Friday, June 14, 2019

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    INTERVIEW: From life support to winning €100,000 deepTech Oscars — Alonge explains why NAFDAC should use RxAll

INTERVIEW: From life support to winning €100,000 deepTech Oscars — Alonge explains why NAFDAC should use RxAll

Fifteen years ago, he was a young boy pushed to life support and the brink of death by the wicked claws of fake drugs. Today, he is pushing fake drugs out of every continent of the world, and just last month, he won the deepTech Oscars overall prize of €100,000 (N40.43 million) for developing the world's first real-time drug authenticator. [...]

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    Egyptian president honours Nigeria’s Adekola for his role in shaping the future of education

Egyptian president honours Nigeria’s Adekola for his role in shaping the future of education

Loius Adekola, the founder of Ambassadors of Africa, has been honoured by Egyptian President Abdelfattah El-Sisi as one of the 12 young persons from Africa and the Arab region, playing a great role in shaping the future.Adekola was honoured for his role in "educational advancement" on the continent, acknowledging his works "towards transforming education in Africa especially through his organization the [...]

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    Osowobi becomes first Nigerian to be named Commonwealth Young Person of the Year

Osowobi becomes first Nigerian to be named Commonwealth Young Person of the Year

OluwaseunAyodeji Osowobi, founder Stand to End Rape Initiative, has become the first Nigeria to be named the Commonwealth Young person of the Year.Osowobi was presented with the award by Patricia Scotland, the Commonwealth secretary-general at Marlborough House, the Commonwealth Secretariat’s London headquarters on Wednesday.Earlier, TheCable had reported that the 28-year-old was nominated alongside 15 others from 45 countries within the [...]

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    Meet Wendy, Nigeria’s NASA whizz who is the ‘most promising engineer in US government’

Meet Wendy, Nigeria’s NASA whizz who is the ‘most promising engineer in US government’

One of Nigeria's greatest strength -- and perhaps weakness -- is her ability to make global headlines for birthing some of the most ingenious people to have walked the planet.Today, on this episode of Nigeria's talent export is Wendy Okolo, one of the first black women to bag a doctorate -- not honorary -- degree in aerospace engineering, anywhere on [...]

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    Brexit: Chuka Umunna decamps from UK’s Labour Party

Brexit: Chuka Umunna decamps from UK’s Labour Party

Chuka Umunna, a British member of parliament with Nigerian descent, has pulled out of the ruling Labour Party, alongside six other members of his party.Luciana Berger, Gavin Shuker, Angela Smith, Chris Leslie, Mike Gapes and Ann Coffey were the other six who resigned alongside Umunna from the party led by Jeremy Corbyn.The seven lawmakers say they will sit as a new [...]

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    My friend may not have died if he knew INEC would postpone elections, says Audu Maikori

My friend may not have died if he knew INEC would postpone elections, says Audu Maikori

Audu Maikori, founder and group CEO of the Chocolate City Entertainment, says a friend of his may still be alive today, if only he knew that the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) would postpone the February 16 election.Early Saturday morning, Mahmood Yakubu, INEC chairman informed the media and Nigerians in general, that it was no longer feasible to go on with [...]

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    Buhari vs Atiku: The prophesies and a morning after…

Buhari vs Atiku: The prophesies and a morning after…

Let me tell you a few short stories: In 2015, shortly after President Muhammadu Buhari won the general election, he got two important goodwill messages; one from Tunde Bakare, the other from Femi Adesina. Both men had independently followed General Muhammadu Buhari for many years, and believed in his ability to change Nigeria. This was why Adesina, a revered journalist [...]

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    FIRS lifts restrictions on bank accounts of alleged tax defaulters

FIRS lifts restrictions on bank accounts of alleged tax defaulters

The Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS) has written to banks, directing them to lift the lien on alleged tax defaulters' bank accounts for 30 days.The directive, which takes immediate effect, was contained in a letter from Tunde Fowler, the FIRS chairman, to bank managing directors.The FIRS explained that it issued the directive because of the large number of taxpayers [...]

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    INCREDIBLE: PSG signs another Kylian Mbappe — he’s 11

INCREDIBLE: PSG signs another Kylian Mbappe — he’s 11

Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) has signed another youngster by the name Kylian Mbappe, who hails from Paul Pogba's town in France.According to Bleacherreport, the 11-year-old plays football in Roissy-en-Brie, where Machester United star, Pogba, had his childhood.Eric Mbappé, the father to this younger Kylian told French newspaper, Le Parisien, that he already named his child Kylian Mbappe, before the World Cup winning 20-year-old Mbappe [...]

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    Nobody will unseat me, says Buhari

Nobody will unseat me, says Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari says nobody can unseat him via the February 16 presidential election.In a brief interview with CNN, Buhari he is ready to take Nigeria forward over the next four years. When asked if he feared he could be defeated the way he defeated former president Goodluck Jonathan, Buhari said: “No. Nobody would unseat me. I am ready to take this [...]

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    FIRS has gone draconian by freezing accounts of alleged tax defaulters, says KPMG

FIRS has gone draconian by freezing accounts of alleged tax defaulters, says KPMG

KPMG, one of the Big Four auditors in the world, says Nigeria's Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS) has gone draconian by giving fiats to banks to freeze accounts of suspected tax defaulters.In September 2018, Tunde Fowler, FIRS chairman, said the service was going after 6,772 tax defaulters, stating that they would have their account frozen till they pay due taxes.“So, all [...]

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    INFOGRAPHIC: Are you one of 91 million Nigerians now living in extreme poverty?

INFOGRAPHIC: Are you one of 91 million Nigerians now living in extreme poverty?

Over 91 million Nigerians are now living in extreme poverty, TheCable can report.TheCable understands that at least three million Nigerians have slipped into extreme poverty between November 2018 and February 2019.According to the World Poverty Clock, created by Vienna-based World Data Lab, 91.16 million Nigerians were living below a dollar a day as of February 13, 2019.In June 2018, the [...]

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    Atiku: Like Jonathan, my ambition is not worth the blood of any Nigerian

Atiku: Like Jonathan, my ambition is not worth the blood of any Nigerian

Atiku Abubakar, the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), says his ambition is not worth the blood of any Nigerian.Speaking at the signing of the national peace accord ahead of the February 16 presidential election, the former vice-president called on security agencies not to arrest opposition leaders 24 to 48 hours before the election."May I use this opportunity to [...]

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    Buhari, Atiku finally sign peace accord

Buhari, Atiku finally sign peace accord

President Muhammadu Buhari and Atiku Abubakar, former vice-president and candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), have arrived at the International Conference Centre (ICC), Abuja to sign a peace accord.Also present at the peace accord signing is Mahmood Yakubu, chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), and Abdulsalami Abubakar, the chairman of the National Peace Committee.Patricia Scotland, the secretary-general [...]

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    We’re not supporting Atiku, US ambassador replies Keyamo

We’re not supporting Atiku, US ambassador replies Keyamo

The United States says it is not supporting any candidate for the February 16 presidential election in Nigeria.Dismissing news and perceptions of partisanship, the US embassy in Nigeria released a statement to say the country's over $1 billion aid to Nigeria will continue, no matter who wins the elections on Saturday.Earlier, Festus Keyamo, spokesman of President Muhammadu Buhari reelection campaign, said [...]

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    Dangote asks Nigerian business leaders to support health sector with 1% of their profit

Dangote asks Nigerian business leaders to support health sector with 1% of their profit

Aliko Dangote, Africa's richest man, has called on all businesses within Nigeria and Africa, to support the health sector with at least one percent of their profit. Speaking at the 2019 Africa Business Health Forum in Addis Ababa, Dangote, who was represented by Halima Dangote, said business is highly interwoven with health. [...]

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