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Guinness declares N2.6billion loss

Guinness Nigeria Plc, the nation’s leading alcoholic beverage manufacturer and a subsidiary of Diageo Plc, has released its unaudited results for the nine months ended 31 March, 2017. The results detail revenue growth of 29% and a 6% increase in gross profit when compared to the same nine-month period in 2016. While the first half volume growth continued in the ... Read More »

Ahead May 1: Amosun Pardons erring workers

In the spirit of the Workers’ Day celebration, the Ogun State Government has pardoned a section of its workers, who embarked on illegal industrial action in October 2016, as the Governor, Senator Ibikunle Amosun has approved the payment of salaries of the affected workers. The government had earlier invoked the “ No Work No Pay ‘ principle before the workers ... Read More »

“Goje is a liar, we dont have Budget 2017 filesz”-Police

 Nigeria Police has denied carting away documents relating to the 2017 budget when its officers the home of Former Gombe Governor and serving Senator, Danjuma The Force Public Relations Officer, Jimoh Moshood, who listed the items recovered from Goje’s  said he items taken were available for inspection. He said the search, with valid search warrant from a court of competent ... Read More »

Akwa Ibom sues Firm over N60billion tax liability

Akwa Ibom State government has dragged an oil servicing firm operating in the state, Globestar Engineering Company (Nigeria) Limited, to the state’s revenue court over its failure to remit over N65 billion in Pay As You Earn (PAYE) tax liabilities covering a period 10 years In two separate suits REV/772C/2016 and REV/15C/2016 filed against the company before the Revenue Court ... Read More »

Obasanjo Again: I advised Jonathan against appointing Diezani Petroleum Minister

  Former President Olusegun Obasanjo claimed he advised ex-President Goodluck Jonathan against giving Mrs. Diezani Alison-Madueke a critical portfolio. The ex-President stated that there were decisions taken by Jonathan early in his administration that showed that the Presidency was too big for him. According to him, one of such decisions was the appointment of Alison-Madueke as the Minister of Petroleum ... Read More »

Borishade, Former Minister dies àt 71

Former Minister of Aviation, Prof. Babalola Borishade, has passed on, his family announced on Wednesday. According to a statement by a family member, Olamide Borishade , the ex-minister  died on Wednesday after a brief illness. The Usi-Ekiti, Ekiti State-born  was appointed as Senior Special Assistant to President  Olusegun Obasanjo in May 1999,  and later served as Minister of Education between ... Read More »

Adeleke was murdered- son alleges

One of the children of the first civilian Governor of Osun State, Senator Isiaka Adeleke, Tunji, has alleged that his father, who was preparing to contest in the 2018 governorship election in the state was killed. Although he did not stated how he was killed but he said Adeleke, who was also the senator representing Osun-West at the Senate until ... Read More »

Court to Patience Jonathan “Go and Spend your $5.9m as EFCC chickens out

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission on Tuesday withdrew its application seeking to stay the execution of a court order which unfroze the Skye Bank account of the wife of ex-President Goodluck Jonathan, Patience with a balance of $5.9m. A counsel for the EFCC, Rotimi Oyedepo, appeared before the Federal High Court in Lagos which on April 6 unfroze Patience’s ... Read More »

Will Smith, others make Jury List of 70th Cannes Film Festival

The Jury for the landmark 70th Festival De Cannes has been announced and it will be under the presidency of the Spanish director, screenwriter and producer Pedro Almodóvar. The Jury will be made up of eight key figures from the 7th Art, coming from all over the world. Four women and four men will thus help Pedro Almodóvar select from ... Read More »

Dangote & Aliko write on Improving health in Africa

By Aliko Dangote & Bill Gates This week, more than 138,000 vaccinators will fan out across five African countries in the Lake Chad area in a push to eliminate polio in Africa and rid the world of this terrible disease forever. They will take boats across fast-flowing rivers, ride jeeps along sandy ravines, walk crowded street in towns and cities ... Read More »