Bennett Oghifo

Governor of Lagos State, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu has called on experts in the construction industry to deploy digital construction technology to assist in the management of land in the State.
The call was contained in a keynote address delivered on his behalf by the Special Adviser, Works and Infrastructure, Engr Aramide Adeyoye at an event in Lagos, recently.
He said, “Lagos State has a size of 3,577 square kilometres and an estimated population in excess of 20 million people. It is in dare need of construction technologies that will help in effective land management in such a way that we will not … >>> Read Full Story

Nse Ikpe Etim
Movie star Nse Ikpe Etim recently clocked 45 and she says there’s no difference in how she feels, except that she’s living life to the fullest.
Nse further disclosed in a very lengthy message to herself that she even forgot it wa October.

She wrote:
I think growing is beautiful once you’re on a journey to self-actualization and constant self-evaluation but my birthdays have become rather normal every year. Not because I don’t get “Prezzies” or throw parties but because it’s a constant reminder of my journey; where I am and where I’m headed possibly.
I really don’t care how long, truly; … >>> Read Full Story

Former Military Secretary (Army), Major General Henry Udumebrayen Clark (Rtd), is dead. He was aged 70.
He died at his residence in Warri on October 15, two days to his 71st birthday.
The late General Clark had a distinguished military career in the Nigerian army and received several honours and awards including the Forces Service Staff (FSS), Meritorious Service Star (MSS), Distinguished Service Star (DSS), Member of Federal Republic (MFR).

An outstanding officer and scholar, Clark was a graduate of several universities including Nigerian Defence Academy; University of Kansas, USA, where he bagged Bachelor of Arts (BA) Political Science, 1983; University of Oklahoma, where he … >>> Read Full Story

Former chairman of the Presidential Pension Reform Task Team, Abdulrasheed Maina has temporarily lost 23 landed properties linked to him.
Justice Folashade Giwa-Ogunbanjo of the Federal High Court Abuja, gave the order of temporary forfeiture on Tuesday in a ruling on an ex-parte motion filed by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).
The affected properties were listed in a schedule attached to the motion, which EFCC’s lawyer, Mohammed Abubakar argued on Tuesday.

Justice Giwa-Ogunbanjo ordered the EFCC to publish the order in The Nation newspapers to enable interested parties show cause why the properties should not be permanently forfeited to the Federal Government.
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Chairman of INEC, Prof. Mahmood Yakubu

Nseobong Okon-Ekong writes on the recent meeting between the Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission, Prof. Mahmood Yakubu and the newly constituted Senator Kabiru Ibrahim Gaya-led Senate Committee on INEC on preparations for the Bayelsa and Kogi governorship elections, scheduled for November 16
The elections are in the category of end-of-tenure off season elections conducted by the commission. From this year until very close to the next general elections, there will be governorship elections every year in Nigeria. In 2019, we have Kogi and Bayelsa; next year 2020, we have Edo and Ondo governorship elections. Thereafter in 2021, … >>> Read Full Story

Story Written By: Ifreke Inyang

Paris Saint-Germain superstar, Neymar, is not among the final 30 nominees for the 2019 Ballon d’Or award.
His former Barcelona team-mate, Lionel Messi, Liverpool’s Virgil van Dijk and Cristiano Ronaldo of Juventus, make the cut which was announced on Monday.

The list was decided by a global voting panel of journalists.
Messi and Ronaldo’s 10-year grip on the individual award organized by France Football magazine was broken by Luka Modric last December.
Modric is also absent one year after he won both the Ballon d’Or and FIFA best player awards.

The awards ceremony is December 2 in Paris.
Full list of Men’s Ballon d’Or nominees:… >>> Read Full Story

Rice Farmers Association (RIFAN)
Alhaji Aminu Goronyo, the National President, Rice Farmers Association of Nigeria (RIFAN), says the closure of Nigeria’s land borders is not to enrich rice farmers but to encourage patriotism.
Goronyo told journalists during an interactive session in Sokoto on Tuesday that the border closure was for the good of the country and the entire citizenry.

“We have realised many successes by the border closure resulting in the saving of about N300 billion from the annual rice importation to Nigeria. Today, we are no longer dependent on the rice we consume in the country with only N80 billion to produce locally on … >>> Read Full Story