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Thursday, 29 June 2017

POWER, ENVIRONMENT, TRANSPORT SECTORS WILL GET GREATER ATTENTION IN NEXT TWO YEARS- AMBODE

…Says Lagos Open To Assist, Learn From Other States



Lagos State Governor, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode has said that his administration would prioritise attention to the Power, Environment and Transportation sectors in the next two years to drive all round development of the State.

Food security: Heritage Bank restates commitment to deepen Agro-business funding



Heritage Bank Plc has reiterated its commitment to further deepen the drive to support agribusiness value chain in order to fast track food security and sufficiency in the country.

KEEP OFF THE ROADS OR RISK SHUT DOWN, LAGOS WARNS TRADERS

Commissioner for the Environment, Dr. Samuel Adejare; Secretary to the State Government, Mr. Tunji Bello and Commissioner for Local Government & Community Affairs, Alhaji Muslim Folami during the State Government’s meeting with Oke Odo Market Leaders at the Conference room, Lagos House, Ikeja 

…Gives Agbado Oke-Odo Market Leaders Seven-Day Ultimatum

The Lagos State Government on Wednesday warned traders in the habit of displaying their wares on the road for sale beyond the confines of the market thereby causing traffic gridlock and other environmental nuisance to desist henceforth otherwise markets where such illegal activities are perpetrated would be shut down till further notice.

ATROCITIES IN THE NATIONAL SPORTS FEDERATIONS ELECTION: A CALL ON THE ACTING PRESIDENT, THE SENATE PRESIDENT AND NATIONAL CHAIRMAN OF APC FOR JUSTICE



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By Olukayode Thomas

The June 13 sports federations’ elections were marred by brazen fraud and manipulations orchestrated by three aides of Barr. Solomon Dalung, the Minister of Sports. OLUKAYODE THOMAS, an aspirant for the President of Athletics Federation of Nigeria, who was unjustly disqualified is therefore calling on higher authorities to compel the Minister to investigate the atrocities, if at least to absolve himself of complicity.

NIGERIAN BREWERIES DEEPENS PARTNERSHIP WITH LOCAL ENTERPRENEURS ON BACKWARD INTEGRATION

Psaltry factory

Nigerian Breweries Plc, the foremost brewer in the country, has deepened its partnership with local entrepreneurs and farmers to harness huge value chain from its backward integration policy.

Wednesday, 28 June 2017

NASS TAMPERING WITH BUDGET IS SABOTAGE, IMPUNITY



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The National Assembly (NASS) reportedly reduced money allocated to some key projects and reallocated the money to their own constituency projects. 

Bishop Dr. Chris Shows off family pictures, OUR DAILY MANNA WORLDWIDE now at Paul Ukpabio’s Blog

Bishop Dr. Chris with family

MANNA JUNE 28TH MID-WEEK PROPHETIC PRAYERS! Now to 172 countries.

From Bishop Dr. Chris, ODM

"When the FIRE of PRAYER goes out, the BARRENNESS of BUSYNESS takes over." - George Carey

BRF: RESOLUTELY FOCUSSED AT 54


BY HAKEEM BELLO

May 2017 was appraisal time of the mid term of the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari in office. Expectedly, much attention was on the Ministry of Power, Works and Housing, as it controls the fulcrum, which the country’s development revolves around. 

Monday, 26 June 2017

Media Guru, Elkanah Mowarin bags Olorogun title in Delta State

Olorogun Elkanah O. Mowarin
His Royal Majesty Samson Owherijesu Ogugu, Owherijesu 1, The Osuivie of Agbarho Kingdom in Delta State recently conferred on Businessman and Media guru, Elkanah Mowarin, the traditional title of 'Olorogun' at a colourful ceremony in His Royal Majesty's palace in Agbarho kingdom. By this title, the media guru will now be addressed as  High Chief Elkanah O Mowarin or Olorogun Elkanah O Mowarin.

Friday, 23 June 2017

At NIRA Media Academy 2017

(Group photograph with NIRA COO, Board of Trustee member, lecturers and participants)


So, to become a better online journalist and blogger, I went back to school. I went back to Nigeria Internet Registration Association Media Academy and got my second certificate on Media, Governance and the DNS Industry. 

TPT’S ADETOKUNBO MODUPE EMERGES PR PERSONALITY OF THE DECADE

Photo shows Adetokunbo Modupe, TPT’s Chairman, receiving the Outstanding PR Personality of the Decade Award presented by Mazi Mike Okereke, President, Business Education Examinations Council (BEEC)
  
Adetokunbo Modupe, the Lead Strategist and Chairman of TPT International Limited, has emerged Outstanding PR Personality of the Decade. His overwhelming recognition was the highpoint of the 2017 Marketing Edge Awards, held at the Federal Palace Hotel, last weekend in Lagos.

Rightville School Celebrates 20th Anniversary

Rightville School Proprietress (with microphone) at the event at MUSON Centre, Lagos
It was a grand celebration recently, when popular Lagos located ivy school 'Rightville' turned 20!

Throughout that week, an atmosphere of celebration enveloped the school, as pupils prepared and looked forward anxiously to the 3 day activity-lined celebration that the school's management rolled out.

Tuesday, 20 June 2017

TRUE CONFESSION: Pastor Lied. We did, and I am pregnant


By Ayo Buba

Hello journalist...hello.
Yes, I'm here. I can hear you.
You want to hear the truth?
Ofcourse, why else did I call you?
Ok then, the truth is, the pastor lied! We had been together repeatedly, I mean, over and over! And we did as many times that we found the chance for it.

PROMASIDOR SALUTES MUSLIMS AT RAMADAN


Promasidor Nigeria Limited, makers of highly nutritious and fortified Cowbell and Loya Milk, has felicitated with Muslims in the country as the holy month of Ramadan gradually comes to an end.

FACES AT THE MEDIA PRODUCTIVITY AWARD IN LAGOS

Mbadiwes unveils luxurious ‘Kings Celia’ Hotels


In his quest to fulfill his parents dreams and contributing to the development of hospitality industry and tourism in Nigeria, former Nigerian Ambassador to the Republic of Congo and legal practitioner, Greg Ozumba Mbadiwe MFR, with the support of the Mbadiwes, have launched a luxurious hotel and tourist centre, KingsCelia Hotels and suites, in the heart of Lagos.

ARIYA REPETE ACADEMY: K1, SHINA PETERS AND PUFFY TEE MENTOR 40 QUARTERFINALISTS


King Wasiu Ayinde Marshal (KWAM1), Sir Shina Peters and Puffy Tee are among music veterans that will mentor the 40 Ariya Repete quarter finalists at the Ariya Repete Academy scheduled for July 3 at the Conference Hotel, Ijebu Ode, Ogun State.

Heritage Bank grows agent outlets to 400, moves to Badagry


With the alarming number of market women, artisans and undeserved population who are unbanked, Heritage Bank Plc has deepen its retail banking structure by growing its agent banking base to 400 ‘Corner Shops.’

Efunsetan Aniwura and other Evans stories

By Lasisi Olagunju

“The first operation I went with the gang was at Uguruta Junction on the Port-Harcourt International Airport Road. We attacked some vehicles conveying a huge sum of money in foreign currency. We killed all the policemen escorting them including a man the police identified as the Regional Manager of the bank where the money came from. After that operation, I was given N3 million as my share…” 

Monday, 19 June 2017

Faces at 1st OJB Legacy Seminar in Lagos

Pix by King Solomon Ekhaiyeme

Evans: Rise of the invisible neighbour

By Louis Odion, FNGE

Mathew Hassan Kukah (MHK), it was, who perhaps best framed a key ethical question bogging the contemporary society with collapsing values. To reclaim the moral boundary, the engaging Catholic Bishop once argued that it is no longer enough for the cleric to expressly grant request by a congregant to bless their endeavor out of shared ecumenical spirit without first ascertaining its nature.

Friday, 16 June 2017

ROSEMARY’S WINS AFRICA’S BEST-IN-CLASS FURNITURE/INTERIOR DECORATION COMPANY 2017

(L-R) Dr. Stanley Ohenhen, Vice Chairman, African Brand Congress presents the 2017 Africa’s Best-In-Class Furniture/Interior Decoration Company 2017 award to Mrs. Ezinne Kufre-Ekanem (CEO, Rosemary’s – The Soft Furnishing Company)

The African Brand Congress has announced Rosemary’s – The Soft Furnishing Company as winner of its Africa’s Best-In-Class Furniture/Interior Decoration Company for 2017.

Viola Graham-Douglas becomes Guinness Nigeria’s Corporate Relations Director


Guinness Nigeria Plc has announced the appointment of Viola Graham-Douglas as its Corporate Relations Director, effective June 1, 2017.

How notorious EVANS the Kidnap Kingpin deceived neighbours


Recently arrested notorious kidnap kingpin, Chukwudubem Onwuamadike, a.k.a Evans, certainly was a master of deception. Some people wonder why his neighbours at his hideout at Igando in the outskirts of Lagos, did not know or were not worried or curious about the unusual lifestyle of the occupants of the building where he stayed at the hideout.

2017 MALTINA TEACHER OF THE YEAR GATHERS MOMENTUM AS TEACHERS BESIEGE WEBSITE


The search for 2017 Maltina Teacher of the Year (MTOY) has gathered increased momentum as more teachers across the country have been taking advantage of the opportunity by visiting the MTOY website to submit their entries.

Monday, 12 June 2017

JUNE 12: Late MKO Abiola's spirit needs to be appeased to ward away calamity from aso rock


By Paul Ukpabio

The last of 'June 12' has definitely not been heard. That is because, after much lectures, symposia, film production, rallies and so on has been done on 'June 12,' the head of the Abiola family has cried out that a spiritual angle of the whole June 12 saga, has been left un-touched.

Heritage Bank reiterates commitment to empower Youth Corp members

In line with its culture as a timeless wealth partners, Heritage Bank Plc has restated its commitment to support National Youth Service Corp members and young entrepreneurs to grow their businesses as a start-up or prospective business owners.

Friday, 9 June 2017

OXFORD BLUES [OR BLUE PRINT FOR THE BLACK CONTINENT]



                        -By Bashorun J.K. Randle OFR; FCA

While most of the publicity and media hype have focused on Africa Fashion week which is scheduled to hold in London from the 11th to the 12th of August 2017, the preparations for this year’s ‘’Africa Week’’ in Oxford were almost derailed by pirate photographs of Africa’s (indeed global) icon Dr. Nelson Mandela prostrating before the Queen mother, Elizabeth Angela Marguerite Bowes-Lyon when he visited her at Clarence House, London.  

Dalung to inaugurate electoral committee members on monday


Come Monday 12th June 2017, ninety three (93) Electoral Committee members are to be inaugurated on Monday, by the Minister of Youth and Sports, Barrister Solomon Dalung. 

Gomina's Ghost: A Case For Séance


By Louis Odion, FNGE

Before we set forth, some clarity might be necessary on the two odd words above. "Gomina" is the corruption of "governor" in Yoruba. Rooted in French mythology, "séance", on the other hand, refers to a psychic channel of communicating with the dead.

LAGOS LEADS COWBELLPEDIA QUALIFYING EXAM


As the National Examination Council (NECO) released the results of the Qualifying Examination for this year’s Cowbellpedia Secondary Schools Mathematics TV Quiz Show conducted on March 19, Lagos State has produced two out of the five students that got the 100 percent score.

At the 9th edition of ‘Yaw Live on Stage’ comedy show titled ‘APERE’ at Eko Hotel, Lagos

Wednesday, 7 June 2017

Oyo govt. migrates to e - Governance


The Oyo State Government on Monday migrated to e-Governance as the State Governor, Senator Abiola Ajimobi launched phase 1 of the OYSG e – Governance initiative where he directed all Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs) to embrace the new initiative with immediate effect.

KIDDIES DAY OUT: Hon. Minister urges children to show interest in farming


It was another fun filled time for children and adults at KIDDIES DAY OUT which fell on Children's Day. Activities included Cooking Competition, Pageant to crown Face of KIDDIES DAY OUT (KIDO).

IGBONLA KIDNAP: LAGOS INSTALLS SURVEILLANCE CAMERAS, BUILDS WATCH TOWERS


The Lagos State Government has begun the construction of security watch towers at the Model College, Igbonla which would be mounted with surveillance cameras and manned twenty four hours to ensure that intruders could be located from afar before they wreck havoc.

FEMME CHAUFFEUR: BHS International Delivers Promise


True to the promise made by BHS International Limited, the firm located at Tafawa Balewa Square in central Lagos, few days ago, kick-started the FEMME CHAFFUER project that was on the firm's top-burner in recent times.

Tuesday, 6 June 2017

Heritage Bank supports Triton Group reforestation project in Oyo state


Heritage Bank Plc, Nigeria’s most innovative banking services provider, has thrown its weight behind Globus Resources Limited, a subsidiary of Triton Group, to flag off the second phase of afforestation programme in Oyo state. 

At Dunni Olunloyo's Classy 50th birthday party at Lekki, Lagos

Dunni Olunloyo

Words By Paul Ukpabio 


Panache, class and style came alive in Lagos penultimate Friday night, when Dunni Olunloyo turned 50.

The invitation cards were exclusive and were only in the hands of the rich and famous. It admitted just one person into the Imperial Hall of the Lekki Coliseum where the 50th birthday bash took place.

Friday, 2 June 2017

Heritage Bank, GTA host 500 pupils for ‘Children Day’ Celebrations



No fewer than 500 pupils participated in the Heritage Bank Plc-GTA Communications Limited Children Day Celebrations organised for 20 primary and secondary schools in different parts of Lagos State over the weekend.

THE CUTTING OF THE HOT CAKE BY BANKE AND OLUSOLA




- By Bashorun J.K. Randle OFR; FCA

We are compelled to pause before proceeding to cut the wedding cake as Oba Otudeko, the Chairman of FBN Holdings Plc. (parent company of First Bank of Nigeria Plc.) has punctuated matters by threatening the parents of the bride and groom with an unsolicited visit from the bank manager and ultimately the taxman regarding the cost of this spectacular wedding at the picturesque Palais Namaskar hotel, Marrakesh, Morocco.
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