• Lagos State to honour former Minister Rasheed Gbadamosi with art exhibition

    Lagos State to honour former Minister Rasheed Gbadamosi with art exhibition

    It was gathered that the Lagos State Governor, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode, has said the state would in January 2017 host an art exhibition in honour of a former Minister of National Planning, Chief Rasheed Gbadamosi, who died on November 16 at the age of 72.

    Ambode disclosed this on Thursday at a reception hosted by the Lagos State Government in honour of the late Gbadamosi, who was, among other things, an industrialist and an art enthusiast.

    The state reception in Gbadamosi’s honour […]

  • Late Sultan Dasuki was a man of honour and integrity – NASFAT

    Late Sultan Dasuki was a man of honour and integrity – NASFAT

    Nasrul-Lahi L Fatih Society, NASFAT, has described the late former Sultan, Alhaji Ibrahim Dasuki who died recently at the age of 93 as a man of honour, a patriot and a leader who stood for justice.

    NASFAT said Dasuki’s death was no doubt a big loss to the entire ummah, the Sokoto caliphate and particularly his immediate family.

    In a statement, the group said: “We sincerely console and commiserate with the Sultan and the President General, Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs, Sheikh […]

  • See Photos from the send-off ceremony in honour of Governor Adams Oshiomhole

    See Photos from the send-off ceremony in honour of Governor Adams Oshiomhole

    A send-off ceremony in honour of Executive Governor of Edo State, Comrade Adams Oshiomhole was held yesterday. The event had in attendance, Minister of Transport, Hon. Rotimi Amaechi, APC National Chairman, John Oyegun, state governors, party officials, among others.

    A send-off ceremony in honour of Executive Governor of Edo State, Comrade Adams Oshiomhole was held yesterday. The event had in attendance, Minister of Transport, Hon. Rotimi Amaechi, APC National Chairman, John Oyegun, state governors, party officials, among

  • Justice Ofili-Ajumugobia fails to honour invitation as EFCC quizzes Judges

    Justice Ofili-Ajumugobia fails to honour invitation as EFCC quizzes Judges

    According to reports, the Lagos office of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has been busy since Monday as the Commission quizzed some Federal High Court judges.

    Two judges, Mohammed Nasir Yunusa and Nganjiwa Hyledzira had reported to Lagos office of the commission Monday morning and their statements were obtained.

    Also, sequel to the invitation letter the EFCC extended to some Judges, Justice Musa Haruna Kurya of the Federal High Court reported to the commission’s Lagos Office on Tuesday at about 10:00am […]

  • Photos from the launch of book written in honour of President Muhammadu Buhari

    Photos from the launch of book written in honour of President Muhammadu Buhari

    President Muhammadu Buhari and wife attended the launch of a book written in his honour, at the International Conference Centre, Abuja, on Monday, September 3rd.

    The book titled “Muhammadu Buhari: The Challenges of Leadership in Nigeria” was written by John Paden, a Professor of International Studies.

    Dignitaries at the event includes, serving African Presidents, former Heads of States, State Governors, Ministers and chieftains of the All Progressives Congress (APC)  Business tycoons like Aliko Dangote, Tony Elumelu, among

  • 5 Igbo groups, others to honour Nnamdi Kanu

    5 Igbo groups, others to honour Nnamdi Kanu

    Five groups from the South-East and three from the Niger Delta region would next month, publicly honour the leader of Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Mazi Nnamdi Kanu for refusing to compromise the Biafran struggle.

    The groups are Igbo Women Assembly, Igbo Youth Movement (IYM), Igbo Students Union, Igbo Traders Association, South-East Christians Network, Niger Delta Youth Congress, Old Eastern Region Movement and South-East/South-South Youth Congress.

    The groups, in separate statements have also denounced the emergence of splinter groups called, TRIPOD and […]

  • Cristiano Ronaldo to have airport named after him in honour of his and Portugal’s success at Euro 2016

    Cristiano Ronaldo to have airport named after him in honour of his and Portugal’s success at Euro 2016

    31 year old Cristiano Ronaldo who already has a bronze statue, a museum and a hotel named after him in Funchal – his birthplace and the capital of Madeira is to have the international airport in Madeira, Portugal named after him following his and Portugal’s success at the just concluded Euro 2016.

    President of Madeira, Miguel Albuquerque, on Friday confirmed that the island’s main international airport will be renamed the Madeira Cristiano Ronaldo airport.

    According to Miguel Albuquerque, the decision is an […]

  • President Buhari and his son Yusuf at the Ramadan break of fast hosted in his honour by Emir of Daura

    President Buhari and his son Yusuf at the Ramadan break of fast hosted in his honour by Emir of Daura

    President Buhari attended the Ramadan break of fast hosted in his honor by Emir of Daura HRH Alhaji Dr Faruk Umar Faruk at the Emir’s Palace in Daura, Katsina State.

    President Buhari attended the Ramadan break of fast hosted in his honor by Emir of Daura HRH Alhaji Dr Faruk Umar Faruk at the Emir’s Palace in Daura, Katsina

  • Togo honour late Stephen Keshi with memorial match

    Togo honour late Stephen Keshi with memorial match

    Togo honoured former coach Stephen Keshi, who died in June, by playing a tribute match on Sunday.

    Nigerian Keshi, who died suddenly aged 54, was appointed head coach of Togo three times between 2004 and 2011.

    The match in Lome was played between the current Togo national side and ‘Team Keshi’, made up of players who were part of his 2006 squad.

    “Keshi was like a big brother for me,” said striker Emmanuel Adebayor, who played for Team Keshi.

    “He was somebody that I […]

  • Men in Benin start shaving their heads in honour of late Oba

    Men in Benin start shaving their heads in honour of late Oba

    Men in Benin, the Edo State capital, have started shaving their heads in honour of the late Oba of Benin, Omo n’Oba n’Edo Uku Akpolokpolo, Oba Erediauwa.

    The monarch’s demise was announced on Friday, which was followed with the breaking of a native chalk by the Iyase of Benin Kingdom, Chief Sam Igbe.

    As the ancient tradition demands, part of the mourning rites to be performed by males in Benin include the shaving of heads and the closure of markets in the […]

  • No member will honour DSS invitation again, says Ekiti Assembly

    No member will honour DSS invitation again, says Ekiti Assembly

    As a member of the Ekiti State House of Assembly, Hon. Afolabi Akanni regained freedom from the custody of the Department of State Services, DSS, last Friday; the state assembly has advised its members not to honour any invitation from the security agency for their safety.

    Aside Akanni, the Assembly announced that its three other members: Musa Arogundade, Badejo Anifowose and Sina Animasaun, who had gone underground since March 4 when some DSS operatives allegedly invaded the assembly complex have resurfaced […]