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Oil & Gas on my mind — Iyabo Ojo

Multiple award-winning Nollywood actress, Iyabo Ojo whose business conglomerate is fast growing is dreaming of stepping into the oil and gas sector. In this interview with DESMOND EKWUEME, she speaks on her new interest among other issues. How is your new line of business the Abula Spot eatery moving? To God be the glory. Our aim has not been defeated. We are satisfied with the level of progress so far recorded and we know there is huge potential for the business to thrive. Who are the we, you are referring to? The owners of the business group.  Perhaps you don’t know that the umbrella company is FESPRIS WORLD an acronym for Festus and Prisilia, my children. Together we own the group because they are my pillar, source of inspiration and strength. When do you hope to op...

How Oshiomhole Will Change APC

By Emmanuel Aziken, Political Editor Thursday’s withdrawal of Mr. Clement Ebri, the last challenger to Comrade Adams Oshiomhole’s bid for the office of national chairman of the All Progressives Congress, APC has set today’s convention as a coronation ceremony for the former labour organiser turned politician. The 66 year old Oshiomhole is taking over the office that was remarkably occupied by a man who also preceded him as governor of Edo State, that is, Chief John Odigie-Oyegun. Odigie-Oyegun, 78, served as governor of Edo State between 1992 and 1993 and became chairman of the APC at its first convention in Abuja in June 2014. The Odigie-Oyegun led National Working Committee, NWC has attracted flaks for not standing the test at the very difficult moments that confront...

Night of Long Knives as Buhari wields the big stick

Osita Izunaso, Bolaji Abdullahi, Gwagwarwa among possible casualties By Omeiza Ajayi ABUJA: The long-awaited national convention of the ruling All Progressives Congress APC would finally begin today, but might not end without casualties, for, though it promises to be a long night, it is most certainly going to be the Night of the Long Knives. Several decades ago, Adolf Hitler, in order to consolidate his grip on power in Nazi Germany embarked on a mass purge by carrying out a series of politically-motivated extra judicial killings. The purge which was executed by the National Socialist German Party between June 30 and July 2, 1934 later came to be known as the Night of the Long Knives, or Operation Hummingbird or, in Germany, the Röhm Putsch. When one considers the rep...

The Nigerian crude, media and agenda 2019

By Sony Atumah Politicking gets a kick start with the All Progressives Congress, APC organising a national convention this weekend to elect its national officers to midwife its campaigns. Other political parties would follow soonest. Scores of political parties and many politicos are jumping into the murky waters of 2019 electioneering that would be greatly influenced by critical national issues. The beauty of democracy is that it is determined by the majority. In essence, democracy is majority rule. In the Speech delivered by former United States Presisident, Jimmy Carter to the Indian Parliament on the 2nd of June 1978 he said that: “Democracy is like the experience of life itself—always changing, infinite in its variety, sometimes turbulent and all the more valuable for having been test...

Tek Experts scales up support for education

… Sponsors teachers from OAU to TTNF development sessions As part of its support to the advancement of education in Nigeria, Tek Experts, a leading provider of business and IT support solutions, recently sponsored 17 teachers from the prestigious Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU) to the Train The Teachers Foundation’s Quarterly learning sessions and training programs organized by TTNF and WhyBlueSky. The initiative, which is aimed at improving the art of teaching for participating teachers, is part of the Tek Experts Malta-to-Nigeria project which seeks to improve the level of technical expertise in the region. Tek Experts Malta Country Manager, Ognyan Kiryakov, speaking on the why they supported the initiative explained that everywhere in the world Tek Experts is drive...

Odigie-Oyegun Inaugurates Kano, Jigawa APC State Chairman

By Omeiza AjayiABUJA – In what appeared one of his last official assignments, the National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress APC, Chief John Odigie-Oyegun, Friday evening inaugurated the Party’s Kano and Jigawa State Chairmen, Abdullahi Abass and Hon. Ado Sani Kiri, respectively. Chief John Odigie-Oyegun, the National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Accompanied by the APC National Organising Secretary, Sen. Osita Izunaso, Chief Odigie-Oyegun charged the newly-inaugurated State Chairmen to work for the re-election of their respective state governors and President Muhammadu Buhari in the forthcoming 2019 elections to consolidate on the good work the President has started. In attendance were the Kano State Governor, Dr. Abdullahi Ganduje; Chief Whip of the House of Rep...

Farming activities resume in Jigawa

Dutse – Farming activities in the 2018 rainy season have started in most of the local government areas of Jigawa, investigations have revealed. farming NAN observed that in view of the regular rainfalls across the state, most farmers have considered the soil wet enough for them to start commence ground tilling and crop growing. In Dutse, Birninkudu, Kiyawa, Buji, Ringim and Gwaram local government local government areas of the state, NAN noted that many farmers have planted seeds in their farmlands. Malam Salmanu Ahmadu of Minari village in Dutse Local Government Area expressed satisfaction with the quality of the seeds which he planted on his farm. He said: “You can see it yourself; all the millet, groundnut, guinea corn and bean seeds, which I planted, have germinate...

Amnesty: Ex – militants storm NASS, say We are being shortchanged

By Henry UmoruABUJA – HUNDREDS of ex- militants in the Niger Delta region purportedly offered amnesty in 2011 by the federal government of Nigeria, yesterday stormed the premises of the National Assembly, protesting over alleged non payment of survival allowances to them . File: National Assembly Complex The protesters who described themselves as shortchanged members of Berebeghan Group of the Presidential Amnesty Programme under the leadership of Joseph Evah , accused Evah of diverting monthly allowances meant for them into his private pocket . In a statement jointly signed on their behalf by Arerebo Napoleon, Evah Joshua and Erekake Clerk, alleged that instead of being rehabilitated after surrendering their ammunition against oil pipeline vandalism in 2011, they have been wallowing in ab...

Daddy Showkey slams lying pastors, two idiot for abandoning their mother

Daddy Showkey slammed pastors who lied and two idiots who abandoned their mother who was sick. .

‘Nigeria Law school approved the use of hijab during call to bar’

The Social Media is agog with reports of the decision of the Nigerian Law School to formally Call to Bar, a hijab wearing Firdausi Amasa, who was denied the honour last year. Firdaus Amosa The young female lawyer from University of Ilorin was disallowed to perform the ceremony because she refused to remove her hijab. “She will now be given her certificate; a thing of joy, victory to justice, fairness to humanity, Yushua Abdul tweeted. In another, “JUST IN’’ by Abubakar Usman said: “Nigerian Law School: Body Of Benchers Approves Use Of Hijab, Invites Amara Firdaus. “The Body of Benchers has approved the use of hijab during Call to Bar ceremony of young lawyers and that Firdaus Amasa.’’ Muhammed Ayuba tweeted: “Nigeria Law school approved the use of hijab during call to ...

Reduce multiple taxes on miners, MAN boss begs Obaseki

By Gabriel Enogholase BENIN—EDO State chairman of the Miners Association of Nigeria, MAN, Mr. Michael Orhumode, has appealed to Governor Godwin Obaseki of the state to reduce the multiple tax burden on its members by the state government to enable them to survive the harsh economic realities in the country. Edo State Governor, Mr. Godwin Obasek He also called on the Federal Government to implement the “Local Content Policy,” to discourage foreign investors in the mining industry and pave way for local investors to access raw materials. He made the appeal in Benin City, yesterday  while speaking with journalists shortly after the  inauguration of the  body by its National President, Alhaji Sani Shehu. He noted that the imposition of multiple taxes by the state and local...

No politicising insecurity if elected – Makarfi

By Marie-Therese Nanlong. Jos – The former National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Senator Ahmed Makarfi has said if given the Party’s ticket to fly the Party’s flag in the 2019 Presidential election, he would not engage in political witch-hunt neither would he politicized insecurity as being seen in today’s governance. Makarfi Senator Makarfi, who came with his team to the PDP Secretariat in Jos, the Plateau State capital to intimate the Party faithful of his aspiration to be nominated to contest the Presidential election next year also called on Party faithful at all levels to rally round the members of the Party facing trials for alleged corruption as this was not the time to abandon them because even if they were wrongdoings as leveled against them,...