NCPC boss advises youths to embrace education

Photo Caption: Executive Secretary, Nigeria Christian Pilgrim Commission (NCPC), Rev. Yakubu Pam (3rd left); West Africa Youth Council (WAYC) Ambassador, Evelyn Umeh (3rd right); SA Media to the ES NCPC, Mr. Ayuba Pam (l) with the Head Media and Public Relation, NCPC, Mr. Celestine Toruka (r) and other Members of the WAYC during their courtesy visit to the Commission’s Corporate Headquarters in Abuja recently. The executive secretary Nigeria Christian Pilgrim Commission, Rev.Yakubu Pam has called on Nigerian Youths to embrace education as it is the bedrock of development. Reverend Pam…

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Seychelles former minister, Jacques Hodoul dies

Jacques Hodoul, an influential politician of the seychelles who later sat as a Justice of Appeal has died. Jacques Hodoul who was born on 1 September 1943 and died 3 May 2021 served as a member of the Legislative Assembly in 1976 before becoming the Seychelles Minister of Education & Culture in 1977 and was later the minister of Foreign Affairs from 1979 to 1982. He resigned from his ministerial post and as a member of the Seychelles People’s Progressive Front (SPPF), the rebranded SPUP party of President Albert Rene…

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Insecurity: Obasanjo’s former security aide, others proffer solutions on how to reduce tensions in Nigeria

A retired Principal Staff Officer of the Department of State Services (DSS) and former Senior Security detail to ex-president Olusegun Obasanjo, Mr. Adetayo Oluwaseyi has advised President Muhammadu Buhari to immediately commence the process of restructuring the country and embark on massive recruitment into the Nigerian military as parts of measures to reduce the areas of discontentment which he, alongside others said are contributory factors to the current security bedlam in Nigeria. Also, Lagos based legal practitioner and public affairs analyst, Dr. Chima Nnaji adduced that the propensity to dominate…

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Sen. Abe clears self of $650m oil contract scam allegation

A Member of the Board of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) and former federal lawmaker, Senator Magnus Abe, has debunked his alleged involvement in a so-called $650 oil contract scam, insisting that it only exists in the imagination of those interested in ripping Nigeria off. Abe, who insisted that he will continue to defend the country’s interest, was reacting to a story titled: “Petroleum Minister, Cronies Plot Kangaroo NNPC Report to Divert $650 million Oil Contracts to Themselves”. In a statement he personally signed, Senator Abe stated that the…

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‘Nigeria needs NEMATT Plan on Malaria’

The national response to COVID-19 pandemic has showed what is possible when the private sector and public-spirited individuals rally behind a healthcare crises. A statement signed by Mr. Emeka Ugwu-Oju, founder, Nigeria and Entrepreneurship: Summit & Honors (NESH) and Mrs. Ebele Enemchukwu, founder, WABIO Foundation stated that Nigeria is experiencing a major much larger healthcare crisis from malaria, which kills more than 135,000 Nigerians, mostly children, yearly, and this requires collaborative public sector and large scale private sector intervention. The statement said:” A key intervention that will reduce deaths significantly…

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We have the largest single seizure of 26.850kg of cocaine this year – Garba, NDLEA MMIA Commander

Mr. Garba Ahmadu, Commander National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, NDLEA, Murtala Muhammed International Airport Lagos, MMIA, is leading the fight against drug traffickers and barons using the the airport as their transit route with determination. Garba has never relented in this fight of ridding the society of the menace of drug trafficking which has adversely impacted the society. In this recent interview with Aviation Journalists, Garba speaks on need for more manpower at the airport, statistics of impounded drugs between January till date, convictions, collaboration with other agencies, challenges and…

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Conviction: Appeal Court admits  Televangelist, ‘Genesis’ to bail

Reprieve came the way of televangelist and head of Genesis Parish of Celestial Church of Christ, Evangelist Israel Ogundipe, as the Appeal Court of Lagos Division, on Thursday granted him bail pending his appeal, filed before the court. It would be recalled that the popular Celestial Evangelist was sentenced to a year imprisonment by Justice Olabisi Akinlade of an Ikeja High Court of Lagos, for defrauding a woman of N11 million, last year November. Justice Akinlade had also refused Genesis’ application for bail pending appeal. Dissatisfied with Justice Akinlade verdicts,…

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Court fixes April 13 for further hearing on Aiteo against Shell suit

Justice Oluremi Oguntoyinbo of a Lagos Federal High Court, on Monday, further  adjourned the hearing of a suit instituted by an indigenous oil firm, Aiteo Eastern E&P Company Limited against Shell Petroleum Development Company Limited, over alleged undercounted its oil exports, till April 13, 2021. Justice Oguntoyinbo had fixed yesterday for hearing of contempt application against alleged contemnors and other applications in the suit, when the matter came up for hearing of March 9.  The court had ordered the appearance of officials of First Bank Limited, United  Bank for Africa…

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Internet fraudstar, Yahoo Boy convicted, gets N3m fine

Justice Mojisola Dada of the Special Offences Court, Ikeja, Lagos, today, convicted and sentenced an internet fraudster, popularly called Yahoo Boy, Sodiq Adewale, to a year Imprisonment, for being in possession of forged  documents, which he used to defraud his victims to the tune of $87,300 . The convict was re-arraigned before the court on one count amended charge of the offence by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC). Arraigning the convict, the prosecutor, Mrs. Fadekemi Giwa, told the court that the convict, who was previously arraigned before the…

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LSWRC urges ATWAP to become LASG watchdog on water regulation, as association begins quality assurance

The Lagos State Water Regulatory Commission (LSWRC) has urged the Association of Table Water Producers of Nigeria, ATWAP, to become its watchdog and Ambassador in ridding the industry of quacks and producers of sub standard products in the state. This is coming just as the Water Producers Association under the leadership of Mrs Clementina Chinwe Ativie has flagged off water quality assurance for Lagosians. Speaking in Alausa, Lagos on Monday during a stakeholders meeting between the State Water Regulatory Commission and Association of Table Water Producers of Nigeria, the executive…

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