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The Village Headmaster Returns After 33 Years As NTA Releases Trailer (Video)
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The Village Headmaster Returns After 33 Years As NTA Releases Trailer (Video)

Thirty-three years after it was rested, the longest ever running drama on Nigerian television The Village Headmaster is scheduled for a return in April. Starring old and new faces, the reincarnated series will air on Nigerian Television Authority (NTA) network in collaboration with Wale Adenuga Productions. A trailer uploaded on YouTube shows that Dejumo Lewis returns in his role as Oloja (King) of Oja. Also returning are Ibidun Allison as Amebo, Dan Imoudu as Dagbolu, Dele Osawe as Teacher Fadele, Kate Adepegba (Folake), Lara Akinsola (Doyin) and Melville Obriango (Teacher Oghene). Igbere TV reports that Yemi Shodimu who had a cameo role as a kid actor in the old series takes on a new and bigger role as Dr Lekan. Joining the cast are Jide Kosoko as Chief Eleyinmi, a rol...
FG Awaits $5.3 Billion Chinese Loan For Ibadan-kano Rail Line
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FG Awaits $5.3 Billion Chinese Loan For Ibadan-kano Rail Line

The federal government will begin work on the construction of the Ibadan-Kano rail project as soon as the Chinese government approves the sum of $5.3bn loan application, Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi has said. Amaechi, stated this as a guest of the Nigeria Television Authority, NTA, Weekend Deal Programme, monitored by our correspondent in Abuja. He said: “We are waiting for the Chinese government and bank to approve the $5.3bn to construct the Ibadan-Kano. What was approved a year ago was the contract. “The moment I announced that the federal government had awarded a contract of $5.3bn to the China Civil Engineering Construction Corporation, CCECC to construct Ibadan-Kano; they assumed the money had come in. No! “Up till now, we have not gotten the money a yea...
Senate Uncovers NTA, StarTimes Fraud
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Senate Uncovers NTA, StarTimes Fraud

The Nigerian Senate has uncovered an alleged multi-billion Naira fraud in the joint venture operations between, the Nigerian Television Authority(NTA) and a Chinese Satellite Pay TV, StarTime.The allegation came up when the Senate Joint Committee on Finance and National Planning scrutinized the spending and expenditure of the Nigerian Television Authority for 2021 with the details of the 2021-2023 MTEF & FSP documents,The Senate panel said it was stunned to discover that the multi-billion naira deal with StarTimes was not captured anywhere in the documents submitted to it as presented by the Director-General, Mallam Mohammed Yakubu.Trouble started for NTA after the Chairman of the Senate Panel, Solomon Olamilekan, asked why NTA was blocking StarTime from being registered with the ...
Enugu govt Clarifies Land Clearing around NTA Zonal Office
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Enugu govt Clarifies Land Clearing around NTA Zonal Office

The Enugu State Government has made a clarification regarding the clearing of land around the premises of the Institute of Management and Technology (IMT) and the Zonal Headquarters of the Nigerian Television Authority (NTA), at Independence Layout, Enugu. In a statement by the Commissioner for Information, Nnanyelugo Chidi Aroh, the state government explained that “the area being cleared is solely for temporary use/holding area of the state’s committee on enforcement of inter-state movement restrictions for the containment of the spread of COVID-19, for safe keeping of violating vehicles seized in the course of its duty”. Aroh noted that the clarification became necessary following the apprehension of residents of the state, especially own...
Nigerians now enjoy 18 to 24 hours of electricity daily – Buhari govt claims
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Nigerians now enjoy 18 to 24 hours of electricity daily – Buhari govt claims

President Muhammadu Buhari’s government says Nigerians now get 18 to 24 hours of electricity daily. Minister of Power, Sale Mamman, said this in an interview with the Nigerian Television Authority (NTA) on Tuesday. He stated that the Buhari administration had improved the power sector. The minister said the federal government had upgraded the 330KVA, the highest voltage in the country. He confirmed that 132 substations have been improved and the 40MW Kashimbilla station has been completed. Mamman added that work on Zungeru station in Niger has reached 70 percent. For Mambilla, the minister said the feasibility studies have been concluded and that contractors will soon begin construction. “We have improved our services. Before this government, they gave light for less t...
Buhari To Make Nationwide Broadcast Tonight At 7pm
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Buhari To Make Nationwide Broadcast Tonight At 7pm

President Muhammadu Buhari will broadcast to the nation Sunday, March 29, 2020 at 7pm. Television, radio and other electronic media outlets are enjoined to hook up to the network services of the Nigerian Television Authority (NTA) and Federal Radio Corporation of Nigeria (FRCN) respectively for the broadcast. Femi Adesina Special Adviser to the President (Media & Publicity) March 29, 2020
NBC Directs Gotv, DSTV, Others To Allow Local Stations Run Without Subscription
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NBC Directs Gotv, DSTV, Others To Allow Local Stations Run Without Subscription

In a bid to allow Nigerians have the benefit of daily update on the 2019 novel coronavirus, the National Broadcasting Commission (NBC), has directed GOTv, DSTV, NTA Startimes, FreeTv Platform and others, to allow local stations on their bouquet run even after subscribers have exhausted their subscription. This is even as the NBC mandated broadcasters in the country to allot 10 per cent of its daily airtime to the public enlightenment of Nigerians on COVID-19. In a statement issued in Abuja and made available to our correspondent, the NBC said the decryption is to last for one month in the first instance, while adding that further directives shall be issued by the commission after detailed assessments of subsequent development. “The National Broadcasting Commission calls on all...
Coronavirus: State House coverage restricted to 13 media houses by Presidency
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Coronavirus: State House coverage restricted to 13 media houses by Presidency

Coverageof the state house has been restricted to only 13 media houses as confirmed in a statement released by the Director of Information at the State House, Mr Attah Esa. The Presidency maintained that it scaled down the number of media house covering meetings at the villa in compliance with the “social distancing” rule and ban on public gathering of more than 50 people. The order which came after top Presidential officials tested positive for coronavirus, will be effected until further notice. 13 media houses granted access to the villa are; Deutsche Welle, NTA, Channels TV, TVC, FRCN, VON, NAN, The Sun, ThisDay, Leadership, Daily Trust, The Guardian and Vanguard. It is speculated that the new directive might lead to gradual shutting down of the state house except for es...
Vanguard Editorial Rejects $500m Loan For NTA
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Vanguard Editorial Rejects $500m Loan For NTA

ONE of the great dividends of democracy is that it creates the Legislative arm through which the people are represented and given a voice in government. Apart from legislation, this arm of government also controls the purse of the nation and the power to mitigate the excesses of the Executive arm. It is this attribute of our democracy that made it mandatory for the Minister of Information, Mr. Lai Mohammed, to go to the National Assembly to defend the obnoxious proposal for a $500m (about N180bn) loan for the upgrade of facilities to enable the state-owned official propaganda outfit, the Nigerian Television Authority, NTA, compete with the likes of America’s Cable Network News, CNN, as the Minister puts it. The loan is apparently part of the controversial $29.9bn loan the Muhammadu B...
PDP Criticises Lai Mohammed Over $500 Million Loan For NTA
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PDP Criticises Lai Mohammed Over $500 Million Loan For NTA

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has told the Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, to perish the thoughts of further mortgaging the future of our country by securing $500 million dollars (N182 billion) loan, purportedly for upgrading of the Nigerian Television Authority (NTA). The party also urged the National Assembly to save the nation by refusing the request by President Muhammadu Buhari to plunge our nation into more debt through his request for additional $29.9 billion dollars loan, in which the said $500 million and other unexplained subheads are embedded. The PDP implores the National Assembly to reject the clear attempt by the cabal in the Buhari Presidency to worsen the economic situation in our country via the use of phony projects as guise to dra...
NTA will Compete with CNN, if we Get $500m Loan- Lai Mohammed
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NTA will Compete with CNN, if we Get $500m Loan- Lai Mohammed

Lai Mohammed, Nigeria's Minister of Information, has said that the Nigeria Television Authority (NTA) will compete with the likes of Cable News Network (CNN) if the $500 million loan his ministry is seeking for is approved. According to The Guardain, the Minister said this when he appeared before the senate committee on local and foreign loans to speak on the importance of the $500 million which is part of the $30 billion loan President Buhari is asking the national assembly to approve. The Minister explained that if the fund was approved, the NTA could be upgraded to enable it to send out signals that would be at par with CNN, adding that Nigeria has the manpower to achieve this feat “If this project is approved, there will be more visibility for our people in the music, fash...
FG Cautioned on Sports Broadcast Rights
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FG Cautioned on Sports Broadcast Rights

Nigeria’s leading sports marketing and broadcasting company, HS Media Group, has urged the Federal Government to strategically support the local industry in line with its recent reforms, which is aimed at competitiveness in sports broadcasting in the country. HS Media Group, which provided live broadcast for the Africa Cup of Nations held in Egypt last year, said that the government should empower and position the nation’s public broadcaster, the Nigerian Television Authority (NTA) to bid for sports broadcast rights of premium tournaments, including the English Premier League, the Spanish LaLiga in addition to the existing partnership with Federation of International Football Associations (FIFA) and the Confederation of African Football (CAF). According to HS Media Group President/...
Nigeria 2-1 Benin: Fans Criticise NTA Over Poor Video Broadcast Of Match
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Nigeria 2-1 Benin: Fans Criticise NTA Over Poor Video Broadcast Of Match

Fans on social media have criticised NTA over its poor video broadcast of Nigeria's AFCON 2021 Qualifier against Benin. A fan wrote: 'NTA is the worst ever' Another stated: 'This is the worst broadcast ever' During the match, a commentator even said Alex Iwobi is an Arsenal player which is false because he now plays for Everton. watch the video... See NTA’s camera angle for the Nigeria Vs Benin game. Atrocious #NGABEN pic.twitter.com/HB6TfvLmgb — Portuguese~Maniche (@Maniche4) November 13, 2019
NTA Acquires Right To Broadcast The English Premier League In Nigeria
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NTA Acquires Right To Broadcast The English Premier League In Nigeria

THE Nigerian Television Authority (NTA) has acquired sub-licensed rights to one English Premier League fixture per match week. The deal was brokered by Integral Sponsorship and Expe-riential Marketing, a Nigerian sports marketing company, after Infront agency sold rights on the public auction market. The Nigerian footballing community has welcomed the news with opened arms and happy to be able to finally watch their favorite sports content tomorrow.
Nigerian child star and actress, Yomi Adeyemi-Wilson dies at 39
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Nigerian child star and actress, Yomi Adeyemi-Wilson dies at 39

Popular Nigerian child star, Oluyomi Victoria Olaniyi-Toluwalope (née Adeyemi-Wilson) is dead. Late Yomi who became popular in the 1980s and 1990s with the popular TV series 'Third Eye' which aired on NTA died at the age of 39. Born on May 31, 1980, Yomi is an ex-student of Queens College, Lagos. She played the role of 'Uze', the daughter who provided Inspector Best Idafa (Olu Jacobs) with clues for solving criminal cases in the TV series. Her father in real life was Engineer Yomi Adeyemi-Wilson, a track star in the 1960s and 1970s.
Scam! Dr. Yakubu Nura Did NOT Win Any “World Physics Competition” – Kperogi
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Scam! Dr. Yakubu Nura Did NOT Win Any “World Physics Competition” – Kperogi

The Nigerian cyber space is being lit up with the news that a certain Dr. Yakubu Nuru of the University of Maiduguri has won “the World Physics Competition by defeating about 5720 contenders from 97 countries.” This “feat” reputedly earned him the distinction of becoming “the father of modern Einstein's planetary equation studies in Physics.” Hahahaha! The truth is that Dr. Nura is the willing victim of a scam, a kind of scam I call scams of ego, which prey on the status anxieties and low self-esteem of insecure, fraud-prone people. World Championship, the "organization" that conferred the “award” on Dr. Nura, is a well-known scam operation that does not, for strategically fraudulent reasons, have a site with its own domain name. It uses a free sites.google.com account to perpetrate...
“NBC Wants AIT To Be Like NTA” – Oby Ezekwesili
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“NBC Wants AIT To Be Like NTA” – Oby Ezekwesili

Former presidential candidate, Oby Ezekwesili, has attacked the Nigeria Broadcasting Commission (NBC) after it suspended the license of Daar Communications Plc., owners of Africa Independent Television (AIT) and Ray Power. We reported that NBC Director-General, Modibbo Kawu, announcing the suspension on Thursday, said the action was taken for failure of the broadcasting station to abide by the broadcasting code. Nigerians have appeared unimpressed with the sanction, calling it an attack on the media. Ezekwesili, a former education minister, said on Friday via Twitter with an attached copy of NBC sanction letter to AIT, that the commission wants AIT to be like the state-owned Nigerian Television Authority (NTA) in its approach to matters concerning the government. “My Summar...
9 Things President Buhari Said In His ‘Special Interview’ With NTA
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9 Things President Buhari Said In His ‘Special Interview’ With NTA

President Muhammadu Buhari has addresses Nigerians via NTA in what the presidency described as a special interview, on his second tenure. Read the full transcript of the President’s interview below: On Service chiefs I depended on records to pick my Service Chiefs. On Insecurity The president said, "the Police has failed this country." On Kidnapping and Banditry President Buhari said, "expose the kidnappers and the thieves." On His Past Electoral Adventure "There is no local government i have not visited in Nigeria." On What He Will Do Differently President Buhari said: "I will persuade the Police and the Judiciary to be hard on criminals." On The Fight Against Corruption He said, "my frustration is that the fight against corruption is taking too long. On How...
May 29 And June 12 Declared As Public Holidays
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May 29 And June 12 Declared As Public Holidays

The minister of information, Alhaji Lai Mohammed has just finished addressing a press conference that was broadcast live by the NTA, Radio Nigeria and Voice of Nigeria. He said: 1) President Buhari will be sworn in on May 29th. 2) The inauguration will be a low key event. 3) All the foreign dignitaries that would have been invited to attend the inauguration will be invited to attend an event on June 12 (Democracy Day). 4) Both May 29 and June 12 are public holidays.  
Ace News Anchor, Cyril Stober Retires From NTA
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Ace News Anchor, Cyril Stober Retires From NTA

Popular news anchor Cyril Stober retires from The Nigerian Television Authority (NTA), The Veteran broadcaster was earlier reported to have retired from service in 2015, but was later seen anchoring programmes on the government-owned TV after the announcement of his retirement. Although there has not been an official announcement from the Network service on his retirement, but reports gathered on social media indicate that Cyril has finally retired. In 2018, he wedded another broadcaster with the NTA, Elizabeth Banu. The two broadcasters were famed for casting the Network News and anchoring the programme, Tuesday live also on the NTA network. We wish Cyril Stober a happy retirement life!
NBC Sanctions AIT, NTA, Channels, And Others, Threatens Outright Closure
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NBC Sanctions AIT, NTA, Channels, And Others, Threatens Outright Closure

The National Broadcasting Commission ( NBC ) has sanctioned 45 broadcast stations across the nation. Each of the stations is to pay N500, 000 for airing campaigns with indecent languages on air. The total sum expected from the sanction amounts to N22.5million. NTA, AIT, Channels, TVC lead the pack of sanctioned stations in the build-up to the just concluded presidential and National elections. The stations which cut across the country was said to have committed some infractions which is against the broadcasting code. NBC has, therefore, warned that it would not pardon any station that run foul of the code in the coming governorship, state Assembly and FCT council polls on the 9th of March. NBC Director General Modibbo Kawu said that the commission will be forced to us...
Nigerian Lady Calls out Boyfriend Who dumped her after eating all Her Mum’s chicken
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Nigerian Lady Calls out Boyfriend Who dumped her after eating all Her Mum’s chicken

A Nigerian lady took to Twitter to reveal how her parents damaged her, and further called out her boyfriend who dumped her after eating all her mum’s chicken. The Nigerian lady who admitted that she grew up in a religious family, disclosed that she always wanted freedom and got it when one Tunde, a man who supplies her mum with chicken feed made her feel comfortable. @adeola_adereti who called out her boyfriend for dumping her after eating all her mum’s chicken, wrote; The name of d guy who ate my mama’s chicken n broke up with me d following week is Tunde. D story of hw we met started 3 months b4, and yes he was my 1st boyfriend. Our 1st time of having sex was in my parents’ house, under my mum’s nose. Follow me as I tell d story A thread. I have often seen people pray for their...
NTA Responds To Allegation That It Did Not Broadcast Atiku’s Event
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NTA Responds To Allegation That It Did Not Broadcast Atiku’s Event

Below is a transcription of the NTA video (for those that cannot watch the video). RE- NTA Refuses to Broadcast Atiku’s AUN Founder’s Day The Nigerian Television Authority has stated that it could not broadcast the 13th anniversary of the American University of Nigeria (AUN) because of technical issues. The NTA had been paid to broadcast the event live. The Atiku Media Office had earlier said that the Presidency instructed the NTA not to broadcast the event. AUN is owned by Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, who is the PDP presidential candidate for the 2019 election. The NTA said that it had mobilised its outside broadcast (OB) crew from Jos to Yola to broadcast the event. The OB crew got to the venue on time and carried out uplink and downlink tests which showed that everything was in go...
NTA Refuses To Broadcast Atiku’s AUN Founder’s Day Even After Acknowledging Payment
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NTA Refuses To Broadcast Atiku’s AUN Founder’s Day Even After Acknowledging Payment

At the height of allegation of a media blackout in the country, the Nigerian Television Authority (NTA) has been accused of refusing to broadcast Atiku’s AUN Founder’s day despite receiving millions of naira for the event. NTA Executive Director of News, Mr. Muhammad Labbo who denied political sabotage in broadcasting the 13th anniversary of the American University of Nigeria (AUN), Yola, however added that the NTA could not broadcast the programme live due to what he ascribed to technical hitches. This Day however gathered that the NTA was duly paid, and the payment was acknowledged and confirmed for the live broadcast of the programme between 4pm to 6pm on Saturday. A source however revealed that the NTA sent its Outside Broadcast (OB) deployed from Jos and they were on ground ...
Photo: Imo State University final year student arrested for trying to chop off man’s penis after sex
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Photo: Imo State University final year student arrested for trying to chop off man’s penis after sex

  A self-acclaimed final year student of the Imo State University has been arrested for trying to chop off the penis of a man after sex.   According to Uzondo, a journalist with NTA who witnessed the scene, the incident happened, yesterday, around Douglass road, Owerri., “Just this morning, I dash into a bank in Douglass for transaction, only to see a girl breathing and panting. I asked what happened, I was told by an eyewitness that the girl chopped off a guys manhood. Then I pressed further to get d real story which was accounted as".   "The girl called the victim late in the evening on Thursday, that she wants him around her. The guy asked her to come, she requested the guy to come and pick her up in her hostel at IMSU. The guy went and picked her. Afte...
Nollywood Legend, Pete Edochie Celebrates His 71st Birthday Today
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Nollywood Legend, Pete Edochie Celebrates His 71st Birthday Today

Veteran Nigerian actor, Chief Pete Edochie is celebrating his birthday today. The legendary actor was born on the 7th of March 1947. The actor has won numerous awards including Industry Merit Award by Africa Magic and Lifetime Achievement by Africa Film Academy. Celebrating himself on Instagram, he wrote: “Happy 71st to me. Thank you all for the wishes. 07-03-18 #peteedochie.” Pete Edochie is also the father of actors Yul and Linc Edochie. He honoured as a Member of the Order of the Niger by President Olusegun Obasanjo in 2003. His sterling performances in blockbuster films endeared him to many fans of Nollywood. Nigerian Actor, Chief Pete Edochie, MON was born on the 7th March 1947. Edochie is considered one of Africa’s most talented actors, being honoured with an Industry Merit Awar...
Engineer Almost Ejected By Landlady Emerges N20 Million Lottery Winner
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Engineer Almost Ejected By Landlady Emerges N20 Million Lottery Winner

Sidney Osahon, 35, Engineer from Edo, who won the ‘Give ‘n’ Take N20 million’ National Jackpot Bonanza said, his landlady almost ejected his family hours before he won the lottery. Mr. Osahon, who disclosed this at a news briefing organised by Give `n` Take National Lottery in Abuja, said he was threatened by his landlady on his way to claim the prize. He said that his family was being threatened by his landlady before he received the call that changed his life. He said, “My mother is still alive, my father passed on last year. So we couldn’t pay our rent and we were almost thrown out of our house. “My landlady gave us quit notice. As I was coming out to claim my prize she sent a text message that she will soon be at the house to give me a show down. Mr. Osahon revealed that...
Fuel Price Stays At N145, Says Kachikwu
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Fuel Price Stays At N145, Says Kachikwu

Minister of State for Petroleum, Dr Emmanuel Ibe Kachikwu, has denied news reports that the Federal Government was planning to jack up the pump price of petrol, at present fixed at N145 per litre. Idang Alibi, the Director of Press in the ministry in a statement on Thursday night, clarified the minister’s submission made to the joint committee of the National Assembly on Petroleum Downstream. “The Ministry of Petroleum Resources would like to categorically state that the Honourable Minister never mentioned nor insinuated the need or plans by the Federal Government to increase the current pump price of Premium Motor Spirit (PMS)”, Alibi said. Alibi restated what Kachikwu told the hearing, shown live on NTA that the Presidency has set up a special committee to identify the immediate...
How Nigeria Exited Recession – Lai
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How Nigeria Exited Recession – Lai

The Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, has said that taking Nigeria out of recession did not happen by accident but a culmination of hard work and fidelity to well-articulated economic policies. The minister spoke in Kano on Wednesday at the Fourth Annual Conference of the Association of Communication Scholars and Professionals of Nigeria. The conference, hosted by the Faculty of Communication, Bayero University, Kano, had the theme, “Communication, Governance and Development”. The minister said the commitment of the Muhammadu Buhari administration to strategic implementation of the Economic Recovery and Growth Plan, launched on April 5, contributed a great deal in bringing the economy out of recession. Mr. Mohammed congratulated Nigerians over the good news fro...
Buhari Not Going To US – FG
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Buhari Not Going To US – FG

The Federal Government has said President Muhammadu Buhari is not travelling to the United States of America as being alleged in some quarters. The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, who said this in a statement in Abuja on Sunday, urged Nigerians to disregard any such news, which he described as fake. He said that the fake news was being circulated via a parody Twitter account and an old NTA news video that President Buhari was travelling or had travelled to the US. The minister said one of the numerous parody Twitter accounts in his name, @MohammedLai, was used to disseminate the fake and ludicrous news that claimed that President Buhari was due to leave Nigeria for the USA on Monday ‘’to condole with President Trump over the floods in Houston.’’ Mohamm...
Buhari Taunts London Protesters, Asks Them To Come Back Home Too
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Buhari Taunts London Protesters, Asks Them To Come Back Home Too

President Muhammadu Buhari yesterday taunted critics and protesters of his over 100 days medical sojourn in London, United Kingdom (UK) even as he thanked Nigerians who prayed for his speedy recovery devoid of political and religious affiliations. In a veiled reference to the #ResumeOrResign campaign group who had laid siege at his Abuja House ‎temporary abode while in the UK, President Buhari who played host to the Nigerian Governors Forum (NGF) in the presidential villa, yesterday, asked the protesters to also return back to the country. He prayed that they are not stuck there so that they do not experience the effect of Brexit and consequences of tax evasion. His words: “I am very happy with the prayers, it was very covered and reported across religions and ethnics. People ‎wer...
Buhari Meets Aides, Says Doctors Keeping Him In London
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Buhari Meets Aides, Says Doctors Keeping Him In London

President Muhammadu Buhari, who has been receiving medical treatment at a London hospital in the United Kingdom, again on Saturday said only his doctors would decide when he would return to Nigeria. According to a statement by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Mr. Femi Adesina, the President spoke at the Abuja House, London, when he received members of his media team led by the Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed. Buhari who has been receiving treatment in the British capital since May 7 was reported to have told the team that visited him that there was tremendous improvement in his health and that indeed, he wished to return home. “I have learnt to obey my doctor’s orders rather than be the one issuing the orders. Here, the doctor is absolutely in c...
COSON Honours Information Minister Lai Mohammed
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COSON Honours Information Minister Lai Mohammed

Copyright Society of Nigeria (COSON) rolled out the red carpet for Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, at the weekend in Lagos. It was during the minister’s visit to COSON House. He was also honoured for his dedication to the campaign for the rights of creative people in the country. At a ceremony that featured plenty of music and documentary videos, the Minister was presented with the ”Copyright Medal of Honour” and his name entered in the ”COSON Roll of Honour” after the reading of his citation. COSON Chairman Tony Okoroji, who made the presentation that rounded off the hour long ceremony, described the Minister as a ”unassailable and fearless public servant”, and thanked him for being the first Minister to visit the imposing green-and-white COSON House sin...
Nigeria Is About People God Put Together – Osinbajo
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Nigeria Is About People God Put Together – Osinbajo

The Acting President Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, and Wife of the President Aisha Buhari on Thursday called for more prayers and unity of the country for the nation to attain greater heights. Both made the call during the breaking of fast by Muslims, Iftar, in association with the Christian faithful at the Conference Hall of the Presidential Villa, Abuja. The event was at the instance of the Wife of the President to bring the Muslim and Christian faithful together in other to achieve greater unity among the various religious organisations in the country. The Acting President in his remark declared that the future of the country was greater than its present and he looked forward to that future. He said the country required men and women who could do greater things for the nation at this...
Ebonyi State 2017 Democracy Praise Night
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Ebonyi State 2017 Democracy Praise Night

Ebonyi State Praise Night at the New Ultra -Modern Township Stadium, Abakaliki with the famous gospel singer, Bro Felix Ndukwe. *The New Township Stadium in Abakaliki is one of the numerous visible infrastructural developements of the Ebonyi State Governor, Engr. David Nweze Umahi. Join Ebonyi state in praising God tonight. *The program is currently aired live on NTA and Salt TV, you can join us through any of the above means. Ebonyi is on the rise.
Traffic Warden Oludewa Sanni ‘Samanja’ Is Dead!
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Traffic Warden Oludewa Sanni ‘Samanja’ Is Dead!

STW Oludewa Sanni 'Samanja' of Sabo Police Station is dead. The late traffic police was popular around Ebute-Meta, Adekunle, Sabo, Jibowu and Idi-Oro because of his mustache that looks like the popular SAMANJA of NTA. He was 59 and has been buried.
Militants Attack FIRS Officials In Patience Jonathan’ Hotel
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Militants Attack FIRS Officials In Patience Jonathan’ Hotel

Suspected militants on Wednesday attacked officials of the Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS) at a hotel, Aridolf Resort Wellness & Spa, owned by former first lady Patience Jonathan, in Yenagoa, Bayelsa state. It was gathered that the FIRS team went to the hotel in respect of tax liabilities totaling N10,117,500, but were attacked by the hoodlums suspected to be loyal to Dame Patience. According to reports, the FIRS team arrived Aridolf, demanded to see the most senior staff of the hotel but without success. The team, however, read the warrant of distraint to the hotel officials at the reception, as militants, believed to have lodged in the hotel, came out and threatened to kill the officials, claiming that the enforcement exercise was illegal. “We demanded that they sho...
Sex Scandal: Chris Kwakpovwe Arrests Rita Ibeni, Church Member – Fejiro Oliver
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Sex Scandal: Chris Kwakpovwe Arrests Rita Ibeni, Church Member – Fejiro Oliver

According to investigative journalist/former broadcast journalist/producer at NTA,Fejiro Oliver,Nigerian pastor Rev Chris Kwapovwe has arrested one of the ladies who works in his church for refusing to sleep with him.Below is what he wrote... 'Ashawo Pastor: Our Daily Manner publisher, Rev Chris Kwapovwe is a serial womanizer As I type, he has forcefully arrested one Rita Ibeni who refused sleeping with him using Federal SARS. He had earlier arrested the lady who was the HOD of the media department of his ODM Church of stealing equipment simply because she refused to make love to him. He has bribed the Nigerian Police with millions to tear the lady's statement she wrote at Ogudu where he first arrested her. The lady has dangerous evidence that can crumble his ministry hence he ...
Buhari Appoints Osinbajo As NEMA Chairman
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Buhari Appoints Osinbajo As NEMA Chairman

President Muhammadu Buhari has appointed Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo as the board chairman of the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA). Femi Adesina, spokesman of the president, confirmed this in a statement issued on Friday. Adesina said Mustapha Maihaja hade been appointed as the new director-general of the agency, and that other members of the NEMA board are: Babachir Lawal, secretary to the government of the federation (SGF), Talba Alkali representing the transport ministry, Rabiu Dagari, representing foreign affairs and Ngozi Azadoh representing health ministry. Adesina also said new appointments had been made in the Nigerian Television Authority (NTA) and the Federal Radio Corporation of Nigeria (FRCN). “Duro Onabule is the new board chairman of the Nigerian Telev...
Senate Rejects Ibrahim Magu’s Confirmation As EFCC Chairman Again
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Senate Rejects Ibrahim Magu’s Confirmation As EFCC Chairman Again

The senate have again rejected the confirmation of the Acting Chairman of EFCC Ibrahim Magu. The majority voted against his confirmation and the senate therefore rejected it. The Acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crime Commission EFCC appeared today in the senate for his confirmation. The confirmation of Ibrahim Magu as the EFCC Chairman hit a deadlock the last time he appeared before the senate following a conflicting reports leveled against him. Today, his confirmation by the National Assembly of Nigeria have attracted the attention of the international community who vowed to send representatives to observe the proceedings. The confirmation is ongoing right now and is live on NTA. Ibrahim Magu has however accused the DSS of not being competent in discharging their du...
NTA Mistakenly Pronounce Former Head Of State, Yakubu Gowon, Dead
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NTA Mistakenly Pronounce Former Head Of State, Yakubu Gowon, Dead

Last night, NTA mistakenly pronounced former Head of State, General Yakubu Gowon rtd, dead when it scrolled a message on its station announcing that the former leader had passed on at 79 years old. It was later discovered that it was General Gowon's sister, Martha Kande Audu who is the 1st northern female voice on Radio/TV Kaduna that died yesterday at the age of 79.
Ivy Cypriel Poses With Praiz As He Bags Another Ambassadorial Endorsement
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Ivy Cypriel Poses With Praiz As He Bags Another Ambassadorial Endorsement

One of Nigeria's Most highly rated artist Praiz Adejo was recently unveiled as Big Church Foundation Ambassador at the NGO official at Ikoyi Lagos. The mini conference ambassadorial endorsement fetched the artist a whopping entitlement of two plots of Land In Abuja worth millions of Naira ‎Discussing with Praiz on her interactive Comfort Zone chat programme, IVY Cypriel Of Crown & Glamour TV show asked him how he felt bagging two ambassador endorsement already in 2017? The R& B singer said it was a call to serve, to change impressions, promote goodwill and uphold brand image. He further buttressed how excited he was to be unveiled as the latest Ambassador of  Big Church Foundation, a reputable Non Government Organisation which has made indelible mark on the sand of time within a...
World Cancer Day Walk And Marathon Against Cancer With Nairalander, Corper
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World Cancer Day Walk And Marathon Against Cancer With Nairalander, Corper

‎As the world celebrated World Cancer Day, a notable NGO on Cancer staged a Walk and Marathon Against cancer with some celebrities including Korede Bello, Stainless Precious, Washington Comedian etc in Abuja over the weekend. The gathering was held at the exclusive open field of Transcorp Hilton with other volunteer organisations including Amity Global Network, Alexreports, AbujaPress, Leadership Newspaper, NTA etc . Also at the World Cancer Day event was one of the leaders of Abuja NYSC Charity CDS group, Esther Ezenwoye who monitored the exercise. The young hardworking corper visited the Cervical cancer screening centre and inspected some of the medications and preventive drugs displayed at the centre. Alex Nwankwo the chief editor of AlexReports online media commended the convener...
ArmsGate: Metuh Paid NTA, FRCN And Others In Cash – Witness Says
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ArmsGate: Metuh Paid NTA, FRCN And Others In Cash – Witness Says

A Federal High Court in Abuja yesterday has been informed on how Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) former National Publicity Secretary Chief Olisa Metuh made cash payments to the Nigerian Television Authority (NTA) and Federal Radio Corporation of Nigeria (FRCN) from the N400 million he is being tried for. Metuh, who is facing trial alongside his firm, Destra Investment Ltd, was accused of unlawfully receiving N400 million from the Office of the National Security Adviser (ONSA) prior to the 2015 presidential election. At the resumed trial yesterday before Justice Okon Abang, the witness told the court that two other print media houses were also paid in cash to launder the image of the president. Prosecution witness Mr. Richard Ihediwa, who gave details of the account during cross-exa...