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UK adopts new visa application process for Nigerians

The UK Embassy in Nigeria has adopted a new visa application process, the British High Commission said in a statement Friday. The spokesperson of the commission, Joe Abuku, described the new process as a slight change in which “Visa staff now only need electronic versions of support documents.” The...

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Tony Elumelu

Elumelu asks African leaders to create youth business champions not martryrs

Fifteen delegations representing the United Nations and several countries, including Germany, Canada, France, Qatar and Algeria converged on Tunisia as part of the N' African country's government’s International Investment Conference dubbed “Tunisia 2020.” In the last five years, the Tunisian economy has struggled following a democratic uprising which ushered...

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FirstBank

FBN Holdings: Improving efficiency via decreased operating expenses

FBN Holdings Plc has announced a 7.0 percent year-on-year increase in its gross earnings to N417.3 billion as against N390.0 billion recorded as at September 2015. The increase reflects the strong business fundamentals as it kept the revenue momentum amidst a slow business environment. However, despite the 56.5% y-o-y...

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Mourinho watches from the stands

EFL Cup: Man United cruise into last four as banned Mourinho...

Manchester United eased into the EFL Cup semi-finals as they beat West Ham with manager Jose Mourinho watching from the Old Trafford stands. The Portuguese, given a one-match touchline ban before the match, stayed out of view as United reached the last four for the first time since 2013-14. Zlatan Ibrahimovic...
Gareth Southgate

Southgate appointed England manager on four-year contract

Gareth Southgate has been appointed as England manager on a four-year deal. Southgate, 46, stepped up from his role as England Under-21s manager in September following Sam Allardyce's departure after only 67 days in charge. He oversaw two wins and two draws as interim boss and has signed a contract reportedly...

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Fidel Castro

Goodbye, Fidel Castro, by Reuben Abati

The death of Fidel Castro was long expected and when it finally came on Friday night, there was very little surprise across the world. He was 90, and in August, he had himself predicted that he would not live beyond 90. He had been sick for about ten years,...
Semiu Okanlawon

Aregbesola’s 6th year: To make the sun shine on our land

“I have travelled the world and traversed the length and breath of Nigeria, first as a businessman and then as a politician. Endowed with that exposure, I have studied the state of our state and have seen the roots of our problem. “I have seriously tried to identify the...