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Daily Archives: July 17, 2018

Cathedral Church of Christ Choir celebrates 100 years

  This year denotes an unforgettable event never recorded in the annals of church music history in Nigeria.  It connotes longevity and continuity as we celebrate the centenary of the oldest choral group in Nigeria; the enviable and the most advanced singing ensemble in Nigeria is situated in the oldest Anglican Cathedral in Nigeria, the Cathedral Church of Christ, Marina, ... Read More »

Ekiti Guber: Olusola rejects INEC results, vows to contest them

The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, candidate in the Ekiti governorship election held on Saturday, Professor Kolapo Olusola,  has rejected the results of the exercise, describing it as a product of day light robbery by the All Progressives Congress, APC. Olusola, in the results by the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, lost to Dr. Kayode Fayemi of the APC. In a ... Read More »

World Cup: Russia grants multiple entries to supporters with fan IDs

President Vladimir Putin said foreign visitors holding “fan ID” cards for the World Cup could have visa-free entry to Russia for the rest of 2018. The fan IDs which permitted ticket-holders to enter Russia during the World Cup had initially been due to expire on July 25. Now, “foreign supporters who currently have fan IDs will be able to benefit from ... Read More »

Group protests Buhari’s visit to ICC, says It could subvert justice

A group, Concerned Citizens of Nigeria, has condemned the planned meeting of President Muhammadu Buhari with the leadership of the International Criminal Court, ICC, at The Hague. The group made the condemnation in a letter addressed to the President of the ICC, Chile Eboe-Osuji, and signed by Mr. Yinka Odumakin. According to the group, it was wrong for Buhari to ... Read More »

I pray before logging on Instagram – Chika Ike

Harvard-educated actress, Chika Ike, has disclosed that she prays before logging on to Instagram. Instagram is the very popular photo-sharing app where people share photos of their lives and usually ones that portray them in the best light and showing affluence. “Instagram can spoil your day if you’re not careful or strong. “There’s so much negativity in the world right ... Read More »

Journalist manhandled at Trump-Putin press briefing

A journalist was forcibly removed from the venue of the press briefing between Presidents Donald Trump of the United States and Vladimir Putin of Russia, moments before the briefing began. The event monitored on the CNN showed security men physically removing a journalist said to have been holding a sign talking about nuclear weapons. The meeting is holding in Helsinki, ... Read More »

Saraki seeks closer partnership between executive, legislature

President of the Senate, Bukola Saraki, on Monday, called for closer partnership between the executive and legislative arms to ensure effective governance in the country. Saraki, who made the call in his speech at the opening session of the 1st National Assembly Open Week (NASSOW) in Abuja, according to a statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Sanni Onogu, said it ... Read More »

Gov. Samuel Ortom dumps APC

Gov. Samuel Ortom of Benue says he has ceased to be a member of the All Progressives Congress (APC), following what he called “a red card” given to him. Ortom made this known on Monday in Makurdi shortly after swearing in a new Special Adviser on Bureau for Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs, Mr Jerome Shimbe, who replaced Mr Titus ... Read More »

I will defeat Buhari, fight against poverty in Nigeria – Dankwambo

A presidential aspirant on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Ibrahim Hassan Dankwanbo, said at the weekend that, if elected president in 2019, he would declare war on poverty and injustices in the country. The Gombe State governor also said with the consultations going on on his behalf by prominent Nigerians all over the country, he would get ... Read More »

National Carrier: Nigeria begins negotiation with Airbus, others

Ahead of the proposed unveiling of Nigeria’s National carrier, the Minister of State for Aviation, Hadi Sirika, has commenced negotiations with aircraft manufacturers and investors at the ongoing Farnborough International Air Show in the United Kingdom (UK). Sirika explained in a statement issued by Mr James Odaudu, Deputy Director, Media and Public Affairs, that the Nigerian delegation which he led, had ... Read More »