Oyo issues ultimatum to outdoor advertising defaulters

The Oyo State Government on Thursday issued a two-week ultimatum to individuals, corporate organisations, religious bodies, schools, petrol stations, Outdoor Advertising Practitioners and other users of the signage and outdoor medium in general who are indebted to the Oyo State Signage and Advertising Agency, OYSAA, to settle all outstanding payments running into millions of naira.

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To every Nigerian: Is there anger in you?

’Tunji Ajibade

tunjioa@yahoo.com 08036683657

Last Friday of the month is when I focus on sundry issues that catch my attention in the media. But the first media-related issue I pick has twirled out of control, and I’ll let it occupy this space for today. It’s the only way I can come near to exhausting the point it has for every Nigerian out there. This single issue is spurred by a broadcaster, artist, author, an African by ancestry, and the official poet of the 2012 London Olympics — Lemn Sissay. I raise issues concerning him because they address a phenomenon that I’ve noticed in our national space, a reason some Nigerians harbour permanent anger, hate, against mostly people of other tribes and religion, being blindsided to some relevant issues that should overrule others’ foibles and be of benefit to them as persons as well as our nation in general.

I took note when, on December 10, 2017,  Governor Nasir el-Rufai of Kaduna State, quoting an anonymous idealist, posted…

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CBN’s new reporting regime won’t allow banks to hide bad loans — Akinyemi

The Principal Partner, ROAC Chartered Accountants, a leading accounting and tax advisory firm, Mr. Olugbenga Akinyemi, in this interview with OYETUNJI ABIOYE, says as the Central Bank of Nigeria begins implementation of the International Financial Reporting Standard 9, banks will find it difficult to hide toxic assets in their books

Industry regulators in Nigeria are requesting more disclosures in companies’ financial statements with emphasis on the way assets are recognised and the manner transactions are consummated. What are the implications of the changing reporting standards for companies?

The trend for improved financial disclosure has transcended the developed economies to other parts of the world including Africa. Back home, the continued exposure of our economies to foreign capital through various investment channels compels our regulators to toe the line of their developed world counterparts, hence the efforts to improve disclosure and strengthen corporate governance…

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Iheanacho in Leicester squad despite fractured hand

Leicester forward Kelechi Iheanacho could feature against Brighton this weekend despite suffering a broken hand on international duty for Nigeria, AFP reports.

Iheanacho sustained the injury while he was away with Nigeria. He started his country’s victory in Poland last week but was absent from the squad in the 2-0 defeat to Serbia at Barnet on Tuesday.

The 21-year-old returned to Leicester on Thursday and Foxes boss Claude Puel confirmed the injury at his pre-match press conference, although he said he would be assessed to see if he could play.

“We will see about Iheanacho because he had a broken hand,” said Puel. “We will see if he can play with the injury. We will see tomorrow (Friday) in the training session.

“I think he fell. It’s not an important injury. We will see if this injury prevents him from playing in this game. Perhaps it might be strange for him to play with a cast.”

Jamie Vardy and Harry Maguire both returned from international duty with England fit…

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I will set booby traps for Parker – Joshua

Anthony Joshua is hoping that Joseph Parker falls into his traps on Saturday night, admitting he is keeping a challenger’s mindset ahead of the showdown, Skysports reports.

The colossal clash between Joshua, the WBA ‘Super’ and IBF champ, and WBO titlist Parker sees both heavyweights put their belts and unbeaten records on the line in Cardiff.

Joshua was relaxed and focused as he impressed a feverish crowd on Wednesday night, fine-tuning his boxing skills for the final time at the public workout.

“This is another unbelievable reception, it’s bigger than last time. Boxing is growing, it’s a golden era right now and it’s great to be a part of it.

“I like the interaction part with fans, there are people I want to meet, and a minute of your time means the world to some people and means the world to me.”

On the back of Parker previously saying that he is ready for a war, Joshua then candidly replied,  “Yeah, it’s good news but it’s silly –it’s boxing.

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