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Nigerian Muslims end Ramadan, declare Sallah

The Sultan of Sokoto, Abubakar Saad, has announced the sighting of the new crescent of “Shawwal”, signifying the end of Ramadan fasting for Nigerian Muslims. Mr. Abubakar, who made the announcement in his palace in Sokoto on Saturday, said Muslim faithful in Nigeria are to observe the Eid El Fitr Sallah celebrations Sunday. The Sultan

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The Nigeria Union in South Africa said on Thursday that one of the communities that gave Nigerians quit order had rescinded it.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

JAMB trails cyber cafe operators, others over fraud

The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board is on the trail of cyber cafe operators and others who are bent on compromising the integrity of its examination. “We will not stop war against these fraudsters until we achieve victory. We will stop at nothing to ensure this ugly trend is arrested,” the board’s spokesman, Dr. Fabian

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,

JAMB trails cyber cafe operators, others over fraud

The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board is on the trail of cyber cafe operators and others who are bent on compromising the integrity of its examination. “We will not stop war against these fraudsters until we achieve victory. We will stop at nothing to ensure this ugly trend is arrested,” the board’s spokesman, Dr. Fabian

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

JAMB trails cyber cafe operators, others over fraud

The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board is on the trail of cyber cafe operators and others who are bent on compromising the integrity of its examination. “We will not stop war against these fraudsters until we achieve victory. We will stop at nothing to ensure this ugly trend is arrested,” the board’s spokesman, Dr. Fabian

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

Bayelsa seals off NDDC over N336.17m tax default

The Bayelsa State Board of Internal Revenue, on Friday, sealed off the Yenagoa office of the Niger Delta Development Commission, over an alleged tax default of N336.17m. It was learnt that the intervention agency in the region is allegedly owing the state government since 2014. The enforcement team of BIR, with the full complement of

JAMB trails cyber cafe operators, others over fraud

The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board is on the trail of cyber cafe operators and others who are bent on compromising the integrity of its examination. “We will not stop war against these fraudsters until we achieve victory. We will stop at nothing to ensure this ugly trend is arrested,” the board’s spokesman, Dr. Fabian

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

Breaking: Gov Wike sacks cabinet

Reports reaching us from the newsroom have it that Governor Nyesom Wike has dissolved his entire cabinet. A statement Saturday by his Special Assistant, Mr Simeon Nwakaudu announced the development, saying that all former Commissioners should immediately handover to their respectice Permanent secretaries. “Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike has dissolved the State Executive Council.

Sports

Confed Cup: SuperSport assures exciting times as tourney gathers steam

SuperSport has restated its commitment to giving soccer fans across Nigeria an exciting viewing experience as the FIFA Confederations Cup shifts gear. Felix Awogu, General Manager, SuperSport has assured soccer fans across the country that all the matches will be broadcast live in High Definition on all SuperSport dedicated channels on DStv and GOtv. All

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BREAKING: Tambuwal wins as Abuja court upholds Sokoto Governorship election

A Federal High Court sitting in Abuja, on Thursday upheld the election of the Sokoto State Governor, Aminu Tambuwal.   The Justice Gabriel Kolawole-led court upheld Tambuwal’s election while at the same time dismissing the application challenging the December 4, 2014 All Progressives Congress, APC, primary election which saw the emergence of the former Speaker

BREAKING: Supreme Court sacks Herman Hembe from House of Reps

The Supreme Court, Friday, sacked the Federal House Representatives member representing, Vandikwa/ Konshisha constituency, Honourable Herman Hembe and ordered him to return all salaries collected so far before his sacking.   The Court sitting in Abuja declared the seat of the lawmaker vacant and ruled that Mrs. Dorathy Mato who won the All Progressive Congress

Bayelsa seals off NDDC over N336.17m tax default

The Bayelsa State Board of Internal Revenue, on Friday, sealed off the Yenagoa office of the Niger Delta Development Commission, over an alleged tax default of N336.17m. It was learnt that the intervention agency in the region is allegedly owing the state government since 2014. The enforcement team of BIR, with the full complement of

I’m Not Bothered By FG’s Appeal Against CCT Ruling – Saraki

The Senate President, Dr Bukola Saraki, has reiterated his earlier position that he remains unperturbed by the decision of the Federal Government to file an appeal against the ruling of the Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT). Saraki made this known on Friday in a statement signed by Special Adviser (Media and Publicity), Yusuph Olaniyonu. The

Maritime Security: Navy Deploys Two Security Stations To Akwa Ibom

The Nigerian Navy, NNS Jubilee in Ikot Abasi Local Government Area of Akwa Ibom State has deployed two Naval Security Stations to the state waterways to forestall maritime illegalities.   The Commander, NNS Jubilee, Commodore Saidu Garba, made this known in an interview with journalists in Ikot Abasi.   He noted that the two naval

Confed Cup: SuperSport assures exciting times as tourney gathers steam

SuperSport has restated its commitment to giving soccer fans across Nigeria an exciting viewing experience as the FIFA Confederations Cup shifts gear. Felix Awogu, General Manager, SuperSport has assured soccer fans across the country that all the matches will be broadcast live in High Definition on all SuperSport dedicated channels on DStv and GOtv. All

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

Eid el-Fitr: FG declares Monday, Tuesday public holiday

The Federal Government has declared Monday, June 26 and Tuesday, June 27 as Public Holiday to mark Eid el Fitr. Minister of Interior, retired Lt.-Gen. Abdulrahman Dambazau made the annnouncement on behalf of the Federal Government on Thursday in Abuja. ‎ He‎ enjoined all Muslim faithful and Nigerians in general to use the occasion of the

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