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Russia Bans Jehovah Witness, brands it Extremist Group

Russia has banned Jehovah Witnesses after the Supreme Court ruled the Christian sect to be an “extremist” group. “The Supreme Court has ruled to sustain the claim of Russia’s ministry of justice and deem the ‘Administrative Centre of Jehovah’s Witnesses in Russia’ organisation extremist, eliminate it and ban its activity in Russia,” said judge Yuri Ivanenko. “The property of the ... Read More »

Man arrested for smuggling sperm

Thai authorities have arrested a man trying to smuggle six vials of sperm into Laos, a customs officer said Thursday, the latest sign that a commercial surrogacy industry is growing in the opaque communist country following curbs around the region. The 25-year-old was arrested in the border town of Nong Khai with the tubes packed inside a nitrogen tank, according ... Read More »

LASTMA vows to deal decisively with erring motorists

The Lagos State Traffic Management Authority (LASTMA) on Thursday urged motorists to voluntarily comply with the relevant traffic laws operating in the State, vowing to deal decisively with violators in accordance with the law. LASTMA’s General Manager, Mr Olawale Musa, who stated this after meeting with the Zonal Heads and Commanders at the agency’s headquarters in Oshodi, said the agency ... Read More »

Okoya’s Jewel, Folashade plans big 40th birthday bash

Chief (Mrs.) Folashade Okoya, the elegant younger wife of Eleganza Industries founder and Chairman, Chief Rasak Okoya is planning for her 40th birthday scheduled for next weekend in Lagos. A simple but classy invitation in form a letter which has already arrived the homes and offices of a select few reads:” Aare (Dr) Rasaki Akanni Okoya, CON (Chairman, Eleganza Group ... Read More »

World Bank to support 20 African start-ups with $1.5m

The World Bank Group (www.WorldBank.org) launched XL Africa (www.XL-Africa.com), a five-month business acceleration program designed to support the 20 most promising digital start-ups from Sub-Saharan Africa. Start-ups will receive mentoring from global and local experts, learn through a tailor-made curriculum, increase their regional visibility, and get access to potential corporate partners and investors. With support from prominent African investment groups, ... Read More »

Founder, Chanchangi Airlines is dead

The Chairman of Chanchangi Airlines, Alhaji Ahmadu Chanchangi, is dead. The Taraba State-born Kaduna-based billionaire died along Kaduna-Abuja Road, on his way to a hospital in Abuja, yesterday morning. Meanwhile, President Muhammadu Buhari has extended his condolences to the Chanchangi family, describing the aviation icon as a business mogul and one of Nigeria’s outstanding philanthropists. A family source said: “He ... Read More »