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Man drowns attempting to propose to girlfriend underwater on ‘once-in-a-lifetime’ holiday

Man drowns attempting to propose to girlfriend underwater on ‘once-in-a-lifetime’ holiday

  A man has drowned attempting to propose to his girlfriend underwater during their “once-in-a-lifetime” holiday. Steven Weber dived into the ocean to pop the question to Kenesha Antoine through the window of their submerged cabin in Tanzania. Video footage shows Mr Weber pressing a piece of paper against the glass with the message: “Will you please be my wife?” He ... Read More »

Sanwo-Olu laments: Lagosians spend unproductive number of hours in traffic everyday

Sanwo-Olu laments: Lagosians spend unproductive number of hours in traffic everyday

  Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos State has said one  of the biggest projects for  his government is fixing the perennial traffic gridlock, lamenting that “Lagosians spend unproductive number of hours in traffic everyday and we are urgently addressing this as we build #ForAGreaterLagos.” The governor in a post on his verified social media handles stated that “Our focus in 100 days ... Read More »

Abiodun signs Ogun Investment Promotion Agency, three other bills to law

Abiodun signs Ogun Investment Promotion Agency, three other bills to law

  Governor Dapo Abiodun has signed into law, a bill to have a one stop shop for investors wishing to establish their companies in Ogun State. The bill was presented to him for assent by the leadership of the State House of Assembly Friday. It is known as Investment Promotion and Facilitation Agency of Ogun State, 2019 Three other Bills ... Read More »

Nigeria Targets Shares Reduction In Oil JV Firms To 40%- Sylva

Nigeria Targets Shares Reduction In Oil JV Firms To 40%- Sylva

  The Federal Government plans to gradually reduce its stakes in Oil Joint venture firms to 40 percent, Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Chief Timipre Sylva has said. The Minister stated this Friday in Lagos where he enumerated his Ministry’s deliverables on which the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) and other departments and agencies under his watch should take ... Read More »

Verve Card Scheme Set To Celebrate 10th Anniversary

Verve Card Scheme Set To Celebrate 10th Anniversary

Grown From a Local to Global Brand Plans Press Launch on September 27, 2019.   Ten years ago, Verve, a leading payments technology and card scheme business in Africa, was launched by Interswitch Group to reduce, if not eliminate, the burden of cash payment settlement in Nigeria. Today,Verve classic card is accepted in Nigeria and21 African countries, while recently launched Verve ... Read More »

Fayemi confirms passage of Oluyin of Iyin-Ekiti, condoles with family

Fayemi confirms passage of Oluyin of Iyin-Ekiti, condoles with family

  Gov Fayemi* Gov. Kayode Fayemi of Ekiti on Saturday confirmed the passage of one of the prominent traditional rulers in the state, the Oluyin of Iyin-Ekiti, Oba Ademola Ajakaiye, Oyinyosaiye Uyin II. Fayemi, describing the monarch’s demise as a huge loss to the state, said that the state had lost a great and highly respected ruler. Oba Ajakaiye, the ... Read More »

Current business environment not ready for CBN cashless policy, OPS warns

Current business environment not ready for CBN cashless policy, OPS warns

The Organised Private Sector, OPS, has warned against immediate deployment of cashless policy as directed by the Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN. It said “the current business environment and available infrastructure are not ready for such deployment.” In a statement by Director General of Nigeria Employers’ Consultative Association, NECA, Mr. Timothy Olawale, OPS argued that several sub-sectors of the economy ... Read More »

FG approaches World Bank for another $2.5bn loan

FG approaches World Bank for another $2.5bn loan

The Federal Government is currently discussing with the World Bank for a fresh $2.5bn loan. World Bank Vice President for Africa, Hafez Ghanem, disclosed this in an interview in Abuja on Wednesday, Bloomberg reported. Nigeria received $2.4bn from the World Bank in the past year, according to Ghanem. “We are talking about a new set of programmes of about the ... Read More »

Increase social investment, World Bank advises FG

Increase social investment, World Bank advises FG

The World Bank has advised Nigeria to scale up its social investment programmes to address the large number of people living in extreme poverty. The World Bank Country Director, Mr Rachid Benmessaoud, said this on Friday at the inauguration of the Africa Social Safety Nets Report by the National Social Safety Nets Coordinating Office and World Bank, the News Agency ... Read More »

Institutionalising APC for Democratic Leadership, By Salihu Moh. Lukman

Institutionalising APC for Democratic Leadership, By Salihu Moh. Lukman

  President Buhari* On Friday, September 13, 2019, while receiving Progressive Governors on a solidarity visit to congratulate him following the Presidential Election Tribunal Ruling affirming the victory of the APC in the February 23, 2019 elections, President Muhammadu Buhari remarked “what I will say to the chairman of the party and governors in return for your congratulating me is ... Read More »

Gov Oyetola inaugurates governing boards for Osun health insurance agency, primary healthcare

Gov Oyetola inaugurates governing boards for Osun health insurance agency, primary healthcare

  The Osun State Governor, Adegboyega Oyetola, on Friday, inaugurated the Governing Boards of Osun Health Insurance Agency and Osun Primary Healthcare Board. He said the boards were inaugurated as part of the administration’s commitment to ensure quality, qualitative, affordable and accessible healthcare delivery to the people of the state. This was even as the governor charged members of the ... Read More »

Features: Day Ede community stood still for Oyetola, By Jibola Oyekunle

Features: Day Ede community stood still for Oyetola, By Jibola Oyekunle

  Journeying in the entourage of Osun State Governor, Adegboyega Oyetola from Osogbo to Ede on Monday, September 16, 2019 would remind you of what Medza embarked upon in Mongo Beti’s “Mission to Kala”. In the award winning novel published in African Writers Series, Medza was the protagonist who travelled to his village in Southern Cameroons after an unsuccessful outing ... Read More »

Buhari off to New York on Sunday for UN General Assembly

Buhari off to New York on Sunday for UN General Assembly

  President Muhammadu Buhari will depart Abuja Sunday for New York, United States to participate in the 74th Session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA74) which opened on Tuesday, September 17. Presidential spokesperson, Femi Adesina in a statement said “The President’s participation at this year’s gathering of world leaders is particularly significant as it coincides with Nigeria’s Presidency of ... Read More »

Army to people of Borno, Yobe: Report fleeing terrorists before they kill you

Army to people of Borno, Yobe: Report fleeing terrorists before they kill you

The Nigerian Army on Saturday issued a stern warning to people in Borno and Yobe States  hiding fleeing terrorists to hand them over or be ready for severe consequences. The Army also has a message for people of the two states:“Please report these criminals before they kill you.” In a press statement titled WARNING TO THOSE HIDING THE FLEEING BHT/ISWAP ... Read More »

Reps Committee Calls For Immediate Action On Itu-Odukpani-Calabar Road

Reps Committee Calls For Immediate Action On Itu-Odukpani-Calabar Road

  Members of the House of Representatives’ Committee to determine why the eastern  port complexes of Warri,Calabar,Port Harcourt, Onne and the inland port of Onitsha are not being put to maximum use have called on the Federal Government to pay urgent attention to the Itu-Odukpani-Calabar Road. The committee noted that the condition of the road,which has been in the budget ... Read More »

Sowore charged with treason, money laundering

Sowore charged with treason, money laundering

  The Federal Government on Friday filed treason and money laundering charges against the detained publisher of Sahara Reporters, Omoyele Sowore. Sowore, the Convener of #RevolutionNow protest was also a presidential candidate in the February 2019 presidential election. The charges were signed on behalf of t‎he Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami (SAN), by Aminu Alilu, a ... Read More »