• Melaye in eye of storm

    The recall initiated against Senator Dino Melaye (Kogi West) is gathering momentum. Correspondent James Azania examines the issues that have continued to fuel division in the Kogi State Chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC).
    It began as an anti-Senator Dino Melaye protest in Kabba, headquarters of Kabba/Bunu Local Government Area of Kogi State in June. Today, it has graduated into the recall of the embattled Melaye. It is the culmination of the rift between the senator and Governor Yaha
  • Anambra poll: I will serve a term, says aspirant

    Former Secretary to the Anambra Statee Government Hon. Oseloka Obaze is a governorship aspirant on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). In this interview with NWANOSIKE ONU, he speaks on his ambition, the PDP crisis and Igbo agitations. 
    What are your chances in the governorship primary of your party?We are well known and acknowledged by the people across Anambra State. The grassroots and the elite alike appreciate fully our past service and unfettered commitment to good gove
  • Erinle: APC ‘ll form next government in Ekiti

    Hon Segun Erinle is a former member of the Ekiti State House of Assembly from Gbonyin Constituency. He spoke with reporters in Lagos on the preparations of the All Progressives Congress (APC) for next year’s governorship poll. 
    What have you been doing since you left ekiti state house of assembly?
    How have you been coping with challenges of life after leaving office? It has been nice as l never forget my Constituency, when in office I retire to my constituency after the legislative bu
  • President Buhari’s latest divisive outing

    By Ochereome Nnanna
    MY regular readers would readily remember my warnings about the presidential candidacy of General Muhammadu Buhari about two and half years ago. My stand then had nothing to do with any support for the then incumbent, Dr. Goodluck Jonathan, who I only met once in his hometown Otuoke, Bayelsa State, during the presidential election of 2011.
    It has been my culture to monitor presidential elections in Nigeria and the United States of America since the past ten years. In 2007, I
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  • Nigeria only oil producing country struggling with importation of refined products – Kachikwu

    Nigeria oil reserves to last 39-yrsBy Johnbosco AgbakwuruABUJA – MINISTER of State for Petroleum Resources, Ibe Kachikwu Wednesday stated that the present oil that has remained the main stay of the nation’s economy may not last beyond 39 years.
    Ibe KachikwuThe Minister also lamented that Nigeria remained the only oil producing country still struggling with the importation of refined petroleum products.
    Speaking at the 5th Triennial National Delegates Conference of the Petroleum and N
  • 5 technologies will define our lives in the future

    There is no gainsaying that technology is now a major part of our life. Some of these techs are playing significant roles in our lives now- a good example of this is social media; others are for the future. These future techs will soon become widely available and if you are not prepared for it, you may find yourself out of the game because it will change a lot of things especially in the way you work. Jumia Travel, the leading online travel agency, identifies some of these techs that will define
  • Presidential Spokesman, Garba Shehu, to deliver 10th Jackson’s lecture at UNN

    Abuja – Presidential spokesman, Malam Garba Shehu, will deliver the 10th Jackson’s annual lecture of the Distinguished Alumni of the department of Mass Communication, University of Nigeria, Nsukka, Enugu state.
    The Jackson Annual Lecture (JAL) series for this year will dwell on the threat or otherwise posed by the new (social) media to the traditional media of communication.Garba Shehu
    The lecture will take place at the Nsukka Campus of the university, on Friday, at 10am prompt.
    A st
  • 6 unwritten rules of the internet

    There are in fact unwritten rules guiding internet usage that you probably didn’t know about. Jumia Travel, the leading online travel agency, shares 6 unwritten internet rules to know.Rule 1: If I’m Not In Your Picture, Don’t Tag Me
    Too many internet users disregard this rule to the ire of those who have to deal with being tagged on pictures they have no idea about or are completely uninterested in. If you think about it, it’s really unfair to carelessly tag people in pic
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  • Dickson dissolves eight council caretaker chairmen

    ‎By Samuel OyadonghaYENAGOA – GOVERNOR Seriake Dickson has approved the immediate dissolution of the Caretaker committees of the eight oral government council areas in the state.
    To this end, all the Local Government Area Care-taker committee Chairmen and their members have been directed to handover to the Head of Administration of their various councils.Dickson in a statement issued Wednesday night by his Chief Press Secretary, Daniel Iworiso-Markson, thanked all the chairmen and thei
  • Amosu’s alleged N22.8bn fraud: EFCC wants court to visit crime scene

    Lagos – A Federal High Court in Lagos on Wednesday fixed June 29 to rule on an application asking the court to visit the scene of the alleged crime (locus in quo) in the trial of a former Chief of Air Staff, Adesola Amosu, over N22.8 billion fraud.
    Chief of Air staff, Air Marshal AdesolaAmosun is charged alongside two other officers of the Air Force – Air Vice Marshal Jacob Adigun and Air Commodore Gbadebo Olugbenga.
    Also charged are some companies — Delfina Oil and Gas Ltd, Mc
  • CBN supports Naira with $195m

    The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), on Wednesday, intervened in various segments of the inter-bank market to the tune of 195million dollar to support the Naira.
    In a statement issued in Abuja, it said the move was continued effort to ensure the stability of the currency.
    A breakdown of Wednesday’s intervention indicates that authorised dealers in the wholesale window segment received a 100 million dollars offer from the Bank.
    It added that the Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) and invisib
  • Just in: Osinbajo appoints 14 new Chief Medical Directors

    The Acting President, Professor Yemi Osinbajo, has approved the appointment of 14 new Chief Medical Directors, Medical Directors for the Federal Teaching Hospitals, Federal Medical Centres and Specialist Hospitals in Nigeria.
    Although five of the directors were reappointed to serve another  term, the appointments are with immediate effect and would last for four years each to fill the vacant positions in the hospitals which have been run by acting directors before now.
    Acting President Yemi
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  • AITEO takes over Federation Cup

    •Splashes N25 m, N10 m on winners
    AITEO, Nigeria’s foremost energy solution company, on Wednesday acquired the ‘Naming Right’ of the NFF Federation Cup, as an extension/addendum to the company’s sponsorship agreement with the Nigeria Football Federation. It is also part of the rights AITEO has under the original agreement.
    •DONE DEAL … NFF President, Amaju Pinnick and AITEO’s DMD, Francis Peters (in handshake) have the company of Aisha Falode (left)
  • Economic recovery: LCCI seeks right policies for entrepreneurship

    By Naomi Uzor
    LAGOS Chamber of Commerce and Industry, LCCI, yesterday, called for stable policies and conducive regulatory environment to enable Nigerian entrepreneurs fully contribute to the recovery and growth of the nation’s economy.
    •Nike AkandeSpeaking at a United Nations event to mark micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) Day in Lagos, President of LCCI, Chief Nike Akande, said there was need for a stable policy and regulatory environment that supports the reforms on ease
  • Aubameyang agrees £500k-a-week China contract

    PIERRE-EMERICK AUBAMEYANG is on the verge of completing a £71million deal to Chinese Super League giants Tianjin Quanjian.
    Pierre-Emerick AubameyangThe Borussia Dortmund star is one of the most sought-after strikers in Europe, with Manchester City and Paris Saint-Germain both interested.
    But German newspaper Bild claims Aubameyang is heading to the Far East after agreeing to pocket wages worth £500,000-a-week.
    It’s said that new boss Peter Bosz, who left Ajax to replace Thomas
  • Nigerian wins Asia-Pacific award for service to humanity

    TO appreciate the contributions of Nigerians in the diaspora to socio-economic development, the Appreciate Africa Network has honoured  a China-based Nigerian businessman and Chairman of Blue Diamond Logistics, China, Mr. Festus Mbisiogu with the Pride of Africa 2017 award.
    MbisioguThe bestowment of the award which recognized Africans in Asia, who added value to their home and host countries, took place at the prestigious Beijing Marriot City Wall Hotel, China.
    This year’s award featu
  • Players praise Tiger for getting help, await return

    Tiger Woods won’t be hosting this week’s PGA National tournament as he continues treatment to manage medications following an impaired driving arrest, and players on Wednesday praised his commitment to getting better.
    “It’s really cool to see what he’s doing in terms of he’s handling what he’s dealing with and he’s taking it seriously,” said 12th-ranked Justin Thomas, part of Sunday’s final US Open pairing two weeks ago.
  • Bravo is Chile’s hero in Confed Cup shoot-out win

    Claudio Bravo was Chile’s hero on Wednesday as they beat Portugal 3-0 in a penalty shoot-out in the Confederations Cup semi-finals.
    The Manchester City goalkeeper saved all three penalties from Portugal’s Ricardo Quaresma, Joao Moutinho and Nani, while Arturo Vidal, Charles Aranguiz and Alexis Sanchez nailed their spot-kicks for the South Americans.
    “We are satisfied with the result and how we played, but we have still not won anything,” warned the 34-year-old Bravo.
  • Chile edge Ronaldo’s Portugal for final

    Chile are through to the finals of the Confederations Cup, edging out Cristiano Ronaldo-led Portugal in the first semi-final in Kazan Russia.
    The South Americans won in a shootout in which the Chilean keeper was the hero, stopping three of the kicks.
    The Chileans, however, had no problem beating the Portugal keeper.
    It was a difficult match, European champions versus South American champions. Each team gave a true account of why they were playing the semi-Finals in Kazan.
    At the end of 120minute
  • FG to buy Abuja Metro Plaza for N2.4bn for Hajj Corporate office

    By Johnbosco AgbakwuruABUJA – THE Federal Executive Council, FEC, Wednesday approved N2.4 billion for the purchase of Abuja Metro Plaza to serve as the Corporate Headquarters of the National Hajj Commission of Nigeria (NAHCON).The approval, according to the statement issued, was given at the weekly FEC meeting chaired by the Acting President Prof.Yemi Osinbajoin Abuja.
    The statement quoted the Chairman of NAHCON, Barrister Abdullahi Mukhtar Mohammed, to have said that, “The approval
  • Ogoni leaders endorse Wike for second term

    The leaders of the Ogoni Ethnic Nationality from Khana, Gokana, Tai and Eleme Local Government Areas have endorsed Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike for a second term. Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wik
    The group made this known,Wednesday in a communiqueread on behalf of the Ogoni PDP leaders by Senator Lee Maeba, the Ogoni Leaders declared: “That given the outstanding performance of His Excellency, the Governor and his galvanising prowess for the interest of the State, we th
  • Confed Cup: Chile Reach Final, Beat Portugal 3-0 On Penalties

    By Johnny Edward:
    ‎Reigning two-time Copa America champions Chile, beat European champions Portugal 3-0 on penalties after regulation time ended goalless to book their place in the final of the 2017 FIFA Confederations Cup – Russia 2017, at the Kazan Arena in their debut appearance in the tournament, reports Completesportsnigeria.com.‎
    Portugal's Ricardo Quaresma, Joa Moutinho and Nani all saw their spot-kicks saved by Claudio Bravo while Arturo Vidal, Charles Aranguiz and A
  • How to think like an entrepreneur

    By Sadie Douse
    IF you are an entrepreneur, you need to think like an entrepreneur. If you are an employee working for a company who values entrepreneurial thinking, you need to think like an entrepreneur too. Here are some of the characteristics that make an entrepreneur.
    Think big, think change
    Entrepreneurs typically have that zeal to change and become something more. They are constantly after making things better and improving what is not working. They dream big and tend to dislike being
  • Collateral registry’ll boost MSMEs’ access to finance — Afrinvest

    ANALYSTS at Afrinvest West African Limited have asserted that effective implementation of the Collateral Registry Act will boost access to credit by Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs).
    Afrinvest is an independent firm active on investment banking, securities trading, asset management, and investment research with a focus on West Africa, and a provider of research content on the Nigerian market.
    In a note to investors, the investment bankers stated: “In our view, the Credit Reporti
  • Vocational training key to MSMEs development — Prof

    SKILLS development arising from technical and vocational education in Nigeria can galvanize the Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) sector which is key to the industrial and economic advancement of the country.
    A skills acquisition and vocational training centrePresident of Vocational and Technical Educators of Nigeria, Prof. Patrick Egbule, stated this at the 25th International Conference of Vocational and Technical Educators recently held in University of Calabar.
    According to Egbule,
  • Video: Fearsome Ohafia war dance masquerade, Mma Agu pays Nnadi Kanu a visit

    The fearsome Ohafia war dance masquerade, popularly called Mma Agu, paid a visit to the overall leader of Biafra, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu at his father’s home.The post Video: Fearsome Ohafia war dance masquerade, Mma Agu pays Nnadi Kanu a visit appeared first on Vanguard News.
  • Bravo performance: Chile’s keeper saves three penalties to send Portugal out of #ConfedCup

    Bravo the hero. Photo: Carl Recine/ReutersClaudio Bravo proved the hero for Chile at the end of a keenly contested Confederations Cup semi-final against Portugal.
    The Manchester City keeper helped Chile to a 3-0 win on penalties against the European champions, saving all three penalties played by Portugal in the encounter.
    Both nations were unable to get a breakthrough after 90 minutes, while Chile came closest to taking the lead right at the end of extra time.
    Arturo Vidal saw his shot come off
  • Buhari’s anti-corruption agenda is crumbling–it’s taken Saraki’s acquittal to really see it

    By Kolawole OlaniyanIt’s often said that one person with a belief and courage is a social power equal to ninety-nine who have only interests. Nigeria would seem to have produced such person when president Muhammadu Buhari assumed office on Friday, 29 May 2015, at least judging by his perceived anti-corruption credentials during his stint as a military head of state in the mid-80s.Buhari
    But the famous dictum that Buhari is ‘Mr Integrity’ personified that could take on the corru
  • Confed Cup: Chile edge Portugal 3-0 on penalties

    Chile advanced into the final of the FIFA Confederations Cup by defeating Portugal on penalty kicks to book their place in Sunday’s final in Saint Petersburg.
    Manchester City’s goalkeeper Claudio Bravo was Chile’s hero saving all three penalties from Portugal’s Ricardo Quaresma, Joao Moutinho and Nani, while Arturo Vidal, Charles Aranguiz and Alexis Sanchez nailed their spot-kicks for the South Americans.
    Chile will face either Germany or Mexico in Sunday’s final.
  • Bolt fires to win as Van Niekerk stars

    Usain Bolt racked up a straightforward 100m victory on the European bow of his farewell season, but likely successor Wayde van Niekerk stole the headlines in Ostrava with a world record in the little-run 300m.Usain Bolt (C) of Jamaica reacts after winning his final race in home country during the Racers Grand Prix at the national stadium in Kingston, Jamaica, on June 10, 2017.
    Bolt partied with his devoted fans in an emotional farewell at the National Stadium on June 10 as he ran his final race
  • NPFL: Wikki Tourists beat Lobi Stars 1-0

    Bauchi – Hosts Wikki Tourists Football Club of Bauchi on Wednesday at the Abubakar Tafawa Balewa Stadium defeated Lobi Stars FC of Makurdi 1-0 in a 2016/2017 Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) fixture.
    Wikki Tourists recorded their lone goal of the Match Day 26 fixture 60minutes into the game through Chwukwudi Samuel who converted a penalty kick.
    The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Wikki Tourists were with a more purposeful and coordinated approach but poor finishing by
  • Pinnick: Super Eagles Will Qualify For 2019 AFCON And 2018 W/Cup

    By Johnny Edward: 
    ​Nigeria Football Federation President, Amaju Pinnick, has promised that the Super Eagles will qualify for the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations in Cameroon despite losing their opening Group E match to South Africa in Uyo, reports Completesportsnigeria.com.
    Nigeria lost to South Africa 2-0 in their opening Group E clash in Uyo while Libya spanked Seychelles 5-1 in the other matchday-one game of the group.
    Pinnick also assured that the three tim
  • Newcastle Plot To Sign Liverpool Youngster Ojo On Loan

    By Izuchukwu Okosi:
    Premier League returnees, Newcastle United have reportedly opened talks with Liverpool regarding a loan deal for Nigerian-born youngster, Sheyi Ojo.‎
    Ojo was one of the six Nigerian-born England youth internationals who helped the U-20 side win the 2017 FIFA U-20 World Cup in South Korea. Others included Dominic Solanke, Ademola Lookman, Fikayo Tomori, Josh Onomah and his Liverpool teammate,  Ovie Ejaria.
    Newcastle United manager Rafa Benitez , according to Ch
  • Billionaire kidnapper, Evans, sues police

    Oladimeji Ramon
    Suspected billionaire kidnapper, Chukwudumeme Onwuamadike a.k.a. Evans, on Wednesday, filed a fundamental rights enforcement action before the Lagos Federal High Court in Lagos, urging the court to order the police to charge him to court or release him immediately.
    Joined as respondents in the said suit marked FHC/L/CS/1012/2017 are the Nigeria Police Force, Commissioner of Police, Lagos State and the Special Anti-Robbery Squad, Lagos State Police Command.
    In a fundamental rights
  • How Tonto Dikeh celebrated after her bride price was returned to Churchill’s family

    We get to hear of divorce cases daily but we do not get to hear the aftermath of those divorces.
    Surprisingly, Nollywood actress, Tonto Dikeh, has shown us what took place after she got ‘divorced’ from her husband, Olakunle Churchill.
    The mother of one took to Instagram to express her happiness.
    What do you you think guys?
    The post How Tonto Dikeh celebrated after her bride price was returned to Churchill’s family appeared first on Nigerian Entertainment Today - Nigeria's Top
  • Bolt fires to 100m victory in Ostrava

    Jamaican sprint superstar Usain Bolt fired to victory in the 100m in Ostrava on Wednesday in a modest 10.06 seconds, in what was his first appearance in Europe in his farewell season.
    “I love this crowd’s high energy. That’s why I come back here. I love you,” said Bolt, in his ninth appearance in the northeastern Czech city.
    “I’m not happy with the time, but I’m getting into it.”
    Bolt, winner of eight Olympic and 11 world gold medals, will bring do
  • Association unveils ‘search’ for young social innovators, changemakers

    By Gabriel Ewepu
    THE Mandela Washington Fellowship Alumni Association of Nigeria, MWFAAN, has unveiled ‘search’ for young social innovators and changemakers through its Beyond School Community, BSC, challenge for secondary school students across the country.
    This was disclosed by the Vice President, MWFAAN, Grace Ihejiamaizu, who explained that the BSC challenge provides a platform for teams of outstanding secondary school students to create community development projects that capita
  • Biafran agitators: Calm down, come back home, let’s harness our place – Charly boy

    By Nwafor Sunday
    Following the quit notice issued Igbo by the Northern Youths Coliation Forum, (NYC), Mr. Charles Chukwuemeka Oputa, aka, ‘Charly Boy’ in a viral online video advised Bifran agitators who are angrily bent to have referendum, plebiscite and a separate country from Nigeria, to calm their temperament,return home and help in harnessing the key industrialized areas (Onitsha, Nnewi, Aba etc), in the South East.
    According to him, “Let it be well to all the Igbo listeni
  • Don’t allow selfish politicians to woo you, support progressivism – Famodun

    Voters in Osun West Senatorial District have been urged not to associate themselves with deceitful politicians who suddenly joined politics for personal reasons.
    APC campaign for the Osun West Senatorial District By-ElectionLeaders of the All Progressives Congress, APC, in the state including the state party chairman, Prince Gboyega Famoodun, the state APC Secretary, Alhaji Rasaq Salinsile, APC Osun West Senatorial Leader, Alhaji Yinusa Amobi, Chairman, Local Government Service Commission, Elder
  • Group says no going back on Melaye’s recall process

    Lokoja – A group, Aggrieved Constituent Voters in Kogi West senatorial district, says there is no going back on the recall of Sen. Dino Melaye who represents the constituency at the Senate.Sen. Dino Melaye
    The leader of the group, Mr Olowo Cornelius, made the statement while addressing news conference on Wednesday in Lokoja.
    He said that the recall bid was premised on lack of performance and total disconnect between the senator and his constituents.
    “The recall of Sen. Dino Melaye wa
  • Ekweremadu mourns Suntai

    The Deputy President of the Senate, Mr. Ike Ekweremadu, has described the death of the former Governor of Taraba state, Mr. Danbaba Suntai, as a great loss to the nation.
    Ekweremadu made this known in a statement by his Special Adviser, Mr. Uche Anichukwu, on Wednesday in Abuja.
    He said that Suntai gave a good account of himself as a politician, public administrator and party man.
    ”This is an incalculable loss not only to the people of Taraba, but to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) fami
  • Police denies Shekau claims on kidnap of Policewomen

    The Police in Borno State on Wednesday refutes claims by the leader of the dreaded Boko Harm terrorist group, Abubakar Shekau.
    Abubakar Shekau in a video had said that he his group had abducted about ten policewomen during an abashment in Borno recently. Shekau
    “We have confiscated several cars, and we have alsotaken women, among them were top policewomen. God had given the senior policewomen to us as slaves and has put them in our custody, we that are known as the Jamaatu Ahlil Sunna li D
  • NPFL: Enyimba whip El-Kanemi Warriors 4-0

    Enyimba International Football Club of Aba on Wednesday in Calabar defeated El-Kanemi Warriors FC of Maiduguri 4-0 in a 2016/2017 Nigeria Professional Football League Week 26 fixture.
    Ikechuckwu Ibenegbu scored the first goal in the 45th minute of the game played at the U.J. Esuene Stadium.
    Chinonso Okonkwo scored in the 47th and 57th minutes to extend their lead, while Stephen Chukwude scored the fourth goal in the 85th minute to take the match beyond the visitors.
    Efe Yatere of El Kanemi was s
  • Quit notice won’t create Biafra – PDP BoT

    The National Chairman, Board of Trustees, Peoples Democratic Party, Sen.Walid Jibrin, said on Wednesday that Biafra would be realised only by referendum and not quit notice.
    Jibrin stated this while speaking with newsmen in Nasarawa, Nasarawa State.
    He said that he would not support any group to bring division in the country, adding that peace and unity were the necessary requirements for the development of any nation.
    According to him, if truly the Igbos want their country, it is only referendu
  • ‘I am not a runs girl’ – Nollywood actress, Adunni Ade tells critics

    Nollywood actress, Adunni Ade, is done with people who think the worst of her.
    In this edition of NET TV’s Secret Questions, we asked Adunni what was the worst thing she had heard about herself.
    ‘I heard I was a runs girl, but I am not a runs girl,’ the actress said. ‘I did two full-time jobs while I was abroad.’
    ‘And when I came to Nigeria, I know how much I came with, and in dollars.‘The term runs girl means I sleep around to take care of my kids and
  • Dambaba Suntai’s travail with death

    Former Taraba state governor, Mr. Dambaba Suntai, who survived an air crash at the Yola Airport in 2012, is dead.
    He died at home on Wednesday in Houston, Florida, in the United States.*Suntai at the airport File
    He is reported to had brain injuries arising from the plane accident
    Mr. Emmanuel Bello, a former Commissioner for Information in the state, broke the news of the death.
    The former governor, who flew the light plane, crashed in October 2012 and had not recovered fully since then.
    He bec
  • 2018 FIFA World Cuo\p: Cameroon captain confident of beating Nigeria to qualify

    Moukandjo is hopeful that the Indomitable Lions can finish above Nigeria and qualify for the World Cup. Cameroon captain, Benjamin Moukandjo is confident that they will beat the Super Eagles of Nigeria to qualify for the 2018 FIFA World Cup. Cameroon and Nigeria face off in a doubleheader in August/September for the top spot in Group B of African qualifiers. Cameroon are second in the group after two games with two points while Nigeria top with six points.  The Indomitable Lions just left R