Daughter of former NAFDAC boss, Dora Akunyili, Njideka Akunyili Crosby beat her personal record last Thursday when she sold one of her paintings for almost $1.1 million at Sotheby’s Contemporary Art Evening Sale.
The painting named Drown (pictured above) which was done in 2012, was initially estimated to sell for $200,000 – $300,000 but was eventually sold for $1,092,500.
No fewer than 11 people made a bid for the painting and it was eventually sold to an anonymous bidder.
“Drown,”is an intimate double […]
According to reports, the Federal Road Safety Commission on Thursday identified the Lagos-Ibadan and Abuja–Lokoja roads as corridors with the highest accident rate with a record of more than 87 cases in September.
A report made available to the News Agency of Nigeria in Abuja showed that a total of 819 crashes involving 1,318 vehicles were recorded across the country in the month of September.
According to the report, on State basis, the Federal Capital Territory recorded the highest number of crashes […]
An Economic Analyst, Mr Ugochukwu Agu, has said there will be less foreign remittances from Nigerians living in the United States, following the victory of Republican Donald Trump in the U.S. elections.
Agu said this in an interview in Abuja on Wednesday when reacting to the election of U.S. President-elect, Donald Trump.
He said that if this happened, it would have a lot of direct and indirect impact on the Nigerian economy.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reported that 21 billion dollars […]
The Foxes have now kept clean sheets in each of their four matches during their debut campaign in the competition – a feat no other side has ever managed!
Leicester City may have missed the chance to secure their place in the last-16 of the Champions League in Copenhagen, but they still did enough to break a competition record.
In drawing 0-0 with the Danish champions, the Foxes became the first side in Champions League history to keep clean sheets in their […]
A fresh report emanating from the Nigerian social media space reveals an INEC Adhoc staff scheduled to participate in today’s Edo election has passed away briefly.
A National Youth Service Corps member (NYSC), unidentified, scheduled to serve as polling officer in the Edo election has died, Our Newsmen reports.
The late corper who hails from Oshogbo in Osun state, was a passenger on a commercial bus involved in an accident on his way to the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) office in […]
The inspiring story of Ufot Ekong will continue to motivate many home and abroad as he is once again honoured by the a Japanese university.
Ufot Ekong, the Nigerian student who achieved the highest grades at a Japanese university for the past 50 years, while solving a mathematical equation which was unsolvable for 30 years, is celebrating again.
This time, he has been awarded a Masters degree in Electrical Electronics Engineering (Honors). He was honoured yesterday by Tokai University, Japan.
Ufot Ekong achieved […]
Wayne Rooney has become England’s most-capped outfield player in history.
The Manchester United captain makes his 116th appearance for England as their World Cup 2018 qualifying campaign begins against Slovakia.
Rooney has moved one ahead of David Beckham, who played 115 games for the Three Lions, but the striker is still behind Peter Shilton, who won 125 caps for England.
The 30-year-old was given his record start against Slovakia by new manager Sam Allardyce, who opted to pair the United striker in attack […]
Nigerian Female Graduate Breaks Medical School Record, Bags 12 Awards in Ghanaian University (Photos)
Newly sworn-in Nigerian graduate doctor has made history at the 23rd Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) School of Medical Sciences and set a new record as the best graduating student, taking home a dozen out of 15 awards available.
25-year-old Nigerian alumnus of the Wesley Girls High School, Fathia Ayodele Kareem, has set a record at the School of Medical Sciences of the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Ghana, breaking its academic record.
She received 12 out […]
No fewer than 38 divorce petitions were filed in courts in Omu-Aran, Irepodun Local Government Area of Kwara between January and August, 2016.
Some of the reasons adduced for the petitioners, included lack of love, desertion, uncaring attitudes and assaults.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that 28 petitions were filed at the Area Court while the remaining 10 were at the Upper Area Court and High Court.
Similarly, 15 marriages were dissolved, 11 amicably resolved, while 12 others were still pending.
Newly appointed Manchester United Coach, Jose Mourinho said he would be pursuing former club manager, Sir Alex Ferguson’s record of two Champions League trophies.
The former Chelsea boss was chatting with the media on Tuesday for the first time since taking over the hot seat at the Old Trafford.
The 53 year old said, “I don’t hide. I chase Sir Alex’s record in Champions League matches.”
Mourinho, who has coached Chelsea, Real Madrid, Inter Milan and Porto said former United player and assistant […]
Caroline Danjuma has never been one to shy away from speaking her mind and yesterday, the actress shut down claim that she lightens her already-fair complexion.
Danjuma, who recently attended the chieftaincy title ceremony of Joseph Yobo and wife Adaeze in Rivers State, was spotted by a fan who had concerns about Danjuma’s complexion, and took to Instagram to say how ‘disappointed’ she is with the actress for altering her complexion.
However, Danjuma was in a fun mood as she calmly, explained […]