April 24, 2014


Beyonce named the Most Influential Person by Time Magazine…

Bow down, commoners! Lol. Queen Bey is on the cover of Time magazine’s 100 Most Influential People issue. She tops this year’s list of the 100 Most Influential people in the world, joining heads of states and civil activists.Nigeria’s Minister of Finan…

Kaduna govt. earmarks N4bn to combat environmental challenges

Kaduna State Commissioner for Environment, Alhaji Lawal Kasimu, on Thursday said over N4 billion was earmarked by the government this year to combat environmental challenges. Kasimu told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Zaria, Kaduna State, that the money was for the evacuation of refuse, clearance of waterways, tackling desert encroachment and other environmental problems. “I […]

Boko Haram threatens to kill abducted girls if search is not stopped

Boko Haram men have threatened to kill the school girls they abducted in the early hours of April 15th if the search for them continues. This is after some Borno women under the auspices of BAOBAB Women’s Right said they are planning to storm the Sambisa forest where the abducted girls are believed to be held.

The women said since efforts by the military to rescue the girls haven’t worked so far, it was time for them to take matters into their hands as concerned mothers.

The Spokesperson for the group, Professor Hauwa Biu, told newsmen

“We are ready to go into the forest and search for the girls. In fact, we are prepared to risk our lives and get up to Boko Haram camp and appeal to them to release the children to us so that they can re unite with their parents. There is nothing extraordinary in our quest to enter the dangerous forest. We learnt that some men in Chibok had earlier embarked on such mission, which later turned out to be fruitless. We felt that as mothers, we are in a better position to have the sympathy and concern over the fate of the missing girls. Our target is not to fight the abductors, but we want to beg them to release the girls in the name of the God that we all worship.”

Grants Scotch Whisky celebrates easter with ‘Grant & Friends’ offer

William Grant’s Scotch Whisky, the Premium international scotch whisky brand with rich heritage of quality that has been sustained through 5 generations is rewarding its esteemed consumers with fantastic offers during the Easter celebration and thereafter. The premium William Grant’s Scotch Whisky variants are available in bars and leading outlets in 75cl, 37.5cl, 5cl bottles. Continue…

William Grant has an on-going promotion themed as “Grants & Friends” which enjoins everyone to celebrate life and success with the premium Grant Scotch Whisky amongst friends. The brand is rewarding new and existing consumers with friendly offers.(Herewith attached from left to right Mrs Toyin Hassan 100% Bar Elegushi beach, Babatunde Ogunmodede winner of a Plasma TV and Segun Rufus Brand Activation Manger, Grants)

The Grants Scotch Whisky offer promo gives every consumer the opportunity keep enjoying their preferred drink and also get rewarded either at their favourite bar or retail outlets. Consumers may benefit from the on-going 10% price discount at the following outlets: Shoprite Ikeja, Shoprite Surulere, Spar Lekki and Spar Victoria Island from the month of April to June 2014 and look out for our brand ambassadors in their gorgeous Scottish costumes at top notch bars and lounges in the city of Lagos as they hand out rewards for every purchase whilst fantastic prizes are also up for grabs on a weekly basis.

The Category Manager Wines and Spirits Blue Arrow Limited, the sales/market company of Grant Whisky, Stanley Ailuelohia said “William Grant Scotch Whisky family reserve is a premium drink with rich heritage. As a world class drink that has a unique blend, we are encouraging all new and existing consumers to share a unique celebration during the Easter holidays and thereafter with irresistible offers”.

William Grants Scotch Whisky encourages everyone to enjoy their drinks responsibly, celebrating life everyday, everywhere. 

FRSC confirms 10 dead in 26 auto crashes during Easter in Kogi

The Federal Road Safety Commission (FRSC) said on Thursday that 10 persons lost their lives in 26 road accidents recorded in different parts of Kogi during the Easter holiday. The Kogi Sector Commander, Mr Godwin Omiko, told newsmen in Lokoja that the dead included nine male adults and a female adult. Omiko said 120 people, comprising […]

Over 50 UK institutions to storm Nigeria, Ghana for 6th UKEAS edu fair

One of the leading educational advisory organizations in Nigeria, the United Kingdom Education Advisory Service (UKEAS) is set to bring representatives from over 50 UK Universities and colleges to Nigeria and Ghana for an International Education  fair this April and May. The Fair will hold on the 29th of April in Abuja and on the […]

Insurgency: Jonathan, govs, heads of secuirty agencies, religious leaders meet

An expanded meeting of the National Security Council is underway at the Presidential Villa with President Goodluck Jonathan, state governors, heads of the various security agencies and para-military organizations in attendance. The meeting which began at about 12:10 pm also had in attendance, the President of the Supreme Council of Islamic Affairs in Nigeria and […]

Akpabio removes 2 commissioners

Gov. Godswill Akpabio of Akwa Ibom has relieved two commissioners of their appointment. This is contained in a statement by the Commissioner for Information and Communications, Mr Aniekan Umanah, in Uyo on Thursday. It stated that the minor reshuffle was to reinvigorate the machinery of government and drive further the Uncommon Transformation Programme of the […]

FG congratulates Okonjo-Iweala for winning Rockefeller award

Abuja – The Federal Executive Council (FEC) on Wednesday congratulated the Coordinating Minister of the Economy and Minister of Finance, Dr Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, for winning the Rockefeller Foundation’s Leadership Award. The Minister of Information, Mr Labaran Maku, said the council congratulated the minister at its weekly meeting in Abuja. “Council, led by Mr President, congratulated […]

Jose Mourinho's odds SLASHED to be next Man Utd manager

JOSE MOURINHO could be set to make a stunning move from Chelsea to Manchester United.

Imo Govt. to revive 3 moribund industries

The Imo Government has announced plans to revive three moribund industries established by the first civilian administration of the late Chief Sam Mbakwe about thirty-three years ago. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) recalls that Mbakwe who ruled Imo from 1979 to 1983, established more than 10 industries across the old Imo which included the present  Imo, Abia and part […]

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Association lauds registration of Micro Finance Banks

The National Association of Micro Finance Banks (NAMB) has commended the efforts of the Rural Finance Institution Building programme (RUFIN) in the registration of  Micro Finance Banks (MFBs) in the Mix market. MIX market is the leading business information provider dedicated to strengthening the micro finance sector. The organisation’s core focus is to provide objective […]

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P-Square: Paul seeks God’s intervention

As Peter’s wife replies fans The last may not have been heard of the widely reported crisis rocking the duo of Peter and Paul Okoye, popularly known as P-Square, as the telecommunications giant, Globalcom Nigeria Limited may be forced to review its four-year contract with the pop twins. A source close to the telecoms operator […]

Kerosene scarcity: NNPC to increase domestic consumption of cooking gas

ABUJA: In its efforts to reduce the pressure on kerosene consumption, the Management of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC, has concluded plans to increase the domestic consumption of the cooking gas across the country. The Group Managing Director of NNPC, Engr. Andrew Yakubu, who revealed this while, delivering a key note address at the […]

How PDP, LP attacked us — APC

The attack was provocative — PDP •It’s mere fabrication — LP   THE All Progressives Congress, APC, has accused the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) of allegedly unleashing terror on Egbe-Ekiti community in Gbonyin Local Council during a campaign rally of the party’s gubernatorial candidate, Ayo Fayose, on Monday. Fayemi, Fayose and Bamidele The party also […]

Boko Haram: NDLF Calls On President Goodluck Jonathan To ‘Step-Up Or Quit’

        The Nigeria Democratic Liberty Forum (NDLF) yesterday called on President Goodluck Jonathan to “step up or quit” office if he is unable to eliminate Boko Haram. In a statement released in New York and signed by its Executive Director, Mr. Bukola Oreofe, the group charged that the Jonathan administration has demonstrated […]

Boko Haram threatens to kill abducted schoolgirls if search is not stopped

NOBEL Laureate, Professor Wole Soyinka, yesterday, called on the Federal Government to ensure the release of 230 students of Government Girls Secondary School, Chibok, Borno State, who were abducted by members of the Islamic sect, Boko Haram. Professor Soyinka made the call on a day a coalition of women’s rights in Borno expressed their readiness […]

Brazil World Cup: Intelligence ’ll determine Eagles’ altitude — Obiku

Ex-international, Mike Obiku is not worried with the group opponents of the Super Eagles in the World Cup as he said that the Eagles have no reason not to fly into the second round in a group that has Argentina, Iran and Bosnia Herzogovina. ‘’I’m not losing sleep in the group matches because Nigeria and […]

DPO accused of rape still in detention – Lagos CP

LAGOS — The Lagos State Commissioner of Police, Mr Umar Manko, yesterday, assured Nigerians that the panel investigating the alleged rape of a mother of three by a Divisional Police Officer, DPO, in Lagos was working hard to unravel the truth behind the claims. This is just as the command has debunked reports that the […]

Terrorism: Rep urges Jonathan to apologise to victims of Nyanya bombing, abduction

Chairman of the House Committee on Diaspora Affairs, Mrs. Abike Dabiri-Erewa, yesterday, asked President Goodluck  Jonathan to apologise to families of victims of Nyanya bomb blast and parents of the 234 students abducted at Government Girls College in Borno State by Boko Haram insurgents. She also urged the Federal Government to seek internal and external […]