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Nigeria Women’s Bobsled Team make Winter Olympics history.

  Nigeria women’s bobsled team recently made the Winter Olympics history by becoming the first men’s or women’s African team represented in the category at an Olympics. Consisting of Seun Adigun (Driver) who represented Nigeria in 100mH at London 2012 and began training for bobsled in 2014, Ngozi Onwumere (Breakmen) won a Silver & Gold medal at the 2015 AAG Akuoma Omeoga (Breakmen), the bobsled event will be held at the 2018 Winter Games in PyeongChang. The trio completed the fifth of their required five qualifying races on Wednesday, becoming the first African team, men or women, to qualify...

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Prof. Yemi Osinbajo Shares Inspiring Success Story Of A Former UNILAG Typist 

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo while delivering a speech recently, shared a story of a hardworking junior typist he met while working at the University of Lagos. In his address, he was talking about the importance of having a good character and used this inspiring story to illustrate his point. Here is an excerpt: I was 60 years old in March this year. And I must confess that it was one of the greatest surprises I ever experienced. I just suddenly became 60. And at the age of 60 I am entitled to give some advice and l will share...

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Nigeria contributes 49.6% of the hotel pipeline for West Africa.

According to W Hospitality Group’s 2017 Hotel Chains Pipeline report, Nigeria, Senegal and Cape Verde dominate the West African hotel pipeline with 77% of the total planned hotel rooms. West Africa has been at the heart of the continent’s growth and economic transformation in recent years. Notwithstanding the sharp slowdown experienced in 2016 and 2017, the region’s economy is expected to rebound in 2017 onwards. Commodity-based economies, like Nigeria, are slowly recovering from the fall in oil prices and oil production, while countries like Côte d’Ivoire, Mali, and Senegal have shown economic resilience and sustained growth. As many of the...

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Banky W undergoes 3rd cancer surgery.

Nigerian R ‘N’B singer, Bankole ‘Banky W’ Wellington has shared shocking details behind his absence from limelight. In a lengthy post on his Instagram page, the actor revealed his ordeal with cancer, adding that he had a surgery last month to remove a rare strain of skin cancer tumors found in his skin. He had the first two surgeries 10 years ago but the cancer resurfaced this year. Thankfully, he had a successful operation and is now back on his feet. See his post below. “A wise man once said this: “Scars. A sign that you had been hurt. A sign...

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Film And Television Star, Sadiq Daba Down With Leukemia And Prostate Cancer.

According to reports, TV and film star, Sadiq Daba has been diagnosed of leukemia and prostrate cancer. The sexagenarian is urgent need of $25,000 to pay for his medical bills. Per Azuka Jebose, former journalist and artiste manager, revealed that Daba is currently receiving treatment at the Lagos State University Teaching Hospital and a Gofundme account has been set up on his behalf. ‘Through the years, Sadiq Daba enchanted us with his beloved performances as a young Actor on Nigerian Television and in the movies. We loved his charming characters. In real life, Sadiq transcends humanity with his free spirit and openness...

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Coping with Suicidal Thoughts | By: Tony Ogunlowo

You haven’t killed yourself, yet, so that’s a start. You are thinking, seriously, of doing it but haven’t yet mustered up the courage to go ahead with it. With all the conflicting thoughts in your head you’re still trying, desperately, to find a reason to carry on living. Don’t despair! You might think the whole world is against you and there is no other option, but it’s not over – there’s a way. Suicidal thoughts are mostly brought on by financial difficulties, social and peer pressure. Feeling worthless enough to want to end one’s own life can happen to...

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Report Emergencies Within Seconds With The Eppme App!

Emergencies remain a part of everyday living and governments make efforts to ensure safety of lives and property for citizens. By their nature however, many emergencies are unforeseen – robbers would strike at unexpected hours of the night or nature strikes without warning. In all these cases, help is hardly too much. The newly-launched EppMe App; an emergency and business reporting app is today the most secure platform for Nigerians to access secured and profiled transmissions to the authorities when they are in danger. This ground-breaking service assures responsible reportage as users are known within our communities while transmissions are profiled...

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Everything you need to know about Ovarian Cysts!

What are ovarian cysts? A cyst is a little balloon filled with air or fluid on one of the ovaries, which then exerts pressure on the right or left side of the lower abdomen. These cysts can be painful. Besides the pain in the lower abdomen, some other symptoms are: erratic, painful periods, often with much uterine bleeding as a result of elevated estrogen levels, painful intercourse, heel pain, and excessive hair growth. When the ovarian cyst bursts the pain is relieved, though in some cases the cyst may reappear. The incidence of ovarian cysts is on the rise,...

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World Bank ‘Doing Business’ report on Nigeria fantastic & is proof that Buhari administration’s reforms are working- Osinbajo

FG will not rest on its oars on improving the Nigerian economy Despite Nigeria’s latest impressive ranking in the World Bank’s latest ‘Doing Business’ report, the Buhari administration will continue to actively pursue its reform agenda to keep improving the nation’s economy, according to Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, SAN. Prof. Osinbajo further said the oil and gas industry in Nigeria stands to benefit greatly from the administration’s Ease of Doing Business reforms. He said this in his speech on Thursday to mark the 55th anniversary of the Oil Producers Trade Section (OPTS) of the Lagos Chambers Of Commerce and Industry (LCCI) at the Eko Hotel...

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Lionel Messi donates €70k to charity after libel case win

Last year, Barcelona talisman, Lionel Messi won a libel case against Spanish newspaper, La Razon who published an article following Argentina’s World Cup final defeat to Germany in 2014, criticizing the player and claiming he wore a wig and had used performance-enhancing drug Nandrolone. Spain’s Supreme Court agreed with the Barcelona court’s ruling that  the article went outside the bounds of an opinion piece and ordered that La Razon, its editor, Francisco Marhuenda and Ussia should pay €72,783.20 to Messi. The case was closed today, with Messi donating the money won in the case to medical charity, Doctors Withour Borders.   “The...

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Victor Moses, Troost-Ekong, others nominated for CAF African player of the year award.

Nigerian duo, Victor Moses and William Troost-Ekong have been shortlisted for the 2018 edition of the Confederation of African Football (CAF) player of the year award. Both Nigeria Internationals ply their trades in England and Turkey respectively. A statement from CAF released on Wednesday reads thus. “The winner will be decided by votes from the head coaches/technical directors of the national associations affiliated to CAF, members of the CAF technical and development committee and a panel of media experts,” said CAF. “The awards gala will be held on Thursday, 4 January 2018 in Accra, Ghana. “Nigerian energy giants, Aiteo, are the headline...

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England beat Spain 5-2 to win the U17 World Cup.

 In what can be described as an astounding victory, England win their first U-17 World Cup after turning an 0-2 deficit into a resounding 5-2 victory over Spain. Manchester City’s Phil Foden‘s double strikes inspired the incredible comeback victory at the Salt Lake Stadium in India. England now double world youth football champions in 2017, having won U20 WC earlier this year. It has been a rollercoaster  year for England’s youth teams. U17 Euros – Final U18-20 Toulon – Winners U20 WC – Winners U21 Euros – Semi U17 WC – Winners Liverpool FC/England player, Rhian Brewster won the Man...

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Asamoah Gyan obtains license to operate private airline in Ghana.

Ghana national team captain, Asamoah Gyan, has obtained a license from the government of Ghana, to operate an airline in the country. The airline, which is called Baby Jet Airlines,  is expected to commence operations soon. The announcement was made by President Akufo-Addo at the 2017 African Airshow at the Kotoka International Airport.   The ex Sunderland striker will focus initially on cargo trips and grow from there. “I’ve been reliable informed that the Captain of our senior national football team, the Black Stars, Asamoah Gyan, Baby Jet has obtained an air carrier license and is working feverishly to...

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The 7 Deadly Sins A Nigerian President Should Avoid | By: Tony Ogunlowo

The race to be President of Nigeria in 2019 has already started – well, behind the scenes. Will it be the incumbent (- if he decides to run again!) or somebody else? The Bible lists Gluttony, Greed, Pride, Envy, Lust, Sloth and Wrath as the 7 Deadly Sins to avoid during our time in life and other religions have similar requirements. For a President to effectively rule a diverse country, like Nigeria, he (- or she!) needs to avoid the following 7 Deadly Sins: 1, The North- South palaver – As long as there is still Nigeria there will always be...

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Highlights from The FIFA best player awards 2017 held in London

    Cristiano Ronaldo was named the world’s best player at the 2017 FIFA Football awards in London last night. The striker who stepped out in style with his son Cristiano Jnr and his pregnant girlfriend Georgina Rodriguez, received the maximum votes in the best player category with 43%. Barcelona star Lionel Messi who was also present with his wife  Antonella Roccuzzo came second in the category. Also present at the high-profile gala were PSG stars, Neymar and Dani Alves,  Argentine icon Diego Maradona, Brazilian legend, Ronaldo, Chelsea manager, Antonio Conte, former Leicester manager, Claudio Ranieri, Arsenal midfielder Granit Xhaka...

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Photos from the Buckwyld ‘n’ Breathless concert

The Convention centre, Eko Hotel and Suites Victoria Island was the place to be yesterday with amazing performances by 2Baba, Tiwa Savage, and Flavour who brought the Lagos Dream illusion to Buckwyld ‘n’ Breathless: The Lagos Dream. The concert also had great performances by, Efya, Timaya, Paul Okoye, Mr 2kay, Dj Jimmy Jatt, and Kelly Hansome. Hosted by Andre Blaze, the concert was packed with attendance ranging from some of the most revered socialites, A list celebrities and personalities such as Senator Ita Giwa, Mai Atafo, Annie Idibia , KCee, Baba Dee, Orezi,  Mr Ibu, Waje, Ubi Franklin, Brand Executives and a host...

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Movie Review : Body Language | By: Jerry Cheimeke

Movie Title: Body Language Genre: Drama Year Of Release: 2017 Cast: Ramsey Nouah, Tana Adelana, Ken Erics, Lawretta Richards, Emem Ufot Producer: Emem Isong Director: Moses Inwang Body Language” follows the story of a lady named Tola Sadiq (Adelana), who works as a marketing specialist in an interior decorating company, but at night goes by the name Amber at an exquisite strip club, where she works as a high-grade exotic dancer. She climbs to the top of the chain at her night job after the gruesome murder of Anita, her colleague. More ladies in various fields die in the following...

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Nwankwo Kanu Launches Jackpot Lotto To Support His Foundation

Legendary Nigerian footballer and philanthropist, Nwankwo Kanu, is launching the biggest lotto in Africa to raise funds for the Kanu Heart Foundation (KHF)  and help build a specialist cardiac hospital in Abuja. The KHF lotto offers a jackpot starting at N1 billion and will be run in conjunction with AfroMillonsLotto. It offers twice-weekly draws with bigger jackpots than all the lotteries in Nigeria combined, as well as being the largest jackpot anywhere in Africa. Twenty percent of every ticket sold will go directly to KHF to help it continue its work ensuring underprivileged children across Africa with heart problems get the...

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Craig Shakespeare sacked as manager of Leicester City.

Leicester City have fired manager, Craig Shakespeare following the club’s 1-1 draw with West Bromwich Albion on Monday. The 53 year-old who was appointed in June contract succeeded Claudio Ranieri on a caretaker basis. The decision comes after the foxes slipped into the bottom three and 18th on the PL log. Leicester’s performances have been below par this season. The club recorded six winless matches and 1 victory in 10 Premier League games, against newly promoted Brighton in August.  Shakespeare who signed a 3 year-deal with the club was given money to spend during the summer transfer window, bringing in the...

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Nigeria’s Akinwumi Adesina named 2017 World Food Prize Laureate

President of the African Development Bank, Dr. Akinwumi Adesina has emerged the 2017 World Food Prize Laureate.  Speaking during his Norman Borlaug Lecture titled “Betting on Africa to Feed the World,” delivered on Monday, October 16 on World Food Day in the United States, Akinwunmi maintained that Africa holds the key for feeding the nine billion people that will inhabit this planet by 2050. The Laureate also called for land tax for unused agricultural land or underutilized agricultural land to provide incentives for faster commercialization of agriculture and unlocking its potential in Africa. In the lecture held before a...

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