Katsina to refund 208 intending pilgrims for 2019 Hajj

Hajj Alhaji Suleiman Kuki, Executive Secretary, Katsina State Pilgrims Welfare Board (KSPWB), says 208 out of 1,539 who deposited money for the 2019 Hajj pilgrimage would soon be refunded of their deposits. Kuki said this on Friday that Katsina Governor, Bello Masari, had already given approval to that effect. “I am happy to inform you that payment of …

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Ned Nwoko donates Mosque, says Islam is a religion of peace

Earlier today the Billionaire Philanthropist and Antarctica explorer Prince Ned Nwoko visited the just completed JAMAATU IZALATUL BID’A WA IQAMATU SUNNA(JIBWIS) Asaba, Delta State. The Star Prince of Anioma, Hon Ned Munir Nwoko who is the principal donor of the central mosque while addressing Muslim Faithfuls who were present at the worship centre, said he’s impressed with the …

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Multi billion Halo Group launches in Nigeria, appoints Akwa-Ibom born Mkposong Asuquo as interim country director

HaloGroup Africa, a Blue Ocean Strategy Company has extended their business tentacles to the West African Sub region with Nigeria as their first West African Operational base. The Octopus is re-inventing Real Estate Infrastructure, Development in Agriculture and other sectors with the ultimate goal of contributing to African countries meeting the SGD agenda 2016-2030. HaloGroup Africa is evolving …

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Hike in price of energy will deepen poverty, widen inequality, heighten crime, violence — Olajuyigbe

A fuel pump (stock photo). Emergency & Risk Alert Initiative (ERAI), a non-governmental Humanitarian and development organization has warned the government of Nigeria of the consequences of hike in Electricity Tariff and price of Premium Motor Spirit also known as petrol. In a statement signed by its Executive Director, Gbenro Olajuyigbe, the organization whose vision is a world where …

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Nollywood star, Ini Edo unveiled as NDI’s Women’s Empowerment Ambassador

Promises to change narrative in women’s plight Ini Edo By Gabriel Ewepu – Abuja As women continue to be a relegated to the back burner in many areas in the political space in Nigeria, the National Democratic Institute, NDI, yesterday, unveiled Nollywood Star, Ini Edo, as its Women’s Empowerment Ambassador to tackle some of these challenges. The Country Director, …

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Nigeria vs P&ID: Extract from UK court’s judgement

Vanguard had reported that the Commercial Court of England, on Friday, granted the Federal Government of Nigeria leave to challenge the $9.6 billion arbitrarily award to Process and Industrial Developments Limited, P&ID, over a botched gas supply and processing agreement. The Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Mr. Abubakar Malami, SAN, who made the disclosure in …

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Rotary trains members on fundraising

By Moses Nosike Saddled with the responsibility of contributing to economic development, community empowerment, especially healthcare globally, the Rotary Club of Eko Atlantic, District 9110 and Rotary Club of Hyderabad Deccan, District 3150, recently concluded an online global awareness programme that enlightened its members on fund raising and global grants. Following the intention of the club to improve …

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Businessman arraigned for allegedly obtaining N2.9m under false pretence

By Onozure Dania A 48-year-old businessman, Adedotun Adeboyejo, was on Friday, arraigned before an Igbosere Magistrates’ Court in Lagos, for allegedly obtaining N2.9 million under false pretences. Adeboyejo, whose residential address was not given, is facing a four-count charge bordering on fraud and stealing, preferred against him by the Police. Also read: LG Elections: I have no favourite …

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ADC chair,  Nwosu emerges IPAC’s acting President

…Vows to reconcile aggrieved parties …AS Peter Ameh’s tenure ends  By Chris Ochayi National Chairman of African Democratic Congress, Chief Ralph Okey Nwosu, Friday, emerged the Acting President of Inter-Party Advisory Council, IPAC, with a vow to reconcile all the aggrieved parties in the Council. Nwosu who spoke at the inauguration of the Central Management Committee of IPAC at …

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Woman docked for allegedly defrauding envoy, others of N364m, $7m

By Onozure Dania A former head of logistics at Jezco Oil Nigeria ltd, Blessing Ogwatta, who allegedly defrauded an Ambassador and other to the tune of N364,072million and $7million, was yesterday arraigned before a Federal High court sitting in Lagos. Ogwatta was docked before Justice Nicholas Oweibo, by Force Criminal Investigation Department (ForceCID) Annex, Alagbon-Ikoyi, Lagos. The defendant …

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Environmental violations: Lagos govt seals 15 hotels

By Bose Adelaja For violating environmental rules in some parts of Lagos State, Lagos State Environmental Protection Agency LASEPA, Friday, sealed 15 hotels across the state. Some of the facilities are SkyLounge nightclub, at 10, Dayo Adeniji Street, New Oko-Oba, Agege; a residential building at 208 Ikorodu Road; CIRCA Food/ Restaurant, located at 12A Admiralty Way, Lekki Phase …

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Makinde presents Olubadan new escort van 4 days after making request from gov

Gov Seyi Makinde of Oyo State By Adeola Badru GOVERNOR Seyi Makinde of Oyo State, Friday, put smiles on the face of the Olubadan of Ibadan, Oba Saliu Adetunji, by presenting the traditional ruler a brand new escort van, four days after the traditional ruler made the request from the governor. Makinde had earlier in the week, paid a …

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NANS, NAPS, CONYO awards Labo Group boss, Olabisi Akanbi

Olabisi Akanbi In recognition of his support towards youth development and talents, the National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS), Congress of Nigerian Youth (CONYO), and the National Association of Polytechnic Students (NAPS), recently recognised creative industry and real estate maven, Olabisi Akanbi. The awards which include NANS Service to the Nation Award, NAPS National Outstanding Leadership Award, and CONYO …

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Presidency welcomes judgment by UK court on P&ID

In our view, the judgment is right, just and provides a strong prima facie case that the fraudulent gas deal with P&ID and the subsequent judgment debt of $10 billion against Nigeria was a clear attempt to cheat the country of billions of dollars by a company that had not invested one Naira in our country. On the …

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WTO: Female Parliamentary Caucus throws weight behind Okonjo-Iweala

Says best hand for the Job By Gabriel Ewepu – Abuja As candidates jostle for the Director-General position of the World Trade Organisaion, WTO, Female Parliamentary in Nigeria, Friday, threw weight behind former Minister of Finance, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, to occupy the number one position of the organization. Their support for Okonjo-Iweala was made known in a statement signed …

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EDO 2020: Obaseki contract with Edo is sacrosanct — Deputy governor

By Gabriel Olawale Deputy Governor of Edo State, Comrade Philip Shaibu has described the covenant of Godwin Obaseki with the people Edo State as sacrosanct; saying it can’t be broken and it cant be hindered. Shaibu who spoke through his Senior Special Assistant on media Mr Benjamin Atu said, Edo State is fortunate to have people of character …

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Dreaming, cooking, winning: The Zeelicious foods’ story

You may always hear the word ‘Dreaming’ from someone who’s plans to take action on their dreams, or have a plan they’ve been holding hostage in their mind for years. But with Winifred Emmanuel Nwania, the founder and creative director of Zeelicious Foods, “Talk is cheap, execution is her calling card. Very few people have the guts, tenacity …

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Attacks on Nigerians: Ghana’s president assures ceasefire ― Gbajabiamila

Speaker of the House of Representatives, Rep. Femi Gbajabiamila (left) with his Ghanaian counterpart, Rt. Hon. Prof. Mike Oquaye, PhD after a legislative diplomatic meeting to resolve some issues between the two countries in Accra on Wednesday, September 2, 2020. Photo: Speaker’s Media Unit By Tordue Salem – Abuja The President of Ghana, Prof. Nana Akufo Ado has assured …

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Security men repels bandits on Kaduna-Abuja Road

Bandits Security operatives comprising of military and the police personnel, on Friday, successfully repelled armed bandit who opened fire on motorists plying the Kaduna-Abuja Road. Reports have it that the incident occurred near Olam Feeds Company, but no arrest has been made. Also read: Emeka Offor’s donation: Support like this boosts morale of personnel for better service – …

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Helicopter crash: Why we could not use drone ― Investigation Bureau

By Lawani Mikairu Nigeria Accident Investigation Bureau, AIB, has said that the bureau could not use drone for the investigation of the Quorum Aviation Helicopter that recently crashed in Lagos because the bureau has not been licensed to use drone by the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority, NCAA. The Commissioner, AIB, Engineer Akin Olateru made this known at the …

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