Thursday, 9 October 2014

Massive Rural Fibre Deployment Begins In Lagos

Mobile Network Operators (MNOs) in the country are engaged in a heated race to deploy broadband fibre infrastructure in unserved and underserved parts of Lagos, the commercial nerve-centre of Nigeria, BusinessDay has gathered.

MTN, Airtel, Etisalat and Globacom have all begun massive fibre infrastructure deployments across the length and breadth of the state with a view to improving the quality of broadband internet and telecommunications services and garnering more revenue.

26yr Old Graduate Murdered In Lagos, one Month To NYSC

The life of a 26-year-old graduate of Federal Polytechnic, Idah, Kogi State, Muhammed Adamu, has been cut short by hoodlums who stabbed him and dumped his corpse on Ijora Road, in the Apapa area of Lagos.

Muhammed was said to be awaiting his call-up letter for the National Youth Service Corps scheduled for November when he was murdered on Sunday evening.
A community leader in the area, who saw the body, was said to have alerted policemen at the Layeni Police Division from where it was taken and deposited at a mortuary in Yaba.

C.A.R.E Initiative Set To Empower 5000 Female Students In Lagos

Organisers of the yearly Walk Against Rape (WAR) campaign, Rubies Ink Initiative in her usual fashion is set to impact the lives of young girls through her Project Show C.A.R.E initiative.

Why We Shut Down Linda Ikeji’s Blog – Google Explains

Over weekend, Linda Ikeji was accused by a number of people of constantly plagiarizing and lifting articles from websites without giving credit to original sources.

As a result, the blog was shut down yesterday.

The action has since sparked lots of controversies as many of her fans took to the various social media pages to lament and blame ‘witches’ and ‘haters’ for the tragedy.

Jonathan Faults Sixth Richest African President Claim, Demands Apology

The Presidency on Wednesday faulted the listing of President Goodluck Jonathan by a website,, as the sixth richest African President.

It described the publication as another attempt to portray the President as a corrupt leader and incite public disaffection against him.

The Presidency’s position was contained in a statement by the Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Dr. Reuben Abati.

Abati said there was no factual basis for Jonathan to be listed as the sixth richest African Head of State with a net worth of about $100 million.

He therefore demand a retraction and an unreserved apology from the website and all those who have reproduced the article he called offensive.

He threatened that the Presidency would not hesitate to institute a libel case against the authors if they failed to retract the article.

The statement read, “We have noted with consternation the listing of President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan by a website – – as the sixth richest African President with an estimated net worth of $100 Million.

“The Presidency condemns the totally unwarranted inclusion of President Jonathan in the publication titled ‘Africa’s Richest Presidents 2014′ as another attempt to unjustifiably portray the President as a corrupt leader and incite public disaffection against him.

“We categorically assert that there is no factual basis for ranking President Jonathan as the sixth richest African Head of State with a net worth of about $100 Million.

“As is well known, President Jonathan has never been a businessman or entrepreneur, but a life-long public servant. The President has held public office since 1999 and has regularly declared his assets as required by Nigerian laws. He has had no personal income since 1999 other than his official remuneration as deputy governor, governor, vice president, acting president and president which are matters of public record.

Global Acclaim as Kwara Wins OECD Health Innovation Prize in Paris

Kwara State's Community Health Insurance Scheme secured more global acclaim on Tuesday when it won a finalist prize at the Organization of Economic Cooperation and Development(OECD) Development Assistance Committee awards for taking development initiative to scale.
The scheme which entitles beneficiaries to subsidized year round basic healthcare for a N500 premium had earlier received commendation from the UN and Bill Gates Foundation for its creative approach to pro-poor health care.


Three TM Lewin franchise shops in Lagos  were  last Wednesday raided by bailiffs from the Federal High Court, Lagos on the orders of Hon. Justice O.E. Abang   concerning Suit No. FHC/L/CS/1258/2014 following an application brought by EQUIPOISE NIGERIA LIMITED AND T.M. LEWIN (NIG) LIMITED,   seeking redress from the court for breach of contact against TM LEWIN AND SONS UK LIMITED, the British shirt makers and outfitters, for itself and all class of persons engaged in the use of the trade name TM Lewin and selling T.M. Lewin products in Nigeria.

Corruption: Waziri, Ex EFCC Boss Gives Uduaghan’s Administration Clean Bill of Health

A former Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, Mrs. Farida Waziri has commended Delta State Governor, Dr. Emmanuel Uduaghan for running a transparent administration.

Speaking at the maiden edition of The Sun Women Leadership Summit in Asaba, Waziri gave the Dr. Uduaghan administration a pat on the back for following due process in its financial transactions.


Former governor of Ogun State, Otunba Gbenga Daniel, together with some of his supporters from the Labour Party on Wednesday, formally returned to the People's Democratic Party (PDP) in a move to re position the party in the State towards electoral victory in 2015.  

Wednesday, 8 October 2014

How Taiwo Oshadipe Died, Her final moments

Last Friday, October 2, was a black Friday for family members, friends and even fans of Taiwo Oshadipe as the news of her sudden death hit the Nigerian music industry.
Taiwo was half of the singing duo, the Oshadipe Twins. At the time news of her death broke, the cause of her death was not certain, but her manager, Olu Akinsanya, has finally opened up.

Monday, 6 October 2014

Ten People Lose Their Lives In Ondo Road Accident On Salah Day

As Muslims awaited daybreak and the felicitations that mark Eid-el-Kabir, 10 persons lost their lives in two motor accidents that occurred in Ondo State on Friday and in the early hours of Saturday.

Eight persons died, while three others were injured in the first ghastly accident that occurred along Akure – Owo expressway, about five kilometers to Ikare junction.

Gani Adams Rolls Out Drums For Olokun Festival

Members of Olokun Festival Foundation,
Members of Oodua People’s Congress,
Members of press,
Fourth Members of the Realm,
Distinguished ladies and gentlemen.
I welcome you all to the press conference to signal the commencement of the 2014 edition of Olokun festival.
But let me begin by saying a big thank you to all of you for standing by us all these years. I and the entire leadership of Olokun Festival Foundation say a big thank you to all of you.
You are here because of the love you have for our organization and our effort to promote the culture and tradition of Yoruba race.

Edo State Chief Of Staff, Patrick Obahiaghon Reacts To Actors Joining Politics

Kate Henshaw,Desmond Elliot, Tony Tetuila, Kenneth Okonkwo,9ice are just a few of the celebrities who have declared their intention to run for political offices.... See what Edo State Chief of Staff and grammatical grand master, Patrick Obahiaghon had to say:

Well, with the foray of the above into politics, only time will tell the fate that will bring to the nollywood atmosphere.

Independence Day Message From Kwara Governor

Kwara State Governor, Dr Abdulfatah Ahmed has predicted that Nigeria is destined to survive has one of the greatest and prosperous nations of the world. According to Governor Ahmed "most countries that went through trying periods as currently being experienced by the country, usually emerge strong, prosperous and united, therefore, Nigeria may not be an exception".

OGD IN FINAL RETURN TO PDP........Amosun Camp Jittery

In what will become the final step that will seal a change of government in Ogun State is the celebrated return of Otunba Gbenga Daniel into the Peoples Democratic Party PDP.

Fashola's independence day speech


Dear Lagosians, today, the 1st of October 2014, we are once again celebrating the anniversary of our independence from British colonial rule. 

Today marks 54 (Fifty Four) years since Nigeria became an independent sovereign nation, following the germination of a seed that had been sown seven years earlier, when in 1953, Anthony Eromosele Enahoro introduced a private member’s bill demanding self-government.

For emphasis and clarity, let me repeat that by records and history Nigeria is 54 (Fifty Four) years old irrespective of what the centenary revisionists say.

T.B Joshua To Appear In Court, October 13th Over Collapse Building

The coroner’s inquest into the recent collapse of a building within the premises of the Synagogue Church of All Nations at Ikotun Egbe, a Lagos suburb, would commence sitting on Oct.13.
This is contained in a press statement signed by Mrs Bola Akingbade, spokesperson of the Lagos State Ministry of Justice, and made available to journalists on Friday in Ikeja.

#2015: Tinubu Consults Obasanjo Over APC Presidential Candidature

Few weeks to the national convention of All Progressives Congress (APC)  the national leader of the Party , Senator Bola Ahmed Tinubu on Friday met with former President Olusegun Obasanjo at his hill top residence in Abeokuta.

Tinubu who said he met with Obasanjo on issues that had to do with Presidential aspirants in the Party added, "we need to consult. equally, we take observation of  his former boys who are running for presidency in our party, what he can say about them.

Governor Rotimi Amaechi Joins Nigerians In Lashing Joseph Mbu On Twitter

The conflict between Governor Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi and AIG Joseph Mbu has entered the regrettable stage as Governor Amaechi on Friday retweeted a fan on twitter who called Mbu an animal.

Eid-el-Kabir: Uduaghan cautions Nigerians against bitterness, hatred

The Delta State Governor, Dr. Emmanuel Uduaghan, has appealed to Nigerians to eschew bitterness and hatred and let peace reign in the country as Muslims mark Eid-el-Kabir.

I'm fulfilled as Lagos PPRO - Ngozi Braide

Ngozi Braide, the former spokesperson of the Lagos State Police Command, in this interview with ENCOMIUM Weekly shortly before her redeployment, spoke about her job and various other issues. Excerpts:

Boy Dies After Drinking Pastor's Holy Water In Delta State

A pastor in one of the new generation churches in Ozoro, Isoko North Local government Area of Delta State has been arrested over the death one Evi Samson.

The pastor who is also a Registrar in a Magistrate Court in the state was said to have administered black concoction on the victim as an antidote for an ailment.

Man Arrested For Impregnating 16 Years Old Daughter In Oyo State

A father from hell, 42-year-old Segun (surname withheld) who allegedly impregnated his only daughter (name with­held), a 16-year-old JSS 2 student in Ig­beti, Oyo State is now in prison custody for committing the abominable act.

It was gathered that the sordid story began on December 1, 2013 at Gboro compound, Igbeti, when the suspect was said to have asked the victim to come and live with him. Thirteen years earlier, he had divorced the mother of the victim, who was about three then. After the divorce, the mother took cus­tody of the victim and then remarried. Much later, the victim began living with her father.

Pastor Chris Oyakhilome Loses Assets Worth 8.2 Billion Naira, Removed As Board Of Trustee

The face-off between the Founder of Believers Love World (aka Christ Embassy) Chris Oyakhilome, and his wife, Anita, has taken a new dimension!

According to an exclusive report on PremiumTimes, Mr. Oyakhilome is no longer a trustee of the United Kingdom’s branch of the church. 

With Mr. Oyakhilome’s removal, his wife, Anita, now presides over a seven-man Board of Trustees of the N8.2 billion rich branch, church documents reviewed by PREMIUM TIMES have shown.The six other members of the board are: