The Eko Electricity Distribution Company (EKEDP) on Thursday said there would be interruption of power supply in some parts of Lagos communities on Saturday. Mr Godwin Idemudia, the General Manager, Corporate Communications, said in Lagos that the outage would be between 10.00 a.m and 2.00 p.m. Idemudia said that the outage was occasioned by routine…
Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo on Monday briefed President Muhammadu Buhari on some of his activities as acting president while the president was away in London.
Osinbajo who made this known after a closed door meeting with the president in Abuja, said “I’m back to my regular position as Vice-President.’’
He said that the president, who was updated on national and international issues as they concerned the country, gave specific directives on the next steps to be taken.
“We just had a very long meeting. As you can see we were basically trying to bring the President up to speed on some of the things we have done while he was away.
“He has given a few directives on what we should be doing on so many areas, the Northeast, budget, the economy, a wide range of issues.’’
On the readiness of the president to resume work, the vice-president said he had already handed over the governance of the nation to the president.
“He’s held a meeting with me for well over an hour now where we discussed a wide range of issues.
“So, his readiness for work isn’t in doubt at all. As a matter of fact I think he is over ready.
“Oh yes! I’m back to my regular position as vice president.’’
On whether the president was impressed with his performance as acting president, Osinbajo said President Buhari “was reasonable satisfied’’.
Osinbajo dismissed the assertion that there might be a lot of delegation of duties to him, due to the health of the president.
According to him, nothing will be done without the president’s clearance.
He said: “I think the president, as you know, has always given me several responsibilities.
“I think what we must recognise is that the way this administration work is that it has always been team work.
“Very little is done without the president’s clearance.
“Generally speaking, even with responsibilities that are my constitutional responsibilities, we have full discussions on them, we have full agreements on all of those issues.’’
— 22nd June 2017
Leaders of the European Union (EU) on Thursday agreed on measures to counter terrorism, European Council President Donald Tusk, has said. Addressing news conference in Brussels, Tusk said that terrorism, “which is still a major threat,” was the first topic the leaders discussed at the ongoing two-day summit. He said that the EU leaders also…
— 22nd June 2017
Chief Audu Ogbeh, the Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, says the country will on June 29, export 72 tonnes of yam to Europe and the United States of America (USA). A statement by Dr Olukayode Oyeleye, the Special Assistant to the minister (Media), in Abuja on Thursday, said Ogbeh disclosed this at a meeting…
— 22nd June 2017
The UK has deployed officers from the Royal Air Force (RAF) Force Protection (FP) Wing from RAF Lossiemouth to Nigeria to train the Nigerian Air Force Regiment for six weeks. The Royal Air Force is the UK’s aerial warfare force formed toward the end of the First World War on April 1, 1918 and it is…
— 22nd June 2017
Etisalat Nigeria has dismissed reports making the rounds in the media that it is being investigated by the EFCC over utilisation of the 1.2 billion dollars loan obtained from a consortium of banks. A statement by Mr Ibrahim Dikko, the Vice President, Regulatory and Corporate Affairs, Etisalat Nigeria on the company’s website in Abuja on…
Entertainment— 21st June 2017
By RITA OKOYE Nollywood starlet, Nzubechi Maureen Onyia popularly called Nzube Onyia, dreads heartbreaks like hell. This is coming after her ex-lover dumped her a few years ago. However, the experience was the starting point of her movie career, as the heartbreak took her to another level. Here, the light-skinned actress shares her inspiring success…
South-West Report— 22nd June 2017
• Rumble in Ekiti communities over chairmanship of traditional council From Wole Balogun, Ado-Ekiti What can be described as a royal rumble is brewing in three major towns of Ogotun, Ilawe and Igbara-Odo, in Ekiti Southwest Local Government Area of Ekiti State. The Ologotun of Ogotun, Oba Samuel Oyebade, is accused of sit-tight for allegedly…
Abuja Metro— 21st June 2017
As the controversy over the death of Joy Odama rages, her nother, Mrs. Philomena Odama, has opened up on the tragic incident, saying an Abuja-based millionaire should be held responsible for it. In an interview with Molly Kilete in Abuja, at the office of the non-governmental organisation championing the arrest and prosecution of the suspect,…
Oriental News— 21st June 2017
From George Onyejiuwa, Owerri This year, no fewer than 12,000 persons have benefited from the three-day annual free medical mission held recently for the treatment of the aged, poor and indigent by the Mbaise USA for their people at home. The free medical mission held simultaneously at Ezinihitte, Ekwerazu, Uvuru, Lorji, Ezialakaohu Nguru and St….
Features— 22nd June 2017
Most blogs out there don’t get the kind of traffic or attention they desire, and this is mainly because there are a couple of vital things about blogging they are not aware of. Once this awareness is there, it will be easier to achieve sustained blog growth. We share 4 reasons a blog doesn’t grow as…
Literary Review— 12th June 2017
By Isidore Diala Professor Ben Obumselu, who was laid to rest on Friday June 9, 2017, at his hometown, Oba, in Anambra State, remarked in a 1990 article: “Every man is a lover and follows the Muse.” He meant to point to the legion of human compulsions and fixations, and placed in hierarchical…
Lifeline— 22nd June 2017
•Thousands of commuters stranded; travellers in desperate search for food, water •We need help from FG, Niger govt cries out By Adams John, Minna The Ilorin-Jebba-Mokwa road is one of the busiest highways in the country. Over 300 trailers and tankers and other smaller vehicles ply the road daily, as it is the only major…
Education Review— 20th June 2017
• A revealing encounter with Nigerians who don’t know the meanings of “whistleblower” and “whistle blowing,” and ones who presume to know • Shocking: They include students of institutions of higher learning From Rose Ejembi, Makurdi, and Bianca Iboma, Lagos In recent times, there has been a lot of hue and cry about “whistle-blowing” and…
Marketing Matters— 30th November 2016
It was a unique gathering of major stakeholders in Nigeria’s marketing industry when the Advertisers Association of Nigeria (ADVAN) rolled out the red carpet to celebrate outstanding achievers at the 2016 ADVAN Awards for Marketing Excellence at the MUSON Centre, Onikan, Lagos, last weekend. The event threw up new champions who would bask in the…
TSWeekend— 19th June 2017
Mavrodi Mondial Movement (MMM) a peer to peer donation community of people helping each other with their SPARE money, recently partnered an NGO, Initiative for Self Esteem Empowerment and Evaluation (ISEE) Inc. in conjunction with Olajumoke Jide Foundation to empower indigent women in Lagos with the sum of #500,000 with a view to alleviating poverty….
There is every reason to believe that the Indigenous People of Biafra ( IPOB) whose activities triggered the quit notice given to the Igbo in the North by Arewa youths is elated by the stand of the northern groups. IPOB believes that the Arewa youths, through their declaration, may have, without knowing it, made the…
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“Sir, I’ve been sick for a long time. The sickness has consumed a lot of money for over 30 years. There is no orthodox and non-orthodox doctor that I have not seen. In fact, they said it was poison and that it has eaten all over my body. I exhausted my money on different kinds…