Serena appears on cover of Essence Magazine wearing a Nigerian-designed outfit

TENNIS star Serena Williams has appeared on the cover of Essence Magazine’s latest issue in a black sleeveless Kimono jacket made by a Nigerian designer Jane Ekanem in a big boost for the Nigerian fashion industry.

 

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Robert Mugabe's wife known as Gucci Grace and his sons face possible prosecution

ROBERT Mugabe's widow Grace and two of his sons Robert Jnr and Chatunga face the prospect of being prosecuted for corruption following the death of the 95-year old former president this morning in Singapore.

 

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Buhari striking one deal with Coca Cola could double the size of Nigeria’s economy within five years

By Ayo Akinfe

(1) Over the last the week, the unfortunate xenophobic attacks in South Africa have drowned out the news that the country hosted the World Economic Forum (Wef) summit. This was supposed to be a gathering where the whole world debated how to grow Africa’s combined gross domestic product (GDP) but alas, that is now no longer of any interest to anyone

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Ministers step up plans to abolish joint state and local government bank accounts

MINISTERS are considering abolishing state and local governments joint accounts under a programme to make the country's 774 local government areas independent of governors and autonomous.

 

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Lagos State Government announces plans to re-introduce monthly sanitation exercise

LAGOS State government has disclosed that it has concluded plans to re-introduce the monthly sanitation exercise under which the metropolis will cleaned on the last Saturday of every month.

 

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Enyeama says he will honour invitation to play for Super Eagles if Rohr invites him

FORMER Super Eagles skipper Vincent Enyeama has revealed that he is open to the idea of representing Nigeria again if he is called up by coach Gernot Rohr despite having retired from the national team four years ago.

 

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Governor Abiodun abolishes free education in Ogun State with the introduction of N3,700 fee a term

GOVERNOR Dapo Abiodun has abolished free education in secondary schools and technical colleges across Ogun State with the introduction of a fee of N3,700 a term per pupil in response to the paucity of funds.

 

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South Africa shuts mission in Nigeria as Zambians and Mozambicans attack their trucks at border points

SOUTH Africa has closed its high commission in Nigeria in response to the ongoing disturbances that has seen Nigerian mobs attack South African businesses as a reaction to the xenophobic attacks in Johannesburg and Pretoria.

 

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Let these xenophobic attacks serve as an eye opener to those secessionists who think balkanising Nigeria will solve anything

By Ayo Akinfe

(1) Over the last week, these xenophobic attacks in South Africa have dominated our political discourse. They say that even in ruins there is architecture, so I hope we have learnt a lot from these unfortunate attacks as a people

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Nigeria recalls high commissioner from South Africa and pulls out of Cape Town Wef summit

NIGERIA has recalled her high commissioner to South Africa Ambassador Kabiru Bala and withdrawn from the ongoing World Economic Forum (Wef) summit which kicked off today in Cape Town in response to the xenophobic attacks against her citizens.

 

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