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Rochas Okorocha advises Nigerians to engage in inter-ethnic marriages
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Rochas Okorocha advises Nigerians to engage in inter-ethnic marriages

Imo Senator, Rochas Okorocha has appealed to Nigerians to engage in inter-ethnic marriages as a means of promoting peace and unity in the country. The former Imo State governor, who was the chairman of an annual public lecture organised on Culture and the Management of Diversity in Nigeria by the National Institute for Cultural Orientation (NICO), said inter-tribal marriage is a way of building cross-cultural understanding among Nigerians. Represented by Professor Sunny Ododo, the General Manager, National Theatre, on Thursday, October 7 in Kano state, Okorocha argued that with over 400 languages and over 200 ethnic groups, Nigerian’s cultural diversity was certainly an asset . Okorocha who is the Senate Committee Chairman on Culture and Tourism insisted that the Federal Governm...
I will release your naked photos – Adu Safowah threatens Nana Aba Anamoah over boyfriend
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I will release your naked photos – Adu Safowah threatens Nana Aba Anamoah over boyfriend

Ghanaian actress Adu Safowah has lashed out at the General Manager of GHOne TV Nana Aba Anamoah over the Range Rover she received last year as a birthday gift. In a video, the controversial actress alleged that the Range Rover Nana Aba flaunted as her birthday gift belongs to her (Adu Safowah) boyfriend. Adu Safowah also alleged that the media personality borrowed the car to brag on social media and that she is living a fake life. Also, in a post on social media, Adu Safowah hurled insults at Nana Aba, describing her as a disgrace. According to Safowah, Nana Aba Anamoah is a disgrace who is going after her boyfriend and warned her to stay away from him. She went on to say that she has in her possession Nana Aba Anamoah’s nudes and will release it if she doesn’t stay away fro...
LASTMA dismisses officer caught on camera soliciting bribe
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LASTMA dismisses officer caught on camera soliciting bribe

  The Lagos State Traffic Management Authority (LASTMA) has announced the dismissal of an officer of the agency after being found guilty of misconduct by a Disciplinary Committee. A statement issued on Tuesday, August 10, and signed by the General Manager, Mr. Olajide Oduyoye, said the officer, who was seen in a viral post on Facebook soliciting for bribe from a vehicle owner, faced disciplinary action in accordance with the extant rules of the Lagos State Civil Service and, subsequently, his appointment terminated. Oduyoye explained that the Personnel Management Board (Disciplinary Committee) set up to probe the allegation of bribery, corruption and serious act unbecoming of a Public Officer leveled against him, held a meeting on Friday, 11th June, 2021 and found him cul...
LASTMA General Manager Caught A Man Driving One-Way On 3rd Mainland Bridge
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LASTMA General Manager Caught A Man Driving One-Way On 3rd Mainland Bridge

Luck ran out of a man after he was caught by no other person than LASTMA General Manager himself on third mainland bridge. In the video, the man was seen begging the manager to have pity on him Watch the drama that followed after the General Manager of @followlastma apprehended these guys driving against traffic on third mainland bridge! Some Nigerians can just be impossible. One-way driving on 3MB? Watch the begging format. https://youtu.be/5sEKOuFGMrc  
How The Presidential Panel Recovered N3 Billion From Just Two Civil Servants
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How The Presidential Panel Recovered N3 Billion From Just Two Civil Servants

The Special Presidential Investigation Panel on Recovery of Public Property (SPIP), on Wednesday, said it has recovered over N3 billion from two senior officials by the Petroleum Equalization Fund (PEF), Premium Times reports. The panel named the officials as Goody Nnadi, who is the General Manager, Corporate Services at the Fund, and Aisha Usman, the General Manager, Operations. This was disclosed in a press conference on Wednesday in Abuja by the chairman of the panel, Okio Obono-Obla. Details of the press conference was published by Daily Trust newspapers. Mr Obono-Obla said the agency received a petition that Mr Nnadi operated a corporate account with a hotel named Galbani and Greatwood in Owerri, Imo State. He said the amount that went into the accounts of Mr Nnadi fro...
MMIA Road Construction: FAAN Advises Passengers To Get To The Airport Early.
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MMIA Road Construction: FAAN Advises Passengers To Get To The Airport Early.

Due to the ongoing road construction of the Murtala Muhammed International Airport Nigeria, the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) released a statement to passengers advising them on the best ways to handle the situation at hand so that they can meet up. Below is the official statement released by FAAN; The Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria hereby advise passengers to leave their homes early, owing to the ongoing reconstruction of the road leading the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos. This advise has become necessary due to the traffic gridlock experienced by road users along this axis. The Authority appeal to passengers that leaving their homes early will ensure they get to the airport in good time and go through all check in formalities with eas...
Diesel Tracker To Help Businesses Recoup Losses
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Diesel Tracker To Help Businesses Recoup Losses

Among the major challenges of any manufacturer is keeping costs to the barest minimum and especially ranging from the cost of diesel and unnecessary expenses through sharp practices. IT solution and software development company, Concept Nova, says its IT solutions can help eliminate such losses. Speaking in Lagos during the launching of some its products and introduction of innovations to their existing products recently, General Manager, Concept Nova Limited,  Itiekhao Ikpeminogena said Nigerian economy is suffering today because the manufacturing sector is not really doing well due to inefficiency. pipeline projects He said their  Flee Track FMA, Distribution Management Application, DMA, FuelControl System and others if deployed, could augment  profit margin  because the solutions ...
See The Profiles Of ‘Young’ Nigerians Who Want To be President In 2019
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See The Profiles Of ‘Young’ Nigerians Who Want To be President In 2019

Here is a thread of everyone that has so far declared their intent to run for the Presidency in 2019....This is a must read. 1. Kingsley Moghalu -55 years old -Professor of Practice in International Business and Public Policy at Tufts University -Attended UNN and LSE (Ph.D) -President of the Institute of Governance and Economic Transformation -Former United Nations official -Former CBN deputy governor 2. Fela Durotoye -46 years old -Public speaker and business strategist -BSc. Computer Science and Economics, and MBA/MSc. Business Strategy from Obafemi Awolowo University -Look up the Mushin Makeover Project 3. Donald Duke -56 years old -LLB from Ahmadu Bello University, LLM from the University of Pennsylvania -Former Commissioner for Finance and Planning -Fo...
Aremu Is a Stupid Boy For Calling Our Father, Ade Love, Poor – Kunle Afolayan
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Aremu Is a Stupid Boy For Calling Our Father, Ade Love, Poor – Kunle Afolayan

Before his death, Adeyemi Afolayan, popularly known as Ade Love, was a famous filmmaker in Nigeria. So, it came as a rude shock when one of his sons, Aremu Afolayan, stated that his father lived a very poor life despite his fame. However, Ade Love’s most popular son, Kunle Afolayan, has rubbished Aremu’s claims, insisting that their father did not die a poor man. He told Sunday Scoop, “Do you know Ade Love? Was Ade Love a poor man? That is his (Aremu’s) own opinion as everyone has a mind of their own. I would not say things were rosy, but we were never poor. If your parents were able to give you quality education and you enjoyed some luxuries that a lot of people didn’t have access to, then you cannot openly say you come from a poor home.” He stressed that during the lifetime of h...
How Billionaire & Dilly Motors Boss, Okwudili Umenyiora Attempted To Murder Singer, Runtown
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How Billionaire & Dilly Motors Boss, Okwudili Umenyiora Attempted To Murder Singer, Runtown

Okwudili Umenyiora who was arrested at the gym and taken to the station, was charged with  attempted murder and according to police sources at Alagbon he is currently writing a statement. Okwudili Umenyiora, Eric Many Entertainment Boss and CEO of Dilly motors, who reportedly threatened ‘Mad over you’ crooner and his embattled record label act, Runtown with a gun, was arrested this evening by Detectives attached to CID, Alagbon. Okwudili Umenyiora who was arrested at the gym and taken to the station, was charged with  attempted murder and according to police sources at Alagbon he is currently writing a statement. We reported before now that Eric Many who obtained a Federal High Court injunction on Runtown, restraining him from performing and recording till he settles his debt with...
Runtown Allegedly Sponsored His Fake Blackmail ‘Sex Tape’ Faces Arrest
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Runtown Allegedly Sponsored His Fake Blackmail ‘Sex Tape’ Faces Arrest

Nigerian singer, Runtown who has been locked in a battle with his former record label may be arrested based on the ‘evidence’ gotten from a private investigation which allegedly discovered that he leaked his own sex-tape. Eric Many who obtained a Federal High Court injunction on the singer, restraining him from performing and recording till he settles his debt with the label, have also ran a private investigation on leaked blackmail ‘sex tape’ which uncovered Runtown as the alleged sponsor of the leaked photos. A statement which disclosed the outcome of the label’s investigation, reads in part; ‘Preliminary findings have revealed that the released sex tape and Whatsapp chat purportedly leaked by Runtown’s label is totally fake and a badly executed stunt by the artist himself. Inve...
The Sex Tape About Runtown Is A Desperate Attempt To Spoil Our Name – Eric Many General Manager, Johnson Adumike
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The Sex Tape About Runtown Is A Desperate Attempt To Spoil Our Name – Eric Many General Manager, Johnson Adumike

Earlier today, a sex tape allegedly showing Runtown and a yet to be identified lady, was released on instagram by a user identified as (@boss_l.a.s). The story was released along with a fake conversation showing the name of Eric Many record label boss. Eric Many GM, Johnson Adumike, has however reacted to the viral report describing it as ‘fake’ and ‘childish’. In a statement released by Johnson on behalf of Eric Many, ‘at first glance, you’ll realize that the Instagram page in question obviously belongs to a social media influencer. How else do you explain a page of someone in the entertainment industry with over 11k followers and 7 posts with no known affiliation. The Whatsapp chat that accompanied the story is also fake’. The statement continues to say, ‘what we (Eric Many) ...
NNPC To Resume Oil Exploration Activities In Nasarawa
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NNPC To Resume Oil Exploration Activities In Nasarawa

Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) says it is set to immediately resume oil exploration activities in Nasarawa State. Dr Mazadu Bako, the General Manager, Frontier Exploration Services of NNPC, made the disclosure on Monday in Lafia, during a courtesy visit to the Deputy Governor, Mr Silas Agara. Bako said that oil exploration activities in Keana Local Government Area and other parts of Benue Inland Basin were temporarily suspended in January. He attributed this to the killing of one of the NNPC personnel by suspected herdsmen in the wake of the recent attacks of farmers by herdsmen at the Benue/Nasarawa border. According to him, NNPC has been mandated by the Federal Government to resume the activities in order to increase its oil output. Bako said that adequate ...
Discos Dropped Load Causes High Voltage And Outage In Lokoja Substation
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Discos Dropped Load Causes High Voltage And Outage In Lokoja Substation

The Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN) has said that the power outage which occurred in Lokoja during the rains on Friday 23rd February to date was caused by a sharp drop in load by distribution companies, which created extremely high voltage in the grid, causing the lightening arrester in the 150MVA power transformer in the Lokoja Transmission substation to shatter. In a statement signed by the General Manager (Public Affairs) TCN, said that lightening arresters are one of the items that normally prevent high voltage in the transformer but because the voltage was extremely high it shattered the lightening arrester of the 150MVA power transformer. The chattered lightening arrester punctured the cooling fin of the power transformer causing oil to gush out from the 150MVA power transfo...
Okorocha’s Wife, Communities Laud Seplat’s CSR
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Okorocha’s Wife, Communities Laud Seplat’s CSR

Seplat Petroleum Development Company Plc, operator of the NNPC/Seplat Joint Venture, has launched the inaugural edition of its Eye Can See Programme  Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) programmes for its host communities in Imo State. The programme was initiated six years ago in Sapele, Delta State, the operational base of Seplat’s Western assets. The launch witnessed a large turnout. For the programme, beneficiaries had their eyes tested, received prescribed glasses and some had surgeries for cataract related visual impairments. The Safe Motherhood Programme saw beneficiaries – pregnant women and nursing mothers – receive lectures on danger signs of pregnancy and nutrition in pregnancy. They were also presented with Safe Motherhood kits made up of a maternity bag, vitamin s...
Vacate Seaports Or Face Arrest – NPA Warns NAFDAC, SON
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Vacate Seaports Or Face Arrest – NPA Warns NAFDAC, SON

Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) has given a 24-hour ultimatum to officials of National Agency for Food, Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC), Standard Organisation of Nigeria (SON), among others to vacate the seaports or risk being arrested.   The directive is in line with a new order issued to NPA by the Presidential Enabling Business Environment Council (PEBEC).     PEBEC had directed NPA to ensure strict compliance to the October 26, 2011, presidential directive on agencies permitted to operate in the ports.   General Manager, Corporate and Strategic Communications of NPA, Abdullahi Goje, in a statement, said the agencies allowed representation at the ports were: Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA); Nigerian Customs Service (NCS); Nigerian Maritime Adm...
Nsukka Suffers Blackout As Wood Loggers Destroy 2 Transmission Towers
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Nsukka Suffers Blackout As Wood Loggers Destroy 2 Transmission Towers

Nigeria regrets to announce that activities of wood loggers in Ukana town, by Nineth Mile-Nsukka road, Enugu, have damaged the transmission line between Oji River and Nsukka in Enugu State, cutting off electricity supply to the 2x 7.5MVA 66/11KV transmission Substation in Nsukka, which supplies electricity to Nsukka town in Enugu State. In a statement signed by the General Manager (Public Affairs) Mrs. Ndidi Mbah, TCN said that when several attempts to transmit electricity through its 66kV transmission line failed, it dispatched its lines patrol team who discovered that loggers fell an Iroko tree which damaged three spans of conductors and cross arms of towers 60 to 64. TCN’s technical crew have already visited the site and assessed the extent of damage to the line and towers and mat...
Why Oil Exploration Yet To Start In Chad Basin – NNPC
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Why Oil Exploration Yet To Start In Chad Basin – NNPC

THE Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) has attributed security challenges to be the stumbling block in the exploration of oil in the Chad Basin. This was even as he said there are oil prospects in the basin General Manager, Frontier Exploration Services, Dr Mazadu Bako stated this during the 50th-anniversary celebration of Geology Department, Ahmadu Bello University (ABU), Zaria on Tuesday. The Golden Jubilee was marked in honour of the pioneer Head of the Geology Department, late Dr John B. Wright, who was given a posthumous award. Bako in his keynote address stated that plans are at the advanced state to begin the oil exploration, but security is a major challenge around the Chad Basin and the North-East in general. He stated categorically that, “If the security s...
Why Oil Exploration Is Yet To Commence In Chad Basin – NNPC
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Why Oil Exploration Is Yet To Commence In Chad Basin – NNPC

The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) on Tuesday blamed security challenges for the non-commencement of oil exploration in the Chad Basin. The General Manager, Frontier Exploration Services of NNPC, Dr. Mazadu Bako, stated this at the 50th anniversary celebration of Geology Department, Ahmadu Bello University (ABU), Zaria. The Golden Jubilee was marked in honour of the pioneer Head of the Geology Department, late Dr. John B. Wright, who was given a posthumous award. He said: “If the security situation was not the way it is by today, our locations for drilling would have been ongoing in construction. Represented by the Deputy Manager, Benue Trough Operations at NNPC, Alex Tarka, Bako said the Department of Geology in ABU has produced Geo scientists whom had contribu...
Wood Loggers Damage Oji River Nsukka Transmission Line, Enugu State
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Wood Loggers Damage Oji River Nsukka Transmission Line, Enugu State

The Transmission Company of Nigeria regrets to announce that activities of wood loggers in Ukana town, by Nineth Mile-Nsukka road, Enugu, have damaged the transmission line between Oji River and Nsukka in Enugu State, cutting off electricity supply to the 2x 7.5MVA 66/11KV transmission Substation in Nsukka, which supplies electricity to Nsukka town in Enugu State. In a statement signed by the General Manager (Public Affairs) Mrs. Ndidi Mbah, TCN said that when several attempts to transmit electricity through its 66kV transmission line failed, it dispatched its lines patrol team who discovered that loggers fell an Iroko tree which damaged three spans of conductors and cross arms of towers 60 to 64. TCN’s technical crew have already visited the site and assessed the extent of damage to...
Inferno As 6 Million Capacity Petrol Storage Explodes In Lagos Tank Farm
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Inferno As 6 Million Capacity Petrol Storage Explodes In Lagos Tank Farm

A tank farm belonging to Stallonaire Nigeria Limited, located in Ijegun Egba area of Satellite Town, Lagos, went up in flames yesterday, destroying a 6,000,000-litre capacity tank, which had some petrol in it.   One person was said to have received minor burns while others, among who were staff of the company, sustained minor injuries in the ensuing stampede.   The explosion that ignited the fire threw residents into panic as many fled their abodes with some of their valuables. Others hurriedly drove their vehicles away from the vicinity.   When Vanguard visited the scene, schools in the neighbourhood were shut, while parents, who had earlier gone to drop their wards in school, rushed back to pick them.   Eyewitness account   Although the...
FAAN Completes Repairs Of Enugu Airport Runway
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FAAN Completes Repairs Of Enugu Airport Runway

The repair of the Akanu Ibiam International Airport, Enugu, runway has been completed, the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) said in Lagos on Monday. Mrs. Herrienta Yakubu, the General Manager, Corporate Affairs, told newsmen that the runway is now open for full operations following its completion. She said FAAN’s team of engineers led by the Managing Director, Mr Saleh Dunoma, inspected the project and certified it as meeting the required standards. Yakubu apologized to travelers and other stakeholders for the inconveniences caused by the partial closure of the runway to pave way for its rehabilitation. The first phase of the repairs was executed from Dec. 14 to Dec. 21, 2017 while the second phase starting from Dec. 27, 2017, to Jan. 4. During the period, the ai...
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NSE Gets New Executive Director For Regulation

The Nigerian Stock Exchange on Monday announced the promotion of its former head of its legal and regulatory division, Tinuade Awe, to the position of Executive Director, Regulation, with effect from January 1. A statement released by the Exchange said her appointment has received regulatory approval. “As Executive Director, Regulation in the NSE’s revised organizational structure, Ms Awe has oversight functions for the following teams: Broker Dealer Regulation, Listings Regulation, Market Surveillance & Investigations, and Regulatory Technology,” the statement said. Prior to her promotion, Ms. Awe was the General Manager, heading the Legal and Regulation Division of the Exchange, in which role she also served as General Counsel of The Exchange. She served as Secretary to the ...
Nigeria’s Federal Airports Authority Begins Clearing Overgrown Bush Beside Lagos Airport Runways After Bandits Burgled Two Private Jets While Taxiing
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Nigeria’s Federal Airports Authority Begins Clearing Overgrown Bush Beside Lagos Airport Runways After Bandits Burgled Two Private Jets While Taxiing

Few weeks after SaharaReporters exclusively revealed robbery incidents involving two private aircraft on runways of the Murtala Muhammed Airport Lagos, Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) has commenced the massive clearing of the thick airside bushes. FAAN has also deployed a combined team of security personnel to patrol the airside area periodically in order to prevent repeat of the disgraceful acts, which occurred last December. A source at FAAN told SaharaReporters today that the Managing Director of the agency, Engr. Saleh Dunoma gave the order for the clearing of the bush, which would make the area visible during the day and night operations for departing and arriving flights into the Lagos airport. SaharaReporters was at the airside of the airport today, to confirm the de...
LASEMA Rescues Man Stuck In Mud
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LASEMA Rescues Man Stuck In Mud

The Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA), yesterday, rescued a middle-aged male destitute that got stuck in the mud around the Third Mainland Bridge. The agency said it was yet to identify the victim. It said the man’s buttocks had been seen sticking out of the sand and that he might have been stuck for over 24 hours before help arrived. He was thereafter moved to Gbagada General Hospital for medical treatment. On hand to lend support during the rescue were the Lagos State Fire Service and the Lagos State Ambulance Services. The General Manager, LASEMA, Mr. Adesina Tiamiyu, advised Lagosians to imbibe safe practices.
Fuel Hits N250 Per Litre In Anambra As Marketers Defy DPR’s Enforcement
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Fuel Hits N250 Per Litre In Anambra As Marketers Defy DPR’s Enforcement

The price of Premium Motor Spirit (PMS), otherwise known as fuel in Anambra State has hit N250, with some petrol stations even selling for as much as N300 per litre in some parts of the state. Attempts by the Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR) to compel marketers to sell the product at the government regulated price of N145 per litre have, however failed, with some of the stations openly rejecting DPR’s plea and enforcement. DAILY POST’s correspondent, who went round Awka, reports that, although the price of the product was high, it was also not available to motorists who have to move from one spot to the other looking for the products and ending up in long queues. DAILYP OST observed that the DPR team, which came from their Enugu Office on enforcement, sealed 12 filling stat...
FG Gazettes Regulations For Mandatory Use Of NIN, Others
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FG Gazettes Regulations For Mandatory Use Of NIN, Others

Federal government has gazette Supplementary Regulations for the Mandatory use of the NIN and other identification platforms. Federal government has gazetted and published five (5) Regulations, following an approval from the Attorney General of the Federation (HAGF) and the Minister of Justice in November, 2017. The gazetted Regulations are: Mandatory Use of the National Identification Number (NIN) Regulations, 2017; Nigeria Biometrics Standard Regulations, 2017; Registration of Persons and Contents of the National Identity Database Regulations, 2017; Access to Register Information in the National Identity Database Regulations, 2017 and Licensing of the Frontend Services of the National Identity Management Commission Regulations, 2017. Explaining the need for supplementary Regulation...
Integrity Test: Lagos Closes Section Of Festac Link Bridge
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Integrity Test: Lagos Closes Section Of Festac Link Bridge

The Lagos State Government through the State Traffic Management Authority (LASTMA) on Wednesday announced an immediate closure of a section of the recently burnt FESTAC Link Bridge. The closure, according to government, was as a result of expert advice by the State Ministry of Works and Infrastructure that the integrity of a section of the bridge was in doubt, and therefore needed to be closed down for repairs. General Manager of LASTMA, Mr Olawale Musa, in a statement, said the precautionary decision was taken in order to save lives and properties of motorists and other users of the Amuwo Odofin- FESTAC Link Bridge. It would be recalled that the bridge got burnt over a week ago when a fully loaded tanker upturned and spilled its content which led to fire outbreak. According to Musa,...
Power Failure Cripples Flight Operations At Lagos Airport
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Power Failure Cripples Flight Operations At Lagos Airport

For three days running, flight operations at the General Aviation Terminal (GAT) of the Murtala Muhammed Airport (MMA), Lagos have been crippled due to the incessant power failure at the terminal. Virtually all the airlines operating at the terminal on Tuesday experienced flight disruptions while passengers were made to wait endlessly to check in for departure. The airlines on Tuesday and early today, did profiling of some of their passengers manually, a situation, which caused slow check-in process at the terminal. The airlines affected by the disruption to services include Arik Air, Overland, Air Peace, part operations of Med-View and Aero Contractors Airlines. The cause of the power failure could not be ascertained as at the time of filing this report, but a source close to th...
Runway Repairs – FAAN Orders Partial Closure Of Enugu Airport
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Runway Repairs – FAAN Orders Partial Closure Of Enugu Airport

Lagos — To enable repair works on the runway of Akanu Ibiam International Airport, Enugu, the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) has announced that there will be skeletal operations at the airport while the work is on-going. In a statement issued yesterday, signed by the General Manager, Corporate Affairs, Mrs Yakubu Henrietta, the agency stated that, with effect from 14th December, 2017, the Authority will embark on a palliative repair work on the Runway of Akanu Ibiam International Airport, Enugu. According to FAAN, the first phase of the repair work commenced on the 14th to 21st December 2017, while the second phase will be from the 27th December 2017, to 4th January, 2018. FAAN further directed that, consequently, the runway will open for operations from 0700 hours loc...
Court Awards N2.7 Billion Against Dangote Over Breach Of Contract
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Court Awards N2.7 Billion Against Dangote Over Breach Of Contract

The Federal High Court, Lokoja, Kogi State, has ordered Dangote Group Plc, and three of its subsidiaries to pay N2,697,125,000 billion to a mining firm over breach of contract. The other subsidiaries are Dangote Cement Plc, Obajana Cement Plc, and Dangote Industries Plc. The trial judge, Phoebe Ayua made the order while delivering judgment in a suit filed in 2014 by a mining company, Quest Two Enterprises Ltd and its Chief Executive Officer, Sir Paul Akanegbu. The plaintiffs had filed the action, claiming various sums for breach of contract, special damages and specific performance of Dangote’s obligations contained in two Memoranda of Understanding dated January 2, 2014 and February 10, 2014. Dangote had counterclaimed for N3billion, stating that the action of the plaintiffs in the co...
Eko DisCo Explains Cause Of Outage In Orile, Surulere
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Eko DisCo Explains Cause Of Outage In Orile, Surulere

The management of Eko Electricity Distribution Company (EKEDC) on Tuesday attributed the power outage in Orile and Surulere areas of Lagos to a multiple fault on 11 KV feeder covering the area. Mr Godwin Idemudia, the company’s General Manager, Corporate Communications, in a statement in Lagos, urged consumers in the affected areas to bear with the situation. “We apologise for the power outage being experienced by our customers at Kernnel Street, Imam Dauda, Johnson Street, Bode Thomas, Baco Feeder in Orile and Surulere areas. “We appeal to all affected by the outage to please bear with the situation while the outage lasts. “Optimal service delivery and customer satisfaction would always be our guiding principle,’’ Idemudia said. He said that the company’s team of engineers ...
Nigeria Has Highest Burden Of Diabetes In Sub-Saharan African
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Nigeria Has Highest Burden Of Diabetes In Sub-Saharan African

Nigeria is said to have the highest incidence of diabetes in Sub-Saharan Africa, with about five million people currently living with the condition, and about 50 percent of the cases still undetected. This was disclosed by the Medical Director, Sanofi Nigeria-Ghana, Dr. Philip Ikeme, during a pre-press briefing ahead of diabetes summit coming up on October 18 in Lagos. Ikeme said the disease is a global epidemic, which is why people need to go for regular check up. “There’s a huge problem about the growing burden of diabetes and there is a push for us to pay more attention to it. Type 2 diabetes, which tends to affect older people, constitutes 95 per cent of all diabetes, while type 1 constitutes about five percent. Currently, we have a global burden of 387 million,” According to ...
LASEMA Assures Residents Of Faster Response To Emergencies In Apapa
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LASEMA Assures Residents Of Faster Response To Emergencies In Apapa

The Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA) has assured residents that it is exploring various ways at ensuring quick and adequate response to emergencies in Apapa. The General Manager of the agency, Mr Adesina Tiamiyu, gave the assurance in Lagos on Sunday while reacting to the traffc congestion in Apapa and its environs. “The agency is looking into the possibility of setting up a temporary dispatched point for quick and adequate response to any case of emergency in Apapa and its environs. “While agency’s bikers has been dispatched for close monitoring and surveillance of the situation for necessary attention when required with the agency further looking at other avenues for periodic report in management of any situation in the area. “While assuring that the state gov...
Why We Ignored Reps Directive On HMO Accreditation – NHIS
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Why We Ignored Reps Directive On HMO Accreditation – NHIS

The National Health Insurance Scheme has given reasons why it continued with the accreditation of Health Management Organisations despite a resolution by the House of Representatives asking the NHIS to suspend the exercise. The NHIS said suspending the exercise would have crippled the scheme and negatively affected patients across the country The General Manager, Standard and Quality Assurance, Dr. Victor Amadi, said this during a media chat with journalists in Abuja on Tuesday. Amadi added that the Minister of Health, Prof. Isaac Adewole, had given the agency the permission to continue with the accreditation. He added, “As you all know, the NHIS runs a contributory scheme and those enrollees who contribute to the scheme have to be serviced. So, there is going to be programme o...
YCee Calls Out Sony Music West Africa’s Pioneer General Manager Michael Ugwu, Says “You Just Wanna Reap Completely Of Man’s Hardwork And Sweat?”
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YCee Calls Out Sony Music West Africa’s Pioneer General Manager Michael Ugwu, Says “You Just Wanna Reap Completely Of Man’s Hardwork And Sweat?”

It looks like another scandal just hit the music industry and it's YCee vs Sony Music West Africa. Here's what happened! Back in October 2016, as part of Sony Music Entertainment’s expansion across Africa, the label announced that it had signed an exclusive deal with Ycee, who also confirmed it via Instagram. Well that deal has supoosedly now gone bad and YCee is calling them out.
Hard Work, Dedication, Key To Rangers Success – Okpala
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Hard Work, Dedication, Key To Rangers Success – Okpala

Sylvanus Okpala, Rangers International FC of Enugu coach, says the secret to the team`s success in the Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) matches are hard work, dedication, and God`s grace. Rangers are currently placed 8th on the table with 52 points after 36 matches in the league. Okpala, a former assistant coach of the Super Eagles, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on telephone that the team was determined to end the league on a good note. “We are still on and we are not leaving any stone unturned, we are going on to the end of the season. “We are determined to finish the league on a good note. We have two games to play,” he said. Okpala, also an ex-Rangers midfielder, said the team would give desired attention to the Aieto Federation Cup while playing the re...
Shell Faults Facility Shutdown In Rivers, Says We’re Not The Govt
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Shell Faults Facility Shutdown In Rivers, Says We’re Not The Govt

Shell Petroleum Development Company (SPDC) has stated that the company is not the government and therefore does not have the resources to solve world hunger. This was stated in Port Harcourt on Monday by the Igo Well, General Manager, External Relations, SPDC, in reaction to the shut down of SPDC flow station and gas plant in Belema community by angry youth who accused the company of neglecting their community. Well added that contrary to people’s expectations, the company doesn’t have the resources to solve world hunger but insists that Shell has added value to Nigeria’s growth in several ways. He revealed that the company it remitted $29.8 billion to the federation account and $1.2 billion to Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) between 2002 and 2016 adding that the company...
No Explosion At Lagos Airport – FAAN
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No Explosion At Lagos Airport – FAAN

The Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) has declared that there was no explosion at the Hajj /Cargo axis of the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Ikeja, Lagos. Recall that there was anxiety and palpable fear around the terminal in the early hours of Tuesday due to rumours of an explosion at the airport. FAAN, in a statement, revealed that it was caused by an unattended bag, which was blown up by the Police Bomb Disposal Unit, when nobody claimed ownership of the bag. According to the Acting General Manager, Public Affairs at FAAN, Mrs. Henrietta Yakubu, passengers are to keep their belongings close to them when undergoing profiling and check in procedures at the airport. “The Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria wishes to refute rumoured bomb scare at the Hajj a...
Edo Govt Continues Demolition Of Illegal Structures In Benin City
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Edo Govt Continues Demolition Of Illegal Structures In Benin City

The Edo Government on Friday continued its demolition of illegal structures in Benin, with the pulling down of some structures on Lucky Street area of the city. Mr Aiyamenkhue Akonofua, the Acting General Manager, Edo Waste Management Board, said during the exercise that the board bent on clearing all obstructing structures in the state capital. Akonofua also warned that the board would no longer tolerate street trading in the city. He urged traders who displayed their wares on the streets to make use of the available lock-up stores inside the various markets across the city. He recalled that Gov Godwin Obaseki flagged off the cleanup by bringing down illegal structures at the King Square area to serve as a deterrent to others street traders. He reminded traders in Benin tha...
We’ve Trained Many Nigerians But No Jobs – PTDF
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We’ve Trained Many Nigerians But No Jobs – PTDF

The Executive Secretary of the Petroleum Technology Development Fund, Dr. Bello Gusau, has decried the lack of jobs in the nation’s oil and gas industry for many of the Nigerians trained by the PTDF. The PTDF was established by the Federal Government for the training of Nigerians to qualify as graduates, professionals, technicians and craftsmen in the field of engineering, geology, science and management in the petroleum sector. Gusau said the drop in global oil prices had affected jobs in the industry. He stated this today at the ongoing Nigeria Annual International Conference and Exhibition organised by the Society of Petroleum Engineers, where he was represented by the General Manager, Nigeria Content and Industrial Collaboration, PTDF, Ms. Jacqueline Guyil, on a panel session....
Fed Govt To Improve Infrastructure At Seaports – Minister
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Fed Govt To Improve Infrastructure At Seaports – Minister

The Minister of Transportation, Mr Rotimi Amaechi, has expressed the Federal Government’s readiness to explore the potential of the nation’s maritime resources to improve infrastructure at the seaports. Amaechi said this in a keynote address sent to the celebration of “African Day of Seas and Oceans’’, in Lagos, on Monday. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the celebration of the African Day of the Seas and Oceans is in furtherance of the declaration by the AU) Assembly of 2015 -2025 as the Decade of African Seas and Oceans and July 25 of each year as the African Day of the Seas and Oceans. The Minister of Transportation, who was represented by Director, Special Duties, in the ministry, Mr Aminu Dutse, said that inland dry ports were being developed across the country t...
MTN Nigeria To List Shares On Nigerian Stock Exchange
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MTN Nigeria To List Shares On Nigerian Stock Exchange

Telecommunication firm, MTN, on Friday in Abuja said it would list its shares on the Nigerian Stock Exchange this year. The company’s General Manager, Nikiwe Tsaagane, made this known when he paid a courtesy visit to Ogbonnaya Onu, Minister of Science and Technology. Mr. Tsaagane said the efforts would help to fast-track improvement in the Nigerian economy. “It is going to offer important role in capital market as it will be one of the largest transactions in Africa. This will showcase Nigeria in the global economy if we can achieve it. “The transaction is structured by ensuring that it’s data based and inclusive as we ensure that our Nigerian customers are able to participate,” he said. According to him, MTN has 62 million subscribers already in Nigeria which represents a s...
Pound Struggles To Recover In After Shock British Vote
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Pound Struggles To Recover In After Shock British Vote

The pound struggled on Monday to bounce back from last week’s sharp losses triggered by a shock British election result that has thrown the country into uncertainty. Sterling took a beating on Friday after Prime Minister Theresa May’s ruling Conservative Party lost its Westminster majority, days before it starts crunch talks with the EU on exiting the bloc. May called the election three years early in a bid to strengthen her hand in looming Brexit negotiations, but the gamble backfired spectacularly and now she must rely on the support of Northern Ireland’s Democratic Unionist Party. “With May’s leadership teetering on the brink, the UK steps ever so closer to the calamitous Brexit cliff edge scenario,” Stephen Innes, senior trader at OANDA, said in a note. “Certainly, prolonge...
Lawyer Exposes Client’s Alleged Plot To Kill Lagos Bizman
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Lawyer Exposes Client’s Alleged Plot To Kill Lagos Bizman

There was drama at the Lagos State Police Headquarters, Ikeja, recently, when a lawyer (names withheld) openly accused his client of plotting to kill his opponent. The lawyer, who claimed to have spent about 27 years at the Bar, alleged before bewildered policemen attached to Inspector-General of Police Tactical Squad from Abuja, that his client gave him N200,000 with a promise of giving him more after assassinating his opponent, a Lagos-based businessman. Police sources said the revelation came up while the IGP’s team was interrogating the businessman based on a petition written by the General Manager of a micro-finance bank. The businessman had earlier dragged the General Manager of said micro-finance bank to the Federal Anti-Robbery Squad, Adeniji Adele, Lagos, alleging that th...
Executive Orders: Aviation Agencies Streamline Operations, Update Websites
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Executive Orders: Aviation Agencies Streamline Operations, Update Websites

Aviation agencies at the Lagos airport have complied with the Executive Orders given by Acting President Yemi Osinbajo by streamlining their operations and updating their websites, among others. Our correspondent observed that the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority, Federal Airport Authority of Nigeria and the Nigerian Airspace Management Agency have included the requirements, conditions and procedures for doing business with them, especially in the area of procurement, on their websites. These agencies and others, which operate at airports across the country, including the Nigeria Police, Directorate of State Security, National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, Nigeria Immigration Service and the Nigeria Customs Services, have streamlined their activities at the Murtala Muhammed Internati...
Rainy Season: Stay Away From Falling Electric Poles, Equipment – Eko DISCO Warns Residents
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Rainy Season: Stay Away From Falling Electric Poles, Equipment – Eko DISCO Warns Residents

The management of Eko Electricity Distribution Company (EKEDC) on Thursday warned residents under its network to stay away from falling electric poles and equipment as the rainy season begins. Mr Godwin Idemudia, the General Manager, Corporate Communications Unit of the company, gave the warning in an interview in Lagos. According to him, cases of fallen poles and cables are rampant during the rainy season and residents need to caution their children and wards against touching any electricity cables. Idemudia said the warning was imperative due to the dangers associated with sustained activities underneath cables that might be under stress from strong winds and rains. “Residents under Eko Disco network are advised to be safety conscious during the rainy season because heavy rai...
Nigeria’s Private Jet Owners Spend N30bn On Maintenance Annually
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Nigeria’s Private Jet Owners Spend N30bn On Maintenance Annually

As the number of private jet owners in Nigeria continues to decrease due to economic recession, the remaining 50 per cent who still own the luxury items now spend about N30 billion on maintenance annually,EYES OF LAGOS checks have revealed. It was gathered that the remaining 100 owners of private jets in the country spend between $500,000 to $1 million to maintain their jets annually, translating to N30.5 billion. Our finding showed that the number of owners of the luxury items dropped from 200 to between 50 and100, with most of them who are out of the league either selling out their private jets or returning them to their original owners abroad. Before the present government came into power, it was estimated that Nigeria had about 200 private jets owned by individuals. With the Presid...
LASTMA Sacks 20 Over Corruption
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LASTMA Sacks 20 Over Corruption

Lagos State Traffic Management Authority, LASTMA, has dismissed 20 of its officials over alleged corrupt acts ranging from extortion, misconduct to indiscipline. Twenty other officials were sanctioned over acts deemed not to be in consonance with the agency‘s rules and provisions of the Lagos State Civil Service, while 15 others were given letters of warning over their misdemeanour, as well as admonition to desist from any act that could be inimical to the image of the agency. General Manager of LASTMA, Mr. Olawale Musa, said in a statement issued to Vanguard yesterday and signed by LASTMA Head, Public Affairs, Mamud Hassan, said that the dismissed officials had been directed to immediately hand over all government property in their possession to the agency’s Head of Administration and...
Garba Lawal Celebrates His 43rd Birthday Today
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Garba Lawal Celebrates His 43rd Birthday Today

Garba Lawal (born 22 May 1974) is a former football midfielder from Nigeria who worked as the General manager at Kaduna United F.C. Career Lawal has had his most successful time at Roda JC in the Dutch Eredivisie. He also played for Julius Berger F.C. in Nigeria and Chinese side Changsha Ginde. In August 2009, he announced his return as a player-coach for Makurdi side Lobi Stars, He was named General Manager of Kaduna United in February 2014. International career Lawal is regarded as one of the most versatile players in the Nigeria national football team of the 1990s and early 2000s often being used for any position ranging from defence to attack on the left wing. Lawal took part at the FIFA World Cups in 1998, where he played a key role in the 3-2 win over Spain in Nigeria's ...

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