Saturday, 17 December 2016


The investigative team is also mandated to conduct forensic analysis on the audio report released by Sahara Reporters purportedly to be the voice of the Executive Governor of Rivers State, His Excellency Chief (Barr.) Nyesom Wike (CON) pertaining to the concluded elections.

The Government of Rivers State and INEC are enjoined to avail the investigative team with facts at their disposal and grant them the desired cooperation and assistance to achieve a comprehensive and conclusive investigation. The election observers, civil society groups, Human Rights watchers and other stakeholders are equally called upon to assist the team with valuable information they may have.

The Nigeria Police Force is committed to enthroning the principles of democratic policing and ensures that the IGPs master plan on election security takes hold in Nigeria in accordance with international best practices and core value of Policing with integrity.

The investigative team is headed by a Deputy Commissioner of Police who has vast experience in investigation. The team has 30 days to complete the investigation and submit report. The findings will be made public.

This Should Interest You!....Top PR Measurement Moment in Nigeria 2016


✓ Public relations Measurement awareness in Nigeria grew from 0 to 25% awareness, with 11% application of measurement tool.


✓ PR agencies employing an Independent monitoring and PR measurement agency, grew from 0 – 12%.


✓ 2016 saw the beginning of brands separating their monitoring and PR measurement brief from their PR agency's brief. 
✓ The Misconceptions of The Barcelona Principle 2.0 as a Measurement tool instead of a guideline to a PR measurement program still on the high side.


✓ The PR measurement industry moved from ‘Share of Voice’ to ‘Share of Desirable Voice’ – As PR measurement experts saw the need to separate the bad press from the good ones in analysing brands SOV.


✓ The Misconceptions of the AMEC new integrated framework as a measurement tool rather than a guide is still very high.

✓ The use of AVE in the Nigeria market dropped a little, there is no doubt that the market is maturing. Despite setbacks, we are making progress replacing AVEs and other meaningless metrics.

The first indigenous Independent PR measurement agency in Nigeria and also the first member of AMEC in Nigeria, P+ Measurement services started the first crusade for an Independent Media Monitoring and Measurement Association in Nigeria. As there is need for brands to separate their PR and Advertising brief from monitoring and measurement.

P+ Measurement Services started the campaign against industry denounce AVE in Nigeria and  the need for PR agencies to stop marking their own homework, as Media analysis conducted by any organisation of its own work lacks independence and objectivity.

Currently led by Philip Odiakose, a Measurati, and an advocate of the Barcelona Principle 2.0.

We intend to grow the awareness of PR measurement in Nigeria and its application to 45% in 2017’ he said.





Excited Skye Bank Customers relieve Product Experience

Skye Bank customers have expressed delight at the experience they have enjoyed for being customers of the bank’s priority accounts named Skye Select Account.

Okechukwu Okafor, a Lagos based business man who operates a Skye Select account expressed his appreciation to the bank, saying “I was travelling with some of my friends I didn’t know that being a holder of the priority pass card would give us a privileged advantage”.

Sharing his experience, he explained, “We were full of excitement because for starters, the card gave us access to the lovely lounge at Murtala Mohammad International airport where we were given priority treatment. I also had the opportunity to watch the live football match of my soccer team in comfort”.

Another customer who simply identified herself as Christine also explained, “At Amsterdam, we had an eight hour stopover before our next trip and the card gained us access to two of their executive lounges where we relaxed.”

According to her, “Imagine just waiting at the general waiting area/airport gate for eight hours with thousands of other travelers, the wait would have made our stop at Amsterdam uninteresting.”

Speaking on the accounts, the Group Head of Retail, Mr. Ndubisi Osakwe noted that Skye Select Account is an individual Current Account designed for the discerning Priority client to deliver fast and convenient value added services - which includes a wide range of loans products in an exclusive package that matches one’s lifestyle.

The account requires an opening and operating balance of N200,000 along with other product features.

Customers who open and operate the account enjoy lots of benefits including, Higher Spend limit on the Platinum debit card, Free Priority Pass yearly membership card with access to over 1000 airport lounges in Nigeria and abroad along with Two (2) free airport lounge usages per year. Discounted retail loans by 2% compared to standard rates, and Zero current account maintenance fee when you maintain the minimum operating balance. In addition to all these, the customers will also have access to Credit cards, Internet, and Mobile banking services, fast track services and dedicated relationship managers.

Oyo State awards Heritage Bank for commitment to women empowerment

Oyo State Government has recognized and awarded Heritage Bank Plc for its commitment to women empowerment.
The bank was bestowed with the special appreciation award at a summit organised under the auspices of the Oyo State Officials’ Wives Association (OYSOWA), under the leadership of the governor’s wife, which is the 5thedition.
The three-day summit entitled: “The Ultimate Woman at a Time Like This,” was held at the Emeritus Theophilus Ogunlesi Multipurpose Hall, Opposite UCH Gate, Ibadan.
MD/CEO of Heritage Bank, Dr. Ifie Sekibo in appreciation of the award, stated that the bank’s supports toward women entrepreneurs reinforce its belief in small businesses and their importance to economic growth of the country.
He said: “Heritage Bank recognizes the importance of women in the society, especially in the economy, and this informs its commitment to women empowerment. Our mission is to help women succeed in business and in life.
“We believe that with the right motivation and resources, more women in Africa and in Nigeria can achieve the enviable success that many women across the world have achieved.  At Heritage Bank, we have committed ourselves to providing these capacity and resources to empower and motivate women across the country.”

Women empowerment, according to him, was informed by the need to advance the Nigerian woman’s confidence and also teach her to find a balance between living the life she wants and securing her financial future.
The hostess and leader of OYSOWA, Mrs. Florence Ajimobi, described the summit as a landmark for two reasons: “The first is that this is the fifth edition of the summit and it is so amazing that this small idea that was conceived a few years ago has become a reference point.
“The second is that just this year, the Violence Against Women Law 2016, was passed by the Oyo State House of Assembly to the glory of God. I recall that during the first summit in 2012, I mentioned that steps were being taken to pass this bill into law and there was even a session on passing a bill on violence against women during that summit. This summit gives us an opportunity to celebrate this achievement for Oyo State that now, we have a law that protects us (women) specifically.”
She noted that over the last five years, several programmes have been organised with a view to producing ultimate women in the society. She also advocated upward review for the roles of women in nation building.
Nkechinyere Okorocha, wife of Imo State Governor, who advocated greater recognition for women, noted that the change that Nigerians desired and believed has finally come to the country.
Senior Special Assistant to President Muhammadu Buhari on Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), Mrs. Adejoke Orelope-Adefulire, emphasised the need for Nigerians to pray for their leaders and why women should be supportive to their husbands and play their own quota in the growth and development of the country.
Oyo State Governor Abiola Ajimobi, and his counterparts from Lagos and Osun, Akinwumi Ambode, Rauf Aregbesola, called for increased support for women to ensure that they overcome challenges limiting their potentials. The three governors noted that in this period of economic recession, the leaders at every level should ensure that the water does not become too hot for women, and that the future of every society is determined by the quality of women in that society.
They also called for empowerment programmes capable of preparing women economically for any emergency situation in the country and on the home front.


In line with the Smart City initiative of the present administration, the Lagos State Government, through the State Motor Vehicle Administration Agency (MVAA), has announced the creation of a website - -through which motorists and law enforcement agencies can henceforth confirm the authenticity of number plates issued by the Agency.

The General Manager of MVAA, Lagos, Mr. Lateef Lawal, who disclosed this in his office at the Secretariat, Alausa, said the platform also became necessary in order to eradicate the unnecessary harassment of licensees by officials of the Nigerian Police, Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) and other Security Agencies. 

He emphasized that the situation became worrisome and embarrassing to the State Government and its clients when incessant reports, calls, SMS, e-mails and visits from licensees became rampant that vehicles duly registered with Lagos State number plates were being impounded by FRSC and other security officials.

The General Manager therefore enjoined the general public, particularly car owners, FRSC and Security Agencies to visit the MVAA’s website at to verify the authenticity of number plates issued by the MVAA, noting that, “The site is easy to navigate, once logged in, type in the number plate and wait for the confirmation of the details of the vehicle.” 

While wishing Lagosians a joyful yuletide and prosperous 2017, Lawal enjoined motorists to comply with driving rules and make sure that their vehicle particulars are up-to- date in order to avoid being penalized by the authorities concerned during the period.

Monday, 12 December 2016

Photos: Juliet Ibrahim Stuns at the Lagos Fashion Awards

Juliet Ibrahim has always kept her style statement high when it comes to dressing up for events and award shows. She stepped out looking every inch stunning to the Lagos Fashion Awards last night. Styled by Jeremiah Ogbodo aka Swanky Jerry in a figure-forming dress, hair wrapped up in a turban, makeup flawlessly done by Doranne Beauty and with eyes popping with 'shades by Juliet Ibrahim' eyelashes, Juliet has just enough exotic flair to pull off being an Arabian princess.

Lagos State Commissioner of Police Orders release of a lady and her baby arrested for stealing plantain

Lagos State Commissioner of Police, Fatai Owoseni during an unscheduled visit to Agbowa Police Station today ordered the release of a lady and her baby arrested for stealing plantain in Agbowa Market.

The lady on interrogation by the CP explained that she was pushed into stealing the plaintain by hunger.
The CP on hearing this gave the lady N10,000 and warned her never to repeat the act again.
The CP also inspected the Itoikin bridge that has been reported to be access route for kidnappers terrorising the area.


Lagos State Governor, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode on Sunday called on Muslims to offer special prayers for greater peace, unity and continuous progress of Nigeria, as they join their counterparts across the world to celebrate Eid El Maulud, which is the birth of Prophet Mohammed.

RRS Discovers Fake Embassy, Arrests Two Chinese

The Rapid Response Squad (RRS) of Lagos State Police Command, has discovered fake embassy operating  in Lagos where many innocent members of the public had been swindled. 
The Policemen attached to the squad swooped on them and two Chinese and two Nigerians were apprehended during the raid on their office situated inside a hotel,  Golden Point and Suite on Duduyemi Street in ISOLO.
The Chinese: Liu Honyang, 47, Sun Xinai, 49 , and their Nigerian collaborators; Oriyomi Olawale, 47 and Desmond Chinedu, 25,  conspired and swindled Nigerians who had planned  to travel out of the country to seek greener pastures.

ITS NOT TRUE! Defence Minister Denies Retirement of Service Chiefs

The attention of the Honourable Minister of Defence Mansur Muhammad Dan-Ali was drawn to some online publications claiming that he has  sent letters to  the  Chief of Defence Staff General Abayomi Gabriel Olonisakin and Chief of the Naval staff Vice Admiral Ibok-Ete Ekwe Ibas directing them to hand over their offices on or before friday, 16 december.

Pictures and Moments Of OPU Launch In Malaysia

The Launching of Oodua Progressive Union Malaysia chapter took place last Sunday at Dynasty Hotel, Kuala Lumpur. The event attracted who is who in Malaysia and was chaired by the global convener of OPU, Otunba Gani Adams who was awarded Yoruba Man of The Year by the Yoruba community in Malaysia.