Australian Open: Angelique Kerber stuns Serena Williams

TVC E, SPORTS - Germany's Angelique Kerber stunned world number one Serena Williams in three sets to win her first Grand Slam title at the Australian Open. Kerber, seeded seventh, won a thrilling final 6-4 3-6 6-4 at Melbourne Park. The 28-year-old is the first German to win a major singles title since Steffi Graf at the 1999 French Open. Williams,  was beaten for just the fifth time in 26 Grand Slam finals, and the American missed the chance to tie Graf's open-era record of 22 titles. Kerber, who saved a match point in her first-round win over Misaki Doi, will move up to number two in the world rankings....

Dolapo Oni and boo plus other couples at #Tsquared2016

As the creme de la creme of the Nigerian society gather in Lagos for the wedding of Toolz and her boo, Tunde Demuren some couple have also stepped out in style for the ongoing society event. Sighted at the wedding are Sound Sultan and his wife Farida, Ubi Franklin and wife Lilian, Steve Babeko and his wife Yetunde, as well as TV girl, Dolapo Oni who also turned up with her hubby. The Traditional wedding is holding currently at the Landmark Centre in Lagos....

Messi and Ronaldo score 1,000 goals between them

 Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo have now scored an amazing 1,000 goals between them after the Barcelona star netted in Saturday's match with Atletico Madrid on Saturday. It's been the greatest six season-long scoring duel in football history and this weekend it passed another incredible milestone – Messi and Ronaldo have clocked-up 1,000 goals between them after reaching the four-figure goal haul in just 1,385 games. After scoring in La Liga's top of the table clash, Messi has scored 482 of those goals in 612 games, with 433 goals for Barcelona and 49 for Argentina. With more games played, Ronaldo has contributed 518 goals.  ...

NEPC targets $30 billion earning from non-oil export

NIGERIAN Export Promotion Council (NEPC) has put in place some plans that will help increase the country’s earnings on non-oil export to $30billion from the $2.7billion it currently stands even as the Council and the Ministry of Agriculture have evolve ways to transform the nation’s economy. Speaking in his office yesterday when he received the Executive Director/Chief Executive Officer of Nigerian Export Promotion Council Mr Olusegun Awolowo who was on a courtesy visit to Minister of Agriculture,Chief Audu Ogbe in Abuja, he said: “The plan identifies 11 strategic products\sectors, and 21 countries, for Nigerian goods, to grow non-oil foreign exchange from $2.7 billion today, to $30 billion in five years.”...

Chioma Akpotha clears the air on twitter

Nollywood actress Chioma Akpotha tweeted a photo of Uche Jombo, Blessing Egbe, Emem Isong Ufuoma McDermott andOmoni Oboli with the caption, ‘Sometimes…sisters aren’t REALLY sisters!#2016MindingMyOwnBusiness #StayingOnMyLane #MovingOn’. Now, the actress has now defended her tweet saying it was mis-understood;...

“Oliseh is too innocent to handle Eagles” – Mitchel Obi

[caption id="attachment_8487" align="alignleft" width="300"] Sunday Oliseh, Super Eagles Coach[/caption] TVC E, SPORTS - Veteran sports presenter and analyst, Mitchel Obi has described the coach of the male senior national team, Sunday Oliseh as "too innocent" to handle the Super Eagles. Obi, who featured on TVC's weekly sport programme, Obi said he has never hid his views about Oliseh, saying Eagles would have won their last group stage game against Guinea at the ongoing Championship of African Nations, CHAN, but for the coach's inexperience. " Oliseh is too innocent to handle Super Eagles. If he was experienced enough, Eagles would have won their game against Guinea. "If the boys were allowed to play the game the way they wanted to play it, they would have won. Even the Guinean coach said they over rated us, meaning they were disappointed by what they met. "I think something went wrong in the technical team and if Oliseh was...

Transfast bags three nominations in Kalahari awards

 The Kalahari awards are honours which are given to best innovators and achievers in the Remittance and Mobile Money industry. Winners have been announced for the 2016 edition of the of the Kalahari awards which honours the best innovators and achievers in the remittance and mobile money industry. The winners of the award which will hold on February 2nd and 3rd in Lagos, Nigeria were named at the 2016 edition at the 6th Remittance and Mobile Money Expo. Transfast Money Transfer, which houses Transfast and Transpay, is among the top-notch financial institutions award winners. Transfast  scooped three nominations. The three nominations Transfast will take home include  include the Best Remittance Service award, the Best E-Commerce Payment Solution award and the Remittance Personality of the year award which was awarded to Jay Vix, Transfast’s Global Marketing Director. Jay Vix, a shrewd businessman, is described as a Jack of many trades with expertise knowledge on data-driven strategy,...

Firm introduces alternative power supply

Powergas Africa Limited is set to change the fortunes of manufacturing firms throughout sub-Saharan Africa. Headed by Mr. Deepak Khilnani, the Company’s ‘Gas on Wheels’ service is providing firms with a real alternative to dirty and expensive diesel fuel, offering the region’s manufacturing sector a new lease of life. Speaking on the challenges faced by most manufacturing companies in Nigeria, Mr. Khilnani, Chief Executive Officer, Powergas Africa said that the need for the adoption of Gas to Power Solutions by manufacturers in Nigeria is inevitable, because energy costs is a major challenge faced by most manufacturing companies today. “This has become imperative, more so, in these tough times where organizations are concentrating on cost optimization, import substitutions and energy security, and Nigeria’s Domestic Gas Reserves tick these 3 boxes perfectly. “There is a gap between the end-users and gas producers (due to developing Gas Pipeline Infrastructure), which Powergas is dedicated to fill in with its novel...

Supreme Court sacks Anambra PDP leadership

The Supreme Court yesterday sacked the leadership of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP)  in Anambra State. The apex court, in a unanimous judgment by a five-man bench upheld Ejike Oguebego-led Executive Committee of the PDP in the  state as constituting the party’s authentic leadership. The court upheld the appeal filed by Ejike Oguebego-led Executive Committee of the PDP against the judgment of the Court of Appeal on the issue and awarded N100,000 each against the PDP and its member, Chukwudi Okasia, (listed as 1st and 3rd respondents in the appeal) in favour of the appellants. The  judgment was interpreted differently by the two opposing camps in state. While the Oguebego camp saw the judgment as an indication that Senators Andy Uba, Stella Oduah and others, who were products of a second list submitted to the INEC by the caretaker committee set up by the National Working Committee (NWC) of the PDP to manage the...

Chadian President emerges new AU Chairman

TVC E, NEWS - Chadian President Idriss Debby has emerged the new chairman of the African Union. Debby was unveiled during the 26th African Union Summit holding in Addis Ababa. African heads of state and government gathered in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia on Saturday (January 30), to take part in the 26th African Union (AU) summit. The continent-wide body, is scheduled to tackle a broad agenda centred on women's empowerment, infrastructure development and peace and security in the region. The ongoing crisis in Burundi is one of the top issues up for discussion. The bloc wants to deploy 5,000 peacekeepers in the central African state, where hundreds have died in the worst violence since an ethnically charged civil war ended in 2005. But President Pierre Nkurunziza - who triggered the crisis by standing for a third term in July elections - has rejected the plan, saying the arrival of any such force would be seen as an...

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