CBN boosts sales of dollars to strengthen Naira

Nigeria central bank said on Monday it sold $80 million to retail customers and another $100 million in currency forwards to increase dollar liquidity and support the naira. The post CBN boosts sales of dollars to strengthen Naira appeared first on PM NEWS Nigeria.

Buhari and the Imperative of the Unattractive Road

No one needs to be that poet, Robert Frost, to understand that walking the road less (or not) taken is not the same as a walk in the park. It is one path no one likes to traverse; yet it is the track of honour, glory, and fame. Accounts abound in history tomes of leaders…

Buhari’s Daughter Visits Him In London

President Muhammadu Buhari who has been in the United Kingdom since January on an extended medical vacation played host to one of his daughter, Hadiza, today in London. The president who had in the past received visitors including his wife, the first lady, Aisha Buhari, the Senate President, Dr. Bukola Saraki, the Speaker of the……

Vardy inspires managerless Leicester to maul Liverpool 3-1

Leicester produced a superb display in their first game following the sacking of Claudio Ranieri, moving out of the Premier League bottom three as two goals from Jamie Vardy and a Danny Drinkwater strike saw off Liverpool. It was a much-improved display from the Foxes under caretaker boss Craig Shakespeare, who took over after the…

EFCC Seeks To Preserve Forfeiture Order On Malabu Oil

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has asked the Federal High Court, Abuja to preserve the interim forfeiture order of Malabu oil block to the federal government. The post EFCC Seeks To Preserve Forfeiture Order On Malabu Oil appeared first on PM NEWS Nigeria.

Buhari not Critically ill, not in Hospital Says Lai Mohammed

President Muhammadu Buhari is neither critically ill nor in life threatening situation, the Minister of Audu Ogbeh Speaks on the Challenges of Herdsmen and Farmers Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed reiterated the government’s stance on Mr President health on Monday. The minister reiterated this position on Monday in Umuahia at the second town hall meeting…

Lagos begins 100 days of free healthcare services in 57 councils

The Lagos State Government will on March 1, 2017 embark on free Medical Mission to provide free healthcare services to residents of Lagos across the 20 Local Governments and 57 Local Council Development Areas, LCDAs. The post Lagos begins 100 days of free healthcare services in 57 councils appeared first on PM NEWS Nigeria.

PHOTOS: 19-year-Old Wins Miss Rwanda Beauty Pageant

19-year-old Elsa Iradukunda has emerged the 2017 winner of the Miss Rwanda beauty pageant competition. The New Rwandan beauty queen was crowned on Saturday, February 25, 2017. Iradukunda, the new Miss Rwanda who emerged among 15 other contestants is a senior-six graduate from King David High School and represented the Northern Province in the preliminaries……

Ulsan – Brisbane Roar Preview

There will be more opportunities for Roar’s young players as coach John Aloisi attempts to shore up his injury-ravaged defence in the ACL

Xenophobic attacks: Nigerian Shop, Others Looted In Fresh Attacks

The Nigerian community in South Africa said yesterday that another shop belonging to a member was looted in the latest xenophobic attack at Jeppestown, Johannesburg. The Police said no fewer than 100 people ransacked shops in Johannesburg overnight, in the latest wave of looting incidents in South African cities. President, Nigeria Union, South Africa, Mr Ikechukwu Anyene told……

New Bombing Tactic Employed By ISIS Exposed

Terrorism group, ISIS has been reported to have devised a new way in delivering bombs to their targets. According to new reports, the terrorism group have switched from strapping bombs to children and have moved on to strapping suicide bombs using belts to animals. The new tactic employed by the terrorism group was uncovered by……

@Golf: Cameroon’s Nlareb Wins FCT Classic

    The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the FCT Classic which teed off on Friday climaxed with the final round on Sunday. It was the season opening event of the 2017 West Africa Golf Tour (WAGT) and featured professional golfers from Nigeria, Ghana, Cameroon and Zimbabwe. tournament also marked the first anniversary…

One of my successors signed documents without reading – Obasanjo

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has revealed how one of his successors signed documents without reading them while urging Nigerian leaders to be tough and “ready to bite the bullet”. He however, didn’t mention the name of the President. Speaking at a seminar in Kaduna state on Monday, Obasanjo said we have not made progress as……

Herdsman remanded in prison over alleged attempt to kidnap fellow herdsman in Ondo

A 20-year-old herdsman, Ibrahim Abdul was on Monday remanded in prison by an Akure Chief Magistrates’ Court for allegedly attempting to kidnap fellow herdsmen, Muhammed Abdullahi. The Magistrate, Mrs O.A. Edwin, ordered that Abdul be kept in the Olokuta Prisons, pending an advice from the state’s director of public prosecutions. The accused, of no fixed…

Why I wear made in Aba clothes – Ngige

The Minister of Labour and Employment, Chris Ngige, says he is an ardent patron of products made in Aba. He also disclosed that all he was wearing were made locally. The minister disclosed this in Umuahia on Monday at the Federal Government’s town hall meeting and the launch of the national reorientation campaign, “Change Begins…

Victor Moses insists Chelsea not looking at Premier League table

Victor Moses has said that he and his Chelsea team-mates are not looking at the Premier League table. The Blues are 10 points ahead of second-placed Tottenham Hotspur, after defeating Swansea 3-1 on Saturday and are strong favourites to win the title. But Moses says they are not taking anything for granted, as there are…

We are not answerable to you – Kaduna PDP tells Sheriff

The Kaduna State chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), has affirmed that it would not obey the Sen. Ali Modu Sheriff-led National working committee of the party. The party said it would remain loyal to the Ahmed Markafi-led committee, which it described as the authentic leader of the troubled party. According to the party,…

Ibrahimovic’s agent hints player could dump Manchester United

Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s agent, Mino Raiola, is remaining coy over the player’s future at Manchester United. Ibrahimovic signed a one-year deal when he joined the Old Trafford outfit last summer, but has an option for a further 12 months, which has not been activated yet. The 35-year-old who was the match winner as Jose Mourinho’s men…

Ondo workers are suffering – Akeredolu

Ondo State Governor, Mr Rotimi Akeredolu has admitted that civil servants in the state are going through hard pains and suffering due to unpaid salaries. The governor, therefore, called on all the doctors and nurses who are currently on strike to return to work and embrace dialogue. Akeredolu stated this in Akure, the Ondo State…

Yushau Shuaib: The Presidency – Osinbajo and unquestionable loyalty

In September 2008, about 9 years ago, this writer published an article title “If Yar’Adua Doesn’t Die!” (http://yashuaib.com/politics/if-president-yaradua-doesnt-die/) It was a response to strong insinuations in the media on the plight of President Umaru Musa Yar’Adua who was alive then but some commentators were already expressing views on expectations after his likely demise. We are…

Oscars 2017: The Winners And Losers At The 89th Academy Awards

The 2017 Oscars (89th Academy Awards) witnessed memorable moments and awkward moments that saw the biggest award of the night, Best Picture, handed to the wrong movie and enjoyed the honour briefly before it was realized it was a mistake. The 89th Academy Awards ceremony, presented by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences…

Naira appreciates, sells at N450 to 1$

The Naira on Monday continued to strengthen against the dollar and other major currencies, the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports. The Nigerian currency gained N10 to exchange at N450 to a dollar at the parallel market, while the Pound Sterling and the Euro exchanged at N560 and N470. At the Bureau De Change (BDC)…

Two ex-Ministers under probe for $1.2bn fraud – EFCC

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on Monday disclosed that it was investigating former Attorney General of the Federation (AGF) and Justice Minister, Mohammed Adoke (SAN) and a former Finance Minister for $1.2billion alleged fraud. EFCC stated that Adoke was presently being investigated along with “the Finance Minister for fraudulently using Federal Government’s excrow…

Buhari ‘not the president’ of Nigeria – Ben-Bruce

The Senator representing Bayelsa East, Ben Murray-Bruce, has stated that a cabal has hijacked the government from President Muhammadu Buhari and his Vice, Prof Yemi Osinbajo. According to him, Buhari and Osinbajo are not the leaders of Nigeria as people may see, noting that some persons were actually ruling the country behind them. Bruce said…

Kogi guber: Faleke wins in court

The Federal High Court in Lagos has dismissed a suit by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and its member Mutiu Okunola challenging James Faleke’s nomination as the All Progressives Congress (APC) Deputy Governorship candidate in Kogi State. The suit complained that Faleke’s nomination constitutes double nomination as he retains his seat as a member of…

Zenith declares N129.6bn profit after tax for 2016

Zenith International Bank Plc has declared a profit after tax of N129.65 billion and a final dividend of N1.77 per share for the financial year ended December 31, 2016. This is contained in the company’s audited report released by the Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE) on Monday in Lagos. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports…

Buhari not in hospital, not critically ill – Lai Mohammed

The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, on Monday insisted that President Muhammadu Buhari is neither critically ill nor in the hospital. Speaking during a Town Hall meeting in Umuahia, the Abia State capital, Mohammed maintained that Bubari was not experiencing life threatening situation as being speculated by some section of Nigerians. The…

Buhari an incorruptible, detribalised leader‎ – Shagari

Former President Shehu Shagari has urged Nigerians and the international community to support President Muhammadu Buhari and his administration. He described Buhari as an honest, incorruptible and detribalised leader. Shagari, who clocked 92 on Saturday, said that the President was doggedly fighting corruption to sanitise governance in the country and therefore, needed the prayers and…

#BBNaija: Singer Simi visits housemates

Nigerian singer Simi, became the most recent visitor of the Big Brother Naija reality tv shoe on Monday as she paid a visit to the #BBNaija housemates, after her sterling performance at Sunday’s eviction show. She was welcomed by the housemates with a dance routine they earlier rehearsed from one of her song titled, ‘#Pardonmypun’.……

Naira strengthens to N450/$1 as CBN pumps in more dollars

The naira on Monday continued to strengthen against the dollar and other major currencies, gaining N10 to exchange at N450 to a dollar at the parallel market. The pound sterling and The post Naira strengthens to N450/$1 as CBN pumps in more dollars appeared first on TheCable.

NPFL: Kano Pillars, Sunshine Stars Win at Home

            Kano Pillars get new management board team (NAN) Kano Pillars Football Club  and Sunshine Stars of Akure on Sunday‎ ‎capitalised on their home advantage and beat their visitors in their Match Day 10 fixture in the 2016/2017 Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) season.‎ In Kano, Pillars defeated Katsina United FC…

BREAKING: FG evacuates 41 Nigerian girls from Mali

The Federal Government has evacuated  41 Nigerian girls who were victims of human trafficking from Bamako, Mali. A military transport plane, the Charlie-130 Hercules (C-130H) belonging to the Nigerian Air Force and with the call sign NAF 913 dispatched by the Federal Government to evacuate the girls touched down the Air Force Hanger of Murtala…

Facebook commends Saraki on plenary live streamin

The Office of the President of the Senate is indeed delighted at the endorsement of the Senate President, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki for opening up the activities of the 8th Nigerian National Assembly through various channels, especially the daily Facebook Live Video streaming from Senate Plenary. The Chief Product Officer and Company Lead on Product…

Obasanjo: Nigerian leaders must be ready to bite the bullet

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo says Nigerian leaders must be tough and “ready to bite the bullet”. Speaking at a seminar in Kaduna state on Monday, Obasanjo said we have not The post Obasanjo: Nigerian leaders must be ready to bite the bullet appeared first on TheCable.

#BBNaija: Singer Simi visit housemates

  …As ThinTallTony escapes eviction Nigerian singer Simi, paid a visit to the #BBNaija housemates on Monday, after her sterling performance at the eviction show on Sunday. She was welcomed by the housemates with a dance routine they earlier rehearsed from one of her song titled, ‘#Pardonmypun’. Simi also visited Bisola and Bally in a…

Nigerian shop, others looted in fresh xenophobic attack

Dabiri-Erewa criticises minister Gigaba over comments The Nigerian community in South Africa said yesterday that another shop belonging to a member was looted in the latest xenophobic attack at Jeppestown, Johannesburg. Besides the Nigerian shop, police said no fewer than 100 people ransacked shops in Johannesburg overnight, in the latest wave of looting incidents in South…

Facebook Lauds Senate President For Opening Up National Assembly

Facebook has commended the Senate President, Bukola Saraki for opening up the activities of the National Assembly. The Office of the President of the Senate is indeed delighted at the endorsement of the Senate President, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki for opening up the activities of the 8th Nigerian National Assembly through various channels, especially the…

Police arrest four suspected kidnappers

The Nigeria Police Force said it had arrested four suspected members of a vicious Kidnap for Ransom gang in Abuja and Kano, respectively. The suspects are: Uche Obiora, Michael Ishaku, Raphael Dauda and Mohammed Haruna, whose room was used to keep the victims for nine days at Mpape Quaters in the FCT. Force Spokesman, Jimoh…

Rivers election: 25 INEC staff attacked, hospitalised

The Resident Electoral Commissioner, Elder Aniedi Ikoiwak, told the News Agency of Nigeria in Port Harcourt that the victims were attacked and wounded by Rivers State people The post Rivers election: 25 INEC staff attacked, hospitalised appeared first on The Eagle Online.

The Good, the Bad and the Ugly sides of Valentine Day

By Tayo Ogunbiyi On the 14th of February, Nigerians put aside the agony of a crunchy economy to join the rest of the world to celebrate Valentine Day. To those who believe in it, the day affords lovers, family members and friends the opportunity to practically demonstrate their love towards one another. Aside its rich…

Buhari administration’s policy on fertiliser yielding results – Presidency

The Presidential Fertilizer Initiative of the Buhari administration has started yielding results with the production of more than 4,000 metric tonnes of locally-blended fertilizer in the first week of operation. The Initiative was approved by President Muhammadu Buhari in December 2016, to achieve the local production of one million metric tonnes of blended Nitrogen, Phosphorous…

Delta community decries seven years of darkness

Sam Obidi, who is a member of “The Forum”, made the plea in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria on Monday The post Delta community decries seven years of darkness appeared first on The Eagle Online.

Senator Bassey Albert calls for calm, accuses judge of bias

The Senator representing Akwa Ibom North East, Bassey Albert has reacted to the judgement of Federal high court, sitting in Uyo, which nullified his election. The verdict went in favour of Hon. Bassey Etim. In a statement made available to newsmen on Monday, the Senator said the judgement was one which reflected “biased conduct of…

CAF Elections: NFF board endorsed Pinnick, says Chairman of Chairmen

To champion the interest of Nigeria in the CAF was one of the reasons that the board of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) unanimously endorsed Amaju Pinnick to contest for a post in the forthcoming CAF election in Ethiopia. According to a member of the NFF board, Ibrahim Gusau, the decision to endorse Pinnick was…

2017 Ladies Golf Open in Switzerland: Georgia Oboh gets wildcard

After becoming the first Nigerian and African to feature in the Ladies Professional Golfers Association of America (LPGA) tournament, 15-year-old Georgia Oboh is making another inroad in her career after she has been given a wildcard to the 2017 VP Bank Ladies Open in Switzerland. The three-day 40,000 Euro prize money tournament will be hosted…

Police planning to frame up our spokesman – PDP alleges

The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, in Rivers State has alleged that the police was planning to frame up its spokesman, Samuel Nwonosike. The Rivers PDP also claimed that Nwonosike and other PDP members who were arrested during the elections on Saturday were to be transferred to Abuja. The State Chairman of the party, Felix Obuah,…

Mauritius vows to scare Nigeria in Tunis

Having denied Nigeria the opportunity to play in the final of the boys’ team event of the 2014 African Youth Games in Botswana, Mauritius is optimistic that they can repeat such feat when the 2017 ITTF African Junior Championships serve off in Tunis on April. The Mauritius national coach, Rajessen Desscann, the feat against Nigeria…

FG flags off presidential fertilizer initiative to boost local production, lower prices

The Initiative was approved by President Muhammadu Buhari in December 2016 to achieve the local production of one million metric tonnes of blended Nitrogen, Phosphorous and Potassium Fertilizer for the 2017 wet season farming The post FG flags off presidential fertilizer initiative to boost local production, lower prices appeared first on The Eagle Online.

Lagos PDP slams FG over continued detention of ex-guber aspirant

The Lagos State chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), has condemned the continued detention of Babatunde Olalere Gbadamosi, a PDP gubernatorial aspirant in the 2015 general election . The post Lagos PDP slams FG over continued detention of ex-guber aspirant appeared first on PM NEWS Nigeria.

LIVE: Leicester City vs Liverpool

The Premier League champions begin life without Claudio Ranieri as they host Jurgen Klopp’s side at the King Power Stadium – follow it LIVE with Goal!

Lai: If Buhari is critically ill, I will give daily bulletin on his health

Lai Mohammed, minister of information and culture, says President Muhammadu Buhari is neither critically ill nor in a life threatening situation. Speaking at a  town hall meeting in Umuahia, Abia The post Lai: If Buhari is critically ill, I will give daily bulletin on his health appeared first on TheCable.

Presidency Assents To 22 House of Reps Bills – Dogara

The Speaker House of Representatives, Hon Yakubu Dogara says that the Presidency has assented 22 bills that came from the house. Of the 25 non-budget related bills assented to by the Presidency since the beginning of the current administration, 22 emanated from the House of Representatives committee charged with the responsibility of reviewing of obsolete…

Buhari a honest leader, says Shagari

Former President Shehu Shagari has urged Nigerians and the international community to support President Muhammadu Buhari and his administration, saying he was an honest, incorruptible and detribalised leader. Shagari, who clocked 92 on Saturday, said that the president was doggedly fighting corruption to sanitise governance in the country and therefore, needed the prayers and support of…

Facebook commends Saraki for opening up National Assembly

The Chief Product Officer and Company Lead on Product Management and Development of Facebook, Christopher Cox, gave the commendation while speaking at The Future of Media Keynote Session and opening of the annual Social Media Week held at the Landmark Centre in Lagos The post Facebook commends Saraki for opening up National Assembly appeared first…

Buhari honest, incorruptible leader, says Shagari

Former President Shehu Shagari has urged Nigerians and the international community to support President Muhammadu Buhari and his administration, saying he was an honest, incorruptible and detribalised leader. The post Buhari honest, incorruptible leader, says Shagari appeared first on PM NEWS Nigeria.

Pipeline vandalism reduces by 20%

The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, (NNPC) on Monday, said pipeline vandalism in the country had dropped to 20 per cent. The post Pipeline vandalism reduces by 20% appeared first on PM NEWS Nigeria.

FG to reduce retail price of fertilizer by 40 percent

…Aims to create between 80,000 to 100,000 jobs   The Presidential Fertilizer Initiative of the Buhari Administration has started yielding results, with the production of more than 4,000 metric tonnes of locally-blended fertilizer in the first week of operation. The Initiative was approved by President Muhammadu Buhari in December 2016, to achieve the local production of…

Why we aborted takeoff of Lagos-Abuja flight -Air Peace

Air Peace has confirmed that its Abuja flight was aborted when the pilot discovered that there was an issue with one of the tyres of the aircraft. A statement by the Corporate Communication Manager of Air Peace, Chris Iwarah said passengers ffrom the aborted flight were transferred to another aircraft to ensure they did not…

Nasarawa Poly Ready to Host NIPOGA, says Rector

Prof. Shettima Sa’idu, Rector, Federal Polytechnic Nasarawa on Monday said that the institution was ready to hosts the 19th edition of the Nigerian Polytechnic Games Association (NIPOGA). Sa’idu, who made this known to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Abuja, said that necessary infrastructure and facilities have put in place ahead of the games….

Air Peace aborts Lagos – Abuja flight due to faulty tyres

By Louis Ibah. A Lagos – Abuja bound Air Peace flight  developed fault on one of its tyres during take-off forcing the pilot to abort the flight, but there was no harm to either passengers or crew. The incident however had created fear and panic at the domestic wing of the Murtala Muhammed Airport, Lagos as…

All You Need to Know About the New Nokia 3310

Some will say the king of torchlight phones is back – The Nokia 3310 is an iconic handset, and 17 years after it first launched Nokia has brought the handset back to the life in the shape of the new Nokia 3310. Did you know the New 3310 has a Camera! We are sure you…

Osinbajo only implementing Buhari’s ideas, Ojudu

Babafemi Ojudu, special adviser to President Muhammadu Buhari on political matters, says all the achievements recorded under Acting President Yemi Osinbajo are as a result of the foundations laid by The post Osinbajo only implementing Buhari’s ideas, Ojudu appeared first on TheCable.

Owner Of 10 Mercedes Benz G-Wagons Reacts To Corruption Allegation

The All Progressive Congress, APC United Kingdom took to its social media account on Twitter over the weekend to expose a said Nigerian man who has 10 Mercedes Benz G-Wagon in his compound including a gold plated variant. The APC UK account however credited the source to a whistle-blower adding that the issue was under……

Another ponzi scheme shut down in Nigeria, masterminds arrested

The Head, Corporate Communication of SEC, Naif Abdussalam, in a statement on Sunday in Abuja, said the closure was to end unlawful activities of the company against unsuspecting investors The post Another ponzi scheme shut down in Nigeria, masterminds arrested appeared first on The Eagle Online.

Presidency Activates $20B ‘Gas Revolution’ Project

In what is called a ‘Gas Revolution,’ and following the renewed interactive engagements of the Federal Government with oil-producing communities in several states in the Niger Delta region, a plan to put in place a gas industrial park that is valued at about $20B through a Public-Private Partnership model is now in process. Tagged the Gas…

Be wary of NLC/TUC incitement-ULC cautions Ministry of Labour

By Lanre Adesanya The United Labour Congress of Nigeria (ULC) has warned the Federal Ministry of Labour to be wary of the plot by the Nigerian Labour Congress (NLC) and the TUC to incite the Ministry against other Labour center. This was contained in a letter to the Minister of Labour and productivity,signed by the…

Buhari not Critically Ill, not in Hospital – Lai Mohammed

The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, says President Muhammadu Buhari is neither critically ill nor in life threatening situation and there is no cause for alarm. The minister reiterated this position on Monday in Umuahia at the second town hall meeting for the South East and the launch of national reorientation campaign,…

Rape: Ekiti court sentences man to life imprisonment

An Ado-Ekiti High Court on Monday sentenced a 35-year-old man, Tope Odeyemi, to life imprisonment after he was found guilty of rape. The prosecution led by the state Attorney General, Mr. Owoseni Ajayi told the court that the father of two committed the offence on 4th September, 2014 in Iyin-Ekiti. He said that the accused,…

FG appoints new directors for NCAA

The NCAA made the announcement in a statement by its General Manager, Public Affairs, Sam Adurogboye, in Lagos The post FG appoints new directors for NCAA appeared first on The Eagle Online.

Stop meddling in our affairs, Nigerian military warns Amnesty International, others

The Nigerian Military has warned international human rights watchdog, Amnesty International (AI) and its affiliates to stop poking their noses in its affairs. The warning was handed down via a statement by military spokesman, General Rabe Abubakar, on Monday. The statement said: “Nigerian wishes to warn International Non-Governmental Organisations operating in the country such as…