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NNPC completes refund of N450 billion to Nigerian govt, states, LGs – Adeosun

The Nigeria National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC, has completed the refund of N450 billion to the federation account, to be shared among the federal, states and local governments. The Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Finance, Mahmoud Isa-Dutse, made the statement on Thursday in Abuja at the monthly meeting of Federal Accounts Allocation Committee (FAAC). Mr. Isa-Dutse, who

South African community withdraws quit order against Nigerians

The Nigeria Union in South Africa said on Thursday that one of the communities that gave Nigerians quit order had rescinded it. The president of the union, Ikechukwu Anyene, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on telephone from Pretoria that a meeting was held by the union and the community as well as the

Ex-Minister, Prof. Babalola Borishade for Burial on July 8

Former Minister of Education, Prof. Babalola Borishade, will be interred on July 8, 2017, according to a statement issued by his first son, Dr. Lamide Borishade. His remains shall be buried in his home town, Usi Ekiti in Ekiti State after a funeral and outing service at the Saint Andrews Cathedral Anglican Communion, Ekiti Oke

Lassa Fever: Ondo Govt Asks Residents To Keep Environment Clean

The Ondo State Government has advised residents of the state to avoid contact with all forms of rats and ensure their environment is kept clean always in order to avoid Lassa fever infection.   The Permanent Secretary in the State Ministry of Health, Dr. Taye Oni, stated this while briefing reporters on the outbreak of

Kidnap kingpin: Nigerians condemn the ‘Free Evans’ campaign

Nigerians have continued to react to a spooky hashtag, #FreeEvans, which observers claim is geared towards securing public sympathy for self-confessed Lagos kidnap kingpin, Chukwudemeje George Onwamadike, aka Evans. According to Police authorities, for seven years, Evans was slippery, and had managed to escape detection or arrest. He was, however, arrested last Saturday, June 10,

Nigerian Shiites to hold major rallies Friday

The Islamic Movement in Nigeria, IMN, is set to hold major rallies Friday, to commemorate the International Quds Day. The group, led by Ibraheem Zakzaky, has been in the forefront of observing the Quds Day, which holds on the last Friday of Ramadan. The IMN in a statement by its spokesperson, Ibrahim Musa, called “on

South African community withdraws quit order against Nigerians

The Nigeria Union in South Africa said on Thursday that one of the communities that gave Nigerians quit order had rescinded it. The president of the union, Ikechukwu Anyene, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on telephone from Pretoria that a meeting was held by the union and the community as well as the

Entertainment

Fathia Balogun shoots advocacy movie

Hollywood actress Fathia Balogun is lending her voice to the girl power initiative, with ‘Connection’, a flick featuring some of the best in the movie industry. Directed by Desmond Elliot which, according to the actress, will educate mothers on the need to build a close relationship with their daughters, is part of my annual project

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

Fathia Balogun shoots advocacy movie

Hollywood actress Fathia Balogun is lending her voice to the girl power initiative, with ‘Connection’, a flick featuring some of the best in the movie industry. Directed by Desmond Elliot which, according to the actress, will educate mothers on the need to build a close relationship with their daughters, is part of my annual project

Business

NNPC completes refund of N450 billion to Nigerian govt, states, LGs – Adeosun

The Nigeria National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC, has completed the refund of N450 billion to the federation account, to be shared among the federal, states and local governments. The Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Finance, Mahmoud Isa-Dutse, made the statement on Thursday in Abuja at the monthly meeting of Federal Accounts Allocation Committee (FAAC). Mr. Isa-Dutse, who

GTBank Launches GTPatriot, a Subsidized Banking Package for Nigeria’s Military and Paramilitary Personnel

Foremost financial institution, Guaranty Trust Bank plc, has launched GTPATRIOT, a unique Salary Account Package which offers Nigeria’s servicemen and servicewomen subsidized banking products and dedicated value added services. The GTPatriot Account allows serving members of the Military and Paramilitary institutions to open accounts with zero minimum balance whilst offering reduced Current Account maintenance fees

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 completes refund of N450 billion to Nigerian govt, states, LGs – Adeosun

The Nigeria National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC, has completed the refund of N450 billion to the federation account, to be shared among the federal, states and local governments. The Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Finance, Mahmoud Isa-Dutse, made the statement on Thursday in Abuja at the monthly meeting of Federal Accounts Allocation Committee (FAAC). Mr. Isa-Dutse, who

NNPC completes refund of N450 billion to Nigerian govt, states, LGs – Adeosun

The Nigeria National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC, has completed the refund of N450 billion to the federation account, to be shared among the federal, states and local governments. The Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Finance, Mahmoud Isa-Dutse, made the statement on Thursday in Abuja at the monthly meeting of Federal Accounts Allocation Committee (FAAC). Mr. Isa-Dutse, who

NCC, CBN wade into Etisalat debt crisis

In Order to find a resolution to the debt crisis troubling Etisalat Nigeria, a meeting between the officials of the company, Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) and a consortium of banks has reportedly been scheduled for today. According to NCC, the consortium of banks seeking to take over Etisalat Nigeria

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

INEC formally begins recall process of Senator Melaye July 3

The Independent National Electoral Commission says it has formally notified Senator Dino Melaye of the demand by the people of his constituency to recall him from the Senate. It said that the decision to inform Melaye was taken at its meeting held in Abuja on Thursday, where the petition submitted by voters in Kogi West

Sports

Bafana Bafana shocks Eagles with 2-0 defeat

The Super Eagles on Saturday lost 0-2 to Bafana Bafana of South Africa. They lost in the African Cup of Nation qualifier played at the Akwa Ibom Stadium in Uyo to the shock of many Nigerian fans. The two goals were scored in the second half of the match.

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Buhari’s statement of result, a forgery says PDP

The Peoples Democratic Party ( PDP ) Thursday said the statement of result presented by General Muhammadu Buhari is a forgery. According to the party ”the more Gen Buhari tries to extricate himself from the crisis, the more he stumbles into a new phase in the unfolding narrative of his obvious complicity in a matter

Again, Buhari Supporters Attack Presidential Convoy In Bauchi

President Goodluck Jonathan’s bid to seek the support of Bauchi people ahead of the February 14 presidential election has reportedly turned bloody. Six operatives of the Department of State Security (DSS) have been reported hospitalized after sustaining varying degrees of injuries from the fracas that ensued after the rally. The President was said to have

NSA Advices INEC To Postpone 2015 Elections

Sambo Dasuki, the National Security Adviser to President Goodluck Jonathan advised the Independent National Electoral Commission to delay the elections scheduled for next month to allow for proper preparations and distribution of Permanent Voter Cards (PVC). He made this statement clear on Thursday in a discourse at London think-thank Chatham House. He said it will

TEXT OF A PRESS CONFERENCE ADDRESSED BY CHIEF FEMI FANI KAYODE, DIRECTOR MEDIA AND PUBLICITY OF THE PDP PRESIDENTIAL CAMPAIGN ORGANISATION ON THURSDAY, 22ND JANUARY, 2015

TEXT OF A PRESS CONFERENCE ADDRESSED BY CHIEF FEMI FANI KAYODE, DIRECTOR MEDIA AND PUBLICITY OF THE PDP PRESIDENTIAL CAMPAIGN ORGANISATION ON THURSDAY, 22ND JANUARY, 2015. Gentlemen of the Press, Yesterday, 21st of January, 2014, the Presidential candidate of the All Progressive Congress, Gen Muhammadu Buhari addressed a Press Conference where he attempted to explain

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