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Terminal closure: BUA clears air on NPA’s claims

Terminal closure: BUA clears air on NPA’s claims

  Abdulsamad Rabiu, Chairman BUA Group* BUA Ports and Terminal has described the recent claim of the Nigerian Port Authority (NPA) that it closed the company’s terminal in Port Harcourt, Rivers State, for health and safety reasons, as misleading and inaccurate.   Disputing NPA’s claim in a statement issued by the company, BUA disclosed that the port authority failed to carry out any of its own obligations under the Lease Agreement, which ... Read More »

Sex tape scandal: Don’t allow indicted Unilag lecturer commit suicide- Lawyer

Sex tape scandal: Don’t allow indicted Unilag lecturer commit suicide- Lawyer

  * Preaching to the BBC uncover reporter he attempted to sexually harass* “Given the enormity of the disclosures in the BBC Africa Report, contemplation of suicide in a situation like this ( to escape public shaming ,, social humiliation, career ruination and ecclesiastical excommunication) can be imagined.” Asking the undercover reporter to switch off the light and lock the ... Read More »

Cyril Ramaphosa writes South Africans on outcome of talks with Buhari

Cyril Ramaphosa writes South Africans on outcome of talks with Buhari

  “Dear Fellow South African, Last week, I had the honour to host President Muhammadu Buhari of Nigeria on a state visit. Some people had thought that the visit would be tense and difficult following the attacks last month on foreign nationals living in South Africa, and the angry reaction to these events in Nigeria and some other African countries. ... Read More »

GITEX 2019: Pantami calls for ICT exploration

GITEX 2019: Pantami calls for ICT exploration

  R-L: Pantami, Kashifu Inuwa Abdullahi (NITDA DG),Hon Abdullahi Bello, member NITDA Board* The Minister of Communications and leader of Nigeria’s delegation to Gulf Information Technology Expo (GITEX) 2019, Dr Isa Ali Ibrahim Pantami, has enjoined stakeholders in Nigeria’s Information and Communications Technology (ICT)ecosystem to align themselves to exploration rather than exploitation of ICT development. The Minister gave the advice ... Read More »

AfDB Presidency :Buhari nominates Adesina for  re-election

AfDB Presidency :Buhari nominates Adesina for re-election

President Muhammadu Buhari has nominated Dr Akinwunmi Adesina for re-election as the President of African Development Bank (AfDB). Akinwunmi disclosed this on Sunday in Lagos after his conferment with the Emeka Anyaoku Lifetime Achievement Award for outstanding performance by the Hallmarks of Labour Foundation. The former Nigeria’s Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development thanked the Buhari for the opportunity. Akinwunmi ... Read More »

At GOCOP 2019, NCC highlights ICT sector’s contribution to Nigeria’s economy

At GOCOP 2019, NCC highlights ICT sector’s contribution to Nigeria’s economy

  L-R: Ibietan; Omotor; Ejiofor; Dotun Oladipo, President, Guild of Corporate Online Publishers (GOCOP); Brigadier-General Aminu Goni (Representative of Chief of Army Staff, Lieutenant-General Tukur Buratai); Femi Adesina; Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity; Colonel Sagir Musa, Acting Director, Nigerian Army Public Relations; Rev Fr. Hassan Kukah  and Gov Seriake Dickson of Bayelsa State.   …Telecoms Positioned ... Read More »

Kickboxing: Dabiri-Erewa hails Adesanya over victory

Kickboxing: Dabiri-Erewa hails Adesanya over victory

Hon. Abike Dabiri-Erewa, Chairman/CEO Nigerians in Diaspora Commission (NIDCOM) has congratulated Nigeria’s Israel Adesanya for knocking out 185-pound challenger, Robert Whittaker to become UFC undisputed world middleweight champion. In a statement by the NIDCOM Director of Media, Abdur-Rahman Balogun, she stated that by the feat, Israel has brought honour and glory not only to Nigeria but to all black Africans. ... Read More »

Hijab: ISI Principal lacks crisis management skill, says MURIC

Hijab: ISI Principal lacks crisis management skill, says MURIC

“It is as clear as daylight that the school principal has very poor crisis management skill and she manifests desertification of damage control techniques.” The Muslim Rights Concern(MURIC) has said Mrs Phebean Olowe, principal of International School (ISI) of the University of Ibadan (UI) lacks the crisis management skills to successfully steer the affairs of the institution. This followed the ... Read More »

UTME: Sokoto State Govt assures on early purchase of forms

UTME: Sokoto State Govt assures on early purchase of forms

  The Sokoto State Government has re-affirmed its commitment to ensuring early purchase of the Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examiation(UTME) and Direct Entry (DE) forms for distribution to qualified indigenes. The state commissioner for higher education, Professor Bashir Garba gave the assurance while receiving officials of JAMB Sokoto State Office led by its Coordinator, Malam Malami Salihu, who paid him a ... Read More »

Sowore, Jalingo: SERAP writes NJC, seeks directives on citizens’ rights

Sowore, Jalingo: SERAP writes NJC, seeks directives on citizens’ rights

Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project, (SERAP) has sent an open letter to Justice Ibrahim Tanko Muhammad, Chief Justice of Nigeria and Chairman, National Judicial Council (NJC), urging him to use his offices and leadership of the NJC to “urgently develop measures and issue directives to all courts to respond to the disturbing trends by state governments and federal government to ... Read More »

$62 bn arrears: Malami under pressure to overlook crude oil production sharing revenue payment due to FG

$62 bn arrears: Malami under pressure to overlook crude oil production sharing revenue payment due to FG

The Minister of Justice and Attorney General of the Federation, Abubakar Malami SAN is reportedly resisting a powerful pressure from vested interests to overlook the payment of monies due to the Federal Government in arrears of profit from production sharing contracts on crude oil exploration. Like the Comptroller-General of Customs and the Chairman of FIRS, Malami is also said to ... Read More »

Why Saudi Arabia and Iran are bitter rivals, By Jonathan Marcus

Why Saudi Arabia and Iran are bitter rivals, By Jonathan Marcus

Iran’s Ayatollah Ali Khamenei (R) and Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman Saudi Arabia and Iran are at loggerheads. They have long been rivals, but it’s all recently got a lot more tense. Here’s why. How come Saudi Arabia and Iran don’t get along? Saudi Arabia and Iran – two powerful neighbours – are locked in a fierce struggle for ... Read More »

Your 2019 Conference theme very paramount to us, NLNG tells GOCOP

Your 2019 Conference theme very paramount to us, NLNG tells GOCOP

Good afternoon ladies and gentlemen. It is my honour to join you at the 2019 Conference of the Guild of Corporate Online Publishers. I thank you for your warm welcome and for the constant support you offer Nigeria LNG Limited. We value your partnership with us in communicating our messages to our various stakeholders. Thank you once again. The theme ... Read More »

Key Takeaways From President Buhari’s Visit To South Africa, By Garba Shehu

Key Takeaways From President Buhari’s Visit To South Africa, By Garba Shehu

There were several crucial outcomes from the three-day state visit of President Muhammadu Buhari to Republic of South Africa, October 2nd – 4th, 2019, and here are some highlights from the historic journey. The President, who was accompanied by Governors of Ebonyi State, Dave Umahi, Kano State, Abdullahi Umar Ganduje and Plateau State, Simon Lalong, seven cabinet ministers, head of ... Read More »

Ekiti workers to receive N30,000 minimum wage this month- Fayemi

Ekiti workers to receive N30,000 minimum wage this month- Fayemi

Ekiti State Governor, Dr Kayode Fayemi, has stated that his administration would commence payment of N30,000 minimum wage to Ekiti workers this month. He said the payment of the minimum wage was to motivate workers, especially teachers, to deliver the best to the state and reclaim the lost glory and pride of being the education nerve centre of the country. ... Read More »

Ogun Governor Reinstates Sacked Teachers

Ogun Governor Reinstates Sacked Teachers

  Gov. Dapo Abiodun of Ogun, on Saturday, announced the immediate reinstatement of two teachers who were sacked by the immediate past administration. Abiodun announced the reinstatement during the celebration of the 2019 World Teachers’ Day, held at the Moshood Abiola International Stadium, Abeokuta. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the theme for this year’s Day is “Young ... Read More »

The Science Behind Procrastination and How You’ll Beat It, By John Rampton

The Science Behind Procrastination and How You’ll Beat It, By John Rampton

  *John Rampton* I had every intention to crank this article out immediately following my morning routine. Already had the material put together in an outline, and I’d put it in my calendar to-do-list. I kept dragging my feet on writing the piece all morning. Even worse, while I’m usually a pro at blocking out distractions, I was more than ... Read More »

Boko Haram: Borno Gov enters permanent arrangement with 30 Ka’aba devotees for daily ‘Tawaf’

Boko Haram: Borno Gov enters permanent arrangement with 30 Ka’aba devotees for daily ‘Tawaf’

BY INUSA NDAHI, MAIDUGURI Borno Governor, Professor Babagana Umara Zulum has entered an arrangement with 30 residents of Makkah who will on permanent basis, offer daily ‘Tawaf’ (circumambulation of the holy Ka’aba ) to offer prayers for the return and sustenance of peace in Borno State and the rest of Nigeria. The 30 persons, all of them with Nigerian origin ... Read More »

NIGERIA, SOUTH AFRICA TO ISSUE 10-YEAR VISA TO BUSINESSMEN, ACADEMICS

NIGERIA, SOUTH AFRICA TO ISSUE 10-YEAR VISA TO BUSINESSMEN, ACADEMICS

Following successful conclusion of the 9th Bi-National Commission of South Africa and Nigeria meeting in Pretoria, South Africa, which was elevated to the level of heads of state, both countries have agreed on issuing 10-year visas to businessmen, academics and frequent travelers. The agreement was reached in a meeting co-chaired by President Muhammadu Buhari and President Cyril Ramaphosa of South ... Read More »