IPOB Remains United, No Factions – Igbo Women Insist

Some notable Igbo groups have dis­missed the claims of alleged splinter groups in the Indigenous Peoples of Biafra ( IPOB) saying it is a fathom creation of the Federal Government to create the wrong impres­sion that the pro-Biafra group is in crisis. The groups comprising Igbo women Assembly (IWA) led by Chief (Mrs) Mariah Okwor;…

FRSC Arrests 401 Motorists Over Lighting System

The Anambra State sec tor of the Federal Road Safety Commission (FRSC) said that it had arrested no fewer than 401 motorists for light sign violation. The Sector Commander, Mr Sunday Ajayi, told newsmen in Awka that the arrests were made during its one-week special night patrol on light sign violation. The commander listed some…

African Markets – Factors to watch on Sept 2

NAIROBI, Sept 2 (Reuters) – The following company announcements, scheduled economic indicators, debt and currency market moves and political events may affect African markets on Friday. – – – – – EVENTS: *Angola and Zambia central banks to announce its latest decision on its benchmark lending rate anytime starting on Friday. *MAURITIUS – The central…

Ameobi joins Bolton

Sammy last appeared for the Magpies’ first team in May 2015 and has made a total of 67 appearances for the Club over the last five years, scoring four goals The post Ameobi joins Bolton appeared first on The Eagle Online – The Nigerian Online Newspaper.

Nigerians are suffering – Fayose tells Buhari

Ayo Fayose, Ekiti state governor. By Ikechukwu Okaforadi Governor Ayodele Fayose of Ekiti State has called on President Muhammadu Buhari to listen to the cries of Nigerians and stop seeing those with different opinion from his as threats to his government. The governor said that, “there is hunger in the land, Nigerians are hungry, they…

‘Probe N8.4b aircraft re-fleeting contract’

Former President Goodluck Jonathan granted anticipatory approval to  the Nigerian College of Aviation Technology (NCAT) to award a $20, 396,  299.71 (N8.485b) contract for the re-fleeting of 20 aircraft. A group, Transparency Initiative, has petitioned President Muhammadu Buhari to probe the contract. It alleged that the contract at the time had no Bureau of Public Procurement…

FG sustains SG2000 programme to enhance small-scale farming

The Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, has promised to build on the foundation of the Sasakawa-Global 2000 (SG2000) programme to further develop agriculture as a key component of the ongoing economic diversification agenda. The assurance was given based on the many successes of the Sasakawa-Global 2000 (SG2000) programme, which commenced in Nigeria in 1992 following the partnership agreement between the Ministry…

Market capitalisation up N281bn on large stocks’ demand boom

Dangote Cement and a few large cap stocks provided the needed strength to lift the benchmark index of equities on the Nigerian Stock Exchange yesterday. The share price of Dangote Cement Plc rallied on the news of an increase in the price of its cement. The All Share Index appreciated 297 points or 2.97 per cent to end above its crucial psychological level of 28,000, bringing the year-to-date negative…

No Eclipse But Rain In Lagos

NO ECLIPSE BUT RAIN IN LAGOS Amidst speculations and predictions there would be an eclipse of the sun today, millions of Lagosians gazing the cloud were shocked to have a rainy day. Earlier today, the sun rose before it turned out a wet day in most parts of Lagos. Nigerians, according to reports are expected…

Africa Lost $19.3bn In 2015 To Poor Sanitation – Report

A report has said Africa lost $19.3 billion in 2015 to lack of access to sanitation. Overall, the global economy lost $222.9 billion to poor sanitation in 2015. This figure is up from $182.5 billion in 2010, a rise of 22 percent in just five years, according to a new report released recently by LIXIL…

NaspolyTo Generate Over N20 million From Students Protest Levy

Nasarawa state polytechnic is set to generate over N20 million from students of the institution as penalty for alleged vandalization of school property during the recent students protest. Students of the institution protested over the killing of two of their colleagues while demonstrating after a vehicle knocked down and killed a student. Accordingly, it was…

Incumbent Ali Bongo Ondimba declared president-elect of Gabon

Gabon’s election commission (Cenap) has approved President Ali Bongo’s re-election over challenger Jean Ping, several members said.   The official announcement is to be made by the interior minister in a nationwide television address.   Bongo, 57, was running for a second term as head of the tiny oil-rich state previously ruled for 41 years…