NIPC: Shoprite move an opportunity for Nigerian investors

NIPC: Shoprite move an opportunity for Nigerian investors

The announcement by Shoprite Holdings Limited, the South African supermarket chain operator, of a formal process to consider the potential sale of all or a majority stake in its Retail Supermarkets Nigeria Limited may be an opportunity for Nigerian investors, the Nigerian Investment Promotion Commission (NIPC) has said. On Monday, Shoprite in its operational and voluntary trading update for the year ended June 2 said the commencement of the formal share sale process followed approaches from various potential investors. The Board of the multi-national retail group said in line with…

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Pope Francis names six women to Vatican economic council

Pope Francis names six women to Vatican economic council

Pope Francis has appointed six women to the Vatican’s economic council, a first for the financial watchdog overseeing the administrative and financial structures of the Holy See. The women will serve as lay experts on the 15-member body, which also includes eight cardinals and another male lay expert, the Vatican said in a statement. Pope Francis instituted the council in 2014 as part of wider ongoing efforts to bring more oversight to the Vatican’s financial dealings after a series of damaging scandals. The Argentine pope has tried to give more…

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Daniel Kaluuya plays US revolutionary in Judas and the Black Messiah

Daniel Kaluuya plays US revolutionary in Judas and the Black Messiah

You can kill a freedom fighter but you can’t kill freedom,” declares Daniel Kaluuya, in the dramatic trailer for a new film about the life of Black Panther leader Fred Hampton. The British actor plays Hampton, an enigmatic activist and organizer, who was killed in a co-ordinated raid by the FBI and Chicago Police in 1969. Opposite him is Lakeith Stanfield as William O’Neal, the FBI informant who infiltrated the Black Panthers and provided information that led to Hampton’s death. Called Judas and the Black Messiah, the movie is due…

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Why Nadia Rose put her ‘finger up’ to music bosses

Why Nadia Rose put her 'finger up' to music bosses

When Nadia Rose and her “Skwod” of dancers descended on the streets of London in her Mobo Award-winning 2016 music video, it looked for all the world like one of the UK’s hottest new hip-hop/grime acts had arrived. The south London rapper, who drew easy comparisons to her heroes Missy Elliot and Eminem, finished fifth on the BBC Sound of 2017 list; before her debut EP, Highly Flammable, introduced listeners to more of her wickedly funny wordplay. But as the grime scene caught fire, hitting the mainstream, the heat around…

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Kaosara: Nigerians rally round girl whose father rejected her due to her blue eyes

Kaosara: Nigerians rally round girl whose father rejected her due to her blue eyes

Nigerians have called for donation for Kaosara, a young girl that was rejected by her father because of her blue eyes – Kaosara and her elder sister both have blue eyes and their father is angry about it – The plight of the blue-eyed girl was made known by a Nigerian lady who took to social media to draw the attention of people to it Nigerians have called for donation for a girl identified as Kaosara after she was rejected by her father because of her blue eyes. The young…

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