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Saturday 24th March 2018,
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The value of the Nigerian entertainment industry

Pull Quote: “Nollywood is getting set to take over the world. I recognize the role of entertainment in the Nigerian economy and this government will support an industry that makes Nigerians happy. I have given them direct order to make sure [...]

March 17, 2014 Nollywood

Anita Isama Counts Down to Being Mrs Paul Okoye with a Bachelorette Party

Are you ready for another dazzling Okoye wedding? It seems Anita Isama is pretty much set for her new role. On Friday, BN brought you a capturing behind the scenes clip of Anita and Paul Okoye of P-Square‘s pre-wedding shoot, that same night she had [...]

March 17, 2014 General

Dencia Gets Oprah’s Attention

Fortune seems to be smiling on Cameroonian-Nigerian pop star, Dencia. Although her skincare product ‘Whitenicious ‘ has become a subject of criticism ,but that is in no way affecting her showbiz brand, rather it is strengthening it. She has gotten [...]

March 17, 2014 Africa, Nollywood

Unity Bank in N3.4 Billion Tangle With Ex-MD, Falalu Bello

Unity Bank Plc is in a N3.4 billion ($21.067 million) foreign exchange tangle with its former Managing Director, Alhaji Falalu Bello, now Executive Chairman at MBS Merchants Limited. The bank in a petition to the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) [...]

March 17, 2014 Africa, Business

U-17 Women’s World Cup: Nigeria begins tournament with win over China

The Flamingoes of Nigeria, got their 2014 FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup to a great start, with a 2-1 win over China PR, at the Estadio Alejandro Morera Soto in Alajuela. Rasheedat Ajibade opened the scoring in the first half, [...]

March 17, 2014 Sports

How To Invest In Cat Fish Farming

The most popular business in Nigeria this year is Cat Fish farming. There are modern farm practices that are being introduced to grow fish and control their input. This kind of farming is compatible if you are also thinking of [...]

March 17, 2014 Business, Economy


The Consumer Protection Council CPC will prepare a policy initiative in partnership with telecom operators that will provide actual comfort and protection for telecom subscribers in the country. The Director General CPC, Mrs. Dupe Atoki during the consumer round table [...]

March 17, 2014 Business

State Earns U.S.$24 Billion in Dividends, Revenue From NLNG in 15 Years

The Nigeria Liquefied Natural Gas (NLNG) weekend in Abuja stated that the country has earned as much as $24 billion in revenue and dividends from its operations in Bonny Island in the last 15 years of its formal existence. The [...]

March 17, 2014 Business, Economy

NNPC supplies 956mn litres of petrol

The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, (NNPC) said it has pumped additional 956. 6 million litres of Premium Motor Spirit(PMS) petrol, into the market. The corporation’s Acting Group General Manager, Group Public Affairs Division, Dr Omar Ibrahim said this was part [...]

March 17, 2014 Africa, Oil & Gas

‘Nigeria’s Housing Needs Can Generate 16 Million Jobs Annually’

About 16 million jobs can be generated, directly or indirectly, every year from development of houses to meet the annual housing demand in Nigeria, estimated to be 2 million units per annum. The country's housing need is currently estimated to [...]

March 17, 2014 Business, Economy
Ogun attracts 43 manufacturing firms in 3 years

Ogun attracts 43 manufacturing firms in 3 years

Ogun State has become an industrial hub of the country, having attracted 43 manufacturing firms in three years. “I welcome the president to the commissioning of the 43rd industry since the inception of this administration,’’ said Ibikunle Amosun, governor, Ogun [...]

March 17, 2014 Business

University College Hospital to carry out open-heart surgeries

Arrangements have been concluded at the University College Hospital (UCH), Ibadan, to facilitate the carrying out of 11 open-heart surgeries in April. Chairman of the hospital’s Department oaf Intervention Cardiovascular, Prof. Kamar Adeleke said, the operation is tagged ‘Awake Surgery’ [...]

March 17, 2014 Health issues

Public warned against indiscriminate consumption of energy drink

The National Agency for Food and Drugs Administration and Control (NAFDAC) on Sunday warned the public against indiscriminate consumption of energy drink for health reasons. Director, Pharmacovigilance and Post Market Surveillance Directorate of the agency, Adeline Osakwe, gave the warning in [...]

March 17, 2014 Health issues

Health Facility Enlightens the Public on Amputation

Solomon Elusoji In its effort to sensitise Nigeria’s medical community about the risk of leg amputation for people living with diabetes, Rainbow Specialist Medical Centre, Lekki, is scheduled to hold Nigeria’s first Podiatry (an area of medicine that looks after [...]

March 17, 2014 Health issues, Societal issues

Security Tightened as National Conference is Inaugurated Today

All is now set for the inauguration today of the National Conference by President Goodluck Jonathan. In this regard, THISDAY observed at the weekend heightened preparations at the National Judicial Institute (NJI) in Abuja, venue of the conference. A visit [...]

March 17, 2014 General

FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup: Nigeria starts with a 2-1 victory over

Nigeria's Flamingoes defeated China 2-1 in their first game of the FIFA under 17 Women's World Cup taking place in Costa Rica. Nigeria put up a dominant display against China which saw them have the upper hand in all spheres of the [...]

March 17, 2014 Sports
6 Best Foods To Fight Effects Of Aging And Help You Look Younger

6 Best Foods To Fight Effects Of Aging And Help You Look Younger

Humans can’t stop time and stay young forever. However, we have endless opportunities to add years to our life and to look amazing no matter how old we are. Firstly, you should lead a healthy lifestyle. For this you need [...]

March 16, 2014 Health issues
Fire Guts NNPC Pipeline Network In Lagos

Fire Guts NNPC Pipeline Network In Lagos

The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) on Sunday confirmed a fire incident on the pipeline network of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) in Ijegun area of Lagos State. Mr lbrahim Farinloye, SouthWest, NEMA spokesman, however, told the News Agency [...]

March 16, 2014 Incidents

Zamfara Commissioner Assassinated By Unknown Gunmen

A commissioner with Zamfara state local government service commission, Alhaji Yusif Garba, was shot dead by three unidentified gunmen near his residence at Ungwar Zabarma of Tudun Wada area of the state capital, Gusau, on March 14, 2014, Friday. The [...]

March 16, 2014 Incidents

Namibia: Fish Exports Generated N$5 Billion

The value of Namibian fish and fishery products for 2012 was estimated at N$5.2 billion while the Gross Domestic Product contribution for the same year is put at 3.9 percent. The Minister of Fisheries and Marine Resources, Bernard Esau, said [...]

March 15, 2014 Africa, Economy

Angola: MPLA Promotes Workshop On Urbanisation, Environment

The provincial committee of the ruling MPLA party in northern Cabinda province is holding Saturday a workshop on urbanisation and environment, under the party's programme to meet with community. The information was released by the secretary of Information and Propaganda [...]

March 15, 2014 Africa, Environmental issues

Niger: Black Market Pesticides Backfire

Farmers in Niger are using dangerous, black market pesticides in unregulated quantities, with little impact on agricultural yield but with potentially severe health consequences, say experts. “In Maradi Region [central Niger], what you discover is that farmers have no fear. [...]

March 15, 2014 Agriculture, Economy

Smile launches LTE in Lagos

Pan-African 4G operator Smile Communications has launched a commercial 4G LTE broadband access network in Lagos, using equipment supplied by Swedish vendor Ericsson. Smile first rolled out LTE services (using 800MHz spectrum) in Ibadan in February 2013, after launching East Africa’s first 4G LTE network in [...]

March 15, 2014 Business, Economy

CAR refugees starving to death

Dozens of Central African refugees have died from starvation and many more are seriously ill from hunger and exhaustion after fleeing the conflict-ravaged country for Cameroon, the UN warned on Friday. Nearly 50 people, at least 33 of them children, [...]

March 15, 2014 General

Immigration Job Seekers Die In Stampede

This was the venue of an aptitude test for the 2013/2014 applicants who had applied to join the Nigerian Immigration Service. Eye witness account said that over 56,000 graduates had gathered at the National Stadium as early as 7am on [...]

March 15, 2014 Economy

Aviat Networks strengthens relationship with MTN Nigeria

Aviat Networks, Inc. (NASDAQ: AVNW) said it has announced an expanded managed services agreement with MTN Nigeria. Aviat Networks will manage the flow of material into Aviat-controlled facilities on behalf of MTN Nigeria. The material will be managed, marshalled and [...]

March 15, 2014 Technology

Okagbare to race in Jamaica

Shelley-Anne Fraser-Pryce will also be at the Meet in Jamaica. Nigeria’s Blessing Okagbare has been confirmed as one of the top athletes to compete in Kingston on May 3, at the Jamaica International Invitational, an IAAF World Challenge Meet. The [...]

March 15, 2014 Sports

Imo State Discovers Crude Oil in Four LGAs – PUNCH

The Imo Government said it discovered crude oil in some local government areas, and urged the Federal Government to inspect the sites for possible exploration. The Managing Director of Imo State Oil Producing Area Development Commission, Dr Henry Okoro, revealed [...]

March 15, 2014 Economy, Oil & Gas

High Court in Nairobi lifts government ban on night bus travel

Justice George Odunga also termed Cabinet Secretary Transport and Infrastructure Michael Kamau’s decision to ban night bus travel unconstitutional, saying the move had adversely affected economic activities along major highway stops for buses. “The ban would mean the government is [...]

March 15, 2014 General

Joint initiative to fight rhino poaching launched in South Africa

A three-year joint initiative worth 255 million rand (about 23.7 million U.S. dollars) has been set up to combat rhino poaching in the Kruger National Park (KNP), South Africa, authorities announced on Friday.     The project will also test [...]

March 15, 2014 Africa, General