Congolese Wins 2015 Etisalat Prize for Literature

FISTON Mwanza Mujila, poet and novelist, was on Saturday, March 19 announced as the winner of the 2015 Etisalat Prize for Literature for Tram 83, his first novel. Originally written in French, Tram 83 was translated into English by Roland Glasser and published by Deep Vellum. The 35-year-old …

Saraki, 40 Senators Honour Melaye’s Sister Wedding

AIYETORO-GBEDE in Ijumu Local Government Area of Kogi State, was on Saturday, March 26, shut down by human and vehicular traffic when Bukola Saraki, Senate president, led more than 40 senators to grace the wedding between former Elizabeth Folashade Melaye and Wale Dare, her …

Otudeko Wins CEO of the Year Award

OBA Otudeko, chief executive officer of Honeywell group, has won the trophy for “CEO of the Year.” In his acceptance speech, Otudeko dedicated the award to all his staff, saying: “This prize is a reward for our commitment. Our future is bright and belongs to all of us!” He received this much-awaited …

Danbatta Extols Virtue of Governor’s Mother

UMAR Garba Danbatta, executive vice chairman of the Nigerian Communications Commission, NCC, has described the death of Fadimatu Umar Ganduje, the late of mother of Governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje of Kano State, as a loss of strong pillar of support for Kano people. …

Abe Congratulates Peterside on Appointment

MAGNUS Ngei Abe, a former senator and leader of the All Progressives Congress, APC, has congratulated Dakuku Adol Peterside, governorship candidate of the APC in the last election on his appointment as director general of Nigerian Maritime and Safety Agency, NIMASA, saying was well …

Dangote Retains Richest Man in Africa

ALIKO Dangote, President of the Dangote Group, has retained his position as Africa’s richest person and listed as the 51st richest person in the world in the Forbes 2016 World’s Billionaires list released on Tuesday, March 1. …

Akpotaire Heads BPE

VINCENT Onome Akpotaire is now the acting director general of the Bureau of Public Enterprises, BPE. Akpotaire was until his appointment on February 16, by the federal government as the director of the National Facilities and Agricultural Resources, NF & AR, at the BPE. …

NASME Elects Ashibogwu Publicity Secretary

THE Nigerian Association of Small and Medium Enterprises, NASME, on Monday, February 1, elected Michaels Ashibogwu, managing director, The Republic Media, as its publicity secretary. Ashibogwu was among the 19 members of the governing council of the NASME elected after its seventh …

Editor with Honour in his Hometown

EIGHT traditional canon shots signifying the eight communities of Ngor Ancient Kingdom boomed as the king placed the red cap on the head of Jossy Nkwocha, and named him Ebube Dike 1 of Ngor, meaning the peoples’ general. …

Ejime Makes Nigeria Proud At UK University

EMMANUELLA Onyinye Ejime was among the 2,790 students that graduated from the Kingston University in the United Kingdom in January 2016. Ejime, a 2012 Law graduate from the Madonna University, Anambra State, was called to the Nigerian Bar in November 2014. She graduated with …

Ikpeama Appointed Editor-in-Chief, The Citizen Newspaper

THE editorial board of The Citizen Newspaper has approved the appointment of Ezra Ikpeama as the new editor-in-chief. His appointment took effect from Monday, January 11. Ikpeama replaces Malachy Agbo who was recently appointed as the chairman of the caretaker committee of Igbo-Etiti …

Fagbohun Appointed LASU Vice-Chancellor

GOVERNOR Akinwunmi Ambode of Lagos State has approved the appointment of Olanrewaju Adigun Fagbohun, a professor of Environmental Law, as the eighth substantive vice-chancellor of the Lagos State University, LASU. …

Funmi Iyanda Makes History

Funmi Iyanda, a media personality makes history on Wednesday, November 25, as first African woman to receive honorary fellowship from a university in the United Kingdom …

NIPR Honours Adeyemo

IN recognition of service and contributions to the development of public relations practice in Nigeria and the hospitality industry in particular the Nigerian Institute of Public Relations, the FCT chapter, has honoured Shola Adeyemo, public relations manager of the Transcorp Hilton Abuja, with …

Remembering Saro-Wiwa, Eight Ogoni Martyrs

Since Ken Saro-Wiwa and eight other Ogoni activists were killed by the then military regime of the late General Sani Abacha, Health of Mother Earth Foundation alleges that Ogoni land remains a wasted land begging for cleanup …

Osun Approves New Oluwo

GOVERNOR Rauf Aregbesola of Osun State has approved the appointment of Rasheed Adewale Akanbi, a prince, of Gbaase ruling house as the new Oluwo of Iwo. …

Ogunwusi Is New Ooni of Ife

Ile-Ife, cradle of Yoruba nation, has a new Ooni, traditional ruler. He is Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi, a prince, from the Giesi ruling house. Ogunwusi’s appointment as the new Ooni was announced on Monday, October 26, by Governor Rauf Aregbesola of Osun State. …

Oyo-Ita Is New Head of Service

WINIFRED Ekanem Oyo-Ita, current permanent secretary, ministry of Science and Technology, is the new head of the civil service of the federation. President Muhammadu Buhari, on Tuesday, October 20, appointed Oyo-Ita having removed Danladi Kifasi from the post. …

Honours for Soludo, Onu, Others

CHUKWUMA Soludo, former governor of Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN, and Ogbonnaya Onu, former governor of old Abia state, are among prominent Igbo sons and daughters to be honoured in the maiden edition of Ugwu Ndigbo awards holding in Johannesburg, South Africa on October …

HID Awolowo Foundation To Be Inaugurated Soon

A FOUNDATION known as HID Awolowo Foundation is to be inaugurated soon. The announcement about the foundation was contained a press report issued by the Obafemi Awolowo Foundation on Tuesday, September 22. In the statement signed by Tokunbo Awolowo-Dosumu, executive …