Red Cross Partners TEF Foundation To Empower 200 Entrepreneurs

The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) and the Tony Elumelu Foundation (TEF) yesterday signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to empower 200 entrepreneurs from Nigeria’s North East and Niger Delta regions. According to a statement from the organisation, the partnership aims to holistically address, through innovative interventions, the economic plight of communities affected…

Police Arrest Aisha Buhari’s Impersonator

The Nigeria Police have arrested one Aisha Muhammed Bello, for impersonating wife of the President, Aisha Buhari. The suspect, who has same resemblance with the President’s wife, was arrested with a customised phone number with Aisha Buhari’s name. While parading her yesterday evening, the FCT Police Commissioner, Sadiq Bello said, “Today we have a special…

Akwa Ibom Govt Appoints New SSG

The Akwa Ibom State government has appointed former national president of Association of Telecommunication Companies of Nigeria (ATCON), Dr Emmanuel Ekuwem, as the new Secretary to State Government (SSG). The state commissioner for Information and Strategy, Mr Charles Udoh, announced this in a statement yesterday in Uyo. He stated that the new SSG would be…

Osinbajo To Deliver Keynote Lecture At Harvard

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, on the invitation of Harvard University, Boston, United States, would be delivering the inaugural, keynote lecture at the university’s “Africa Rising” course at Harvard Business School today. In a statement by his spokesman, Laolu Akande said, in extending its invitation to the vice president, the university noted that it deeply admired…

Court Strikes Out EFCC Forfeiture Application Against Patience Jonathan

Justice Mojisola Olatoregun of the Federal High Court, Ikoyi, Lagos, yesterday struck out an application of an interim forfeiture order brought before it by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC). The EFCC had filed an application for interim order of forfeiture against the accounts of Mrs Jonathan and her siblings but her lawyers led…

EDITORIAL: Gas Plant Explosions

Gas plant explosions have become recurring events across the country raising questions about public safety. The most recent of such explosions took place, Monday, at Magodo, a suburb of Lagos. As at press time, 10 people were feared dead. Before this latest disaster, there have been other cases in Warri, Delta State, Badagry, Lagos State,…