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YABATECH rector set to retire after successful term

Reading Time: 2 minutes After serving as Yaba College of Technology’s (YABATECH) rector for five years, Mr. Obafemi Omokungbe will formally step down from his position on January 29. This was stated in a statement given to reporters on Wednesday in Lagos by Mr. Joe Ejiofor, the college’s deputy registrar. He claims that after demonstrating leadership and providing high-quality Read More…

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Senate requests withdrawal of old Naira notes until July 31

Reading Time: 3 minutes The Senate has urged the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) to push back the deadline for old naira notes to be withdrawn from circulation from January 31 to July 31. Additionally, the upper house requested the CBN to establish an exchange window where those without bank accounts may deposit their old bills. The motion made Read More…

Buhari inaugurates 32-metric-tonne-per-hour Lagos rice mill

President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday opened a 32-metric tonne per hour Lagos Rice Mill in Imota, Ikorodu, a Lagos suburb, to boost Nigeria's rice revolution. The Lagos Rice Mill, Imota is a two x 16 metric tonnes per hour mill on an 8.5-hectare piece of land. The project requires around 240,000 metric tonnes of paddy per year to generate 2.5 million bags of 50kg of rice. Buhari, who arrived at Imota around 5:30 p.m., was accompanied by Gov. Babajide Sanwo-Olu, Sen. Tokunbo Abiru, Mr Colinious Ojelabi, Chairman, All Progressives Congress (APC), Lagos State, and Mr Ganiyu Solomon, Chairman, APC Presidential Campaign Committee, Lagos. Ms

Buhari unveils “game-changing” billion-dollar deep seaport

To assist alleviate port congestion and position Nigeria as a transhipment hub for Africa, the country unveiled a Chinese-built deep seaport in Lagos on Monday. The project cost $1 billion. President Muhammadu Buhari has made infrastructure development a cornerstone of his administration's economic policy in the hopes that it will assist the governing party gain support from voters before the presidential election next month. The Lagos state government and the China Harbour Engineering Company and the Tolaram company each control 25% of the future Lekki Deep Sea Port. "This is a transformative project, game changer project. This project could create at least 200,000

Investors, Exporters window: Naira gains 0.05%

Wednesday's exchange rate for the naira against the dollar in the Investors and Exporters window was 461.25 naira per dollar. When compared to the value of 461.50 that it was traded for on Tuesday, this figure reflected an increase of 0.05 per cent in value. On Wednesday, the open indicative rate finished at a value of N461 to one dollar. Throughout the course of the day's trade, the exchange rate fluctuated widely, reaching a high of N462 to the dollar before finally settling at N461.25. During the course of the day's trade, the price of one dollar in naira dropped to a low of
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Usain Bolt to sue for missing $12.7 million from Jamaican investment firm

Reading Time: < 1 minutes Olympic champion Usain Bolt wants to get back more than $12.7 million that went missing from his account with a Jamaican investment firm. Bolt’s lawyer says Bolt is ready to go to court if that is what it takes to get the money back. Bolt was alerted last week that his account balance at Kingston-based Read More…

Buhari mourns soccer legend Pele

Pele dies at 82

Featured Football Notes Sports Wole Olaoye

Soccer’s Greatest? It’s Pele!

Reading Time: 6 minutes As Qatar 2022 kicked off, Arabophobiacs went on overdrive with unsavoury stories about the host country. The stories ranged from deaths recorded during the construction of the various facilities to ‘human rights’ (read: gay rights) concerns. Those who thought nothing good could come out of that region were roundly disappointed in the end. Qatar gave Read More…

FIFA looking into Chef Salt Bae’s admission to the World Cup final celebrations

[Photos] Portugal face Morocco in Saturday quarter-finals after convincing 6-1 victory

December is not a deadline – don’t kill yourself

By Ugoma Johnson The Christmas season which is a celebration that is peculiar to December is always interesting and fun-filled. The joy of the season is such that is felt by all, including none Christians. Most businesses seem to boom more during the Christmas season and most business people always look forward to it. It is also an interesting time for employees as most organisations give a long holiday for workers to rest and have family time with their loved ones. The excitement, expectation, and joy that accompany the Christmas season are such that can hardly be compared to any other season. However, for

Thank God! I survived

A survivor's story of a pilot's plane crash experience By Tolu Ita Who would have thought that a flight that started in a clear blue sky would end up in a crash? But thank God, I survived. It was my CPL (commercial pilot licence) qualifying solo cross-country flight on September 12, 2003. I had completed the flight from Zaria to Jos, Jos to Abuja, and was on the last leg from Abuja to Zaria. Despite VFR (visual flight rules) weather in Zaria and my alternate, Kaduna, I had delayed departure for Abuja weather to improve. Tolu Soyemi (now Ita) on her way to the

The wisdom of old age

By Ugoma Johnson One of the biggest mistakes that young people, especially teenagers make sometimes is to see their parents as 'old school' to the point that they begin to think that they do not have anything to offer in this 21st century As much as I agree that most parents do not understand the dynamism of parenting the millennials, however, it will be foolish of me, or anyone for that matter to live in the delusion that the older generation is completely useless in the overall scheme of things as it relates to parenting the 21st-century child. The older generation might not

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