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Wednesday, 24th August, 2016
 

 

 African News:
Nigeria: (Aug 24, 2016) - The Peoples Democratic Party in Ekiti State has criticised President Muhammadu Buhari for seeking emergency powers from the National Assembly to manage the economy. The party said...
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Nigeria: (Aug 24, 2016) - The Emir of Kano, Lamido Sanusi, has cautioned President Muhammadu Buhari against blaming the previous government for the country’s current economic challenges. The former Central...
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Nigeria: (Aug 24, 2016) - The Ekiti State Chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, has asserted that the President Muhammadu Buhari’s-led Federal Government is “clueless” on how to manage...
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Nigeria: (Aug 24, 2016) - Some aggrieved members of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, have broken away from the separatist group under the leadership of incarcerated Nnamdi Kanu. Spokesman of the splinter...
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Nigeria: (Aug 24, 2016) - Libya, Deportees, NigeriansThe International Organisation for Migration (IOM) on Tuesday facilitated the repatriation of 241 Nigerian returnees from Libya.A breakdown of the figure...
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Nigeria: (Aug 24, 2016) - Cross River, Ben AyadeA Chinese conglomerate has expressed its determination to set up a feed mill and maize farm in Cross River state, worth eight million Dollars.The move by the investor...
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Nigeria: (Aug 24, 2016) - The Federal Government has started reviewing the proposed Special Crimes Court Bill 2016, prepared by the Prof. Itse Sagay-led Presidential Advisory Committee Against Corruption, in...
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Nigeria: (Aug 24, 2016) - Troops on Operation LAFIYA DOLE stationed at Darul Jamel, on the fringes of Sambisa forest, northern parts of Borno State, yesterday evening successfully repelled an attempted attack...
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Nigeria: (Aug 24, 2016) - The Christian Association of Nigeria in the north has summoned an emergency meeting over Monday’s killings of eight persons in Talata-Mafara community in Zamfara State and the...
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Nigeria: (Aug 24, 2016) - The candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Godwin Obaseki, has vowed to abolish all forms of extortion in the name of tax when voted into office. Obaseki made the declaration...
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Nigeria: (Aug 24, 2016) - President Muhammadu Buhari said yesterday that though Niger Delta militancy has impacted negatively on the economy and affected the positive intentions of international and local investors,...
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Nigeria: (Aug 24, 2016) - The Federal Government has said no fewer than 59 people who might have had contact with Lassa fever victims have been identified in Delta and Anambra states and that they are currently...
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Nigeria: (Aug 24, 2016) - It was wailing and tears on Monday at the Kano University of Technology, Wudil, when a two-storey building under construction collapsed, claiming no fewer than 20 lives. However,...
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Nigeria: (Aug 24, 2016) - Former President, Olusegun Obasanjo, on Tuesday, asserted that nobody can claim the glory for the emergence of President Muhammadu Buhari. The former president also denied making the...
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Nigeria: (Aug 24, 2016) - A member of National Executive Council (NEC) of  Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), Comrade Issa Aremu, yesterday called  on President Muhammadu Buhari  to caution governor...
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Nigeria: (Aug 24, 2016) - The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission is set to arraign a former Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Chief Olu Falae, for allegedly receiving N100m from the Goodluck...
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Nigeria: (Aug 24, 2016) - The House of Representatives took the Federal Government to task on Tuesday over the N500bn earmarked in the 2016 budget for job creation and provision of other social services to vulnerable...
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Nigeria: (Aug 24, 2016) - The Presidential Advisory Committee Against Corruption, Chaired by Professor Itse Sagay ,Tuesday invited  a former Chairman, House of Representatives Committee on Appropriation,...
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 Business News:
Nigeria: (Aug 24, 2016) - Kemi Adeosun, Nigeria’s minister of finance, has approved the appointment of Ezekiel Oseni as acting managing director of the National Economic Reconstruction Fund, NERFUND. Oseni,...
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Nigeria: (Aug 24, 2016) - The National Orientation Agency (NOA) and the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) are collaborating to launch grassroots campaign against abuse of the Naira in the 774 local government areas...
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Nigeria: (Aug 23, 2016) - As the Federal Government begins the process of borrowing from the international markets, by way of floating $1 billion Eurobonds, all eyes are on the relevant authorities for proper...
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Nigeria: (Aug 23, 2016) - Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi of Enugu State, on Tuesday, led other eminent dignitaries of the state to the ceremony marking the landing of the first international cargo aircraft at Akanu...
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Nigeria: (Aug 23, 2016) - The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has banned nine deposit money banks (DMBs) from the foreign exchange market, for hiding over $2 billion belonging to Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation...
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Nigeria: (Aug 23, 2016) - A giant pearl – believed to be the biggest ever was found by a fisherman who kept it as a good luck charm because he was unaware off it’s value. The man, who has not been...
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Nigeria: (Aug 23, 2016) - A 32 –seater bus built from scratch by former Niger Delta militants trained at Innoson Kiara Academy, an arm of Innoson Motor Manufacturing Company, Nnewi, is to be delivered...
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Ghana: (Aug 23, 2016) - President John Dramani Mahama will today [Thursday] turn on the valves of the new John Evans Atta Mills FPSO to mark the beginning of oil production in Ghana’s second oil reserve. According...
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Nigeria: (Aug 23, 2016) - Banks were yesterday hit with allegations of round tripping by the Acting Director, Trade & Exchange, W.D. Gotring, in a circular to authorised dealers titled: Re: Transactions...
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Nigeria: (Aug 23, 2016) - The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has focused its attention on developers and primary mortgage banks that obtained housing loans to the tune of N100bn from the Federal Mortgage...
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 Entertainment News:
Nigeria: (Aug 24, 2016) - Nollywood actress, Ayo Adesanya, is making name for herself in the movie industry and being a single mother, she is not relenting at ensuring she gives her child the best.  As...
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Nigeria: (Aug 23, 2016) - “Riri” shared an Instagram clip of her performing the powerful love note while on her Anti tour with “#nextsingle.” The Navy got swayed by that information that...
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Nigeria: (Aug 23, 2016) - Nollywood actress, Doris Simeon, has been out of the country for a while now and her absence has been giving her fans lots of concern on whether she is taking a brief leave from the...
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Nigeria: (Aug 23, 2016) - Nollywood actress, Mercy Johnson is one of the most loved actress but went on a break for a while to have her babies and care for her family.  The actress was always slammed by...
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Nigeria: (Aug 22, 2016) - Sound Sultan, Patoranking and Denrele Edun were some of the Nigerian celebrities that turned up for Omotola Jalade's son, M.J Ekeinde's 18th birthday. The actress' son, who is the second...
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Nigeria: (Aug 22, 2016) - Lou Pearlman, the former boy band mogul of 'NSync and the Backstreet Boys, has died in prison while serving a 25-year sentence for fraud.According to the Federal Bureau of Prisons'...
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Nigeria: (Aug 22, 2016) - Looks like it’s not only Nigerian singers who have a hard time performing with a live band at concerts, as Justin Bieber has come under intense criticism for miming his songs...
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Nigeria: (Aug 22, 2016) - The third Avengers film will feature superheroes from Guardians of the Galaxy, actor Vin Diesel has revealed.The Hollywood star, who voices talking tree Groot in Guardians, let the...
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 Sports News:
Nigeria: (Aug 24, 2016) - Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) has signed a new partnership deal with popular alcoholic beverage, Star.   This announcement comes months after the League Management...
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Nigeria: (Aug 23, 2016) - The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) may be heading on a collision course with the new Super Eagles coach, Gernot Rohr, as the coach, we learnt, has demanded for an upward salary of...
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Nigeria: (Aug 23, 2016) - Cristiano Ronaldo has credited Zinedine Zidane’s appointment as Real Madrid head coach as the catalyst for “one of the best seasons” of his illustrious career.Reports...
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Nigeria: (Aug 23, 2016) - Nigeria World Cup star Efe Sodje has slammed the country’s football federation for paying new Super Eagles coach Gernot Rohr $47,000 as monthly salary.The German signed a two-year...
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Nigeria: (Aug 23, 2016) - A benefactor has handed a reward of $390,000 to the Nigerian Olympic football team in Brazil after the West African country won bronze on Saturday.Japanese plastic surgeon Katsuya Takasu...
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Nigeria: (Aug 23, 2016) - President Uhuru Kenyatta on Monday weighed in on Kenya’s performance at the Rio Olympics, congratulating the country’s athletes for a job well done while promising to take...
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Nigeria: (Aug 22, 2016) - Speedo USA has announced it is ending its sponsorship of US swimmer Ryan Lochte amid a backlash over his behaviour following the Rio Olympics.The swimwear firm said in a statement that...
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Nigeria: (Aug 22, 2016) - Former England striker Peter Crouch fears a farcical number of penalties could be awarded in the Premier League this season. Referees have been urged to clamp down on holding and pushing...
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 World News:
Nigeria: (Aug 24, 2016) - At least 120 people have been killed and 368 injured in an earthquake that hit a mountainous area of central Italy, PM Matteo Renzi has said. The magnitude-6.2 quake struck at 03:36...
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Nigeria: (Aug 23, 2016) - Czech Prime Minister Bohuslav Sobotka said on Tuesday he does not want a “large Muslim community” and that each EU member should be able to choose how many migrants to accept.“We...
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Nigeria: (Aug 23, 2016) - Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump, who has struggled to drive a consistent message and consolidate the support of his own party, is honing his attack on Democratic rival...
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Nigeria: (Aug 23, 2016) - The dollar broadly weakened Tuesday as traders awaited a speech by Federal Reserve chief Janet Yellen, which they hope will offer fresh clues about US monetary policy. The greenback...
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Nigeria: (Aug 23, 2016) - South Africa's governing ANC party has lost control of the country's largest city and economic centre, Johannesburg.The city council elected as mayor Herman Mashaba from the opposition...
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Nigeria: (Aug 22, 2016) - Donald Trump on Monday demanded that Hillary Clinton shut down the charitable foundation run by her husband, former US president Bill Clinton, branding it a “corrupt enterprise.”  “The...
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Nigeria: (Aug 22, 2016) - Drones carrying large amounts of drugs and mobile phones have been intercepted by police as they were being flown near a north London jail. One device crashed after it was tracked...
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Nigeria: (Aug 19, 2016) - Zimbabwean police fired tear gas and water cannon on Wednesday to disperse about 100 people protesting against central bank plans to re-introduce local banknotes, a Reuters witness...
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