Two-time Olympic champion David Rudisha has thanked “the Almighty God for the gift of life” after surviving a car accident in his native Kenya.
The world 800m record holder, 30, was driving his SUV on the Nairobi-Kisumu highway when a tyre burst and the vehicle collided head-on with a bus.
Rudisha was treated for minor soft-tissue injuries and police confirmed there were no deaths in the accident.

“I am fine with no injuries,” Rudisha tweeted. “Thank you for your prayers.”
The collision occurred at around 22:30 local time on Saturday (20:30 BST) as the two-time world champion was travelling to his home in Kilgoris, western … >>> Read Full Story



Story Written By: by Emmanuel Okogba

By Elizabeth Adegbesan
The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has mandated commercial banks to stop lending to firms without Tax Identification Number and individuals not having Bank Verification Number (BVN).
CBN
This was contained in its latest exposure draft on the review of the Prudential Guidelines, PG, for commercial, merchant and non-interest banks.

In a circular signed by the Director, Financial Policy and Regulation Department, CBN, Kevin Amugo, the apex bank said the review was because the Nigerian banking landscape has experienced drastic changes caused by a range of issues since the extant guideline was issued in 2010.
Section 3.23 of the reviewed guidelines stated: … >>> Read Full Story



Story Written By: Fikayo Olowolagba

Popular singer, Taylor Swift, secures the top spot as Forbes releases ranking of the world’s highest-paid women for music for 2019
The “Me!” singer takes the top spot on Forbes‘ list after earning a whopping $185 million pretax over the past year, which puts her ahead of runner-up Beyoncé and Rihanna.

According to People, most of Swift’s earnings came from her Reputation stadium tour.
Running from May to November 2018 worldwide, the tour grossed a U.S.-record $266 million, and was easily her most successful tour to date.
Runner-up Beyoncé’s $81 million earring mostly comes from last year’s On The Run II stadium tour, as well … >>> Read Full Story



Serena Williams: Too strong for Maria Sharapova
Serena Williams once again thrashed Russia’s Maria Sharapova in the first round of the US Open, winning 6-1 6-1, in what was clearly a dominant display by the 23 Grand Slam winner.
The duel, which was expected to be a riveting affair, turned one-sided as the 37 year-old American overpowered the 32 year-old Russian, increasing their head-to-head record to 20-2.
Five times, Sharapova tried to break Serena. She failed in all the five attempts as Serena found a way through. Serena, however, broke her six times to return the emphatic win in 59 minutes.
Sharapova: has no arsenal … >>> Read Full Story



Deputy Governor John Jonah has what it takes to take Bayelsa to the Promised Land, writes Obiora Chukwumba
A sketch of today’s Nigeria reveals signs of a failing state. Her life’s journey has been mapped in deplorable milestones. And the signs of the invidious history repeating itself loom large. The absurdity index in Nigeria is deepening. For instance, insecurity is not merely recurring, it is multiplying. Corruption is escalating. The divisions across the hems of differences among the people are aggravating irretrievably. It is for this reason that those who are familiar with the tragic sequence of events that lead to state failure are fearful … >>> Read Full Story



Story Written By: by Emmanuel Okogba

By Gabriel Olawale
Association of  Community Pharmacists of Nigeria, ACPN Lagos State, chapter, has admonished pharmacists across the country to embrace information communication technology to improve patient care and safety.  Making this appeal during a free health screening and public lecture in Lagos to commemorate ACPN Day during the 2019 Pharmacists Week,  National Chairman, ACPN, Pharm.

Samuel Adekola said that leveraging technology which is regarded as international best practice will enable them to improve patient outcome. “We need to bear in mind that each of the medications taken in the past and that of present will definitely impact the outcome of patient care. With technology, … >>> Read Full Story



Story Written By: Ifreke Inyang

LaLiga president, Javier Tebas, has said both Neymar and Cristiano Ronaldo, are not as important to the league as Lionel Messi.
Neymar has been linked with a move back to Spain, only two years after he left the Camp Nou.

The Brazil forward has been linked with a return to Barca and Real Madrid.
And Tebas admitted that he would like to have Neymar back in Spain, wherever he ends up, but the presence of the Brazilian would not be as vital as that of former team-mate Messi, when it comes to growing the league’s popularity overseas.
“Yes, of course [I’d like Neymar to return]. … >>> Read Full Story