. We are waiting for government[...]

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Israel Ban Lap dancing

Israeli prosecutors have launched an offensive to end lap dancing in strip clubs, while lawmakers from across the political spectrum are backing a bill to outlaw striptease across the board. Police spokesman Micky Rosenfeld said Sunday that law enforcement had received a statement from the state attorney’s office saying lap dancing can be considered a[...]

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NCAA generates N15.27bn ticket sale charges in eight months

The TSC was collected from both the International and local airlines operators operating in the country. The Director General, NCAA, Muktar Usman, who made the disclosure while briefing journalists in Lagos on Sunday, said that the amount was generated from January to August 2018. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the five per[...]

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Buhari approves $1.3bn for 5 critical projects

The Federal Government has set aside 1.3 billion dollars (about N468 billion) from the National Sovereign Investment Fund to finance five critical infrastructure projects. The Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, disclosed this on Sunday when he appeared as guest on a Nigeria Television Authority programme, “Stepping Up”. The minister said the five ongoing[...]

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Nigeria’s pension fund asset rises to N8.2 trn – NBS

The National Bureau of Statistics (NBS), says Pension Fund Asset (PFA) in the second quarter stands at N8.232 trillion as against N7.943 trillion recorded in the first quarter. The NBS disclosed this in its “Pension Asset and Membership Data (Q2 2018)’’ report released in Abuja. According to the report, the Federal Government of Nigeria (FGN)[...]

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Buhari Blasts Nigerian Media Coverage of Farmers-Herders ‘Misunderstanding’

President Muhammadu Buhari has expressed his disappointment with the Nigerian media's reportage of the "misunderstanding" between herdsmen and farmers. According to a statement by Garba Shehu, Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, on Sunday, the President said this while speaking at an interactive session with members of the Nigerian community in[...]

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Meet Nigeria’s Highest Paid Sex Therapist, Jaaruma – Says Most Nigerians Have Sexual Problems

Hauwa Saidu Mohammed, popularly known as Jaaruma has successfully imprinted her brand on the conscience of many Nigerians of diverse ethnic backgrounds and religions with her simple recipe of resolving sexual issues among sexually troubled couples. With thousands of subscribers to her Jaaruma Empire app, YouTube channel and Instagram, the northern Nigerian lady from the[...]

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Watch: Cristiano Ronaldo’s Son Scores 4 Goals as Father Struggles

Cristiano Ronaldo has been struggling so far in his first three matches with Juventus, both in terms of playing well and scoring. However, his oldest son, Cristiano Ronaldo Jr, instantly was a success when playing his first game for Juventus Pulcini U-9 teamThe Pulcini faced Lucento yesterday, eventually winning by seven goals to one. And[...]

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AMVCA 2018: Omotola,Tunde Kelani, Falz, Bisola, win

  The 6th annual Africa Magic Viewers Choice Awards ended on Saturday with some of Nigeria’s biggest movie stars bagging major awards in their respective categories. They include Omotola Jalade- Ekeinde, Odunlade Adekola, Ali Nuhu, Femi Adebayo, and a host of others. Nigerian rapper, ‘Falz’ Falana also clinched his second AMVCA for his role in[...]

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