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Otunba Gani Adams now Aare Ona Kankanfo of Yoruba, Alaafin of Oyo declares

The Alaafin of Oyo, His Imperial Majesty, Oba Lamidi Olayiwola Adeyemi III on Sunday declared the National Coordinator of the Oodua Peoples Congress (OPC), Chief Gani Adams as the 15th Aare Ona Kakanfo (Generalissimo) of Yorubaland. he position was held last by the late MKO Abiola, who died in the detention camp of the late

No issuing of visas on arrival for Africans, Says Nigerian Govt

The federal government yesterday denied it has decided to start issuing visas on arrival for all Africans. The deputy chairman of the African Union, Kwesi Quartey, was reported to have broken the news in Addis Ababa in a Facebook post. He praised the action as a “laudable move towards Africa’s integration agenda.” The AU’s political

Nigeria Govt To Ban Open Drugs Markets From 2019

Open drug markets will be outlawed in Nigeria and shut down by the end of next year, the federal government has said. The Minister of Health, Isaac Adewole, made this known on Monday in Lagos at a workshop organised by the National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) in collaboration with the

Kachikwu, Baru eventually meet on Tuesday purportedly close ranks

The Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Mr. Ibe Kachikwu and the Group Managing Director of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC, Mr. Maikanti Baru, Tuesday, put aside their differences and discussed opportunities in the Nigerian petroleum industry and ways to grow the sector. Baru and Kachikwu The duo met at the ongoing Nigerian Economic

No issuing of visas on arrival for Africans, Says Nigerian Govt

The federal government yesterday denied it has decided to start issuing visas on arrival for all Africans. The deputy chairman of the African Union, Kwesi Quartey, was reported to have broken the news in Addis Ababa in a Facebook post. He praised the action as a “laudable move towards Africa’s integration agenda.” The AU’s political

Saraki leads National Assembly delegation to 137th IPU meeting in Russia

His Excellency, the Senate President, Dr Abubakar Bukola Saraki has led a National Assembly delegation to partake in the 137th Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) Assembly taking place in St. Petersburg, Russia, with the theme: “Promoting Cultural Pluralism and Peace through Inter-faith and Inter-ethnic Dialogue.” Saraki who is a member of the Governing Board of the IPU,

Entertainment

Lagos CP Questions Davido, Others Over Tagbo’s Death

The Acting Commissioner of Police for Lagos State, Edgar Imohimi has said on Thursday that the command has commenced investigation to unravel the circumstances surrounding the death of Tagbo, a friend of popular hip hop musician, David Adeleke, popularly known as Davido.   Imohimi, in a chat with The Punch correspondent mentioned that no foul

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

CBN to blacklist exporters withholding forex proceeds

The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) is threatening to sanction exporters who fail to repatriate foreign exchange (forex) proceeds from their businesses into the economy.   CBN Director (Banking Supervision) Abdullahi Ahmad, who issued the warning yesterday during the Bankers’ Committee meeting in Lagos, spoke of a provision in the CBN Foreign Exchange Manual that

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

NNPC GMD Breaks Silence On Kachikwu’s Letter

The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) has broken its silence on the recent letter written by the Minister of State for Petroleum Dr Ibe Kachikwu to President Muhammadu Buhari.   The NNPC in a letter titled ‘Re: Allegations of Lack of Adherence to Due Process in NNPC Contract Awards’ and signed by the General Manager

Nigerian govt. to review power sector privatisation

The Nigerian government on Thursday gave an indication that it would soon review the privatisation of power plants in the country to enable government restructure their ownership and capacity to deliver value to the people. President Muhammadu Buhari said at the closing of the 23rd Nigerian Economic Summit, NES in Abuja that the review would

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

National Patriotism & Visionary Leadership: A Focus on Hon Joseph Iranola Akinlaja

By Emmanuel Ajibulu There are several historical leaders who, when given a position of authority, were able to accomplish what many view as great strides. Nelson Mandela, Abraham Lincoln, Martin Luther King Jr., Queen Elizabeth I, Herbert Macaulay, Al-Haji Aminu Kano, Al-Haji Sir Abubakar Tafawa Balewa, Professor Eyo Ita, Al-Haji Sir Ahmadu Bello, Alvan Ikoku,

Sports

BREAKING: Nigeria Beat Zambia To Qualify For 2018 FIFA World Cup

Arsenal forward Alex Iwobi sent Nigeria to the 2018 World Cup finals with the winning goal in a 1-0 qualifying victory over Zambia on Saturday. The Super Eagles became the first African team to advance to Russia after taking an unassailable lead atop Group B. It will be their sixth World Cup finals appearance. The

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Oba of Benin Indisposed, Traditional Council Suspends Public Engagements

Oba of BeninThe Benin Traditional Council has announced that the Oba of Benin is indisposed and would not be available for public engagements until further notice. This is contained in a statement by the Secretary of the Benin Traditional Council, Frank Irabor. The statement read, “It is hereby announced for the information of the general

Boko Haram Has Legitimate Grievances, Obasanjo Says

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has said that Boko Haram insurgents have legitimate grievances, a report in The Cable on Monday said. Criticising the response of the current administration to the Boko Haram insurgency in some parts of the North, Obasanjo highlighted low level of education as a contributory factor. The ex-President spoke on Monday during

Jonathan to Reshuffle Cabinet, May Relief Petroleum Minister, Others

A report on Monday indicated that President Goodluck Jonathan may reshuffle his cabinet any time soon, a development that may consume some powerful Ministers. According to Blueprint, Jonathan is likely to use the occasion of the swearing-in of new ministers recently cleared by the Senate, on his return to Abuja, to drop the bombshell. Among

Nigerian Troops Clear Yobe of Boko Haram Terrorists – DHQ

The Nigeria military on Monday said government troops have cleared Yobe State of Boko Haram terrorists. In a tweet Monday, the defence headquarters said Yobe, one of the three states under state of emergency due to insurgency attack in the region, was completely cleared of insurgents on Monday morning. “FLASH: Troops have this morning completed

Court Nullifies Movement Restriction During Lagos Monthly Sanitation

A Federal High Court in Lagos has declared as unlawful the restriction of citizens’ movement during the monthly Lagos enviromental sanitation exercise. Justice Mohammed Idris, in a judgment delivered on Monday, held that such restriction of movement, in the name of sanitation, amounted to a violation of the citizens’ right to personal liberty and freedom

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