Music Stars Rock Felabration

Music Stars Rock Felabration

Over 200 artistes participated in this year’s Felabration which has come and gone with headline act, Third World, Sandra Iszadore, London Afrobeat Collective and NEWEN, the Afrobeat band from Chile performing amidst pomp and pageantry. The entertainers ranged from the ridiculous to the skilled. Felabration is the annual music and entertainment concert dedicated to the ideals of Fela. The weeklong celebration which was part-sponsored by 7Up took place mainly inside the African Shrine, Ikeja, Lagos….

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Benue Workers Sack Assembly over Bailout Payment

Benue Workers Sack Assembly over Bailout Payment

Terkimbi Ikyange, George Okoh in Makurdi
 Benue State workers yesterday protested the non-payment of their salaries from the bailout fund collected by the state government as they drove away members of the state House of Assembly and their consultant who were out to the 23 local government areas of the state for staff verification exercise. But the Speaker of the assembly, Mr. Terkimbi Ikyange, described the act as ignorance on the part of the workers,…

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Port Harcourt Airport Not the Worst, Says FAAN

Port Harcourt Airport Not the Worst, Says FAAN

The Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) has faulted a recent survey which rated the Port Harcourt International Airport as the worst airport in the world. This was contained in a statement issued yesterday in Lagos by Mr. Yakubu Dati, FAAN’s General Manager, Corporate Affairs. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reported that the ranking by SleepingInAirports.net rated the Port Harcourt International Airport as “the dirtiest and most corrupt airport in Africa.” FAAN, in its…

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God makes kings, says Ooni-elect

God makes kings, says Ooni-elect

• I am coming to the throne to set a good example • Predictions on my son have come true, says father FOLLOWING his emergence as the Ooni-elect, only coronation-rites away from occupying the pre-eminent monarchical stool among an estimated 60 million Yoruba worldwide, Prince Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi, yesterday said his ascension to the throne was a divine call, as “only God chooses kings.” The Ooni-elect who spoke to The Guardian in an exclusive interview…

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Power Generation Drops to 660mw at Egbin Plant

Power Generation Drops to 660mw at Egbin Plant

Power generation has dropped from 813 megawatts to 660 at the Egbin Power Plant in Lagos State, an official said yesterday. The plant, the nation’s biggest power generating outfit, has the capacity to contribute about 1,000 megawatts to the national grid. An authoritative source at the plant told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lagos that the drop was as a result of the ongoing maintenance of Egbin lines by the Nigerian Gas Company…

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Datti Rejects House C’tee Chairmanship

Datti Rejects House C’tee Chairmanship

The disquiet which has simmered  following the announcement of the Chairmen and Deputies of 96 Standing Committees of the House of Representatives, was brought to fore as one of the Chairmen has rejected his appointment. Hon. Garba Muhammad Datti, representing Sabon Gari Federal Constituency, Kaduna on the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC), rejected his appointment as Chairman of the Committee on Solid Minerals Development on the grounds that he was not consulted before…

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Amaechi, Lokpobiri, others know fate today

Amaechi, Lokpobiri, others know fate today

After three weeks of drama and interplay, the Senate will today round off the much-publicised confirmation of the 36 ministerial nominees sent to it about a month ago by President Muhammadu Buhari. Already, the Upper Legistative Chamber two weeks ago confirmed 18 of the 36 ministers-designate, barely one week after the commencement of the screening. Other nominees some of whose screening was delayed because of petitions against their nominations, will either get a ‘yes’ or…

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NNPC to Trim Lifters of Nigerian Crude to 16 as 278 Submit Bids

NNPC to Trim Lifters of Nigerian Crude to 16 as 278 Submit Bids

The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) has said that it hopes to introduce commercial certainty in the sale of Nigeria’s crude grades in the international market starting from January 2016. NNPC said on Tuesday at the opening of technical and commercial bids submitted by 278 firms for the purchase and sale of Nigeria’s crude oil that starting from January, it would deal with just about 16 oil lifters, effectively cutting down the number from 43….

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Tribunal upholds Ajimobi’s election

Tribunal upholds Ajimobi’s election

The Governorship Election Petition Tribunal sitting in Oyo State yesterday affirmed the April 11 victory of the state governor, Abiola Ajimobi. Former governor of the state, Senator Rashidi Ladoja, who contested on the platform of the Accord, challenged the validity of Ajimobi’s victory on the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC) before the tribunal. He joined the APC, the Resident Electoral Commissioner in the state and Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in the petition….

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Syria’s Assad in surprise visit to Moscow

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad flew into Moscow on Tuesday for a meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin, in what is believed to be his first trip abroad since start of the war in 2011. The leaders discussed their joint military campaign against rebels in Syria, a Kremlin spokesman said on Wednesday. Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov told reporters: “The president of the Syrian Arab Republic Bashar al-Assad came on a working visit to Moscow yesterday evening…

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