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Monthly Archives: December 2017

Badoo kills couple, infant in Ikorodu

Reports reaching our newsroom disclose how assailants suspected to be members of the Badoo cult group have killed a couple and an infant in Ibeshe in Ikorodu area of Lagos. Details soon. Read More »

Ajimobi prays for Yusuf Buhari’s quick recovery

Oyo State Governor, Senator Abiola Ajimobi, has reacted to the bike accident of President Muhammadu Buhari’s son, Yusuf. Ajimobi urged Nigerians to pray for the quick recovery of Buhari’s son, calling the incident a temporary setback. Yusuf Buhari suffered head injury after he was involved in a bike accident on Tuesday night. In a statement by the Governor’s Special Adviser, ... Read More »

George Weah’s election a big lesson for Nigeria – Segun Odegbami

It is clear as the election of football icon, George Opong Weah, as President of Liberia in a run-off poll conducted December 26 has a “very serious implication” for Africans all over the world, former Nigeria international, Chief Segun Odegbami, has said. Reacting to the result of the poll, Thursday, Odegbami enthused, “Weah’s election is of very serious implication for ... Read More »

Presidency explains controversial list of board appointments

The presidency has reacted to the controversy generated by its appointment, Friday evening, of 1,468 Nigerians into the boards of agencies and parastatals. The list generated controversy after names of some dead persons were found among the appointees. Checks also showed duplications and appointments of individuals that are no longer in the ruling All Progressives Congress. The Presidency however downplayed ... Read More »

Make Ibe Kachikwu substantive petroleum minister, NANS urges President Buhari

The National Association of Nigerian Students, NANS, Zone B, has told President Muhammadu Buhari to disengage himself from the Ministry of Petroleum Resources as Minister and make Emmanuel Ibe Kachikwu substantive Minister following the lingering fuel scarcity in the country. NANS held that “Buhari’s pseudo heading of the Petroleum Ministry has presented an uncertainty in the petroleum industry, and we ... Read More »

British Airways to acquire ailing Austrian airline

It is reported that the owner of British Airways, IAG, is to acquire ailing and bankrupt Austrian airline Niki. According to AFP, BA announced on Friday it will snap up Austrian airline and outlined plans to keep on hundreds of the carrier’s staff. IAG will pay 20 million euros ($24 million, £17.8 million) for Niki assets and provide liquidity of ... Read More »

Super Eagles defender, Omeruo, weds today 

Super Eagles defender, Kenneth Omeruo, will be getting married to his fiancee, Chioma Nnamani, in Enugu State today. Kenneth, who is a Chelsea defender but currently on loan at Turkish club Kasimpasa, proposed to Chioma in September. He shared photos of their engagement on his Instagram page. Goalkeeper, Carl Ikeme, on his post wrote “Congrats bro”.   Read More »

Presidency lists Buhari’s achievements in 2017

The Presidency has outlined President Muhammadu Buhari’s “achievements” in the outgoing 2017. The list contains reduction in cost of rice, higher Customs-generated revenue, whistle-blower policy and more. Read below the full statement released by presidential spokesperson, Femi Adesina, on Saturday: At the twilight of 2017, and at the threshold of a brand New Year, it is fitting to recount some ... Read More »

Governor’s Forum approval of $1bn insurgency fund illegal – Wike

Governor Nyesom Woke of Rivers State, Friday described as illegal the approval of $1 billion from Excess Crude account by Nigeria Governors’ Forum. Governor Wike who spoke with the State House correspondents after meeting President Muhammadu Buhari at the Presidential Villa, Abuja also proposed that same amount be withdrawn to tackle environmental challenges in the Niger Delta. Giving reasons why ... Read More »

Nigeria lost 54.6% of potential oil revenue in 2015 – NEITI

The Nigeria Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (NEITI) on Friday said Nigeria lost 54.6 per cent of oil revenue, amounting to 29.7 billion dollars in 2015. NEITI said this in Abuja in its audit-covered operations in the country’s oil and gas industry for 2015. According to the report, the drop in prices of oil in the international market from 101.91 dollars ... Read More »