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  • 7 hours How COVID-19 threatened the attainment of the SDGs — Buhari TheNation
    Bolaji Ogundele, Abuja President Muhammadu Buhari has noted that the outbreak of COVID-19 pandemic had threatened to derail the progress in achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG). The president disclosed this on Friday at the virtual inaugural SDGs Moment, convened by the UN Secretary-General, Antonio Guterres, during the high-level week of the 75th UN General Assembly. He, however, noted that Nigeria is already addressing the threat by re-dedicating efforts towards economic diversification, focusing on agriculture and the mining sectors. The president, according to a statement issued by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Mr. Femi Adesina, said ... more
  • 8 hours China testing 11 vaccines, 4 undergoing stage 3 trials — Minister TheNation
    Our Reporter China is currently conducting clinical trials of 11 vaccines against the coronavirus disease, four of which are in phase 3, the country’s Science and Technology Minister, Wang Zhigang, announced on Friday. “At the moment, 11 vaccines have entered the phase of clinical trials, four of them are already in phase 3,” Wang said at the Zhongguancun forum in the capital, Beijing. Chinese researchers, according to him, focused on the development of five types of COVID-19 vaccines at once. The vaccines are a recombinant protein subunit vaccine, an inactivated vaccine, an adenoviral vector-based vaccine, a nucleic acid-based ... more
  • 8 hours NAHCO bridges infrastructure gap with N500m facility TheNation
    Our Reporter To address inadequate operational equipment, Nigerian Aviation Handling Company (NAHCO),  has bridged the gap as it on Friday took delivery of ground support equipment worth over N500 million. Its Group Managing Director, Mrs Tokunbo Fagbemi, who disclosed this said the company took the steps as part of its five-year transformation plan to retool for enhanced service delivery. Mrs Fagbemi described the new equipment acquired by the company as part of efforts to fulfill the N3.6 billion proposed in 2019 as capital injection to support facility upgrade in its drive to enhance service delivery. She said the ... more
  • 8 hours Ghana adopts new payment system TheNation
    Our Reporter As part of the strategy to reduce and eliminate the spread of coronavirus through person to person contact, the Government of Ghana is promoting QR code as a preferred payment solution in the county. The QR code allows payers of goods and services to only use their phones to tap the QR of the merchants and payments will be concluded immediately. This, therefore, prevents the need to give your card to the receiving cashier who keys it into a point of sale terminal, pulls it out and returns it back to the customer. Read Also: Ghana’s ‘Naijaphobia’: ... more
  • 8 hours I’m not a human rights activist – Mc Edo Pikin TheNation |E
    By Sampson Unamka Instagram comedian, Gbadamosi Agbonjor Jonathan aka Mc Edo Pikin, has clarified the misconception of him being a human rights activist. He made this known in a recent Instagram live interview saying, “some people came to my page saying I am the activist of our time, I’m not an activist, I’m just doing what a normal citizen of a country should do. It is a normal thing, it is normal for us to complain, it is normal for us to say enough is enough, so by the time you start doing all these things people will ... more
  • 8 hours Tinubu, Sanwo-Olu hail Hamzat at 56 TheNation
    Oziegbe Okoeki National leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, has commended the deputy governor of Lagos State, Dr. Obafemi Kadir Hamzat for his strong support and good partnership with Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu as the deputy governor marked his 56th birthday anniversary. In a statement he issued in Lagos yesterday, Tinubu described Hamzat as an accomplished academic, renowned technocrat, administrator and progressive politician, who has brought his vast knowledge, immense technical abilities and tremendous experience to bear on the various positions he has held at state and federal levels. The APC national leader also ... more
  • 8 hours Visa ban: Kogi govt faults US TheNation
    Our Reporter The Kogi State Government has faulted the premise on which the United States imposed visa sanctions on some unnamed persons from the state. The U.S. government had issued notice of visa restrictions to those it said were  responsible for undermining the Nigerian democratic process or for organising election-related violence from the 2019 general elections through the off-cycle November  2019 gubernatorial elections in Kogi and Bayelsa states and today’s  governorship election in Edo. Also covered is next month’s governorship polls in Ondo State. According to the U.S. Department of State, the decision reflects Washington’s commitment to working ... more
  • 8 hours Reminisce to return as Makanaki in King Of Boys sequel TheNation |E
    By Gbenga Bada Nigerian rap act, Reminisce is set for return in Kemi Adetiba’s forthcoming film, ‘King Of Boys 2’. Following his spectacular performance in the title release, Reminisce is scheduled to stage a comeback in the sequel which has kept generating talks from fans and movie buffs. Adetiba had released the first teaser of the much-anticipated film on Wednesday, September 16 to the admiration of several fans and movie buffs. The four-minute-long teaser tells the story of Makanaki, one of the major characters of the original title, King of Boys. Makanaki, played by Reminisce is one of ... more
  • 8 hours Mother, grandfather petition police over alleged murder of 18-month-old baby in Plateau TheNation
    Kolade Adeyemi, Kano The mother of an 18-month- old baby girl, and the grandfather, have petitioned the Plateau Commissioner of Police over an alleged murder of their daughter. They are seeking justice and have called on the police to unravel the mystery surrounding the killing of the innocent girl. The late unfortunate baby, Chridtabel Uzoma Okoli, was allegedly murdered by an unidentified person, who ripped her tummy open at the Rock Haven residence of her parents in Jos North LGA of Plateau in the evening of Sept. 15, 2020. The maternal- grandfather of the late child, Chief Jerry ... more
  • 8 hours Police foil robbery attack in Niger TheNation
    Agency Reporter Police in Niger said two suspected armed robbers were shot in Madalla area of Suleja Local Government Area of the state. According to NAN, the Commissioner of Police in the state, Mr Adamu Usman, disclosed this in Minna on Friday. Usman said on Sept. 17 at about 0220 hours, police operatives attached to ‘C’  Division Madalla, in a response to a distress call, engaged some suspected armed robbers in a gun duel at New Gwarinpa via Zuma Rock, Suleja. He said that in the process, two of the gunmen sustained gunshot injuries and one of them ... more
  • 9 hours El-Rufai urges NIPSS Alumni to find solutions to banditry TheNation
    Our Reporter Gov. Nasiru El-Rufai of Kaduna State on Friday, urged Alumni Association of the National Institute for Policy and Strategic Studies to use their expertise in finding solutions to banditry in the country. According to a report by NAN, the governor, who received members of the association in Kaduna, urged them to make recommendations to the Federal Government for a holistic action to tackle the problem. “Step into this and bring all your experience to guide the government as to what to do to solve this problems as the national institute is the most prestigious public policy ... more
  • 9 hours Anambra police command probes alleged murder of grandmother, two kids TheNation
    Emma Elekwa, Onitsha Enugu State Police Command has commenced investigation  into the alleged murder of an 85-year-old grandmother and her two grandchildren at a village in Nnewi, the Police  Public  Relations Officer in the state, SP Haruna Mohammed, has said.The victims were allegedly killed at Okpuneze-Uruagu Village in Nnewi. Mohammed said one Emeka Ezimadu, 47, the deceased woman’s son and father to the children, was suspected to have carried out the dastardly act. He stated that Ezimadu also inflicted machete cuts on his three other children, Nonso, 12, Chinaemerem, 11 and Ngozi, 8. According to him, the three ... more
  • 14 hours APC warns Abia Electoral chair against truncating LG polls TheNation |Politics
    Sunny Nwankwo, Umuahia The leadership of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Abia State chapter has warned the Chairman of Abia State Independent Electoral Commission (ABSIEC), Prof Mkpa Agu Mkpa against engaging in any act capable of jeopardizing the December Local Government Polls. The Publicity Secretary of the APC, Comrade Benedict Godson in a chat with our reporter said that the party was ready to participate in the December 19, Local Government Chairman and Councillorship polls that will hold across the 17 Local Government areas of the state. Godson who boasted that the party has credible and qualified persons ... more
  • 15 hours Edo 2020: Minister, senator commend INEC on conduct TheNation
    Agency Reporter The Minister of State Budget and National Planning, Mr. Clem Agba, and Sen. Francis Alimikhena (APC-Edo-North) on Saturday, expressed satisfaction on the conduct of the Edo governorship election. Agba stated this shortly after casting his vote at Uzani, Ward 3, Unit 8 in Etsako East Local Government Area of Edo. The minister commended the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) for the process, saying that he was impressed with the exercise. “I can only say here and if it is the reflection in other places then it is good,” the minister said. READ ALSO: Edo 2020: No face ... more
  • 16 hours Stop giving excuses for non-performance, APC chieftain tells Diri TheNation
    By Simon Utebor, Yenagoa A chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Bayelsa State, Chief Perekeme Kpodoh, has asked Governor Douye Diri to stop making excuses for non-performance. Kpodoh was reacting to reported claim by Diri that his administration was at the planning stage of projects execution, saying it was an admittance of the governor’s unpreparedness for governance seven months after his inauguration. Berating the governor for the claim, Kpodoh said such a development was an indication that Diri lacked a blueprint on how to run the state. He lamented the lack of regular power supply and ... more
  • 16 hours #EdoDecides: APC alleges party’s wife beaten, rushed to hospital TheNation
    By Gabriel Ogunjobi Edo All Progressives Congress (APC) has alleged hoodlums sponsored by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) have beaten up wife of its ward chairman in Egor. The party alleged she was beaten for confronting the hoodlums who disrupted voting exercise at the polling unit. In a tweet on its handle @OfficialPDPNig, the party multiple pictures of the battered woman undergoing treatment with some nurses. The tweet reads: “@OfficialPDPNig thugs hijack electoral materials at Tipper Garage PU in Egor. The wife of our party chair who resisted was beaten black & blue. She has been rushed to ... more
  • 16 hours VIDEO: We know we’ll win, says Ize-Iyamu’s wife TheNation
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  • 16 hours Lagos to scale up infrastructure in Courts TheNation
    By Oziegbe Okoeki Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu on Saturday said physical infrastructure in the state High and Magistrate courts are to be scaled up and refurbished while also looking at the welfare of judges. The Governor said to this end, the government is setting up a joint committee between the judiciary and executive to start work almost immediately. “But we need to work around the logistics of how all of this will happen because there will be a bit of displacement, inconveniences, so we want to plead ahead, when both plaintiff and complainant come around the court ... more
  • 16 hours BREAKING: Obaseki grumbles, hits INEC over process TheNation
    By Gabriel Ogunjobi Edo Governor Godwin Obaseki has expressed displeasure over conduct of the ongoing governorship election. He carpeted the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) for the slow pace of the process. After casting his vote at polling unit 19, ward 4, Oredo local government area of the state, Obaseki, who is also the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, complained about the delay in the process. Read Also: BREAKING: Finally, Gov Obaseki votes The Governor said he expected better planning by the electoral commission. “I expected that INEC would have prepared better for this election. I waited for ... more
  • 17 hours BREAKING: Obaseki faults INEC over electoral process TheNation
    By Gabriel Ogunjobi Governor Godwin Obaseki has expressed his displeasure over the electoral conduct of the Independent National Electoral Commission, (INEC) in the ongoing Edo gubernatorial election. After casting his vote at polling unit 19, ward 4, Oredo local government area of the state, Obaseki, who is also the People’s Democratic Party, PDP, complained about the delay experienced in the voting exercise. The governor said he expected a better planning by the electoral commission. READ ALSO: BREAKING: Finally, Gov Obaseki votes “I expected that INEC would have prepared better for this election. I waited for one and half ... more
  • 17 hours Army foils banditry attacks, rescue victims in Katsina, Zamfara TheNation
    Augustine Okezie, Katsina The Nigerian Army operating under ‘Operation SAHEL SANITY’ has foiled banditry attacks in parts of Katsina and Zamfara states and also rescued some of the victims. Acting Director, Defence Media Operations, Brigadier General Bernard Onyeuko who made the above disclosure in a press release made available to newsmen at Super Camp 4 in Faskari Katsina said the troops have stepped up their quest to rout remnants of bandits and other criminal elements in the northwest zone of the country. He said; “The gallant troops have relentlessly redoubled their efforts in this regard recording more successes ... more
  • 17 hours Edo Decides: Ekweremadu warns against harassment, intimidation of voters TheNation
    Sanni Onogu, Abuja As the people of Edo State go to the polls in the 2020 governorship election, former Deputy President of the Senate and member of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP), National Campaign Council for Edo State, Senator Ike Ekweremadu, has called on the security agencies and the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), to play by the rules in order to revive faith in the nation’s electoral process. Ekweremadu made the call in a short post on his social media handles on Saturday morning, according to a statement by his media aide, Uche Anichukwu, in Abuja. The ... more
  • 17 hours WTO: ECOWAS reiterates support for Okonjo-Iweala TheNation
    Our Reporter Following President Muhammadu Buhari’s request, Presidents of West African countries have reiterated their support to the victory of Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala as the only candidate supported by the sub-region for the position of Director-General of the World Trade organization. They also urged Africa to unite behind her candidacy as the continent’s best option in the hotly contested race. In a statement made available to The Nation, ECOWAS leaders expressed the strong show of support during the 57th Ordinary Session of the Authority of Heads of State and Government of the Economic Community of West African States ... more
  • 18 hours Neo back with Vee as Ozo reunites with Nengi TheNation |E
    By Gbenga Bada The last two relationships in the House – Vee with Neo and Ozo with Nengi – seem to be back on track as week nine comes to an end. Just when many viewers thought all has gone wrong between the pairs, they seemed to find a way to settle their differences and clear the dust to move ahead to the final week. On day 62, Ozo and Nengi sorted their differences to forge ahead. While Housemates were gathered in the Garden in anticipation of a lit night, Nengi and Ozo decided to resolve some pending ... more
  • 18 hours Laycon rocks Nengi on day 62 TheNation |E
    Gbenga Bada Laycon and Nengi gave viewers so much fun as they danced to sweet tunes blaring from the speakers. The Housemates had embarked on a fun Friday night after completing their Betway Make A Difference presentation and task to external judges. Biggie gave the House access to the Garden fridge and also had the jacuzzi ready in time for the night’s fun. READ ALSO: Youths rally in Osun for Laycon And as the Housemates settled to have fun for the night, Nengi and Laycon decided to give viewers a good show. The two threw caution into the wind ... more
  • 18 hours Erica joined Bright O and I in bathroom – Neo TheNation |E
    By Adeniyi Adewoyin Neo has revealed that he and evicted Housemates Bright O and Erica once shared a bathroom. Neo said this during a discussion with Laycon, Vee, and Trikytee. He said Erica joined him and Bright O in the bathroom while naked. “The way I take the shock,” he said. Neo and Vee are qualified for the finale, which is in one week’s time while Ozo, Dorathy, Trikytee, and Laycon are up for possible eviction. ... more
  • 18 hours PHOTOS: Gov Obaseki still on queue one hour after TheNation |Politics
    By Raymond Mordi, Benin The process of voting is very slow at the Emokpae Model Primary School where Governor Obaseki is waiting to vote. After over an hour on the queue, the governor is halfway on the queue. ... more
  • 23 hours Our men not involved in political fracas, says Ondo Amotekun TheNation
    Osagie Otabor, Akure   The Ondo State Security Agency also known as Amotekun Corps yesterday said that its personnel were not involved in Wednesday clash between members of the People’s Democratic Party and the All Progressives Congress at Oba Akoko in Akoko South West local government. The security outfit said its officials were not the persons shown in a viral video shooting during the clash. Head of Intelligence and Public Relations of Ondo Amotekun Corps, Mr Adebayo Ayeni, said the agency remained resolute in its core responsibility of supporting security agencies to secure the state and rid it of ... more
  • 23 hours All you need to know about Davido’s N58m wristwatch TheNation |E
    By Gbenga Bada   NIGERIAN music star, Davido has joined a long list of world celebrities that splash millions of Dollars on luxury wristwatches. Davido acquired a luxury Richard Mille RM030 Automatic valued at over N58 million ($120,000). The wristwatch is one of the very expensive wristwatches and jewelry in Davido’s kitty. Davido joins footballers like Neymar Jr, Reece James, and Tennis player Dominic Thiem, who invest thousands of Dollars in acquiring luxurious wristwatches. Read Aslo: Davido, 3 other Nigerians get roles in Eddie Murphy’s Coming to America 2   Davido’s N58 million worth Richard Mille RM030 Automatic ... more
  • 23 hours BBNaija Lockdown: Week nine recap TheNation |E
    By Gbenga Bada     BIG Brother Naija Lockdown entered the ninth week on Sunday, September 6. In the ninth week, nine housemates got viewers’ talking and rooting for favourite housemates amongst the last seven as the eighth week ended with two unexpected evictions. Following the eviction of Kiddwaya from the show, just a week after Erica’s disqualification, Prince joined the growing list of evicted housemates that include Lucy, Wathoni, TolaniBaj, BrightO, Praise, Kaisha, Tochi, Eric, Ka3na, and Lilo. Here is a quick recap of the eighth week of the reality TV show that kicked off on Sunday, ... more
  • 23 hours Monster behind our woes TheNation
    Nicholas Kalu, Abuja   If anything, the International Day Against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking observed recently highlighted the huge gaps in the fight against drug abuse and trafficking in the country. Different stakeholders are of the view that only the surface is being scratched in the handling of an issue widely regarded as the accelerator of the security problems that hold the nation by the jugular. According to Consultant Addiction Specialist, Dr Ada Ikeako, “A lot of the crimes being committed in Nigeria are done under the influence of drugs. Whether it is kidnapping, banditry, terrorism or ... more
  • 23 hours Police restrict govs, VIPs to hotels TheNation
    •PDP raises the alarm over Wike, others’ safety •Police: Measures affect all parties in the election •Oshiomhole, Shuaibu row over alleged house arrest bid •APC, PDP trade allegations over plot to rig poll Raymond Mordi, Bisi Olaniyi and Precious Igbonwelundu ,Benin/Okodili Ndidi/Nicholas Kalu, Abuja   GOVERNORS and other very important personalities (VIPs) who have converged on Benin ahead of today’s governorship election in Edo State will not be allowed the luxury of moving about during voting. It is part of the measures put in place by the security agencies to prevent manipulation of the voting process. The ... more
  • 23 hours Police restrict govs, VIPs to hotels TheNation |Politics
    •PDP raises the alarm over Wike, others’ safety •Police: Measures affect all parties in the election •Oshiomhole, Shuaibu row over alleged house arrest bid •APC, PDP trade allegations over plot to rig poll Raymond Mordi, Bisi Olaniyi and Precious Igbonwelundu ,Benin/Okodili Ndidi/Nicholas Kalu, Abuja   GOVERNORS and other very important personalities (VIPs) who have converged on Benin ahead of today’s governorship election in Edo State will not be allowed the luxury of moving about during voting. It is part of the measures put in place by the security agencies to prevent manipulation of the voting process. The ... more
  • 24 hours FBI uncovers fresh evidence against Hushpuppi TheNation
    Our Reporter   THE tide seems to be rising in the United States against suspected internet fraudster, Ramon Abbas, popularly called Hushpuppi,after the Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI) unveiled how he allegedly laundered  unemployment benefits of Americans. Abbas was arrested in Dubai last June and immediately flown to the US to face a four-count charge of conspiracy to commit wire fraud, money laundering conspiracies, international money laundering and engaging in monetary transactions in property derived from specified unlawful activity. The Nigerian pleaded not guilty to the charges during his initial court appearance in Chicago in July. He has ... more
  • 24 hours Oyo CP meets stakeholders over alleged invasion of armed bandits TheNation
    Our Reporter   The Commissioner of Police in Oyo State, Joe Enwonwu, has held meetings with traditional rulers and other stakeholders in Ibarapa and Oke-Ogun areas of Oyo State over alleged invasion of bandits and farmer-herder clashes. A statement by the Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) in the state Mr Gbenga Fadeyi, said the police command had an agreement with stakeholders in the various communities on how to jointly combat the suspected criminals. It added that an accord had also been reached by both farmers and herders to prevent future clashes. Read Also: We’ll ‘fight bandits to finish’, says ... more
  • 24 hours Ogun workers call off strike as Abiodun earmarks N500m to clear gratuities TheNation
    Ernest NwokoloAbeokuta   Workers in Ogun State on Friday afternoon called off their warning strike following the agreement reached with the organised labour by the state government to address their demands bordering on minimum wage, payment of gratuity among others. The warning strike started on Wednesday this week. The chairman of Nigeria Labour Congress(NLC), Ogun state chapetr, Emmanuel Bankole, who announced this at the Oke – Mosan Governor’s Office after a prolonged meeting with labour leaders and officials of the state government  called on the workers to return to their duty post immediately Bankole said the strike  was ... more
  • 1 day Bayern dismantle Schalke 8-0 in season opener TheNation
    Our Reporter   BAYERN MUNICH started the defence of their Bundesliga title in ominous fashion as a Serge Gnabry hat-trick helped them to a stunning 8-0 win over Schalke at the Allianz Arena on Friday. A mere 26 days after winning the Champions League, Hansi Flick’s side showed no signs of tiredness and powered into a fourth-minute lead thanks to Gnabry’s superb strike. That was added to by Leon Goretzka after 19 minutes before Robert Lewandowski swept home a third from the penalty spot shortly after the half-hour mark. Gnabry completed his hat-trick with two goals inside the ... more
  • 1 day FG clarifies statement on registration for account holders TheNation
    The Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS) said yesterday that only bank customers who maintain accounts in countries and tax jurisdictions other than Nigeria are required to register afresh with their banks. The agency said the exercise was for tax and anti-money laundering monitoring purposes. The FIRS, in a clarification, said  such account holders are required to “complete the self-certification form, pursuant to the Income Tax (Common Reporting Standard) Regulations 2019 which is for the fulfilment of Automatic Exchange of Information Requirements.” It added: “The Self Certification form is basically to be administered on Reportable persons holding accounts in ... more
  • 1 day Aguleri, Umueri war looms again over Cargo Airport in Anambra TheNation
    From Nwanosike Onu, Awka   The 729.606 hectares of land acquired by Anambra State Government at Umueri, Anambra East Local Government Area for the Cargo Airport, is the source of renewed crisis between two neighbouring communities in Anambra State. The situation has heightened tension among the youths of the two neighbouring communities and requires urgent intervention of government and other stakeholders. Already, the people of Umueri have petitioned Governor Willie Obiano, the Obi of Onitsha, Igwe Nnaemeka Achebe and the Ohanaeze Ndigbo to look into the situation. The Umueri community is alleging that the portion of their land ... more
  • 1 day FG appeals to Huawei to deepen rural telephony access TheNation
    From Nduka Chiejina, Assistant Editor   The federal government has appealed to ICT company, Huawei, to help it expand the country’s rural telephony spread. Minister of Finance, Budget and National Planning, Mrs. Zainab Ahmed, made the appeal in Abuja during the courtesy visit by Trevor Liu, Managing Director and Nigeria Representative of Huawei Technologies Company Nigeria Limited. Government wants rural telephony expanded to bridge the gap between urban educational systems and what obtains in rural areas. Government’s desire to expand rural telephony is based on the fact that the Nigerian education system has been negatively impacted by COVID-19 ... more
  • 1 day Ondo 2020: ADC, ZLP leaders join APC TheNation |Politics
    Osagie Otabor, Akuren   Leaders of the African Democratic Congress (ADC) in Ondo West and East federal constituencies have collapsed the party’s structure into the All Progressives Congress (APC) ahead of the October 10, governorship election. The move coincided with the resignation of Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu’s Senior Special Assistant on Political Matters for Ondo South, Mr. Andrew Ogunsakin. The defecting ADC leaders, led by Wale Akinlosotu, include all the 22 ward chairmen and 54 local government executive members in Ondo West and East. They collapsed the ADC structure at an APC campaign rally held in Ondo town. Speaking ... more
  • 1 day Darey features Patoranking in new single, ‘Jojo’ TheNation |E
    By Olaitan Ganiu   SINGER, Darey, has featured Patoranking in a new single entitled Jojo. The release of the duet is coming weeks after the release of Darey’s first single in 2020, Jah Guide Me. Read Also: Reminisce to return as Makanaki in King Of Boys sequel   According to information from Darey’s management team, the two singles are some of the songs from the multiple award-winning singer’s forthcoming EP, Way Home. The EP also features Teni. Darey says the latest single promises to relive the party spirit with its high-energy percussion, compelling vocals, and pulsating beats. ... more
  • 1 day Hymnodia 2020: Ediomo Akpan emerges winner TheNation |E
    By Sam Anokam   AFTER three months of physical exertion of spiritual creativity, Ediomo Akpan has emerged winner of the season 2 of the reality TV show, Hymnodia 2020. Akpan smiled home with a brand-new car, Asaph, and the sum of N5 million. The symbolic Asaph, which is designed in Nigeria, finished in Spain, and manufactured in China tells what Hymnodia stands for. Only one is given out each year. Read Also: I’m not a human rights activist – Mc Edo Pikin   Duke Asuquo was the first runner up while Yinka Odunayo came second and Frank Okoye, ... more
  • 1 day Dickson Iroegbu’s The Good Husband ready for cinema release TheNation |E
    By Sam Anokam   DICKSON Iroegbu’s latest flick, The Good Husband, is set for cinema release on November 13. The film, which was originally scheduled for an April 17 release, was rescheduled for November as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. The Good Husband, a movie that explores the challenges that come with marriages is produced and directed by Iroegbu. The film features Sam Dede, Monalisa Chinda, Francis Duru, Thelma Okoduwa-Ojiji, Paul Sambo, and Bassey Ekpo Bassey. It also has in its cast Eeefy Ike and Shield Nwazuruahu. Read Also: Tunde Leye’s “Finding Hubby” movie hits cinemas November ... more
  • 1 day VIDEO: Tanker explosion in Gbagada, Lagos TheNation
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  • 1 day Death after castration for rape of minor TheNation
    From AbdulGafar Alabelewe, Kaduna With the assent of Governor Nasir Ahmad El-Rufa’i to the amended Kaduna State Penal Code Law 2020, convicted rapists of minors in Kaduna State are to be castrated and executed. The promulgation of the castration and death sentence laws for rapists was precipitated by a number of events.  In July when Inspector General of Police Mohammed Adamu put the national rape figure at 717 in five months, the Kaduna State government said it recorded 485 rape cases in the same five months. Commissioner for Human Services and Social Development Hafsat Mohammed Baba told reporters ... more
  • 1 day PDP alleges siege on Wike in Edo TheNation
     Raymond Mordi, Bisi Olaniyi and Precious Igbonwelundu The People’s Democratic Party (PDP) has alleged over 300 policemen on Friday night stormed the hotel where Rivers  Governor, Nyesom Wike, lodged in Benin City to force him out of Edo State. Wike, who is chairman, PDP National Campaign Council for the Edo Governorship election, was said to have lodged at Best Western Hotel in the Government Reserved Area (GRA) of the state capital. It was alleged the policemen were led by the Deputy Inspector General (DIG) Adeleye Oyebade and arrived the hotel premises around 7pm. Condemning ... more
  • 1 day Facebook announces opening of new office in Lagos TheNation
    Agency Reporter Facebook on Friday said it would be opening an office in Lagos, Nigeria, as part of its continued commitment and ongoing investment in Africa. Facebook, in a statement made available to newsmen in Lagos, said this would be its second office on the African continent. It said the opening of the new office was aimed at supporting the entire Sub-Saharan Africa region. The office, it said, was expected to become operational in 2021. According to Facebook, it will be the first on the continent to house a team of expert engineers building for the future of ... more
  • 1 day Nigeria, EU meet over airspace restrictions TheNation
    By Vincent Ikuomola, Abuja European Union (EU) has urged Nigerian government to have a rethink over restrictions placed on KLM, Lufthansa and Air France. The request was made on Friday during a meeting between the Presidential TaskForce on COVID-19 and European Union ambassadors. Nigeria had announced restrictions on some foreign airlines ahead of 5th September 2020 resumption of international flights. The Minister of Aviation, Hadi Sirika, said Air France, KLM, Lufthansa, Etihad Airways, Angolan TAG, Air Namibia and Royal Air Maroc were not approved to operate flights into Nigeria. He said only approved airlines would be permitted into ... more
  • 1 day Wike to Buhari: make Edo poll a model TheNation
    By Mike Odiegwu, Port Harcourt Rivers State Governor Nyesom Wike has advised President Muhammadu Buhari to make Saturday’s governorship election in Edo State a model. Wike, the chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) National Campaign Council for the poll, spoke during a live television programme in Port Harcourt. A statement signed by the Commissioner for Information and Communications, Paulinus Nsirim, quoted the governor as saying that the outcome of the election would provide hope for 2023 general election. He said: “Everyone that loves this country should ensure that tomorrow’s election is credible, free and fair. “The police ... more
  • 1 day PDP loses another Dogara ally, Misau, to APC TheNation |Politics
    David Adenuga Bauchi A high ranking member of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) Mohammed Misau has joined the All Progressive Congress (APC) in Bauchi. Misau, who represented Bauchi Central, is an ally of the immediate past Speaker of the House of Representatives, Hon Yakubu Dogara. He announced his defection to the APC after a visit to the APC Caretaker Chairman and Yobe Governor, MaiMala Buni on Friday. The Nation reports the former senator is one of the aggrieved PDP chieftains in Bauchi. His defection is not unconnected with the fall-out between Governor Bala Mohammed ... more
  • 1 day How trip to Silicon Valley benefited Nigeria startups – Osinbajo TheNation |Biz
    Our Reporter   Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has outlined how his trip to Silicon Valley in the United States has benefitted start-ups in Nigeria, some of which received funds to grow their business. Osinbajo disclosed this milestone when he spoke on the Fire Side Chat with Nick Clegg, Facebook VP of Policy and Communication, a former Deputy Prime Minister of the United Kingdom. He explained there have been active partnerships between Nigeria start-ups and some US tech firms, assuring Nigerians that more investment is expected to pour in. “Both tours were extremely successful. At the Silicon Valley, Nigerian ... more
  • 1 day Oyo Rep member sues for peace in APC TheNation |Politics
    Adeyinka Akintunde A chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Oyo Hon Segun Odebunmi has expressed optimism the internal rancour in the party will soon be a thing of the past Odebunmi spoke with reporters after a meeting with former Zamfara Governor Abdul aziz Yari; Hon Jaji and others. He urged stakeholders in the party to eschew politics of bitterness and embrace peace According to him: “All leaders of the party are members of the reconciliation process. “We must reconcile ourselves and talk to our followers and this will complement efforts of the state ... more
  • 1 day Youths rally in Osun for Laycon TheNation |E
    By Toba Adedeji, Osogbo Hundreds of youths on Friday held a rally in Osogbo, capital of Osun to canvass votes for 26-year-old BBNaija Housemate, Olamileken Agbeleshe aka Laycon. Ex-Osun Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Hon. Sunday Akere, joined the rally tagged #TeamLaycon. Read Also: Laycon, Ozo, Vee, Nengi, Neo win N1.5 million Akere, who led scores of youths in the rally, noted Laycon deserves massive votes from Nigerians because he displayed a high level of discipline since the show started. “Laycon is the symbol of Omoluabi, who has shown a high level of intelligence through his brilliancy ... more
  • 2 days Ondo 2020: No plan to disrupt ZLP rally, says Jegede TheNation |Politics
    By Osagie Otabor, Akure Governorship candidate of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) Eyitayo Jegede, has denied allegations that he planned disrupting the campaign flag off of the Zenith Labour Party (ZLP). The ZLP and its candidate, Agboola Ajayi, have scheduled its campaign flag off for Saturday at Ore, Odigbo local government but there were concerns that the rally might be disrupted. But Jegede who dissociated himself and the PDP from the plot said it was a prominent political party in the state that planned to storm ZLP campaign flag-off in PDP vests, Fez-caps, and his memorabilia. Read ... more
  • 2 days Rivers Rep dumps PDP for APC, rejects Wike’s SUV TheNation |Politics
    By Mike Odiegwu, Port Harcourt The member representing Tai-Oyigbo-Eleme Federal Constituency in the National Assembly, Chisom Dike, has dumped the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) in Rivers State to join the All Progressives Congress (APC). Dike, who confirmed his defection in an exclusive interview, also admitted rejecting his share of the Sports Utility Vehicles (SUVs) the governor recently gave to all federal lawmakers from the state. He said he could not accept the gift because of the deplorable condition of all the roads in Oyigbo, his primary constituency. Describing the roads in his area as a death trap and ... more
  • 2 days Sujimoto clinches Time tech award TheNation |Biz
    By Dayo Mustapha Leading luxury real estate firm, Sijumoto, has won 8the just- concluded Time Tech Award, a prestigious continental award organised to celebrate Africa’s most influential corporate brand, particularly on the famous LinkedIn platform. “After a fiercely competed race to be named the first in the prestigious Time Tech Awards against leading brands such as Standard Bank, Interswitch, Zenith Bank, GTBank, FlutterWave, Dangote Group, Access Bank Plc, MTN group, FarmCrowdy, Opaym, Andela, Komaza, Safaricom, Sanlam, Naspers, East African Breweries, Exxaro Resources, Twiga Foods, Chandaria Industries, Sijumoto, emerged top with an average score of 7, 215 points (27.65%),” ... more
  • 2 days Edo polls: Police anti-bomb experts sweep voting, collation centres TheNation |Politics
    By Raymond Mordi, Precious Igbonwelundu and Bisi Olaniyi As Edo people prepare to go to the polls, the police have deployed anti-bomb experts to sweep voting and collation centres for possible explosive devices that could mar the exercise. The experts, according to the Deputy Inspector General (DIG) in charge of security for the election, Adeleye Oyebade, were all over the state working to prevent anything untoward from happening. The DIG gave this assurance during an interview with The Nation at the Command Headquarters in Benin City where he reiterated their readiness to protect lives and properties of all ... more
  • 2 days JUST IN: Ogun workers call off strike TheNation
    By Ernest Nwokolo, Abeokuta Workers in Ogun State on Friday afternoon called off their warning strike following the agreement reached with the organised labour unions by the state government to address their . The Nation reports that the state government agreed to address workers’ demands which are; payment of minimum wage, gratuity among others. The warning strike began on Wednesday this week. The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) Chairman in Ogun state, Emmanuel Bankole, who announced this at the Oke – Mosan Governor’s Office after long hours of meeting with the labour leaders and the government representatives, called on ... more
  • 2 days Plateau schools will reopen end of October, says Lalong TheNation
    Kolade Adeyemi, Jos The Plateau State Governor, Dr. Simon Bako Lalong has said that all schools in the state would be reopened by the end of October. Lalong announced this on Friday, at the COVID -19 engagements with Local Government Chairman and Traditional rulers at the Government House, Jos. He noted that “the success we recorded at these levels shall determine the reopening of tertiary institutions, all in a bid to guarantee the safety of our children and avoid resurgence.” He added, “We hope that if all goes well, our schools should all re-open by the end of ... more
  • 2 days Our men not involved in party fracas, says Ondo Amotekun TheNation
    Osagie Otabor, Akure The Ondo State Security Agency also known as Amotekun Corps has said that its personnel was not involved in Wednesday clash between members of the People’s Democratic Party and the All Progressives Congress at Oba Akoko in Akoko South West local government. It said its officials were not the persons shown in a viral video shooting during the clash. Head of Intelligence and Public Relations of Ondo Amotekun Corps, Mr. Adebayo Ayeni, said the agency remained resolute in its core responsibility of supporting security agencies to secure the state and rid it of criminal elements. ... more
  • 2 days UNILAG crisis: Another Council member resigns TheNation
    By Kofoworola Belo-Osagie A member of the Governing Council of the University of Lagos (UNILAG) Mr. Bayo Adaralegbe has joined former Council chairman, Dr. Wale Babalakin to resign from his position. Adaralegbe who works at Babalakin’s Chambers tendered his resignation to the Education Minister, Adamu Adamu on Friday, stating that his continued stay would dishonour his late father, Prof. Adeniji Adaralegbe’s memory. Adaralegbe is one of the Federal Government appointees on the Council who were staunch supporters of Babalakin. In the letter, Adaralegbe praised Babalakin’s contributions to the University while accusing the former Vice-chancellor removed by the Babalakin-led ... more
  • 2 days Ondo 2020: ADC, ZLP leaders join APC TheNation |Politics
    Osagie Otabor, Akure Leaders of the African Democratic Congress (ADC) in Ondo West and East Federal constituency have collapsed the party’s structure into the All Progressives Congress (APC) ahead of the October 10, governorship election. The ADC leaders were led by Wale Akinlosotu including all its 22 Ward Chairmen and 54 local government executive members in Ondo West and East. They collapsed the ADC structure at an APC campaign rally held in Ondo town. Speaking at the rally, Akinlosotu said they decided to collapse the ADC into the APC for the smooth re-election of Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu. Akinlosotu ... more
  • 2 days Social benefits: Oyo wants more collaboration with FG TheNation
    Yinka Adeniran, Ibadan Oyo State Government said it is already looking forward to working in collaboration with the National Social Safety Nets Coordinating Office (NASSCO) of the Federal Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development to ensure that the state benefits from grants set aside to continue to populate the register of poor and vulnerable in the state. This is as the government also expresses its readiness to ensure it conducts more credible Community Based Targeting (CBT) in a transparent bid to ensure the real poorest of the poor in the community are identified and captured ... more
  • 2 days It’s difficult not to have sex after 59 days – Vee TheNation |E
    Adeniyi Adewoyin Vee has said she’s grateful to Neo for always holding back each time they came close to having sex on the reality TV show. She told Laycon during a conversation it is very difficult to abstain from sex while in the House, stating she and Neo have been able to hold themselves from doing it. Vee said she and Neo came close to having sex but Neo withdraws each time. READ ALSO: Vee considers TrikyTee as a major contender “You need discipline not to have sex, it’s so hard not to have sex in this House”, ... more
  • 2 days NGO urges NASS to pass PIB, Electoral Act, others TheNation
    Sanni Onogu, Abuja A Non-Governmental Organization (NGO), has called on the National Assembly to urgently pass the Petroleum Industry Bill (PIB) in view of the full deregulation of the petroleum sector by the Federal Government. This is even as the management of the National Assembly said it plans to create a forum of serving and former clerks to enhance consultation. The Executive Director of the Policy and Legal Advocacy Centre (PLAC), Clement Nwankwo, made this assertion while answering questions from reporters after he met with the Acting Clerk to the National Assembly, Arc. Ojo Olatunde Amos, in Abuja. ... more
  • 2 days Nigeria, EU in closed door meeting over Air space restrictions TheNation
    Vincent Ikuomola, Abuja European Union (EU) has urged the Nigerian government to have a rethink over restrictions placed on KLM, Lufthansa, and Air France. The request was made on Friday during a meeting between the Presidential TaskForce on COVID-19 and the European Union ambassadors. Nigeria had announced restrictions on some foreign airlines ahead of the 5th September 2020 resumption of international flights into the country. The Minister of Aviation, Hadi Sirika, said that Air France, KLM, Lufthansa, Etihad Airways, Angolan TAG, Air Namibia, and Royal Air Maroc were not approved to operate flights into Nigeria. READ ALSO: Ban on ... more
  • 2 days Akeredolu’s aide resigns TheNation |Politics
    By Osagie Otabor, Akure Senior Special Assistant on Political Matters for Ondo South to Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu, Mr. Andrew Ogunsakin, has resigned his appointment. Ogunsakin was said to be an ally of Deputy Governor of the State, Agboola Ajayi, who is the candidate of the Zenith Labour Party. He was said to be among the many political appointees influenced by Agboola. In his resignation letter dated September 18, 2020, Ogunsakin said, “The call of my constituents on me to join the train to actualize a common aspiration different from what is offered by your government and your party ... more
  • 2 days Trickytee, Dorathy in war of words over Indomie challenge TheNation |E
    Adeniyi Adewoyin Trickytee and Dorathy got into a heated argument on Thursday night after Neo won the Indomie ‘Guess the Recipe’ task. Dorathy aired her displeasure about the result, saying Neo didn’t feed her the toppings of the meal during the Indomie ‘Guess the recipe’ Task. Trickytee, who felt Dorathy was overreacting, however, expressed disappointment in her calling her a sore loser. READ ALSO: Ozo, TrickyTee win N1 million each in TurnUp music challenge He said: “Everyone still got money. So why are you angry? If anyone is angry they should try cooking and see if they would ... more
  • 2 days JUST IN: FG apologises to financial account holders over re-registration order TheNation
    By Samuel Oamen Following massive outrage on social media, the Federal Government has apologised to all account holders in financial institutions for asking them to register their details again. On Thursday, the FG had demanded all account holders in banks, including insurance companies, to fill and submit a Self-Confirmation form. It tweeted: “This is to notify the general public that all account holders in Financial Institutions (Banks, Insurance Companies, etc) are required to obtain, complete, and submit Self – Certification Forms to their respective Financial Institutions. “Failure to comply with the requirement to administer or execute this form ... more
  • 2 days Man kills 85-year-old mum, two kids, injure three others TheNation
    By Emma Elekwa, Onitsha A 47-year-old man, Emeka Ezimadu, has allegedly killed his 85-year-old and two children in Nnewi, Anambra State. The suspect was said to have also injured three of his children in critical condition in a hospital. The Nation gathered that the victims were fast asleep on Thursday night when they were reportedly attacked by the suspect with a matchete after he suprisingly ran amok. Police spokesperson, Haruna Mohammed, confirmed the incident, saying the suspect had been arrested. He said the victim corpses had been deposited at the hospital’s morgue for autopsy, while the victms the ... more
  • 2 days COVID-19 infections going down, says PTF TheNation
    From Bolaji Ogundele, Abuja There is a noticeable decline in the spread of Coronavirus infections, the Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19 Control said on Thursday. The Task Force, however, told Nigerians to continue to be vigilant to prevent a reversal of the gains and trigger a second wave of the pandemic. PTF Chairman and Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF) Boss Mustapha affirmed during his committee’s briefing in Abuja that the country had begun flattening the curve of the spread of the virus. But he warned that the observed success should be taken with vigilance, ... more
  • 2 days Edo voters decide fate of Obaseki, Ize-Iyamu TheNation |Politics
    Saturday’s governorship election in Edo State will be a battle between Governor Godwin Obaseki of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and the standard bearer of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu. Southsouth Bureau Chief BISI OLANIYI examines their chances. Saturday’s governorship election in Edo State in the volatile Niger Delta region will involve 14 political parties. But, it will be a battle between the standard bearer of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Governor Godwin Obaseki, and the candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu of the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG). Obaseki ... more
  • 2 days NNPC recorded N20.365b trading surplus in July TheNation |Biz
    From John Ofikhenua, Abuja THE Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) has recorded an increased trading surplus of ¦ 20.36billion in July 2020 compared to the ¦ 2.12billion surplus in June 2020 in its operations. Its Group General Manager, Group Public Affairs Division, Dr. Kennie Obateru,, in a statement explained that details of the figures captured in the July 2020 NNPC Monthly Financial and Operations Report (MFOR) indicated that the 858 per cent overall upswell in performance was largely due to the 178 per cent rise in the surplus posted by the Nigerian Petroleum Development Company (NPDC), NNPC’s flagship ... more
  • 2 days Fed Govt to review Treasury forms TheNation |Biz
    From Nduka Chiejina, (Asst Editor) The Office of the Accountant-General of the Federation (OAGF) has commenced a comprehensive review of treasury forms and other accounting source documents in use in all Federal Ministries, Department and Agencies (MDAs). The review is to issue officially approved forms bearing treasury numbers for use in all MDAs to ensure uniformity. A statement from the OAGF signed by Director (Information, Press and Public Relations), Henshaw Ogubike, said the Accountant-General of the Federation, Ahmed Idris has inaugurated an inter-ministerial committee to handle the review of the documents. Ahmed said the committee was expected to ... more
  • 2 days NAHCo okays N500m for infrastructure TheNation |Biz
    By Kelvin Osa Okunbor Nigerian Aviation Its Group Managing Director, Mrs Tokunbo Fagbemi who disclosed this said the company took the steps as part of its five year transformation plan to retool for enhanced service delivery. Mrs Fagbemi described the new equipment acquired by the company as part of efforts to fulfill the N3.6 billion proposed last year as capital injection to support facility upgrade in its drive to enhance service delivery. She said the latest delivery is the first of two sets of equipment before the end of the last quarter in 2020. Beside the equipment, the ... more
  • 2 days FG reviews gas framework TheNation |Biz
    By John Ofikhenua,  Abuja The Gas Aggregation Company of Nigeria  (GACN ) has bought expansion of some documents such as the gas swap framework to the front burner. Speaking at the Review of Gas Industry Agreement Template Workshop,  its chairman ,  Engr. Mansur Sadiq Sambo, noted 2020 has proven to be a pivotal year for the gas sector notwithstanding the challenges. On the document review, he said: “It is in the foregoing context that GACN’s current effort to secure broad industry alignment on improvements to the key Gas commercialisation document- the Gas Sale and Aggregation Agreement (GSAA) ... more
  • 2 days Group targets 10m Nigerians for HIV self-testing TheNation |Health
    From Moses Emorinken, Abuja To meet the UNAIDS target of ensuring that 95 percent of Nigerians know their HIV status by 2030, the Civil Society for HIV/AIDS in Nigeria (CiSHAN) has started a campaign to reach 10 million people with HIV self-testing kits by the end of the year. The campaign will also lead to the identification of the newly-diagnosed HIV positive individuals and link them to treatment in partnership with the Lead Implementing Partners for each state. The Executive Secretary of CiSHAN, Walter Ugwocha, made this known in Abuja on Tuesday, during a virtual media roundtable for the ... more
  • 2 days IMSA graduates specialist gynaecologists in ART TheNation |Health
    From Moses Emorinken, Abuja The Institute of Medical Sciences Africa (IMSA), a leading non-governmental, not-for-profit medical institution developing human capacity in healthcare in Africa, has graduated its first batch of sub-specialist gynaecologists in Infertility and Assisted Reproductive Technology (ART). Experts say this is a milestone for Nigeria, as the institute is the first post-fellowship programme that the West African College of Surgeons (WACS) has accredited. In his address during the end of programme for its six graduands, the founder and Chief Executive Officer of IMSA, Dr. Ibrahim Wada, said Nigeria needed to train as many people as possible ... more
  • 2 days Hospitality industry loses $50b to COVID-19 TheNation |Biz
    HOTEL and Tourism industry in Africa has lost more than $50 billion in revenue to the raging Coronavirus (COVID-19), it was learnt on Thursday. Transcorp Hotels Plc, which admitted suffering unprecedented losses, plans to restructure its business strategy and optimize the hotel’s operations. In the wake of the losses recorded, the hotels management said it will be taking steps to ensure business continuity due to the pandemic. “To this end, the hotelier is diversifying its portfolio and reducing its workforce as part of its cost management initiatives,” Transcorp Hotels Plc Managing Director Mrs. Dupe Olusola, said at a ... more
  • 2 days Rotary offers free prostate cancer screening TheNation |Health
    By Adekunle Yusuf No fewer than 105 men have benefited from the free screening for prostate cancer by the Rotary International District 9110 at its District Centre in Ikeja, Lagos. Each screening costs N4,200. Kicking off the event, Rotary International District 9110 Governor (DG), Bola Oyebade, said the event was held as part of activities to mark the World Prostate Cancer Awareness Month. He said similar programmes would follow later in some parts of the district that includes Ogun and Lagos states, stressing that the programme would run for the whole year. Noting that prostate cancer is a ... more
  • 2 days Ending malnutrition through women empowerment TheNation |Health
    By Adekunle Yusuf One of the best ways to end malnutrition in Nigeria is women empowerment. This was the submission of medical and nutrition experts at the Protein Challenge webinar, which had the theme: “Empowering women to break the cycle of malnutrition in Nigeria.” In his keynote address, Ibiyemi Olayiwola, a professor of Human Nutrition at the Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta, explained that countries that witness tremendous advancement in health, education and economic security at the family levels are countries that have designed ways of empowering women economically. Therefore, the country benefits when women are economically empowered, ... more
  • 2 days WACT acquires more mobile harbour cranes TheNation |Biz
    West Africa Container Terminal (WACT), Onne has acquired two more state-of-the-art Mobile Harbour Cranes (MHCs) and two 45-ton Reach Stackers. These have made the terminal one of the most-equipped in the country. The arrival of the MHCs brings the number of such cranes at the facility to four, a feat that has set the pace in port terminal facility in Eastern Nigeria. Since last year, WACT has implemented its growth and development plan of becoming the most efficient container terminal in West Africa. WACT’s Commercial Manager Noah Sheriff, confirmed that the two new Konecranes Gottwald Mobile Harbor Cranes ... more
  • 2 days United against peak season surcharges, demurrage TheNation |Biz
    Stakeholders have united against peak season surcharges on Nigerian-bound cargoes of between $1,000 and $1,500 per 20-feet container by foreign shipping firms, and high demurrage charges by terminal operators. They say the surcharges which are well over 400 per cent increase from the previous $200 and the demurrage costs are hurting the economy badly, MUYIWA LUCAS reports. Operators are reeling under the yoke  of peak season surcharges on Nigerian-bound cargoes of between $1,000 and $1,500 per 20-feet container by foreign shipping firms, and high demurrage charges by terminal operators despite the Federal Government’s directive that goods imported during ... more
  • 2 days FAAC: Fed Govt, states, councils share N682.060b TheNation |Biz
    From Nduka Chiejina (Asst Editor) The Federation Accounts Allocation Committee (FAAC) has shared N682.060 billion August 2020 Federation Account revenue to the federal, states and local government councils and agencies. This was made known after the monthly Federation Account Allocation Committee (FAAC) meeting for September 2020 held through virtual conferencing; chaired by Dr Mahmud Isa-Dutse, Permanent Secretary, Federal Ministry of Finance. The gross statutory revenue of N531.830 billion was received for the month of August 2020. This was lower than the N543.788 billion received in the previous month by N11.958 billion. The gross revenue available from Value Added ... more
  • 2 days Abiodun Oshinibosi’s fruitful efforts TheNation |E
    Energetic event and experiential marketing guru, Abiodun Richard Oshinibosi, is a man of few words, who believes more in action. He is also a strong believer in hard work and consistency. All his life, he has lived it for the downtrodden. Despite his wide scope and knowledge in the events and experiential marketing field, his milk of kindness and humane side never ceases to amaze many. During the breakout of the deadly COVID-19 pandemic, for his love for humanity, the Project Marshall of Abelinis Limited, galvanized his PR team to support the Lagos state and federal government in ... more
  • 2 days Olori Badirat Ajoke Adeyemi’s headache TheNation |E
    By Oladapo Sofowora If there was one woman who made the heart of Octogenarian Oyo Monarch beats faster, it would definitely be Olori Badirat Ajoke Adeyemi aka queen Nola. At one time in the Oyo palace, Queen Nola was the talk of the palace with Alaafin constantly doting on her. She was always smitten with the highly respected monarch and a regular feature beside Alaafin at any social function. Queen Nola consistently stands out among the Oyo queens with her ravishing beauty, fashion sense and attire combination, skin routine, and composure. However, those days seem to have quickly ... more
  • 2 days Chima Anyaso celebrates TheNation |E
    By Oladapo Sofowora If Chima Anyaso had something to thank his creator for apart from a very supportive wife, Adanna Nzeribe, it would definitely be turning 40. His birthday, coming at a time when the COVID-19 pandemic has taken many lives regardless of age and class strata. Ever since he was born, he has enjoyed unlimited grace and love from his creator, thriving and flourishing smoothly in all his endeavours. The billionaire businessman has transformed swiftly over the years despite all odds against him. For every disappointment, he took them in good faith and moved on to come ... more
  • 2 days Funke Akindele’s Jenifa’s Diary makes StarTimes debut TheNation |E
    By Gbenga Bada Funke Akindele’s Jenifa’s Diary has made its debut on the pay-TV platform, StarTimes. The popular sitcom will start airing on ST Nollywood Plus Channel every Sunday on StarTimes. According to Public Relations Manager, StarTimes Nigeria, Lazarus Ibeabuchi, the pay-TV platform expanded its entertainment offering by introducing Jenifa’s Diary and Hollywood movie channel, TNT Africa. TNT Africa offers an action-driven, a pulse-raising slate of movies, mixed with romantic gems and hilarious comedy, alongside original TNT productions, aimed at keeping its movie fans glued to their screens. READ ALSO: Chioma Akpotha joins Funke Akindele’s Omo Ghetto set ... more
  • 2 days KORA nominee Acho inks ambassadorial deal with realty coy TheNation |E
    By Sam Anokam KORA Award nominee, Iheanacho Onuoha Acho has inked an ambassadorial deal with a realty company, Vino Estado Gardens, and Homes. Acho, who’s planning to release a new single, said that it is an honour to recognize his efforts and promises to deliver. According to the Operations Director of Dukan George Limited, Chinedu Amadi, the choice of Acho has to do with his credibility over the years in his career. READ ALSO: ‘I had crush on Kemi Adetiba’ “We are in the project of ensuring that every Nigerian gets access to affordable housing and we are ... more
  • 2 days Kemi Adetiba’s King Of Boys sequel gets tongues wagging TheNation |E
    By Gbenga Bada Filmmaker Kemi Adetiba’s ‘King of Boys’ sequel has left tongues wagging after the release of the first official teaser. Adetiba had released the first teaser of the much-anticipated film on Wednesday, September 16 to the admiration of several fans and movie buffs. The snippet from the movie had garnered commendations from movie buffs and fans in the last two days. The four-minute-long teaser tells the story of Makanaki, one of the major characters of the original title, King of Boys. Makanaki, played by Reminisce is one of the dreaded characters in the story plot and ... more
  • 2 days Nollywood actor Lala bags second endorsement deal TheNation |E
    By Adeniyi Adewoyin Nollywood actor-cum-movie producer, Muyideen Oladapo aka Lala, bagged an endorsement deal in 2020. Lala, during the week, bagged an endorsement deal with a fast-growing energy company, Optics Energy Limited. The actor was unveiled as the face of the company’s new range of products at the Lagos office of the company. Speaking on the new deal, Lala said, “Being the face of XADO is a win for all of us and I cannot wait to get on the road and show mechanics how to change the narrative with the new nanotechnology products,” he said. The CEO ... more
  • 2 days Sahara Energy, Petroci seal $43m LPG facility deal TheNation |Biz
    By Muyiwa Lucas Sahara Energy Logistics Holding Limited, an arm of Sahara Group of Companies,  Société Nationale d’Opérations Pétrolières de la Cote d’Ivoire, National Oil Company of Cote d’Ivoire, and Petroci Holding have signed a Joint Venture Agreement (JVA) to facilitate the construction of a 12,000 metric tonnes Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) storage facility to guarantee LPG supply security in the nation. According to Sahara Group’s spokesman,  Bethel Obioma, the cost of the project is estimated at $43 million and will be executed in two phases, with inauguration scheduled for November, next year and October 2022. Incorporated as ... more
  • 2 days ‘Western Lotto, Western Bet commit to corporate governance’ TheNation |Biz
    Following the “Post No Debit” (PND) order slammed on “all the bank accounts” of some betting and lottery firms by the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) over some regulatory infractions, the management of Western Lotto Nigeria Limited and Western Sportsbet Nigeria Limited have reiterated their commitment to promoting transparency and best global practices. In separate statements in Lagos by the management of the two firms, they expressed their commitment to conducting their businesses in line with the regulations and laws of the land. The firms spoke against the backdrop of the freezing of the bank accounts of six ... more
  • 2 days Edo: Buhari warns against violence, rigging of poll TheNation
    From Bolaji Ogundele and Nicholas Kalu, Abuja APC preaches peace as PDP protests INEC promises fairness Tight security in state President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday reiterated his commitment to credible elections. He warned against violence and lack of fairness in Saturday’s governorship election in Edo State. Governor Godwin Obaseki of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu of the All Progressives Congress (APC) are the leading candidates. Twelve others are also contesting. The stakes are high given the fierce contest. The President warned electoral officials and security agents to be neutral while carrying out ... more
  • 2 days Governors to subject Water Bill 2020 to attorneys-general’s review TheNation
    From Eric Ikhilae, Abuja Governors have resolved that each state’s Attorney-General and Commissioner of Justice will undertake a thorough analysis of the controversial National Water Resources Bill 2020 and related provisions before taking a joint position on the matter. The governors took the position on Wednesday at the 17th teleconference meeting of the Nigeria Governors’ Forum (NGF) after a presentation by the Minister of Water Resources, Suleiman Hussein Adamu, on the Bill and related issues. A communiqué issued on Thursday by the NGF at the end of the meeting, said: “The minister emphasised that the basic philosophy behind ... more
  • 2 days ‘Ibadan hosts more Owu descendants than Abeokuta’ TheNation
    The Olugbode Royal Family in Ibadan has claimed that with over 300 households of descendants of Owu progenitors, the ancient city of Ibadan is hosting more of the ancient warrior great-grandchildren than Abeokuta, the capital of Ogun State. Mogaji Teslim Olugbode, the head of the Olugbode Family in Ibadan, spoke on Thursday when the family visited the Oyo State Commissioner for Information, Culture and Tourism, Dr. Wasiu Olatubosun, in Ibadan. Teslim said the visit was to keep the state government abreast of the preparation of the descendants of Owu, under the umbrella of the ‘Royal Union of Owu ... more
  • 2 days Nollywood pays homage as Jimoh Aliu dies at 80 TheNation
    By Gbenga Bada and Rasaq Ibrahim, Ado-Ekiti Veteran Nollywood actor and producer Jimoh ‘Aworo’ Aliu has passed on. He died yesterday. He was 80. The one-time president of the Association of Nigeria Theatre Practitioners (ANTP) died exactly 55 days to his 86th birthday – he was born on November 11, 1939. The Governor, Ekiti State chapter of the Theatre Arts and Movie Practitioners Association, Eniola Eniafe, confirmed Aliu’s death in a brief chat. Aliu, a seasoned artist, producer, location designer, director, make-up artist and singer died at the Ekiti State University Teaching Hospital, Ado-Ekiti of medical conditions yet ... more
  • 2 days X-raying planned fixing of refineries TheNation
    Will Nigeria’s refineries ever come back life and be able to perform at full capacity? The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) says it is a dream that will come to fruition in a few years. ROBERT EGBE examines the state of the refineries on which over $396 million was spent between 2013 and 2015 with nothing to show for it and the shape of what is to come. Before 2006, the Eleme Petrochemical Limited in Rivers State was in a bad state. This company, then a subsidiary of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), had not witnessed Turn ... more
  • 2 days Mining: Osun Assembly to enact law protecting host communities TheNation
    Osun House of Assembly Speaker Mr. Timothy Owoeye said on Thursday that the state will enact a law that will protect the interest of communities where mining activities are taking place. He spoke on the sidelines of the plenary held with Segilola Resource Ltd, a mining company that is about to begin operation at Odo-Ijesha, Iperindo and Imogbara communities in Atakumosa East Local Government. The Speaker said the purpose of summoning the mining company was to resolve the grievances their host communities were having with them in terms of compensation for their land, which had been taken over ... more
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