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Ramadan begins Saturday – Sultan

Sultan of Sokoto, Muhammad Sa’ad Abubakar ‎III has declared Saturday May 27, 2017 as the first day of Ramadan, 1438 AH which marks the commencement of the Ramadan fast by the Muslims. Making the announcement Friday  in his palace in Sokoto, Abubakar said the commencement of the fast followed reports of sighting of the moon  across

South Africa deports 90 Nigerians

The South African government on Friday deported 90 Nigerians for committing immigration-related offences. DSP Joseph Alabi, the spokesman of the Lagos Airport Police Command confirmed the development to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lagos. Alabi said the deportees, who are all men, landed at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos at about 3.30pm.

Zuckerberg finally bags honourary Harvard degree 12 years after quitting

Facebook co-founder, Mark Zuckerberg, one of Havard’s most famous dropouts has finally returned to pick up his degree twelve years after leaving Harvard to work on Facebook full-time. Zuckerberg founded ‘Facebook’ in his college dormitory in the year 2004 and dropped out in November 2005. “I’m not coming back” he told the university paper, The Crimson. His

WHO elects first African Director-General

An Ethiopian medical doctor, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, has been elected the new Director-General of the World Health Organisation.   Mr. Ghebreyesus, who was nominated by the Government of Ethiopia and will begin his five-year term on 1 July, was elected Tuesday as the first African to occupy the position.   He had served as Minister

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

Police ‘intensify’ search for school children abducted in Lagos

The Lagos State Police Command says it has intensified search for six students abducted at Igbonla Model School, near Epe, Lagos. In a statement on Thursday, the police said Fatai Owoseni, the Police Commissioner, had raised a team to rescue the students and apprehend the suspects. The students were abducted at around 5 a.m. on

Day care worker arrested for torturing baby to death

Authorities have arrested and charged with murder, a Maryland day care worker who was captured on video “torturing” an 8-month-old girl who later died. Leah Walden, 23, is charged with murder, assault, child abuse and reckless endangerment in the death of Reese Bowman at Rocket Tiers Learning Center on Tuesday, Baltimore Police said in a

Entertainment

Sir Roger Moore, James Bond actor, dies of cancer aged 89

  Former James Bond star Sir Roger Moore has died in Switzerland at the age of 89 after a short battle with cancer, his family has announced.   A message shared on the actor’s official Twitter account read: “With the heaviest of hearts, we must share the awful news that our father, Sir Roger Moore,

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.

Business

Senate passes PIGB, unbundles NNPC

The Senate on Thursday (May 25, 2017) passed a part of the controversial Petroleum Industry Bill (PIB). The Petroleum Industry Governance Bill (PIGB) 2017 is expected to take care of the governance aspect of the industry. It scaled the third reading following the presentation of a report of the Joint Committee on Petroleum Resources (Upstream, Downstream,

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

Senate passes PIGB, unbundles NNPC

The Senate on Thursday (May 25, 2017) passed a part of the controversial Petroleum Industry Bill (PIB). The Petroleum Industry Governance Bill (PIGB) 2017 is expected to take care of the governance aspect of the industry. It scaled the third reading following the presentation of a report of the Joint Committee on Petroleum Resources (Upstream, Downstream,

CBN retains 14% interest rate

The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) on Tuesday retained the Monetary Policy Rate (MPR) otherwise known as interest rate at 14 per cent. The apex bank disclosed this at the end of its Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) meeting in Abuja. Addressing journalists on the outcome of the meeting, the CBN Governor, Godwin Emiefele, said following

Kirusa Launches Instavoice® Channels With Tigo In Rwanda

Kirusa, a global leader in providing telecom and social media solutions, today announced the launch of Celeb and Sports content services on InstaVoice® Channels platform, with Tigo Rwanda, a leading mobile network in the country. The Celeb content service, which is offered as a part of InstaVoice Channels, brings celebrities and their fans together. Using

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

Amaechi Rejects Wike’s Award, Says It Is A Poisoned Chalice

Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi has rejected  an award from his successor, Governor Nyesom Wike who has hitherto, stopped at nothing to demonize  his predecessor and former boss. According  to a  statement by  Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi Media Office, Friday afternoon, “In the past couple of days, Minister of Transportation and immediate past governor of Rivers

Sports

Reps threaten Sports Minister, Dalung’s arrest over alleged contract fraud

The House of Representatives committee on public petitions on Monday threatened to order the arrest of the Minister of Youths and Sports, Solomon Dalung, for failing to appear before the committee after he had been invited seven times. The invitation was in connection to a N30 billion bribery allegation leveled against Mr. Dalung by a contractor in

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Senate passes PIGB, unbundles NNPC

The Senate on Thursday (May 25, 2017) passed a part of the controversial Petroleum Industry Bill (PIB). The Petroleum Industry Governance Bill (PIGB) 2017 is expected to take care of the governance aspect of the industry. It scaled the third reading following the presentation of a report of the Joint Committee on Petroleum Resources (Upstream, Downstream,

Nigeria Army HQ Reacts To Alleged Coup Plot

Nigerians have been advised by the Defence Headquarters to debunk any rumour of a coup plot that there was no such attempt in the country. The Director, Defence Information, Maj.-Gen. John Enenche, allayed the fear at a news conference attended by Spokesman of the army, Brig.-Gen. Sani Usman and a representative of the Navy spokesman.

Chief Dr. E. K. Clark At 90: A Tribute To An Icon and A Living Legend- Dr. Ajulo

To Say that Chief Senator (Dr.) Edwin Clark is an imitable icon, will be an understatement. He is not only a father of nations, he is also an enigma of detribalized intercontinental leadership. His affection for Nigeria’s development dates back to his early 20s, when he served his primary constituency, Burrutu of the the Mid-Western

UK deports 35 Nigerians

The Government of the United Kingdom on Wednesday deported 35 Nigerians for committing immigration-related offences in the country. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the deportees arrived at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport (MMlA) Lagos at about 5.50 a.m. The deportees, comprising 30 males and five females, were brought back aboard a chartered

Osinbajo felicitates with Edwin Clarke at 90

Acting President Yemi Osinbajo, has felicitated with former Federal Commissioner of Information and elder statesman Chief Edwin Clark on his 90th birthday, billed for May 25th, 2017. Osinbajo, in a statement by the Senior Special Assistant on media and publicity, Laolu Akande, joined family members, friends, colleagues and the entire Ijaw nation in commemorating the milestone

LASU appoints seven new professors, promotes 221 other staff

The Governing Council of the Lagos State University (LASU) has approved the promotion of 228 members of staff of the university. According to a statement by Mr Ademola Adekoya, head of the information unit,  on Wednesday in Lagos, the exercise involved 61 academic staff and 167 non- academic staff. Adekoya said that seven associate professors were

Presidency speaks on rumoured coup plot by Army officers

Adesina, the Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, has urged Nigerians to ignore the media reports on Coup plot, saying it should not be stretched beyond what the military authorities had said. Mr. Adesina stated this at a media chat with State House correspondents to mark two years of the President Muhammadu

Manchester bombing: Attacker identified as 22-year-old Salman Ramadan Abedi

The man who bombed the Ariana Grande concert in Manchester, UK, where 22 persons died and 59 others were injured, has been named as Salman Ramadan Abedi, a Mancunian of Libyan descent.   Police confirmed the 22-year-old’s identity after officials in the United States passed it to news reporters, apparently against the wishes of the

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