10 ships laden with petrol to arrive in Lagos ports

Ten ships laden with petrol are expected to sail into Apapa and Tin Can Island Ports from Dec. 28 to Dec. 30, the Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) has said. The NPA disclosed this in its publication, `Shipping Position’, made available to newsmen in  Lagos on Thursday, adding that additional 24 ships would sail in with other commodities. The document explained that the 24 ships contained buck wheat, bulk gas, bulk fertiliser, aviation fuel, frozen fish, bulk sugar, diesel, petrol and container-laden with goods. It said that eight ships had arrived…

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Oshonaike hails Oribamishe for YOG ticket

African table tennis queen Funke Oshonaike has hailed youngster Esther Oribamishe who won the African Continental Qualification tournament and booked a ticket to 2018 Youth Olympic Games. Despite missing out on participation at the 2017 ITTF African Junior and Cadet Championships, Oribamise was in terrific form at the continental qualification event as she beats Egypt’s Marwa Alhodaby in the final in Tunisia on Monday. Victory over Morocco’s Ines Outolla in the last four (11-4, 11-9, 11-7, 11-1) guaranteed a top two finish and the Olympic qualification in the Girls’ Singles…

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Athlete Dedewo dumps Nigeria for USA

Quartermiler, Paul Dedewo, will no longer compete in the Green-White-Green colours of the country after he was named in the relay team for his country of birth, the USA, ahead of the 2017 World Relays in Nassau. There was uncertainty over the country he would be competing for this year, but all that was put to rest after the US released their list at the weekend. Dedewo who has had an impressive indoor season, seems to have finally done enough to convince the USA Track and Field Association to name…

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…Governors, others congratulate Christians

As the ruling All Progre s s i v e s Congress (APC) on Saturday expresses its best wishes to Christians in the country and indeed all Nigerians on the joyous occasion of Easter, former Vice President of Nigeria and a chieftain of the party, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar has congratulated Christians in Nigerians, saying the country will get better. In a press statement released by Atiku’s Media Office, he urged the Christian faithful and Nigerians of other faiths to see the sacrifice and deprivation of the period preceding Easter as…

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Doris Simeon encourages women to speak up when abused

The third edition of the Women of Rubies Sensitisation tagged, ‘Sensitising Grassroots Women on Domestic Abuse and Lifestyle Issues’ was held on Friday, 7th of April in partnership with the Yaba Local Council Developmental Areas, LCDA. Women came out in large numbers from different spheres of the community to be part of the workshop. The women were not only sensitised on the need to be empowered but also encouraged to ‘Do Something’ by Chinyere Anokwuru of Self-worth Organisation. The host and Sole Administrator of the Local Government, Hon. Bayo Adefuye…

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CentrespreadGrey committed to reinvention –Ayanwale

Chief Executive Officer of CentrespreadGrey and one of Nigeria’s most successful marketing communications moguls, Kola Ayanwale has described the partnership between Grey Africa and Centrespread which birthed the new CentrespreadGrey as a demonstration of the readiness of Africans to foster seamless relationships that promote excellence across the continent. In a chat with a team of journalists in Lagos, Ayanwale noted that the affiliation between Centrespread and Grey became necessary to satisfy a growing search by discerning clients for strong creative marketing communications super markets that have the wherewithal to innovate…

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KIDNAPPING: ‘Big business’ that took over from armed robbery

Kidnapping began some years back with the agitation in the Niger Delta region for resource control. Overtime it assumed an alarming dimension with schools becoming targets and pupils taken away for ransom. In this report, ISIOMA MADIKE, looks at this disturbing menace that has seen many Nigerians lose millions to abductors   Ikorodu, the aquatic neighbourhood in the ‘centre of excellence’, has been in the news lately, though for the wrong reasons. It is gradually but steadily becoming kidnappers’ den. But, before this new dimension to criminality, armed robbers had…

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Youth Olympics: Oshodi rescues junior tennis players

In order not to allow the junior players to miss totally from competing at global level as well as to improve themselves, President of Nigeria Table Tennis Federation Wahid Oshodi has facilitated the participation of Nigeria in the Youth Olympic Games qualifiers holding in Tunis, Tunisia. After missing out from the ITTF African Junior Championship which serves as qualifiers for the World Junior Championships and World Cadet Challenge, the duo of Azeez Solanke and Tosin Esther Oribamise will be making attempt as wining a slot at next year’s YOG holding…

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