Wednesday, January 2, 2019

Mansur Ibrahim

    PHOTOS: Rio Ferdinand visits Lagos, unveiled as ‘Made of More’ ambassador

PHOTOS: Rio Ferdinand visits Lagos, unveiled as ‘Made of More’ ambassador

Rio Ferdinand, former Manchester United captain, has been unveiled as the new global brand ambassador for Guinness' ‘Made of More’ campaign.The unveiling which took place in Lagos on Friday was attended by entertainers and ex-footballers.Basketmouth, Timi Dakolo, Olamide Adedeji, Victor Ikpeba and Peter Rufai were some of those present at the event.   [...]

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    14–year old wins UBA Foundation essay competition

14–year old wins UBA Foundation essay competition

Odjegba Omesiri, a 14-year-old pupil, has emerged the overall winner of the UBA Foundation national essay competition. Omesiri, a student of the International High School, Delta state, clinched the first position at the grand finale, which held at UBA House, Marina Lagos, on Monday. She beat 11 other finalists selected from over 6,000 entries from students of senior secondary schools across Nigeria. The winner carted away a [...]

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    PHOTOS: Police parade suspected IPOB members who ‘killed inspector’

PHOTOS: Police parade suspected IPOB members who ‘killed inspector’

The police have paraded suspected members of the Indigenous People of Biafra ( IPOB) in connection with the killing of a police inspector in Nnewi, Anambra state.The IPOB members were said to have been involved in an attack on police patrol teams, which led to the death of the inspector.A divisional police officer (DPO) and some other personnel were also wounded [...]

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    UBA launches ‘Each One, Teach One’ initiative as staff give back

UBA launches ‘Each One, Teach One’ initiative as staff give back

UBA Foundation, the corporate social responsibility arm of the United Bank for Africa, on Friday launched its 'Each One, Teach One' initiative, hosting a huge impact day in Nigeria and across all its subsidiaries in Africa. According to the bank, the community service presents an opportunity for UBA staff members to give a little of their time and skills to their [...]

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    Group petitions DSS, police to arrest Fani-Kayode over ‘fake news’

Group petitions DSS, police to arrest Fani-Kayode over ‘fake news’

A political group has petitioned security agencies over an alleged spread of fake news by Femi Fani-Kayode, former aviation minister.The group, known as Initiative to Save Democracy, called on the Department of State Services (DSS) to arrest Fani-Kayode.James Akinloye, president of the group, said he will drag Fani-Kayode to court.“There are laws in this country and if anyone thinks they [...]

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    ‘The voice of Lagos is gone’ — Nigerians pay tributes to ‘area mama’, Tosyn Bucknor

‘The voice of Lagos is gone’ — Nigerians pay tributes to ‘area mama’, Tosyn Bucknor

Tributes have been pouring in social media for Tosyn Bucknor, an on-air-personality and entertainer who died on Monday. [...]

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    PHOTOS: Fayose hosts Peter Obi at his Lagos residence

PHOTOS: Fayose hosts Peter Obi at his Lagos residence

Ayodele Fayose, former governor of Ekiti state, on Monday hosted Peter Obi, vice-presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), at his Lagos residence.According to Lere Olayinka, Fayose's media aide, the duo had a fruitful discussion on how to rescue Nigeria."They had fruitful discussions on how to rescue Nigeria and its people from the clueless APC government and reposition the south [...]

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    TRENDING VIDEO: FG spends N3.5m to feed El-Zakzaky monthly, says Lai

TRENDING VIDEO: FG spends N3.5m to feed El-Zakzaky monthly, says Lai

Lai Mohammed, minister of information, says the federal government spends N3.5 million every month to feed Ibrahim El-Zakzaky, leader of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN).Despite the bail granted to him by a federal high court, El-Zakzaky has been denied freedom since December 2015 and has remained in the custody of the Department of State Services (DSS).In a video [...]

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    PHOTOS: Police parade ‘killers’ of Army general

PHOTOS: Police parade ‘killers’ of Army general

The 19 suspects arrested in connection with the disappearance and death of Idris Alkali, a retired general, were paraded by the Plateau police  command on Sunday.Terna Tyopev, police public relations officer (PPRO) in Plateau, paraded the suspects before journalists in Jos, the state capital.Alkali was declared missing on September 3. He had left Abuja and was on his way to [...]

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    VIDEO: ‘How Credit Switch chairman was killed’ — Togolese cook opens up

VIDEO: ‘How Credit Switch chairman was killed’ — Togolese cook opens up

Sunday Anani, the Togolese cook who was arrested over the murder of Ope Bademosi, chairman of Credit Switch Technology, has spoken on how the businessman was killed.During interrogation, Anani said four unidentified persons broke into the residence of the deceased on the day he was killed."I am not the one who killed him. About four people entered the house that [...]

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    VIDEO: General killed in Plateau buried in Abuja

VIDEO: General killed in Plateau buried in Abuja

Idris Alkali, a retired major general who was murdered in Dura-Du, community in Plateau state, has been laid to rest.The body of the late general was discovered in an abandoned well in Guchwet, Shen of Jos south local government.Tukur Buratai, chief of army staff, led senior officer's and other dignitaries to observe the Janazah prayers of the late general at the [...]

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    How Akpabio predicted another term for Udom Emmanuel

How Akpabio predicted another term for Udom Emmanuel

Godswill Akpabio, former minority leader of the senate, once said God is not the master of an uncompleted project. According to him, in 2015, God caused confusion to enter into the PDP family and in the process, President Muhammadu Buhari emerged. And because God usually finishes whatever He has a hand in, the election of Buhari in 2019 is as sure as [...]

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    PHOTOS: Sanwo-Olu, Lagos APC leaders visit Ambode

PHOTOS: Sanwo-Olu, Lagos APC leaders visit Ambode

Babajide Sanwo-Olu, governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Lagos state, on Tuesday visited Akinwunmi Ambode, governor of the state, at the government house, Marina, Lagos.Obafemi Hamzat, Sanwo-Olu's deputy, and James Odunmbaku, leader of the Mandate Movement, the group which backed Sanwo-Olu to pick the governorship ticket, were among the APC leaders who joined Sanwo-Olu.This is the second [...]

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    NEITI to hold conference on remedial issues

NEITI to hold conference on remedial issues

The Nigeria Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (NEITI) is set to hold a conference on resolving outstanding remedial issues in the oil, gas and mining sector.In a statement on Friday, Ogbonnaya Orji, director, communications and advocacy of NEITI, said experts across the extractive industries have been invited for the conference."Experts across the extractive industries value chain have been assembled to review the status [...]

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    ‘It’s a slap on our country’ — reactions over Buhari’s failure to submit credentials to INEC

‘It’s a slap on our country’ — reactions over Buhari’s failure to submit credentials to INEC

Nigerians on social media have been reacting to the failure of President Muhammadu Buhari to submit his academic credentials to the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) ahead of the 2019 elections.This is the second time the president would not submit his credentials to the electoral body. In 2014, he said his  academic certificates were with the military board. He repeated [...]

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    PHOTOS: Fayose arrives court ahead of his trial

PHOTOS: Fayose arrives court ahead of his trial

Ayodele Fayose, former governor of Ekiti state, has arrived the federal high court in Lagos where he is on trial for money laundering and abuse of office.Smiling as he entered the court premises, Fayose was spotted wearing a white shirt on brown trousers.Fayose was denied bail on Monday by the court after he pleaded not guilty to the charges levelled [...]

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