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NGE Re-elects Femi Adesina as President:

Femi Adesina, president of Nigeria Guild of Editors has been re-elected as president of the body for another two years. Adesina and other members of his former executive, with the exception of Victoria Ibanga, who was newly elected for the office of general secretary. She defeated Mustapha Isah, who was on the executive until afternoon

South Africa: Zulu King Pleads For Calm

Following the increasing xenophobic attacks on foreigners in South Africa, Zulu King, Goodwill Zwelithini, has appealed for calm. The King had been accused of fueling the attacks, which have killed at least seven people, after saying foreigners should “go back to their countries.” More than 300 people have been arrested in the unrest. Thousands packed

The Senate on Tuesday, passed the Criminal Justice Bill that would  ensure speedy dispensation of justice in the country

Senate Passes Criminal Justice Bill

The Senate on Tuesday, passed the Criminal Justice Bill that would ensure speedy dispensation of justice in the country. According to Umaru Dahiru Chairman, Senate Committee on Judiciary, Human Rights and Legal Matters, the Bill would promote efficient management of criminal justice institutions when signed into law by the president. He said the bill will

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APC Rejects Ondo Assembly Election Results

The All Progressives Congress, APC, in Ondo State, rejected the House of Assembly election in the state on Tuesday, saying it did not reflect the wishes of the citizens of the state. In a statement issued in Akure, the state capital, Isaac Kekemeke, state chairman of the APC, said the results showed that the people

Bomb Found At Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Apapa

Jimi Agbaje, governorship candidate of the People’s Democractic Party in Lagos State has said that a bomb was found behind the Marian Grotto at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Apapa, on Wednesday afternoon. Agbaje who is a member of the church, alleged that the bomb, which was found by the security personnel of the church,

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US Confirms Hostages’ Deaths In Al-Qaeda Raid

The United States has disclosed that a US counterterrorism operation in January killed two hostages who were being held by al-Qaeda. Dr. Warren Weinstein, an American held by the militants since 2011, was one of those killed in the raid in the border region of Afghanistan and Pakistan. The other hostage that was killed was

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CIBN Wins 22nd WCBI Hosting Right

The Chartered Institute of Bankers of Nigeria has won the right to host the 22nd World Conference of Banking Institutes, WCBI, which will take place in 2017. The biennial conference for all the banking institutes across the globe commenced in Edinburgh Scotland, in 1975, as part of activities to commemorate the Centenary celebrations of the

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CIBN Wins 22nd WCBI Hosting Right

The Chartered Institute of Bankers of Nigeria has won the right to host the 22nd World Conference of Banking Institutes, WCBI, which will take place in 2017. The biennial conference for all the banking institutes across the globe commenced in Edinburgh Scotland, in 1975, as part of activities to commemorate the Centenary celebrations of the

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FG, ODUACCIMA Collaborate on Regional Trade Fair

Asiwaju Olaitan Alabi, the chairman 2014 Odua International Trade Fair Planning Committee, has revealed that the Federal Government would be collaborating with Odua Chamber of Commerce, Industries, Mines and Agriculture, ODUACCIMA, for a regional international trade fair, which is expected to attract over 5,000 exhibitors and participants. Alabi made this known at a press conference held at the MKO

Travelstart presents GTpay

Travelstart has introduced the GTpay payment option on the website to provide their clients with an easy and secure way to pay for their flights online. Travelstart, Africa’s leading online travel agency, announced its partnership with Guarantee Trust Bank for GTPay integration on August 25. Lilian Obinna-Igwe, the Country Manager explains that, “The completion of

Ukraine: Fighting Continues Despite Truce

Ukraine: Fighting Continues Despite Truce

Fierce fighting has continued between government troops and pro-Russian rebels in east Ukraine, despite renewed diplomatic efforts to enforce a truce. Ukraine officials said six government soldiers were killed in the past 24 hours and army positions were fired on 26 times near the rebel stronghold of Donetsk. The rebels said one of their fighters

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Grohe Germany Enters Nigerian Market With New Products

In its bid to penetrate the Nigerian market, German multinational company, Grohe, has introduced new designs of its products to end-users in the country with plans to capture the West African market. Some of the products unveiled by luxury and kitchen fittings manufacturer include Grandera 5-hole bath/shower, 3-hole washbasin mixer, towel rail, bathtub, floor and

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Glo Partners SMEDAN in Supporting SMEs

Globacom has concluded plans to provide financial grants to Small and Medium Enterprises, SMEs, in the country in collaboration with the Small and Medium Enterprises Development Agency of Nigeria, SMEDAN, Kamaldeen Shonibare, the company’s Head of Corporate Sales, stated in Lagos, at a meeting with chairmen and secretaries of Business Member Organisations and Cluster Development

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AFRIMA, African Union To Unveil AFRIMA 2015 Calendar

The All Africa Music Awards, AFRIMA, and the African Union Commission, AUC, are set to unveil the 2015 calendar for the continental awards project at a cultural and media conference scheduled to hold on April 29, 2015 at the AUC Secretariat, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. The cultural and media conference featuring a roundtable session with the

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WriteHouse, Patabah Books To Host Popular Nigerian Authors

WriteHouse Publishing House in collaboration with Patabah Books Limited, a Lagos bookstore is set to host top Nigerian authors, Olubunmi Familoni and Dami Ajayi, on Sunday, March 22, 2015. The event, which will take place at the Adeniran Ogunsanya Shopping Mall, Surulere Lagos by 3pm, will be an interactive discussion that is centred on the

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NIKE To Kit Nigerian Football Teams

Nike, a global football brand, has signed a three-year partnership deal with the Nigeria Football Federation, NFF, to design and develop football kits for both male and female national teams. Amaju Pinnick, president, NFF, explained that Nike would design performance and training apparel, equipment including team kits and footballs for the national team players at

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How Loud Music Leads to Hearing Loss

Researchers have warned that loud music from smartphones can cause permanent hearing loss. The World Health Organisation, WHO, has said in a recent report that over a billion young people are at risk of permanent hearing loss. Shelly Chadha, prevention of deafness and hearing loss technical officer for WHO, said the danger with smartphones is

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Facebook Hits Back in Internet.org India Row

Facebook boss, Mark Zuckerberg, has defended the aims of his Internet.org initiative on Thursday, after several Indian firms decided to pull out of the project. Zuckerberg argued that Internet.org’s basic free services were not incompatible with net neutrality and the principle that all web services should be equally accessible. He wrote in a blog that,

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