Former President Obasanjo Rents Out His 25-room Building at N10 Per Annum to Local Govt

A 25-room building which will serve as secretariat of the newly established Cocker-Ibogun local government in Ogun state, has been rented out by former president Obasanjo at a meager fee. According to a report by Premium, former president, Olusegun Obasanjo, has rented out his 25-room building in Ibogun village in Ifo local government area of Ogun State at N10 per annum for the use of the newly established Coker-Ibogun Local Council Development Area, LCDA. It was gathered that the building will serve as secretariat of the council and has facilities…

Ihezue Ugochi Wins 2017 MBGN Beauty Pageant

Ihezue Ugochi Mitchel, has emerged as winner of the 2017 Most Beautiful Girl in Nigeria MBGN pageant. Ugochi who represented Kebbi State defeated thirty-five other contestants to become the 30th MBGN pageant. Organized by the Silverbird Group, the event held at the Eko Hotels & Suites on Friday night had live musical performances by Harrysong, Olamide and soul diva, Asa. Miss Plateau, Oyo and Bayelsa emerged as first, second and third runners-up respectively. Miss Yobe won the amity award, model of the year went to Miss Kebbi and best traditional…

23-year-old Precious Emezi Wins MAFP Pageant 2017

It was the gathering of who is who within and outside Nigeria when the sixth edition of Miss ambassador for Peace pageant was held at the prestigious Transcorp Hilton, Abuja. The event which witnessed well dressed and exotic looking a list celebrities, politicians, business men and women, entrepreneurs and diplomats coming in their numbers shut down the hall as it was filled to the brim. Smiles and excitement could be seen on the faces of guests and contestants who were also one of the main focus of the day. After…

Huawei, Safaricom Partner On Fiber Penetration In Kenya

Huawei is partnering with Safaricom to make Fiber-to-the-Home (FTTH) accessible to more homes in Kenya by innovatively tackling current challenges such as scattered user distribution, high network construction costs and low early phase service provisioning rates and revenues. Recall that despite the high levels of mobile penetration in Kenya, fixed broadband penetration rate sits at less than two per cent, which fails to meet the network requirements for the next generation of home and business users, and potentially offers new market opportunities for carriers. According to the ITU’s “Impact of…

Pilgrimage Belongs To All Churches — Rev Uja

The executive secretary of the Nigeria Christian Pilgrim Commission (NCPC), Rev. Uja Tor Uja has said that pilgrimage to Jerusalem belongs to all churches, and not NCPC alone. Adding that Christians, especially leaders of the church should always make out time from their busy schedules to visit Jerusalem for prayers. Rev. Uja who stated this at the weekend in Abuja during the Full Gospel Business Men Fellowship International -Nigeria (FGBMFI) ,strategic breakfast meeting held in his honour, urged members of Full Gospel Fellowship to become the pillar of movement to…

The BBC, Sheikh Makari And Saudi Arabia

In the audio clip of his interview with the BBC which he sent to me Sheikh     (Prof)  Makari said in answer to the question on Saudia’s effort in preventing extremists from using Hadeeth texts in justifying terrorist activities, 1) that  ‘in recent years Saudi Arabia is trying to strengthen its relations with the West, while the West is calling for reforms of policies within the Kingdom that are advancing the cause of extremism in Islam’; 2) that ‘Saudi Arabia spearheads the spreading and teaching of extremist ideologies that…

VOTERS REGISTRATION:GOV SANI BELLO CANVASSES FOR MORE REGISTRATION POINTS

Niger State Governor,Alhaji Abubakar Sani Bello has called on the Independent National Electoral Commission,INEC,to establish more voters registration points in the state to avoid depriving its citizens from exercising their civic rights.Governor Sani-Bello made the call when he paid visit to the state Resident Electoral Commissioner(REC)at the state headquarters of the Independent Electoral Commission in Minna,the state capital,as the electoral body commences the Continuous Voters Registration(CVR)exercise in the state.Governor Sani Bello who noted that the request for more registration points became necessary due to the state’s wide land mass and the…

Campaign Funding Law: INEC Moves Against Defaulters

Ahead of the 2019 general elections, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has vowed to apply appropriate sanctions against political parties or candidates who flout the campaign spending laws. The commission however said it can only swing to work when it gets evidence against the defaulters. According to INEC, while parties are in possession of the electoral law and INEC guidelines, they are aware of the measures the commission can take to sanction those who err. The commission however added that so far, it has not seen any evidence that…

Welcoming The ‘Boss’ On Board

Mariam Mohammed – Let me begin with an unreserved apology. After my last piece I took some kind of ‘French’ leave at the expense of you, my esteemed readers. It is my slightest doubt that my inability to feature in subsequent editions of this column may have in a way robbed off on my readers. Evidently, some of you like my good friend and professional colleague, Aliu Akoshile, called and whimsically inquired if my ink had gone dry. Far from it! The unavoidable break was actually not intended and while…

Access Bank Lagos City Marathon: Organisers Confirm Car Prizes For New 10km Race

The organisers of the Access Bank Lagos City Marathon has officially confirmed the introduction of 10km race during next year’s edition of the event. Two cars donated by GAC Motors have also been confirmed as the top prizes up for grabs by the winners of the Men’s and Women’s 10km races. These latest cheering developments were announced on Tuesday by Bukola Olopade the Project Consultant for the Access Bank Lagos City Marathon. Olopade explained that the introduction of the 10km races was geared at bringing more participants on board and…