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Charles Igbinidu

Charles Igbinidu is a Public Relations practitioner in Lagos, Nigeria

Congo music legend Papa Wemba dies after collapsing on stage

Papa Wemba, a 67-year-old Congolese rumba music legend, died after collapsing on stage in Abidjan in the early hours of Sunday.   A report from a private morgue in Abidjan where his body was taken, said Wemba, born in 1949, was performing at the Anoumabo urban music festival (FEMUA) when he collapsed on stage.   Wemba was born in 1949 …

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PDP sweeps Ondo State’s council polls

PDP has swept the chairmanship position in all the 18 Local councils in Ondo State. The results were announced on Sunday in Akure by Prof. Olugbenga Ige, Chairman of the Ondo State Independent Electoral Commission (ODIEC) at a post-election news conference. He said that the PDP won 202 out of the 203 wards in the councillorship election, while the Allied …

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Kachikwu: Fuel shortage to gradually ease off

——--Says refineries operating at 60% but need $700m to upgrade to 90% Minister of State for Petroleum, Ibe Kachikwu, has said the lingering fuel shortages in major cities across the country would gradually ease off with coming on stream of refineries, which require about $700 million to upgrade and operate at 90 per cent capacity. Kachikwu, who noted this when …

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Electricity: Fashola calls on communities to take ownership of pipelines, says government alone cannot police them

I think the biggest contribution will come from the communities through whose territories these pipelines pass, to take ownership, to stand as security vanguards for the protection of pipeline assets because if the pipelines work it benefits them more. With the best of intentions, how many kilometres of pipeline could any government really police? And they are as diverse as …

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Joint military force warns `militants’ against attacks on oil facilities

 The joint military force deployed to protect oil infrastructure in the Niger Delta on Friday reiterated its resolve to crackdown on vandals and economic saboteurs. A statement from its spokesman, Col. Isa Ado, said that the military was poised to deal with a reported threat by vandals to resume attacks on oil facilities. The statement assured that the force, christened …

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Persistent power crisis forces cybercafés, SMEs out of business

Investigations have revealed that many small and medium scale enterprises  in the country are being forced out of business by the persistent power and fuel crisis in the country. Some of the businesses heavily affected include hair dressing salons, tailoring outfits, welding/iron-bending firms, cybercafes etc Checks conducted in Lagos on Friday showed that many cybercafé operators are facing rough times …

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DSS arrests 5 suspected menbers of certificate forgery gang

The Department of State Security Services (DSS), Kwara State Command, has arrested five persons, who allegedly specialises in forging academic certificates. The State Director, Alhaji Abdullahi Skinkafi, said in Ilorin of Friday that the suspects were four men and one woman. He displayed some certificates of some higher institutions, secondary school certificates and Kwara Local Government Area indigene certificates, which …

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Valmont Water is produced using ultra-filtration process says Giant Beverages

  Valmont Water, a premium bottled water brand from the stable of Giant Beverages Limited, is elegantly bottled using the highest standards for quality and purity. Speaking at a select media tour of its world-class factory in Ikorodu, Lagos, Mrs. Bose Ogunyemi, Marketing Manager of Giant Beverages Limited disclosed that Valmont Water is produced using the best ultra-filtration processes, without …

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FAAC: FG, States, LGs share N299.7bn in March as revenue drops by N39bn

The Minister of Finance, Mrs Kemi Adeosun, on Thursday in Abuja said that N299.7 billion was shared among the federal, states and local governments as revenue for March 2016. Adeosun, who was represented by the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Finance, Mr Mahmoud Isa-Dutse, announced this while addressing newsmen on the outcome of the Federation Accounts Allocation Committee (FAAC) meeting. She …

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