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NRC begins Lagos-Abeokuta-Ibadan rail services

Reading Time: 2 minutes Image Credits: NAN Photo, REUTERS/Joe Penney. The Nigeria Railway Corporation on Monday announced the commencement of rail service operations on the Lagos-Abeokuta-Ibadan standard gauge train. The Railway District Manager, Mr Jerry Oche, made the disclosure in a statement in Lagos. Oche explained that the newly introduced service provided fully air-conditioned train services in different categories. Read More…

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4,630 appeals, 6,207 motions pending at Lagos Court of Appeal

Reading Time: 3 minutes Image Credits: Getty Images. More than  4,630 appeals and 6,207 motions were pending before the Lagos Division of the Court of Appeal as at Dec. 1. The President of  the Court of Appeal, Justice Monica Dongban-Mensem, gave the figures on Monday at the opening of the court’s first Working Retreat and Annual Conference of Justices Read More…

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Corruption stalls uninterrupted electricity to Africa – CIPE

Reading Time: 2 minutes Centre for International Private Enterprise (CIPE) has said that huge sums lost to corruption in Africa was enough to provide 24 hours uninterrupted power supply for three years. Andrew Wilson, CIPE Executive Director, stated this at the 2020 edition of the Africa Business Ethics Conference (ABEC) on Monday in Lagos. The conference theme was: “Tackling Read More…

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Nigeria stock market dips N38bn amid blue chips loss

Reading Time: 2 minutes Image Credits: NSE. The nation’s bourse opened trading for the week on Monday with a loss of N38 billion due to profit taking on Ecobank Transnational Incoporated (ETI), Zenith Bank and Nigerian Breweries. Specifically, the market capitalisation shed N38 billion or 0.21 per cent to close at N18.327 trillion from N18.365 trillion achieved on Friday. Read More…

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COVID-conscious Chanel streams fashion show from Loire chateau

Reading Time: < 1 minutes Image Credits: Forc Magazine. Decked out in looks fit for a pre-revolutionary banquet, dozens of models paraded elaborate Chanel styles for the fashion house’s latest show, beamed out to audiences on Thursday evening from the hall of a 16th century Loire Valley chateau. Some luxury brands, including Chanel, had tentatively returned to the catwalk with Read More…

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Davido’s DMW music label unveils Liya in Melo

Reading Time: < 1 minutes Davido’s music label, DMW, has unveiled its first female signing, Liya, with the release of her debut single, Melo. Released on YouTube, the music label announced: “The first of its kind! DMW is proud to present LIYA, the first female artist to adorn the 30bg crown. The new signee to Davido Music Worldwide (DMW). First Read More…

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Residents uncertain about Games as costs, COVID-19 cases rise

Reading Time: 2 minutes Image Credits: Kazuhurio Nogi/AFP/Getty Images, Jae C. Hong/AP. Japanese residents are torn between trepidation and tentative support for next year’s Olympic Games that are now set to be far more expensive than expected amid a spike in coronavirus cases. In an announcement on Friday, organisers said the postponed Games would cost an additional 294 billion Read More…