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Aisha: The Accidental Radical First Lady!

Aisha Buhari
by "> - 17 October 2016

There is a way fate pushes you into something you don’t expect. The late Kudirat Abiola was a very quiet woman before her husband, Chief MKO Abiola, went into politics and contested for the presidency of Nigeria in 1993. Perhaps, if the election of Abiola was not annulled, Kudirat Abiola may never had...

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EFCC Declares Goodie Ibru Wanted


All is definitely not well with the House of Ibru as the business feud within the family nose dived, leading to a point where the last and only surviving of the Ibru brothers, Goodie, have been declared wanted by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC). In a notice, EFCC spokesman, Wilson Uwujaren, said Goodie, 74 years old,  is wanted in connection with money laundering, conspiracy,...


Nyako, Son, Others Pleaded Not Guilty to N40billion Fraud


A former governor of Adamawa State, Murtala Nyako‎ and his son, Senator Abdulaziz Nyako, Monday pleaded not guilty to a 37 count charge of fraud and stealing N40 billion of Adamawa State funds before a Federal High Court, Abuja. Both father and son were arraigned before Justice Okon Abang. The EFCC had accused them to have connived with each other to use two companies to steal the whopping sum. This...


“The Secret of PepsiCo Success”-Indira Nooyi

Indira Nooyi

Ten years ago, as my colleagues and I were thinking about the future of our company, we saw some major changes on the horizon. People were increasingly looking for healthier foods. Environmental issues like water scarcity and climate change were threatening ecosystems, livelihoods, and economies around the world. And the competition for the next generation of talent was becoming more intense than...


Bob Dylan Win Nobel Prize for Literature


Bob Dylan, regarded as the voice of a generation for his songs from the 1960s onward, has won the Nobel Prize for Literature in a surprise decision that made him the only singer-songwriter to win the award. The 75-year-old Dylan, who won the prize for “having created new poetic expressions within the great American song tradition,” finds himself in the company of Winston Churchill, Thomas Mann...


Pepsi to Cut Sugar in Drink to Curb Diabetes


PepsiCo Inc  will announce today that by 2025 at least two thirds of its drinks will have 100 calories or fewer from added sugar per 12 oz serving, up from about 40 percent now. The move, which it plans to achieve by introducing more zero and low-calorie drinks and reformulating existing drinks, comes as PepsiCo and rival Coca-Cola  come under increasing pressure from...


How I Motivate My Players- Mourinho


In an exclusive interview with Goal, the Manchester United manager lifted the lid on his motivational techniques and ability to form close bonds with the players at his disposal. Jose Mourinho has worked with many of the game’s elite talents, from Zlatan Ibrahimovic to Cristiano Ronaldo, but insists no one player is bigger than the team and makes no special effort to cater for individuals. Rather...


Cyberspace Centre Advocates Inclusion of Cyber Defence in National Security Agenda


The Centre for Cyberspace on Friday urged the Federal Government to include cyber defence and resilience in the national security agenda. This is contained in a document made available in Abuja to newsmen by Prof. Emmanuel Dandaura, of the Centre for Cyberspace Studies, Nassarawa State Universatity. According to Dandaura, cyberspace is the notional environment in which communication over computer...


Fayose: The Devil Who Jogs Where Angels Fear to Walk


Peter Ayo Fayose, the misogynistic governor of Ekiti State, Western Nigeria’s most compact sub ethnic state, is a study in contrasts. On one hand, he comes across as brash, crude and unrefined, on the other hand, he brings simple, some will say rustic, solutions to problems made complex by our acquired ability for double speak, hypocrisy and trying not to rub certain ethnic groups the wrong...

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Bomb: Suicide Bombers Attack Chibok


A two member suicide gang this afternoon wreck havoc on Chibok town, Borno State, North East Nigeria, the town where over 200 girls were abducted in 2014 killing about 13 people in the town’s market. The market which was reportedly opened that day, having been shut since the students of Government Secondary School were abducted in April 14 2014. The Chairman of Chibok Local Government Area,...


EFCC Rearrest Fani-Kayode in Court


The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on Friday re-arrested Chief Femi Fani-Kayode, after he emerged from trial before a Federal High Court in Lagos. Only last week, his wife Precious Chikwendu, and son Aragorn were arrested in detained for four hours at Access Bank, Ado-Ekiti for trying to withdraw money from a flagged account. The woman and son were later forcefully released by the...