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Ramaphosa cancels plan to attend UN meeting

Ramaphosa cancels plan to attend UN meeting

The office of the president of South Africa on Thursday said President Cyril Ramaphosa has cancelled his plan to attend the upcoming UN General Assembly meeting because he has to `concentrate on critical issues’ at home. The presidency said the president has instructed Minister of International Relations and Cooperation Naledi Pandor to lead the South African delegation to attend the ... Read More »

Breaking:  Pantami directs NCC to block 9.2 Million Pre-Registered Sim Cards in circulation

Breaking: Pantami directs NCC to block 9.2 Million Pre-Registered Sim Cards in circulation

  Following the short term performance target set for the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), by the Minister of Communications, Dr Isa Ali Ibrahim Pantami to bring to an end the issue of sales of pre-registered and partially-registered sim cards, preliminary investigation have revealed that over 9 Million of such sim cards are in circulation. It is on this backdrop that ... Read More »

Husband Sues Wife For “Every Penny” He Spent On Son After Discovering He’s Not The Father

Husband Sues Wife For “Every Penny” He Spent On Son After Discovering He’s Not The Father

A man has decided to sue his estranged wife for “every penny” he had spent on her 8-year-old son after discovering that the boy was not his. The man has taken it to the High Court after he became aware that the boy was fathered by someone she had an affair with. The name of the child’s biological father has ... Read More »

PDP, Atiku Should Apologize To Nigerians, Instead of Appealing Judgment – Lai Mohammed

  Atiku* The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, has asked the PDP and its presidential candidate in the last elections to apologize to Nigerians for willfully distracting the Buhari Administration with a frivolous election petition, instead of appealing the ruling of Wednesday’s Presidential Election Petition Tribunal. Mohammed* In a statement issued in St Petersburg, Russian Federation, on ... Read More »

Deterrence in Cyberspace Requires Multifaceted Approach- US Dept of Defense official

Deterrence in Cyberspace Requires Multifaceted Approach- US Dept of Defense official

Defending in cyberspace is only half the battle. Making it clear to adversaries that the United States is capable of engaging in damaging cyberattacks of its own is a way of deterring adversaries from acting in the first place, a senior Defense Department official told lawmakers on Capitol Hill. B. Edwin Wilson, deputy assistant secretary of defense for cyber policy, ... Read More »

Report: Wenger to become FIFA’s technical director

Report: Wenger to become FIFA’s technical director

According to the New York Times, Arsene Wenger is set to be named FIFA’s technical director in the coming days. It’s said that the Frenchman will have a broad remit within football’s governing body, suggesting improvements to coaching standards and offering advice on ‘on other areas that directly influence how the game is played’. When he left the Gunners in May ... Read More »

From Poor Beginnings To Billionaire Status: Jack Ma Retires From Alibaba

From Poor Beginnings To Billionaire Status: Jack Ma Retires From Alibaba

  By Jack Kelly Today, Jack Ma officially steps down as the chairman of Alibaba, the giant e-commerce company he cofounded 20 years ago. Ma’s resignation also falls on another momentous day—his 55th birthday. Ma has implemented a succession plan—passing the baton to the next generation, including CEO Daniel Zhang and CFO Maggie Wu. “Having been trained as a teacher, ... Read More »

Borno Govt Organizes Town Hall Meeting Towards Preparations For 2020 Budget

Borno Govt Organizes Town Hall Meeting Towards Preparations For 2020 Budget

By Inusa Ndahi, Maiduguri The Borno State Government says it has organized a town hall meeting to encourage public discourse and participation in preparations for the Citizens Budget 2020. The state Commissioner of Finance, Budget and Economic Planning, Alhaji Adamu Lawan, disclosed on Thursday while briefing newsmen at the end of the town hall meeting held at the Musa Usman ... Read More »

Gov Zulum Swears In Three Additional Commissioners

Gov Zulum Swears In Three Additional Commissioners

BY INUSA NDAHI, MAIDUGURI Borno State Governor, Professor Umara Zulum on Thursday sworn in three newly appointed Commissioners, and charged them to do their best in discharging their responsibilities, especially in the Reconstruct, Rehabilitation and Resettlement drives, which is one of the 10-point Agenda of the present administration. The occasion took place at the International Conference Centre, Musa Usman Secretariat, ... Read More »

FG hikes VAT from 5 percent to 7.2 percent

The Federal Executive Council on Wednesday approved an increase in the Value Added Tax (VAT) payable in Nigeria from the current 5 per cent to 7.2 per cent.   Minister of Finance, Zainab Ahmed, made this known  while briefing journalists after the Federal Executive Council (FEC) meeting presided by President Muhammadu Buhari in Abuja. “We also reported to council and council ... Read More »

LIAD TELLA: A MENTOR BEHIND MANY ACHIEVERS, By Abdulwarees Solanke

LIAD TELLA: A MENTOR BEHIND MANY ACHIEVERS, By Abdulwarees Solanke

  Alhaji Liad Tella* In Nigerian journalism since the mid-70s, he grew to become a household name as an incisive reporter, a highly perceptive analyst, an expert in foreign affairs and a brilliant political commentator. His berths within the Nigerian newspaper industry include the Daily Times, The Punch, National Concord and ultimately The Monitor, rising from an ordinary reporter to ... Read More »

Lessons from South Africa, By Bola Bolawole

Lessons from South Africa, By Bola Bolawole

In the “xenophobic” response to the xenophobic attack on foreigners by black South Africans, useful lessons which ought to have been learnt, first to prevent a reoccurrence and, secondly, to avoid and or avert a tragedy of greater monumental proportions here in Nigeria, will be lost if care is not taken. “Sunkun muus, riran muus”, as they say! It sounds ... Read More »

Jury indicts Obinwanne Okeke, may forfeit $11 million, diamond ring

Jury indicts Obinwanne Okeke, may forfeit $11 million, diamond ring

A federal grand jury in the United States has indicted Obinwanne Okeke for $11 million fraud. The decision affirmed the investigation of the U.S. Department of Justice, conducted by the F.B.I, and now set the stage for commencement of criminal trial, according to a report by Premium Times. Besides the indictment, the jury also recommended that Mr Okeke be made ... Read More »

188 Nigerians return from South Africa

188 Nigerians return from South Africa

  Hon Abike Dabiri-Erewa, CEO of Nigerians in Diaspora Commission addressing the press on arrival of the returnees* The Air Peace flight MEN2759 conveying 188 Nigerians from South Africa on Wednesday night arrived at the international wing of the Murtala Muhammed International Airport (MMIA) in Lagos at 9:35 pm local time. The aircraft departed the OR Tambo International Airport in ... Read More »

FG To Harness Talents of Youth, Women To Develop Tourism – Lai Mohammed

FG To Harness Talents of Youth, Women To Develop Tourism – Lai Mohammed

  The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed (left), head of Nigeria’s delegation to the 23rd General Assembly of the United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO), during the opening of the UNWTO CAF Meeting in St Petersburg, Russian Federation, on Tuesday. To his right is his SA Media, Segun Adeyemi* The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai ... Read More »

NAHCON concludes Hajj 2019 return journey three days ahead of schedule

NAHCON concludes Hajj 2019 return journey three days ahead of schedule

  Barrister Abdullahi Mukhtar Muhammad in badge number 001 and others offering prayer at the conclusion of the exercise* The National Hajj Commission of Nigeria (NAHCON) late Wednesday night announced that it had concluded Hajj 2019 return journey back to Nigeria three days ahead of schedule. Making the announcement was Fatima Sanda Usara, Head, Public Affairs, who on behalf of ... Read More »

Ogun toll free line on the way –Chief of Staff Salisu

Ogun toll free line on the way –Chief of Staff Salisu

The Ogun State Government, Wednesday, disclosed that plans are in the pipeline for the state to launch a toll number that will avail citizens of the state an opportunity to make distress calls and also call the attention of government to failing government properties. Chief of Staff to the Ogun State Governor, Alhaji Shuaib Afolabi Salisu who made this known ... Read More »