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Serena Williams Cartoon Highlights Everyday Battles Black Women Face At Work, Say Campaigners

Serena Williams Cartoon Highlights Everyday Battles Black Women Face At Work, Say Campaigners

“Disgusted, but not surprised.” By Nadine White A controversial cartoon depicting Serena Williams having a tantrum on the court at the US Open lays bare the battles against prejudice that black women face at work every day, according to campaigners. Cartoonist Mark Knight denied his portrayal of the former world number one tennis player was

Two APC aspirants battle Ambode for Lagos ticket

Two new aspirants for the Lagos State governor under the All Progressives Congress’ umbrella emerged on Tuesday, fuelling speculations that all was not well with the incumbent governor, Akinwunmi Ambode, and a national leader of the party, Bola Tinubu. The aspirants, who were former commissioners in the state, Dr Obafemi Hamzat and Jide Sanwoolu, were

Applications Open for the 2018 TEF Entrepreneurship Forum Travel Fellowship for African Journalists

Lagos, Nigeria – The Tony Elumelu Foundation, Africa’s leading entrepreneurship-focused philanthropy, has announced a call for entries for the 2018 TEF Entrepreneurship Forum Travel Fellowship for African journalists. The Travel Fellowship will provide financial aid to journalists and photojournalists affiliated with African national or global media houses to attend the 2018 Tony Elumelu Foundation Entrepreneurship

World Class Keynote Speakers confirmed for 2018 ASEA Conference in Lagos

• Influential speakers include Ms. Aruma Oteh, Dr Akinwunmi Adesina, Mrs. Kemi Adeosun • More than 40 other Speakers join growing list Lagos – Nigeria: The Nigerian Stock Exchange (“The Exchange” or “NSE”), is pleased to announce that over 44 keynote speakers and thought leaders have confirmed to speak at the 22nd Annual African Securities

FG woos investors to telecoms sector with 30% cut in company income tax

Investors coming into Nigeria, especially the telecommunications sector, have been guaranteed a 30 per cent cut in company income tax payment payable to the government. Besides, there will be relaxation of monetary and fiscal policies; access to foreign exchange; reduction in waivers and Custom Duties and be opened to improved ease of doing business. Executive

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World Bank’s GEM project undergoing restructuring – Enelamah

The Minister of Industry, Trade and Investment, Okechukwu Enelamah, on Tuesday said the Growth and Employment Programme being implemented by the ministry and sponsored by the World Bank was currently being restructuring. He said this during a chat with journalists at the headquarters of the ministry in Abuja. The Federal Government had disbursed a total

Why Nigeria is borrowing from China – DMO

The Federal Government has explained that it borrows from China in order to take advantage of a cheaper source of finance. In a statement made available to our correspondent in Abuja on Tuesday, the Debt Management Office said that the Federal Government was also borrowing from China in order to diversify the sources of borrowed

$8.1bn refund: NCC wants amicable resolution with MTN

The Nigerian Communications Commission says it will strive to ensure that there is an amicable resolution between the government and the MTN Group as the two parties negotiate the $10bn dispute. The Executive Vice Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, NCC, Prof Umar Danbatta, made this pledge at the ITU Telecom Conference in Durban, South Africa

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Buhari is Nigeria’s most incompetent leader, says Atiku

Former Vice-President Abubakar Atiku has said President Muhammadu Buhari’s failure to retain significant individuals in his party was a sign of weakness and lack of leadership. Atiku, through his campaign organisation, said his attempt to come to power “is to clean the mess that Buhari would leave which has resulted in job loss, poor economy

Youths and the Nigerian Necrocracy

By Abimbola Adelakun When I was growing up in Ibadan, the atmosphere was rife with tales of supernaturally powerful people who used the blood of children to prolong their lives. Like most people, as we grew up, the world that promoted those stories and gave them credibility gradually receded. We began to dismiss those urban