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Nigerian shot dead in South Africa

The Nigeria Union in South Africa has confirmed the killing of its member, Chinedu Eze, allegedly by a Somalian in the Western Cape Province of that country. The Chairman of the union in the province, Mike Ibitoye, told the News Agency of Nigeria on telephone from Cape Town, South Africa, that Mr. Eze, 35, was

GCE Registration Starts On Friday, April 28– WAEC

The West African Examinations Council, WAEC, has announced that it will commence registration for the General Certificate Examination (GCE) 2017 for private candidates on Friday. The examination body disclosed this on its official tweeter handle, @waecnigeria. A screen shot of the registration information was also shared in the tweet. It read: “This is to inform

Lai Mohammed: Buhari to now work from home

Lai Mohammed, minister of information, says ‎President Muhammadu Buhari will now work from his residence at the presidential villa. He was speaking to state house correspondents at the end of the meeting of the federal executive council (FEC) chaired by Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo in Buhari’s absence. He said Buhari needed some rest and has asked that all the

Petroleum Downstream Chair, Akinlaja Leads Colleagues to Kaduna Refinery on Oversight Visit

  House of Representatives Committee on Petroleum Resources Downstream embarked on an oversight visit to Kaduna Refining and Petrochemical Company, KRPC, through a delegation led by the Committee Chairman, Honourable (Comrade) Joseph Akinlaja on Tuesday (21/02/17).   The oversight function came at a time when the Kaduna Refining and Petrochemical Company resumes crude oil pumping

Nigerian shot dead in South Africa

The Nigeria Union in South Africa has confirmed the killing of its member, Chinedu Eze, allegedly by a Somalian in the Western Cape Province of that country. The Chairman of the union in the province, Mike Ibitoye, told the News Agency of Nigeria on telephone from Cape Town, South Africa, that Mr. Eze, 35, was

‘2015 election, outcome of Nigerians will’, United States replies Jonathan

United States of America has distanced itself from the claim that the election which brought President Muhammadu Buhari to power in 2015 was influenced at the expense of the former President Goodluck Jonathan, just as it affirmed that the outcome was an expression of the will of Nigerians. The US government said this in response

Entertainment

New Telemundo series, Iron Rose premieres this May

A brand new telenovelaIron Rose is premiering on Telemundo (DStv Channel 118 and GOtv channel 14) on 1 May 2017 at5pm,and it’s like nothing you’ve ever seen before.It’s a thrilling tale of revenge, betrayal and ambition centred onAltagracia Sandoval, played by AracelyArámbula. Don’t let her looks deceive you. Sometimes the most beautiful things can also be the deadliest.

Celebrity Make Up Artist Sam Fine to Speak at the GTBank Fashion Weekend

Sam Fine is one of the most sought after Make-up Artists in the world. Highly regarded for his talent, entrepreneurship and passion for innovation, Sam’s clientele includes global personalities and top celebrities such as Halle Berry, Vanessa Williams, Iman Bowie and Naomi Campbell, among others. Sam Fine’s works have also appeared on the covers and

New Telemundo series, Iron Rose premieres this May

A brand new telenovelaIron Rose is premiering on Telemundo (DStv Channel 118 and GOtv channel 14) on 1 May 2017 at5pm,and it’s like nothing you’ve ever seen before.It’s a thrilling tale of revenge, betrayal and ambition centred onAltagracia Sandoval, played by AracelyArámbula. Don’t let her looks deceive you. Sometimes the most beautiful things can also be the deadliest.

JAMB adopts e-PIN vending to prevent fraud – official

The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) says it introduced the new e-PIN vending registration for candidates to prevent fraud in its examination. JAMB Acting Zonal Coordinator in Nasarawa State, Moses Akobu, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Wednesday in Lafia that new e-PIN was not introduced to create hardship for candidates. He

Business

Oando in Bullish Trend, Posts N3.5b Profit

Oando Plc,  Nigeria’s largest indigenous energy group, recorded N3.5billion Profit After Tax (PAT) in its full year operation, ended 31 december, 2016. This was achived despite thecountry’s economic recession, continued volatility in global oil prices, reduced oil exports, suspension of projects and cuts to capital spending. The company successfully manoeuvred the cyclical nature of the

NUPENG official commends govt’s plan to build second refinery in Northern Nigeria

The Nigeria Union of Petroleum and Natural Gas Workers, NUPENG, on Wednesday commended the Federal Government on the proposed second refinery in the Northern part of the country. Benjamin Rotimi, the Vice-Chairman, South-West Chapter of the union, told the News Agency of Nigeria in Lagos that the initiative would reduce hardship associated with transporting petroleum

Buhari seeks Senate’s approval of $6.93b borrowing plan

President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday requested the Senate to urgently consider and approve Federal Government’s 2016-2018 External Borrowing Rolling Plan of $6.93 billion. The rolling plan, according to Buhari, is to enable the government commence the reconstruction and rehabilitation of the North-East, provide for the poor and tackle rail projects across the country. The President

NUPENG official commends govt’s plan to build second refinery in Northern Nigeria

The Nigeria Union of Petroleum and Natural Gas Workers, NUPENG, on Wednesday commended the Federal Government on the proposed second refinery in the Northern part of the country. Benjamin Rotimi, the Vice-Chairman, South-West Chapter of the union, told the News Agency of Nigeria in Lagos that the initiative would reduce hardship associated with transporting petroleum

Editorial

Good Parentage Still Wins: The Najeeb Tambuwal Example

By Hon Bimbo Daramola   The moral decadence in our society has been traced to several factors among which is the abdication of “home training” by parents.   From pressures of economic survival to eke out survival or socio-political demands, a lot of parents have COMPROMISED the qualitative attention that raising kids demand more than

Politics

What we recovered from Senator Goje’s home — Nigeria Police

The Nigerian Police have debunked claims by the Chairman of the Senate committee on appropriations, Danjuma Goje, that files containing work on Nigeria’s 2017 budget proposals were carted away during a raid on his Abuja residence last week. Mr. Goje, a former governor of Gombe State, had told the Senate on Wednesday that police officers

Sports

Elegbeleye 3-man Committee: Sunshine to unveil Eguavoen as coach

Plans have been concluded by the Otunba Gbenga Elegbeleye led three-man Committee set up by Governor Rotimi Akeredolu of Ondo State to re-organized and reposition sports in the state to unveil former Super Eagles Chief Coach Austin Eguavoen as the new Technical Adviser of Sunshine Stars Football Club in Akure on Tuesday.   SportingLife gathered

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GCE Registration Starts On Friday, April 28– WAEC

The West African Examinations Council, WAEC, has announced that it will commence registration for the General Certificate Examination (GCE) 2017 for private candidates on Friday. The examination body disclosed this on its official tweeter handle, @waecnigeria. A screen shot of the registration information was also shared in the tweet. It read: “This is to inform

Evergreen Actor, Segun Arinze Hosts Give’N Take Lottery Game Show

Segun Arinze, veteran actor, song writer, vocalist and director, has been graciously unveiled as the brand ambassador of Give’n’Take lottery business.   His appointment was announced by the company’s Managing Director/ Chief Executive Officer, Mr. Jolly Egbe Enabulele, at a brief ceremony which held, Wednesday, at Yellow Chilli Restaurant, GRA, Ikeja,Lagos.   Arinze, according to

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

Nigerian shot dead in South Africa

The Nigeria Union in South Africa has confirmed the killing of its member, Chinedu Eze, allegedly by a Somalian in the Western Cape Province of that country. The Chairman of the union in the province, Mike Ibitoye, told the News Agency of Nigeria on telephone from Cape Town, South Africa, that Mr. Eze, 35, was

Breaking: Police return documents taken from Sen. Goje’s house

The police on Thursday returned all the documents taken from the house of Senator Danjuma Goje to the National Assembly. This was as a result of the directive by both chambers of the National Assembly to the Inspector General of Police, Ibrahim Idris, that the documents be returned. Senator Goje had on Wednesday raised the

What we recovered from Senator Goje’s home — Nigeria Police

The Nigerian Police have debunked claims by the Chairman of the Senate committee on appropriations, Danjuma Goje, that files containing work on Nigeria’s 2017 budget proposals were carted away during a raid on his Abuja residence last week. Mr. Goje, a former governor of Gombe State, had told the Senate on Wednesday that police officers

Jonathan, From Beginning Was Too Small for the Presidency – Obasanjo

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has said that former President Goodluck Jonathan from his first days as President showed he  was too small for the office, saying he, Obasanjo, acted more as an opponent of Jonathan than a supporter of Muhammadu Buhari ahead of the 2015 presidential poll. Obasanjo, who said Jonathan deceived him that he

‘2015 election, outcome of Nigerians will’, United States replies Jonathan

United States of America has distanced itself from the claim that the election which brought President Muhammadu Buhari to power in 2015 was influenced at the expense of the former President Goodluck Jonathan, just as it affirmed that the outcome was an expression of the will of Nigerians. The US government said this in response

Buhari Not Harassing Jonathan’s Family – Presidency

The presidency has denied reports that the Buhari-administration is harassing Nigeria’s former President, Goodluck Jonathan and his family.   “We make bold to state unequivocally that President Buhari harasses nobody; he merely allows the law to take its course,” Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, said in response to a

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