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Brazil 2014 world cup winner to pocket N6.8Billion

SPAIN, WINNER OF 2010 WORLD CUP

The prize money at next year’s World Cup finals will be increased by at least a third from that on offer in South Africa in 2010, FIFA general secretary Jerome Valcke said on Tuesday. The overall prize money for the tournament will rise to approximately $560.0 million, around $140m more than the $420m available in 2010, when $30m was on ... Read More »

British high commission introduces new VISA application policy

ANDREW POCOCK, BRITISH HIGH COMMISSIONER TO NIGERIA

The British High Commission in Nigeria has announced a new visa application process which would see applicants for United Kingdom visas not only filling out their forms online but would be paying online in U.S. dollars. In a statement issued on its website, the High Commission stated “From 16th December 2013 all applications for a UK visa must be completed ... Read More »

MRS oil appoints new director

MRS

MRS Oil Nigeria Plc has announced the appointment of Ms Amina Maina as a Non-Executive Director of the Company. Ms. Amina Maina had her early education at Command Children’s School, Dantuku, Kaduna State between 1981 and 1986. From 1986 to 1992, she obtained her SSCE Certificate from the Command Secondary School, Ipaja, Lagos. From 1992 – 1998 she obtained BSc ... Read More »

TAMBUWAL TOPS LIST OF APC’s 2015 PRESIDENTIAL HOPEFUL

Rt. Hon. Aminu Tambuwal & Gen. Muhammadu Buhari (Rtd.) at the meeting

Insiders have revealed to The Light News that plans have reached an advanced stage for the All Progressives Party to openly declare its own candidate for the 2015 Presidential Candidate-and one of the names which is being bandied around is present PDP Chieftain and Speaker of the House of Representatives, Rt. Hon. Waziri Aminu Tambuwal. We gathered that the discussion ... Read More »

Ermenegildo Zegna COMES TO LAGOS …SUITS SELL FOR N300,000

Ermenegildo Zegna comes to Lagos

Italian Designer, Ermenegildo Zegna is sure to be smiling to the bank as it opens its first flagship store in Africa in Lagos, the bubbly commercial capital of Nigeria. And it is only a place fit for the kings as the average suit costs a whopping N300,000 ! Located on the busy, Akin Adesola Street, the outlet which was built ... Read More »

DRAMA AS SENATE INVESTIGATES N3.85B MANITOBA CONTRACT

Minister of Power, Prof. Chinedu Nebo

It was a session of verbal fire and drama as the Senate Committee on Power, Steel Development and Metallurgy continued its investigation into the N3.85 billion management contract awarded to Canadian firm, Manitoba Hydro International to run the Transmission Company of Nigeria by the federal government. TCN is one of the successor companies formed after the Power Holding Company of ... Read More »

UK falls below top-20 in global school league table

For the first time, the UK does not make the top 20 in any subject, in international tests taken by 15 year olds in maths, reading and science. Shanghai in China is the world’s top performing education system, in the Pisa tests run by the OECD think tank. Within the UK, Scotland outperformed England at maths and reading, but Wales ... Read More »

Yaya Toure wins BBC African footballer of the year 2013

Yaya Toure with BBC's Peter Okwoche

The Ivory Coast and Manchester City midfielder, Yaya Toure who had been nominated in each of the past four years is the BBC African Footballer of the The Year 2013. Toure who is also in the running for the Glo/CAF Awards African Footballer of the year, beat Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Victor Moses, John Mikel Obi and Jonathan Pitroipa to this year’s ... Read More »

Oshiomhole employs “Go and Die “ Widow

Oshiomhole employs “Go and Die “ Widow

Following a barrage of criticism, Governor Adams Oshiomhole of Edo State has offered employment to the widow, Mrs Joy Ifije, whom he upbraided, penultimate week, and whose goods were seized by men of the State War Against Indiscipline for obstructing the Mission Road in the state capital, Benin. The Governor who announced the job offer to the woman, in addition ... Read More »

Imoke suspends commissioners, aides for shunning HIV/AIDS event

Imoke suspends commissioners, aides for shunning HIV/AIDS event

Governor Liyel Imoke of Cross River State has suspended seven Commissioners and thirteen Special Advisers for shunning an HIV/ Aids event that was held in the state capital, Calabar. In a statement released by the Secretary to the State Government, Mike Anniah, yesterday the reason given for the action was their failure to attend a world HIV/AIDS event which included ... Read More »