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Fayose granted N50m bail

The Justice Mojisola Olatoregun-led Federal High Court in Lagos has, Wednesday, granted the immediate past governor of Ekiti state, Ayodele Fayose N50 million bail. Fayose not “opening up” to EFCC on anything – Aide Fayose Alleged N4.7bn fraud: Fayose arrives court for trial Fayose is standing trial over an 11-count charge bordering on money laundering,… Continue reading Fayose granted N50m bail

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Votes Buying: IPAC to constitute legal team to interact with INEC

The Inter-party Advisory Council (IPAC), the umbrella body of all registered political parties in Nigeria, Monday said it would constitute a legal body to interact with the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to address the menace of vote buying. INEC Addressing journalists, Monday during the inauguration of the newly elected officials of IPAC, Chairman of… Continue reading Votes Buying: IPAC to constitute legal team to interact with INEC

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National devt: NCWS tasks women on unity

The National President, National Council of Women Societies (NCWS), Mrs Gloria Shoda, on Friday advised Nigerian women to be united for the development of the country. Shoda gave the advised in Abuja at the 60th Anniversary of the council and National Summit on Sustainable Development Goals with the theme: The change Leadership and Gender Balance.… Continue reading National devt: NCWS tasks women on unity

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Suspected herdsmen kill 3 Police officers, others in Taraba

Taraba state police command has confirmed the death of three Police officers and two vigilante personnel who were attacked by suspected herdsmen in Bujum Kasua village on Thursday in Lau local government area of the state. Herdsmen… Vanguard gathered a team of five police men and three vigilantes led by Divisional Crime Officer, DCO, ASP… Continue reading Suspected herdsmen kill 3 Police officers, others in Taraba

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expresses confidence in APC administration

A member of House of Representatives, Rep. Johnson Oghuma, has expressed confidence in the All Progressives Congress (APC)-led Federal Government under President Muhammadu Buhari. APC National Chairman, Adams Oshiomhole Oghuma told newsmen in Abuja on Friday that so far, the party had fared well in administering the country, saying that the president was committed to… Continue reading expresses confidence in APC administration

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Technovation: Air Peace hails, rewards victorious Anambra students with free tickets

Nigeria’s leading carrier, Air Peace has congratulated five Anambra State students and their teachers on emerging victorious in the recent Technology challenge held in the United States, honouring them with free return Owerri-Abuja tickets to facilitate their visit to the Presidential Villa, Abuja on Thursday. .Vice President Yemi Osinbajo (L), welcoming the Mentor of the… Continue reading Technovation: Air Peace hails, rewards victorious Anambra students with free tickets

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Group set to present APC Presidential Nomination Form to Buhari

The Nigerian Consolidation Ambassadors Network NCAN, the group which Wednesday purchased the Expression of Interest and Nomination Forms for President Muhammadu Buhari has said it has concluded arrangements to formally present the forms to the president. From left, Nigeria Consolidation Ambassadors Network (NCAN) National Coordinator , Sanusi Musa displaying Presidential nomination form purchased for President… Continue reading Group set to present APC Presidential Nomination Form to Buhari

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Oshiomhole welcomes Shekarau to APC

The National Chairman of All Progressives Congress (APC) Mr Adams Oshiomhole on Friday in Kano expressed happiness over the defection of former governor of Kano state, Malam Ibrahim Shekarau from PDP to APC. Oshiomhole made the remark when he paid a visit to the former governor at his personal residence at Mundubawa quarters in Kano… Continue reading Oshiomhole welcomes Shekarau to APC

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Akpabio had wanted to join APC for long

Dr. Emeyak Ukpong, a chieftain of the All Progressives Congress, served in the House of Representatives and is presently a senatorial aspirant on the platform of the party. In this interview he asserts that the APC has taken the ascendancy over the PDP in the state on account of what he alleges as the failures… Continue reading Akpabio had wanted to join APC for long

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Danger ahead for APC govs as party threatens to cancel indirect primaries

All Progressives Congress, APC, governors bidding to use the indirect or consensus options in producing party candidates were, yesterday, coming under fresh threats with the injunction that a protest from any stakeholder or aspirant will lead to the cancellation of the exercise and resort to direct primary. Governor Yahya Belo of Kogi State (l); Governor… Continue reading Danger ahead for APC govs as party threatens to cancel indirect primaries

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Foreign trade contracts by 8.9% in Q2’18 —NBS

Nigeria’s foreign trade contracted by 8.9 percent quarter-on-quarter (QoQ) in the second quarter of 2018 (Q2’18) to N6.57 trillion, down from N7.21 trillion recorded in the first quarter, National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) disclosed in its “Foreign Trade in Goods Statistics” (Q2 2018) report released yesterday. Imports However, the NBS report said the country recorded… Continue reading Foreign trade contracts by 8.9% in Q2’18 —NBS

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Nigeria under Buhari suffers high level divisiveness, anarchy

THE Senate President and Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, presidential aspirant, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki yesterday stated that the country is experiencing a high level of uninclusiveness, anarchy and division more than ever before. *Senate President Bukola Saraki and President Muhammadu Buhari The Senator who stated this in Abakaliki while consulting with PDP stakeholders on his… Continue reading Nigeria under Buhari suffers high level divisiveness, anarchy

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N4.7bn fraud: Ladoja bought 26 cars for ‘loyal’ lawmakers from govt account — Witness

A prosecution witness, Abubakar Madaki, yesterday, told a Federal High Court in Lagos that a former governor of Oyo State, Rashidi Ladoja, purchased 26 cars for 14 former lawmakers from the state treasury. Senator Rashidi Ladoja An Economic and Financial Crimes, EFCC, operative, Mr Madaki, gave evidence in the trial of Mr. Ladoja and a… Continue reading N4.7bn fraud: Ladoja bought 26 cars for ‘loyal’ lawmakers from govt account — Witness

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NUPENG stops fuel distribution in Delta over sack of 3,000 workers

Nigeria Union of Petroleum and Natural Gas Workers, NUPENG, yesterday, announced immediate stoppage of fuel distribution and supply in Delta State, following alleged forceful evacuation of about 3,000 workers from the rigs by five drilling oil rigs being operated by Sterling Energy Exploration Company, SEEPCO, and its drilling arm, British Oil and Gas Limited in… Continue reading NUPENG stops fuel distribution in Delta over sack of 3,000 workers

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Ibori sorry for Uduaghan’s defection to APC

FORMER Minister of Information, Prof Sam Oyovbaire, has said that former Governor of Delta State and Leader of the Ibori Political Family, Chief James Ibori, was sorry for the defection of his elder cousin and ex-governor, Dr. Emmanuel Uduaghan, from the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, to the All Progressives Congress, APC and had asked people… Continue reading Ibori sorry for Uduaghan’s defection to APC

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Danger ahead for APC govs as party threatens to cancel indirect primaries

All Progressives Congress, APC, governors bidding to use the indirect or consensus options in producing party candidates were, yesterday, coming under fresh threats with the injunction that a protest from any stakeholder or aspirant will lead to the cancellation of the exercise and resort to direct primary. Governor Yahya Belo of Kogi State (l); Governor… Continue reading Danger ahead for APC govs as party threatens to cancel indirect primaries

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Your romance with Ajimobi started ITC crisis, Ladoja tells new kings

FORMER Governor of Oyo State, Senator Rashidi Ladoja who is the Osi Olubadan of Ibadanland said, yesterday, that the new Ibadan kings installed by Governor Abiola Ajimobi stoked the crisis in Ibadan traditional council by their romance with the governor. •21 Ibadan kings recently installed by Governor Abiola Ajimobi of Oyo State. Ladoja, who said… Continue reading Your romance with Ajimobi started ITC crisis, Ladoja tells new kings

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Chief Magistrate throws journalists out of Lagos courtt

It was a day of rage against journalists at a Lagos court as Chief Magistrate of an Igbosere Magistrate’s Court 2, Folashade Botoku, threw pressmen out her court. Judicial symbol for justice The journalists that were thrown out on the orders of Botoku were from Vanguard, The Guardian and Take a Break Media. The journalists… Continue reading Chief Magistrate throws journalists out of Lagos courtt

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INEC-Registered voters hit 84.27m

Barely 162 days to the commencement of 2019 general elections, registered voter population has now hit 84.27 million, according to the latest statistics released by Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC. Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) The commission also disclosed that the collection of PVCs would continue until one week… Continue reading INEC-Registered voters hit 84.27m

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TRANSLATE SELECT LANGUAGE​▼ Atiku lists scandals of Buhari’s govt; insists he’s power-drunk

Former vice president and presidential aspirant on the platform of Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Atiku Abubakar, has listed what he considers corruption cases in President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration. Atiku and Buhari Abubakar, who defected from the governing All Progressives Congress, APC, to the PDP, stated this in response to a statement by the Presidency. The… Continue reading TRANSLATE SELECT LANGUAGE​▼ Atiku lists scandals of Buhari’s govt; insists he’s power-drunk

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Nigeria Football crisis will persist until I’m paid

Former Nigerian goalkeeper and coach, Joe Erico stated that Nigeria football federation will continue to swim in crisis until he is paid the salary and allowances owed him by the NFF. Joe Erico The veteran coach who along side late coach Shuaibu Amodu and Stephen Keshi qualified the Super Eagles for the 2002 World Cup,… Continue reading Nigeria Football crisis will persist until I’m paid

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NMA faults Police ‘criminalisation’ of doctors

National Executive Council, NEC, of Nigerian Medical Association, NMA, has condemned the Police for criminalising doctors at General Hospital, Garki, Abuja, over the death of Miss Angela Igwetu, a National Youth Service Corp, NYSC, member allegedly shot dead on July 4 by an Inspector. doctors Rising from its meeting in Abuja yesterday, a communiqué by… Continue reading NMA faults Police ‘criminalisation’ of doctors

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We don’t have ladders, DISCO staff reply consumers over poor power supply

Electricity consumers in Awoyaya area in Ibeju-Lekki, Lagos State, have bemoaned the poor power supply to the community in the last few days, which has compounded their socio-economic situations. This came as Eko Electricity Distribution Company, EKEDC, attributed inadequate materials such as ladders to commence repair. Speaking on behalf of the residents of Old Container… Continue reading We don’t have ladders, DISCO staff reply consumers over poor power supply

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Abia APC adopts Direct primary for 2019

THE All Progressives Congress, APC, Abia State chapter has adopted direct primaries to elect party candidates in the 2019 general elections. Briefing journalists after a meeting of the stakeholders and aspirants in Umuahia, chairman of the Abia APC, Hon Donatus Nwankpa has said that the party adopted the direct primary to avoid imposition and rancour… Continue reading Abia APC adopts Direct primary for 2019

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Clark petitions Buhari, insists IGP, top officers responsible

IGP dismisses 3 police personnel involved •Delta Oil Advocacy C’ttee asks militants to spare oil facilities •Oshiomhole outraged, calls for prosecution of culprits By Etop Ekanem, Henry Umoru, Ikechukwu Nnochiri, Joseph Erunke & Omeiza Ajayi ABUJA — ELDER statesman and prominent Ijaw leader, Chief Edwin Clark, yesterday, wrote a petition to President Muhammadu Buhari, insisting… Continue reading Clark petitions Buhari, insists IGP, top officers responsible

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U-17 AFCON qualifiers: Golden Eaglets roast Baby Elephants

Nigeria Golden Eaglets at the U17 African Cup of Nations (AFCON) qualifiers in Niamey, Niger Republic posted a 5-1 win over Cote d’Ivoire Baby Elephants of Cote d’ Ivoire yesterday to improve their chances of reaching the final tournament slated for Tanzania next year. The Eaglets lost their opening match 3-2 to Burkina Faso on… Continue reading U-17 AFCON qualifiers: Golden Eaglets roast Baby Elephants

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Aremu vows to work with Kwara traditional institutions

Kwara State governorship aspirant on the platform of Labour Party, LP, Mr. Issa Aremu, has promised to draw on the experience of traditional authorities in all the communities in the state with respect to governance and leadership, if elected. Comrade Isa Aremu He spoke, yesterday, during a courtesy/notification call on HRH Dr. Ibrahim Gambari, Emir… Continue reading Aremu vows to work with Kwara traditional institutions

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Lagos and the new face of policing

on August 17, 2018, Citizen Adeniyi Adekunle shared a post on his page on the new electronic social media, it went viral within a short space of time. Obviously, anyone who had experienced policing in the last several years would welcome this new development as a breath of fresh air. Good conscience did not allow… Continue reading Lagos and the new face of policing

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3 Nigerian female wrestlers for U.S. Invitational Championship

Ahmed Abdullahi, Secretary, Nigeria Wrestling Federation (NWF), says three Nigerian wrestlers will represent the country at the U.S. Invitational Wrestling Championship on May 16. Female wrestling Abdullahi said on Thursday in Abuja that the athletes were training hard ahead of the championship. Abdullahi gave the names of the wrestlers as 2018 Commonwealth Games gold medallists,… Continue reading 3 Nigerian female wrestlers for U.S. Invitational Championship

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Oborududu blessing work-harder for world championships gold

Common-wealth champion Blessing Oborududu says her target is to claim a gold medal at the upcoming Senior World Wrestling Championships in Budapest, Hungary, next month. Oborududu The 8-time African champion, who won a maiden gold medal in the 68kg weight class at the Commonwealth Games earlier this year in Gold Coast, Australia, is among the… Continue reading Oborududu blessing work-harder for world championships gold

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Army apprehends 2 suspected oil thieves in Delta

MEN of the 222 battalion, stationed at Okpare-Olomu, Delta State, Thursday apprehended two persons suspected to be involved in illegal oil bunkering at Iwhrekeka community, Ughelli South local government area of the state. *Oil Vandals The vehicle used in conveying the product suspected to be illegally refined diesel, was also set ablaze by the security… Continue reading Army apprehends 2 suspected oil thieves in Delta

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Osinbajo has advanced restructuring

Professor Yemi Osinbajo has advanced the course of restructuring more than many advocates and public opinion leaders or any other person in and out of government since the country returned to democracy in 1999. Osinbajo A group, Global Economic Policy Initiative, GEPIn, said this in a statement, noting that many politicians and sundry groups have… Continue reading Osinbajo has advanced restructuring

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N45m form for Buhari fraudulent, violates electoral laws

The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, has said that the purchase of N45 million naira presidential nomination form for President Muhammadu Buhari to re-contest in the 2019 election violates the stipulations of the electoral laws of Nigeria. PDP also said that the purchase of the form for Buhari by a group it said is not registered… Continue reading N45m form for Buhari fraudulent, violates electoral laws

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11 DISCOs’ debts to NBET, MO hit N112bn in Q1’18

Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission, NERC, has disclosed that the nation’s 11 Electricity Distribution Companies, DISCOs’debts to Nigerian Bulk Electricity Trader, NBET, and Market Operator, MO, are still below 30 percent as they paid only N51.2 billion of the N163.1 billion issued to them in the first quarter of 2018, Q1’18. Ikeja electric NERC, which confirmed… Continue reading 11 DISCOs’ debts to NBET, MO hit N112bn in Q1’18

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Curb menace of adulterated petroleum products

Akwa Ibom State governor, Mr Udom Emmanuel, has enlisted the assistance of Independent Petroleum Marketers Association, IPMAN, to checkmate the supply of adulterated petroleum products to the state. Udom Emmanuel The governor, when members of IPMAN paid a solidarity visit to him ahead of the 2019 polls, said that their effort would help curb the… Continue reading Curb menace of adulterated petroleum products

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Emerhor, Enuha insist on direct primaries for Delta APC

CHIEFTAINS of the All Progressives Congress, APC in Delta State, Olorogun O’tega Emerhor and Chief Hyacinth Enuha, have insisted on direct system for the APC primaries in the state, noting that the system would give the people a sense of belonging in the selection process. The leaders also applauded the Adams Oshiomhole-led National Working Committee,… Continue reading Emerhor, Enuha insist on direct primaries for Delta APC

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Friends get nomination form for Bianca after rejection by Ojukwu’s children

FRIENDS of former Nigerian Ambassador to Spain, Mrs. Bianca Odumegwu-Ojukwu, yesterday picked a nomination form for her at the All Progressive Grand Alliance, APGA, secretariat, Abuja, to run for the senatorial position for Anambra South. •Bianca Ojukwu The entourage which was made up of Hon Martins Ndujekwu, Comrade Peter Nwosu, Engr Chidi Anuligo, Chief Chukwuebuka… Continue reading Friends get nomination form for Bianca after rejection by Ojukwu’s children

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Edo PDP blasts Police over search of Clark’s residence

https://olaworld.blog/2018/09/07/edo-pdp-blasts-police-over-search-of-clarks-residenceEDO State chapter of Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, has joined other Nigerians in condemning the unlawful invasion of the Abuja home of Chief Edwin Clark, a foremost South-South and Ijaw leader. Orbih, PDP chairman Edo State chairman of the party, Chief Dan Orbih, who made the condemnation in Benin City, yesterday, while receiving thousands of… Continue reading Edo PDP blasts Police over search of Clark’s residence

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ANN welcomes first legislator as Ebonyi minority leader defects

minority leader of the Ebonyi State House of Assembly, Maria Nwachi, yesterday formally defected to the Alliance for New Nigeria, ANN, becoming the first political office holder to openly identify with the newly registered political party. Nwachi ANN which styles itself as a political party for technocrats in politics immediately celebrated it as a change… Continue reading ANN welcomes first legislator as Ebonyi minority leader defects

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Science teachers commend Ugwuanyi’s role in education

SCIENCE teachers in Enugu State yesterday commended Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi for his “dynamic” role in promoting science education in the state through procurement and distribution of science equipment, computers and other educational materials to both primary and secondary schools for teaching and learning of sciences. Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi The teachers made the commendation when members of… Continue reading Science teachers commend Ugwuanyi’s role in education

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LADOL moves to sack SHI from Lagos Free Zone

In a move that will potentially scare foreign investors in Nigeria’s free zones, Global Resources Management Limited (GRML), a subsidiary of Lagos Deep Offshore Logistics (LADOL) base has concluded plans to sack Samsung Heavy Industries (SHI) Nigeria Limited from the LADOL free zone in Lagos, investigation has revealed. SHI operates a fabrication and integration yard… Continue reading LADOL moves to sack SHI from Lagos Free Zone

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FEMI OTEDOLA REACTS AFTER HIS DAUGHTER TOOK HIS ₦250 MILLION CAR FOR A SPIN

Nigerian Disc Jockey and daughter of oil magnate, DJ Cuppy shared a photo of herself sitting on her Billionaire father’s ₦250 million mercedes benz car. Her father then responded to her Instagram post by writing: “Ifemi, you seem to want this car? I can sell it to you”

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NORTH KOREAN FLOODS KILL DOZENS, LEAVE THOUSANDS HOMELESS

At least 76 people are dead and thousands more have been left homeless by flooding in North Korea following heavy rains that began last week, the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies announced on Thursday. “Thousands have lost their homes and are in urgent need of health services, shelter, food, safe drinking… Continue reading NORTH KOREAN FLOODS KILL DOZENS, LEAVE THOUSANDS HOMELESS

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Engage in more acts of charity,

Some visiting foreign beauty queens on Thursday urged Nigerians to engage in more acts of charity to help alleviate poverty among the populace. According to them, such acts of charity will help attain the United Nations (UN) Agenda on Sustainable Development for the eradication of poverty 2030. Beauty Queens at a Charity Event organised by… Continue reading Engage in more acts of charity,

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Exploring innovative ways of pilgrims welfare management

While airlift of pilgrims back to Nigeria continues in steady progression, the National Hajj Commission of Nigeria (NAHCON) remains mindful of the welfare of remaining pilgrims patiently awaiting their turn to return home. Even though the return journey continues on a first-to-arrive-first-to-leave basis, states continue their outbound trips based on availability of slots to their… Continue reading Exploring innovative ways of pilgrims welfare management

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Resumption date : LASG threatens to sanction erring schools

THE Lagos State Government, Thursday, vowed to severely sanction any public and private school that violates the earlier approved resumption date for the 2018/19 academic session. Students of Supreme Basic Schools, Magada, Ibafo, Ogun State, on resumption of a new term after the Christmas and New Year Holiday. Photo: Lamidi Bamidele All schools in the… Continue reading Resumption date : LASG threatens to sanction erring schools

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Edo Govt orders arrest of PUWOV official over extortion

The Edo State Government has ordered the arrest of one Kingsley Edebiri, an official of the State Public Works Volunteers (PUWOV), over alleged extortion from unsuspecting motorists in Benin City, Edo State capital. Edo State Commissioner of Police, Mr. Johnson Kokumo, addressing journalists at the State Police Headquarters, in Benin City, on the foiled robbery… Continue reading Edo Govt orders arrest of PUWOV official over extortion

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Edo flood destroys 3,700 card readers

OVER 3,700 card readers at the Edo State headquarters of the Independent National Electoral Commission have been destroyed by flood. The heavy down pour has been on a daily basis in the past three weeks. Some personnel at the INEC office confirmed to journalists that they counted the number while taking stock of what was… Continue reading Edo flood destroys 3,700 card readers

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3 Bet9ja customers drag firm to lottery commission over N3m claim

Three customers of Bet9ja have petitioned the National Lottery Regulatory Commission, claiming the betting company had not paid the over N3 million stake owed them. The petition was received at the zonal office of the commission on Tuesday in Ilorin. Lottery It was signed by the contact persons for the affected customers, Emmanuel Ajiboye. The… Continue reading 3 Bet9ja customers drag firm to lottery commission over N3m claim

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Focus on reports that’ll hold leaders accountable

DELTA State governor, Senator Ifeanyi Okowa, has told journalists to focus on reports targeted at holding those in authority to account, lamenting that false reports were causing damage to the nation’s polity. Okowa Okowa, who spoke while declaring open the 5th annual conference of the Association of Communication Scholars and Professionals of Nigeria, ACSPN, in… Continue reading Focus on reports that’ll hold leaders accountable

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Dickson’s Works Commissioner, Speaker, lawmakers, Ex- SSG vie for NASS tickets

Key members of Governor Seraike Dickson’s Restoration Team, on Thursday, submitted their nomination forms for the National Assembly seats on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party, (PDP)at the PDP Secretariat in Yenegoa. Dickson’s Works Commissioner, Speaker, lawmakers, Ex- SSG vie for NASS tickets Close confidant of the State Governor and Commissioner for Works, Barrister… Continue reading Dickson’s Works Commissioner, Speaker, lawmakers, Ex- SSG vie for NASS tickets

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Enugu Airport runway safe for landing – NCAA, FAAN

THE Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority, NCAA, and the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria, FAAN, Thursday, said the Akanu Ibiam International Airport, Enugu runway is safe for landing and of international standard after a joint inspection of the runway. Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi of Enugu State, on Tuesday, August 23, 2016, led other eminent dignitaries of the… Continue reading Enugu Airport runway safe for landing – NCAA, FAAN

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Ahmadi elders ask govt to tackle youth unemployment via agriculture

THE elders forum of the world-wide Ahmadiyya Muslim Jama’at has urged government to tackle youth unemployment with much robustness, adding that the major drawback towards socio-economic development was youth unemployment and should be confronted headlong. Over 35,000 Ahmadi Muslims converged at the Oakland Farm, Hadeeqatul Madhi, Hampshire, London The forum maintained that proper technical training,… Continue reading Ahmadi elders ask govt to tackle youth unemployment via agriculture

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Globacom outperforms in new voice, data subscriptions

THE latest statistics released by the Nigerian Communications Commission, NCC, has shown that Nigeria’s digital transformation leader, Globacom outperformed other telecom players in the month of July 2018. Globacom-offices According to the newly released report, Globacom amassed 214,646 new subscribers in the month of July, taking its customer base to over 40.3 million. Globacom’s addition… Continue reading Globacom outperforms in new voice, data subscriptions

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Groups demand holiday for Islamic New Year

Islamic groups have reiterated their called on the Federal and state governments in Nigeria to declare Muharram 1, the first day of the Islamic Hijrah Calendar, as a public holiday. The groups, in separate Hijrah 1440 A.H messages, said such a declaration would be in line with the rule of law, fairness and justice to… Continue reading Groups demand holiday for Islamic New Year

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N45m form for Buhari fraudulent, violates electoral laws

The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, has said that the purchase of N45 million naira presidential nomination form for President Muhammadu Buhari to re-contest in the 2019 election violates the stipulations of the electoral laws of Nigeria. PDP also said that the purchase of the form for Buhari by a group it said is not registered… Continue reading N45m form for Buhari fraudulent, violates electoral laws

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I’m going to Senate 2019 to reinforce Buhari ‘s support base

A senatorial aspirant and one time Senator representing Katsina Central Senatorial district, former Senator Ibrahim Idah has declared interest to run for the Senatorial seat in the 2019 general elections, stating categorically that he is going to the Senate to reinforce the support base of President Muhammadu Buhari. election This was as he said the… Continue reading I’m going to Senate 2019 to reinforce Buhari ‘s support base

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Ebola death toll rises to 88 in DR Congo

The death toll from an outbreak of Ebola in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo has risen to 88, the health ministry said Thursday, as the virus spread to the city of Butembo, an important commercial hub of one million people. A snapshot of a US Centres for Disease Control infographic outlining how Ebola can’t spread.… Continue reading Ebola death toll rises to 88 in DR Congo

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APC scared of possibility of my presidential candidacy

All Progressives Congress, APC, has welcomed Senate President, Dr Bukola Saraki, into the 2019 presidential race on the platform of Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, but with a reminder to him that Nigerians have become tired of his brand of politics. Saraki “Nigerians have had enough of Bukola Saraki’s retrogressive and disruptive style of politics and… Continue reading APC scared of possibility of my presidential candidacy

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2019: Group pays N45m to buy APC presidential forms for Buhari

AHEAD of the 2019 general elections, President Muhammadu Buhari, yesterday, picked his expression of interest and nomination form to contest in the forthcoming primary of the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC. Buhari The form, sold for N45 million, was purchased on his behalf by one of his support groups, the Nigerian Consolidation Ambassadors Network. Many… Continue reading 2019: Group pays N45m to buy APC presidential forms for Buhari

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CAN Chairman warns against lies, killings

Worried by the spate of killings by herdsmen, the Boko Haram insurgency and the huge lies and hate speeches that are being promoted within Nigeria and the international media, Chairman, South South Christian Association of Nigeria, Archbishop Goddowell Avwomakpa, has warned believers and those paid to tell lies and are happy to do it, that… Continue reading CAN Chairman warns against lies, killings

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HYPREP deploys 100 companies for scoping

The Hydrocarbon Pollution Remediation Project, HYPREP, has deployed over 100 companies to carry out scoping exercise in the impacted communities of Ogoni ethnic nationality. Ogoni land, polluted with oil spills This is part of the selection process for companies that will participate in the remediation of the oil polluted communities of Ogoni ethnic nationality. Speaking… Continue reading HYPREP deploys 100 companies for scoping

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EFCC arraigns music label boss for defrauding US firm

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, yesterday, arraigned the Chief Executive Officer of Canbit Music, Olusegun Ake, before an Ikeja High Court, Lagos, for allegedly defrauding an American company, Renovate America Incorporated. EFCC alleged that Ake defrauded the company through a new type of phishing called Ijobak, which lures human resources, accounting and payroll… Continue reading EFCC arraigns music label boss for defrauding US firm

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Buhari seeks China’s support for Mambilla power project

President Muhammadu Buhari yesterday asked for the support of the Chinese government towards the completion of the Mambilla Power Project in Taraba State. He made the request during the signing of an agreement with President Xi Jinping on the sidelines of the 74th Summit of the Forum on China-Africa Cooperation (FOCAC) in Beijing. The Mambilla… Continue reading Buhari seeks China’s support for Mambilla power project

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Group donates N45m for Buhari’s re-election forms

Ahead of the 2019 general elections, a group known as Nigeria Consolidation Ambassador Network (NCAN), has procured N40million nomination and N5million expression of interest forms towards ensuring re-election of President Muhammadu Buhari. Members of the group were received by the National Chairman of All Progressives Congress (APC), Adams Oshiomhole. NCAN’s National Coordinator, Sunnsi Musa, said… Continue reading Group donates N45m for Buhari’s re-election forms

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I’m still in presidential race, Ideh insists

A former presidential aspirant under the Alliance for New Nigeria (ANN), Dr. Elishama Ideh, yesterday insisted that she was still in the race. This is coming in spite of the decision of Presidential Aspirants Coming Together (PACT), which produced Fela Durotoye as the party’s consensus candidate. Ideh, who disclosed this at a media briefing in… Continue reading I’m still in presidential race, Ideh insists

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Akpabio’s defection, Udom’s bounce

It was a rumour that had been long in coming both in Akwa Ibom State and even at the national level where he relocated to play national politics in 2015 after eight eventful years as governor of Akwa Ibom State. Akpabio Senator Godswill Akpabio’s touch in Akwa Ibom State had during his time in office… Continue reading Akpabio’s defection, Udom’s bounce

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Kidnapped Edo APC LG boss regains freedom

AFTER three days in the den of kidnappers, Chairman of the All Progressives Congress, APC in Akoko-Edo Local Government Area, Edo State, Deacon Henry Ashofor, has been released. Vanguard learned that Ashofor was released by his abductors on Tuesday evening after an undisclosed sum of money was paid. It will be recalled that his abductors… Continue reading Kidnapped Edo APC LG boss regains freedom

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Teenage basketball sensations grab $45,000 Oyedeji Camp Scholarship

Fourteen year old, Togolese Mubarak Bote and 13 year old, Osun state indigence Olawuyi Adenike bagged scholarships worth $45,000 each to further their education for showing outstanding skills, discipline and emerging Most Valuable Player and Most Promising Player respectively at the just concluded Olumide Oyedeji Basketball Camp in Lagos where over 400 boys and girls… Continue reading Teenage basketball sensations grab $45,000 Oyedeji Camp Scholarship

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Lawyers divided over superiority of FOI to Official Secret Act

On August 13, 2018,Samuel Ogundipe, Scurity Sector reporter with Premium Times, an online newspaper, was arrested by the pPolice in Abuja. Ogundipe’s arrest was sequel to a story he had written revealing a report by the Inspector-General of Police, Abubakar Idris to then acting President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo. The said report indicted the Director-General of… Continue reading Lawyers divided over superiority of FOI to Official Secret Act

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Osun’s ‘uncommon’ contender

My three days with Osun State’s now out-going Governor, Ogbeni, Rauf Aregbesola still brings fond memories. They bring reminiscences of a state eight years in the hands of an uncommon, atypical state administrator -the ‘un-typical Governor’ I had described him. Or the ‘unusual’ one –especially in a country where, ironically, what is ‘usual’ because it… Continue reading Osun’s ‘uncommon’ contender

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Super Eagles qualifiers for AFCON 2019

Super Eagles ambition to collect all three points when they clash in Saturday’s African Cup of Nations qualifier in Victoria. Jeanne observed that Seychelles might be a minnor in African football, but they have the potentials to cause an upset. “We want to get the biggest shock in Africa (on Saturday),” declared the coach of… Continue reading Super Eagles qualifiers for AFCON 2019

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Stop Child Sexual Abuse

OVER 200 teenagers have participated in a four- kilometre walk to raise awareness about and against child sexual abuse in the country. The walk which was the brainchild of a non-governmental organisation, OLO Foundation, is coordinated by Mrs Oluwatomi Oyinsan who said the walk reached out to teenagers with the purpose of helping them to… Continue reading Stop Child Sexual Abuse

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Two weeks to election,Over 460, 000 PVCs uncollected

THE Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, yesterday, disclosed that over 460,000 persons may be barred from voting in the September 22 Osun governorship election if they fail to claim their Permanent Voter Cards, PVCs. INEC boss It also assured Nigerians that the Osun governorship election in the state will be used to send a warning… Continue reading Two weeks to election,Over 460, 000 PVCs uncollected

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Fear grips Ondo Cabinet: You’re on your own

FEAR has gripped members of the Ondo State Executive Council desiring to contest the forthcoming National Assembly and State House of Assembly elections. The prospective aspirants are on edge after it emerged that Governor Rotimi Akeredolu had warned them that their positions would be immediately filled once they resigned their appointments to contest the election.… Continue reading Fear grips Ondo Cabinet: You’re on your own

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Udom does not have our mandate for a second term

one of the most erudite legislators to grace the House of Representatives was in his time the Dean of the Initiatives, the group of intellectually minded men who set the discourse for the Yomi Bankole House of Representatives. His return to the House was derailed after inauguration on account of attacks from home supposedly masterminded… Continue reading Udom does not have our mandate for a second term

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Abe hopes to outsmart Amaechi through direct primary

governorship aspiration in Rivers State are banking on the use of direct primaries to circumvent what they claim is the plot by the Rotimi Amaechi led the party in the state to shut out their man from his aspiration. Magnus Abe Abe who after his re-election to the Senate drifted away from the Amaechi camp… Continue reading Abe hopes to outsmart Amaechi through direct primary

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Grace Schools partners Canadian varsity in admission programme

Grace Schools, Gbagada has partnered Loyalist College of Applied Art and Technology, Ontario, Canada to enhance the chances of Nigerian students seeking opportunities to study professional courses abroad at a reduced cost. The school administrator, Mrs. Iyiola Olatokunbo Edun who disclosed this in Lagos during a media chat said the collaboration involves setting up a… Continue reading Grace Schools partners Canadian varsity in admission programme

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Ogun Customs rakes in N799.6million

The Nigeria Customs Service, NCS, Ogun Area Command has raked over N799.6million revenue into the coffers of the Federal Government, in August, 2018, fiscal year. The N799.6million generated out of a monthly revenue target of N727.7million, shows excess of over N71million realised in the month under review. The CAC, second left, with top officers of… Continue reading Ogun Customs rakes in N799.6million

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He wants me to have fun before settling down

My current boyfriend and I are seriously discussing settling down and starting a family. I am 26 and he is in his early 30s. Recently, I ran into an ex-lover who is a happy-go-lucky man. We sort of drifted apart when we had new relationships. He now wants us to continue where we left off.… Continue reading He wants me to have fun before settling down

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Court dismisses impeached Benue Speaker’s case

A Makurdi High Court presided over by Justice Theresa Igoche, yesterday, dismissed the preliminary objection raised by the impeached Speaker of the Benue State House of Assembly, Mr. Terkimbi Ikyange, challenging the jurisdiction of the court to entertain the suit stopping him and two other former principal officers of the House from parading themselves as… Continue reading Court dismisses impeached Benue Speaker’s case

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Delta monarchs laud Okowa over link roads to rural areas

Delta North Traditional Rulers Forum have passed a vote of confidence in Governor Ifeanyi Okowa for the massive construction of roads and linking of towns and villages in the state. Okowa The vote of confidence is contained in a communiqué by the forum at its meeting by the Chairman, Dr. Emmanuel Efeizomor II, Obi Kikachukwu,… Continue reading Delta monarchs laud Okowa over link roads to rural areas

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Saraki condemns Police raid on Edwin Clark’s home

Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki, has condemned the unwarranted search in the Abuja home of nonagenarian, Chief Edwin Clark, by the police, and called for an open, comprehensive investigation into the incident. Saraki and Idris Saraki while reacting to the incident described it as “unwarranted harassment of the statesman” who is known for being very vocal… Continue reading Saraki condemns Police raid on Edwin Clark’s home

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My ex’s heartlessness has turned me into Mr. Nastr

Why are some women so nasty and ungrateful? I was engaged to a girl I thought was my soul mate. She was my childhood sweetheart and I thought we’d be together for life. I worshipped her and did extra work to buy her the things she wanted. After we got engaged, I went into business… Continue reading My ex’s heartlessness has turned me into Mr. Nastr

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Gwadabe moves to unseat Aduda from FCT Senate seat

Senator Khairat Abdulrazaq Gwadabe yesterday signified her intention to wrestle the only senatorial seat of the Federal Capital Territory from the current holder, Senator Phillip Aduda, of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP. SENATE Minority Whip, Senator Philip Aduda (PDP, FCT) Gwadabe, who enjoyed only one term in the National Assembly between 1999 and 2003, told… Continue reading Gwadabe moves to unseat Aduda from FCT Senate seat

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Startime has reduced TV Subscribtion fee

Subscribers of StarTimes have started enjoying a reduced subscription rate on its’ classic bouquet which took effect on Saturday, September 1. The Pay TV company had announced the reduction of its classic bouquet price from N2,600 to N1,900 in August, effective September 1, with an inclusion of 4 new premium channels EbonyLife TV, Fox, ST… Continue reading Startime has reduced TV Subscribtion fee

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Berlin conference on Boko Haram rakes in $2.52bn

International donor conference on Boko Haram holding in Berlin, on Monday, pledged $2.52 billion to help countries in Lake Chad Basin fight Boko Haram. Germany’s foreign ministry said the aid would be disbursed “in the coming years” to Nigeria, Chad, Niger and Cameroon, where the jihadist group launched frequent suicide bomb attacks from its bases… Continue reading Berlin conference on Boko Haram rakes in $2.52bn

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Enugu community abolishes Ohu/Amadi caste system

THE ancient derogatory and discriminatory practice of ohu/amadi (slave/freeborn), prominent in almost all Nkanu communities of Enugu East Senatorial District was, last Saturday, abolished and confined into the dustbin of history in Ozalla town, Nkanu West Local Government Area of Enugu State. •Archbishop Chukwuma with former Governor Jim Nwobodo In the primitive practice, which is… Continue reading Enugu community abolishes Ohu/Amadi caste system

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18 Chinese converts on pilgrimage arrive Holy Ghost Adoration

Eighteen of the first Christian converts in Guangzhou, China arrived in Nigeria as pilgrims to learn the rudiments of evangelism under the Roman Catholic doctrine at the Holy Ghost Adoration Ministry, Uke, Anambra State. Their coming concided with Anambra State’s 27th year anniversary. •Chinese pilgrims at the Holy Ghost Adoration Ministry, Uke. The team comprising… Continue reading 18 Chinese converts on pilgrimage arrive Holy Ghost Adoration

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homosexuality stall MTN’s music festival

Uganda’s Nyege Nyege international music and arts festival sponsored by telecom giant, MTN, has been banned because of scheduled open sex, noise, homosexuality, LGBTI. “Let foreigners not come to Uganda for sex. If you are coming for sexual reasons worse still homosexuality and LGBTQ, stay away.” “MTN Nyege Nyege will not be accepted… it will… Continue reading homosexuality stall MTN’s music festival

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APC presidential aspirants to pay N45m, female aspirants get 50% discount

Presidential aspirants for the 2019 election in the All Progressives Congress will pay N45million to obtain the party’s Expression of Interest and Nomination forms, to stand a chance of contesting in the direct primary slated for 20 September. Mr Emma Ibediro, the National Organising Secretary of the APC revealed this in a schedule and timetable… Continue reading APC presidential aspirants to pay N45m, female aspirants get 50% discount

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Former Dep Gov, Emeka to battle Oduah for Anambra North senatorial ticket

A former Deputy Governor of Anambra State, Dr Chinedu Emeka, has formally picked the Expression of Interest and Nomination Form on the platform of the All Progressive Grand Alliance, APGA, to contest for Anambra North Senatorial district of the state. Stella-Oduah Dr. Emeka will contend for the position with the incumbent senator, Stella Oduah in… Continue reading Former Dep Gov, Emeka to battle Oduah for Anambra North senatorial ticket

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‘stolen babies’ resumes at Madrid court

Eduardo Vela, 85, a former gynaecologist at the now-defunct San Ramon clinic in Madrid, is accused of having in 1969 taken Ines Madrigal, now aged 49, from her biological mother and given her to another woman. Spain's first trial linked to thousands of suspected cases of babies stolen from their mothers during the Franco era… Continue reading ‘stolen babies’ resumes at Madrid court

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Segun Oni’s group adopts Direct Primary in Ekiti

A group, Atunse Ekiti Movement loyal to former governor of Ekiti State, Engineer Segun Oni, has declared support for the direct primary as suggested by President Muhammadu Buhari and the National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Comrade Adams Oshimhole. Segun Oni The group said the bold step would reduce the influences of moneybags… Continue reading Segun Oni’s group adopts Direct Primary in Ekiti

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NUPENG petitions FG over sack of 3000 workers by SEEPCO

Nigeria Union of Petroleum and Natural Gas Workers, NUPENG, Tuesday petitioned the Federal Government, urging it to stop the forceful evacuation of about 3000 by five drilling oil rigs being operated by Sterling Energy Exploration Company, SEEPCO, and its drilling arm, British Oil and Gas Limited in Kwale, Warri area of Delta State, to avoid… Continue reading NUPENG petitions FG over sack of 3000 workers by SEEPCO

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S.Africa’s MTN with new, $2-bn tax bill

Nigeria has ordered Africa’s leading mobile operator MTN to pay back taxes of $2 billion just days after the government ordered it to repatriate $8.13 billion, the company said on Tuesday. MTN-Office MTN gave a brief statement to the market in which it confirmed that Nigeria’s attorney general gave “notice of an intention to recover… Continue reading S.Africa’s MTN with new, $2-bn tax bill

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Come forward if you have evidence of corruption against me

A presidential aspirant on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, Tuesday, challenged anyone with evidence of corruption against him to come forward. From left, former Ogun State Governor, Otunba Gbenga Daniel, former Vice President Atiku Abubakar, Ekiti State Governor, Chief Ayodele Fayose and Ekiti State Deputy Governor and PDP Governorship… Continue reading Come forward if you have evidence of corruption against me

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betrayal at Lagos State PDP Office

Former Vice President Alhaji Atiku Abubakar visited Lagos State PDP Office on Tuesday. He met with Wali Hassan, Acting Chairman, PDP, Lagos and others during the visit. From Left; Former Minister of Foreign Affairs, Chief Dubem Onyia, Former Minister of Niger Delta Mr Godsday Orubebe, Director General, Atiku Campaign Organization, Otunba Gbenga Daniel, Alhaji Atiku… Continue reading betrayal at Lagos State PDP Office

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Osinbajo at Student Innovation Challenge in Kano

Yemi Osinbajo has said that Buhari’s government is optimistic that Nigerian universities will play vital roles as incubators and accelerators for small and emerging business ventures. Osinbajo made this known at the Student Innovation Challenge in Bayero University, Kano on Tueday. VP Osinbajo visits exhibition stands during the Student Innovation Challenge, Bayero University, Kano VP… Continue reading Osinbajo at Student Innovation Challenge in Kano

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China says its funding helps Africa develop

China is helping Africa develop, not pile up debt, a top Chinese official said on Tuesday, as the government pushes back against criticism it is loading the continent with an unsustainable burden during a major summit in Beijing. Chinese President Xi Jinping President Xi Jinping pledged $60 billion to African nations at Monday’s opening of… Continue reading China says its funding helps Africa develop

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SARS operatives won’t bear arms while on mufti

THE monitoring team, set up by the Inspector General of Police, Ibrahim Idris, continued its tour of facilities of the Special Anti Robbery Squad in the South West, warning that SARS operatives will no longer bear arms while on mufti. The team led by ACP Adepojulo Ilori and ACP Abayomi Shogunle visited the SARS headquarters… Continue reading SARS operatives won’t bear arms while on mufti

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Over 200 children in Imo communities, saved from malaria

Over 200 children in Imo communities have been saved from malaria among other environmental diseases. Treatment was administered to these children during their camping in Azione Verde University, in Amaigbo community, Nwangele Local Government Area of the state, founded by a Catholic priest, Reverend Father Boniface Duru of the Orlu Catholic Diocese in the state.… Continue reading Over 200 children in Imo communities, saved from malaria

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MTN awards scholarship to visually impaired

https://olaworld.blog/2018/09/04/mtn-awards-scholarship-to-visually-impairedThe MTN Foundation has awarded scholarship to 96 visually impaired and for normal students and 1068 for normal students to study science and technology in various tertiary institutions in Nigeria for 2018. MTN-Office Mr Dennis Okoro, Director MTN Foundation, made this known on Tuesday in Abuja during the presentation of award to some of the… Continue reading MTN awards scholarship to visually impaired

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Atiku’s apology, testimony of confidence

THE National Coordinator of Atikulated Agenda 2019, Dr. Victor Enweruzo has described former Vice President Atiku Abubakar’s apology to the South West as “a testimony of confidence,” noting that ex-VP’s disposition showed “a man who is ready to bring the positive change Nigerians need.” Former Vice President Atiku Abubakar, candidate in the forthcoming primaries of… Continue reading Atiku’s apology, testimony of confidence

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Cee-C, Mimi Onalaja, Ini Dima-Okojie, Idia Aisen, Abimbola Craig, others grace the ‘Darling’ re-launch

The launch event kicked off earlier in the day with a press conference where the brand executives explained their vision for Darling in the Nigerian market. Popular hair extensions brand, Darling, re-launched their range of fashionable and durable human and synthetic hair extensions on Saturday, August 25th, 2017 at Intercontinental Hotel, Victoria Island, Lagos The… Continue reading Cee-C, Mimi Onalaja, Ini Dima-Okojie, Idia Aisen, Abimbola Craig, others grace the ‘Darling’ re-launch

Politics

Buhari declines assent to error-filled Electoral Act Amendment Bill

FOR the third time, President Muhammadu Buhari has declined his assent to the Electoral Act Amendment Bill 2018, alleging irregularities and draft issues. The rejection of the Electoral Amendment Bill, according to the Senior Special Assistant to the President on National Assembly Matters, Senator Ita Enang, was communicated to the National Assembly on August 30.… Continue reading Buhari declines assent to error-filled Electoral Act Amendment Bill

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Breaking: Former Benin FA chief arrested for theft

Former Benin football federation president Anjorin Moucharafou has been arrested on suspicion of theft, judicial sources said on Tuesday. Anjorin Moucharafou Musharraf was “arrested by members of the police” for a case under investigation and relating to a theft of sports equipment, a judicial source told AFP. It has been a week of turmoil for… Continue reading Breaking: Former Benin FA chief arrested for theft

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I helped many Igbo businessmen become billionaires, so S-East needs me

a Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) presidential aspirant has said that he remains the best presidential choice for the South Easterners, saying he supported many Igbo businessmen to become billionaires. He also pledged to support any presidential aspirant in the party that wins the party primary election for the 2019 general elections. Attahiru Bafarawa This is,… Continue reading I helped many Igbo businessmen become billionaires, so S-East needs me

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NGE invites editors to ANEC 2018

The Nigerian Guild of Editors(NGE) on Tuesday invited its members to the 14th All Nigeria Editors’ Conference (ANEC), scheduled for Oct.10 – 14, 2018, in Asaba, Delta State. NGE A statement signed by Victoria Ibanga, General Secretary, NGE, said that the gathering would afford editors the opportunity to discuss issues affecting the journalism profession and… Continue reading NGE invites editors to ANEC 2018

Politics

N5.8bn allowances: We will shut down National Assembly

Legislative aides to members of the National Assembly have threatened to shut down the federal legislature if their unpaid allowances totalling N5.8bn are not paid before the 25th September, 2018, resumption date. The National Assembly is currently on an annual two-month recess. The legislative aides, in their hundreds, made the threat on Tuesday at the… Continue reading N5.8bn allowances: We will shut down National Assembly

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2019: Adopt me as your sole candidate, Ojougboh begs Delta APCleaders

FORMER Deputy National Chairman of the People’s Democratic Party, PDP, and DeltaState Gubernatorial aspirant under the platform of the All Progressive Congress, APC, Dr. Cairo Ojougboh, Sunday told the State leadership of the party to adopt him as their flag bearer of the party, insisting that he has all it takes to win general election… Continue reading 2019: Adopt me as your sole candidate, Ojougboh begs Delta APCleaders

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China kindergarten principal sacked for pole dance show

A kindergarten principal in China trying to liven up a formal back-to-school ceremony with a racy pole dancer was fired after angry parents lit up social media with complaints. Classroom Like most schools across China, the Xinshahui Kindergarten in the southern city of Shenzhen marks the start of the school year with a ceremony, usually… Continue reading China kindergarten principal sacked for pole dance show

Politics

Atiku went to ekiti for visiting fayose

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) presidential aspirant, former Vice President Alhaji Atiku Abubakar met with Ekiti state Governor Mr. Ayodeld Fayose. From left, former Ogun State Governor, Otunba Gbenga Daniel, former Vice President Atiku Abubakar, Ekiti State Governor, Chief Ayodele Fayose and Ekiti State Deputy Governor and PDP Governorship Candidate in the last Ekiti Governorship… Continue reading Atiku went to ekiti for visiting fayose

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Nearly 100 elephants killed for ivory in Botswana

Ninety elephant carcasses have been discovered in Botswana with their tusks hacked off, a charity said Tuesday, in what is believed to be one of Africa’s worst mass poaching sprees. Zimbabwe elephants Most of the animals killed were large bulls carrying heavy tusks, Elephants Without Borders said. The grim discovery was made over several weeks… Continue reading Nearly 100 elephants killed for ivory in Botswana

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CBN boosts foreign exchange market with $210m

The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) says it has injected 210 million dollars into the inter-bank Foreign Exchange Market to meet customer’s request in various segments of the market. Governor, Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Mr Godwin Emefiele The CBN Director, Corporate Communications, Mr Isaac Okorafor, said in a statement in Abuja on Tuesday that… Continue reading CBN boosts foreign exchange market with $210m

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Argentine Pekerman quits Colombia coach

Argentine Jose Pekerman stepped down as Colombia coach on Tuesday, less than two months after leading the side into the knock-out stages of the World Cup in Russia. Jose Pekerman The 69-year-old had been in the job since 2012 and led Colombia to successive World Cup finals appearances. A Yerry Mina goal deep into stoppage… Continue reading Argentine Pekerman quits Colombia coach

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Trump ramps up attacks on NBC, CNN, vows review of licences

U.S. President Donald Trump blasted CNN and NBC News yet again in a tweet on Tuesday, criticising NBC’s handling of a story on movie producer Harvey Weinstein and suggesting a “look at their license,” without specifying what exactly he was calling for. Trump Trump has frequently criticised the U.S. news media for what he has… Continue reading Trump ramps up attacks on NBC, CNN, vows review of licences

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Aisha reaffirms advocacy against spread of HIV/AIDS in Africa

Wife of the President Aisha Buhari has reaffirmed her support for the need to strengthen collaboration on advocacy for prevention and control of the spread of HIV/AIDS in Sub-Saharan Africa. Mrs Buhari made the commitment on Tuesday during a high-level meeting of the 2018 China-Africa Conference on HIV/AIDS of the Organisation of African First Ladies,… Continue reading Aisha reaffirms advocacy against spread of HIV/AIDS in Africa

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US to ‘respond swiftly’ if Assad uses chemical weapons

The United States warned Syria Tuesday it will respond “swiftly and appropriately” if it uses chemical weapons against its people. President of Syria Bashir Al-Assad The warning came amid signs that Syrian President Bashar al-Assad was preparing an offensive in Idlib province that the United Nations has said poses the threat of a humanitarian disaster.… Continue reading US to ‘respond swiftly’ if Assad uses chemical weapons

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Beckham pleads not guilty to over speeding but to face trial

Former England football captain David Beckham on Tuesday pleaded not guilty on a technicality to a speeding offence in a loaned Bentley, and will face trial later this month. Beckham The former Manchester United star, who played 115 times for his country, was caught driving the luxury car at 59 miles (94 kilometres) per hour… Continue reading Beckham pleads not guilty to over speeding but to face trial

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Why I want to leave Chelsea?

Alvaro Morata admits he considered leaving Chelsea after a “disastrous” year that culminated in him missing the World Cup. Morata Morata was dropped from the Spain squad after scoring only three times in 23 games for Chelsea in the second half of last season. “Yes I considered returning to Spain or Italy, but you cannot… Continue reading Why I want to leave Chelsea?

Politics

Sacked DSS boss, Daura may be recalled – source

Presidency reverses Reorganisation in DSS …. Clean Bill of Health Await Daura There are indications that recently sacked Director General of the Department of State Services (DSS), Mr Lawal Daura may be recalled to his duty post following new developments within the presidency. Ex Director-General of the Department of State Services, DSS, Lawal Daura A… Continue reading Sacked DSS boss, Daura may be recalled – source

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Trump replies Meghan McCain, others over comments

U.S. President Donald Trump has replied critics who used the funerals for singer Aretha Franklin and U.S. Sen. John McCain on Saturday to criticise his campaign slogan “Make America Great Again”. Trump tweeted a four-word reply, “MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN!” to get back especially at Meghan McCain, daughter of the late Arizona Republican Senator. Meghan… Continue reading Trump replies Meghan McCain, others over comments

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Jonathan, Okowa, Sam Amuka, others for Niger Delta Lifetime Achievements Awards

Former President Goodluck Jonathan, Chief Edwin Clark and the Publisher of Vanguard Newspapers, Sam Amuka would be honoured with the “Niger Delta Lifetime Achievement Awards” by GbaramatuVoice Newspaper. Mr Jacob Abai Publisher of GbaramatuVoice Newspaper disclosed this in a press statement signed and made available to newsmen on Sunday in Warri. According to him, the… Continue reading Jonathan, Okowa, Sam Amuka, others for Niger Delta Lifetime Achievements Awards

Politics

Timi Frank uncovers fresh plot to arraign Saraki

Barely few days after the President of the Senate, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki, declared his intention to contest for President in the 2019 General Elections, the presidency has ordered the police and a foremost anti-graft agency to arraign him in court this week over spurious charges, it was learnt on Sunday. Saraki Former Deputy National… Continue reading Timi Frank uncovers fresh plot to arraign Saraki

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Full list of 2018 AMVCA winners

The nominees of this year’s edition were earlier announced via a televised broadcast on all Africa Magic channels on DStv and GOtv on June 30, by Ghanaian actress and TV host, Joselyn Dumas, and Nigerian comedian and actor, Bovi. With more than 120 nominations for 27 categories, filmmakers and actors from different African countries including… Continue reading Full list of 2018 AMVCA winners

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AMVCA 2018: `18 Hours’ emerges overall best movie

has emerged the overall best movie for 2018 at the African Magic Viewer’s Choice Awards (AMVCA). The movie was produced by Phoebe Ruguru, and directed by Njue Kevin both from Kenyan. Omotola: wins best actress in a drama The 6th annual AMVCA, which was held on Saturday at the Eko Hotel and Suites, Victoria Island,… Continue reading AMVCA 2018: `18 Hours’ emerges overall best movie

Politics

I will defeat Buhari — SDP presidential aspirant

AHEAD of the 2019 general elections, a presidential aspirant of the Social Democratic Party, SDP, Prof. Iyorwuese Hagher, has boasted that he will defeat President Muhammadu Buhari if given his party’s presidential ticket. Buhari Hagher, whose party is in coalition with the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, alongside other parties operating now under the umbrella of… Continue reading I will defeat Buhari — SDP presidential aspirant

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Odunlade, Mr. Real, others entertain at Glo 2018 Miss Ojude Oba beauty pageant

Inspirational Nollywood actor, Odunlade Adekola, DJ Top and the trio of Mr. Real, Idowest and Slim Case gave indigenes and guests at the 2018 Glo Miss Ojude Oba Beauty pageant held at Equity Hotel, Ijebu Ode an unforgettable night at the show held to round off activities for the 2018 Ojude Oba Festival sponsored by… Continue reading Odunlade, Mr. Real, others entertain at Glo 2018 Miss Ojude Oba beauty pageant

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APC’S RANTINGS: Akwa Ibom people, be wise

In a full page advertisement in The Nation Newspaper of Thursday of August 23, Nkereuwem Enyongekere, Akwa Ibom State Publicity Secretary of the All Progressives Congress (APC), tried to mislead the Akwa Ibom people from returning Governor Udom Emmanuel for second term. The advertorial further exposed the intellectual ineptitude of the APC. Udom Emmanuel The… Continue reading APC’S RANTINGS: Akwa Ibom people, be wise

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2019: PDP bombs APC, INEC

‘Direct primaries, ploy by Buhari to rig presidential poll’ …It’s part of change to make people participate directly – Ruling party …Allegations unfounded, unfortunate – Prof. Yakubu, Electoral Commission Chair By Emmanuel Aziken, Political Editor, & Dirisu Yakubu ABUJA — The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, yesterday said it has uncovered the ploy by the President… Continue reading 2019: PDP bombs APC, INEC

Politics

CPC hiding behind a finger

It is hardly surprising that, for about two weeks, the Consumer Protection Council (CPC)/MultiChoice saga has been a major cause celebre. The matter arose from an interim court injunction the CPC secured against the implementation of MultiChoice’s new tariffs, which took effect on 1 August. The media, traditional and new, have brimmed with reports and… Continue reading CPC hiding behind a finger

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How Nigerian Friends Living in The USA Did Wonders With Ultimate Herbal Capsules

I will try not to waste words in what I am about to say. In the US, I experienced the usual kind of difficulties that people who have migrated to new environments are likely to have, but gradually began to settle in. Part of my getting used to my environment was that I began to… Continue reading How Nigerian Friends Living in The USA Did Wonders With Ultimate Herbal Capsules

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US-backed initiative to analyse viability of Nigerian states

A United States’ government-backed project, Young African Leaders Initiative, YALI, Network Abuja, said it has commenced the review of the human and natural resources of the 36 states of the federation and the Federal Capital Territory to determine the viability of the states and proffer solutions. Addressing newsmen in Abuja, ahead of its forthcoming 2018… Continue reading US-backed initiative to analyse viability of Nigerian states

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Aimart Realtors woos Nigerians

Aimart Realtors wants to help those who want to own their homes to make their dream a reality. Mr. Martins Iluyomade, the managing director of the property company, while speaking at a recent press conference, called on Nigerians to take advantage of their various family-oriented packages and invest in worry-free homes. Nollywood and Aimart Ambassador… Continue reading Aimart Realtors woos Nigerians

Politics

30 Nigerian soldiers killed in Boko Haram raid

At least 30 Nigerian soldiers died in combat with Boko Haram jihadists who overran a military base in the northeast near the border with Niger, two military sources told AFP on Saturday. soldiers Scores of jihadists in trucks stormed the base at Zari village in northern Borno state late Thursday and briefly seized it after… Continue reading 30 Nigerian soldiers killed in Boko Haram raid

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Fayose’s aide slams Fayemi over request for security beef

Special Assistant to the governor of Ekiti State on Public Communications and New Media, Lere Olayinka has described request by the State Governor-Elect, Dr Kayode Fayemi, to the federal government to beef up security in the State ahead of his October 16, 2018 inauguration as a clear indication that the reality of the electoral fraud… Continue reading Fayose’s aide slams Fayemi over request for security beef

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Palestinian anger as US ends funding for UN agency

Palestinians reacted angrily Saturday to a US decision to end all funding for the UN agency that assists millions of refugees, seeing it as a new policy shift aimed at undermining their cause. Palestinians hang a puppet bearing the portrait of US President Donald Trump, during a mock trial for him and Vice President Mike… Continue reading Palestinian anger as US ends funding for UN agency

Sport

Nationwide League One releases timetable for promotion, relegation play-off Religation play-off

The Nigeria Nationwide League One (NLO) has revealed that it had fixed its 2017/2018 league promotion and relegation play-off matches between Sept. 7 and Sept. 9. Ebere Amaraizu, a Director in NLO, said on Saturday in Enugu that the date was fixed after a meeting of the NLO Board earlier in the week. Amaraizu, who… Continue reading Nationwide League One releases timetable for promotion, relegation play-off Religation play-off

Politics

Olaoluwa joins race for Lagos state House of Assembly

a former commissioner with the Lagos Universal Basic Education Board (SUBEB), has joined the race for the Lagos state House of Assembly Somolu constituency 1. Olaoluwa coming into the race has been described as right peg in right hole, is a veteran politician who has been in the game of politics for the past 30years… Continue reading Olaoluwa joins race for Lagos state House of Assembly

News

Woman who survived New Mexico bus crash gives birth to twins, hospital official says

A pregnant woman woman who survived the New Mexico bus crash that killed eight people gave birth to twins hours afterward, hospital officials told CNN Friday. The two children were born at Rehoboth McKinley Christian Health Care Services clinic in Gallup. They were then transferred to the neonatal intensive care unit at the University of… Continue reading Woman who survived New Mexico bus crash gives birth to twins, hospital official says

Entertainment

This is why singer is in NYSC camp

Davido addressing other corp membersplay Davido addressing other corp members (Instagram/ChefChioma) It is no longer news that Davido is taking part in this year's orientation of the NYSC as the music star has given his reasons for taking part in the programme. The music star made this known while answering questions to newsmen at the… Continue reading This is why singer is in NYSC camp

Politics

3 APC lawmakers defect to ADP

Ahead of the Sept. 22 governorship election in Osun, three members of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the state House of Assembly on Saturday defected to the Action Democratic Party (ADP). The three defectors – Tajudeen Famuyide (Ilesha-West), Debo Akanbi (Ede North) and Abdullahi Ibrahim (Iwo) – were received at the ADP Secretariat in… Continue reading 3 APC lawmakers defect to ADP

News

Bill Gates is worth $95 billion and he plans to give most of it away

Bill Gates, the world's second-richest person, has an estimated net worth of $95.7 billion, according to Forbes. While he indulges in a few luxuries, they only make up a fraction of his fortune. He mainly spends his billions on charity through the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, and plans to give away most of his… Continue reading Bill Gates is worth $95 billion and he plans to give most of it away

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TRANSLATE SELECT LANGUAGE​▼ TEDxLagos, Union Bank host Olasupo Sasore,

TEDxLagos, tagged ‘Spotlight’, took place at the Agip Hall of the MUSON Centre in Onikan, Lagos. TEDx is a global platform created in the spirit of TED’s mission, “ideas worth sharing”. The TEDxLagos event was a celebration of brilliant ideas and inspiring talks organized by members of the TEDxLagos team led by Mercy Akamo, organizer/… Continue reading TRANSLATE SELECT LANGUAGE​▼ TEDxLagos, Union Bank host Olasupo Sasore,

News

Director assures effective use of N900m grant for athletes

Director-General, Nigeria Sports Development Fund Incorporated (NSDFI), has promised effective use of the N900 million grant being planned for Nigerian athletes. Edo State Governor, Mr. Godwin Obaseki (4th left, back row); Special Adviser to the Governor on Special Duties, Yakubu Gowon (4th right, back row), with coaches and athletes of Edo State origin, who represented… Continue reading Director assures effective use of N900m grant for athletes

News

Hope for the street child’ project unveiled

The United Nations-backed project, ‘Hope for the Street Child’, was formally unveiled at the weekend in Lagos at the inaugural meeting of the board of Children Palm City Foundation Inc., a non-governmental organization (NGO). At the event, the foundation’s chairperson, Dr. Adefunke Wellington, said the project, which seeks to remove every child from the street… Continue reading Hope for the street child’ project unveiled

News

Breaking: Again, cholera outbreak kills 15, dozens hospitalized in Katsina

Fresh cholera outbreak on Saturday morning in Charanchi local government of Katsina State has killed not fewer than 15 persons. Information gathered from the area also revealed that about 24 others were also hospitalized and are receiving medical treatment at the Charanchi Comprehensive Clinic. Chairman Caretaker Committee of the Local government, Alhaji Yusuf Abubakar Radda… Continue reading Breaking: Again, cholera outbreak kills 15, dozens hospitalized in Katsina

Politics

Automatic tickets will tear PDP

Comrade Austin Usman Okai, leader National Youth Frontier of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has spoken against move by the PDP to give “automatic nomination tickets” to some selected individuals, mainly new entrants into the party just as he said that it is ‘panacea for division, bad blood, sabotage’. Austine Okai Okai speaking in Sokoto… Continue reading Automatic tickets will tear PDP