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Accounting Graduate Turns Shoemaker: The Story of Father Paul

by "> - 5 July 2017

This is the story of a young Nigerian, a second class upper degree in Economics and Accounting graduate from the University of Heriot-Watt, Edinburg, United Kingdom, who rather than scouting around for white collar jobs, chose to follow his own vision by becoming a shoemaker! This is the story of Chidubem...

Breaking News

“No Group Will Hold Nigeria to Ransom under My Watch”, Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday has warned that no group of insurgents will hold Nigeria to ransom under his watch. He therefore urge Nigerians and the whole world to be eternally vigilant, warning that terrorism has no boarders. This was contained in a statement released by the Special Adviser, Media, Mr Femi Adesina and personally signed by President Buhari, to commemorate the third anniversary...

Business

Civil Servant Temporarily Forfeits N437m, Houses to Government

The current Permanent Secretary of the Federal Ministry of Labour and Employment, Mr. Clement Illoh Onubuogu on today temporarily forfeited the sum of N437,348,181 allegedly linked to him by the EFCC, to the Federal Government. The order was given by Justice Abdulaziz Anka of a Federal High Court sitting in Lagos after lawyers of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, convince him that it’s...

Entertainment

Mercy Aigbe, Husband in Closed Session with Magistrate

Nollywood actress, Mercy Aigbe Gentry, and her estranged husband, Olanrewaju Gentry on Wednesday had a close door session in the chambers of the trial Chief Magistrate Folakemi Davies-Abegunde in the on going trial of the husband over domestic violence. Although Mercy Aigbe came late to court, her husband arrived as early as 9am. He was dressed in a white wool kaftan with a black and brown sandals. Gentry...

Health

Detective Narrated How Pastor Akpan-Jacobs Defrauded Titi Atiku

Mr Dickson Graymond, a retired detective with the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), on Thursday narrated to an Ikeja High Court, how a pastor, Nsikakabasi Akpan-Jacobs, allegedly scammed Titi Atiku, wife of former Vice President Abubakar Atiku of N918 million. Graymond while being led in evidence by Mr Babatunde Sonoiki, the EFCC prosecuting counsel, during continued trial proceedings...

Sports

Odegbami’s Domestic Staff Arraigned for Stealing N150m worth of Jewelries

Two domestic staff of Nigeria’s football legend, Chief Segun Odegbami and his wife, Oyindamola, were on Wednesday arraigned before an Ikeja Chief Magistrate Court for stealing N150 million worth of jewelries from the couple. Rose Patrick, the 25-year-old housekeeper and Mohammed Abdulazeez, the 26-year-old driver of Mrs Oyindamola Odegbami, alongside Ester Pam, a 28 year old friend of the...

Tech

NADDC Reaffirms FG Support for Nigerian Auto Policy

The National Automotive Design and Development Council (NADDC) has dismissed insinuations that the Federal Government may have jettisoned the National Automotive Policy owing to discontented situation of the Nigerian economy at the moment. NADDC Director General, Engr. Aminu Jalal who recently refuted the allegation as baseless and unsubstantiated, said the Federal Government has already resolved...

Opinion

Electric cars and twilight of petrol-driven economy

News about the emergence and ascendancy of electric cars should typically elicit thrills and ecstasy, mainly for its evident novelty and universal benefits on which everyone everywhere seems to have reached a consensus. There will be losers as well as winners in the unfolding realities. Although it may be too early to say who all the beneficiaries would be and the ramifications of the benefits, the...

local News

Ariyoh launches operation fix Oshodi-Isolo

…begins road repairs, environmental cleanliness Residents of Oshodi-Isolo and environ now have cause to smile as the local government chairman, Hon Bolaji  Ariyoh has embarked on operation, Fix Oshodi, which aims at a comprehensive face lift of the local government area. The operation which was launched during the week by the chairman is aimed at giving a complete make over to Oshodi-Isolo...

News

Why Nigeria Records Low Fisheries Output-Lokpobiri

The fisheries output in Nigeria currently falls far short of demand for fish, according to the Minister of State for Agriculture and Rural Development, Senator Heineken Lokpobiri. ”Our fisheries requirement in this country is over 3 million metric tons, but what we produce now is just about 1.1 million metric tons. We still have a gap of about 2 million metric tons,” the minister disclosed on...

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