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Missa Bobbo

Ex-Legislator, Drug Baron Convicted

Missa Bobbo, a former member of Adamawa State House of Assembly and delegate to the national constitutional conference, 1995, has been sentenced to seven-years imprisonment for unlawful possession of illicit drugs. Bobbo was convicted along with one Bappa Madu whom the prosecutors described as a “notorious drug baron.” The former lawmaker was convicted for possessing

President Yahya Jammeh

Gambian President Gets New Title

The Gambia’s long-serving President Yahya Jammeh has had the title of Babili Mansa added to his name. The Mandika-language phrase can be translated as “chief bridge builder” or “conqueror of rivers.” A statement from the presidency said Jammeh should now be known as “His Excellency Sheikh Professor Alhaji Dr Yahya AJJ Jammeh Babili Mansa.” He

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Gbajabiamila Emerges Reps’ Majority Leader

The leadership crisis in the House of Representatives appears to have been solved, as Femi Gbajabiamila, the three-term member, representing Surulere Federal Constituency of Lagos, emerged the Majority Leader of the 8th House. Yakubu Dogara, the speaker of the house, announced his appointment as they resumed sitting earlier today, Tuesday, July 28. Other positions announced by the

Patience Jonathan

Patience Jonathan’s ex-security Aide Killed

Tamuno Jacob Igbomie, a Deputy Superintendent of Police, DSP, who was Principal Security Officer,PSO, to Patience Jonathan, the wife of the former President, has been shot dead by unknown assailants. Igbomie’s corpse was found in his Honda Accord car last Friday along the Airport Road, Abuja. The former PSO, who was married with two children,

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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Iran Reaches Deal With World Powers

The 20 months’ talks of twists and turns between Iran and world powers—the United States, United Kingdom, Russia, China and Germany—has ended with a deal by the negotiators. The new agreement would help to stop or slow down Iran’s sensitive nuclear activities to ensure that it cannot build a nuclear weapon. It would also give

Business

Thomas Etu, Chairman, Unity Bank

Unity Bank Repositions for Growth

The management of Unity Bank says it is set to reposition the financial institution to underpin Nigeria’s growth even as Henry Semenitari, its managing director, MD, resigned last week. This is after a successful recapitalisation and re-branding exercise that evolved the bank into a profitable and customer-focused financial services company. In compliance with the requirements

Diamond Bank Declares Profit in Half-year Report

Diamond Bank plc, has posted an impressive performance scorecard. Assuring its stakeholders of its ability to sustain growth in all parameters, the financial institution increased its gross revenue from N96.8 billion in the half year of 2014 to N103.0 billion as at end of June 2015. Uzoma Dozie, group-managing director of the bank, attributes 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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How Lady Gaga’s Fiancé bought her $295,000 Shoes

Could buying shoes worth of $295,000 for your fiancée be a declaration of love? Well it might be as Lady Gaga, an American singer, is the lucky new owner of all three pairs of Alexander McQueen Armadillo boots that were up for auction at Christie’s New York. On Friday, July 24, Footwear News, FN, reported

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

‘Nigeria Is the Best Team in Africa’ - Brigitta Weich

Interview- ‘Nigeria Is the Best Team in Africa’ – Brigitta Weich

‘Nigeria Is the Best Team in Africa’-Brigitta Weich Brigitta Weich is a lawyer-turned-filmmaker who travelled to Canada from her Austrian homeland to work on a documentary involving a former North Korean female footballer. Anthony Akaeze, senior assistant editor, speaks with her recently in Winnipeg, Canada on her career, passion and impression of the Nigerian female

HealthXtra

Raw Honey Revolution

Raw Honey Revolution

It is often said that eating anything sugary before bed actually does not end well. But raw honey is different because of its natural composition, to the point where some doctors are even recommending it to be taken before bedtime. Ron Fessenden, a medical doctor, is one of such health practitioners who has advised that

Technology

A Shoe-like Aircraft

A Shoe-like Aircraft

Fancy flying in an aircraft with the shape of a woman’s shoe, especially one designed to look like a pair of Salvatore Ferragamo high-heeled footwear? Such may appear as wishful thinking, but Honda, a company famous for its award winning line of automobiles, motorcycles, and home improvement equipment, has made that possible by manufacturing the

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