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FG Declares Tuesday Public Holiday

By Kumi Tyessi in Abuja The Federal Government has declared Tuesday, November 20, a public holiday to mark the Eid-El Maulud celebration. The Minister of Interior,...

AfDB to Boost Infrastructure in Africa through Private Equity Investment

By Bamidele Famoofo African Development Bank (AfDB) has said it will increase participation in Africa’s infrastructure development through private equity investment. The Board of Directors of...

BUSINESS

Agents Battle Customs over Multiple Checks in Cargo Clearance

Eromosele Abiodun There is a growing agitation among freight forwarders plying their trade at the Lagos ports over what they described as the proliferation of...

Airlines Allege Utterances By Govt Officials Threat to their Businesses

Chinedu Eze Airline operators have urged top government officials in the aviation sector to be mindful of their utterances, saying it is capable of hurting...

POLITICS

LIFE & STYLE

BIC Rewards Consumers in ‘Shave & Win’ Promo

Mary Nnah BIC, a family-owned company listed on the Paris Stock Exchange and a world leader in stationery, lighters, shavers and promotional products, is rewarding...

Expectations for the International Drinks Festival

Mary Nnah The International Drinks Festival is here again for its second year after a successful debut in 2017, where over 18,000 attendees and professionals...

Renowned Photographer “Seun O” Launches Music Career with “Move”

Ever been on a beach of an exquisite African resort with a mojito in hand and the beautiful waves sweeping your feet? The undiluted afro...

RCCG Holds First Faith-based Hackathon in Nigeria

Mary Nnah The Redeemed Christian Church of God, a trailblazer and a frontrunner in driving innovation that is positioning the Church and Africa as a...

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HEALTH & WELLBEING

‘Despite 9M Pregnant Nigerian Women, Only 2.4M Gets HIV Testing’

…3.6 million access antenatal, 64,000 HIV positive Martins Ifijeh With over nine million Nigerian women said to be pregnant every year, only about 3.6 million...

Provide Strong Legislation on Occupational Health, SOEHPON Tells FG

Martins Ifijeh The Society of Occupational and Environmental Health Physicians of Nigeria (SOEPHON), has called on the federal government to strengthen legislation on occupational health...

‘Megacorp Will Address Medical Equipment Gap in Nigeria’

Martins Ifijeh ikFollowing dearth of medical equipment in Nigeria, especially in sub-urban and rural areas, the Chief Executive Officer, Megacorp Enterprise, Okoh Benjamin, said easy...

Nigerians Yet to Tap into €400M Pest Control Industry, Says Expert

Martins Ifijeh Despite a huge market of over 400 million Euros in Nigeria’s Pest Control and Fumigation Industry, only about 20 million Euros has been...

WARIF Goes Digital to Combat Sexual Violence, Rape

Martins Ifijeh The Women At Risk International Foundation (WARIF) has gone live with the SAP People Connect 365 Mobile Service, as part of efforts to...

SPORT

EDUCATION

School Pupils Celebrate Fallen Soldiers at 100 Anniversary of WWI

Hundreds of pupils of the Abuja Preparatory School recently gathered in honour of soldiers in Nigeria, United Kingdom, United States and around the world...

Ayade Kicks off Construction of Advanced Teachers’ Training College

The Governor of Cross River State, Ben Ayade has flagged off construction work on the state's West Africa Advanced Teachers’ Continuous Training College. Fielding questions...

‘Nigeria Should Deploy Human Capacity/Tech for Devt’

Ugo Aliogo The Rector, Yaba College of Technology (YABATECH), Mr. Femi Omokungbe has stressed the need for the country to deploy its human capacity and...

A Varsity’s Act of Kindness

In a show of kindness, the management of Delta State University, Abraka recently donated N2 million to a student of History and International Relations...

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NIGERIA’S ENDANGERED INDIGENOUS LANGUAGES

More attention should be paid to the learning, teaching and usage of indigenous languages With our national preference for English as the official language of...