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Zambia Minister of Tourism and Arts, Mr Ronald Chitotella, Sierra-leone Minister of Tourism and Cultural Affairs, Dr Memunatu Pratte, and Nigeria Minister of Information and Culture Alhaji Lai Mohammed at the 11th Tourism Investment and Business Forum for Africa in Madrid, Spain on Thursday

Lai Mohammed: Creative Industry the fastest growing sector of Nigerian economy

The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed says Creative Industry is the fastest growing sector of the Nigerian economy in terms of business opportunities, employment generation, earnings as well as entertainment.
L-R: Deputy Company Secretary, Dangote Cement Plc, Edward Imoedemhe; Chairman, Dangote Cement Plc, Aliko Dangote; Group Managing Director/CEO, Dangote Cement Plc, Engr. Joseph Makoju; and Non-Executive Director, Dangote Cement Plc, Olakunle Alake at the Dangote Cement Plc Extra-Ordinary General Meeting held in Lagos on Wednesday, January 22, 2020

Dangote Cement praised by shareholders on buyback plans

Desire of the Management of Dangote Cement to ‘buy back’ 10 per cent of its entire issued shares from shareholders was unanimously granted on Wednesday as the company’s shareholders’ voted in support of the ‘share buy back’ plans. Dangote Cement, which currently has 17.04 billion fully paid up ordinary shares of 50 kobo each, would be buying back 1.70 billion shares.
Ghana international Mubarak Wakaso will stay in the treatment room for a couple of days after picking up a minor injury, his Spanish club Deportivo Alaves have announced.

Ghana midfielder Mubarak Wakaso joins Chinese club Jiangsu Suning

Ghanaian midfielder Mubarak Wakaso has signed a three year contract with Chinese Super League side Jiangsu Suning after his two-and-a-half-year spell in the Spanish La Liga with Alaves, the Chinese club confirmed on Wednesday.
Nigeria national team coach Gernot Rohr has lifted the lid on why he makes late substitutions in games.

WCQ: Gernot Rohr cautious as Nigeria draw Cape Verde, CAR, Liberia

German coach Gernot Rohr said the Super Eagles have the strength in depth to weather the storm and ensure progress after Nigeria was drawn against Cape Verde, Central African Republic (CAR) and Liberia in the penultimate round of the qualifying race for the 2022 FIFA World Cup finals in Qatar.
Former France midfielder and 1998 World Cup winner Marcel Desailly is looking forward to a fierce battle between Ghana and South Africa for a 2022 World Cup qualifying ticket but expects the Black Stars to trump Bafana Bafana in the end.

WCQ: Marcel Desailly tips Ghana over South Africa

Former France midfielder and 1998 World Cup winner Marcel Desailly is looking forward to a fierce battle between Ghana and South Africa for a 2022 World Cup qualifying ticket but expects the Black Stars to trump Bafana Bafana in the end.
Former Nigeria international Raphael Chukwu-Ndukwe has urged players of the Super Eagles to continue to work hard and impress at club level because the gains are what is currently been enjoyed at the senior national team.

WCQ: Super Eagles drawn in ‘soft group’ in qualifying campaign

Nigeria have been drawn to square up against Cape Verde, Central African Republic (CAR) and Liberia in the penultimate round of the qualifying race for the 2022 FIFA World Cup finals.
The Federal Government has nominated Prof. Adebambo Adewopo, a foremost professor of Intellectual Property to lead the World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO).

Federal government nominates Adebambo Adewopo to lead WIPO

The Federal Government has nominated Prof. Adebambo Adewopo, a foremost professor of Intellectual Property to lead the World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO).

Bitrus Bewarang wants tough 2022 World Cup qualifying group for Super Eagles

Former Super Eagles assistant coach Bitrus Bewarang has stated that he would prefer a difficult Qatar 2022 World Cup qualifying group for the country.
Former Nigeria international Raphael Chukwu-Ndukwe has urged players of the Super Eagles to continue to work hard and impress at club level because the gains are what is currently been enjoyed at the senior national team.

2022 WCQ draw: Super Eagles will be ready for any team – Samuel Chukwueze

“Anyone they bring for us will be good, every team is tough in Africa, so we are going to try our best against any team that falls in our group. We know it will be very tough, but we are prepared for battle,” Chukwueze said.
Nigeria coach Gernot Rohr has revealed why Super Eagles lost 2-1 to Algeria in Sunday’s 2019 Africa Cup of Nations semi-finals game at Cairo International Stadium.

Super Eagles coach Gernot Rohr to miss World Cup draws

Super Eagles Technical adviser Gernot Rohr will miss the 2022 FIFA World Cup draws tomorrow, as such, the general secretary, Muhammad Sanusi, is to represent the NFF at the event.

Presidency explains Finance Act 2019

The presidency had made public the breakdown of Finance Bill, 2019, which was submitted to the National Assembly by President Muhammadu Buhari alongside the 2020 Appropriation Bill, and signed into law by the president on Jan. 13, 2020.
Mary Uduk - The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has urged investors with multiple shareholding accounts to regularise such before December 31, 2019.

SEC: Electronic offering‘ll reduce unclaimed dividends

Acting Director-General of the Securities and Exchange Commission, SEC, Ms. Mary Uduk has said that the introduction of electronic offering in the Nigerian capital market remains a major achievement that will help solve the problems of unclaimed dividends.
The Board of Unilever Nigeria Plc has appointed Mr. Carl Cruz as its new managing Director.

Unilever Nigeria appoints Carl Cruz as managing director

The Board of Unilever Nigeria Plc has appointed Mr. Carl Cruz as its new managing Director. Mr. Cruz takes over the management and leadership of the company effective 1st February 2020. He comes with...
AFDB President Akinwumi Adesina.

AfDB reveals top priority as Akinwumi Adesina visits UK

The African Continental Free Trade Area (ACFTA) will top discussion as Dr Akinwumi Adesina, the President of African Development Bank (AfDB) is expected in London for the milestone investment summit.
Ghana coach James Appiah believes the outcome of Monday's Round of 16 shootout defeat to Tunisia at the Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon) in Egypt would have been different had Video Assistant Referees (VAR) been deployed earlier.

Kwasi Appiah: I had a succession plan for Ghana

Former Ghana coach James Kwasi Appiah believes he laid a good foundation for the team during his time at the helm of affairs.
After he was struck down by malaria and typhoid, Togolese tailor Ayawo Hievi thought he was set to recover when he started taking drugs prescribed by his doctor.

Africa hamstrung by deadly flood of fake medicine

After he was struck down by malaria and typhoid, Togolese tailor Ayawo Hievi thought he was set to recover when he started taking drugs prescribed by his doctor.

LASU begins lecture on home-grown STEM education techniques

The Lagos State University (LASU), Ojo, on Tuesday, officially commenced lecture on the teaching and learning of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) education using the home-grown mechanism that factor in African cultural contexts and humour.
Thirty four people made up of 20 males, 11 females and three children have been confirmed dead in a ghastly road crash early Tuesday in South Ghana’s Komenda.

34 die in ghastly road crash in Ghana

Thirty four people made up of 20 males, 11 females and three children have been confirmed dead in a ghastly road crash early Tuesday in South Ghana’s Komenda.

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Senator Hope Uzodinma as Governor of Imo State

Governor Uzodinma assures to continue from where predecessor stopped

Imo State Governor, Senator Hope Uzidinma Thursday said that his administration will continue from where his predecessor stopped.

Police arrest senate president’s impersonator with N420,000

A 27-year-old man, Abdul Hassan Kadala, who posed as an aide to Senate President Alhmed Lawan to defraud unsuspecting members of the public has been arrested by operatives of the Police attached to the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Police Command.
Leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, has threatened to expose corrupt leaders in the north.

IPOB: Facebook pulled down Nnamdi Kanu’s page

The Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) Thursday said the Facebook page of its leader, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, has been pulled by the social media giant.
Romelu Lukaku, fresh from completing an €80 million (£74m-$90m) move from Manchester United, has been handed No. 9 at Inter, with Mauro Icardi edging closer to the exits at San Siro.

Romelu Lukaku: Jose Mourinho didn’t have the players he wanted at Manchester United

Jose Mourinho would have fared better at Manchester United had he been given “the players that he wanted”, says Romelu Lukaku, with the Belgian striker still holding the Portuguese in the highest regard.

Police warn against mob action at crime scenes

The Bayelsa Police Command on Friday warned residents to refrain from taking laws into their hands at crime scenes to avoid arrest and prosecution.