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ODD NEWS: Woman Who Has ‘Died’ 13 Times – Then Miraculously Come Back To Life

28-year-old Rebecca Morris-Roberts suffers an extremely rare condition which stops her heart and breathing until she is technically dead. But seconds later, her body manages to ‘jump-start’ itself, bringing Rebecca back to life. She has suffered reflex anoxic seizures – thought to affect only four people in the UK – since she was a teenager. And they are usually brought ... Read More »

ODD NEWS: Russian Teen Get Detailed Skull Tattooed On One Side Of His Face

This Russian teenager is turning heads in his hometown of Krasnoyarsk for looking like a walking, talking X-Ray. The entire right side of his face is covered with a skull tattoo, complete with gaping eye sockets, blackened nose, and perfectly traced bones and teeth. He’s even colored his right eyeball black for a hollow effect. Nikita Lesnoy was fascinated by ... Read More »

SEC directs registrars to commence use of e-dividend portal

The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has directed the registrars to immediately commence the use of the e-Dividend Mandate Management System (e-DMMS) Portal recently introduced by the Commission to curb the growth of unpaid dividend in the capital market. The Commission made this known in a notice posted on its website, advising the registrars to exercise caution while validating names ... Read More »

NPA pays stevedoring firms N500m to avert labour crisis

The Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) has paid N500million to stevedoring companies to pay salaries and wages of their workers, it was gathered yesterday. The Maritime Workers Union of Nigeria (MWUN) had threatened to shut down seaports next week Monday, if the NPA  failed to pay six months outstanding salary arrears to its members. Its President-General, Mr Tony Nted said the ... Read More »

Govt releases N139b 1st quarter capital allocation to MDAs

Ministries Departments and Agencies (MDAs) have got N139,265,641,362 for the execution of capital projects in the first quarter. The letter “1st Quarter Development Fund General Warrant No. 01/2015” from the Permanent Secretary, Federal Ministry of Finance, Mrs. Anastasia Daniel-Nwaobia, authorised the Accountant General of the Federation (AGF) to release the money to the MDAs. The AGF was “authorized and required ... Read More »

IMF advocates regulation to protect banks from corporate failures

The International Monetary Fund, yesterday, called for stronger financial regulation to protect banks from corporate failure. This was one of the recommendations made by the Fund in its Global Financial Stability Report issued yesterday. The report warned that emerging markets should brace for a rise in corporate failures as a debt-bloated firms struggle with souring growth and climbing borrowing costs. ... Read More »

National Assembly pressuring Buhari’s govt to release N64.4bn

Nigerian lawmakers are stepping up the pressure on the federal government and President Muhammadu Buhari to promptly release all funds earmarked for their “constituency projects” in 2014, in addition to new allocations for the same projects in 2015, PREMIUM TIMES can report today. Ministry of Finance officials fear the money could be misused and are cautious in dealing with the ... Read More »

Alaibe withdraws from APC Bayelsa guber primary

Former Managing Director of Niger Delta Development Commission NDCC, Timi Alaibe has withdrawn from the primary of the All Progressives Congress in Bayelsa State. Alaibe in a statement issued in the early hours of Wednesday said the decision to withdraw from the contest was in the interest of the party especially as it face the task of the common challenge ... Read More »

Dangote bags Clinton’s business leadership award

The President, Dangote Group, Alhaji Aliko Dangote, has been honoured with the 2015 Clinton Global Citizen Award for leadership in the private sector for his contributions to the development of the African society and the world at large. According to a statement by the group, the award ceremony was hosted by a former President of the United States, Bill Clinton, ... Read More »

Aregbesola felicitates with Nigeria at 55

….Tasks Nigerians on nation building Governor of Osun, Rauf Aregbesola, has sent a message of felicitation to millions of Nigerians as the nation commemorates its 55th Independence anniversary. Aregbesola said that the greatest challenges confronting Nigeria are the task of nation-building and selfless leaders to lead in that direction. This is contained in a statement by the Director, Bureau of ... Read More »