Wednesday, 31 May 2017

AUDIO: BIAFRA – Ojukwu’s Speech For Posterity

U.S. Classified Files Reveal Untold Story Of Ojukwu, Biafra By Americans, Others

Secret American diplomatic dispatches, spread over 21,000 pages, provide previously unknown information about the Nigerian Civil War...

Early in the morning of 1 July 1967, Nigeria’s young head of state, Colonel Yakubu Gowon, was feeling uneasy in his office at the Supreme Headquarters, Dodan Barracks in Lagos. The unease was a result of his being ceaselessly pressured to authorize a military invasion of the breakaway Republic of Biafra.

Saraki to IDPs: Government Will Not Forget You...Visits Camp In Abuja

Senate President, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki has assured Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) in some parts of the country that government will continue work to ensure their security, social and economic wellbeing as well as safe return to their homesteads. 

Saraki who said the government will not forget the displaced persons was speaking when he led a Senate delegation on a visit to the IDP camp at Kuchigoro, near the Games Village, Abuja, according to a statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Sanni Onogu, in Abuja.

Raid: Ekweremadu Commends Arraignment of Whistle Blower, Calls for Further Investigation

The Deputy President of the Senate, Senator Ike Ekweremadu, has commended the Inspector General of Police, Mr. Idris Kpotun, on the prosecution of one of the false whistle blowers, whom police alleged misled them into raiding his official guest house in Abuja on Friday, May 26.

Reacting to the arraignment of the suspect, Ahmed Echodo, before an Upper Area Court, Gudu, Abuja, on Tuesday, Ekweremadu said such would serve as a lesson to other false whistle blowers and agencies of government.

Tuesday, 30 May 2017

Abubakar Momoh: An Irreplaceable Loss - NLC

The sudden death of Professor Abubakar Momoh, Director General of the National Electoral Institute has been described as a big blow to the Labour Movement and an irreplaceable loss.

A statement released by the General Secretary of the Nigeria Labour Congress, Peter Ozo-Eson said; "in Professor Momoh, we have lost a true friend and an irrepressible ally.
"He was an intellectual titan, an uncommon progressive, a committed Unionist and a core nationalist.

FAAN Refutes Recruitment Rumours

The Management of the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria has refuted an online rumour going round that the Authority is presently recruiting into her staff fold.

The  Acting General Manager, Corporate Affairs, Mrs Yakubu Henrietta, who dispelled the rumour today in Lagos advised members of the public to beware of fraudsters, who pose as staff of the Authority, with the intention of duping innocent applicants.

Monday, 29 May 2017

Don’t Be Provoked Into Armed Struggle, Ekweremadu Admonishes Ndigbo

The Deputy President of the Senate, Senator Ike Ekweremadu, has urged Ndigbo not to allow themselves to be provoked into any armed struggle, but to continue to sustain peaceful agitation for equity and justice within the Nigerian commonwealth.
He reiterated that the minimum Ndigbo demands from Nigeria was the restructuring of the Nigerian federation to enable them enjoy equity and actualise their potentials.

Ekweremadu Commends FG for 27km Road Project

The Deputy of the Senate, Senator Ike Ekweremadu, has commended the Federal Government for its efforts at building critical road infrastructure to boost agriculture and economic diversification in the country.

Ekweremadu stated this at the weekend when he inspected the ongoing construction of the 27-kilometre Nenwe-Nomeh-Mburumbu-Nara Road, with a spur to Oduma.

Ekweremadu said lack of access roads to evacuate agricultural products had remained a huge setback for agriculture in the rural communities across the country, thereby leading to wastage, while also making farming appear an unprofitable ventures to many.

Saraki: Let's Sustain Democracy By Building A Strong Economy

Senate President, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki, has called for concerted and united  effort by all Nigerians to build a strong economy as a means of sustaining the nation's democracy.

Democracy Day: Ekweremadu Harps on Constitutionalism, Rule of Law

The Deputy President of the Senate, Senator Ike Ekweremadu, has stressed the need to uphold constitutionalism and the rule of law to speed up the growth of the nation’s democracy.

Ekweremadu stated this in his Democracy Day message to Nigerians.

He maintained that the real blessing and difference between democracy and undemocratic forms of government was the guarantee of human rights and rule of law.

Wednesday, 17 May 2017

Senate To Partner US Chamber of Commerce on ICT For Job Creation

The Senate has pledged its preparedness to work with the US Chamber of Commerce African Business Centre to develop the nation's Information and Communication Technology (ICT) sector towards diversifying the nation's economy and creating jobs.

Senate President, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki made the pledge in Abuja when the Group led by Ms. Leila Ndiaye visited him ahead of the launch of the ICT Working Group in Abuja.

Saraki, according to a statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Sanni Onogu, thanked the US Chamber for their interest in working together with relevant agencies to develop Nigeria's ICT sector.

Friday, 12 May 2017

How Bullion Van Rammed Into Governor Amosun's Convoy

Governor Ibikunle Amosun of Ogun State, yesterday on Lagos-Ibadan Expressway, experienced what ordinary motorists go through at the hands of reckless bullion van drivers as he narrowly escaped disaster when a Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN’s bullion van rammed into his convoy. 

Supreme Court Upholds Election of Okezie Ikpeazu As Abia State Governor

The supreme court has upheld the position of Okezie Ikpeazu as Abia state governor.
On June 27, Okon Abang, a judge of the federal high court, Abuja,  ordered Ikpeazu’s removal on the allegation that he submitted false tax documents to the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).

TCN Energize 40MVA 132/33KV Mobile Power Transformer At Damboa

The transmission Company of Nigeria has successfully installed and energized a 40MVA 132/33kV mobile power transformer at the Damboa Transmission Substation in Bornu State, on May 7th, 2017.

Thursday, 11 May 2017

Today's Photo

Children at IDP camp, Durumi, Abuja are pictured looking at their reflections on a vehicle!

Photo: Haye Okoh

Wednesday, 10 May 2017

Senate To Probe Bureau for Public Procurement

Despite the push by the current administration to rid the country of corruption, lawmakers in the Senate have insisted that the effort will yield no tangible result until there is a total overhaul of the public procurement system in the country which the lawmakers believe is the root cause of corruption in Nigeria.

The Senate has therefore mandated its committee on public procurement to begin an investigation into what they described as monumental corruption in the Bureau of Public Procurement BPP, an Agency which was set up by law to monitor the procurement of contracts.

N4 Billion Scandal: BBC Apologises To Sanusi

The British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) has tendered unreserved apologies to Muhammadu Sanusi II, emir of Kano, over incorrect reports that he was under investigations regarding mismanagement of funds belonging to the Kano emirate.

In a letter by Jamie Angus, BBC editorial director, the media outfit expressed its apologies to the royal father for the incorrect report.

Unpaid Nigerian Journalists Lock Broadcast Station, Commence Indefinite Strike

Unpaid journalists and staff of the ‎Ogun State Broadcasting Corporation, OGBC, locked up their offices as they began an indefinite strike on Wednesday morning.
The indefinite strike commences after the expiration of three separate notices the radio workers gave the management on the non-payment of their entitlements put at about N148,260,000

Monday, 8 May 2017

New Caf President Ahmad Refuses To Accept A Salary

The new Confederation of African Football Caf President, Ahmad Ahmad, says he has refused to accept a salary from African football's governing body.
His election in March ended Cameroonian Issa Hayatou's 29-year reign.

PHOTOS: Buhari Meets Osinbajo, Saraki, Others Before London Trip

President Muhammadu Buhari, on Sunday night met with Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, Senate President Bukola Saraki, Speaker Yakubu Dogara and Zamfara State Governor, Abubakar Yari ahead of his trip to London.

Saraki Hails Buhari, Security Forces on Release of 82 Chibok Girls

President of the Senate, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki, has commended the efforts of President Muhammadu Buhari-led Federal Government, security operatives, and the international Red Cross on the release of 82 of the Chibok schoolgirls, that were part of the group abducted by Boko Haram in 2014.

In a statement signed by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Yusuph Olaniyonu, Saraki expressed delight at the development, saying that the prayers and well-wishes of Nigerians and the global community had led to the return of “more of our daughters.”

Saraki Condoles Families of Lagos-Ibadan Highway Accident Victims

President of the Senate, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki, has commiserated with the families of the victims of the road accident which claimed about 26 lives at the weekend on the Lagos-Ibadan expressway.

Saraki, in a message signed by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Mr. Yusuph Olaniyonu, stated that the tragic loss of lives on the highway has become almost a daily occurrence, hence, there is need for immediate action to get the private sector involved in the funding and management of the road.

Africans Traveling In Africa: Eliminating The Difficulties And Advancing Integration By Akhator Joel ODIGIE

No doubt, most of the observations and views contained in this piece as they relate to movement within Africa by Africans are not new. In fact, they are so stale to the point that they are considered “normal” given their relentless persistence and occurrence, and more so because we seem helpless. The decision to bring them to your attention is to reject the last opinion about helplessness, and to rather argue that we must strive in our little contributions to ensure that Africa works for Africans, at least on the issues of integration and migration.

Thursday, 4 May 2017

Manchester United Agree Personal Terms With Antoine Griezmann Over £280,000-A-Week Contract

Manchester United have agreed personal terms with Antoine Griezmann over a contract worth £72.8 million, according to reports.

Diego Costa Reportedly Signs Pre-Agreement for €90M Tianjin Quanjian Transfer

Chelsea striker Diego Costa has reportedly signed a pre-contract agreement with Chinese Super League side Tianjin Quanjian for a fee of €90 million (£76.2 million).

The Spaniard will reportedly earn €30 million (£25.4 million) per year in China and will leave Stamford Bridge this summer, paving the way for manager Antonio Conte to enter the transfer market for a new striker.

Uefa Considers Change To Way Penalty Shootouts Are Staged

Penalty shootouts in football could be transformed to make them fairer under new plans being looked at by Uefa.

The sport's European governing body is already trialling a new way for penalties to be taken in decisive shootouts.

Instead of teams alternating spot-kicks, Uefa is considering a new system similar to the tie-break in tennis.

Wednesday, 3 May 2017

It’s No Movie, BankyW and Actress Adesua Etomi Announce Engagement

Popular RandB singer, Bankole Wellington, also known as Banky W, has announced his engagement to actress Adesua Etomi.

The singer who has been under pressure to get married revealed this on his Instagram page @Bankywellington in the early hours of Wednesday.
According to him, he secretly proposed to Adesua in February 2017.

Deputy Senate President Ike Ekweremadu Raises Alarm On Fresh Plot To Unseat Him

Deputy Senate President Ike Ekweremadu has raised alarm over what he described as a plot by the Federal Government, using the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission EFCC, local and international media to remove him from office and rubbish his political career with a false allegation of corruption.

12 Things You Might Want To Delete From Your Facebook Page

With billions of users, Facebook is one of the most powerful influencers in the world.
But with anything that powerful, you have to be careful how you deal with it.
While Facebook says protecting the privacy of its users is of utmost priority, there are certain pieces of information you might want to consider not having on there, like your home address, or where you went to school.

Tuesday, 2 May 2017

Saraki to FG: Set Up Review Panel on Workers' Demands

Senate President, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki, has advised the Federal Government to immediately constitute a panel consisting of stakeholders to work on demands of Nigerian workers for increased wages and arrears of pension, promotion and allowances.

Saraki while speaking with newsmen at the Eagles Square, Abuja, venue of the 2017 May Day celebration, said if the workers had allowed the Minister of Labour and Productivity, Dr. Chris Ngige, to address them, he would have announced some plans that the government had for the workers.

Ekweremadu Reiterates Call for N50,000 Minimum Wage

The Deputy President of the Senate, Senator Ike Ekweremadu, has reiterated his call for the implementation of N50,000 minimum wage for Nigerian workers.

Ekweremadu stated this in his goodwill message to workers on May Day.

He said the current N18,000 minimum wage was no longer realistic given the hyperinflation in the country, which he said had made it difficult for overwhelming majority of Nigerian workers to afford the basic needs of life.

"I Joined Politics to Address Marginalisation" – Ekweremadu

The Deputy President of the Senate, Senator Ike Ekweramadu, has said that he joined politics to address the problem of marginalisation at all levels of government.

This was even as he assured that the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, in Enugu State was too focussed on improving the welfare of the people to loose sleep over a few defectors to other parties.

Ekweremadu spoke at his Enugu residence while receiving leaders of Udi North Forum, Enugu State, who paid him a courtesy visit on Sunday.

4 Simple Ways To Protect Your Smartphone.

Jumia recently confirmed a steady increase in the adoption and use of mobile phones in Nigeria, that means so many users are open to losing important data and information.
Data that can be lost are an email address, social media details, bank details and other private information. Smartphones contain loads of personal information and it is important every user take the best possible steps to secure them.
These tips should help better secure your