All Progressives Congress, APC, has secured 64 senators to Peoples Democratic Party, PDP’s 45 after Saturday’s presidential and National Assembly elections. The Senate resumed yesterday from a two-week break to participate in the elections and immediately adjourned till April 14 for lack of quorum. Some of the PDP senators who lost to APC include Senators... Buzz: 533 National Mirror News | 0 Comments
The Peoples Democratic Party has said it will challenge the outcome of the March 28 presidential election. The Independent National Electoral Commission, through its Chairman and Chief Returning Officer, Prof. Attahiru Jega, on Wednesday morning, declared Maj. Gen. Muhammadu Buhari(retd.) of the All Progressives Congress as the winner of the election. The PDP through its agent... [Read... Buzz: 431 The Punch News | 0 Comments
LAGOS—THE Lagos State chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, yesterday, called on the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, to cancel results of the presidential elections for Lagos State just as it accused the All Progressives Congress, APC, of manipulating the exercise.
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Few would have believed that the taciturn, austere General Buhari had a soft, smiling and sweet woman at home.
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The significance of Muhammadu Buhari’s victory is underlined by the fact that this will be the first in the history of Nigeria’s electoral process when an incumbent president is defeated. It was no small feat that was achieved by some of the country’s most prominent political figures.
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It was a show of confusion yesterday at the Abuja International Conference Centre (ICC) when a chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), and former Minister of Niger Delta Affairs, Elder Godsday Orubebe accused the Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Prof. Attahiru Jega of working for the All Progressives Congress (APC) to win the 2015 presidential election.
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Microsoft Corporation says it has fulfilled the promise of smartphone ownership for many more people with the introduction of Lumia 430 Dual SIM, the latest addition to its range of Lumia smartphones. Built with the latest Windows Phone 8.1 software, a Qualcomm Snapdragon processor featuring a dual-core CPU running at 1.2GHz, and with Microsoft Office,... [Read... Buzz: 29 The Punch Technology | 0 Comments
KPMG and Microsoft have set out joint plans to ease the move to cloud for enterprises by rolling out a new suite of data, analytics and compliance services, according to ComputerWeekly.com. The advisory firm will draw on Microsoft’s technologies, including its public cloud offering Azure and its CRM software Dynamics, to deliver cloud-based and regulatory... [Read... Buzz: 7 The Punch Technology | 0 Comments
The Publishers of eBusiness Life Magazine, eBusiness Life Communication Limited, says it will join the international community in celebrating the 2015 edition of the International Girls in Information and Communication Technology Day in Lagos. The company said it took the decision as part of the international campaign to encourage young girls to delve into ICT.... [Read... Buzz: 6 The Punch Technology | 0 Comments
Spotify is coming to Sony’s PlayStation so that users can listen to music while playing games on the console, reported The Telegraph. With PlayStation Music songs and playlists will blend seamlessly with the game, replacing the existing soundtrack – sound effects and dialogue will be audible over the top of the music. The software will... [Read... Buzz: 6 The Punch Technology | 0 Comments
Nigerian rap star Ice Prince uploaded a photo of himself alongside music mogul Jay Z and fans are going wild with anticipation and speculation. Ice Prince captioned the photo “#Roc The story Loading… Ice|Hov“. The photo has gone viral and has been reposted by various celebs including M.I. This week, Jay Z launched streaming service... Buzz: 85 Bella Naija | 0 Comments
Bleached brows, a dominatrix theme and more are the standout elements of actress/singer Zoe Kravitz’s cover and spread for Complex Magazine’s April/May 2015 issue. In the magazine the 26-year-old talks about struggling with an eating disorder. She revealed: “I had a really hard time when I was 16, 17, 18. I started with the eating... Buzz: 58 Bella Naija | 0 Comments
This might be taking the term “fashion is recycled” a bit too far. Fashion designer, artist and DJ Kesh has called out clothing brand Versace for designing a similar shirt to one she designed for American Apparel. Undoubtedly the shirts have a lot in common even down to colour and graphic concept, however the Versace... Buzz: 57 Bella Naija | 0 Comments
It was an unexpected surprise when actress Paula Patton and her husband, singer Robin Thicke, announced that they were separating (click here if you missed it). For the high school sweethearts who had been in each other’s lives for 20 years, it was going to be a drastic change in their lives and for the... Buzz: 53 Bella Naija | 0 Comments
Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan has released a statement following the his loss at the recently conducted Presidential elections. He will be leaving office on May 29, 2015. Buzz: 28 Pulse | 0 Comments
The nation’s foreign exchange reserves fell by 4.9 per cent to $29.79bn on March 30, from $31.35bn in February, data from the Central Bank of Nigeria on Tuesday showed. Year-on-year, the reserves fell by 21.3 per cent from $37.83bn in March 2014 to stand at the new balance of $29.79bn on Monday, the data showed.... [Read... Buzz: 67 The Punch Business | 0 Comments
India, which recently replaced the United States as Nigeria’s biggest oil market, cut its import of the country’s crude by 38 per cent in December, while China did not import a barrel from the country in the period, data obtained from the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation revealed. India’s import of Nigerian crude tumbled to 5.2... [Read... Buzz: 54 The Punch Business | 0 Comments
The Kwara State Commissioner for Finance, Mr. Demola Banu, has said that the non-payment of salaries by some state and local governments in the country is inhibiting national productivity. Banu said only four states, including Kwara State, out of the 36 states of the federation had been managing to promptly pay their workers’ salaries. He... [Read... Buzz: 36 The Punch Business | 0 Comments
The Ijesha North Diocese of the Methodist Church of Nigeria has tasked Governor Rauf Aregbesola to pay up the salaries of Osun State workers. The church said this in a communique issued at the end of its synod, a copy of which was made available to our correspondent in Osogbo on Tuesday. The communique was... [Read... Buzz: 36 The Punch Business | 0 Comments
Author and personal finance coach, Usiere Uko, writes on the importance of mindset in achieving your financial goals According to Peak performance experts, success in most areas of human endeavour is 80 per cent psychology and 20 per cent strategy. Another way to put it is that success is 80 per cent mental and 20... [Read... Buzz: 29 The Punch Business | 0 Comments
Manchester United winger Angel Di Maria has topped a player shirt sales list released by sports retail company Sports Direct. The Argentina star, 27, arrived at Old Trafford from Real Madrid for £59.7m in August and easily beat two other summer imports – Arsenal forward Alexis Sanchez and Chelsea striker Diego Costa – into second... [Read... Buzz: 85 The Punch Sports | 0 Comments
When the history of President Goodluck Jonathan is written, a lot of chapters will be dedicated to his numerous achievements in sports. It was during his regime that Nigeria won her first Africa Cup of Nations in 19 years, remarkably, outside the shores of the country. Before then, Nigeria won the trophy in 1980 and the last triumph in Tunisia ‘ 94 among others.
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The last may not have been heard on the purported return of Coach Stephen Keshi as Super Eagles coach, for there appears to be fresh hurdles in the way of the 2013 Afcon winner
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Radamel Falcao’s miserable season took on a slightly brighter hue as his second-half penalty in Monday’s 3-1 win over Kuwait saw him move alongside Arnoldo Iguaran as Colombia’s all-time joint top scorer with 24 goals, AFP reports. The 29-year-old striker – who has failed to impress at Manchester United scoring just four times since his... [Read... Buzz: 37 The Punch Sports | 0 Comments
Coach Sani Ahmed of Nigeria men’s basketball team, D’Tigers, has revealed plans to strengthen the team with Nigerian-born players in the NBA ahead of the 2015 Afrobasket championship holding from August 19 to 30 in Tunisia and the All-Africa Games coming up later in the year. D’Tigers qualified for the tournaments after beating Burkina Faso... [Read... Buzz: 29 The Punch Sports | 0 Comments
As part of commitment to ease the pain of sickle cell anaemia patients, domestic passengers on Arik Air, Nigeria recently raised N5 million towards the cause of the patients.
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By Chioma Obinna Ahead of the Gubernatorial polls next weekend, Civil Society Partnership and its technical partners, Innovation Matters, have tasked the incoming government in Lagos to eliminate barriers to family planning, use and increase contraceptive prevalence from the current 48 percent to at least 74 percent with a view to attaining the National Blueprint
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Nigeria is a signatory of 8 out of the 16 WIPO Treaties concerning IP. The copyright-related Treaties signed by Nigeria are the Berne Convention for the Protection of Literary and Artistic Works, of September 1886 as amended in September 1979, the most recent Marrakesh (VIP) Treaty to Facilitate Access to Published Works for Persons Who... Buzz: 5 National Mirror Entertainment | 0 Comments
Recently, a Federal High Court in Lagos gave a ruling, annulling the election that brought Ibinabo Fiberisima, erstwhile national president of the Actors Guild of Nigeria to office. Although, the judgment has been appealed now, it reinforces the fact that intra-guild wrangling is still an issue in Nigeria’s entertainment industry. Everyone accepts that peace is... Buzz: 2 National Mirror Entertainment | 0 Comments
In continuation of its contribution towards promoting culture in Nigeria as well as consolidate on World Poetry Day, the 5th Korea -Nigeria Poetry Feast came alive last week in Abuja, where participants across the country contested for a grand prize. The Korean Cultural Centre in Nigeria KCCN, in collaboration with Arojah Concept has continued to... Buzz: 0 National Mirror Entertainment | 0 Comments
The budding actor, who enjoys and loves to feature in action and romance roles in movies, discloses leisurely what interpreting roles, means to him: “I don’t have any hobby apart from acting, acting is my best friend”. The Edo born Actor who has featured in quite large number of Nigeria movies is currently one of... Buzz: 0 National Mirror Entertainment | 0 Comments