There was panic yesterday at the Arrival Hall of the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, following the death of a sudden passenger. According to sources at the airport, the passenger reportedly slumped in front of the Port Health Services office, while waiting to collect his vaccination card, usually known as Yellow Card. Punch reports that some […]Confusion as passenger slumps and dies at Lagos Airport
Chelsea are understood to have made a shock enquiry for Queens Park Rangers striker, Loic Remy, after Didier Drogba picked up an ankle injury in pre-season. The Ivorian has been rumoured to be out for six months and Jose Mourinho is eyeing a deal for Remy, who was set for a â‚¬10m move to Liverpool, […]Chelsea eye deal for Remy after Drogba injury
Good morning! Here are 10 things you need to know this morning: 1. President Goodluck Jonathan yesterday, during an Inter-faith conference said the heavy deployment of soldiers for the just-concluded Osun gubernatorial poll was very effective, saying the trend would continue in the 2015 general elections. He dismissed fear being expressed by some people he […]Nigerian Newspapers: 10 things you need to know this Tuesday morning
Nigerian military leadership late Monday announced that the tension raised following the activities some group of women who tried to disrupt activities in Giwa Barracks, Maiduguri earlier in the day has been addressed. The situation which attracted media attention elicited a lot of concern from many Nigerians at home and abroad. Although the situation was […]Defence Headquarters warns soldiers’ wives to stop protests over troops deployment
President Goodluck Jonathan yesterday defended the heavy deployment of soldiers for the just-concluded Osun gubernatorial poll, saying the trend would continue in the 2015 general elections. The president, who spoke yesterday during Inter-faith Conference in Abuja on the theme: â€œThe imperative of interfaith understanding and cooperation for responsible politics,” also assured that the general polls […]2015: Jonathan warns Nigerians to expect soldiers during elections
The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Osun State and its governorship candidate in last Saturdayâ€™s election, Senator Iyiola Omisore have again vowed to challenge the outcome of the poll. The state chairman of the party, Alhaji Ganiyu Olaoluwa, in a statement issued in Osogbo yesterday, said the PDP would contest the results released by the […]Osun PDP describes Aregbesola’s victory as robbery, vows to challenge result
President Goodluck Jonathan says he received with sadness, news of the passing away of Chike Offodile, former Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice. On behalf of himself and the Federal Government, President Jonathan extended sincere commiserations to Mr. Offodileâ€™s family, the Obi and people of Onitsha as well as friends and professional colleagues […]Jonathan mourns Chike Offodile, Ade Ajayi
Diamond Bank Plc has advised operators of small and medium scale enterprises (SMEs) to list on the Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE) and take advantage of the opportunities inherent in the capital market. The bank specifically stressed the need for the operators to grow their small scale businesses to a level where they can be listed […]Diamond Bank urges SMEs to list on NSE
The Chartered Institute of Stockbrokers (CIS) has pledged to deepen the over-the-counter (OTC) market for securities unlisted companies in Nigeria saying that doing so will empower more Nigerians in particular and the economy in general. The President of CIS, Mr. Albert Okumagba made the pledge during a visit to NASD Plc, the operator of the […]Stockbrokers pledge support for unlisted securities platform
The Chief Executive Officer of research firm Financial Derivatives Company Limited, Mr. Bismarck Rewane, has said inflation may rise further from 8.2 per cent to 8.3 per cent. He also said that money supply would increase in the second half of this year due to increase in government and security spending as the nation prepares […]Inflation may rise further to 8.3% â€“ Rewane
Forte Oil PLC (formerly AP Plc) Friday in Lagos announced its audited results for the half-year ended June 20, 2014, showing sustained growth across its bottom-lines. Analysis of the results released by the Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE) showed that its profit before income tax increased 152 per cent to N4.19 billion compared to N1.66 billion […]Forte Oil records 152% increase in half-year profit
As the legal battle between Brittania-U Nigeria Limited and Seplat Petroleum Development Company Limited for the acquisition of Chevronâ€™s Oil Mining Leases (OMLs) 52, 53 and 55 shifted to the Supreme Court, lawyer to Brittania-U, Mr. Rickey Tarfa (SAN), has cautioned the Minister of Petroleum Resources, Mrs. Diezani Alison-Madueke, and the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation […]Chevron blocks: Brittania-U cautions Minister against contempt of court as Seplat seeks consent
Disagreements over the value of land donated by the Lagos State Government for the establishment of the Lekki Deep Seaport have been identified as the cause of the delay in the takeoff of the project. The deep seaport is a joint venture project of the Federal Government, which is being represented by the Nigerian Ports […]$1.5bn Lekki deep seaport project suffers setback
Nigeria and the United States have commenced plans to leverage on US President Barack Obamaâ€™s $14bn investment pledge to Africa for an effective financing structure for infrastructure in the country. The Minister of Industry, Trade and Investment, Mr. Olusegun Aganga, and the US Commerce Secretary, Penny Pritzker, agreed during a bilateral meeting at the just-concluded […]$14bn initiative: US, Nigeria collaborate on infrastructure financing
The Federal Government is bent on implementing the Steve Oronsaye committee report, which proposed the merger of some aviation agencies. This information was contained in a letter from the Office of the Secretary to the Government of the Federation,with reference number: SGF/12/S.II/C.9/42, dated July 14, 2014. The letter, which was addressed to the Permanent Secretary, […]FG dares aviation unions on agenciesâ€™ merger
At least four major rail lines across the country will be completed this year, the Federal Government has said. According to the government, the branch line from Kafanchan to Kaduna is expected to be completed this month, while the target completion date for the Itakpe-Ajaokuta-Warri standard gauge rail line is before the end of this […]Four rail lines will be completed this year â€“ FG
Following reports of exhaustive meetings and deadline threats in attempts to arrestÂ the slow pace of executing electricity distribution contracts awarded to companies by the Niger Delta Power Holding Company (NDPHC) under the National Integrated Power Projects (NIPPs), the board of NDPHC has finally approved the revocation of three of the various distribution contracts within […]NDPHC revokes distribution jobs of three defaulting NIPP contractors
If the directive given by the Office of the National Security Adviser asking the Federal Ministry of Health to take precautionary measures against the Ebola disease was not ignored, perhaps the menace would not have been in the country. â€œThere was a letter written to the Federal Ministry of Health about the outbreak of the...
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Election observers, under the aegis of CLEEN Foundation, have said that the deployment of masked security operatives as it obtained during the August 9 governorship election in Osun State will encourage miscreants to operate unhindered if encouraged in future elections in Nigeria. Speaking on their observation on the conduct of security agents during the Osun...
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To the people of Osun, August 9, 2014, will forever remain august! It was the day they buried the shackles of perpetual slavery. They openly resisted and rejected those who sought to throw them into economic and social captivity. They broke the crab fingers of looters and killers. They expelled domination and oppression. They defied...
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