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The Nigeria Union in South Africa said on Thursday that one of the communities that gave Nigerians quit order had rescinded it.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

Lastest News

BPE to firm: Conclude equity investment in 60 days

The Director-General of the Bureau of Public Enterprises (BPE), Mr. Alex A. Okoh, has given Lead Capital Consortium a deadline of 60 calendar days to conclude the strategic equity investment by the National Sovereign Investment Authority (NSIA) into the Nigeria Commodity Exchange (NCX). The deadline was given on Wednesday at the kick-off meeting of the

Kidnapping: Five things you shouldn’t post on social media

Many warnings have been sounded about dos and don’ts on social media.   An alleged revelation by billionaire kidnapper, Chukwudumeme Onuamadike aka Evans, who was recently arrested adds more reason to why extra care should be taken regarding what is posted on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter etc.   Several other kidnappings have been reported across Nigeria

Nigeria to become 3rd most populous country by 2050 – UN Report

Nigeria is projected to be the world’s third most populous country by the year 2050, according to a report released by the UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs. The report, titled ‘World Population Prospects: The 2017 Revision’, said with such development, Nigeria would overtake the United States in terms of population just as world

Osinbajo to governors: Ensure safety of all Nigerians in your state

Acting President Yemi Osinbajo on Wednesday urged State governors to take necessary steps to ensure safety of all Nigerians living in their states. He made the call during consultative meeting with the 36 state governors, at old Banquet Hall of the State House, Abuja. The meeting followed the consultative meetings with leaders of thoughts and traditional rulers

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

FG Introduces Free Treatment For All HIV Patients In Nigeria

The Federal Government has announced that it would be implementing new guidelines for HIV prevention, treatment and care to consolidate previous efforts in tackling the scourge.   This disclosure was made on Tuesday by the Minister of Health, Isaac Adewole, at the opening of a two-day North-West Zonal Dissemination of 2016 National Guidelines for HIV

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