Strategy: Here are the winners at the 40th Annual Loerie Awards

Loeries Creative Week Durban is the biggest annual gathering of the advertising and brand communications industry across Africa and the Middle East and is the most sought-after award for the industry. On the 40th anniversary of the Loeries, the first of two awards evenings was held on Friday evening at...

Abuja Collapsed Building: Police teargas protesters at site

The protesters were demanding for proper rescue operation at the site as they claimed some people were trapped in the rubbles. There was tension at the Jabi area in Abuja as Police teargassed some Nigerians who were protesting the death of their "friends and family members" at the collapsed shopping...

2018 Hajj: NAHCON concludes pilgrims’ transportation, flies 37,746 to Saudi Arabia

The last batch flew in to the country through a Fly Nass airline from Abuja, which conveyed five pilgrims from Kaduna State, 14 members  of medical team and 171 others. The National Hajj Commission of Nigeria (NAHCON) on Friday concluded the transportation of Nigeria’s pilgrims to this year’s Hajj with...

Muhammed Uba: New Customs Commander in Seme reads riot Act to smugglers

He said the activities of the smugglers were outright breach of the laws, adding that the Federal Government was losing so much revenue from economic sabotage. The newly re-deployed Customs Commander in Seme Border, Comptroller Muhammed Uba on Friday advised smugglers to desist from illegal trade in the area or...

Finance: The midterm elections could paralyze a key instrument of Trump's agenda for the US economy

"Every single arrow points to a significant Democratic victory in the fall," Steve Rattner, the former financier and lead adviser to the Presidential Task Force on the Auto Industry said. If the GOP keeps the Senate but not the House, Trump would lose his ability to enact policy through legislation....

Sam Loco: 4 things late actor's son revealed about his dad

Sam Loco's son has shared some intimate details about the late actor seven years after he was found dead in his hotel room in Owerri, Imo State. Omoruyi Loco Efe, one of the sons of late actor, Sam Loco Efe, has shared some intimate details about his father.Omoruyi made these...

NASS: No tension between Saraki and Dogara – Speaker's aide

Dogara's aide further said the working relationship between both lawmakers is cordial and there is no room for animosity. Turaki Hassan, the Special Adviser on Media & Public Affairs to Speaker of the House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara, has denied rumoured hostility between his principal and the Senate President, Bukola...

VDT Communications: Company launches new offering to SMEs, offers fast internet broadband

DT Communications services including SMEmpower is available in all 36 states of the federation  and the Federal Capital Territory. Leading broadband communications service provider, VDT Communications, has announced the extension of its service offering to blooming small and medium businesses, SMEs through its new product offering called - VDT SMEmpower.Introducing...

Politics: A no-deal Brexit could have 'catastrophic consequences' for nearly a million UK patients

British doctors this week warned that a no-deal Brexit would have "catastrophic" consequences for patients, the health workforce, and the nation's health. The UK's biggest doctors union says Brexit could be "catastrophic" for the country's health. Doctors warned that leaving the European Union without a deal would cause disruption for...

Finance: The biggest tip for fintech startups wanting to work with established finance companies, according to a top stock exchange exec

Thomas Zeeb, the head of securities and exchanges at the Swiss stock exchange, says fintech companies should "learn the regulations" if they want to work with established players. Thomas Zeeb, the head of securities and exchanges at the Swiss stock exchange, says fintech companies should "learn the regulations" if they...

Politics: Things got ugly when a Republican strategist accused a former CIA analyst of earning 'more money' with his security clearance

Former CIA analyst Philip Mudd got into a heated argument with Republican strategist Paris Dennard after Dennard suggested Mudd made "more money" from consulting firms because of his security clearance. Former CIA analyst Philip Mudd got into a heated argument with Republican strategist Paris Dennard on Friday after Dennard suggested...

Obafemi Martins: Super Eagles striker resumes training after long-term injury

Obafemi Martins is gradually working his way back to full fitness after a surgery from a serious injury. Super Eagles striker Obafemi Martins has resumed training in Lagos Nigeria, after a long-term injury he suffered in April 2018.The 33-year-old Martins suffered the injury which was expected to keep him out...

Akor Jerome: Flying Eagles star joins Sogndal of Norway

Akor Jerome moves from his Nigerian academy to Sogndal of Norway where he will continue his development. Flying Eagles star Akor Jerome has completed a move to Norwegian OBOS-ligaen side Sogndal Fotball from Jamba Football Academy.The agreement to bring Jerome to Norway from the Nigerian football academy will expire on...

Finance: Tesla short sellers raked in $1 billion, hours after Elon Musk revealed his struggles in an eye-opening interview (TSLA)

A revealing and emotional New York Times interview with Tesla CEO Elon Musk, during which he mused about investors who bet against his company, seems to have given those same investors a big payday on Friday. Tesla short sellers raked in about $1 billion as Tesla stock fell nearly 9%...

Politics: Trump reportedly plans to yank more security clearances to distract from negative news cycles

White House officials are reportedly planning on holding onto more prepared security clearance revocations, and selectively releasing them in a moment of crisis as a distraction. White House officials are reportedly planning on holding onto more prepared security clearance revocations, and selectively releasing them as a distraction to negative news...

African News Roundup: Mali re-elects 73-year-old President and other African stories of the week

Ibrahim Boubacar Keita beat his opponent in a runoff election this week. 73-year-old Ibrahim Boubacar Keita was re-elected as Malian President in a landslide victory over Soumaila Cisse in a runoff election.The victory guarantees Keita another five years at the helm of affairs after winning 67.17% of the total votes...

Lifestyle: Meet Claire Ptak, the California-born baker behind Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s royal wedding cake

Claire Ptak is the owner of Violet bakery in Hackney, East London. She is from Inverness, California, and moved to London in 2015. We met the baker who made Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s wedding cake. Claire Ptak is the owner of Violet bakery in Hackney, East London. She is...

Girl Smarts: Can the keto diet screw with your period?

One thing you might not be totally ready for: the keto diet wreaking havoc on your menstrual cycle-and possibly making your periods irregular. When you're on the keto diet, there are a few, uh, bodily changes you prepare for (the good: weight loss; and the not-so-good: keto flu).One thing you might not be totally ready for: the...

Finance: The 2019 Volvo XC40 hits a sweet spot in the compact luxury SUV segment — and it's already bringing a new generation of customers to the Swedish automaker

Volvo's newest and smallest crossover SUV arrives with lots of creature comforts, leading-edge safety technology, and a punchy engine, all wrapped in a right-sized package — and it couldn't have shown up at a better time. The Volvo XC40 is the newest and smallest addition to the Swedish automaker's SUV...

Fitness: Jenna Jameson just shared her biggest keto weight-loss milestone

For Jenna Jameson, that feeling is her "getting her groove back," according to an Instagram photo she posted Wednesday. Weight loss journeys are about more than just a number on the scale-how you feel during (and ultimately, after) the process is huge too.For Jenna Jameson, that feeling is her "getting her groove...

Finance: I drove a $58,000 BMW X4 'Sport Activity Coupe' on a 250-mile road trip — here's the verdict on this offbeat SUV (TSLA)

The BMW X4 is a "sport activity coupe," a fastback SUV that strives to combine sporty driving with crossover versatility. The styling is a bit confusing, but the X4's peppy 248-horsepower four-cylinder motor and crisp handling won me over. The 2019 BMW X4 is a "sport activity coupe," a fastback...

Fitness: 'This product helps me maintain a 100-pound weight loss on the keto diet'

Let me back up a little bit: I was at my heaviest weight-232 pounds-after giving birth to my son in September 2015. Fact: I have tried every single diet known to man.I was already overweight prior to pregnancy, but I gained even more while pregnant-I used my pregnancy as an...

Odd Enough: ‘I don’t care how trendy it is — I will never, ever cut carbs'

Just like Kim K came swinging for Taylor after she slandered Kanye, I too have come here with my boxing gloves to defend my man: carbs. I'm a pretty easygoing person for the most part, but there is one petty, dramatic hill that I will die on-I will never, ever,...

IDP: 33 children with no healthcare die in two weeks in Bama Camp

The international medical organisation said the children died in the IDP camp in Bama where more than 10,00 people have arrived since April 2018. 33 children with no healthcare have been reported dead within two weeks in Bama Internally Displaced Persons Camp.A non-governmental organisation, Médecins Sans Frontières, MSF, also known...

Davido: Pop star pays a courtesy visit to Governor Wike

Davido announced his interest to invest in the state's entertainment sector to Governor Nyesom Wike during the courtesy visit. Davido has paid a courtesy visit to the Governor of Rivers State, Nyesom Wike.The pop star, who is currently in Rivers State to shoot a music video with Duncan Mighty, met...