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Ngige commends Tony Elumelu’s commitment to job creation

Ngige commends Tony Elumelu’s commitment to job creation

The Honourable Minister of Labour and Employment, Chris Ngige, has commended the relentless efforts of the chairman, Transnational Corporation of Nigeria Plc, Tony O. Elumelu CON, towards job creation as a strategy for poverty alleviation in Nigeria and Africa.  The minister made this commendation at the 30th Anniversary celebration of the award-winning Transcorp Hilton Abuja recently. “I am […]

We’ll develop counter narratives to challenge terrorism – Osinbajo

We’ll develop counter narratives to challenge terrorism – Osinbajo

The need for the development and dissemination of alternative and counter narratives to challenge terrorism and violent extremism was again stressed today by Acting President Yemi Osinbajo, SAN. He spoke earlier today at two different events: one while receiving a delegation of the World Leadership Alliance  a.k.a Club de Madrid which included two former African […]

JCI Eko, 100 Volunteers Execute Clean-Up Project in Lagos

JCI Eko, 100 Volunteers Execute Clean-Up Project in Lagos

In fulfilling its civil responsibility to the society, Junior Chamber International (JCI) Eko – a local organization of Junior Chamber International, Nigeria in collaboration with over 100 volunteers executed its Clean-Up project which took place recently at Ladipo Market in Mushin Local Government Area of Lagos State. The activity which featured the activation of “Illegal Waste Mapping” exercise […]

Nigerian Breweries flags off 9th edition of Golden Pen awards

Nigerian Breweries flags off 9th edition of Golden Pen awards

Nigerian Breweries Plc has flagged off the 9thedition of the Golden Pen Awards on Monday, July 3, 2017. Kufre Ekanem, Nigerian Breweries’ Corporate Affairs Adviser, explained to newsmen at the flag-off ceremony which held in Lagos on Monday, that the award was introduced to promote professionalism and objective reportage of events in Nigeria. Mr. Ekanem […]

TPT’s Adetokunbo Modupe awarded PR Personality of the Decade

TPT’s Adetokunbo Modupe awarded PR Personality of the Decade

Adetokunbo Modupe, the Lead Strategist and Chairman of TPT International Limited, has emerged Outstanding PR Personality of the Decade. His overwhelming recognition was the highpoint of the 2017 Marketing Edge Awards, held at the Federal Palace Hotel, last weekend in Lagos. According to the organisers, the programme is aimed at recognising and rewarding excellence in […]

Lagos at 50: Herbert Samuel Macaulay memories, relevance lingers

To mark one of  the celebration of Lagos at 50, the organisers  decided to bring  back the memory of our past Hero’s in which Herbert is one one them.  Herbert Macaulay was a front-line nationalist who is acknowledged to be the first among the founding fathers of the nation. He tackled the British government at […]

BiafraExit: Likely implications for Nigeria – Analysis by Ayo Dara

BiafraExit: Likely implications for Nigeria – Analysis by Ayo Dara

Since the release of the Radio Biafra boss Mr NnamdI Kanu from Kuje prisons the political environment in the South East of the country tensed up the more. Infact, there has been statements issued by the Arewa Youths that their Igbo counterpart should vacate their lands. This has caused stir in the country hence likely […]

Okonmah, TPT Account Director marks 50th, sets up foundation

Mr. Joseph Okonmah, FNIPR, the Account Director of TPT International, recently marked his 50th birthday anniversary in grand style at the White House Hotel in Ikeja, Lagos. At the event, he unveiled the Joe Okonmah Foundation to help the less privileged. Speaking at the ceremony, Okonmah, a pastor in Foursquare Gospel Church, said “as a […]

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, […]

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 […]

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 […]

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. […]

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 […]

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 […]

Photos: Ambode commissions three roads in Ajeromi-Ifelodun LGA

Photos: Ambode commissions three roads in Ajeromi-Ifelodun LGA

The Lagos state governor, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode on Monday commissioned three newly constructed roads in Ajeromi-Ifelodun Local government area of the state. The newly constructed roads on Molade and Temidire Streets and Prince Rabiu Adio Crescent were constructed with walkways, medians, street lights and standard drainage systems in order to improve access within the community, boost security and increase socio-economic well-being […]

Rivers Police rescue 13 travelers kidnapped on way to PH

Rivers Police rescue 13 travelers kidnapped on way to PH

The Rivers State Police Command on Thursday rescued 13 travelers that were kidnapped and held hostage in a bush while on their way to Port Harcourt. The victims, who were abducted on September 5, 2016 along Ndele/Elele axis of East-West road, regained their freedom when Anti-Kidnapping Unit, who acted on a tip-off,  combed the bush in the […]

900 persons in Benue surrender 700 illegal arms to amnesty

900 persons in Benue surrender 700 illegal arms to amnesty

No less than 900 men in Benue state have reportedly surrendered about 700 illegally acquired arms, ammunition and Improvised Explosive Device to the amnesty panel in the state. The Benue State Governor, Samuel Ortom said this on Monday at the Benue People’s House, Makurdi, while playing host to the Assistant Commandant General of the Nigerian Security and Civil  Defence […]

Read details of Fayose’s signed Anti Grazing Bill 2016

Read details of Fayose’s signed Anti Grazing Bill 2016

Governor of Ekiti state, Mr Ayo Fayose, on Monday signed the “Anti Grazing Bill 2016” recently passed by the House of Assembly into law, which criminalises grazing in some places and certain time limit in the state. The bill was sponsored by the executive after the killing of two persons by suspected herdsmen in Oke Ako community […]

EFCC arrests Uche who dupes Vietnamese woman of N45m

EFCC arrests Uche who dupes Vietnamese woman of N45m

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has arrested one Iwuchukwu Uche for allegedly obtaining money under false pretenses to the tune of $145, 000 (N45.6m) from a Vietnamese woman. Uche had claimed be a military officer working for the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation in Kabul, Afghanistan and allegedly collected the money from his victim, H. Uyen, a Vietnamese woman, […]

Ekiti: Four W’Bank consultants die in boat capsize in Egbe River

Ekiti: Four W’Bank consultants die in boat capsize in Egbe River

Four World Bank consultants have drowned in Egbe River in Egbe community of Gbonyin Local Government Area of Ekiti State after their boat capsized on Tuesday night. The four consultants  were said to be the only ones in the boat of seven passengers who did not wear life jackets. Sources said they died immediately the boat casized but […]

Deeper Life Pastor Kumuyi tells how Nigeria will get better

Deeper Life Pastor Kumuyi tells how Nigeria will get better

The General Superintendent of the Deeper Life Christian Ministry, Pastor William Kumuyi, has said what Nigerians need to do to experience true change and get better. Kumuyi who spoke during a special Sunday service held at the International Bible Training Centre,  Ayobo, Lagos, said he had just come back from a tour of some northern and southern states […]

What Soyinka, Buhari others discussed at closed door meeting

What Soyinka, Buhari others discussed at closed door meeting

Nobel laureate, Prof. Wole Soyinka, yesterday Thursday shared what he discussed behind closed doors with President Muhammadu Buhari. The meeting, which lasted about an hour, was held inside the President’s office at the Presidential Villa, Abuja with a former Managing Director, Daily Times of Nigeria, Dr. Yemi Ogunbiyi and others. Soyinka who didn’t want to speak with was […]

Al-Barnawi: New Boko Haram leader vows for more Christian lives

Al-Barnawi: New Boko Haram leader vows for more Christian lives

The new Boko Haram leader, Abu Masab Al-Barnawi, has vowed to kill as many Christians in Nigeria in new planned attacks and will “blow up every church that we are able to reach.” Al-Barnawi was the spokesman for the fundamentalist sect until August 3 when he was declared its new leader to replace Abubakar Shekau. In an […]

Buhari felicitates with Gospel Faith Mission, GOFAMINT at 60

Buhari felicitates with Gospel Faith Mission, GOFAMINT at 60

As the Gospel Faith Mission International (GOFAMINT) celebrates its 60 years anniversary, President Muhammadu Buhari felicitates with the General Overseer, the leadership, and members of the Christian organization. In a letter to the church, the President declared: “Sixty years is a significant milestone in the life of any individual or organization. As the Gospel Faith […]

Budget Padding: 250 Reps petition against Dogara – Jibrin

Budget Padding: 250 Reps petition against Dogara – Jibrin

The sacked member of the Chairman of the House of Representatives Committee on Appropriation, Mr. Abdulmumin Jibrin, said no less than 250 out of the 360 members of the House have signed a petition for the probe and removal of the Speaker, Yakubu Dogara. Speaking during a programme tagged ‘Focus Nigeria’ on Africa Independent Television, Jibrin said, “I […]

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