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Oprah Winfrey Announces new Prince Harry Documentary to be Released this Month
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Oprah Winfrey Announces new Prince Harry Documentary to be Released this Month

Oprah Winfrey has revealed her new series with Prince Harry on mental health will be released this month after being delayed. Oprah discussed her program while talking on CBS’ The Drew Barrymore Show last week. Appearing on the talk show alongside US psychiatrist Dr Bruce D. Perry, Oprah explained: "I wanna just say that Dr Perry and I have been also, for the past two years, along with Prince Harry and Apple, we've been working on this mental health series that's coming out in May on Apple." The talk show host explained that she wanted to highlight the importance of using her life "in order to help" others with theirs. Oprah and Prince Harry have worked with each other over a number of years on this project. In 2019, the communications team for the Duke and Duchess of Su...
Chelsea Issue 10-year Ban to Individual over Antisemitic Messages posted Online
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Chelsea Issue 10-year Ban to Individual over Antisemitic Messages posted Online

Chelsea have banned an individual for 10 years for sending antisemitic and offensive messages on social media. Sam Mole, 20, from Kettering, was charged with sending racially or religiously aggravated malicious communications relating to a series of abusive tweets to freelance journalist Dan Levene in October 2019. He was handed a three-year restraining order prohibiting him from directly or indirectly contacting Levene, posting messages about him on social media, or encouraging others to do so. As reported in February by the Daily Mail, Judge Nick Watson told Mole: "The law prohibits me from punishing you." He described it as "unpalatable" that Mole had "escaped the consequences of his actions even though the impact of the offence was clearly felt". Judge Watson added: ...
SSANU and NASU Suspend Strike
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SSANU and NASU Suspend Strike

A Joint Action Committee of Senior Staff Association of Nigerian Universities (SSANU) and Non-Academic Staff Union of Educational and Associated Institutions (NASU) have suspended its three-week-old strike. President of SSANU, Mohammed Ibrahim Haruna, and the NASU General Secretary, Peters Adeyemi said the new directive became effective from midnight of Friday, February 26. The Unions which had asked its members to commence an indefinite strike over an alleged injustice on sharing formula of N40bn Earned Allowance and non-payment minimum wage arrears,  inconsistencies in the implementation of the Integrated Payroll and Personnel Information System (IPPIS), delay in renegotiation of FG/NASU and SSANU 2009 agreement, non-payment of retirement benefits of outgone members among others ca...
Naira Marley: ‘It is ridiculous to link me with non-compliant flight’ – Fashola tells Executive Jets chairman
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Naira Marley: ‘It is ridiculous to link me with non-compliant flight’ – Fashola tells Executive Jets chairman

Babatunde Fashola, Minister of works has reacted to the flight saga of mistaken identity with Naira Marley. The Executive Jets Chairman, Sam Iwuajoku, who flew Naira Marley to Abuja for a concert, had apologized to the federal government. The apology came after the federal government on Monday suspended its operations. Iwuajoku, in a letter sent to the Minister of Aviation, Hadi Sirika, said the airline airlifted Naira Marley after mixing up his identity with Minister Fashola Babatunde. Reacting, Fashola in a statement on Tuesday by his Special Adviser on Communications, Hakeem Bello, described Iwuajoku’s statement as ridiculous. His statement read: “The attention of the Office of the Honourable Minister of Works and Housing, Mr Babatunde Fashola SAN, has been drawn to a let...
Neymar Faces Criminal Complaint Over anti-gay Comment
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Neymar Faces Criminal Complaint Over anti-gay Comment

Brazil and PSG star man, Neymar da Silva Santos Júnior, is facing criminal complaints over an anti-gay comment on social media. A gay right activist in his home country, filed the suit against the football star, after Neymar called his mother’s boyfriend an anti-gay slur in comments leaked to the media. Activist Agripino Magalhaes, said on Instagram that he planned to press charges against Neymar and his friends for “criminal homophobia, hate speech and death threats” over the comments. Making the confirmation to AFP, the Sao Paulo prosecutor’s office confirmed that it had received the complaint, which it must now examine to decide whether to open a case against the 28-year-old. In the audio recording, Neymar, can be heard using slurs against his mother’s new boyfriend,...
More Nigerian Special Forces Bet for Battle
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More Nigerian Special Forces Bet for Battle

The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) has graduated another batch of Special Forces (SF) and Combat Search and Rescue (CSAR) personnel, all ready for operations. The graduation ceremony was held at the Regiment Training Centre (RTC) Annex in Bauchi comprised 94 trainees of the SF Course 6/2020 and 32 trainees of CSAR Course 2/2020. NAF spokesman, Ibikunle Daramola, in a statement on Saturday, said the latest SF Course is the eighth set to be trained by the NAF as Special Forces in the last five years. Chief of the Air Staff (CAS), Air Marshal Sadique Abubakar, noted that the SF and CSAR personnel passed out at a time Nigeria was in dire need of their skills. He urged that they imbibe the attributes of honesty, courage, perseverance, adaptability and...
AfDB appoints Senegalese DIOUF as acting director communication, external relations
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AfDB appoints Senegalese DIOUF as acting director communication, external relations

The African Development Bank (AfDB) has appointed of Mrs Nafissatou DIOUF as the Acting Director for Communications and External Relations Department (CERD) of the bank. The AfDB made this known in a statement made available to News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Monday. The bank said the appointment of DIOUF took effect from April 1. The statement quoted the AfDB President, Dr Akinwumi Adesina, as saying “Nafissatou is a respected professional in the Communications and External Relations industry. “I look to Nafissatou to steer the Department at this critical moment as the Bank responds to the rapidly changing situation of COVID-19 and to continue the excellent work done to date in the Department,” Adesina said. DIOUF, a Senegalese national, is currently a Division Manager in t...
Public Speaker Everette Taylor Threatens Suicide after Socialite Karrine Stefans’ Claimed she’s Pregnant with his Baby
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Public Speaker Everette Taylor Threatens Suicide after Socialite Karrine Stefans’ Claimed she’s Pregnant with his Baby

Public speaker Everette Taylor is threatening to commit suicide after author Karrine Stefans, aka Superhead, claimed she's pregnant with his child. Karrine Stefan, 41, shared the news of her pregnancy during an exclusive interview with The Jasmine Brand. She said she is in the early stage of her pregnancy and the baby is due in the Summer. Stefan, who has a 22-year-old son, said her son is excited to become a big brother. But Everette Taylor, who met Stefan on Twitter a few years ago and struck up a relationship with her, doesn't seem excited about the news. After the interview went public, the 31-year-old tech wizard who founded the marketing software PopSocial, took to social media to threaten suicide. He described Steffans as an "evil" person who "has been a huge trigger...
Kobe Bryant: Warning helicopter pilot received before crash revealed
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Kobe Bryant: Warning helicopter pilot received before crash revealed

    The pilot that flew the ill-fated helicopter that carried NBA legend Kobe Bryant and his daughter, Gianna, was warned “you’re too low”, seconds before the chopper disappeared from radar. Bryant, Gianna and seven others died, when the aircraft crashed into a hillside in southern California at about 9.45am on Sunday. Los Angeles Police and the sheriff’s department had both grounded their helicopters in the morning because of the weather. A police spokesman told the LA Times the conditions “did not meet our minimum standards for flying”. The controllers mention poor visibility around the Burbank and Van Nuys areas, but the pilot spoke with controllers normally before communication suddenly went dead. The Federal Aviation Authority said the aircraft was a Siko...
Isaac Promise’s Burial: NFF Explains Why it Stayed Away
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Isaac Promise’s Burial: NFF Explains Why it Stayed Away

The Nigeria Football Federation, NFF, has explained that the country’s apex football body decided to stay away from Ex-Super Eagles striker, Isaac Promise’s final funeral rites because it was most concerned with the safety and well–being of his immediate family. NFF’s Director of Communications, Ademola Olajire said this in a statement posted on NFF’s official website on Friday. DAILY POST had reported that Promise, who last played for Austin Bold FC, passed away at the age of 31 on October 2, 2019. The ex-Genclerbirligi and Trabzonspor striker was buried on Thursday, January 9 with no single NFF official present. The statement read: “The NFF has been in regular contact with and has offered support to late Isaac Promise’s wife and children. When the play...
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Border Closure: NPA Trades Blame, Reveals Consequences

The Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) says the current congestion at the Lagos ports was due to the border closure and tremendous influx of cargoes. The General Manager Corporate and Strategic Communications of NPA, Mr Adams Jatto, disclosed this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lagos on Saturday. He said the authority was still making every effort to ensure that it coped with the volume of cargo coming in, adding that the terminal operators, the handlers, were doing very well in decongesting the port. “We are aware that we have overtime cargoes in the port due to delays, but efforts are being made by Customs and stakeholders to ensure these cargoes are evacuated to make way for accommodating more cargoes. “Efforts are also being made to make the Eastern ...
More Details  On Why Iran Guard Shot Down Ukrainian Plane, Killing 176 People
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More Details On Why Iran Guard Shot Down Ukrainian Plane, Killing 176 People

New reports have claimed that the Iranian missile operator who shot down a Ukrainian passenger jet opened fire independently because of communications “jamming”. This claim was made by a Revolutionary Guards commander, who spoke on Saturday, according to the Agence France Presse (AFP). The operator had mistaken the Boeing 737 for a “cruise missile” and only had ten seconds to decide whether or not to open fire, Brigadier General Amirali Hajizadeh, the Guards’ aerospace commander, said in televised remarks. Details later...
Kwara Government Speaks on Why Saraki’s Property was Destroyed
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Kwara Government Speaks on Why Saraki’s Property was Destroyed

The Kwara State Government has revealed why she demolished Saraki's political home popularly known as “Ile Arúgbó” in Ilorin on Thursday e,morning January 2, 2020. Kwara state's commissioner of communications, Murtala Olanrewaju said the demolition began quite early to avoid 'needless' protests. He also debunked claims of the state government receiving a court order stopping the demolition as he appealed to residents of the state to remain calm. The statement read in parts; “The Kwara State Government early today began the physical reclamation of the plot of land bordering the civil service clinic in Ilorin. “The reclamation exercise began in the early hours of Thursday to avoid any needless confrontation. Attempts by some persons to provoke government’s agents on lawful duty w...
Senate Confirms Four Commissioners For NCC
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Senate Confirms Four Commissioners For NCC

The Senate on Thursday confirmed four Commissioners for Nigeria Communications Commission (NCC), The Nation reports. President Muhammadu Buhari had asked the senate to confirm nominees for the Nigeria Communications Commission (NCC). The president’s request was contained in three letters read by Senate President Ahmad Lawan(pictured) on the floor of the upper legislative chamber last Tuesday. Buhari based his request on section 8 (1) of NCC act and section 5 (2) of NIPSS act; presenting four nominees for the NCC and one for the NIPSS. “In accordance with section 8 (1) of the Nigeria Communications Commission (NCC) act 2003, I write to forward the under listed names of nominees for confirmation by the senate as non-executive commissioners of the Nigeria Communications Commission...
Fire Destroys Relief Materials for IDPs in Maiduguri
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Fire Destroys Relief Materials for IDPs in Maiduguri

An early morning inferno on Wednesday destroyed relief materials worth millions of Naira at the Presidential Committee on Northeast Initiative’s (PCNI) warehouse, Baga Road in Maiduguri. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the fire, which started at about 6.00am, destroyed about 400 mattresses, a vehicle and other items in the warehouse. NAN report that personnel of the Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), police, fire service and residents in the area quickly rushed to the scene of the incident and assisted in putting out the fire. Mr Ambursa Pindar, the Public Relations Officer (PRO), Borno State Fire Service, while confirming the incident, said that a fire truck was deployed to the scene. Pindar said that the ...
What Oshiomhole Will Do To APC – Shittu
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What Oshiomhole Will Do To APC – Shittu

Former Minister of Communications, Adebayo Shittu, has backed the call for the resignation of Adams Oshiomhole as the National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress, APC. We had reported that the Deputy National Chairman of the APC (North), Lawal Shuaib, had urged Oshiomhole to tender his resignation letter following the Supreme Court’s nullification of the party’s primaries in Zamfara State. In a letter he had made public few days ago, Lawal said the APC National Chairman has performed below expectation, therefore, should resign. However, Shittu said if Oshiomhole was allowed to remain, APC would go down when President Muhammadu Buhari’s second term was over. Speaking with New Telegraph on the call for Oshiomole’s resignation, the former Minister said, “I endorse it.” H...
Oshiomhole Must Go!!! Ex-Minister Shittu Backs Call
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Oshiomhole Must Go!!! Ex-Minister Shittu Backs Call

Alhaji Adebayo Shittu, immediate past Minister of Communications, says the All Progressives Congress (APC) may go into extinction after the second term of President Muhammadu Buhari if Mr Adams Oshiomhole remains its National Chairman. Shittu stated this on Thursday in Abuja, while speaking with newsmen in reaction to a six page letter written by the APC Deputy National Chairman North, Sen. Lawal Shuaibu to Oshiomhole, calling for his resignation. Shuaibu had in the letter on Tuesday, called on Oshiomhole to resign for allegedly failing to add value to the APC since his election as its national chairman. He accused Oshiomole of incompetence, high handedness and immaturity in his handling affairs of the party. According to Shuaibu, Oshiomhole lacked the capacity and necessary co...
Ex Super Eagles coach, Christian Chukwu arrives In UK for treatment
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Ex Super Eagles coach, Christian Chukwu arrives In UK for treatment

Christian Chukwu, the former captain of the old Green Eagles and ex-coach of the Super Eagles has arrived in the United Kingdom (UK) for medical treatment.   Chukwu travelled with his wife aboard a Virgin Atlantic Airline flight from Lagos and his arrival was confirmed in a statement on Thursday by the Director of Communications of the Nigeria Football Federation, Ademola Olajire.   According to Olajire, the NFF President, Amaju Pinnick, arranged for an appointment for the Nigerian legend with a renowned cardiologist in London. “I am very happy with the efforts of the Nigeria Football Federation through the President, Mr Amaju Melvin Pinnick. He has proved that he is truly the father of Nigerian Football. I am also grateful for the support and prayers of other Nigeri...
Adebayo Shittu vs APC: Court reschedules judgment for Friday
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Adebayo Shittu vs APC: Court reschedules judgment for Friday

A Federal High Court sitting in Ibadan, the Oyo State capital, on Thursday postponed the judgment earlier reserved for today (Thursday) in a case between the Minister of Communications, Barrister Abdulraheem Adebayo Shittu and the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) over the removal of his name on the party’s primary election list. The court, DAILY POST recalls had on Wednesday reserved until today (Thursday) judgment in the case between Shittu and the APC over the party’s primary election. The minister, who is also a member of the APC, dragged the party to court, seeking redress for allegedly being denied participation in the governorship primary election in Oyo State in the recent general elections in the country. He claimed that APC’s national leadership omitted his name in ...
DAAR Communications Boss, Raymond Dokpesi Arrested At Abuja Airport
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DAAR Communications Boss, Raymond Dokpesi Arrested At Abuja Airport

Founder of DAAR Communications, owners of African Independent Television (AIT), Dr Raymond Dokpesi, has been arrested on his return from medical treatment abroad. Dokpesi was arrested by security operatives on Friday at Nnamdi Azikiwe Airport, Abuja. A post on AIT site said Dokpesi was arrested at Nnamdi Azikiwe Airport on return from medical treatment /operation at the American Hospital Dubai. Reasons for his arrest were still unknown.
INEC Meets Today as PDP, APC Reject Ban on Electioneering
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INEC Meets Today as PDP, APC Reject Ban on Electioneering

Following the opposition of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and the All Progressives Congress (APC) to the Independent National Electoral Commission’s (INEC) ban on electioneering during the one week extension of poll, the commission will meet today to review the restriction. INEC, according to its national chairman’s Chief Press Secretary (CPS), Mr. Rotimi Oyekanmi, would meet to review its position and decide whether or not to reopen campaigns. The two leading parties have argued that the commission’s restriction has no basis in law. The PDP also alleged that fresh facts have confirmed that officials of the federal government and the APC have been sabotaging INEC in a well-orchestrated plot to engineer staggered presidential election, contrary to simulated stance by the pre...
British Jihadi ‘Terrorist’ Shamima Begum Gives Birth in Syria
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British Jihadi ‘Terrorist’ Shamima Begum Gives Birth in Syria

British Jihadi bride Shamima Begum has reportedly been delivered of a baby boy in a refugee camp where she is taking abode in northern Syria.   In a report by Metro UK, a statement released by their lawyer said: ‘We, the family of Shamima Begum, have been informed that Shamima has given birth to her child, we understand that both she and the baby are in good health. ‘As yet we have not had direct contact with Shamima, we are hoping to establish communications with her soon so that we can verify the above.’ Begum, 19, has been the subject of a national debate during the past week when she resurfaced in a refugee camp four years after escaping to Syria with two other girls. She begged to be allowed to return to Britain to have her third child, after her two other child...
JYEI Urges Nigerians to Vote Responsibly
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JYEI Urges Nigerians to Vote Responsibly

Jeunesse Youth Empowerment Initiative (JYEI), a Lagos-based Non-Governmental Organisation has called on Nigerians, especially the youth, to “vote responsibly and bear in mind that the individual Permanent Voter’s Card (PVC) was a Trust vested in its holder by fellow citizens.” In a statement released in Lagos by its Communications Lead, Ms. Victorine Nyamsi, JYEI said: “The PVC remains a trust that should be used responsibly by every voting adult as the consequences of its use affect all Nigerians, not just the individual voter alone. Therefore, every holder is an important stakeholder whose conduct should not be underestimated.” According to the statement, it was surprising that despite an overwhelming number of people, especially young people who actively engage political issues ...
‘We Are Deeply Concerned About America’s Unguarded Statements On Our Election’ – Presidency
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‘We Are Deeply Concerned About America’s Unguarded Statements On Our Election’ – Presidency

The presidency in a statement through Festus Keyamo, the Director of Strategic Communications for APC Presidential Campaign Council has raised concerns about America's interest regarding the forthcoming general elections in Nigeria. The statement reads, 'we are deeply concerned about many of the expressions of the United States’ Ambassador to Nigeria, Ambassador W. Stuart Symington and other Western Diplomats which have been directed towards Nigeria’s upcoming elections. Whilst we laud and whole-heartedly welcome their interests in the elections, many of these expressions have been notably off- key'. The continued warnings about ‘flawed elections’ is capable of casting an unwarranted cloud over the process. Instead of encouraging our country toward credible elections, such statemen...
Heritage Bank, Para-Powerlifting Body Task Stakeholders on Healthy Athletes
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Heritage Bank, Para-Powerlifting Body Task Stakeholders on Healthy Athletes

Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer of Heritage Bank Plc, Ifie Sekibo has tasked stakeholders in the sports industry to key into the vision of the bank to help build a generation of healthy and strong athletes as well as set a platform that will continue to create, preserve and transfer wealth and talents across generations. The MD made the remark at the grand finale of the just concluded 2019 Lagos International Para-Powerlifting Championship hosted by the Lagos State Government. Sekibo who was represented by the Divisional Head, Corporate Communications of the bank, Fela Ibidapo noted, “At Heritage Bank, we understand the importance of sports as an essential part of education, national development and a unifying factor in our diverse cultural setting. “Hence, our vision as a...
Top Stars Arrive, Set for 2019 Access Lagos City Marathon Showdown
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Top Stars Arrive, Set for 2019 Access Lagos City Marathon Showdown

Tomorrow morning, the city of Lagos will be at standstill again as some of the best road runners from across the world converge on the former federal capital for the 2019 edition of the Access Bank Lagos City Marathon. Already, the organisers of the race that has now put Lagos on the global map of cities with great marathons like London, New York, Chigaco, Boston, Berlin e.t.c, announced yesterday that most of the expected gladiators have arrived Lagos and waiting for the flag off. Predictably, most of the top runners who will be gunning for the star prize of $50,000 are from Kenya, Ethiopia, Morocco, Uganda, Australia, USA and Poland among many other countries that would be running on Saturday. This morning at the Sheraton Hotel in Lagos, most of the top runners in town like 29...
IAAF Road Race Manager, Other Top Stars to Arrive Today
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IAAF Road Race Manager, Other Top Stars to Arrive Today

The IAAF Road Races Manager, Alessio Punzi, is expected to arrive in Lagos today for the fourth edition of the Access Bank Lagos City Marathon slated for this weekend. Aside from Punzi, Norrie Williamson, an IAAF/AIMS Grade A measurer will also be coming in from South Africa for this year’s race. Williamson who helped secure certification for the Lagos marathon route is a course measurer of over three decades. He measured the course for the 1996 Atlanta Olympics, 2000 Sydney Olympics, Athens 2004 Olympics and Beijing 2008 Olympic Games. According to a statement from Olukayode Thomas, the Head of Communications and Media for the Access Bank Lagos City Marathon, other elite athletes from across the world that would be part of this year’s marathon will also be arriving from thei...
6.2m Targeted for Aids in North-east Crisis in 2019, Says UN
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6.2m Targeted for Aids in North-east Crisis in 2019, Says UN

The United Nations has revealed that 6.2 million people are targeted in the crisis ridden North-east with aids by humanitarian organisations in 2019. It also said as a fallout of the crisis, $983 million is needed during the year to provide basic necessities to the victims of the crisis in the Northeast and Lake Chad region. A statement signed yesterday by the Head of the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) Communications, Samantha Newport, lamented that the crisis in the Northeast continued to make many people homeless. According to the statement, “Millions of civilians continue to grapple with extreme adversity across North-east Nigeria and the rest of the Lake Chad region where a recent surge in violence displaced tens of thousands people...
‘We Will Not Endorse Any Presidential Candidate’ – CAN
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‘We Will Not Endorse Any Presidential Candidate’ – CAN

The Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) will not endorse any presidential candidate in the forthcoming election, president of the group, Rev. Samson Ayokunle said. Ayokunle urged Nigerians to vote according to the leading of the Holy Spirit and their consciences, adding that credibility and integrity should guide their choice. The Presidential election, along with National Assembly election will hold on 16 February. CAN made its position known in a statement signed by Pastor Adebayo Oladeji, the Special Assistant, Media and Communications to the CAN president. Ayokunle said CAN is for God and His people and is apolitical, non-partisan and impartial. “Our members cut across all political divides and some of them are even contesting for one post or the other including the Presid...
2019 Access Bank Lagos City Marathon Expo Begins
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2019 Access Bank Lagos City Marathon Expo Begins

Hundreds of runners from all walks of life including important personalities from within and outside the sports industry on Tuesday thronged the Molade Okoya Thomas Hall at the Teslim Balogun Stadium as the 2019 Access Bank Lagos City Marathon Expo got underway. Marathon Expos are an integral part of big marathon races worldwide with major marathons like New York, Dubai, London, Boston, Chicago, Tokyo, Berlin drawing a lot of vendors and exhibitors annually. The Expo has also been a regular feature at the Access Bank Lagos City Marathon since debuting four years ago. At this year’s edition, a lot of companies are participating as they are showcasing their products and services to intending runners at the Lagos Marathon as well as the general public. Some of the dignitaries at...
Dana Air Extends Sponsorship Deal For Heartland FC
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Dana Air Extends Sponsorship Deal For Heartland FC

Dana Air has extended its multi-million naira sponsorship deal for Heartland FC of Owerri. L-R Special Adviser to the Imo state Governor, Mr Steve Asimobi, Accountable Manager of Dana Air, Mr Obi Mbanuzuo and Heartland FC Chairman, Mr Goodfaith Etuemena, during the signing of Dana Air’s sponsorship deal with Heartland FC of Imo state. The sponsorship which was first unveiled in 2018 was extended for the duration of the 2018/19 Nigerian Professional League, NPFL, Season at a short ceremony in Owerri, Imo State. Speaking at the contract extension event, the Media and Communications Manager of Dana Air, Mr Kingsley Ezenwa said: “We believe sports, particularly football is another way we can impact the state and her good people by doing everything to ensure that their beloved team...
5-day Polo tournament gallops off in Jos
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5-day Polo tournament gallops off in Jos

In order to consolidate on the returning peace in Plateau State,  the NASCO Group Nigeria has sponsored a Polo Tournament to mobilize and involve especially the youths from all walks of life to compete and share in an atmosphere of mutuality and ensure the promotion and sustenance of peace in the State. Action from a Polo match The five days tournament has which has participants drawn from Polo teams across Nigeria is taking place at the Hassan Katsina Polo field in Jos. According to a statement issued by Group Corporate Communications/Compliance Advisor,  NASCO Group Nigeria, Haroun Audu, the  2018 event is aimed to amplify the values of love and togetherness to bring out the best of our shared humanity,  particularly among the young people. The statement reads,  “Over the pa...
UNILORIN Dress Code – University To Sanction Students, Staff
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UNILORIN Dress Code – University To Sanction Students, Staff

The University of Ilorin, UNILORIN dress code is set to be observed by students and staff of the institution as management plans to set up committee to look into the modalities. Dr Rasheed Jimoh, the Dean of the Faculty of Communication and Information Sciences (CIS) made this known in a statement made available to newsmen in Ilorin, Guardian reports. Jimoh noted that the faculty would rely on the contributions and commitment of members of the committee toward ensuring total compliance with the university’s dress code, to guard against indecent dressing on campus. The don said that the committee had earlier held its inaugural meeting, where members expressed commitment to achieving the objectives of the code. According to him, various strategies have been mapped out to ensure...
UN Youth Envoy dissociates herself and office from Williams Uchemba
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UN Youth Envoy dissociates herself and office from Williams Uchemba

A UN Youth Envoy has dissociated herself and office from Williams Uchemba, the Nollywood actor who claims to be a Nigerian Youth Representative at the United Nation Youth Assembly. This came after a Nigerian active, Edafe Okporo called out the Nollywood actor for posing as an ambassador to collect money from unsuspecting Nigerians. Edafe had initially written; He claims to be a @UN youth rep. Because of @FriendshipAmbas pretentious youth assembly deceit to thousand of young people. His name is @williamsuchemba” Edafe tweeted This is a cheap scam for so many young Nigerians and youth all around the world. @FriendshipAmbas is collecting money in the name of @UNYouthEnvoy @UNDPINGO He his posing to be an ambassador. Using the reputation of the @UN He claims to be a @UN youth rep. Be...
Why I keep moving from one party to another – Ladoja
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Why I keep moving from one party to another – Ladoja

Former governor of Oyo State and a chieftain of the Zenith Labour Party (ZLP), Senator Rashidi Ladoja, has been in the news for moving from one party to another. With less than two months to the general election, Ladoja’s defection from the African Democratic Congress (ADC) to ZLP has continued to raise dusts. Why I keep moving from one party to another – Ladoja He has however opened up on his reasons for moving from one party to another with journalists, in a new interview drafted from Nigerian Tribune. Excerpts: You have moved from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to Accord Party (AP) and later back to PDP from where you moved to African Democratic Congress (ADC) and now you are in Zenith Labour Party (ZLP). What brought about the decision to ditch ADC with less than two...
Over 4,000 Runners from 42 Countries for 2019 Access Bank…
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Over 4,000 Runners from 42 Countries for 2019 Access Bank…

Over 4,000 runners from 42 countries around the world have registered to participate in the 2019 Access Bank Lagos City Marathon. This figure does not include the over 200 professional elite cast mostly from Asia, Europe, America, Kenya, Ethiopia and other East, Central and South African countries. Access Bank Lagos City Marathon Head of Communications and Media, Olukayode Thomas, revealed that Americans are the highest number of foreigners that will be coming to Lagos for 2019 race slated for February 2, 2019. Japanese are a close second. Other countries whose citizens have registered for the 2019 race include Holland, Germany, Israel, Poland, England, New Zealand, Canada, Egypt, Austria, Tunisia, Norway, Denmark and others. Thomas is optimistic that the number will increa...
FG Not Responsible for Electricity Problems, Fashola Tells Nigerians
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FG Not Responsible for Electricity Problems, Fashola Tells Nigerians

                                        Babatunde Raji Fashola The Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Mr. Babatunde Fashola, has asked Nigerians not to blame the federal government for dearth of electricity in their homes. Fashola, who argued that the country’s power sector had been privatised and largely not under the control of the federal government, acknowledged that there were problems in the sector. He added that the problem was not that of the government if citizens in the country do not have electricity. He spoke on Wednesday night at the December edition of the monthly Nextier Power Dialogue in Abuja, stakeholders including consumers were in attendance. “There are problems without a doubt and we must deal with them. But let me remind you; all of the assets that...
Shell Signs Gas Supply Agreement for Aba Power Project
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Shell Signs Gas Supply Agreement for Aba Power Project

The Shell Petroleum Development Company of Nigeria (SPDC) and its joint partners at the weekend signed a gas supply and aggregation agreement that will support the 140 Megawatts Aba Integrated Power Project in Abia State. The agreement, signe in Abuja, was between SPDC, Geometric Power Aba Limited (GPAL); and Gas Aggregation Company of Nigeria (GACN). By the agreement, SPDC will supply gas from the SPDC joint venture gas plant in Imo River traversing Abia and Rivers States to the power producer, Geometric Power Aba Limited (GPAL) via a gas pipeline network which is already installed. “This is a further demonstration of our commitment to supporting Nigeria’s industrialisation through gas,” said the Managing Director of SPDC and Country Chair, Shell Companies in Nigeria, Osagie Okunbor....
Shareholders Laud NAICOM’s Cancellation Of Insurance Recapitalisation
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Shareholders Laud NAICOM’s Cancellation Of Insurance Recapitalisation

Shareholders on Monday commended the National Insurance Commission (NAICOM) over the cancellation of the Tier Based Solvency Capital recapitalisation. NAICOM The shareholders under the aegis of the Independent Shareholders Association of Nigeria (ISAN) said the cancellation of the recapitalisation bid by NAICOM was a welcome development and a sign of respect for the rule of law. Mr Moses Igbrude, ISAN Publicity Secretary, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lagos that it was a welcome development that the regulator toed the path of law. NAICOM on Nov. 23 announced the cancellation of the Tier Based Solvency Capital policy for the underwriting sector with immediate effect. The commission gave this notice in a circular to all insurance companies on ‘Withdrawal of circula...
MTN Team Up With Arsenal For Football Growth
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MTN Team Up With Arsenal For Football Growth

As part of the continued effort to identify and coach the best young footballing talents in Nigeria, MTN Nigeria and top Premier League club, Arsenal Football Club, are once again holding a 3-day coaching clinic for 128 young players and 30 coaches from October 26-28, 2018 at the legacy pitch of the National Stadium, Surulere, Lagos. MTN-Office The clinic will provide the young talents with the necessary technical support, knowledge and skillset required to thrive at international level, as well as empower local coaches to build better teams and develop better stars. Speaking on the coaching clinic and the company’s partnership with Arsenal, MTN’s General Manager, Brands and Communications, Richard Iweanoge said, “Like all Nigerians, our love for the beautiful game continues t...
Why I can easily beat Buhari if I win PDP ticket – Kwankwaso
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Why I can easily beat Buhari if I win PDP ticket – Kwankwaso

The former Kano governor and Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), presidential aspirant, Rabiu Kwankwaso, Thursday said that if he secures the party’s ticket that he would win President Muhammadu Buhari in the forthcoming 2019 Election. Speaking in Jos during a consultation visit to the north-central state, Kwankwaso, averred, “I come from a state which has the highest number of voters that can sway an election in my favour. Kwankwaso “If I pick the PDP ticket, I will be the next president of this nation. “I have the hunger to save Nigeria from its current troubles. I have my plan to make Nigeria a better country for all. “I have massive support from the North West and will get even more supporters if given the ticket. “A key solution to Nigeria’s problems is a participatory gov...
Obaseki Orders Full Roll-out Of Ward Devt C’ttees Initiative, Reads Riot Act To Cultists
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Obaseki Orders Full Roll-out Of Ward Devt C’ttees Initiative, Reads Riot Act To Cultists

…sets up Sports Commission with Executive Order No. 2 The Edo State Governor, Mr. Godwin Obaseki, has directed the full roll-out of the Ward Development Committees initiative across the state, to drive inclusive, sustainable development in the grassroots. Obaseki The governor also issued a stern warning on cult-related violence in the state, directing the Commissioner for Justice and Attorney General of the State to activate relevant sections of the law to fish out and punish those found culpable for cult-related offences in the state. Commissioner for Communication and Orientation, Hon. Paul Ohonbamu, disclosed this during a press briefing after the Weekly Executive Council (EXCO) meeting, at the Government House, Benin City, the Edo State Capital. He disclosed that the...
Not Over Yet: Mercedes Cautious Despite Hamilton’s Singapore ‘Stardust’
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Not Over Yet: Mercedes Cautious Despite Hamilton’s Singapore ‘Stardust’

Mercedes boss Toto Wolff said it was special to conquer “bogey track” Singapore but cautioned the F1 title race wasn’t over yet after Lewis Hamilton’s “stardust” propelled him to a potentially decisive 40-point lead over Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel. Lewis Hamilton Hamilton raced to a stunning pole position which he converted into a dominant victory — his fourth in five races — to leave Ferrari, who seem to have the faster car, again scratching their heads with just six grands prix to go. Team principal Wolff said there was no mystery to Mercedes’ form, it was all down to sheer hard work back at the factory and the track. “Singapore has been our bogey track for several years, so it is a special feeling to come here and win this race on pace,” Wolf told reporters after Hamilton’s po...
40Million Nigerians Out of Internet Coverage — NCC
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40Million Nigerians Out of Internet Coverage — NCC

The Nigerian Communications Commission, NCC, has disclosed that about 40 million Nigerians are currently been deprived access to the internet due to over 200 access gaps recorded in the Information and Communication   Technology industry. Speaking at the ongoing International Telecommunication Union, ITU, Annual Regional Human Capacity  Workshop organized in conjunction with the Digital Bridge Institute, Executive Vice Chairman/Chief Executive officer of the NCC, Mr. Umar Danbatta, also stated that something needed to done urgently to bridge these gaps. L R Dr. Ike Adinde, Administrator Digital Bridge Institute  (DBI) Prof. Umar Garba Danbatta, EVC NCC, Dr. Susan Teltscher, ITU BDT Director Representative, Mr. marcelino Tayob, ITU Regional Director Representative, during the ITU  Ann...
CAN Declares Nationwide Protest Over Benue Church Attacks By Suspected Herdsmen
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CAN Declares Nationwide Protest Over Benue Church Attacks By Suspected Herdsmen

The Christian Association of Nigeria, CAN, has called on all Christians to embark on a nationwide protest over the murder of priests and 17 worshipers at St. Ignatius Catholic Church, in Ayar Mbalom, Gwer East Local Government Area of Benue State early Tuesday by suspected herdsmen. This was made known in a statement signed by Pastor Adebayo Oladeji, the Special Assistant, (Media and Communications) to the CAN President, Reverend Dr. Samson Ayokunle, on Wednesday. The Christian body declared Sunday, April 29, 2018, as a National Day of Protest, against what it described as “unending killings in the country.” Quote "CAN urges Christians in Nigeria to hold a peaceful protest on Sunday, in the premises of their churches asking the Federal Government and security agencies to stop the u...
Active Telecoms Subscribers Stood At 141 Million In October, Says NCC
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Active Telecoms Subscribers Stood At 141 Million In October, Says NCC

The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) says that it recorded 140,766,653 active subscribers of the telecommunication networks in October as against 139,905,213 in September. The telecommunications regulatory agency disclosed this in its Monthly Subscriber/Operator Data that was available on its website on Tuesday. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the active subscribers increased by 861,440. According to the data, 140,350,383 of the 140,766,653 active numbers subscribe to the Global System for Mobile Communications (GSM) network services. The GSM operators’ active customers’ figure increased by 863,551 in October, after the 139,486,832 subscribers recorded in September. The reports stated that out of the GSM operators, MTN had 50,720,702 users in October, s...
Microsoft Drops Lawsuit After US Government Revises Data Request Transparency Rules
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Microsoft Drops Lawsuit After US Government Revises Data Request Transparency Rules

Microsoft said it will drop a lawsuit against the U.S. government after the Department of Justice (DoJ) changed data request rules on alerting internet users about agencies accessing their information. The new policy limits the use of secrecy orders and calls for such orders to be issued for defined periods, Microsoft Chief Legal Officer Brad Smith said in a blog post on Monday. “As a result of the issuance of this policy, we are taking steps to dismiss our lawsuit,” Smith said. The company expects the changes to end the practice of indefinite secrecy orders. Microsoft filed the lawsuit in April 2016 arguing that the U.S. government was violating the constitution by preventing the company from informing its customers about government requests for their emails and other document...
Enugu DisCo Expresses Worry Over Forged Electricity Bills, Offers Solution
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Enugu DisCo Expresses Worry Over Forged Electricity Bills, Offers Solution

The Enugu Electricity Distribution Company (EEDC) has expressed worry over increasing report of some fraudulent individuals forging its bills for account opening purpose. The Head, Communications of EEDC, Mr Emeka Ezeh, said this known in a statement on Tuesday in Enugu. He therefore called on banks and other financial institutions to consult it in the verification of electricity bills used in their transactions as proof of address. Ezeh said the call became necessary to stop a situation where marketers of the company were detained by the police on alleged fraud involving forged bills that bore their names and phone numbers. According to him, EEDC will not be liable if any criminal or fraudulent activity is perpetrated with any forged electricity bill not cleared with the compa...
Fed Govt Kicks As Oil, Electricity Workers Begin Strike
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Fed Govt Kicks As Oil, Electricity Workers Begin Strike

The Nigeria Union of Petroleum and Natural Gas Workers, NUPENG, Sunday said loading of products, including aviation fuel, would stop from today as affiliates of United Labour Congress of Nigeria, ULC, begin an indefinite strike. Also, electricity workers, on the platform of National Union of Electricity Employees, NUEE, National Association of Aircraft Pilots and Engineers, NAAPE, and National Union of Railway Workers, have also asked members to down tools and join the strike. However, leaders of the National Union of Banks, Insurance and Financial Employees, NUBIFIE, said members may not effectively join the strike today because the union just concluded its delegates conference weekend, warning, however, that members would fully join should the strike persist. But the Nigerian La...
Panel Rejects Request To Summon Fayose’s Aide For Contempt
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Panel Rejects Request To Summon Fayose’s Aide For Contempt

The Judicial Panel of Inquiry probing former Governor Kayode Fayemi of Ekiti State yesterday rejected a request to charge the governor’s Special Assistant on Public Communications, Mr. Lere Olayinka, for contempt. A lawyer, Mr. Adeoye Aribasoye had requested that Olayinka be summoned to show cause why he should not be charged for misrepresenting the panel’s proceedings. This followed a disagreement between Aribasoye and the counsel to the commission, Mr. Sunday Bamise, that he appeared for Fayemi at the panel. Aribasoye explained that though he appeared in court to honour the panel’s invitation, he did not announce his appearance for the former governor. He said the announcement in the state broadcast service, of which Olayinka is the director general, amounted to contempt and ...

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