Sunday, 11 December 2016
Friday, 2 December 2016
The mother of a Batch B corps member who died at the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) orientation camp in Kano, has given details of happenings that led to her daughter’s death. Writing on her Facebook wall, Oyeyode Abimbola Inioluwa, said her daughter, Oladepo Ifedolapo, a graduate of Ladoke Akintola University of Technology, was left unattended to by camp officials who thought she was feigning illness to avoid attending the usual parade. “You called me five hours to your death and told me to start coming as the NYSC doctors are not doing anything for you. They thought you were pretending you did not want to go for parade so they did not attend to you. When you started calling people from home they eventually gave you an injection. Immediately after the injection you called me again that you noticed a lot of rashes on your body that I should speak with the doctor who refused to talk to me. You called five minutes later and told me your tongue is twisting. They sent all your friends out after seeing all the reaction on your body after giving you the unknown injection. You said we should ask for flight and I called immediately, they told me Abuja flight is Monday, Wednesday and Friday. I told you to tell anybody in the clinic that I am a nurse, and they should allow me to speak to them. A male nurse took the phone from you and told me you are having anaphylactic reaction and they will watch you for just one hour and transfer you to Aminu Kano Teaching Hospital.
Thursday, 1 December 2016
The much talked about wedding between Zahra Buhari, daughter of President Muhammadu Buhari and Ahmed Indimi, son of billionaire, Mohammed Indimi has been delayed, DB2PMedia reports. According to the newspaper, the decision was informed by a physical altercation that ensued between a security official at the Presidential villa and one of the groom’s sisters, Yataka Indimi during the delivery of several stacked dowry boxes valued at N44 million to the first family on November 18. According to a source, the Indimi sister insisted on taking her phone into the villa to record proceedings which is against protocol. It was reported that a struggle ensued between Yataka and security officials who tried to compel to follow protocol, drawing the attention of dignitaries. It was learnt that the wife of the Nasarawa governor, Mrs. Tanko Almakura who tried to stop the scuffle may have been injured. It was gathered that the conduct of the Indimis angered the President who threatened to return the boxes and cancel the wedding. “As of today, we learnt that the Nasarawa first lady is still nursing her wounds and is being treated for a dislocation,” the source said. “We learnt that the president who was displeased with the development and behaviour exhibited by the Indimi family, vowed to return the boxes and not approve of the marriage.
The Federal Government has approved the 2017 budget proposal for onward submission to National Assembly for final approval. The budget was approved by the Federal Executive Council (FEC) at its meeting on Wednesday. The Minister of Budget and National Planning, Mr. Udoma Udo Udoma, who spoke after the FEC meeting said the approved document would soon be presented to the National Assembly. The minister added that the date for the presentation would be given by the National Assembly. Speaking on Medium Term Expenditure Framework (MTEF), the minister stated that the document has been worked upon and the observations of the Sentae has been rectified. “Naturally, the estimates, every time you improve on your estimate based on the latest estimates. For instance, one of the issues they raised was about the exchange rate. “That we used 290 as the exchange rate, and that was the exchange rate of the time. “So, you only use the exchange rate that is valid at that time. Naturally by now you will change that.
Thursday, 17 November 2016
Tuesday, 4 October 2016
Donald Trump’s presidential hopes suffered a punishing new setback Monday as authorities clamped down on his charitable foundation, while Hillary Clinton seized the offensive to brand the Republican an unscrupulous businessman. With just five weeks to go before the November 8 election, the billionaire Trump is struggling to regain his footing against a surging Clinton and climb out of one of the darkest periods of his White House campaign. Already weakened by damaging revelations about his taxes, Trump was hit with an order by New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman that the Donald J. Trump foundation must “cease and desist from soliciting contributions” in New York. The notice informed the charity that it had engaged in fundraising activities that were not permitted under the law because it had not been registered with state authorities. With Team Trump on the defensive after leaked documents suggested he may have paid no income tax for two decades, Democrat Clinton rounded on him as a real estate bully who cares little for his fellow countrymen. “While millions of American families, including mine and yours, were working hard paying our fair share, it seems he was contributing nothing to our nation. Imagine that,” a fired up Clinton said in Toledo, Ohio. “He has been ‘dissing’ America in this whole campaign,” she charged, riding high on a surge in polling carried out after the bruising first presidential debate. The pair face off in their second showdown on Sunday. Vice presidential nominees Mike Pence, the Republican governor of Indiana, and Democratic Senator Tim Kaine of Virginia take the stage Tuesday for their only debate of the campaign cycle.
MoneyGram G.O.A.L. (www.MoneyGram.com), a new five-a-side football tournament, is launching in Guangzhou, China. MoneyGram Guangzhou Open African League (G.O.A.L.) will take place for the first time on October 22, 2016 at the Act Club, Tianhebei Road. The tournament will run for three consecutive Saturdays and culminate in the Grand Finals on November 5, 2016. MoneyGram G.O.A.L. brings a professional football tournament to Guangzhou, which is home to a large African community with significant populations from Senegal, Ghana, Nigeria, Congo, Kenya and Uganda. The teams will have an opportunity not only to showcase their skills on a professional football field but also raise the trophy and win the Grand Prize of $2,000 USD for the best team and $1,000 USD for the runner up. “At MoneyGram we constantly strive to ‘bring people closer’ through reliable money transfer services connecting families across geographies. As football plays such an important role in the everyday life of the African community, there is no better platform to bring those people closer across geographies,” says Sabrina Chan, marketing director, Asia and China at MoneyGram. “It’s our hope that our shared love for football can strengthen the connection between the African community in Guangzhou and their loved ones back home.” “As China has become a new key corridor for Africa, we want to engage with the communities we serve,” said Sabine Bauchau, marketing director, Africa at MoneyGram. “This tournament will showcase the best African football teams from the region for a chance to compete for the championship trophy.” Registration for MoneyGram G.O.A.L. will open on 21 September and will last until 18 October, 2016. A maximum of 32 teams can enter the tournament. Each team can have 8 -10 players representing any African country. Registration will be available at Postal Savings Bank of China locations in Guangzhou or by phone 013544313238.
BEVERLY HILLS, October 04, (THEWILL) – The authorised biography of President Muhammadu Buhari launched Monday has revealed that a national leader of the All Progressives Congress, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, mounted pressure on Buhari to run as the latter's running-mate in the 2015 presidential election, however, the then presidential candidate preferred to run with Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, over Tinubu. Before now, the general perception had been that Tinubu was instrumental to the emergence of Osinbajo, who served as Attorney General during the former Lagos governor's tenure, as the APC vice presidential candidate. Tinubu, had himself at the presentation of the book, revealed how Osinbajo was selected as Buhari's running mate, stating that “it was agreed that we should field a religiously balanced ticket given the sensitivity of the moment.
Sunday, 11 September 2016
The United States is marking the 15th anniversary of the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks that killed nearly 3,000 people. The 9/11 attack, in which 19 Al-Qaeda terrorists hijacked four commercial airliners, was the deadliest terror strike on U.S. soil. Two of the airliners crashed into the World Trade Center in New York, bringing both of the Twin Towers to the ground. A third slammed into the Pentagon in Washington, while the fourth crashed in Pennsylvania after passengers overpowered the attackers. A service was held on September 10 in New York to honor the 343 firefighters who died when the towers collapsed. U.S. presidential hopefuls Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton are expected to attend commemoration ceremonies at the World Trade Center site. The two have agreed to refrain from campaigning on the anniversary.
Sunday, 4 September 2016
The Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, has promised to fix the problem of cloning of peoples' identities on the social media platform. According to Abike Dabiri, senior special assistant to the president on foreign relations and diaspora, the tech guru made the promise in Abuja on Friday. Zuckerberg was in Abuja to meet President Muhammadu Buhari, and to also attend the grand finale of Aso Villa Demo Day, a programme to encourage young entrepreneurs. However, Dabiri, who also attended the programme, said when she met the billionaire businessman, she complained to him that there were 11 Facebook accounts opened in her name, and he assured her that the issue would be looked into. The presidential aide revealed this in series of tweets. Dabiri said she also urged the Facebook co-founder to spread the word that Nigerians are hardworking, brilliant, determined and energetic people.
Friday, 2 September 2016
Last night, Beyoncé’s groundbreaking visual album “Lemonade” won eight Moonmen trophies, including “Video of the Year” for “Formation” at the 2016 “MTV Video Music Awards”, which took place at New York’s famed Madison Square Garden. The global megastar surprised the audience with a jaw-dropping “Lemonade” medley that recreated the stunning imagery of the visual album. Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award-winner Rihanna dazzled with a career-spanning four-act performance – including an electrifying opening dance medley and a trio of stirring ballads to close – before accepting the VMAs’ highest honour with a heartfelt tribute by Drake.
President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday said that his government is not unmindful of the pains Nigerians are going through as a result of the debilitating economic downturn. But he specifically pleaded with Nigerians bear with him as the government will evolve some policies to cushion them from the pains of recession. Buhari spoke in Oshogbo Osun State capital during his official visit. He spoke against the backround of the gloomy economic picture painted by the the report of the National Bureau of Statistics released three days ago, which confirmed that Nigeria has gone into recession, which happens a country experiences temporary economic decline during which trade and industrial activity are reduced. It is usually identified by a fall in GDP in two successive quarters.
Monday, 4 July 2016
Thursday, 12 May 2016
Monday, 18 April 2016
Wizkid Poses For A Photo With The Lagos State Commissioner Of Police As He Honours Lind Ikeji’s Complaint At The Police Station
It seems wizkid was at the Police Station earlier today because Starboy Wizkid Just Posted a photo on instagram with the caption ”With the Hon Commissioner of Lagos Police!!!
Saturday, 16 April 2016
Monday, 11 April 2016
Wednesday, 6 April 2016
officially signed two youngsters to his label. The two artistes are Mayorkun, which we earlier reported and Ibadan based rapper Dremo, who he has been playing his songs on Snapchat for several weeks.
Tuesday, 5 April 2016
– Asiwaju Bola Tinubu says Nigerians should hold the PDP responsible for destroying the country during its 16-year rule – Dismisses speculation that Nigerians are dissatisfied with the President Muhammadu Buhari-led administration – Says the country needs surgical operation in the hands of a very honest Nigerias The national leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, has blamed the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) for the ongoing fuel scarcity across the country.