Photo News: At the Lagos State Govt.Reception for Gbajabiamila

 The Speaker, House of Representatives, Rt. Hon. Femi Gbajabiamila with Chief Dennis Otuaro at the reception party organized for the Speaker by the Lagos State Government at the Eko Hotels and Suites, Victoria Island, Lagos on Sunday, June 23, 2019.

BREAKING: Buhari Appoints Kyari As New GMD For NNPC

 President Muhammadu Buhari has appointed Mr Mele Kolo Kyari as the new Group Managing Director of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC). The corporation disclosed this in a statement released by the  NNPC Group General Manager, Group Public Affairs, Mr. Ndu Ughamadu,in Abuja, on Thursday. He said that the appointment will take effect from July 8, 2019 adding that the president  also appointed alongside Kyari, seven new Chief Operating Officers. Kyari,… Continue Reading

US Embassy Denies Banning Student Visa for Nigeria

Contrary to widespread rumour on social media last week that the United States of America placed a ban on student Visa for prospecting students who are willing to proceed to the US in furtherance of their education. The US embassy in Nigeria has denied that the news is nothing but a fake spread by unscrupulous elements on Facebook, Twitter WhatsApp and other social media sites. In a tweet on the… Continue Reading

Ekiti State Council for Arts and Culture set out to support and promote diligent and sustainable projects among youths

The Ekiti State Council for Arts and Culture is out to support and promote diligent and sustainable endeavours aimed at value reorientation , cultural rejuvenation and arts resucitation among the youths in Ekiti State The Director General ,Ekiti State Council for Arts and Culture , Wale Ojo Lanre made this assurance while playing host to Erelu Asa of Yoruba ,Chief Funmi Rotiba in his office in Ado Ekiti He disclosed… Continue Reading

Breaking: NBC shuts down AIT, Ray Power

The National Broadcasting Commission on Thursday announced the suspension of the licences of the African Independent Television and Ray Power FM belonging to the Daar Communications Limited. The NBC Director-General, Dr Modibbo Kawu, stated this at a press briefing in Abuja, saying the Daar Communication Limited’s media houses’ shutdown was until further notice. The offences listed by the NBC included the airing of a Presidential election documentary by the AIT,… Continue Reading

Exposed!!! How former Gov.Ajimobi and wife looted Oyo State before handing over

Since Governor Abiola Ajimobi of Oyo State lost in his bid to installed his candidate as the governor of the Pacesetters state at the April polls, he and his wife have been moving huge sums of money in batches from the Government House. Firstly, a whopping 500million naira was moved to their Oluyole residence intact. But the second time, 150 million naira got missing from the 350 million naira the… Continue Reading

SEC Dismissal: Fraudulent Wale Tinubu’s Many Lies

The current predicament of Wale Tinubu, the controversial Group Chief Executive Officer (GCEO) of Oando PLC by the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), has only portrayed the popular parlance of ‘everyday for the thief, one day for the owner.’ On Friday, the SEC announced the dismissal of Wale Tinubu and other directors of Oando over allegations of infractions such as false disclosures, market abuses, mis-statements in financial statements, internal control… Continue Reading

Outgoing Borno State governor’s steward commits Suicide

An official steward to Borno State governor, Kashim Shettima, has allegedly committed suicide at the Government House, Maiduguri. The steward, identified as John Achagwa, allegedly hanged himself on a Neem (Dongoyaro) tree at the back of the Presidential Lodge, Government House, yesterday afternoon. It is not clear why the man decided to take his life, but his colleagues said he had maintained unusual quietness since he resumed work yesterday. Suicide… Continue Reading

Sallah celebrations put off in Buhari’s Daura

When Muslims all over the world celebrate Eid-Fitr, next week, their counterparts in Daura, Katsina State, the birth place of President Muhammadu Buhari, will not be part of the celebrations. This came as Northern Governors, yesterday, met behind closed doors with President Muhammadu Buhari at the Presidential villa, Abuja, where they lamented that banditry and kidnapping in the region were becoming more threatening than Boko Haram insurgency. Also, the Presidency… Continue Reading

Veteran Journalist Launch Reproductive Health Foundation In Memory Of Late Sister

All is set for the formal launch of Abebi Reproductive Health Foundation (ARHF) – a women’s reproductive health NGO that seek to support women who has been diagnosed of Ovarian Cyst or Fibroid. According to the initiator, Ladi Taiwo, a UK based Journalist/Broadcaster, ‘’Grieve can lead you down the path of self-discovery if you let it or down a very dark unrecoverable path, also if you let it. ‘’I have… Continue Reading

Emir of Kano Muhammadu Sanusi II gets new UN job

Barely a day after the Kano State House of Assembly (KNHA), approved the amendment of the Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs law, paving way for Governor Abdullahi Ganduje to sign the bill into law that creates four new emirates and whittles down the Emir of Kano’s power and influence,  UN Secretary-General António Guterres on Thursday in New York announced the appointment of His Royal Highness Muhammadu Sanusi II, Emir of… Continue Reading

Jite Okoloko’s Notore Records N1.9b Half Year loss

Despite the growth in operating profit, Notore Chemical Industries Plc has ended the first half, H1 2019 with a loss of N1.942 billion due to its net finance cost of N6.57 billion. The Company in its six months unaudited results sent to the Nigerian Stock Exchange, NSE reported an operating profit of N4.63 billion for the half year ended March 31, 2019, up 4,251 per cent from N0.11 billion posted… Continue Reading

Alleged drug trafficking! Zainab Aliyu regains freedom from Saudi Arabia Prison

Zainab Aliyu,with officials of the Nigerian Consulate in Jeddah, shortly after she was freed from Saudi prison Zainab’s release came after President Buhari directed the attorney general of the federation to take necessary action on her detention by Saudi Arabia. It was learnt she was falsely accused of drug peddling in Saudi Arabia and was arrested in December 2018 with Tramadol, a banned substance. Investigations by the Nigerian government have… Continue Reading

Woman, husband sell their six-hour-old baby for N850,000

OPERATIVES of the Imo State Police Command have apprehended five members of a child trafficking syndicate who allegedly sold a six-hour-old baby for N850,000 shortly after he was born. The Commissioner of Police in the state, Rabiu Ladodo, who paraded the suspects at the command’s headquarters in Owerri on Saturday, described the crime as “absurd and irritating.” Ladodo said the suspects would be charged to court at the conclusion of… Continue Reading

Tony Elumelu Foundation Hosts European Commission, Leading Development Finance Institutions and Think Tanks in Brussels

  ……Highlights the Relevance and Urgency to Support Entrepreneurial Led Economic Growth in Africa   0At a time when Europe’s relationship with Africa is high on foreign policy and developmental agendas and with the European Union beginning to deliver on its 2017 External Investment Plan, targeted at attracting investment and job creation in Africa, the Tony Elumelu Foundation brought together leading stakeholders in the development finance sector, at a case… Continue Reading

Zamfara, Kaduna killings ‘politicised’ — Buhari

Nigeria’s president, Muhammadu Buhari, has said that ending banditry remains a key priority of his administration and he would do whatever it takes to save lives. Reacting to the recent spike in killings and kidnappings in Zamfara and Kaduna States, Mr Buhari described himself as one of the “unhappiest” leaders in the world. Mr Buhari has been criticised for his failure to check the deteriorating security situation in Zamfara State…. Continue Reading

K 1 to Sponsor Kid Artist’s Education

In what looks like a divine arrangement, Fuji Music Legend, King Wasiu Ayinde Mashal, popularly known as K1 De Ultimate has thrown his weight behind Oluwatobi Ilelolawa, the 12 year-old Primary Six pupil, who sketched President Muhammadu Buhari’s portrait with pen (Biro) without alteration few days ago. Less than an hour after   THISDAY Newspapers’ Brands and Marketing Editor, Raheem Akingbolu published the story of the boy on his Facebook page,… Continue Reading

We Won’t Deny Nigerians Visas -UAE

Authorities of the United Arab Emirates, UAE have denied reports that the country has resolved to deny Nigerians visas. Following the Dubai robbery involving five Nigerians, it has been reported in some quarters of the media that UAE authorities have restricted tourist visas to Nigerians from the normal three months to one month. However, a statement released by the UAE Embassy in Nigeria today debunked the rumour, calling it a… Continue Reading

Communal Threat: Nigerian Youth on the run 

The whereabouts of Alowonle Idowu Wasiu, a youth from Ogun State, southwest part of Nigeria has been unknown following a communal threat to his life. His whereabouts have been unknown since early 2015, following the death of his father, Chief Alowonle, a foremost traditional chief priest. It was gathered that following Chief Alowonle’s death, his only surviving son, Idowu, was meant to succeed him and lead proceedings at his village… Continue Reading

Ifeyinwa Ugochukwu Assumes Office as Chief Executive Officer, Tony Elumelu Foundation

  Former CEO, Parminder Vir, OBE joins the Foundation’s Advisory Ifeyinwa Ugochukwu, former Director of Partnerships and Evaluation, Tony Elumelu Foundation has assumed her new role as the Foundation’s CEO on April 1. [Ifeyinwa becomes the third CEO and the first African to become the Chief Executive Officer of the Tony Elumelu Foundation.] In December 2018, the Foundation, the leading African philanthropy committed to empowering African entrepreneurs, announced Mrs. Ugochukwu’s new… Continue Reading

ADVAN STANDS WITH WFA AND SUPPORTS THE GLOBAL CALL FOR BRANDS TO HOLD PLATFORMS TO ACCOUNT.

Advertisers Association of Nigeria (ADVAN) echoed very strongly the World Federation of Advertisers (WFA) call on all brands globally to hold social media platforms to account in light of recent failures to block dangerous and hateful content. In supporting the position WFA Regional Vice President for Africa, Folake Ani-Mumuney reiterated that while companies must decide their own approaches, WFA is calling on its members and brands worldwide – in their capacity as the funders… Continue Reading

IBRAHIM MSHELIA FOUNDATION TO FETE WIDOWS AND ORPHANS IN YOLA

 The monthly get-together of widows and orphans with Ibrahim Kadafir Mshelia Foundation is scheduled for Maiduguri, end of March. In a release by the sectional manager of the foundation, Comrade Segun Jones, he said the coming event will bring together widows and orphans from the North East to take stock and further evaluate their basic needs since the general elections delayed the monthly parley in February. Ibrahim Kadafir Mshelia Foundation… Continue Reading

Can We Stop Our Girls From Being Trafficked?

In the face of considerable campaigns to curb irregular migration and the deportation of thousands of Nigerians deserted in Libya in Europe, we are yet to see the end of the dehumanization, suffering and oppression Nigerian migrants face outside the country in their pursuit of greener pastures. The International Organization for Migration (IOM) with the Nigerian government has enabled the return of over 10,000 Nigerians stranded in Libya between April… Continue Reading

The Tony Elumelu Foundation to Announce Selected Entrepreneurs for 2019 Programme on March 22, 2019

·        Over 1,000 African entrepreneurs from African 54 countries to participate in the 2019 Cohort ·        Event to be live-streamed on TEFConnect – Africa’s digital entrepreneurship hub  The Tony Elumelu Foundation (TEF), the leading African philanthropy committed to empowering African entrepreneurs, will announce the selected applicants for the 2019 cohort of the Foundation’s flagship Entrepreneurship Programme on March 22, 2019. The event, which marks the 5th round of the Foundation’s Entrepreneurship Programme,… Continue Reading

The 2019 GTBank Food and Drink Festival! Get Ready For The Biggest Food Festival in Africa

After three stellar exposés of the biggest culinary experience in Africa, the GTBank Food and Drink Festival is getting bigger for the 4th edition, which will hold for 4 days from Sunday, 28th April, to Wednesday 1st May 2019 at the GTCentre, Plot 1, Water Corporation Drive, Oniru, Lagos. Created in 2016 by leading African financial institution, Guaranty Trust Bank Plc, the GTBank Food and Drink Festival has become the premier culinary event in Africa, bringing together tens of thousands of people from across the continent… Continue Reading

Stop Politicising the Army, Olowu warns Unscrupulous politicians Decries the influx of Fake Soldiers

Olowu of Kuta, His Royal Highness , Oba Hammed Adekunle Makama,has warned unscrupulous politicians to stop politicising the army. Olowu in a statement issued on Tuesday said the report from some states in the south south indicated that military were used to perpetuate violence on the innocent citizens. He warned desperate politicians to stop dragging our military into politics because of its dire consequence on our stability and national cohesion…. Continue Reading

Carleton University Community mourned Pius Adesanmi

Colleagues, students and friends of Pius Adesanmi gathered at Carleton University’s Institute of African Studies Monday to share stories and weep for the Nigerian-born professor and writer who headed the institute. Adesanmi was one of 18 Canadians who died on board an Ethiopian Airlines jet Sunday. The plane, which was en route to Nairobi, Kenya, from Addis Ababa, crashed shortly after takeoff, killing all 157 people on board. On Monday,… Continue Reading

How Pius Adesanmi Predicted His Own Death

Nigeria’s prolific writer, Professor Professor Pius Adesanmi, who died on the ill-fated Ethiopian Airlines, predicted his own death a day before the crash. In his last Facebook post on Saturday, Adesanmi made a statement that portrayed him as a man who had premonition about his death. In the post, the deceased said “if I take the wings of the morning and dwell in the uttermost parts of the sea, even… Continue Reading

Sad day: Prolific writer Professor Pius Adesanmi is dead

One of Nigeria best brains and prolific writer Professor Pius Adesanmi is dead. He was among the 149 people in the Ethiopian Airline that crashed early this morning enroute Nairobi Kenya from Adiss Ababa the capital of Ethiopia . Professor Pius Adesanmi, a Nigerian professor with Carlton University in Canada is among those that died this morning on the ill fated Ethiopia airline. On his way to attend the AU… Continue Reading

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