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Buhari has no certificate scandal-Presidency

The Presidency has declared that President Muhammadu Buhari has no certificate scandal. Reacting to a media report titled “Prominent Nigerians with certificate scandals, senior special assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, said Buhari did not fit into the categorization of leaders with certificate scandals because “he bears none that is on

LASU’s best graduating student delivers baby girl

It was double joy for Mrs Elizabeth Orefuwa, the overall best graduating student of the Lagos State University, Ojo, as she was delivered of a baby girl barely a day after graduating. Orefuwa graduated with a Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA)  of 4.74 at the university’s 21st convocation held on March 22. The News Agency

Police Arrest Man Over Ogoja Food Poisoning

Police have arrested and begun interrogating a man suspected to have masterminded the food poisoning that led to the death of a couple in Ogoja, Cross River State. The suspect, identified as Paul Amon and said to be a food vendor, is believed to have intentionally poisoned the food as a way of getting back at

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

Army Releases Statement On Alleged Killing Of Businessman In Ogun State

The Nigerian Army has issued a statement denying allegations circulating in the media that a soldier attached to the 147 Battalion in Ikorodu, Lagos, beat a businessman to death in Ogun State. The deceased identified as Adeola Oyekan, 40, was reported by his family to have died on Friday after he was assaulted by soldiers

Swiss prosecutor investigates Addax CEO over Nigeria operations

Geneva Prosecutor’s Office is investigating the Chief Executive Officer of Addax Petroleum, Geneva operations, Zhang Yi, over allegations of crime in the company’s business in Nigeria, it was learnt. Although the details of his offence are being kept secret by the company, the management of Addax Petroleum Nigeria Limited confirmed he was being investigated. According

Entertainment

Give’n’Take Loterry Takes Lagos By Storm in Sweeping Advertisement Blitz

Give’n’Take, the mega-box Nigeria lottery company, has taken Eko City by storm in an unprecedented advertisement blitz ahead of its National Lottery Jackpot coming up on NTA and other major TV channels in March, 2017. The company has rolled out eye-catching, tantalizing adverts in Lagos, with over 50 GnT-branded BRT buses across the state. It

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

It’s Bond. James Bond. On DStv.

James Bond, the savviest super spy in the world of cinema, has been handed an intriguing assignment: to infiltrate the homes of DStv Premium customers, and keep them spellbound for two weeks.   From Thursday, 23 February until Sunday 5 March, M-Net Movies will be screening every single Bond film ever made – from 1963’s vintage Dr No to

The Voice Nigeria surprises as Chike and Cornel go up for eviction!

Another Sunday, another round of exciting performances as The Voice Nigeria live shows throw up more surprises! Our contestants are now down to 16, with four coming from each team. This round of live shows involves the four members left from each team performing, with the coach choosing to save one contestant and the three

Business

Experts highlight path to success at Stanbic IBTC business forum

Amid Nigeria’s current economic headwinds, a message of relief is coming from Stanbic IBTC Bank and experts on how individuals and businesses can weather the storm and remain on the path of profitability and growth. This glimpse came at a knowledge sharing economic update session  organized by Stanbic IBTC Bank with the theme “committed to

NSE Delists 85 Companies In 14 Years

In protecting investors from investing in non-performing or moribund companies, the Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE) has so far delisted 85 companies from its daily official list between 2002 to date. Delisting involves removal of listed securities of a company from a stock exchange where it is traded on a permanent basis. As listed on the

Swiss prosecutor investigates Addax CEO over Nigeria operations

Geneva Prosecutor’s Office is investigating the Chief Executive Officer of Addax Petroleum, Geneva operations, Zhang Yi, over allegations of crime in the company’s business in Nigeria, it was learnt. Although the details of his offence are being kept secret by the company, the management of Addax Petroleum Nigeria Limited confirmed he was being investigated. According

Rush for dollar drops as CBN records $19m surplus

The demand for dollar by banks is now dropping across the country. For the first time since the dollar scarcity started, the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) on Friday recorded $19 million surplus after it intervened in the interbank market. The development occurred after the CBN pumped $100 million into the interbank to meet demands

Editorial

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

Politics

Buhari has no certificate scandal-Presidency

The Presidency has declared that President Muhammadu Buhari has no certificate scandal. Reacting to a media report titled “Prominent Nigerians with certificate scandals, senior special assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, said Buhari did not fit into the categorization of leaders with certificate scandals because “he bears none that is on

Sports

CAA President visits Nigeria to discuss 2018 African Senior Athletics Championships

The President, Confederation of African Athletics (CAA), Hamad Kalkaba, will arrive in Nigeria on Monday for a three-day working visit to discuss the country’s hosting of the African Senior Athletics Championships. Kalkaba will be welcomed by Habu Gumel, the President, Nigeria Olympic Committee (NOC) and Solomon Ogba, the President of the Athletics Federations of Nigeria

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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

Buhari has no certificate scandal-Presidency

The Presidency has declared that President Muhammadu Buhari has no certificate scandal. Reacting to a media report titled “Prominent Nigerians with certificate scandals, senior special assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, said Buhari did not fit into the categorization of leaders with certificate scandals because “he bears none that is on

NCAA fines Lyxor airlines N9.5m for airspace violation

For violation of the country’s airspace, the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) has sanctioned Lyxor International, a non-schedule general aviation operator. The agency disclosed that the action was a consequence of the operator severally violating the terms of its approved flight clearances for non – scheduled international air services. According to the Letter of Sanction

Army Releases Statement On Alleged Killing Of Businessman In Ogun State

The Nigerian Army has issued a statement denying allegations circulating in the media that a soldier attached to the 147 Battalion in Ikorodu, Lagos, beat a businessman to death in Ogun State. The deceased identified as Adeola Oyekan, 40, was reported by his family to have died on Friday after he was assaulted by soldiers

Swiss prosecutor investigates Addax CEO over Nigeria operations

Geneva Prosecutor’s Office is investigating the Chief Executive Officer of Addax Petroleum, Geneva operations, Zhang Yi, over allegations of crime in the company’s business in Nigeria, it was learnt. Although the details of his offence are being kept secret by the company, the management of Addax Petroleum Nigeria Limited confirmed he was being investigated. According

UK minister: Social media firms ‘must do more’ to stop extremist material

Social media companies must do more to tackle extremism and terror, senior ministers have said in the wake of the Westminster attack. Home Secretary Amber Rudd said she was asking companies like Google, Twitter and Facebook to be more “proactive”. She is due to meet the firms this week. In the Sunday Times, Foreign Secretary

Police Arrest Man Over Ogoja Food Poisoning

Police have arrested and begun interrogating a man suspected to have masterminded the food poisoning that led to the death of a couple in Ogoja, Cross River State. The suspect, identified as Paul Amon and said to be a food vendor, is believed to have intentionally poisoned the food as a way of getting back at

Why Nigerians face extreme vetting at U.S. airports – envoy

Amb. Hakeem Balogun, the Chargé d’affaires of the Embassy of Nigeria in Washington, says different reasons are responsible for the extreme vetting Nigerians face during entry into the US. Balogun, in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Washington, added that the President Donald Trump’s travel ban did not affect Nigerians. “The

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