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Monthly Archives: March 2017

Whistle-blowing: Nigerian govt receives 2351 tips

The Ministry of Finance has said it has so far received 2,351 tips from whistle-blowers bordering on cases of embezzlement of government funds, looting of assets and contract inflation, among others. A statement signed by Mr Festus Akanbi, Special Adviser, Media to the Minister of Finance, Mrs Kemi Adeosun, said that the tips came via text messages, calls, email and ... Read More »

Journalists seek unconditional release of Kemi Olunloyo

A group of New York-based journalists operating under the umbrella of Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) has called for the immediately and unconditionally release of blogger, Kemi Omololu-Olunloyo and newspaper publisher, Samuel Welson. In a statement signed and issued on Friday by CPJ West Africa representative, Peter Nkanga, the group urged the police to release the duo, and to cease ... Read More »

I’m not seeking revenge against Saraki, Melaye – Ali Ndume

Senator Ali Ndume has insisted that he bears no grudges against Senate President, Bukola Saraki and Senator Dino Melaye. Ndume stated this in an interview with Daily Trust, while responding to insinuations that he called for the probe of both lawmakers because of his removal as Senate Leader. He said it was the tradition of the Senate, to investigate such ... Read More »

God has shamed Buhari’s enemies over his health – Femi Adesina

Femi Adesina, Special Adviser on Media and Publicity to President Muhammadu Buhari, has declared that God has put his principal’s enemies to shame by restoring his health. In an article on Saturday titled Buhari’s health: Gloating is of no value, Adesina recalled the events that surrounded the health saga of the President. Going down memory lane, Adesina said Dr. Doyin ... Read More »

TB kills 5,000 daily – UN

The current Deputy Secretary-General of the United Nations, and former Minister of Environment in Nigeria, Amina J. Mohammed, has said that Tuberculosis kills 5,000 people every day. She made this known to newsmen on the world Tuberculosis’s day yesterday 24th March 2017. Recall on 11th March 2017 Amina stated her job description as “to build a world where every girl ... Read More »

Stakeholder tasks manufacturers on economic recovery

To starve off recession and posit the nation to the path of economic recovery, manufacturers have been tasked on growing their businesses from the level of attracting investors to increasing exports. The Managing Director, Simplified Corporate Logistics (SCL), a premier provider of export and import solutions, Nduka Udeh, gave the charge at the kick-off of the 2017 Manufacturing Partnership for ... Read More »

Nigeria, Burkina Faso friendly cancelled

The friendly match between Nigeria’s Super Eagles and the Etallons of Burkina Faso has been put off, officials have said. The game was fixed for Monday night at the same venue where the Eagles played Senegal on Thursday. But reports from London and some others credited to the Burkinabe Football Federation suggest that Monday’s game has been put off. French ... Read More »

Ekiti to hold LG bye-election April 8

The Ekiti State Independent Electoral Commission has fixed April 8 for the conduct of Local Government Bye- Election in the state. The election would hold in two wards: Agbado/Oyo ward 4 in Ikere Local Government and Igede Ward 3 in Irepodun / Ifelodun Local Government. There are 177 wards in the state. According to a notice of Bye-Election sighted by ... Read More »

I did mess up in my last relationship – Ice Prince

Much as it was generally believed that Ice Prince broke up with his girlfriend, Maima, because she was caught cheating on him with a married man, the young man has come to her defence, saying he was the one that messed up in the relationship. The singer, while speaking exclusively to correspondents, said Maima never cheated on him. “She didn’t ... Read More »

Tony Elumelu Foundation announces 1,000 successful applicants

The Tony Elumelu Foundation (TEF) has announced the selection of 1,000 African entrepreneurs, creating the 3rd cohort of the 10-year, $100 million TEF Entrepreneurship Programme. Over 93,000 entrepreneurs, from 55 countries and territories in Africa, applied – more than twice 2016 applications and nearly four times 2015. Over the next nine months, the 2017 Tony Elumelu Entrepreneurs will be trained and mentored, and ... Read More »