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Aliko Dangote, president of Dangote Group, says the conglomerate’s revenue base will hit $30 billion by 2020 — a feat he would have considered impossible 10 years ago.

Aliko Dangote maintains position as Africa’s richest man

Aliko Dangote, the President of Dangote Group, who was ranked Africa’s richest man in the 2019 Forbes Africa’s billionaires list, has remained consistently ahead of the pack for the eighth consecutive year, with a current net worth of $10.3 billion.
Uche Secondus, national chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), says President Muhammadu Buhari launched his reelection campaign when residents of Zamfara were under bandits attacks.

2019: Kano business community supports Muhammadu Buhari’s re-election

Members of the Coalition of Kano State Markets Associations have promised to work for the victory of President Muhammadu Buhari in the 2019 presidential election.

Anambra community alarms over threat of erosion to roads

The people of Dunukofia in Anambra State have appealed to state and Federal Government to come to their aid over the erosion threat to their major road connecting the area to other communities of the state.
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Senator Ahmed Aruwa passes on in Kaduna

Former Senator Ahmed Aruwa passes on at a private hospital in Kaduna

Ogun government to build NHIS clinic in honour of philanthropist

In appreciation of the contribution of one of the State Philanthropists, Chief Olatunde Abudu, to the health sector, Ogun State Government says it would build a National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS) Clinic in Saje Hospital, Abeokuta, in his honour.
Google tonight announced the winners of the first Google Impact Challenge in Nigeria at an event held in Lagos. Twelve non-profits and social enterprises were each awarded a share of $2m in grant funding.

Cece Yara Foundation, HelpMum, two others emerge winners of first Google Impact Challenge Africa

Google tonight announced the winners of the first Google Impact Challenge in Nigeria at an event held in Lagos. Twelve non-profits and social enterprises were each awarded a share of $2m in grant funding.

Nicholas Ukachukwu: Why I’m eyeing the Senate

The Anambra South Senatorial candidate of the All Progressives Grand Alliance, (APGA) in the coming 2019 general elections, Prince Nicholas Ukachukwu, has said that he was inspired to throw his heart into the next elections in order to provide services as never been done before in the state.
Lagos State Governor, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode (3rd left); Oba of Lagos, Oba Rilwan Akiolu I (2nd left); Vice Chancellor of Lagos State University (LASU), Prof. Olanrewaju Fagbohun (left); Chairman, Caverton Group, Mr. Aderemi Makanjuola (3rd right); his wife (2nd right) and Chairman, Honeywell Flour Mills PLC, Oba Otudeko (right) during the official commissioning of the Remi Makanjuola Ultra-Modern Lecture Theatre and Book Presentation “Global Aids and Tertiary Education: An Overview” in LASU, Ojo, on Thursday.

Akinwunmi Ambode: Jide Sanwo-Olu’ll not abandon ongoing projects in Lagos

Lagos State Governor Akinwunmi Ambode on Thursday assured that the Governorship candidate of All Progressives Congress (APC) in the State for the 2019 general elections, Babajide Sanwo-Olu will not abandon ongoing projects but rather complete and build on the enduring legacies already put in place by his administration.
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Turkey academic jailed after raids on professors and activists

A court in Turkey has jailed pending trial an Istanbul academic following raids on professors and activists deemed to have links to a jailed prominent financier of civil society activities.
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Insecurity: Group urges Plateau residents to vote for SDP

The Plateau Renaissance Assembly (PRA) has urged the people of the state to vote for the Social Democratic Party (SDP) and not any other political parties come 2019.
Mugshots of bombing suspect Cesar Sayoc are reflected on a portrait of Donald Trump before a press conference at the Department of Justice in Washington on Friday. Photograph- Andrew Caballero-Reynolds-AFP-Getty Images

Donald Trump: Media uses pipe bomb case to score ‘political points’

President Donald Trump has accused the US news media of using reporting on the suspect in at least 14 bombs sent to some of his prominent critics to score political points against him.
Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen

Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen dies at 65

Billionaire Paul Allen, who founded US software giant Microsoft with Bill Gates in the 1970s, died Monday after his latest battle with cancer. He was 65.
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Flood: Bayelsa community receives relief materials

The people of Obunagha community, Gbarain clan of Yenagoa Local Government Area of Bayelsa State have been given relief materials over the flood disaster that hit them.The people of Obunagha community, Gbarain clan of Yenagoa Local Government Area of Bayelsa State have been given relief materials over the flood disaster that hit them.

Akwa Ibom APC members set police station ablaze over alleged imposition of candidate

The Divisional Police Station in Okobo Local Government Area (LGA) of Akwa Ibom State, and other property worth millions of naira in the locality have been destroyed by angry youths of the All Progressives Congress (APC), who were protesting the alleged imposition of candidate and hijacking of materials by the party officials in connivance with security agents.

Senator David Brigidi passes on at 56

Governor Ifeanyi Okowa on Tuesday condoled with the family of a Fourth Republic legislator, late Sen. David Cobbina Brigidi, who passed on at 56.
Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen

Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen battles cancer again

Billionaire Paul Allen, who founded US software giant Microsoft with Bill Gates in 1975, revealed on Monday he is in a new battle with cancer.
The former Secretary-General of the United Nations Ban Ki-moon visits Denmark to set up a UN Live Museum, to engage people in UN World Destination, in Copenhagen, Denmark June 11, 2018. RITZAU SCANPIX-Martin Sylvest via REUTERS

Ban Ki-moon, Bill Gates head climate body

Former UN secretary general Ban Ki-moon and billionaire businessman and philanthropist Bill Gates will head an international commission on climate change to launch next month, the Dutch government said Monday.

2019: Obinna Uzoh picks PDP senatorial form

Philanthropist and chairman/CEO of GOCUZ Group Limited, Chief Obinna Uzoh, has joined the race for the Anambra South senatorial zone in the 2019 general election.

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Federal government accuses DisCos, TCN of using substandard power equipment

The federal government has accused electricity distribution companies (Discos) and the Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN) of using substandard equipment to execute power projects.
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30 football clubs swallow up nearly half of European revenue

Europe’s 710 top-tier football clubs pulled in a record 20.11 billion euros (£17.63 billion) in revenues between them in the 2017 financial year, according to an annual UEFA report.

Why farmers-herders crisis may persist – minister

The Federal government has painted a complex picture that sustains the herders and farmers clashes, suggesting that the needless bloodletting across sections of the country may persist into the future.

Ogun election: Senator Kashamu makes INEC’s final list

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) governorship candidate in Ogun, Buruji Kashamu, says his emergence on INEC’s final list of candidates is a victory for resilience.

Bisi Akande: I never thought I will be 80

The former executive governor of Osun State and pioneer Chairman of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), Chief Adebisi Akande has revealed that he never thought he will attain a ripe age of 80.