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Teachers Commence Strike in Abuja

Primary and Secondary school pupils in the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja, were on Monday sent home following an indefinite action embarked on by members of the Nigeria Union of Teachers. The union went on strike over some policies adopted by the FCT administration that were not favourable to teachers. The chairman, FCT Wing of NUT,

Burundi Coup: Rival Soldiers Battle For Supremacy

Burundi Coup: Rival Soldiers Battle For Supremacy

Rival groups of soldiers in Burundi are battling for control of the capital Bujumbura amid confusion over the success of an attempted coup. There is heavy fighting at the state radio building, where broadcasts have been going on and off air. Witnesses say soldiers loyal to President Pierre Nkurunziza controlled key areas, including the airport,

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

Aggrieved Members Sack Lagos PDP Chairman

Aggrieved Members Sack Lagos PDP Chairman

Some members of the Lagos State chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP believed to be loyal to Musiliu Obanikoro, Minister of state, foreign affairs 11 on Monday, forcefully took over control of the party secretariat and announced Owolabi Olounje as the new chairman of the party. Reacting to the development, an aide of Tunji

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,

Thai Ex-PM Negligence Trial Commences

Former Thai Prime Minister, Yingluck Shinawatra, has pleaded not guilty in a brief hearing at the start of her trial on charges of negligence. Shinawatra faces up to 10 years in prison if found guilty of neglect of duty over her role in a controversial rice subsidy scheme. The ex-minister was forced to step down

Business

FG Inaugurates Africa’s First Global Investment Office

The Federal Government of Nigeria has inaugurated the United Nations Industrial Development,UNIDO, Organisation’s first global Technology and Investment Promotion Office in Nigeria, on Tuesday, April 28, 2015. Establishment of the Nigeria ITPO, the first to be located in sub-Saharan Africa, is a product of the discussions and negotiations between Olusegun Aganga, the Minister of Industry,

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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 Storms Uganda

The All Africa Music Awards, AFRIMA will be holding a stakeholders’ conference in Uganda on Wednesday, May 20, 2015 at Hotel Africana, Kampala, Uganda. This comes after her successful AUC-AFRIMA conference at the African Union Headquarters in Addis Ababa held recently. The stakeholders’ conference will feature panelists from the Continental Secretariat of AFRIMA and the

WriteHouse Publishing House in collaboration with Patabah Books Limited, a Lagos

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

Sport

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

Technology

Robotel Partners Topteck Nigeria

Robotel Partners Topteck Nigeria

Robotel Incorporated, a Canadian-based teaching solution developer, has achieved a laudable feat towards bridging the gap between Nigerian schools and digital classroom management systems, as it partners Topteck Nigeria, another solution provider. The partnership offers hundreds of Nigerian educational institutions a world-class digital classroom and language laboratories. Yanick Demers, executive director, Robotel Inc, explained during

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