By Adaeze OkechukwuThe Naira started the week with a 24 kobo appreciation to N360.03 per dollar in the Investors’ and Exporters’ (I&E) window, even as the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) injected $210 million into the foreign exchange market.
Governor, Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Mr Godwin Emefiele
Acting Director, Corporate Communications Department (CCD), CBN, Mr. Isaac Okorafor confirmed the injection saying: “the CBN offered $100million to authorized dealers in the who
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As various candidates are indicating interest in the various offices ahead of the 2019 the former governor of Kogi state and the leader of the PDP in the State, Alhaji Ibrahim Idris has said that only popular candidates will emerge for the various offices in the state and that he has no preferred candidate but will support a transparent and acceptable party system that will ensure that the will of the people prevail.Ex Governor Ibrahim IdrisThe former Governor said in a press statement signed by
This is coming some weeks after the Benue Governor accepted the apology that was tendered by Gov. Lalong. Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue state has warned his counterpart in Plateau state, Simon Lalong to mind his business.According to Punch, Ortom asked Lalong not to dabble into Benue state matters.This is coming some weeks after the Benue Governor accepted the apology that was tendered by Gov. Lalong.According to reports in the media, Lalong, in the wake of the Fulani herdsmen killings in Benue
Ilorin—Vice-Chancellor of University of Ilorin, Prof. Sulyman Abdulkareem, has decried the destruction of the university’s multi-million naira research and training farms by cattle illegally grazing on the campus and poisoning the dam with chemicals.
According to the university weekly bulletin issued, yesterday, the management of the institution last Thursday held a security meeting with the leaders of the 11 Fulani settlements on the university land.
The publication quoted the vice-
By Godwin Oghre
SAPELE- AT numerous nations the world over, land-dwelling snail, a specie of terrestrial gastropod mollusks, is munched as food by humans, but at Ikeresan and many other communities in Okpe kingdom, Delta State, snail is rather bizarrely a deity and it is a taboo to eat it.
What happened day I mistakenly ate snail- Dr Ekariko, historian
A Sapele-Okpe historian, Dr. Vincent Ekariko, who confirmed the traditional belief to NDV, said that any male native, who dare
Ganduje said this while swearing in 44 new local government council Chairmen, and 484 councillors. The Governor of Kano state, Governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje has promised to deliver 5 million votes for President Buhari in 2019.Ganduje said this while swearing in 44 new local government council Chairmen, and 484 councillors, Vanguard reports.According to him, the All Progressives Congress (APC) has made great impact in Kano state.The Governor also warned the newly sworn-in local government chair
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By Jimitota Onoyume
WARRI— Ugborodo community, Warri South-West Local Government Area, Delta State has lauded the timely military operations, weekend, that flushed out alleged miscreants and oil thieves in the area.In a statement, yesterday, in Warri, Mr Alex Eyengho of the Ugborodo Community Management Committee, UCMC, said the community had written a Save Our Souls to the federal and state governments, which prompted the combined military operations.
He said the community had
Maria Sharapova looked out of sorts after surrendering an early advantage as she was stunned 4-6 6-4 6-3 by Romanian qualifier Monica Niculescu in the Qatar Open first round on Monday.
Wild card Sharapova, playing in Doha for the first time since 2013, looked on course for victory after taking the first set.
But she struggled to carry forward the momentum against a determined opponent and crashed out after two hours 38 minutes.
Five-times Grand Slam winner Sharapova was not helped by 1
By Rotimi AgbanaAn Advocacy group ‘The Public Senate’ recently gave Nigerian lawmakers the opportunity to sit with the people most affected by their policies, Nigerian youth.This activity tagged #UnmaskingTheSenate was part of The Public Senate’s larger objective of educating and engaging Nigerian youth on issues of Advocacy and deep knowledge on the activities of The Nigerian Senate. 7 Participants were selected from a pool of 620 applicants (from 6 geo-politcal zones) for the
…Docked; get N100,000 bail
By Onozure Dania
Lagos—Two sons of a Police Superintendent, aged 16 and 19, yesterday, appeared before an Igbosere magistrate’s court in Lagos for beating up two superintendents of police with belt.The two siblings are standing trial alongside a 33-year-old woman, Risikat Arowolo, resident at McCarthy Police Barracks, Lagos Island, on a two-count charge of conspiracy and assault before Magistrate Patrick Adekomaiya.
The Police prosecutor, Sergeant Pe
By Sam Eyoboka & Olayinka LatonaGENERAL Overseer of The Redeemed Christian Church of God, RCCG, Pastor Enoch Adejare Adeboye and the Lagos State Chapter of the Christian Association of Nigeria, CAN, have scheduled separate national prayer sessions to avert further bloodshed in different parts of the country.
According to Pastor Adeboye who is expected to take a break from series of activities culminating into his 76th birthday anniversary on March 2, the three-hour natio
Mexican authorities detained more than 500 undocumented migrants over the weekend, mostly Central Americans trying to reach the United States, many of them risking their lives, officials said.
Many of the migrants, who were detained in six different operations, were being trafficked by smugglers in unventilated trucks with no food or water.
More than 200 others were found crammed into six “safe houses” used by criminal gangs in the state of Tamaulipas, which borders the United State
Duterte gave the directive while speaking to over 200 former communist soldiers in Malacañang. Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has ordered his soldiers to shoot female rebels in the Vagina.According to The Guardian, Duterte also said that women are useless without their vaginas.The Philippine President gave the directive while speaking to over 200 former communist soldiers in Malacañang.He said “There’s a new order coming from the mayor, ‘We will not kill you
By Victoria Ojeme
ABUJA—Country Director-General, International Centre for Migration Policy Development, ICMPD, Michael Spindelegger, has said about 1000 Nigerians in Austria would soon be repatriated.
Spindelegger, who gave the hint, yesterday, at the meeting with Minister of Foreign Affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama, said the repatriation was being put on hold for now to enable Austrian firms set up in the country and provide gainful employment for those to be repatriated.
South Africa’s ruling ANC party resolved Tuesday to oust scandal-tainted President Jacob Zuma from office after he refused to resign, local media reported following marathon closed-door talks.
The party’s powerful 107-member national executive committee (NEC) met for 13 hours at a hotel outside Pretoria, and decided it would “recall” Zuma from his post, several local media outlets said.
“It took a brutal 13 hours, but the ANC’s national executive committee ha
– PDP youths fault Bukola Saraki’s rumoured defection to the party- The state secretary of the party in Kwara state, Gidado Alakawa, says the organisation
EVERYDAY there are scores of protests all over the country. Most of them are targeted at governments for failure to fulfill expectations or promises. Citizens stage them to draw public attention and sympathy to their plight. On Tuesday, February 6, 2018, distraught pensioners of the defunct Nigeria Airways, after a rally at the Skypower field at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport in Lagos, blocked adjoining highways in a protest to get the Federal Ministry of Finance to release the
– Benue and Taraba state governors have replied to a statement made by Emir of Kano blaming the anti-open grazing law on herdsmen crisis in
lagos—A former Deputy Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, Kingsley Moghalu has announced that he is consulting widely to run for the presidency in
– Some herdsmen and about 200 cows have been rescued from Boko Haram insurgents in Borno- The police claimed the insurgent had held the herdsmen
The president's administration has confused Nigerians about the terrorist group's status. For both the willing and unwilling ear, the Federal Government will have the world believe that terrorist group, Boko Haram, has been snuffed out of existence.From President Muhammadu Buhari himself, to the Minister of Information, Lai Mohammed, and the Theatre Commander of Operation Lafiya Dole, Major-General Rogers Nicholas, the tune has been the same: Boko Haram is dead and buried.From
By Kingsley Adegboye
The management of Ikeja City Mall has expressed satisfaction with the efficiency and quality of work done at its premises by No-Slips Limited, a Lagos-based non-slip floor treatment company.
According to the Mall’s management, a large portion of the mall was recently treated by No-Slips Limited to increase the co-efficient of friction thereby reducing the possibility of slip and fall accidents by visitors to the mall and members of staff.
In a letter of appreciation to
By Abdulwahab Abdulah
Justice Sybil Nwaka of the Sexual Offences and Domestic Violence Court, yesterday through a video clip, heard how a two years, 11-month old pupil of a popular private school in Lagos was defiled by the school’s Supervisor.
The video recording was played during the testimony of Miss Olive Ogedengbe in the criminal trial of Adegboyega Adenekan, 47, a Supervisor of the school.
In the proceedings, which lasted for almost five hours, the witness, who is a clinical psycholo
– A former lawmaker has advised President Muhammadu Buhari against contesting in 2019- Junaid Mohammed asked President Buhari to go home, rest and attend to
By Simon Ebegbulem
BENIN CITY—FORMER Minority Whip of the House of Representatives and Executive Director, Marketing and Business Development of Nigeria Communication Satellite Ltd, NigComSat, Dr Samson Osagie, yesterday, disclosed of plans by the Federal Government through the company to provide satellite services to the 18 local government areas of Edo State.
He said the development, which will be in partnership with the Edo State Government will enable the state-owned Edo S
By AbdulSalam MuhammadKANO – Kano state Governor, Abdullahi Umar Ganduje, last night, has assured that in 2019 general, Kano electorate will deliver five million votes to President Muhammadu Buhari.Ganduje
Ganduje confidence and outburst was informed by the stunning victory posted by the All Progressive Congress during the weekend local council election which the party candidates won with 2,677,469 votes.The Governor who spoke during the swear in ceremony of the 44 new local government cou
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The lawmaker representing Kogi West Senatorial District, Dino Melaye, has said he is ready to engage the Federal Government in a legal battle over allegation that he gave false information about an assassination attempt on his life to the police in April 2017.
Melaye, in his reaction to his arraignment by the Federal Government on March 1 before the High Court of the Federal Capital Territory in Abuja, alleged that there was a gang up against him by the Kogi State Government,
– ADP describes news of the money swallowing snake as preposterous- The party says officials in ministries, department and agencies in government have devised means