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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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Danjuma Goje speaks, says police carted away 2017 budget documents during raid

The Chairman of the Senate committee on appropriations whose residence was raided by the police last week, has said files containing work on the 2017 budget proposal were carted away during the raid. Mr. Goje, a former Gombe State governor, made the disclosure before the Senate on Wednesday when the matter came under Order 43

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

Sellers, buyers of PVCs risk two years in jail, N.5m fine – INEC

Sellers and buyers of permanent voter’s cards risk two years jail term and a N500, 000 fine.   INEC Administrative Secretary in Sokoto State, Alhaji Abubakar Sadiq, disclosed this on Wednesday in Sokoto, at a one-day Stakeholders’ Forum on the Continuous Voter Registration Exercise, scheduled to begin on Thursday.   The exercise is expected to

Buhari absent at FEC meeting again

President Muhammadu Buhari is today conspicuously absent at the weekly Federal Executive Council meeting. The meeting is being presided over by Vice President Yemi Osinbajo. The cabinet had awaited the president’s arrival until the State House Chief of Protocols suddenly stepped in at 11.00am and whispered to Osinbajo. A security officer had also stood anxiously

At last, govt set to relocate Computer Village from Ikeja to Agbado

In its spirited efforts to transform Lagos into a mega city, Governor Akinwunmi Ambode’s bulldozers might be working at the Computer Village, Ikeja soon. The state government has in the past months been leveling and destroying ‘illegal’ structures and shanties in the city. Although the government said the destruction of these communities, including the most reported Otodo-Gbame in

Obabori Wins Courier Personality award

Group Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of Red Star Express Plc, Sola Obabori has been named the Courier Personality of the year at the 9th edition of the ‘Beacon of Information and Communication Technology’ award organized by foremost ICT Weekly news publication,CommunicationWeek. According to organizers, the award is “merit-centric and designed to reward individuals

Emirates named Best Airline Worldwide in sweep of four awards

Best Airline Worldwide, Best First Class, Best Frequent Flyer Programme, and Best First Class Lounge. Emirates’ focus on meeting and exceeding customer expectations both in the air and on the ground were recognized yesterday with four accolades at the ‎Business Traveller Middle East 2017 Awards. At a ceremony attended by key travel industry executives, Emirates

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