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TAC, NTDC agree on collaboration to strengthen tourism

The Lagos State Commissioner for Tourism, Arts and Culture, Mrs. Uzamat Akinbile-Yusuf has said that the state government was prepared to collaborate with the Nigeria Tourism Development Corporation (NTDC) to strengthen tourism in the state and in Nigeria. Speaking during a visit to the Director-General of the Nigeria Tourism Development Corporation (NTDC), Mr. Folorunsho Coker Read more

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Customs vows to close supermarkets, shops selling foreign rice, others

The Nigerian Customs Service has said the operatives may begin closure of Supermarkets and shops that display and sell of foreign rice and other prohibited goods if patronage persists. It warned off traders in some parts of the country to stop patronising foreign rice and other goods listed as contraband. “In our effort to suppress Read more


Nigerian film ‘Eyimofe’ lands international sales deal

‘Eyimofe (This is My Desire)’, a Nigeria-America co-production has landed a sales representation deal, in advance of its premiere at the Berlin International Film Festival, NAN reports. The Berlin International Film Festival usually called the Berlinale, is a film festival held annually in Berlin, Germany. Founded in West Berlin in 1951, the festival has been held Read more

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State Police: Ex-minister calls for adoption of 2014 Confab report to tackle insecurity

Ambassador Ibrahim Gambari, former Minister of External Affairs, has called for the adoption of the reports of the National Conference (Confab) held in 2014 in order to effectively tackle Nigeria’s security challenges. Protracted attacks by insurgents, kidnapping, killings and other security challenges have lately surged up agitation for state police. The recent is the ‘Operation Read more Uzodinma
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Imo: Biafra Zionists give Uzodinma March 9 deadline to quit Govt House

The Biafra Zionists Federation (BZF) has issued the Imo State Governor Hope Uzodinma a fresh ultimatum following the lingering governorship tussle in the state.  The pro-Biafra group on Wednesday insisted Uzodinma must quit the Imo Government House by March 9, 2020, for the sacked Hon. Emeka Ihedioha of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). The group Read more

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Alleged Corruption: Court orders release of Dasuki’s passport

An FCT High Court in Maitama has ordered the release of the international passport belonging to Sambo Dasuki, the former National Security Adviser. The judge, Hussein Baba-Yusuf, on Wednesday gave the order for the passport to be released following an application by Mr Dasuki’s lawyer, Ahmed Raji. Raji had asked the court through his motion Read more

National News

Nigerian Army needs 100,000 more soldiers to defeat Boko Haram, says gov Zulum

Governor of Borno State, Babagana Zulum, has said that the Nigerian Army would have to strengthen with additional 100,000 soldiers to win the battle against the Boko Haram terrorists. Governor Zulum stated this on Wednesday when some members of the Federal House of Representatives visited him. The chairman of the house committee on defence, Babajimi Read more
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Education: Ogun Dep Gov. calls for old students’ partnership for improvement

A call has gone to Old Students Associations in Nigeria and in Diaspora, to support Ogun State Government in its mission to revamp the State’s educational sector, in order to take its rightful place in the nation’s education system. The Deputy Governor, Engr. Noimot Salako-Oyedele, made the call while receiving the National Executive members of Read more
Business News

Fidelity Bank hosts CNN “Quest Means Business” anchor Richard Quest in Lagos

Richard Austin Quest is a respected English journalist and a CNN International Anchor. He is also CNN Business Editor at Large, based in New York City. He anchors “Quest Means Business”, the five-times-weekly business programme and fronts the CNN shows “Business Traveller”, “The Express” and “Quest’s World of Wonder”. The CNN Anchor, Richard Quest, yesterday paid a courtesy visit on the Read more

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Africa Business

AfDB Director Hanan Morsy named one of Egypt’s 50 most influential women

The Director of Macroeconomic Policy, Forecasting and Research at the African Development Bank (AfDB) Dr Hanan Morsy, has been named one of Egypt’s 50 most influential women. Dr Hala El Said, Egypt’s Minister of Planning and Economic Development, gave the award on 5 February in a ceremony organized under auspices of the Egyptian Prime Minister.  Read more