May 19, 2024
Vinikilang Hayin Gada along, Mudi-Yola Road, jimeta, Adamawa State, Nigeria
Health

Of toxic geckos and marauding mosquitoes

The screaming headline says, “Wall gecko wipes out family of six in Ogun State”, with content that betrays lazy or sensationalist journalistic work. A family of six was found dead in the morning, and the only evidence that links their death to a poisonous wall gecko is the sighting of ‘a dead wall gecko inside […]

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Music

Asake bags Audiomack 2022 ‘Artiste of the Year’

Nigerian Afrobeats singer, Ahmed Ololade, popularly known as Asake has been named Audiomack’s 2022 Artiste of the year. According to the well-known streaming service, Asake deserves the gong for his wholesome introduction to the batch of blockbuster songs he provided in 2022 and his excellent musical performances in featured tracks. Asake, who joined the YBNL […]

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Business

Inflation hits 17yr high, rises to 21.47%

Nigeria’s inflation rate rose for the 10th consecutive month to 21.47 percent in November 2022, the highest in 17 years. It was 21.09 percent in October. Disclosing this in its Consumer Price Index, CPI report for November, the National Bureau of Statistics, NBS, indicated that a new pressure on inflation is driven by  yuletide induced […]

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NASD launches new digital asset certification for professionals

NASD Plc, an Over-the-Counter (OTC) securities exchange for trading of unlisted securities, has entered into partnership with Blockstation Inc, Sophus Consulting and blockchain technology company – TK Tech Africa Limited – to roll out an accredited certification program for capital market professionals. NASD Plc said in a statement that future certification events as well as […]

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All Business Economy

Circulating redesigned naira: Banks still dispensing old notes

FOLLOWING, yesterday, release into circulation of the newly designed denomination of N200, N500, and N1,000 by the Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN, some commercial banks are still paying bank customers with the old naira notes. This reporter, who visited over eight branches of commercial banks in the Ikotun, Igando, Egbeda, and Ikeja axis in Lagos, […]

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Business Economy

MAN, expert flay FG’s reason for excess tax on soft drinks

The Manufacturers Association of Nigeria, MAN and experts have described moves by the Federal Government, FG, to use health reasons as justification to increase excise tax on non-alcoholic drinks as misleading, adding that the reasoning defies all economic logic and Nigeria’s realities. This is coming barely  two weeks after the Sectoral Group of the MAN […]

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Benzema could make shocking France return ahead of final with Argentina

France forward, Karim Benzema could make a shocking return to the France World Cup squad ahead of their FIFA World Cup final match against Argentina on Sunday. Benzema was earlier ruled out of the World Cup after he suffered a thigh injury at the training camp. He then immediately flew back to Madrid for his […]

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Tottenham set to pay €50m for Morocco World Cup star Amrabat

Tottenham Hotspurs are ready to up their pursuit of Fiorentina midfielder, Sofyan Amrabat, and could splash over €50m for the Morocco international. However, the North London outfit will have to slug it out with Liverpool and Atletico Madrid for the signing of the 26-year-old. The Morocco international has been the revelation of the World Cup […]

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Fernando Santos sacked as Portugal manager after World Cup exit

Portugal boss Fernando Santos has been sacked after his side crashed out of the World Cup at the hands of Morocco in Saturday’s quarter-final. Santos was appointed in 2014, and led the nation to their first ever major international successes, winning the European Championship in 2016 and the inaugural Nations League three years later. He […]

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Business Economy Politics

2023: FG, states budget N19.16trn on salaries, pensions, others

The Federal and 35 of the 36 state governments, including the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja, are to spend the sum of N19.16 trillion on payment of salaries, pensions, emoluments and others in 2023. They have also budgeted a miserly N11.435 trillion for capital projects. The recurrent expenditure could be more because most of the budget […]

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