Nigerian Dailies

  • Free-Flow of Traffic: LASG hands-over modern bus park to NURTW for operation
    by Urowayino Warami on August 18, 2017 at 11:40 am

    As part of measures to eliminate the persistent traffic gridlock on the Marina-Apongbon axis, Lagos State Government, yesterday, handed over a newly built bus park at "Ajeigboro," Marina to officials of National Union of Road Transport Workers, NURTW, for public use. The post Free-Flow of Traffic: LASG hands-over modern bus park to NURTW for operation appeared first on Vanguard News. […]

  • Cleric wants FG to end illegal possession of firearms
    by Urowayino Warami on August 18, 2017 at 11:21 am

    A Cleric, Christopher Owolabi, wants the Federal Government to end the increase in the possession of firearms by unauthorised persons, saying that it posed a threat to the nation’s unity, peace and stability. The post Cleric wants FG to end illegal possession of firearms appeared first on Vanguard News. […]

  • Strike: Ex-minister calls for compromise between ASUU, FG
    by Nwafor Polycarp on August 18, 2017 at 11:07 am

    Sen. Sam Egwu, former Education Minister, has urged the Federal Government and the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) to make compromises, so as to resolve the current nationwide strike by ASUU. The post Strike: Ex-minister calls for compromise between ASUU, FG appeared first on Vanguard News. […]

  • Team spirit key to Russia 2018 qualifiers – Coach
    by Nwafor Polycarp on August 18, 2017 at 11:01 am

    Akinade Onigbinde Coach of Federal Road Safety Corps FC on Friday said team spirit was key to giving Super Eagles victory not only against Cameroon but other matches for Russia 2018. The post Team spirit key to Russia 2018 qualifiers – Coach appeared first on Vanguard News. […]

  • Strike:Ex-minister calls for compromise between ASUU, FG
    by Urowayino Warami on August 18, 2017 at 10:59 am

    Sen. Sam Egwu, former Education Minister, has urged the Federal Government and the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) to make compromises, so as to resolve the current nationwide strike by ASUU. Egwu, who is representing Ebonyi North Senatorial District, made the call in an interview with newsmen at Umuebe, in Ezzamgbo, Ohaukwu Local Government AreaRead More The post Strike:Ex-minister calls for compromise between ASUU, FG appeared first on Vanguard News. […]

  • UPP lifts suspension on Chidoka, Offodile
    by Nwafor Polycarp on August 18, 2017 at 10:49 am

    The Anambra chapter of United Progressives Party (UPP) has lifted the suspension on two gubernatorial aspirants of the party, Chief Osita Chidoka and Chief Chudi Offodile, saying the allegations against them lack merit. The post UPP lifts suspension on Chidoka, Offodile appeared first on Vanguard News. […]

  • SERAP warns Osinbajo on safety, security of EFCC officials
    by adekunle on August 18, 2017 at 10:47 am

    Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has urged the Acting President Professor Yemi Osinbajo to “direct the Inspector General of Police Ibrahim Kpotun Idris to lead the investigation of Wednesday’s attack by gunmen on the headquarters of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) in Abuja and threat to the lives of its officials, and bring anyone suspected to be responsible to justice without delay.” The post SERAP warns Osinbajo on safety, security of EFCC officials appeared first on Vanguard News. […]

  • National ID card registration: Bayelsa Govt. decries low turnout
    by Urowayino Warami on August 18, 2017 at 10:36 am

    The Bayelsa Government on Friday called on parents and guardians to take advantage of the current long vacation to register their children and wards in the ongoing National Identity Card registration. The post National ID card registration: Bayelsa Govt. decries low turnout appeared first on Vanguard News. […]

  • Dangote still dreams Arsenal takeover
    by Nwafor Polycarp on August 18, 2017 at 10:34 am

    Africa’s richest man, Aliko Dangote, is unrelenting in his desire to to take over Arsenal Football Club of England. The post Dangote still dreams Arsenal takeover appeared first on Vanguard News. […]

  • Disgrace to Grace Mugabe’s immunity plan – Group
    by Nwafor Polycarp on August 18, 2017 at 10:29 am

    South African rights group, Afriforum, on Friday denounced as a “disgrace” reported plans by Pretoria to grant Zimbabwean first lady Grace Mugabe diplomatic immunity. The first lady is accused by 20-year-old model Gabriella Engels, of barging into a hotel where she was meeting with her sons, and whipped her with an electric cord. A governmentRead More The post Disgrace to Grace Mugabe’s immunity plan – Group appeared first on Vanguard News. […]

  • BREAKING: Dnbaba Suntai’s body arrives Jalingo
    by Segun Adio on August 18, 2017 at 11:44 am

    From: Sylvanus Viashima, Jalingo The body of former governor of Taraba state Pharmacist Danbaba Danfulani Suntai arrived Jalingo this morning from the United States where he died. The body, which arrived at exactly 10:58  was received by the state governor Arch Darius Ishaku at the Danbaba Danfulani Suntai Airport before it was conveyed to his... […]

  • Osinbajo in Rwanda for Paul Kagame’s inauguration
    by Segun Adio on August 18, 2017 at 11:03 am

    Acting President Yemi Osinbajo will join other world leaders to witness the inauguration of President Paul Kagame of Rwanda in the country’s capital, Kigali on Friday, August 18. This was contained in a statement issued by the Special Adviser to the Acting President on Media and Publicity,  Laolu Akande . Akande noted that the Acting... […]

  • UPP lifts suspension on Chidoka, Offodile
    by Segun Adio on August 18, 2017 at 10:52 am

    The Anambra State chapter of United Progressives Party (UPP) has lifted the suspension on two gubernatorial aspirants of the party, Chief Osita Chidoka and Chief Chudi Offodile, saying the allegations against them lack merit. The party also reversed the suspension on all those that were affected by the suspension announced on August 15. The others... […]

  • Strike: Ex-minister calls for compromise between ASUU, FG
    by Segun Adio on August 18, 2017 at 10:40 am

    A former Minister of Education, Sen. Sam Egwu, has urged the Federal Government and the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) to make compromises, so as to resolve the current nationwide strike by ASUU. Egwu, who is representing Ebonyi North Senatorial District, made the call in an interview with newsmen at Umuebe, in Ezzamgbo, Ohaukwu... […]

  • APC appoints Ag. Chair for Bayelsa
    by Segun Adio on August 18, 2017 at 10:37 am

    …As Fafi summons stakeholders meeting From: Femi Folaranmi, Yenagoa The national leadership of All Progressive Congress (APC) has sealed the fate of the former Chairman of the party in Bayelsa State, Chief Tiwei Orunimighe as it has appointed Mr. Joseph Fafi, in acting capacity for the party. Fafi’s appointment was sequel to the expulsion of... […]

  • How I took six bullets and survived –Charles Okocha (Igwe Tupac), actor
    by Uche Atuma on August 18, 2017 at 3:03 am

    By Tony Ogaga Nollywood ‘bad’ boy, Charles Okocha aka Igwe Tupac, has revealed how he was almost killed last year after a policeman shot him at close range in Asaba, Delta State. Recalling the experience in a chat with TS Weekend recently, Tupac narrated: “This is something I really don’t want to talk about because I... […]

  • Women don’t take me serious –Brian Okwara
    by Uche Atuma on August 18, 2017 at 3:00 am

    Former Mr. Nigeria, Brian Okwara, is a victim of stereotyping, and due to his good looks, women don’t take him seriously. Speaking with TS Weekend, Okwara said: “My biggest challenge is for God to give me the strength not to be a lady’s man. There is something you need to understand about being a lady’s man.... […]

  • Get ready for my EP –Tiwa Savage
    by Uche Atuma on August 18, 2017 at 2:58 am

    After surviving a scandal and the meltdown of her marriage, pop singer, Tiwa Savage is back with a bang! The mother of one won the City People Award for Entertainment Personality of The Year recently. With tears of joy, Savage received her award, and acknowledged that City People magazine was the first to write about... […]

  • How I discovered Simi -Steve Babaeko
    by Uche Atuma on August 18, 2017 at 2:56 am

    Boss of E3M Ideas, Steve Babaeko has opened up on how he discovered rave of the moment, Simi. In a chat with TS Weekend, the serial entrepreneur and advertising guru who is known for pushing boundaries revealed he never knew Simi until he heard her music online. He said: “Nobody introduced me to Simi. I... […]

  • Myro wins big, drops Sugar
    by Uche Atuma on August 18, 2017 at 2:52 am

    It was fun and excitement last weekend at the maiden edition of City People Music Award held at 10 Degrees Event Centre, Billings Way, Oregun, Lagos, when Masterpiece Entertainment act, Myro (Ozah Oghenemairo ) clinched two awards. The artiste won in the category for Best New Act of the Year and Most Enterprising Act of... […]

  • How Hajj offers solution to global problems
    on August 18, 2017 at 2:55 am

    HAJJ literally means “to continuously strive to reach one’s goal.” The Hajj (pilgrimage to Makkah) is the fifth of the five pillars of Islam. It is essentially a re-enactment of the rituals of the great [...] The post How Hajj offers solution to global problems appeared first on Tribune. […]

  • Oldest Hajj pilgrim, 104, arrives from Indonesia
    on August 18, 2017 at 2:40 am

    BAIQ Mariah, a 104-year-old woman from Indonesia, has arrived in Jeddah on the first leg of her Hajj pilgrimage. She is the oldest among some 221,000 pilgrims from Indonesia this year. Consul General of the [...] The post Oldest Hajj pilgrim, 104, arrives from Indonesia appeared first on Tribune. […]

  • Med-View boss makes case for Hajj pilgrims
    by Bola Badmus - Lagos on August 18, 2017 at 2:30 am

    AVIATION expert and Managing Director of Med-View Airline, Alhaji Muneer Bankole, has urged the Federal Government to ensure that Nigerians who are participating in this year’s Hajj in Saudi Arabia are not abandoned as the [...] The post Med-View boss makes case for Hajj pilgrims appeared first on Tribune. […]

  • 58% Nigerian pilgrims now in Saudi Arabia —NAHCON
    on August 18, 2017 at 2:20 am

    THE National Hajj Commission of Nigeria, NAHCON, said 37,388 out of the 65,271 intending Nigerian pilgrims for the 2017 Hajj had been transported to Saudi Arabia as of Wednesday, August 16. NAHCON’s Head Operations, Abudullahi [...] The post 58% Nigerian pilgrims now in Saudi Arabia —NAHCON appeared first on Tribune. […]

  • EDO: APC, PDP and Obaseki’s olive branch
    by Banji Aluko - Benin City on August 18, 2017 at 2:15 am

    In the aftermath of the legal tussle over the governorship election in the state, Edo State governor, Godwin Obaseki offered an olive branch to the opposition, the Peoples Democratic party (PDP), prompting a wave of [...] The post EDO: APC, PDP and Obaseki’s olive branch appeared first on Tribune. […]

  • ‘Non-payment of zakat perpetuating poverty, insecurity’
    by Muhammad Sabiu - Kaduna on August 18, 2017 at 2:10 am

    THE Ansar-ud-Deen Youth Association of Nigeria (ADYAN) has described non-payment of zakat by a vast majority of eligible Muslims as impeding the chances of individuals and the society at large becoming free from poverty. ADYAN [...] The post ‘Non-payment of zakat perpetuating poverty, insecurity’ appeared first on Tribune. […]

  • Nigerian elite responsible for electing wrong leaders into offices —ADP chieftain
    by Bola Badmus - Lagos on August 18, 2017 at 2:05 am

    Mr Nasir Adewale Bolaji is the chairman, Lagos State chapter of Action Democratic Party (ADP), he speaks on a number of issues, in this interview with BOLA BADMUS. Excerpts:   The ADP is new in [...] The post Nigerian elite responsible for electing wrong leaders into offices —ADP chieftain appeared first on Tribune. […]

  • …As Lara George serves us a ‘Slice of Heaven’
    by Rotimi Ige on August 18, 2017 at 1:51 am

    Album – A Slice Of Heaven Artist –  Lara George Record Label – Soforte Music (2017) Duration: 73 minutes   Lara George’s ‘A Slice of Heaven’ fourth studio album is a beautiful collection of heart [...] The post …As Lara George serves us a ‘Slice of Heaven’ appeared first on Tribune. […]

  • More battle, steal on The Voice Nigeria this week
    by Rotimi Ige on August 18, 2017 at 1:50 am

    Last Sunday was full of excitement, entertainment and tears on The Voice Nigeria. The excitement had viewers on the edge of their seats itching to know who will make it to the next stage of [...] The post More battle, steal on The Voice Nigeria this week appeared first on Tribune. […]

  • Film financing in Nigeria: Syndicated financing and completed bonds
    by Rotimi Ige on August 18, 2017 at 1:49 am

    The growth and successes of the Nigerian movie industry, popularly referred to as Nollywood, has been widely documented. It is now generally accepted that this sub-sector within the entertainment industry is the driving force behind [...] The post Film financing in Nigeria: Syndicated financing and completed bonds appeared first on Tribune. […]

  • Abioye: Financial Institutions Should Adopt Local Software
    by Online Editor on August 18, 2017 at 9:23 am

    The Chief Executive Officer of FinTrak, a global financial technology company, Mr. Bimbo Abioye, spoke to journalists on the need for Nigerian financial institutions to adopt homegrown software solutions. Emma Okonji presents the excerpts: As an indigenous financial software development firm, what motivated you into financial software business? We were motivated by some factors. We […]

  • ‘My Books Ignite a Unique Passion in Children’
    by Online Editor on August 18, 2017 at 5:26 am

    The entry of a new set of children-focused books authored by Kathy Brodsky, an American writer, into Nigeria, has brought about a high level of interest in the appreciation of children’s literature. The author, in this interview with Mary Ekah, says her books ignite passion in children   Tell us about your childhood experience?  I […]

  • What If Oil is the True Ideology of Boko Haram?
    by Online Editor on August 18, 2017 at 5:24 am

    Richards Murphy writes that Boko Haram is the brainchild of some powerful interests targeting the untapped natural resources in Northern Nigeria The curse of natural resources is apparently real or more accurately, cursed interests in resource exploration are real. This evil often goes about masked as something less sinister. Take for instance the insanity that […]

  • Nestle Rolls out Global Youth Initiatives for Nigerians
    by Online Editor on August 18, 2017 at 5:20 am

    Mabel Benson As part of efforts to celebrate International Youth Day 2017, Nestle has rolled out the Global Youth Initiative across all its operations for young Nigerians. Through the initiative, the organisation is providing training and job opportunities to ensure young people can gain skills and make positive contributions. Stating this in a statement made […]

  • Ikpeazu Mourns Late Chief of Staff, Chijioke Nwakodo
    by Online Editor on August 18, 2017 at 5:20 am

    says Nwakodo gave everything for Abia Emmanuel Ugwu in Umuahia Abia State governor, Dr. Okezie Ikpeazu, has said that his late Chief of Staff, Chief Chijioke Nwakodo, was the engine room of his administration who “gave everything in service of Abia State.” He gave his effusive eulogy when he paid a condolence visit to the […]

  • Girls’ for Sale: A Pivotal Plunge into Girl-child Construct
    by Online Editor on August 18, 2017 at 5:18 am

    Mabel Benson On 14th June 2017, seven formidable and distinguished Nigerian artists, of the Nigerian movie industry embarked on a 3-day script- conference in Lagos on the story – ‘Girls’ for Sale’. ‘Girls’ for Sale’ is a story written by Kehinde Omoru, a freelance journalist for THISDAY Newspaper, a UK registered and practising nurse, one […]

  • Gaurapad Charities: Providing Permanent Abodes for the Common Man
    by Online Editor on August 18, 2017 at 5:08 am

    Mary Ekah In a renewed effort to better the living condition of the numerous distributors of its products and the common man on the street, Gaurapad Charities, a foundation which has the mission to provide holistic well-being to society through unique and highly effective healthcare products, recently launched another means of rewarding Nigerians when it […]

  • The Next Titan Season Four Begins Next Week
    by Online Editor on August 18, 2017 at 5:08 am

    Peter Uzoho and Mabel Benson The Fourth Season of Nigeria’s biggest entrepreneurial reality television show, The Next Titan, commences next week with its first audition holding in Abuja. Ahead of the battle to win the N5 million grand prize and a brand new car at stake, provided by Heritage Bank Plc and Ford Motors respectively, […]

  • Betty Akeredolu Inaugurates BRECAN Lagos Chapter
    by Online Editor on August 18, 2017 at 5:08 am

     Seeks Joint Support for Breast Cancer Victims The wife of the Ondo State Governor, Mrs. Betty Anyanwu-Akeredolu has charged government, stakeholders and the society at large on the need to provide the needed support system to save more breast cancer patient across the country. Speaking with journalists at a Press Conference organised by the Breast […]

  • Covenant University Graduates 1,426 Students
    by Online Editor on August 18, 2017 at 5:00 am

    Mary Ekah The 12th Convocation ceremony and conferment of Honourary Doctorate Degrees as well as the presentation of Prizes to graduates of Covenant University, witnessed a lot of excitement as a total of 188 students bagged First Class degrees out of 1,426 students graduated in the 2016/2017 academic session while, 568 had Second class upper […]

  • Applying raw eggs on burns’ victims as first aid unhealthy – Expert
    by Zovoe Jonathan on August 18, 2017 at 11:49 am

    A medical doctor, Jamiu Umah, has warned the public to stop applying raw eggs and other substances as first aid on victims of burns saying it is an unwholesome practice. Umah, a staff member with the Burns and Trauma Centre of the Lagos State University Teaching Hospital, disclosed this to the News Agency of Nigeria in […]

  • ASUU Strike: Ex-education minister calls for compromise
    by Sola on August 18, 2017 at 11:42 am

    A former Education Minister, Sen. Sam Egwu, has urged the Federal Government and the Academic Staff Union of Universities to make compromises, so as to resolve the current nationwide strike by ASUU. Egwu, who is representing Ebonyi North Senatorial District, made the call in an interview with newsmen at Umuebe, in Ezzamgbo, Ohaukwu Local Government […]

  • BREAKING: One killed as Bayelsa APC inaugurates acting chairman
    by Temitope Omogbolagun on August 18, 2017 at 11:29 am

    At least one person has been reported killed during the inauguration of the Acting Chairman of the Bayelsa State Chapter of the All Progressives Congress in Yenagoa, the Bayelsa State capital. Channels tv reports that this follows the violence that erupted at the venue of the event as many supporters of the party gathered for […]

  • UPP lifts suspension on Chidoka, Offodile
    by Omobola Sadiq on August 18, 2017 at 11:22 am

    The Anambra State chapter of United Progressives Party has lifted the suspension on two governorship aspirants of the party, Chief Osita Chidoka and Chief Chudi Offodile, saying the allegations against them lack merit. The party also reversed the suspension on all those that were affected by the suspension announced on Aug. 15. The others are […]

  • Man ties teacher to tree, rape her all night
    by Temitope Omogbolagun on August 18, 2017 at 11:19 am

    32-year-old Bonface Nyambiya was brought before a Hwange Magistrates’ court in Zimbabwe for allegedly kidnapping and raping a school teacher. A school teacher (name withheld) reported that Bonface kidnapped her and tied her to a tree and raped her numerous times over a five-hour period near Truck Stop in Hwange area of Zimbabwe. A court […]

  • NSCDC discovers illegal refinery in Sokoto
    by Temitope Omogbolagun on August 18, 2017 at 11:17 am

    The Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps said it had discovered an illegal refinery, operated in a rented apartment in Sokoto state. The NSCDC Commandant in the state, Mr. Babangida Dutsin-ma, made this known in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria on Friday in Sokoto. Dutsin-ma said the commandant’s surveillance team discovered the […]

  • SPONSORED: Awesome Prizes Given Away in The Family Fortune Promo 1st Monthly Random Selection
    by Tunji Aramide on August 18, 2017 at 11:05 am

    August 16th, 2017 was a merry day for over 100 Lucky families who were rewarded for their participation in the ongoing Access Bank Family Fortune Promo. The live event was the first monthly random selection and was held at one of the bank’s branches in Lekki Lagos. There were lots of rewards which included a […]

  • My wife has turned my house into spiritual centre – Husband
    by Omobola Sadiq on August 18, 2017 at 11:01 am

    A Mapo Customary Court in Ibadan, Oyo State, on Friday dissolved a 12 years marriage between Oluwatoyin Olanrewaju and her husband, Asimiyu Olanrewaju, over threat to life. The president of the court, Mr Ademola Odunade, held that the union between Oluwatoyin and Asimiyu collapsed due to irreconcilable differences. “In the interest of peace and order, […]

  • Provide special security for EFCC officials, SERAP tells Osinbajo
    by Olusola Babarinsa on August 18, 2017 at 10:43 am

    Eniola Akinkuotu, Abuja The Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project has urged Acting President Professor Yemi Osinbajo to ensure special security is provided for officials of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission and other anti-graft agencies. SERAP said this in a statement by its Deputy Director, Timothy Adewale, on Friday. The statement was in reaction to […]

  • Man United aim to build on formidable start
    by Olusola Babarinsa on August 18, 2017 at 10:30 am

    Anthony Martial has warned Manchester United not to get carried away by their impressive start to the Premier League season as the leaders head to Swansea on Saturday. An emphatic 4-0 victory over West Ham in their opening game suggested United have shaken off a tendency to draw matches they should be winning, putting them […]

  • How to get us out of illegal oil refining, by Ogoni youths
    by Precious Dikewoha on August 18, 2017 at 7:20 am

    The hall was filled with Ogoni artisanal oil refiners popularly called “kpor-fire”. Minister of State for Environment Alhaji Ibrahim Usman Jibrin and his team were  their guests. The meeting was hosted by Project Coordinator, Hydrocarbon Pollution Remediation Project (HYPREP) Dr. Marvin Dekil. At the meeting, which started by 7: 30 pm, the artisanal refiners openlyRead More The post How to get us out of illegal oil refining, by Ogoni youths appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. […]

  • When sense goes sour
    by Somina Ibitari on August 18, 2017 at 7:17 am

    PERSPECTIVE Reading a recent attack on the person of Dr Dakuku Adol Peterside, Director-General, Nigeria Maritime Administration and Safety Agency, NIMASA, by Governor Nyesom Wike, through a proxy, Simeon Nwakudu, I felt obliged to render a voluntary duty, to state the facts in a simple, unambiguous manner, and next, leave the reader to the impartialRead More The post When sense goes sour appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. […]

  • UNICEF, EU battle water-borne diseases in Bayelsa
    by Mike Odiegwu on August 18, 2017 at 7:14 am

    The United Nations Children Fund (UNICEF) is worried about water-borne diseases in the country especially in the Niger Delta region. The UN interventionist agency is particularly concerned that lack of access to potable water has led to deaths among infants. UNICEF in partnership with the European Union (EU) is deploying environmentally-friendly technology, resources and expertiseRead More The post UNICEF, EU battle water-borne diseases in Bayelsa appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. […]

  • Ijaw youths, rector seek road to Bayelsa Fed Poly
    by Mike Odiegwu on August 18, 2017 at 7:12 am

    Ijaw youths are worried about lack of access to the only Federal Polytechnic in Bayelsa State located at Ekowe, Southern Ijaw Local Government Area. Since its establishment, the institution has continued to experience lull in academic activities. It was once enmeshed in a prolonged crisis between the employees and the management. But since the appointmentRead More The post Ijaw youths, rector seek road to Bayelsa Fed Poly appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. […]

  • Wetin Diezani steal self?
    by Olukorede Yishau on August 18, 2017 at 7:11 am

    Her story ordinarily should be a simple one. Brilliant and beautiful. Good upbringing, good education, good jobs and the best of political appointments available. Educated in some of the best schools in the world. Rich and famous. But hers has become a complex story. A tale of claims and counter-claims. Welcome to the world ofRead More The post Wetin Diezani steal self? appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. […]

  • Igbo leadership seeks reconciliation in Bayelsa
    by Mike Odiegwu on August 18, 2017 at 7:08 am

    The newly-elected executive council of the Ohaneze Ndiigbo, Bayelsa State chapter, has vowed to ensure peace and unity in the Igbo socio-cultural group. It promised to put the crisis rocking the association behind by bringing dissenting voices onboard. In fact, for about eight months after its election, the executive murdered sleep. A faction mounted oppositionRead More The post Igbo leadership seeks reconciliation in Bayelsa appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. […]

  • Hajj: Lagos airlifts last batch
    by OUR REPORTER on August 18, 2017 at 7:05 am

    About 315 pilgrims on board Medveiw airline Boeing 747 have landed in Medina city of the Kingdom for Saudi Arabia yesterday. With this seventh flight, Lagos now has 2,333 pilgrims for this year’s Hajj. Addressing the pilgrims before departing Lagos, Home Affairs Commissioner and the Amirul-Hajj Dr AbdulHakeem AbdulLateef reminded the pilgrims of the spiritualRead More The post Hajj: Lagos airlifts last batch appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. […]

  • Motorists groan in Apapa-Wharf traffic
    by OUR REPORTER on August 18, 2017 at 7:04 am

    Motorists groaned yesterday as the Apapa-Wharf Roads was clogged because of fuel loading at private depots in the area. A News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) correspondent observed that the gridlock forced some motorists to abandon their cars and walk to their destinations. A motorist, Mr Tunde Adigun, told NAN that the traffic had been terribleRead More The post Motorists groan in Apapa-Wharf traffic appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. […]

  • Man, 20, ‘rapes’ girl, 6
    by OUR REPORTER on August 18, 2017 at 7:03 am

    A 20-year-old man, Francis Yawu, was arraigned before a Surulere Chief Migistrates’ Court for allegedly detaining and defiling a six-year-old girl. Magistrate Aro Lambo granted him N1million bail with ordered him to two sureties in the like sum. Lambo said one of the sureties must be a property owner; the other, a community leader orRead More The post Man, 20, ‘rapes’ girl, 6 appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. […]

  • Govt agrees to pay varsity teachers N23b allowances
    by Our Reporter on August 18, 2017 at 12:00 am

    UNIVERSITY teachers won a major battle yesterday. The Federal Government granted their request that their N23billion outstanding Earned Allowances be released. The money will be released next week, Minister of Education Adamu Adamu said. The government said the Nigerian Universities Pension Management Company matter  would be resolved with the Pension Commission in the next oneRead More The post Govt agrees to pay varsity teachers N23b allowances appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. […]

  • Senior lawyers condemned NBS rating of judges as most corrupt
    by Online Editor on August 18, 2017 at 3:00 am

    Some Senior lawyers have condemned Wednesday National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) survey on corruption that rated judges and policemen as the most corrupt in the country . The senior lawyers, Chief Niyi Akintola (SAN) and Mr. Chukwuma-Machukwu Ume (SAN), also argued that there was no scientific proof and data by the NBS to back up […] The post Senior lawyers condemned NBS rating of judges as most corrupt appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers […]

  • CSO condemns attack on EFCC office
    by Online Editor on August 18, 2017 at 2:52 am

    CSO condemns attack on EFCC office The Civil Society Legislative Advocacy Centre (CISLAC) has condemned in strong terms the violent attack meted on the office of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) as well as the threat to live letter issues to one of its operatives. In a statement signed by Auwal Ibrahim Musa […] The post CSO condemns attack on EFCC office appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers […]

  • Katsina to address menace of forest reserves and cattle routes encroachment
    by Online Editor on August 18, 2017 at 12:26 am

    Governor Aminu Bello Masari of katsina state has declared open a meeting on the menace of forest reserves and cattle routes encroachment in the state. Speaking shortly after declaring the meeting open on Thursday at the local government service commission conference hall in katsina, Masari said for years, provisions and plans were not made for […] The post Katsina to address menace of forest reserves and cattle routes encroachment appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers […]

  • Benin monarch describes Edo Assembly leadership tussle as barbaric
    by Online Editor on August 18, 2017 at 12:20 am

    The Benin monarch, Oba Ewuare II, has condemned the leadership tussle that rocked the Edo State House of Assembly on Monday. He described it as irresponsible, immature and barbaric, stressing that the violence was capable of underminding the interest of the citizens of the state. The monarch in a statement signed by his chief press […] The post Benin monarch describes Edo Assembly leadership tussle as barbaric appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers […]

  • Kaduna senatorial aspirant carpets APC over nation’s economy
    by Online Editor on August 18, 2017 at 12:15 am

    An aspirant for the Kaduna Zone A Senatorial district of Kaduna State and chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Alhaji Kabiru Mohammed Kaura Zaria, has accused the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), in the country of failing to drive the nation’s economy as promised during its electioneering campaign. who is a seasoned public servant, […] The post Kaduna senatorial aspirant carpets APC over nation’s economy appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers […]

  • Biafra not solution to Nigeria’s problems- Nwokedi
    by Online Editor on August 18, 2017 at 12:01 am

    The continued agitation for a state of Biafra by the Independent people’s of Biafra (IPOB), may not solve the numerous challenges bedeviling the Igbo ethnic group, rather differences and disagreement between the Igbo and other ethnic groups should be resolved amicably for the unity of the country. This was the view of the president general […] The post Biafra not solution to Nigeria’s problems- Nwokedi appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers […]

  • Team success economics (How not to waste money on Big-Name Stars in pro football)
    by DTN on August 17, 2017 at 11:54 pm

    If money doesn’t buy performance, one practical measure is to promote salary fairness among team members. It’s a no brainer to think that talents lead to high performance. That’s why we go after them with money. But does it work for a team? Not necessarily, at least for the English Premiere League (EPL). In the […] The post Team success economics (How not to waste money on Big-Name Stars in pro football) appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers […]

  • NFF appoints Danjuma, others to coach Falconets
    by Online Editor on August 17, 2017 at 11:53 pm

    The Nigeria Football Federation has appointed Christopher Danjuma as Head Coach of the U20 Women National Team, also known as Falconets. Danjuma will be assisted by Wemimo Matthew (1st Assistant Coach), Mansur Abdullahi (2nd Assistant Coach) and Abdul-lateef Yusuf (Goalkeeper Trainer). The quartet is expected in the Federal Capital, Abuja on Wednesday next week to […] The post NFF appoints Danjuma, others to coach Falconets appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers […]

  • Slutsky hints at loan move for Musa
    by Online Editor on August 17, 2017 at 11:42 pm

    Hull City Manager, Leonid Slutsky, has hinted at a possible loan move for forward, Ahmed Musa, this summer. The 46-year-old gaffer is upbeat of a better working relationship with the Nigeria international having previously worked together at CSKA Moscow for four years. Musa has struggled to establish himself in the Craig Shakespeare’s squad in his […] The post Slutsky hints at loan move for Musa appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers […]

  • Ex-PDP governorship aspirant in Edo resigns from party
    by Online Editor on August 17, 2017 at 11:27 pm

    A founding member of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Edo State and former governorship aspirant in the 2016 governorship election in the state, Mr. Matthew Iduoriyekemwen, has resigned his membership of the PDP. Iduoriyekemwen who was a member of the Senator Ali Modu Sheriff led faction of the PDP before the Supreme Court verdict […] The post Ex-PDP governorship aspirant in Edo resigns from party appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers […]

  • Buhari: Asari Dokubo reveals name of President’s ailment, says he will never recover [VIDEO]
    by John Owen Nwachukwu on August 18, 2017 at 11:35 am

    Former militant leader, Asari Dokubo, has said that President Muhammadu Buhari. will never be well again. He said that this is the reason no doctor has been able to diagnose his ailment. Asari said the hands of God is on Buhari just as they were on Pharoah. Asari also said the name of the disease […] Buhari: Asari Dokubo reveals name of President’s ailment, says he will never recover [VIDEO […]

  • Nigerian e-fraudster arrested in India
    by Winifred Austin on August 18, 2017 at 11:30 am

    The Thane Police, in Gurugram, India has arrested a 33-year-old Nigerian national, Earnest Usunobun for defrauding women on matrimonial website. A victim, 40-year-old woman reported to the Kasarvadavali police in April, saying she was cheated of Rs 3.59 lakh. Earnest has assumed the identity of one Adinath P. and approached her on a matrimonial website, […] Nigerian e-fraudster arrested in India […]

  • Real reason we suspended protest – Charlyboy [INTERVIEW]
    by Chijioke Jannah on August 18, 2017 at 11:15 am

    Maverick entertainer, Charles Chukwuemeka Oputa, popularly known as Charlyboy, was almost killed during the week for his advocacy for the return of president Muhammadu Buhari when violent fanatic and extremists allegedly attacked him and members of his group at the popular Wuse market, Abuja. In this exclusive interview with DAILY POST, he disclosed the reasons […] Real reason we suspended protest – Charlyboy [INTERVIEW […]

  • Man arraigned in court for raping 6-year-old girl
    by Nsikak Nseyen on August 18, 2017 at 10:56 am

    A 20-year-old man, Francis Yawu, has been arraigned before a Surulere Chief Magistrate Court for allegedly detaining and defiling a six-year-old girl. Yawu who pleaded not guilty to the three-count charge of defilement and unlawful detention lives at 38, Zamba Street, Itire, Lagos State. The Prosecuting Sergeant, Anthonia Osayande, however, told the court that the […] Man arraigned in court for raping 6-year-old gir […]

  • Buhari: Saraki reveals what he, Dogara discussed with president in London
    by Seun Opejobi on August 18, 2017 at 10:46 am

    The Senate President, Senator Bukola Saraki, has disclosed what he, the Speaker of the House of Assembly, Yakubu Dogara discussed with President Muhammadu Buhari in London. Bukola, who alongside Dogara visited Buhari in London on Thursday said the parley was a “meeting of substance.” The Senate President disclosed that they discussed the virement request the […] Buhari: Saraki reveals what he, Dogara discussed with president in London […]

  • Fashion designer sent to jail for giving 16-year-old female apprentice to customer for sex
    by Seun Opejobi on August 18, 2017 at 10:43 am

    A 42-year-old fashion designer, Mrs Bosede Shonibare, has been arraigned before an Ogba Magistrate court sitting in Lagos for allegedly giving out her 16-year-old female apprentice to one of her male customers, Afeez Olufade for sex. The State Police Command arraigned both Shonibare and Olufade for conspiracy and sexual assault on the victim. The incident […] Fashion designer sent to jail for giving 16-year-old female apprentice to customer for sex […]

  • Ondo NULGE holds peaceful rally across state on Local Government autonomy
    by Temitope Olanipekun on August 18, 2017 at 10:37 am

    Members and leaders of the National Union of Local Government Employees (NULGE) have staged peaceful rally across the headquarters of the 18 Council area in Ondo State to get support of key stakeholders for the approval and entrenchment of Local Government autonomy into the Nation’s 1999 Constitution. The NULGE members took their campaign for autonomy […] Ondo NULGE holds peaceful rally across state on Local Government autonomy […]

  • Kogi mysterious disease: Death toll rise to 62
    by Olatunde Odimayo on August 18, 2017 at 10:37 am

    The Kogi State Government has confirmed that about 62 people have been killed by a strange disease in the Western part of the State. As at Thursday, 17th August 2017, the death toll was at 50. Speaking with DAILY POST on the latest development on Friday, the state Commissioner for Health Dr Saka Haruna said […] Kogi mysterious disease: Death toll rise to 62 […]

  • Ajimobi appoints Deputy, SSG, Ibadan Chief Imam, 236 others as JPs
    by Daramola Adebayo on August 18, 2017 at 10:26 am

    Governor Abiola Ajimobi of Oyo State on Thursday appointed his Deputy, Chief Moses Adeyemo; Secretary to the State Government, Mr. Olalekan Alli, Chief Imam of Ibadan, Sheik Abduganiyu Abubakar, as Justices of Peace in the state. Other appointees sworn in as JPs were the Chief of Staff to the Governor, Dr. Gbade Ojo; Special Adviser, […] Ajimobi appoints Deputy, SSG, Ibadan Chief Imam, 236 others as JPs […]

  • ASUU: FG set to release N23bn to university lecturers – Education Minister
    by Chijioke Jannah on August 18, 2017 at 9:38 am

    Minister of Education, Adamu Adamu, has said that arrangement has been made by the federal government for the release of N23 billion to the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU). Speaking before the Senate Committee on Tertiary Institutions and TETFUND, led by Senator Jibrin Barau, the Minister disclosed that the executive arm of government had […] ASUU: FG set to release N23bn to university lecturers – Education Minister […]

  • Ecobank Unveils Premier Banking Lounge
    by Independent Newspaper on August 18, 2017 at 11:25 am

    Ecobank Nigeria has unveiled a world class Lounge in Port Harcourt for its premier banking customers in the South-South region of the country. The Port Harcourt Premier Banking lounge, which is the first of its kind in the South-South of the country, boasts of self-service digital booths and private meeting rooms where customers can meet […] The post Ecobank Unveils Premier Banking Lounge appeared first on Independent Newspapers. […]

  • TSA: FG To Trace MDA’s Funds In Banks
    by NAN on August 18, 2017 at 8:38 am

    The federal government has contracted reputable firm to comprehensively audit Treasury Single Account (TSA) to trace government’s money still with banks. Mr Ahmed Idris, the Accountant-General of the Federation (AGF), gave the approval for the auditing, Mr Alex Adeyemi, Director of Funds, OAGF, has said. He said at the conclusion of a two-day media sensitisation […] The post TSA: FG To Trace MDA’s Funds In Banks appeared first on Independent Newspapers. […]

  • Sierra Leone: 109 Children Die In Mudslide
    by NAN on August 18, 2017 at 8:34 am

    As UN agencies step up efforts to aid displaced families affected by the deadly mudslides fin Sierra Leon’s capital, Freetown and surrounding areas. reports say 109 children have been killed in the disaster. “The scale of the damage is unprecedented,” UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) Representative Hamid Ibrahim said in a statement. Ibrahim noted that at […] The post Sierra Leone: 109 Children Die In Mudslide appeared first on Independent Newspapers. […]

  • Chibok Boy Paralyzed By Boko Haram Gets Help
    by NAN on August 18, 2017 at 8:30 am

    A six year-old boy from Chibok, in Borno State, who was paralyzed by Boko Haram three years ago, has the chance to be on his feet again. A charity group based in Abuja, Dickens Sanomi Foundation, has offered to pay the medical bill of the boy, identified as Ali Ahmadu. Boko Haram militants had run […] The post Chibok Boy Paralyzed By Boko Haram Gets Help appeared first on Independent Newspapers. […]

  • Osinbajo Attends Kagame’s Inauguration
    by NAN on August 18, 2017 at 8:26 am

    Acting President Yemi Osinbajo, SAN, today arrived Kigali, the Rwandan capital to join other leaders in the continent and around the world to participate in the ceremonies for Paul Kagame’s inauguration as the country’s President for a third time. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Osinbajo arrived Kigali early Friday morning accompanied by […] The post Osinbajo Attends Kagame’s Inauguration appeared first on Independent Newspapers. […]

  • Buhari Expected Home Next Week
    by Anthony Ogbo on August 17, 2017 at 11:21 pm

    Lagos – President Muhammadu Buhari is expected home next week. A presidency source said the president is getting ready to return next week as all arrangements have been concluded to that effect. This is as Senate President Bukola Saraki, and Speaker of the House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara, on Thursday visited the president in Abuja House, […] The post Buhari Expected Home Next Week appeared first on Independent Newspapers. […]

  • Access Bank Spices N480m Dangote Cement Retail Bonanza In Lagos
    by Anthony Ogbo on August 17, 2017 at 11:19 pm

    The scope of the winnings in the on-going N500 million Dangote Cement Retailers Bonanza, Season two, has been expanded by Access bank which is partnering the cement company to offer additional prizes to the Dangote Cement distributors and retailers with N480m. At the presentation of prizes to the new winners in Lagos yesterday, the bank […] The post Access Bank Spices N480m Dangote Cement Retail Bonanza In Lagos appeared first on Independent Newspapers. […]

  • FG Targets $15 Per Barrel Oil Cost Of Production 
    by Mohammed Shosanya on August 17, 2017 at 11:18 pm

    Lagos – The Federal Government yesterday says it is expediting action to reduce cost of production to $15 per barrel in order to bring down cost of Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) into the country. Ibe Kachikwu, Minister of State for Petroleum Resources ,who gave the indication at the 2017 annual conference  of the National Association  of […] The post FG Targets $15 Per Barrel Oil Cost Of Production  appeared first on Independent Newspapers. […]

  • Market Rebounds As Rally In DangCem Pushes NSE Index Up 0.6%
    by Bamidele Ogunwusi on August 17, 2017 at 11:17 pm

    Lagos – After three consecutive days of declines, the Nigerian equities bucked bearish sentiment observed since the beginning of the week as the All Share Index yesterday recorded a 0.6 per cent uptick to settle at 36,316.58 points, while YTD gain rose to 35.1 per cent. The upturn in the market was largely due to bargain […] The post Market Rebounds As Rally In DangCem Pushes NSE Index Up 0.6% appeared first on Independent Newspapers. […]

  • South African Police Kill Another Nigerian
    by Anthony Ogbo on August 17, 2017 at 11:09 pm

    The Nigerian Union in South Africa on Thursday said that another Nigerian, Uchena Eloh, has been killed in the Western Cape Province of that country. Kanayo Onwumelu, chairman, Western Cape chapter of the union, told News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on telephone from Cape Town that Eloh was strangled to death by South African policemen. […] The post South African Police Kill Another Nigerian appeared first on Independent Newspapers. […]

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