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Category Archives: Around The World

Elumelu Wins Africa Investor ‘Person of the Year’ Award in New York

Chairman of Heirs Holdings, Mr. Tony Elumelu, while receiving the ‘Person of the Year’ award at the Africa Investor CEO Institutional Investment Summit hosted alongside the UN General Assembly in New York, extolled stakeholders in the public and private sectors committed to improving access to power in Africa. He first acknowledged the staff and management…

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Tony Elumelu & Aliko Dangote At Bill Clinton’s Swanky 70th Birthday Bash

Last Friday, Mr. Tony Elumelu, Chairman United Bank for Africa (UBA Plc) and Heirs Holdings, and President, Dangote Group, Alhaji Aliko Dangote attended former President of the United States, Bill Clinton 70th birthday party at the Rainbow Room in New York— which of course was a Clinton Foundation fund-raising bash. Barbara Streisand, Jon Bon Jovi…

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Russian Hackers Leak Medical Records Of Simone Biles & Serena Williams Showing Banned Substances Usage

The World Anti-Doping Agency (Wada) has condemned Russian hackers for leaking confidential medical files of star US Olympic athletes. In a BBC report, athletes affected include tennis players Venus and Serena Williams and teenage gymnast Simone Biles. A group calling itself “Fancy Bears” claimed responsibility for the hack of a Wada database. After the leak,…

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Hillary Clinton To Release Additional Medical After Pneumonia Diagnosis

US Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton said she was feeling much better after a pneumonia diagnosis and promised to release additional medical records this week, moving to contain concerns about her well-being and forthrightness after she stumbled exiting a 9/11 ceremony. According to a report by the Wall Street Journal, the pneumonia diagnosis, belatedly disclosed…

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Photos: Access Bank, UBA, FirstBank, Others Win Big At BusinessDay Banking Awards

Frank Aigbogun, Publisher/CEO, BusinessDay delivering his welcome address Access Bank won in top categories on Friday night- September 9, at the 2016 BusinessDay Banking Awards which held at the Eko Hotel and Suites, Victoria Island, Lagos. The bank’s chief executive officer, Herbert Wigwe, emerged the ‘Best CEO in 2016’ while the bank was also named…

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Hillary Clinton Regrets Calling Trump Supporters ‘Deplorables’| Leaves 9/11 Ceremony ‘Feeling Sick’

Hillary Clinton left the 9/11 memorial ceremony in downtown Manhattan early on Sunday because she felt sick and overheated a campaign spokesperson said. “Secretary Clinton attended the September 11th Commemoration Ceremony for just an hour and 30 minutes this morning to pay her respects and greet some of the families of the fallen,” spokesman Nick…

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Forbes Releases List Of Highest-Paid 2016 Hip-Hop Acts & Kanye Missed The Cut! See Full List

Forbes released its list of highest-paid hip-hop acts of 2016 on Wednesday, and Kanye West didn’t manage to crack the list taking in a relatively paltry $17.5 million -his lowest showing since 2011. Diddy, Jay Z, Dr. Dre were the top three and Nicki Minaj the lone female on the list. See full list below:…

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Lisa Folawiyo Presents Her SS17 Collection Today During NYFW!

Lisa Folawiyo Fashion designer Lisa Folawiyo is unveiling her Spring/Summer 2017 collection today during the on-going New York Fashion Week. This showcase is in collaboration with New York based style writer and blogger Tamu McPherson. Tamu McPherson The Nigerian fashion designer known for her colourful collections that fuses traditional West African fabrics with modern tailoring…

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Rio Paralympics 2016: Amid Low Ticket Sales & Funding Crisis, Brazil Set For Opening Ceremony

The Rio Paralympics will get under way later with a colourful opening ceremony watched by millions worldwide, following troubled preparations. The build-up featured low ticket sales, a funding crisis, Russia’s ban and criticism of athlete classifications. But the focus will be on the Maracana Stadium from 22:15 BST, when thousands of spectators will experience the…

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