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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.

NIMASA assures cadets of sea-time training

  The Director General of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA), Dr. Dakuku Peterside, has assured of the Agency’s commitment to ensuring that all beneficiaries of the Nigerian Seafarers Development Programme (NSDP) conclude their programme by getting the mandatory sea-time training. The DG, who stated this when he addressed a group of NSDP beneficiaries who came to the ... Read More »

Bisi Olatilo, other express shock over death of Ras Kimono’s wife

A popular entertainer, Bisi Olatilo, and some others on Monday expressed shock about the death of Ras Kimono’s wife, Efemena Okedi, which occurred on Sunday. They told the News Agency of Nigeria in Lagos that it was a sad development in the entertainment industry coming three months after the demise of her husband. Bisi Olatilo, the Managing Director, Bisi Olatilo Show, told NAN that ... Read More »

NERC working on alternative energy sources, says Chairman

The Nigeria Electricity Regulatory Commission, NERC, says it is working on alternative energy sources to boost power supply in the country. Its Chairman, Prof. James Momoh, made the disclosure in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria in Igarra, Edo. “We are working on other options of energy supply so that we don’t have to always rely on power from Egbin, ... Read More »

Why I want to be President – Mark

Sen. David Mark, a presidential aspirant under the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party, says his quest to be president is to develop the capacity of women and youth in the country. Mark, a former Senate President, made the remarks on Monday at the PDP secretariat in Birnin Kebbi while canvassing for support from PDP leaders and delegates from Kebbi State. ... Read More »

Pogba chides Mourinho over negative tactics

Paul Pogba launched a blistering critique of Manchester United’s defensive-minded tactics in Saturday’s draw with Wolverhampton Wanderers,  which is likely to infuriate manager Jose Mourinho. The 25-year-old French World Cup winning midfielder said there were no excuses for not attacking in home games. The draw — played out in front of legendary former manager Alex Ferguson who made his first ... Read More »

‘Russian plane downing in Syria will harm relations with Israel’

The Kremlin on Monday said the downing of a Russian plane in Syria last week following Israeli strikes will harm relations between the two countries and accused Israeli pilots of acting deliberately. “According to information of our military experts, the reason (behind the downing) were premeditated actions by Israeli pilots, which certainly cannot but harm our relations,” Kremlin spokesman Dmitry ... Read More »

Buhari stops Police from inviting Adeleke over charges

President Muhammadu Buhari has ordered the Inspector General of Police, Abubakar Idris to stop the invitation of Senator Ademola Adeleke (PDP Governorship Aspirant in the 22nd September, 2018 Gubernatorial Election in Osun State), to the force headquarters to answer to Examination Malpractice, Criminal Conspiracy, Personation, Breach of Duty, Aiding and Abetting against him. A Presidency source, who pleaded for anonymity, ... Read More »

You’re an inspiration, NANS hails boxer Joshua

The National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS) on Sunday congratulated the Nigeria-born boxer, Anthony Joshua, on his victory over the Russian, Alexander Povetkin, to retain his World Heavyweight titles. The NANS’ congratulatory message was contained in a statement titled: “Inspiration for All Nigerian Youths’’, signed by its National Public Relations Officer, Bestman Okereafo in Enugu. Joshua had on Saturday night defeated Povetkin ... Read More »

Minimum wage: ‘Jigawa govt. will pay whatever committee agrees’

Gov. Muhammad Badaru of Jigawa has pledged to pay the new minimum wage that is agreed upon by the tripartite committee constituted by the Federal Government The Chairman of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), Jigawa chapter, Malam Usman Ya’u made the disclosure in Dutse on Sunday. Ya’u pointed out that the impasse in the committee’s meeting led to the national ... Read More »