Showing posts from March, 2017

BREAKING: Senate approves $500m Eurobond request by President Buhari

Senate on Wednesday has approved the sum of $500million eurobond meant to finance 2016 budget deficit. The approval was after two hours closed door session. Moving the motion, Deputy Senate Leader, Bala Ibn N’allah explained that time was against the 2016 budget, adding that it would be disastrous for nation for any delay.

Doctor stops on Third Mainland bridge, jumps into lagoon [PHOTO]

Lagos State Emergency Agency (LASEMA) on Sunday said it received a distress call of a man who committed suicide on Third Mainland Bridge. The agency said the individual parked his grey coloured Nissan SUV with registration number LND 476 EE at about 4.50 pm before Adekunle, inward 3rd Mainland bridge and jumped into the Lagos Lagoon.

Police detains Peace Corps boss, Dickson Akoh again

The Nigeria Police, on Sunday, detained the National Commandant of Peace Corps of Nigeria, Amb. (Dr.) Dickson Akoh. Akoh, who had just arrived Abuja from where he has been receiving traditional treatment for ulcer and pile, decided to turn himself in, at the FCT Command of the Nigeria police, after been told that the police were looking for him. A source at the Commandant headquarters disclosed that, Akoh arrived at about 5.40pm, where he had a meeting with the Deputy Commissioner of Police in charge of CID, officer in charge of the SARS and DC of SARS.

I did no surgery to enhance my breasts - Roman Goddess

The name, Roman Goddess, probably wouldn’t have meant a thing to anyone some two years ago. But after the Instagram became a craze in Nigeria, she emerged from nowhere to become something of a sensation. In fact, she’s one of the most popular Instagram personalities that came  out of the thin air to become something that constantly stares us in the face.
Bingo! She’s a star even though when no one can lay a finger on what she does for a living. No one even knows where she came from but each time she posts a picture or a video, in a matter of minutes there are thousands of likes and comments, dotting her page, to tell us, that there are many eyes always watching out for her.

Civilians who wear military camouflage will be jailed – Army

The Director, Army Public Relations, Brig. Gen. Sani Usman, has warned civilians against wearing military camouflage. Usman stated this in a recent interview with Punch.
He said such offence attracted a one-month prison term.

I will not rest until I address those issues that affect our people – Buhari

Buhari orders release of  London-Paris Club refunds to states ….Gives reasons he stopped visits to London
President Muhammadu Buhari, yesterday, said his commitment to better the lots of the citizenry was the main reason he would not take more rest after his return from London on medical vacation. This came as the President ordered the Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN, and Finance Ministry to immediately release the second tranche of London-Paris Club refunds to state governments, as a way of helping them meet with their financial responsibilities.

FG raises panel to probe Fanta, Sprite content

The Minister of Health, Prof. Isaac Adewole, has set up a panel of experts to investigate the controversies surrounding the level of benzoic and ascorbic acid in the soft drinks being produced by the Nigerian Bottling Company. Adewole, in a series of tweets on his verified Twitter handle on Thursday, assured Nigerians that the Federal Government had convened a group of experts, including food scientists and nutritionists, to access the safety of preservatives being added to the beverages.

Buhari can’t take us to the promised land – Afejuku

WHAT is your assessment of the present situation in the country given your past assertions against former President Jonathan?

Please let us not talk about former President Jonathan. Let us leave him where he is now. We are lucky that he was forced to give up power at the time he was forced out.
I won’t say more than this. Regarding our current political landscape, the corruption of the pre-Buhari ascendancy is still very much around; the plague cannot be wished away just because Buhari has been fumigating everywhere that his anti-corruption nostrils direct him to.

Why I created Anambra State – IBB

Former Military President, Gen Ibrahim Babangida (rtd), has said the reason he carved out the current Anambra state 25 years ago from the old Anambra state which comprised of Enugu, Anambra, and some parts of Ebonyi state, was to take development to some forgotten communities.

BREAKING: Bassey Etim, receives certificate of return from INEC as Senator elect

Senator-in-waiting for Akwa Ibom North East, Mr. Bassey Etim, has received certificate of return from the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).

Mr Etim, a former member of the House of Representatives, is to replace Senator Bassey Albert Akpan in the Senate. He said the victory is not for him or PDP alone, but for Nigerian democracy.
Three weeks on from suffering a 4-0 humiliation at the hands of Paris Saint-Germain, Barcelona still believe that a Champions League “miracle” is possible at the Camp Nou on Wednesday. Since that fateful night in Paris, Barcelona have regained both leadership of La Liga and their confidence ahead of the last 16, second leg.
And despite the news that Luis Enrique will no longer be their coach next season, Barca showed no negative effects as Lionel Messi led a 5-0 destruction of Celta Vigo on Saturday in arguably the club’s best performance of the season.

Asia demands more World Cup places

Asia wants a significant increase in its allocation of places in the 48-nation 2026 World Cup, the head of the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) said. Sheikh Salman bin Ebrahim Al Khalifa said Asia was counting on a fair distribution of 2026 World Cup slots, demanding a rise from its four guaranteed places to reflect its economic power and the popularity of football there.

Wizkid wins first iHeart Radio award

Afrobeat star, Ayo Balogun popularly known as ‘WizKid’ has bagged an iHeart Radio Award for his collaboration on ‘One dance’ with American rapper, Drake and singer, Kyla. The international award which is his first for the year comes weeks after he failed to clinch a Grammy award for the same song.

The song lost in the Album of the Year category at the Grammys 2017 for the album “Views”.
‘One dance,’ won Hip-Hop Song of the Year beating another Drake song ‘Controlla’, Desiigner’s ‘Panda’, Fat Joe and Remy Ma’s ‘All the way up’, and DJ Khaled’s ‘For free’ featuring Drake.

Fayose to Obasanjo: Return my N10m donation to your library project

Ado-Ekiti-The Governor of Ekiti State, Mr Ayo Fayose continued his verbal onslaught against former President Olusegun Obasanjo, on Monday, as he demanded immediate return of  his N10 million donation to his library project  with interest.

Fayose, who described the library project as one of the greatest fraud ever,  said  the 30 governors under the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) were compelled to donate N10m each in 2005 to the multibillion naira project. The was just as the PDP Southwest caucus passed a confidence of vote in the leadership of the Ahmed Makarfi-led caretaker committee, branding the Ali Modu Sheriff group as mere usurpers of the party’s structure.

Governors, cronies share chunk of loans – Shehu Sani

Chairman, Senate Committee on Foreign and Local Departments, Senator Shehu Sani, has said that 80 percent of loans collected by state governments in Nigeria was shared among Governors, loyal politicians and other cronies. Senator Sani, who represents Kaduna Central Senatorial District disclosed this on Sunday in Kaduna, while reacting to multiple complaints against late distribution of fertilizer by Amalgamated Farmers Forum.

Akeredolu bans logging in Ondo

Ondo state government has banned logging in forest reserves in the 18 local government areas. The State Governor, Chief Oluwarotimi Akeredolu, gave the order on Friday in Akure.

A statement by Mr Toyin Akinkuotu, the state Head of Service, said that the ban was with immediate effect. The governor also dissolved all taskforce on forestry and related matters.

Chelsea’s Conte brushes aside Inter talk

Chelsea manager Antonio Conte has insisted he will honour his contract with the Premier League leaders after reports linking him with a move to Inter Milan. Conte, previously impressive while in charge of Italy and Juventus, has guided the Blues into a 10-point lead at the top of the Premier League following a slump last season that saw them finish 10th. However, this week saw reports suggesting he could return to Italy, where his wife and daughter have stayed while his daughter completes the current school year.

Nigerians go to church for love

Thousands of people began to arrive at the Nigerian megachurch just after dawn on a cool morning, looking for love and hot tips on how to avoid “dating devils”.
The “singles summit” is one of several offered by hugely popular Pentecostal churches in the west African nation, where marriage is a cornerstone of society to which most people aspire. With the relentless hustle and bustle of city life, and challenging economic conditions in a period of recession, there’s often little time to seek out love.