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Senator Dino Melaye Regains Freedom From Detention

The Senator representing Kogi State, Senator Dino Melaye has been released from detention. The Senator was released after he was detained by officials of the immigration service at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja on his way to Morocco. He took to his Twitter page to confirm his arrest. The police had on April 3, warned

Miguna Miguna: Kenya opposition figure deported again

Kenyan opposition figure Miguna Miguna says he was beaten and drugged before being forcibly removed from the country for a second time. The deportation came hours after a court held top officials in contempt for failing to release him from the airport where he was being held. Kenyan officials have argued the lawyer – who

Sex-for-marks girl Monica Osagie speaks

Miss Monica Osagie, the student at the centre of a sex-for-mark scandal rocking the Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, has denied shunning an invitation by the panel probing her audio tapes of her conversation with disgraced Professor Richard Akindele, who demanded five rounds of sex for marks. She made the denial via proxy, and said she

Senator Dino Melaye Regains Freedom From Detention

The Senator representing Kogi State, Senator Dino Melaye has been released from detention. The Senator was released after he was detained by officials of the immigration service at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja on his way to Morocco. He took to his Twitter page to confirm his arrest. The police had on April 3, warned

BREAKING: Biafra protesters storm CHOGM as Buhari meets the Queen

Some Biafran protesters are currently demonstrating at the Pall Mall Street, Westminster, about 650  metres from Buckingham Palace as President Muhammadu Buhari meet British Prime minister Theresa May, Queen Elizabeth II, and other heads of state. The protesters are, among other things, requesting the release of Nnamdi Kanu, the leader of the Independent People of Biafra

Entertainment

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

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

EFCC charges Globacom with $6.7m fraud

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has charged telecommunications company, Globacom Limited, before the Lagos State Special Offences Court in Ikeja for an alleged fraud of $6,786,674.61. The firm was charged alongside its Indian Chief Marketing Officer, Ashok Israni, who was listed as the first defendant in the case. The one count filed before Justice

The 2018 GTBank’s Food And Drink Fair Set To Hold For 3 Days

From the promise of mouth-watering delicacies to the allure of savoury wine tastings, the 2018 GTBank Food and Drink Fair is set to deliver, in 3 days, an experience that will certainly remain unmatched for the entire year. On April 29th, 30th and May 1st, 2018, the third edition of the GTBank Food and Drink Fair will

Adeosun sacks acting SEC boss, Zubair, sends him to external affairs dept

The Minister of Finance, Mrs. Kemi Adeosun, on Friday removed Dr. Abdul Zubair as the acting Director-General of the Securities and Exchange Commission. The removal was confirmed in a statement issued by the Special Adviser to the minister of finance, Mr. Oluyinka Akintunde. The statement said that following his removal as acting SEC DG, Zubair

EFCC charges Globacom with $6.7m fraud

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has charged telecommunications company, Globacom Limited, before the Lagos State Special Offences Court in Ikeja for an alleged fraud of $6,786,674.61. The firm was charged alongside its Indian Chief Marketing Officer, Ashok Israni, who was listed as the first defendant in the case. The one count filed before Justice

Facebook Announces New Steps To Protect Users’ Privacy

Facebook said Wednesday it will overhaul its privacy settings tools to put users “more in control” of their information on the social media website. The updates include improved access to Facebook’s user settings and tools to easily search for, download and delete personal data stored by Facebook. Meanwhile, a new privacy shortcuts menu will allow

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

Senator Dino Melaye Regains Freedom From Detention

The Senator representing Kogi State, Senator Dino Melaye has been released from detention. The Senator was released after he was detained by officials of the immigration service at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja on his way to Morocco. He took to his Twitter page to confirm his arrest. The police had on April 3, warned

Sports

Kanu Nwankwo distances self from presidential race

Former Super Eagles captain, Kanu Nwankwo has dissociated himself from the campaign for the 2019 presidency, saying he does not know where and how his name has been linked to the race for Aso Rck Villa. Speaking in Lagos on Friday, Kanu said he was surprised to see his poster on the Internet campaigning for

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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

Senator Dino Melaye Regains Freedom From Detention

The Senator representing Kogi State, Senator Dino Melaye has been released from detention. The Senator was released after he was detained by officials of the immigration service at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja on his way to Morocco. He took to his Twitter page to confirm his arrest. The police had on April 3, warned

Breaking: Senator Dino Melaye arrested in Abuja

Senator Dino Melaye (APC-Kogi West) has been arrested after checking in at the international wing of the Nnamdi Azikiwe Airport, Abuja. The senator tweeted that he was picked up on Monday on his way to Morocco for an official engagement sponsored by the Nigerian government.

Buhari returns to Nigeria after official to EnglandEngland

President Muhammadu Buhari on Saturday returned to Nigeria after his over a week official trip to United Kingdom. Buhari was received at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja by top government officials, including his Chief of Staff, Abba Kyari. While in the UK, the President participated in the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting. During his

Sex-for-marks girl Monica Osagie speaks

Miss Monica Osagie, the student at the centre of a sex-for-mark scandal rocking the Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, has denied shunning an invitation by the panel probing her audio tapes of her conversation with disgraced Professor Richard Akindele, who demanded five rounds of sex for marks. She made the denial via proxy, and said she

Olowu To Install Aare Adenike Lawal As New Iyalode of Owu

Aaree (Chief) Mrs. Adenike Lawal will on 4th of May, 2018 be installed as Iyalode of Owu Kingdom by His Royal Highness, Oba Olusanya Adegboyega Dosumu Olowu of Owuland. The high profile ceremony will take place at the palace of Olowu in Abeokuta, Ogun State. Iyalode is a prestigious and reputable chieftancy title commonly bestowed on

If Killings Don’t End In Months, ‘We Have No Government’ – Soyinka

Nobel Laureate Professor Wole Soyinka has once again called for an end to killings by suspected herdsmen in parts of the country. The Nobel laureate said he would conclude that there is no government in the country if President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration does not end the killing of farmers and other persons and reclaim farmland

BREAKING: Biafra protesters storm CHOGM as Buhari meets the Queen

Some Biafran protesters are currently demonstrating at the Pall Mall Street, Westminster, about 650  metres from Buckingham Palace as President Muhammadu Buhari meet British Prime minister Theresa May, Queen Elizabeth II, and other heads of state. The protesters are, among other things, requesting the release of Nnamdi Kanu, the leader of the Independent People of Biafra

How Lagos senator abducted at national assembly

Solomon Olamilekan, senator representing Lagos west, was abducted by unknown gunmen at the national assembly on Thursday. TheCable learnt that Olamilekan also known as Yayi was picked up in front of white house (the building housing the two chambers) but he later escaped. An aide of the lawmaker said the incident might not be unconnected

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