Yahoo CEO plans on returning to work only 2 Weeks after Birth of Twin Girls

She sparked controversy in 2012 when she returned to work just 2 weeks after giving birth to her son. Now, Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer plans on taking a short 2 week maternity leave again despite expecting twin girls. Though the official maternity leave for Yahoo is 16 weeks, Marissa had

Billionaire Deinde Fernandez Is Dead.

Nigeria’s Billionaire, Oluwo Antonio Deinde Fernandez is dead,  Announcing his demise in a tweet at about 9.pm on Tuesday, Nigerian Journalist/Publisher, Dele Momodu, said: “Nigeria, and indeed Africa, has just lost one of its greatest sons; Ambassador Chief Antonio Dehinde Fernandez is gone!” He was 79 years old.

Militants take over pipeline vandalism in Lagos—Police

The attack on a team of policemen in Owutu area of Ikorodu, Lagos, in the early hours of Monday, during which three policemen were shot dead and others injured, was said to have been carried out by militants-turned vandals. The post Militants take over pipeline vandalism in Lagos—Police appeared first

We Did All We Could To Sign De Gea , Madrid Claims

The Spanish outfit has stated that they did as much as they possibly could to sign the goalkeeper before the national deadline closed on Monday. The £29m deal to sign the Spain international would have seen Keylor Navas go in the opposite direction for around £10m, but the necessary paperwork

Outstanding salaries’ll be paid soon, Osun Assembly assures workers

Osogbo—Osun State House of Assembly has assured that the relief package given to the state would be judiciously administered, saying genuine workers would soon have their outstanding salaries defrayed, while the work-in-progress of public infrastructure would not be left unattended to. The post Outstanding salaries’ll be paid soon, Osun Assembly

Kenya’s World Champions Get Heroes’ Welcome

Kenya’s triumphant world championship athletes were given a rousing welcome home yetersday, with thousands of supporters and the east African nation’s leaders out in force for the homecoming. Nairobi’s Jomo Kenyatta International Airport was crammed with well-wishers as the team returned from Beijing, where they topped the medals table for

Banks swell Govt treasury with over N70bn income tax

Nigerian banks and their holding company (Holdco) financial institutions puffed-up the federal government treasury with about N70billion they paid as income taxes in first-half (H1) of 2015, BusinessDay checks at the Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE) reveal. This amount paid as income taxes by listed banks represents about 14 percent of

Man, 40, rapes 4-yr-old girl to death in Bayelsa

YENAGOA—OFFICIALS of United Nations Children’s Fund, UNICEF, and other stakeholders in the protection of the rights of the child were shocked, yesterday, to hear of the case of a 40-year-old man that raped a four-year-old girl to death in Southern Ijaw Local Government Area of Bayelsa State. The post Man,

Nigerian Billionaire Antonio Fernadez is Dead

Antonio Oladeinde Fernadez, Nigerian billionaire and gemstone tycoon passes on at age 79. He passed away on Tuesday 1st September 2015 in Belgium. His friend, CEO of Ovation Magazine Dele Momodu, as well as his daughter, Abimbola Fernadez made the announcement via social media.

Crash: Akpabio flown abroad for treatment

A former Governor of Akwa Ibom State, Senator Godswill Akpabio, was on Tuesday afternoon flown out of Nigeria to receive medical attention abroad. It was learnt that the senator, in company with about five of his aides, left the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja aboard a regular private jet that

Court seizes Dasuki’s passport, grants him bail

The Federal Government on Tuesday arraigned a former National Security Adviser, Col. Sambo Dasuki (retd.), before a Federal High Court in Abuja on one count of possession of firearms without licence.

Pope changes Catholic rule on abortion

Pope Francis on Tuesday directed priests across the world to grant forgiveness to women who have had abortions. The pontiff said the women should be granted absolution during the Jubilee year of Mercy which starts on December, 8.

I ‘ll strengthen EFCC, ICPC —Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday vowed to strengthen his anti-corruption campaign, noting that his administration would not spare anyone found guilty of corrupt practices. He also vowed to reinvigorate all anti-corruption agencies in the country such as the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission and the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other

Death toll in Borno attacks hits 80

The death toll in the attack unleashed on three Borno State villages by Boko Haram fighters has risen to 80. Suspected Boko Haram gunmen on horseback had shot dead scores of people in separate attacks on three villages in the North-East at the weekend.

Knocks and kudos for Buhari at 100 days

Politics and economy watchers are getting weary of the spate of buck passing, ‘no hurry’ body language and aura of policy inertia emanating from the President Muhammadu Buhari(PMB) led federal government,as his tenure nears the 100 day mark, typically a season of assessment. They say the  indicators show an economy

Defamation: Blogger gets N3m bail

A Federal High Court in Lagos on Tuesday granted bail in the sum of N3m to a blogger, Seun Oloketuyi. He was arraigned by the police for allegedly publishing a defamatory story against the Chief Executive Officer of Fidelity Bank Plc, Nnamdi Okonkwo.

ADHL and KDHL convert to merchant banking on lure of forex, brokereage largesse

The lure of largess from foreign exchange (forex) and capital market transactions, among others may be responsible for the conversion of the two remaining discount houses, Kakawa (KDHL) and Associated (ADHL) to merchant banks, BusinessDay investigations show. Further investigations show that an increasingly harsh operating environment has thinned out the