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44 dead, 20 missing after Katsina downpour

Katsina downpour: At least, 44 persons lost their lives in the early hours of yesterday following a downpour that lasted over two hours and wreaked havoc in 10 communities in Jibia Local Government Area of Katsina State, the president’s home [...]

July 17, 2018 Environmental issues

Stop distracting Adeosun over NYSC certificate, group tells critics

Critics have been advised to stop the campaign against the Minister of Finance, Mrs. Kemi Adeosun, over National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) exemption certificate, alleging it is a conspiracy to distract and tarnish her reputation. The Coalition of Civil Society [...]

July 17, 2018 Government and politics

Executive Order 6 is constitutional, FG insists

The Federal Government has said that the Executive Order No. 6 signed by President Muhammadu Buhari is not only constitutional but in accordance with the powers vested in the President under Section 5 of the 1999 Constitution. Minister of Information [...]

July 17, 2018 Government and politics

Furore as FG aborts southern leaders’ trip for pro-restructuring rally

For about five hours yesterday, leaders of the three major socio-cultural groups in the southern part of the country, South-South Forum, Ohanaeze Ndigbo and Afenifere, were stranded in Abuja as their aircraft was allegedly denied landing permit at Makurdi, Benue [...]

July 17, 2018 Government and politics

A critical look at the Presidential Advisory Group on Tech and Creativity

In June 2018, the Federal Government of Nigeria officially unveiled an Advisory Group on Technology and Creativity. The new body consists of Nigeria’s brightest minds in the media, entrepreneurship, technology and creativity. Suggested read: Here are 28 tech entrepreneurs that made [...]

July 16, 2018 Technology Business & StartUps

Advertising startup, TaxiTV raises seed fund from Beta.Ventures

TaxiTV, a Lagos based advertising-technology startup has secured an undisclosed amount of seed funding in a round led by Beta.Ventures. TaxiTV is an in-ride entertainment system startup founded in October 2017 by Akinbola Asalu, CEO, and Dami Osiyale, COO. The startup provides advertising [...]

July 16, 2018 Technology Business & StartUps

Senator Omo-Agege calls Saraki dictator, carpets Reps

Senator Ovie Omo-Agege, representing the Delta Central Senatorial District, has lambasted the House of Representatives for approving his suspension over alleged involvement in the invasion of the Senate chamber and mace snatching.   The senator, in a statement he personally signed on [...]

July 16, 2018 Government and politics

Argentina sacks Jorge Sampaoli over World Cup performance

Argentina has sacked its coach, Jorge Sampaoli after a disappointing World Cup, in which the South Americans were eliminated in the last 16 by eventual champions, France. The Argentine Football Association (AFA) said this on Sunday. “The Argentine Football Association [...]

July 16, 2018 Sports

Investors lose further by 0.6% as political uncertainties rise

Economic uncertainties and slowdown of market activities have continued to weaken investors’ appetite for equities on the floor of the Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE) as the All-Share Index and market capitalisation depreciated further by 0.6%. Specifically, at the close of [...]

July 16, 2018 Business

Reps’ panel to meet Obasanjo, Jonathan, Buhari on Abacha loot

An eleven-member ad-hoc committee of the House of Representatives is billed to meet with former President Olusegun Obasanjo to ascertain the actual monies so far recovered from various foreign accounts traceable to the former military ruler, the late Gen. Sani [...]

July 16, 2018 Government and politics

China’s investment in Nigeria’s oil sector to hit $17 billion

China National Offshore Oil Corporation (CNOOC) will increase its venture in the Nigerian oil and gas sector, especially its offshore investments, to about $17 billion. Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Beijing-based Corporation, Yuan Guangyu, disclosed this during a visit [...]

July 16, 2018 Economy

NNPC private guards accuse navy of killing two operatives

Topline Security, a private guard firm engaged by the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) to secure petroleum pipelines along the stretch of Atlas Cove has accused the Nigerian Navy of killing two of her personnel and abducting two others in [...]

July 16, 2018 Power

Two years after, coalition seeks release of detained Bayelsa journalist

The Coalition for Whistleblower Protection and Press Freedom has called on the Federal Government to immediately release the publisher of the Yenagoa, Bayelsa State-based Weekly Source newspaper, Jones Abiri. He was arrested by operatives of the Department of State Services [...]

July 16, 2018 Government and politics

Ambode asks Lagos residents for support, patience over roads construction

Lagos State Governor, Akinwunmi Ambode, yesterday charged Lagos residents to be patient and support the ongoing construction of roads in major routes across the state.His appeal followed slow traffic along and around the routes of the construction works. Speaking while [...]

July 16, 2018 Environmental issues

FG to complete abandoned projects in Ebonyi varsity

The Federal Government has pledged to complete all abandoned federal government funded projects in Alex Ekwueme Federal University Ndufu-Alike, Ebonyi State.President Muhammadu Buhari made this known when he commissioned some ecological projects initiated and completed in the university. Represented by [...]

July 16, 2018 Agriculture

EFCC takes over as court orders forfeiture of Safetower estate

A federal High Court, Lagos has ordered an interim forfeiture of the multi -billion naira Safetowers Estate located at Ikate, Lekki.The project is being promoted by Safetrust Mortgage Bank Limited and Macbosh Properties Limited. Justice Sule Hassan made the order [...]

July 16, 2018 Military

“I have nothing to do with dead APC” – Reps member defects to PDP

The lawmaker representing Tai/Eleme/Oyigbo Federal Constituency in the House of Representatives, Hon. Dr. Barry Mpigi, has dumped the All Progressives Congress, APC, for the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP. Hon. Mpigi, who officially dumped the APC at his ward in Koroma, [...]

July 15, 2018 Government and politics

Senator Marafa speaks on dumping APC, blasts Gov Yari

Senator Kabiru Marafa, who represents Zamfara Central in the Senate, has disclosed his stand on whether he would leave the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC, or remain ahead of the 2019 general elections. The lawmaker also described the governor of [...]

July 15, 2018 Government and politics

Kemi Adeosun: Presidency orders probe of NYSC certificate

The Office of President Muhammadu Buhari has written the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) demanding a thorough probe of the exemption certificate scandal involving the Minister of Finance, Kemi Adeosun. News broke penultimate week that the Minister who graduated from [...]

July 15, 2018 Government and politics

Philippines erupts in joy after Pacquiao win

Millions of boxing fans across the Philippines erupted in cheers and tears of joy on Sunday after national icon Manny Pacquiao beat Argentine Lucas Matthysse in a world title bout. In the run-up to the fight 39-year-old Pacquiao was trailed [...]

July 15, 2018 Sports

Buhari congratulates Fayemi, governor-elect of Ekiti

President Muhammadu Buhari has congratulated Dr Kayode Fayemi of the All Progressives Congress (APC) on his victory in Saturday’s governorship election in Ekiti state. The president, in a message by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Mr Femi Adesina, [...]

July 15, 2018 Government and politics

Buhari departs for the Netherlands

President Muhammadu Buhari today departs for The Netherlands to participate in activities in commemoration of the 20th anniversary of the adoption of the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court (ICC), at The Hague. Buhari is the only world leader invited [...]

July 15, 2018 Government and politics

How Brazilian Architecture Redefined Lagos History And Heritage

Following the slave abolition passed on the 25th of March, 1807, there was a wave of liberated Africans returning home that lasted over five decades. Armed with knowledge and technology from former slave ports—Brazil, the Caribbeans and the West Indies—these [...]

July 15, 2018 History

INEC declares Fayemi winner of Ekiti governorship poll

The Independent National Electoral Commission has declared the candidate of the All Progressives Congress in the Ekiti governorship election Kayode Fayemi as the winner of the election. Fayemi won in 12 local government areas in the state, polling a total [...]

July 15, 2018 Government and politics

I forgive you, Obasanjo tells PDP

Three years after he dumped the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), former President Olusegun Obasanjo, was yesterday offered apologies for what the party leaders described as “bad conduct and mistreatment of him.” Obasanjo, who was then PDP’s Board of Trustee (BOT) [...]

July 15, 2018 Government and politics

Schools, churches, residents under threat as erosion, flood ravage Nsukka

“Nsukka is under serious threat. Schools, churches, homes, shop owners are counting their loses. Deaths have become a recurring decimal,” residents cry out as flood wrecks fresh havoc in the University town. The latest victims included a University graduate and [...]

July 14, 2018 Environmental issues

2019 election: PDP leaders to meet Obasanjo

The National Working Committee (NWC) of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) is to meet with former President Olusegun Obasanjo in Abeokuta on Saturday ahead of the 2019 polls.   National Chairman of the PDP, Uche Secondus, made this known in [...]

July 14, 2018 Government and politics

Ekiti guber: I disarm Buhari – Fayose says as he prays for Eleka [VIDEO]

Ekiti State Governor, Ayodele Fayose has told the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) governorship candidate, Kolapo Eleka Olusola that he will be declared winner by Saturday night.   Fayose stated this in a new video, where he could be seen clutching [...]

July 14, 2018 Government and politics

2018 Ekiti Live Election Updates, Results, Situation Reports

Today, July 14, 2018, the electorates in Ekiti, the Fountain of Knowledge would march to polling booths across the state to elect a new governor of the state. The eventual winner of today’s contest will take over from Peter Ayodele [...]

July 14, 2018 Government and politics

INEC to release timetable for bye-elections in Kastina, Bauchi, Cross River next week

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) says it will release timetable and schedule of activities to fill the existing vacancies in the Bauchl South and Katsina North Senatorial Districts by next week. The commission disclosed this in a statement issued [...]

July 14, 2018 Government and politics