Four Nigerian mobile service providers, MTN Nigeria, Etisalat, Airtel and Globacom are to pay a cumulative sum of N1,170,000,000 (One Billion, One Hundred and Seventy Million Naira) to the Nigerian Communications Commission as penalty for the poor quality of services rendered to their different subscribers in the months of March and April 2012. Read more
‘From crisis to sustainable development’, a World Bank publication in 1989 asserts that “underlying the litany of Africa’s development is the crisis of governance; by governance is meant the exercise of political powers to manage the affairs of the nation’s affairs. It thus becomes imperative that the main problem confronting the growth and development of Nigeria is governance and that is due largely because those charged with the responsibilities of the country have failed to manage it for the good of the people. Read more
D’banj in an in-dept interview with MTV The Wrap Up Afrobeats columnist, Nonny Orakwue, talks about how he feels to be a African artist and his plans for the future. He also hinted that his new album may be called ‘The Entertainer Repackage or Entertainer X’ because he wants to continue blazing the trail as an African pop star abroad, especially with his signing to Kanye West‘s new G.O.O.D. Music label. Read the full interview below. Read more
A baby boy, who is said to have been holding a small Holy Quran during his birth, is causing a big controversy in Lagos.
The baby was born at a white garment church in the Mushin area of Lagos.
A large crowd gathered at 1, Sonde Street, Ijeshatedo, Lagos home of the boy’s parents as news of the unusual birth spread like wildfire. Read more
Editor’s note: As the body of Late Olaitan Oyerinde, the Principal Private Secretary to the Governor of Edo state, Comrade Adams Oshiomhole is laid to rest today, Dipo Fashina and Abiodun Aremu write a tribute to eulogise the worthy comrade whom they said must live in our memory. The tribute is courtesy of Premium times. Read more
The Federal Government has reiterated its call on all groups to ceasefire and come forward for dialogue.
The Vice President, Arc Mohammed Namadi Sambo, made this call Thursday, in Abuja at the National Symposium, organised by Nasirul-Lahi-Faith Society of Nigeria (NASFAT), tagged “Islam and Peaceful Co-Existence in a Contemporary Multi Religious Society. Read more
A Nigerian 31-year old man who was sentenced to death as a juvenile has expressed his happiness at being released from prison and reunited with his family after such a very long time, following a relentless global campaign by Amnesty International. Read more
The Vice President, Arc Mohammed Namadi Sambo, has said that a meeting with State Governors and traditional rulers has been convened as a forum to consider and agree on ways of extending the Almajiri Education programme to cater for all similar problems in all parts of the country. Read more
The presidency has denied media report that it had any plans to effect cabinet reshuffle as has been widely speculated. Special Assistant to the president on New Media, Reno Omokri announced on Twitter that the president has “implicit confidence in the ability of the current crop of ministers”. Read more
Former Director General of the Nigerian Stock Exchange, Prof. Ndi Okereke Onyiuke at her presentation to the House of Representative committee probing the near collapse of the capital market denied any complicity in the crisis that rocked the sector. Read more
According to a report from the Vanguard published by Business news, the Federal Government has awarded oil blocks in a manner that flouts the Extractive Industry Transparency Initiative (EITI) of which Nigeria is signatory. Read more
A meeting on Sunday between Buhari and Tinubu in Lagos was meant to revive alliance moves between the Action Congress of Nigeria and the Congress for Progressive Change, party officials told Daily Trust in Abuja yesterday. Read more