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President Muhammadu Buhari pledged Tuesday in Abuja his administration’s ongoing war against corruption will be vigorously sustained to rid the country of the debilitating effects of the wanton looting of public funds in past years. Addressing State House staff who assembled to welcome him back from his recent vacation, President Buhari assured them that he will continue to lead the country with patriotic zeal, integrity, dedication and commitment to improving the living conditions of ordinary Nigerians. “I have never in my life believed in corruption. If we make any mistake in what we are doing and compromise our integrity, the country will be further dragged back. “We’ll not touch anybody that did not touch public funds. If you behave yourself, you will sleep soundly, your children and families will enjoy respect. “But if you have short-changed the treasury, ...

On Friday 4 May 2012, at the age of 48, Rasheed Yekini passed away after a brief but serious illness. Nigeria’s record goalscorer (37 goals) ensured his name went down in the history books when he scored the Super Eagles’ first ever FIFA World Cup™ goal at the 1994 finals in the USA in the 3-0 group stage win over Bulgaria. FIFA.com looks back on his memorable goal and subsequent celebration. Yekini who played for several clubs in Spain, Greece, Portugal and Switzerland, could hardly believe he had scored and spontaneously grabbed the net, shaking it in celebration. The photo of the 58-time Nigeria international captivated the world and even today the former striker, who in 1993 was the first Nigerian to be voted African Footballer of the Year, remains a respected figure in the global football family. “Rasheed ...

The Group Managing Director of Red Star has commends the Federal Government of Nigeria for its currency swap policy of Naira to Yuan, pointing out that this will help boost the logistics industry, as well as other sectors of the economy. He stated this at the just concluded Institute of Directors’ 2016 ADC conference in Abuja. Speaking recently at an interview session the Group Managing Director of Red Star Express, Mr Sule Bichi, explained that the swap is a smart idea simply because a large chunk of the Nigeria’s import comes from China and South East Asia. “The swap is a smart idea simply because a large chunk of the Nigeria’s import comes from China and South East Asia, so if we can eliminate changing our naira to dollars or pounds sterling and using the Yuan as a ...

It’s almost summer, and children love to travel this period. Children will always be who they are. They love to see pictures of toys and even play with toys themselves. This might just be the reason they often fall in love with cartoons. They enjoy companion a lot. To this end, airlines provide companion for kids which ranges from movies to music, and the likes. Toys have also been introduced to keep them busy. That way, they wouldn’t have to disturb their parents or relatives they are travelling with, but rather concentrate on the playing with their new found love. Appearing in various colours, ‘Fly with Me Animal’ Toy is one of Emirates offerings on air. The toys are light in weight, and soft in nature like a teddy bear, appearing in various shapes and colours as it will appeal ...

Guaranty Trust Bank plc, has extended its annual One-on-One consultation for children with Autism and other developmental difficulties to Ogun State. The five day programme, which is free and open to the general public, began on Monday 25th April,2016 at the June 12 Cultural Centre, Kuto, in Abeokuta, the state capital. Themed “Managing Autism: The Next Generation, Consideration and Resources”, the One-on-One consultation features specialists from Nigeria and the United States of America offering consulting services ranging from the assessment of children for Autism and other developmental challenges to the counselling of their parents. Other specialized consultation services include; Speech Therapy, Physical Therapy, Behaviour Analysis, Audiology, Clinical Psychology, Developmental Psychiatry, Physiotherapy, and Occupational Therapy. Among the partners for the five-day programme are the First Lady of Ogun State, Mrs Olufunso Amosun through the Uplift Foundation, the state Ministries ...

The Next Economy Project is part of the Dutch Ministry of foreign Affairs Local Employment in Africa for Development (L.E.A.D) program.It is a collaboration with SOS’s Children villages, 1%club, Enviu , Afrilabs and enspire incubator.The Next Economy empowers African youth to unleash their talents, build their confidence and hon the skills they need for a successful career in a job or as an entrepreneur. Enspire Incubator will be hosting the track 2 (Acceleration program) of the Next Economy Project for the next three (3) years. The accelerator program is due to take place in three states across the nation including Lagos and the FCT. The aim of the project is to see that 10 start ups complete the acceleration program per state per year with at least 3 getting external funding with the support of Enviu and the ...

Rocket Internet-backed taxi hailing startup, Easy Taxi, has launched a new version of its mobile app that is integrated into Microsoft’s popular email solution, Outlook. The new mobile app,Easy Taxi for Outlook enable users to request a taxi within their Outlook email account when reminded of a calendar-saved event, thereby offering users other options of booking for a taxi. The new solution, which allows users to schedule a taxi by simply setting up a notification that will be sent within Outlook, is aimed at optimizing a user’s arrival time to meetings, events, lunches, and other commitments. Dennis Wang, Global co-chief executive officer (CEO) of Easy Taxi said, “We want to offer more and more convenience and practicality to our users,” He further said, “During office hours, Outlook already notifies the person of a meeting through a reminder, now in the same ...

The Federal Government has finally removed subsidy from sale of Premium Motor Spirit, PMS, also known as petrol with immediate effect Below is the Press Statement On Current Fuel Situation In Nigeria by Ibe Kachikwu, honourable minister of state for petroleum resources 11 May 2016 | Press Statement On Current Fuel Situation In Nigeria We have just finished a meeting of various stakeholders presided over by His Excellency, the Vice President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria. The meeting had in attendance the Leadership of the Senate, House of Representatives, Governors Forum, and Labour Unions (NLC, TUC, NUPENG, and PENGASSAN). The meeting reviewed: 1. The current fuel scarcity and supply difficulties in the country. 2. The exorbitant prices being paid by Nigerians for the product. These prices range on the average from N150 to N250 per litre currently. ...

The Federal Government has finally removed subsidy from sale of Premium Motor Spirit, PMS, also known as petrol with immediate effect Below is the Press Statement On Current Fuel Situation In Nigeria by Ibe Kachikwu, honourable minister of state for petroleum resources 11 May 2016 | Press Statement On Current Fuel Situation In Nigeria We have just finished a meeting of various stakeholders presided over by His Excellency, the Vice President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria. The meeting had in attendance the Leadership of the Senate, House of Representatives, Governors Forum, and Labour Unions (NLC, TUC, NUPENG, and PENGASSAN). The meeting reviewed: 1. The current fuel scarcity and supply difficulties in the country. 2. The exorbitant prices being paid by Nigerians for the product. These prices range on the average from N150 to N250 per litre currently. ...

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