Trump: Pelosi reacts as US House of Reps confirms travel ban targeting Nigeria, others

United States House of Representatives has condemned the decision of President Donald Trump to extend his administration’s travel ban that will affect Nigeria and some other countries. Trump signed the original travel ban on January 27, 2017, just a week into his tenure. The ban was upheld by the US Supreme Court on June 26, 2018. It affected Read more

Osinbajo: We wrote APC manifesto at Pat Utomi’s house

The Vice-President of Nigeria, Professor Yemi Osinbajo has disclosed that some parts of the manifesto of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) was drafted at the residence of Professor Pat Utomi in 2014.  According to Laolu Akande, senior special assistant to the vice-president on media and publicity, Osinbajo said this at the 5th edition of Read more

Letter from Africa: The ‘leopard unit’, vigilantes and Nigeria’s kidnap crisis

Source/BBC/ January 28, 2020— In our series of letters from African journalists, the editor-in-chief of Nigeria’s Daily Trust newspaper, Mannir Dan Ali, considers the controversy over the latest plan to deal with insecurity in his country. Last week, I helped pay a ransom to free the kidnapped wife and two daughters of a friend. The Read more Mohammed
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FG reacts to US visa ban report – ‘we’ll respond comprehensively’

The federal government has reacted to speculated plots by the US to include Nigeria to its existing list of visa travel ban countries saying the idea is ill-conceived. The minister of information, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, said this on Monday in London during an interview session with Reuters. The minister is in London to officially engage Read more farms

Xtralarge Farms set to ‘Unlock Hidden Riches in Food/Agric Business with AgricWealth Expo’

Xtralarge Farms, a leading agriculture establishment, South-West Nigeria is set to uncover hidden treasures and massive riches in food and agricultural business with an international standard exhibition in Ibadan, the capital of Oyo state. The exhibition tagged ‘AgricWealth Expo 2020’ is aimed to unravel the process of how to easily discover and generate wealth from Read more

Alleged husband killer Maryam Sanda sentenced to death by hanging

Maryam Sanda who allegedly killed her husband, Bilyaminu Bello has been sentenced to death by hanging by a Federal High Court in Maitama, Abuja, the federal capital. Newsheadline247 understands the judge stood down the matter for five minutes following the drama that ensued after the pronouncement of the conviction. Maryam, mother of one, reportedly fled Read more visa

UK unveils new visa scheme days after Brexit

Britain on Sunday announced a new fast-track visa scheme for top scientists, researchers and mathematicians as it prepares a new immigration system for life outside the European Union. Prime Minister Boris Johnson revealed the plan just days before Brexit finally takes place on January 31. Concerns about mass migration were a driving force in the Read more

newsheadline247/Zenith Bank Appoints Ebenezer Onyeagwu GMD/CEO


Nigeria’s leading financial institution, Zenith Bank Plc, has reaffirmed its commitment to support local Small and Medium Scale Enterprises (SMEs) with the introduction of the ‘Zenith Bank SME Digital Workshop’ to provide free digital training for business owners. The initiative, which is being organized in partnership with social media giant Facebook, will provide free training Read more


LA Lakers’ legendary Kobe Bryant, four others killed in helicopter crash in Calabasas

Kobe Bryant, 41, the legendary basketball star who spent 20 years with the Los Angeles Lakers, was killed when the helicopter he was traveling in crashed and burst into flames Sunday morning amid foggy conditions in the hills above Calabasas, sources told the Los Angeles Times. Bryant’s death stunned Los Angeles and the sports world, Read more Club Otta
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Ogun deputy governor drums support for her boss, preaches unity among Aworis

Ogun State Deputy Governor, Engr. Noimot Salako-Oyedele has urged all sons and daughters of Otta Awori to support the ‘building our future together’ agenda of Governor Dapo Abiodun led administration as it would bring more benefits to the town and the Aworis at large. Engr. Salako-Oyedele made this known in her address after receiving an Read more