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Take Note! Why Divorce is a Must for Every Entrepreneur [SLA]

Divorce is a necessity for business

A business is often registered and largely seen as a separate legal entity from the owner; however, this divorce does not really take effect between these two lovers as both can’t just resist the temptation of mingling together. This is a major reason why most SMEs fail. Business owners most of the time tend to muddle up the operations of ...

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Lydia and Joy, Two of the Freed Chibok Girls Meet President Trump

Joy Bishara and Lydia Pogu, two of the Chibok girls meet President Trump

President Donlad Trump hosted two Chibok school girls at the White House on Wednesday. The girls — Joy Bishara and Lydia Pogu — who escaped from Boko Haram in 2014, after the famous Chibok abduction, met the president in the company of his daughter, Ivanka Trump. They graduated from Canyonville Christian Academy in Oregon in February 2017. The girls, who are being ...

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Talented Kid! How a 6 Year Old Boy Developed a Computer Learning Game

First grade student Ethan Yona is the brain behind the superhero character and computer learning game called EthanMan. This game, developed into an Android app, was launched in Zanzibar to mark the International Day of the African Child, observed annually on June 16. Of course, you should be amazed how a six-year old boy could develop a computer game. Without ...

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Breakthrough! UNILAG: We Now Have a New Method of Diagnosing Malaria

Malaria still kills

University of Lagos (UNILAG) said it invented a new method of diagnosing malaria, following intensive research by its Department of Medical Micro Biology and Parasitology. Prof. Wellington Oyibo, the Director, Research and Innovation of the institution, made this known in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Thursday in Lagos. Oyibo, a lecturer in the department, said ...

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Stray Bullet: Untold Stories of the Three QC Girls Who Died with their Dreams [The Cable]

Nigeria lost three of its brightest citizens who were students of Queens College

Vivian wanted to be celibate. Bithia scored A with ease. Praise aspired to be like her dad. The three girls who died at Queen’s College, Lagos, had their worlds well laid-out before them, but their dreams have gone to the grave with them. O’FEMI KOLAWOLE of The Cable writes. Vivian: The gynaecologist and rev’d sister we never had Vivian wanted ...

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Wyclef Jean: The Real Reason I Named My New Single ‘Fela Kuti’

Wyclef Jean (photo credit: Billboard)

The legendary musician Wyclef Jean is set to release a new single titled “Fela Kuti,” so as to celebrate the legacies of the influential Nigerian Afrobeat and jazz music superstar. Wyclef revealed this in an exclusive interview with XXL. “I decided to name it Fela Kuti because for me, I feel like we be thinking of [Bob] Marley, we give ...

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Adesina Becomes the Sixth African to Win ‘Nobel Prize for Food and Agriculture’

Akinwunmi Adesina is the president of African Development Bank

Akinwumi Adesina, the president of African Development Bank (AfDB), has been named the 2017 World Food Prize Laureate. NAN reports that Adesina, whose name was selected on Monday in Washington DC, becomes the 46th recipient and the sixth African to be so honoured. The award ceremony would take place on October 19. Announcing the new laureate, Kenneth Quinn, the president, ...

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Abake, Adewole, Eight Other Africans Nominated for Innovation Prize for Africa 2017

Innovation Prize for Africa 2017

Two Nigerians Olanisun Adewole and Omolabake Adenle, and eight other Africans have been shortlisted for the 2017 edition of Innovation Prize for Africa award which will be held in Accra, Ghana on 18th July 2017. Abake’s innovation is software that can understand and digitize spoken African languages, and synthesize speech from African languages presented as digitized text. Using deep learning, ...

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Did You Know? Coca-Cola Can Actually Be Used to Cure Illnesses

Coca-Cola often referred to as Coke is a carbonated soft drink produced by The Coca-Cola Company. Originally intended as a patent medicine, it was invented in the late 19th century by John Pemberton and was bought out by businessman Asa Griggs Candler, whose marketing tactics led Coca-Cola to its dominance of the world soft-drink market throughout the 20th century. The ...

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The Story of QC Principal Who Bought N17m SUV While Students Drank Polluted Water

What on earth could have made a principal, who is a mother, act the way she did over issues of the safety and well-being of preteen teenage girls placed under her care? Story Highlights Principal, posted to Queen’s College in 2015, was initially celebrated as an achiever Former principal acquired a Ford Explorer SUV valued at over N17 million with ...

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