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Obasanjo Vows Never to Return to PDP

Nigeria’s Former President Chief Olusegun Obasanjo, on Tuesday declared that he will never return to the Peoples Democratic Party, (PDP). He made this known to journalists after meeting behind closed-doors with the National Caretaker Chairman of the party, Senator Ahmed Makarfi . The meeting, which took place at the Olusegun Obasanjo Presidential Library, Abeokuta, Ogun state…

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UBA Wins Award for Best Bank in Support of Real Sector at BusinessDay Banking Awards

L-R: Adetola Fadeyi, Head Wealth Management, United Capital Plc; Frank Aigbogun, Publisher, Presenting the best bank  in support of the real sector trophy to Usman Isiaka, Head, Strategic Business Unit, Lagos at the BusinessDay Banking Awards, 2017 during the weekend.   Pan-African banking group, United Bank for Africa (UBA) Plc, at the weekend was recognised for its…

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African Entrepreneurs Gather! Tony Elumelu Foundation Wraps Up 2017 TEF Entrepreneurship Forum

The Tony Elumelu Foundation (TEF), Africa’s leading philanthropy dedicated to supporting entrepreneurship, concluded its 3rd annual TEF Entrepreneurship Forum on Saturday, October 14, 2017 in Lagos. The Forum hosted more than 1,300 participants from 54 African countries. The most diverse and inclusive gathering of African entrepreneurs on the continent, the forum continued its strong tradition…

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Iceland President Johannesson Faints, Breaks Nose in Shower Incident

Iceland’s President Gudni Johannesson has revealed that he fainted and broke his nose while taking a hot bath. He, however, added that he is now feeling fine despite hitting his forehead during the  bath. He said he was immediately rushed to a hospital where he received stitches. The 49-year-old leader posted on his Facebook page on…

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President Buhari Promises Rail & Road Projects, to Visit South-East Soon

President Muhammadu Buhari on Friday assured stakeholders from the South East that the region will benefit more from roads and coastal rail projects, which are of critical importance to the economy. During an audience with leaders from the region led by the Deputy Senate President Ike Ekweremadu, the President declared that  the 2nd Niger Bridge,…

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Three Southern Governors Were Present When Buhari Begged World Bank for N/E Rehab – Shettima

Following the controversies generated by the call by President Muhammadu Buhari to the World Bank in 2015 to help rebuild the Northeast ravaged by insurgents, Borno State Governor, Kashim Shettima, on Friday, cleared the air on what Buhari actually said and those present. Speaking in Maiduguri late Friday night, Shettima said the President merely pleaded…

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Over 21,000 Teachers Fail Primary Four Tests Administered in Kaduna

About 21,780 out of 33,000 teachers failed the primary four test administered to test their competence by the Kaduna State government. The state is therefore shopping for 25,000 new teachers as one of the plans to restore dignity and quality to education. Governor Nasir El-Rufai of Kaduna State unveiled the planned recruitment when he received…

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Aisha Buhari Calls for Probe of Aso Rock Clinic Over “Lack of Facilities”| Watch

Nigeria’s first Lady Mrs Aisha Buhari, has called for a probe of how the budget for the State House Medical Centre is utilized. The call comes barely one week after the management of the hospital said it would seek the commercialization of the centre to boost its revenue. Mrs Buhari, who addressed a gathering on Monday in Abuja,…

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Two Suspected Cases of Monkeypox Reported in Lagos State, Commissioner for Health Announces

The Lagos State Commissioner for Health, Dr Jide Idris has said that two suspected cases of Monkeypox have been reported in Lagos State and are currently being investigated. Dr Idris made the disclosure to journalists at a news conference on Monday. He said that it has become necessary to sensitize residents about the viral disease…

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