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Monthly Archives: September 2016

Gov Dickson’s wife delivers quadruplet after years without children

After many years of marriage without a child, the First Lady of Bayelsa State, Dr. Rachael Dickson, has given birth to quadruplet in an undisclosed hospital in the United States of America (USA). A statement signed by the Chief Press Secretary to Governor Seriake Dickson, Mr. Daniel Iworiso-Markson,  said the development contributed to the season of celebrations in the governor’s ... Read More »

Elumelu parleys with Clinton, Trump on stability for US-Africa policy

Speaking at the weekend in Delaware as the Keynote Speaker at the US Senator Chris Coons’ Opportunity Africa Conference 2016, Elumelu urged candidates Trump and Clinton ‎that on the US-Africa Policy, something’s don’t need to change. What they need is to be expanded and scaled up.  In other words, we need more U.S. engagement in Africa through mutually beneficial trade and ... Read More »

Sanchez shines as Arsenal devour Hull City 4-1

Alexis Sanchez scored twice and missed a penalty, as Arsenal comfortably beat 10-man Hull City in the Premier League. Sanchez put Arsenal ahead when he got a touch on Alex Iwobi’s shot, but failed from the spot after Jake Livermore handled and was sent off. Theo Walcott added a second after the break before Robert Snodgrass pulled one back for ... Read More »

Ambode flags off 114 Lagos LG roads

Lagos State Governor, Akinwunmi Ambode, on Saturday, flagged off a week-long commissioning of 114 roads newly-constructed in all the 57 Local Government Areas and Local Council Development Areas (LCDAs) in the state, with a pledge to commence the construction of second round of another 114 roads across the state soon. The construction of the inner roads, which is an initiative ... Read More »

EFCC commences inquiry into Patience Jonathan’s N5bn hotel

Former First Lady, Dame Patience Jonathan, appears to be sinking deeper into her alleged corruption issue and may have more explanation to make to the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC). This time, the new inquiry is not about the $19 million just frozen in her accounts but her links with five choice properties, including a N5 billion hotel in ... Read More »

Sack Dogara over budget padding, Jibrin insists

Embattled former Chairman of the House Committee on Appropriations, Abdulmumin Jibrin, has reiterated his call for the resignation of the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara. He is also demanding for the resignation of the Deputy Speaker, Yusuf Lasun, Whip, Alhassan Doguwa and the Minority Leader of the House, Leo Ogor. Jibrin’s call was contained in a 17-page ... Read More »

How to rescue Nigerian economy from recession – Dangote

Business mogul and Africa’s richest person, Aliko Dangote, believes a wave of asset selling by the government could be the saving grace for Nigeria in the face of the current economic recession. “I think the real challenge for us is now for us to have the political will in terms of selling some assets,” he told the Consumer News and ... Read More »

Bomb explosion injures 29 in New York as leaders arrive UN General Assembly

An explosion rocked the bustling Chelsea neighborhood of Manhattan on Saturday night, injuring at least 29 people, and authorities said they were investigating the blast as a criminal act not immediately linked to any terror organization. New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio and other city officials said investigators had ruled out a natural gas leak as the origin of ... Read More »

Equity transactions rally on NSE

Equity transactions on the Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE) on Wednesday reversed positively, closing after depreciating for two consecutive days with market indicators rebounding by 0.07 per cent. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that market capitalisation appreciated by N7 billion or 0.07 per cent to close at N9.454 trillion against N9.447 trillion achieved on Tuesday. Similarly, the All-Share Index ... Read More »

Nigeria recorded 12, 077 road crashes in 2015 – FRSC

The Federal Road Safety Commission (FRSC) has said that a total of 12, 077 road crashes were recorded across the country in 2015. The FRSC Corps Marshal, Dr Boboye Oyeyemi, disclosed this in Uyo on Wednesday while addressing a public enlightenment forum organised for transport stakeholders at the old Akwa Transport Corporation (AKTC) park. Oyeyemi was represented at the event ... Read More »