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World Bank team meets Prince Dapo Abiodun

World Bank team meets Prince Dapo Abiodun

By Mikail Mumuni The World Bank (WB) Country Director for Nigeria and Coordinating Director for West Africa Regional Integration, Mr Mr Rachid Benmessoud and his team on Thursday met with the Ogun State Governor-Elect, Prince Dapo Abiodun. At the meeting which took place in Abuja, the WB team briefed the incoming Governor on the various development activities being undertaken by ... Read More »

Interswitch Signs Multi-Billion Naira Deal with British Firm to Enhance Transportation Ticketing

Interswitch Signs Multi-Billion Naira Deal with British Firm to Enhance Transportation Ticketing

Interswitch Group, the Nigeria Pan-African integrated digital payments and commerce company, has signed a multi-billion Naira deal with Bekoz UK Ltd, a British transport ticketing company, to enhance transportation ticketing in Nigeria. The deal, which is worth £56 million (approx. N26billion), will leverage British technology to keep Nigeria’s commuters on the move through the launch of three products developed exclusively ... Read More »

Cross River State to host 2021 GCF Annual Meeting, Secures facilitation of $30 million USD Fund

Cross River State to host 2021 GCF Annual Meeting, Secures facilitation of $30 million USD Fund

Cross River State has emerged the first State in Africa to secure the hosting right for the Governors’ Climate and Forests Task Force (GCF) Annual Convention. At the opening session of the 2019 meeting in Colombia, the State was unanimously voted to host the 2021 convention after the Amazonas State of Brazil which is billed to host the 2020 meeting. ... Read More »

Ace broadcaster, Sulaiman Aledeh, joins EKEDC as AGM Media & Communications

Ace broadcaster, Sulaiman Aledeh, joins EKEDC as AGM Media & Communications

Eko Electricity Distribution Company (EKEDC) has announced the appointment of Sulaiman Aledeh as Assistant General Manager, Media & Communications. EKEDC Spokesman, Godwin Idemudia, said he was employed as part of the company’s efforts at attracting and retaining top talents to bring on board cutting-edge solutions and innovation into Nigerian Electricity Supply Industry (NESI). “Aledeh joins EKEDC as Assistant General Manager ... Read More »

Buhari commiserates with Christians on death of Bishop Obembe

Buhari commiserates with Christians on death of Bishop Obembe

President Muhammadu Buhari has sent heartfelt condolence to the family, relations, friends, and the Christendom in general, on the passage of Bishop Lanre Obembe. Obembe, the founder of El Shaddai Bible Church, Ikoyi, Lagos, died of undisclosed ailment on Tuesday, at the age of 63. Buhari spoke in a statement by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Mr Femi ... Read More »

Health: Cashew leaf promises cure for urinary tract infections, By Sade Oguntola

Health: Cashew leaf promises cure for urinary tract infections, By Sade Oguntola

Antibiotics can be lifesaving, but using them over a long period might raise the odds of heart disease and stroke in older women with respiratory infections, urinary tract infections and dental problems. Now, experts say that cashew leaf is a natural solution to urinary tract infections. In a new study, researchers found extracts of cashew leaf is able to kill ... Read More »

My focus now is to raise new crop of leaders – Prof (Hon) Mojeed Alabi

My focus now is to raise new crop of leaders – Prof (Hon) Mojeed Alabi

The Honourable Member representing Ede North/Ede South/Egbedore/Ejigbo Federal Constituency in the House of Representatives, Prof Mojeed Alabi, has declared that his focus in politics now is to raise a crop of young men and women to take up the mantle of leadership at all levels of government in Nigeria. But such youths must be those with the right vision, attitude ... Read More »

Anarchy is just a matter of days, declare State of Emergency, Muslim group tells Buhari

Anarchy is just a matter of days, declare State of Emergency, Muslim group tells Buhari

A Muslim non-governmental  group has called on President Muhammadu Buhari to move swiftly and address the insecurity afflicting the nation. The group, Al-Furqan in a letter to the president, a copy of which was made available to The State Online said “Your Excellency, Nigerians are right now too depressed to understand condemnation of killings and kidnapping everywhere. What Nigerians want ... Read More »

Bandits attack Zamfara girls school, abduct teachers, others

Bandits attack Zamfara girls school, abduct teachers, others

Unidentified gunmen suspected to be kidnappers have attacked Girls Secondary School in Zamfara state and allegedly abducted unspecified number of people, BBC Hausa Service reports. According to the BBC report, the bandits stormed Government Secondary School, Moriki in Zurmi Local government area of the state on Wednesday night during a champions league match. A local source told BBC that during ... Read More »

Bishop Lanre Obembe, ex PFN Chairman dies at 63

Bishop Lanre Obembe, ex PFN Chairman dies at 63

Archbishop Lanre Obembe, founder of El Shaddai Bible Church, Ikoyi, Lagos, is dead. Aged 63,Obembe died of an undisclosed ailment on Tuesday, according to family sources. He was a former Chairman of the Pentecostal Fellowship of Nigeria (PFN) Lagos state chapter. Read More »

Group protests Makinde’s stand barring outgoing Oyo Muslim Pilgrims Board from 2019 Hajj operations

Group protests Makinde’s stand barring outgoing Oyo Muslim Pilgrims Board from 2019 Hajj operations

Independent Hajj Reporters IHR, a civil society organisation that reports hajj activities has faulted the position of the Oyo State Governor-Elect, Mr Seyi Makinde over his comments that he will not be bound to abide by the 2019 hajj preparations made by Oyo State Muslim Pilgrims Welfare Board that transcend beyond May 29th. This was contained in a statement signed ... Read More »

Over 60,000 driver’s licence yet to be collected in Lagos – FRSC

Over 60,000 driver’s licence yet to be collected in Lagos – FRSC

The Lagos State Sector Command of e Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) says over 60,000 driver’s licence are yet to be collected by applicants. The Sector Commander of FRSC, Mr Hyginus Omeje, made the disclosure in an interview with News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lagos on Wednesday. According to Omeje, this implies that over 60,000 drivers are driving without ... Read More »

Kidnappings: IGP removes Kaduna Police Commissioner

Kidnappings: IGP removes Kaduna Police Commissioner

The Acting Inspector General of Police, Mr Mohammed Adamu has ordered the immediate redeployment of the Commissioner of Police in charge of Kaduna state Command, Mr Ahmed Abdulrahaman to the Force Intelligence Bureau, Abuja. A statement by the Force spokesman, Frank Mba, a Deputy Commissioner of Police on Wednesday in Abuja, said Mr Aji Janga would take over as the ... Read More »