• READ full text of former President Obasanjo’s speech: Nigeria Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow: Governance and Accountability

    READ full text of former President Obasanjo’s speech: Nigeria Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow: Governance and Accountability

    Corruption: Obasanjo lambasts NJC, says NASS stinks more

    Below is full text of former President Olusegun Obasanjo at the First Akintola Williams Annual Lecture in Lagos, November 23, 2016.

    When my sister, ’Toyin Olakunri, phoned to alert me about this Lecture, the telephone connection was poor and I could hardly hear her but I got the name of Mr. Akintola Williams which has always struck reverence and awe in me.

    Mr. Akintola Williams has seen active days and has been an active participant […]

  • Oil got us where we are today, it will get us out – Minister assures

    Oil got us where we are today, it will get us out – Minister assures

    Dr Emmanuel Ibe Kachikwu, the Minister of State for Petroleum, has advised the newly-inaugurated council on hydrocarbons to speedily formulate policies that will address challenges in the oil and gas sector.

    Kachikwu gave the advice in Abuja on Tuesday at the resuscitation of the council.

    The Federal Executive Council presided over by President Muhammadu Buhari, on October 5, gave the nod for the resuscitation of the council which had been in existence for sometime.

    He said that the council acts as an ombudsman […]

  • ‘Love you fiercely’ – Toolz to her husband Tunde Demuren on his birthday today

    ‘Love you fiercely’ – Toolz to her husband Tunde Demuren on his birthday today

    OAP Tolu Oniru-Demuren aka Toolz took to Instagram today to celebrate her husband, Tunde, who is a year older. She wrote: “Happy birthday to this handsome guy…known as L’osban, El Capitan, my personal colgate seller (he smiles enough for both of us btw), MC Donnie…the other Tolu of TSquared! Love you fiercely!!!

    OAP Tolu Oniru-Demuren aka Toolz took to Instagram today to celebrate her husband, Tunde, who is a year older. She wrote: “Happy birthday to this handsome guy…known as L’osban, […]

  • Benin Kingdom gets new Oba today

    Benin Kingdom gets new Oba today

    An historic event will happened in the land of the Igodomigodo today. The ancient Benin Kingdom, which used to be called Igodomigodo, will have a new Oba. The Crown Prince of the kingdom, Prince Eheneden Erediauwa, will be crowned the 39th Oba of Benin in a colourful ceremony.

    Benin Kingdom is as old as the beginning of the times, according to oral tradition. It is believed that the ladder used by Igodomigodo to climb down from the sky is still at […]

  • Oba of Benin’s coronation rites begin today

    Oba of Benin’s coronation rites begin today

    The activities for the coronation of the crown prince and Edaiken N’Uselu, His Royal Highness, Eheneden Erediauwa, as the new Oba of Benin will commence on Saturday (today).

    The Chairman of the Coronation Planning Committee, Prof. Gregory Akenzua, announced this on Friday during a press briefing at the Oba’s palace in Benin, the Edo State capital.

    Akenzua, who is also the Enogie of Evbuobanosa/Abudu, explained that the programme would begin with a foot procession by the crown prince from Eguae Edaiken (Uselu) […]

  • 22 new SANs takes oath today

    22 new SANs takes oath today

    According to reports, the Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), Justice Mahmud Mohammed will today confer the rank of Senior Advocates of Nigeria (SAN) on 22 successful lawyers to kick-start the 2016 legal year of the Supreme Court.

    Those to be conferred with prestigious rank include the Director General of the Nigerian Law School, Mr. Olanrewaju Onadeko, three academicians and two females.

    The oath taking ceremony which will be administered by the CJN will increase the number of SANs in the country to […]

  • Samsung to sell its printer business to HP for $1.05bn

    Samsung to sell its printer business to HP for $1.05bn

    Following rumors that first started to circulate last week, Samsung has now confirmed that it intends to sell its printer business to HP in a deal worth $1.05 billion.

    Samsung’s board of directors approved the sale of its Printing Business Unit during a meeting in Seoul today, with a follow-up meeting with shareholders scheduled for October. If given the go-ahead from shareholders, Samsung says it will spin-off its printer business into a new standalone entity on November 1, with HP purchasing […]

  • BBOG Group Marches To Villa Again, Today

    BBOG Group Marches To Villa Again, Today

    The #BringBackOurGirls (BBOG) group will today March to the Villa again as part of its activities to step up the issue of the abducted Chibok girls.

    The march will be the fourth the group has had since the plea for rescue video was released by the Boko Haram sect.

    The march would have held last Friday, but a member of the media team of the group, Emman Shehu stated that it was postponed to enable the Muslim faithful observe the Jumat prayers […]

  • See the Value of the Naira in the Black Market Today

    See the Value of the Naira in the Black Market Today

    The Nigerian currency, naira has continued in its struggle against the U.S dollar at both the interbank market as well as the unstable black market.

    These are currency exchange rates for 22/08/16 as of 10:00am as powered by Zenith Bank. The naira has started a very slow start to recovery as the commercial banks fail to produce enough foreign exchange to customers thereby heaping pressure on the parallel

  • WAEC release May/June 2016 WASSCE on Friday, today

    WAEC release May/June 2016 WASSCE on Friday, today

    Results of the May/June West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE) taken by over 1,555, 000million candidates nationwide would be released on Friday (today).

    The Head of National Office (HNO) of WAEC, Mr. Olutise I. Adenipekun, according to the acting Head Public Affairs, Mr. D. G. Ojijeogu would announce the release of May/June 2016 WASSCE during a media briefing at council head office Yaba.

    The release of the results for school candidates’ exam would be the first by the HNO even though […]

  • Fela Anikulapo Kuti Died Exactly 19 Years Ago Today…These are 27 Facts You May Not Know About the Legend

    Fela Anikulapo Kuti Died Exactly 19 Years Ago Today…These are 27 Facts You May Not Know About the Legend

    If you are a Nigerian, then you must have heard of the name Fela Anikulapo Kuti, but how much do you know about the man behind the name.

    Today, August 2, marks exactly 19 years since the demise of Africa’s Afrobeat pioneer, social maverick, and pan-Africanist Olufela Olusegun Oludotun Ransome-Kuti also known as Abami Eda.

    Below are 27 things you probably didn’t know about him:

    1. Fela was born Olufela Olusegun Oludotun Ransome-Kuti on 15 October 1938 inAbeokuta, Ogun State,

    2. His mother, Funmilayo […]