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South Africa: Researchers reiterate need to regulate e-cigarettes

Two years after closure of comments on the Control of Tobacco and Electronic Delivery Systems Bill (2018), researchers have called for the passage into law of the bill. New findings have revealed that the e-cigarette industry, currently largely unregulated, has further taken hold in South Africa. The Executive director of …

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ICPC boss backs CBN over virtual assets, cryptocurrencies

The Chairman of the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC), Prof. Bolaji Owasanoye, has said virtual assets and cryptocurrencies are risky for implementation in Nigeria. Speaking during his presentation to the Senate Committee on Banking, Insurance and Other Financial Institutions during its hearing on the Central Bank …

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Labour, civil society groups restate opposition to National Water Bill 2020

By Olayinka Oyegbile For the umpteenth time, Civil Society Groups (CSOs) met in Lagos on Wednesday, February 10, 2021 to restate their vehement opposition to the National Water Bill 2020 before the National Assembly. The CSOs made up mainly of the Amalgamated Union of Public Corporations, Civil Service, Technical and …

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THE PAST TOWARDS THE FUTURE   By Toyin Falola   (This is a report on the interview conducted with President Obasanjo on Jan. 31, 2021) For its entire recording, see   Obasanjo as Head of State  In global politics, not only is the situation in Africa a common topic …

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PART 3: AYINLA: THE MAN WHO BECAME A FILM By Toyin Falola   Omowura with the famous Olumo Rock in the background     It was in one of our nocturnal phone calls, the united meetings of owls, that Tunde Kelani (TK) of Mainframe Production, a larger-than-life film director, told …

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Atiku Faults CBN Directives On Cryptocurrency Transactions

Former Vice President Atiku Abubakar has urged the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) to have a rethink on its directives on cryptocurrency transactions in the country. Atiku gave this advice following  the directive of the Central Bank of Nigeria(CBN) to banks and other financial institutions to close accounts of any …

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Nigeria Gets Worst TI Corruption Rating Since 2005

Nigeria has recorded its worst rating on Transparency International (TI) Corruption Perception Index since 2015. In the 2020 index report released on Thursday, the country scored 25 out of a possible 100 points, falling  to 149 out of the 180 countries surveyed, taking the nation three steps down from the …

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Mathematical 7 Goes on Stage: Segun Odegbami, Abeokuta, and the Making of “Ayinla” by Tunde Kelani   Kelani and Odegbami  ABEOKUTA: THE PATH TO “AYINLA” By Toyin Falola     Without Abeokuta, Kelani’s movie on Ayinla Omowura would not have been possible. Segun Odegbami describes the connections thus: Abeokuta provided …

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AFRICAN FILM: VIEWING A POSTMODERN EPISODE   Son, brother, husband, colleague, teacher, mentor, friend Titles good enough even for the best of us On this occasion have fallen short Of expressing our deepest gratitude In recognition of such aptitude Devoted to a yearning multitude   So, we come bearing ovation …

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Dana Air Introduces Flexible No Change Fee Policy

In its drive to make traveling a treasure for customers, Dana Air has ntroduced a flexible, no change fee policy as part of its  promise to serve its customers better and offer innovative products to support their ever-changing travel desires   According to the airline’s Communications Manager, Kingsley Ezenwa; ”Dana Air  understands …

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