Man, 38, arraigned for allegedly breaking into TV station in Lagos

A 38-year-old man , Smith Adetona , who allegedly scaled the fence of Ebony Life Television Station at Ilupeju to steal,  was on Thursday hauled up before an Ikeja Magistrates’ Court. Adetona , who lives at Mushin area of Lagos, is facing a charge of intent to commit felony. He, however, denied the charge. According to the prosecutor, Sgt. Yomi Egunjobi, the accused committed the offence on April 20 at Ebony Life Television Station on Industrial Avenue, Ilupeju. The accused climbed the fence and broke into the premises at night…

Libel: NPA boss, Usman, sues newspaper for N1bn

The Managing Director of Nigerian Ports Authority NPA and a former Chief of Staff to Governor Nasir El-Rufai of Kaduna State, Hadiza Usman, on Friday filed a N1 billion libel suit against an online medium, Breakingtimes Communication Nigeria Limited before an Abuja High Court. Usman, who was also one of the anchors of Bring Back our Girls Campaign, in the suit, alleged that the online medium on March 22 reported on its site that she (Usman) gave $25,000 to several APC chieftains to support El Rufai’s emergence as Vice President…

Number of telecom subscribers to Code 2442 hits 5m

The number of GSM phone users subscribing to the new Unsolicited Text Message code 2442 has, so far, hit 5 million, Nigerian Communication Commission (NCC), disclosed. The commission added that the code was meant to address subscribers’ complaints over unsolicited text messages received, saying that it was also designed to create awareness in them. The Executive Vice Chairman and Chief Executive, NCC, Prof. Umar Garba Danbatta, made the disclosure recently, during the public presentation of a music album, Breaking News, by St. Reuben Okala of De CoolBlaze Multimedia Ltd, in…

Onukaba: ‘I am the hope of my people’

  I met him for the first time in April 2001. It was at the office of Mr. Chris Mammah, the ebullient Special Assistant (Media) to the then Vice President, Atiku Abubakar. However, the reputation of Dr. Adinoyi Ojo Onukaba preceded the meeting. I had known of him for about two decades. As an undergraduate at the University of Ibadan in the late 1980s when holding a copy of The Guardian was a sort of status symbol, Onukaba’s reports in the newspaper were a joy to read. He brought drama…

Ekweremadu, Chime renew battle for Enugu West

CHARLES ONYEKWERE reports on the imminent battle between a former governor of Enugu State, Sullivan Chime and the Deputy Senate President, Ike Ekweremadu, over who represents Enugu West senatorial distric in the National Assembly in 2019 A cold war is brewing in Enugu State between the immediate past governor of the state, Mr. Sullivan Chime and the Senate deputy president, Senator Ike Ekweremadu over the soul of Enugu West senatorial seat. Both politicians had before the 2015 general elections engaged each other in one of the heaviest political battles in…

Opera announces Victor Moses as brand ambassador in Africa

Opera (www.Opera.com) is kicking off a partnership with football professional Victor Moses, Chelsea starter and Nigerian national team star player. Moses will be the brand ambassador of Opera Mini, the most popular browser in Africa. Starting today, Moses will be featured in the new Opera Mini TV commercial as well as a range of collaborative projects extending throughout 2018. “Football is one of the most popular types of content consumed by Opera Mini users throughout Africa,” says Jørgen Arnesen, Global Head of Marketing and Distribution at Opera. “Victor Moses is…

NIGERIA: RICH COUNTRY,MALNOURISHED CHILDREN

Nigeria’s oil picture masks the reality on the ground. Only now is the country’s place in malnutrition crisis becoming clearer. In this report, ISIOMA MADIKE, highlights the fact that pregnancy and infancy are the most important periods in the fight against this scourge. They are critical periods as mothers and babies need good nutrition to lay the foundation for the child’s future development     Naked kids with wrinkled frames are common sights in most Nigerian neighbourhoods. Their pictures usually cast a dark shadow over a rising Nigeria, where millions…