Glo enchants subscribers with techy TVCs

Globacom has rolled out three enchanting television commercials to give wings to its products and services and create buzz among its various customers and other stakeholders. The brand new TVCs currently enjoying airplay across Nigeria celebrate the techy ‘magic’ telecom subscribers can enjoy with the power of Glo 4G. The first to be released was the 3D animation video featuring the masked one, Lagbaja, with his trademark talking drum and velvety-voiced… Continue Reading

EXCLUSIVE: Buhari’s team in disarray as NSA Monguno declares war on Abba Kyari

Nigeria’s national security adviser, Babagana Monguno, has accused President Mohammadu Buhari’s Chief of Staff, Abba Kyari, of undue and dangerous interference on matters bordering on national security. Consequently, Mr Monguno has fired a warning memo to all service chiefs to desist from taking further directives from Mr Kyari, according to documents seen by PREMIUM TIMES. Mr Monguno said Mr Kyari’s directives to service chiefs were sometimes issued without the knowledge… Continue Reading

Lagos Commissioner, Ajibola Ponnle in messy divorce

Lagos State Commissioner for Establishment, Training, and Pensions, Mrs Ajibola Ponnle is currently enmeshed in a divorce before a Lagos High Court, Igbosere. In the “Petition for the Decree of Dissolution of Marriage” she filed before the court, the Lagos Commissioner seeks to divorce her husband of 22 years, Michael Ponnle, CEO of defunct Origin Oil & Gas The marriage produced three children, all boys. In her evidence in chief… Continue Reading

Tony Elumelu Foundation Disburses First Tranche of $5m Partnership Commitment from African Development Bank

…….AfDB Joins TEF Programme Catalysing Entrepreneurship Across Africa Tony O. Elumelu, CON, has congratulated the African Development Bank (AfDB), and AfDB President Akinwumi Adesina, on their commitment to African entrepreneurship, with the disbursement of $2.5million seed capital to the AfDB-sponsored beneficiaries of the 2019 TEF Entrepreneurship Programme. $2.5m was released today, with the remainder expected to be disbursed to the entrepreneurs in Q12020. The AfDB commitment follows the recent $8.5… Continue Reading

LAGOS BANS OKADA, TRICYCLES IN 15 LOCAL COUNCILS

…Restricts Their Operations On 50 Highways, Bridges Lagos State Government on Monday wielded the big stick against the menace of commercial motorcycles (Okada) and tricycles (Keke NAPEP), proscribing their operations in six Local Government Areas (LGAs), nine Local Council Development Areas (LCDAs) and 10 major highways across the State with effect from February 1. The State Government directed security operatives to embark on a total enforcement of the State’s Transport… Continue Reading

Okun Development Association Disowns Group

The national executive of Okun Development Association (ODA) has distanced itself from a group named Okun Development Association, South West Branch. The National Executive of ODA, the umbrella body representing the Yoruba people of Kogi State, rose from its quarterly meeting of 18th January 2020 held in Isanlu, Yagba East LG, with some far reaching decisions. In a communiqué released in Kogi State after the meeting, and signed by the… Continue Reading

How Kebbi Governor’s wife is changing lives by giving free Education with her foundation

Like the saying “Education is the passport to the future, for tomorrow belongs to those who prepare for it today” On Saturday, 11th of January 2020 at the Congress Hall of Transcorp Hilton, Abuja. The Mallpai foundation, a non-governmental organization set up by Her Excellency, Hajiya Atiku Bagudu celebrated 10 Years of taking children off the streets and putting them back to school for a better life. Her NGO, Mallpai… Continue Reading

RUNSEWE CLEARS AIR, SAYS NIGERIA MUST BE PROTECTED

The Director general of National Council For Art and Culture ( NCAC) , Otunba Segun Runsewe has stated that his current travails is linked to his patriotic desire to protect and defend government property owned by National Council For Arts and Culture. He disclosed that the property , the Art and Craft village (Opposite Abuja Sheraton) valued at 9.8billion is the reason behind why some people wanted him hounded into… Continue Reading

GBAJABIAMILA, MAKINDE SET FOR J9C SUMMIT

As countdown begins for the annual January 9 Collective (J9C) summit, Rt. Hon. Femi Gbajabiamila, Speaker House of Representatives and Engr. Seyi Makinde, Oyo State Governor are expected to grace the event as Chairman and Special Guest of Honour respectively. The lecture themed, “The Tax Debate: For Young Businesses to Grow; Established Firms to Survive”, is slated for Thursday, January 9, 2020 at Lagos Sheraton Hotel, Ikeja. Other discussants expected… Continue Reading

In its bid to ensure that peace continues to reign and the need for sustainable development globally, the United Nations in collaboration with POLAC has appointed some notable Nigerians as its peace ambassadors. The event, which took place in Abuja, was one of the activities lined up by the United Nations to celebrate the 2019 Human Rights Day. Notable among the recipients were vice-chairman, SIDIL, Alhaji Alhassan Dantata; chairman, Pinnacle… Continue Reading

Give Us Our Cash Prize – Trophy Five-Aside Winner Cries Out

Winners of the Five-Aside football tournament told International Breweries Plc to release their cash prize after emerging as the African Champion in Tanzania or face litigation. The African Champion represented by a Lagos based firm, Okadele Ige & Co alledged that the company has refused to give its clients their entitlements. According to the law firm, the boys were entitled to cash, construction of a mini stadium at the home… Continue Reading

PRESIDENT BUHARI NAMES NEW FIRS BOARD FOR SENATE CONFIRMATION

President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the composition of a new board for the Federal Inland Revenue Service, FIRS, subject to Senate confirmation. The President nominated a renowned tax consultant, Muhammad M. Nami as the new chairman. The board is composed of a member representing each of the six geographical zones and statutory representatives from a select number of ministries and government agencies. Mr Muhammad, a well-trained Tax, Accounting and Management… Continue Reading

Sowore’s Rearrest: ‘This Has Never Happened Before’, Falana Slams DSS

Sowore’s Rearrest: ‘This Has Never Happened Before’, Falana Slams DSS Lead Counsel and human rights lawyer, Femi Falana has criticised the Department of State Security Services (DSS) for disrupting court proceedings and eventually rearresting his clients, Mr. Omoyele Sowore and Olawale Bakare at a Federal High Court in Abuja, barely 24 hours after their release from DSS custody. Mr. Sowore and his co-accused, Mr. Bakare, were released on Thursday night,… Continue Reading

N7.1bn fraud: Orji Kalu bags 12 years imprisonment…… begs prison official not to handcuff him

A Federal High Court in Lagos on Thursday sentenced a former Governor of Abia, Orji Kalu, to 12 years’ imprisonment for N7.2 billion fraud and money laundering. The court convicted Kalu, now a senator, on all the 39 counts preferred against him by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission charge. Kalu was charged alongside a former Commissioner for Finance, in the state Jones Udeogo, and his company, Slok Nig. Ltd…. Continue Reading

Things getting out of hand, Aisha Buhari warns govs, others

The President’s wife, Mrs Aisha Buhari, has slammed state governors for failing to provide basic social amenities and infrastructure, noting that things were getting out of hand. The wife of the President spoke at the Nigerian Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs General Assembly and National Executive Council Meeting held at the National Mosque in Abuja on Friday. She said, “We should either fasten our seatbelt or do the needful or… Continue Reading

Lightning kills 19 cows in Osun

No fewer than 19 cows were killed by lightning at Iba in Ifelodun Local Government Area of Osun State. It was gathered on Saturday that some Fulani herdsmen were grazing their cattle on the field around the Apala area of the town when the incident happened. It was learnt that all the 19 cows on the field at that time were killed by the thunder. In his reaction to the… Continue Reading

TOP GLOBAL DESIGNERS STORM LAGOS FOR “STYLE BY ZENITH 2.0” LIFESTYLE FAIR

Top global designers and brands will storm Lagos for the “Style by Zenith 2.0” Fair, the second edition of Zenith Bank’s highly anticipated Lifestyle Fair, which holds from Friday, November 29 to Sunday, December 1, 2019 at the Eko Energy City, Eko Atlantic, Victoria Island, Lagos. Some of the top designers billed to feature at the fair include Tom Ford, Dolce and Gabbana, Tokyo James, Eyola, Mai Atafo, Okunnoren Twins,… Continue Reading

FOLAKE ANI-MUMUNEY HITS ANOTHER FEAT, CLINCHES LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD IN GHANA

Folake Ani-Mumuney, Chairperson, FBNInsurance Brokers; Group Head, Marketing & Corporate Communications, First Bank of Nigeria Limited and Vice President, World Federation of Advertisers yesterday in faraway Ghana, clinched the Lifetime Achievement awards at the Marketing World 2019 awards. The Marketing World Awards (MWA) recognizes outstanding performances by individuals and corporate bodies across the marketing communications industry in Africa that have delivered superior product values to the market and exhibited excellence… Continue Reading

Buhari secretly pursuing third term agenda —Falana

Femi Falana •Says govt behaving like Abacha Despite public denial, Nigeria’s leading rights advocate and Senior Advocate of Nigeria, Mr Femi Falana, is certain President Muhammadu Buhari is working towards illegally elongating his stay in office. A pro-Buhari group recently called for an extension of the president’s tenure beyond the constitutional limit of 2023. The Nigerian leader demurred, saying he would be retiring to Daura, his hometown, after his second… Continue Reading

Nigerian Police Arrests First Weekly’s Dipo Awojobi By Admin-

Reaching us just now is the news of the arrest of one Dipo Awijobi, a journalist and an editor at First Weekly Magazine, the arrest was made by the police in Lagos following a petition alleging defamation of character, the journalist’s wife and colleagues have told an online platform. Dipo Awojobi was arrested at about 5:00 p.m. on Thursday, his wife, Omolara said. Mr Awojobi was said to have been… Continue Reading

Sowore, Bakare held by DSS despite bail perfection

   Justice Ijeoma Ojukwu of the Federal High Court in Abuja on Wednesday issued the warrants for the release of the convener of #RevolutionNow protest, Mr. Omoyele Sowore, and his co-defendant, Olawale Bakare, from the custody of the Department of State Services. Their lawyer, Mr. Femi Falana (SAN), had earlier said during Wednesday’s proceedings that his clients had met the bail conditions imposed by the court. Our Correspondent saw copies of… Continue Reading

BREAKING: Sowore, co-defendants have met bail conditions, will be freed today – Falana

Human rights lawyer, Mr. Femi Falana (SAN), told the Federal High Court in Abuja on Wednesday the convener of #RevolutionNow protest, Mr. Omoyele Sowore, and his co-defendant, Olawale Bakare, have met the bail conditions imposed on them in respect of their trial on charges of treasonable felony. Falana, who is their lawyer, said the defendants would be freed later on Wednesday. He said this while asking for an adjournment of… Continue Reading

‘You’ll not go without vomitting what you’ve stolen’ — Bakare sends cryptic jab to Bourdillon

Tunde Bakare, serving overseer of the Latter Rain Assembly (LRA), has sent a cryptic message to Bourdillon, saying he who stole will vomit all he has stolen before he goes. Speaking during a sermon at the Latter Rain Assembly on Sunday, Bakare said the people are praising the one who stole from them, and regarding him as a generous man. The fiery preacher, who also spoke about the race to… Continue Reading

Alleged Internet fraud, Money Laundering: EFCC Arrests Ismaila Mustapha, a.k.a Mompha

The EFCC, Lagos Zonal office, has arrested a renowned Social Media celebrity, Ismaila Mustapha popularly known as Mompha for an alleged involvement in internet related fraud and money laundering. The suspect was arrested on Friday 18, October 2019 at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja on his way to Dubai Emirate following series of intelligence reports received by the Commission. According to the EFCC operatives, “actionable cross border intelligence received… Continue Reading

ICPC declares Obono-Obla wanted

The Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) has declared Okoi Obono-Obla, former chairman of the Special Investigation Panel for the Recovery of Public Property (SPIP), wanted. The anti-graft agency said it took the action due to his Obono-Obla’s “repeated failure to appear before it to answer questions bordering on allegations of fraud and corruption”. President Muhammadu Buhari had suspended Obono-Obla in August, saying the suspension would be in… Continue Reading

Felony Charge: Court varies Sowore, Bakare’s bail conditions

The Federal High Court sitting in Abuja, on Monday, varied the bail conditions it earlier granted to detained activist and convener of the RevolutionNow protest, Omoyele Sowore and his co-defendant, Olawale Bakare (aka Mandate). The court, in a ruling by trial Justice Ijeoma Ojukwu, agreed to review the terms it attached to the bail it gave to Sowore and Bakare on October 4, which the defendants insisted was too stringent… Continue Reading

NIGERIA COMMUNITY ASSOCIATION ROCHDALE, UK CELEBRATE NIGERIA @ 59

…Innovates With Flag Raising and Black – History Month Gala Dinner Ahead of the forthcoming 59th Independence celebration of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, the Nigeria Community Association (NCA) Rochdale, United Kingdom, have reeled out top notch arrangements aimed at making the day worthy of its cause. NCA Rochdale, UK as gathered, is one of the leading socio-cultural organisations in the United Kingdom dedicated to the celebration and expansion of… Continue Reading

GTBank Fashion Weekend 2019: Get Ready For Africa’s Biggest Fashion Experience

This November, industry leaders, style connoisseurs and fashion enthusiasts from across the globe will converge in Lagos, Nigeria for the 4th edition of the GTBank Fashion Weekend. Holding Saturday the 9th and Sunday the 10th of November 2019 at the GTCentre, Plot 1, Water Corporation Drive, Oniru, the 2-day event will put a spotlight on Africa’s emerging fashion industry whilst showcasing the talent and creativity of indigenous small businesses in the… Continue Reading

AFFC lauds Heritage Bank on youth, entertainment devt  

African Freestyle Football (AFFC) Championship 2019 in collaboration with World Freestyle Football Association (WFFA) have commended Heritage Bank Plc for its pivotal role in enhancing youth development and engendering the Nigeria’s entertainment space on the world’s stage. The 2019 African Freestyle Football Championship ended on a high note, with defending champion Abdul Titi Kone of Cote d’Ivoire emerging as the African Champion once again. This event marked the 2nd edition… Continue Reading

More trouble for VP Osinbajo: There is corruption in N-SIP programme –Magu  

The acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission,  Ibrahim Magu, has  claimed  there is corruption in  the National Social Investment Programme and Anchor Borrower’s Programme. The  Office of the Vice-President superintends   the  N-SIP while the Central Bank of Nigeria funds the Anchor Borrower’s Programme. Magu  called on civil society organisations to investigate the N-SIP. The EFCC chief  raised the alarm at the 15th Anti-Corruption Situation Room organised by… Continue Reading

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