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Why Anti – Open Grazing Law Is Meaningless – Al Makura

The Nasarawa State governor, Umaru Al – Makura has said that the anti-open grazing law is meaningless and therefore will not be passed or enforced in the state. The governor while speaking to some guests at the government house in Lafia, the Nasarawa state capital said the law is meaningless because provision has to be made

Mugabe to go on exile

A new government is to be formed within 48 hours, a twitter handle claiming to be speaking on behalf of the provisional government of Zimbabwe said. Mugabe will then proceed on exile to South Africa. Fresh elections will be held in the spring of 2018 once order and peace have been established. The likely presidential

NMA raises alarm as 900 doctors resign from UCH, Lagos hospitals

The Nigerian Medical Association, Lagos State Chapter on Thursday said the exodus of doctors from Nigeria had reached an alarming proportion and called for improved health sector funding to discourage it. The Chairman, Dr Olumuyiwa Odusote, said in Lagos that more than 40,000 of the 75,000 registered Nigerian doctors, were practising abroad while 70 per

Why Anti – Open Grazing Law Is Meaningless – Al Makura

The Nasarawa State governor, Umaru Al – Makura has said that the anti-open grazing law is meaningless and therefore will not be passed or enforced in the state. The governor while speaking to some guests at the government house in Lafia, the Nasarawa state capital said the law is meaningless because provision has to be made

Buhari commiserates with Iran, Iraq over earthquake

President Muhammadu Buhari has commiserated with President Hassan Rouhani and the people of Iran over the devastating earthquake which struck the western province of Kermanshah recently, causing the death of hundreds and injury to thousands. The president, who described the natural disaster and its fallout as “very unfortunate, sad and massive,” said the “thoughts and

Entertainment

Baba Sala down with a stroke, cries for help

Veteran comedian, Moses Olaiya, popularly known as Baba Sala, has solicited the financial support of well-meaning Nigerians for him to be able to take care of his health. The comedian, who sank into the background after enjoying patronage and limelight for decades, is said to be suffering from a stroke. At a briefing held on

‘Dele Issues’: Ajibola Says Obasanjo Is A Funny, Fantastic Actor

Nigerian actor Samuel Ajibola has described former President Olusegun Obasanjo as a funny and fantastic actor. This comes a few weeks after the former president featured in one of the episodes of ‘Dele Issues’, a comedy series by the actor. Ajibola, who was a guest on Channels Television’s Entertainment News, said getting in the series was what former President Obasanjo wanted. “He (Obasanjo)

Business

Breaking: EFCC arrests former Senate President Pius Anyim

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has arrested the former Secretary to the Government of the Federation, SGF, Chief Pius Anyim.   Ayim was arrested by the EFCC for his alleged involvement in the Centenary City fraud in Abuja.   Reports have it that for Senate President, Anyim has been detained and presently undergoing

Court Reverses Decision To Freeze Accounts Without BVN

A Federal High Court judge in Abuja who granted an order for bank accounts not linked to Bank Verification Numbers (BVNs) to be frozen has reversed his decision. Justice Nnamdi Dimgba explained that he later learned that his October 17 order created an “awkward and unfortunate result.” The reversal means that those who have not

SEC to begin capital market curriculum in schools

The Securities and Exchange Commission said it would begin capital market curriculum in primary and secondary schools in September 2018. The Director-General of SEC, Mr Mounir Gwarzo, disclosed this at the World Savings Day celebration on Tuesday in Abuja. The theme of the event is “Promoting Awareness on the Importance of Saving”. The event was

Allow consumers to buy meters, FG tells NERC

The Federal Government has directed the Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission to reinstate the regulation that allows power consumers to purchase meters from approved vendors. NERC had in September last year directed the 11 electricity distribution companies operating in the country to formally wind down the alternative meter financing scheme on or before November 1, 2016.

Breaking: EFCC arrests former Senate President Pius Anyim

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has arrested the former Secretary to the Government of the Federation, SGF, Chief Pius Anyim.   Ayim was arrested by the EFCC for his alleged involvement in the Centenary City fraud in Abuja.   Reports have it that for Senate President, Anyim has been detained and presently undergoing

UNILAG becomes first Nigerian university to obtain TV licence

The University of Lagos (UNILAG), Akoka, has become the first university in Nigeria to be granted a licence to operate a television station. This was disclosed by Prof. Ralph Akinfeleye, Chairman of UNILAG Radio and TV, through a statement issued yesterday. According to him, “the National Broadcasting Commission (NBC) granted the TV licence to the

Editorial

KOLA ADESHINA: 53 Hearty Cheers to An Energy Mogul

By Emmanuel Ajibulu  Chairman of Nigeria’s largest Power Generation firm, Egbin Power Plc, Mr. Kola Adeshina, was on Saturday August 12, 2017 a year older, it was a moment that graciously surprised him in many aspects. Born on August 12, 1964, Kola Adeshina’s disposition on his 53rd birthday anniversary testified clearly to a year of

Politics

Why Anti – Open Grazing Law Is Meaningless – Al Makura

The Nasarawa State governor, Umaru Al – Makura has said that the anti-open grazing law is meaningless and therefore will not be passed or enforced in the state. The governor while speaking to some guests at the government house in Lafia, the Nasarawa state capital said the law is meaningless because provision has to be made

Sports

Renowned wrestler, Power Uti, on trial for allegedly beating wife to death

For allegedly killing his wife, renowned wrestler, John Eke Uti a.k.a. Power Uti, was on Tuesday docked before an Ebute Meta Magistrates’ Court. Uti, 55, was accused of killing his wife, Toyin, in their residence. Sgt Jimah Iseghede, the prosecutor, told the court that the accused committed the offences on October 10 about 10.25 p.m

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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

Why Anti – Open Grazing Law Is Meaningless – Al Makura

The Nasarawa State governor, Umaru Al – Makura has said that the anti-open grazing law is meaningless and therefore will not be passed or enforced in the state. The governor while speaking to some guests at the government house in Lafia, the Nasarawa state capital said the law is meaningless because provision has to be made

Buhari commiserates with Iran, Iraq over earthquake

President Muhammadu Buhari has commiserated with President Hassan Rouhani and the people of Iran over the devastating earthquake which struck the western province of Kermanshah recently, causing the death of hundreds and injury to thousands. The president, who described the natural disaster and its fallout as “very unfortunate, sad and massive,” said the “thoughts and

Mugabe to go on exile

A new government is to be formed within 48 hours, a twitter handle claiming to be speaking on behalf of the provisional government of Zimbabwe said. Mugabe will then proceed on exile to South Africa. Fresh elections will be held in the spring of 2018 once order and peace have been established. The likely presidential

Anti-Corruption: Jail corrupt people in your govt first, Fayose tells Buhari

Ekiti State Governor, Mr Ayodele Fayose has told President Muhammadu Buhari to stop being hypocritical about his fight against corruption and rid his government of corrupt elements first, saying; “Someone needs to tell the President that Nigerians no longer believe in his anti-corruption fight because he harbours the most corrupt Nigerians in his government.” President

Breaking: EFCC arrests former Senate President Pius Anyim

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has arrested the former Secretary to the Government of the Federation, SGF, Chief Pius Anyim.   Ayim was arrested by the EFCC for his alleged involvement in the Centenary City fraud in Abuja.   Reports have it that for Senate President, Anyim has been detained and presently undergoing

Ogun State Commissioner for Commerce and Industry, Bimbo Ashiru resigns

Otunba Bimbo Ashiru, the Commissioner for Commerce and industry in Ogun state has resigned.   Ashiru was appointed as Commissioner by Governor Amosun in 2011. He was one of the longest commissioners in Ogun State government cabinet.   According to reports, Ashiru was adopted as the consensus governorship candidate of Ijebu and Remo ahead of

Bizarre: Missing journalist found dead in Anambra

A Cameraman with the Anambra Broadcasting Service, Mr Ikechukwu Onubogu, has been found dead four days after he was declared missing by members of his family.   Although the cause of his death remained sketchy, the News Agency of Nigeria gathered that the late Onubogu, who was at home with his wife, was said to

Tinubu Seeks Robust Industrial Capacity For Nigeria

The national leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Asiwaju Bola-Ahmed Tinubu says the Buhari administration has recorded remarkable progress since it came on board. The APC chieftain made the comments while speaking at the administration’s presentation of its mid-term scorecard put together by the president’s media team in Abuja. He, however, pointed the way

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