Thursday, August 25, 2016.



Rescue workers in Italy's earthquake site

Italy quake toll rises to nearly 250 as rescuers struggle to...

The death toll from a devastating earthquake in central Italy rose sharply to almost 250 people early on Thursday after rescue teams worked through the night to try to find survivors under the rubble of flattened towns. The provisional toll jumped to 247 from the 159 dead listed on Wednesday...




Uproar in banking sector as banks banned from forex deals accuse...

Banks accused of not remitting the $2.3 billion belonging to the Federal Government into the Treasury Single Account (TSA) have alleged a cover-up by the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN). They alleged that the apex bank is shielding some of their peers, which they claim are equally guilty of the...


The big battle for Africa’s cement market

Though high cost of sales continue to pose threat to profit and dividend of listed equities, particularly those in the building sector of Nigerian Stock Exchange, the duo of Dangote Cement and Lafarge Africa, manufacturers of Elephant brand of cement, still remains investors’ toast in the industry. Both companies...



Rio Olympics end with spectacular Maracana carnival

Rio Olympics end with spectacular Maracana carnival

The Rio Olympics ended with a spectacular carnival-inspired closing ceremony, and the official handover to 2020 hosts Tokyo. The colourful ceremony, lasting almost three hours, celebrated Brazil's arts and was held in a wet Maracana. Among the highlights were Tokyo's impressive showcase and a vibrant carnival parade. "These were a marvellous Olympics,...
Katsuya Takasu(m) with Team Captain John Obi-Mikel and Coach Sia Sia

Japanese surgeon fulfills $390,000 promise to Dream Team

Katsuya Takasu, the Japanese surgeon who fell in love with the Nigerian U23 team the ‘Dream Team’, has fulfilled his promise of donating $390,000 to the team. Takasu gave the Nigerian Olympic football bronze winners $200,000 and $190,000 to the coaching crew after they defeated Honduras 3-2 on Saturday. The $200,000...






Abba Kyari

Abba Kyari ‘frightening’ politics, By Saleh Mari Maina

Yemi Adebowale’s piece with the title, ‘The Frightening Influence of Abba Kyari in Aso Rock’ in ThisDay newspaper on August 13 was as interesting as it was a food for thought on the intrigues that shape the happenings in Aso Rock, Nigeria’s seat of power. Though the piece show-cased the...

What it takes for Nigerian students to study in UK, By...

Every year, thousands of Nigerian students choose to study in the United Kingdom, the second most popular destination for international students in the world. Nigerian parents choose the UK over other countries because of its excellent higher-education system and a number of world-class universities. Many parents believe that the UK...