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Doctor to patient ratio in Nigeria is 1:6000 – Education Minister Adamu Adamu says as he decries medical brain drain
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Doctor to patient ratio in Nigeria is 1:6000 – Education Minister Adamu Adamu says as he decries medical brain drain

Minister of Education, Adamu Adamu, has decried the high level of brain drain in the health sector, saying it will take the country about 120 years to have the number of doctors it needs if all Nigerian doctors do not remain in the country. The Minister said this while speaking at the maiden matriculation ceremony of the Federal University of Health Sciences Otukpo (FUSHO), held at its temporary site in Otada, Otukpo LGA of Benue State on Friday, November 5. Represented by a Permanent Secretary in the Ministry, Arc. Sunny Echono, the Education Minister lamented that the quality of training, competence, and skills needed in the medical profession has remained problematic in the country as a result of a combination of inadequate personnel and facilities. He said statistics shows that...
What we have are recycled leaders who have chosen to kill us one by one, we will be standing up to our oppressors starting from Lai Mohammed – DJ Switch
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What we have are recycled leaders who have chosen to kill us one by one, we will be standing up to our oppressors starting from Lai Mohammed – DJ Switch

Nigerian entertainer, DJ Switch has said that Nigerian leaders are afraid of youths and have failed to create an enabling environment for them to thrive and contribute. In her speech at the Oslo Freedom Forum, the entertainer referenced Fela Anikulapo Kuti’s 1977 hit song, Zombie, where he likened the Nigerian Army to Zombies, saying they are like ‘mindless zombies following idiotic orders.’ DJ Switch who gained prominence after doing a live video of the Lekki Toll Gate shooting last October, also chided Nigeria's Minister of Information and Culture who she described as one of the country's 'oppressors'. She said;   “As an artiste and a DJ, I listen to music a lot all the time and I am reminded of the legend — the artiste, Fela Anikulap...
SMEs: Enugu govt to train additional 500 youths in Programming, Product Design
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SMEs: Enugu govt to train additional 500 youths in Programming, Product Design

The administration of Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi of Enugu State through the state’s Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (SMEs) Centre has announced the decision to train additional 500 youths in Programming and Product Design as part of the concerted efforts of the state government to create employment opportunities for about 5,000 youths in the state, in various fields of innovative endeavor. Gov. Ugwuanyi’s administration, according to a statement by the Special Adviser to the Governor on SMEs Development and Director General, Enugu SMEs Centre, Hon. Arinze Chilo-Offiah, had trained 500 youths in Programming and Product Design, under the Enugu Tech Skill Project being driven by the Centre. Hon. Chilo-Offiah explained that “Enugu Tech Skill is a public-private partnership project deve...
Ganduje Presents Staff of Office to Buhari’s in-law as Emir of Bichi
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Ganduje Presents Staff of Office to Buhari’s in-law as Emir of Bichi

Governor Abdullahi Ganduje of Kano state has presented a staff of office to Nasiru Bayero, the Emir of Bichi. The presentation was done two years after Bayero was appointed as Emir of Bichi after Kano emirate was split into five. President Muhammadu Buhari who was represented at the event by his Chief of Staff, Ibrahim Gambari, described the creation of additional emirates in the state as historic and innovative. He said; “Your turbaning at a providential time like this in the history of our country when the prevailing social and socioeconomic conditions have created an opportunity for emerging leaders to display their qualities and work earnestly for continued peace and unity. “Your father, my friend the late Emir of Kano, Ado Bayero, was a symbol of unity, not only w...
Ethiopia and Malawi to adopt INEC Policies in Local Elections – INEC Chairman
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Ethiopia and Malawi to adopt INEC Policies in Local Elections – INEC Chairman

Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Prof Mahmood Yakubu has said that the Ethiopian and Malawian electoral bodies are considering deploying some aspects of the tool in the INEC’s Election Monitoring and Support Centre (EMSC) in their local elections. Declaring open a retreat to review the operationalisation structure of the Election Monitoring and Support Centre (EMSC), in Keffi, Nasarawa State on Friday August 6, Yakubu said the EMSC had become a vital tool in the monitoring, implementation and management of Nigeria’s electoral plans and activities. He part of EMSC's plan after it was first inaugurated in November 2015, was to build on gains of the last commission (2010-2015) in creating systems for the continuous and effective managem...
Ahmed Musa Unveiled as Pop Cola Ambassador
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Ahmed Musa Unveiled as Pop Cola Ambassador

Super Eagle Striker and former Leicester City forward Ahmed Musa has been Unveiled as Pop Cola Ambassador in Kano. Musa who recently took over as Captain of Kano Pillars Football Club is to serve as brand new ambassador of Pop Cola Soft Drink, a product of Mamuda Group of Companies in Kano. The event of the unveiling of Musa as brand ambassador of the company and Pop Cola Soft Drink took place at Tahir Guest Palace in Kano. Pop Cola, an energy drink is the main brand of soft drinks product of the company apart from other drinks. The event had in attendance the Deputy Governor of Kano Dr Nasiru Yusuf Gawuna, Managing Director of KAROTA Dr Baffa Babba Danagundi, Special Adviser to the governor on Solid Minerals Balaraba Ibrahim Ahmed. The must awaited unveiling of new Pop ...
Cussons Baby Moments Season 7 – Meet the Top 10 finalists!
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Cussons Baby Moments Season 7 – Meet the Top 10 finalists!

Cussons Baby has revealed the top 10 finalists for the Cussons Baby Moments season 7 competition.  These finalists came out top after being appraised by the celebrity judges of the competition based on set criteria, beating 90 other contestants to the grand finale. These finalists, who made it from various parts of the country, will now faceoff at the finale, where they will compete for the title of ‘Cussons Baby of the year’ as well as the grand prize of N2million naira and a year’s supply of Cussons Baby products. This is more than enough reason for joy. Meet the Top 10: Too cute to judge, right?! Who are you rooting for? Celebrity judges, Ufuoma McDermott, Deyemi Okanlawon and Sisi Yemmie have got some tough task on their hands! Good luck to all the finalists. Cussons Ba...
”World’s Cleanest Underwear”; This Self-cleaning Underwear Can Be Worn For Weeks Without Becoming Smelly
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”World’s Cleanest Underwear”; This Self-cleaning Underwear Can Be Worn For Weeks Without Becoming Smelly

A Minnesota company has created what it calls “the world’s cleanest underwear”, an innovative self-cleaning undergarment that can be worn daily for weeks, even months, without becoming smelly. HercLéon, a material innovation group known for creating the world’s first self-cleaning socks, t-shirts and bedsheets, is now taking on the underwear industry with Kribi, a line of undergarments made from a bacteria-fighting fabric. This revolutionary material, called HercFiber continuously destroys all bacteria and stays clean without needing a wash. All you have to do is let the underwear “air out” for a bit after wearing them, and you can safely put them on again the next day. HercFiber is made with a blend of Bamboo, Eucalyptus, Beechwood, and Copper fibers. The copper is anti-infectio...
Horse Found Dead After Being Used As Transport In Lagos (Photos)
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Horse Found Dead After Being Used As Transport In Lagos (Photos)

Following the ban of okadas and Keke napep in Lagos State, Nigeria. Some others have become innovative about the situation. One of which was using horse as a means of transportation to make the movement faster. Unfortunately for one of the horses, it collapsed on the way and died. See photos...
ID Africa Announces new Format for 8th Edition of Nigerian Entertainment Conference
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ID Africa Announces new Format for 8th Edition of Nigerian Entertainment Conference

ID Africa, owners of theNETng and producers of Nigerian Entertainment Conference (NECLive) have announced a new format for the 8th edition of the long running conference to be held on Wednesday, April 22, 2020. NECLive which is the premier and largest gathering of entertainment industry professionals in Nigeria will be expanding its format to accommodate new activities, events and programmes in order to deepen its impact and shore up its contributions to Nigeria’s entertainment and creative industry. For the past seven years, NECLive has run as an intensive full day, nine-hour event featuring powerful panel sessions, insights from industry leaders and critically innovative conversations. Past editions of NECLive have seen over 12,000  attendees, reached over 60 million viewers onlin...
Bolt Introduces Tricycle Category in Uyo
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Bolt Introduces Tricycle Category in Uyo

Bolt, the leading on-demand transportation platform in Europe and Africa, has today introduced tricycle hailing service in Uyo. It is the first alternative vehicle category besides cars that Bolt has launched in West Africa. Femi Akin-Laguda, Bolt Country Manager for Nigeria, said: “At Bolt, we will continue to find innovative ways to cater to local demand for popular services. We are thrilled to introduce the tricycle service in Uyo. We believe that it resonates well with the culture in this city and that this category will provide an easy and affordable transportation option for trips around Uyo. We have already built the biggest ride-sharing platform in Nigeria for cars and the knowledge we have gained in that endeavour gives us a significant advantage in taking on the uni...
Kaduna Government to go after 2,000 Unregistered Private Schools
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Kaduna Government to go after 2,000 Unregistered Private Schools

The Kaduna State Quality Assurance Authority says it will go after over 2,000 unregistered private primary and secondary schools operating illegally in the state. The Director-General of the authority, Hajiya Umma Ahmad, disclosed this in an interview with News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Kaduna on Monday. Ahmad explained that only about 2,000 out of the over 4,000 private schools operating in the state have registered with the state government. According to her, some of the schools have been operating in the state for over 20 years without registration to avoid regulation and evade tax payment to the government. “As at middle 2019, only about 1,000 out of the over 4,000 private schools in the state have registered with the state government, until we started closing the illega...
TECNO Sponsored 4 Nigerians to an All-Expense Paid Tour to Dubai and Seychelles
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TECNO Sponsored 4 Nigerians to an All-Expense Paid Tour to Dubai and Seychelles

Popular phone maker TECNO has over the years established itself as a brand that places customer satisfaction and loyalty at the core of its service delivery. This is why the company organizes numerous life-changing activities for its fans and customers, like the TECNO Light Your Dream, Camon Selfie King and Queen, thousands of Give-aways on social media, and many more to come soon. In the latest of such events, the #24MPAIClearSelfie Challenge was put together by the smartphone maker on the heels of the launch of the Camon 11 and Camon 11 Pro smartphones. Following the unveiling of the premium mobile phones, TECNO promised to sponsor 4 Nigerians to experience the beauty of Dubai and Seychelles through the incredibly robust camera quality of the new smartphones. After the successfu...
I’ll Make Nigeria Africa’s Most Innovative Economy – Ezekwesili
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I’ll Make Nigeria Africa’s Most Innovative Economy – Ezekwesili

The presidential candidate of the Allied Congress of Nigeria (ACPN), Dr. Obiageli Ezekwesili, has notified Nigerians of her plans in the new year, one of which is to make Nigeria’s economy the most innovative in entire Africa as soon as she emerges President. In a press statement on Tuesday, she said that if well-managed, Nigeria’s economy would outshine that of its contemporaries in Africa. The ACPN presidential candidate said that this was achievable through the creation of a special fund for science and technology and reformation of key financial institutions. She said, “We will be creating a $1bn Science, Technology and Innovation fund to ensure that science, technology and innovation becomes the enabler for socio-economic development and structural transformation. “The goal i...
Is Mourinho a Man Out of His Time?
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Is Mourinho a Man Out of His Time?

Jose Mourinho Mourinho’s time at Old Trafford was heavily laced with accusations the modern game – in the shape of managers such as Manchester City’s Pep Guardiola, and Jurgen Klopp at Liverpool – had left the 55-year-old Portuguese behind. And games in opposition to Guardiola and Klopp that are fresh in the memory intensify the image Mourinho, once the trailblazer, is light years behind the modernisers. Guardiola’s City outclassed their neighbours two months ago and it was symbolic that the sight of United cowering as Klopp’s Liverpool blew them away at Anfield on Sunday was the final straw. The intense, attacking, easy-on-the-eye approaches of Guardiola, Klopp, and Mauricio Pochettino at Tottenham have been used as sticks to beat what is regarded as Mourinho’s more pragma...
Access Bank Wins SERAS Award
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Access Bank Wins SERAS Award

Access Bank Plc has announced that it recently won the ‘Most Responsible Business in Africa’ and three other awards at the 12th edition of the Sustainability, Enterprise and Responsibility Awards (SERAS) held in Lagos. The SERAS CSR awards is an annual event aimed at recognising and celebrating organisations for investing resources in the improvement of lives and the environment they serve through several innovative program and initiatives. Other awards won by the bank included ‘Best Partnership for Development; Best Corporate Communication Team and Sustainability Practitioner of the Year – received by Omobolanle Victor-Laniyan, Group Head, Sustainability at Access Bank. According to a statement, the award ceremony attracted several dignitaries, business executives and several...
Amstel Malta Brings Fun to FitFam Fest
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Amstel Malta Brings Fun to FitFam Fest

Lagos came alive this past weekend as the largest comprehensive fitness festival, FitFam Fest in collaboration with Amstel Malta, brought men, women and children of all ages together for its annual, unmissable fitness and wellness experience. The event which held on Saturday, November 24 at the Hard Rock Cafe Beachfront, in Oniru, Lekki, saw top notch trainers and fitness enthusiasts converge on one place to partake in an array of fitness activities. FitFam Fest is a single day festival designed to promote health and fitness across Africa through fun and participation. The festival was geared towards identifying and validating every individual’s journey into fitness – through physical activity, proper nutrition, mental well-being and other hacks that help attain a healthy balanc...
Alex Bags Endorsement Deal With Real Estate Company
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Alex Bags Endorsement Deal With Real Estate Company

Ex-Big Brother Star, Alex Asogwa has announced her new brand endorsement deal with a real estate company in Lagos. Alex signs deal with Jenesis Colony One time Big Brother Naija housemate, Alexandra Asogwa is counting her blessings as she recently inked an endorsement deal with real estate company, Jenesis Colony. Alex Asogwa The third runner up of the widely acclaimed reality show took to Instagram  to make the big announcement. She wrote: "Naomad Agency @naomadagency proudly announces the endorsement deal between Jenesis Colony @jenesiscolony1 and Alex Asogwa @alex_unusual. "The Jenesis Colony team chose Alex because of her love for positively motivating Youths and promoting the need for a better life and standard of living. Jenesis Colony’s aim is making house owne...
AfDB Calls For Bridging Of Africa’s Capital, Bankable Projects
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AfDB Calls For Bridging Of Africa’s Capital, Bankable Projects

The Africa Development Bank (AfDB) says there is the need to bridge the gap between Africa’s available capital and bankable projects since it requires between 600 and billion dollars annually for development. Akinwumi Adesina AfDB’s “African Economic Outlook 2018’’, financing Africa’s development report notes that out of the said amount, between 130 billion dollars and 170 billion dollars was needed for infrastructure yearly. The AfDB, however, said it was working with other multilateral development partners and stakeholders to tackle the continent’s massive infrastructure and development needs. To this end, the bank said it had concluded plans to organise its First Africa Investment Forum (AIF). The bank said that the Forum, an innovative investment market place would bring t...
2019: Youth Parliament Endorses Saraki’s Loyalist
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2019: Youth Parliament Endorses Saraki’s Loyalist

Ahead of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) primaries, the Nigerian Youth Parliament has endorsed the candidacy of Abdulmajeed Olanrewaju Oba for the Federal House of Representatives. Saraki Mr Olanrewaju Oba who organised the recent Mass Rally for Senator Bukola Saraki for President is vying to represent the Asa, Ilorin West Federal Constituency in the 2019 general elections under the PDP platform. Speaking on the endorsement at a Special Occasion of a merit award of excellence conferment on Hon. Olanrewaju Oba, the Head of Mission, Nigerian Youth Parliament, Mr Gideon Obande, said that the recipient of the award Olanrewaju Oba has contributed to youth development in the state through his advocacies and empowerment programmes. Osun: Resign now, PDP tells INEC chair, Direc...
Osun Election: INEC Has Shown It’s Readiness For 2019 – CTA
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Osun Election: INEC Has Shown It’s Readiness For 2019 – CTA

Election observer group, the Centre for Transparency Advocacy (CTA) has said with the tremendous improvement shown by the Independent National Electoral Commission in Saturday’s governorship election, the Commission has proved it is now well prepared  for the 2019 general polls. Addressing journalists in Oshogbo on its preliminary report of the election, CTA executive director, Dr Chima Amadi described as satisfactory the overall improvement of INEC in the Osun Governorship Election by being proactive and innovative. INEC boss According to him, the 120 observers deployed by his group observed that INEC for the first time deployed men and materials to various polling booths before 8 am. He said the 100 % deployment achievement by INEC is a remarkable improvement in Election manage...
South-South Innovation Hub Unveils Free Legal, Accounting Services For Edo Start-ups
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South-South Innovation Hub Unveils Free Legal, Accounting Services For Edo Start-ups

The South-South Innovation Hub has unveiled free business support tool-kit, including legal and accounting services, for start-ups in Edo State and environs, to help young innovators and entrepreneurs formalise and scale up their businesses. Managing Director, South-South Innovation Hub, Oluwatobi Gege (left); and Edo State Focal Person, National Social Investment Programme; Osayuwamen Oladeselu, at the Innovation Hub, in Benin City. Managing Director, South-South Innovation hub, Oluwatobi Gege, disclosed this during an interview with journalists in Benin City, the Edo State capital. The South-South Innovation Hub is domiciled at the Edo Innovates complex, in Benin City, and is open to start-ups in the South South region. Gege explained that the third-party services will in...
Nollywood Actor, Jim Iyke launches new app called ‘OGA WORK’
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Nollywood Actor, Jim Iyke launches new app called ‘OGA WORK’

Nollywood actor and businessman, Jim Iyke has ventured into a new project as he launches an App called OGA WORK. OGA WORK is said to be a platform for virtue job solutions for everyone. It is an app where one can get artisans to render any kind of services. The app is especially designed for artisans who have passion for their crafts but do not have a space or a store and needs one to take their service to end users. The OGA WORK app will however represent both service providers and users and help push businesses to the front line. According to Jim, the innovative idea of the OGA WORK app is to solve the issue of unemployment in Nigeria. He added that no matter what the skill involved is as far as it is legal, their job as the intermediary is to find an end user. The idea just does...
Figo: Innovative Real Madrid Will Reinforce For UCL Defence
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Figo: Innovative Real Madrid Will Reinforce For UCL Defence

Legendary former Real Madrid star Luis Figo has backed the club to do all they can to ensure they secure an unprecedented third consecutive UEFA Champions League title. Madrid conquered all before them in 2017, setting a new club record of five titles in a single calendar year as they won La Liga, the Spanish Super Cup, the UEFA Super Cup, the FIFA Club World Cup and became the first team in history to retain the Champions League. And Figo believes his former team-mate, coach Zinedine Zidane, can lead Madrid to yet more continental glory in 2018 and that the club will reinforce in the January transfer window. “Last year was Real Madrid’s best ever in terms of titles,” Figo, who led Madrid to the Champions League title in 2002, told Goal. “Five titles in one year was amazing. Of course,...
Tiwa Savage Makes BBC’s List Of 100 Inspirational And Innovative Women For 2017
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Tiwa Savage Makes BBC’s List Of 100 Inspirational And Innovative Women For 2017

Nigerian singer, Tiwa Savage has been named by the BBC as one of the 100 most inspirational and innovative women of 2017. According to BBC, Tiwa Savage is an intergral member of the Afrobeats scene and plans to open a music school. Also on the list is Talent Jumo, a Zimbabwean activist who supports victims of revenge porn, giving them counselling and legal advice. British-Nigerian business brain Anne-Marie Imafidon also makes the list for her role in supporting women to go into careers in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). Excited Tiwa took to social media to share this image with caption: 'OMG OMG OMG this is incredible ... BBC unveiled their list of 100 inspirational and innovative women of 2017 and I made the list ??????The list includes NASA astrona...

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