Goodbye to the Richest Woman in the World
On September 21, 2017, the world woke up to the news that Liliane Betterncourt, the richest woman in the world has passed away. She died peacefully overnight at a ripe age of 94. Bettencourt is the heiress to cosmetics firm L’Oreal. With an estimated 2017 net worth of 33bn... Read more
Penalty Row: Neymar Apologises to Cavani
Neymar has apologised to Paris Saint-Germain teammate Edinson Cavani following their penalty row. The pair bickered over who should take a spot kick against Lyon last Sunday with Cavani eventually missing from 12 yards. The row threatened to cause dressing-room unrest at the club following Neymar’s £198million move from... Read more
President Buhari to depart London for Nigeria on Monday
After a stopover at London on his way from New York, President Buhari is expected to return to Nigeria on Monday, September 25. Media reports are claiming sources at the presidency have hinted them of an early return slated for Monday. Buhari departed New York for London yesterday September... Read more
FG to Commence Crowdsourcing Humanitarian Initiative in the North-East this October
The Federal Government has announced that a special crowdsourcing humanitarian initiative tagged ‘Makeathon’ will begin in October in the North East. Makeathon is a process of crowdsourcing ideas around solutions open to interested persons, humanitarian actors, engineers, designers, scientists, innovators, investors and entrepreneurs in the region. The Senior Special... Read more
Diego Costa on the verge of a move to Athletico Madrid
Media reports have indicated that Chelsea striker Diego Costa is on the verge of moving to his former club. A news report on Supersport website says Chelsea and Atletico Madrid announced Thursday that they had reached an initial agreement that would see Diego Costa return to the Spanish club.... Read more
Largest 3rd quarter gain of 13 years sees Crude oil price rises towards $57
The Iraqi oil minister has announced this week that OPEC and its partners were considering extending or deepening output cuts. This announcement has led to a rise in oil prices  Wednesday in spite of a rise in U.S. crude inventories with the market heading for its largest 3rd quarter... Read more
FG approves payment of entitlements to defunct Nigeria Airways workers
The Federal Government has approved the payment of N45billion as entitlements to former staff of the defunct Nigeria Airways. The defunct national carrier was liquidated by former President Olusegun Obasanjo regime in 2005, and since then the workers had held series of protests over their unpaid entitlements. The government... Read more
WHO canvases for urgent action on antibiotic-resistant infections
A recently released World Health Organisation (WHO) report has raised the alarm on the growing threat of antibiotic-resistant infections. The new report also states that the few new antibiotics currently in the pipeline cannot combat the growing threat of drug-resistant microbes. “Most of the drugs currently in the clinical pipeline... Read more
Africa’s growing markets represent massive consumer spending potential, new study shows
A new study by Nielsen, a reputable international market research organization has revealed the potentials of the growing consumer base in Africa and the implication on brands entering the market. In a report by Nielsen’s Ailsa Wingfield on Emerging Markets Thought Leadership, the global research organization analyses the fast-growing... Read more
Nigeria army backtracks on Biafra ‘militant terrorist’ tag
The Nigerian Army says last week’s labeling of separatist group, Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) as a terrorist group was more a pronouncement than a declaration. The Nigerian Defence Headquarters on September 15 had said after an analysis of a set of actions undertaken by IPOB in recent months, “The Armed... Read more