Tuesday, September 12, 2017.



Prof. Ruth Oniang’o

Prof. Oniang’o emerges 2017 Africa Food Prize winner

Prof. Ruth Oniang’o, the Chairperson, Sasakawa Africa Association (SAA) and Sasakawa Fund for Extension Education (SAFE), has won the 2017 Africa Food Prize. Adams Ephraims-Onuche, the Sasakawa Global 2000 Communications Officer made this known in statement to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Kano on Tuesday. “The prize was awarded...

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CBN injects another $250m into Forex Market

The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), in its relentless effort to keep the inter-bank foreign exchange market liquid, on Monday, September 11, 2017 intervened with another sum of $250 million. A breakdown of Monday’s intervention indicates that the wholesale sector was offered the sum of $100 million, just as...



African subsidiaries contribute 32% to group’s earnings as UBA’s half-year profit...

The Pan African financial institution, United Bank for Africa (UBA) Plc has announced its audited half year financial results ended June 30, 2017, showing remarkable performance across major metrics. UBA grew its gross earnings for the period by 34.5 percent to N222.7 billion, as against N165.6 billion reported in June...



Michael O'Neill

Northern Ireland boss Michael O’Neill arrested on suspicion of drink-driving

Northern Ireland's football team manager, Michael O'Neill, has been arrested on suspicion of drink-driving. He was detained by police on the outskirts of Edinburgh on Sunday. Police Scotland said they arrested and charged a 48-year-old man in connection with drink-driving eastbound on the A720 at about 00.55 BST on Sunday. He is...
Frank de Boer

Hodgson takes over as Crystal Palace sack manager, Frank de Boer...

Frank de Boer has been sacked as Crystal Palace manager after five games and 77 days in charge. Former England boss Roy Hodgson will replace him, BBC Sport understands. The Eagles are 19th in the Premier League after losing 1-0 at Burnley on Sunday - and failed to score in their...






Femi Adesina

Wanted: A restructuring of minds, by Femi Adesina

Hearing some Nigerians speak (whether based at home or in the Diaspora), you discern that they are “in the gall of bitterness and in the bondage of iniquity”. They spew out things that give them away as “whited sepulchers, which indeed appear beautiful outward, but are within full of...
Dele Sobowale

The Affliction of Dele Sobowale by Ebun Asagbe

I am no medical practitioner, but surely there must be an appropriate term for the malady that ails Dele Sobowale. How did I arrive at this conclusion? Well, anyone who has read his recent articles on the ASUU strike would think the same way. I resorted to my old...