NB Launches Zobo-Flavoured Alcoholic Drink

The Nigerian Breweries Plc has launched, Ace Desire, a zobo-flavoured alcoholic drink to the Nigerian market. The Marketing Director, Nigerian Breweries Plc, Mr. Franco Maria Maggi, described the new product as a sophisticated blend of spirit, natural Hibiscus or zobo extracts. He spoke at the launch of the product in Lagos, saying, “This rich combination of a balanced mix of spirit and Hibiscus extracts contains 5.5 per cent alcohol, and offers a tingling sensation and rich aroma.” According to him, Ace Desire, packaged in a 33cl glass bottle, stands out…

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North Korea Threatens UN

On Friday North Korea threatened to take “corresponding measures” if the UN Security Council adopts another sanctions resolution in reaction to the North’s test-launch of an Intercontinental Ballistic Missile (ICBM) on July 4. The North’s foreign ministry said in a statement carried by the official KCNA news agency that the ICBM test was an exercise of its legitimate right to self-defense against nuclear threat from the United States. The U.S. has been trying to get China and Russia to back a new UN Security Council resolution imposing stiffer sanctions on North…

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Quit Notice: “I Will Lead The War If Igbos Are Touched”

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Former Abia State governor, Orji Uzor Kalu has warned that he will personally lead his people to war if any Igbo man is killed as a result of the quit notice issued by Arewa youths. A coalition of Northern youths had recently ordered Igbos in the North to vacate the region by October 1, a situation that has continue to cause so much controversy in the country. Reacting to the quit notice, the former governor said those who issued the quit notice were not reasonable northerners. Featuring on an interview…

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Senate Passes Compulsory Treatment and Care of Victims of Gunshots Bill

The senate has passed a bill that compels hospitals in all parts of the country to treat gunshot victims without demanding police report or financial deposit. The bill was passed during the senate’s Tuesday’s plenary session. The bill also mandates security agents to assist people with gunshot wounds and ensure that they are taken to the nearest hospital for immediate treatment. President of the Senate, Senator Bukola Saraki, while passing the bill said most gunshot victims are not criminals. According to Saraki, “By the passage of this Bill, the Senate has…

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How My Wife Saved My Life – Kanu

Ex-Super Eagles captain, Kanu Nwankwo and his wife, Amara, reminisce what transpired before his second heart operation. Kanu first had an open-heart surgery in 1996 after a routine medical examination at Inter Milan revealed a heart valve defect. The Arsenal legend said Amara saved his life and then nursed him back to health. 30-year-old Amara said her husband’s hammering heartbeat kept her awake and that she could not shake the feeling that something was not quite right. She insisted that her husband got it checked immediately She recalls, “His heartbeat sounded…

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“I Will Quit Politics If Sheriff Wins At Supreme Court”

Former Deputy National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Bode George, has said he would quit politics if the Supreme Court affirms Ali Modu Sheriff as chairman of the party. In an interview, he stated that “some of us will take a bow and head home”. “I pray that the justices of the Supreme Court will remain fair and just and equitable like they have always been. We are waiting and hoping that justice will be delivered by the Supreme Court. “If it is positive on the Makarfi side,…

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PDP Crisis: Supreme Court Delivers Verdict Tomorrow

The Supreme Court of Nigeria will on  12 July give its verdict on the suit between Peoples Democratic Party faction led by Ali Modu Sherif and the Ahmed Makrafi-led group. Recall that Makarfi-led faction had filed a suit at the apex court over the‎ judgement of Port Harcourt division of the Appeal Court that Sheriff was the authentic PDP national chairman. A statement by Chinwe I. Nnorom Admin Head, Publicity Division of the Makarfi-led group said the judgment would be delivered at Supreme Court of Nigeria premises, FCT, Abuja by 9:00am….

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UK Invests £400m In Fibre-Optic Technology

The British government has officially initiated a £400m fund to boost investment in “full-fibre” broadband. The goal is to provide speeds of up to 1Gbps to households and businesses. Rather than relying on copper cables to connect them to roadside cabinets, fibre-optic cables will run directly to their properties. The plan, announced by the chancellor in November, has been called “a drop in the ocean” compared with what will be needed to make “full fibre” the norm. Although many households and organisations do not currently need 1Gbps speeds – consumers need only 3Mbps…

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“Obasanjo Caused PDP Crisis”

Chief Alani Bankole, father of a former Speaker of House of Representatives has blamed  the ex-President, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo for spoiling the efforts to avoid individuals being too powerful in the Peoples Democratic Party. Bankole, who was a Chieftain of the PDP before his recent emergence as Chairman Board of Trustee of the Action Democratic Party, ADP, said while he was in the PDP he and some leaders made frantic efforts to cut the power of individuals, especially President, governors and others so as to salvage the party but were…

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“I’m The Next Governor Of Oyo State”

Minister of Communications, Adebayo Shittu, has boasted that he is the next governor of Oyo State. He sad the incumbent Governor Abiola Ajimobi would hand over the baton of leadership to him when the time is ripe. The minister dropped the hint, weekend, while featuring on a private radio programme in the state capital. Shittu noted that ‎other gubernatorial aspirants in the All Progressives Congress in the state would join him in winning the election. The minister during the programme observed that his political maturity and experience would make other…

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