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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.

“Here +Now” Deodorant: Justin Bieber Partners With Schmidt Naturals

Justin Bieber is taking on an unusual collaboration with Schmidt’s Naturals, launching a deodorant this fall called “Here + Now.” According to AdAge, the new deodorant will launch globally both online and in physical stores. “Here + Now has various meanings, but to me, it’s about being present in daily life,” Schmidt’s Naturals CEO Michael Cammarata told AdAge. “…We don’t limit availability. We’re able to ... Read More »

Buhari Orders Removal Of Trucks Around Apapa Within 2 Weeks

Nigeria President Muhammadu Buhari Wednesday ordered the immediate removal of all trucks from the bridges and roads within Apapa within 2 weeks. “A Presidential directive has been issued for the immediate clearing up of the Apapa gridlock and the restoration of law and order to Apapa and its environs within 2 weeks,” the presidency tweeted. “The directive mandates the immediate ... Read More »

Bandits Kill 20 In Katsina

Bandit gunmen have killed at least 20 people in separate attacks in northwestern Nigeria, police said Wednesday, the latest violence in the restive region of Katsina. Armed bandits on motorcycles stormed into a farming village on Tuesday, spraying the people with gunfire, Katsina State police spokesman, Gambo Isah, said. “They killed 18,” Isah said. That attack happened on at Yargamji ... Read More »

Give ‘Fair Chance’ To Solskjaer, Persie Tells Man U

Robin van Persie has urged Manchester United to keep faith with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer after the under-fire manager’s turbulent end to his first season in charge. Solskjaer presided over a miserable conclusion to a campaign that saw United fail to qualify for the Champions League after finishing sixth in the Premier League. However, Van Persie, whose goals helped United win ... Read More »

Nigeria To Join Africa Free Trade Zone – Minister

Nigeria will sign the Africa Continental Free Trade Agreement as soon as President Muhammadu Buhari approves an impact-assessment report he asked for, Okechukwu Enelamah, minister of industry, trade and investment said. Nigeria is one of 29 countries yet to sign the agreement seeking to boost intra-African trade, stimulate investment and innovation. The trade deal comes into effect May 30 after ... Read More »

MTN Pays Off Bulk Of $1.5bn Fine

South African telecoms giant MTN has paid more than three-quarters of a record $1.5 billion dollar fine levelled by Nigeria for failing to disconnect unregistered subscribers, the government said late Tuesday. Africa’s biggest wireless operator was initially fined $3.9 billion in October 2015, after failing to disconnect 5.1 million subscribers — amid concerns the lines were being used by Boko ... Read More »

NGO Trains Journalists On Conflict Sensitivity Reporting

A Non-Governmental Organization, Search For Common Ground, has commenced a three-day conflict sensitivity training for over 30 journalists in Benue State. The trainers, among other appeals, urged journalists to ensure that their media content proffer solutions to various conflict situations in the State and Nigeria at large. The training tagged “Conflict Sensitivity Training for Journalists” is part of the NGO’s ... Read More »

Unilag, Admit UTME Highest Scorer

It will be a tragedy if the world is told tomorrow that one of the most significant universities in Africa’s most populous country could not admit the overall best candidate in a Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examinations (UTME) on account of age – in 21st century. Insinuations that the 15-year-old Ekene Franklin, who broke the record with the highest score of ... Read More »

PDP States Reasons For Confidence At Tribunal

As proceedings at the Presidential Election Petition Tribunal continue in Abuja, the nation’s capital, the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, has expressed confidence of its chances of reclaiming victory for its candidate, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, if the panel deals with the issues before it without fear or favour. The party while insisting that Atiku won the election wondered why rather than ... Read More »

Cooking Gas Consumers’ll No Longer Own Cylinders – FG

The Federal Government, Tuesday, said it is coming up with a policy that would remove the ownership of Liquefied Petroleum Gas, LPG, cylinders from consumers. Speaking at a stakeholders’ forum on LPG penetration in Abuja, Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Dr. Ibe Kachikwu, said the policy would require that the ownership of the cylinders rests strictly with the dealers ... Read More »