Wednesday, 10 May 2017

GTBankMastersCup's Season 6 Enters Quarter Finals Stage

The Quarter-final matches of the 2017 GTBank Masters Cup (Season 6) are set to hold on Thursday the 11th and Friday the 12th of May, 2017 at the Onikan Stadium in Lagos.

The knock-out phase of the prestigious football tournament will feature 8 games that will see the last 16 teams in both the male and female categories of the competition continue their quest to clinch the highly coveted trophy. This season has already produced an exciting array of football skills and talent, and the quarter-final games are sure to raise that excitement with eye-catching match ups.

‘Over $200 million donor funds diverted in Nigeria’

The President of Godsent Foundation, a non-governmental organisation (NGO), Dion Osagie, said over $200 million donated to NGOs in Nigeria yearly end up in the private accounts of the owners of these organisations.

Osagie stated this during a chat with newsmen in Benin City yesterday. He alleged that about 70 per cent of NGOs in Nigeria are fraudulent.

While calling for complete re-orientation in the running of NGOs in the country, Osagie called for proper screening of these organisations operating in Nigeria.

Comic Actor Samuel Ajibola To Host the Olusegun Obasanjo Presidential Library Conference

Comic actor, Samuel Ajibola, popularly referred to as ‘Spiff’ of the TV series ‘The Johnsons’ has been announced as host of the upcoming Olusegun Obasanjo Presidential Library Conference scheduled to hold in Abeokuta, Ogun State on Saturday, May 28, 2017.

The conference, which is organised by the Youth Development Centre of Olusegun Obasanjo Presidential Library and tagged ‘Youth Governance Dialogue’, seeks to revitalize the active participation of young people in governance through peer and youth-adult dialogue. It is an annual one-day program focused on young people; urging them to contribute to the development of the nation through active participation and as well as celebration of the Nigerian Democracy Day which is held May 29 every year.

Marriott Rewards, Others Launch a Coordinated New Regional Promotion

In a first of its kind coordinated Regional promotion, Marriott International ( has launched a unified and compelling offer at nearly 200 participating Marriott International hotels in 30 countries with a choice of 17 brands across exciting destinations in Middle East and Africa. City or beach, history or culture, nature or adventure, wild life or relaxation, guests can choose the experience and now enjoy up to 30% off on their hotel stay and make this season a memorable one.

NB Flags Off 2017 Maltina Teacher of the Year

Nigerian Breweries Plc has flagged-off the 2017 Maltina Teacher of the Year initiative. In an event attended by key education stakeholders across the country, the Managing Director of the company, Mr Nicolaas Vervelde, represented by the Corporate Affairs Adviser, Mr Kufre Ekanem said that applications for the 2017 Maltina Teacher of the Year opened on Tuesday, May 09, 2017.

Interested teachers are advised to download application forms from the Maltina website - Application forms should be completed and uploaded to the website or sent by email to or post to P.M.B. 12632, Marina, Lagos.

Designation of Osinbajo as Coordinator: Cabals are desecrating the Presidency- AIED

A non-governmental organization, Advocacy for Integrity and Economic Development (AIED) has described the designation of Vice- President Yemi Osinbajo as 'coordinator of national affairs' via the notice of medical vacation submitted to the National Assembly by President Muhammadu Buhari as a desecration of the office of the President and a complete aberration.

In a statement issued on Tuesday by its Director of Research and Publicity, Comrade O'Seun John, the group accused the 'cabal' within the presidency of plotting to create confusion in the country by its continuous interference with the decision of the President.

Lagos Mobilises Residents For LG/LCDA Election

In a bid to enhance effective participation in the upcoming local government elections in the State, Lagos State Office of Civic Engagement is mobilizing all residents in the State on the need to actively participate in the forthcoming Local Government / Local Council Development Areas’ elections.

The Special Adviser to the State Governor on Civic Engagement, Mr. Kehinde Joseph disclosed this today at the Bagauda Kaltho Press Centre, Alausa, during the ongoing Ministerial Press briefing to commemorate the second year in office of Governor Akinwunmi Ambode and the 50 years anniversary of Lagos State.

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