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Free Zones, Port Concession stakeholders oppose OGEFZA operations

Free Zones, Port Concession stakeholders oppose OGEFZA operations

Investors in the free zones in Nigeria have raised alarm over the adverse economic impact of the proposed Bill to amend the Oil and Gas Export Free Zone Act (OGEFZA Act), of 1996 (now Cap. 05, LFN, 2004), if signed into law. The concerned stakeholders note with grave concern that the proposed Bill, if passed in its current form, […]

Buildcon excites subscribers with Pracht Gardens Estate

Buildcon excites subscribers with Pracht Gardens Estate

Subscribers and stakeholders have shown their excitement over the architectural skills displayed by Buildcon Global Services Limited in the construction of the Pracht Gardens Estate located in Ikota area of Lagos. One of the subscribers, Mrs. Juliet Onioma, an accountant based in Lagos, affirmed that she was very delighted to see her dream of living in […]

Ex-NNPC GMD, Yakubu to face fraud charges, forfeits N3bn

Ex-NNPC GMD, Yakubu to face fraud charges, forfeits N3bn

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission will charge a former Group Managing Director of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, Dr. Andrew Yakubu, for alleged fraud. Also, a Federal High Court, sitting in Kano, presided over by Justice Zainab Abubakar, on Tuesday, ordered the forfeiture of the sum of $9.7m (N2.96bn) and £74,000 (N28.19m) recovered from […]

FG whistle-blower recovers another $151m, N8bn loot

FG whistle-blower recovers another $151m, N8bn loot

Federal Government said it recovered another $151m and N8bn looted funds from three sources through whistle-blowers. The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, in a statement issued on Sunday in Lagos, said actionable information given by whistle-blowers to the office of the Minister of Justice and Attorney-General of the Federation led to the recovery […]

Passenger kills motorcyclist over N50 fare in Enugu

Passenger kills motorcyclist over N50 fare in Enugu

A motorcyclist, Michael Eze, has been killed by his passenger during an argument over an additional N50 fare in the Igboeze North Local Government Area of Enugu State. Eye-witness account explains that the deceased motorcyclist told the passenger, Michael Gabriel, to add N50 to their initially agreed fare when he realised that the distance was […]

Graduate engine-oil hawker killed by assailant in Gbagada

Graduate engine-oil hawker killed by assailant in Gbagada

A woman in her early 50’s who sells engine-oil, has been killed on Adewale Kuku Street, Millennium Estate, Gbagada, Lagos State. Her corpse was found with a deep machete cuts in the head, neck and hand. The victim simply identified as Madam Vivian, was said to be sleeping in an abandoned white truck parked in a bush […]

National Art Competition: Godwin Uzoji wins with Homelessness art work

National Art Competition: Godwin Uzoji wins with Homelessness art work

Homelessness, Despair and Hope, a work that elucidates the issues that surround the condition of the Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) by using the Tent as a metaphor for those who have lost their physical boundaries by the share brut of force, was adjudged the overall winner of this year’s National Art Competition held at the […]

Brand Journalists appoint Adejuwon Osunnuyi as Editor, The Mango

Brand Journalists appoint Adejuwon Osunnuyi as Editor, The Mango

The Brand Journalists Association of Nigeria, BJAN has announced the appointment of Mr. Adejuwon Osunnuyi as its new Chief Information Officer, CIO. With the appointment as the CIO, Mr. Osunnuyi is saddled with the responsibility of editing the association's industry magazine, The Mango. Mr. Osunnuyi, who is the Editor/CEO of The DailyBells Nigeria Newspaper, succeeds Mr. Lukman […]

Weak legislation responsible for PPP failure – Engineering Expert

Weak legislation responsible for PPP failure – Engineering Expert

Experts at the just-concluded African Engineering Conference, organised by the Nigerian Society of Engineers (NSE) in Uyo, Akwa Ibom State, have blamed the failure of public-private partnership on weak laws. It also featured the society’s Annual General Meeting and the UNESCO African Engineering Week. The events were held at the Tropicana Conference Centre with the Federation of […]

Breaking! Prophet Felix Oluyemi ‘Baba Olomi Now Now’ is dead

Breaking! Prophet Felix Oluyemi ‘Baba Olomi Now Now’ is dead

Popular Lagos Prophet, Felix Oluyemi, aka ‘Baba Olomi Now Now’ Founder of the Kingdom of Love Church of Christ, is dead.  Prophet Felix Oluyemi also known as Baba Olomi now now died in the wee hours today at the Lagos University Teaching Hospital (LUTH). He died at age 57. NEWSECHO gathered that Baba Olomi complained of chest and breath issues last […]

City Informant, new monthly general interest journal hits market

City Informant, new monthly general interest journal hits market

A new general interest journal, City Informant Magazine, has been introduced into the market by its publishers, Holistic Publishers Limited. A statement from the Editor in Chief, Mr.Adegboyega Adepitan, says “the magazine was conceived and made real to provide value added information on current events as they unfold and affect humanity through the experience of […]

Omisore tells why Nigeria fared poorly in infrastructure provisioning

Omisore tells why Nigeria fared poorly in infrastructure provisioning

A former deputy Governor of Osun State and one time Senator of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, Senator Iyiola Alani Omisore Phd., FNSE, CON, has identified several factors why the Nigeria’s infrastructure development has not moved beyond the rhetoric. Senator Omisore who recently completed his doctor of philosophy degree in Infrastructure Finance with specialisation in Public Private […]

JLF foundation to reward talents in writing competition

JLF foundation to reward talents in writing competition

In recognition of creative writing as an invaluable talent worthy of reward, JLF a nongovernmental and not-for-profit organisation has announced a writing competition tagged “JLF Writing Competition”. According to the organisers,“ the competition is instituted to identifying talents in literature with the intent to evaluate and maintain the success of each competitor by selecting the best. […]

Why I fight the child-witch, street children problem in Akwa Ibom – Maduka

Why I fight the child-witch, street children problem in Akwa Ibom – Maduka

Frankline Maduka, an Anthropologist, Evangelist, and the founder of Reach Out Life International Foundation (ROLIF), writes on why he took up the fight against the increasing child-witch and street children problem in Akwa Ibom, Nigeria. Frankline Maduka founded ROLIF, an NGO that concentrates on recovery, rehabilitation and reintegration of homeless street children in Uyo city, Akwa Ibom. Akwa Ibom is a beautiful […]

Photos: Heritage Bank offers N10m for student to break Onyali’s record

Photos: Heritage Bank offers N10m for student to break Onyali’s record

Heritage Bank Chief Executive Officer/Managing Director, Ifie Sekibo, has set aside a N10m trust fund for any athlete that can break the 200 metre record set by ex-international, and Skoolimpics Ambassador, Mary Onyali. The MD while declaring the pilot edition of the Heritage Bank-Lagos State Skoolimpics 2016 open said he would be setting aside the […]

Why Lagos Banker hire assassins to kill her ex-husband

Why Lagos Banker hire assassins to kill her ex-husband

A 32 year old Banker in Lagos, Oluchi Tochukwu, has been arrested by the Ogun State Police Command over failed attempt to assassinate her ex-husband known as Tochukwu Onyebuchi. Oluchi was arrested alongside two suspected hired-assassins identified as Chigozie Smart (32) and Kingsley Ikechukwu (36). The state Commissioner of Police, Ahmed Iliyasu paraded the suspects at the […]

Customs dismisses 29 senior officers, sack four deputy comptrollers

Customs dismisses 29 senior officers, sack four deputy comptrollers

The Nigeria Customs Service has announced the dismissal of 29 senior officers, including four deputy comptrollers and five assistant comptrollers.  This new lay-off comes less than a week after sacking 17 junior officers. Others affected in the latest purge are seven chief superintendents and four superintendents of customs while ten other officers were retired from the service. According to […]

Photos: Ooni of Ife, Emirs, Igwes witness coronation of Oba Ewuare II

Photos: Ooni of Ife, Emirs, Igwes witness coronation of Oba Ewuare II

The Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Ogunwusi, Sultan of Sokoto and other personalities graced the historical event of the coronation of the 40th Oba of Benin Kingdom, Oba Eheneden Erediauwa. Some of the personalities there were Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Ogunwusi;  Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Sa’ad Abubakar III; the Emir of Kano, Alhaji Lamido Sanusi; […]

Photos: Governor Fayose initiates Ekiti grazing enforcement marshals

Photos: Governor Fayose initiates Ekiti grazing enforcement marshals

The Ekiti state governor, Ayodele Fayose, has inaugurated the Ekiti state grazing enforcement marshals. The inauguration took place at the state government house in Ado-Ekiti. The Ekiti governor inaugurated the marshal in a bid to prevent the re-occurrence of Fulani herdsmen attack in the state. The enforcement marshals who are vested with the responsibility of arresting […]

Photos from the press briefing of 2016 BJAN annual conference

Photos from the press briefing of 2016 BJAN annual conference

The Brand Journalist Association of Nigeria (BJAN), held a press briefing to officially announce her annual conference which will take place between November 3rd to 5th 2016. The conference is scheduled to hold at Jata Events and Resorts, Lekki-Epe Expressway, Awoyaya, Lagos. The theme for the year is ‘Mobile Money in Nigeria. The Challenges, Opportunities […]

Kano: FG flags-off Graduate in Irrigated Agriculture Schemes (GIAS)

Kano: FG flags-off Graduate in Irrigated Agriculture Schemes (GIAS)

The Federal Government of Nigeria has officially flagged-off the Graduate in Irrigated Agriculture Schemes (GIAS) Program, at Kadawa Integrated Farm in Kano State with the plan to extend it to all 109 senatorial districts of the country. The Graduate in Irrigated Agriculture Scheme is an initiative whereby selected participants in batches of 50 who will […]

Faleke, Kokumo hail Ambode at commissioning of Ojodu LCDA roads (photos)

Faleke, Kokumo hail Ambode at commissioning of Ojodu LCDA roads (photos)

Hon. James Faleke, a House of Representatives member, representing Ikeja Constituency, has hailed Lagos state Governor Akinwunmi Ambode towards his efforts at turning around the face of the state. Faleke made this commendation on Saturday September 24th, while speaking at the commissioning of Abiodun Jagun Street and Ishola Bello Street, both in Ojodu LCDA, where he […]

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