Category Archives: Breaking

Tony Elumelu Pledges N500 Million Exclusively to Delta State Focused Entrepreneurship Programme

During a courtesy visit to the Governor of his native Delta State on the , 5 July 2018, Tony Elumelu Foundation (TEF) Founder and Chairman of United Bank for Africa (UBA), Tony O. Elumelu, CON pledged N500 million to create an entrepreneurship programme exclusive to indigenes of the state. He made the commitment after presenting…

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Tony Elumelu Foundation Hosts French President Emmanuel Macron in An Interactive Session With African Entrepreneurs

While in Lagos this week, H.E. Emmanuel Macron, President of the French Republic engaged with over 2,000 Tony Elumelu Foundation (TEF) alumni, together with other significant members of the African entrepreneurial ecosystem, in an open forum, that will guarantee a free and frank exchange of ideas and opinions. The Forum allowed the President to hear…

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How Muslim Cleric Hid Christians Inside A Mosque During Plateau Attack

An imam in Plateau state reportedly hid over 200 people, including Christians, inside a mosque during the recent attack in the state. According to BBC Pidgin, the religious leader, whose identity was not disclosed, saw people fleeing Birkin Ladi local government area where part of the killings took place. He was said to have rendered…

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Nigerian-British ‘Juju’ Nurse Convicted Of Sex Trafficking

A British court has found Josephine Iyamu, a nurse of Nigerian descent, guilty of trafficking five women to Germany for prostitution. Iyamu, a Liberia-born British citizen, was convicted of five counts of arranging or facilitating travel for sexual exploitation and perverting the course of justice. During her trial, members of the jury were told that the…

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Buhari Signs Medical Residency Training Act Into Law

President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday signed two bills into law. TheCable is reporting. Ita Enang, senior special assistant to the president on national assembly matters (senate), said the bills are medical residency training act 2018 and the hydroelectric power producing areas development commission amendment act 2018. According to Enang, the medical residency training act enacts…

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President Buhari Saddened By Tanker Fire In Lagos

President Muhammadu Buhari has expressed shock and sorrow over Thursday’s petrol tanker fire incident that killed nine people in Lagos. The petrol tanker fire happened around Otedola Bridge on the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway at 5.30 pm on Thursday after it caught fire and spread to the vehicles behind. The Federal Road Safety Corps, (FRSC), said in…

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Presidency Lists Killings Carried Out Across Nigeria Under PDP Administration

The presidency, describing the opposition party People’s Democratic Party (PDP)‘s declaration of 7 days of mourning for the Plateau killings as “irresponsible politics,” has listed the killings carried out during the party’s rule. The killings were listed in a statement, titled “Plateau and PDP’s Crocodile Tears,” released by the Special Adviser to the President on Media…

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Lagos State Government Releases Statement On Tanker Explosion

The Lagos State Government has released a statement commiserating with the families of those who lost their lives in the tanker explosion on Otedola Bridge. 30 vehicles had been reported burnt after a tanker exploded on the bridge. Rescue agencies have been able to put out the fire. The Lagos State Government, in the statement, said its thoughts…

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Saraki, Dogara Meet Buhari Over #PlateauKillings

Senate President Bukola Saraki and Speaker of the House of RepresentativesYakubu Dogara on Wednesday met with President Muhammadu Buhari over the massacre in Plateau state that left scores of persons dead. In a statement released by Dogara, the Speaker said that him and Saraki requested for the meeting “to hear from the president the steps and measures he is taken…

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Olujonwo Obasanjo’s Wife Debunks Assault Allegations, Accuses Him Of Infidelity, Emotional & Verbal Abuse

A counter-affidavit, filed in court by Tope Adebutu, a magistrate in Ogun state and wife of Olujonwo Obasanjo, son of former president Olusegun Obasanjo, has surfaced. Olujonwo had approached an Igbosere Magistrate’s Court in Lagos, saying that shortly after the wedding ceremony, he suffered from physical assaults by his wife as well as threats from his wife, adding…

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