Saturday 17 June 2017

Dangote Group, others to fund reconstruction of Apapa-Wharf road

The Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Mr Babatunde Fashola on Saturday signed a N4.34 Billion Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Dangote Group and other stakeholders for the reconstruction of Apapa Wharf Road.

The project is to be funded by AG Dangote Construction Company Ltd, an arm of the Dangote Group, the Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) and Flour Mills of Nigeria.

Don says intake of energy drinks detrimental to one’s well-being

Dr Salomi Mathew, a lecturer at the Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida University, Lapai says that the intake of energy drinks is detrimental to one’s well-being.

‎Mathew, of the Department of Human Kinetics and Health Education made this known in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lapai, Niger State on Saturday.

Who is Hannah Agboola? Big Brother 2017 housemate who’s taking part with her sister Deborah

BIG Brother is back with a whole host of wannabes, mavericks and troublemakers who are entertaining us all summer.

Here’s what you need to know about beauty queen Hannah Agboola, one of two sisters in the house, who has already caused her fair share of mayhem…

Hannah Agboola is set to cause a stir with her fiery attitude
Hannah Agboola is set to cause a stir with her fiery attitude

Stop Beating Drums of War – Lai Mohammed

Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, has admonished those beating drums of war through hate speeches and divisive statements to desist in the interest of the nation’s unity and safety.

The minister gave the advice on Saturday at the “Lai Mohammed 10th Annual Ramadan Lecture” held in his country home, Oro, Kwara State.

Outrage over ‘Free Evans campaign’

A Twitter campaign begging for mercy for the arrested kidnap baron, Chukwudubem Onwuamadike, alias Evans sparked outrage from Nigerians today, with some calling the masterminds, mad.

The campaign with the hashtag #FreeEvans   followed an interview granted the Vanguard newspaper by Uchenna Precious Onwuamadike, the Ghana based Evans wife, in which the woman pleaded for a second chance for a man she had married for 14 years. She also asked for forgiveness for the  family.

APC North-West hails Osinbajo’s national reconciliation efforts

The All Progressives Congress (APC), North-West Zone, has hailed the peace and conciliatory initiatives of the Acting President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, in a bid to keep the country together.

Specifically, the party noted the recent mediation by the acting president in the face-off between the South-East and the Northern part of the country.

Wonderful son killed in freak accident leaning out of electric vehicle to pick up his sunglasses

A loving dad and wonderful son died after he fell out of a car while trying to retrieve his sunglasses.
Richard Bunt, 33, was on holiday with close friends and family in Krakow, Poland when he fell out of an electric vehicle and cracked his head.

He suffered a severe bleed on the brain and later passed away in the city’s hospital five days later.

SPORT: Soccer-Hosts Russia see off New Zealand in Confederations Cup opener

Hosts Russia eased to a 2-0 win over New Zealand on Saturday in the opening match of the Confederations Cup, a tournament seen as a test for the country before it stages next year's World Cup.

Abia Governor, Ikpeazu Dissolves Cabinet

Governor Okezie Ikpeazu of Abia State has dissolved the state executive council.

The dissolution was contained in a statement signed and posted on the state government’s official

Abia Governor, Ikpeazu Dissolves Cabinet

Governor Okezie Ikpeazu of Abia State has dissolved the state executive council, NAN reports.

The dissolution was contained in a statement signed and posted on the state government’s official website by the Permanent Secretary, Government House, Mr. Onyii Wamah on Friday night.

Victims of the Grenfell Tower Fire Named (Photos)

The latest tragedy to befall the people of London has been the worst yet. Having endured two terrorist attacks in the last year, now an accidental fire has claimed more lives than the last two incidents combined.  On June 14 in the West London Borough of Kensington, the Grenfell tower block, a 24-storey block of apartments, suddenly caught fire during the dead of night. Many residents were left trapped inside building, which quickly filled with smoke, while torrents of flame barred any escape.

Grenfell Tower fire: 58 people missing and presumed dead in Kensington blaze, police say

Fifty-eight people are still missing after the Grenfell Tower fire and are presumed dead, police say.

Metropolitan Police Commander Stuart Cundy said the figure included the previous death toll of 30.

Nigerian Polytechnic to begin degree programmes — Official

The Federal Polytechnic, Bida in Niger State says arrangements have been concluded to introduce degree programmes in the institution.

The Chairman of the Governing Board, Mohammed Yahaya, a professor made this known when he led members of the board on a visit to the Etsu Nupe, Yahaya Abubakar, in Bida on Saturday.

Top ‘Boko Haram terrorist’, Aliko, arrested

The army on Saturday confirmed the arrest of a suspected Boko Haram terrorist, Aliyu Ahmed, alias “Aliko”.

The army spokesman, Sani Usman, said in the statement that “Aliko” was arrested on Friday by troops of 33 Brigade following a tip-off in Yuga village in Toro Local Government Area of Bauchi State, where he has been in hiding.

Beauty Queen, Miss Asaigbo rots In Kirikiri Prison

As a beauty queen of a pageant involving the core five South East states, she is seen as a symbol of the Igbo nation, and is expected to model the defining character of the people- enterprise, industry and moral character.

It’s Pointless Joining Issues With Anybody Over Nigeria – Jonathan

The immediate past president, Dr. Goodluck Jonathan has noted that a lot has been said about the challenges confronting Nigeria but maintained that it is of no use joining issues with anybody.

Have mercy on us, Evans wife, Uchenna begs Nigerians

A call to Nigerians in Evans's wife voice:

My name is Uchenna Precious Onwuamadike, the wife of the Chikwudubem Onwuamadike who you call Evans. I am 31 years old. I got married to Evans at the age of 17 at Oraifite, Anambra state in 2004.

Heartbroken nursery manager reveals that 15 of the children she cares for are feared dead in Grenfell Tower horror

A nursery manager has told how 15 of the children she and her staff care for are feared dead in the Grenfell Tower tragedy.

South African communities give Nigerians quit notice

The Nigerian Union in South Africa says Nigerians living in two South African communities have been ordered by those communities to leave their land.

This was made known by Ikechukwu Anyene, the President of the Union.

2019 ELECTION: We won’t leave PDP, says Governors’ Forum

Governors elected on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) said they would remain in the party irrespective of the outcome of the appeal pending at the Supreme Court. The governors who met in Abuja on Thursday night also expressed the hope that the leadership crisis in the PDP would soon come to an end.

Let truth guide discussions, Igbo youth group tells FG

An Igbo youth group has urged the Federal Government to be bold and address the fundamental truth about the Nigerian situation. Through a statement signed by Evangelist Elliot Ugochukwu-Uko, Secretary of the Eastern Consultative Assembly, the group has reacted to the scheduling of a joint meeting between Northern and Eastern leaders with Acting President, Yemi Osibanjo, for June 22.

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