Nigerian international Alex Iwobi was Arsenal’s creative force as they eased into the last 16 of the Europa League with a 3-0 win at Emirates Stadium to turn their tie against BATE Borisov on its head. Iwobi dazzled during the early stages as Arsenal sought a swift breakthrough. He quickly forced a save from Scherbitski and almost curled in a gorgeous second after the own goal, with his movement causing BATE persistent problems. Unai Emery’s men were miserable in the away leg last week as they were beaten 1-0, but an aggregate 3-1 triumph was secured with a minimum of fuss after cancelling out ...

Facebook Inc and the United States Federal Trade Commission are negotiating a hefty settlement over the company’s privacy lapses that could require the online social network to pay a multibillion-dollar fine. The Washington Post reported that the FTC and Facebook had not agreed on an amount, citing two persons it said were familiar with the matter. Facebook reported fourth-quarter revenue of $16.9 billion and profit of $6.9 billion. The FTC has been investigating revelations that Facebook inappropriately shared information belonging to 87 million of its users with the now-defunct British political consulting firm Cambridge Analytica. The probe has focused on whether the sharing of ...

Babatunde Omidina popularly known as ‘Baba Suwe’ has been admitted  at the Lagos University Teaching Hospital (LUTH) in Idi Araba, Lagos. Mr Bolaji Amusan, the National President, Theatre Arts and Motion Pictures Producers Association of Nigeria (TAMPAN), disclosed this to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Friday in Lagos. Amusan popularly known as ‘Mr Latin’ as his stage name   said that the development was as a result of the approval of the association’s appeal  to the Federal Government to foot the medical bill of Baba Suwe. He said the ailing veteran comedian who was  alleged  to be suffering from an unknown sickness had ...

Guaranty Trust Bank plc has launched the Dusty Manuscript Contest to give budding writers the opportunity to win publishing deals for their finished, but yet-to-be published, manuscripts. Organized in partnership with publishing houses Okadabooks and Farafina, the contest is part of the Bank’s YouREAD initiative which is aimed at promoting the culture of reading. The Dusty Manuscript Contest is the latest in a long line of GTBank initiatives geared towards promoting the appreciation of Art and supporting creative potential. In 2017 the Bank remodelled the old Herbert Macaulay Library, Yaba into a state of the art learning and recreational facility that would give people ...

Dr Mercy Luka, a medical practitioner, has called for effective training and proper monitoring of activities of Traditional Birth Attendants (TBAs) to mitigate cases of maternal and child mortality. Luka made the appeal in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Thursday in Abuja. She noted that basic capacity building would assist the TBAs handle birth deliveries with minimal complications. According to her, the TBAs need to be trained on improved hygiene, what need to be done, when to do it and how important the health of the patient is. She said that knowledge of hygiene was very important because infections ...

The Tony Elumelu Foundation, an African-funded and founded philanthropy committed to empowering African entrepreneurs has announced its last call for applications into its prestigious 2019 Entrepreneurship Programme. The application portal launched on the 1st of January 2019 will close on the 1st of March, 2019.   Selected beneficiaries will join 4,470 current alumni and will receive $5,000 seed capital, access to mentors, bespoke training and numerous opportunities to impact policies at the local and global level. Open to African entrepreneurs from the 54 African countries, the Entrepreneurship Programme accepts business ideas as well as existing businesses with less than 3 years of experience in ...
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