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Emirates Set to Wow Nigerian Children

In commemoration of the annually celebrated Children’s Day in Nigeria, the world’s leading airline, Emirate Airlines is hosting Nigerian Children to a treat. These children will have fascinating time with celebrities, media and the Emirates Regional Manager West Africa. The one day event is scheduled to hold at Ikeja City Mall on Saturday May 26th

Ghana denies reports of Ebola outbreak

The Ghana Health Service (GHS) on Monday refuted reports of an outbreak of the Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) in the country. The denial followed social media reports that claimed an Ebola outbreak in Ghana and that the health authority was trying to suppress the information. “We want to state emphatically that the report is false

Emirates Set to Wow Nigerian Children

In commemoration of the annually celebrated Children’s Day in Nigeria, the world’s leading airline, Emirate Airlines is hosting Nigerian Children to a treat. These children will have fascinating time with celebrities, media and the Emirates Regional Manager West Africa. The one day event is scheduled to hold at Ikeja City Mall on Saturday May 26th

Ghana denies reports of Ebola outbreak

The Ghana Health Service (GHS) on Monday refuted reports of an outbreak of the Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) in the country. The denial followed social media reports that claimed an Ebola outbreak in Ghana and that the health authority was trying to suppress the information. “We want to state emphatically that the report is false

Shagari, Four Others Docked Over Alleged N500m Fraud

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on Tuesday arraigned a former Minister of Water Resources Mukhtar Shehu Shagari alongside four others over alleged conspiracy and money laundering to the tune of N500million. The former Minister was arraigned before Justice Idrissa Kolo of the Federal High Court Sokoto alongside Senator Abdullahi Mohammed Wali,  Ibrahim Gidado,  Nasiru

Activist Groups Launch Campaign To Break Up Facebook

A coalition of activist groups on Monday announced a campaign to break up Facebook, arguing that the huge social network “has too much power over our lives and democracy.”   The groups created a website, and a Facebook page, to garner support for a petition to the US Federal Trade Commission to require the social

Entertainment

Nollywood Mourns As Aisha Ibrahim aka ‘Omoge Campus’ passes on

The Yoruba sector of the Nigerian movie industry has once again been thrown into grief following the demise of one of its major players, Aisha Ibrahim, popularly known as Omoge Campus. According to information, the thespian passed away in Canada, on Tuesday, May 15. The demise of the mother of two was announced by her

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

Activist Groups Launch Campaign To Break Up Facebook

A coalition of activist groups on Monday announced a campaign to break up Facebook, arguing that the huge social network “has too much power over our lives and democracy.”   The groups created a website, and a Facebook page, to garner support for a petition to the US Federal Trade Commission to require the social

CBN: how currency deal with China‘ll boost Nigeria’s economy

SOME OF THE GAINS OF THE DEAL Bigger export market to ChinaNaira to appreciate against U.S. dollarDirect access to foreign exchangeMore Chinese investments in NigeriaMore jobs as more factories are set up The Nigeria-China currency swap deal will not  stifle local companies and make the country a dumping ground for Chinese goods, the Central Bank

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

President Buhari Set to Probe Obasanjo over $16 billion Failed Power Project

President Muhammadu Buhari has hinted in probing former president, He said Obasanjo has questions to answer over the $16 billion power project. Buhari said this on Tuesday when he hosted the Buhari Support Organisation led by Hameed Ali, comptroller-general of the Nigeria Customs Service. Although he did not mention the name of ex-President Olusegun Obasanjo,

Shagari, Four Others Docked Over Alleged N500m Fraud

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on Tuesday arraigned a former Minister of Water Resources Mukhtar Shehu Shagari alongside four others over alleged conspiracy and money laundering to the tune of N500million. The former Minister was arraigned before Justice Idrissa Kolo of the Federal High Court Sokoto alongside Senator Abdullahi Mohammed Wali,  Ibrahim Gidado,  Nasiru

Activist Groups Launch Campaign To Break Up Facebook

A coalition of activist groups on Monday announced a campaign to break up Facebook, arguing that the huge social network “has too much power over our lives and democracy.”   The groups created a website, and a Facebook page, to garner support for a petition to the US Federal Trade Commission to require the social

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

BREAKING: You are ignorant – Obasanjo fires back at Buhari

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has responded to the suggestion by President Muhammadu Buhari that the administration he (Obasanjo) led between 1999 and 2007 wasted $16billion on power projects without anything to show for it. Mr. Buhari had while receiving a delegation of Buhari Support Organisation (BSO) at the Presidential Villa Tuesday criticised previous Nigerian administrations for

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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WASSCE For Private Candidates 2018: WAEC Begins Registration For Second Series From May 14 to July 6

The West African Examinations Council (WAEC) has officially announced registration for the West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE) for Private Candidates (GCE), 2018-Second Series. This information was released to the public  by the council’s Head of National Office, Mr Olu Adenipekun specifically to all prospective candidates. The message noted that the sale will begin on

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

Emirates Set to Wow Nigerian Children

In commemoration of the annually celebrated Children’s Day in Nigeria, the world’s leading airline, Emirate Airlines is hosting Nigerian Children to a treat. These children will have fascinating time with celebrities, media and the Emirates Regional Manager West Africa. The one day event is scheduled to hold at Ikeja City Mall on Saturday May 26th

BREAKING: You are ignorant – Obasanjo fires back at Buhari

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has responded to the suggestion by President Muhammadu Buhari that the administration he (Obasanjo) led between 1999 and 2007 wasted $16billion on power projects without anything to show for it. Mr. Buhari had while receiving a delegation of Buhari Support Organisation (BSO) at the Presidential Villa Tuesday criticised previous Nigerian administrations for

Activist Groups Launch Campaign To Break Up Facebook

A coalition of activist groups on Monday announced a campaign to break up Facebook, arguing that the huge social network “has too much power over our lives and democracy.”   The groups created a website, and a Facebook page, to garner support for a petition to the US Federal Trade Commission to require the social

Economic saboteurs had no love for Nigeria – Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday said those who mismanaged Nigeria’s economy in the past, through fraudulent electricity projects and misuse of revenue earnings from oil, had no love for the country.   The president stated this when he received members of the Buhari Support Organisations (BSO) led by the Comptroller-General of Customs, Col. Hameed Ali,

2019: As PMB, Amaechi prospect for encore

By Sufuyan Ojeifo The Yoruba proverb-omo ina li a nran si ina-transliterated as – it is the child of fire that we send to fire – quite explicates the philosophy behind the 2014 appointment of Rotimi Amaechi, who was then Rivers state governor, as director general of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Presidential Campaign Organisation.  His

President Buhari Set to Probe Obasanjo over $16 billion Failed Power Project

President Muhammadu Buhari has hinted in probing former president, He said Obasanjo has questions to answer over the $16 billion power project. Buhari said this on Tuesday when he hosted the Buhari Support Organisation led by Hameed Ali, comptroller-general of the Nigeria Customs Service. Although he did not mention the name of ex-President Olusegun Obasanjo,

Ondo Assembly impeach deputy speaker

The Deputy Speaker, Ondo state House of Assembly, Ogundeji Iroju has been impeached by the legislators. Iroju, who represents Odigbo Constituency was impeached by his colleagues at the plenary session on Tuesday. The impeachment notice was moved by Fatai Olootu from Akoko North East Constituency and seconded by Malachi Coker representing Ilaje Constituency 2 Olootu

Shagari, Four Others Docked Over Alleged N500m Fraud

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on Tuesday arraigned a former Minister of Water Resources Mukhtar Shehu Shagari alongside four others over alleged conspiracy and money laundering to the tune of N500million. The former Minister was arraigned before Justice Idrissa Kolo of the Federal High Court Sokoto alongside Senator Abdullahi Mohammed Wali,  Ibrahim Gidado,  Nasiru

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