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Accounting Graduate Turns Shoemaker: The Story of Father Paul

by "> - 5 July 2017

This is the story of a young Nigerian, a second class upper degree in Economics and Accounting graduate from the University of Heriot-Watt, Edinburg, United Kingdom, who rather than scouting around for white collar jobs, chose to follow his own vision by becoming a shoemaker! This is the story of Chidubem...

Breaking News

“No Group Will Hold Nigeria to Ransom under My Watch”, Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday has warned that no group of insurgents will hold Nigeria to ransom under his watch. He therefore urge Nigerians and the whole world to be eternally vigilant, warning that terrorism has no boarders. This was contained in a statement released by the Special Adviser, Media, Mr Femi Adesina and personally signed by President Buhari, to commemorate the third anniversary...

Politics

The Secret by Labour Party’s Success in Snap Elections by Kate Osamor

Nigerian born United Kingdom Member of Parliament for Edmonton, Kate Osamor on Tuesday narrated the secret behind the success and impact of Labour Party at the last June 8, 2017, Snap General Elections in the United Kingdom. Osamor is currently on a visit to Nigeria and she visited the National Secretariat of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) on Tuesday evening. “One of the things which...

Business

Ndoma-Egba Advocate Inclusion of Monarchs in Niger Delta Master Plan

The Chairman of the Niger Delta Development Commission, NDDC, Senator Victor Ndoma-Egba, SAN, has underlined the importance of traditional rulers in the quest to develop a new Master Plan for the Niger Delta region. Senator Ndoma-Egba spoke when the South-South Monarchs Forum led by King Edmund Daukoru, the Amayanabo of Nembe, paid him a courtesy visit at the NDDC headquarters in Port Harcourt on...

Entertainment

Mercy Aigbe, Husband in Closed Session with Magistrate

Nollywood actress, Mercy Aigbe Gentry, and her estranged husband, Olanrewaju Gentry on Wednesday had a close door session in the chambers of the trial Chief Magistrate Folakemi Davies-Abegunde in the on going trial of the husband over domestic violence. Although Mercy Aigbe came late to court, her husband arrived as early as 9am. He was dressed in a white wool kaftan with a black and brown sandals. Gentry...

Health

Detective Narrated How Pastor Akpan-Jacobs Defrauded Titi Atiku

Mr Dickson Graymond, a retired detective with the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), on Thursday narrated to an Ikeja High Court, how a pastor, Nsikakabasi Akpan-Jacobs, allegedly scammed Titi Atiku, wife of former Vice President Abubakar Atiku of N918 million. Graymond while being led in evidence by Mr Babatunde Sonoiki, the EFCC prosecuting counsel, during continued trial proceedings...

Sports

Odegbami’s Domestic Staff Arraigned for Stealing N150m worth of Jewelries

Two domestic staff of Nigeria’s football legend, Chief Segun Odegbami and his wife, Oyindamola, were on Wednesday arraigned before an Ikeja Chief Magistrate Court for stealing N150 million worth of jewelries from the couple. Rose Patrick, the 25-year-old housekeeper and Mohammed Abdulazeez, the 26-year-old driver of Mrs Oyindamola Odegbami, alongside Ester Pam, a 28 year old friend of the...

Tech

NADDC Reaffirms FG Support for Nigerian Auto Policy

The National Automotive Design and Development Council (NADDC) has dismissed insinuations that the Federal Government may have jettisoned the National Automotive Policy owing to discontented situation of the Nigerian economy at the moment. NADDC Director General, Engr. Aminu Jalal who recently refuted the allegation as baseless and unsubstantiated, said the Federal Government has already resolved...

Opinion

Lagos House of Assembly Amendment of LASIEC Law Is an Affront on the Judiciary-Akinnola

With the speed of legislative lightening, the Lagos State House of Assembly within a day, passed an amendment to the Lagos State Independent Electoral Commission (LASIEC) law and sent it to the Governor for assent. This was done, ostensibly to render nugatory, the judgment of the State High court in respect of Odi-Olowo local government primaries, which was held along with others at Teslim Balogun...

local News

Court Discharges 33 Year Old Mechanic after Spending 7 Years in Prison

Justice Raliatu Adebiyi of an Ikeja High Court on Thursday discharged and acquitted one Saheed Akeem, a 33-year-old mechanic who was standing trial on a two-count charge of conspiracy and armed robbery due to insufficient evidence. The accused had spent seven years in prison custody before he was discharged and acquitted. Justice  Adebiyi in her judgment said that the victim of the alleged crime,...

News

Select Governors Visit Buhari in London

Selected Governors from Nigeria on Wednesday met with President Muhammadu Buhari in London, United Kingdom. They were led by the chairman of the Governors forum, Alhaji Abdulazeez Yari, Zamfara State governor. Others in the entourage include Dave Umahi(Ebonyi), Umar Ganduje (Kano), Kashim Shettima (Borno), Samuel Ortom (Benue), Udom Emmanuel (Akwa Ibom), and Abiola Ajimobi (Oyo). ...

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