Ex-presidential candidates bomb Buhari, APC

Like it was when Muhammadu Buhari administration marked its one year anniversary in Aso Rock, it is still lamentation time for Nigerians, including some former presidential candidates who contested the 2015 election with the President as the regime marks its second year in office tomorrow. According to official results announced by the Independent National Electoral…

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G7 Summit focuses attention on Africa

The 43rd Group of Seven (G7) Summit in Italy focused attention on Africa over the opportunities and challenges in the continent as well as implications for the international community. On Saturday, five African leaders – Nigeria’s Acting President Yemi Osinbajo, Uhuru Kenyatta of Kenya, Beji Essebsi of Tunisia, Mahamadou Issoufou of Niger and Prime Minister……

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Institute of Directors tasks members on nation building

The Institute of Directors Nigeria recently celebrated its 34th anniversary with a call on members and fellows of the institute to be more committed to nation building as industry leaders amidst the dedication of its new national secretariat located at in Ikoyi, Lagos. Samuel Yemi Akeju, president/chairman of Council, Institute of Directors, in his opening…

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There’s more of politics today than governance in Nigeria – Helen Esuene

Senator Helen Esuene, wife of the first governor of the then South–Eastern State and now Cross River, in this interview with MIKE ABANG, spoke on her experience as the First Lady at that time; governance at then and now, among other national issues: Excerpts:     Could you please tell us about South Eastern State……

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I’ll miss Nigerian pounded yam and egusi soup – Ugandan AUN graduate

Conrad Bukenya Mulindwa, a Bachelor of Science graduate in Information Systems of the American University of Nigeria (AUN), hails from Uganda. He is the son of a former vice president of the country, Gilbert Bukenya. Sharing his experience with BDSUNDAY on his graduation day, he said: “I am from Uganda. I joined AUN in the…

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Alumni point the way to quality education in Nigeria

Abdulganiyu Abdul-Razaq, founder of Ilorin College, now Government High School, Ilorin, and Old Students of the school have called for a total overhaul of the Nigerian education sector if the aim of education in the country must be realised. The observation was made at a reception hosted in honour of old and current students by……

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For the Weekend: Books to Read

Reading a book during the weekend is one of the best ways to unwind and still build up some brain muscle. The team at Okadabooks have put together three delightful books to download and delve into. On the list is a shortlisted novel from the 2016 Etisalat Prize for Literature, a collection of short stories,…

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Lunch Time

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Generators Of Ideas

Who are the custodians of Ideas, in whose domain are concepts and innovations? Looking at the world in general, the sophistication of systems that are running the world, the beautiful things of varied style and excellence. They all seem to be out of this world. Exotic cars, magnificent buildings that dot the planet earth, great…

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AMCON recovered N134bn in 2016 — CEO

Asset Management Corporation of Nigeria (AMCON) recovered N134 billion in 2016, according to Ahmed Kuru, the Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer. Kuru said at a news conference in Lagos on Friday that N86.9 billion was from cash collections while N30.64 billion came from assets forfeiture. He said that N7.9 billion was realised from sale of property…

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Nestle Nigeria Plc stresses need to nurture, celebrate children

Ahead of Saturday’s 2017 Children’s Day, Nestlé Nigeria Plc., a leading nutrition, health and wellness company, says there is need to nurture and celebrate children as tomorrow’s assets. A statement by Ms Victoria Uwadoka, Corporate Communications and Public Affairs Manager, Nestlé Nigeria, said on Friday in Lagos that the company was  committed to help shape a better…

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Nigeria’s stocks rise to 10-month high as interbank rate eases

Nigeria’s stock index rose to its highest level in 10 months on Friday, lifted by gains in the banking sector as overnight lending rates eased after central bank cash injections into the banking system. The index rose by 2.1 percent to 29,064 points on Friday, its highest level since July last year, lifted in particular……

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Airtel bets on Nigeria broadband in chase of MTN

Bharti Airtel Ltd.’s Nigeria unit said a partnership with China’s ZTE Corp. to provide 4G high-speed broadband will see it add subscribers and narrow the gap with market leader MTN Group Ltd. in Africa’s most populous country. The Indian company is seeking “to lead the industry in terms of new customer acquisition,” Chief Executive Officer……

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Lagos acquires 800 square meters land to build tech hub in Yaba

The Lagos state government has acknowledged the incredible wealth of talent birthed and groomed in Yaba incubation hubs and has finalized the purchase of an 800square meter land in Yaba area of Lagos state to build Nigeria’s technology hub. Speaking at the Lagos at 50 international conference themed ‘Towards a Smart City’, Akinwunmi Ambode, Governor……

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Reps back establishment of Police trust fund

Members of the House of Representatives on Thursday expressed overwhelming support for the bill which seeks to establish Police Trust Fund as part of efforts to ensure adequate funding of provision of equipment and other related facilities for the security agency. The lawmakers during the debate on the bill, sponsored by Olamide Johnson, emphasised the…

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FG to close five foreign missions

Nigerian Federal Government is about to close five of its foreign missions, pushed by low revenues that had necessitied cost-cutting measures. Minister of Foreign Affairs,  Geoffrey Onyema announced the plans but did not reveal the  embassies that would be affected. But he maintained that the process for closure was underway and was also subject to the…

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