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Why South Should Get 2023 presidency – Babagana Zulum


    jan. 16, 2021, 12:16 p.m.

He said: “To our friends and brothers in the south-south and south-east particularly, only God gives power but you have to negotiate for power. further, he called on the south-south and south-east to negotiate with other regions ahead of the 2023 election. He made this known while speaking at the 17th Chief Gani Fawehinmi annual lecture in Lagos on Friday, Zulum said though only God gives power, negotiation is easier when you make friends “across the divide”. “I said this because I have heard many people say ‘they don’t want to give us power’ but assumptions and projections will never actualise your aspirations.

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Ardova, Lafarge Africa, others lift market index by 0.17%

  Guardianng   Today, 3 a.m.

Oando rose by 9.43 per cent to close at N2.90 kobo while Morison Industries, Cornerstone Insurance and Wema Bank gained 9.09 per cent each, to close at 72 kobo, 60 kobo and 60 kobo. Ardova and Linkage Assurance recorded the highest price gain of 10 per cent each to close at N14.85 and 55 kobo while Champion Breweries followed by a gain of 9.52 per cent to close at N1.84 kobo. Livestock Feeds followed with a decline of 9.87 per cent to close at N2.01 kobo while SCOA Nigeria depreciated by 9.85 per cent to close at N2.38 kobo. FBN Holdings (FBNH) followed with 23.478 million shares worth N169.455 million while AXA Mansard Insurance traded 21.365 million shares valued at N20.918 million. Guinea Insurance traded 20.185 million shares valued at N4.037 million, while United Capital transacted 13.596 million shares worth N64.134 million.
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Chelsea cruise, West Ham win as top four race hots up

  Guardianng   Today, 2:40 a.m.

They are two points ahead of fifth placed West Ham, who have a game in hand in a tense race to qualify for next season’s Champions League via a top four finish. “If you share special moments and good results, this is the thing that lifts you up to the special performances you need,” Tuchel said. The Blues have kept nine clean-sheets under Tuchel and only their former Italian boss Maurizio Sarri, who went 12 games unbeaten, has enjoyed a better start with the west London club. The 21-year-old has not scored in the league since October, but Tuchel entrusted him with an important role as Chelsea’s false nine and Havertz’s intelligent movement put him in position to earn the second-half penalty that Jorginho converted. “He needs to adapt to the Premier League, he needs to be at a club where you play to win every game, where the highest standards are normal. (Photo by Ian Walton / POOL / AFP)Havertz has endured a disappointing first season following his £70 million ($96 million) move from Bayer Leverkusen last year. But the Germany forward was given a rare start by Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel and he responded by playing the key role in both goals at Stamford Bridge. But they have won four of their last six league games to leave Hammers fans dreaming of a place in Europe’s elite club competition. ”Chelsea are unbeaten in 11 games in all competitions — winning eight times — since Tuchel replaced the sacked Frank Lampard in January. “I’m very happy with his performance, no doubt about his quality, his talent and also his character,” Tuchel said.
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Ganduje hails Aspira’s contribution to Kano economic growth

  Guardianng   Today, 2:33 a.m.

Kano State Governor, Dr. Abdullahi Umar Ganduje and other guests received by the Chairman, Aspira Nigeria Limited, Ahmadu Haruna Danzago and CEO of the Company, Sami Jaafer, during the governor’s commissioning of the company’s new plant in Kano…recentlyThe governor, who gave the commendation during an official visit to the company site to commission the new plant, also appreciated the company for its immense contributions to the employment of thousands of Kano residents. According to the governor, there is no better way to support the people of Kano State and the people of Nigeria than what the company is doing now, hence his government is encouraging the company. “I wish to tell you that work has started for the construction of the gas pipeline from Ajeokuta to Kaduna and Kano and when this project is completed, the gas you will use will be much cheaper and the government would get more taxes and you would employ more people because it would give more opportunities to you to expand your company. Addressing the officials and the management of the company led by Chairman of the company, Ahmadu Haruna Danzago, the governor observed with delight that Aspira Nigeria Limited has been catalyzing economic growth in the state. The company, which began operations in Nigeria about a decade ago, has continued to expand its operations, introducing a new range of healthcare products that serve the need of the populace, while creating employment opportunities for many residents.
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‘Governance, transparency challenges affect debt management in W/Africa'

  Guardianng   Today, 2:16 a.m.

Debt Management Roundtable, Taiwo Oyedele, said this during the launch of the Debt Management Roundtable to help Nigeria and West African countries provide a pathway to fiscal sustainability. While calling for collaboration with the private sector through social financing and public-private partnership (PPP), he said the roundtable would develop analytics that formed the basis, fiscal consideration and sustainability, comparative analysis and also help to champion advocacy. He said the debt burden was not about the present but the future generation, stressing that debt was not necessarily bad if properly managed.
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Minister to commission Real Madrid Academy Port Harcourt today

  Guardianng   Today, 1:50 a.m.

Sunday dareAccording to officials of the academy, the school is free to all Rivers State indigenes, who will constitute 70 percent of the students, while 30 per cent will be open to trainee-footballers from other states across the country.
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Bank reimagines digital banking, gives customers more control

  Guardianng   Today, 1:26 a.m.

UBA’s Group Head, Digital Banking, Kayode Ishola, who spoke about the new banking app during an international virtual media parley on Monday explained that apart from being able to decide where they want their cards to operate and block, view, or request new cards straight from the app to suit their specific needs, the app was tailor-made to give customers what they want and how they want it. United Bank for Africa Plc is changing the face of digital banking services with its new mobile banking app aimed at delivering first-rate services to customers.
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Transcorp launches app for accommodation booking

  Guardianng   Today, 1:26 a.m.

The new brand, Transcorp’s first in the alternative accommodation segment, is part of the company’s asset-light model leveraging technology to deliver true hospitality, exciting experiences, and drive shareholder value, said a statement. I am thrilled to introduce you to Aura by Transcorp, the digital platform we are using to connect people to quality accommodation, great food and awesome experiences,” Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of Transcorp Hotels, Dupe Olusola, said.
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COVID-19: FG May Suspend Flights From UAE, Netherlands

  Naijanews   Today, 12:24 a.m.

Recall that Emirates Airline, which operates from Dubai, had on February 1, 2021, announced that it would conduct rapid COVID-19 tests for Nigerian travellers at the Lagos and Abuja airports before departure in addition to banning transit flights operated by other airlines with Nigerians on them. At the time, the agency said the airline has been airlifting passengers from Nigeria using rapid antigen tests conducted by laboratories not approved by regulatory authorities. “For over a month, Nigeria has been engaging with the authorities of the UAE and the Netherlands over pre-departure testing requirements passengers should meet before travelling from Nigeria,” TheCable quoted Mustapha as saying.
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Shatta Wale is a joke - Nhyiraba Kojo compares his 9-bedroom mansion with Wale’s East Legon mansion

  Pulse-gh   Yesterday, 11:08 p.m.

When asked if when his mansion and new projects he told Pulse Ghana about are combined, he would be richer than Sarkodie, Shatta Wale and Stonebwoy together, he accepted it in good faith: “If you say I’m bigger than Sarkodie, Shatta Wale and Stonebwoy, I’ll accept ”He also revealed that he is building a new recording studio in his new mansion and would make recording free for rising talents. According to the owner of Nhyiraba Kojo City Night Club, Shatta Wale’s wealth is nothing close to what he has achieved financially, and anytime he sees him brag on social media, he laughs out loud.
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Bandits Attack Kainji National Park, Kill One, Injure Four

  Naijanews   Yesterday, 11:02 p.m.

According to Vanguard, the official Hillux van which the Guards were using to patrol the park was burnt by the bandits along Kemanji Oil Camp axis of the Kainji Lake Park where the incident occured. The Guards who were on routine patrol of the park were said to have run into the bandits during which the bandits fired them leaving Tanko dead instantly. The source added that a total of 11 males and eight females were among those who were abducted by the gunmen.
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Will the original screenwriter of Coming to America get royalties from "Coming 2 America" sequel?

  Pulse-gh   Yesterday, 10:29 p.m.

said Buchwald and Buchwald’s partner, producer Alain Bernheim, could collect between $5 million to $10 million as their share of the film’s net profits and called the decision a victory for Hollywood’s creative community.″I’ve never seen such a decisive victory for a writer,″ he said. A second accounting phase of the trial will examine profits on ″Coming to America″ and determine the plaintiffs’ share.″The court concludes that ‘Coming to America’ is a movie that was based upon Buchwald’s treatment ’King for a Day,‴ Schneider said in a 34-page written ruling. Schneider emphasized that his decision was not intended to disparage the creative talent of Eddie Murphy, who said he wrote the script.″The court desires to indicate what this case is and is not about,″ the judge said. ″The only similarity is that both (of the characters in the Buchwald and Murphy scripts) are black.″We think that the law is clear on it, and we think that the evidence that came in on it was clear and we intend to present that to the appellate court.″Buchwald attorney Pierce O’Donnell suggested the accounting phase of the trial would ″take In Murphy’s movie, a prince from a mythical African kingdom comes to New York in search of a bride, winds up in a ghetto working in a fast food restaurant, meets a young black woman and marries her. Superior Court Judge Harvey Schneider’s decision means Paramount will have to pay Buchwald a share of profits from the film, which has grossed more than $300 million since its 1988 release. the lid off Hollywood creative financing.″ Paramount claims ″Coming to America,″ with its gross profits over $300 million, has shown no net profits.″If you believe that,″ quipped Buchwald, ″then there’s Buchwald, a Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist, filed a $5 million suit against Paramount a year ago, claiming the studio breached a 1983 contract to purchase his script idea.
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SONA: Akufo-Addo to address Ghanaians 1pm on Tuesday, March 9

  Pulse-gh   Yesterday, 10:22 p.m.

Mr Bagbin stated: “In accordance with Article 179 of the constitution, his excellency has given further indication his horse is prepared to present and lay before this house the Budget 2021 on Friday 12 March for consideration and approval.” Addressing the house on Tuesday, March 2, 2021, after the resumption of parliament following a 3-week shutdown due to COVID-19, Speaker Alban Bagbin indicated that the house will host the President to deliver his address on 9 March. March 2021.”The address is expected to include an outline of plans for his second term in office, health and the distribution of the COVID-19 vaccine, agriculture, security, education, environment among other areas of national interest.
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GPL Wk 17 REVIEW: Sharks stun Kotoko, Boadu picks first Hearts win 

  3news   Yesterday, 9:52 p.m.

There was another 1-0 win for King Faisal against Liberty Professionals while Inter Allies and Ashanti Gold shared the spoils in a 1-1 draw. WAFADreams FC 0-1 Great OlympicsBerekum Chelsea 1-1 1-0 Asante KotokoInter Allies 1-1 Ashanti Gold In some other results, Legon Cities were brought back down to earth following a recent positive run of good results with a 1-0 loss to Eleven Wonders. Medeama SCEleven Wonders 1-0 Legon CitiesKarela United 2-1 United 1-1 The result will be a thing of pride for the Phobians but the club’s fans will take this in even more and expect more of the same in the second round under a coach with a great reputation of being hard to beat. Aduana StarsKing Faisal 1-0 Kotoko may have been undone by off-pitch issues concerning a new head coach, and need to get back to winning ways as soon as they can.
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2021IWD: Celebrating Hollardite women

  3news   Yesterday, 9:23 p.m.

Thank you to all women at Hollard Ghana, who despite the challenges presented by COVID; be they working from home with the distractions of family responsibilities, to ensuring the health and safety of people they interact with, while delivering excellently for our customers and partners, are supporting our business objectives of achieving exceptional and sustainable growth. With the company’s moral compass, “The Hollard Way” as their guiding light, Hollardite women across various departments, roles and locations are leading the charge to ensure that insurance becomes a lifestyle; easily accessible, available to all and providing much-needed financial security when people need it most. We celebrate you!Yours in service,Hollard GhanaGet to Know Hollard GhanaThe country’s favourite insurance group Hollard Ghana, with subsidiaries Hollard Insurance and Hollard Life Assurance combines its deep local knowledge of the market from 25 years of experience as Metropolitan Insurance, with the world-class expertise of an international insurance brand. Hollard offers various life and general insurance products including funeral, personal accident, motor, business, home, and more; and can be reached via the following means: 0501603967 (Hollard Insurance) and 0501533698 (Hollard Life).Beyond various nationwide office branches and Hollard 2U franchise shops, Ghanaians can find Hollard at Shell Fuel Station Welcome Shops, and Melcom stores, for all their insurance needs. From our Group CEO, Patience Akyianu, a seasoned business leader, to our national service personnel, Hollardite women are competent, and leading at every touchpoint while driving the achievement of our social, financial, people, customer, transformation, and excellence goals. The women at Hollard Ghana, fondly called “Hollardite Women” have a purpose to enable more people to create and secure a better future. Through their work, delivering financial security to our customers and “doing well by doing good,” as our mantra goes, our accomplished Hollardite Women are vanguards of the insurance industry. Thank you!To all our women partners and customers, we say, thank you for partnering with us to deliver the triple win, achieving better futures for our customers, partners, and business. this International Women’s Day, 2021, Hollardite women hold their hands up and pledge to challenge systems, and cultures by speaking up against inequality and being accountable their biases at work and home.   As a three-time recognised Top Employer, Hollard Ghana and our subsidiaries Hollard Insurance and Hollard Life Assurance, believe in providing equal opportunities and an enabling environment to help women advance. Our People goals are akin to the priority of the UN to ensure full and effective participation and decision-making in public life for the empowerment of all women. Similarly, numerous women fill up middle management, business executive (sales), Hollard2U (agent), and support roles across our businesses.
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Visionless APC Has Brought More Division To Nigeria – Lamido

  Naijanews   Yesterday, 8:54 p.m.

In his remarks during the event, Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike said the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) is the only party that can save Nigeria from its present predicament. Lamido while speaking on Monday in Rivers State during the commissioning of Rumuji, Ibaa, Obelle Isokpo road in Emouha Local Government Area, said the confusion in APC has reflected in the way national issues are been handled by the party. (APC).Uzodinma is an APC Governor while Jonathan is a chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) but political watchers say the APC is making attempts to lure Jonathan to the APC with the promise of the party’s presidential ticket. The former Governor also lashed out at the APC itself, describing the party as a disintegrated and visionless party. “This is a party that Nigerians have seen, Rivers State has seen that we have the confidence, we have the commitment to save Nigeria. He said Nigerians have become more divided along ethnic, religious, and other lines since the APC took over power about five years ago.
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