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Fidelity Bank announces appointments of three new executives

Fidelity Bank Plc on Monday announced the appointments of three new Executives by the Board of Directors as part of corporate realignment aimed at repositioning for further growth.

Misery Index: Nigeria not a miserable country

In a report titled: “The Misery Index 2018,” authored by Dr. Steve Hanke of the Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Maryland, Nigerians have been labelled the sixth most miserable people in the world. The misery index was introduced in the 1970s by Arthur Okun, an American economist, author of the seminal work, Equality and Efficiency: The Big Trade Off (1975).

Report: Nigerians sixth most miserable people in the world

Data compiled by Steve Hanke, an economist from John Hopkins University in Baltimore, USA, has shown that Nigerians are the sixth most miserable people in the world.
Sugar-sweetened beverages (SSBs) were linked to risks of premature death, particularly death from cardiovascular diseases, according to a Harvard study published on Monday in the journal Circulation.

Drinking sugary beverages linked to early death – study

Sugar-sweetened beverages (SSBs) were linked to risks of premature death, particularly death from cardiovascular diseases, according to a Harvard study published on Monday in the journal Circulation.
Cristiano Ronaldo

Max Allegri: Cristiano Ronaldo will always score in Champions League

Juventus coach Massimiliano Allegri hailed Cristiano Ronaldo, saying it was “impossible to think” the star had just one Champions League goal this season before Tuesday’s heroics.

Matthew Kukah: No president worldwide can be as irresponsible as Nigerian president

The Catholic Bishop of Sokoto Diocese, Dr. Matthew Hassan Kukah, has said that no president of any country in the world can be as irresponsible in the usage of power as a Nigerian president.
Tshering Tobgay - Bhutan

Bhutan’s ruling party defeated in first round of polls

Bhutan's prime minister conceded defeat Sunday, after the ruling party was knocked out in the first round of the small Himalayan nation's third-ever election.
Tonye Cole

Tonye Cole and the moment of epiphany

There is tremendous hunger in Rivers State for an end to the bellicose and toxic politics that have seized the state since 1999. Media headlines about the state are frequently about political assassinations, beheadings and inconclusive elections due to widespread violence.

Ekiti guber: Don’t compromise INEC officials – Kayode Fayemi warns Ayo Fayose

The Kayode Fayemi Campaign Organisation has warned Governor Ayodele Fayose against bringing adhoc staff of the Independent National Electoral Commission into a rigging plot aimed at undermining the integrity of the July 14 governorship poll in Ekiti State.

Teleology Holdings gets 20 day extension for 9Mobile deal

The bid for the sale of 9mobile equities followed disagreement between Emerging Markets Telecommunication Services Limited (EMTS), formerly trading as Etisalat Nigeria, and the banks to restructure the repayment of a seven-year mid-term facility secured by the telco to service an existing loan and expand its network in 2013.

Wilbur Ross: US-China trade talks ‘friendly and frank’

United States Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross said on Sunday he had been having frank, useful talks in China about exports, as Washington presses home its message to Beijing about structural economic changes amid a festering trade dispute.

Study: Eating seafood regularly may improve sex life

A recent study by Harvard researchers found that couples who ate more fish each week were more likely to conceive children during the year of the study.

Police urged to probe Bayelsa senator caught in certificate scandal

The Human and Environmental Development Agenda Resource Centre (HEDA) has asked the police to probe the certificate scandal involving Foster Ogala, senator representing Bayelsa west senatorial district.

Donald Trump: I’m more popular than Barack Obama

President Donald Trump took the opportunity during a tax reform roundtable in Cleveland, Ohio, on Saturday, to say he was “above Obama,” citing his approval rating from a conservative-leaning poll.

Borussia Dortmund’s Nuri Sahin admitted to Harvard

The Turkey international, who joined Real Madrid from Dortmund in 2011 before returning to his former club, is set to undertake a sports management course at Harvard Business School.

Chimamanda Adichie named Harvard class day speaker

Acclaimed author Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie has been selected by the Harvard College Class of 2018 to address the graduating seniors as part of the annual Class Day celebration on May 23, the day before Harvard’s 367th Commencement.

China’s Xi Jinping forms new economic team

China elevated key confidante of President Xi Jinping to one of the top positions in government on Monday as Beijing curbs riskier financing and debt build-up that may pose systemic risks to the country.

Fruit juice ‘as bad’ as sugary drinks – researchers

Two medical researchers writing in one of The Lancet journals argue that because of its high sugar content, fruit juice could be just as bad for us as sugar-sweetened beverages like carbonated drinks and sodas.

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Former VP Namadi Sambo elected board chair Baze university

Former Vice President Namadi Sambo was yesterday unanimously elected chairman board of trustees of Baze University, Abuja alongside four other new members inaugurated by the board.
4 The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) said it has commenced aerial display of its fighter aircraft in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), as part of its activities to mark the country’s 58th Independence Day celebration on October 1.

NAF to mark 55th anniversary April 22

The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) will deploy aircraft, military equipment and personnel in Abuja during rehearsals for its 55th Anniversary celebration.
Lionel Messi already deserves to lift a sixth Ballon d'Or regardless of whether he wins the Champions League with Barcelona or not, according to former Brazil striker Rivaldo.

Rivaldo: Lionel Messi already deserves the next Ballon d’Or

Lionel Messi already deserves to lift a sixth Ballon d'Or regardless of whether he wins the Champions League with Barcelona or not, according to former Brazil striker Rivaldo.
Carlo Ancelotti still believes in Napoli's squad as he backed his players after their Europa League defeat to Arsenal.

Carlo Ancelotti backs Napoli squad despite Europa League defeat to Arsenal

Carlo Ancelotti still believes in Napoli's squad as he backed his players after their Europa League defeat to Arsenal.
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Ninth National Assembly: Forum of APC newly-elected Reps backs Femi Gbajabiamila

The Forum of All Progressives Congress (APC) newly-elected members of the House of Representatives have expressed support for the consensus candidate of the party for the 9th National Assembly Speakership, Femi Gbajabiamila.