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Lagos-Ibadan expressway: FG appeals for patience, cooperation of motorists as contractor explains nature of work on long bridge

The Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Mr. Babatunde Fashola, SAN has appealed for patience, orderliness and the cooperation of motorists as rehabilitation and reconstruction work on the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway progresses. The call was made on Sunday even as the contracting firm, Julius Berger Nigeria Plc, handling the Lagos end of the road, explained that the nature of the rehabilitation ... Read More »

ODD NEWS: 21 Year-Old Dedicates own Life To Being A Baby

Jess, a 21-year-old nanny from Florida, USA, loves to pretend she’s a baby and she has dedicated her life to the act. She does so under the watchful eye of her 24-year-old boyfriend David. David acts as her ‘daddy’. She dresses like a baby, has a collection of toys, wears nappies she even urinates in, and sleeps in a baby ... Read More »

ODD NEWS: Man Grows boobs After Sleeping With Neighbour’s Wife

According to The Nairobian, a popular Kenyan Newspaper, a 39-year-old man, James Mutua, has suddenly developed breasts after he allegedly slept with the wife of one his neighbours. Mutua, according to the report, began growing the breasts that have now become saggy, in 2015 after several warnings from the neighbour to desist from having affairs with his wife fell on ... Read More »

US pushes ahead with electricity plan for Nigeria

The United States government is pushing ahead with its plan to boost electricity supply in Nigeria through the Power Africa initiative. The US Consul General, John Bray, and the Director for Nigeria, US Agency for International Development Mission, Michael Harvey, visited Edo State on July 26 – 27 to assess the progress of partnered investments, advancing the US President Barack ... Read More »

Recession hits firms with foreign debts hard — PwC

Organisations that rely on foreign raw materials, foreign-denominated debts and employ expatriate workers face greater risk from the nation’s economic recession, PricewaterhouseCoopers has said. An associate director at the PwC Nigeria, Seyi Akinwale, said at a breakfast meeting in Lagos, under the theme ‘Preserving value in challenging times,’ that these organisations could be affected by way of reduced profit margins. ... Read More »

Smile launches 4G Lte mobile call at lowest rates in Nigeria

Smile Communications Nigeria Limited, a leading broadband service provider, made a historic breakthrough in the Nigerian telecoms market with the introduction of the lowest call tariffs that allows its customers to make calls at 8kobo per second to any network from within and outside the country at the same rate, using SmileVoice App. The SmileVoice allows thousands of Nigerians to ... Read More »

FG targets N10.2tn increase in GDP

The Federal Government plans to increase the country’s Gross Domestic Product by N10.2tn next year from the 2016 figure of N98.5tn to N108.7tn. A country’s GDP is the total monetary value of all the finished goods and services produced within its borders in a specific period of time. The N10.2tn increase in the GDP is part of the proposals by ... Read More »

Trump criticized for comments on Muslim mother of fallen US soldier

Donald Trump is taking issue with a speech at this week’s Democratic National Convention by Muslim lawyer Khizr Khan, whose Army captain son was killed in action and who said on stage that Trump has “sacrificed nothing and no one” for America. But Democrats and advocates for veterans’ families say the Republican presidential nominee went too far in his response. ... Read More »

Clinton campaign scrambles to defend Rust Belt against Trump

With the general election campaign just hours old, Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump began focusing their attention this weekend on America’s Rust Belt — hoping their separate plans to restore prosperity to the all-important region will sway enough voters there to help them win in November. Clinton, the Democratic nominee, started a three-day Pennsylvania-to-Ohio bus tour Friday with vice presidential ... Read More »

Reps ask S’Africa to probe killing of Nigerian

The House of Representatives has asked South Africa’s President, Jacob Zuma, to ensure that the killers of a Nigerian businessman in South Africa, Ikejiaku Chinedu, are brought to book. Chinedu was killed by some unidentified men last Tuesday. The Chairman, House of Representatives Committee on Foreign Affairs, Mrs. Nnenna Ukeje, in an interview with SUNDAY PUNCH, also urged President Zuma ... Read More »