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Eye-popping mansion of Tony Ezenna on Tinubu’s Bourdillon Road in Ikoyi

Tony Ezenna’s eye-popping mansion on Bourdillon Road, Ikoyi LagosThe modest home of APC National Leader, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu is certainly the most known on Bourdillon Road in Ikoyi, Lagos. Now a new mansion on the road will henceforth be competing for attention. The house is owned by Sir Tony Ezenna,...

Buhari’s N-Power to become Africa’s largest post-tertiary job scheme

VP Osinbajo says N-Power set to be Africa’s biggest job scheme for graduates*VP Osinbajo says one million beneficiaries targeted in next phase Vice President Yemi Osinbajo said the Buhari administration will expand the N-Power scheme to accommodate one million beneficiaries in the next phase. This followed the successes recorded so...

Theresa May unveils draft Brexit deal with EU

Theresa May: unveils draft Brexit deal with EUBritish Prime Minister Theresa May has jumped the first hurdle in its divorce proceedings with the European Union, by announcing a draft deal. However, she has several other hurdles to jump, among them selling it to her cabinet and the deeply divided...

Melania Trump orders sack of top US national security official

Melania Trump and Donald: probably running a joint presidency as she confirmed she wanted Mira Ricardel sackedAmerica’s media were questioning the locus of US First Lady, Melania Trump in meddling with appointments made by her husband, as she confirmed she wanted deputy national security adviser Mira Ricardel sacked. “It is...

Federer dodges early exit from ATP Finals, crushes Thiem

Federer beats Thiem in second match of ATP Finals in LondonRoger Federer staved off elimination from the ATP Finals as he eased to a 6-2, 6-3 win over Dominic Thiem on Tuesday. After losing his opening match at London’s O2 Arena against Kei Nishikori, six-time champion Federer would have...

FG to end open defecation, ensure proper management of excreta

Minister of State for Environment, Alhaji Ibrahim jibrilEnd to open defecation in sight – Minister Defecation By Ebere Agozie The Federal Government says it is committed to address sanitation challenges, end open defecation and ensure proper management of excreta in the country. Alhaji Ibrahim Jibril, the Minister of State for Environment, said this...

Federal Government distributes mills to end farmers/herdsmen clashes

Chief Audu Ogbe Minister of AgricultureMills By Ginika Okoye The Federal Government has commenced distribution of cattle feed mills and rice milling machines to increase local rice production and end farmers/herdsmen clashes across the country. Chief Audu Ogbeh, the Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, said the move was also to use...

Just In: Teleology takes over 9Mobile, Nasiru Ado Bayero heads board

Teleology takes over 9Mobile, appoints new boardTeleology has formally taken over control of Nigeria’s troubled telecommunication company, 9mobile, by appointing a new board of directors, headed by 54 year-old Nasiru Ado Bayero. Stephane Beuvelet will serve as the acting managing director, according to a statement by Mohammed Edewor, a new...

Madrid confirm Solaris as manager

Santiago Solari: confirmed as Madrid managerInterim Real Madrid manager Santiago Solari was appointed permanent coach on Monday after overseeing a startling upturn in the European champions’ fortunes since he stepped in to replace Julen Lopetegui. “Everything is in order. Real Madrid have worked out his contract and there are no...

Foundation pledges educational support for orphanage in FCT

Deatined Child International Foundation during the visit to the FCT Orphanage pledges Education supportBy Aderogba George Destined Child International Foundation, an Abuja-based Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO) has promised to offer educational empowerment to an orphanage in Abuja. The Foundation said it would carry out the empowerment in French tutoring of the children...

33m Nigerians enroll for National ID card

National Identity CardBy Florence Onuegbu Mr Aliyu Aziz, Director-General of the National Identity Management Commission (NIMC), says 33 million Nigerians have enrolled for the National Identification Number (NIN). Aziz said on Monday said that the commission had stepped up its strategy to fast-track the enrolment of more citizens and provide them...

28-year-old charged with drugging, raping teenager

Justice symbolBy Ngozi Njoku An Ogudu Magistrates’ Court in Lagos on Monday remanded a 28-year-old man, Sunday Young, who allegedly conspired with three others to rape a teenager. Young, who resides on Dele Akingboye Street, Ifako, Gbagada, Lagos, was arraigned on a five-count charge of conspiracy, rape, sexual harassment, sexual assault...

Ethiopian Airlines takes delivery of 8th B777 freighter

Ethiopian Airlines B777 freighterBy Sumaila Ogbaje Ethiopian Airlines says it has taken delivery of the 8th B777 freighter aircraft in its cargo fleet family, for Cargo and Logistics Services, as Africa’s Largest Cargo operator. A statement by Ethiopian Group Chief Executive Officer, Mr Tewolde Gebre-Mariam, on Monday, said the delivery was...

Road accidents claim 36 in Ondo

Members of the FRSC assisting wounded occupant of crashed vehicleBy Muftau  Ogunyemi The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) on Monday said no fewer than 36 persons had died in motor accidents in Ondo state from January till date. Sector Commander of the corps in the state, Mr Rotimi Adeleye, made this...

30 Kwara communities in darkness for 100 years 

Not less than 30 communities in Aawe District of Asa Local Government Area in Kwara are yet to have power supply, over 100 years after their creation. The post 30 Kwara communities in darkness for 100 years  appeared first on News Agency of Nigeria (NAN).

1,801 persons killed in Plateau attacks

Plateau governor LalongBy Peter Amine No fewer than 1,801 persons have been confirmed killed and 50,212 others displaced in recent attacks in Plateau state. The Committee on Resettlement of Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs), set up by the Plateau Government, made the confirmation on Monday. AVM Bala Danbaba (retired), Chairman of the committee,...

N33bn NEMA Report: Group blasts PDP for attacking Osinbajo

Vice President OsinbajoThe Peoples’ Democratic Party (PDP has been berated for attacking Vice President Prof. Yemi Osinbajo over the report of a purported N33 billion corruption allegation in the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA). In a statement issued in Abuja on Sunday, the Coordinator of the Change Support Group, Ibrahim...

China postpones trade on rhino horns, tiger parts

TigerChina has postponed the lifting of a ban on the trade of rhino horn and tiger parts for medicine and other uses. The government said on Monday after a storm of protest from conservation groups over a plan to water down the decades-old prohibition. In October, the State Council issued a...

Ex-President Jonathan, Boss Mustapha, others eulogise late Justice Uche

Late Justice Ijeoma UcheBy Obike Ukoh Former President Goodluck Jonathan, Information and Culture Minister Lai Mohammed, Secretary to Government of the Federation, Boss Mustapha, were among the dignitaries who extolled the virtuous of the late Justice Ijeoma Uche in Abuja on Sunday. Uche, who died at the age of 83, was...

Taliban fighters kill 37 Afghan Policemen

Taliban fighters: overrun Afghan policeman(dpa/NAN) At least 37 local policemen were killed by the Taliban as fighting rage in Afghanistan’s Western Farah Province, local officials said on Monday. Khost, the sole village controlled by the government in Khak-e Safid district, was attacked by Taliban militants while the fight was ongoing, Humaira Ayubi,...

Kenya’s bond, Zimbabwe’s airline for sale

Air Zimbabwe passenger planeKenya will in November sell 20-year amortised infrastructure bond worth 50 billion shillings (489 million dollars) just as Zimbabwe pushes to privatise airline. The proceeds will be used for road, water and energy projects, Central Bank said on Monday. The bond will have an 11.95 per cent coupon,...

Alibaba breaks sales record on Singles Day

Alibaba CEO Daniel Zhang speaks in front of a screen showing total sales at over 213.5 billion yuan (30.7 billion USD) shortly after the end of the 11.11, or “Singles Day” shopping festival. AFP PictureChinese e-commerce giant Alibaba filled a record $30.7 billion in orders on Sunday during its...

Avengers: Infinity War wins big at People’s Choice Awards

Avengers: Infinity War wins Favourite Movie and Favourite Action Movie awardsAvengers: Infinity War was voted Favourite Movie and Favourite Action Movie at the People’s Choice Awards show in Los Angeles Sunday night. Actress Scarlett Johansson, who plays Natasha/Black Widow in the film, was named Favourite Female Movie Star. Danai Gurira, who...

Counting machines malfunction in Florida as vote recount begins

A ballot counting machine in the US: Florida recount suffers glitchesFlorida’s statewide recount has begun after a three-hour delay amid a series of technical glitches with Broward County’s counting machines, elections officials said. One machine failed to register all ballots during a testing period, causing the delay, the South Florida...

Drunk driver hits General Buratai’s car, ADC injured

Lt. General Buratai: official car involved in accident, ADC injuredA suspected drunk driver has hit the official car of Nigeria’s Chief of Army Staff, Lt. General Tukur Buratai. Lucky man, he was not in the car! The Nigerian army reported on its Twitter handle that the accident occurred at...

Qatar pours cash into Palestinian Gaza Strip

Emir of Qatar, Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al-Thani: pours aid into Gaza StripQatar is providing the Palestinian Gaza Strip with millions of dollars in aid for salaries as well as fuel to help ease an electricity crisis, despite deadly clashes between Hamas and Israeli forces. In the latest clash ...

Breaking: Court revokes ex-Abia Gov. Orji Kalu’s bail 

Federal High Court sitting in Lagos revokes the bail of ex-Abia Gov. Orji Kalu who is receiving medical attention abroad, for failure to appear before it. The post Breaking: Court revokes ex-Abia Gov. Orji Kalu’s bail  appeared first on News Agency of Nigeria (NAN).

Zimbabwe struggling national airline for sale

Air Zimbabwe passenger plane(Reuters/NAN) Zimbabwe has invited bids for the state-owned airline as President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s government pushes ahead with a drive to privatise and end state funding to loss-making firms, Air Zimbabwe’s administrator said on Monday. Air Zimbabwe, which owes foreign and domestic creditors more than $300 million, was...

China postpones trade of rhino horns, tiger parts

TigerChina has postponed the lifting of a ban on the trade of rhino horn and tiger parts for medicine and other uses. The government said on Monday after a storm of protest from conservation groups over a plan to water down the decades-old prohibition. In October, the State Council issued a...

Popular Indian Politician Ananth Kumar dies

Late Indian Politician Ananth Kumar(dpa/NAN) A minister in India’s federal cabinet and a senior leader of the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) HN Ananth Kumar, died on Monday, party leaders said. The six-term parliamentarian from Bangalore died at a cancer hospital in New Delhi, BJP spokesman S Shantaram said. The 59-year-old...

How Togolese cook killed Lagos bizman Opeyemi Bademosi

Chief Opeyemi Bademosi: Killed by his Togolese cookBy Mateen Badru/Lagos The Lagos State Police Command has revealed how a Togolese cook, Sunday Adefonou stabbed his boss, Chief Opeyemi Bademosi, to death at his Parkview Estate, Ikoyi, Lagos residence. The suspect, who stabbed Bademosi, CreditSwitch boos, on the chest three times...

Akinroluyo new commander Operation Lafiya Dole in army shake-up

Major General Benson Akinroluyo: new commander of Operation Lafiya DoleBy Johnson Eyiangho The Nigerian Army has redeployed 103 of its senior officers, including the Theatre Commander, Operation Lafiya Dole and replaced him with Maj.General Benson Akinroluyo. Until the new appointment, he was the GOC 3 Division, Jos. Akinroluyo takes over from...

Recount of ballots ordered in Florida

Gillum, Democrats’ Governorship candidate in Florida : recount of ballots orderedThe Florida secretary of state has ordered recounts in two riveting U.S. Senate and governor races, evoking memories of a similar move in 2000 to decide winner of US presidential election. According to CBS News,Secretary Ken Detzner issued...

Ethiopian Airlines returns to Mogadishu, 41 years after

Ethiopian Airllines back on Mogadishu route, 41 years afterEthiopian Airlines (ET) has launched thrice weekly direct passenger flights between Ethiopian capital Addis Ababa and Somalia’s capital, Mogadishu, after a 41 year break, adding momentum to increasing bilateral economic ties. Direct flights between Ethiopia and Somalia were suspended shortly after the...

Turkey shares tape of Khashoggi’s killing

Jamal Khashoggi: Turkey gives audio tape of killing to Saudi Arabia, USA, UK, FranceTurkey has given recordings on the killing of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi to Saudi Arabia, the United States, Germany, France and Britain, President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan said on Saturday. Turkish sources, according to the newspaper Al Sabah,...

French govt. impounds plane with 149 passengers

The impounded Ryanair planePassengers aboard a Ryanair plane headed to London this week were ordered to evacuate by French authorities after it was revealed that the carrier owed a substantial amount of money from 2014. The Ryanair Boeing 737 was impounded and all 149 passengers were told to turn around...

Davido hosts Jamaica dancehall superstar Popcaan

Davido and Jamaican dancehall superstar PopcaanBy Joshua Olomu Jamaican dancehall artiste, singer and songwriter Andre Sutherland, popularly known by his stage name Popcaan, has visited Nigerian award-winning  singer,  Davido in his Lagos home. Popcaan is on a visit to Nigeria during the weekend and  his first port of call  was the...

Violent protest in Israel after local elections

Protest in IsraelA violent protest erupted in Kfar Manda in northern Israel on Saturday morning, involving hundreds of people. Three people were injured and taken to a hospital in Nazareth. A large police force was sent and protesters threw stones at the officers and used fire-works to deter them from...

Adeboye prays for Buhari, Osinbajo

Pastor Mrs AdeboyeBy Abujah Racheal Pastor Mrs Folu Adeboye, the Wife of the General Overseer, Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG), has led thousands of worshipers to pray for President Muhammadu Buhari, and Vice President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo (SAN).They also prayed for those in authority at all levels for God...

Cleaner gets award for honesty

By Ahmed Ubandoma The wife of the President Mrs Aisha Buhari, has presented an award of excellence to a cleaner at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja for returning a lost bag containing money. She is reported to have returned the bag she found in a male toilet. The cleaner, Mary Ishaya,...

NAF neutralises Boko Haram in Talala, Borno

Nigerian Air Force jet bombs Boko Haram camp in BornoBy Doris Esa The Nigerian Air Force says the Air Task Force (ATF) of Operation Lafiya Dole has neutralised several Boko Haram Terrorists (BHTs) in air strikes it conducted at Talala in Borno. Air Commodore Ibikunle Daramola said the operation was carried...

Nigeria ranks 3rd with premature birth globally, says Shinkafi-Bagudu

Dr Zainab Shinkafi-Bagudu (2nd right); Olubunmi Lawal, National President NANPAN (2nd left)By Felicia Imohimi Dr. Zainab Shinkafi-Bagudu, wife of the Kebbi State Governor, says Nigeria is ranked third among 10 top countries with high rate of preterm birth of 773,600. Dr. Shinkafi-Bagudu, who disclosed this in Abuja when the National Association...

Air Force bombs Boko Haram camps in Talala

Nigeria’s Air Force bombs Boko Haram camps in TalalaBy Doris Esa The Nigerian Air Force said the Air Task Force (ATF) of Operation Lafiya Dole has killed several Boko Haram Terrorists (BHTs) in air strikes it conducted at Talala in Borno. Air Commodore Ibikunle Daramola, the NAF Director of Public Relations...

Association decries dearth of radiologists in health system

By Felicia Imohimi The Association of Radiologists of Nigeria (ARIN) has expressed concern over the shortage of radiologists in the health system. It urged the Federal Government to urgently address the dearth because of its importance to the wellbeing of citizens. Dr Kamaldeen Jimoh, Consultant Radiologist and Vice President 1 of ARIN...

Customs confiscates 12 exotic cars

Customs confiscates 12 illegally imported exotic cars, contraband worth N240mBy Evangeline Opara The Federal Operations Unit (FOU) Zone ‘C’ of Nigeria Customs Service in Owerri says it confiscated 12 illegally imported cars and contraband with Duty Paid Value (DPV) of N240 million in the last one week. The Unit Controller, Compt....

Buhari, three governors leave for Paris peace forum

President Buhari departs for Paris Peace ForumPresident Muhammadu Buhari and three governors will leave Abuja on Friday for Paris, France, to participate in the first edition of the Paris Peace Forum. President Buhari will be accompanied to Paris by Governors Aminu Masari of Katsina, Willie Obiano of Anambra, and Kayode...

One person killed in knife-attack in Melbourne

A dead victim of the knife attack in Melbourne Australia and a person being asked to leave the area by policeOne person was killed and two others were injured in a rush hour stabbing rampage in downtown Melbourne Friday, that saw police shoot a knife-wielding suspect near a burning...

Potable water: Group tasks state water boards

Potable water: Group tasks state water boardsBy Tosin Kolade The Development Innovations Group (DIG), an International Organisation, on Thursday, urged the 36 state water boards in the country to ensure provision of potable water for the citizens. Mr Timeyin Uwejamomere, Programme Director of the group made the call during the inauguration of...

Corruption: Rwanda recommends online assets declaration for Nigeria

Mrs Winifred Oyo-Ita, Head of Civil Service of the Federation receiving a gift from Dr. Usta Kaitesi, Deputy, Chief Executive Officer Rwanda Governance Board as Rwanda advises Nigeria to adopt online assets declarationBy Kate Obande-Okewu The Rwandan Governance Board (RGB) says online assets declaration by public office holders is one...

NGO launches lung cancer prevention campaign

Lung cancer: NGO launches sensitisation campaign in FCTBy Joshua Olomu Move Against Cancer Africa (MACA), a cancer advocacy NGO, on Thursday, rolled out lung cancer preventionawareness programme in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT). Mr Caleb Egwuenu, the Project Director of MACA, told  News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on the sideline of...

DSS arrests high-profile criminals, killers of Kaduna Chief

DSS speaks on Nnamdi Kanu’s escapeThe Department of State Service (DSS) recently arrested suspects in high profile crimes, including those allegedly involved in the abduction and killing of the traditional ruler of Adara Chiefdom, HRH Maiwada Galadima. The arrest of the suspected killers of Galadima was made possible with collaboration...

Nigerian traders hail Buhari, ECOWAS for reopening shops in Ghana

Nigerian traders hail Buhari, ECOWAS for reopening shops in GhanaBy Isaac Aregbesola The Nigerian Union of Traders Association Ghana (NUTAG), has commended President Mohammadu Buhari-led government, ECOWAS, Ghanaian authority and others for their intervention in the reopening of Nigerians shops in Ghana. The President of NUTAG, Mr Chukwuemeka Nnaji, said this...

Lagos-Ibadan rail can run on electric in future (Video)

Nigeria Railway CorporationThe ongoing Lagos-Ibadan standard gauge rail project can be converted to electric train in future, the Nigerian Railway Corporation (NRC), has assured Nigerians. Mr Jerry Oche, the Railway District Manager of the Nigerian Railway Corporation, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Wednesday in Lagos that the...

Broadband: NCC raises alarm over vandalism of infrastructure 

NCC building in AbujaBy Perpetual Onuegbu Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has warned against vandalism of telecommunication infrastructure, stressing that the act is compromising Federal Government’s efforts toward achieving 30 per cent broadband penetration in 2018. Miss Helen Obi, the commission’s Head of Zonal Operations in Niger, said this at a one-day sensitisation...

Minister calls for high sense of responsibility in information circulation

From left: Editor In-Chief, News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), Mr Idris Abdulrahman; Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed; and the Managing Director of NAN, Mr Bayo Onanuga, during the Minister’s visit to NAN Headquarters in Abuja. Albert Otu/BJO/NANBy Abolade Ogundimu The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai...

Poor border town development responsible for conflict, insecurity—Sen. Gumel

Senator GumelBy Cecilia Ijuo Sen. Abdullahi Gumel has said that poor development and lack of social amenities at the border towns across the country were major reasons for continued conflicts and insecurity. Gumel, Chairman Senate Committee on States and Local Governments, made this assertion in an interview with newsmen at the...

President Buhari commends APU for promoting democracratic culture

From left: Chairperson, Women Committee, African Parliamentarian Union/ Senate President Zimbabwe Parliament, Mrs Mabel Chinomona; ECOWAS Commission President, Jean-Claude Brou; Senate President Bukola Saraki; President Muhammadu Buhari and Chairperson, Executive Committee, African Parliamentarian Union, Cassama Cipriano during the Opening Ceremony of the 41ST Conference of African Parliamentary Union in...

USA now world’s biggest crude oil producer

Crude oil production in the USA reaches world record highThe United States is now the world’s biggest crude oil producer, pushing Russia and Saudi Arabia to the back seat. In the week ending November, the U.S. crude production hit a whopping 11.6 million bpd, according to Energy Information Administration (EIA)...

College workers settle for 70% salary against downsizing

Emmanuel Alayande College of Education: Staff to get 70 per cent salary in place of downsizingBy Akeem Abas In a bid to resolve issues of salary payment, staff unions in Emmanuel Alayande College of Education (EACOED) Oyo, have settled for payment of 70 per cent salary against downsizing the workforce. This...

Photos: Saraki hosts Speaker of Ghanaian Parliament

Saraki with the Speaker of Ghanaian Parliament and wife in AbujaThe President of the Senate Dr Bukola Saraki on Wednesday, hosted the Speaker of the Ghanaian Parliament Prof. Aaron Mike Ocquaye. Saraki received the speaker of the West African nation along with his wife Alberta on the sidelines of the...

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