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Nigerian shot dead in South Africa

The Nigeria Union in South Africa has confirmed the killing of its member, Chinedu Eze, allegedly by a Somalian in the Western Cape Province of that country. The Chairman of the union in the province, Mike Ibitoye, told the News Agency of Nigeria on telephone from Cape Town, South Africa, that Mr. Eze, 35, was

GCE Registration Starts On Friday, April 28– WAEC

The West African Examinations Council, WAEC, has announced that it will commence registration for the General Certificate Examination (GCE) 2017 for private candidates on Friday. The examination body disclosed this on its official tweeter handle, @waecnigeria. A screen shot of the registration information was also shared in the tweet. It read: “This is to inform

Lai Mohammed: Buhari to now work from home

Lai Mohammed, minister of information, says ‎President Muhammadu Buhari will now work from his residence at the presidential villa. He was speaking to state house correspondents at the end of the meeting of the federal executive council (FEC) chaired by Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo in Buhari’s absence. He said Buhari needed some rest and has asked that all the

Petroleum Downstream Chair, Akinlaja Leads Colleagues to Kaduna Refinery on Oversight Visit

  House of Representatives Committee on Petroleum Resources Downstream embarked on an oversight visit to Kaduna Refining and Petrochemical Company, KRPC, through a delegation led by the Committee Chairman, Honourable (Comrade) Joseph Akinlaja on Tuesday (21/02/17).   The oversight function came at a time when the Kaduna Refining and Petrochemical Company resumes crude oil pumping

Nigerian shot dead in South Africa

The Nigeria Union in South Africa has confirmed the killing of its member, Chinedu Eze, allegedly by a Somalian in the Western Cape Province of that country. The Chairman of the union in the province, Mike Ibitoye, told the News Agency of Nigeria on telephone from Cape Town, South Africa, that Mr. Eze, 35, was

‘2015 election, outcome of Nigerians will’, United States replies Jonathan

United States of America has distanced itself from the claim that the election which brought President Muhammadu Buhari to power in 2015 was influenced at the expense of the former President Goodluck Jonathan, just as it affirmed that the outcome was an expression of the will of Nigerians. The US government said this in response

Entertainment

New Telemundo series, Iron Rose premieres this May

A brand new telenovelaIron Rose is premiering on Telemundo (DStv Channel 118 and GOtv channel 14) on 1 May 2017 at5pm,and it’s like nothing you’ve ever seen before.It’s a thrilling tale of revenge, betrayal and ambition centred onAltagracia Sandoval, played by AracelyArámbula. Don’t let her looks deceive you. Sometimes the most beautiful things can also be the deadliest.

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

New Telemundo series, Iron Rose premieres this May

A brand new telenovelaIron Rose is premiering on Telemundo (DStv Channel 118 and GOtv channel 14) on 1 May 2017 at5pm,and it’s like nothing you’ve ever seen before.It’s a thrilling tale of revenge, betrayal and ambition centred onAltagracia Sandoval, played by AracelyArámbula. Don’t let her looks deceive you. Sometimes the most beautiful things can also be the deadliest.

JAMB adopts e-PIN vending to prevent fraud – official

The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) says it introduced the new e-PIN vending registration for candidates to prevent fraud in its examination. JAMB Acting Zonal Coordinator in Nasarawa State, Moses Akobu, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Wednesday in Lafia that new e-PIN was not introduced to create hardship for candidates. He

Business

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

NUPENG official commends govt’s plan to build second refinery in Northern Nigeria

The Nigeria Union of Petroleum and Natural Gas Workers, NUPENG, on Wednesday commended the Federal Government on the proposed second refinery in the Northern part of the country. Benjamin Rotimi, the Vice-Chairman, South-West Chapter of the union, told the News Agency of Nigeria in Lagos that the initiative would reduce hardship associated with transporting petroleum

Buhari seeks Senate’s approval of $6.93b borrowing plan

President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday requested the Senate to urgently consider and approve Federal Government’s 2016-2018 External Borrowing Rolling Plan of $6.93 billion. The rolling plan, according to Buhari, is to enable the government commence the reconstruction and rehabilitation of the North-East, provide for the poor and tackle rail projects across the country. The President

NUPENG official commends govt’s plan to build second refinery in Northern Nigeria

The Nigeria Union of Petroleum and Natural Gas Workers, NUPENG, on Wednesday commended the Federal Government on the proposed second refinery in the Northern part of the country. Benjamin Rotimi, the Vice-Chairman, South-West Chapter of the union, told the News Agency of Nigeria in Lagos that the initiative would reduce hardship associated with transporting petroleum

Editorial

Good Parentage Still Wins: The Najeeb Tambuwal Example

By Hon Bimbo Daramola   The moral decadence in our society has been traced to several factors among which is the abdication of “home training” by parents.   From pressures of economic survival to eke out survival or socio-political demands, a lot of parents have COMPROMISED the qualitative attention that raising kids demand more than

Politics

What we recovered from Senator Goje’s home — Nigeria Police

The Nigerian Police have debunked claims by the Chairman of the Senate committee on appropriations, Danjuma Goje, that files containing work on Nigeria’s 2017 budget proposals were carted away during a raid on his Abuja residence last week. Mr. Goje, a former governor of Gombe State, had told the Senate on Wednesday that police officers

Sports

Elegbeleye 3-man Committee: Sunshine to unveil Eguavoen as coach

Plans have been concluded by the Otunba Gbenga Elegbeleye led three-man Committee set up by Governor Rotimi Akeredolu of Ondo State to re-organized and reposition sports in the state to unveil former Super Eagles Chief Coach Austin Eguavoen as the new Technical Adviser of Sunshine Stars Football Club in Akure on Tuesday.   SportingLife gathered

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The Crimes of Buhari- Wole Soyinka

The Nigerian Nation Against General Buhari By Prof. Wole  SoyinkaThis intervention has been provoked, not so much by the ambitions of General Buhari to return to power at the head of a democratic Nigeria, as by declarations of support from directions that leave one totally dumbfounded. It would appear that some, myself among them, had

Naira selling at 194 to dollar Heightens Economic Crunch

The continuous fall in the price of crude oil in the international market and the recent devaluation of the nation’s currency, the naira, are putting serious pressure on the economy, with the currency experiencing a free fall. The naira exchanged for between 192 and 194 to the United States dollar at the parallel or street

Education: Nigeria Among Best in Africa –Prof. Okebukola

The Pro-Chancellor and Chairman, Governing Council, Crawford University, Igbesa, Ogun State, Prof. Peter Okebukola, has described Nigerian education system as being among the best in Africa. This is contrary to the belief in some quarters that the country’s education system is one of the worst in the world. Speaking at the 6th convocation ceremony of

N’Korea behind Sony hacking -FBI

North Korea was responsible for a “destructive” cyber attack on Sony Pictures, the US Federal Bureau of Investigation has said, warning it will hunt down the perpetrators and make them pay. “Such acts of intimidation fall outside the bounds of acceptable state behaviour,” the FBI said in a statement on Friday, adding it would “identify,

Niger, Benin, Mali, Cameroun more prosperous than Nigeria – Global Report

Despite its latest status as Africa’s biggest economy, and its government’s claim of improved standard of living, Nigeria was not only one of the world’s least prosperous countries in 2014, but also one of Africa’s poorest beaten by smaller nations like Niger, Benin, Mali and Cameroun, an annual global prosperity survey released this week has

Bank of Industry Supports Local Drug Production

In contributing its quota towards ensuring that Nigerian drug makers do not just make drugs considered safe enough for Nigeria, but produce medication that will put Nigeria in a respectable position on the world map, the Bank of Industry, (BOI) Nigeria’s oldest and most successful development finance institution, is injecting life into the nation’s ailing

Malaria Death Rates Drop Amid Fear of Drug Resistance

The latest report on malaria by the World Health Organisation has indicated a 47 per cent drop in death rates between 2000 and 2014 worldwide but there are indications of drug resistance to the mosquito-borne disease in Southeast Asia that is now causing fear in Africa. According to Reuters, drug resistance malaria fever has been

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