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Africa’s potential ‘game changer’ in the fight against malaria

“At first this project started like a game, we were just friends getting together doing something exciting,” says 26-year old Brian Gitta. “But after about a year I said, hey guys we’re having fun but I think we can change lives with what we’re doing.” Brian is talking to the BBC just weeks before clinching Read more about Africa’s potential ‘game changer’ in the fight against malaria[…]

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Buhari forecloses former DSS boss Daura’s return

Despite pressure from some forces, including members of his kitchen cabinet, President Muhammadu Buhari has foreclosed the reinstatement of sacked Department of State Services (DSS) Director-General Lawal Daura, The Nation has learnt. Some of the lobbyists, it was learnt, trailed the President to London to mount pressure for the reversal of Daura’s sack. He was Read more about Buhari forecloses former DSS boss Daura’s return[…]

Banks’ lending to private sector declines by N600.60b

The total loans granted by Nigerian banks to the private sector declined from N16 trillion in the first quarter of 2017 to N15.34 trillion in the second quarter of 2018, a difference of N600.60 billion. A report by the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) on Selected Banking Sector Data: Sectorial Breakdown of Credit, ePayment Channels Read more about Banks’ lending to private sector declines by N600.60b[…]

UN remembers Kofi Annan

The Secretary-General of the United Nations (UN), Antonio Guterres and staff members, remembered former Secretary-General Kofi Annan on Wednesday, describing him as a leader who put people at the centre of the UN work. During a wreath-laying ceremony in New York, Guterres led staff members in paying respects to Annan, whom they described as the Read more about UN remembers Kofi Annan[…]

Decision to leave Real Madrid was “easy’’ – Ronaldo

Cristiano Ronaldo says the decision to leave Real Madrid for Juventus in Italy after nine trophy-filled years in Spain was an easy one to make. The 33-year-old joined the Italian champions last month on a four-year deal, ending a stint in Spain that saw him win two La Liga titles and four UEFA Champions League Read more about Decision to leave Real Madrid was “easy’’ – Ronaldo[…]

Trump ex-lawyer ‘happy’ to aid Russia probe

United States President Donald Trump’s ex-lawyer, Michael Cohen, is said to be “more than happy” to speak to the inquiry into alleged collusion with Russia. Cohen pleaded guilty on Tuesday to violating finance laws during the 2016 presidential election by handling hush money for Mr Trump’s alleged lovers. Cohen is ready to “tell everything about Read more about Trump ex-lawyer ‘happy’ to aid Russia probe[…]

Senator urges Lagosians to bear with Lagos on Third Mainland Bridge closure

Senator urges Lagosians to bear with Lagos on Third Mainland Bridge closure

MOTORISTS were yesterday urged to see the closure of the 3rd Mainland Bridge, billed for midnight today (Thursday), as necessary inconvenience and sacrifice for the safety of the millions of commuters plying the bridge. The urge came from Senator ‘Gbenga Ashafa (Lagos East), who, on February 7, 2013, moved a motion for a comprehensive rehabilitation Read more about Senator urges Lagosians to bear with Lagos on Third Mainland Bridge closure[…]

US-China trade war: The countries caught in the crossfire

US-China trade war: The countries caught in the crossfire

Other Asian economies are intricately linked to China’s fortunes, through their highly connected supply chains. And what hurts Beijing can also hurt countries further afield, like South Korea, Taiwan – or Singapore. On the outskirts of the central business district in Singapore, the steady hum of machines producing speakers and air fresheners for customers around Read more about US-China trade war: The countries caught in the crossfire[…]