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Monthly Archives: July 2017

Dangote: Still Africa’s richest with $12.2b net worth despite naira fall

Although Africa’s richest man, Nigerian Aliko Dangote dropped to 105th on the 2017 Forbe’s real-time billionaires’ ranking, he maintains the lead in Africa, as the richest man. Dangote, who was ranked 51st in 2016 with a net worth of $15.4 billion, currently has a net worth of $12.2 billion, africannews.com reports. The businessman was ranked 37th richest man in the ... Read More »

Rangers declare player, Daniel Etor, missing

The management of Rangers International FC, Enugu, has declared its striker, Daniel Etor, missing. The club’s Director of Media and Public Relations, Foster Chime, made this known in a statement on Saturday in Enugu. Chime said that the player absented himself from training and providing his services without permission. “Daniel Etor’s whereabouts now is unknown and efforts to locate or ... Read More »

Kanu: What we need is Biafra, not resource control, devolution

The leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, yesterday, advised Ohanaeze Ndigbo to discontinue with the call for restructuring of Nigeria, saying it would not have any meaningful impact on the life of Ndigbo. The IPOB leader made this statement while addressing over 4,000 Pro Biafra supporters in Owerri, Imo State capital. He said that the ... Read More »

Gunmen attack Kenyan Deputy President Ruto’s residence

Gunmen attacked Kenyan Deputy President William Ruto’s residence in the western town of Eldoret on Saturday when Ruto and his family were absent, local television stations reported. A police officer guarding the residence was wounded, KTN News reported. NTV News said gunshots could still be heard from the scene. NTV News also showed footage of heavily armed officers at the ... Read More »

18 die in Jigawa road crash

No fewer than 18 persons died in an accident involving a tipper and a J5 bus on Gumel-Gugunju road in Gumel Local Government Area of Jigawa State. The Sector Commander of the Federal Roads Safety Corps in the state, Angus Ibezim, disclosed this to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Dutse on Saturday. Mr. Ibezim said the driver of ... Read More »

Forex scam: Senate withdraws report acquitting MTN

The Senate has withdrawn a report that largely exonerated South African telecoms giant, MTN, of accusations of illegally repatriating $14 billion while rebuking the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) for regulatory failures. The report, presented to the Senate on Thursday, was almost immediately sent back for further work because it did not capture possible infractions by all stakeholders, two people ... Read More »

Okra can cause infertility in men – Expert

Okra, though very nutritious, can lead to infertility in men of reproductive age, Dr Ochuko Erikainure, a Senior Research Officer at the Federal Institute of Industrial Research (FIIRO), Oshodi, Lagos, has warned. Erukainure, also a nutritionist and biochemist, gave the warning on Saturday in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lagos. According to him, too much ... Read More »

Ogun committed to development of sports- Amosun

Ogun State Governor, Senator Ibikunle Amosun, at the 6th Governor’s Cup Golf tournament held at the Abeokuta Golf Club, Oke-Mosan, Abeokuta, yesterday, restated his administration’s commitment to the development of sports. Amosun said his government has great plans for sports and it is ready to support its growth, adding that “Ogun State would soon become a destination of choice, especially ... Read More »

Police arrest Lagos hotelier over son’s controversial death

The Federal Criminal Investigation Department (FCID), Alagbon, Ikoyi, Lagos, has launched an investigation into the death of one Edwin Owodunni, suspected to have been killed by his own father. Edwin, according to sources was living with his mother in Germany when his father suddenly invited him to attend his grandmother’s burial at his village in Owerri, Imo State. His father, ... Read More »

Jerry Seinfeld tops Forbes’ list of highest-paid comedians

American comedian, Jerry Seinfeld has emerged world’s highest-paid comedian ​,​earning 69 million dollars in one year. The 63-year-old stand-up comedian and actor topped the list of 10 highest paid comedians released by Forbes Magazine on Friday. ​Forbes calculated the figures on the comedians’ pretax income from June 1, 2016, through June 1, 2017. The magazine reported that a huge Netflix ... Read More »