Jonathan ‘unaware’ of Cambridge Analytica campaign role — Nigeria — The...

Former President Goodluck Jonathan. Nigerian former President Goodluck Jonathan “wasn’t aware” of any use of Cambridge Analytica in his 2015 bid for re-election, his spokesman said Thursday. The Nigerian government is probing claims that Cambridge Analytica, a British-based political consultancy, illegally used Facebook data in past election campaigns. In a press statement...

Tecno says Nigeria is biggest market in Africa despite challenges

Mobile phonesMobile phone brand, Tecno Mobile, on Thursday described Nigeria as the biggest market in Africa in spite of some challenges. Mr Andy Yan, Vice President, Transsion Holdings, parent company of Tecno Mobile, made the assertion in Lagos at Tecno’s Global Spring Launch. Tecno unveiled Camon X Pro smartphone at the...

Buhari delays trip to stop Oyegun’s ‘extension plot’

President for NEC meeting Chair pins hope on Lalong’s report Proponents of tenure extension for All Progressives Congress (APC) Chairman John Odigie-Oyegun and others seem to be adamant, The Nation learnt yesterday. There is a plot to create a stalemate and dump President Muhammadu Buhari’s and the APC governors’ decision on National...

UK paper releases Cambridge Analytica’s anti-Buhari video

Video by Cambridge Analytica hired by Jonathan campaign group portrays him as an Islamic zealot, violent, Sharia supporter etc The Guardian of London has published the video used by Cambridge Analytica to influence, unsuccessfully, the Nigerian presidential election in 2015. The video, which was obtained from the...

Audience is one of social media influencers challenges ―RhajiKasco

THE social media is not just a place for people to meet but a platform for marketing too. In an interview with Tribune Online, Rhaji Kazeem (a.k.a RhajiKasco), a social media influencer who prefers being referred as “PR man” discussed his journey so far in the business of promoting...

Ebuehi Sure Super Eagles Will Reach World Cup Second Round

ADO Den Haag right-back Tyronne Ebuehi is certain the Super Eagles will reach the knockout stages of the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia, reports Completesportsnigeria.com. Nigeria will face Iceland, Croatia and Argentina in Group D at the World Cup in Russia. Ebuehi who has made three international appearances for Gernot...

Funke Eti, Seun Oloketuyi, other celebrities storm the trinity school for...

Though it was meant to be their 3rd inter-house sport festival but the management and staffs of the Trinty School got more than they bargain for as many celebrities from and within storm the ifako stadium beside Ifako General Hospital, Lagos. CEO of Best of Nollywood Seun Oloketuyi and Nollywood...

Group hails Ambode on infrastructure – Punch Newspapers

Afeez Hanafi A group, Lagos Development Initiative, has endorsed Governor Akinwunmi Ambode for second term, saying infrastructure development in the state under his watch is outstanding. The group Chairman, Alhaji Omolola Shittu, said the endorsement followed a close assessment of the governor’s performance, which he described as “impressive.” Shittu, according to a...

Agbeyi commends Okowa on Abigborodo road project

By Gab EjuwaChairman of Abigborodo community, Warri North Local Government Area of Delta State, Mr. Monday Agbeyi, has commended Governor Ifeanyi Okowa over his resolve to complete the ongoing Abigborodo Road project. •OkowaIn a chat with journalists during the commissioning of Alema Model College, Abigborodo, Agbeyi said the...

ERGP focus labs achieved 80% success in 3 weeks – Osinbajo

by Cynthia Egboboh, Abuja | April 5, 2018 7:01 pm Yemi Osinbajo, Vice President of Nigeria on Thursday declared that the Economic Recovery and Growth Plan (ERGP) focus labs has achieved 80%...

Kachikwu Puts Nigeria’s Current Under-recovery from Petrol Importation at N1.4tn

Ibe Kachikwu Chineme Okafor in AbujaThe Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Dr. Ibe Kachikwu, on Thursday disclosed that Nigeria currently records about N1.4 trillion yearly as under-recovery from its importation and sale of petrol at the government regulated pump price of N145 per litre.Speaking at a meeting...

Army Chief Approves Special Promotion For 3,729 Troops

File Photo  The Chief of Army Staff, Lieutenant General Tukur Buratai, has approved the special promotion for 3,729 troops of Operation Lafiya Dole.Director Army Public Relations, Brigadier General Texas Chukwu, announced this in a statement on Thursday.According to him, troops captured in the special promotion are...

Nerveless Arsenal hammer CSKA to move towards Europa League semis —...

CSKA Moscow’s Nigerian striker Ahmed Musa (R) is unsuccessful with this shot past Arsenal’s French defender Laurent Koscielny during the UEFA Europa League first leg quarter-final football match between Arsenal and CSKA Moscow at the Emirates Stadium in London on April 5, 2018. Ben STANSALL / AFP Arsenal romped towards...

Buhari: Count me out of religious bias

President Buhari receives in audience Arewa Pastors Non-Denominational Initiative for Peace in State HouseNigeria’s President, Muhammadu Buhari says he has never been religious bias, saying people are merely playing politics with it for selfish gains. Receiving a delegation of the Arewa Pastors Non-Denominational Initiative for Peace in Nigeria led by...

Armed robbers raid banks, kill policemen in Kwara

It was learnt that the bandits, who operated for about an hour, entered the town around 4:45pm and operated till about 5:40pm as they first reportedly blocked roads from both Ilorin and Osogbo ends. They were said to  escape through Igosun, a neighbouring community with their loot . It was also...

Ensuring Compliance With Road Use Standards In Nigeria — Leadership Nigeria...

At a one-day public enlightenment event on developments in the road sector held in Abuja, recently, stakeholders were urged to adopt a change of attitude to use of roads and comply with road use regulations and signs. ABAH ADAH reports. Over the years, Nigeria has had no good record in...

Kachikwu calls for cleaner fuel for transportation

  Kachikwu calls for cleaner fuel for transportation By Edith Ike- Eboh Minister of State for Petroleum Resources,  Dr Ibe Kachikwu,  says there is the need for the country to intensify effort  to shift  to alternative  source of energy  to tackle transportation needs of citizens. Kachikwu disclosed...

Gunmen kill a village head, 7 others in Kaduna

GUNMEN have killed a Village Head and 7 others in two separate attacks that occurred in Chikun and Jema’a local government areas of Kaduna State.These attacks were coming less than 48 hours when the Minister of Interior, General Abdulrahman Dambazau assured the people of the state the federal government...

Democratic consolidation: Buhari’s rare example

One undeniable feature of President Muhammadu Buhari-led government is its tendency to skip the scripts, and roll out new plots and twists that both amuse and stun the public. While this proclivity has featured prominently in his government’s interaction with the public at national and international levels, nothing could...

Europa: Musa, Iwobi In Action As Arsenal Spank CSKA Moscow; Atletico,...

Arsenal moved a step closer to securing a place in the semi-finals of the UEFA Europa League after securing a comfortable 4-1 win against Russian club CSKA Moscow in the first leg of their quarter-final tie at the Emirates Stadium on Thursday. Aaron Ramsey and Alexandre Lacazette scored a brace...

Troops Eliminate 21 Zamfara Armed Bandits

soldiers Troops Eliminate 21  Zamfara Armed Bandits Troops of 232 Battalion Zuru while on clearance patrol on Wednesday 4 April 2018, encounter armed bandits and neutralize 21 at Tunga Daji in Anka Local Government Area of Zamfara State. During the fierce battle many bandits escaped with gun shot wounds to the top...

We Increased Train Fare Because Rich People Use It More Than...

Rotimi Amaechi, minister for transportation, says the train fares between Kaduna and Abuja was increased because majority of those using the service are rich. Speaking on Thursday at the 3rd edition of the Kaduna Investment Summit, Amaechi said the intention of the president towards the railway was to transport poor...

Buratai approves special promotion for 3,729 soldiers – Punch Newspapers

The Chief of Army Staff, Lt.-Gen. Tukur Buratai has approved the release of special promotion for 3,729 troops of Operation Lafiya Dole,  who participated in Operation Deep Punch II in the Sambisa Forest. A statement issued by Brig.-Gen Texas Chukwu, on Thursday, said the promotion was in recognition of the...

Fuludu to chair Anirah football tourney

EX-Super Eagles international, Edema Fuludu, has been appointed to chair the 2018 Felix Anirah Football Tournament, FAFT, which will feature club sides from Nigeria’s premier league and second division in Edo and Delta states. Other members of the committee include Mr. Egho Dave,  1st Vice National President, Nigerian...

FG yet to conclude on closure of mission in Ukraine –...

by LAIDE AKINBOADE-ORIERE | April 5, 2018 7:06 pm Permanent Secretary of Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Olukunle Bamgbose, on Thursday, said the Federal Government was yet to make final conclusion...

We Didn’t Approve $350m Kaduna Loan Request, Lawmakers Say

John Shiklam in KadunaFollowing the rejection of Kaduna State’s $350 million World Bank loan request by the Senate, some members of the House of Representatives from the state have dissociated themselves from recent statements credited to one of their colleagues castigating the Senate for its action.The lawmakers also...

$1bn Military Fund: Stan-Labo Says Fayose Is ‘Ignorant’

Colonel Hassan Stan-Labo (rtd) and Governor Ayodele Fayose  A retired military officer, Colonel Hassan Stan-Labo, believes Governor Ayodele Fayose is being ignorant of why President Muhammadu Buhari approved the sum of $1billion for the purchase of military equipment.The security expert said this with utmost respect to...

German court refuses to extradite Puigdemont on rebellion charge — World...

Catalonia’s deposed leader Carles Puigdemont / AFP PHOTO / Lehtikuva / Martti Kainulainen / Finland OUT A German court on Thursday refused Spain’s request to extradite Catalan ex-leader Carles Puigdemont on a rebellion charge following his arrest in Germany last month, ordering his release on bail pending a hearing on...

Another Nigerian teenager stabbed to death in London

An 18-year-old Nigerian teenager, Israel Ogunsola has been stabbed to death in Hackney, London on Wednesday night.The deceased was said to be Facebook friends with a teenage girl killed in London earlier this week, Sky News reports. Ogunsola was said to have approached police suffering from knife wounds shortly before 8pm...

Nigerian boxers crash out of Commonwealth Games

Osita Umeh suffered defeat in the male welterweight 69kg boxing event on Thursday as he was outclassed by India’s Manoj Kumar at the Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast, Australia. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Kumar dominated in all the three rounds to secure a 5-0 unanimous decision...

Shukari-Mashamari Rice Farmers Association Recommends Dr. Abiso Kabir For National Merit Award...

Shukari- Mashamari rice farmers association Wholeheartedly wish to recommend Alhaji Dr Abiso kabir the MD/CEO of Wal-Wanne and Sons limited for the award of  National merit award of the Officer of the Order of Niger (OON). This is coming in view of his uncommon excellence which he has demonstrated...

PDP condemns $1bn security funds approval without NASS  

PDP logo By Emmanuel Oloniruha The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has condemned Federal Executive Council (FEC) approval of one billion dollars to procure military equipment to fight insurgency without recourse to the National Assembly. The party made the condemnation in a statement by its National Publicity Secretary, Mr Kola Ologbondiyan,...

I didn’t attack Bill Gate, but not wrong doing so ―el-Rufai

GOVERNOR Nasir Ahmad El-Rufai has explained that he did not attack the founder of Microsoft, Mr Bill Gate over Nigeria’s economic recovery and growth plan.This was even as he insisted that Gate got it wrong in his opinion on which tier of government should investment in education and healthcare.Speaking...

Lamentations over Enugu Timber Market fire outbreaks

It has been recurring over time. Traders at the Enugu timber market, the largest in the East, are at pains over the latest fire outbreak that engulfed the market. KENNETH OFOMA reports from Enugu   For traders at the popular Enugu Timber Market, March 3, 2018, would remain a day of...

FRANCE VS NIGERIA: Super Falcons Recent Scorecard Vs European Teams

The Super Falcons of Nigeria will take on France in an international friendly on Friday. Completesportsnigeria.com’s HANIFAT MUSTAPHA reviews the African champions results in their last five encounters against European teams… Nigeria 1-1 Sweden (China 2007: Group B) Super Falcons’ first opponents at the 2007 FIFA Women’s World Cup were Sweden. The opening...

Gombe EFCC office Secures 10 Conviction in 3 months

EFCC Gombe EFCC office Secures 10 Conviction in  3 months The Gombe Zonal office of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC secured ten convictions for various offences related to economic and financial crimes and recovered a total sum of N130m in the first quarter of 2018. This was disclosed today by...

Muslim lawyers reject new FCT court dress code – Punch Newspapers

Oladimeji Ramon The Muslim Lawyers’ Association of Nigeria has rejected the new directive given by the High Court of the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja on how lawyers should dress. According to MULAN, the FCT High Court had in a press release on March 28, 2018 “prohibited the use of any apparel...

Women protest, say our husbands abandon us for over 6 yrs...

Lagos – Hundreds of women from Alaba-Oro, Mosafejo and Amukoko area of Lagos on Thursday stormed the Marina headquarters of Eko Electricity Distribution Company (EKEDC), protesting over six years epileptic power supply.Delta Women protest rape by herdsmenThe all-women protesters prevented workers and visitors from entering EKEDC premises and caused...

N1.5trn social investment project a failure – Senate

by OWEDE AGBAJILEKE, Abuja | April 5, 2018 7:35 pm The Senate on Thursday described the implementation of the N1.5 triilion National Social Investment Programme as a failure. The upper legislative chamber...

I Will Prioritise Education in Gombe if Elected, says Barde

Muhammad Barde Jonathan EzeGovernorship aspirant of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Gombe State, Muhammad Barde, has promised to pay special attention on education and ensure that all tiers of institutions are equipped with adequate manpower and conducive learning environment.Barde noted that world class education is needed to...

Fayose Faults Buhari Over Approval Of $1bn Military Fund

Ekiti State Governor Ayodele Fayose  The Ekiti State Governor, Ayodele Fayose has faulted President Muhhamadu Buhari’s approval of $1billion to fight Boko Haram.The governor while addressing journalists in Ado, the Ekiti State capital, on Thursday insisted that the approval defies due process, and believes it is...

Navy hands over two impounded vessels to EFCC

Nigerian Navy The Nigerian Navy Ship (NNS) DELTA on Thursday handed over two impounded ocean-going vessels to the officials of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) in Warri. The Executive Officer of NNS Delta, Navy Capt. Festus Adewuyi, handed over the vessels, MT Aisha and MT Hauwa to EFCC on...

PDP condemns approval of $1bn security funds without NASS

National AssemblyThe Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has condemned Federal Executive Council (FEC) approval of one billion dollars to procure military equipment to fight insurgency without recourse to the National Assembly. The party made the condemnation in a statement by its National Publicity Secretary, Mr Kola Ologbondiyan, on Thursday in Abuja. The money is to...

Two die, three injured in Lagos-Sagamu expressway accident

Road traffic accident on Lagos – Sagamu expressway has left two persons dead and three others injured on Thursday morning. The accident which involved a Golf car marked FKJ 764 XB, a mini truck with registration number ABG 352 ZD and unmarked bus carrying musical equipment, occurred when the bus ran into the mini truck in...

Edo Rep Member Trains 230 Constituents On Skills — Leadership Nigeria...

A Federal lawmaker, Mr Johnson Oghuma, on Thursday stated that 230 members of his constituents have been trained by the National Directorate of Employment (NDE) and other private organisations on various skills. Oghuma who represents Etsako Federal Constituency in the National Assembly, disclosed this in a chat with newsmen on Wednesday...

Melaye heads to Supreme Court over planned recall

Sen. Dino Melaye battles for survival Wandoo Sombo Sen. Dino Melaye, representing Kogi West in the Senate, is in serious battle to retain his seat in the red chamber following a suit he filed at the Supreme Court, seeking an order restraining the INEC from proceeding with...

Buhari denies religious bias claim against FG

PRESIDENT Muhammadu Buhari has denied that his administration has religious bias following what he said were accusations from some quarters.Receiving a delegation of the Arewa Pastors Non-Denominational Initiative for Peace in Nigeria led by Bishop John Abu Richard, President Buhari said: “Some voices, for political or ethnic reasons, are...

Smartphone shipment to Nigeria up by 20% in 2017

Nigeria recorded a 19.9 per cent increase in the number of smartphones shipped into the country in the fourth quarter of 2017, New Telegraph has learnt.This figure also shows increased spending on smartphones by Nigerians, according to a report by global technology research and consulting firm, IDC.   The study also...

Oshoala “Sad, Pained” To Miss Super Falcons Vs France Friendly

By Johnny Edward: Super Falcons striker Asisat Oshoala has expressed her disappointment at missing out on the team’s international friendly against France on Friday in Le Mans, reports Completesportnigeria.com. Oshoala was left out of the squad of 18 players to face France in the Falcons first game in over 15 months. The...

Oil Theft : Nigerian Navy Hands Over Two Vessels to EFCC

Oil Theft : Nigerian Navy Hands Over Two Vessels to EFCC  The Nigerian Navy,  NNS Delta today April 5, 2018 handed over two vessels allegedly involved in illegal oil bunkering to the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC,  for further investigation and possible prosecution. Speaking at the handing over ceremony in...

Who commands more respect and more influence: Actors or actresses?

The movie industry in Nigeria, popularly called Nollywood, is filled with different controversies that have been circulated in the media and in social circles in town. Many referred to Nollywood as the most scandalous industry in the entertainment sector, especially with the activities of most of the actresses and...

Buhari’s administration is God sent, Lai Mohammed says – Punch Newspapers

The Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, has said the President Muhammadu Buhari-led administration is “God sent.” He noted that the administration has achieved much in less than three years, saying, “We are proud of our records. It does not matter what the naysayers are saying.” He added that the administration has...

Christian leaders reject Buhari’s second term bid

A religious group United Christian Leaders Eagle Eye Forum (UCLEEF) has rejected calls in some quarters especially from the Governors of the All Progressives Congress (APC), urging President Muhammadu Buhari to run for a second term. The group through its National Chairman, Pastor Aminchi Habu, rejected the calls on Thursday...

Twitter: 1 million accounts suspended for ‘terrorism promotion’

by Bill Okonedo | April 5, 2018 6:31 pm Twitter said Thursday it has suspended over one million accounts for “promotion of terrorism” since 2015, claiming its efforts have begun to make the...

Pregnant Women Protest Hike in Maternal Care Charges in Ondo

By James Sowole in AkureExpectant mothers in Akure, the Ondo State capital, Thursday embarked on a protest at the state Specialist Hospital over what they called the hike in maternal care fees. The protest resulted in the disruption of activities at the hospital.The pregnant women, who accused...

PDP Asks Nigerians To Reject $1bn Military Fund Approval

 The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has asked Nigerians to reject and resist the recent approval of $1billion by President Muhammadu Buhari to fight the insurgency in the northeast.The PDP is alleging that the APC is planning to use the money to finance President Buhari’s interests...

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