Category : Politics

Latest News / Politics - 10 hours ago

Armed men stabbed MD, killed wife at Ikoyi residence

Managing Director of leading shipping company, Maersk Nigeria Limited, Gildas Tohouo Tohouo and his wife were last night, attacked by assailants suspected to be domestic servants at the Maersk compound, Lugard Avenue, Bourdillon, Ikoyi Lagos. Business Hallmark learnt that Tohouo was stabbed severally and is now in critical condition, while his wife was forced to drink acid which led to her untimely death. Spokesperson of the Lagos State police command, DSP Bala Elkana who confirmed the attack to Business Hallmark, said the two suspects have been arrested while investigations are still ongoing. Elkana said the suspects are his domestic servant and a friend he brought to assist him in carrying out the act. ALSO READ: 19-yr-old Yahoo boy sets girlfriend ablaze over cheating claims “We have the two suspects in custody, it's a domestic incident. One of the perpetrators is his domestic servant, the...

Latest News / Politics - 10 hours ago

The race to end malnutrition in Nigeria: Charity with food 2019

According to UNICEF, malnutrition has been a silent crisis in Nigeria, leaving over 88,000 children at the risk of dying from malnutrition. Also reports showed Nigeria has the second highest burden of stunted children in the world, with a national prevalence rate of 32 percent of children under five. An estimated 2 million children in Nigeria suffer from severe acute malnutrition (SAM), but only two out of every 10 children affected is currently reached with treatment. Seven percent of women of childbearing age also suffer from acute malnutrition. The race to end malnutrition in Nigeria: charity with food 2019 According to USAID, Malnutrition in childhood and pregnancy has many adverse consequences for child survival and long-term well-being. It also has far-reaching consequences for human capital, economic productivity, and national deve...

Latest News / Politics - 11 hours ago

Ikoyi Passport Office to go tough on touts — Yari

Mr Manir Yari, the Passport Control Officer (PCO), Ikoyi Passport office, Lagos, has said the office will no longer tolerate the activities of touts within the office vicinity Yari told News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Monday in Lagos, while appreciating the Nigerian Immigration Service (NIS) for the award given to him on Dec.7 in Abuja during the service’s end of the year dinner and awards night. NAN reports that Yari was given the award of the service in exemplary leadership that entailed ability to simplify passport issuance process. Yari, appreciating the NIS, said the office aimed to eliminate totally the activities of the touts in the year 2020. “The touts usually double cross innocent citizens on their way to the centre promising to get them international passports. “Such promise, most times, never worked thereby ending up in duping the citizens,” he said....

Latest News / Politics - 11 hours ago

Nigerian Players Abroad: Kelechi Iheanacho reborn in England, Osimhen nets another home goal in France and Odion Ighalo wins first career club title

A review of how Nigerian players performed all over the world this weekend. It was a busy weekend of football all around the world with Nigerian players in action for the respective clubs. From England where Kelechi Iheanacho is enjoying a resurgence to France where Victor Osimhen continued his fine form at home and China where ex-Super Eagles striker Odion Ighalo won the FA Cup, Nigerian players abroad had quite an eventful weekend. There are also goals from Nigerian players in Slovakia, Turkey and a Man of the Match performance in Germany. In England Super Eagles forward Alex Iwobi played the whole 90 minutes for Everton who got a much-needed 3-1 win over Chelsea. Two Nigerian players Wilfred Ndidi and Kelechi Iheanacho were in action for Leicester City who continued their winning streak with a 4-1 win away at Aston Vil...

Latest News / Politics - 12 hours ago

Tullow’s shares go down by 50 percent as CEO resigns over poor performance in Ghana

The shares of Tullow Oil Plc on the London Stock Exchange (LSE) dropped by over 50% as its CEO, Paul McDade resigned due to the poor performance in its Ghana operations. The resignation of CEO, Paul McDade, comes after the company’s head of exploration Angus McCoss also quit on Monday. Tullow Oil could not meet its production targets because of technical problems at Jubilee and a delay in the completion of a well at the TEN fields. Tullow is the lead partner of the Jubilee and TEN fields. The oil company has seen some turbulent times in recent times in an attempt to develop oil fields in Uganda and Guyana. Due to the challenges the company is facing, Tullow has announced that it has revised its key production figures stating that oil production is expected to hover around 87,000 barrels of oil per day (bopd) this year. Meanwhi...

Latest News / Politics - 14 hours ago

Here are 5 fun things to do in Nigeria during the holidays

Nigeria and the rest of Africa often gets a bad rap (negative reputation).& But a quick visit to Nigeria via Cardi B's Instagram pages and stories over the weekend showed a different, fun side to the rest of the world.Check out our list of 7 of the best things to do in Nigeria during the holidays.& Popular American rapper, Belcalis Almanzar (better known as Cardi B) was in Nigeria over the weekend to perform at the Live spot X Festival. Upon her arrival, she began sharing different videos of her experience in the country from its bustling streets to the nightlife which showed a different, fun side to Nigeria. She even got herself an indigenous name (Chioma B) as she sampled beer and our famous Nigerian Jollof. "Nigeria was lit, " she concluded in her Instagram story as she boarded a private jet to Ghana. T While a visit to a strip club was a major h...

Latest News / Politics - 14 hours ago

Buhari Inaugurates Treasury Portal To Allow Nigerians Monitor Government Spending

& The Nigerian Government has inaugurated the Open Treasury Portal with the hope of making public the daily treasury statement on how monies that come into government coffer are spent. In series of posts on Twitter on Monday, Executive Secretary, Nigeria Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative, Mr Waziri Adio, made the disclosure. Ministries, departments and agencies are now expected to publish on daily basis, reports of payments above N5m, monthly budget performance and sundry other official financial dealings. Adio in his Twitter post, said, “With the launch of the Open Treasury Portal today by President Muhammadu Buhari, all MDAs are to publish the following: daily reports of payments from N5m; monthly budget performance; quarterly financial statements; and annual financial statements prepared in compliance with IPSAS. “All the reports are to be published within stipulated deadlines on this portal:& The portal will be open to and can be accessed by all.” Speaking further, he said that the Accountant-General of the Federation will also publish on a daily basis inflows and outflows into the treasury. Politics News AddThis :& Original Author :& SaharaReporters, New York Disable advertisements :&

Latest News / Politics - 14 hours ago

Ondo Fires 51 Workers For Not Participating In Screening Exercise

& The Ondo State Government has said that it has removed names of 51 workers from its payroll following the failure of the affected workers not to show up for the recently conducted screening for civil servants, a report by& PUNCH& said. The government said the screening exercise was conducted to enable it know the number of real civil servants in the local government service. The state Head of Service, Mr Dare Aragbaiye, confirmed this in Akure, the state capital, on Monday during the 2019 Public Service Week anniversary. Aragbaiye explained that the 51 workers failed to showed up for the screening exercise and since then, they have not returned to work. He said, “Since they did not show up for the screening, that means they are ghost workers and for that reason, their salaries have been stopped and their names have been removed from the government’s payroll. “Even if they show up today, they have some questions to answer.” & Politics News AddThis :& Original Author :& SaharaReporters, New York Disable advertisements :&

Latest News / Politics - 14 hours ago

Fowler out, Muhammad Nami in – here are few things you need to know about the new head of Nigeria's revenue-generating agency, FIRS

President Muhammadu Buhari appoints Muhammad M. Nami to replace Babatunde Fowler as FIRS Chairman.Nami is a tax consultant and accounting professional who was once a member of the presidential Audit Committee on Recoveries.The president also approves the composition of the board of the revenue agency. The Nigerian government has appointed Muhammad M. Nami as the new chairman of the country's revenue-generating agency, Federal Inland Revenue Service. Nami, a tax consultant, will replace Babatunde Fowler, whose tenure 5-year tenure expired on Monday, December 9, 2019. His appointment is still subject to Nigerian Senate confirmation. President Buhari in his office (Daily Post) In a statement on Monday, the presidency described “Mr. Muhammad, a well-trained tax, accounting, and management professional with highly rated qualifications and professional practice and licenses from relevant professional bodies, has...

Latest News / Politics - 14 hours ago

New Chairman Of FIRS Appointed By Buhari

& Mr Muhammad Nami has been appointed by President Muhammadu Buhari as the new Chairman of the Federal Inland Revenue Service. His appointment followed the expiration of the tenure of Mr Tunde Fowler on Monday. Announcing the emergence of Nami in a statement, Senior Special Assistant to President Buhari on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, said, “Mr Muhammad, a well-trained tax, accounting and management professional with highly rated qualifications and professional practice and licenses from relevant professional bodies, has almost three decades of practical work experience in auditing, tax management and advisory and management services to clients in the banking, manufacturing, services and public sectors as well as non-profit organisations.” Buhari also approved the composition of the board of the FIRS. & Politics Taxes News AddThis :& Original Author :& SaharaReporters, New York Disable advertisements :&

Latest News / Politics - 15 hours ago

Press Freedom Coalition Condemns Assault On Judiciary, Urges Buhari To Sanction DSS

& The Coalition for Whistleblowers Protection and Press Freedom has condemn the invasion of the Federal High Court, Abuja, by operatives of the Department of State Services to arrest Omoyele Sowore. The coalition, a national alliance of media and civil society organisations, described the act of the DSS as a reckless display of brutality and lawlessness. The group urged President Muhammadu Buhari to take action against the agency to further drive home the claim that the secret agency did not carry out the act on the instruction of the Presidency. The coalition also described the action of the armed DSS operatives, who invaded the courtroom where proceeding was ongoing in an effort to rearrest Sowore and his co-accused, Olawale Bakare, as the most frightening assault on the authority and independence of the judiciary that Nigeria has ever witnessed. In a statement, the group said, “The coalition calls on President Muhammadu Buhari to take stern punitive action against the DSS agents involved in the attack on the court as well as the agency’s leadership in order to reassure Nigerians and the international community that they were not acting under his instructions and that his government does not condone their actions in desecrating the temple of justice,...

Latest News / Politics - 15 hours ago

$140 show: How Cardi B glued to her 'khebab' while Ghanaian celebrities waited for photo opportunities

Ghanaian celebrities who were invited to “meet and greet” the American rapper, Belcalis Marlenis Almánzar, known in showbiz as Cardi B, were disappointed as the meeting never happened. Cardi B The celebrities which included Moesha, Becca, Afia Schwarzenegger, Hajia4real, Efia Odo, Akuapem Poloo, among others were denied access to meet the pop star when she arrived in Accra on Sunday, December 8, 2019. These celebrities who looked perturbed and felt disrespected by the Cardi B no show, took to their social media pages to unveil their sentiments. “I am really hurt, I am so disappointed. I was officially invited alongside other celebrities to come and have a meet and greet with Cardi B, but guess what the organizers didn’t let her show up,” Hajia4real said....

Latest News / Politics - 15 hours ago

Finland Elects 34-year-old Woman As Prime Minister

& Finland’s Social Democrats have elected a 34-year-old woman as Prime Minister of the country, making her the youngest head of government in its history. AFP& reports that Sanna Marin narrowly won Sunday’s vote to replace outgoing leader, Antti Rinne, who resigned on Tuesday after losing the confidence of the coalition partner Centre Party over his handling of a postal strike. “We have a lot of work to do to rebuild trust,” Marin told journalists on Sunday night, while deflecting questions about her age. “I have never thought about my age or gender, I think of the reasons I got into politics and those things for which we have won the trust of the electorate.” At 34, Marin also becomes one of the world’s youngest state leaders, ahead of Ukraine’s Prime Minister, Oleksiy Honcharuk, who is currently 35. Former PM Antti Rinne had headed Finland’s centre-left five-party coalition since June, and Marin’s appointment is unlikely to lead to significant policy changes by the Social Democrat-led administration. & International Politics News AddThis :& Original Author :& SaharaReporters, New York Disable advertisements :&

Latest News / Politics - 16 hours ago

Court remands 2 for allegedly robbing couple N1.97m

An Ikeja Magistrates’ Court on Monday remanded two men – Idris Ibrahim, 28, and Jubril Ahmed, 36 -who allegedly robbed a couple of N1.97 million. The Magistrate, Mrs O.A. Aderibigbe ordered that the duo should be kept at the Kirikiri Correction Centre, Lagos, pending advice of the state director of public prosecutions. Aderibigbe did not take the plea of the defendants but adjourned the case until Jan. 18, 2020. The duo was charged conspiracy, robbery and stealing. The Prosecutor, Insp. Mojirade Edeme, submitted that the defendants armed themselves with dangerous weapons and robbed one Mr Joseph Okafor and his wife, Helen, of N1.97 million, on Sept. 29 in Ikeja. “The defendants removed the kitchen window to gain entrance into their apartment. “They pointed knives, iron rods, bottles among other weapons at the couple, demanding...

Latest News / Politics - 16 hours ago

Joint release on Loose Talk Podcast

After 200 often exciting, note-worthy and genre-defining episodes, the Loose Talk hosts and production team are looking to a new podcast project, while Pulse is taking a break with the format. The Loose Talk podcast which has been produced by Osagie Alonge and hosted by him, Steve Dede, Ayomide Tayo (AOT2), Jess Chibueze (Jess Jess Finesse), Moni Osibodu (BadGirlMo), has over the last years championed Nigerian pop culture with a unique blend of knowledge and humour while creating an intimate experience for fans & listeners. Speaking on this, The Editor-In-Chief of Pulse Nigeria, Ben Bassey said: “We thank the Loose Talk hosts and producers and wish them the best in their new endeavours. We are currently strategizing on the format and working on several new podcast series.” Pulse logo Going forward, the ’Giants’ will start a new podcast. While Osagie will occasionally co-host, the trio of Jess Jess Fines...