Friday, 24 March 2017

CNN's Africa's Voices features Mo Abudu (Photos)

This week, CNN’s ‘African Voices’ features Mo Abudu, one of Africa’s most prominent media figures, who has operated across both television and film in her career.Reporting from Lagos, Nigeria, the programme joins Abudu in her studio, where she serves as CEO of EbonyLife Television and EbonyLife Films.

Transcorp Power Positively Impacts Host Community

On the 13th of March 2017, Transcorp Power Limited commissioned a 115MW gas turbine to much fanfare. This commissioning is one of three milestones the GENCO intends to achieve in order to increase the power plants total generating capacity to 850MW. This by all standards is truly an impressive feat considering the fact that the plant had a total generating capacity of 160MW when it was acquired by Transcorp Power Limited, barely three years ago. As remarkable as the commissioning was to those at the event, the plants CSR initiatives and commitment to empowering those in the host communities that surround the Ughelli power plant managed to gain equal applause.

Tony Elumelu Foundation announces 1,000 Successful Applicants out of 93,000

-In Line with $100m Commitment made in 2015 to empower 10,000 African Entrepreneurs over the next 10 years

The Tony Elumelu Foundation (TEF), an African founded and funded 21st century philanthropic organization committed to entrepreneurship development, ushers in an additional 1,000 African entrepreneurs. Applications were received from over 93,000 entrepreneurs across 55 African countries -  over 100% increase from 2016, and nearly quadruple of the 2015 application numbers.

Waje Iruobe, Nathaniel Bassey, Nosa To Perform With Cobhams Asuquo At His Tour Kick-off Concert

To get his first concert tour off to a great start, Cobhams Asuquo is holding the 'For You' Kick-Off Concert on Sunday, March 26th at the Pistis Conference Centre, between 4th and 5th Roundabout, Lekki Expressway, Lagos.

Egypt's former President, Hosni Mubarak freed from prison

Egypt's ex-President, Hosni Mubarak is reported to have been allowed to go free after years in detention that followed his fall from power in the country's revolution in 2011. 

Man on the run after raping his 3-yr-old daughter

Kwame Asiamah, a 42-year old allegedly had anal sex with his own 3-year old daughter at Asenua near Mamponteng in the Ashanti region of Ghana. The man who is currently at large did not only subject his daughter (name withheld) to anal sex but had vaginal sex with her.

Photos of Ben Murray-Bruce & Cherie Blair at a Cocktail Function in London

Senator, Ben Murray-Bruce has shared photos of himself and Cherie Blair, the wife of former British Prime Minister, Tony Blair at a cocktail that took place in London. See more photos after the cut…

Naira gains against Dollar, trades at N390/$

The US dollar continued to diminish against the Naira as the Nigerian currency was traded at N390 on Thursday in Abuja.

Photos from Tony Elumelu’s Office Birthday Party

The Chairman of UBA Group, Tony Elumelu turned 54 on Wednesday March 22. He celebrated with his colleagues in the office, while Pop singer, Peter Okoye played live for him. Here are few photos from the event…

Thursday, 23 March 2017

How Badeh used N800m NAF Fund for Shopping Mall –Witness

A prosecution witness, Nuhu Dalhatu, on March 23, 2017 told a Federal High Court, Abuja, that about N800 million used for the construction of a shopping mall linked to Alex Badeh, a former Chief of Air Staff, was traced to the Nigeria Air Force, NAF’s account.

Court jails two over BVN Scam

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC today, March 23, 2017 secured the conviction and sentences of the duo of Innocent Uche Clinton and Emmanuel Okanni before Justice Sa'ad Muhammad of the Gombe State High Court on two count charge bordering on conspiracy and theft. 

Graphic Photos: Man survives hit & run accident in Lagos

An unidentified man, who was involved in hit and run accident on Thursday around Ile Zik inward Old Abeokuta-Agege Expressway, Lagos State has been rescued by officers of Rapid Response Squad.

N8bn Mutilated Currency Scam: Two Bankers Bag 18-Year Jail Term

The Economic and Financial Commission, EFCC, on Wednesday, 22nd March, 2017 secured another conviction in the ongoing N8bn Currency Mutilation Scam before Justice Joyce Abdul Malik of the Federal High Court, Ibadan, Oyo State.

Senate approves nomination of 45 non-career Ambassadors

The Senate has on Thursday approved the nomination of 45 non-career ambassadors. However, two nominees were rejected, they are, Sylvanus Nsofor of Imo State and Jacob Daodu of Ondo State.

Hoodlums gang-rape Woman in front of her son

A South African woman has given a shocking given shocking details on how she was gang-raped. She said that on Sunday, while with her 10-year-old son, she hailed a taxi. The men in the vehicle then her held at gunpoint and raped her, while her son was ordered to lie face-down on the floor.

Super Eagles to pay tribute to victims of terror attack in London

Nigeria's national football team, Super Eagles have asked the organisers of their friendly game against Senegal tonight in London if they can pay tribute to the victims of yesterday's terror attack in Westminster. 

Metuh Seeks Suspension of N400m Fraud Trial

The trial of Olisa Metuh, a former spokesperson of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, continued on March 22, 2017 with his counsel, Onyeachi Ikpeazu, SAN, moving a motion seeking for what was tantamount to a stay of proceedings pending the ruling of the Supreme Court on his "no-case submission" appeal.

Eniola Badmus announces K1 De Ultimate will perform live at father's burial

Actress, Eniola Badmus has announced that Fuji legend, K1 De Ultimate will perform live at her father's burial ceremony, which will hold soon.

Photos: Night View of Newly Built Pedestrian Bridge in Ojota

Here are photos of night view of the newly built Pedestrian Bridge in Ojota, Lagos State. The bridge will be commissioned tomorrow, Friday, March 24,by the Governor of Lagos State, Akinwunmi Ambode. See one more photo after the cut…

Man arraigned for beating his Sister over plate of food

A 24-year-old man, Chima Ezeakolam has been arraigned in an Apapa Chief Magistrates’ Court, Lagos for beating his sister, Queen Ezeakolam to plup over a plate of extra food.

Promasidor Reward Staff at Long Service Awards

As part of efforts at recognising hard work and commitment to duty, Promasidor Nigeria Limited recently rewarded thirty-four staff of the company that have worked for 10, 15, and 20 years at a long service awards ceremony during the weekend.

Super Eagles takes on Teranger Lions at Hive Barnet Stadium in London

The Nigerian National team, the Super Eagles will today play against the Teranger Lions of Senegal in a friendly match at The Hive Barnet FC Stadium, London.

Omotola Jalade celebrates husband & their 21st wedding anniversary

Talented actress, Omotola Jalade-Ekeinde has celebrated her husband, Matthew Ekeinde as he turns a year older today. She also mentioned they are celebrating their 21 years wedding anniversary today.

Police arrests Seven over UK Parliament Terrorism

Seven people have been arrested by British police in the investigation into an attacker, who killed three people and injured about 40 before being shot to death by police, Britain’s most senior counter-terrorism officer said on Thursday.

Man faces 10 years imprisonment for improperly touching a sleeping Woman on Board Flight

A registered sex offender, Yoel Oberlander has admitted that he improperly touched a woman aboard a flight from Israel to the U.S. last year. He pleaded guilty Wednesday to assault with intent to commit stalking, federal prosecutors in New Jersey say. 

You Don't Need Anyone's Permission to Succeed

Your success or failure in life has more to do with the wife you marry than with the job you carry. Think deep before you marry. And don’t be so concerned if others don’t believe in you.

Thank You for being there for me all these years – Tuface & Annie Idibia celebrate 4th wedding anniversary

Pop singer, Tuface Idibia and his wife, actress, Annie Idibia are celebrating their 4th wedding anniversary today. He took to Instagram to show appreciation for her support over the years.

Lagos Traders now spray Insecticide on Beans before selling them to people

It has been disclosed that some traders in Lagos spray insecticide on beans for preservation and later sell them to unsuspected members of the public. The Commissioner of Police, Lagos State Police Command, Fatai Owoseni said this in Lagos on Wednesday.

Armed Robbers attack, kill two Policemen escorting money in Abuja

Gunmen on Tuesday shot dead two policemen guarding a microfinance ban in Kubwa, Bwari area of Abuja.  The policemen were escorting some bank officials to the bank’s main branch at Dutsen Alhaji around 4pm when the incident happened.

Update: Attacker who stabbed Police Officer, killed 4 others & injured 40 in London

Four people were killed, including a police officer, and at least 40 other people were injured in an attack in London that authorities have declared a terrorist incident. A man believed to be the attacker was also killed, shot by police at the scene.

Buhari sympathises with Britons over London Terrorist Attack

President Muhammadu Buhari has condemned Wednesday’s terrorist attack near the United Kingdom Parliament Building at Westminster, London.

Wednesday, 22 March 2017

NIPC seeks Posting of Corps Members with Specialised Skills

The Nigerian Investment Promotion Commission (NIPC) has requested the posting of Corps members trained in some specialised skills to help in the achievement of its mandate.

The Executive Secretary of the Commission, Ms Yewande Sadiku made the request during a visit to the Director-General, Brigadier General Sulaiman Kazaure, at the National Directorate Headquarters, Abuja.

Real Naija Ladies of Dallas premiere becomes one of the classiest events hosted by Nigerian in Dallas, Texas

It was all glitz and glam at the Premiere of the Real Naija Ladies of Dallas which held on Thursday March 16 2017 at the prestigious Magnolia Theatre in the Uptown West Village area of Dallas, Texas.

Guests were treated upon arrival to the finest Asian cuisine and and also had a chance to wine and dine while taking photos on the red carpet. The event was nothing shy of classy and sophisticated.

Three more Roundabouts to be Removed In Lekki

Lagos State Governor, Mr Akinwunmi Ambode on Wednesday assured that his administration will complete the ongoing construction of Ajah Flyover by the end of May 2017, just as he revealed the plans of government to remove three more roundabouts in Lekki-Ajah corridor to ease vehicular movement.

Ruggedman begs Nigerians to stay away from Lybia

After watching a video online, where a Nigerian woman was bitterly mobbed in Lybia, rapper Ruggedman has pleaded with Nigerians to avoid countries where they are not welcomed.

Buhari's Request for $500m Eurobond to Fund Budget approved by Senate

The Senate on Wednesday approved President Muhammadu Buhari’s request to raise additional $500 million eurobond from the international capital market to fund the 2016 Budget deficit. The approval was given by the Senate following an Executive Communication from the President that the lawmakers do consider the request of Mr. President C-in-C for the approval of the $500 million, Eurobond in the International Capital Market for the funding of the 2016 Budget Deficit.

Rita Dominic stuns in casual outfit (Photo)

Actress, Rita Dominic stepped out on Wednesday looking everything casual. She rocked a black T-shirt on a black wide leg flare pants. She gave herself a different look with a wig from her hairline, Rita Dominic Signature Hair by BK Unique Hair.

Assailant stab Police Officer at House Parliament in London

A police officer has been stabbed in the Houses of Parliament in central London, Commons Leader David Lidington has said. He told MPs the “alleged assailant was shot by armed police” following a “serious” incident.

Zenith Bank Shareholders Approve N63.4bn Dividend, Applaud Performance

Shareholders of Zenith Bank Plc. yesterday approved final dividend of N55.573 billion for the year ended December 31, 2016, bringing the total payout to N63.422 billion.

Omotola Jalade flaunts Steals she brought from Morocco

Omotola Jalade-Ekeinde and husband, Captain Matthew Ekeinde attended team Crans Montana Forum in Casablanca, Morocco. While touring around the city, the talented actress acquired fine steals, which she has flaunted on her Instagram page.

Photos: Peter Okoye, Valentine Ozigbo celebrate Tony Elumelu at 54

The Chairman of UBA Group, Time Elumelu turned 54 today. He was pictured earlier today celebrating with Pop star, Peter Okoye and Valentine Ozigbo, the Chief Executive Officer  (CEO), Transcorp Hotels. See more photos...

NYSC releases Mobilization Time Table for 2017 Batch A

The management of National Youths Service Corps has released mpbilization time table for the 2017 Batch A service. Continue to see the time table below…

Mariah Carey shoots film for her single, 'All I Want for Christmas Is You'

Singer, Mariah Carey has disclosed that her popular single, ‘All I Want for Christmas Is You’ has been shot into a movie.   "A #Dream come true 'All I Want For Christmas Is You' will be a movie. I am so thrilled! Follow @AllIWantMovie to learn more!" She tweeted. 

Murdered Airforce Lady, Sholape Oladipupo set for burial on Thursday

The Airforce lady, Sholape Oladipupo, who was shot dead by his colleague/lover recently will be buried tomorrow Thursday March 23, 2017. 

Graphic Photos: Suicide Bombing occurs at Gulumba IDPs Camp, many feared dead in Borno

The multiple suicide bombing reported during early hours of Wednesday March 22 occurred at the Gulumba temporary Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) camp, opposite Muna garage in Borno state. According to eyewitnesses, many people died in the explosion that happened at 3am. Continue to see more graphic photos after the cut…

Heritage Bank, Lagos State sponsor one-day seminar for JAMB students

Heritage Bank Plc, Nigeria’s most innovative banking services provider, has taken another giant step towards being the timeless wealth partners with its stakeholders, as it sponsored a one-day JAMB Seminar for the Ifako-Ijaiye students.

Multiple Suicide Bombers hit Borno

Going by the information making rounds, multiple suicide bombers have struck around Muna garage in Miaduguri, Borno State. Details later…

Meningitis outbreak kills 16 in Niger

Cerebrospinal Meningitis outbreak in Niger State has killed at the least 16 people. The state Commissioner for Health, Dr. Mustapha Jibril, revealed this in Minna.

Four Girls, Motorcyclist drown in mystery river in Abuja

Four girls on penultimate Saturday got drown in River Danko in Galadimawa community, outskirt of Abuja.  The river is now dreaded as residents said there were more deaths in it, recalling that a motorcyclist also drowned in it barely two days after the death of the girls.

Two 16-yr-old bots shot 14-yr-old girl for sending Snapchat Messages to them

A 14-year-old girl has been shot on the head by two 16-year-old boys, who she has been annoying with Snapchat messages. Two boys are accused of attempted murder, aggravated robbery and obstructing justice for attacking Deserae Turner.