Wife Of Kebbi Gov Dr Zainab Bagudu Partners FIDA Kebbi To Free 30 Inmates

Dr. Zainab Atiku Bagudu in collaboration with the International Federation of Women Lawyers, FIDA Kebbi has paid outstanding fines to free up to 30 inmates from prison. The governor’s wife also donated food, clothing other assorted items to the 329 inmates of the New Birnin Kebbi Prison. The prisoners to be freed were carefully selected…

Ambrose Named Championship POTM

Hibernian defender Efe Ambrose has been crowned Scottish Championship Player of the Month (POTM) for March. The 28-year-old joined Neil Lennon’s side on a 93-day emergency loan from Celtic after work permit issues had stopped him from joining Blackburn Rovers. Having made a losing debut in the 2-0 defeat to St Mirren, the Ambrose delivered…

Diogu Confident Of 2017 FIBA AfroBasket Success

Power forward of the Chinese Basketball Association (CBA)’s Jiangsu Monkey King, Ike Diogu, has expressed his willingness to help Nigeria’s male basketball team, D’Tigers, defend its FIBA AfroBasket title in the Republic of Congo in August, 2017. Having suffered a leg injury just days before the FIBA AfroBasket in Tunisia two years ago, the 33-year-old…

Segun Agbaje As Goldstandard

There is an agreement among banking professionals and the banking public is that one of today’s first tier banks in Africa, Guaranty Trust Bank Plc has been groomed to become a foremost African financial institution and a leading global brand and model to its peers. In the last 15 years, the bank has made remarkable…

2017 TAMS Productivity Summit To Enhance Employee Performance

As part of efforts to enhance employee performance in Nigeria, the 2017 edition of high-level management meeting, TAMS Summit would be taken place to boost the national productivity level. In a release to the media, the council member of Women in Business (WIMBIZ), Mrs. OlubunmiAboderin-Talabi will be the chairperson of the summit. The summit is…

ExxonMobil Partners Kaduna State To Boost Secondary Education

Esso Exploration and Production Nigeria (Offshore East) Limited, an ExxonMobil affiliate company in Nigeria, has donated 5000 personal tablet computers to students in Kaduna state government-owned secondary schools,  under the State’s Smart Education Initiative, as part of efforts to improve students’ access to education within the state. The tablet computers are equipped with school curriculum,…

Chibok Girls: Pains, Disappointment Continue 3 Years On

Chika Mefor chronicles the successes, failures and pains over the abduction and rescue efforts of the federal government on the 276 school girls of Government Secondary School, Chibok, three years down the line   n the night of April 14, 2014, the country was rudely shaken with the news of the abduction of 276 girls…

Scorecard Of Entertainers In Government

There is a growing list of entertainers with political portfolios. Since the entertainment industry has received attention from the federal government, the state governors are beginning to appoint personalities from the industry who have done well. ANTHONY ADA ABRAHAM and SAMUEL ABULUDE looks at some entertainers with political portfolios and how they are faring. Successful…

Dogara Seeks Intensified Efforts To Free Chibok Girls

Speaker of the House of Representatives, Hon. Yakubu Dogara, has asked the executive arm of government to intensify rescue efforts for the abducted Chibok schoolgirls. Dogara, in a statement issued on the 3rd year remembrance of the abduction of the girls from Government Secondary school, Chibok, Borno state, stated that his prayers are with the…

Identity My Way By Eki Orleans

‘Eki’ means centre of attraction and for Eki Orleans being the centre of attraction is a natural consequence of wearing an Eki Orleans creation. After several successful collaborations, the IDENTITY My Way collection was the design house’s path to narrating a story their way. Questions were asked such as: “What makes us who we are?”…

IDMA-NOF Brand Debuts Collection ‘5 Eyes’

Launched in 2016 by Mfon Ogbonna who doubles as Head Designer and Creative Director of IDMA-NOF, the pharmacist turned creative designer’s interest in fashion started at 5 years old after watching her mother sew pieces for clients. Her love for fashion designing made her return to study across North America, the U.K. and Europe at…

‘Right Time’ To Use Huge Bomb In Afghanistan – US General

US top military commander, Gen. John Nicholson in Afghanistan yesterday said, the decision to deploy one of the largest conventional bombs ever used in combat was purely tactical, and made as part of the campaign against Islamic State-linked fighters. As many as 36 suspected Islamic State militants were killed in the strike on Thursday evening…

Turkey Detains Islamic State Suspects Over Planned Attacks – Police

Police in Istanbul have detained seven suspects, two of them believed to be members of Islamic State, who were plotting to carry out attacks in Turkey ahead of a referendum Tomorrow, a police statement said yesterday. The four Turks, two Syrian nationals and one Tajik aimed to “create chaos” in Turkey, police said. Two of…

Police Arrest 3 Fake Army Recruitment Officers In Imo

The Imo State Police Command has arrested three fake  army officers who specialize  in defrauding unsuspecting applicants  wishing  to join the Nigerian Army. The suspects- Kinsley Inyang, EdetOkon   and Victor Akpan all from Akwa Ibom State were arrested  atAmakohiaUbi  in Owerri West  local government  area of the state. The new commissioner of police in the…

Uber Driver’s Trip Of Death

Before this incident, it was the gruesome murder of a Jumia dispatch man in Port Harcourt by suspects, who posed as buyers-they killed their victim after dispossessing him of the high-end phones he brought. Few days following, it was the turn of an Uber driver in Lagos. EMEKA IBEMERE writes on the killing of the…

I Did All Manners Of Odd Jobs To Survive – Xpensive

Xpensive Wazobia FM is a broadcaster, a comedian, motivational speaker, human rights activist, musician, an actor, a promoter and all the positive things in life. She speaks with STELLAMARIES AMUWA in Abuja about sundry Issues. Your Background? I am from a very poor back ground, precisely from a military back ground. My father was a…

Kelly Rowland Book Signing Crashed By Fur Protesters

Fur protesters snuck up on Kelly Rowland at her book signing by pretending to be fans, then did a 180 and chanted she has blood on her hands. Kelly was putting her Jane Hancock on copies of her new mom guide, ‘Whoa, Baby,’ Wednesday night at a bookstore in Ridgewood, NJ when all hell broke…

I Grew Up Feeling People Didn’t Love Me – Efe

Like a fairytale, Efe Ejegba’s wishes has come to pass as he has suddenly become the latest millionaire in town by winning the Big Brother Naija Reality show contest against all odds. The 24 year old rapper and Payporte brand ambassador in his down to earth manner spoke to journalists about his experience and dreams….

…As Bisola Shuns ThintallTony

Runner-up at the Big Brother Naija show, Bisola has made it clear that there can be nothing other than professional relationship between she and her love interest, Tony. Her body language even showed it aside her speech apparently she is miffed by his deceit of not being married. Bisola Aiyeola has moved on as more…

Foods That Prevent Heart Disease

A healthy heart is no longer something that can be achieved only by visiting the doctor. With plenty of diets and exercises to choose from, individuals have varied options to hold onto when it comes to getting a healthy heart and maintaining it that way for years to come. Here are some fabulous tips from…

Women who generally believe that good things will happen may live longer, a new study suggest. The study which affirms the power of positive thinking, stressed that optimism is associated with reduced risk of death from stroke, respiratory disease, infection and cancer. Optimistic people tend to act in healthier ways. Studies show that optimistic people…

Basic Ways To Care For Your Skin

Skin care is a broad term that refers to everything from hygiene to anti-aging regimens. A super-tight, dry skin for instance, isn’t a sign your skin is clean; rather, that feeling usually means that you’ve stripped your skin of important oils or haven’t rinsed properly, which indicates that you need to learn more about cleansing…

VACCINOPHOBIA

WHAT IS VACCINOPHOBIA? Vaccinophobia is the fear of vaccines and vaccination. Vaccinophobia is considered to be a specific phobia, which is discussed on the home page. People with Vaccinophobia might also have Iatrophobia (fear of going to the doctor or of doctors). It is generally accepted that phobias arise from a combination of external events…

Circumcising Your Baby-boy

Whether you’re expecting a baby boy or have just welcomed your new little guy into the world, you have an important decision to make before you take your son home: whether to circumcise him. For some families, the choice is simple because it’s based on cultural or religious beliefs. But for others, the right option…

Essiac Tea Makes Tumors Shrink, Cancer Cells

Essiac tea makes tumors shrink and cancer cells disappear. It has been used successfully for 50 years. Here is how to prepare it. Essiac has become widely known for its remarkable ability to boost the immune system and detoxify the body. Many people who drink Essiac tea regularly report feeling healthier with less incidence of…

Gov Bello Dedicates Road To Late Lt. Col. Abu Ali

Governor Yahaya Bello of Kogi State has dedicated the 50km Shintaku-Gboloko-Dekina Road Project to the memory of the late Lt.Col. Muhammad Abu Ali, the son of the Ettu of Bassa-Nge Kingdom, who died in the defense of his country while fighting Boko Haram insurgents. The Governor revealed this yesterday at the second official flagging-off of…

My Memo To PMB Has Yielded Results – el-Rufai

Kaduna State governor Mallam Nasir el-Rufai in this chat with State House Correspondents said his memo to the President has yielded results. He also spoke on his war of words with the National Assembly. JONATHAN NDA- ISAIAH was there for LEADERSHIP On his relationship with President Buhari? There is no strain in my ties with…

Sheriff’s Jab At Jonathan And Faltering Peace Moves In PDP

CHIBUZO UKAIBE, captures the new dimension in the leadership crisis rocking the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and the shaky reconciliation process spearheaded by former president Goodluck Jonathan he drift in the former ruling party, Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) continues unabated. The attempt by former President Goodluck Jonathan to arrest the leadership crisis rocking the party,…

Brig Gen Paul Boroh: An Ambassador Of Peace

Those who have followed the activities of Brig. Gen Paul Boroh closely from his days in the military will attest to his patriotic and unflinching commitment towards peace and nation building. Boroh is the special adviser to the president on Niger Delta Affairs and has been the coordinator of the Presidential Amnesty Programme since July…

I’ve Made Money, I’ve Made Name, I’ve Made Fame – Awomolo SAN

Asiwaju Adegboyega Solomon Awomolo SAN is a senior and frontline legal practitioner and a life member of the Body of Benchers. In this interview with CHIDI NWACHUKWU, the erstwhile president of the Nigerian Bar Association bares his mind on key judicial and national issues. How has the rule of law fared under the present administration?…

Salary: Ganduje Rejects Out Of Court Settlement With Non Health Workers

Kano State governor, Abdullahi Umar Ganduje, OFR, has announced that his administration would not opt for negotiated settlement with non-medical workers who dragged the government before a court, regarding the slashing of their salaries. He argued that since it was not the state government that instituted legal proceedings against the purportedly aggrieved workers, it had…

There Is Transparency Now In NNPC – GMD

The Group Managing Director (GMD) of the Nigeria National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), Maikanti Baru has said that there is now transparency in the government owned company. Baru who stated this during a speech at a stakeholder engagement with media executive on Thursday added that since coming on board as the GMD in July last year,…

I’m On Same Page With NULGE Over LGA Autonomy – Gov Ishaku

Taraba State Governor, Ach. Darius Ishaku has said that his administration is on the same page with the Nigerian Union of Local Government Employees (NULGE) over its call for local autonomy in Nigeria. Ishaku, who stated this yesterday in Jalingo when the officials of the Nigerian Union of Local Government Employees (NULGE) led by the…

Senator Canvasses Support For PMB’s Anti-corruption Crusade

The senator representing Kebbi north senatorial district, Dr. Yahaya Abubakar Abdullahi (Mallamawan Kabi) has call on all well-meaning Nigerians to rally round the present administration’s efforts in fighting the menace of corruption. He said President Muhammadu Buhari led administration deserves unflinching support from all and sundry in view of the successes recorded in areas of…

Ohanaeze Ndigbo Wants Okorocha Sanctioned

President Muhammadu Buhari and the leadership of Pan-Igbo socio-cultural organization, Ohanaeze Ndigbo have been called upon to impose sanctions on Governor Rochas Okorocha of Imo state for what they described as continued lawless posture against the rule of law, federal government’s directive and the Igbo traditional institution. Reacting to the governor’s refusal to reinstate the…

Agriculture: 33 Youths Train In Enugu, Anambra On Seed, Cassava Production

No fewer than thirty three youths from Enugu and Anambra states have been trained by the Agricultural Transformation Support Program Phase 1{ATASP-1} on seed production technologies. Zonal programme coordinator of ATASP-1, a  programme developed by the African Development Bank {ATASP-1] in collaboration with the federal ministry of agriculture, Egba Romanus, made the disclosure yesterday  during…

Buratai: Portrait Of A General

The clock ticked 1am on a Tuesday. President Muhammadu Buhari still awake in his office shook his head. He wasn’t even feeling sleepy or tired.  Holding his forehead, clad in his two palms, he slowly suspended it atop his office table in deep contemplation. He was angered, evening of the previous day. He came out…

BBNaija: Abati’s Faux Moral Outrage

Sad to see Dr. Reuben Abati, the former presidential spokesperson, a man I consider gifted, reduced to a figure of fun and exposed to torrents of social media attacks over his recent article, Television as Madness. Abati’s attackers have been so vicious that some of the things written about him, in adherence to community standards,…

Find Our Daughters, Chibok Parent Pleads With World Leaders, FG

As the nation commemorates the three years of abduction of the Chibok girls, one of the abducted girls’ parents,Rebecca Samuel has called on the world to help in the rescue of the girls. Samuel who was speaking during the Inaugural Annual Lecture for the Chibok girls yesterday, stated that they had waited for so long…

My Memo To PMB Has Yielded Tremendous Results – el-Rufai

Kaduna State governor, Mallam Nasir el- Rufai has said his memo to President Muhammadu Buhari which generated a lot of controversy has yielded tremendous results. Speaking to State House Correspondents yesterday after observing Juma’at prayers at the Presidential Villa, the governor observed  that what he recommended to the President in the memo is being implemented…

The Allure Of Abuja, Lagos, Rivers Number Plates

With the introduction of the America-style vehicle registration plates in 1992, the 36 states of the federation and the FCT took pride in showcasing their slogan and nicknames. For some different reasons plate numbers of some states hold more attraction to vehicle owners than some others AGBO-PAUL AUGUSTINE, Abuja, David Aduge-Ani, Abuja and ANAYO ONUKWUGHA,…

I Can’t Be Intimidated, Emir Sanusi Tells Angry Northern Leader

A week after the controversy that followed the speech of emir of Kano, Muhammad Sanusi 11, in which he stated that the North-east and North-west regions of Nigeria are the poorest parts of the country, he had stated that no intimidation or character assassination will stop him from telling what he considers the truth. Sanusi…

Enchanting Mystique Of Balewa’s Mausoleum

The mausoleum of the late Nigerian prime minister, Sir Abubakar Tafawa Balewa is a cynosure at the heart of Bauchi metropolis.  Stepping in is not just a visit, but an encounter with the late Nigerian leader, his life and his times. From colours to designs-everything speaks to the visitor- including the neglect and the rot…

With My Nysc Allowance, I Invested In Salon Equipment – Juliet

Juliet Alpha Michael is a 42-year-old lady from Nassarawa State. She developed a passion for styling at a very young age when she started styling her sisters’ hair. Her father tried discouraging her at that tender age but she would not yield ground. She continued horning her skills by plaiting her friends until she was…

Zesco, Rangers Clashed Shifted By 2 Hours

Saturday’s CAF Confederation Cup second leg qualifying tie clash between Zambia’s Zesco United and Nigeria’s Enugu Rangers has had their kick-off shifted for two hours. The encounter which was slated to commence by 3pm will now hold at 5:30pm at the Levy Mwanawasa Stadium in Ndola, where the Super Eagles crushed the Chipolopolo of Zambia…

Nick Kyrgios withdraws from Monte Carlo Masters

Australian Nick Kyrgios has confirmed he has delayed the start of his clay-court campaign until May. The 21-year-old made the announcement via his Twitter account on Good Friday. The news was not unexpected as it was reported earlier in the week that he was considering pulling out of the Masters Series event in Monte Carlo…

Mou One Of The Best – Costa

Chelsea striker Diego Costa insists he remains grateful to Jose Mourinho as he prepares for another tussle with Manchester United. Mourinho brought Costa to Chelsea from Atletico Madrid in 2014 and the Spain international repaid that faith by firing the Blues to the Premier League crown in his first season in England’s top flight. But…

Besiktas, Lyon Charged Over Crowd Disturbances

Lyon and Besiktas have been charged by UEFA after their Europa League quarter-final first leg was marred by crowd trouble. Kick off at the Parc Olympique Lyonnais was delayed by 45 minutes after fans from the lower tier streamed onto the pitch to take refuge after projectiles were thrown from the level above them, where…

I Was Never Banned From Presidential Villa – Gov. El-Rufa’i

Gov. Nasiru El-Rufa’i of Kaduna State says he was never banned from coming to the Presidential Villa, Abuja. The governor, who stated this while fielding questions from State House correspondents after joining President Muhammadu Buhari to perform the two-raka’at Juma’at weekly prayer at State House Mosque, Abuja, on Friday, Reports on the social media said…

Erdogan Rejects Federalism Amid Pressure From Nationalists

Turkish President Recep Erdogan rejected on Friday the idea he would bring federalism to the country if he wins an upcoming constitutional referendum, as he faced last-minute pressure from hardline nationalists, whose support might be crucial. The pressure came from Devlet Bahceli, the leader of the far-right Nationalist Movement Party (MHP), who has backed Erdogan’s…

Edo Election Tribunal: PDP’s Ize-Iyamu Says Judgment Unacceptable

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and its candidate in the 2016 Edo governorship poll, Mr Osagie Ize-Iyamu, said in Benin City on Friday that the judgment of the Election Petitions Tribunal which dismissed their petition was unacceptable. Ize-Iyamu told party leaders and supporters at a forum attended by the state chairman, Chief Dan Orbih, that…

Easter: Wike Urges Christians To Make Sacrifices To Advance Development

Rivers State Governor, Chief Ezebunwo Nyesom Wike, has called on Christians to use the period of the Easter celebration to to emulate Jesus Christ by making sacrifices that will advance the course of development. Wike, in a statement issued in Port Harcourt by his special assistant on Electronic Media, Simeon Nwakaudu, felicitated with Christians on the celebration of Easter….

Peterside To Nigerians: Continue To Pray For Buhari

Director-general of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA), Dr Dakuku Adol Peterside, has called on Nigerians to continue to pray for the All Progressives Congress (APC)-controlled Federal Government led by President Muhammadu Buhari. Peterside, who made the call in a special Easter message issued in Port Harcourt, the Rivers State capital, said Buhari…

Gov Emmanuel Inaugurates Revenue Board in A/Ibom

Akwa Ibom State Governor, Mr Udom Emmanuel, has inaugurated the state Board of Internal Revenue with a call on the members to explore ways of increasing the revenue profile of the state to fast track development and boost the state’s economy.    The Revenue Board has Mr Okon Okon as Chairman, Mrs Ekemesit Ekpro Secretary,…

FG Inaugurates Ultra-modern Passport‎ Office In Kano ‎ ‎

The Federal Government has inaugurated a new ultra-modern Passport Processing Office in Kano State as part of plans to bring immigration services closer to Nigerians. The Minister of Interior, retired Lt.-Gen. Abdulrahman Dambazau said the‎ measure was part of plans to decentralise the operations of the Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS) and ensure better service delivery….

Election Tribunal Upholds Obaseki’s Election As Edo Gov

The Edo Election Petition Tribunal, on Friday upheld the election of Mr Godwin Obaseki of the All Progressives Congress (APC) as governor of Edo. Delivering the judgment, Justice Ahmed Badamasi-led three member tribunal, dismissed the petition filed by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and its candidate, Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu as lacking in merit.   Badamasi…

Professor, 5 others die in road crashes in Abakaliki

The Dean, School of Basic Medical Sciences at the Federal University, Ndufu-Alike Ebonyi, Prof. Robert Nneli is dead. He died in one of the two accidents recorded Thursday night at the notorious 131 junction of the Abakaliki-Enugu federal highway. Nneli, 69 years old, joined the University in 2012 after spending close to 20 years at…

Nigeria Receives 500,000 Doses Of Meningitis C Vaccine

Nigeria has received 500,000 doses of meningitis C containing vaccine to combat the epidemic in the country, the WHO has said. The doses were sent by the International Coordinating Group (ICG) on Vaccine Provision, an organisation that coordinates the provision of vaccine during outbreak emergencies. Dr Wondimagegnehu Alemu, the WHO Country Representative to Nigeria, said…

Trump Says North Korea ‘Will Be Taken Care Of ‘

US President Donald Trump has vowed that the “problem” of North Korea “will be taken care of,” as speculation mounted that Pyongyang might be preparing another nuclear or missile test. “North Korea is a problem, the problem will be taken care of,” Trump told reporters. Separately on Twitter he expressed confidence China, Pyongyang’s sole ally,…

We Will Bend Over For Chibok Girls’ Release – PMB

President Muhammadu Buhari vowed yesterday that his administration will leave no stone unturned in bending over backwards to secure the release of the remaining Chibok girls who are still in the captivity of the Boko Haram terrorist group. He said the federal government has reached out already to the captors of the girls and will…

Inflation Rate Declines To 17.26 % In March – NBS

The National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) yesterday said the inflation rate dropped by 0.52 per cent in March to close at 17.26 per cent, the second decline recorded in two months. NBS had announced the first decline in in February when inflation dropped by 0.94 per cent to close at 17.78 per cent. According to…

PMB Appoints New Heads For PENCOM, FMB, 21 Others

President Muhammadu Buhari has approved appointments of heads of various federal government agencies. The appointments, which are with immediate effect was made known through a statement issued by the director media in the office of the secretary to the government of the federation, Bolaji Adebiyi. The agencies and their new heads are National Agency for…

NAHCON Reform Saves Pilgrims $18.8m

In a bid to adhere to a regime of prudence and accountability, the National Hajj Commission of Nigeria (NAHCON) has saved Muslim pilgrims $18.8 million through sanction of the manner in which service providers operate. A breakdown of this amount shows that $12.3 million was saved from services rendered in Madina, while an additional $6.532,745…

Court Orders Forfeiture Of Recovered $43m, £27,800, N23m To FG

Justice Muslim Hassan of the Federal High Court in Lagos yesterday ordered the temporary forfeiture of the sums of $43,449,947, £27,800 and N23,218,000 recovered by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, from an apartment in the Ikoyi area of Lagos on Wednesday to the federal government.Justice Hassan made the order after listening to an…

I Depend On God For My Security, Not Nigeria Police – Wike

Rivers State governor, Chief Ezebunwo Nyesom Wike, has declared that he does not depend on the Nigeria Police, but on God for his security and safety, insisting that the number of policemen attached to him are not up to 221 as claimed by Force headquarters, Abuja. Wike made the declaration yesterday in Port Harcourt while…

el-Rufai Challenges Dogara, Again: Release Breakdown Of NASS Budget Since 2015

Kaduna State governor, Mallam Nasir el-Rufai, yesterday,challenged the Speaker House of Representatives,Hon.Yakubu Dogora, to release the details and specifics of National Assembly’s budget from 2015 to 2017 saying distraction will not work. el-Rufai,said the only way, Nigerians, including members of the NASS, will get to know what the budget of that institution is:”When NASS hopefully…

The Only Regret I Have In BBNaija Is Drinking Alcohol- Efe

23-year-old Big Brother Naija winner, rapper and new Payporte Brand Ambassador, Efe Ejeba has revealed in a recent interview on his arrival to Nigeria that his only regret in the Big Brother Naija house was drinking alcohol. According to report, he explained that he feels blessed and full of gratitude to everyone who voted and…

Charge Detained PDP Members To Court

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) led by Senator Ahmed Makarfi, has decried the continued detention of its party members and asked the All Progressives Congress (APC) led federal government to charge all PDP members in detention to court as a matter of urgency. They also added that those members granted bail by the Courts must…

Edo Guber Tribunal: Obaseki, Ize-Iyamu Know Fate Today

There was uneasy calm in Edo state yesterday as news filtered in that the Edo State Governorship Election Tribunal headed by Justice Ahmed Badamasi would today deliver its ruling on the September 28, 2016 governorship which victory by Godwin Obaseki of the All Progressives Congress (APC) is being challenged by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP)…

FG Sends Bill To Prosecute Insurance Evaders To NASS

The Consolidated Insurance Bill (CIB), meant to prosecute evaders of insurance policies will soon get to the National Assembly (NASS) for passage into law, as the Revised Insurance Bill is now with the Ministry of Justice, LEADERSHIP exclusively learnt. From the ministry of justice, it was learnt, the bill would be sent to the Federal…

Emirates Named Best World’s Airline In TripAdvisor Awards

Emirates has been recognized as the best airline in the World in the inaugural TripAdvisor Travelers’ Choice Awards for Airlines in 2017 in addition to winning four other awards including best major airline – Middle East and Africa, best economy class, best first class and world’s best airlines. This is the first year TripAdvisor has…

CBN Raises Banks’ Forex Borrowing Limit

The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has increased the limit on banks’ foreign currency borrowings to 125 percent of shareholders’ fund after some lenders breached its regulatory limit due to the recent fall in the naira, according to a circular seen by Reuters. The new regulation replaces a 2014 rule capping foreign borrowings, including Eurobonds,…

Missing Petrol Scandal: NNPC Retires 2 Directors

The management of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) yesterday announced the retirement of three staff of its Retail subsidiary, NNPC Retails Limited believe to have been involved in the ‘missing’ petrol scandal involving Capital Oil & Gas Nigeria Limited owned by businessman, Ifeanyi Ubah. A press statement by the Corporation’s spokesperson, Ndu Ughamadu identified…

Sheriff Should Sheathe His Sword – Sen Gyunka

Sen. Phillip Aruwa Gyunka represents Nassarawa north in the Nigerian senate and in this interview with RUTH CHOJI, the deputy chairman, senate committee on drugs and Narcotics stated, that the PDP chairman, Ali Modu Sheriff should sheathe his sword in the interest of the party. He also spoke on some other issues. What will it…

Nigeria Can Gain A Lot If Restructured – Sen Nwagu

Sen. Nkechi Nwagu represented Abia central senatorial district in the 6th and 7th senate. In this interview with RUTH CHOJI, she said that if the country is restructured, every state will have the right over its resources and it will be harnessed to generate income for the state. Are you worried with the crises Magu…

Party Supremacy Vs Parliamentary Autonomy In Retrospect

In Nigeria, party supremacy is constantly at variance with parliamentary autonomy, with lawmakers resisting any ploy to trample on the independence of the legislature. JONATHAN NDA-ISAIAH writes on the controversies generated from the debate. Party supremacy is not an academic concept. The term which entails that party members must abide by the decisions or instructions…

FlashPoint

Oyegun: APC National Chairman At An Opportune Time By Edwin Ikhinmwin The attention of the office of the national chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), H.E. Chief John Odigie-Oyegun, CON, has been drawn to the impolite, skewed and misrepresented report: “APC, A Party In Power And Opposition” published on Page 43 of Leadership Newspaper’s…

Onion Processing Business

Onion (Allium cepa) is a vegetable crop grown almost all over the world. It is grown mainly for its bulb, which is used in every home, almost daily. It is rarely used as a sole dish or in large quantities. Its main use lies in flavouring and seasoning of a wide variety of dishes. Its…

Nigeria’s Oil Industry Performance In The Eyes of DPR

The Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR), Nigeria’s oil industry regulatory body recently published its 2015 Oil and Gas Industry Annual Report. The 75-page document offers stakeholders detailed performance of the sector between 2010 and 2015. FESTUS OKOROMADU x-rays the report from the perspective of agency’s executive director. The Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR) is saddled…

The Dilemma Of Nigeria’s Broken Dream (2)

Nigerians have for decades been subjected to what many described as ‘undeserved’ embarrassment and humiliation in most countries of the world. OMONU YAX-NELSON and JULIANA AGBO dissects the issues in Nigeria’s dwindling prestige among the comity of nations. In continuation of the search for answers to angling question of why Nigeria and its citizens continued…

Trump’s Presidency In Focus: Day 84

Presidential Learning Curve: How Trump Eat The Humble Pie Being the president of the United States is not an easy job, as Donald Trump has quickly learned. In an interview with the Wall Street Journal this week, the former businessman said he’d had to adapt from his deal-making background to the presidency. “The magnitude of…

Dalung To Sport Federations: I Have No Candidate

The Minister of Youth & Sport Development Solomon Dalung has told sport federations to organise themselves and hold credible elections into their boards, as, contrary to rumours, he has no vested interests or candidates. Dalung, who was speaking during the one- day stakeholders’ forum on national sports federations’ elections guidelines at the Media Centre, Package…

Dogara, El-Rufai And Security Vote

Speaker, Yakubu Dogara meant it as a joke. When he dared Kaduna State Governor, Nasir el-Rufai, to remove the log in his own eye by publishing the state’s security vote and how local government funds were disbursed, Dogara was sure it would be over the governor’s dead body. The graveyard of Nigerian politics is littered…

Forex Fraud: Senate To Publish Names Of Importers, Banks

Senate has vowed to publish names of importers and banks found culpable in ongoing investigation into over N30 trillion alleged foreign exchange frauds perpetrated between 2006 and 2017. The Chairman, Senate Committee on Customs, Sen. Hope Uzodinma, made this known on the second day of meeting with representatives of all commercial banks, the Central Bank…

Breaking News: EFCC Raids Jonathan’s Cousin’s Premises In Bayelsa

Operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission today swooped on the facilities being developed by Robert Azibaola, ex-President Goodluck Jonathan’s cousin, in Otakeme, Bayelsa State. Although no reason was given for the raid, it was learnt that the company premises was searched by the operatives on the suspicion they would recover some hidden cash….

AC Milan Sold To Chinese Consortium

The takeover of AC Milan was completed Thursday, with Silvio Berlusconi selling the club to a Chinese consortium after 31 years in charge. The group, led by Chinese businessman Yonghong Li, has been attempting to buy Milan for some time but the deal has hit a series of delays and the sale has been postponed…

APC Chieftain To Nasarawa Lawmakers: Concentrate On Lawmaking

A chieftain of the ruling All Progressives Congres (APC) in  Nasarawa state Hon. Omar Nurudeen, has asked the state House of Assembly members to concentrate on the business of lawmaking for which they were elected. Hon. Nurudeen who was a House of Representatives candidate for Lafia/Obi Federal Constituency in 2011 and 2015, said the recent…

NDLEA Arrests 9 Suspects, Seizes 1,020.1kgs of Indian Hemp in Kogi

The Kogi Command of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) says it has arrested nine suspected hard drug peddlers and dealers in the last four weeks. The Commandant, Mr Idris Bello, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Thursday in Lokoja that the command also seized 1,020.1 kilogrammes of cannabis sativa (Indian hemp)…

Kerosene Price Decreases By 11.59 % In March

The average price per litre of household kerosene in March was lower by 11.59 per cent at N311.56k compared with N352.42k in February, the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS), said. The “National Household Kerosene Price Watch (March 2017)’’ in the Consumer Price Index for the month, released in Abuja on Thursday, indicates, however, that the…

ICAN Tasks Members on Probity

The President of Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria (ICAN), Deacon Titus Soetan yesterday called on members of the body to imbibe the culture of excellence and integrity in the discharge of their professional duties.  Soetan who was on an  official visit to Akwa Ibom gave the charge in Uyo   noted that the imperativeness of…

Alicia Keys Wins Amnesty `Ambassador of Conscience’ Award

Amnesty International gave its annual Ambassador of Conscience award to U.S. singer-songwriter Alicia Keys on Thursday, praising her long-term campaigning on criminal justice reform, HIV and AIDS, gun violence and the global refugee crisis. Amnesty International’s Secretary-General, Salil Shetty said in a statement on Thursday that Keys, 36, was chosen because she has “inspired and…

Pirates Kill 2 Soldiers, Injure 3 In Bayelsa Waterways

Two soldiers attached to the Joint Military Force (JTF) in the Niger Delta, Operation Delta Safe, died in a gun duel with sea pirates on Wednesday, an official has confirmed. The soldiers were part of a team dispatched in response to a distress call on an attack by pirates operating in Southern Ijaw Local Government…

Ex-Lawmaker Bags 14 Years In Jail For Taking Bribe

A former Senior legislator in northeast China’s Heilongjiang Province was on Thursday sentenced to 14 years in prison for accepting bribes. Gai Ruyin, former deputy head of the Standing Committee of Heilongjiang Provincial People’s Congress, was also fined 291,300 U.S. dollars and ordered to return all this ill-gotten gains by the First Intermediate People’s Court…