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Shadow Foreign Sec Thornberry condemns hypocrisy of govt figures pushing for Syria intervention

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Stanley Opara The Nigerian stock market (equities category) has sustained its losing streak for three straight days, posting a N15bn drop in the Nigerian Stock Exchange market capitalisation. A total
Isa Aremu, (Vice President, Industrial Global Union) The point cannot be overstated. The main objective of the Pension Reform Act of both 2004 and 2014 is to ensure administration and payment of pensi
The Special Adviser to Governor Akinwunmi Ambode on Education, Mr. Obafela Bank-Olemoh, has said that the Lagos State Government has completed the renovation and upgrade of public libraries in 18 seco
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Tunisia scored twice in the second half to beat Algeria 2-1 in Franceville on Thursday and haul themselves back into contention for an Africa Cup of Nations quarter-finals place, AFP reports. An Aissa
West Brom  have opened talks with Watford over the possible transfer of striker Odion Ighalo, reports.  The Baggies were interested in the 27-year-old last summer, when Watford’s £2
Festus Abu Scottish powerhouse Celtic are  doing everything in their power to persuade out-of-favour Super Eagles defender Efe Ambrose  to leave the club  this month. The South Africa 2013 Africa Cup
Idris Adesina Nigeria  crashed out of the men’s singles and doubles event of the 2017 International Table Tennis Federation’s World Tour, Hungarian Open, on Thursday after  Kazeem Makanjuola and Bode
Bukola Adebayo You have probably been told that a glass of wine or two is good for your heart. Well, new scientific evidence has emerged that this advice may as well be what it is- a myth. After analy
Olufemi Oboye Sometimes it can be difficult to know how your pet is feeling. Animals can’t tell us what is wrong, so it’s up to you as a loving pet owner to look for signs that your pet isn’t feeling
Okechukwu Nnodim, Abuja The Federal Government on Thursday signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Shelter Afrique and the Real Estate Developers Association of Nigeria for the construction of about
Okechukwu Nnodim, Abuja The Petroleum Products Pricing Regulatory Agency on Thursday said that the kerosene market had been fully deregulated and that there was no plan to increase petrol price. Its r
Ifeanyi Onuba,  Abuja The Nigeria Incentive-based Risk Sharing System for Agricultural Lending on Thursday said it would facilitate fresh N60bn commercial bank lending to the agricultural sector this
Success Nwogu, Ilorin The Executive Director, Kwara State Internal Revenue Service, Dr. Muritala Awodun, on Thursday disclosed that the agency collected N17.4bn as Internally Generated Revenue in 2016
Renaissance Capital, a leading emerging and frontier markets investment bank, has announced the appointment of Adedayo Ayeni to its Sub-Saharan Africa research team. Ayeni takes over responsibility fo
Oyetunji Abioye The naira fell against the United States dollar at the parallel market to 498 on Thursday, from 497 on Wednesday. This came hours after the Central Bank of Nigeria resumed dollar sales
Wema Bank Plc says it has launched a new mobile branch that will be accessible to virtually everyone in all parts of the country. According the lender, the new mobile branch is a new truck where norma
Skye Bank Plc says it will continue to collaborate with MoneyGram to enhance money transfer services in the country. According to a statement by the lender, three lucky customers of Skye Bank have eme
First Bank of Nigeria Limited says it is committed to improved customer service delivery. The lender, therefore, said it would continue to provide the best financial solutions to promote convenience a
MasterCard, global technology company with presence in Nigeria, on Tuesday, launched a digital platform that connects smallholder farmers, agents, buyers and banks in East Africa. Tagged, ‘2KUZE’ whic
On President Barack Obama's last day in office, the legacy of the first president to win a Nobel Peace Prize so early in office is weighed against his becoming the first president to bo
Folashade Adebayo Seven days after gunmen dug a hole in the fence of the Nigerian Turkish International Colleges, Isheri, Ogun State, successfully abducting three pupils and members of the staff, secu
Sodiq Oyeleke The Proprietress of Hopebay College, Lagos, Mrs. Jumoke Oladapo, has expressed concern over the poor quality of young teachers in the country. While calling for the training and retraini
Folashade Adebayo Oraukwu Community Secondary School in Idemili-North Local Government Area of Anambra State, has been adopted by a telecommunications firm, Etisalat, under its Adopt-a-School initiati
Olufemi Atoyebi, Ibadan The Oyo State Government has rewarded 26 pupils from various schools for their excellent performance in the Mathematical Association of Nigeria, Science Teachers Association of
 Folashade Adebayo The Deputy Governor of Lagos State, Dr. Idiat Adebule, has said that 42 per cent of schoolchildren are affected by malnutrition disorders. She added that the condition is responsibl
The Managing Director, Promasidor Nigeria Limited, Mr. Olivier Thiry, has said that pupils in Borno and Yobe states are expected to participate in this year’s edition of Cowbellpedia Secondary School
The Chief Executive Officer, ATB Techsoft Solutions Limited, Mr. Abiodun Atobatele, has said that the Eduware application suite of his firm will enable the management of schools and universities to ma
Afeez Hanafi A commercial motorcyclist caused panic on Alubarika Street, in the Bariga area of Lagos State after he fled with three-year-old twin brothers, Joseph and Joel Osinaike. PUNCH Metro gather
President-elect Donald Trump attended a luncheon with leaders of Congress and several of his administration picks, calling them out, making jokes, and boasting that they have “by far th
Samson Folarin Tragedy struck in Fagbile Phase 3 Estate, White Sand, in the Ijegun area of Lagos State after some gunmen killed two residents and abducted a teenager, Uloma Igwe. Those killed were ide
Success Nwogu, Ilorin A  robbery gang member, Timothy Ajayi, on  Thursday admitted that his gang robbed and killed a couple , Mr. Micheal Akhigbe (65) and Juana (60), at the Fate Area of Ilorin, the K
Afeez Hanafi As operation to rescue eight persons abducted by gunmen on the premises of Nigerian-Turkish International Colleges intensifies, police operatives say they have laid low to give the kidnap
Samuel Awoyinfa, Abeokuta The Ogun State Police Command has arrested four land grabbers who were allegedly  involved in the murder of a 52-year-old woman, Sidikat Onasanya. The incident, the police sa

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