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Daily Archives: July 20, 2017

INEC asks Court to set aside Dino’s Recall pronouncement

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) on Thursday asked the Federal High Court, Abuja, to set aside an earlier order, suspending the recall of Sen. Dino Melaye (APC-Kogi). INEC commenced Melaye’s recall following the receipt of a petition from members of his constituency. Melaye, however, approached the court, seeking an order stopping INEC from going ahead with the process, pending ... Read More »

Toyin Saraki applauds newly-trained health workers in Kwara

The Wellbeing Foundation Africa Founder and Wife of Nigeria’s Senate President, Mrs Toyin Ojora-Saraki has  congratulated the latest set of health workers who have successfully completed the Emergency Obstetric and Newborn Care (EmONC) education course in Kwara; which is provided jointly by the Wellbeing Foundation Africa and Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene. In a statement welcoming the successful ... Read More »

Iheanacho set for £25m Leicester move

Leicester City are confident that a £25m deal for Kelechi Iheanacho is as good as done, with only the formalities left to tie up. The Foxes progressed to the final of the Premier League’s Asia trophy thanks to a 7-6 penalty shootout victory over West Bromwich Albion in Hong Kong last night. And Iheanacho, 20, is expected to complete his ... Read More »

Popular US Senator, John McCain hit by brain Cancer

US Senator John McCain, a former prisoner of war and the maverick 2008 Republican presidential nominee, has been diagnosed with brain cancer, his office announced Wednesday. The 80-year-old lawmaker from Arizona underwent surgery to remove a blood clot from above his left eye last week and tests “revealed that a primary brain tumor known as a glioblastoma was associated with the blood clot,” the ... Read More »

Behold: Diezani’s $37.5m property in Ikoyi

This is the $37.5m Banana Island, Lagos property belonging to former petroleum resources minister, Mrs. Diezani Alison-Madueke, which a Federal High Court in Lagos ordered should be temporary forfeited to the Federal Government. The property has 24 apartments, 18 flats and six penthouses. It is located as Building 3, Block B, Bella Vista Plot 1, Zone N, Federal Government Layout, ... Read More »

Senate to Partner Refugee Commission on IDPs, Migrants

  The Senate has expressed its total commitment to collaborate with the National Commission for Refugees, Migrants and Internally Displaced Persons (NCFRMI) to ensure effective coordination of intervention efforts geared  towards protection, rehabilitation and reintegration of migrants and IDPs in the country. The Senate President, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki, made the remarks when the Federal Commissioner for Refugees, Migrants & Internally ... Read More »

AFRIMA 2017 records unprecedented entries

The 2017 edition of the All Africa Music Awards, AFRIMA, is already in the works to becoming an epoch-making awards event after receiving nearly 5,000 entries from African music artistes and music professionals at the close of the two-month entry submission process on Monday, July 17. The African Union and the International Committee of AFRIMA had opened the 2017 AFRIMA ... Read More »

Tunde Folawiyo & Partners at war over Lagos oilfield

Tunde Folawiyo, the GMD/CEO of Yinka Folawiyo Group is not happy with the sstate of progress at the Aje oil field following court cases iby some of its parrtners. Its subsidiary, Yinka Folawiyo Petroleum Company Limited, a wholly owned indigenous firm, is the operator of the OML 113. Other partners are New Age Exploration Nigeria Limited and PR Oil & ... Read More »

We support Lai Mohammed’s position- Baba Dee & Greg Odutayo

Two professional practitioners in the entertainment industry, Baba Deem Dare  Fasasi, a musician  and actor as well as Greg Odutayo,  a Film Maker, writer/Producer have backed the initiave of Minister of Information  and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed’s position on ensuring that Nigerians should produce movies and videos at home instead of foreign lands. Taking to Facebook, Fasasi wrote: Generation chatty ... Read More »

Tragedy hits Rotary & Lions Clubs, as Two Top shots die in one week

Tragedy has struck two well known international service organisations: Rotary International and Lions International as they have lost two big wigs in a space of one week. In the case of Lions International, the man who was to serve as, District 404 A1 Governor-elect, Dr Olusola Dada slumped and died shortly after he arrived on an Emirates flight EK783 (DX). ... Read More »