FIFA will take a final decision on June 6 whether to expand the 2022 World Cup in Qatar to 48 teams and hopes to confirm the plans if a suitable co-host can be found. The world football governing body moved a step closer on Friday to taking the decision. An internal feasibility study supporting the expansion, which is being strongly pushed by president Gianni Infantino, was given full backing by the FIFA council in Miami. The final decision will now be taken in Paris after FIFA and Qatar jointly submit the names of potential co-host nations to the governing body’s Congress. Infantino, who also ...

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 ...

After three stellar exposés of the biggest culinary experience in Africa, the GTBank Food and Drink Festival is getting bigger for the 4th edition, which will hold for 4 days from Sunday, 28th April, to Wednesday 1st May 2019 at the GTCentre, Plot 1, Water Corporation Drive, Oniru, Lagos. Created in 2016 by leading African financial institution, Guaranty Trust Bank Plc, the GTBank Food and Drink Festival has become the premier culinary event in Africa, bringing together tens of thousands of people from across the continent and beyond to support and celebrate Nigeria’s vibrant and burgeoning small businesses in the food retail sector. Over the last three years, the event has hosted more than 450,000 people, featured dozens of entrepreneurial masterclasses by international chefs and food business experts ...

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 Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation ( NNPC) says it has opened its portal for recruitment of fresh graduates and experienced professionals into the system. Mr Ndu Ughamadu, its Group General Manager, (Public Affairs Division), confirmed this to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Abuja on Wednesday. He said that the portal for the recruitment was opened on Wednesday. The recruitment portal address is https:/careers.nnpcgroup.com. “The portal was opened today and I have received hundreds of inquiries weather it is correct or not. ” We are going to recruit people from different engineering fields , especially fresh graduates and equally in the administrative areas,” ...
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