Thursday, November 15, 2018

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    84-year-old Catholic priest knifed to death in France

84-year-old Catholic priest knifed to death in France

Jacques Hamel, a priest, was killed during an attack on a Catholic Church in Normandy, France, on Tuesday.The 84-year-old was killed when two men armed with knives entered the church during a service, and took people hostage.Hamel died after his throat was slit by one of the armed men.The Vatican condemned the attack on the priest, calling it a terrible and [...]

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    We’ll explore all legal options to defend our reputation, says Dubai firm linked to Buratai

We’ll explore all legal options to defend our reputation, says Dubai firm linked to Buratai

First Group, the Dubai firm whose Abuja office was sealed by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) for alleged $200bn scam, says it will "explore all legal options to defend its commercial reputation in Nigeria".On Wednesday, the anti-graft agency sealed off the First Group Abuja office for its  alleged involvement in the purchase of property in Dubai by Tukur Buratai, [...]

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    Nigeria’s tax laws ‘need to be reviewed’

Nigeria’s tax laws ‘need to be reviewed’

Adebimpe Balogun, first female president of the Chartered Institute of Taxation of Nigeria (CITN), says Nigeria's tax laws need to be reviewed.Speaking in Lagos on Wednesday, during the 8th Wole Soyinka Centre Media lecture, Balogun said a sustainable tax regime has to be dynamic.She also challenged the government to be accountable and transparent on how taxes are being spent.“We hardly [...]

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    Fitch Ratings back CBN, say Nigerian banks viable

Fitch Ratings back CBN, say Nigerian banks viable

Fitch Ratings, one of the three biggest rating agencies in the world, has downgraded two of the biggest banks in Nigeria, at the same time attesting to the viability of all Nigerian banks.Fitch downgraded First Bank and United Bank for Africa's (UBA) long-term foreign currency issuer default ratings (IDRs) to 'B' from 'B+'.Though the outlooks are stable, the agency [...]

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    Breathless nominated for African Oscars

Breathless nominated for African Oscars

Breathless, the movie which debuted at the cinemas on July 1, 2016 has already received nomination for another movie award. This time, it is fifth annual Nollywood and African Films Critics' Awards (NAFCA) also known as the African Oscars. Mike Ezuruonye has been nominated for best actor in a supporting role for his performance in Breathless. The awards ceremony will hold on [...]

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    HP moves to ‘end deforestation’ by 2020

HP moves to ‘end deforestation’ by 2020

In a bid to curb global warming and attendant climate change, Hewlett Packard (HP), leading computer manufacturer, says it will attain zero deforestation by 2020.In its 2015 sustainability report, which is in line with the United Nations' sustainable development goals (SDGs), the company made the resolution that all HP brand paper and paper-based product packaging will be derived from certified and [...]

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    SlimTraders prepares hospitality industry for global competitiveness

SlimTraders prepares hospitality industry for global competitiveness

SlimTrader, a turnkey e-commerce solution provider for businesses, held its inaugural empowerment forum for owners and managers of hotels and hospitality businesses at the Federal Palace Hotel, Ahmadu Bello Way, Victoria Island, Lagos, on Wednesday.The event, themed ‘Positioning your hotel for greater sales’, was the first of its kind in the country, featuring talks and workshops led by experts in the hospitality, [...]

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    Best Kept Secret: Di’ja reveals baby

Best Kept Secret: Di’ja reveals baby

Hadiza Blell, better known by her stage name Di'Ja, on Friday revealed one of the best kept secrets in the entertainment world, as she announced the arrival of her baby boy.The announcement was made through a video tagged ‘My story so far.... What's yours?’ on her Instagram page.The video started with her love story with Rotimi, which began in the [...]

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    ‘They forget that they will one day be like us’, rain-drenched pensioners tell govt after verification exercise

‘They forget that they will one day be like us’, rain-drenched pensioners tell govt after verification exercise

Pensioners, drenched in rain and shivering, on Monday waited for more than eight hours outside Oba Akinjobi old secretariat, Ikeja, Lagos, for a verification exercise that saw the collapse of at least four senior citizens. It was aimed at identifying pensioners in the civil service to facilitate the payment of their benefits and entitlements, and also to flush out ghost pensioners.But the [...]

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    ‘Rexit, Brexit, now Mexit?’ Twitter reacts to Messi’s international retirement

‘Rexit, Brexit, now Mexit?’ Twitter reacts to Messi’s international retirement

Lionel Messi, Argentina captain, announced his retirement from international football on Monday after the devastating loss to Chile in the final of the Copa America Centenario.In response to the announcement, fans have taken to Twitter to express their frustration and sadness.https://twitter.com/RajnishSuman/status/747373791974567936https://twitter.com/princet83/status/747373741169086464https://twitter.com/aashishpandit99/status/747373726363058177https://twitter.com/Saturnscape/status/747372799405207552https://twitter.com/louisvillafan/status/747373109964083200https://twitter.com/jinelle_dsouza/status/747373435207192576https://twitter.com/_nishantp4/status/747373493411549184https://twitter.com/juveennio/status/747372626750935041https://twitter.com/Abhinav18773697/status/747373751227027456 [...]

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    US ambassador, Entwistle, honours Zahra Buhari

US ambassador, Entwistle, honours Zahra Buhari

Zahra Buhari, daughter of President Muhammadu Buhari, has been recognized for her work in promoting free genotype testing and genetic counselling in Nigeria.James Entwistle, US ambassador to Nigeria, gave the special recognition to Zahra for promoting genotype testing as an important early intervention in the prevention  sickle cell disease.This took place at the symposium on indigenous mapping and management of Sickle [...]

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    Medical association rejects PhD as prerequisite for lecturing

Medical association rejects PhD as prerequisite for lecturing

The Medical and Dental Consultants Association of Nigeria (MDCAN) has rejected the alleged imposition of PhD as a prerequisite for teaching medical students and career progression in the university.The association made this known in a communique issued at the end of its national executive council meeting (NEC) held on Tuesday.MDCAN also proposed a single tenure for chief medical directors (CMDs) as well [...]

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    Citing irregularities in Buhari’s ambassadorial list, senate summons Onyeama, SGF

Citing irregularities in Buhari’s ambassadorial list, senate summons Onyeama, SGF

The senate has summoned Babachir Lawal, secretary to the government of the federation (SGF), and Geoffrey Onyeama, foreign affairs minister, over alleged irregularities in the ambassadorial list.[...]

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    Techplus, Nigeria’s ‘largest’ technology event, is coming to town

Techplus, Nigeria’s ‘largest’ technology event, is coming to town

Techplus2016, regarded as Nigeria's largest technology event, will hold on July 21 through to July 23, 2016 at the Eko Hotels Conference Centre, Victoria Island, Lagos, Nigeria.Tunji Adeyinka, Managing Director of Connect Marketing Limited, organisers of TechPlus 2016, announced that this year's edition of the tech show will significantly improve on the successful pioneering edition held last year in Lagos.Commenting [...]

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    Shuter, Vodafone’s top executive, named  MTN CEO

Shuter, Vodafone’s top executive, named MTN CEO

Rob Shuter, the current chief executive officer (CEO) of the European cluster at Vodafone Group, has been appointed as the new president and CEO of MTN Group.Shuter takes over from Phuthuma Nhleko‚ who stepped as chairman and CEO after the resignation of Sifiso Dabengwa in November.Dabengwa quit after the Nigeria Communications Commission (NCC) imposed a fine of N1.4 trillion on MTN [...]

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    Rome gets first female mayor

Rome gets first female mayor

Virginia Raggi, candidate of the Five Star Movement (M5S), has been elected the first ever female mayor of Rome.The lawyer won 67% of the vote in the second round on Sunday, defeating Roberto Giachetti, who garnered 33%.“For the first time Rome has a female mayor in an age where equality of opportunity remains a mirage,” The Guardian quoted her as [...]

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