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Herdsman arrested in Taraba with five guns, 36 cartridges

Olaleye Aluko, Abuja The troops of the Nigerian Army deployed in Taraba State on Exercise Ayem Akpatuma, otherwise called cat race, have arrested a Fulani herdsman and recovered five guns, 36 cartridges among other weapons from him. Our correspondent learnt t
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Herdsman arrested in Taraba with five guns, 36 cartridges

Olaleye Aluko, Abuja The troops of the Nigerian Army deployed in Taraba State on Exercise Ayem Akpatuma, otherwise called cat race, have arrested a Fulani herdsman and recovered five guns, 36 cartridges among other weapons from him. Our correspondent learnt that the troops of 101 Special Forces Battalion were on patrol in Zanban village in […]

Indomie launches ‘MyIndomieMyStyle’ campaign

Dufil Prima Foods Plc has announced the unveiling of a campaign tagged, ‘MyIndomieMyStyle’. According to a statement from the firm, the campaign is set to enlighten consumers about various creative, healthy and more nutritious ways of enjoying Indomie Ins
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Indomie launches ‘MyIndomieMyStyle’ campaign

Dufil Prima Foods Plc has announced the unveiling of a campaign tagged, ‘MyIndomieMyStyle’. According to a statement from the firm, the campaign is set to enlighten consumers about various creative, healthy and more nutritious ways of enjoying Indomie Instant noodles. The statement read in part, “MyIndomieMyStyle recipe campaign will encourage and enlighten consumers on how […]

SARS operatives allegedly torture Ogun ticket officer to death

Afeez Hanafi When the wife of Kazeem Akeem, a ticket officer at New Market, in the Ijebu Ode area of Ogun State, gives birth anytime from November 2018, the baby will be without a father. Akeem, aka Oba Olofin, was allegedly tortured to death by men of the Sp
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SARS operatives allegedly torture Ogun ticket officer to death

Afeez Hanafi When the wife of Kazeem Akeem, a ticket officer at New Market, in the Ijebu Ode area of Ogun State, gives birth anytime from November 2018, the baby will be without a father. Akeem, aka Oba Olofin, was allegedly tortured to death by men of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad, Ogun State Police Command, […]

UN, trader discuss integrated agric project for Ekiti

An integrated agricultural project is being planned for Ekiti that may lead to the creation of 25,000 jobs, according to the facilitator of the initiative. A fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria and stock market trader, Muyiwa Coker, sa
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UN, trader discuss integrated agric project for Ekiti

An integrated agricultural project is being planned for Ekiti that may lead to the creation of 25,000 jobs, according to the facilitator of the initiative. A fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria and stock market trader, Muyiwa Coker, said this in a statement obtained on Thursday, adding that 200,000 hectares of land […]

Sanusi orders probe into immorality at Kano viewing centre

Ted Odogwu The Emir of Kano, Muhammad Sanusi (II), has directed the Kano State Hisbah Board to investigate the alleged immorality by youths of Badawa, Kawo, Sauna and Haye in the Nassarawa Local Government Area of Kano State at a football viewing centre. The
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Sanusi orders probe into immorality at Kano viewing centre

Ted Odogwu The Emir of Kano, Muhammad Sanusi (II), has directed the Kano State Hisbah Board to investigate the alleged immorality by youths of Badawa, Kawo, Sauna and Haye in the Nassarawa Local Government Area of Kano State at a football viewing centre. The residents of the areas had complained to the monarch that the […]

Farmers advised to use drip irrigation

Nigerian farmers have been urged to adopt drip irrigation method to boost crop yields, as the effect of the dry season takes its toll on cultivated farmlands across the country. The Integrated Country Project Manager, Dizengoff Nigeria, Oscar Walumbe, said th
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Farmers advised to use drip irrigation

Nigerian farmers have been urged to adopt drip irrigation method to boost crop yields, as the effect of the dry season takes its toll on cultivated farmlands across the country. The Integrated Country Project Manager, Dizengoff Nigeria, Oscar Walumbe, said this on the sidelines of a farmers’ summit held in Abuja recently. He said, “Undoubtedly, […]

Nestle introduces new cereal to address micronutrient deficiency

Anna Okon Nestlé Nigeria has announced the introduction of a new breakfast cereal, Golden Morn Puffs. It said that the product was made from grains and cereals and provided families with even more choices of tasty, healthy food. “It is fortified with vitam
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Nestle introduces new cereal to address micronutrient deficiency

Anna Okon Nestlé Nigeria has announced the introduction of a new breakfast cereal, Golden Morn Puffs. It said that the product was made from grains and cereals and provided families with even more choices of tasty, healthy food. “It is fortified with vitamins and iron to contribute to the efforts to address micronutrient deficiency in […]

Airtel donates books to underprivileged children

A telecommunications services provider, Airtel Nigeria, has announced that it will celebrate the 2018 World Book Day with public primary school pupils across different locations in the country with the donation of 5,000 books and hosting of book-reading sessi
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Airtel donates books to underprivileged children

A telecommunications services provider, Airtel Nigeria, has announced that it will celebrate the 2018 World Book Day with public primary school pupils across different locations in the country with the donation of 5,000 books and hosting of book-reading sessions. A statement from the firm indicated that the Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer, Airtel Nigeria, […]

NB Plc rewards distributors

The Nigerian Breweries Plc said it celebrated its distributors in an award ceremony held in Lagos recently. The firm which noted this in a statement on Wednesday said that the trade partners had excelled in their business partnership with the company in 2017
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NB Plc rewards distributors

The Nigerian Breweries Plc said it celebrated its distributors in an award ceremony held in Lagos recently. The firm which noted this in a statement on Wednesday said that the trade partners had excelled in their business partnership with the company in 2017. The Sales Director, NB Plc, Mr. Uche Unigwe, was quoted as saying  […]

Nigeria remains important digital hub, says Microsoft

Microsoft has marked its fifth year of 4Afrika initiative by hosting a showcase event for the media in Lagos. A statement indicated that the Regional Director, Microsoft, Amrote Abdella, and the Microsoft Nigeria Country Manager, Akin Banuso, shared details a
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Nigeria remains important digital hub, says Microsoft

Microsoft has marked its fifth year of 4Afrika initiative by hosting a showcase event for the media in Lagos. A statement indicated that the Regional Director, Microsoft, Amrote Abdella, and the Microsoft Nigeria Country Manager, Akin Banuso, shared details around the history and impact of the initiative in the region, as well as broader insights […]

APC to hold state congresses May 10

Olusola Fabiyi, Abuja The All Progressives Congress on Wednesday in Abuja released the schedule of activities for its congresses and the national convention. The schedule, which was signed by the party’s National Organising Secretary, Senator Osita Izunaso
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APC to hold state congresses May 10

Olusola Fabiyi, Abuja The All Progressives Congress on Wednesday in Abuja released the schedule of activities for its congresses and the national convention. The schedule, which was signed by the party’s National Organising Secretary, Senator Osita Izunaso, showed that ward and local government congresses to elect ward and local government officers would hold on May […]

Olanipekun backs NLC on N56,000 minimum wage demand

Kamarudeen Ogundele, Ado Ekiti A former President of the Nigerian Bar Association, Chief Wole Olanipekun (SAN), has urged the Federal Government to grant the N56,000 minimum wage demand by the Nigerian Labour Congress, saying it is not too much considering th
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Olanipekun backs NLC on N56,000 minimum wage demand

Kamarudeen Ogundele, Ado Ekiti A former President of the Nigerian Bar Association, Chief Wole Olanipekun (SAN), has urged the Federal Government to grant the N56,000 minimum wage demand by the Nigerian Labour Congress, saying it is not too much considering the depreciation of naira. He lamented that the nation’s leaders had not shown enough concerns […]

Court halts planned sale of 9mobile

Ade Adesomoju, Abuja The Federal High Court in Abuja has halted the plan to sell the telecommunication firm, Etisalat, now called 9mobile. This followed an application by some aggrieved shareholders who are demanding that the planned sale should not be allowe
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Court halts planned sale of 9mobile

Ade Adesomoju, Abuja The Federal High Court in Abuja has halted the plan to sell the telecommunication firm, Etisalat, now called 9mobile. This followed an application by some aggrieved shareholders who are demanding that the planned sale should not be allowed to take place until they are paid $43.33m which they allegedly invested in the […]

PDP mulls name change, holds emergency NEC today

Olusola Fabiyi, Abuja The Peoples Democratic Party is considering the possibility of changing its name before the conduct of 2019 general elections,  The PUNCH has learnt. Investigations by our correspondent showed that this was one of the conditions given b
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PDP mulls name change, holds emergency NEC today

Olusola Fabiyi, Abuja The Peoples Democratic Party is considering the possibility of changing its name before the conduct of 2019 general elections,  The PUNCH has learnt. Investigations by our correspondent showed that this was one of the conditions given by those who left the party before the 2015 general elections. It was gathered that this […]

Buhari’s nominee remanded in prison for alleged N182m fraud

Eniola Akinkuotu, Abuja A Kwara State High Court sitting in Ilorin has remanded Dr. Saadu Alanamu in prison custody for alleged fraud to the tune of N182m and abuse of bail condition. Incidentally, Alanamu’s name was forwarded to the Senate by President Muh
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Buhari’s nominee remanded in prison for alleged N182m fraud

Eniola Akinkuotu, Abuja A Kwara State High Court sitting in Ilorin has remanded Dr. Saadu Alanamu in prison custody for alleged fraud to the tune of N182m and abuse of bail condition. Incidentally, Alanamu’s name was forwarded to the Senate by President Muhammadu Buhari last week for confirmation as a commissioner of the National Population […]

Offa robbery: Police arraign hotel owner, workers, guests

Success Nwogu,  Ilorin The Proprietor of  Xontec Hotel on Igosun Road, Offa, in the Offa Local Government Area of Kwara State, Mr. Kadir Surajudeen, and members of his staff have been arraigned before a Magistrate’s Court in Ilorin, the state capital, fo
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Offa robbery: Police arraign hotel owner, workers, guests

Success Nwogu,  Ilorin The Proprietor of  Xontec Hotel on Igosun Road, Offa, in the Offa Local Government Area of Kwara State, Mr. Kadir Surajudeen, and members of his staff have been arraigned before a Magistrate’s Court in Ilorin, the state capital, for failing to give police credible information on the gunmen who attacked some banks in […]

Disabled people allege rip-off, block Imo govt house

Chidiebube Okeoma, Owerri Scores of disabled persons who gathered under the aegis of the Joint National Association of Persons with Disabilities, on Wednesday blocked the main gate of the Imo State Government House, Owerri, in protest. The protesters, who ca
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Disabled people allege rip-off, block Imo govt house

Chidiebube Okeoma, Owerri Scores of disabled persons who gathered under the aegis of the Joint National Association of Persons with Disabilities, on Wednesday blocked the main gate of the Imo State Government House, Owerri, in protest. The protesters, who carried placards with various inscriptions, demanded to see the state Governor, Rochas Okorocha, or  his Chief of […]

OAU sex-for- mark: Committee recommends indefinite suspension of Prof.

Femi Makinde,  Osogbo The committee set up by the management of the Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile Ife, has recommended indefinite suspension of a professor allegedly caught on tape demanding sex from a female student at the school. A member of the committ
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OAU sex-for- mark: Committee recommends indefinite suspension of Prof.

Femi Makinde,  Osogbo The committee set up by the management of the Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile Ife, has recommended indefinite suspension of a professor allegedly caught on tape demanding sex from a female student at the school. A member of the committee, who spoke to our correspondent in Oshogbo on Wednesday, said the committee recommended indefinite […]

Banks shut, customers flee over Osun robbery scare

Femi Makinde, Osogbo Banks in Ilesa, Ijebu Jesa and adjoining towns in Osun State hurriedly closed for business on Wednesday after an alarm that some hoodlums were attempting to force their way into one of the commercial banks in the towns. There was confusio
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Banks shut, customers flee over Osun robbery scare

Femi Makinde, Osogbo Banks in Ilesa, Ijebu Jesa and adjoining towns in Osun State hurriedly closed for business on Wednesday after an alarm that some hoodlums were attempting to force their way into one of the commercial banks in the towns. There was confusion following the report, as many bank customers who were trying to […]

SUV crushes graduate preparing for NYSC

Afeez Hanafi A 23-year-old graduate of the Ebonyi State University, Adeyinka Adelekan, will not be able to commence her National Youth Service Corps this month as planned after a sport utility vehicle knocked her down around Skiddo bus stop, Ajah, Lagos State
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SUV crushes graduate preparing for NYSC

Afeez Hanafi A 23-year-old graduate of the Ebonyi State University, Adeyinka Adelekan, will not be able to commence her National Youth Service Corps this month as planned after a sport utility vehicle knocked her down around Skiddo bus stop, Ajah, Lagos State. Adelekan, who studied Geology at the university, reportedly suffered fractures in his legs […]

Nigerian youths like freebies, says Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday said many Nigerian youths like free things based on the notion that Nigeria is an oil-rich nation. According The Cable, President Buhari made this assertion while speaking at the Commonwealth Business Forum in Westmi
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Nigerian youths like freebies, says Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday said many Nigerian youths like free things based on the notion that Nigeria is an oil-rich nation. According The Cable, President Buhari made this assertion while speaking at the Commonwealth Business Forum in Westminster. The president said that Nigeria has a very young population, most of whom were uneducated but wanted everything offered […]

Court halts planned sale of 9Mobile, as shareholders demand $43.33m refund

Ade Adesomoju, Abuja The Federal High Court in Abuja has halted the plan to sell the telecommunication firm, Etisalat, now called 9Mobile. This followed an application by some aggrieved shareholders who are demanding that the planned sales should not be allow
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Court halts planned sale of 9Mobile, as shareholders demand $43.33m refund

Ade Adesomoju, Abuja The Federal High Court in Abuja has halted the plan to sell the telecommunication firm, Etisalat, now called 9Mobile. This followed an application by some aggrieved shareholders who are demanding that the planned sales should not be allowed to take place until they are paid the sum of $43.33m which they allegedly […]

Sudan diplomats unpaid for months, says Minister

A cash shortfall has seen several Sudanese foreign diplomats go unpaid for months and they have been seeking to return home as a result, Foreign Minister Ibrahim Ghandour said Wednesday. In a speech to lawmakers, Ghandour said his ministry had also been unabl
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Sudan diplomats unpaid for months, says Minister

A cash shortfall has seen several Sudanese foreign diplomats go unpaid for months and they have been seeking to return home as a result, Foreign Minister Ibrahim Ghandour said Wednesday. In a speech to lawmakers, Ghandour said his ministry had also been unable to pay the rent for several diplomatic missions across the world for […]

Two arraigned over alleged murder in Kogi

A Lokoja Chief Magistrates’ Court has remanded herdsmen Mohammed Osama, 35 and Umoru Sanda in prison custody for allegedly killing one Nurudeen Dahiru, due to vendetta. Chief Magistrate Levi Animoku made the remand order in his ruling on Wednesday on arraig
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Two arraigned over alleged murder in Kogi

A Lokoja Chief Magistrates’ Court has remanded herdsmen Mohammed Osama, 35 and Umoru Sanda in prison custody for allegedly killing one Nurudeen Dahiru, due to vendetta. Chief Magistrate Levi Animoku made the remand order in his ruling on Wednesday on arraignment of the accused. The accused both of Kokolobi Sasere Fulaní Camp, Koton-Karfe Local Government, […]

Attack on Senate: Terrorists invade N’Assembly, rubbish democracy, say Reps

John Ameh, Abuja Members of the House of Representatives have said that a better description for Wednesday’s attack on the Senate is “terrorism.” The visibly angry lawmakers did not only condemn the invasion of the Senate by suspected thugs
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Attack on Senate: Terrorists invade N’Assembly, rubbish democracy, say Reps

John Ameh, Abuja Members of the House of Representatives have said that a better description for Wednesday’s attack on the Senate is “terrorism.” The visibly angry lawmakers did not only condemn the invasion of the Senate by suspected thugs but also called for an investigation to unearth persons who planned the security breach. There was […]

Nasarawa attacks: IDPs stone gov’s convoy, death toll rises

Umar Muhammad, Lafia Death toll in  Saturday and Sunday attacks on Tiv villages by suspected Fulani herders in Nasarawa State has risen to 78, even as search for the recovery of corpses continued on Tuesday. Our correspondent, who was on the entourage of Gov
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Nasarawa attacks: IDPs stone gov’s convoy, death toll rises

Umar Muhammad, Lafia Death toll in  Saturday and Sunday attacks on Tiv villages by suspected Fulani herders in Nasarawa State has risen to 78, even as search for the recovery of corpses continued on Tuesday. Our correspondent, who was on the entourage of Governor Umaru Tanko Al-Makura, observed that coordinated attacks made the entire Tiv […]

Did Nigerians truly ‘clamour’ for Buhari’s return?

Although people had speculated widely that President Muhammadu Buhari through his body language, would seek re-election in 2019, the President had kept mute on the matter till the early hours of Monday, April 9, 2018 when he reportedly made known his intentio
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Did Nigerians truly ‘clamour’ for Buhari’s return?

Although people had speculated widely that President Muhammadu Buhari through his body language, would seek re-election in 2019, the President had kept mute on the matter till the early hours of Monday, April 9, 2018 when he reportedly made known his intention to seek re-election at the National Executive Committee meeting of the All Progressives […]

UPDATED: Former US first lady Barbara Bush dead at 92

Former US first lady Barbara Bush died Tuesday at the age of 92, triggering an outpouring of praise for the matriarch of a Republican family once at the apex of American politics. “A former first lady of the United States of America and relentless prop
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UPDATED: Former US first lady Barbara Bush dead at 92

Former US first lady Barbara Bush died Tuesday at the age of 92, triggering an outpouring of praise for the matriarch of a Republican family once at the apex of American politics. “A former first lady of the United States of America and relentless proponent of family literacy, Barbara Pierce Bush passed away Tuesday, April 17, 2018 at […]

Falae visits Obasanjo, says Buhari has failed

Samuel Awoyinfa, Abeokuta A former Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Chief Olu Falae, says the President Muhammadu Buhari-led administration has not performed well, adding that he was expecting him not to seek re-election in 2019. He said this o
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Falae visits Obasanjo, says Buhari has failed

Samuel Awoyinfa, Abeokuta A former Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Chief Olu Falae, says the President Muhammadu Buhari-led administration has not performed well, adding that he was expecting him not to seek re-election in 2019. He said this on Tuesday while fielding questions from journalists after he paid a private visit to former […]

Man impregnates 13-year-old Beninoise maid

Samson Folarin A 29-year-old man, Friday Oyedele, has been arrested by the police in Lagos for allegedly raping and impregnating a Beninoise, Funmi, in the Ilupeju area of the state. PUNCH Metro learnt that Oyedele was sleeping with the victim in the house o
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Man impregnates 13-year-old Beninoise maid

Samson Folarin A 29-year-old man, Friday Oyedele, has been arrested by the police in Lagos for allegedly raping and impregnating a Beninoise, Funmi, in the Ilupeju area of the state. PUNCH Metro learnt that Oyedele was sleeping with the victim in the house of her mistress, one Alhaja, on Olusoji Idowu Street, Ilupeju. Aside the […]

Gunmen kill father of three

Etim Ekpimah, Uyo Gunmen suspected to be members of a cult on Tuesday shot dead a 50-year-old father of three, Imoh Etuk, in Ikot-Akpaidem village, in the Ukanafun Local Government Area of Akwa Ibom State. It was learnt that Etuk was killed around 7.48am on h
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Gunmen kill father of three

Etim Ekpimah, Uyo Gunmen suspected to be members of a cult on Tuesday shot dead a 50-year-old father of three, Imoh Etuk, in Ikot-Akpaidem village, in the Ukanafun Local Government Area of Akwa Ibom State. It was learnt that Etuk was killed around 7.48am on his farm. The victim was said to have gone to […]

Fire kills Lagos businesswoman, maid, houseboy

Afeez Hanafi Sympathisers thronged Alade Close, Ikeja, Lagos, on Tuesday after an early morning fire claimed the lives of a middle-aged businesswoman, her teenage maid and houseboy. The deceased lived in a two-bedroomed apartment on the top floor of a one-sto
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Fire kills Lagos businesswoman, maid, houseboy

Afeez Hanafi Sympathisers thronged Alade Close, Ikeja, Lagos, on Tuesday after an early morning fire claimed the lives of a middle-aged businesswoman, her teenage maid and houseboy. The deceased lived in a two-bedroomed apartment on the top floor of a one-storeyed building on the close. PUNCH Metro learnt that the woman’s husband and their daughter […]

Banks fail to remit N74.1bn govt revenues –RMAFC

Everest Amaefule, Abuja Ongoing probe of banks that are collecting revenues for the government has shown that the lenders failed to remit N74.1bn into the Federation Account between July 2012 and December 2015. The Revenue Mobilisation Allocation and Fiscal C
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Banks fail to remit N74.1bn govt revenues –RMAFC

Everest Amaefule, Abuja Ongoing probe of banks that are collecting revenues for the government has shown that the lenders failed to remit N74.1bn into the Federation Account between July 2012 and December 2015. The Revenue Mobilisation Allocation and Fiscal Commission, which announced this in a statement made available to our correspondent in Abuja on Tuesday, […]

T20 Africa Qualifier: Ghana beat Nigeria

Ghana defeated their bitter rivals  Nigeria by 7 wickets in their ICC World Twenty20 Africa Qualifier ‘A’ at the Tafawa Balewa Cricket Oval in Lagos on Tuesday.  The Ghanaians  fielded first,  and courtesy of a  superb bowling from David Ankrah,  wh
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T20 Africa Qualifier: Ghana beat Nigeria

Ghana defeated their bitter rivals  Nigeria by 7 wickets in their ICC World Twenty20 Africa Qualifier ‘A’ at the Tafawa Balewa Cricket Oval in Lagos on Tuesday.  The Ghanaians  fielded first,  and courtesy of a  superb bowling from David Ankrah,  who got 3 wickets, 14 runs in 4 overs,  the quartet of Koffi Bagabena, Vincent […]

Church introduces entrepreneurial studies for pastors

The Assemblies of God Church has announced plans to expose its trainee pastors in Bible colleges to entrepreneurial training.  The Director of Education in the church, Dr. Godswill Israel, made the announcement while unveiling his vision during his first wor
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Church introduces entrepreneurial studies for pastors

The Assemblies of God Church has announced plans to expose its trainee pastors in Bible colleges to entrepreneurial training.  The Director of Education in the church, Dr. Godswill Israel, made the announcement while unveiling his vision during his first working visit to one of the church’s pastoral schools — the National Advanced School of Theology, […]

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