Monthly Archives: August 2018

I’ll support female aspirants across party lines — Aisha Buhari

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Wife of the President, Mrs. Aisha Buhari, has promised to support female politicians aspiring for political offices across party lines. According to a statement on Thursday by her spokesman, Suleiman Haruna, the President’s wife spoke while receiving members of a

Trump and May’s thumbs down for Nigeria

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Much of the past week was taken up by unfavourable comments about Nigeria made by the United States President, Donald Trump, and Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, Theresa May, who came visiting. According to a report in the London

Davido’s presence causes scare at NYSC camp

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Ace musician, David Adeleke (Davido), was among 2152 Batch “B”, Stream 2 corps members sworn in at the Lagos State NYSC Orientation Camp, Ipaja on Thursday. The News Agency of Nigeria reports that security personnel had a hard time controlling

Coca-Cola buys coffee chain Costa for £3.9bn

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Coca-Cola on Friday said it had agreed to buy global coffee chain Costa from its UK owner Whitbread for £3.9 billion ($5.1 billion). “Hot beverages is one of the few remaining segments of the total beverage landscape where Coca-Cola does

Internet fraudster kidnapped Facebook girl friend

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A 26-year-old suspected Internet fraudster, Jide Ajayi, has been arrested by operatives of the Lagos State Police Command for allegedly abducting a 14-year-old pupil, identified only as Miracle. Our correspondent learnt that the suspect met the victim on a social media

Linda Ikeji sacks staff accused of raping teenager

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Linda Ikeji, popular Nigerian blogger, has sacked Theo Ukpaa, the man who is alleged to have raped Emilia Samuel when the latter was 16 years old. Ms Ikeji, who made the announcement on her blog on Wednesday night, said: “I

We’re accustomed to mutilated Naira notes – Lagos residents

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Some residents of Lagos State on Thursday said they had come to terms with the dirty and mutilated Naira notes in circulation, News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports. The residents, who spoke to NAN said getting clean Naira notes were hard

Buratai solicits media support to defeat Boko Haram

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The Chief Army Staff, Lt.-Gen. Tukur Buratai on Thursday met with Media Executives and solicited their support in the fight against the Boko Haram insurgency and other security challenges confronting the country. Buratai said the army was continuously making sacrifices

Ikpeazu reiterates commitment to supporting Abia women

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Gov. Okezie Ikpeazu of Abia has reiterated the readiness of the  state government to support women by addressing issues that affect them. Okezie Ikpeazu made this known on Thursday in Umuahia during the 2018 Abia Women’s August Delegates Conference (AWADEC) organised

$8.1bn refund: Commercial banks move to save MTN

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Chief executives of commercial banks in the country may have initiated moves to stave off the collateral consequences of MTN Nigeria’s, refund of $8.1billion, said to have been illegally repatriated by it in over nine years. Access Bank Chief Executive,