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Pandora Brings On-Demand Premium Service to Web

Features that were previously only on the mobile app are now available on laptops and desktops for the first time. Pandora has announced it is making its Premium on-demand service available on the web, bringing all its features that were previously only on the mobile app to laptops and desktops for the first time.  According to Pandora, Premium on the web has been the top requested platform by Pandora listeners. With the move, Pandora has developed a new, larger user experience that blends its radio function with the ability for users to search and play any track or album they wish.  The Premium web service also expands on traditional playlisting, by allowing users to start with one or two songs and then ask Pandora to “Add Similar Songs” or search through recommended songs and...

BREAKING: S.African lawmakers elect Ramaphosa as president

S.African lawmakers elect Ramaphosa as president: chief justice

Again, Super Eagles drop in latest FIFA ranking

By Emmanuel Okogba The Super Eagles of Nigeria again dropped in the latest FIFA ranking released on Thursday. Nigeria’s Kelechi Iheanacho (14) celebrates with teammates after scoring the team’s first goal during an international friendly football match between Argentina and Nigeria in Krasnodar on November 14, 2017. / AFP PHOTO Having dropped in the January edition of the release due to the deduction of points from the world cup qualifiers, most Nigerians would have thought the rise will be begin now but that was not the case. According to the ranking on FIFA’s official website, the Eagles who occupied the 51st position in last month’s ranking with 651 points have now slipped to 52nd with 606 points but remains 7th in Africa Meanwhile Nigeria’s World Cup group opponent...

Court adjourns case against Buhari’s long-term campaigner

Kano – A Kano Magistrates’ Court said it would hear the case of President Muhammadu Buhari’s long-term campaigner, Abdulmajid Danbilki-Commander on May 30. Chief Magistrate, Kabiru Abubakar, adjourned the case when it came up for hearing on Thursday. Danbilki-Commander, 58, who resides at Koki Quarters, Kano, had pleaded not guilty to a three-count charge of intentional insult, defamation of character and inciting disturbance. The Prosecuting counsel, Mr Sunday Ekwe, had told the court that two Special Assistants to President Muhammadu Buhari on media, Sha’aban Sharada and Bashir Ibrahim, as well as Hafiz Ibrahim, reported the matter to Kano State Police Command Headquarters on Jan. 21. Ekwe told the court that on Jan. 14, the defendant aired a programme on Aminci Radi...

Loverboy docked for allegedly setting girlfriend’s house ablaze

Abuja – A 27-year-old man, Ifeanyi Ede, on Thursday appeared in a Kubwa Grade I Area Court for allegedly setting his girlfriend’s house on fire. Ede, who lives at Pipeline Kubwa Village, Abuja, pleaded not guilty to a three-count charge of criminal trespass, causing mischief by fire and criminal intimidation.‎ Prosecutor Idowu Lawal had told the court that ‎Esther Yahaya of Kubwa, Abuja, reported the matter at the Kubwa Police Station on Feb. 5. Lawal said the accused criminally trespassed into the complainant’s house and set the house on fire on the said date. He said the complainant lost her valuables worth N94,000 in the fire.‎ Lawal also said the accused while in police custody, threatened the complainant. He said the offence contravened sections 342, 337 and 397 o...

Fire scare forces Senate adjournment

Abuja – The Senate on Thursday adjourned plenary abruptly following a fire scare in the chamber. Huge smoke had engulfed the chamber and the suspected cause forced the air-conditioning system to cease functioning. The source of the smoke, which had extended to the corridors as at 11 a.m. when the lawmakers converged for the day’s proceedings, could not be immediately ascertained. To allow the development to be controlled, Sen. Ibrahim Gobi raised a “Point of Order’’, calling for adjournment of plenary. “The environment is not conducive and as we can see, the air-conditioners are not working. “So, I propose we adjourn to Tuesday,’’ Gobi said. In his remark, President of the Senate, Dr Bukola Saraki, agreed with Goje’s position. “I can see what you presented to the effec...

Drug Abuse: Senate unveils framework to tackle menace in Nigeria

The Senate has unveiled a comprehensive framework aimed at providing effective leadership and administration of mental health and substance abuse cases in the country. Saraki This is a fall-out of the upper chamber’s roundtable on drug abuse held in Kano in January. A statement by the Media Office of President of the Senate on Thursday in Abuja said that the framework included formulating, developing and implementing national policies, strategies and programmes on the issues. The statement said that the plans also entailed formulation of regulations to arrest the rising incidents of mental health and substance abuse. It said that the intervention comprised complex legislative framework for operations of law enforcement and other agencies toward reduction in the supply ...

N12.4bn arms fund: Court adjourns hearing in Dasuki’s trial until March 22

Abuja, Feb. 15, 2018 (NAN)An FCT High Court on Thursday adjourned until March 22, hearing in the trial of Col. Sambo Dasuki (rtd), former National Security Adviser to President Goodluck Jonathan. Standing trial along with Dasuki are a former minister Alhaji Bashir Yuguda, former Director of Finance and Administration in the Office of the National Security Adviser (ONSA), Shuaibu Salisu, a former governor of Sokoto State, Alhaji Attahiru Bafarawa, his son, Sagir and their family company Dalhatu Investment Limited. They are being prosecuted by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) , on a 22-count charge bordering on criminal breach of trust and fraudulent diversion of public fund to the tune of N19.4billion. Justice Hussein Baba -Yusuf, adjourned the trial,...

Lagos: cultivating and sustaining a growth mindset

By Akintola Benson-Oke WITHOUT an iota of doubt, the administration of His Excellency, Governor Akinwunmi Ambode has heavily invested in the transformation of the Lagos State Public Service. Championed by him and anchored by the Ministry of Establishments, Training and Pensions, this administration has engaged all departments and units of the public service in trainings and workshops designed to improve productivity, deepen knowledge, expand horizon, and re-evaluate and sharpen vision and focus. Lagos State Governor, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode These efforts were made in pursuance of the promise and undertaking made by His Excellency on May 29, 2015 when, in his Inaugural Speech, he said to the good people of Lagos State and the whole world as follows: “As  we all know, the b...

Buhari/OBJ: Not yet the last word

By Gambo Dori IT is now many days ago since when the former President, Olusegun Obasanjo sent his now famous missive to President Muhammadu Buhari, giving him what amounts to a dressing down for what he perceived as failures of his administration. Obasanjo’s  assessment was so low that he called on Buhari not to contemplate going for a second term. Since then it has been the talk of the country. Probably to add more weight to Obasanjo’s assertions, another former Head of State, Ibrahim Babangida weighed in with his open letter. Definitely the last word is yet to be heard on this matter. Meanwhile since my pieces on the subject matter were published in the last two weeks, I have been inundated with messages. Many of these  messages contain nuggets of wisdom that I felt ...

Do you really know JACOB ZUMA?

By Nwafor Sunday Jacob Gedleyihlekisa Zuma is a South African politician born in Nkandla, KwaZulu-Natal Province, South Africa in April 12, 1942. He served as the fourth President of South Africa from the 2009 general election until his resignation on 14 February 2018. Zuma is also referred to by his initials JZ and his clan name Msholozi.  His father’s name is Gcinamazwi Zuma, police officer while his mother Nobhekisisa Bessie was known as a domestic worker. Jacob Zuma Zuma married: Bongi Ngema (2012-present); Thobeka Stacy Mabhija (2010-present); Nompumelelo Ntuli (2008-present); Nkosazana Clarice Dlamini (1982-1998, divorced); Kate Mantsho Zuma (1976-2000, her death); Gertrude Sizakele Khumalo Zuma (1973-present) His Children were reportedly more than 20. Jacob Zuma...

Reps demand comprehensive list of ex-agitators from Boroh

…as Boroh appeals for budgetary increament By Levinus Nwabughiogu ABUJA-House of Representatives Committee on Niger Delta Affairs on Wednesday asked the Special Adviser to the president on Niger Delta Affairs and coordinator of Presidential Amnesty programme, Brigadier General Paul Boroh (Rtd) to furnish it with the comprehensive list of all ex militants in the region. Militants during the submission of arms and ammunitions in Ondo The meeting also demanded the list of all those resettled. Chairman of the Committee, Essien Ekpenyong made the demands during the 2018 budget defence of the Amnesty Programme. Ekpenyong also told Boroh to initiate a well structured process of exiting ex- agitators who have been trained and empowered from the amnesty programme. The committee...