Author: Deborah Adegoke

England booked a World Cup last 16 clash against Senegal as Marcus Rashford and Phil Foden inspired a 3-0 win against Wales that sent their neighbours crashing out of the tournament on Tuesday. Gareth Southgate’s side sealed first place in Group B thanks to key contributions from Rashford and Foden after they were restored to the team by the England boss. Foden showed why there has been such a clamour for him to start as he won the free-kick that Rashford converted to break the deadlock early in the second half at the Ahmad bin Ali Stadium in Doha. Foden…

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Senegal have qualified for the knockout phase of the 2022 World Cup after beating Ecuador 1-2 in a Group A match on Tuesday, becoming the first African side to reach that feat in Qatar.  The Netherlands’ dominant victory over Qatar meant only a win would see Senegal through to the knockouts from Group A, while Ecuador would have progressed with a draw. Senegal opened the scoring through Ismaila Sarr’s penalty late in the first half, but despite managing to keep Ecuador captain Enner Valencia quiet throughout, Brighton’s Moises Caicedo levelled in the 67th minute before Koulibaly sent his team through…

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China said Tuesday it would speed up a push to vaccinate people aged 60 and older against Covid-19 after the country posted record daily case numbers in recent days. The announcement comes after a weekend of protests demanding an end to the country’s strict zero-Covid policy, which responds to even small caseloads with harsh lockdowns and quarantine orders. Beijing’s National Health Commission (NHC) pledged to “accelerate the increase in the vaccination rate for people over the age of 80, and continue to increase the vaccination rate for people aged 60-79”. It also said it would “establish a special working group……

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From left:Barrister Adeleke Adewolu,Executive Commissioner Stakeholder Management,Nigerian Communications Commission[NCC];Mr Yomi Badejo-Okusanya,GMD CMC Connect;Mrs Comfort Nwankwo;Nigerian Institute of Public Relations[NIPR] Lagos State Chapter;Mr Eniola Bello,MD Thisday Newspaper;Ms Clara Okoro,Chairman Brand Journalist association of Nigeria[BJAN];Sir Steve Bamidele Omojafor;Mrs Bunmi Oke;CEO/Lead Consultant Ladybird ltd;Mr Lampe Omoyele,MD,Nitro 121 Ltd/Lead Speaker and Mr Gboyega Akosile,Chief Press Secretary to Lagos state Governor.At the Brand Journalist association of Nigeria at the 10th Annual Brands & Marketing Conference with THEME; Brands and the Role of Technology in a disruptive Economy in Lagos. From left: Steve Bamidele Omojafor;Ms Clara Okoro,Chairman Brand Journalist association of Nigeria[BJAN];Mr Lampe Omoyele,MD,Nitro 121 Ltd/Lead…

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Tokunboh George-Taylor, CEO Hill+Knowlton Strategies; Otis Ojeikhoa, CEO, Brands Optimal; Emmanuel Ajufo, CEO, Opportunity To See (OTS) and Rotimi Bankole, GMD SBI Stagwell, were among ten seasoned marketing communications professionals honoured by the Brand Journalists Association of Nigeria (BJAN) at the 2022 edition of the Brands and Marketing Conference and Awards held on Friday at Oriental Hotel, Lekki, Lagos. The veteran professionals, among others, bagged Special Recognition Awards for their contribution towards the growth of the various sectors in which they operate in particular and the Integrated Marketing Communications space in general. Other awardees were Kelechi Nwosu, CEO, TBWA/Concept (Creative…

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Members of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) of the University of Ibadan (UI) branch protested on Monday describing basis of protest as “merciless treatment” of university lecturers by the Federal Government. A congress would be held immediately after the rally. The protesting lecturers were seen within the university premises with placards and sang to to make their displeasure known. ASUU Chairman, UI Chapter, Prof Ayoola Akinwole, who addressed students and journalists during the rally assured it is a peaceful protest. The Chairman urged the Federal Government to fulfill agreement reached with the unions. “The present government is one…

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Africa’s foremost industrialist, Aliko Dangote, is optimistic that the new multibillion Naira investment in the sugar sub-sector would help provide no fewer than 300,000 jobs in Nigeria. A statement from the Corporate Communication Department of the company, said that the Group’s President, Dangote said the company was providing fresh funds for expanding its operations in the sugar sub-sector. Dangote, who was speaking at the Flag-off Ceremony of the 2022/2023 Crushing Season and Outgrower Scheme Awards in Numan, Adamawa, said the opportunities would include both direct and indirect jobs. He said: “We are making massive investment in Adamawa State through expansion of DSR Numan’s…

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Ahead of the planned resumption of the Abuja-Kaduna train services, the Federal Government has said that passengers on the route must register their phone numbers and National Identification Number (NIN) at the point of ticket purchase. This was made known by the Nigerian Railway Corporation (NRC), stating that the government will deploy identity verification devices at each train station on the route for its officials to verify the validity of the identities of passengers. The NRC also warned that it is dangerous for any Nigerian to use his or her NIN to purchase tickets for unknown persons as this may…

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