Did you know this about CNN’s Christiane Amanpour? Read and be Inspired!

Mahmoud, a Muslim from Iran and his British wife Patricia in 1958 had this beautiful girl child who they were raising in war-torn Tehran, the capital of Iran.  Mahmoud was a comfortable airline executive until 1979 when the Islamic revolution toppled the government and he and his family joined several families to flee out of…

Naira Heads Towards N500/U.S.

Nigeria’s foreign exchange market was tension-soaked yesterday, as the Naira raced towards N500/USD1. It closed at N490/ USD1 in the parallel market, with dealers expecting further rise today to hit the dreaded N500 mark. Surprisingly, the Naira appreciated significantly to N305/ USD at the official interbank market same day, although dealers said foreign exchange was…

Arik Air Tops Chart of Delayed and Cancelled Flights.

Domestic airlines operating in Nigeria recorded 16,353 cases of delayed flights between January and June, statistics from the Consumer Protection Department of Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) have revealed. A document issued by the department and obtained on Thursday by the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lagos, shows that 30,100 flights were operated by…

World Bank: African economic growth to fall to 1.6%.

Economic growth in sub-Saharan Africa is likely to slip to 1.6% this year, from 3% in 2015, because of continuing woes in the continent’s largest economies South Africa and Nigeria, the World Bank says in a new report. Growth will pick up slightly to 2.9% next year, according to Africa’s Pulse, the bank’s twice-yearly analysis of economic trends, which was…

FG Spends N33bn Resurfacing Airports’ Death Trap Runways.

The Federal Government has spent over N33.09 billion to resurface most of the country’s airport runways between 2004 and 2015, New Telegraph has learnt. Despite this colossal amount, the facilities are still in terrible shape with most of them ridden with potholes, causing danger to life and equipment. A document made available shows that the…

(MUST READ) The Birth of Nigeria; An Arranged Marriage by Solomon Asemota.

My gratitude goes to Otunba Tola Adeniyi for bringing this lecture to my notice. I will encourage you to read. It will add to your  knowledge on the history of Nigeria and its generational problems. This was how Tunde Kelani described this lecture (Lagos the Original Southern Lady of Means presented by Solomon Asemota, Senior…

Kevin Hart Is World’s Highest-Paid Comedian.

There are two “firsts” in the list of highest-paid comedians that was put out by Forbes on Tuesday: For the first time in a decade, someone other than Jerry Seinfeld tops the rankings; and a woman is in the top 10 for the first time, according to Forbes’ tally. Kevin Hart ended Seinfeld’s decade of dominating the…

Nigeria military denies Boko Haram flags were hoisted.

The Nigeria military has denied that anyone was killed in Boko Haram attacks on Tuesday in villages near the town of Chibok, except for a vigilante member who was injured.  We had reported information from a security source who had said that the Islamist militant group hoisted its flag in three villages. But the army spokesman Col Sani Kukasheka Usman said that…

Shimon Peres, Israel’s former President and Prime Minister has Died.

Shimon Peres, who served twice as Israel’s prime minister and once as president, has died at the age of 93.  Mr Peres suffered a stroke two weeks ago. His condition had improved before a sudden deterioration on Tuesday. His son Chemi led tributes to “one of the founding fathers of the state of Israel” who…

Beyoncé Tops The Root 100 List of Black Influencers.

The Root 100 2016: Our list of 100 African Americans, ages 25-45, who are responsible for the year’s most significant cultural moments, social movements and big ideas. An athlete who took a stand by sitting out the national anthem. A woman thrust into the spotlight after capturing the horrific aftermath of her fiance’s shooting death by…

US elections 2016 Debate Rd 1: Clinton Rattles Trump. Read Full Details.

Clinton repeatedly puts Trump on defensive, accusing him of perpetrating a ‘racist lie’ with birther movement and ‘stiffing thousands’ of blue-collar workers. Donald Trump’s freewheeling approach spun wildly out of control in the first presidential debate as he was forced on the defensive during a chaotic clash with Hillary Clinton. Goaded by Clinton and pressed hard…

JUST IN: Boko Haram Attacks Village 10km From Chibok Town.

Information reaching PREMIUM TIMES indicate that armed gunmen suspected to be members of the Boko Haram are currently attacking Kuburvwa Village. The village is 10 km from Chibok Town, where over 200 female students were kidnapped in Borno in April 2014. According to an official of the Vigilante Group of Nigeria in Borno State, Abbas…

Yewande Sadiku Amongst Buhari’s Newly Appointed Chief Executives.

President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday appointed Chief Executives for 13 Federal Government agencies. Bolaji Adebiyi, the Director of Press in the Office of the Secretary of the Government of the Federation (SGF) stated this in a statement in Abuja. He listed the appointments are as follows: Joseph Ari, Director-General, Industrial Training Fund; Isa Ibrahim, Director-General,…

Golfing Legend Arnold Palmer Has Died.

Golfing legend Arnold Palmer has sadly passed away today, at the age of 87. One of the sport’s greatest ever players, Palmer went on to have an effect on it even after he retired from playing due to his incredible charisma. With seven majors and 90 tournament wins to his name, he was no slouch…

Naira In Trouble Again!

The Naira on Monday suffered severe defeat against the dollar in all the major segments of the market, the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), reports. At the interbank segment of the market, the naira lost 53 kobo to close at N308.32, from N307.79 posted on Friday. Trading at the Bureau De Change (BDC) showed that…

African Development Bank to Pump $4.1bn into Nigeria.

The African Development Bank is looking to provide a total of $4.1 billion to Nigeria over 2016 and 2017, its president said on Monday, as Africa’s biggest economy seeks to bridge its budget deficit and improve weak infrastructure. Akinwumi Adesina said the funds would be used to develop the power and agriculture sectors in the…

Aliko Dangote Debunks Death Rumour: “I am hale, hearty and alive.”

Africa’s richest man, Aliko Dangote has debunked rumours making the rounds that he has passed on. The report was first published by a German news medium DW-TV3. It was reported that the industrialist died after a short illness in Germany. The billionaire reacted to the rumours in a tweet on Sunday afternoon as posted below…..

TOLA ADENIYI | The Importance of THE HEAD.

OTUNBA TOLA ADENIYI IS NIGERIA’S LEGENDARY COLUMNIST OF REPUTE. FORMER CHAIRMAN/MANAGING DIRECTOR/EDITOR-IN-CHIEF DAILY TIMES CONGLOMERATE. he is our guest columnist. The head has always held a prominent and spectacularly unique position in the human evaluation and in most cultures it has been accorded spiritual significance. The head is regarded in biblical terms as both the…

Africa’s Richest Man Aliko Dangote To Buy Arsenal By 2020.

AFRICA’S RICHEST man, Aliko Dangote, has put a timescale on his plans to take over Arsenal football insisting it will happen within the next three to four years. The industrialist worth £9.8 billion and is ranked the 67th richest person in the world by Forbes and has long expressed interest in taking over the London…

AKEREDOLU ONDO ELECTION: NWC Overrules Appeal Committee. He Wins Again!

The National Working Committee of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has upheld the results of the Ondo State primary election by declaring Rotimi Akeredolu as the party’s official candidate in the forthcoming governorship election in the state. In the decision reached on Thursday, the party went ahead to submit Akeredolu’s name to the Independent National…

The Chosen Ones. Why You May Not Realise You Have Been Chosen!

Whenever I am chosen, I have the ability to make 3 choices; Yes, No, or Maybe. The ability is not in question. Kindly follow my line of reasoning. It has been declared in the ‘mother of all books’ – the holy Bible – that, firstly God LOVES ME (and this term is not used loosely)…

Buhari under pressure to SACK his Chief of Staff, Mr. Abba Kyari.

My sources have revealed how messy the office of Buhari’s Chief of staff is. It has been revealed to me that Mr Abba Kyari  is a ‘lord’ onto himself. Apparently, he advised the President he does not have any need for an Economic Adviser at this austere period.  As a former banker, Mallam Abba Kyari was Executive…

Dealing With Disappointment When Your Plan Fails.

‘Listen to advice and accept discipline.’ This is what the book of wisdom (Bible) informs us. I have always loved wise people. I look out for wisdom nuggets at all times. The age of the author of wisdom is immaterial to me. There is nowhere in the Bible where it was stated that the giver…

Buhari in Bloomberg: Making ‘Africa Rising’ a Reality in Nigeria.

Until a few years ago, Africa Rising was a dominant theme in conversations about the global economy. That enthusiasm has since cooled, so that in newsrooms and think tanks and conference panels, “Africa Rising!” has given way to a more questioning “Africa Rising?” While some of that pessimism may be justified, we do not have…

Passing Over The Baton Of Stress.

How reassuring!  He, the Lord, God Almighty, the Holy Spirit comes through all the time. It could be through scriptures, through words or through friends. God is with me all the time. I know it. Sometimes it is difficult to comprehend. Difficult to pray even, but I make sure it is not difficult for me…

Dudafa’s Billions Exposed by EFCC. He Was Jonathan’s former Special Adviser.

How former President Goodluck Jonathan made his former Special Adviser on Domestic Affairs, Waripamowei Dudafa joined the league of Nigerian sudden billionaires in just one night has been revealed. Dudafada billions according to EFCC came on the eve night of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP convention, where the presidential candidate would be picked. The convention…

How To Go Out With Joy Anytime You Want To Be Joyful!

It is possible to attain Joy daily. You just must want it badly enough to make up your mind. This is why it is attainable. This is how it is attainable.- Jide Salu You shall go out with joy.’  Isaiah 55:12 NKJV Every morning you say to yourself, ‘Today, I will go out with joy.’ That’ll set…

Naira Depreciates Again. Guess What The Value Is Against The Pound?

The Naira on Friday depreciated in most major segments of the foreign exchange market, the Eagle online News reports. The Nigerian currency fell by N2.24 to exchange at N308.69 to the dollar at the interbank market, from N306.93 recorded on Thursday. At the Bureau De Change segment of the market, it closed at N420 to…

RECESSION: FG to Inject N350 Billion into Economy Next Week.

DISMAYED by the steady decline of Nigeria’s economy and its disturbing  impact on Nigerians, the Federal Government yesterday said that plans have been concluded to inject N350 billion into the economy next week in order to stimulate economic activities. It also noted that the process of obtaining $1 billion Eurobond had commenced, noting that it would…