Johnson & Johnson ordered to pay man $8bn over breast growth

by Ikokwu Ikembaon October 9, 2019
US drug firm Johnson & Johnson has been told to pay $8bn (£6.6bn) in punitive damages to a man over claims he was not warned that an antipsychotic drug could lead to breast growth. A Philadelphia jury made the award to Nicholas Murray, 26, whose case was one of thousands pending in the state. His […]

The 25th Nigerian Economic Summit: Day One Round-up

by Breaking Timeson October 8, 2019
Overall, the 25th Nigerian Economic summit has highlighted vital areas the Nation needs to fix and grow to set it on a path of growth and leapfrog into the Fourth industrial age.

Buhari nominates Adesina for re-election as AfDB President

by Ikokwu Ikembaon October 7, 2019
President Muhammadu Buhari has nominated Dr Akinwunmi Adesina for re-election as the President of African Development Bank (AfDB). Mr Adesina, while speaking at an event in Lagos on Sunday, appreciated Mr Buhari for nominating him for re-election for a second term as president of the bank. According to Mr Adesina, Nigeria has invested so much […]

The first cannabis cafe in the United States opens

by Ikokwu Ikembaon October 3, 2019
The first cannabis cafe in the United States opens Tuesday in Los Angeles. Called Lowell Farms: A Cannabis Cafe, it will be the first farm-to-table restaurant that highlights cuisine and cannabis. West Hollywood created eight cannabis consumption licenses and of more than 300 applicants, Lowell Farms was granted the first one, the restaurant says. That […]

Nigeria drives crude distillation growth in Africa with 50% of new builds

by Ikokwu Ikembaon October 1, 2019
Nigeria is home to 32 planned and announced crude distillation unit refineries expected to start operations between 2019 and 2023. Nigeria will account for half of Africa’s crude distillation unit (CDU) growth over the next four years, according to GlobalData. The market intelligence firm’s latest report shows the country is expected to have new-build CDU […]

Shell in hot water over crude oil operations in Nigeria

by Ikokwu Ikembaon October 1, 2019
Shell, one of the largest contributors to the booming crude capacity of Nigeria, was dealt a blow by the UK’s Supreme Court towards the end of July. The UK’s highest court ruled in favour of allowing 40,000 members of the Ogale and Bille communities of Nigeria to bring legal action on British soil against the […]