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Fracas as Police on VP convoy clash with customs officials in Katsina

There was a mild drama on Tuesday along Katsina Jibia road as Police officers attached to the convoy of Vice President Yemi Osinbanjo attacked and beat up three customs officials in Katsina state.   The incident occurred at Daddara village in Jibia council area, when the vice president was in the state to condole with

Moroccan King Applauds President Buhari’s Anti-Corruption Fight

King Mohammed VI of Morocco has applauded President Muhammadu Buhari’s fight against corruption, commending him for performing his role as the African Union anti-corruption champion.   The North African leader also recognised President Buhari’s regional initiative against terrorism in the Lake Chad.   This was disclosed on Monday, in a joint communique, by both leaders

WAEC releases 2018 May/June results, puts Maths & English pass rate at 50%

The West Africa Examination Council (WAEC) has released the result of the 2018 West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE). Announcing the result in Lagos at the WAEC Training and Testing Centre (WTTC), Ogba, Mr Olu Adenipekun, WAEC’s Head of National Office (HNO) said a total of 786,016 candidates of the 1,572,396 that wrote the

GTBank’s 8th Annual Autism Awareness Conference opens in Lagos

Foremost African financial institution, Guaranty Trust Bank plc, will hold the 8th edition of its Annual Autism Conference on Tuesday, July 17 and Wednesday July 18, 2018 at the MUSON Centre, Onikan, Lagos. Themed “Raising a Child with Autism, the Role of Family and the Community” the two-day conference is part of the Bank’s Annual

Fracas as Police on VP convoy clash with customs officials in Katsina

There was a mild drama on Tuesday along Katsina Jibia road as Police officers attached to the convoy of Vice President Yemi Osinbanjo attacked and beat up three customs officials in Katsina state.   The incident occurred at Daddara village in Jibia council area, when the vice president was in the state to condole with

What President Buhari Told Netherlands Prime Minister

President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday met with the Prime Minister of Netherlands, Mark Rutte, at The Hague, in the course of his official visit to the country. The two leaders discussed issues related to the fight against insurgency in the North-East, climate change, particularly the shrinkage of Lake Chad, economic cooperation, the fight against corruption,

Entertainment

Nollywood Mourns As Aisha Ibrahim aka ‘Omoge Campus’ passes on

The Yoruba sector of the Nigerian movie industry has once again been thrown into grief following the demise of one of its major players, Aisha Ibrahim, popularly known as Omoge Campus. According to information, the thespian passed away in Canada, on Tuesday, May 15. The demise of the mother of two was announced by her

Mexican, Indian soaps aired on Nigerian stations illegal – Official

The National Film and Video Censors Board (NFVCB), says Mexican Soaps aired on some local Television stations in Nigeria are unclassified and unlicensed. Adedayo Thomas, Executive Director of the board, stated this in an interview with News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Sunday in Abuja. According to him, many, if not all, of the foreign

Business

2019 elections will gulp N242.4 billion – Buhari

Nigeria’s President Buhari, on Tuesday told the National Assembly that the 2019 elections will cost N242.4 billion. The President disclosed this in a letter to the Senate on Tuesday which was read on the floor during plenary. According to Buhari, implementing a budget of N9.12 trillion for 2018 would be extremely challenging and therefore did

GTBank’s 8th Annual Autism Awareness Conference opens in Lagos

Foremost African financial institution, Guaranty Trust Bank plc, will hold the 8th edition of its Annual Autism Conference on Tuesday, July 17 and Wednesday July 18, 2018 at the MUSON Centre, Onikan, Lagos. Themed “Raising a Child with Autism, the Role of Family and the Community” the two-day conference is part of the Bank’s Annual

Nigerian Stock Market index drops by 0.40%

Trading activities dropped on the Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE) on Wednesday after two consecutive days of growth, with the All-Share Index reducing 0.40 per cent. The index closed lower at 39,031.72 against 39,187.04 recorded on Tuesday, indicating a loss of 155.32 points or 0.40 per cent. Also, market capitalisation which opened at N14.188 trillion shed

NNPC Pipeline Explodes

The Niger Police Command on Sunday deployed armed personnel to prevent people from scooping petroleum products from the NNPC pipeline that exploded in Dagbo community, Paikoro Local Government Area. Dibal Yakadi, Commissioner of Police in Niger, announced this while addressing journalists at the depot in Minna. He said that deployment became necessary in view of

2019 elections will gulp N242.4 billion – Buhari

Nigeria’s President Buhari, on Tuesday told the National Assembly that the 2019 elections will cost N242.4 billion. The President disclosed this in a letter to the Senate on Tuesday which was read on the floor during plenary. According to Buhari, implementing a budget of N9.12 trillion for 2018 would be extremely challenging and therefore did

Nigeria Telecomms Industry Swells, As Active Mobile Lines Hit 162m

The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) says active mobile telephone lines in Nigeria has increased to 162 million. It said in its monthly Subscribers Operator Data posted on its website on Friday that the mobile lines figure was as at the end of May, adding that it rose from 160 million recorded in April. With 162,

Editorial

No more fire in President Buhari’s belly

By Sufuyan Ojeifo I read one of President Muhammadu Buhari’s ministers say that his boss is poised to seek re-election in 2019.  Before his poorly-packaged, unsolicited public service announcement, there were media reports that former Rivers governor and current minister of Transport, Mr Rotimi Amaechi, had been quietly reappointed as Director-General of Buhari’s presidential (re-election)

Politics

Buhari appoints Banire as AMCON Chairman

Nigeria’s President, Muhammadu Buhari has appointed former Legal Adviser of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Dr. Muiz Banire, as Chairman of the Governing Board of the Assets Management Corporation of Nigeria, AMCON. Buhari also appointed the chairman and 12 commissioners of the Federal Civil Service Commission. President of the Senate, Bukola Saraki, at the plenary

Sports

France become World Cup 2018 champions after defeating Croatia 4-2

“It is over!” The referee announces as France coasts home to victory, lifting the 2018 FIFA World Cup trophy with a 4-2 win over the hitherto unassailable Croatia. Goals from Paul Pogba and Kylian Mbappe, as well as a controversial VAR-awarded penalty, helped France beat Croatia 4-2 in an incredible World Cup final in Moscow

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WASSCE For Private Candidates 2018: WAEC Begins Registration For Second Series From May 14 to July 6

The West African Examinations Council (WAEC) has officially announced registration for the West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE) for Private Candidates (GCE), 2018-Second Series. This information was released to the public  by the council’s Head of National Office, Mr Olu Adenipekun specifically to all prospective candidates. The message noted that the sale will begin on

Tope Agbeyo Bags Award As He Joins Mahama, Other Leaders At Commonwealth Africa Summit In London

Renowned entrepreneur and committed philanthropist, Dr. Babatope Agbeyo, Chairman, Cornfield Group, has been invited by the organizers of the Commonwealth Africa Summit to speak on the topic: ‘Africa for Africans; A New Era of Africa Philanthropic Giving and Its Impact on the Continent.’ Agbeyo will deliver a keynote address during the opening ceremony alongside renowned global leaders like

GIVE’N’TAKE Lottery Unveils Winner of 20 Million Naira National Jackpot Bonanza Prize

Give’n’Take lottery has unveiled Sidney Chukwuweike Osahon with ticket number 706431113814 as the winner of 20 Million naira National Jackpot Bonanza. The unveiling ceremony started with a press conference at the company Corporate Headquarters in 25 1st Avenue, Gwarinpa Abuja. Addressing journalists, the Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of Give’n’Take, Jolly Enabulele said that

PEARL NEWS: A New Year’s Message To All Our Readers

Expectedly, every new year brings a time of reflection, of what we’ve accomplished, what our new goals will be and for what we are grateful. At PEARL NEWS, we are proud of our reporting in 2017, busy with big plans for 2018 and thankful for the support of our esteemed readers, sponsors, advertisers and even

Lagos Society Queen, Alhaja Tai Elemosho Clocks 50

Chief Executive Officer of Lagos high end boutique, MONTAI, located on Toyin Street who caters for high calibre people, Alhaja Tai Elemosho-Okesanjo, on Saturday, December 23rd, 2017 attained the golden age of 50 and she splendidly celebrated it. The sweet-mannered and elegant Alhaja Tai who is well known and admired in social circles and highly

Communiqué of A 2-Day International Summit On Examination Malpractice Organized by WAEC

Stakeholders in education comprising representatives of Ministers of Education, other Government nominees, Examining Bodies, Universities, Principals of Secondary schools, Parents, Teachers, Students, Mass Media and the Civil Society from The Gambia, Ghana, Liberia, Nigeria and Sierra Leon convened in Lagos on 19th and 20th October, 2017 for the first International Summit on Examination Malpractice organized

WELCOME ADDRESS BY WAEC REGISTRAR DR. IYI J. UWADIAE AT THE INTERNATIONAL SUMMIT ON EXAMINATION MALPRACTICE, OCT 19, 2017

WELCOME ADDRESS BY WAEC REGISTRAR DR. IYI J. UWADIAE AT THE INTERNATIONAL SUMMIT ON EXAMINATION MALPRACTICE IN LAGOS, NIGERIA ON THURSDAY, OCTOBER 19, 2017. Honourable Minister of Education Chairman, Senate Committee on Education Chairman, House of Representatives’ Committee on Education Deputy Governor of Lagos State The Chairperson of Council The Vice Chairman of Council Chief

Mimiko at Chatham House, advises FG to prioritize maternal healthcare

The immediate past Governor of Ondo state, Dr Olusegun Mimiko, has advised the Nigerian government to pay critical attention to the high rate of maternal mortality in the country. Mimiko gave the advice while speaking with newsmen, on Friday, at the Chatham House in London after delivering a paper on “Improving Access to Health Services

IBB breaks silence, repudiates those fanning embers of war… Calls for RESTRUCTURING

Former Military President, General Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida has expressed deep concerns over the state of the nation particularly the rising tensions fueled by divisive and inciting statements generated from various regions in the country. In a statement obtained by PEARL on Monday, the former President among other things advocate for devolution of powers such that

My Success Story, a Model for Youths –Tope Agbeyo, Chairman, Cornfield Group

Tope Agbeyo is Chairman, Cornfield Group, which comprises Media Concepts International Limited, Botosoft Technologies Limited, Cornfield Transnational Limited and FOAM Studio Nigeria Limited. According to the Ekiti born business mogul, his success in business, over the years, is only a result of his passionate quest to meet basic needs of people, especially in the education

WASSCE Private: Registration On-going, Closes July 28, 2017 — WAEC

The West African Examinations Council, WAEC, is reassuring the public that the General Certificate Examination (GCE) registration for 2017 is still ongoing but will close on Friday 28th July, 2017. The exam body also advice those registering to ”Please note that WAEC will not entertain any request for amendment of date of birth after results

Cornfield Transnational Donates Books worth millions to 104 Federal Unity Colleges

With the zeal to consolidate support for child’s education and building moral values among young and impressionable demography, Cornfield Transnational Limited a parent company to Media Concept International and Botosoft Technologies has donated books worth millions of naira to the libraries of 104 Federal Unity Colleges spread across the 6 geo-political zones of Nigeria. The

Six natural remedies for lowering blood pressure fast

High blood pressure is no longer just an affliction of the elderly, as more than one-third of young people between the ages of 16 and 34 are now said to suffer from some form of hypertension. And a recent study out of California revealed that, if left unchecked, this cardiovascular malady, even in its mild

Happy New Year 2017 to all our readers

The entire team and management of PEARL online news medium say Happy New Year to all our readers worldwide, especially our over 40,000 members on various social media platforms.   To see a new year is not everybody’s privilege but for us and our readers, through God’s mercy we are fortunate to see it, definitely

How Inventions and Innovations Changed the World

By Emmanuel Ajibulu Over the past few decades, innovative thinking has strategically been making its way to the top of the list of abilities employers rank most important to attaining a lucrative and esteemed career.   In the age of advanced computers capable of accomplishing a variety of tasks on their own, autonomy and the

PEARL is One Year in Digital Media

A year ago this month, (December 31st, 2014) PEARL launched it first publication on the internet community. Whilst deepening our roles as infopreneur, PEARL has filled a gap in information dissemination which covers all aspect of news, giving priority to human interest, opinions, editorials etc, in tandem with professional ethics and conducts. Having progressed positively

Fracas as Police on VP convoy clash with customs officials in Katsina

There was a mild drama on Tuesday along Katsina Jibia road as Police officers attached to the convoy of Vice President Yemi Osinbanjo attacked and beat up three customs officials in Katsina state.   The incident occurred at Daddara village in Jibia council area, when the vice president was in the state to condole with

Holiday Safety: Lagos charges parents on vigilance

Lagos State Commissioner for Youth and Social Development, Mr. Agboola Dabiri has called on parents and guardians to be aware of the likely increase in the rate of child molestation, sexual abuse and rape, saying that some impostors are in the habit of using the school holiday period to perpetuate evil against school children. The

Buhari appoints Banire as AMCON Chairman

Nigeria’s President, Muhammadu Buhari has appointed former Legal Adviser of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Dr. Muiz Banire, as Chairman of the Governing Board of the Assets Management Corporation of Nigeria, AMCON. Buhari also appointed the chairman and 12 commissioners of the Federal Civil Service Commission. President of the Senate, Bukola Saraki, at the plenary

2019 elections will gulp N242.4 billion – Buhari

Nigeria’s President Buhari, on Tuesday told the National Assembly that the 2019 elections will cost N242.4 billion. The President disclosed this in a letter to the Senate on Tuesday which was read on the floor during plenary. According to Buhari, implementing a budget of N9.12 trillion for 2018 would be extremely challenging and therefore did

What President Buhari Told Netherlands Prime Minister

President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday met with the Prime Minister of Netherlands, Mark Rutte, at The Hague, in the course of his official visit to the country. The two leaders discussed issues related to the fight against insurgency in the North-East, climate change, particularly the shrinkage of Lake Chad, economic cooperation, the fight against corruption,

Taraba police commissioner attacked, scores feared killed

The Commissioner of police in Taraba State, David Akinremi, was on Monday attacked by irate youths. He was stoned in the head. The incident occurred at Tudun Wada area of Jalingo in the morning. The police chief was rushed to the hospital where he was treated and later discharged. Police spokesman, David Misal, an Assistant

Nigerian prisons below UN standards – Dambazua

Minister of Interior, Lt. Gen. Abdulrahman Dambazau on Tuesday said the Nigerian prisons are still below United Nations minimum standard even as he revealed that efforts were being made to meet up with the UN requirement. The Minister who disclosed this in Abakaliki while inspecting the new prisons being constructed by the Ebonyi state government

Restructuring: Southern leaders barred from flying to Makurdi

Group says government descending into military dictatorship They were prevented from flying for security reasons – airport Commandant Some members of the Southern and Middle Belt Forum (southern flank) led by Chief Edwin Clark, were on Monday stopped from traveling to Makurdi to attend the Middle Belt conference on restructuring. Addressing a press conference in

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