Up until February 2010, very few people had heard about Adebayo Ogunlesi. The Nigerian-born investment banker and money manager made international headlines when he led the acquisition of London’s Gatwick Airport from the British Airports Authority in a recorded £1.51 billion deal. The acquisition instantly propelled Ogunlesi, 58, into the global spotlight and earned him a place in history as the man who acquired London’s second largest international airport. Read more
Nigerians in the northern part of the country has express disagreement with the anti-Western rhetoric of Boko Haram, the militant movement behind a series of deadly attacks in the country, an opinion poll said. Read more
Nigeria air travellers want airline operators in the country to compensate travellers for service inefficiencies and also pay fines, according to results of a poll on aviation service.
At least 90 percent of respondents an opinion poll conducted by Ngozi-Okonjo Iweala (NOI) Polls Read more
Jamatul Ahlis Sunnah Lil Daawatil Jihad claimed it is a group engaged in the propagation of Islam In Nigeria. However, the group has untold damages to thousand of Nigerians leading to loss of lives and destruction of properties. The man at the helm of affairs directing this attacks is known as Abubakar Shekau Read more
PREMIUM TIMES can reveal today that the N155billion secretly paid to convicted money launderer, Dan Etete, by the Federal Government, on the orders of President Goodluck Jonathan, was actually a slush fund, with a huge chunk of it ending in bank accounts of cronies and business associates of government officials and at least one individual with links to Mr. Jonathan. Read more
The Conference of Nigerian Political Parties (CNPP) has challenged Chief Olusegun Obasanjo, Nigeria’s former president, to render an account of his regime.
In a much-quoted statement yesterday, Obasanjo described the State Houses of Assembly and the National Assembly as full of “rogues and armed robbers.” Read more
The Delta State Commissioner for Agriculture and Natural Resources, Mr Misan Kubeyinje, has threatened to sue New York based online news website, Sahara Reporters to the tune of N1billion for allegedly falsifying a story about him. Read more
According to a research report, 70 percent of married men who reportedly engage in “penetrative sex with commercial sex workers does not use condoms,”
The Director-General of the National Agency for the Control of AIDS, Prof. John Idoko, made this disclosure during a presentation on PreExposureProphylaxis PrEP by the United States Mission office. Read more
Lagos State Governor Babatunde Fashola has advised that states that are not viable should be allowed to merge through constitutional process to enable them stand independent of the Federal Government and function as federating units.
Fashola gave the advice during a television programme, 60 Minutes with Angela, on Wednesday, while answering questions on his advocacy for fiscal federalism. Read more
(BBC News) The UK Metropolitan police said it has arrested four men in connection with a bribery scandal involving Nigerian fraudster James Ibori as part of a planned operation set up in October 2011. Read more
In this exclusive interview with Adeola Adeyemo and published on bellanaija.com, Linda Ikeji shares her journey into the world of blogging and what makes her stand out. She started blogging in 2007 with the passion of sharing anything interesting with her reader. Five years after, her blog, www.lindaikeji.blogspot.com has grown to be one of the most visited sites in the country attracting thousands of visitors daily. Read more
(GUARDIAN) DANGOTE Group Plc and Edimo Gruppo of Italy top the list of investors that have expressed interests in the widely acclaimed land swap scheme devised by the Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA) to accelerate provision of affordable housing in the Federal Capital Territory. Read more