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Monthly Archives: December 2016

2017: We remain committed to taking Lagos to the next pedestal – Ambode 

…Thanks Lagosians For Support In 2016 Lagos State Governor, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode on Saturday thanked Lagosians for the massive support given to his administration in the outgoing year, assuring that he would work assiduously to ensure that the State is taken to the next pedestal in 2017, especially in the area of physical and social infrastructural development. The Governor, in ... Read More »

DHQ says Shekau’s end near, 15 terrorists killed in Borno

The Defence Headquarters, Abuja, has said that the days of Boko Haram leader, Abubakar Shekau, are numbered, calling on his remaining members to surrender to the troops. This is just as no fewer than 15 Boko Haram insurgents were killed by troops on Friday in a battle at Rann in Borno State. Sources said five soldiers were also critically injured. ... Read More »

N25bn ETF: Lagos targets 900, 000 jobs by 2019

The Lagos State Government through the Lagos State Employment Trust Fund (LSETF) on Friday distributed offer letters to some of the beneficiaries of the pilot scheme of the N25 billion Employment Trust Fund (ETF), with a pledge to create at least 300, 000 direct and 600, 000 indirect jobs by 2019 through the initiative. Speaking at the distribution ceremony, Executive ... Read More »

PS spent N1.5 bn PHCN staff Pension on Seized 47 SUVs, for Jonathan’s campaign

It was revealed yesterday that the 47 Sports Utility Vehicles and 100 motorcycles the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) recently recovered from a former Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Power were bought for former President Goodluck Jonathan’s campaign in the 2015 general election. The sum of N1.5 billion with which the vehicles were acquired was allegedly sourced from ... Read More »

Court orders Osun CP to arrest Oluwo

A magistrate’s court sitting in Osogbo, Osun State has ordered the Commissioner of Police in the state, Mr. Fimihan Adeoye, to arrest the Oluwo of Iwo, Oba Abdulrasheed Akanbi, and bring him to court on January 6, 2017. The magistrate, Olusola Aluko, gave the fresh order on Friday when the case involving the monarch came up for hearing again. He ... Read More »

‎James Ibori: The new avatar?

In 1997, the Nigerian media space was enlarged with the entry of the Diet newspaper. It paraded some of the finest wordsmiths in the clime and it seemed rather promising. Alas barely a year later, the ‘ogbanje’ syndrome crept in and it found its way into abyss where the requiem was done for many other newspapers and magazines which had ... Read More »

ODD NEWS: Pastor Orders Members To Touch Live Wires

One Apostle Philip Sithole of Divine Word Ministries in Hammanskraal is currently making headlines. The pastor commanded his church member to touch live wires and also got another drunk through anointed water The pastor is said to have been caught on camera as he commanded his church member to touch live wires and also got another drunk through anointed water. ... Read More »

ODD NEWS: Dog Goes To Church Just Because He Needs Miracle

A German Sheppard named Ciccio (other versions say his name is Tommy) was abandoned in a wasteland five years ago. But near there lived a 57-years-old woman named Maria Margherita Lochi, a woman with a big heart. She found the dog and decided to adopt him. Ciccio’s life drastically changed when he found a home full of love and caring ... Read More »

Why aviation fuel is scarce, by NNPC

The scarcity of Aviation Turbine Kerosene (ATK) has more to do with the inability of airlines to pay for the product than its alleged scacity, the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) has said. The Corporation said the introduction of the cash-and-carry policy by marketers as a result of the huge debts being owed by the airlines, was the main cause ... Read More »