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Buhari To Travel To Saudi Arabia Tomorrow

President Muhammadu Buhari will on Thursday travel to Saudi Arabia. This was contained in a statement issued by his spokesperson, Garba Shehu on Wednesday. According to the statement, the president’s trip follows the request of the Saudi king to perform an Islamic function called Umrah. The statement read, “President Muhammadu Buhari has accepted the invitation of King Salman Bin Abdulaziz, the ruler of Saudi Arabia and Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques to perform the Umrah (lesser pilgrimage) in the Kingdom. !-->!-->!-->!-->!-->!-->!-->!-->!-->…

Buhari Under Attack 48hrs After Weight-Loss Comment

President Muhammadu Buhari has come under heavy attack over his reaction to the recent increase in kidnappings across the country. Buhari, upon arrival to the country from his 10-day private trip, was asked if a different approach would be employed to fight against insecurity, especially kidnapping. In response, Buhari said he could see that the Inspector-General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, had lost weight because he was working hard to ensure security in the country. “I have just seen the IG, I think he’s losing!-->!-->!-->!-->!-->!-->!-->…

Nigerians Free To Assume Buhari Went On Medical Trip – Adesina

The Special Adviser to Muhammadu Buhari on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, has said that Nigerian who believe the president travelled on a medical trip are free to do so. Buhari travelled to the United Kingdom, and is expected to spend 10 days and return to Nigeria on May 5. Adesina, in an interview, stated that the president has the right to his private time and he can use it the way he deems. He also explained that Buhari had not jetted out of the country after the rigorous election campaigns. He said,!-->!-->!-->!-->!-->!-->!-->!-->!-->…

Mo Abudu Awarded Honorary Doctorate By British University

The EbonyLife Media Chief executive officer, Mosunmola Abudu, has been awarded an honorary doctorate degree by the University of Westminster. The presentation was made during the university’s annual graduation ceremony at the Royal Festival Hall in London. Described by Forbes as "Africa's Most Successful Woman," the media mogul took to Instagram on Tuesday to announce the award. View this post on Instagram I would like to say a big ‘thank…

Luka Modric Wins FIFA Men’s Best Player Award

Real Madrid and Croatia midfielder Luka Modric has been named FIFA’s player of the year. The Croatian captain beat former Real Madrid teammate Cristiano Ronaldo and Liverpool forward Mohamed Salah to the prize. Modric enjoyed arguably the best year of his career as he won a third consecutive Champions League trophy - before reaching the World Cup final with Croatia. In the summer his international team-mate Dejan Lovren said: "Modric would probably be getting more attention if he was German or Spanish. He would…

Paying For Sirika’s Aborted Flight Of Fancy

It’s not yet clear what finally did it or who. But it was clear, almost from the start, that the country could not bluff its way through this flight. Minister of State for Aviation, Hadi Sirika, had mounted the problem maddeningly and by some curious twist of fate the incoming Minister of Finance, Zainab Ahmed, would bear the brunt for it on her second day at work. On Tuesday, Ahmed was confronted by a group of protesters, who have somehow survived 14 years of misery, and were demanding payment of the pension arrears…

Why FG Pulled The Plug On New National Carrier, Nigeria Air

In what stunned most Nigerians, the Federal Government, on Wednesday, suspended the National Carrier, Nigeria Air, procurement indefinitely. The Minister of State Aviation, Senator Hadi Sirika disclosed this on Wednesday in Abuja. The airline was launched during the Farnborough Air Show in London in July. According to Premium Times, the suspension was made because the Economic Management Team (EMT) did not approve it when it launched. According to the report, the EMT, chaired by Vice President Yemi Osinbajo,…

British Airways Apologises After Hackers Steal Customers Bank Details

British Airways (BA) was forced to apologise on Friday after the credit card details of hundreds of thousands of its customers were stolen over a two-week period in the worst ever attack on its website and app. BA Chairman and Chief Executive Alex Cruz said in London the airline discovered on Sept. 5 that bookings made between Aug. 21 and Sept. 5 had been infiltrated in a “very sophisticated, malicious criminal” attack. Cruz said the airline immediately contacted customers when the extent of the breach became clear.…

Britain Supports South Africa’s Land Reform – May

Britain supports South Africa’s land reform program provided it is carried out legally, Prime Minister Theresa May said in Cape Town on Tuesday, adding that she would discuss the issue with President Cyril Ramaphosa. “The UK has for some time now supported land reform. Land reform that is legal, that is transparent, that is generated through a democratic process,” May told newsmen. “It’s an issue that I raised and discussed with President Ramaphosa when he was in London earlier this year. “I’ll be talking about it…

Europe To Ban Halogen Light Bulbs

Halogen light bulbs will be banned in Europe on September 1 to encourage consumers to switch over to the more energy-efficient light-emitting diode (LED) technology. The ban and switch to energy-efficient lamps -- part of Europe's wide-ranging efforts to limit damage to the environment -- is estimated to bring yearly energy savings equivalent to Portugal's annual electricity consumption. Phasing out inefficient lamps will "save 15.2 million tons of CO² emissions by 2025," said Anna-Kaisa Itkonen, European Commission…
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