Panic in Onitsha, Awka as Gov Obiano serves 'Okada' Riders quit notice in Anambra Governor Willie Obiano of Anambra State has given commercial motorcycle riders popularly called “Okada riders” in Onitsha and Awka until July 1, to vacate the two cities. The directive of the governor was contained in a statement on Wednesday in Awka. The statement signed by Mr James Eze, the Chief Press...... read more
Nigerian woman thrown out of Canada-bound plane because of her 'smell' *Sues airline A Nigerian mother, Queen Obioma and her children were kicked off a United Airlines flight after a fellow passenger complained that she had a "pungent" odor, according to a racial discrimination lawsuit filed against the company, the Chicago Tribune, is reporting. The incident involving the passenger, a white male, happened two years ago,...... read more
Forbes: Dangote is among World most influential Persons Africa’s richest person and President of the Dangote Group, Aliko Dangote, has been ranked among 75 most powerful people on the planet, ahead of the Vice President of the United States of America, Mike Pence. According to the Forbe’s 2018 ranking of the World Powerful People, Dangote ranked among world leaders...... read more
High tariff on alcohol, tobacco: Massive job loss looms as Business consortium seek reduction, alerts FG A non-governmental business Consortium, comprising of Business Renaissance group (BRG) and Sustained Development Collective (SDC) have called on the federal government to as a matter of urgency review new tariff increase slammed on locally produced alcoholic drinks and tobacco. The group particular warned of impending massive job loss which would greet...... read more
The Guardian: Financing The Economy The Guardian Newspaper Ltd, Saturday, April, 7, 2018, at the Eko Hotels & Suites, launched its compendium themed: Financing The Economy. The highlight of the event was the conferment of the Economic Personality Year 2017 Award on the Governor of Central Bank, Godwin Emefiele. Fidelity Bank Plc was amongst the Banks...... read more
BREAKING: Facebook users to pay for some services Facebook’s second in command Sheryl Sandberg said Friday that users wanting to opt out of having their data used by advertisers will have to pay for that assurance, according to Foxnews.com. The comments came in the wake of revelations that the personal information of 87 million users had been inappropriately used...... read more
End of hope, as MMM finally shuts down over founder’s death Subscribers to the Mavrodi Mundial Moneybox (MMM), must now accept their fate and bid their money goodbye forever, as the tiny ray of hope left in their minds of that something could be recovered, was finally extinguished on Friday, with the official shutdown of the website,. This followed the death of...... read more
BREAKING: Relief as NASS finally passes PIG bill amidst NNPC subsidy controversy At a time the Nigaria Ntional Petroleum Corporation is grapling with subsidy scandal, the national assembly has passed  Petroleum Industry Governance Bill (PIGB). Shortly after senator representing Ondo central, Donald Alasodura presented a conference committee report, the bill was passed. The two chambers of the national assembly set up the conference committee after...... read more
Shocker! MMM Founder drops dead after battling heart attack Founder of MMM, a Russian company, Sergey Mavrodi that perpetrated one of the world's largest Ponzi schemes of all time, is dead. According to a report by Moskovsky Komsomolets, the founder of the MMM series of financial pyramid schemes, Mavrodi, died in Moscow at the age of 62. Mavrodi was taken to a...... read more
SAD! Train crushes Corp member while using his phone on rail track in Lagos A yet-to-be identified  female member of the National Youth Service Corps, NYSC, was, yesterday, crushed by a train in Ikeja Local Government Area, Lagos State.The Corp member’s body, which was seriously mangled, was left lying on the rail line, attracting passers-by to the scene. Sources said that an effort to drag her back...... read more
Another Nigerian plane makes emergency landing, less than one month after Dana Air tumble Nigerian airline, Arik Air has explained why one of its airplane travelling from Lagos to Accra, Ghana, made an emergency landing on Tuesday. The aircraft made the emergency landing after the pilot detected a smoke coming from its cabin. The Airline in a statement signed by its spokesperson, Adebanji Ola, on...... read more
More confusion beclouds subsidy regime as NNPC laments N774 million daily loss The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) has said that it loses N774 million daily on under-recovery due to the increase in petrol consumption in the country. The corporation has refused to use the term subsidy in reference to how much it spends in keeping the official price of petrol at N145...... read more
Another fuel scarcity looms as oil marketers plot mass sack of workers The Depot and Petroleum Products Marketers Association of Nigeria (DAPPMAN) says it will sack its staff, numbering over 10,000, and shut down all its depots in less than 14 days. DAPPMAN made this known in a letter sent to Minister of state for petroleum resources, Ibe Kachikwu. The letter, signed by...... read more
Real reason FG is rushing to clear fuel queues - OPEC Scribe is visiting Nigeria on Monday The secretary general of the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC), Mahammed Barkindo, will be visiting Nigeria, the minister of state of petroleum Ibe Kachikwu has said. Barkindo will be leading other global oil and gas industry leaders to participate in the Nigeria International Petroleum Summit (NIPS). Speaking at a...... read more
Unending fuel scarcity: Kachikwu 'wakes up from slumber', gives NNPC marching order The Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Dr Ibe Kachikwu, on Thursday directed the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) to ensure that petrol queues were cleared in Abuja before Sunday. Kachikwu gave the directive at a news conference to intimate journalists on the upcoming international oil and gas conference and exhibition...... read more
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