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Lagos Restricts Movement For 2 Days On Ikorodu Road To Fix Fadeyi Pedestrian Bridge

The Lagos state government has announced a partial restriction of movement on Ikorodu road on Saturday and Sunday. This is to enable the government replace the dilapidated steel pedestrian bridge at Fadeyi bus stop along the road, according to a statement issued on Thursday. The statement, issued by Olujimi Hotonu, permanent secretary in the ministry

South African policemen ‘kill yet another Nigerian’

Policemen in South Africa have allegedly tortured Clement Ofoma, a Nigerian based in the country, to death. The Nigerian community in South Africa confirmed the killing on Wednesday, saying it occurred at Springs town, near Johannesburg. Ofoma, 35, a native of Obosi, Idemili North local government area of Anambra, was a businessman based in the town.

JABU partners ACAON-CARSN to eradicate corruption

The Centre for Anti-Corruption Research and Studies Nigeria under the auspices of Anti-Corruption Awareness Organisation of Nigeria, Ondo state chapter has partnered with Joseph Ayo Babalola University (JABU) as part of efforts to fight corruption in Nigeria. Speaking at the community development service held at the Oba Olashore auditorium, SPN Dr. Caxton Bode Olawoye emphasized

Overdose on paracetamol causes liver failure – Expert

Dr Arikawe Adeolu, a medical practitioner at the Federal Medical Centre, Jabi, Abuja, has warned that an overdose of paracetamol drug could cause liver failure within 24 hours. Adeolu gave the warning in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria in Abuja on Monday. He said that medications generally had side effects and that some drugs,

IPOB headquarters is in France – FG

The Federal Government Wednesday said that it was discovered that the headquarters of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, is France with some foreign countries funding the group. The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed who disclosed this to State House correspondents at the Council Chamber, Presidential Villa, Abuja, said President Muhammadu Buhari

Buhari Appreciates Jordan For Supporting Nigeria’s War Against Terrorism

President Muhammadu Buhari has thanked the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan for its support to Nigeria’s campaign against terrorism and insurgency with the donation of military hardware and pledge to further supply helicopters.   The President gave the appreciation during a bilateral meeting with King Abdullah II on Tuesday, shortly after his address to the 72nd

Entertainment

Stephanie Linus Revealed As Brand Ambassador for MINISO Nigeria

Japanese Retail Giant, MINISO Nigeria has revealed Stephanie Linus as its brand ambassador. Listed as the Number One fastest growing retail brand since her establishment in Japan in the year 2013, MINISO would be launching its new branches in Nigeria in a few weeks. This is adding to its over 2,250 stores in more than

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

Censors board raids Alaba, seizes pirated films

The National Film and Video Censors Board has seized many copies of Nigerian movies and duplicating machines from pirates in Alaba market. The items seized last week were displayed on Monday at a news conference in Lagos. The NFVCB worked in collaboration with the Movie Producers Association during the operation. The raid follows an amendment

Business

Nigerian govt turns to Sokoto Basin for oil search

Few months after the terrorist group in the north eastern part of the country, Boko Haram, ambushed and killed some lecturers from the University of Maiduguri who were part of a Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC, oil exploration team in the Lake Chad basin, the corporation said it has commissioned another team to handle a

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

Nigerian govt turns to Sokoto Basin for oil search

Few months after the terrorist group in the north eastern part of the country, Boko Haram, ambushed and killed some lecturers from the University of Maiduguri who were part of a Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC, oil exploration team in the Lake Chad basin, the corporation said it has commissioned another team to handle a

Fed Govt loses trillions as stamp duty fee is unremitted

Stamp Duty charges on bank transactions may have yielded trillions of naira, but the revenue is unremitted to the Federation Account, The Nationhas learnt. The fate of the revenue, which is believed to have risen to over N7trillion as at 2015, has pitched the Nigerian Interbank Settlement System (NIBSS) against the School of Banking Honours (SBH),

Nokia manufacturer approves Nigerian firm to distribute phones

TD Mobile has signed a major partnership agreement with HMD Global for the distribution of Nokia devices in Nigeria. A subsidiary of Technology Distributions Limited, TD Mobile, said that the agreement included the reborn version of the Nokia 3310 mobile phone, which was unveiled to the world at the Mobile World Summit 2017 in Barcelona,

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

Buhari Appreciates Jordan For Supporting Nigeria’s War Against Terrorism

President Muhammadu Buhari has thanked the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan for its support to Nigeria’s campaign against terrorism and insurgency with the donation of military hardware and pledge to further supply helicopters.   The President gave the appreciation during a bilateral meeting with King Abdullah II on Tuesday, shortly after his address to the 72nd

Sports

NPFL: Elegbeleye Professional Prowess Rescues Sunshine Stars From Relegation

The Chairman Interim Management Committee of the Ondo State Football Agency (ODSFA) Otunba Gbenga Elegbeleye has made do his promise to rescue Sunshine Football Club from relegation in the 2016/2017 Nigeria Professional Football League. Despite the fact that ODSFA inherited a bad structure, Elegbeleye remained a motivating factor for all stakeholders in the football club

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Mimiko, Balarabe Backs Restructuring, Devolution Of Power To States

A former governor of Ondo State, Dr. Olusegun Mimiko, has supported the restructuring of the country as an end to various agitations for secession and hate speeches by different groups across the country. He says the time is ripe for all the ethnic nationalities to come together and discuss on how the country should be

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

Lagos Restricts Movement For 2 Days On Ikorodu Road To Fix Fadeyi Pedestrian Bridge

The Lagos state government has announced a partial restriction of movement on Ikorodu road on Saturday and Sunday. This is to enable the government replace the dilapidated steel pedestrian bridge at Fadeyi bus stop along the road, according to a statement issued on Thursday. The statement, issued by Olujimi Hotonu, permanent secretary in the ministry

United Labour Congress: Why We Suspended Strike

The United Labour Congress has said it called on its members to return to their work places due to appeal from the government and the State Security Service on the critical nature of the sectors involved in the strike. Speaking with journalists after a meeting with the Minister of Labour and Employment, the National president

IPOB headquarters is in France – FG

The Federal Government Wednesday said that it was discovered that the headquarters of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, is France with some foreign countries funding the group. The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed who disclosed this to State House correspondents at the Council Chamber, Presidential Villa, Abuja, said President Muhammadu Buhari

Nigerian govt turns to Sokoto Basin for oil search

Few months after the terrorist group in the north eastern part of the country, Boko Haram, ambushed and killed some lecturers from the University of Maiduguri who were part of a Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC, oil exploration team in the Lake Chad basin, the corporation said it has commissioned another team to handle a

Customs seek closure of Cotonou border

The Comptroller General, Nigeria Customs Service, Col. Hameed Ali (Retd.) has canvassed the need for total closure of Nigeria’s number one border outpost with Benin Republic, Cotonou border.   Ali who made the suggestion during the 2017 Annual General Meeting of the Manufacturers Association of Nigeria in Lagos recalled that the closure of the border

Buhari Appreciates Jordan For Supporting Nigeria’s War Against Terrorism

President Muhammadu Buhari has thanked the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan for its support to Nigeria’s campaign against terrorism and insurgency with the donation of military hardware and pledge to further supply helicopters.   The President gave the appreciation during a bilateral meeting with King Abdullah II on Tuesday, shortly after his address to the 72nd

Suspected fake Canadian visa racketeer arrested

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has arrested a suspected fraudstar, who specialised in issuing fake Canadian visa to his victims. Mr Ago Oyewole, EFCC Zonal spokesman in Ibadan, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Wednesday that the visa-racketeering suspect (names withheld), had defrauded his victims of more than N3 million. He

Soyinka cautions army on Operation Python Dance

The Nobel laureate, Prof Wole Soyinka, on Wednesday urged the Nigerian Army to be cautious in its activities following the declaration of Operations Python Dance and Crocodile Smile in some parts of the country. Soyinka made the call during his address at a press conference marking the 50th anniversary of the death of a poet, Christopher

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