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E-Dividend and the Capital Market

By Abimbola Johnson Nigeria’s Capital Market operations are changing, and nothing symbolises this better than the electronic dividend payment (e-dividend) initiated since last year. By end of June this year, the Security and Exchange Commission, SEC, has said that issuing of dividend warrants would stop. Before registration for e-dividend started, over N90 billion was said to be unclaimed dividends. This ...

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Effervescent Real Strike Force Faces Ultimate Test

By Martyn Herman CARDIFF  – Real Madrid’s irresistible attack slams into Juventus’s seemingly immovable defence on Saturday when the free-scoring Spanish aristocrats hope to become the first club to win the Champions League in successive seasons. Cardiff’s iconic Millennium Stadium provides a fitting venue for a mouthwatering final full of delicious sub-plots, one of which could see Welsh wizard Gareth ...

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World Ignores Displaced Africans, Dash Hopes Of Peace – Aid Agency

Dakar  –  The Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC), an aid agency, says the world pays the least attention to humanitarian crises when they force Africans from their homes, dashing hopes of peace and increasing the risk of radicalisation. Central African Republic (CAR) topped the NRC annual list of neglected displacement crises. It was followed by the Democratic Republic of Congo, Sudan, ...

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Osun Govt Rehabilitates 160 Lunatics, Says Commissioner

By Olajide Idowu Osogbo  –  The Osun Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Mr Adelani Baderinwa, said 160 lunatics have been rehabilitated by the state government, while over 5,000 accident victims were rescued through its health and welfare programmes since 2013. Baderinwa made this known to newsmen when he visited the NUJ Correspondents’ Chapel in Osogbo on Wednesday. He said the ...

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Archbishop Commits Suicide By Jumping Into River

The Archbishop of Bafia, Cameroon, Mgr Jean Marie Benoît Balla, has reportedly committed suicide by jumping into the Sanaga River around the Ebebda Bridge in Cameroon. The Catholic community launched a search for the clergyman after his Land Cruiser SUV with registration number CE 9503V was found on the Ebebda bridge yesterday afternoon about 90km from Yaounde, the capital city. ...

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Buhari’s Emergence Saved Nigeria – Governor Masari

Katsina State governor, Aminu Masari, on Wednesday said Nigeria would have been plagued into serious socio-political and economic crisis if President Muhammadu Buhari had not been elected in the 2015 presidential election. Katsina is the home state of President Buhari. Speaking on the achievements of the Nigerian leader in two years, Masari said: “I am very proud of him and ...

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Mrs Ahmed Distributes Food Items, Cash To Widows In Kwara

By Fatima Mohammed Lawal Ilorin  –  The wife of Kwara Governor, Mrs Omolewa Ahmed, on Thursday, distributed food items and cash to some widows from across the 16 local government areas of the state. Ahmed, who is the Head of the Kwara State Official Wives Association (KWASOWA), said the gesture was to celebrate the Holy month of Ramadan. While distributing ...

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$50bn Leaves Africa Illicitly Every Year – UNECA

By Prudence Arobani New York  –   The UN Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA) says an estimated 50 billion dollars leaves the shore of the continent illicitly mostly to the Western countries, every year. Mr Adeyinka Adeyemi, a senior adviser at ECA, told the Correspondent of the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in New York that illicit financial flow had ...

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Thierry Henry Reacts To Wenger’s New Two-year Deal

Former Arsenal striker, Thierry Henry, has said Arsene Wenger has to win the Premier League title again, after he signed a new two-year deal with the club on Wednesday. Henry who is not surprised by the contract extension, believes “only time will tell” whether the decision is right or not. He however challenged his former manager to end the club’s ...

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