Author: Femi Akintola

LAGOS (Reuters) - Nigerian authorities have been in touch with around 100 people who may have been exposed to an Italian man who is the country’s first coronavirus patient, the Lagos state health commissioner said on Sunday.The man arrived in Lagos, Nigeria’s commercial capital, on Feb. 24 from Milan on a Turkish Airlines flight that [...]
GENEVA/BEIJING, March 2 (Reuters) - The coronavirus spread further on Friday, with cases reported for the first time in at least six countries across four continents, battering markets and leading the World Health Organization (WHO) to raise its impact risk alert to “very high.”Hopes that the epidemic that started in China late last year would [...]
Nigerian production and distribution company, FilmOne has begun production to cash in on the one million dollars film fund it launched with China’s Huahua Media and South Africa’s Empire Entertainment.News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that in 2019, FilmOne announced that it would be partnering with Nigeria’s Corporate World Entertainment and Huahua on the first [...]
The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) says it has not prohibited the acceptance of foreign currency cash deposits by Deposit Money Banks (DMBs).The CBN Director, Corporate Communications, Mr Issac Okorafor made the clarification while speaking to newsmen in Abuja on Sunday.A domiciliary account is a type of current account that allows you to fund it [...]
Award-winning film, ‘The Delivery Boy’ has screened at the Pan African Film Festival (PAFF).News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that PAFF, held from Feb. 12 to Feb. 23, is the U.S.’ largest gathering of black filmmakers, audiences and other stakeholders from around the world.The film’s director, Adekunle ‘Nodash’ Adejuiyigbe represented Nigeria at the festival where [...]
Nigeria recorded a thrilling 3-1 victory over Zambia in their second match of this year's U-23 African Cup Of Nations tournament at the All Salam Stadium on Tuesday evening.Coach Imama Amapakabo made changes to the team that lost to Ivory Coast last time out, with Azubuike Okechukwu, Valentine Ozonwafor, Sincere Seth and Bitok Stephen all [...]
Nigerian equities market resumed trading for the week on Tuesday with a growth of 0.54 per cent after Monday public holiday declared by the Federal Government to mark 2019 Eid-el Malud celebration.Specifically, the market capitalisation inched N69 billion or 0.54 per cent to close at N12.878 trillion against N12.809 trillion recorded on Friday.Similarly, the All-Share Index [...]
Nigeria’s economy will attain great heights of development if the economy was diversified and the mono-product economy practice jettisoned, Deputy President of the Senate, Senator Ovie Omo-Agege has said.According to him, the country’s reliance on oil is not only unsustainable but also incapable of creating jobs and building enduring infrastructure that would support rapid economic [...]
Finding a decent, affordable place to live is a common problem facing young people in many places. But in Nigeria's booming commercial hub, Lagos, it is almost impossible as landlords demand a year's rent in advance.For two-bedroom apartments with electricity, close to the city's main business district on Victoria Island, I was asked for between [...]
Dirk Schlegel and Falko Götz had been friends for years by the time they decided to risk everything.They had grown up together, two football-obsessed kids from the same side of a divided Berlin. They lived close to the wall that had defined their city since it was built in 1961. Their world as children was [...]

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