Osinbajo Unveils Nigeria’s $20b Gas Industrial Park

Acting President Yemi Osinbajo has unveiled a public-private partnership industrial plan valued at $20 billion dollar for development of gas-based industries in Nigeria’s Niger Delta region. Tagged the Gas Revolution Industrial Park, GRIP, Mr. Osinbajo, according to his spokesperson, Laolu Akande, disclosed the industrialization plan at the State House, Abuja on Monday when he met with the project development partners, a consortium of “Fortune 500 companies like the GSE&C of South Korea, the China Development Bank, Power China and several others global operators from Asia and the United Arab Emirates…

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FG To Reduce Retail Price Of Fertilizer By 40%

The Presidential Fertilizer Initiative of the Buhari Administration has started yielding results, with the production of more than 4,000 metric tonnes of locally-blended fertilizer in the first week of operation. The Initiative was approved by President Muhammadu Buhari in December 2016, to achieve the local production of one million metric tonnes of blended Nitrogen, Phosphorous and Potassium (NPK) Fertilizer for the 2017 wet season farming. Prior to December 2016, Nigeria’s stock of blended Fertilizer was shipped into the country as fully-finished products, even though Urea and Limestone, which constitute roughly…

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More Looting In Johannesburg After Wave Of Anti-Immigrant Attacks

The police said on Friday that about 100 people ransacked shops in Johannesburg overnight in the latest of a wave of looting incidents in South African cities. Doors and windows were smashed in, food and other items were strewn on the floor in stores believed to belong to immigrants in Jeppestown, an area in the central business district, a witness said. “We’ve been stuck inside here until the police came,” Abdul Ebrahim, a Somali shop owner, said after emerging from his store, where a number of his colleagues had barricaded…

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Samsung Launches New Tablets In Flagship Phone Hiatus

Samsung Electronics launched two new tablets on Sunday, marking its first major announcement since being forced to withdraw the flagship Galaxy Note 7 smartphone after some of the devices caught fire. The Galaxy Tab S3 and the Galaxy Book were presented at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, in past years the scene of major Samsung launches. This year, Samsung has postponed the presentation of the Galaxy S8, its next key device. Instead, it took the wraps off the Galaxy Tab S3 and the Galaxy Book, which comes in a…

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Mahershala Ali Becomes First Muslim To Win Oscars Best Supporting Actor

Mahershala Ali has won Best Supporting Actor at this year’s Oscars ceremony for his role in Barry Jenkins’ acclaimed drama Moonlight. The actor beat out the likes of Michael Shannon (Nocturnal Animals), Jeff Bridges (Hell or High Water), Lucas Hedges (Manchester by the Sea) and BAFTA winner Dev Patel (Lion) to take the trophy for one of the most hotly contested categories of the evening. Coming-of-age drama Moonlight follows protagonist Chiron through three stages of his life; Ali plays Juan, a crack dealer who takes Chiron under his wing to…

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Chimamanda’s ‘Americanah’ For Reading In New York

Chimamanda Ngozi-Adichie’s bestseller novel ‘Americanah’ has been selected as one of the five award-winning books to be chosen for the ‘One Book One New York’ programme. The concept of ‘One Book One New York’ is an initiative to bring together bookworms in the U.S. largest city to read the same book at the same time. New York City Mayor’s Office of Media and Entertainment said a committee made up of “the heads of the New York Public Library, the deans of the major academic institutions, and leaders of the book…

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FULL Categories And Winners Of The 2017 Oscars

The 89th Academy movie awards popularly known as the Oscars was held yesterday night. We bring you the full categories and winners of the 2017 Oscars below: Best supporting actor WINNER: Mahershala Ali (Moonlight) Jeff Bridges (Hell or High Water) Lucas Hedges (Manchester by the Sea) Dev Patel (Lion) Michael Shannon (Nocturnal Animals) Best makeup and hairstyling A Man Called Ove Star Trek Beyond WINNER: Suicide Squad Best costume design Allied WINNER: Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them Florence Foster Jenkins Jackie La La Land Best documentary Fire at…

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Ondo State Will Benefit From The New Government’s Dividends Of Democracy.

Newly sworn-in Deputy Governor of Ondo State, Mr. Agboola Ajayi, at a reception held in his hometown, Kiribo, Ese-Odo LGA of the state has said that the people of the state will benefit from the new government’s dividends of democracy. Ajayi said that there were enormous tasks ahead of the new government, coupled with high expectations of the people. He advised people to exercise patience with the new administration in order to be fair to all. “We are aware of the huge task ahead of us and the high expectations…

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Factions Around President Buhari Jostle For Control Of His Medical Story

SaharaReporters has learned from reliable sources at the Nigerian Presidency that President Muhammadu Buhari, who has been in the UK since January 19, is receiving “intense treatment” for a renewed flare-up of prostate issues. He had undergone surgical treatment for prostate cancer soon after losing the 2011 presidential election to former President Goodluck Jonathan. In addition to his UK doctors, President Buhari has been under the care of two Nigerian physicians, Dr. Suhayb Sanusi Rafindadi, who is his Chief Personal Physician, and Dr. Ugorji Ogbonna, who had a medical practice…

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