20 returnees, 120 others to participate in US Academy for Women Entrepreneurs

The United States Consulate-General in Lagos, on Tuesday, announced a call for applications for the 2020 Academy for Women Entrepreneurs (AWE), a US government initiative that supports women entrepreneurs around the world.

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Union ‘strike’ scuppers Turkish airlines Lagos operations

By Lawani Mikairu Turkish Airline was yesterday prevented from operating its scheduled flights from the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos following a directive by the National Union of Air Transport Employees, NUATE, to its members not to render service to the airline. The union said their decision is due to the airline’s failure to reverse
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COVID-19 vaccine could be ready by December — U.S. disease expert

Top U.S. infectious disease expert, Dr Anthony Fauci, has said that the first doses of a successful COVID-19 vaccine would be available to some hardest-hit Americans by late December or early January.

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PROTESTS: Fish out hoodlums in 7 days ― Umahi to Council Chairmen

By Peter Okutu, Abakailiki Governor David Umahi of Ebonyi State, yesterday gave all the Council Chairmen 7 days to fish out the perpetrators of the heinous crimes that took place within their localities during the #EndSARS Protest. He explained that those who would come forward would receive amnesty. The Governor who stated this at New
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FG begins nationwide distribution of 1m free meters in Kano, Kaduna, Lagos 

ABUJA---THE Federal Government last night said that it will commence the distribution of free meters with the target of getting 30 million consumers. 

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#EndSARS: Rice millers count losses to hoodlums’ attack, looting

By Gabriel Ewepu RICE millers under the auspices of Rice Millers Association of Nigeria, RIMAN, Thursday, disclosed huge losses to hoodlums’ attack and looting under the guise of #EndSARS protest. Making this known in a statement signed by the National President, RIMAN, Peter Dama, the association said damage caused and property lost were colossal, which
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Talks still ongoing over Pan Ocean’s N240bn debt, AMCON clarifies

By Prince Okafor The Asset Management Corporation of Nigeria, AMCON, has explained that it is yet to finalise an ‘out-of-court settlement’ with the management of Pan Ocean Group, over the latter’s N240 indebtedness. In a statement in Lagos, the Head, Corporate Communications, AMCON, Jude Nwauzor, explained that “Justice A.M. Liman in suit No. FHC/L/CS/722/20 ordered
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COVID-19 will widen gap between rich and poor ― IMF

By Emma Ujah The COVID-19 pandemic will widen the gap between the rich and the poor, especially in emerging markets and developing economies, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) has said. It said, that as part of its latest World Economic Outlook it explored two facts about the current pandemic to estimate its effect on inequality:
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Traditional worshippers berate Makinde over exclusion from peace meeting 

By Adeola Badru Members of the Traditional Worshippers Association of Nigeria, Oyo State Chapter, have protested the exclusion of the group from a peace meeting called by Oyo State government to discuss issues relating to maintenance of peace in the state. Key stakeholders, like traditional rulers, religious leaders, security agents, artisans, market women and men,
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