Junior Pope: Obi Commiserates With Nollywood Stakeholders

The Presidential candidate of Labour Party in the 2023 election, Mr. Peter Obi, has expressed shock over the reported death of Nollywood actor, Pope Obumneme Odonwodo, popularly known as Junior Pope. Obi, in a condolence message on his X handle, said he was shocked by the reports of the death of yet another vibrant Nollywood actor. According to him, “our entertainment industry, and indeed our dear nation, is once again thrown into mourning, by the death of this young talented actor. “Junior Pope was known for his energetic acting, always…

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Promoting Peace: Fubara Hosts Christian Council Of Nigeria Leaders, Inspects Ongoing Road Project

Following the steps he has taken in the last few months to ensure an atmosphere of peace, the Governor of Rivers State, Mr. Siminalayi Fubara, yesterday received the leadership of Christian Council of Nigeria (CCN) to swell the number of his admirers. The governor’s drive towards peaceful co-existence in the state has recently endeared him to peace loving indigenes of the state and eminent leaders across the country. Speaking after the meeting with the Christian leaders, the governor said: “It was indeed a fruitful and rewarding interaction with the clerics…

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Bloomberg: Dangote Reclaims Richest Man In Africa Spot With $15.6bn

President of Dangote Group, Aliko Dangote remains the richest man in Africa, despite the volatility of Nigerian currency against the dollar. Bloomberg in its daily top billionaire lists, released on Tuesday, revealed that Dangote with a wealth of $15.6 billion topped other Africans in the Index. Dangote, who remains the richest man in Africa for the 12th year running, was the only Nigerian on the list of the top 500 billionaires, as released by Bloomberg. Other Africans listed in the latest top 500 world billionaires list for the year 2023…

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Ned Nwoko: How I Missed Joining Ill-fated Titanic Submersible

While grieving over his friend and partner, Hamish Harding, a passenger in the ill-fated Titan submersible, Nigerian politician Ned Nwoko, on Friday, revealed that he was invited to join the tour of the famous Titanic Ship wreckage. Mr Harding, a British businessman, explorer, and multiple-Guinness World Record holder, including one for the longest time spent traversing the deepest part of the ocean on a single dive, was one of the five people who died aboard the imploded submersible. The politician took to his verified Instagram handle and explained why he…

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Meet Olu Verheijen, President Tinubu’s Energy Adviser

President Bola Ahmed Tinubu has appointed Ms. Olu Verheijen as his adviser on the Energy sector, as part of recent appointments in key sectors of the economy. With nearly 20 years of experience, Ms Verheijen brings extensive knowledge and expertise in the oil, gas, power, and renewable energy sectors in sub-Saharan Africa. Her previous roles include serving as a Deal Lead at Shell, where she advised on gas commercialization and participated in multi-billion-dollar mergers and acquisitions transactions. She currently leads Latimer Energy, a consultancy firm specializing in energy sector investment…

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Basketmouth Shuns Response To AY’s Allegations

Comedian Bright Okpocha, also known as Basketmouth, has refused to respond to the claim by his colleague, Ayodeji Makun, popularly known as AY, that the cause of their feud was a debt of N30,000. Recall that AY had in an interview with media personality Chude Jideonwo, said: “In 2006, Basketmouth usually had multiple wedding gigs on Saturdays’. So what he used to do at that point in time was to attend one, and at a point, leave the venue to catch up in the other venue. “Now, one of the…

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2023 IWD: Banker Charges Female Accountants On Digitalisation

Mrs Folashade Femi-Lawal, Head, Card and Messaging business, First Bank of Nigeria Plc, has called on female accountants to focus on being relevant in the digital world. Femi-Lawal said this on Tuesday in a presentation at a webinar organised by the Society of Women Accountants of Nigeria (SWAN) in commemoration of the 2023 International Women’s Day in Lagos. The United Nation’s theme for this year’s IWD is: ‘DigitALL: Innovation and technology for gender equality.’ Femi-Lawal said female accountants and other women must embrace the role of technology and how to…

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IWD: UK-based Nigerian Chartered Accountant Hails SWAN Members, Others

UK-based Nigerian Chartered Accountant, Mr Olanrewaju Sharafa, on Wednesday hailed members of the Society of Women Accountants (SWAN) and other women across the world for their outstanding achievements. Sharafa, also a Governance Professional, in a statement made available in Lagos, said SWAN had been consistent as a reputable society that represents the voice of female chartered accountants in Nigeria. “I join the United Nations and women around the world to celebrate the International Women’s Day. “As a chartered accountant, I have the privilege of working or networking with women in…

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UK Police Arrests Daar Communications Chairman, Dokpesi

The Chairman of DAAR Communications Limited, High Chief Raymond Dokpesi, has been reportedly by the Police in the United Kingdom. Dokpesi was said to have been arrested on Sunday while travelling to the United Kingdom. He had boarded a Lufthansa Flight LH916 from Frankfurt to London and was subsequently picked up at Terminal 2 of Heathrow Airport in London. A source who was on the flight confirmed his arrest to a news site. The source said: “We were on a flight from Frankfurt to London and as we are about…

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Billionaire Dantata: I’m Waiting To Die, I Don’t Enjoy Life Anymore

An elder statesman and billionaire businessman, Aminu Alhassan Dantata, says he no longer enjoys life and hopes to die soon in good faith. Dantata said he had travelled to all the states in Nigeria and had made a lot of friends from his youthful age, but could hardly identify 10 that are still alive. The 91-year-old man said this when he received the Vice-Presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Sen. Kashim Shettima, at his residence in Kano on Tuesday. He said he was the only one left in…

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