Thursday, March 23, 2017

Confederation of African Football president Issa Hayatou will face a rare challenge on Thursday as he stands for an eighth term at the helm of the African game when CAF hold their Congress in the Ethiopian capital. Ahmad, a Madagascan government minister who uses a single name, will contest Thursday’s vote and is only the third challenger Hayatou has faced since he became CAF president in 1988. The other opponents — Armando Machado of Angola in 2000 and Ismail Bhamjee of Botswana in 2004 — were roundly beaten. However, Ahmad is the first to have received expressions of support from among CAF member countries, including the grouping of 14 southern African countries (COSAFA) and Nigeria. Hayatou and his opponent have waged a lively election campaign over the last two months, featuring an unusually high number of public pronouncements ...

RCCG February 2017 Holy Ghost Service THEME: Abba Father 2 DATE: Friday, 3rd February 2017 MINISTERING: Pastor E.A. Adeboye VENUE: Redemption Camp, KM 46 Lagos Ibadan Expressway, Mowe, Ogun State Nigeria TIME: 7PM Nigerian time ...

The Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) has suspended  the implementation of its policy for duty payments on old vehicles, in order to resolve issues with the Senate Committee on Customs. The Acting Public Relations Officer of the NCS, Mr Joseph Attah, said this on Wednesday in Abuja. Attah said in a statement, that the Management of Customs had directed that the exercise be put on hold and expressed its readiness to engage the Senate Committee on further discussions. He said that the essence was to bring the Senate on board to understand the importance of the exercise to national security and economy. “Following the tension generated as a result of misconception and misrepresentation of the NCS planned motor duty payment, the leadership of the National Assembly and the Comptroller-General of Customs, Col. Hameed Ali (Rtd) met with a view to resolving ...

Gov. Yahaya Bello of Kogi state has appointed Nollywood actress, Mercy Johnson-Okojie, as Senior Special Assistant (SSA) on entertainment, arts and culture . Johnson’s appointment was announced, along with 62 others, in a statement issued in Lokoja on Tuesday by the Secretary to the State Government ( SSG), Dr Folashade Ayoade. The appointments take effect from April 1, the statement said. According to Ayoade, the rationale for the appointments is to “fill key positions with the right people and to broaden inclusiveness in governance by bringing people from more communities on board”. Fifty four of the appointees  will serve as Senior Special Assistants while nine will work as Special Assistants to the Governor as Federal Constituency Supervisors for the Governor Yahaya Bello (GYB) Connect Programme . The SSG further stated that the appointments were made to recognise and ...

The Consumer Protection Council (CPC) says it has launched a “detailed investigation”into the alleged danger of mixing Fanta or Sprite with Vitamin C.   CPC’s Director-General, Mrs Dupe Atoki, announced this in Abuja on Thursday. “The Consumer Protection Council is keenly interested and extremely concerned about the questions that have arisen from and on account of this judgement. “As such, the discoveries therein the CPC is launching a broad and detailed investigation as a matter of urgency. ‘’Indeed the judgement only serves as a subject of bringing this information to the CPC’s attention. The council would conduct its own investigation separately.’’ According to her, the CPC was interested because Fanta, Sprite and Coca Cola are the most widely consumed beverages in Nigeria. Atoki said that the investigation was also hinged on the fact that vitamin C was one ...

..Visit the city’s latest theme park attractions Emirates, voted the World’s Best Airline in the 2016 Skytrax World Airline Awards, is offering Nigerian customers return airfares of up to 50 percent off to Dubai, one of the world’s most iconic cities. This special offer, which is available for both Economy Class and Business Class travel, must be purchased from now to 30th November 2016 for travels until 31st May 2017. Known as a city of contrasts, from futuristic architecture to vibrant traditional culture and diversity, Dubai is a place that caters to all types of travellers. The city offers everything a visitor could want, from shopping at some of the largest malls in the region to dining options which will spoil anyone for choice, a trip to Dubai is a must for families, friends and individuals. The city also offers ...

…partners with private sector The Lagos State Government on Tuesday revealed plans to set up 500 Coding Centres in public and private schools across the State ahead of the launch of the CodeLagos Initiative in April, 2017. The CodeLagos project is an initiative of the State Government targeted at equipping at least one million Lagosians with the skills of computer programming aimed at making the State the technology frontier in Africa. Addressing a news conference in Alausa on Tuesday, Special Adviser to Governor Akinwunmi Ambode on Education, Mr. Obafela Bank-Olemoh said the target of government is to set up 500 coding centres in schools, public libraries and community centres across the State in the course of the year. He said modalities are already in place to set up 300 centres by April in partnership with private organisations, adding ...

The Senate on Thursday rejected the nomination of Ibrahim Magu as the Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC). The Senate rejected the nomination following a letter by the Department of State Security (DSS) which upheld an earlier letter that Magu failed the integrity test and was unfit for the office. The DSS letter which was sent to the Senate on Wednesday stressed that Mr Magu would constitute “a liability to the anti-corruption fight of the present administration”. – NAN ...

The Senate on Thursday rejected the nomination of Ibrahim Magu as the Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC). The Senate rejected the nomination following a letter by the Department of State Security (DSS) which upheld an earlier letter that Magu failed the integrity test and was unfit for the office. The DSS letter which was sent to the Senate on Wednesday stressed that Mr Magu would constitute “a liability to the anti-corruption fight of the present administration”. – NAN ...

The Senate on Thursday rejected the nomination of Ibrahim Magu as the Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC). The Senate rejected the nomination following a letter by the Department of State Security (DSS) which upheld an earlier letter that Magu failed the integrity test and was unfit for the office. The DSS letter which was sent to the Senate on Wednesday stressed that Mr Magu would constitute “a liability to the anti-corruption fight of the present administration”. – NAN ...

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