FG expended $5bn fighting poverty in five years — Minister

The Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development, Hajia Sadiya Farouq, has said the Federal Government expended over $5bn since 2016 to fight poverty in the country. The minister said the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), since 2016 has backed his pledge to pull out 100 million Nigerians out of poverty by committing $1bn through the National Social Investment Programme to reduce poverty and inequality. She also… Continue Reading

Meet The New Music Sensation Lariano

In January 2021, emerging Nigerian Afrobeats and Afro-norteño singer/songwriter Lariano had a minute play of ‘Symphony’ on Clubhouse, an unreleased song from his forthcoming EP ‘Hyphenate.’ This song caught the attention of the moderators and he was immediately scheduled for an interview by one of them (Richardine Bartee, CEO Grungecake) on California-based radio station KXGO 995.“Hyphenate” features six songs, including five brand new tracks alongside acclaimed single ‘’Roboto’’ featuring JamoPyper…. Continue Reading


Entrepreneurs have completed the business management training globally likened to an MBA  The Tony Elumelu Foundation (TEF), Africa’s leading philanthropy empowering young African entrepreneurs from all 54 African countries, has successfully trained over 200,000 entrepreneurs in core business management skills as part of its 2021 TEF Entrepreneurship Programme. The Business Management training was conducted exclusively on TEFConnect,  the Foundation’s proprietary digital platform that provides capacity-building support, advisory and market linkages to over 1 Million Africans… Continue Reading

Ohuabunwa, Keyamo, Babaeko For YES INTERNATIONAL! Magazine’s 10th Anniversary Lecture

All is now set for the 10th anniversary lecture of one of Nigeria’s most respected celebrity journals – YES INTERNATIONAL! Magazine. Slated for Saturday, June 19, 2021, this year’s event, unlike the previous ones, will hold virtually. Mr. Steve Babaeko, MD/CEO of X3M Ideas, one of Nigeria’s leading advertising agencies, is the guest speaker. He will be speaking on the topic, Running A Successful Business In Nigeria – My Experience…. Continue Reading

The Rich Also Cry: Inside The Billion-Dollar Marriages, Open Relationships And Bitter Divorces Of The Forbes 400

From the 27-year partnership of Bill and Melinda Gates to the 28-day union of Kirk Kerkorian, a look back at some of America’s high-stakes relationships. Nùews that Bill and Melinda Gates are divorcing after 27 years may have shocked the world, but probably came as less of a surprise to fellow members of The Forbes 400. They know all too well that money—even yachtloads of it—can’t buy happiness. “You’re still dealing with the… Continue Reading

So Sad! CNN’s Christiane Amanpour diagnosed with ovarian cancer.

Veteran journalist and CNN host Christiane Amanpour announced Monday she has been diagnosed with ovarian cancer.  In a message to viewers, Amanpour said the past four weeks, during which she has not appeared on CNN’s international outlets, has been “a roller coaster” for her and announced her diagnosis.  “During that time, like millions of women around the world, I have been diagnosed with ovarian cancer,” she said. “I’ve had successful major surgery to… Continue Reading

Motorists, commuters groan as robbers take over Lagos bridge

……We’ve arrested 19 traffic robbers, say police Motorists and commuters plying the Eko Bridge, Lagos State, have lamented increasing attacks by armed robbers on them. PUNCH Metro gathered that while robbers broke into cars and commercial vehicles in broad daylight and dispossessed people of their valuables, the police were nowhere to be found. Our correspondents, who spoke to victims and eyewitnesses, learnt that residents now preferred to take longer routes to… Continue Reading

Army releases new postings, appointments of senior officers in major shake-up

The Nigerian Army(NA)  has released posting and appointments of senior officers. This is in line with the Chief of Army Staff vision to have a professional Nigerian Army ready to accomplish assigned missions within a Joint Environment in Defence of Nigeria. Those affected in the reorganization include; Major General FO Omoigui from Headquarters Theatre Command Operation HADIN KAI to Land Forces Simulation Centre Nigeria and appointed Director General, Major General… Continue Reading

TB Joshua’s wife speaks on husband’s death.

Evelyn Joshua, wife of the founder of Synagogue Church of All Nations, Temitope Balogun Joshua, has broken the silence since the news of her husband’s death made rounds. Evelyn took to social media to express ocean-deep emotions over the loss of her husband. Amid the ban by the Federal Government on the usage of popular microblogging platform, Twitter, in Nigeria, Evelyn took to her official Twitter handle, @Mama_Evelyn, and wrote a short message…. Continue Reading

Just In: Man In the Synagogue T.B Joshua is Dead

The founder, the Synagogue, Church Of All Nations (SCOAN), Temitope Balogun Joshua, popularly known as T.B Joshua had died in Lagos. He reportedly died on Saturday evening shortly after concluding a programme at his church. The cause of his death has not been disclosed as family sources said his remains had been deposited in a morgue.. The Synagogue Church of all Nation has officially made statement on thee demise of their General… Continue Reading

Heirs Holdings Enters Insurance Market – Promises Insurance Revolution

·       Heirs Insurance and Heirs Life to Offer Simple, Quick, Accessible and Reliable Insurance to Nigerians Heirs Holdings (HH) announced the Group’s transformative insurance industry play, with the launch of Heirs Insurance Limited (HIL) and Heirs Life Assurance (HLA), on Tuesday, June 1, 2021, at the companies’ Victoria Island headquarters in Lagos.  Heirs Holdings will bring a dynamic, digitally driven offering to the general and life insurance sectors, providing clients with… Continue Reading

The Tony Elumelu Foundation and DEG Partner to Empower 200 Additional Entrepreneurs Across Africa

The Tony Elumelu Foundation (TEF), Africa’s leading philanthropy empowering young African entrepreneurs from all 54 African countries, has partnered with DEG, the German development financial institution supporting the private sector in emerging-market countries, to empower an additional 200 entrepreneurs across Africa. The initiative will fund 200 additional young African entrepreneurs complementing the US$100m Tony Elumelu Foundation Entrepreneurship Programme that has identified, trained, mentored and funded over 9,000 entrepreneurs from all… Continue Reading

EFCC Sealed Off NESTOIL Boss, Ernest Azudialu’s Mansion

This is surely not the best of time for Nestoil  and NECONDE Boss, Ernest Azudialu who is currently swimming in troubled waters, this is because the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC has commenced investigation into the activities of the Anambra State-born flamboyant businessman To this end, Azudialu’s massive mansion located in the pristine and prosperous Modupe Alakija Crescent formerly known as Ikoyi Crescent has been sealed by the EFCC… Continue Reading

Victor Alewo Adoji: Celebrating a silent philanthropist extraordinaire at 50

When great men celebrate, even the stars bow in solemn hallow. As Dr. Victor Alewo Adoji (DVAA), the erudite banker-turned politician celebrates his 50th birthday on Saturday May 29, 2021, the periscope is focused on a man who has given his all to create peace, tranquility and progress for his people in Kogi State and Nigeria as a whole. It is often said that some were born great, while others… Continue Reading


…Urges South-West To Embrace Zonal Public Hearing Opportunities Lagos State Governor, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu on Wednesday demanded a special economic status for Lagos, saying the progress and prosperity of Nigeria is inextricably linked to the progress and prosperity of Lagos State. The Governor also demanded for a State Police and entrenchment of true fiscal federalism in Nigeria. Governor Sanwo-Olu made the demands at the opening of the two-day Senate zonal… Continue Reading

Oba Nofiu Adeyemi Otun-bade Celebrates 10th Year Anniversary As Onijaye of Ijaye-Titun

The Brief History of Ijaye Obirinti, Abeokuta, Ogun state The Ijaye Orile in the present day Akinleye Local Government of Oyo State was founded in 1785 by a warrior called Orisabiyi.   Orisabiyi was a descendant of Alaafin Abiodun and on behalf of Oyo and Alaafin Abiodun, Orisabiyi conquered many wars. When Orisabiyi was leaving Oyo, Alaafin appreciated all his efforts during the wars by giving him a beaded crown that… Continue Reading

NDLEA arrests suspected drug lord with N8 billion worth of cocaine

A Brazil-based Nigerian has been arrested as the prime suspect following the seizure of a consignment of cocaine with a street value of N8 billion. Ejiofor Felix Enwereaku was arrested at the international airport in Lagos on May 14, 2021, a week after a bag containing 27.95 kilogrammes of cocaine was intercepted by the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA). The bag had arrived from Brazil at the Lagos airport on… Continue Reading


The Tiv Youth Organization (TYO), the umbrella body of Tiv indigenous youths worldwide has called for justice over the gruesome killing of one of her members, Late Mr. Cyprian Kumaoron who was murdered in Idumuju-Ugboko community in Delta State where the deceased lived, worked and was well known as a non-indigenous commercial motorcyclist(Okada Rider) in the community Idumuju-Ugboko in Aniocha Local Government Area in Delta State. It will be recalled… Continue Reading


I have just read the press statement credited to the Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Mr Shehu Malami SAN on the resolution of the Southern Governors Forum to ban open grazing in their respective States. The AGF is quoted to have said that this reasoned decision, among others, is akin to banning all spare parts dealers in the Northern parts of the country and is unconstitutional…. Continue Reading

The UBA Africa Conversations 2021: Join Africa’s Global Leaders – President Kagame of Rwanda, WTO’s Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, UBA’s Tony O. Elumelu, WHO’s Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, IFC’s Makhtar Sop Diop, to Celebrate Africa Day at the UBA Africa Conversations 2021

The UBA Africa Conversations 2021: Join Africa’s Global Leaders – President Kagame of Rwanda, WTO’s Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, UBA’s Tony O. Elumelu, WHO’s Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, IFC’s Makhtar Sop Diop, to Celebrate Africa Day at the UBA Africa Conversations 2021   The United Bank for Africa (UBA) Plc, is set to celebrate this year’s Africa Day in commemoration of African unity with the third edition of its annual UBA Africa Conversations, headlined by Africa’s international… Continue Reading

Future Ogun State governor and Gov. Dapo Abiodun top aide Arrested in US Over $350,000 fraud

Abidemi Rufai, a senior special assistant to Dapo Abiodun, governor of Ogun, has been arrested in the United States over alleged $350,000 unemployment benefits fraud. The statement from the U.S Department of Justice says Rufai resides in the Lekki area of Lagos, Nigeria. Mr Rufai appeared before a federal court Saturday on charges alleging he used the identities of more than 100 Washington residents to fraudulently receive over $350,000 in… Continue Reading


…To Convene National Dialogue, Make Apapa Gridlock Top Priority Following the security challenges in different parts of Nigeria, Southern governors on Tuesday called on President Muhammadu Buhari to address Nigerians on the position of things so as to restore the confidence of the citizens. The governors under the platform of Southern Nigeria Governors Forum also called on the Federal Government to convoke a national dialogue as a matter of urgency to address… Continue Reading

BREAKING: Pastor Adeboye’s son dies at 42

Pastor Dare Adeboye, the son of the General Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God Worldwide, Enoch Adeboye, is dead. The PUNCH gathered that the 42-year-old, who was the third surviving child of the revered cleric, died in his sleep on Wednesday in Eket, Akwa Ibom State, where he was based with his family. Our correspondent gathered from reliable sources in the church that the deceased, who was the Assistant… Continue Reading

JUST IN: Bandits Release One Abducted Kaduna Varsity Student 

One of the abducted students of Greenfield University in Kaduna State has been released by the bandits. Although the police and government authorities are yet to confirm the development, the mother of the student, Lauritta Attahiru confirmed the release of her son to Channels Television, on Tuesday. She however refused to give details of how her son was released and whether a ransom was paid or not. Some of the… Continue Reading

Chronic Debtor Oba Otudeko In Trouble over multi billion naira loan.

…….as CBN orders First Bank to recover the loan with immediate effect Trouble is yet to be far from over for the man who was once celebrated as the king of board room Mr. Obafoluke Otudeko  Otudeko was recently sacked by the Central Bank of Nigeria as the chairman of First Bank Holdings over his activities to cover up the multi billion naira loans granted to him by First Bank… Continue Reading


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Popular Actor, Baba Ijesha, Confesses To Having Sex With 14-yr-old Girl; He Has Been Sleeping With Her Since She Was Seven

Popular comedian and Nollywood actor, Olanrewaju James aka Baba Ijesa, has been arrested by the Lagos State Police Command on allegation of defiling a minor, reports The Gazelle News.com. The Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) for the Lagos State Police Command, Olumuyiwa Adejobi, a Chief Superintendent of Police (CSP), disclosed this on Thursday, 22 April, 2021 via a press statement released to journalist in Lagos.According to Adejobi, “a case of… Continue Reading

Heritage Bank promotes creative industry with support for “Rita Dominic Acting Challenge”

Heritage Bank Plc has further reiterated its commitment to the growth and development of the creative and entertainment sector by supporting the “Rita Dominic Acting Challenge.” Heritage Bank in collaboration with a foremost Nigerian Actress and Co-Founder of the Audrey Silva Company, Rita Dominic launched an acting challenge for aspiring actors to recreate a scene in a new film “La Femme Anjola,” produced by the later. Respectively, the winners carted… Continue Reading

How I strangled creditor disturbing me to repay N100,000 — Suspect

A revenue collector in the Umuleri area of Anambra State, Ifeanyi Ezinwa, is being held by the police for the murder of his relative, Chukwuebuka Iloegbunam. Ezinwa reportedly strangled 19-year-old Iloegbunam for persistently demanding repayment of N100,000 he borrowed from him. City Round learnt that Ezinwa, 29, asked the victim to meet him at a bush path near a secondary school in the town around 8.30pm on the pretence of paying… Continue Reading

Fayose Allegedly Hired Igboho to Disrupt South West PDP Congress – Ibadan Solidarity Youth Front Cries Out

Fayose Has Hired Igboho to Disrupt South West PDP Congress – Ibadan Solidarity Youth Front Cries Out The Ibadan Solidarity Youth Front has unveiled plans by some elements within the party to hire thugs to allegedly cause grave harm to delegates at the zonalparty Congress slated for April 12, 2021.In a press statement, spokesperson of the youth group, Lukman Ajagbe, alleged that ex-Governor of Ekiti State, Ayo Fayose has been… Continue Reading

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