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A multiple award winner in Economics and business journalism, Lanre Oyetade has served close to two decades in the media industry, spanning different notable stables, where he is privileged to have risen to the position of a title editor. A masters degree holder in Economics from the University of Lagos and doctoral student at the Babcock University, he is a winner of the prestigious NMMA Capital Market Award for two consecutive years (2004 & 2005), and was also a nominee for the body’s banking and finance and money market awards for two years. In 2013, he also won the Most Outstanding Business-Reporting Title Editor award of the National Institute of Marketing of Nigeria (NIMN). A minister in the LORDS’s vineyard, he has been an inspirational speaker and resource person at many corporate and religious fora since early 2004, and has so far authored three books on the capital market; on personal effectiveness, and on personal finance, in 2008 and 2014, respectively.

7 Ways To Keep Your Liver Healthy

Do you want to keep your liver happy? Moderate alcohol consumption is not the only way Your liver plays an important role in keeping your body functioning – in fact, it performs more than 500 functions that involve processing everything you eat and drink. It’s also the largest organ in your body and weighs around 1.4kg. You need to keep your liver healthy and ... Read More »

Trump Wants BMW, Mercedes To Be Made In US

President Trump has given European auto manufacturers a way to avoid an escalation of the trade war, saying they can avoid tariffs on cars if they build more plants in the US. “They have BMW, they have Mercedes, they have a lot of very good cars that come in,” he said in an interview with Fox Business Network’s Maria Bartiromo ... Read More »

Buhari Inaugurates Committee On Legislature, Judiciary

President Muhammadu Buhari, on Friday, inaugurated the Presidential Implementation Committee on Autonomy of the State Legislature and State Judiciary at the State House, Abuja. The presidential committee is expected to ensure that the independence of the judiciary and legislature is maintained. Buhari’s speech, as well as photos from the inauguration, were shared on the verified Twitter handle of the Presidency. Part of ... Read More »

Only 157,631 Candidates Indicated Interest In Mock UTME —JAMB

The Joint Admission and Matriculation Board said candidates who are yet to receive notification for its mock Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination may not have indicated interest at the point of registration. The Head, Media and Information of the board, Dr Fabian Benjamin, made the clarification in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria on Friday in Lagos. NAN reports that, of about ... Read More »

Govt Must Go Beyond Funding For Better Education — Edun

How will you rate the country’s education sector? The education system in Nigeria has worsened since independence. While growing up, someone with a primary six certificate could teach. Graduates today are half baked and some of them cannot communicate well in English. The quota system which is being used in the country is horrible. It guarantees admission for poorly performed ... Read More »

Pupils Design App To Curb Underage Smoking

Three pupils, Oluwatunmise Ayeni, Rotimi Adegbiyi and Egie Akede, all in Senior Secondary School one at Dansol High School, have designed the ‘RET Vape Selling App’, an application that can be used to end underage smoking. Designed as part of the requirements to participate in the 2019 Conrad Foundation’s Spirit of Innovation Challenge, the application has taken the pupils to ... Read More »

In Search Of Autonomy For Government-Owned Universities

In a shambles, Nigeria’s universities groan as they grapple with the federal and state governments’ stranglehold on their administration. If the authorities concerned will embrace university autonomy, writes Head Education Desk, IYABO LAWAL the public university system may flourish again. In an address on his first day as the leader of his country in 1939, Sir Robert Menzies, the former ... Read More »

Two U.S. Service Members Killed In Northern Afghanistan

Two United States service members were killed during a joint operation with Afghan forces in northern Afghanistan on Friday, bringing to four the American combat deaths in Afghanistan so far this year, Afghan and American officials said. A spokeswoman for the American-led NATO mission in Afghanistan confirmed the two deaths in a brief statement, but it did not release any ... Read More »

Ronaldo Fined 20,000 Euros For Mimicking Simeone’s Celebration

Cristiano Ronaldo was fined 20,000 euros (US$22,738) by UEFA on Thursday for mimicking Atletico Madrid coach Diego Simeone’s crotch-grabbing celebration in Juventus’ Champions League last-16 win last week. The 34-year-old scored a second-leg hat-trick as the Italian champions overturned a 2-0 first-leg deficit to progress to the quarter-finals. He replicated Simeone’s gesture after the first game by grasping his genitals ... Read More »