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ESAMA @ 83: I sold kerosene as a houseboy – Chief Gabriel Igbinedion

No-one in north-east Nigeria doubts the bravery of the vigilantes. They have helped immensely in putting Boko Haram on the back foot.
But unless their sacrifices are recognised, they could end up presenting a new security threat

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Friends desert celebrity woman, Bola Shagaya

Surely, this is a very troubling times for former first lady, Dame Patience Jonathan’s friend, Bola Shagaya. It is an open secret that the stylish billionaire woman is facing a tough battle with the anti-graft agency, EFCC, over allegations of her alleged involvement in some financial transactions. Right now, her billions domiciled in one of Nigeria’s new generation banks is under lock and keys. She has been denied access to the funds in the account. While she is trying to seek help through the courts, the latest news according to privileged sources is that Bola Shagaya is alone during this trying times.

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Why I factor in disappointments into my plans — OKONOFUA

TODAYS’s personality, Prof. Friday Okonofua, narrates how his exposure at some of the world’s best universities moulded him into the authority he became in the field of medicine and other endeavours he got involved in. With stints at the Ford Foundation, International Federation of Gynaecology and Obstetrics, Royal Free Hospital, London, and Obafemi Awolowo University among others, he rose to become the pioneer Vice Chancellor of University of Medical Sciences, Ondo, UNIMED. Okonofua, who is a renowned gynaecologist, discusses his life and craft with Charles Kumolu &Dotun Ibiwoye, declaring that the desire to improve humanity powered his steps to significance.

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We’re bringing risk protection to the man on the street – Adegbayi

With the huge potential of the insurance industry to positively impact our economy by safeguarding the enormous risks within the entire business ecosystem, and by creating wealth through investments, the industry is still way behind other financial and service sectors, contributing about 0.3 per cent to the Nigerian Gross Domestic Product (GDP). Leadway Assurance is committed towards educating and increasing the awareness of risks to which people and businesses are exposed and bringing insurance closer to customers as a way of managing those risks and protecting themselves against possible negative financial outcomes.

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