Trump appoints Adebayo Ogunlesi who Manages Gatwick Airport to his economic team.

Nigerian-born  Adebayo Ogunlesi, who is the chairman of Global Infrastructure Partners, a private equity firm and one of Fortune 500 companies, has been named a member of an economic advisory forum  to US president-elect Donald Trump. The 63 year-old Nigerian is the only African face in the  16-man team, which  has  Steve Schwarzman, CEO of  private-equity giant…

Nigerians, here is the new UK visa application process.

The UK Embassy in Nigeria has adopted a new visa application process, the British High Commission said on Friday in a statement. The spokesperson of the commission, Joe Abuku, described the new process as a slight change in which “Visa staff now only need electronic versions of support documents.” The new process, which takes effect…

Chelsea FC ‘paid me £50,000 to keep quiet over sexual abuse’

A former Chelsea footballer claims the club paid him £50,000 to keep quiet about allegations of sexual abuse by a former chief scout. Gary Johnson told the Mirror he had been abused as a youth player in the 1970s by Eddie Heath, who is now dead. According to the Mirror, in 2015 Mr Johnson signed a confidentiality…

SHOCKING! Nico Rosberg RETIRES. New World Champion Quits Formula 1

World champion Nico Rosberg has announced he has retired from Formula 1 with immediate effect. The 31-year-old German won his first world title on Sunday, beating Mercedes team-mate Lewis Hamilton by finishing second in the final race in Abu Dhabi. “I have climbed my mountain, I am on the peak, so this feels right,” Rosberg…

Wole Soyinka throws away green card after Donald Trump win.

The Nobel-prize winning author Wole Soyinka has thrown away his green card in protest of Donald Trump’s presidency. Soyinka, who hails from Nigeria, became the first African to win the Nobel prize for literature in 1986. He has resided in the US for more than 20 years and is a regular teacher at prestigious universities such…

Nigerians to show evidence of tax payment to get International passports.

The Executive Chairman of the Federal Inland Revenue Service, FIRS, on Monday said soon, Nigerians might begin to show evidence of tax payment before obtaining their passports. Tunde Fowler said this at the 136th meeting of the Joint Tax Board which had the theme: “Increased Inter-Agency Cooperation to Enhance Tax Compliance and Optimise Revenue Collection”…

Death Penalty set to return to Lagos.

The Lagos State House of Assembly on Monday approved death sentence for kidnappers, whose victims died in their custody. The approval followed the adoption of a report presented by Adefunmilayo Tejuosho, the Chairman of the House Committee on Judiciary, Petitions, Human Rights and Lagos State Independent Electoral Commission, LASIEC. Mrs. Tejuosho had presented the report…

Cuban Leader Fidel Castro dies.

Cuba’s former president Fidel Castro, one of the world’s longest-serving and most iconic leaders, has died aged 90. His younger brother and successor as president Raul Castro announced the news on state television. Castro toppled the government in 1959, introducing a Communist revolution. He defied the US for decades, surviving many assassination plots.  His supporters…

Obasanjo attacks Buhari, National Assembly, Military, etc

The honeymoon between President Muhammadu Buhari and former President Olusegun Obasanjo seems to have ended. For the one and a half year that Mr. Buhari has been in power, Mr. Obasanjo remained one of his staunchest backers, visiting him repeatedly and publicly defending most of his actions. But speaking in Lagos Wednesday, Mr. Obasanjo served…

Lagos State Stops Monthly Environmental Sanitation.

THE Lagos State government yesterday cancelled the monthly sanitation, which holds last Saturday of every month. Commissioner for Information and Strategy Steve Ayorinde, speaking in a statement, said the decision was taken at yesterday’s State Executive Council meeting. Ayorinde said the council agreed there should be a review of sanitation laws and procedures to meet…

INSPIRATIONAL VIDEO: Obama Awards Presidential Medal of Freedom to Michael Jordan, Diane Ross, Ellen DeGeneres,Tom Hanks, Robert De Niro, Robert Redford, Cicely Tyson, Bill and Melinda Gates, etc

US President Barack Obama has “choked up” while presenting the nation’s highest civilian honour to comedian Ellen DeGeneres during a ceremony at the White House. DeGeneres was one of 21 actors, musicians, athletes and innovators who Mr Obama said inspired him over the years and “helped make me who I am”. The Presidential Medal of…

Gunmen ‘kill guards’ at Nigeria oil facility.

Gunmen in military camouflage have killed four guards at a facility operated by the Nigerian subsidiary of Italian group Eni, local and security officials have told AFP news agency.  Four members of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), a paramilitary agency of the government, were killed on Monday at the installation at Omoku…

PHOTO: How Buhari and APC RELEGATED VP Yemi Osinbajo at Ogun State Rally.

Gov Ayo Fayose’s media aide Mr Lere Olayinka shared this pic of a supposed VP Osinbajo in an attempt to ignite war BTW Buhari and Jagaban followers, Lere condemns APC for degrading the personality of VP to this embarrassing sitting arrangement,he also went further to justify the alleged humiliation been meted out to Osinbajo adding…

VIDEO: Trump Announces Policy Plans on Social Media. Ignores Mainstream Press.

President-elect Donald J. Trump on Monday released a two-and-a-half-minute infomercial-style video, turning to social media to deliver a direct-to-camera message in which he vowed to create jobs, renegotiate trade agreements, end restrictions on energy production and impose bans on lobbying. Mr. Trump offered what he called an update on his transition, which he said is…

APC Says Tinubu’s Absence At Ondo Rally “not a problem”. Really?

The Chairman of the All Progressives Congress Governorship Campaign in Odo State, Mr. Solomon Lalong, on Monday said the absence of the party leader, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, and some South West governors at the party’s rally in Akure on Saturday did not make any difference. He said since President Muhammadu Buhari and the National Chairman…

(HONEST WRITE-UP) Feyi Fawehinmi: In the name of the people?

Being big in Nigeria comes with disadvantages. The most obvious one is that it makes you a big and clear target for rapacious governments if you happen to operate in such a political environment. By any measure, MTN Nigeria is big in the country. Some of the numbers are staggering. It serves 58 million customers….

Is Nigeria Really Worth Dying for? Good Question!

The recent death of Lt. Col. Abu Ali in the hands of terrorist group, boko haram unleashed a new wave of nationalism on many citizens. On social media, in beer parlours and beauty salons, many commentators have been pouring eulogies on the gallant officer who gave his all to his country, including paying the ultimate…

Offices of Black Market Currency Dealers Raided by DSS.

Nigerian intelligence agents have raided offices of black market currency dealers accused of exchanging the naira at a rate lower than the agreed 400 Naira to $1.  One trader told the BBC that several people had been arrested by officers of the Department of Security Services (DSS) this morning in the capital, Abuja.  The currency…

Nigeria ranked ‘third most terrorised country’.

Nigeria suffered the third-biggest impact from terrorism in the world last year, after Iraq and Afghanistan, a report says. Somali was the seventh most affected country, after Pakistan, Syria and Yemen, according to the Institute for Economics and Peace’s Global terrorism Index. The overall number of deaths from terrorism declined by 10% last year – the…

Chijioke Stephen Obioha executed by hanging in Singapore for cannabis offence.

A 38-year-old Nigerian man has been hanged for drug trafficking after being caught with 2.6kg of cannabis. “A 38-year-old male Nigerian national, Chijioke Stephen Obioha, had his death sentence carried out on 18 November 2016 at Changi Prison Complex,” the Central Narcotics Bureau (CNB) said in a statement. Obioha, who graduated in industrial chemistry from…

Buhari: “Fighting Corruption is a war we are determined to win, and we will win”

President Muhammadu Buhari says the anti-corruption war is tough and gruelling, with corruption fighting vigorously back, but assured that the battle would be won. Meeting with American Secretary of State, John Kerry, Wednesday, on the margins of the conference on climate change, COP22, in Marrakech, Morocco, President Buhari said corrupt people had accumulated a formidable…

BBC to broadcast in pidgin.

Pidgin is one of the new languages the BBC World service is to start broadcasting in – but what is it and where did it come from? Simply, Pidgin English is a mixture of English and local languages which enables people who do not share a common language to communicate. Most African countries are made…

Attempt to Kidnap Billionaire Femi Otedola foiled.

A bid to kidnap Nigeria’s billionaire oil tycoon Femi Otedola for a ransom of about $3m (£2.4m) has been foiled, police say.  A gang of three was arrested for the attempt to abduct Mr Otedola, whose fortune has been listed by Forbes magazine at $1.8bn. The “mastermind” of the gang was a former university student who…

Lead poisoning, the silent killer in Nigeria. An Al Jazeera Report.

Between April and May 2015, 28 children in Kawo and Magiro, two remote villages in Niger State, mysteriously died days after suffering symptoms of convulsions, insomnia and hallucinations. The local authorities sought help from Doctors Without Borders (MSF), which has been running a lead poisoning intervention programme in neighbouring Zamfara State over the past five…

VIDEO: Lauryn Hill Honours Fela Kuti on stage with Seun Kuti – @jamaledwards

LAURYN HILL has unveiled an incredible performance of her track “Lost Ones” mixed with Fela Kuti’s “Zombie” in a new live video. The performance, which was filmed during a Paris concert in September, featured Hill performing with Kuti’s son, Seun and the Afrobeat legend’s former band Egypt 80 as they honoured Kuti at a tribute…

Another Nigerian Lieutenant Colonel ambushed, killed by Boko Haram.

A senior Nigerian soldier was on Tuesday killed by the Boko Haram, army sources told PREMIUM TIMES. B.U. Umar, a lieutenant colonel and commanding officer of 114 TF battalion of the Nigerian Army was ambushed alongside his troops on Monday morning between Bita and Piridang.  “His vehicle stepped on an improvised explosive device, but he…

VIDEO: Donald Trump on 60 Minutes.

What can we expect from a Trump presidency? 60 Minutes’ Lesley Stahl finds some of his campaign issues were not meant to be taken literally, but as opening bids for negotiation The following script is from “The 45th President,” which aired on Nov. 13, 2016. Lesley Stahl is the correspondent. Rich Bonin and Ruth Streeter,…

Donald Trump Says He Won’t Take A Salary While President.

During his first television interview as president-elect, Donald Trump told CBS News’ Leslie Stahl Sunday night that he would forgo taking a salary while he’s president. He added that he did not even know how much the president earned.  “I think I have to by law take $1, so I’ll take $1 a year,” Trump said. “But it’s a ― I…