Saturday, August 19, 2017
  • President Buhari returns home today

    President Muhammadu Buhari is returning to the country today, after receiving medical attention in London. The President had left the country on May 7, this year, after handing over power to Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, who has functioned as Acting President since then. President Buhari is expected to speak to Nigerians in a broadcast by 7 a.m on Monday, August 21, 2017, according to Femi Adesina, the President’s media adviser. Adesina said Buhari thanked all Nigerians who have prayed ceaselessly for his recovery and well-being since the beginning of the health challenge in January this year. When the president first went abroad for a medical checkup in January, he thought he was for a routine checkup, only to find that it was something more serious. He returned in March to announce to his countrymen that he had never ...

  • Fake journalist builds mansion in Kano – Police

    The Police said they have arrested a five-man gang of fake journalists that usually gate-crashed into important events with the mission to steal expensive phones and money. One of the gang members, Musa Auwalu, 43 years old, from Nasarawa LGA of Kano, has built a mansion from the proceeds of the crime, the police said in a statement issued by CSP Jimoh Moshood. The Police described him as the gang leader, adding that he was able to build the mansion from some foreign currencies stolen from an unidentified VIP at a wedding in Abuja last year. The other gang members are Kolawole Akinbode, 50 years old, from Abeokuta Central LGA of Ogun state, Umar Tahir Abba, 53 years old from Mubi LGA of Adamawa state. The others are 55 year-old Abdullahi Muhammed from Gudunfulani LGA of Bauchi state ...

  • IPOB recants, Anambra governorship election to hold

    The November 18 Anambra state governorship election is no longer threatened as pro-secession group recants its position. The Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), led by Mr Nnamdi Kanu, has withdrawn the threat to stop the conduct of the governorship election in the State. According to ChannelsTV, the decision was reached after a meeting organised by a non-governmental organisation, the Ala-Igbo International Foundation. The meeting was held with the leader of IPOB, Nnamdi Kanu in Owerri, the Imo State capital. Leader of the foundation, Professor Uzodinma Nwala, says after much deliberations which they say is still on-going, IPOB has assured the Igbo leaders that it won’t disrupt the November 18 governorship election. People who are eligible to vote have also been told to go out and exercise their franchise without fear of molestation. The Ala-Igbo Development Foundation is an ...

  • Court remands 12 over “Ile-Zik” kidnappers den

    Twelve suspected kidnappers including a woman, arrested by the police in connection with a kidnappers’ den at Ile-Zik Bus Stop in Ikeja, were on Friday remanded at Ikoyi Prisons on the orders of a Lagos magistrate. Chief Magistrate Tajudeen Elias said the accused are to remain behind bars pending a legal advice from the State Director of Public Prosecutions (DPPs). The “Ile Zik 12 men” were brought before an Ebute Meta Chief Magistrates’ Court on a three-count charge of conspiracy, attempted kidnap and possession of arms and ammunition. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the bus stop is named after a four-storey building built by the first President of Nigeria, the late Dr Nnamidi Azikiwe. Barely a week before, another kidnappers’ hole was discovered at Ijaiye area on the Oshodi-Sango-Abeokuta Highway. The accused are Hakeem Ogundele, ...

  • Pastor Adeboye visits President Buhari in London

    President Buhari receives General Overseer Worldwide Redeemed Christian Church of God, Pastor Enoch Adejare Adeboye at the Abuja House London on 18th Aug 2017. ...

  • Osinbajo tasks media on hate speech

    Acting President Yemi Osinbajo has requested the country’s chapter of the International Press Institute (IPI) to use the 2018 edition of the institute’s world congress in Abuja to project the country’s image to the globe. He gave the advice when the board of the Nigerian chapter of the IPI paid him a courtesy visit at the Presidential Villa. According to him, “It is a very important opportunity for Nigeria to showcase ourselves and also to show that Nigeria is safe and secure for business. “It is also an opportunity to advertise all of our ease of doing business initiatives.’’ The Acting President assured the IPI that the Buhari administration would partner the Nigerian chapter of the IPI to host a hitch-free 2018 World Congress of the Global Network of Free Media. He also assured the board that states ...

  • Niger Delta University joins ASUU strike

    The Niger Delta University (NDU) chapter of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), has joined the ongoing nationwide strike declared by the union. Dr Stanley Oguon, Chairman of the chapter, said on Thursday that the move followed a resolution reached after the local union emergency congress. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) recalls that ASUU had on Monday directed all its state chapters to go on an indefinite nationwide industrial action. Oguon told NAN in Yenagoa that although the university was preparing for its end of semester examinations, the lecturers believe in the genuineness of the ASUU struggle. Meanwhile, a student of the university, Andy Micheal, has appealed to the Federal Government to dialogue with ASUU, so as not to prolong the strike. He said that any delay in the negotiation would be counterproductive to students and ...

  • Emirates to deploy extra flights for the upcoming Hajj season

    Emirates will be operating extra flights to Jeddah to help facilitate travel for thousands of pilgrims this year heading to and from the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia for Hajj. Emirates will be operating 45 additional flights to Jeddah and 12 additional flights to Medina from 17 August until 11 September to help serve the 2 million pilgrims expected to travel to the Holy City of Mecca during Hajj this year. These services will run in parallel with Emirates’ regularly scheduled services to Jeddah. The airline will also be operating its A380 to Medina which will also support the increased demand during this period. The additional services are available to travellers holding a valid Hajj visa. This year, top inbound destinations Emirates is expecting Hajj pilgrims to come from are Yangon, Manchester, Mauritius, Jakarta, Karachi, Lagos and Nairobi. There ...

  • AUPCTRE wants speedy payment of promotion arrears

    The Amalgamated Union of Public Corporations, Technical and Recreational Employees (AUPCTRE) has appealed to the Federal Government to expedite action on the payment of promotion arrears to the federal public servants. Mr Benjamin Anthony, the AUPCTRE Chairman, Federal Capital Territory Chapter, made the appeal in a statement issued in Abuja on Wednesday. “The payment will go a long in alleviating the pains of the workers in view of the current economic crunch,’’ he said. He commended the Federal Government for the approval of N44 billion for the payment of backlog of promotion arrears, salary shortfalls and other claims owed the federal public servants since year 2012. According to him, the present administration deserves a special commendation for the giant stride that will encourage workers to put in their best for the country’s development. Anthony said that this was ...

  • Gunmen attack EFCC Abuja office

    A major security breach was recorded at the headquarters of the EFCC in the early hours of Wednesday, August 16, 2017 as unknown gunmen attacked the office located at Wuse Zone 7, Abuja. The group of heavily armed bandits invaded the office at about 05.00 hours and began shooting into the premises, damaging vehicles parked in the premises in the process. However, the attack was repelled by guards on duty. The hoodlums escaped in a getaway vehicle but not without leaving a message; a white envelope dropped by the fleeing attackers was found to contain a death threat addressed to Ishaku Sharu, a senior investigator with the Commission. Ishaku who heads the Foreign Exchange Malpractices Fraud Section is in charge of corruption investigation involving several politically exposed persons and retired military brass hats. The attack on the Zone ...

Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg, on Tuesday received Nigeria’s Lola Omolola, founder of a secret Facebook group called Female in Nigeria (FIN). The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that FIN was founded in 2015 by Omolola, a movement of women focused on building compassion and providing support for one another, with the goal of having up to 1000 members in the group. However, the group exceeded its target as it recently hit one million members. According to Zuckerberg’s Facebook page on Tuesday, he will be meeting with Lola and a few hundred of other top Facebook group admins in Chicago later in the month for the first ever Facebook Communities Summit. “Over the past few weeks, I’ve been meeting group admins across the country that are building meaningful communities on Facebook and will be at the summit. “Two ...

National Council for Arts and Culture (NCAC) says it is expecting at least 25 countries and 150 exhibitors at the 10th African Arts and Crafts (AFAC) Expo scheduled for Abuja. The Director-General, NCAC, Otunba Segun Runsewe, made this known in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Monday in Abuja. Runsewe said that participants from these countries and the exhibitors were expected to showcase their unique cultural identities at the expo which is holding from Aug. 27 to Sept. 17. He expressed commitment to justifying his appointment by using culture as the only tool to change the narratives of Nigeria. “This time, we want to depart from having expo without media content so we need an overwhelming publicity for the event. “The expo will be a market place for showcasing arts and crafts products such ...

National Council for Arts and Culture (NCAC) says it is expecting at least 25 countries and 150 exhibitors at the 10th African Arts and Crafts (AFAC) Expo scheduled for Abuja. The Director-General, NCAC, Otunba Segun Runsewe, made this known in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Monday in Abuja. Runsewe said that participants from these countries and the exhibitors were expected to showcase their unique cultural identities at the expo which is holding from Aug. 27 to Sept. 17. He expressed commitment to justifying his appointment by using culture as the only tool to change the narratives of Nigeria. “This time, we want to depart from having expo without media content so we need an overwhelming publicity for the event. “The expo will be a market place for showcasing arts and crafts products such ...

The Managing Director of Arik Air, Capt. Roy Ilegbodu, on Friday said the operations of the airline had been stabilised following the intervention of the Asset Management Company of Nigeria (AMCON). Briefing journalists in Lagos, Ilegbodu commended the measures put in place by AMCON to revive the airline within the last few months. “The airline business is complex and that complexity means that a lot of attention is needed to keep it efficient and safe. “In the past few months since we assumed office, the new management has been able to enhance the value of the airline, improve customer experience, and sustained its safety procedures,’’ he said. Ilegbodu said that Arik Air was not exempted from the challenges confronting all the airlines, noting that the new management had been able to come out from the challenges to bring ...

Dr Karine Lacombe, an associate professor at Saint-Antrine Hospital, Inserm, France, says the new treatment for Hepatitis C is effective in Africa from results of preliminary clinical trials in the region. Lacombe made the disclosure at the ongoing 9th IAS Conference on HIV Science in Paris, on Monday. Lacombe said that such was achievable with good adherence, good safety and a laboratory follow-up that would pose no particular difficulty. “The treatment of chronic Hepatitis C by Direct-Acting Antivirals (DAAs) is possible in the African context with good adherence, good safety and a laboratory follow-up that poses no particular difficulty,” she said. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Hepatitis C is an infection of the liver caused by the hepatitis virus and of various types. Lacombe said that the French National Agency for Research on AIDS and ...

Red Star Express Plc is set to host entrepreneurs and owners of Small and Medium Enterprises to a forum to give them support by sharing insights, information and industry advice as it affects them in relation to the growth of their business. This event will seek to provide advice and logistics resources from Red Star Express, other industry leaders and concerned regulatory agencies so as to assist in creating an excellent opportunity to interact and network. Tagged “Breaking Boundaries”, the event will be held tomorrow, July 7 in Lagos at the Welcome Centre, International Airport Road.   Apart from being a form of Corporate Social Responsibility for Red Star Express, SME1000 is a groundbreaking medium by the company to bridge the logistics gap faced by SMEs. The Group Managing Director of RedStar, Mr Sola Obabori elucidated on the reason behind the ...

Show Buttons
Hide Buttons