Wednesday, December 12, 2018

Economy

Boeing launches business jet that can fly non-stop more than half way around the world

The Boeing Co. has created a new product that has an impressive capability. Boeing Business Jets is launching the BBJ 777X, a new Boeing Business Jet model that can fly more than half way around the world without stopping, farther than any business jet ever built, it claims. “Our most exclusive customers want to travel […]

Former Gov Orji’s son Arrested By EFCC over alleged money laundering

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) at the weekend arrested a son of a former governor of Abia State, Theodore Orji, Ogbonna Orji. TribuneOnline gathered that the 32-year-old Ogbonna was arrested at a nightclub in Abuja by operatives of the anti-corruption commission. His arrest, according to a source, was a follow up on an […]

Petrol: Do Not Engage in panic buying we have stock to last for 52 days – NNPC

Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) has assured petroleum products consumers across the country not to engage in panic buying in the countdown to depot shutdown by Depot and Petroleum Products Marketers Association of Nigeria (DAPPMAN) from Monday. The NNPC, countering the impact of the shutdown said it holds 2.6billion litres of petrol and 90,000 metric […]

News

‘We’re One of The Largest Parties’ — Sowore’s AAC Kicks Against Exclusion From Presidential Debate

The African Action Congress (AAC) has called for inclusion in the presidential debate being organised by the Nigerian Elections Debate Group (NEDG) and the Broadcasting Organisations of Nigeria (BON). As earlier reported by Saharareporters, NEDG and BON confirmed pn Tuesday evening that only five political parties would participate in its scheduled presidential debate. The parties […]

JUST IN: NEDG, BON Pick Only Five Political Parties For Presidential Debate

  The Nigerian Elections Debate Group (NEDG) and the Broadcasting Organisations of Nigeria (BON) have released the names of five political parties expected to participate in the vice-presidential and presidential debates in the lead-up to the 2019 general election. A statement by Eddi Emesiri, NEDG Executive Secretary, revealed the participating political parties as Allied Congress […]

Politics

PDP Group raises alarm over plot to rig 2019 elections, Urges NASS to Override Buhari On Electoral Bill

The Forum of People’s Democratic Party – New Media Aides (PDP-NMA) has described the persistent refusal of President Muhammadu Buhari to sign the Electoral Amendment Bill as part of the All Progressives Congress (APC) and the President’s plot to rig the 2019 elections. The Forum, which called on the National Assembly to override the President […]

Jubilations in Ekiti as court dismisses suit against Fayemi

Jubilations broke out in Ado Ekiti, the Ekiti State capital, on Monday as the Ado Ekiti Division of the Federal High Court dismissed the suit filed by former Governor of Ekiti State, Chief Segun Oni, to challenge the eligibility of Governor Kayode Fayemi to contest in the July 14 governorship election in the state Fayemi’s […]

Atiku, Obi, Secondus, Saraki, Dogara listed for arrest: PDP

•Says families and associates also targeted; Tinubu, Akpabio co-ordinating plot National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Prince Uche Secondus, has alleged that the Federal Government and the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) have listed critical players in opposition including himself, the PDP Presidential Candidate Atiku Abubakar, his Vice Peter Obi, the Senate President […]

Sports

Liverpool, Spurs, PSG into Last 16, Napoli, Inter out

Liverpool and Tottenham Hotspur picked two of the remaining four tickets into the Last 16 of the UEFA Champions League, knocking out two Italian favourites, Napoli and Inter. Liverpool heeded the advice of Coach Jurgen Klopp and really put up a magical display against Napoli at Anfield, with Mo Salah almost walking into the net […]

Iwobi opens up on trying times at Arsenal

Alex Iwobi has opened up on his trying time at Arsenal, when the north London outfit showed less interest in tying him down to a deal. Iwobi, then aged 16 and featuring in England youth setups, was told he could leave the club and had started reviewing offers from other teams, including a visit to […]

Business

FCMB Bank (UK) Limited Launches Personal and Business Banking Proposition to Deepen Inclusiveness

FCMB Bank (UK) Limited, an independently incorporated subsidiary of First City Monument Bank Limited (which is a member of FCMB Group Plc), has introduced its Personal and Business banking proposition in London, United Kingdom and Lagos, Nigeria at an impressive ceremony attended by the top echelon of the business community within and from outside the […]

The Worrisome Trend of Sensational Social Media “Journalism” and the Impact On Legitimate Business Concerns: Recent Travails of FCMB, GTBank and First Bank

On June 25, 2018 I woke up to yet another social media trend – a news story with the bold and quite salacious headline “How Safe Are Customer Deposits At FCMB?” had taken over the digital airwaves. Between the shares and likes and comments, a storm in a cup had brewed to great proportions in […]

World News

Grace Millane: Backpacker’s body returned to family

Image copyright Lucie Blackman Trust Image caption The University of Lincoln graduate arrived in New Zealand in mid-November The body of British backpacker Grace Millane has been formally identified and returned to her family. The 22-year-old disappeared in Auckland on 1 December. Police ended their search on Sunday after finding a body on the outskirts […]

Meng Wanzhou: Trump could intervene in case of Huawei executive

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Meng Wanzhou has said she will contest allegations of fraud Donald Trump says he could intervene in the case of Huawei executive Meng Wanzhou if it helps to avoid a further decline in US relations with China. “Whatever’s good for this country, I would do,” the US president said. Ms […]

From Ebola survivor to trainee doctor

Daniel Sidikie Turay was successfully treated for Ebola in Sierra Leone in 2014. At the time, the virus was spreading across West Africa. It claimed more than 11,000 lives, including nearly all of Daniel’s close family. Five years on, the young man is in medical school. He speaks to the BBC about his dreams and […]