Tuesday, 23 January 2018

January transfer news & rumours: Arsenal & Spurs in Lucas Moura bidding war

Lucas Moura PSG

Goal takes a look at the biggest transfer rumours from the Premier League, La Liga, Serie A and beyond as we head into the winter window

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Organisation takes relief to Ajegunle residents

The yuletide is the season when people learn to show love as part of activities to celebrate the significance of the period. And from late December till January ending in the New Year, many programmes […]

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Politics: An FBI official booted from the Russia investigation over anti-Trump texts exchanged more than 50,000 messages with an FBI lawyer

Jeff Sessions

The revelation comes on the same day it was revealed that the FBI failed to preserve five months worth of text messages between the two former FBI officials.

  • Peter Strzok, the FBI official ousted from the Russia probe, exchanged more than 50,000 text messages with FBI lawyer Lisa Page during and after the 2016 election.
  • Attorney General Jeff Sessions made that announcement on Monday after it was revealed that the FBI failed to preserve five months worth of text messages between Strzok and Page.
  • Strzok — who played critical roles in both the Clinton email probe and the Russia investigation — and Page have been vilified for being critical of Donald Trump in their months-long text-message chain.
  • Strzok has since been removed from the Russia probe, but Trump allies in Congress and in the media have sought to frame the controversy as evidence that the Russia probe is politically biased against Trump.

Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced on Monday that Peter Strzok, the FBI official ousted from the Russia probe over anti-Trump text messages he exchanged with FBI lawyer Lisa Page had exchanged text messages with Page more than 50,000 times.

Sessions said in a statement provided to Fox News that the matter is being investigated in light of earlier revelations that the FBI failed to preserve five months worth of text messages shared between Strzok and Page.

"We will leave no stone unturned to confirm with certainty why these text messages are now not available to be produced and will use every technology available to determine whether the missing messages are recoverable from another source," Sessions, who recused himself from the Russia investigation, said on Monday.

Strzok and Page have been the focus of fierce condemnation from Trump's allies in Congress and in the media, who have sought to frame the Russia investigation as politically biased against the president.

The matter has prompted calls for a second special counsel to investigate potential bias against Trump among the prosecutors participating in the probe of Russia's US-election interference being led by special counsel Robert Mueller.

Mueller, who is a registered Republican, was quick to remove Strzok from the Russia investigation, but has nonetheless faced blistering rebukes from Trump's allies, many of whom have, at turns, called for Mueller's firing and floated the idea of purging the FBI of agents suspected of opposing Trump.

House representatives Bob Goodlatte of Virginia, Trey Gowdy of South Carolina, and Devin Nunes of California raised alarms about the developments in a statement that read in part: "The contents of these text messages between top FBI officials are extremely troubling in terms of when certain key decisions were made by the Department of Justice and the FBI, by whom these decisions were made, and the evident bias by those in charge of the investigation."

"Rather than clearing up prior FBI and DOJ actions, these recently produced documents cause us to further question the credibility and objectivity of certain officials at the FBI," the statement read.

Experts have scoffed at such public questioning of the FBI's credibility, Business Insider's Sonam Sheth reported earlier Monday.

Those experts pointed out that the Strzok-Page text messages don't change the facts and evidence already produced in the Russia probe, which seeks to shed light on interference from Moscow in the 2016 US election and determine whether the Trump campaign cooperated with Russia.

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Dr. Ahmad loses battle to Lassa Fever

Idowu Ahmad, a medical doctor at the Federal Medical Centre, FMC, Lokoja, Kogi State, has lost the battle to Lassa fever.

Ahmad contracted the virus in the line of duty and was transferred to Irrua, Edo State, for treatment.

A source told TheCable that Ahmad died in Edo State “on Sunday. Lassa fever took him. He just secured placement for housemanship at Federal Medical Centre, Lokoja.”

On Saturday, Olatunde Alabi, Medical Director of FMC, Lokoja, had told reporters that the male doctor was diagnosed with the disease on January 19.

He said the victim’s blood sample was sent to Irrua, Edo State, for laboratory analysis, adding that it tested positive.

Alabi had said the 30-year-old doctor was in the early hours of Saturday taken to Irrua for further treatment.

He said all the people who came in contact with the sick doctor, both at home and work, had been placed under surveillance.

Alabi said the centre, in partnership with relevant stakeholders, had commenced contact tracing to enable it get the source of the disease and ascertain if there was any other victim within the community the doctor resided.

He said the centre would also embark on health education for its members of staff to prevent human to human transmission of the disease.

Alabi urged Nigerians to endeavour to report cases of fever early to the nearest health facility for immediate attention.

Last week, Lassa Fever killed two doctors in Ebonyi State. It also infected a doctor and nurse in Nasarawa State.

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Herdsmen’s attack on Falae’s farm not a Presidency affair — Adesina

King's Men in Ibadan Demand Apology for Olubadan, Ancestors



  1. King’s Men in Ibadan Demand Apology for Olubadan, Ancestors  THISDAY Newspapers

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Herbalist allegedly defrauds man of N190m to cure illness



  1. Herbalist allegedly defrauds man of N190m to cure illness  The Punch

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Alexis Sanchez: I needed to feel loved

Manchester United's Alexis Sanchez.

The Chilean, who has been handed the number 7 shirt at Old Trafford, indicated that ‘feeling important’ was part of his decision to leave Arsenal

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Emirates Orders More A380s, Securing Production

Emirates has agreed to buy up to 36 Airbus A380s in a provisional order that would keep the world’s largest passenger jet in production for a further 10 years.

The Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) Emirates signed with Airbus is for 20 A380s and an option for 16 more.

The 20 aircraft order is worth just over $8.9bn at 2018 list prices. If the options are converted, the deal would be worth $16bn.

“We’ve made no secret of the fact that the A380 has been a success for Emirates. Our customers love it, and we’ve been able to deploy it on different missions across our network, giving us flexibility in terms of range and passenger mix,” Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, the airline’s Chief Executive said.

Emirates said it would use part of the new order for expansion and part to replace older aircraft as deliveries would start in 2020.

The Dubai-based airline has not selected an engine manufacturer yet, but has both Engine Alliance and Rolls-Royce-powered A380s in its fleet.

The order would allow Airbus to keep the A380 production line open until 2018, while it seeks orders from other airlines.

John Leahy, Airbus Chief Salesman said: “This new order underscores Airbus’s commitment to produce the A380 at least for another 10 years. I’m personally convinced more orders will follow Emirates’ example and that this great aircraft will be built well into the 2030s.”

Leahy said recently that A380 production would have to be wound down if Emirates failed to order more aircraft. An order was originally expected at the Dubai Airshow in November, but that failed to happen and the two companies have been in extended negotiations since then.

Emirates is the largest A380 operator with 142 ordered prior to the new agreement, and 101 currently in service.

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Tech: Many consumers are skeptical about Amazon Go — first-day lines aside (AMZN)

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Many consumers lined up to shop at Amazon's new cashier-less store in Seattle. But on the whole, consumers are skeptical of the concept.

Amazon Go could be model for future retail stores. The new convenience store concept from e-commerce giant Amazon relies on cameras and sensors to detect when you enter and leave and what items you grab from shelves. Instead of checking out, you get automatically billed for items as you pass through a special turnstile when you exit the store. Thanks to those features, Amazon is promising that customers will be able to get in and out much more quickly than at a traditional outlet.

The folks who lined up outside the first Amazon Go store on Monday in Seattle were obviously excited to take a step into the future of shopping. But consumers as a whole were much more skeptical about the whole idea not too long ago, as we can see in this chart from Statista, which is based on survey data from YouGov. Something that Amazon may want to keep an eye on: Few consumers were willing to pay more for the convenience Amazon Go promises.

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Monday, 22 January 2018

Senate passes short-term funding bill to end government shutdown



  1. Senate passes short-term funding bill to end government shutdown  The Guardian
  2. US government shutdown – live updates: Senate votes on funding in bid to end impasse, as Trump blames Democrats  The Independent
  3. End of US government shutdown in sight as senators announce agreement  News24
  4. Maybe Democrats Learned Their Lesson About Shutdowns  Bloomberg

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Strategy: The CEO behind Victoria's Secret is slamming Trump while ignoring a huge flaw in his own business

The Victoria's Secret runway show has been criticized for its lack of diversity.

Victoria's Secret has a big diversity problem.

  • CEO of Victoria's Secret slammed President Trump in a public video, claiming his comments on immigration were "not acceptable."
  • Victoria's Secrets has frequently been criticized for not being diverse.
  • The CEO's comments show his lack of awareness of the brand's image.

Victoria's Secret has a huge problem with diversity, but its CEO won't acknowledge it.

This month, billionaire businessman Les Wexner publically slammed Trump online after his controversial comments on immigration.

During a meeting with a bipartisan group of lawmakers, who were seeking to resolve The Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program that protects young unauthorized immigrants from deportation and is being phased out by the Trump administration, the President said: "Why are we having all these people from shithole countries come here?"

"This is not acceptable," Wexner said in response.

This is the second time that Wexner has spoken out against the President. In August, he criticised Trump's comments after a woman was killed by a white supremacist during a racially-charged rally in Charlottesville.

His thoughts this month echoed this: "Hearing the remarks of yesterday, I repeat that this is not acceptable."

While Wexner has been applauded for standing up for equality and diversity against Trump, he has failed to demonstrate this in own business.

Victoria's Secret has frequently been criticized for the lack of diversity in its ad campaigns and runway shows, which feature rail-thin models. In November 2017, around the time of its annual show, plus-size model Ashley Graham posted a doctored Instagram of herself with a sarcastic comment which said: “Got my wings!” Despite this outcry online, the brand has failed to cater to plus-size customers.

And to its detriment, the store was once the kingpin of the US lingerie market but in recent years has lost market share to more body positive brands.

In the past year, Victoria's Secret has seen negative same-store sales growth. Meanwhile, Aerie, which promotes natural beauty and self-acceptance in its ad campaigns, has seen 11 consecutive quarters of same-store sales growth.

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Finance: Bitcoin exchange Coinbase reportedly made more than $1 billion in revenues last year

FILE PHOTO: An electric board showing exchange rate between South Korean Won and Bitcoin at a cryptocurrencies exchange in Seoul, South Korea, December 13, 2017. REUTERS/Kim Hong-Ji/File Photo

One of the largest platforms for buying cryptocurrencies is reportedly making money hand-over-fist.

  • One of the largest platforms for buying cryptocurrencies is making money hand-over-fist.
  • Tech publication Recode reported Monday that Coinbase saw revenues top $1 billion last year.

Coinbase, one the largest platforms for buying and selling cryptocurrencies, is reportedly making money hand-over-fist.

Recode, the technology publication, reported Monday the San Francisco-based company saw revenues top $1 billion last year, driven by explosive volumes in the market for digital currencies.

"The company’s valuation has likely at least doubled since its last valuation of $1.6 billion in August," the Recode report said. "Coinbase was only expected to do about $600 million in yearly revenue as of September 30, according to people with knowledge of the figures, but bitcoin’s run between Thanksgiving and Christmas boosted the company’s 2017 revenue to over $1 billion."

Exchanges make their money from trading volume, when coins change hands between investors. Market-wide, trading volumes have held steady above $25 billion a day since late November as cryptocurrencies have gripped the attention of Wall Street and Main Street alike.

New users have fueled this growth, in part. Sources told Business Insider that Kraken, another exchange, was adding around 50,000 new users a day at the end of 2017. Over the US Thanksgiving holiday, Business Insider reported that Coinbase added 100,000 users in just three days. Some exchanges have had to completely stop onboarding new users to deal with the demand.

A Coinbase representative did not immediately respond to messages seeking comment.

Read the full report on Recode.

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Nigeria, the whole world is laughing at you

Alfie Mawson has lowly Swansea singing after denting Liverpool's high hopes



  1. Alfie Mawson has lowly Swansea singing after denting Liverpool’s high hopes  The Guardian
  2. Swansea stun misfiring Liverpool to end unbeaten run  SBS – The World Game
  3. Liverpool Loses 1-0 at Last-Place Swansea in Big EPL Shock  U.S. News & World Report
  4. Live commentary  SkySports
  5. Klopp still looking for consistency from Liverpool  Independent.ie

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Swansea City 1 Liverpool 0: Mawson ends Reds' unbeaten run

Alfie Mawson celebrates his goal for Swansea City against Liverpool

Liverpool failed to build on a thrilling victory over Premier League leaders Manchester City as they went down to Swansea City on Monday.

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How Arsenal could line up with Aubameyang & Mkhitaryan

The Gunners are pushing to sign the star duo but, given both are very versatile attackers, where exactly will they fit in at the Emirates?

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Reconsider your harsh stance against Buhari, Presidency tells Naabba

FIRS rakes N4.03trn in 2017, surpasses 2016 collection by N720bn —Fowler

The Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS) collected a total of N4.03 trillion in 2017 representing 82.38% of government set target of N4.89 trillion. This is N720 billion or  22 percent more than the 2016 total […]

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Five die in Ondo as govt confirms 24 cases of Lassa Fever

The Ondo State government on Monday confirmed 24  cases of Lassa Fever in the state saying five people have lost their lives to the deadly disease in four local government areas of the state. The Commissioner for […]

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In Zamfara: Gunmen abduct House of rep member's sons, kill 6 villagers

Gunmen abduct lawmaker's children, kill 6 villagers in Zamfara

Six villagers were shot dead at Gora, a village in Maradun local government area, as the gunmen abducted Honourable Chado's two children.

Two children of a member of the House of representative, Yahaya Chado have been kidnapped in Zamfara while six other people have been killed by unknown gunmen.

According to a report by TheCable, six villagers were shot dead at Gora, a village in Maradun local government area, as the gunmen abducted Honourable Chado's two children.

Honourable Chado, is a member of the National Assembly representing Maradun/Bakura federal constituency at the lower house.

Police confirm abduction and killing

The Zamafara state police command has confirmed the death of six villagers as well as the kidnap of the lawmaker's children.

The police public relations officer in the state, Mohammed Shehu, confirmed the incident, saying it happened around 1am on Monday, January 22, 2018.

Shehu also said after the gunmen left the house, they killed six persons and wounded four others.

The police spokesman said a combined team of police and military personnel had been deployed to conduct extensive search for the gunmen and rescue the victim.

ALSO READ: Police call for calm following abduction of Taraba lawmaker

He said those killed and wounded during the attack were taken to Maradun General Hospital.

One of the villagers, Kabiru Mai-Kwashe, reportedly said the abductors came on 20 motorcycles, with each conveying two armed persons.

They shot sporadically in the air before going to the house of their victims,” he said.

The gunmen forcefully took away the two victims, Muhammad Yahaya, 27, and his elder brother, Junaidu Yahaya, who is about 35 years old.

The ransom

Already, the abductors of the lawmaker's children have initiated a demand for ransom in exchange for the return of the kidnapped sons.

Mai-Kwashe noted that one of those abducted later returned with a telephone number ostensibly given by the abductors directing his father to contact them “if he wants to see his eldest son again”.

The abductors reportedly demanded a ransom of N10 million before they would release the victim.

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Tech: Researchers are worried that a brain illness known as 'zombie deer' disease may start infecting humans

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Researchers are warning about the possibility that chronic wasting disease, which is like mad cow disease, could spread to humans who eat infected deer.

  • Chronic wasting disease was discovered in the 1950s after researchers observed deer in Colorado behaving like zombies, staggering around blindly as they starved to death.
  • The disease — which is caused by spreading proteins called prions — has since spread to Canada and other US states including Michigan and Wisconsin.
  • No human has caught the disease yet, but a new study suggests it could potentially get into the brain of a person who eats meat from an infected deer.

When a deer gets infected with chronic wasting disease, it can take up to two years before signs of the illness become visible.

At some point, the animal will start to lose weight, stop interacting with other deer, lose its fear of humans, and may start drinking and salivating more. Ultimately, it winds up staring vacantly as it starves to death. That's why the illness is also known as "zombie deer" disease.

The disease is similar to mad cow disease and is caused by the spread of misfolded proteins called prions. As far as we know, no humans have ever been infected with chronic wasting disease (CWD).

But Canadian researchers recently announced that they're concerned the disease could potentially start to infect humans that eat deer, elk, moose, or other members of the same animal family that carry the proteins.

Preliminary results from an ongoing study by the Health Products and Food Branch of Health Canada show that macaques, the primates most similar to humans that can be used in research, can catch CWD after regularly consuming infected meat.

Because of that, "the potential for CWD to be transmitted to humans cannot be excluded," Health Canada said in an advisory. "[T]he most prudent approach is to consider that CWD has the potential to infect humans."

The rise of a strange illness

Researchers first noticed this disease about 50 years ago in Colorado. Since then, it has spread to neighboring states, Canada, and several states around the Great Lakes including Wisconsin and Michigan.

Prion illnesses are caused by the spread of misfolded proteins that cause other proteins to deform. They are often progressive and usually fatal, and scientists think they have the ability to adapt to infect different types of species — including, potentially ourselves. But such illnesses are not well understood.

The similar illness mad cow disease became a problem after cattle ate bone meal from sheep with a neurodegenerative disease. Once this illness made its way into the human food supply, it eventually caused a new type of Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease, which causes rapid brain deterioration, in people.

Immunologist Mark Zabel of Colorado State University told Colorado Public Radio that because chronic wasting disease is still a newly discovered condition, it may evolve rapidly, which "leads us to believe it’s only a matter of time before a prion emerges that can spread to humans."

For now, some experts recommend that hunters who harvest deer and elk in affected areas get a sample of their kill tested before grilling up any venison steaks. If the test comes back positive, they recommend discarding the meat.

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Kwara’s Interest Won’t Suffer Neglect, Saraki Assures

Bukola Saraki

Dr. Bukola Saraki, Senate President, has assured the people of Kwara State, his home state, that their interest at the federal level would not suffer neglect.

Saraki gave the assurance shortly after inspecting some ongoing federal road projects in Ilorin and Asa local government areas of the state.

He restated his commitment to attracting more capital projects and appointments to the state.

The Senate President said the people of the state deserved nothing but the best in acknowledgement of their support for him and the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) in the state.

The road projects he inspected include Afon/Aboto/Oyo state boundary road construction and Michael Imodu/Afon Junction in Ilorin.

Saraki who is former governor of the state facilitated the award of contracts for the two federal roads.

The construction of the road is expected to open up and boost commercial between the people of Kwara and Oyo states when completed.

The Senate President who was briefed and conducted round by the contractors handling the road projects expressed satisfaction with the level of work done and urged the contractors to speed up the pace of work in order to deliver the projects in good time.

He said the legislative organ of government would continue to perform its role of oversight on projects funded with public money to ensure that quality works were executed and delivered.

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Alexis, Di Stefano, Willian and the transfers that were hijacked at the last minute

Manchester City looked set to sign Alexis Sanchez before having him snatched by rivals United, but which other transfer deals have also been hijacked?

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SEC Extends Free e-Dividend Registration

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As part of its developmental role, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has announced an extension of the period for the Free e-Dividend registration exercise till February 28, 2018, to encourage more shareholders mandate their Bank Accounts 

According to the SEC, in reviewing the progress of the e-Dividend Registration exercise, after the December 31, 2017 deadline, it was noted that there was still a great influx of shareholders desirous of mandating their Bank Accounts for payment of dividends electronically.

“In light of the foregoing, the SEC, as part of its developmental role, has extended the period for the FREE e-Dividend registration exercise till February 28, 2018, to encourage more shareholders mandate their bank accounts.

“Accordingly, Shareholders that are yet to register should continue to approach their Banks or Registrars to mandate their Bank Accounts for the collection of their Dividends electronically, including unclaimed dividends, not exceeding 12 years of issue” the SEC stated.

Recall that the SEC had announced that the e-dividend registration exercise would continue seamlessly in spite of the expiration of the initial December 31st 2017 free registration deadline.

Dr. Abdul Zubair, Acting Director General of SEC, who made the announcement at a press briefing, said that all Investors that are yet to enroll are enjoined to continue with the registration exercise.

He said: “Such investors should continue to approach their Banks or Registrars, as usual, to seamlessly mandate their Bank Accounts for the collection of their Dividends electronically, including unclaimed dividends, not exceeding 12  years of issue.

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Wapic becomes NFF’s official insurance provider

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Five facts on Alexis Sanchez



  1. Five facts on Alexis Sanchez  Vanguard
  2. BREAKING: Sanchez completes move to Manchester United  Premium Times
  3. Football : Sanchez signs for Manchester United  Pulse Nigeria
  4. Analysis: Mourinho hoping for big return on Sanchez gamble  Reuters
  5. Confirmed – Manchester United unveil Alexis Sanchez as their new signing with Henrikh Mkhitaryan heading to Arsenal  Independent.ie

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FCDA in trouble over demolition of Patience Jonathan's property



  1. FCDA in trouble over demolition of Patience Jonathan’s property  Daily Post Nigeria
  2. Court orders probe of Patience Jonathan’s demolished property  Ripples Nigeria

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CBN boosts forex market with $210m

THE Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has boosted the Inter-bank Foreign Exchange Market with the sum of $210million, to meet customers’ requests in various segments of the market. In its quest to meet the customers’ […]

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Benue gov rains curse on killers of his people

BENUE State Governor, Samuel Ortom on Monday rained curse on the killers of the 73 people in the new year herdsmen attacks on Guma and Logo local government areas of the state and those who abdicated […]

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SLAY Festival: She Leads Africa to hold 2nd edition this Febuary

SLAY Festival 2018 promises to be fun, impactful and overall an awesome event!

SLAY Festival 2018 is almost here, this edition promises to be fun, impactful and overall an awesome event! It is an infusion of education, career development, networking, technology and entertainment for women across Africa.

The event slated to hold on February 17, 2017 at Tafawa Balewa Square, Lagos will have Master Classes, Panel Discussions, Live musical performances, Opportunities for networking, Direct access to career experts, Free health checkups and healthy living tips, Beauty, hair and skincare demonstrations and other interesting activities.

Some speakers scheduled to speak at Slay festival include:

  • Oyiza Salu, Group Head of Human Resources at Guaranty Trust Bank on ‘How to Get a Job at Nigeria's Best Places to Work’

  • Tonye Cole the Executive Director and Founder of Sahara Group, on Developing Your Leadership Style’.

  • Omotola Jalade-Ekeinde, will be hosting a keynote session on her ground breaking career and the lessons she's learned in sustaining a career and building a fulfilling life.

  • Tokini Peterside, Founder and Director of Art X Lagos, will be sharing her experiences in her session titled ‘The New Live Economy’.

Media partners include Guardian, BellaNaija, YNaija, PulseNG, NothingtodoinLagos, Konbini, Genevieve, EbonyLife, BeatFM, CoolFM, FOMO, The Yellow of Lagos, Olorisupergal, TW Magazine, Style Me Africa, NdaniTv and TraceNaija.

Get your tickets now at http://ift.tt/2n0NGlr and follow @slayfestival for more information.

Date:  February, 17 2018

Venue: Tafawa Balewa Square, Lagos Island.

Time: 12pm to 8pm

Fee: N5,000

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Bloggers Rewards: Winners from Pulse Bloggers end of year 2017 Challenge emerge

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Exciting times to be a Pulse contributing Blogger as Challenge winners are announced, the prizes are so what the doctor ordered.

A benefit of being a Pulse Blogger.

The Bloggers challenge held between Dec 1st 2017 and Jan 7th 2018. The two Bloggers with the highest article pageviews emerged as winners.

These writers are registered with the Pulse Blogger Network and abide by the stipulations in the handbook.

 

The Prize, a complimentary vouchers for  2 couples to stay for 2 consecutive nights at the Luxurious Epe Resort in the coastal town of Epe in Lagos State, in the luxury suite that comes with complimentary breakfast on both days. The winners can book any date to redeem their prize (subject to availability) before the 30th April 2018 when the offer expires.

 

We received and published over 60 articles within this period, two clear winners emerged. 

THE WINNERS ARE:

Ogbeni Lagbaja

 http://www.pulse.ng/communities/bloggers/yomi-sars-a-sars-officer-who-shouldnt-be-wearing-the-uniform-id7730896.html 

Destiny Awata

http://www.pulse.ng/communities/bloggers/modern-relationships-men-are-not-shoes-id7801247.html

 

We thank the management of Epe Resorts and congratulate the two winners who emerged. We encourage all our contributors to keep the articles coming as opportunities to win more of such fantastic prizes will take place throughout the year.

 

If you wish to join the Bloggers community, drop us a line bloggers@pulse.ng

Bloggers Rewards: Winners from Pulse Bloggers end of year 2017 Challenge emerge



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I’ll deliver on campaign promises ―Buhari

PRESIDENT Muhammadu Buhari has assured of his administration’s resolve to deliver on the three-pronged promises of securing the lives and properties of Nigerians, halting the pillage of the economy by corrupt public officials, and creating employment […]

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N2bn Diversion: Jonathan’s AGF Absent In Court

The arraignment of former Accountant-General of the Federation, Mr Jonah Otunla, and eight others over alleged money laundering, was stalled at the Federal High Court, Abuja, due to his absence in court.

Otunla was to be arraigned on Monday by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, (EFCC), over allegations bordering on diversion of N2 billion from the account of the Office of the National Security Adviser (ONSA).

When the matter was called, only the second defendant, Mr Ade Adelakun, was in court.

Counsel to Otunla, Mr Ahmed Raji (SAN), told the court that his client was on a medical trip abroad and could not attend proceedings.

The judge, Justice Nnamdi Dimgba, adjourned the matter until Feb. 27 for arraignment.

The EFCC, in the five -count charge filed against the defendants in 2017, accused Otunla and the other defendants of transferring the money from ONSA account with the Central Bank of Nigeria between June and August 2013.

The anti-graft agency alleged that the defendants withdrew the money from ONSA account purportedly for the supply of security equipment.

The agency further alleged that the fund formed part of the proceeds of an unlawful activity of the former National Security Adviser, Sambo Dasuki.

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