Sunday, September 23, 2018

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    LADOL’s Amy Jadesimi named Africa’s young CEO of the year

LADOL’s Amy Jadesimi named Africa’s young CEO of the year

Amy Jadesimi, the chief executive officer of Lagos Deep Offshore Logistics Base (LADOL), has been named Africa's young CEO of the year, at the Africa CEO Forum currently being held in Abidjan. Receiving the award on Monday night, Jadesimi said it was a great honour to be picking up the award, which recognises the work LADOL is doing in Nigeria and [...]

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    Buhari missing yet another opportunity to make history

Buhari missing yet another opportunity to make history

President Muhammadu Buhari is a son of history. He has been in enviable positions to make history and has continuously made history with ease. Among other records, Buhari would forever be remembered as the first man to democratically unseat an incumbent president in Nigeria.Buhari is also the only Nigerian who has been head of state, governor, two-time minister, and president. Not even [...]

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    Are these the real reasons Buhari won’t let go of IGP Ibrahim Idris?

Are these the real reasons Buhari won’t let go of IGP Ibrahim Idris?

Some context first: In June 2016, Solomon Arase, the former inspector general of police (IGP), retired from the Nigerian Police Force (NPF) after attaining the mandatory retirement age of 60. He was the only "senior officer" retained from the previous administration for as long as 13 months.Arase may not have been the best police officer in Nigeria's history, but Saint [...]

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    Nigeria’s Eboe-Osuji elected ICC president

Nigeria’s Eboe-Osuji elected ICC president

The International Criminal Court (ICC) has elected Nigeria's Chile Eboe-Osuji as the president of the international court in Netherlands.Eboe-Osuji graduated with a Law Degree (LL.B) from the University of Calabar in 1985, before studying for a master of laws (LL.M) at the McGill University in Canada. In a correspondence received by TheCable, the court said "the judges of the International Criminal [...]

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    Diezani to Kachikwu, Yakubu to Baru… for Nigerians, nothing seems to change at NNPC

Diezani to Kachikwu, Yakubu to Baru… for Nigerians, nothing seems to change at NNPC

In May 2016, when the federal government eventually bowed to price pressures and increased the pump price of petrol to N145 per litre to reflect the market realities at the time, I warned that it was a golden opportunity to deregulate the downstream petroleum sector in Nigeria.I argued that Nigeria will keep revolving around the mountain of pump price increase and [...]

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    Bakare unveils plan to rally 50 million voters by January 2019

Bakare unveils plan to rally 50 million voters by January 2019

Tunde Bakare, the serving overseer of the Latter Rain Assembly (LRA), says he will be rallying over 50 million Nigerians of voting age, by January 2019.The fiery preacher on Sunday evening, launched the New Nigeria Progressive Movement, with the primary aim of shaping Nigeria's political landscape beyond elections."While the short term temptation is to focus exclusively on routine citizen engagements [...]

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    Bakare: I can’t comprehend what Buhari was doing at the Kano wedding with 110 girls missing

Bakare: I can’t comprehend what Buhari was doing at the Kano wedding with 110 girls missing

Tunde Bakare, the serving overseer of the Latter Rain Assembly (LRA), says he cannot comprehend what President Muhammadu Buhari and 22 state governors were doing at the Kano wedding, while 110 Dapchi schoolgirls are still in captivity.On Saturday, at least 22 governors convereged on Kano, to celebrate the wedding of Idris Ajimobi and Fatima Ganduje, offsprings of Abiola Ajimobi, and Ibrahim [...]

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    I look forward to collaborating with you — Fela Durotoye tells Moghalu on presidential race

I look forward to collaborating with you — Fela Durotoye tells Moghalu on presidential race

Fela Durotoye, consulting guru and leadership coach, says he is willing to collaborate with Kingsley Moghalu, former deputy governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, and other credible Nigerians willing to run for a new Nigeria.Taking to his social media accounts on Wednesday, after Moghalu declared to run, Durotoye said it is time to end bitter rivalry and character assassination [...]

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    Fela Durotoye, Donald Duke… can a good man be king?

Fela Durotoye, Donald Duke… can a good man be king?

The kitchen is getting more populated and the heat is gradually coming on. Omoyele Sowore, founder of Sahara Reporters; Fela Durotoye, consulting guru and leadership coach; Donald Duke, former governor of Cross Rivers; Kingsley Moghalu, former deputy governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria.These men, and the usual suspects -- Atiku Abubakar, former vice-president and President Muhammadu Buhari -- will [...]

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    ‘I will run for president in 2019’ — Fela Durotoye joins Alliance for New Nigeria

‘I will run for president in 2019’ — Fela Durotoye joins Alliance for New Nigeria

Fela Durotoye, a consulting guru, leadership coach and public speaker, says he will be running for president, come 2019.The 46-year-old declared his intentions on Thursday, adding that he has researched all the national parties for a few months and has settled for the Alliance for New Nigeria (ANN). "In line with our Values one of which is to 'be a role model worthy [...]

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    Finally, Olusanya confirms 9mobile will be sold to Teleology

Finally, Olusanya confirms 9mobile will be sold to Teleology

Boye Olusanya, the chief executive officer (CEO) of 9mobile, has finally confirmed that the telecommunications company, formerly known as Etisalat Nigeria, will be sold to Teleology Holdings.According to Olusanya, Teleology Holdings emerged the best bidder in the sale process, while Smile Telecoms Holdings is considered as reserved bidder if Teleology reneges on its bid for the multimillion-dollar company.In a communication [...]

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    Osinbajo, Omoboriowo, Dangote… meet the Nigerians who will give Buhari a chance at re-election

Osinbajo, Omoboriowo, Dangote… meet the Nigerians who will give Buhari a chance at re-election

It is no longer news that President Muhammadu Buhari will be standing for the February 2019 presidential election. And as much as many Nigerians may say the president has underperformed in the past three years, the president and his team believe another term will be an opportunity to do more.In the last two weeks, we carefully observed those members of [...]

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    Not Bakare, not Fela Durotoye… meet the men who will deny Buhari a 2nd term

Not Bakare, not Fela Durotoye… meet the men who will deny Buhari a 2nd term

I am not a fan of sequels. More often than not, they underperform, they fail to meet the expectations created by the first part. Sequel to novels, a sequel to movies, the sequel even to a political term of office. Hit the ground at best in the first term, and find your way out of office.Nelson Mandela understood this more [...]

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    Tunde Kelani commits to SDGs, says ‘Arugba’ inspired by the UN

Tunde Kelani commits to SDGs, says ‘Arugba’ inspired by the UN

Tunde Kelani, legendary filmmaker and recently appointed chairman of the National Film and Video Censors Board (NFVCB), says his 2008 classic, Arugba, was inspired by the United Nations millennium development goals.Kelani made this known via his social media accounts, after uploading the full movie to YouTube, ten years after its production."Unknown to the audience, the 10-year-old ARUGBÁ which starred Bùkó̩lá Awoyẹmí and [...]

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    Not IBB, not OBJ… meet the men who will deny Buhari a 2nd term

Not IBB, not OBJ… meet the men who will deny Buhari a 2nd term

One of the things I have resolved to do this year is to find joy in everything I come across. The kind of joy that keeps you sane through the toughest of times. That one which keeps you going when the fiercest challenges rise; the kind of joy that makes you smile when you hit the rock at the bottom [...]

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    Saraki asks Marvel to cast Funke Akindele in next ‘Avengers’ movie

Saraki asks Marvel to cast Funke Akindele in next ‘Avengers’ movie

Senate President Bukola Saraki has asked Marvel Studios to consider including Nigerian actress, Funke Akindele, in the upcoming series of its Avengers franchise.Earlier, the Jenifa’s Diary star’s name appeared on the IMDB page of ‘Avengers: Infinity War,’ driving social media into a frenzy in Nigeria. [...]

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