Friday, July 29, 2016

Turkey Government Owns No School In Nigeria, Close Them All, Turkish Ambassador

17 Turkish schools in Nigeria were allegedly linked to a movement the Turkish government says was involved in the July 15 failed coup attempt in Turkey and wants them closed.

Three Nigerians Among Four Executed In Indonesia

Indonesia executed four convicted drug traffickers, including three Nigerians, early on Friday as it pushed ahead with its “war against drugs”, although another 10 scheduled executions were delayed. As many as 14 people were originally set to face the firing squad together on Friday, but officials decided a “comprehensive review”

Thursday, July 28, 2016

Mikel denies donating $30,000 to Olympic squad

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Captain of Team Nigeria to the Rio Olympics, John Mikel Obi has denied media reports making the rounds in Nigeria that he gave 30,000 dollars to his team –mates in the U23 team presently camping in Atlanta, USA. Speaking from the team’s camp at the Hyatt Place, the Super Eagles captain was furious:

Buhari congratulates Father Mbaka on 21st anniversary of priestly ordination

President Muhammadu Buhari has congratulated Rev. Father Ejike Mbaka, Director of Adoration Ministry, on the 21st anniversary of his ordination to priesthood in the Catholic Church, slated for Friday.

Nollywood Actor Gets Roasted By Fire On Set

According to several reports, Ani Iyoho, a Nollywood actor was badly burnt while playing a fire incident role on set of movie director, Stanlee Ohikhuare. The special effect scene ended in disaster on the set of a Nollywood movie and the actor, Ani Iyoho, was left with severe burns that landed him in the hospital.

I’m not PHCN, Desmond Elliot tells constituent seeking power supply

Nollywood actor turned politician, Desmond Elliot who is the Lawmaker representing Surulere 1 constituency in the Lagos State House of Assembly, Desmond Eliot,

Fix the economy now, Gowon tells Buhari

Former Head of state , General Yakubu Gowon (retd), yesterday, took a retrospective look at the situation in the country and asked President Muhammadu Buhari to ensure that the country’s economy regain its strength to alleviate the suffering of the masses.

Clinton's former rivals to her skeptics: Get over it

President Obama and Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton wave to the crowd on the third day of the Democratic National Convention, Wednesday, July 27, 2016 With Bernie Sanders packing his bags for Burlington,

FG will plant grass to end herdsmen/farmers clash – Ogbeh

The Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Chief Audu Ogbeh, says the ministry will begin the paddock development (growing of special grasses for cattle) in August.

NAF parades two recruitment fraudsters

As unemployment bites harder, two undergraduates of the Ambrose Ali University Ekpoma were paraded by the Nigeria Air Force (NAF) for allegedly defrauding unsuspecting Nigerians on a facebook page they hosted.

Meet Nigeria’s First athlete At The Rio Olympics Games

US-based Chierika Ukogu will be making history at the 2016 Olympics Games, being the first rower to represent Nigeria.

Army/Shiites Clash :El-Rufa’i Raises 9-man White Paper Committee

The Kaduna State Governor Nasiru El-Rufai has set up a nine-man committee to produce a white paper on the report of the Judicial Commission of Inquiry into the Army/Shiites clash in the state. The Army/Shiites clash in Zaria last December had left many people dead.

Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Security Alert:Security beefed up in Owerri over bombing threat

The Imo State Police Command says it has beefed up security in and around some parts of Owerri municipality, which an unidentified social media claimed would be attacked by supposed terrorists. The Police Public Relations Officer, PPRO, Mr. Andrew Enwerem, a Deputy Superintendent of Police, made the Command’s position known, Wednesday, while reacting to an audio message currently circulating in the social media.

The Full Story: Celestial Church Leadership To Chained 9-Year Old Boy’s Father

The leadership of the Celestial Church of Christ, Worldwide has released a statement condemning the act of one of their pastor’s, Francis Taiwo, who chained his 9 year old son, Korede Taiwo, for weeks because of his stealing habit. church The attention of Reverend Emmanuel Mobiyina Oshoffa, Pastor and Spiritual Head and the Board of Trustees of the Celestial Church of Christ, has been drawn to media reports concerning the activities of one Prophet Francis Taiwo, Shepherd in Charge, Celestial Church of Christ ( C.C.C ), Key of Joy Parish, Ajiwo at Ajibawo in Ado Odo/Ota local government area of Ogun State.

Abuja Light Rail to be inaugurated in December 2017 – FCT Minister

The Minister of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Mr Muhammad Bello, says the Abuja Light Rail project will be inaugurated in December 2017 to link the Abuja-Kaduna rail line. Bello said this on Tuesday at the inauguration of the Abuja–Kaduna modernisation rail project at Idu in Abuja.

Finally, Wike, Amaechi meet for peace ahead Rivers re-run polls

Determined to guarantee a violent-free and credible re-run senatorial/House of Representative elections in Rivers State, a crucial meeting to chart the path to peace in the state before, during and after the re-run elections was held, yesterday, between the Inspector-General of Police, Acting Inspector General of Police, Ibrahim Idris and the Director-General of Department of State Services, DSS, Alhaji. Musa Daura.

TY Danjuma now ntel’s new chairman

Nigerian business tycoon, Gen. TY Danjuma, has been named Board Chairman by the NatCom Development & Investment Limited “NatCom”, trading as ntel. The announcement was made on Wednesday, July, 2016 following General Danjuma’s inaugural board meeting.

Monday, July 25, 2016

FlFA President to meet Buhari today

FIFA President, Mr. Gianni Infantino, and the Secretary General, Ms Fatma Samoura who arrived Abuja sunday on a two-day official visit to Nigeria are scheduled to meet President Muhammadu Buhari at the Aso Rock Presidential Villa monday. Infantino and Samoura, alongside Nigeria’s Sports Minister, Solomon Dalung, NFF President, Pinnick, Chairmen of the Senate and House Sports Committees, NFF General Secretary and other NFF Board members, and the visiting FA Presidents from other African countries, will pay a courtesy call on President Buhari.

Gombe warns against diversion of fertilizers

Gombe State Governor, Ibrahim Hassan Dankwambo has warned farmers in the state against diverting fertilizers distributed for the 2016 farming season. Speaking during the distribution and sales of 20,000 metric tonnes of assorted fertilizers to farmers in the state for the 2016 farming season, the Governor noted that the present administration since from 2011 has procured over 120,000 metric tonnes of fertilizer.

Friday, July 22, 2016

Ondo AG Resigns, Joins Guber Race

Ahead of the November 2016 gubernatorial election in Ondo State, the State Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice, Mr Eyitayo Jegede, on Friday resigned his appointment from the cabinet of Dr Olusegun Mimiko.

Navy Trains 70 Officers on Military Planning, Theatre of War Operations

As the prosecution of the war against terrorism, maritime illegalities and militancy continues, the Nigerian Navy (NN) on Friday graduated 70 officers after a one year intensive training on military planning and theatre of war operations.

Nigeria should learn from Morocco’s economic transition- Obasanjo, Ezekwesili

Former President of Nigeria, Olusegun Obasanjo, has called for an improved business relationship between Nigeria and Morocco, saying such will create mutual benefits for both countries and advancement of Africa’s economy.

Alex Ekubo Is Looking For A Wife

Nollywood actor Alex Ekubo took to Instagram to post a message for his future wife. According to him, he shared this letter because he’s tired of being “single to stupor”.

‘Donald Trump Is Colour Blind And Gender Neutral’ – Ivanka Trump

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The presidential candidate’s eldest daughter Ivanka Trump took the podium to give a speech, just before her dad did, that touched on racism, gender equality, and topics closest to her heart like the possibilities for working mothers and the wage gap

Naeto C and Wife Celebrate Four Years Of Marriage

Rapper Naeto C and his wife Nicole are celebrating their 4th wedding anniversary today . The couple got married in on July 21st 2012 and already have a boy and a girl. On her Instagram page, Nicole wrote “4 Years of Marriage to my Best Friend.

FG Fixes N500 As Transport Fare On Abuja-Kaduna Trains

The Federal government has fixed the cost of travelling on the newly completed Abuja to Kaduna rail lines at N500 per passenger per trip on the economy class. IMG_20160701_230154The Minister of Transportation, Mr. Rotimi Amaechi, stated this on Thursday while Speaking to newsmen after the final inspection of the project which is due for inauguration by President Muhammadu Buhari next week in Abuja.

Thursday, July 21, 2016

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The Senate on Thursday called on the Federal Government to put in necessary measures to evacuate Nigerians in South Sudan, currently facing internal conflicts. The decision followed a Point of Order by the Deputy Spokesman of the Senate, Sen. Ben Bruce, at plenary.

Bill Gates Warns Against Reducing Funds To Combat AIDS

Microsoft founder Bill Gates urged the international community to mobilize more resources for HIV prevention, treatment and research on Wednesday, warning that new infections could reach record levels among young Africans.

Burial Date For Former Super Eagles Coach Stephen Keshi Announced

A new date for the funeral rites of the late former Super Eagles Coach, Stephen Keshi, has been fixed for July 29, 2016.

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Food Scarcity:About 123,000 Venezuelans Cross Over To Colombia

More than 100,000 Venezuelans, some of whom drove through the night in caravans, crossed into Colombia over the weekend to hunt for food and medicine that are in short supply at home.

FG To Release Funds For Rio Olympics In Brazil

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President Muhammadu Buhari has ordered the immediate release of funds budgeted for Nigeria’s successful participation in the Rio Olympics in Brazil. The president gave the order at the official handover of Team Nigeria to the Nigerian Olympic Committee (NOC) at the State House, Abuja on Tuesday.

Lady Gaga And Fiance Split After Five Years Together

Lady Gaga and Taylor Kinney have split after five years together, Us Weekly can confirm. The couple, who got engaged on Valentine’s Day in 2015, ended their relationship this July. “She was really crushed,” the insider says, adding that the couple drifted apart and that Gaga’s recent trip to Cabo was “a girls trip to get away and get over it.

10,000 Single Women Who Desire To Be Married Register In Kano

About 10,000 Muslim women who desire to be married and have not found the man yet, have registered for a mass wedding ceremony in Kano state. The Hizba board which is the main Islamic authority in the state, have over the years arranged mass weddings in a bid to reduce the number of single women in the state.

FMBN to ensure workers benefit from its home renovation loan- HOS

The Head of Service Abia State, Dr Vivian Uma has urged Federal Mortgage Bank of Nigeria to expedite action towards ensuring that workers in the state benefited from its home renovation loan. Dr Uma made this known while speaking with newsmen in Umuahia.

Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Magu Hosts Inter-Faith Committee, Says Religion Good For Corruption Fight

The Acting Chairman, Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Ibrahim Magu has identified religion as veritable means of tackling corruption and other social vices in Nigeria.

Ronaldo To Miss Opening Games Of Madrid’s Campaign

As Ronaldo continues to recover from the injury he suffered in the EURO 2016 final, it has been revealed the Madrid star may wait until September 11 to make his first appearance for the club.

NESG: FG urges Nigerians to patronise locally made goods

The Federal Government on Monday urged Nigerians to patronise `Made-in-Nigeria products’ to strengthen the economy and aid national development.

VGN to monitor all petroleum pipeline routes in South West

Members of Vigilante group of Nigeria, VGN, have been deployed to monitor all petroleum pipeline routes in the South West.

Monday, July 18, 2016

India’s ‘Gold Man’ Beaten To Death

An Indian businessman who made headlines in 2013 for purchasing one of the world’s most expensive shirts made entirely of gold has been beaten to death in western India,

AU PRESIDENCY: African leaders reject Nigeria’s request to shift poll by 1yr

Nigeria may not be elected into any serious post in the African Union, which crucial annual summit to elect its President and chairpersons for vital organs of the organisation, got underway in Kigali, Rwanda last night.

Bonang Matheba And AKA Win South Africa’s Favourite Couple Award

Media personality, Bonang Matheba and rapper AKA were proclaimed South Africa’s favourite couple last night, at the 2016 edition of the You Awards held in South Africa.

President Buhari Condemns Military Attempted Coup In Turkey

President Muhammadu Buhari has joined President Obama and other world leaders in vehemently condemning the abortive coup attempt in Turkey by a group of rebel army officers and men, which resulted in the reported death of more than 100 people.

Friday, July 15, 2016

Osinbajo Sends Birthday Message To Wife

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo’s wife Oludolapo marks her birthday today July 15. Osinbajo took to social media to celebrate her.At my side. My support. My wings. Happy birthday to my beautiful wife, Oludolapo

HDFA: Nollywood Actors, Directors To Feature In 2016 Script 2 Screen Training

High Definition Film Academy is all set for its acting and filmmaking classes for 2016 which promises to feature some of the best Nollywood professionals as acting and directing coaches as well as it’s three fold event which features a movie premier, the Script 2 Screen programme and its 5th anniversary .

Corrupt persons should be jailed — Soyinka

Nobel Laureate, Professor, Wole Soyinka has recommended jail term for anyone caught or found guilty of corruption, saying such a person should be made to face the full wrath of the law. Soyinka spoke in Abeokuta,

FG welcomes Japanese offer to develop Nigeria animation, children films

The Federal Government on Thursday accepted offer by the Japanese Government to assist Nigeria to develop capacity in production of animation and children films. Minister of Information and Culture

Thursday, July 14, 2016

Aisha Buhari, Dolapo Osinbajo, Tony Elumelu sign women empowerment initiative

Aisha Buhari, Dolapo Osinbajo, Tony Elumelu sign women empowerment initiativeLeading African Businessman and Philanthropist, Tony O. Elumelu CON joined the First Lady of Nigeria, Mrs. Aisha Buhari and wife of the Vice President of Nigeria, Mrs. Dolapo Osinbajo at a forum and exhibition on Nigerian Women in Export which was held in Abuja.

The nation is set to get a boost in its power supply as the Shiroro Hydroelectric Power Station has increased its power output by 150 megawatts (mw), the Executive Vice Chairman of North South Power Company Limited, Engineer Olubunmi Peters, has said.

Senate receives presidency’s request for Magu’s confirmation as EFCC Chairman

The Presidency on Thursday, requested the Senate to confirm Mr Ibrahim Magu as Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).

President Buhari receives Alake of Egbaland

President Muhammadu Buhari receives the Alake of Egbaland, His Majesty Oba Michael Aremu Adedotun Gbadebo 111 at the State house thursday in Abuja