Delta 2019: UK Group drums support for APC candidate, Great Ogboru

A group under the aegis of Deltans in Diaspora, (United Kingdom) for Great Ogboru have massively been working on strategies and campaigns to make sure the dream of Great Ovedje Ogboru to take over the Osadebe House as the next governor of Delta State becomes a reality. Ogboru who is the candidate of the All Peoples’ Congress(APC), is a tested politician and successful businessman. According to the coordinator of the United Kingdom based group, Chief (Mrs.) Anthonia Oghogho, she said “Great Ogboru symbolizes the dream of an average Deltan and…

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Flights To Be Disrupted As Harmattan Sets In – Nimet

The Nigerian Meteorological Agency (NiMet) said there could be high cases of flight disruptions through cancellation and delay of flights at some airports across the country as the harmattan season sets in. A statement from NiMet yesterday said during the harmattan season, sunny and hazy conditions are expected over the Northern states and central cities down to the inland cities of the southern parts, with thick dust haze conditions which can impair horizontal visibility to less than 1000m (1km). NiMet also advised road users to be careful and avoid over…

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Pastor arraigned for allegedly abducting and sleeping with chorister

Joseph Igwemon, 34-year-old pastor of the Global Influence Ministry, has been arraigned before an Oredo Magistrates’ Court in Benin, Edo State, for allegedly abducting and having carnal knowledge of one of his church members. The accused was said to have committed the offence on October 15, 2018, in the Mission Road area of Benin metropolis. The victim was said to be a chorister in Igwemon’s church and was wedded to her husband by the accused. The pastor, who was arraigned on two counts of abduction and an act likely to…

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ADVAN: Folake Ani-Mumuney-led association Celebrates Silver Jubilee

  Series of weeklong activities has been announced by the Advertisers Association of Nigeria (ADVAN), to mark its 25th anniversary, culminating in the ADVAN marketing excellence awards slated for the 18th of November. The ADVAN anniversary week with the theme “The Power of Story Telling” gives the leading marketing association in Nigeria and its members the opportunity to emphasize on the strategic importance of storytelling in nation building and driving economic growth, a role they have played so well over the last 25 years.  According to statement issued by the President of…

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NGF says only Lagos can afford N30,000 minimum wage

The Nigeria Governors’ Forum, NGF, has said that only Lagos State Government can pay the new minimum wage of N30,000. The governors who met last night in Abuja also resolved to downsize, if they must pay the new minimum wage. They, however resolved at the emergency meeting to send another delegation to President Muhammadau Buhari to canvass their position on the new Minimum Wage. Members of the committee to see President Buhari are governors of Lagos, Akinwumi Ambode; Atiku Bagudu of Kebbi State, Simon Lalong of Plateau State; Mohammed Abubakar…

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Dasuki, Diezani, Shema, Fayose Houses Top List Of Seized Assets

Owners of the mansions seized by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) have been unveiled. They are former governors, ex-ministers, top military officers and businessmen. Leading the pack is a former Minister of Petroleum Resources, Mrs. Diezani Alison-Madueke, who has forfeited some prized assets. Lost to the Federal Government by the ex-Minister are a multi-storey building in Banana Island Foreshore Estate in Ikoyi, Lagos; a real estate comprising six flats in Ikoyi and an estate of 21 mixed housing in Yaba, Lagos. Many properties allegedly linked with Diezani have…

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Wisconsin School Students’ Nazi Salute Photo Provokes Uproar

A photo of mostly white US students laughing as they make a Nazi salute has triggered outrage. More than 50 boys from Baraboo High School in Wisconsin were pictured making the “Sieg Heil” gesture. The school district and local police have launched an investigation into the image, which was reportedly snapped before a junior prom. The Auschwitz-Birkenau Memorial and Museum condemned the photo. One of the boys in the picture made an OK sign with his thumb and forefinger, a gesture that has been adopted by white power groups. An…

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MTN To Acquire Banking Licence In Nigeria

Rob Shuter, the chief executive officer at MTN Group, says the group will acquire an independent banking licence in Nigeria by 2019. Speaking at a telecoms conference in Cape Town, South Africa on Tuesday, the MTN CEO said it will put in an application in December and should lunch the bank in second quarter 2019. “We will be applying for a payment service banking licence in Nigeria in the next month or so,” Shuter said. “And if all goes according to plan, we will also be launching mobile money in…

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Prisoners To Sit For 2018 Neco Exams In Ogun State

The Nigerian Prisons Service, Ogun State Command, has registered 35 prison inmates for the 2018 National Examination Council (NECO) examination that will commence on November 15, 2018. On Tuesday, the State Prison Service spokesman, Victor Oyeleke, said the 35 inmates were drawn from three of the six prisons in the state. Oyeleke said, “The approval is made possible through efforts of the welfare officer of the Old Abeokuta Prison Ibara, ASP Abdulhakeem Awesu who is also the education coordinator of the prison.” The inmates registered for subjects in Arts, Sciences,…

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Tony Elumelu tasks African leaders on attractive investment policies

Tony O. Elumelu, Chairman, Heirs Holdings, and Founder, Tony Elumelu Foundation, has called on African heads of state to develop policies that will attract private sector investment. He made the call while speaking to private sector captains, global investment leaders, and key players in Africa’s development sector at a plenary discussion at the Africa Investment Forum, titled: Championing Investments in Africa – Conversations with the private sector. Organised by the African Development Bank (AfDB), he event featured robust and interactive conversations on Africa’s investment landscape, with a view to articulating…

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