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Saturday , 20 January 2018

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Tragedy as midnight fire razes 5 duplexes in Gowon Estate, Lagos

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Fire on Friday night gutted three duplexes on 34 Road, B Close of Gowon Estate, Federal Housing Authority (FHA), Egbada, the News Agency of Nigeria (NAM) reports. NAN also reports that there was no casualty recorded in the inferno. An eyewitness, who spoke to NAN, said that the fire was first noticed at about 7.15pm in one of the duplexes ...

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73 Herdsmen victims buried amidst tears in Benue

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People in black dresses, weeping women, frightful kids and 73 polished mahogany caskets. Benue State was in pains yesterday. It was all at the funeral of the victims of the herdsmen killings that have sparked a big outrage. The sober ceremony, to many, marked the 41-year-old state’s most tragic moment. The herdsmen invaded villages in Guma and Logo local government ...

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201 incisions on shaved head is Kankanfo initiation rite !

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All is now set for the installation of the 15th Aare Ona Kakanfo of Yorubaland, Aare Gani Adams. Before now,Adams has been staying in seclusion for days, a rite that will usher in the staff of office. Earlier,as part of preparations for the installation as 15th Aare Ona Kakanfo of Yoruba land, Adams had said he is ready to perform ...

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History, battles, exploits and tragedies of Aare Ona Kankanfo

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Oyo will be aglow tomorrow with festivities. Eminent Nigerians will be hosted in the capital of the old empire by the foremost traditional ruler, the Alaafin of Oyo, Oba Lamidi Layiwola Atanda Adeyemi, for the installation of the 15th Aare Ona Kankanfo of Yorubaland, Otunba Ganiyu Adams, the National Coordinator of the Oodua Peoples Congress (OPC). The man of valour ...

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Dangote still Africa’s richest for 7th year with $12.2b net worth

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President of Dangote Industries Alhaji Aliko Dangote remains Africa’s richest with a net worth of $12.2billion, according to Forbes. This is an increase of $100 million from his worth when the assessment was done by the influential magazine last year. Dangote is the continental richest for the seventh year in a row. Bill Gates is the richest in the world ...

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Sterling Bank CEO, Adeola, retires in March,Abu is successor

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The founding Director and Chief Executive Officer of Sterling Bank Plc, Yemi Adeola, is to retire from the bank with effect from April 1, 2018. As a result, the bank’s Executive Director, Finance & Strategy, Abubakar Suleiman, will assume the CEO role effective April 1, 2018, according to a statement by the mid-size lender. Suleiman has served in the current ...

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Aare Ona Kakanfo: Wasiu, Pasuma, Osupa to perform at Adams installation

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All is now set for the installation of the 15th Aare Ona Kakanfo of Yorubaland, Aare Gani Adams. The event, holding in Oyo with the Alaafin of Oyo, Oba Lamidi Adeyemi, as chief host, will attract people from different parts of the country and outside.  Adams is already in seclusion, a rite that will usher in the staff of office. ...

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Mass burial for 73 Benue herdsmen attack victims holds today

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The mass burial for the 73 victims of the Benue Herdsmen attack that took place in Logo and Guma local government areas of the state on January 1st and January 6th respectively, will hold today January 11th. The bodies of the victims will be buried at a site at the Industrial Layout, along Naka Road, Makurdi, the state capital. On Monday, the ...

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Forex: BDCs beg CBN to sell Naira at N350/$1

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Some Bureau De Change (BDC) operators under the aegis of  Association of Bureaux De Change Operators of Nigeria (ABCON) have appealed to the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) to reduce foreign exchange (forex) buying rate from N360 to N350 to the dollar. President of the Association, Aminu Gwadabe made the appeal on Wednesday after an emergency meeting with 3,500 CBN-licensed ...

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UI to admit only 3,783 of 56,000 candidates

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Of 56,172 candidates seeking admission into the University of Ibadan (UI) through the Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) and Direct Entry (DE), the authorities have recommended 3,783 for admission to the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) for the 2017/2018 academic session. UI’s Deputy Vice Chancellor (Academic), Prof Adeyinka Aderinto, addressed reporters yesterday in Ibadan, Oyo State capital, on the ...

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