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Emirates Set to Wow Nigerian Children

In commemoration of the annually celebrated Children’s Day in Nigeria, the world’s leading airline, Emirate Airlines is hosting Nigerian Children to a treat. These children will have fascinating time with celebrities, media and the Emirates Regional Manager West Africa. The one day event is scheduled to hold at Ikeja City Mall on Saturday May 26th

Ghana denies reports of Ebola outbreak

The Ghana Health Service (GHS) on Monday refuted reports of an outbreak of the Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) in the country. The denial followed social media reports that claimed an Ebola outbreak in Ghana and that the health authority was trying to suppress the information. “We want to state emphatically that the report is false

Emirates Set to Wow Nigerian Children

In commemoration of the annually celebrated Children’s Day in Nigeria, the world’s leading airline, Emirate Airlines is hosting Nigerian Children to a treat. These children will have fascinating time with celebrities, media and the Emirates Regional Manager West Africa. The one day event is scheduled to hold at Ikeja City Mall on Saturday May 26th

Ghana denies reports of Ebola outbreak

The Ghana Health Service (GHS) on Monday refuted reports of an outbreak of the Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) in the country. The denial followed social media reports that claimed an Ebola outbreak in Ghana and that the health authority was trying to suppress the information. “We want to state emphatically that the report is false

Shagari, Four Others Docked Over Alleged N500m Fraud

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on Tuesday arraigned a former Minister of Water Resources Mukhtar Shehu Shagari alongside four others over alleged conspiracy and money laundering to the tune of N500million. The former Minister was arraigned before Justice Idrissa Kolo of the Federal High Court Sokoto alongside Senator Abdullahi Mohammed Wali,  Ibrahim Gidado,  Nasiru

Activist Groups Launch Campaign To Break Up Facebook

A coalition of activist groups on Monday announced a campaign to break up Facebook, arguing that the huge social network “has too much power over our lives and democracy.”   The groups created a website, and a Facebook page, to garner support for a petition to the US Federal Trade Commission to require the social

Entertainment

Nollywood Mourns As Aisha Ibrahim aka ‘Omoge Campus’ passes on

The Yoruba sector of the Nigerian movie industry has once again been thrown into grief following the demise of one of its major players, Aisha Ibrahim, popularly known as Omoge Campus. According to information, the thespian passed away in Canada, on Tuesday, May 15. The demise of the mother of two was announced by her

Mexican, Indian soaps aired on Nigerian stations illegal – Official

The National Film and Video Censors Board (NFVCB), says Mexican Soaps aired on some local Television stations in Nigeria are unclassified and unlicensed. Adedayo Thomas, Executive Director of the board, stated this in an interview with News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Sunday in Abuja. According to him, many, if not all, of the foreign

Business

Activist Groups Launch Campaign To Break Up Facebook

A coalition of activist groups on Monday announced a campaign to break up Facebook, arguing that the huge social network “has too much power over our lives and democracy.”   The groups created a website, and a Facebook page, to garner support for a petition to the US Federal Trade Commission to require the social

CBN: how currency deal with China‘ll boost Nigeria’s economy

SOME OF THE GAINS OF THE DEAL Bigger export market to ChinaNaira to appreciate against U.S. dollarDirect access to foreign exchangeMore Chinese investments in NigeriaMore jobs as more factories are set up The Nigeria-China currency swap deal will not  stifle local companies and make the country a dumping ground for Chinese goods, the Central Bank

Adeosun sacks acting SEC boss, Zubair, sends him to external affairs dept

The Minister of Finance, Mrs. Kemi Adeosun, on Friday removed Dr. Abdul Zubair as the acting Director-General of the Securities and Exchange Commission. The removal was confirmed in a statement issued by the Special Adviser to the minister of finance, Mr. Oluyinka Akintunde. The statement said that following his removal as acting SEC DG, Zubair

President Buhari Set to Probe Obasanjo over $16 billion Failed Power Project

President Muhammadu Buhari has hinted in probing former president, He said Obasanjo has questions to answer over the $16 billion power project. Buhari said this on Tuesday when he hosted the Buhari Support Organisation led by Hameed Ali, comptroller-general of the Nigeria Customs Service. Although he did not mention the name of ex-President Olusegun Obasanjo,

Shagari, Four Others Docked Over Alleged N500m Fraud

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on Tuesday arraigned a former Minister of Water Resources Mukhtar Shehu Shagari alongside four others over alleged conspiracy and money laundering to the tune of N500million. The former Minister was arraigned before Justice Idrissa Kolo of the Federal High Court Sokoto alongside Senator Abdullahi Mohammed Wali,  Ibrahim Gidado,  Nasiru

Activist Groups Launch Campaign To Break Up Facebook

A coalition of activist groups on Monday announced a campaign to break up Facebook, arguing that the huge social network “has too much power over our lives and democracy.”   The groups created a website, and a Facebook page, to garner support for a petition to the US Federal Trade Commission to require the social

Editorial

No more fire in President Buhari’s belly

By Sufuyan Ojeifo I read one of President Muhammadu Buhari’s ministers say that his boss is poised to seek re-election in 2019.  Before his poorly-packaged, unsolicited public service announcement, there were media reports that former Rivers governor and current minister of Transport, Mr Rotimi Amaechi, had been quietly reappointed as Director-General of Buhari’s presidential (re-election)

Politics

BREAKING: You are ignorant – Obasanjo fires back at Buhari

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has responded to the suggestion by President Muhammadu Buhari that the administration he (Obasanjo) led between 1999 and 2007 wasted $16billion on power projects without anything to show for it. Mr. Buhari had while receiving a delegation of Buhari Support Organisation (BSO) at the Presidential Villa Tuesday criticised previous Nigerian administrations for

Sports

Kanu Nwankwo distances self from presidential race

Former Super Eagles captain, Kanu Nwankwo has dissociated himself from the campaign for the 2019 presidency, saying he does not know where and how his name has been linked to the race for Aso Rck Villa. Speaking in Lagos on Friday, Kanu said he was surprised to see his poster on the Internet campaigning for

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Monthly IGR in Lagos now N34b, says commissioner

Lagos State government said yesterday that it had achieved an average monthly Internally Generated Revenue (IGR) of N34 billion in 2018, compared to monthly averages of the last three years. Finance Commissioner Mr. Akinyemi Ashade, who disclosed this at the ongoing annual ministerial press briefing to mark the third anniversary of Governor Akinwunmi Ambode’s administration,

Maintenance, Repair, Overhaul facilities will boost aviation industry – Minister

The Minister of State for Aviation, Sen. Hadi Sirika, says the proposed establishment of Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul facility and Aviation Leasing Company (ALC) in the country will boost aviation business. Sirika stated this at the presentation of the Outline Business Case (OBC) Certificates for the Aviation Leasing Company (ALC) and the Maintenance, Repairs and

Israel Targets Hamas Position After Army Post Torched

An Israeli tank fired at a Hamas position Tuesday after Gazans infiltrated the Jewish state and torched a military post before returning to the Palestinian enclave, the army said. “A number of terrorists infiltrated into Israel and set a military post on fire. In response, an (Israeli) tank targeted an observation post belonging to the

Offa Robbery: Police arrest two wanted suspects

Two of the gang leaders and principal suspects of the gang that attack commercial banks in Offa, Kwara State, have been arrested, the police said yesterday.   Kunle Ogunleye, 35, aka arrow, a native of Kwara, and Michael Adikwu, from Apa Local Government Area of Benue State, were arrested by the operatives of the Inspector-General

Why there is power outage in Victoria Island – Eko DISCO

Eko Electricity Distribution Company (EKEDC) says the electricity outage in Victoria Island was caused by a breaker problem at Alagbon Transmission Substation in Lagos.   Mr Godwin Idemudia, the General Manager, Corporate Communications, EKEDC, in a statement on Monday in Lagos, said the problem had put Ademola Injection substation out of power supply since morning.

Uber Hit With Sexual Harassment Suit Following Policy Shift

Uber was hit with a lawsuit on Monday alleging sexual harassment and discrimination against female employees, apparently the first case in court since the ride-hailing giant scrapped a requirement for arbitration of such claims.   Former Uber software engineer Ingrid Avendano’s suit filed in California superior court contends the company work culture was “permeated with

Ndigbo Demands Regional Government, Constitutional Review

The Igbo Socio-Cultural Group, Ohanaeze Ndigbo have called for a review of Nigeria’s democratic structure, demanding regional government and a review of the nation’s constitution.   The group also called for the enthronement of the principles of equity and fairness noting that this will help Nigeria achieve all-round development and solve its political and economic

Nigeria’s GDP Grows In First Quarter Of 2018

Nigeria’s real Gross Domestic Product (GDP) grew year-on-year to 1.95 percent in the first quarter of 2018. According to the National Bureau of Statistics, the performance represents a stronger growth compared with the first quarter of 2017, indicating an increase of 2.87 percentage points. Compared to the preceding quarter, however, the GDP fell 0.16 percent

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