‘I Never Threatened to Shut Down Govt’

“My attention has been drawn to a fabricated report on some online media in which I was said to have spoken on behalf of Senate President, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki and threatened that Senate would go “to court and stop the entire government from working”. “There was no time I made the statement attributed to…

Former acting DG of NTDC petitions Information and Culture minister, protests demotion

Former acting Director General of the Nigerian Tourism Development Corporation (NTDC), Mrs Mariel Rae-Omoh, has sent a petition to the Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, protesting her demotion to the position of deputy director after her removal as acting director general. Rae-Omoh contended, in the petition titled: “Re: Implementation of the Report…

NO OTHER GOD OR ALLAH BUT YOUR CONSCIENCE

Farouk Martins Aresa How could that be? You just discovered no other God or Allah but your conscience after all your prayers, investments and sacrifice that there is no other God or Allah but the Conscience within you is God. It cannot be true that the Pope of Rome, Mohammed of Mecca, Jesus of Nazareth…

Intl’ friendly : Iheanacho saves Eagles

By George Aluo  Manchester City boy, Kelechi Iheanacho was the one Gernot Rohr has to thank for not suffering what would have been his first defeat since taking over the Eagles. Iheanacho was on target for the Eagles in the 84th minute after the Teranga Lions had taken a 55th minute lead courtesy of Moussa…

NWFL: Akeredolu to grace Sunshine Queens, Ibom Angels opener

Ondo state first lady, Mrs. Betty Anyanwu-Akeredolu will be the special guest of honour at the official commencement match of the 2016/17 Nigeria Women Football League (NWFL). The NWFL star match will involve the home ladies, Sunshine Queens and visitors, Ibom Angels at the Akure Township Stadium. Her Excellency who wears the toga as grand…

Please come back, new Ivorian coach begs Toure

Ivory Coast boss Marc Wilmots has made trying to persuade Yaya Toure out of international retirement one of his top priorities after taking over as coach of the former African champions this week. “I’ve seen the last two games that he played for Manchester City in a defensive midfield position. He’s always great, he’s so…

Fayose cautions police over handling of Ife crisis

Ekiti State Governor, Mr Ayodele Fayose has cautioned the police over the handling of its investigation on the recent crisis in Ile-Ife, Osun State that led to the death of more than 40 people, saying “it appears that the police has so far demonstrated ethnic bias in its investigation and this is not good for…

UCL: Barcelona fined for pitch invasion

Barcelona have been fined €19,000 after their extraordinary Champions League comeback against Paris Saint-Germain sparked a pitch invasion at Camp Nou. A Neymar-inspired Barca team fought back after losing the first leg 4-0 in Paris to beat PSG 6-1 on home turf. Sergi Roberto’s stoppage-time clincher understandably sparked scenes of wild celebration among the home…

Fuel pump price: Reps summon Emefiele, Kachikwu

…Declare Alagu wanted over forex for fuel From Kemi Yesufu and Ndubuisi Orji, Abuja The House of Representatives Ad Hoc Committee on the Review of Petroleum Products Pricing has summoned  the Governor of Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Godwin Emefiele, Minister of State for Petroleum, and Ibe Kachikwu, to appear before it next Monday over…

Aviation unions shut down Arik Air operations

…Cause massive traffic gridlock around Lagos airport By Louis Ibah  Labour unions in Nigeria’s aviation sector, yesterday, shut down the operations of Arik Air over the failure of its new management to pay salary arrears, re-instate some sacked workers and correct other anti-labour activities. The picketing of the airline was carried out by the National…

Foreign investors to get visa under 48 hrs

…As Naira firms in black market trading By Isaac Anumihe Following  complaints from business executives over the difficulties they encounter with embassy officials, the Federal Government yesterday launched an online system to enable investors apply for visa online and collect it on arrival 48 hours later. Under the new system, travellers must register with the…

$85m Messi-branded Cocaine Seized

Peru drug law enforcement yesterday seized 1,417 kilos of cocaine with logos that bear a photo of Barcelona star Lionel Messi as well as his name, found wrapped in containers of squid filets and destined for Belgium. The drugs were worth an estimated $85 million in street value, Peru officials said in a news release….

FG to clear N2trn debt owed contractors –Osinbajo

From Juliana Taiwo-Obalonye, Abuja Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, has assured that the Federal Government was actively exploring options on how best to liquidate the debts owed contractors across the country, including the use of bonds. The Federal Government was owing over N2 trillion to contractors mainly on road construction. Osinbajo disclosed this when he met…

Nigeria, Morocco fertilizer pact creates 50,000 jobs

 …As Buhari appoints acting MD, 4 EDs for BOA From Uche Usim, Magnus Eze, Abuja and Adewale Sanyaolu Nigeria’s stride to achieve self-sufficiency in phosphate supply received the needed boost recently as about 50,000 jobs have been created in the country through the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Morocco. Group Managing Director…

I Never Threatened to Shut Down Govt, Says Sabi Abdullahi

Spokesman of the Senate, Senator Aliyu Sabi Abdullahi, has described as mischievous, fabricated and outright falsehood, the story circulating on some online media that he threatened that the Senate would shut down the Federal Government. “My attention has been drawn to a fabricated report on some online media in which I was said to have…

TheatreMania to stage Whispers with Rave TV

As part of the build-up of activities to herald TheatreMania Africa Festival 2017, the organisers have partnered with Agatha Amatha’s Rave TV (GOtv Channel 113 and Star Times Channel 125)) to bring on stage a play entitled, whispers. The two-day production is scheduled for Friday March 24 and Saturday March 25, at Rave TV studio…

Jide Kosoko leads Meritabode’s home ownership campaign

Ace actor, Prince Jide Kosoko, has teamed up with a fast-rising real estate company, Meritabode Nigeria Ltd, to which he is a brand ambassador, in leading the campaign for unswerving property acquisitions across the country. This is coming against the backdrop of the prevalent menace of land grabbers, otherwise called ‘Omo-Onile’ most especially in Lagos…

Salem Evangelical C&S Church prays for Buhari

By Damilola Fatunmise Praying for the president of one’s country is not a bad idea after all. That’s exactly what a Lagos-based church is currently doing for President Muhammadu Buhari who has just returned from the United Kingdom where he had gone to observe a medical vacation. Members of Salem Evangelical C&S Church, located an…

Ali Baba, Opa Williams, others commend MTN’s Comedy+

Comedians all over the country have commended MTN Nigeria for introducing an innovative digital comedy platform tagged: Comedy+. They all agreed that it is a move that will boost Nigeria’s comedy industry. Comedy+ is the first digital platform to aggregate indigenous comedy content, and will serve as a source of income for comedians as well…

Day Taittinger champagne feted Lagos connoisseurs

It was a remarkable moment of rare pleasures for many discerning wine connoisseurs and celebrity revelers who trooped out penultimate Thursday to celebrate the adventure of Taittinger champagne collection in Nigeria. The evening steadily crept in, as Taittinger’s authorized agent in Nigeria and CEO, TEO Limited, Chief Olatunde Onakoya and his team got busy, setting…

Kalu’s trial: The issues, the politics

By Ismail Omipidan  When American comedian, Groucho Marx, defined politics as “the art of looking for trouble, finding it everywhere, diagnosing it incorrectly and applying the wrong remedies,” he may not have had Nigeria in mind. But this definition aptly describes the situation in the country. Here the powers-that-be not only do anything they like…

APC not making use of its majority in NASS – Apugo

From Okey Sampson, Aba Prince Benjamin Benedict Apugo is a Board of Trustees (BoT) member of the All Progressives  Congress (APC). He spoke on the senate’s rejection of the re-nomination of the acting chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Ibrahim Magu by President Muhammadu Buhari, the fight against corruption and other issues….

Understanding Buhari

Creative dysfunction is sometimes an unofficial government tool. Former President Olusegun Obasanjo occasionally set top government officials up against themselves to test their loyalty or ideas. But there was no doubt who was in charge. US President, Donald Trump, is reputed to have the worst cabinet in modern US history, comparable in its dysfunctionality only…

‘Ugwuanyi has taken Enugu to next level’

By Martins  I. AKuma Prince M. O. Agu is a chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party(PDP) in Enugu State and one man who is not afraid to say his mind on any issue.  In this interview, he spoke on some contemporary issues in the polity. What do you think of the economic situation in the…

Early rains cause pain, anguish in Port Harcourt

Garden City massively flooded, sending traders, motorists grieving months before wet season sets in From Obed Mpiegbulam, Port Harcourt In the past three years, residents and traders at the popular Mile 1 Market have been having a nightmare. Whenever it rained torrentially, they would be subjected to severe pain, as roads in the area were…

In Lagos, Nigerian Air Force brings succour to IDPs

By Philip Nwosu It was a joyful moment for many internally displaced persons (IDPs) in Lagos recently, as the Nigerian Air Force (NAF) Logistics Command deployed its medical team to attend to the needs of the refugees free of charge. The Air Force also donated drugs worth millions of naira and treated nets that repel…

Stanbic IBTC Holdings’ earnings spike 50.97 percent on interest on loans

…Ranks among the top five lenders in Nigeria.   Stanbic IBTC Holdings Plc’s full year earnings have grown double digit on the back of an increase in interest rate on loans and growth in yield from investments.  For the year ended December 2016, Stanbic IBTC Holdings’ net income spiked by 50.97 percent to N28.52 billion……

OGFZA, NEPZA and enabling Act brouhaha

Sometimes I wonder if there is something wrong with Nigeria, as a nation. Or if there is a problem with the government. Is the problem in us, as a people, or in our stars? Here, we sometimes define things, but seldom follow it. In wanton display of arrogance and impunity, those appointed to offices do things…

CAF and the audacity of change

So, the reign of the longest living monarch in world football has finally come to an end. But who, with all the handwritings on the wall, can be truly surprised that Issa Hayatou, the strong man of African football has exited office in a dramatic fashion. The choice was easy giving the ArabSpring sweeping across…

Continuity and dividends of democracy in Anambra

IN the past 18 years of our nascent democracy, one noticeable missing link in the way we operate our kind of democracy is lack of continuity in policy formulation and implementation. More worrisome is the implementation fatigue that plagues most governments in the country. This aberration is prevalent in Federal and State governments irrespective of…

Ahmad: On a mission to transform African football

Following his election as the new man to drive the seat of the Confederation of African Football (CAF), Ahmad Ahmad said his first step would be a thorough managerial and financial audit of the Cairo-based organisation.  To develop the African game to its ultimate potential, he wants to open talks with a range of personnel…

Celebrating World Poetry Day

 By Fred Doc Nwaozor  On March 21, the world commemorated the 2017 World Poetry Day. A decision to proclaim March 21 as an annual World Poetry Day was adopted during the 30th session of the United Nations Education, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) conference, held in Paris, France in 1999. One of the main objectives…

Still on Hammed Ali and his uniform

THE issue of whether the Comptroller-General of the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS), Col Hammed Ali should wear the uniform of the organisation he is heading has sharply divided the country. While some Nigerians feel that the Senate is being unduly difficult on the matter, there are some who feel the CG is equally arrogant by…

And the man died and so did the woman

While it may have come as a shock to a lot of people that a man would arrive at the Lagos third mainland bridge, get his driver to stop and leap to his death, it is not surprising to some of us that have kept an eagle eye on mental health in the country. It…

Fayose to Fashola: Because of you, I’ll tone down my criticism of Buhari

Ayodele Fayose, governor of Ekiti state, has promised to tone down his criticism of President Muhammadu Buhari “due to the intervention” of Babatunde Fashola. Fashola, who is the minister of power, The post Fayose to Fashola: Because of you, I’ll tone down my criticism of Buhari appeared first on TheCable.

Senate rejects Buhari’s 82-year-old ambassadorial nominee, another

From Fred Itua, Abuja  Senate, yesterday, rejected two, out of the 47 non-career ambassadorial nominees, sent to it by President Muhammadu Buhari on January 12, 2017. The two rejected nominees are Sylvanus Adiewere Nsofor from Imo State and Jacob Igbekele Daodu from Ondo State. Explaining the rationale behind Nsofor’s disqualification, Chairman of the Committee on…

South Africa committed to working with Nigeria for a better Africa — envoy

The South Africa’s High Commissioner to Nigeria, Mr Lulu Mnguni, has said that South Africa is committed to working with Nigeria for a better Africa in a better world. Mnguni made this known while speaking at a welcoming session for the South African business delegation which arrived in Lagos on Thursday. The mission, which started……

Sheriff, Makarfi agree to work for peace in PDP

Chairman of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Sen. Ali Modu Sheriff and the Chairman of National Caretaker Committee, Sen. Ahmed Makarfi have signed an undertaking to work for genuine reconciliation in the party. This is according to a communiqué issued after a meeting of the two rival leaders of the party with the National Reconciliation Committee……

Cynthia Osokogu: Court sentences killers to death by hanging

By Lukman Olabiyi  Justice was served yesterday in the case of Cynthia Osokogu, the young lady who was murdered in a Lagos hotel when Justice Olabisi Akinlade of the Lagos State High Court, Igbosere, convicted and sentenced two men, Okwumo Nwabufo and Olisaeloka Ezike, to death by hanging. Cynthia, a postgraduate student of Nasarawa State…

5 corpses found, hundreds feared dead as migrant boats sink off Libya: NGO

Five migrants were found dead in the sea off Libya on Thursday after the boats they were travelling in sank, likely carrying hundreds more to their deaths, an aid organisation said. Proactiva Open Arms, one of several groups operating in the area, said it was notified that an inflatable boat was sinking and found another……

Stakeholders seek action to drive agribusiness, achieve food security

… N1.53 trillion-food import bill can be saved through innovative farming … govt, private sector need to draw comprehensive roadmap for agriculture … Knowledge transfer, funding opportunities available for Nigeria’s agric value chain CALEB OJEWALE, JOSEPHINE OKOJIE, ODINAKA ANUDU, MODESTUS ANAESORONYE, INNOCENT UNAH As Nigeria makes frantic efforts to achieve self-sufficiency in food production, in……

Release Nnamdi Kanu, Biafra activists –Obi

Says force not solution to agitation Former governor of Anambra State, Peter Obi, has called for the release of the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu and other detained Biafra activists. Obi, while fielding questions from newsmen in Enugu, yesterday, emphasised that use of force is not the solution to Biafra agitation…

I pursued my acting career while maintaining a day job – Somkele Iyama-Idhalama

Delta State-born Somekele Iyamah Idhalama gained recognition via the web-based TV series Gidi-up as a supporting actress. A Biochemistry graduate, Somkele rose to prominence after featuring in three blockbuster movies: The Wedding Party, 93 Days and The Arbitration. The Arbitration premiered in the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF), and she was selected to attend as…

Odigie-Oyegun commends APC NASS caucus for support to FG, party

The Chairman of All Progressives Congress (APC), Chief John Odigie-Oyegun, has commended the party’s members in the House of Representatives for their support to President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration. The chairman gave the commendation on Thursday at a meeting between the party’s National Working Committee (NWC) members and APC caucus in the House at the National……

Reps committee invites Emefiele, Kachikwu over alleged forex diversion

The House of Representatives on Thursday invited the Governor of Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Mr Godwin Emefiele, and the Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Dr Ibe Kachikwu to appear before it on Monday, April 7. The House ad hoc Committee on the Review of Petroleum Pump Price, which issued the summons, said the……

Zaki Biam killings: Ortom replies Wike

Mark urges prosecution of Benue massacre perpetrators  From Tony John, Port Harcourt and Fred Ituah, Abuja Benue State Governor, Samuel Ortom yesterday replied his Rivers State counterpart, Nyesom Wike, following the latter’s call for a state of emergency in his state over recent killings in Zaki Biam. On Wednesday, Wike alleged that Ortom was among those who…

2019: No vacancy at Alausa –Oba Akiolu

By Moshood Adebayo Oba of Lagos, Rilwan Akiolu I, began campaign for the Governor Akinwunmi Ambode’s second term when he asked those nursing any ambition to contest the 2019 governorship election in the state to shelve the idea. Oba Akiolu based his backing of Ambode on what he described as the governor’s performance. The monarch said…

Hotels hurting from Abuja airport closure as occupancy rates drop to 30%  

Barely 16 days after the closure of the Abuja airport for runway repairs, the hospitality sector in Nigeria’s capital city is dipping to its lowest point, as occupancy has dropped to between 30 and 40 percent from an average of 60 percent before the airport closure. Already, hotel operators have expressed concern that the occupancy……

SGF makes U-turn, begs senators

 Ghost companies awarded contracts, says Sani From Fred Itua,  Abuja Twenty four hours after the Secretary to Government of the Federation (SGF), David Babachir Lawal, told senators  he would not honour an invitation extended to him by the Senate ad-hoc Committee on Mounting Humanitarian Crisis in the North East, he has made a U-turn. Instead…

Buhari names new 27 resident electoral commissioners 

From Fred Itua, Abuja President Muhammadu Buhari, yesterday, forwarded the names of 27 Resident Electoral Commissioners (RECs) to the Senate for confirmation. If confirmed, the RECs will be deployed to 27, out of the 36, states of the federation. President Buhari’s request, dated February 27, was read by Senate President, Bukola Saraki who presided over…

Release amnesty funds or else …, ex-militants tell minister 

MOSOP urges armed youths to embrace peace, development in Ogoni From Femi Folaranmi, Yenagoa and Tony John, Port Harcourt Former militant leaders have sent a letter to the Federal Ministry of Finance, warning that non-release of the budgetary allocation to the Niger Delta states, to offset funds for the Presidential Amnesty Office could lead to protests…

Boko Haram: FG spent $2.6bn on humanitarian crisis in 2016 –Olonisakin

In 2016, Nigeria spent more than $2.6 billion to address humanitarian challenges caused by Boko Haram terrorists, Chief of Defence Staff, Abayomi Olonisakin has said. Olonisakin made this known at the meeting of the ‘global coalition working to defeat ISIS’ in Washington, DC, United States. “After over $2.6 billion was spent by the Nigerian government…

Terminal operators partner NPA to make Nigerian ports competitive

Seaport Terminal Operators Association of Nigeria (STOAN), an umbrella body of terminal operators, says it is committed to partnering the management of the Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) to make Nigerian ports more competitive. They say the body is also in support of the planned review of the concession agreement and other initiatives of the present…

Consumers squeezed as food prices continue to rise

The present economic downturn in Nigeria caused by falling global oil prices, foreign exchange scarcity and rising food inflation has continued to put strain on consumers. Checks reveal that prices of household and perishable goods are all going up despite contraction in consumer disposable income. ‘‘The irony is that as the purchasing power of Nigerians……

Over 1000 illegal mining sites exist in Nigeria

…As NMGS convenes to discuss progress in sector Over 1000 illegal mining sites are said to be existing in Nigeria through activities that promote illicit financial outflows, thereby denying the country of highly needed income from its rich natural resources. This was revealed Thursday in Abuja by Gbenga Okunlola, president of the Nigerian Mining and…

IFAD targets 791, 000-tonne dry season rice production in Anambra

The International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) assisted-Value Chain Development Programme (VCDP) in Anambra state says it is targeting 791,000 tonnes of rice production during the current dry season farming. The state Programme Coordinator, Nnamdi Aguncha, said this on Wednesday when the National Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation team of the programme inspected some rice and……

Nigerian firms cut back on dollar debt exposure

…as more firms move into export to beat FX crunch Nigerian firms are losing sleep over dollar-denominated debt and will now begin to cut back on their exposure over exchange rate uncertainties. When some of the firms took up dollar loans, the naira exchanged for N199 to the US dollar, compared to the current official……

‘The pharmaceutical industry will grow by 10 per cent when the economy rebounds’

 The pharmaceutical industry in Nigeria is the most vibrant in the West African sub-region with an estimated market size of $1.8bn. Biogaran, a leading French pharmaceutical company  recently  acquires Swisspha, a pharmaceutical company based in Lagos. PASCHAL BRIERE, president of Biogaran spoke to Stephen Onyekwelu and Anthonia Obokoh about how they intend to transform the……

Elysée palace’s new agenda

Even if Marine Le Pen would win the first round of French presidential election, she would face great odds in the second. Yet, in one sense, she has already won. In France, the political future belongs to her agenda. After Prime Minister Mark Rutte was able to deter the surge of radical-right Geert Wilders in…

Reps urge CBN to withdraw mutilated currency in circulation

The House of Representatives, on Thursday urged the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) to urgently withdraw and destroy mutilated naira notes in circulation. The house also charged the National Orientation Agency to carry out sustained public enlightenment to educate Nigerians on the need to handle the naira notes cautiously with care. The resolutions followed a……

At Last, Peace Returns To PDP As Makarfi, Modu-Sheriff Reconcile

Chairman of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Sen. Ali Modu Sheriff and the Chairman of National Caretaker Committee, Sen. Ahmed Makarfi have signed an undertaking to work for genuine reconciliation in the party. The post At Last, Peace Returns To PDP As Makarfi, Modu-Sheriff Reconcile appeared first on PM NEWS Nigeria.

Lobbying, NGOs and the Nigerian society

Globally, public pressure to put lobbying regulation on the political agenda has been on the increase. On January 28, 2017, newly sworn-in United States President Donald Trump signed an executive order calling for a five-year lobbying ban for administration officials. It was among two other executive actions he carried out in the Oval Office on the eighth…

‘We are now well-positioned to further expand our brands through Nigeria’

Africa Steak Ranches International is on track to open its fourth restaurant in Nigeria, Derrick Koekemoer, Franchise Executive of the South African steakhouse franchise restaurant chain, tells OBINNA EMELIKE their preparations, expectations and confidence in the Nigerian restaurant market. What is the outline of the principles underlining Spur Steak Ranches’ mission and ethos? Our mission…

Nigerians React As Senator Dino Melaye Shares Photos Of His MSc Project

The Senator representing Kogi West Senatorial district in the Nigerian National Assembly, Dino Melaye has shared photos from his Masters degree project. Recall that the Senator is embroiled in an alleged certificate scandal as publishing medium, Sahara Reporters questioned his first degree in geography from the Amadu Bello University in Zaria. Dino Melaye who according……

Federal Roads: FG will pay states only if … — Fashola

The Minister of Works, Power and Housing, Mr Babatunde Fashola, SAN, said on Thursday that states would be reimbursed for repairs on federal roads, only if they followed due process. The post Federal Roads: FG will pay states only if … — Fashola appeared first on PM NEWS Nigeria.

Unilever explores new ways to encourage better oral health on pepsodent brand

Unilever’s toothpaste brand, Pepsodent launches a new digital behaviour change programme to make daily tooth brushing a fun habit for the whole family. In his remarked during the product lunching recently held in Lagos to mark the World Oral Day, Severine Vauleon, global Vice President, Oral Care, Unilever, said “We know that building good brushing…

5 Market leaders docked for alleged N18m theft

The Police in Anambra on Thursday arraigned five market leaders at an Onitsha Magistrates’ Court for allegedly stealing and misappropriating over N18 million public fund. The post 5 Market leaders docked for alleged N18m theft appeared first on PM NEWS Nigeria.

BCI launches ‘Educheck’ to drive efficiency in educational verification

Background Check International (BCI), Nigeria’s pioneer background screening firm, has introduced Educheck, an online product aimed at achieving efficiency and effectiveness in educational verification. According to Kola Olugbodi, managing director of BCI, Educheck is Nigeria’s first all-encompassing platform for verifying educational qualifications, professional bodies’ membership licences, and verifying and obtaining transcript of higher institutions. The……

SGF to explain how fake firms got N1.3b contracts

Senator Sani states why panel summoned Babachir Lawal Many companies awarded contracts by the Presidential Initiative on the North East (PINE) cannot be located, a senator alleged yesterday. Senator Shehu Sani, Chairman, Senate adhoc committee on mounting humanitarian crisis in the North East, told reporters in Abuja that over 20 companies were involved in the…

SMEs: CAPDAN empowers 150 traders on Business Development

The Computer and Allied Products Dealers Association of Nigeria (CAPDAN) in conjunction with Growth from Knowledge (GfK) have empowered 150 traders from Computer Village in Ikeja, Lagos on significance of business development and decision making needed to boost businesses. The post SMEs: CAPDAN empowers 150 traders on Business Development appeared first on PM NEWS Nigeria.

Sanusi advises Buhari to beware of praise singers

Emir of Kano Muhammadu Sanusi II yesterday warned President Muhammadu Buhari against praise singers and sycophants. He said they were the real “enemies” of the government who could “destroy” his efforts. Urging the President not to resist criticisms, Sanusi said: “I feel sorry for the people in government because they are surrounded by enemies.” He…

CBN gets bids for $100m

•Naira is N385/dollar  The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has received bids for $100 million from  dealers in the interbank market to meet customers’ requests. The sale will be settled today. CBN spokesman Isaac Okorafor said  no intervention was made by the bank to meet requests for invisibles. Okorafor reiterated that the CBN will continue…

Cynthia Osokogu’s killers to die by hanging

•Facebook stalker, nephew found guilty of ex-general’s daughter’s murder Two of the four men tried for the 2012 murder of a general’s daughter, Cynthia Osokogu, are to pay the supreme price for the offence. Okwumo Echezona Nwabufo and his nephew  Olisaeloka Ezike are to die by hanging, Justice Olabisi Akinlade of the Lagos High Court…

Adeyinka Adebayo (1928-2017)

•A pacifist, man of peace departs IT is an irony that although he was a professional soldier, the late General Adeyinka Adebayo, who died on March 8 at the age of 89, will be best remembered as a pacifist and man of peace. The Federal Military Government apparently saw this quality in him when after…

Eminent Nigerians for Tinubu Colloquium Tuesday

Eminent Nigerians from all walks of life are expected to converge on Lagos on Tuesday for the ninth Bola Tinubu Colloquium. The event will be used to mark All Progressives Congress (APC) national stalwart Asiwaju Bola Tinubu’s birthday. The former Lagos State governor will turn 65 on Wednesday. A statement by Mr. Tunde Rahman from…

Samuel Ogbemudia (1932-2017)

•Builder of Nigeria’s Midwest passes on THEY don’t come like this anymore; not in the realm of Nigeria’s leadership. Very few leaders in Nigeria’s history will compare with Samuel Osaigbovo Ogbemudia, a retired Brigadier-General who passed on March 9, 2017, at the age of 84. Among his contemporary war time governors and even long after…

The battle between Senate and SGF

The Senate last December urged President Muhammadu Buhari to suspend and ensure the prosecution of the SGF for alleged breach of the law in handling contracts awarded by the PINE. The Senate’s resolution followed the presentation of the report on the humanitarian crisis in the Northeast by the ad-hoc committee. A firm, Rholavision Nigeria Limited,…

Recession and war situation

SIR: Two major things are responsible for Nigeria’s economic recession: corruption (haram) and war against Boko Haram that is ravaging human lives and economic resources, compounding Nigeria’s underdevelopment and mass abject poverty, 2011 to date. But the Speaker of Nigeria’s House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara, has no qualms deceiving Nigerians that a particular bill will…

This Ali too, must go

When hubris goes to bed with obduracy, they sire impunity, a wild-eyed son. This is the case with the retired Col. Hameed Ali’s defiance of the Senate. But let’s be upfront with it: this column is of the opinion that Ali, Comptroller-General of the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS), must either GO answer the call of…

LIVE: Argentina vs Chile

Follow the action live as Lionel Messi & Co. look to overcome their opponents and move into an automatic qualifying spot for the 2018 World Cup

Hygeia Group’s acquisition of GCH raises prospect of higher Medicare

Prospects brightens for Nigeria to become a medical tourism hub in west Africa with the acquisition of Gold Cross Hospital, a 35 bedded multi-disciplinary, tertiary care hospital located at Bourdillon ikoyi by Hygela Nigeria Limited. The acquisition, which is subject to regulatory approval, also includes Gold Cross Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) Diagnostics located in Ikeja,…

Healthy living for rural dwellers dominates NOA, UNICEF programme

In its efforts at sustaining a healthy living condition for the people, especially those living in rural areas, the National Orientation Agency (NOA), in collaboration with the UNICEF has organised a one-day sensitization programme for women in Abia State. Speaking during the occasion at the Iyom Ozu Abam Hall, Ozu Abam in Arochukwu Local Government…

Photos: Air Force Woman Killed By Jealous Lover Buried In Lagos

Tears flowed freely today at Air Force Cemetery, Ojo, Lagos as the body of the late Nigerian Air Force Aircraft Woman Solape Oladipupo was lowered to the grave. The post Photos: Air Force Woman Killed By Jealous Lover Buried In Lagos appeared first on PM NEWS Nigeria.

Nigerian Police Force Launches Radio, TV Stations

The Nigerian Police Force has launched its own national broadcasting and radio service expected to serve the entire nation. The police force’s broadcasting service will be managed by the Nigeria Police Broadcasting Service Limited, NPBS, which as been set up through a partnership between the police and a private outfit. The recent development was made……

VIDEO: Eedris Abdulkareem Shades 2face In New Interview

Nigerian rapper, Eedris Abdulkareem has in a recent interview thrown shade at Nigerian singer, 2Face Idibia. The shade comes during the singer’s 4th wedding anniversary with his wife, Annie Idibia. Eedris Abdulkareem who had earlier credited Mavins boss, Don Jazzy’s success to his career revealed in an interview with Planet TV that he is not……

Nigeria vs Senegal: Iheanacho saves Super Eagles in 1-1 draw

The international friendly match between Nigeria and Senegal on Thursday ended in a 1-1 draw. Most fans were not able to watch the game on TV, while there was a poor turnout at The Hive Stadium in London, where the game was played. There was no goals in the first half, that saw the Super…

Ghanaian Actress, Juliet Ibrahim Now Dating Nigerian Rapper

Ghanaian actress, Juliet Ibrahim seems to have found herself a new bae as the actress looks to be dating Nigerian rapper, Iceberg Slim. The Ghanaian actress who has been linked to some Nigerian artistes in the past has been sharing cryptic messages on her social media page. The actress and the rapper took to their……