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46 detained in Turkey over failed coup

Turkish Police on Friday detained at least 46 people, including soldiers, over their alleged links to a group accused of orchestrating a coup attempt...

Nigerian woman put up for sale in Lebanon refuses to return home

The Nigerian woman who was advertised for sale on Facebook in Lebanon has refused to return home, according to the head of Nigeria's diaspora...

COVID-19: Sharjah government initiates 4 billion economic support

Sharjah Finance Department (SFD) recently established a framework worth AED 4 billion to enhance liquidity for the Sharjah banking system in the emirate. This...

We have forgiven My Father’s Killers – Khashoggis

The son of murdered Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi has released a statement forgiving his killers. Khashoggi, a prominent critic of the Saudi government, was killed...

COVID-19: Turkey’s Erdogan Announces First Nationwide Lockdown

In a bid to contain rampant spread of COVID-19 within its borders, Turkey has announced that it will impose its first nationwide lockdown before...

Iranian President Rowhani leads anti-virus fight

The Iranian government’s strategy to counter the spread of the coronavirus will be led by the president, Hassan Rowhani, according to the news agency...

Art & Culture

Children’s Day 2020: Keep your children safe, Olori Afolabi Advises Parents

 Parents have been advised to ensure their children are safe from the Coronavirus by insisting on precautions and others. The queen of Apomuland (Isokan LGA,...

Controversy trails Adesua’s ‘Gbegiri is Trash’ Tweet

Nigerians have replied actress and wife of singer Banky W,Adesua-Wellington,telling her that local Yoruba soup,'Gbegiri',is not trash. The actress had come under fire after...

Embrace Culture, Create Wealth, Runsewe tells Youths

Director-general, National Council for Arts and Culture (NCAC), Otunba Olusegun Runsewe, on Thursday advised Nigerian youths to embrace the nation’s rich culture and its...

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Business

Stock market records N13bn appreciation

The Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE) market capitalisation closed upbeat on Wednesday, growing by N13 billion, amid increased investors’ confidence in equities market. The market which...

Afreximbank, ITC partner to enhance business in Africa

The African Import-Export Bank (Afreximbank) said it is collaborating with International Trade Centre (ITC), to help businesses make the most of the African Continental...

Nigeria’s bourse resumes, records 0.19% growth

The nation’s bourse resumed trading in June on a positive note, with the All- Share Index appreciating by 0.19 per cent. Specifically, the index rose...

Is MTN losing grip?

Last week, MTN was voted Africa’s most admired brands – an honour it shared with Dangote Group of Companies. Quick News Africa takes a...

Crime

Court acquits cleaner of defilement, as alleged victim fails to testify

An Ikeja Sexual Offences and Domestic Violence Court on Thursday acquitted a 26-year-old cleaner, Charles Etuk of defilement as the alleged 13-year-old victim failed...

South African mum arrested after missing daughter, 6, is found dead

A woman has been charged with the murder of her six-year-old daughter Alexia Nyamadzawo, whose body was found dumped in a sugar-cane plantation in...

Paedophile among 104 suspects paraded by police

The Benue Police Command has arrested  104 persons for sundry offences, including a middle aged man who allegedly defiled his 7-month old daughter. The Commissioner...

Interview

CSI is key to the sustainability of our business – Stanbic IBTC

Corporate Social Investment is deployed by businesses to help impact their operational environment. YINKA SANNI, Group Chief Executive, Stanbic IBTC Holdings PLC in this...

Holiday Recipes

Jubal Kanayo celebrates the voice from the ‘60s, Bongos Ikwue “You can even hear the sounds from the cock crow at dawn…” Many who remember the...

Entertainment

Majek Fashek: The Rainmaker takes an eternal break

Jubal Kanayo pays tribute to the man who brought down the rain on us all… On Tuesday morning, when yours truly awoke to the news...

Majek Fashek dies at 71

  Raggae musician Majekodunmi Fasheke (fondly known as ‘Majek Fashek’) is dead. The news was broken via Social Media by his long-time manager Umenka Uzoma in...

TAMPAN gives go-ahead for movie production to resume

The Theatre Arts and Motion Pictures Producers Association of Nigeria (TAMPAN) has relaxed restriction on movie production, initially banned due to the ravaging COVID-19...

COVID-19: Paris orchestra plays Strauss to empty hall

Renaud Capuçon, a French concert violinist accustomed to playing to rooms of 2,000 people and more, performed on Thursday evening to an empty auditorium,...

Finance

Sequel to our alert of 15 January 2020 on the Finance Act 2019

The Minister of Finance (the Minister) today, 16 January 2020, announced the effective date for implementation of the new VAT rate of 7.5% to...

Architecture

Bongos Ikwue at 78: Reflections at Dawn

Jubal Kanayo celebrates the voice from the ‘60s, Bongos Ikwue “You can even hear the sounds from the cock crow at dawn…” Many who remember the...

Sex for everything: A new fad?

Once it was sex for marks, sex for jobs, sex for favours… it is now sex for everything, writes Jubal Kanayo. Towards the end of...

Iyaloja: The interest against the flow of play

Jubal Kanayo considers all the sides, following the appointment of an ‘iyaloja’ for the Computer Village in Lagos. On April 28, against popular opinion, the...
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Sport

Sancho fumes over hair-cut fine

Following a fine dished out to him for breaking hygiene rules, in order to go get a haircut, Borussia Dortmund’s Jadon Sancho has described...

I hid to play soccer as a child, Eto o’ reveals

Former Barcelona and Cameroon star Samuel Eto'o has revealed how he used to hide from his parents when he played football growing up. During a...

EPL Clubs meets, discuss premature finish options

Premier League clubs will have their most thorough discussion to date about what should happen if the season is curtailed at their latest meeting...

COVID-19: Spurs confirm positive result in latest testing

English Premiership side Tottenham Hotspurs have had one positive Coronavirus result in the latest round of testing by the Premier League, the club say. That...

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