Un uomo che non sa dire dove la pioggia lo ha colpito non sa neppure dove il suo corpo si è asciugato. Lo scrittore deve dire alla gente dove la pioggia lo ha colpito.
— Chinua Achebe
 Nigeria

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  • Nigeria ranks 4th in soft drinks sales worldwide

    The Head of Market Development, German Engineering Federation, Mrs Martina Claus, on Wednesday, said Nigeria ranked fourth globally in the volume of soft drink sales recorded in 2016. Claus spoke at the ongoing Third International Trade Exhibition on Agrofood, Plastics, Printing and Packaging in Lagos. She said that the statistics ...

  • Senate now a self-serving trade union, says Buhari’s aide

    Olalekan Adetayo, Abuja President Muhammadu Buhari’s Personal Assistant on Social Media, Mrs. Lauretta Onochie, on Wednesday chided Senators over their current rift with the Executive, saying they have turned themselves into blackmailers. She said the federal lawmakers have turned themselves into what she called a self-serving trade union that work ...

  • How Director defrauded company of N45bn – MD

    The Managing Director of an outdoor advertising firm — Afromedia Plc., Mr Akinola Olopade, on Wednesday told an Ikeja High Court how one of the company’s directors defrauded it of N45 billion in a business transaction. Olopade made the disclosure at the ongoing trial of Alhaji Mohammed Gobir for a 17-count ...

  • NHIS removes 23,000 ghost enrollees from health insurance scheme

    Everest Amaefule, Abuja The National Health Insurance Scheme says it has removed 23,000 ghost enrolees, who have been enjoying the benefits of the insurance scheme, from it. The Executive Secretary, NHIS, Prof. Usman Yusuf, disclosed this in Abuja on Tuesday at the award of ISO/IEC 20000 standard certification to Galaxy ...

  • Acts of Apostle Suleman

    Lekan Sote Relatively unknown Apostle Johnson Suleman, of Omega Fire Ministries, shot into celebrity status after condemning what he considered to be Kaduna State Governor Nasir el-Rufai’s anti-preaching law. He allegedly asked Christians in Kaduna State to defend themselves when attacked. Self-defence, by the way, is the right for one ...

  • Jumia delivery man killed by customers over iPhones

    Chukwudi Akasike and Samson Folarin A delivery man with an online marketing store, Jumia, Mr. Chukwuma Eleje, has been killed in a house on Ada George Road, Port Harcourt, Rivers State. The victim was said to be delivering two iPhones to some customers, who had ordered for them through the ...

  • What Nigeria must do to attract US firms – Envoy

    Oyetunji Abioye To attract more American companies to invest in Nigeria, the Federal Government needs to address challenges around access to foreign exchange, inconsistency in tax policies and unpredictable energy cost, the Consul-General, United States Consulate, Lagos, Mr. John Bray, has said. Other issues that must be addressed, according to ...

  • ‘Insurance firms owe N19.7b pension fund’

    The Pension Transitional Arrangement Directorate (PTAD) yesterday accused insurance firms of failing to  remit pension funds totaling N19.7billion. Its Executive Secretary, Sharon Ikeazor who spoke at a news conference in Abuja, said only Leadway Assurance has successfully transferred the funds in its kitty to the the e-collection account of the ...

  • CBN sells forex to BDCs at N360/$

    The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) yesterday reduced rate at which it sells foreign exchange (forex) to bureau de change (BDCs) from N381 to dollar to N360 to dollar. The BDCs are to sell to end users at N362 to dollar. The rate reduction comes barely 24 hours after its ...

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