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OSUN IS A LAND GREEN WITH OPPORTUNITIES – CHIEF WHIP

OSUN IS A LAND GREEN WITH OPPORTUNITIES – CHIEF WHIP

The Chief Whip of Osun State House of Assembly, Honourable Tunde Olatunji, has described the state as a land of opportunities. The lawmaker spoke at the NYSC Orientation Camp, Ede where he presented a paper on the “OPPORTUNITIES AND CHALLENGES OF THE BUSINESS LANDSCAPES IN EDE NORTH, EDE SOUTH, EGBEDORE AND EJIGBO LOCAL GOVERNMENTS OF OSUN STATE.” at the BS-E4 ... Read More »

Lagos businessman to be arraigned over N2.9billion fraud

Lagos businessman to be arraigned over N2.9billion fraud

The on-going court vacation has stalled the arraignment of a Lagos businessman Kenneth Ndubuisi Amadi alleged to have obtained the sum of N2.9billion by false pretences from a Petroleum company Eunisell Limited. Consequently, the case has been adjourned till 29 January, 2020 when the accused businessman will be arraigned. Ndubuisi Amadi and his company, Idid Nigeria Limited, were alleged to ... Read More »

Customs generates N1.34trillion, surpasses target by N403billion

Customs generates N1.34trillion, surpasses target by N403billion

The Nigeria Customs Service, NCS, generated a total of N1.34tn revenue for the government in the 2019 fiscal year, an increase of N403.72bn over the N937.28bn target which the Federal Government had set for the service in the 2019 fiscal period. Mr Joseph Attah, Public Relations Officer of NCS, disclosed the figure in a statement issued in Abuja. The revenue ... Read More »

No plan to withdraw charges against El-Zakzaky – Kaduna State Govt.

No plan to withdraw charges against El-Zakzaky – Kaduna State Govt.

The Kaduna State Government has denied any plan to withdraw the charges against Ibraheem El-Zakzaky, leader of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria, IMN. This denial was contained in a statement issued by the state’s Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice, Aisha Dikko. The statement indicated that both El Zakzaky and his wife, Zeenat, “are facing eight counts, bordering on culpable ... Read More »

Ara @ 45: Reflections On Nigeria’s Creative Industry

Ara @ 45: Reflections On Nigeria’s Creative Industry

By Tope Olukole As Ara, an A-list Nigerian artiste and Africa’s first female talking-drummer to thrive on world stage marks her 45th birthday, we use the special occasion to survey the state of Nigeria’s creative industry. Does such an industry actually exist in Nigeria? Ara represents millions of Nigerian females who are endowed with outstanding creative talents and who work ... Read More »

As publishers pivot to paid, newsrooms focus more on sales

As publishers pivot to paid, newsrooms focus more on sales

By Max Willens, With publishers increasingly prioritizing subscriptions as a revenue stream, newsrooms are slowly evolving to nudge reporters into thinking more about sales. At The Dallas Morning News, managers changed the default display setting in their analytics provider Parsely so reporters could track returning visitors rather than page views. At Tribune Publishing, weekly meetings of editors with reporters now ... Read More »

Security Of Lives, Properties Of Our People Paramount To Us – South West Govs

Security Of Lives, Properties Of Our People Paramount To Us – South West Govs

…say Amotekun’s mandate not to rival federal security agencies Governors of the South-West geopolitical zone today launched the Western Nigeria Security architecture codenamed Operation Amotekun, insisting that the security of lives and properties of the people in the zone remained paramount to them. The Governors also clarified that the new outfit would in no way hinder the federal security agencies ... Read More »

Russian Bank, VTB, Sues Mozambique over $2 billion debt scandal

Russian Bank, VTB, Sues Mozambique over $2 billion debt scandal

Russian bank, VTB, is suing a Mozambique state-owned company over $535 million it extended as part of a series of loans now at the centre of a $2 billion debt scandal. News agency reported that an online court filing dated Dec. 23 showed that VTB has lodged a lawsuit in Britain’s High court against the Mozambique state and Mozambique Asset ... Read More »

Makinde will do well for Oyo State – Alaafin

Makinde will do well for Oyo State – Alaafin

…as Gov promises to rebuild Akesan Market, provide support to victims of fire disaster Governor Seyi Makinde has said that the State Government would rebuild the Akesan Market, Oyo and also provide support to all victims of last Sunday’s fire incident, which razed the popular 400 year old market. The Governor, who stated this at the site of the inferno ... Read More »

Asisat Oshoala Wins African Women’s Player Of The Year Award

Asisat Oshoala Wins African Women’s Player Of The Year Award

For the fourth time, Super Falcons’ Captain, Asisat Oshoala, has been crowned as the 2019 African Women’s Player of the Year. The Nigerian forward was announced as the best African female footballer of the year today at the 2019 CAF Awards ceremony in Egypt. Oshoala, who plays for Spanish side Barcelona, beat Ajara Nchout of Cameroon and South Africa’s Thembi ... Read More »

Mane is African Footballer of the Year

Mane is African Footballer of the Year

Sadio Mane has been named African Footballer of the Year for 2019 on Tuesday after winning the Champions League with Liverpool and leading Senegal to the Africa Cup of Nations final. Mane, 27, wins the award for the first time after finishing runner-up to his Liverpool team mate Mohamed Salah of Egypt in 2017 and 2018. He was third in ... Read More »

Kwara Elders Back Gov For Reclaiming Ile Arugbo Land

Kwara Elders Back Gov For Reclaiming Ile Arugbo Land

By Joe Adedeji, Ilorin. The Kwara Elders of Thought; a group of elderly politicians in Kwara State, has declared its support for the demolition of ‘Ile Arugbo’ belonging to late Dr. Olusola Saraki by the government. The Elders of Thought in a statement signed by their Chairman; Engr. Zaari Abdulkareem and Secretary, Alhaji Baba Olosasa respectively said the governor should ... Read More »

HUMAN RIGHTS COMMISSION, NAWOJ, TAKE OVER CASE OF TWO CHILDREN SET ABLAZE BY PLATEAU COMMUNITY

HUMAN RIGHTS COMMISSION, NAWOJ, TAKE OVER CASE OF TWO CHILDREN SET ABLAZE BY PLATEAU COMMUNITY

The National Human Rights Commission, NHRC, and Nigeria Association of Women Journalists, NAWOJ, have waded into the case of two minors set ablaze by some elders of Waduruk village in Plateau State after they were accused of being witches and responsible for the lack of development in the 100-year-old Plateau State community. Two children were identified as five-year-old Mary Gyang ... Read More »

Christians enjoy more holidays in Nigeria than Muslims – MURIC

Christians enjoy more holidays in Nigeria than Muslims – MURIC

The Muslim Rights Concern, MURIC, has claimed that Christians in Nigeria enjoy more holidays than Muslims in the country. Ishaq Akintola, MURIC leader, said this in a statement released yesterday. This was in reaction to an earlier claim by the Christian Association of Nigeria that Christians were being persecuted in the country. “CAN claims it is being persecuted but fails ... Read More »

Iwo is marginalized, help me develop it, Oluwo begs President Buhari

Iwo is marginalized, help me develop it, Oluwo begs President Buhari

The Oluwo of Iwo, Oba AbdulRasheed Akanbi, has appealed to President Muhammadu Buhari to help him develop the ancient town. In a message to the president, the monarch lamented the fate of his town, describing it as the most marginalized among big towns in Nigeria. He begged President Buhari to correct the wrong by approving federal tertiary institutions for his ... Read More »

‘’We lose patience many times,” Pope Francis confesses, apologises for slapping woman

‘’We lose patience many times,” Pope Francis confesses, apologises for slapping woman

Pope Francis has apologised for his widely-viewed slap of a woman who had grabbed his hand as he greeted Catholic faithful on New Year’s Eve. The image of Francis slapping his way free from the clutches of the admirer was an instant hit on social media. In his personal apology, the Catholic Pontiff said ‘‘we lose patience many times. It ... Read More »

No government will allow social media users to abuse the space – Senator Mohammad Musa

No government will allow social media users to abuse the space – Senator Mohammad Musa

The sponsor of Social media bill also called the “Internet Falsehood and Manipulation Bill” Senator Mohammed Sani Musa of Niger East senatorial district has adduced reason for proposing the bill at the upper legislative chamber. The lawmaker, who claimed he had been watching how Nigerians abused the social media even before he became a senator, said that no government would ... Read More »

We lost N25b to poor Lagos road – Dangote

We lost N25b to poor Lagos road – Dangote

Billionaire businessman, Aliko Dangote has lamented that the congestion at the ports, caused by gridlock had resulted to his group losing about N25 billion in accruable revenue from 2017 to the 2019 financial year. The business mogul spoke during an inspection tour of the Apapa-Oshodi expressway by Works and Housing Minister, Babatunde Fasola yesterday. The News Agency of Nigeria, NAN, ... Read More »

We ate my lover’s heart to get rich quick – Yahoo yahoo boy who killed girlfriend for money ritual

We ate my lover’s heart to get rich quick – Yahoo yahoo boy who killed girlfriend for money ritual

Adeeko Owolabi who killed his girlfriend has told the police that he lured the final year female student of the Lagos State University (LASU), Miss Favour Daley-Oladele, to the church, killed and ate her heart with his mother to get rich quickly. Owolabi lured the 22-year-old victim to the Cherubim and Seraphim Church, Ikoyi Ile in Osun State on December ... Read More »