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Monthly Archives: May 2017

Ambode Mulls Partnership with Guateng On Trade, Manufacturing, Others

…To Sign MoU In Johannesburg By September Lagos State Governor, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode on Wednesday said that the State and the Province of Gauteng in South Africa both possess the capacity to drive the desired industrial and economic growth in the African continent. Governor Ambode, who addressed Government House Correspondents shortly after a meeting with the Premier of the Province ... Read More »

Fayose likes publicity – Presidency carpets governor for asking Buhari to resign

Senior Special Assistant to President Muhammadu Buhari on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, h‎as described Ekiti State governor’s call for President Buhari’s resignation as an act of desperation for publicity. In a chat with Channels TV last night, Garba said the presidency never responds to anything Fayose says. His words: “I’m sad that you are inviting me to speak on ... Read More »

Nigeria, Libya pump more oil as OPEC output rose in May

OPEC oil output rose in May, the first monthly increase this year, a Reuters survey found on Wednesday, as higher supply from two OPEC states exempt from a production-cutting deal, Nigeria and Libya, offset improved compliance with the accord by others. According to Reuters surveys, a drop-in output in Angola and Iraq and continued high compliance from Gulf producers, Saudi ... Read More »

Police arrest suspected kidnappers of Lagos school students

The Special Intelligence Response Team, IRT, of the Inspector-General of Police, Ibrahim Idris, says it has arrested three suspects in connection with the kidnap of six students of Model College, Igbonla, Lagos. He said the suspects were arrested on Tuesday in Benin. According to Abba Kyari, an assistant commissioner of police, the three suspects arrested have been involved in various ... Read More »

Pinnick lauds Senate for passing NFF Bill

President of the Nigeria Football Federation,  Amaju Melvin Pinnick has commended  the Senate of the Federal Republic for a marvelous job, after the Red Chamber passed the much –awaited NFF Bill following a third reading on Tuesday. “Today will go down as one of the most remarkable in the history of the Nigeria Football Federation. I am very excited. With the passing ... Read More »

Buhari in good hands, says FG

The Federal Government on Wednesday assured that President Muhammadu Buhari is in very competent hands in London where he is undergoing treatment. The President had travelled to the United Kingdom on the 7th of May to follow-up medical consultation with his doctors. Briefing State House correspondents at the end of the Federal Executive Council meeting chaired by Acting President Yemi Osinbajo, the ... Read More »

Indonesia to buy more crude oil from Nigeria

The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) said Indonesia has indicated its interest in increasing its purchase of crude oil from Nigeria. The NNPC in a statement signed by Mr Ndu Ughamadu NNPC Group General Manager, Group Public Affairs division in Abuja on Tuesday disclosed that Indonesia currently purchases about 90,000 barrels of crude oil per day from Nigeria. According to ... Read More »

Woman hides dead mother in freezer, collects her pension for 10 years

A woman kept her dead mother hidden in a freezer for ten years so she could continue to claim an old age pension equivalent to £1700-a-month, prosecutors revealed today. The 90-year-old’ corpse was found after detectives started investigating the alleged social security fraudster, who is 55 and cannot be named for legal reasons. She was living in a detached house ... Read More »

39-year-old billionaire buried with money, champagne

The billionaire ex-husband of Uganda’s show-biz stunner, Zari Hassan,  has been buried with champagne and a healthy quantity of money thrown into his grave by family and friends. The man, Ivan Semwanga, a Ugandan born-South Africa-based socialite, was declared dead on May 25, 2017 after spending 11 days in Steve Biko Academic Hospital in Pretoria, South Africa, where he had been ... Read More »

No date for signing of budget yet – Presidential aide

The Special Assistant to the President on National Assembly (Senate), Senator Ita Enang, has said no date has yet been fixed for the signing of the 2017 budget by the Acting President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo. Enang, in an electronic mail to our correspondent on Wednesday, in Abuja, said consultations were still being held on the budget. He stated, “Further to several enquiries regarding ... Read More »