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Nigerian Idol 5 Top 12 to be unveiled April 25

After scaling series of screening exercise hurdles including stage performances and a public voting process in the on-going Nigerian Idol season 5, the final twelve contestants to feature in the more tasking and professional Top 12 phase of the show have emerged. The contestants include Ogunmoyero Modolowamu (Dolu), Oyinkepreye Deborah …

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AIF announces the 10 nominees for its annual Innovation Prize for Africa Awards

A record 925 applications from 41 countries representing the continent received for IPA 2015 from Africa’s most talented innovators. They all represent outstanding innovation talent across Africa, applied for the celebrated Innovation Prize for Africa (IPA) (http://www.innovationprizeforafrica.org) award this year, and are now being considered for the grand share prize …

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Buhari, Atiku, Mark, Orji eulogize Chukwumerije

President-elect, Muhammadu Buhari, former Vice President, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, Governor of Abia State, and Senate President, David Mark have all expressed shock over the demise, Sunday, of Senator Uche Chukwumerije, who until his death was chairman of the Senate Committee on Education and remained one of the longest serving lawmakers …

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Group decries plot against Magnus Abe

A group, the Magnus Abe Campaign Organization, has raised alarm over purported plans to tarnish the image of the All Progressives Congress chieftain in Rivers State, Senator Magnus Abe. Reacting to comments credited to Rivers State Governor-elect, Nyesom Wike during a live TV programme monitored in Port Harcourt, the group …

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Julius Berger mulls partnership with power sector investors

Construction giant, Julius Berger, has said it is considering potential partnerships with credible investors willing to invest in the upgrade of Nigeria’s electricity supply systems. Julius Berger, like General Electric (GE), which has staked claims in Nigeria’s emerging electricity industry with investments in capacity upgrade and technology transfer, has indicated …

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Raheem Sterling given warning by Liverpool legend John Barnes after turning down £100,000-a-week contract

Former Liverpool winger John Barnes has warned Raheem Sterling about setting his ambitions too high, too soon. The 20-year-old is currently locked in contract negotiations with the Reds after rejecting what manager Brendan Rodgers described as an “incredible” offer, reportedly £100,000-a-week. His current deal is not due to expire until …

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