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BREAKING: Police Rescue Four Abducted Expatriates In Kaduna

The four Americans and Canadians that were abducted by on Tuesday by gunmen suspected to be kidnappers have been released. Confirming the development to journalists on Saturday, State Commissioner of Police, Mr Agyole Abeh said the two foreigners were rescued by the police at Jere area in Kagarko Local Government Area the state. The police

FG Asks Nigerians To ‘Perish Thoughts’ Of Going To Libya

The Federal Government has again warned Nigerians against embarking on the perilous journey to Libya as a means of travelling to Europe for greener pastures. Senior Special Assistant to the President on Foreign Affairs and Diaspora, Abike Dabiri-Erewa, issued the warning on Sunday while addressing reporters in Port Harcourt, the Rivers State capital. She asked Nigerians

Osinbajo to deliver lecture at Harvard

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo on the invitation of Harvard University, Boston, United States, would be delivering the inaugural, keynote lecture at the university’s “Africa Rising” course at Harvard Business School on January 16. In extending its invitation to the vice president, the university noted that it deeply admired the immense progress that Nigeria has made

Edwin Hawkins – Grammy-winning Oh Happy Day gospel singer dead aged 74

Grammy-winning gospel singer, Edwin Hawkins, as died aged 74. The American singer passed away at his home in California early this morning, his publicist said. He had been suffering from pancreatic cancer, his publicist said. Hawkins, a pioneer of urban gospel music, was best-known for the 1969 hit Oh Happy Day. The song has appeared in numerous

ATIKUNATION UAE Chapter Launch in Pictures

The United Arab Emirate chapter of ATIKUNATION, a frontline volunteer campaign group for the presidential aspiration of former vice president of Nigeria, Alh. Atiku Abubakar, Atikunation, was launched with fanfare on Friday, 24th of November, 2017. Atikunation is led by seasoned female politician, Hon. Fatee Muhammed.

BREAKING: Police Rescue Four Abducted Expatriates In Kaduna

The four Americans and Canadians that were abducted by on Tuesday by gunmen suspected to be kidnappers have been released. Confirming the development to journalists on Saturday, State Commissioner of Police, Mr Agyole Abeh said the two foreigners were rescued by the police at Jere area in Kagarko Local Government Area the state. The police

We want immigrants from everywhere to come to US – Trump

US President Donald Trump said Tuesday he wants immigrants to come to the United States “from everywhere,” according to participants at a White House meeting — a remark in stark contrast with his alleged denunciation of immigration from “shithole countries” last week. “We want them to come in from everywhere,” the president said when asked

Entertainment

Edwin Hawkins – Grammy-winning Oh Happy Day gospel singer dead aged 74

Grammy-winning gospel singer, Edwin Hawkins, as died aged 74. The American singer passed away at his home in California early this morning, his publicist said. He had been suffering from pancreatic cancer, his publicist said. Hawkins, a pioneer of urban gospel music, was best-known for the 1969 hit Oh Happy Day. The song has appeared in numerous

Business

House of Reps Committee of Whole passes PIGB, Unbundles NNPC 

The House of Representatives yesterday passed the Petroleum Industry Governance Bill (PIGB) containing the restructuring and reformation of the nation’s oil and gas industry. With the passage of the 134-clause bill, the stage is now set for the unbundling of the Nigeria National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) and merger of its subsidiaries into an entity. The

Innoson EFCC arrest and the GTB Loan: The facts behind the saga, By James Osaremen

Recently, the Innoson/GTBank story has gained so much media prominence, especially following the arrest of the Innonson chairman a few days ago by EFCC. Though the case is pending in court, Innoson has taken the battle to social media. There have been numerous sponsored social media campaigns against the Bank such as #BewareOfGTBank and #WhatIsWrongWithGTBank.

Oando: Two weeks after public notice, SEC yet to commence forensic audit

Two weeks after the Securities and Exchange Commission, SEC, said it would begin forensic audit of Nigerian oil firm, Oando Plc, the audit is yet to start, PREMIUM TIMES has learnt. In a statement issued on December 5, SEC notified Nigerians that the forensic audit of the company would begin the next day. But on

House of Reps Committee of Whole passes PIGB, Unbundles NNPC 

The House of Representatives yesterday passed the Petroleum Industry Governance Bill (PIGB) containing the restructuring and reformation of the nation’s oil and gas industry. With the passage of the 134-clause bill, the stage is now set for the unbundling of the Nigeria National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) and merger of its subsidiaries into an entity. The

All Macs, iOS devices affected by chip security flaws, Apple warns

United States tech giant, Apple, has warned that all Mac and iOS devices are affected by security vulnerabilities in central processing units. In recent days, cybersecurity experts have released information about design flaws in microchips produced or designed by such companies as Intel, AMD and Arm Holdings, which control almost all the chip market. According

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

NIGERIA NOW A CRUEL PLAYGROUND – Tinubu

The National leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, on Thursday lamented the ills that had befallen Nigeria, saying the country has now become a cruel playground where the average person is exploited and his interests never promoted. Speaking at the 15th Annual Daily Trust Dialogue, the former Lagos State governor,

Sports

Simidele Set To Make History For Nigeria At The Winter Olympics

Nigerian athlete, Simidele Adeagbo, is just one race away from qualifying for the PyeongChang Winter Olympics, in the sport of skeleton. If she is successful, she will make Olympic history as a member of the first Nigerian contingent to one of the world’s most prestigious competitive sporting events. The skeleton is a winter sliding sport

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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

BREAKING: Police Rescue Four Abducted Expatriates In Kaduna

The four Americans and Canadians that were abducted by on Tuesday by gunmen suspected to be kidnappers have been released. Confirming the development to journalists on Saturday, State Commissioner of Police, Mr Agyole Abeh said the two foreigners were rescued by the police at Jere area in Kagarko Local Government Area the state. The police

Five Reported Killed As Boko Haram Attacks Adamawa Village

At least five people have been reported killed when suspected Boko Haram terrorists attacked Kaya village in Madagali Local Government Area of Adamawa State. The Chairman of Madagali LGA, Mr Yusuf Muhammad, who confirmed the incident, said the attack was carried out on Friday morning. He, however, told Channels Television that security officials and local

Sultan exonerates Miyetti Allah from killings in Benue

The Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria (MACBAN) is not responsible for the wave of killings by herdsmen across the country, according to the Sultan of Sokoto and President of the Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs, Muhammadu Sa’ad Abubakar III. The leader faulted calls for the proscription of the group and condemned the killings

NIGERIA NOW A CRUEL PLAYGROUND – Tinubu

The National leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, on Thursday lamented the ills that had befallen Nigeria, saying the country has now become a cruel playground where the average person is exploited and his interests never promoted. Speaking at the 15th Annual Daily Trust Dialogue, the former Lagos State governor,

Osinbajo heads panel to end herdsmen killings

The National Economic Council (NEC) headed by Vice President Yemi Osinbajo on Thursday constituted a 10-man working committee to address killings by herdsmen in the country. This was disclosed by Kano State Governor Abdullahi Ganduje while briefing State House correspondents at the end of the NEC meeting. He was with Ebonyi State Governor, Dave Umahi.

House of Reps Committee of Whole passes PIGB, Unbundles NNPC 

The House of Representatives yesterday passed the Petroleum Industry Governance Bill (PIGB) containing the restructuring and reformation of the nation’s oil and gas industry. With the passage of the 134-clause bill, the stage is now set for the unbundling of the Nigeria National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) and merger of its subsidiaries into an entity. The

BREAKING: Gunmen Kill Two Policemen, Abduct Canadian, American In Kaduna

Gunmen suspected to be kidnappers have killed two policemen and abducted two foreigners – an American and a Canadian – in Kaduna State. Spokesman for the Kaduna State Police Command, Mr Mukhtar Aliyu, confirmed to Channels Television on Wednesday that the incident took place in Kagarko Local Government Area of the state. Mr Aliyu said

BREAKING: Six Persons Killed In Fresh Attacks In Benue LG

Six persons have been killed by suspected herdsmen in a set of renewed attacks on communities in Logo, Guma and Okpokwu Local Government Areas of Benue State. Governor Samuel Ortom confirmed the attacks on Wednesday at the Government House in Makurdi, the state capital. He made the disclosure when he received a former military administrator

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