Bukola Ogunyemi: Appraising Kaduna’s Smart Infrastructure Plan

Bukola Ogunyemi: Appraising Kaduna’s Smart Infrastructure Plan Kaduna State knows that infrastructural development is a straightforward way to inject money into the economy and lay the foundation for long-term growth. This is why it has committed N108 billion of its 2016 budget to capital expenditure and will further commit N130 billion in 2017. Already, 421 contracts have been awarded for renovation of public primary and secondary schools in the state. These renovations are complete with the provision of solar-powered bore holes and cubicle toilet blocks. The aim is to expand class sizes to the extent that they cater for school enrolment rates which have soared from about 1 million pupils in 2015 to...

Ayade’s Exemption of Low Income Earners From Taxes :...

Lucius Annaeus Seneca said "A gift consists not in what is done or given, but in the intention of the giver or doer". For the intention of Governor Ben Ayade to...

Feyi Fawehinmi: One nation under MMM

Around 11pm on the 23rd of June, I decided to go to bed. I had voted ‘Remain’ in the UK European Referendum earlier in the day and the first exit polls...

Oyedepo: The folly of a shepherd with wiser sheep –...

I had to re-title this write-up in view of the emerging feeble rebuttals of the dating of its video-data and damning acquiesce from the authorities of Winners Chapel Nigeria Limited.  I...

Niger Delta Militancy: Agitations or Irrational...

There is a popular story of a man that caught his wife doing some wrong. He got so infuriated and began beating up the wife. Bystanders applauded the man as he...

Nigerian government confirms negotiation with Boko Haram to free Chibok girls

The Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, on Tuesday reassured that the negotiations for the release of other Chibok girls in captivity were ongoing. The minister disclosed this at...

We’ll use entertainment to increase Lagos GDP – Ambode

The Lagos State Governor, Akinwunmi Ambode, on Tuesday revealed the plans of his administration to leverage on the vast economic opportunities in entertainment, tourism and arts sectors, among others...

Nigerian Army to give N500,000 reward for information on suicide bombers

The Nigerian Army says it is offering N500,000 reward for credible information that leads to the arrest of would-be suicide bombers or their hideouts. The Army spokesperson, Sani Usman, disclosed...

Retirees sue Nigerian military for non-payment of allowance

Retired military officers on Tuesday dragged the Army, Navy and Air Force to court over non-payment of debarment allowance instituted in 2012. The retirees instituted a class action against the...

Lagos to install 13,000 CCTVs for emergency response

The Lagos State Emergency Management Agency, LASEMA, Tuesday said it would install 13,000 Closed Circuit Television cameras at major flashpoints across the state to boost its operations. According to a...

272 touts, thieves, others prosecuted in Lagos Airport in 2016 – Police

The Police Command, Lagos Airport, says that no fewer than 272 persons were prosecuted for various offences at Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos, between January and December 2016.   The spokesperson...

Nigeria Immigration Service redeploys 207 officials

The Comptroller-General of Immigration, Muhammad Babandede, recently approved the redeployment of 207 senior officers of the Service between the ranks of Assistant Comptrollers General, ACG, to Assistant Comptrollers, AC. Those...

Runway will take 2 years to fix if airport remains open, 6 weeks if closed – Julius Berger

The Managing Director, Julius Berger, Mr Wolfgang Goetsch, has said that the runway at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja, could be fixed without closing down the airport. However, the...

Nigeria is not the first country to close an airport for repairs, says Fashola

Babatunde Fashola, minister of works, power and housing, wants those opposed to the closure of the Nnamdi Azikiwe international airport, Abuja, to know that Nigeria is not the first country...

135 boys rescued from human traffickers in Jos

Operatives of Operation Safe Haven, a special task force outfit in Plateau state, have rescued 135 children from human traffickers in Jos, the state capital.   According to Channels TV,...

“Engine cleaner healed, delivered my church members” – South African Pastor

Theo Bongani Maseko, a South African pastor, has joined the league of religious leaders who carry out deliverance through unconventional means.   Maseko, a pastor at Breath of Christ Ministry, makes use...

Windows 7 now outdated for businesses – Microsoft

Microsoft Germany is encouraging business users to make the switch to a newer version of the operating system, claiming Windows 7 is no longer “fit” to be used in...

IPOB to rally in solidarity with US President-elect, Donald Trump on inauguration day

The Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, has warned that, “heaven will fall” should President Muhammadu Buhari order soldiers to interrupt its Friday’s rally in solidarity of the United States,...

Supo Dosunmu, show promoter who gave D’banj and Don Jazzy their big break has died

Supo Dosunmu a popular US show promoter, CEO of Unique promotions and son of late Senator Wahab Dosunmu is dead. Supo died on Monday, January 16, 2017 in the...

Ayade’s Exemption of Low Income Earners From Taxes : Illusion or Reality? – By Inyali Peter

Lucius Annaeus Seneca said "A gift consists not in what is done or given, but in the intention of the giver or doer". For the intention of Governor Ben...

“No police officer has the right to check your mobile phone” – Lagos Police PRO

The Lagos State Police PRO, Dolapo Badmus has reiterated the fact that no police officer has the constitutional right to search any citizen's phones. She made this statement in a...

Kogi Staff Verification Exercise: Corruption is fighting back – Bello

Kogi State Governor, Alh. Yahaya Bello, has said his government is poised to implement the recommendations of the Staff Verification Committee to further deepen his drive towards a...

TRAGEDY: Another UNIOSUN Student Killed In Osogbo

A 300-level student of the department of Civil Engineering at the Osun State University, Osogbo identified as Kazeem Amodu Ige has been killed in a fight that erupted among...

Supo Dosunmu, show promoter who gave D’banj and Don Jazzy their big break has died

Supo Dosunmu a popular US show promoter, CEO of Unique promotions and son of late Senator Wahab Dosunmu is dead. Supo died on Monday, January 16, 2017 in the...

“Sycophants make it hard for entertainers to remain humble” – DJ Jimmy Jatt

A lot of Nigerian entertainers are surrounded by sycophants, hence their lack of humility, says Jimmy Jatt, renowned disc-jockey. The veteran DJ made the assertion while speaking on The Gist...

First Chris Brown and Soulja Boy, Now Meek Mill Says He Would fight Drake for $5 Million

Meek Mill claims he would fight Drake for $5 million in a new video that surfaced today. This celebrity boxing trend is getting out of control. Just yesterday 

Unknown man breaks into Soulja Boy’s home

According to law enforcement sources a man busted into Soulja's Hollywood Hills home early Tuesday morning. After busting the front door down the crook nabbed $10k in cash and...

Tupac Amaru Shakur’s love letter for auction at $25,000

An explicit hand-written love letter by late African-American rapper and actor Tupac Shakur has been offered for sale at 25,000 Dollars, 20 years after his death. According to Goldin Auctions...

2face Idibia Hosts Warri Billionaire Ayiri Emami In His Lagos Residence

Nigerian music star, Innocent Idibia popularly known as 2face Idibia hosted business mogul -chief Ayiri Emami, at his palatable residence in Lagos. The Warri billionaire visited...

Man Who Ordered A $400 Cake For His Newborn Nephew Ends Up Getting A Very Funny One (Pic)

The very angry dude came online to rant about it. He wrote; I’m mad as sh*t. This b*tch charge me 400 for this cake. I told the b*tch make a cake of...

Ayade’s Exemption of Low Income Earners From Taxes : Illusion or Reality? – By Inyali Peter

Lucius Annaeus Seneca said "A gift consists not in what is done or given, but in the intention of the giver or doer". For the intention of Governor Ben...

Feyi Fawehinmi: One nation under MMM

Around 11pm on the 23rd of June, I decided to go to bed. I had voted ‘Remain’ in the UK European Referendum earlier in the day and the first...

Oyedepo: The folly of a shepherd with wiser sheep – By Ayodele James Olabisi

I had to re-title this write-up in view of the emerging feeble rebuttals of the dating of its video-data and damning acquiesce from the authorities of Winners Chapel Nigeria...

Niger Delta Militancy: Agitations or Irrational Irritability? – By Joseph Odok

There is a popular story of a man that caught his wife doing some wrong. He got so infuriated and began beating up the wife. Bystanders applauded the man...

Sustaining Peace Talks With The Niger Delta Agitators, By Kunle Somoye

A KALEIDOSCOPE INTO THE RECENT PAST Pearl Buck once said “If you want to understand today, you have to search yesterday”. Why Nigeria is in a state of recession today is...

GUARDIAN: Yahya Jammeh must go now!

Democratically rejected by his compatriots, President of The Gambia, Yahya Jammeh, like the proverbial foolish dog destined to be lost for good, still refuses to be deterred from his...

Who says Trump will be world’s most powerful president? – By Mahmud Jega

I told the story of Walga on this page eight years ago to mark the onset of the Obama Presidency in the United States but Sanusi Tanko Nguru demanded...

LAUTECH: Of Constituted Authorities And Their Cosmpolitan Wahala – By Isaac Oluwasogo

In a democratic system of government, leaders are meant to be responsible for every of their actions and inactions. The citizens are also constitutionally right to make certain demands....

Delay in Pensions Benefits payment in the Public Sector and Matters arising – By Mohammed B. Bello

Benefit Payment for employees of the Public sector has not been paid for the last 12 Months, (Jan-Dec 2016) this has raise questions as to why the delay with...

Former Iranian President Ayatollah Rafsanjani dies of heart attack at 82

Iranian state-run media is reporting the death of former President Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani who died Sunday January 8, 2017 after suffering a heart attack at the age of 82....

America’s military most powerful on earth – Obama

Outgoing U.S. President Barack Obama has declared that America’s military is the most powerful on the face of the earth. Obama, who delivered emotional remarks at the Armed Forces...

Turkey Launches Foundation To Take Over Hizmet Schools In Africa

The Turkish government under President Recep Erdogan has recently launched a supposed foundation called the Marrif Foundation in a renewed bid to quell the impact of the Hizmet movement...

Queen Elizabeth To ‘Step Down’ From Royal Duties Dec 31

Queen Elizabeth II of England is to step down as patron of more than 20 national organisations at the end of this month, Buckingham Palace revealed yesterday. The Queen, who...

Man Opens Fire On Praying Muslims In Switzerland

A man burst into a Muslim prayer hall in the Swiss city of Zurich on Monday and started shooting, injuring three men, according to police, who have launched a...

THE DIARY OF A PERVERTED CELIBATE (CHAPTER X)

It gets crowded at the Gate of Hell.

THE DIARY OF A PERVERTED CELIBATE (CHAPTER IX) by Japheth J Omojuwa

My tears are flowing like the Brazilian Iguazu falls now but only within me. I felt the path...

THE DIARY OF A PERVERTED CELIBATE VIII by Japheth J Omojuwa

They disappeared just as quickly as they had appeared. I felt like I was sweating but I wasn’t. I couldn’t. I was so afraid. Very afraid . I’d rather...

THE DIARY OF A PERVERTED CELIBATE VII by Japheth J Omojuwa

Now my soul is alone and lonely. My spirit trudges along this darkness of death. A while back my body desired...

THE DIARY OF A PERVERTED CELIBATE VI by Japheth Omojuwa

I decided to open my eyes one last time, to see the object of my desire and death one...