Nigeria to open new consulate in Benin Republic

Nigeria would soon establish a consulate in northern part of Benin Republic to provide diplomatic services to its citizens in the area, Nigeria’s Ambassador in Cotonou, Kayode Oguntuase, has said. He told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Thursday in Cotonou that the new consulate would be established to...

Coal mine accident kills six in West Georgia

At least six miners were killed and three others seriously injured in a coal mine accident in Western Georgia’s Tkibuli on Thursday, According to the country’s Interior Ministry. A preliminary investigation showed that the deformation of walls in a tunnel at the Mindeli coal mine caused a ceiling to collapse,...

NUJ Ta Na Kan Ba Mambobinta 50 Horo Kan Na’ura Mai...

A jiya Laraba ne kungiyar ‘yan jarida ta kasa reshen jihar Bauchi ta fara ba da horo kan ilimin na’ura mai kwakwalwa da yanda ake iya sarrafa ta ta hanyoyin da suka shafi dan jarida da kuma aikin na jarida a wannan zamanin. Wannan horon dai hadin guiwa ne...

MAN decries 14% lending rate

  Manufacturers decry 14% lending By Ige Adekunle Mr Wale Adegbite, Chairman, Manufacturers Association of Nigeria (MAN)  Ogun Chapter, on Thursday expressed disappointment over the Monetary Policy Committee (MPR) ‘s decision to retain all the monetary policy rates. Adegbite expressed his view in an interview with the...

Man to die by hanging for stealing beer, cigarettes, phones

A man, Raji Babatunde, has been sentenced to death by an Ado Ekiti High Court for robbing one Alhaji Mudsahiru Bello of two Nokia phones and one Tecno phone while armed with axe and cutlass.Raji Babatunde was also convicted for robbing one Oladele Femi of one bottle of Star...

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.  ...

Are the Super Eagles ready for the World Cup?

The post Are the Super Eagles ready for the World Cup? appeared first on Complete Sports Nigeria. https://www.completesportsnigeria.com/are-the-super-eagles-ready-for-the-world-cup/

Lagos moves to tackle arms proliferation, gender crimes, others

…Convenes security summitThe Lagos state government on Wednesday said plans have been firmed up to convene a security summit, where a comprehensive strategy and homegrown solutions will be developed by critical stakeholders to myriads of security challenges confronting the State such as cultism, drug abuse, gender-based crimes, arms proliferation,...

Court jails 52-year-old actor for killing animals – Punch Newspapers

An Indian court on Thursday jailed Bollywood superstar Salman Khan for five years for killing endangered animals on a hunting trip. Prosecution lawyer Mahipal Bishnoi told reporters outside the court in the Rajasthan city of Jodhpur: “The court has given a five-year jail term and fined Salman Khan 10,000 rupees...

2019: Anglican Bishop, APC chieftain fault Okorocha’s move

By Chidi Nkwopara OWERRI—BISHOP of the Anglican Diocese of Egbu, Rt. Rev. Geoffrey Okorafor, says “Governor Rochas Okorocha has not only failed God, but has also disappointed the citizenry.” OkorochaThis is as a chieftain of All Progressives Congress, APC and Okorocha’s former aide, Dr. Theodore Ekechi, described...

Julius Maada Bio sworn in as new Sierra Leone president

by Bill Okonedo | April 5, 2018 10:17 am Opposition candidate and former military junta leader, Julius Maada Bio was sworn in as Sierra Leone’s new president late on Wednesday, just hours after...

More Facts Emerge on How Cambridge Analytica Used Violent Video Before...

Whistle-blower says firm directed AggregateIQ to target voters with Islamophobic video in 2015 Cambridge Analytica sought to influence the Nigerian presidential...

Bollywood Star, Salman Khan Guilty Of Killing Rare Antelopes

Indian Bollywood actor Salman Khan arrives at a court to hear the verdict in the long-running wildlife poaching case against him in Jodhpur on April 5, 2018. Photo Credit: AFP  Bollywood Superstar, Salman Khan, was found guilty Thursday of killing endangered wildlife nearly two decades ago,...

Former soldier Bio wins Sierra Leone vote but opponent vows to...

Julius Maada Bio (L) takes the oath of office as new president of Sierra Leone on April 4, 2018 in Freetown, Sierra Leone. Sierra Leone’s opposition challenger Julius Maada Bio secured his first term in office as a civilian Wednesday when he was declared the winner of a controversial...

Putin’s re-election: Vietnamese minister expects stability of Eurasian continent

President Vladimir Putin of RussiaRussian President Vladimir Putin’s re-election will contribute to the stability of the Eurasian continent and prosperous development of Russia, Ngo Xuan Lich, the defense minister of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam, said on Thursday. “The result of the recent election has shown the confidence and inspiration...

Liverpool stun Manchester City with 3-0 win at Anfield

Liverpool ripped apart Manchester City with three goals inside the opening 31 minutes as they won their UEFA Champions League quarter-final first leg tie 3-0 on Wednesday. Anfield has witnessed many memorable European nights over the years and this will take its place among the most spectacular. A simply devastating first-half...

Tiger Woods Starts Masters With Leishman, Fleetwood — Leadership Nigeria Newspapers

Tiger Woods will begin his first Masters in three years on Thursday at 10:42 a.m. ET along with Australia’s Marc Leishman and England’s Tommy Fleetwood. Defending champion Sergio Garcia will be in the group at 10:53 a.m., joined by Justin Thomas, who won the PGA Championship, and U.S. Amateur...

Illinois town bans assault rifles, high-capacity magazines

Rifle banned in Illinois An Illinois town has voted to ban the possession and manufacture of assault weapons and large capacity magazines. The ordinance signed by the Chicago suburb of Deerfield bans semiautomatic rifles with a fixed magazine and a capacity to hold more than 10 rounds...

Ondo govt gives priority to recovery of outstanding loans

THE Ondo State Government says it will vigorously pursue the recovery of outstanding loans from the debtors to enable others to benefit from its soft loan scheme.Mr Robert Omogbeminiyi, the Senior Special Assistant on Micro-Credit, Small and Medium Enterprises, made this known at the inaugural meeting with members of...

Kalu endows N100m Chair for UI’s best students

…urges Olubadan to rally support for Buhari’s administration   Former governor of Abia State, Dr. Orji Uzor Kalu, yesterday announced a N100 million Endowment Chair for the benefit and empowerment of four overall best graduating students in some faculties of the University of Ibadan (UI), commencing from November this...

Argentine FA Backs Sampaoli To Lead Albiceleste To World Cup Despite...

President of the Argentina Football Association, Claudio Tapia, has backed the much criticised national team head coach Jorge Sampaoli to lead the team to a respectable outing at the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia despite La Albiceleste’s embarrassing 6-1 defeat to Spain in a friendly game...

Niger governor does not deserve another term -Umoru

John Adams , Minna Senator David Umoru represents Niger- East senatorial district at the National Assembly on the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC) . He speaks on a wide range of issues, including the security situation in the country, the...

Reversing Nigeria’s looming demographic disaster – Punch Newspapers

Joel Nwokeoma  The startling and scary conclusions of a study on Nigeria released last week by the British Council should ordinarily provoke every responsible government into deep introspection and action. Though not entirely novel, yet, the study’s findings that the country is on the “cusp of a demographic disaster” unless...

Getting business loans from banks Skye Bank (2)

By Emeka Anaeto, Business Editor Last week, we started discussion on Skye Bank loan offers to SME customers, and like other banks we discussed in several editions, the discussions on Skye Bank will address their various products and services in the weeks ahead. We discussed the bank’s...

Fidson Healthcare’s organic expansion into new products delivers earnings growth

by BALA AUGIE | April 5, 2018 1:42 am Fidson Healthcare Plc’s organic expansion into new products category has delivered sustainable earnings growth for the company. The drug maker continues to utilize...

Buhari Okays Release of $1bn from ECA to Fight Insecurity

Muhammadu Buhari • FG silent on approvals by state assemblies • Fayose insists funds meant for president’s re-election bid Omololu Ogunmade in Abuja

APC Is Passing Through Death Throes – PDP

 The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has alleged that the All Progressives Congress (APC) is passing through death throes and pre-election trauma.The opposition party made the accusation on Wednesday in a statement by its National Publicity Secretary, Mr Kola Ologbondiyan.It also claimed that the alleged confusion,...

John Boyega On Toke Makinwa: "Who Is That?"

Hollywood actor, John Boyega has been addressing different issues since his arrival to Nigeria. At an interview in Cool FM, OAPs Kaylah Oniwoh and Daddy Freeze used the opportunity to bring up the rift that happened between Boyega's bodyguard and media personality Toke Makinwa at a restaurant in January this...

Rangers presents perfect gift to Manager with 3-0 win over Yobe...

Rangers FCRangers International Football Club of Enugu pummeled Yobe Desert Stars 3-0 in the Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) match day 15 played in Enugu. The victory was a huge birthday present to the team’s General Manager, Davison Owumi, who turns 58 today. Ajani Ibrahim brace in 23rd and 43rd minute,...

Real Madrid Foundation SC begins with 300 kids

ABOUT 300 kids registered yesterday for the maiden edition of the Real Madrid Foundation Soccer Clinic, which began at the Campos Mini Stadium, Lagos. Organisers of the event, SPR Luxury Limited stated that the number of participants would rise as more kids have continued to come to the venue for...

Are You Suffering From Premature Ejaculation, Weak Erection, Sexual Infection, Weak...

It is no longer news that quite a lot of men suffer from weak erection, quick ejaculation and small manhood or the three of them It is a common problem preventing many men from enjoying a full sex life and damaging their self-esteem. Every man wants to be a champion in...

Photos:Maada Bio sworn-in as Sierra Leone’s president

Julius Maada Bio: takes the oath of office as Sierra Leone’s new president Sierra Leone’s newly elected leader,  Julius Maada Bio was sworn in as  president late on Wednesday, just hours after the elections commission announced his victory in a tight run-off poll. Maada Bio, the opposition...

Port workers, users panic over plan to close Apapa bridge

Workers and port users alike have expressed fear over the planned closure of the major link bridge connecting Apapa to Ijora, Surulere and beyond, stating that alternative routes ought to have been completed before such move is considered.Speaking to Nigerian Tribune exclusively, Alhaji Shuaibu Hassan, a port worker who...

Obasanjo rues impunity in government

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has expressed concerns over the continued impunity in government at all levels. He said that Nigeria must be sanitized with right leadership and governance mechanisms. He also declared that those who have tried to run the country aground with impunity would be judged by God....

NPFL: Red-Hot Lokosa Hits Goal No.14, Lobi Stay Top, Flavour Cheers...

By Adeboye Amosu: New sensation Junior Lokosa grabbed a brace to increase his goal haul for the season to 14 as Kano Pillars thrashed FC IfeanyiUbah 4-0 in a Nigeria Professional Football League match day 15 fixture at the Sani Abacha Stadium on Wednesday, reports Completesportsnigeria.com. Lokosa is now nine goals...

In a deft move, APC Govs align with Buhari — Daily...

.Make U-turn on tenure elongation of outgoing NWC · Back President over need for elective convention · No, NEC has final say – Odigie-OyegunIn a dexterous move to save the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) and to play safe against possible backlash with the presidency, 24 state governors elected...

FG demands justice for Rep’s son killed in UK – Punch...

The Federal Government has demanded justice from the UK Government on the killing of a Nigerian, Mr. Abraham Badru, by a gunman in London. The Senior Special Assistant to the President on Foreign Affairs and Diaspora, Mrs. Abike Dabiri-Erewa, made the demand in a statement by her media aide, Mr....

Experts call for improved students’ accommodation

By Oghenefego Obaebor IN a move to uplift the standard of accommodation of university students in Nigeria, experts have called on concerned agencies to look into the possibility of students getting convenient accommodations close to their schools to improve their living conditions and enhance assimilation rate, as proximity...

Nigeria’s fertiliser production hits 2.22m metric tonnes – NSIA

by Editor | April 5, 2018 1:42 am The Nigeria Sovereign Investment Authority (NSIA), says its investment in promoting local farming is yielding results as production of made-in-Nigeria fertiliser has presently hit...

US, UK Envoys Meet with Otedola, Discuss Investment Opportunities

Femi Otedola and Stuart Symington Obinna Chima United States Ambassador to Nigeria Stuart Symington and his UK counterpart Ambassador Paul Arkwright have paid...

Two Own-goals Help Barcelona Dominate Roma

Barcelona’s Argentinian forward Lionel Messi celebrates after AS Roma scored an own goal during the UEFA Champions League quarter-final first leg football match at the Camp Nou Stadium in Barcelona on April 4, 2018. Filippo MONTEFORTE / AFP  Barcelona can start planning for the Champions League...

Survey shows Nigerians want Enyeama in goal for Super Eagles

Vincent Enyeama Since the news that Carl Ikeme was diagnosed with acute leukemia filtered in July last year, Super Eagles’ coaches have been thrust into an unending search for a solid replacement for the Wolves’ goalkeeper. Ikechukwu Ezenwa was handed the glove during the Super Eagles World Cup qualifiers. The...

Sen. Abubakar Bukar’s body committed to mother earth in Daura

Senator Mustapha BukarThe remains of Sen. Mustapha Bukar have been buried in Daura, Katsina state, on Wednesday. Bukar’s body was committed to earth at the Daura central cemetery at 6.14 p.m. The state Governor, Alhaji Aminu Masari, who led people to the burial, described the death of the senator as an...

Oyegun loses extension bid as Buhari stays firm

Advocates of extended tenure for All Progressives Congress (APC) chairman John Odigie-Oyegun and others have lost their battle. President Muhammadu Buhari’s insistence on due process and the failure to get more governors into the pro-extension plot forced its few supporters to back down, it was learnt yesterday. At a meeting with...

Form Cooperative Groups To Access Loans — Leadership Nigeria Newspapers

  Kebbi  state governor , Senator Abubakar Atiku Bagudu has advised small business owners to form cooperative societies in order to benefit from government’s financial assistance to boost their businesses. Bagudu gave the advice while fielding questions from newsmen in Birnin Kebbi shortly after inter acting with small business owners...

Rangers Int’l pummel Yobe Desert Stars

Rangers Int’l football club of Enugu By Nicholas obisike Rangers International Football Club of Enugu pummelled Desert Stars of Yobe 3-0 in the Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) match day 15 played in Enugu. The victory was a huge birthday present to the team’s General Manager, Davison...

Of Inalu and lesson of heeding to instructions

A review of Ween Chukusa’s book, Inalu and the Mystery Palm, by Segun Adebayo.INALU and the Mystery Palm is assessed as a product of innate ability in creative writing. There may be no other way to situate the ingenuity of the author, who trained first in the science of...

APC’ll rescue Gombe from poor leadership

Ekere: It’s erroneous to see NDDC as cash cow Mr. Nsima Ekere is the Managing Director of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC). In this interview, he speaks on the reforms in the commission, challenges and relationship with states. TEMITOPE OGUNBANKE reports   How has it been being at the helms of...

Enyimba Off To South Africa For CAFCC Play-Offs Clash Vs Bidvest...

By James Agberebi: Enyimba will depart Nigeria for South Africa tonight for the first leg of their CAF Confederation Cup play-off tie in against Bidvest Wits in Johannesburg on Friday, Completesportsnigeria.com reports. Enyimba confirmed this on Wednesday on their verified Twitter handle. Players and officials of Enyimba arrived at the Murtala Mohammed...

Martins out for seven months – Punch Newspapers

Nigeria international Obafemi Martins has been ruled out of action for between six and seven months with a torn hamstring, his Chinese Super League  club Shanghai Shenhua announced on Wednesday, BBC Sport reports. Martins sustained the injury against Kashima Antlers in the Asian Champions League on Tuesday. The 33-year-old forward was...

Alleged $49.8bn unremitted oil funds: Why Diezani was not indicted—Makarfi

By Emma Ujah, Abuja Bureau Chief ABUJA—Nearly five years after the allegation by then governor of Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN,, now Emir of Kano, Lamido Sanusi, that Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC, failed to remit about $49.8 billion into the Federation Account, Senator Ahmed Makarfi has given insight into...

Q1’18: NASD grows value, volume of securities traded

by Iheanyi Nwachukwu | April 5, 2018 1:48 am In the first quarter (Q1) of 2018, NASD reported growth in trading activities on the Over-The-Counter (OTC) market for unlisted securities. The OTC...

MPC Retains MPR at 14%, Urges Savings to Guard Against Oil...

The Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Mr. Godwin Emefiele Wants contractors’ debts paid to reduce NPLs Ndubuisi Francis in...

Champions League Quarter-Final Results

Photo: LLUIS GENE / AFP  UEFA Champions League quarter-final, first leg results on Wednesday:At Barcelona, SpainBarcelona (ESP) 4 (De Rossi 38-og, Manolas 55-og, Pique 59, Luis Suarez 87) Roma (ITA) 1 (Dzeko 80)At Liverpool, EnglandLiverpool (ENG) 3 (Salah 12, Oxlade-Chamberlain 21, Mane 31) Manchester City (ENG)...

Health benefits of phytonutrient – resveratrol

This is a phytonutrient commonly found in grapes. It is a stilbenoid and one of a group of plant chemicals known as polyphenols.Stilbenoids are secondary products of heartwood formation in trees that can act as phytoalexin. Phytoalexins are phytochemicals with antimicrobial properties, synthesised by plants in response to pathogenic...

Support Nigeria’s unity through sports

Rivers Gov, Nyesom WikeGov. Nyesom Wike of Rivers on Wednesday in Port Harcourt said any individual who is interested in seeing Nigeria remaining as a single united entity will always support sports development. Wike, while reacting to being honoured by the national and Rivers bodies of the Sports Writers Association...

‘Why we laid off workers at Nigeria’s embassy’

THE Nigerian Embassy in Washington, DC, has said that the recent disengagement of some workers at the embassy followed due process. Senior officials at the embassy told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) that the benefits of the 15 local workers, who were recently laid off, would be paid soon. They...

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