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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 »

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 »

Indomie swallows Dangote Noodles

Dangote Flour Mills has exited the noodles business and sold its assets to Dufil Prima Foods, makers of Indomie noodles, saying it no longer consider it as strategic Dangote Flour Mills, which made the announcement on Tuesday, said in order to smoothen the transition, it had offered Dufil the use of some of its facilities on an interim basis.The noodles ... Read More »

NIgerian Journalist turned bank robber arrested in US

A Nigerian journalist and former United Nations employee was busted for robbing four Manhattan banks — all during his lunch hour, authorities said. According to New York Post, Abdullahi Shuaibu, 53, was picked up by cops on Monday and hit with two counts of robbery and two counts of attempted robbery for the crimes committed during his two-month spree. All ... Read More »

Davido’s brother,idiot born into wealth-Joy Bewaji

In response to Adewale Adeleke, Davido’ elder brother’s bragging that his dogs eat better than most Nigerians, Joy Isi Bewaji penned the following via her twitter handle: For the black man, it is not just money and success… it is the delight in humiliating another black man. A black man doesn’t want to be successful if it will not allow ... Read More »

Ambode promises to eliminate double Taxation in Lagos

Lagos State Governor, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode on Tuesday said that his administration would take necessary steps to eliminate any incidence of multiple taxation in the State, especially at the local government level. The Governor, who spoke when he received the Chair Occupier, Lagos State Professorial Chair in Tax and Fiscal Matters, Prof. Abiola Olaitan Sanni and other Members of the ... Read More »

Lagos Assembly scraps Minority offices

The Lagos State House of Assembly on Tuesday said the offices of Minority Leader and Minority Whip in the House are no longer necessary. Six out of the eight lawmakers elected on the platform of Peoples Democratic Party to the House had, on February 16, defected to the ruling party, the All Progressives Congress. The defectors, including the two former ... Read More »