Five killed, many injured in Lagos gas explosion

At least five persons have been confirmed dead and several others injured after an early morning explosion at a gas plant in Baruwa, a densely populated neighbourhood in Alimosho area of Lagos. Also, preliminary reports indicated that 89 shops, 47 buildings including a primary school and church as well as 23 electric poles, two transformers, gas tankers, one tricycle and a motorcycle were ravaged in the explosion said to have occurred around 5:45am. At least five persons have been confirmed dead and several others injured after an early morning explosion…

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National Assembly shifts PIB deliberations to 2021 –National FG

NASS, 2021 Budget

Deliberations on the Petroleum Industry Bill (PIB) by the National Assembly has been shifted to the first quarter of next year, the Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Timipre Sylva, has said. At the sidelines of the Joint Executive-Legislature Leadership Retreat at the Presidential Villa Banquet Hall in Abuja, Sylva told journalists that the National Assembly said they need to work on the 2021 Appropriation Bill. This, according to him, was one reason why deliberations on the PIB had to be shifted, adding that the lawmakers explained that the 2021…

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[Nigeria @60] Full Speech: Buhari’s Independence Day Address

FG now paying 108,108 artisans in FCT, 11 states N30,000 survival funds

INDEPENDENCE DAY ADDRESS BY HIS EXCELLENCY, MUHAMMADU BUHARI, PRESIDENT OF THE FEDERAL REPUBLIC OF NIGERIA ON THE OCCASION OF NIGERIA’S SIXTIETH INDEPENDENCE ANNIVERSARY, THURSDAY 1ST OCTOBER 2020 Fellow Nigerians I speak to you today as your President and fellow citizen on this epoch occasion of our country’s 60th independence Anniversary. As President, I wish to renew my appreciation to Nigerians for entrusting me with your hopes and aspirations for a better and greater Nigeria. Today, it is my unique privilege to re-commit myself to the service of this great country…

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Elumelu, 2 other Nigerians, Named among 2020 “Time 100” Most Influential People

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TIME has named one of Africa’s leading investors and philanthropists- Tony O. Elumelu, chairman of the United Bank for Africa Plc and Transcorp Plc, among three Nigerians in the 2020 edition of its annual list of 100 most influential people in the world. The list, now in its 17th year, recognises the activism, innovation, and achievement of the world’s most influential individuals. Elumelu, one of only four Africans on the 2020 list, is recognised for his track record of business turnaround, value creation, and economic empowerment of young Africans. The other…

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Ibukun Awosika, Firstbank’s chairman stars in Citation

Ibukun Awosika

Ibukun Awosika, chairman, First Bank of Nigeria Limited has made her debut in a movie produced by award-winning, and proudly Nigerian movie producer, Kunle Afolayan. The movie, Citation, is created to correct one of the greatest ills – rape and sexual molestation – which affects the educational system and indeed societies around the world. Mrs. Awosika plays the role of the dean of a university faculty, overseeing the senate hearing panel of a female postgraduate student (Moremi), played by Temi Otedola, who has been a victim of sexual harassment. The movie…

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Finally, Africa stamps out wild poliovirus

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The independent Africa Regional Certification Commission (ARCC) for Polio Eradication has officially declared that the World Health Organisation (WHO) has confirmed the African Region free of wild poliovirus. This marks the eradication of the second virus from the continent since smallpox 40 years ago. “Today is a historic day for Africa,” says Professor Rose Gana Fomban Leke, chairperson of the ARCC. “The for Polio Eradication is pleased to announce that the region has successfully met the certification criteria for wild polio eradication, with no cases of the wild poliovirus reported…

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Big Brother Naija: Laycon, Nengi, and Erica Dominate Google Searches

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Now in its fifth season, Big Brother Naija is a TV juggernaut that shows no sign of slowing down. Interest in the show remains as high online as it is in general, but which contestants are dominating when it comes to online searches and do different regions have their own favourites? Overall, Laycon, Nengi, and Erica have generated the most search interest, followed by Ka3na, Dorathy, and Kiddwaya. Already a hot commodity on the Nigerian music scene, Laycon’s appearance on Big Brother Naija has increased interest in his musical output,…

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4 Simple Steps Your Business Can Take To Retain Top Talent

By Andrew Bourne The past few months have put organisations around the globe under unprecedented pressure. Few have been spared the economic fallout, with many unable to survive. Others have had to downscale and even those operating at full capacity have quickly had to adapt to new ways of working. Offices that were used to having everyone onsite suddenly had to deal with fully remote teams. And even as people slowly come back into the workplace, it’s far from business as usual. All of these changes, in combination with the…

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Arotile: Family smells a rat, calls for investigation of daughter’s death

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The family of the late first female combat pilot, Tolulope Arotile, has called on the military authorities to go beyond the immediate cause of death of their daughter and order a full-scale investigation into the matter. Damilola Adegboye, the immediate elder sister to the deceased, told newsmen on Thursday in Lokoja that the family is not convinced by the supposed “freak” accident. She said the calls from a supposed senior officer, which prompted their sister to leave home only to meet somebody was suspicious. “We in the family are not…

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SAD!!! Gokada CEO, Fahim Saleh decapitated, dismembered in New York City

GOkada CEO, Fahim Saleh

The Co-founder/CEO, Gokada, a motorcycle-sharing company in Lagos Nigeria, Fahim Saleh was on Tuesday found decapitated and dismembered next to electrical saw in his luxury Manhattan New York City apartment, United States. Local police revealed that the crime was financially motivated as Daily Mail reported that that Saleh’s murder came as he is being sued over his prank call app by a man jailed for using the mobile tech. Saleh, aged 33, was murdered in his apartment on Tuesday. Gokada, his motorcycle-hailing company, helped residents beat road traffic in Lagos.…

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