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Month: February 2017

The Lagos government unveils buses that will replace yellow ‘danfo’
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The Lagos government unveils buses that will replace yellow ‘danfo’

Lagos State Ministry of Transport has no plan to ban yellow buses known as “Danfo” but to upgrade them to international standard, the acting Commissioner for Transport, Mr Lanrewaju Elegushi, has disclosed.Elegushi made the disclosure in Lagos on Tuesday during a stakeholder’s forum to deliberate on how to improve the transport system in the state.He said that the plan of the government was to restructure the transportation system in the state to international standard.He said, “What we are planning is to restructure the transportation system in the state to meet international standard.“That is why we organised this forum to seek the contributions of the people involved at the new Bus Terminal at Tafawa Balewa Square.“We are changing the face of the transport system in Lagos sta...
Nigeria’s GDP shrinks by 1.3% in 2016 fourth quarter
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Nigeria’s GDP shrinks by 1.3% in 2016 fourth quarter

The National Bureau of Statistics on Tuesday released the Gross Domestic Product growth rate for the country with the economy recording a contraction of -1.3 per cent in growth rate in the fourth quarter of 2016.The NBS in the report explained that in real terms, the economy recorded a decline of N240.8bn from N18.53trn in the fourth of 2015 to N18.29trn in the fourth quarter of 2016.The negative decline of 1.3 percent, according to the NBS report was less severe than the negative decline of 2.24 percent recorded in the third quarter of 2016.It reads in part, “In the fourth quarter of 2016, the nation’s Gross Domestic Product contracted by-1.30 percent (year-on-year) in real terms, from N18.53trn in Q4 2015 to N18.29trn.” 
Lady Who Called Tonto Dikeh’s Estranged Husband A Scammer On IG, Arrested By Police. (Photo
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Lady Who Called Tonto Dikeh’s Estranged Husband A Scammer On IG, Arrested By Police. (Photo

The Instagram page @NigerianWomenDiary owner, with real name Adeola Olonilua, was apprehended by Big Church Group yesterday for her defamatory reports about the estranged husband of Tonto Dikeh, Churchill Olakunle’s company. She was arrested at 3 pm at Tantalizers at Lekki Phase 1. She is still in police custody at Maroko Police state and according to sources close to the company, they decided to let her go after she signed an undertaken.
Panic as Medview Airline plane develops fault midair en route to Abuja
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Panic as Medview Airline plane develops fault midair en route to Abuja

Panic gripped over 100 passengers on Tuesday as Medview Airline flight from Lagos to Abuja was suspended midair after a fault was observed.According to reports, a passenger on the flight said passengers suspected the plane, with flight number VL 2102, was faulty before takeoff, but they were assured by the pilot and the crew that all was well.The plane was scheduled to get to Abuja before a final journey to Yola, Adamawa State.The incident occurred at about 11a.m. forcing the pilot to abort the flight.The Medview incident happened a day after a Boeing 737 aircraft belonging to Air Peace on Monday suffered a burst tyre while preparing for take-off at the Murtala Muhammed Airport, Lagos.
Bank Robbery: Policemen remove uniform, run for their life in Delta state
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Bank Robbery: Policemen remove uniform, run for their life in Delta state

There was pandemonium, on Monday, in Asaba, Delta State capital, when a gang of five armed robbers stormed a branch of an old generation bank in an attempt to rob a customer who had come to the bank deposit huge sum of money.However, the customer, a middle-aged man, was shot in the chest region at close range because of his refusal to let go of the bag of money.An eyewitness told newsmen that the incident occurred at about 8.15am, adding that residents in the area scampered for safety at the sound of the gun.Besides, about five policemen stationed at the bank premises took to their heels during the operation, with three of them removing their uniforms in order not to be identified as security operatives by the enemies of state.According to the eyewitness, the bandits who operated in a...
Cabals have hijacked Presidency from Buhari, Osinbajo – Sen Ben Bruce
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Cabals have hijacked Presidency from Buhari, Osinbajo – Sen Ben Bruce

Senator representing Bayelsa East, Ben Murray-Bruce, has alleged that a cabal has taken over the government from President Muhammadu Buhari and Acting President, Yemi Osinbajo.Speaking with newsmen, the business mogul maintained that the cabal who have hijacked the Presidency are responsible for the current economic hardship Nigerians are facing.Bruce also noted that the current measures being taken by the Nigerian Government cannot bring an end to recession currently ravaging the country.“This government is not being led by Buhari and is not being led by Osinbajo. They have people leading the government from behind. The vice president that I know is a good man and is quite a wonderful human being.“Osinbajo is not the problem. There are people pushing this government for their own per...
Say what you like, budget-padding will continue – Gbajabiamila
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Say what you like, budget-padding will continue – Gbajabiamila

Leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC) caucus in the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, has said that irrespective of the nomenclature given to the act of budget-padding, the National Assembly will continue to pad the budget for certain reasons.Gbajabiamila, who initially claimed not to understand what budget-padding means, explained that lawmakers, even in the most advanced democracies of the world, pad the budget to be able to generate extra money for providing democracy dividends to their respective constituencies especially when their constituencies are not captured in the national budget.The lawmaker disclosed this during an interview on Channels TV that was anchored by Seun Okinbaloye.He said that it was legislative malpractice for a lawmaker to sit back and do ...
BANKYW NARRATED ON INSTAGRAM AND ALSO SHARE PICS OF PROPERTIES DESTROYED IN THE FIRE INCIDENT
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BANKYW NARRATED ON INSTAGRAM AND ALSO SHARE PICS OF PROPERTIES DESTROYED IN THE FIRE INCIDENT

BANKYW NARRATED ON INSTAGRAM AND ALSO SHARE PICS OF PROPERTIES DESTROYED IN THE FIRE INCIDENT HE SHARE THIS ON INSTAGRAM WITH HIS FANS SAYING : So there's good news and bad news. The good news is... I'm thanking God that I'm alive to give the bad news as a testimony. Bad news is...I was laying awake in bed at about 6am , and I just started smelling smoke. Stood up to shut off my tv and ac and realized it was coming from outside my door. Opened it to see the whole stairway was filled with huge gusts of black smoke/soot, and a fire was burning stuff downstairs. The smoke was so much I couldn't get down past it to see the source of the flames. Rushed back into my room and climbed down from the 2nd floor balcony with my dog... and then got help from the amazing workers and neighbou...
He speaks to remain relevant – Fayose blasts Obasanjo
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He speaks to remain relevant – Fayose blasts Obasanjo

Governor Ayo Fayose of Ekiti state has lashed out at former President Olusegun Obasanjo on his recent comment on the idea of an Igbo presidency in 2019 – that has generated heated controversy.Fayose in an interview with a media house said he does not take the former leader seriously, adding that he wants to be relevant at all times.His words: "Do you ever take Obasanjo seriously? I don’t take him seriously. By his nature, Obasanjo wants relevance at all times. We have worked with him and used to be his foot soldiers. I know him more than anybody in this country. He just talks, so that he would remain relevant. Do you see any other former President in the country running his mouth like his? If it is not the fact that he has a voice as a former head of state, where is Obasanjo’s consti...
BREAKING NEWS : Fire guts Banky W’s Lekki home
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BREAKING NEWS : Fire guts Banky W’s Lekki home

A property located along Admiralty Way, Lekki Phase 1, Lagos where the popular singer, Banky W, lives has been destroyed by fire. According to our source, the neighbour to the artiste told our source on the telephone that the fire was caused by a faulty air conditioner. The fire was believed to have started around 6 am. A resident said, “The fire started around 6am and all of us came out to assist Banky in putting out the fire. “However, Fire service officials arrived around 7.30. “So many items were destroyed including Banky’s awards. But officials of the fire service arrived over an hour late.