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WHO Predicts 100,000 Deaths from Covid-19 by end of Tokyo Olympics
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WHO Predicts 100,000 Deaths from Covid-19 by end of Tokyo Olympics

The World Health Organization (WHO) has predicted 100,000 covid-19 deaths by the end of the Tokyo Olympics this summer. The Tokyo 2020 Summer Olympics, delayed for a year due to the Covid-19 pandemic, finally kicked off today, Wednesday, July 21. Some 11,000 athletes from 200 countries are set to arrive for the Olympics and the number of cases in Japan linked to the Games now stands at 79, according to organizers. Five of them are Olympic Village residents, three of which are athletes. Competitors including US gymnast Kara Eaker, basketball player Katie Lou Samuelson and tennis star Coco Gauff tested positive for Covid prior to arriving in Tokyo, ending their Olympic dreams. However, World Health Organization (WHO) Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus has urged people n...
Super Eagles Arrive in US ahead of Mexico clash
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Super Eagles Arrive in US ahead of Mexico clash

  The Super Eagles have arrived in Los Angeles, USA ahead of their international friendly match against Mexico this weekend. The delegation includes 22 players and several officials, including Mohammed Sanusi, the General Secretary of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF). They will be joined by the NFF President, Amaju Melvin Pinnick. The match is billed for the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum with a 77,5000- capacity arena expected to be filled up. This will make it the most attended game globally since the restrictions brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic. Eagles present in camp: Goalkeepers: Stanley Nwabili (Lobi Stars); John Noble (Enyimba FC) Defenders: ; Imoh Obot (Enyimba FC); Tebo Franklin Degaulle (Nasarawa United); Lawal Oriyomi Murtala (Kwara Un...
Confusion Grips Sports Sector as COVID-19 Restrictions Return
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Confusion Grips Sports Sector as COVID-19 Restrictions Return

The Nigerian sports sector has been thrown into confusion following the Federal Government’s announcement of new COVID-19 restrictions on Monday, The PUNCH reports. The FG re-introduced a nationwide 12am to 4am curfew as part of efforts to curtail further spread of COVID-19, while mass gatherings in public spaces have been restricted to 50 people at any given time. A member of the Presidential Steering Committee on COVID-19, Dr Mukhtar Mohammed, added that “indoor recreational facilities and gyms remained closed until June 11, when the situation will be reviewed while non-contact outdoor sports such as golf, polo and tennis among others are not affected.” Last year, sporting activities were grounded to a halt globally during the lockdown occasioned by COVID-19, with sports in ...
Super Eagles Rise Four Places in FIFA’s April ranking
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Super Eagles Rise Four Places in FIFA’s April ranking

Nigeria is now the 32nd best men’s football team in the world. This is according to the latest FIFA rankings published on Wednesday. The three-time African champions have climbed four places having garnered 1487 points. The Super Eagles are the third-best on the continent only behind Algeria and Morocco. This follows a month in which they beat Benin Republic 1-0 and demolished Lesotho 3-0 in their final 2022 Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers. Despite dropping two places, Senegal is ranked first in Africa and 22nd in the world with 1542 points. Tunisia’s Carthage Eagles remained 26th globally and second in Africa after accruing 1512 points. Guinea Bissau is the biggest mover in April – moving a massive eleven places to the 108th position in the world.
Grammy Awards: Gov Wike Gifts Burna Boy Land, Money to Build
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Grammy Awards: Gov Wike Gifts Burna Boy Land, Money to Build

Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State on Saturday announced that he will be giving a plot of land and cash to Burna Boy as an appreciation for winning the Grammy Awards. DAILY POST had reported that the state organized a homecoming ceremony for Burna Boy after his album ‘ Twice as Tall’ won Best Global Music Album category. The Governor while welcoming Burna Boy and his parents on a courtesy visit at the Government House, Port Harcourt described the Grammy award-winning Afrobeat singer, as the pride of the state. The governor also encouraged Burna Boy to continue making the state proud even as he promised to do anything to promote him. Speaking during the end of the event, the Governor also promised to give artistes who performed at Burna’s Homecoming Concert in Rivers State...
See how your Favourite Celebs showed up for the premiere of the ‘Coming 2 America’ in Lagos
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See how your Favourite Celebs showed up for the premiere of the ‘Coming 2 America’ in Lagos

The long-awaited sequel 'Coming 2 America'' was released globally on Friday, March 5, 2021. The new film sees the return of some cast members of the original 1988 classic including Eddie Murphy as Akeem, Arsenio Hall as Semmi, and James Earl Jones as King Jaffe Joffer. Joining the original cast are Wesley Snipes, Leslie Jones, Tracy Morgan, Jermaine Fowler, Bella Murphy, Rotimi, KiKi Layne, Nomzamo Mbatha, and Teyana Taylor, making ‘Coming 2 America’ the most anticipated comedy film of 2021. Nigerian singer, Davido also featured in the comedy movie. He was seen performing on stage for an audience in a packed room. The movie premiered in Lagos last night, and here are how your favourite celebrities showed up for the event. See more photos below.
My Gay Son, Bolu Will Still Be Celebrated In Nigeria And Globally – Doyin Okupe
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My Gay Son, Bolu Will Still Be Celebrated In Nigeria And Globally – Doyin Okupe

Doyin Okupe has prayed for his son, Bolu, who recently came out as a gay man. Okupe had released a statement stating that he is vehemently opposed to homosexuality. On Saturday morning, he shared a new post on Facebook where he prayed for his son, Bolu and his other children. He stated that Bolu isn't a criminal and that he lives in France where homosexuality isn't a crime. He stated that Bolu will still be celebrated in Nigeria and globally. Doyin shared a photo of another of his son, Dewunmi. Doyin wrote; "This is also my son Dewunmi Okupe, one of Bolu Okupe's 5 other brothers. I love all the children God has given me, Bolu inclusive. I pray for them to excel in their fields of endevours. Bolu will still be celebrated on this wall, in Nigeria and globally, in the name of...
Eid-El-Fitr: We should not relent in our prayers to end COVID-19 Pandemic — Senator Shekarau
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Eid-El-Fitr: We should not relent in our prayers to end COVID-19 Pandemic — Senator Shekarau

As Muslim faithful observe Eid El Fitr Sallah celebrations across the world today, Chairman, Senate Committee on Establishment and Public Services, Senator Ibrahim Shekarau, All Progressives Congress, APC,  Kano Central has urged  Nigerians and Muslim  Ummah not to relent in praying for our country, Nigeria especially to nip in the bud, the Coronavirus, COVID- 19 Pandemic. In a goodwill message he personally signed, the former Kano State governor while felicitating with Muslims on Eid El Fitr,  however, congratulated them for successfully completing the 30 days fasting. Senator Shekarau who noted that though this year’s Eid-el- Fitr celebration came at a unique time that most Muslims may not enjoy the festivities due to the presence of Coronavirus worldwide, said that it should be co...
Coronavirus: Bill Gates reveals only way normalcy can return
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Coronavirus: Bill Gates reveals only way normalcy can return

Microsoft co-founder and philanthropist, Bill Gates, has said that life can only fully return to normal once a ‘vaccine’ to combat the Coronavirus (COVID-19) is available globally. Gates said this in an interview with the U.S broadcaster, Fox News on Sunday. According to him, work needed to be done quickly on the development of a new vaccine to enable a “billions of doses capacity” as soon as possible. “Things will not get back to truly normal until we have a vaccine that has gotten out to the entire world,” Gates told Fox News. “Developed nations, like the U.S., will be able to combat the virus sooner or later, but the virus needed to be defeated globally,” he added. On Thursday, Gates called on the U.S. government to start constructing factories for the most promising vacc...
COVID-19: US Records 1,169 Deaths In 24 Hours — Highest Single-Day Toll Globally
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COVID-19: US Records 1,169 Deaths In 24 Hours — Highest Single-Day Toll Globally

The United States recorded 1,169 COVID-19 fatalities in a single day, the Johns Hopkins University tracker showed Thursday, the highest one-day death toll recorded in any country since the global pandemic began. The toll reflected figures reported by the university between 8:30pm Wednesday (0030 GMT) and the same time Thursday. The grim record was previously held by Italy, where 969 people died on March 27. The US has now recorded around 6000 coronavirus deaths since the pandemic began. Trump changes his position on masks US President Donald Trump's administration appeared to join local officials on Thursday in advising Americans to wear masks when venturing out during the still-exploding coronavirus pandemic. Speaking at a White House briefing, Deborah Birx, a member o...
Coronavirus Cases Will Reach 1million Cases Globally In The Next Few Days – WHO
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Coronavirus Cases Will Reach 1million Cases Globally In The Next Few Days – WHO

The World Health Organization has warned that the cases of Coronavirus could spiral to 1 million globally. According to the Director-General of WHO, Dr Tedros Ghebreyesus, even though relatively lower numbers of confirmed COVID-19 cases have been reported from Africa, Central and South America, the virus could have serious social, economic and political consequences for these regions of the world. Speaking on Wednesday during his COVID-19 update, Dr Tedros Ghebreyesus said; “Over the past five weeks, we have witnessed a near exponential growth in the number of new COVID-19 cases, reaching almost every country, territory and area. “The number of deaths has more than doubled in the past week. “In the next few days, we will reach one million confirmed COVID-19 cases and 50,00...
Coronavirus Cases Now Exceeds 900, 000 Globally
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Coronavirus Cases Now Exceeds 900, 000 Globally

More than 900,000 cases of coronavirus have been officially detected worldwide since the pandemic emerged in China late last year, according to an AFP tally at 1900 GMT on Wednesday using official sources. At least 905,589 infections including 45,719 deaths have been recorded in 187 countries and territories globally, with 203,608 cases and 4,476 deaths in the United States where the pandemic is spreading rapidly. Italy with 110,574 detected cases has the highest number of fatalities with 13,155 deaths. Spain has 102,136 cases including 9,053 deaths and China has 81,554 cases and 3,312 deaths.
Coronavirus: Nigeria star Ordega keeps fit using paint buckets
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Coronavirus: Nigeria star Ordega keeps fit using paint buckets

The Super Falcons winger has continued to maintain her shape for the new season in China after the outbreak Nigeria international Francisca Ordega is making the best of her time while staying at home as she keeps up her fitness routine. The Shanghai star is currently in her home country, Gboko in Benue State in north-central Nigeria as she hopes the Covid-19 fears end to return to the field. Despite the postponement of the Chinese Women's Super League, the 2018 African Women's Football of the Year nominee has been discovering her many talents, including the kitchen. This time, the Super Falcons star developed an entire workout using five paint buckets for her endurance training session in front of her house. The pandemic has claimed more than 46,000 lives globally and affe...
Coronavirus: AC Milan and South Africa midfielder Jane is ‘healthy’ in Italy
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Coronavirus: AC Milan and South Africa midfielder Jane is ‘healthy’ in Italy

Banyana Banyana star finally spoke up about her condition amid the troubling impact of the Covid-19 pandemic in the country AC Milan midfielder Refiloe Jane has shared a positive update about her safety in Italy, stressing she is 'fine and healthy'. The South Africa international moved to Italy last summer after signing with the Italian giants and made an instant impact, scoring twice in 15 outings for Maurizio Ganz's team this season. Since the outbreak of the Covid-19, South African fans got troubled about Jane's safety, with Italy recording the most deaths globally, having lost 13,155 lives from the 110,574 infected so far. However, the Banyana Banyana star corroborated the Italian club's earlier update, allaying fears over her safety in the European nation, while urging h...
Investors lose N2.3tr as pandemic takes toll on stock market
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Investors lose N2.3tr as pandemic takes toll on stock market

Uncertainty in the domestic and global economy, triggered by the devastating effect of the raging COVID- 19 crisis have continued to hit hard on the equities sector of the Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE), even as investors’ lose N2.3 trillion in one month Specifically, market capitalisation of listed equities, which opened the month of March at N13.449 trillion, depreciated by N2.3 trillion to close at N11.100 trillion yesterday. The All-share index equally declined by 4,516.1 points or 21.2 per cent from 25, 816.57 to 21, 300.47 points. This is despite impressive earnings and dividend announcements from listed companies. For instance, the tier-1 banks with an acronym- FUGAZ which is First Bank, United Bank of Africa (UBA), Guaranty Trust Bank (GTBank), Access Bank and Zenith Bank ...
COVID-19: INTELS Donates Isolation Centres at the Onne Port
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COVID-19: INTELS Donates Isolation Centres at the Onne Port

IN support of the efforts of the Federal Government to curtail the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, Nigeria’s oil and gas logistics giant, INTELS Nigeria Limited has donated two facilities to the Port Health Services (PHS) of the Federal Ministry of Health to serve as isolation centres at the Onne Port, Rivers State. INTELS General Manager, Legal and Corporate Services, Amaopusenibo Mike Epelle, while handing over one of the centers on Monday 30th March, said the isolation centres, located at both the Federal Ocean Terminal (FOT) and the Federal Lighter Terminal (FLT), Onne Port, were donated by the company to quarantine sick persons and any suspected case discovered by the Port Health Services on visiting vessels. “We have not recorded any case of the COVID-19 infectio...
Twitter Bans Political Adverts Globally (see Jack Dorsey’s Tweets)
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Twitter Bans Political Adverts Globally (see Jack Dorsey’s Tweets)

Twitter has banned all political advertising on its platforms globally. This was announced in a series of tweets by Twitter’s CEO, Jack Dorsey. Here are the tweets below. jack @jack We’ve made the decision to stop all political advertising on Twitter globally. We believe political message reach should be earned, not bought. Why? A few reasons… A political message earns reach when people decide to follow an account or retweet. Paying for reach removes that decision, forcing highly optimized and targeted political messages on people. We believe this decision should not be compromised by money. While internet advertising is incredibly powerful and very effective for commercial advertisers, that power brings significant risks to politics, where it can be used to influence votes to af...
Equal pay not priority for women’s teams in Africa – Asisat Oshoala
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Equal pay not priority for women’s teams in Africa – Asisat Oshoala

Nigeria's Desire Oparanozie asked for equal pay recently but her teammate believes there are other priorities for women's football in Africa Nigeria's assistant captain Asisat Oshoala does not believe demanding for equal pay is a top priority for women's national teams in Africa. The increasing demand for equal pay by some women's national teams with their men's counterparts is gaining huge support globally. The USA women's team had launched a legal war against the US Soccer Federation over equal pay before winning a record fourth Women's World Cup this summer.
I Never Expected To Be Lagos Deputy Governor – Adebule
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I Never Expected To Be Lagos Deputy Governor – Adebule

Outgoing Lagos State Deputy Governor, Dr. Idiat Adebule, on Thursday said she never expected that she would be considered for the office. Adebule spoke during the farewell ceremony organized for her by the State Ministry of Education at Alausa, Ikeja. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Adebule, who also superintends the State Ministry of Education, will be handing over the mantle to Dr Obafemi Hamzat, the running mate of Mr Babajide Sanwo-Olu, incoming Governor of Lagos State, on May 29. Adebule said that she, however, felt honored and would treasure the privilege of becoming deputy governor of the state. “I am just grateful because it is not by my pedigree, my qualifications or any of my making, but by God’s favor and Grace. “I thank my party, the All Progressive...
Samsung Officially Postpones The Launch Of The Galaxy Fold Globally
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Samsung Officially Postpones The Launch Of The Galaxy Fold Globally

There was a report earlier about Samsung postponing the Galaxy fold launch event in Asia and now the company has just officially announced that the Galaxy fold launch has been put on hold globally and the new date will be communicated later on. The reason for the change of date is not far fetched as there have been multiple cases of the review units given to influencers developing screen issues within 48 hours of use. The screen issue was mostly due to users inadvertently removing the protective film on the display, which they thought was just a disposable screen protector similar to the ones pre-installed on many smartphones nowadays. Samsung initially release a statement last week acknowledging the problem and also promising to investigate and fix it before the April 26 launch ...
World Water Day 2019: Things To Know About Water Globally
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World Water Day 2019: Things To Know About Water Globally

Water is an important element in order to sustain life from quenching thirst to This year the United Nations (UN) have themed this year's world water day "Leaving no one behind" which is the central promise of the 2030 agenda for a sustainable development. In 2010 the UN recognized “the right to safe and clean drinking water and sanitation as a human right that is essential for the full enjoyment of life and all human rights." Below are global facts surrounding water; 1. 2.1 billion People live without safe water at home. 2. One in four primary schools have no drinking water service, with pupils using unprotected sources or going thirsty. 3. More than 700 children under five years of age die every day from diarrhea linked to unsafe water and poor sanitation. 4. Globally, 80% of t...
D’Tigers to face Argentina, Russia, Korea in FIBA World Cup
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D’Tigers to face Argentina, Russia, Korea in FIBA World Cup

The draw is tricky but fair, Says Kida D’Tigers have been drawn alongside Argentina, Russia and Korea in Group B of the 2019 FIBA World Cup for men holding in China between August 31 and September 15, 2019. Nigeria, currently 33rd on the FIBA ranking, will once again be facing familiar foes and world number six, Argentina, for the third time since their last two previous meetings at the London 2012 and Rio 2016 Olympic Games.It will be the first-ever meeting against world number 10, the Russians, who are making a return to the world stage after missing out in 2014. World number 32, South Korea will hope to put the ghost of their 2014 World Cup behind them where they finished 23rd out of the 24 participating nations when both sides meet in the sprawling city of Wuhan. Speaking imm...
Diamond Bank Gets Global Recognition As Top Retail Bank in Africa
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Diamond Bank Gets Global Recognition As Top Retail Bank in Africa

Nigeria’s leading retail bank Diamond Bank Plc has been rated 4stars and ranked as one of the best retail banks globally by the Lafferty Banking 500 index 2018. According to Lafferty, Diamond bank was selected as one of the top banks globally after credible information gathering process adopted by the Lafferty Research and Development division, using key financial parameters like; Financial Position, Strategy, Corporate Culture, Living the Brand, Digital Advancement, Management Experience and Customer Satisfaction of the bank to their customers. Commenting on the rating and recognition, Uzoma Dozie, CEO, Diamond Bank Plc said, “Through our Beyond Banking strategy we have refocused our business on delivering positive outcomes for our customers and be relevant at their point of need. O...
What My Mother Told Me To Do If I Wanted To Make It In Music – Seyi Shay Opens Up
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What My Mother Told Me To Do If I Wanted To Make It In Music – Seyi Shay Opens Up

Popular Nigerian singer, Seyi Shay has opened up on what her mother told her to do if she wanted to make it in music. Seyi Shay   Seyi Shay, one of Nigeria's most successful female singers, has said Nigerian singers don’t have to struggle with their identity anymore because the world is now on the Afrobeats wave. The ‘Yolo Yolo’ singer said the global interest in the music genre was a long time coming. In an interview on BBC Africa’s What’s New?, Seyi Shay said: “I just feel like it was just a matter of time before what is happening now with Afrobeats happened.   “We don’t even have to struggle with our identity anymore because the whole world is on the Afrobeat wave.” The singer, who said she’s experimenting with different music genres, noted that although making...
Why Nigeria Ranks Second Worst Open Defecating Country In The World – Report
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Why Nigeria Ranks Second Worst Open Defecating Country In The World – Report

Nature is inescapable. When it calls, no one has the ability to refuse. But could this be the reason many Nigerians respond in the most disgusting way that could attract negative implications apart from portraying humans as the worst animals on earth? Today, it is commonplace to find human faeces in open spaces even in the best cities across the country. From the backyard of an average compound in Nigeria, to public places such as railways, motor parks, airport terminal buildings, filling stations, footpaths, highways, street roads, playing grounds, prayer houses, forests and stadiums, there is faeces everywhere. Unfortunately, this common act has earned Nigeria the rating as the country with the largest number of people that defecate in the open in Africa and second largest globally...
Air Pollution: Nigeria Ranks 4th Deadliest In The World
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Air Pollution: Nigeria Ranks 4th Deadliest In The World

Nigeria has the highest maternal mortality in the world. It’s the country with highest number of extremely poor people in the world and now, it has the highest burden of fatalities from air pollution in Africa and 4th globally.  According to the just released annual State of the Global Air Report published by the Health Effects Institute (HEI), air quality in Nigeria and at least 10 other countries is among the deadliest anywhere on earth with higher than ambient air pollution death rates as a result of the environmental hazards combined with extreme pollution sources like generator fumes, vehicle emissions and crop burning among others. The HEI chart notes that there were 150 deaths per age-standardized deaths per 100,000 people attributable to air pollution in Nigeria in 20...
Access Bank Celebrates International Youth Day
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Access Bank Celebrates International Youth Day

Head, Events & Sponsorships at Access Bank Plc,Ogechi Kasie-Nwachukwu, Head of Youth Banking, Access Bank PLC, Doyin Coker, Group Head, Communications & External Affairs at Access Bank Plc, Amaechi Okobi. To celebrate International Youth Day, Access Bank hosted students of the University of Lagos (UNILAG) to an educational forum cum party. The event centered around this year’s globally recognized theme which is ‘Safe Spaces for Youth’. The event which held at Access Bank UNILAG campus branch had in attendance over 1,000 students sharing ideas on the subject of safe spaces for youth across Nigeria. It was a fun atmosphere as students participated in various activities such as dancing competition, quiz challenges, 360 degree camera shots, board games, and brain teasers. ...
Customs Impound Truckload Of N2.1bn Codeine, Tramadol
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Customs Impound Truckload Of N2.1bn Codeine, Tramadol

The Federal Operations Unit, FOU, Zone A of Nigeria Customs Service, NCS, has impounded a truckload of codeine, 49 cartons of tramadol and other items with duty paid value of N2.1 billion. The unit made the seizures in the last two weeks. Customs Area Controller of the unit, Garba Mohammed, who disclosed this yesterday said following information received, the truck with number plates XB 286 BEN was accosted along Igboelerin Junction, close to Alaba International Market, containing codeine cough syrup packaged in 100 milligrams packs, as well as Chaka pain extra. He also noted that the 49 cartons of 100 milligrams of tramadol would be handed over to the National Agency for Food and Drug Administration Control, NAFDAC. Other items seized within the period under review, he said, a...
Fidelity Bank Partners With WorldRemit On Instant Money Transfers
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Fidelity Bank Partners With WorldRemit On Instant Money Transfers

WORLDRemit, a digital money transfer service, has joined forces with Fidelity Bank, for instant money transfers to four million Fidelity Bank accounts in Nigeria. The new partnership further expands WorldRemit’s footprint in the country and allows the 15 million-strong Nigerian diaspora living in over 50 countries to send money directly from their phones to recipients in Nigeria. The deal supports WorldRemit’s plan to serve 10 million customers connected to emerging markets by 2020. Commenting, Andrew Stewart, Regional Director of Africa and the Middle East at WorldRemit, said: “Nigeria remains our largest and fastest growing market in Africa, and WorldRemit’s second biggest market globally. We are delighted to be partnering with Fidelity, a leading bank in Nigeria and a major pla...
Havard Scholar To Educate Nigerians On Epidemic Management
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Havard Scholar To Educate Nigerians On Epidemic Management

Nigeria’s health practitioners will enhance their knowledge of handling and managing epidemic diseases when a Havard University School of Public Health Scholar delivers the University of Lagos (UNILAG) Pro-Chancellor’s Distinguished lecture. The lecture, billed for July 23, with the theme, “Responding to Nigeria’s Disease Outbreak and Epidemics: Ebola, Zika and HIV’’, will be delivered by an outstanding virologist from Havard, Boston, U.S., Prof. Phyllis Kanki. The Vice-Chancellor, UNILAG, Prof. Oluwatoyin Ogundipe, told a news conference to herald the lecture that Nigeria’s knowledge in healthcare services would get a boost and benefit the populace. According to Ogundipe who was represented by the institution’s Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Academics and Research, Prof. Oluwole Familo...
NiMet To Give Farmers Real Time Specific Weather Forecast
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NiMet To Give Farmers Real Time Specific Weather Forecast

The Nigerian Meteorological Agency (NiMet) is to partner with the farmers in Abuja to give sector-specific services aimed at reducing agricultural risk in the Federal Capital Territory by more than 30 percent. This was disclosed by the Director General/CEO of NiMet, Prof Sani Abubakar Mashi who was represented by his Technical Adviser, Dr Matazu Bako, while welcoming members of Farmers Empowerment Association of Abuja who were on a courtesy visit to NiMet. According to the DG, agriculture is one of the principal sectors to which NiMet provides daily, medium and long term forecasts and services. He disclosed that NIMet has about 54 weather stations spread across the country and that the agency is working to increase the number of these weather stations to 1500 by the end of the yea...
Nigeria Ranks 4th In Soft Drinks Consumption Globally
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Nigeria Ranks 4th In Soft Drinks Consumption Globally

German Engineering Federation has today ranked Nigeria as the fourth country with the most sales of soft drinks globally. The fact was revealed by Mrs Martina Claus, Head of Market Development, while speaking at the ongoing Third International Trade Exhibition on Agrofood, Plastics, Printing and Packaging in Lagos, reports NAN. She said that the statistics on soft drinks sales were sourced from the Euromonitor International, a global market intelligence publisher. The market developer said the statistics showed that 38.68 million litres of soft drinks were sold in Nigeria in 2016. “This puts Nigeria behind only the United States (114.75), China (88.18) and Mexico (45.30) in the top markets ranking. “Also, 1.98 million litres of alcohol was sold in Nigeria in 2016, ...

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