President Bola Tinubu says Nigeria has the requisite and sufficient manpower to spur development across all sectors of the economy.

Receiving a report titled, ‘Industrialisation, Energy Security, and Climate Change: Issues, Challenges and Prospects,’ submitted by the Senior Executive Course 45 of the National Institute for Policy and Strategic Studies (NIPSS), in Abuja, on Friday, the President said his administration will review the document and integrate salient recommendations into ongoing policies and programmes within the Renewed Hope Agenda.

Commending the report’s wealth of research and recommendations, Tinubu said: ”I give you credit for a good job done. This report will be treated with all seriousness. You have fished out the issues. You have noted the challenges, and you have recommended very constructive solutions and showed the roadmap to achieve sustainable development goals for our country. Definitely, our hope is renewed.

A statement signed by spokesperson to the President, Ajuri Ngelale, quoted Tinubu as saying : ”Who says that we do not have it as a country? Commitment to research and development; that high level of inquisitiveness, the manpower needed is here.”

Earlier, the Director-General of the Institute, Prof. Ayo Omotayo, said during the ten-month period of the course, participants engaged in a series of lectures and seminars, brainstorming sessions, as well as study tours to 13 countries and seven states in Nigeria.

He said the Senior Executive Course 45 comprised of 97 participants drawn from federal and sub-national governments, security and intelligence agencies, civil society, private sector, and labour unions.

”As an apex institution for policy research and strategic studies in Nigeria, the National Institute is entrusted with a solemn duty of charting the course of our national development.

”Our mandate encompasses the rigorous analysis of complex policy issues, the formulation of forward-thinking strategies, and the cultivation of visionary leaders capable of steering Nigeria towards a prosperous and sustainable future,” Prof. Omotayo said.



The management of Tantita Security Services Limited has described accusation by the Nigerian Navy that the company is involved in illegal activities along the coastal areas of Ondo State as bizarre and mischievous.

The Navy had issued a statement on Thursday on the arrest of a 77 meter long motor tanker for crude oil theft with her 17 crew members with an allegation that Tantita may have been involved in the incident.

The Navy claimed in its statement that Tantita Security Services “is involved in these illegalities because Awoye riverine area which is close to the place of arrest is covered by TSS.”

The Navy’s statement followed an earlier alarm raised by the company about the arrest of the vessel and a claim supported with video evidence that the Navy was resisting access to the vessel.

It was further observed that the Naval men rejected demands by the NNPC for a joint inspection of the vessel by the agencies involved for no genuine reason.

The operatives had raised the concern that the vessel may vanish into thin air before morning as Naval operatives on board the vessel shot all through the night to prevent the Army, Nigeria Security and Civil Defence operatives and the men of TSL from accessing the vessel.

But the company in a statement on Friday described the statement as libelous wondering how the Navy could reduce itself to such a low level.

The statement signed by Capt. Warredi Enisuoh, Executive Director – Operations and Technical Tantita Security Services Nigeria Limited, said that l TSL will not join issues with the Navy, as ‘we are well aware that Nigerians know who is who.’

The full statement read, “Our attention has been drawn to a defamatory and libellous statement made by the Nigerian Navy against our organisation, Tantita Security Services Limited.

“In the statement made on Thursday the 7th of December, 2023 by the Director of Naval Information, Commodore Adedotun Ayo-Vaughan, he informed the general public that the Nigerian Navy had detected and arrested a 77 meter long motor tanker for crude oil theft with her 17 crew members.

“He further added and we quote “it is believed that Tantita Security Services is involved in these illegalities because Awoye riverine area which is close to the place of arrest is covered by TSS.

“Again it was upon the arrest of the vessel by the Nigerian Navy that TSS began to raise false alarm, totally unfounded and indeed mischievous.”

“We are indeed saddened and disappointed that the Nigerian Navy could descend so low as to make such bizarre accusations against our organisation knowing same to be false.

” Perhaps they are not aware that video evidence of what transpired between the Tantita operatives and the Nigerian Navy at the scene exists and has been transmitted to the highest authorities.

” We will therefore not join issues with the Nigerian Navy as we are well aware that Nigerians know who is who.”


United Kingdom-based movie producer, Tosin Abiola, has dragged actress Iyabo Ojo and Ibaka Entertainment Limited to court for claiming sole ownership of her movie “Under the Carpet, ” PMNEWS reported on Friday.

Abiola, popularly called Omo Brish dragged Ojo to the Federal High Court of Lagos in a suit No: FHC/L/CS/2508/2023 seeking an injunction to stop her from streaming the movie on IbakaTv App and Ibaka, which is supposed to be today (8 December, 2023).

In the suit, Abiola is the Plaintiff/Applicant, while Ojo is the Defendant and 1st respondent and Ibaka Entertainment Limited, is the 2nd Respondent.

Court documents seen by PM NEWS and Affidavit deposed to by Alfred Temitayo Ogunti of the Law firm of Habeeb Oredola and Associates showed that the plaintiff/applicant (Abiola) conceptualized the idea of financing a movie to be produced in Nigeria and shared the idea with the 1st Defendant/Respondent (Ojo) after which the parties agreed to the movie “Under the Carpet’ with the arrangement that the Applicant, as the creator and financier of the movie, will be credited as the “Executive Producer” while Ojo, who is an Influencer in the movie industry in Nigeria will be named as the Producer of the movie.

According to court papers, to the chagrin of Abiola, Ojo, after the production of the movie credited and represented herself as the Executive Producer and the Producer of the movie, thereby attributing the exclusive authorship, ownership, and intellectual property rights in the movie solely to herself contrary to the agreement between the parties on co-ownership and attribution right.

Furthermore, it was alleged that Ojo without the full consent of Abiola organized a premiere and subsequently released the movie to the cinemas. Neither was the applicant credited as Executive Producer nor did the 1st Respondent render accounts of the revenue generated by the movie at the box office to the applicant despite persistent demands.

The Affidavit also showed that Ojo, without the consent of Abiola and on the alleged deliberate misrepresentation that she is both the Executive Producer and the Producer of the movie, has entered into an agreement with the 2nd Defendant/Respondent (Ibaka Entertainment Limited) for the streaming of the movie on the IbakaTv App and Ibaka which are streaming platforms owned by the 2nd Respondent, which is accessible to millions of viewers in 220 countries around the world.

The streaming of the movie on the 2nd Respondent’s platform is planned to commence on 8 December 2023.

Abiola contended that the display of the movie by the 2nd Respondent on its streaming platform without the authorization and/or proper credit to the Applicant as the Executive Producer of the movie would occasion a global derogatory effect and constitute irreversible damage to her right of attribution and severe breach of her intellectual property rights.

Abiola argued that there is an imminent risk that the applicant’s co-ownership right will continue to be permanently exploited by the respondents without the possibility of an adequate remedy in monetary terms.

In light of the happenings, Abiola is seeking an order of interlocutory injunction restraining Ojo and Ibaka Entertainment Limited by themselves, their servants, agents, privies, assigns or any other person howsoever described from streaming and/or distributing the movie titled “Under the Carpet” on the Ibaka TV app and Ibaka either directly or indirectly or on any other online Platform pending the hearing and determination of this suit.

She also sought an order of interlocutory injunction restraining Ojo by herself, her agents, privies, or any other person howsoever described from advertising, promoting, and/or performing acts calculated to promote or represent her as the sole owner of the copyright in the movie tided “Under the Carpet”’ pending the hearing and determination of this Suit.

The Plaintiff further sought an order of interlocutory injunction restraining the defendant/Respondent either by herself, agents, staff, members, or privies howsoever named from interfering in any way howsoever with the subject matter of this Suit or at all, pending the hearing and determination of this suit.

As at the time of filing this report, all efforts to get Miss Abiola to comment on the matter did not yield results as she declined to make comments on the matter.



Burundi’s Supreme Court has sentenced ousted prime minister Alain-Guillaume Bunyoni to life in prison on Friday on charges including attempting to overthrow the government and threatening the life of the president, a judicial source said.

Bunyoni, whose trial opened three months ago, was prime minister from mid-2020 until September 2022 when he was fired, days after President Evariste Ndayishimiye had warned of a “coup” plot against him.

He was “sentenced to life imprisonment (on charges)… including plotting against the head of state to overthrow the constitutional regime”, a judicial source told AFP on condition of anonymity.

The army general was also accused of using witchcraft to threaten the life of the head of state, undermining national security, destabilising the economy and illegal enrichment, among other charges.

He had pleaded not guilty to all charges and said he should be acquitted because of a lack of evidence.

The court, which met in the political capital Gitega, also ordered the authorities to confiscate four houses and buildings as well as a land parcel and 14 vehicles belonging to Bunyoni, the judicial source said.

Five others in the dock including the two main co-defendants, a police colonel and a senior intelligence agent, received “sentences ranging from three years to 15 years,” the source added.

The seventh defendant, a driver, was acquitted, according to the same source.

Chief Justice Emmanuel Gateretse delivered the verdict on Friday afternoon, with the court sitting in session at the prison where Bunyoni was detained.

Bunyoni was arrested in April in Burundi’s economic capital Bujumbura on the eve of his 51st birthday.

A former police chief and internal security minister, Bunyoni was seen as the head of a cabal of military leaders known as “the generals” who wielded the true political power in Burundi.

A close ally of former president Pierre Nkurunziza, Bunyoni was an influential figure in the ruling CNDD-FDD party since it took power in 2005.

He had long been seen as de facto number two in the regime since a 2015 political crisis.

Ndayishimiye took power in June 2020 after Nkurunziza died of what the Burundian authorities said was heart failure amid widespread speculation he succumbed to Covid-19.

He has been hailed by the international community for slowly ending years of Burundi’s isolation under Nkurunziza’s chaotic and bloody rule.

But he has failed to improve a wretched human rights record and the country of 12 million people remains one of the poorest on the planet.



Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Minister, Nyesom Wike, has been spotted singing ‘On Your Mandate We Shall Stand’ while dancing in the office of Femi Gbajabiamila, the Chief of Staff to President Bola Tinubu in Abuja.

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Rita Edochie has likened pastors to politicians. 

The actress proceeded to highlight how they are alike.

She wrote: “Pastors are like politicians. When you need them, you can’t get them, but when they need you, you answer them. No be juju?”

"When you need them, you can


Nollywood veterans Kevin Ikeduba and Rita Edochie, as well as other cybernauts, made remarks on a startling video in which three adolescent ladies reveal their body counts.

The interviewer questioned the girls wearing shorts and brassieres in the video if they were virgins, and they all said no.

When the interviewer asked about their body counts, they revealed some startling facts.

Starting with the first female, who claimed to be 19, she revealed her body count was 8, the second girl, who claimed to be 17, said 7, and the last girl admitted to have slept with 15 men.

Sharing the video, Kevin Ikeduba wrote:

“In other news…Who do you blame?i?if there is any, This page does not support any form of Violence 💯

Watch the video below:


The Ogun State Government announced on Friday, Dec. 8, that a reward of N50m would be given to anybody who could provide information leading to the arrest of the killers of Mr Taiwo Oyekanmi, the former Director of Finance and Administration attached to Governor Dapo Abiodun’s office, Oke-Mosan Abeokuta.

Oyekanmi, 51, was killed on Wednesday, November 29, by gunmen at the Kuto Flyover Bridge, Abeokuta.

The deceased, alongside two others, were returning to the Governor’s Office with money said to have been withdrawn from two major commercial banks in Abeokuta when they were attacked.

The gunmen made away with the huge sum after killing Oyekanmi.

Governor Dapo Abiodun, who said that the killing of the senior civil servant left his cabinet devastated and traumatised, promised to leave no stone unturned until the killers are brought to justice.

The state government, in a statement on Friday, said that a cash reward of N50m awaits whoever provides information that can help the security agents to unravel killers.

The statement partly reads: “Ogun State Government has announced a reward of N50m for anyone with information that could lead to the arrest of the killers of the state’s Director of Finance and Administration, Mr. Taiwo Oyekanmi, on 30th November, 2023 in Abeokuta.


Prince Nicholas Ukachukwu shares a romantic story of how he met his new wife, Mitchel Ihezue at a church and how the journey of their love started from there.

It is worth noting that the businessman tied the knot with the Miss Universe Nigeria 2023 in an elaborate wedding, and one of its highlights was the bride getting a Range Rover gift.

During the wedding ceremony, Prince Nicholas revealed that she met the beauty queen at church and their first chat gave birth to the matrimonial bond celebrated today.

“Will you marry a pastor? And she replied, ‘are pastors not human beings.’ We got to meet and got to know each other. And I once tried to play a prank on her,” he said in part.

Watch the video below …


Prophet Bisi Olujobi, senior pastor of the Wisdom Church of Christ International in Lagos, has revealed a series of prophecies affecting the Nigerian entertainment industry, including Davido, Wizkid, and Naira Marley.

His prophesies specifically target three well-known worldwide artists, including the troubled one who was recently caught up in the web of an accused homicide case.

It is worth noting that Naira Marley was just released from police cell after being held for several weeks owing to his claimed link to Mohbad’s tragic death.

Prophet Olujobi has predicted that the musician’s troubles are far from finished, highlighting in his prophesy that the singer…

Advising the Marlian Records boss, the prophet said he “should not have a sigh of relief yet; more trouble is on the way for the young man and this will permanently silence his musical career finally.”

For Davido, he stated, “David Adeleke’s career is gradually coming to an abrupt end, the boy should look more inward and be strategic.”

Speaking on Wizkid, he said the Ojuelegba singer “should be advised to pray very well now. I remember that I told his people who came to me that the boy is struggling with a strong covenant bigger than him before his mother’s demise. I see him being bereaved again as a result of that covenant.”


Controversial investigative journalist Kemi Oluloyo has made some wild allegations against actress Tonto Dikeh on her Twitter page.

In a tweet sighted on her Twitter page, she disclosed that Tonto Dikeh got pregnant for Nigerian Big Boy Hushpuppi but tried to pin the pregnancy on Hafiz another London Yahoo boy.

Kemi Olunloyo claimed that Hafiz denied the pregnancy hence the actress underwent a complicated abortion which damaged her womb in the process.

In her words;

Some of the best gossip came in 2017 when Tonto befriended me trying to manipulate stories about her in the media. I quickly distanced myself from her and her bribes. She had just set ended a violent relationship with Dr Olakunle Churchill claiming to be the victim.”

“I told her she should have used the gun if he tried to kill her first. Ghana 🇬🇭 police 👮🏽‍♀️ told me she was the aggressor destroying Dr Churchill’s clothes, shoes, water damage etc. I had just got out of the first prison arrest and she had a small baby. Let me tell you about Tonto and Hafiz/Hushpuppi. The H factor was a mess. She got pregnant with twins and had to have a complicated abortion.”

“Both men denied being the father. Tonto spent time with Hafiz at the Intercontinental Hotel alternating with Hushpuppi at the George Hotel Ikoyi. She used a lot of cocaine and her baby would be shaking from the transmission to the child as a nursing mother.”

“The child was left with a nanny in Abuja while she was balling in Lagos. When she got pregnant, she cried her eyes out to reality star Tutu Pie because she did not know who the father was. Hafiz went back to London while Hush went back to Malaysia. Is this the role model your daughters are following? People made fun of her in the Instagram comments. KONTINUE📌”.


Politician, Peter Obi, has said that the purchasing power of most Nigerians is nose-diving every day. 

The Labour Party presidential candidate in the 2023 election stated this on X while decrying the exit of multinational companies from Nigeria. 

In his posts, Obi stated that the multinational companies are leaving Nigeria because there is no longer a perceived growth in Nigeria anchored on productivity.

Obi stated that the exit of these top global companies shows that Nigeria’s medium to long-term prospects strategy is in the negative that our investment profile is not attractive and our business environment is deteriorating continually.

He stressed that Governments at all levels in Nigeria must therefore take immediate steps to ensure that institutions of governance are put in place and actively engaging to show that the situation is reversed.

Read his post below

The purchasing power of most Nigerians is nose-diving every day - Peter Obi decries the exit of multinational companies from Nigeria
The purchasing power of most Nigerians is nose-diving every day - Peter Obi decries the exit of multinational companies from Nigeria
The purchasing power of most Nigerians is nose-diving every day - Peter Obi decries the exit of multinational companies from Nigeria
The purchasing power of most Nigerians is nose-diving every day - Peter Obi decries the exit of multinational companies from Nigeria


A video has emerged showing Mohbad’s father taking part in a recording studio session barely two months after the late singer’s death.

The video, which has been circulating on social media, has elicited a wide spectrum of opinions from the public, particularly given its timeliness, which comes only two months after Mohbad’s unexpected death.

Some social media users are concerned that the father is using his son’s musical heritage to gain attention for his own musical endeavors.

The studio session takes place against the backdrop of ongoing family feuds in the aftermath of Mohbad’s death.


Mitchel Ihezue, the present Miss Universe Nigeria, bursts into tears of joy after receiving a brand new 2023 Range Rover Velar as a wedding gift from her billionaire husband.

The lovely couple married in today in Anambra State, only a day after their traditional wedding.

Her wealthy spouse spent millions of naira on a brand-new Range Rover Velar for her.

A video that is currently going viral shows the moment she received the gift from her husband.

She was escorted to the location where the car was parked, and the sight of it brought tears to her eyes, which she couldn’t hold back.

Mitchel Ihezue got into the driver’s seat to inspect the car’s inside, which were still gleaming with newness.

Watch video below;

In line with the current Governing Council's determination to encourage Public Relations practitioners and utilize in-house competences, the Nigerian Institute of Public Relations (NIPR) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with a public affairs and strategic communication firm, the Rainbow Strategy for the marketing and sponsorship aspects of its retreat scheuled to hold in August 2024, in Ilorin, Kwara State. 

At the official signing of the MoU today in Abuja, President of NIPR, Dr. Ike Neliaku said the partnership is part of efforts towards empowering practitioners, assuring that NIPR is open and willing to work with any member of the Institute who has viable business initiative.

"When you have strong and empowered members, it will certainly turn around the fortunes of the Institute. We are doing this to motivate and strengthen our members, therefore, we are using this opportunity to call on members of our great Institute with ideas and talents to come and take advantage of what we are offering", he stated. 

In his remarks, the Chief Executive Officer of Rainbow Strategy, Mr. Franklyn Ginger-Eke expressed delight with the readiness of NIPR to work with his firm, even as he applauded the leadership and council members for their committed efforts to record significant milestones. 

While acknowledging the importance of the retreat, Mr. Ginger-Eke reiterated his organization's commitment to putting in its best to make the best out of the new business relationship. 

According to him, a carefully assembled support team has been put in place to ensure that a robust marketing and promotional campaign is carried out through various media platforms to ensure that the aim of the MoU is achieved. 

It could be recalled that NIPR has recently signed MoU with the Enetis Communications on NIPR Membership Register, Development Spec Academy on REBIRTH Nigeria Project, Image Merchants Promotion on Spokespersons Award, and this with the Rainbow Strategy, making it the fourth in the series.


Notable entertainers are set to perform at the upcoming comedy night being organised by New Tomatoes Pub 'n' Grill in Abuja, the nation's capital.

It will also mark the grand opening of New Tomatoes Pub 'n' Grill, a restaurant and lounge. 

The centre, which will be known for its delicious African and continental dishes boasts of state-of-the-art facility to guarantee the comfort and safety of every customer.

It is owned by Fred Bright, a veteran Abuja comedian and entertainer who has supported a lot of event comperes and MCs to thrive in their trades. 

Those expected to stimulate the moods of guests at the grand opening include, Klint Da Drunk, Nollywood veteran Zack Orji, Gandoki, Dauda, Chuks Chyke and lots more.

It will feature comedy, music, dance, games and lots more.

Coming up on Sunday, Dec. 10, 2023 guests are not expected to purchase an entry ticket, as New Tomatoes Pub 'n' Grill has graciously made ticket free for everyone.

The event holding at New Tomatoes Pub 'n' Grill, 6th Avenue Gwarimpa Abuja will commence at 7pm.

Residents of Abuja are urged to come in their large numbers to be part of this fun and exciting weekend.


The national championship of the Nigerian Equestrian Federation (NEF) 2023 is set to hold in Abuja amidst rich cultural display.

The Endurance Championship is coming up Dec. 8, 2023 at Cyprian Ekwensi Centre, Area 10, Garki Abuja.

It will feature drama, music, cultural fashion runway, cultural dance, comedy, poetry, indigenous/continental food and drinks display, art exhibition and more.

December 9 will be the race day showcase which will start with a flag-off ceremony.

It will feature electrifying live performances at the finish point, mini-durba, costumes and music, traditional dances, mouth-watering delicacies, indigenous/continental dishes and lots more.

Finishing point will be the Apo Resettlement mini-stadium, Apo Abuja.

The sale of branded t-shirts, vests, wrist bands and caps has also commenced and interested persons are urged to call 08141995803 to order.

Guests, audience and residents are encouraged to follow, support and cheer up teams from their states to success at the championship.

On December 10, there will be Hall of Fame Induction and award night at Arts and Cultural Exhibition Pavillion, opposite Radio House, Garki Abuja. 

Red carpet starts 5pm while main event commences 6pm.


Frank Kokori, a former Secretary-General of the Nigeria Union of Petroleum and Natural Gas Workers (NUPENG), is dead.

Kokori died on Thursday, Dec. 7, in a private hospital in Warri, Delta State. It is also, coincidentally, the same day he turned 80 years old.

His death was disclosed by his Personal Assistant, Atawada Oke.

Over the past few months, the former NUPENG secretary had been battling a kidney-related ailment.

On November 9, Kokori spoke about his health status from his sick bed.

After his revelation, Sheriff Oborevwori, Governor of Delta, visited the elder statesman at the hospital and promised that the state would provide support for him to get “high-quality medical treatment”.

Kokori played a significant role in the struggle against the annulment of the June 12, 1993, presidential election. He mobilised workers against the annulment of the election and the military junta. Owing to his activism, he was arrested and detained by the military government.


A video making heads online is seen of a Native Doctor moving around with security personnel to an event seems to be a gathering of his fellow colleagues in a shrine setting.

He was ushered in by the MC as “nwa mba smart Achalugo”

This has sparked serious debates online as to why a ‘juju’ man should want to be guarded

See some reactions below:



A social media user, Ahmed from Katsina State, has advised Nigerians to relocate if they can afford to.

The man took to his facebook page to share the urgent broadcas to his fellow countrymen.

“If you have 1 million Naira right now, please DON’T buy car or start business. Just find a legit travel agency and get the hell out of Nigeria, I know what I’m telling you,” he wrote in a Facebook post on Thursday, December 7, 2023.