Reps allege foul play in railway contract bidding

TVC  E, NEWS - Nigeria's House of Representatives' ad hoc committee probing the award of railway contracts between 2010 and 2014 has queried the management of Nigeria Railway Corporation for shutting out qualified construction firms from bidding for the modernization of railway projects. The panel has also summoned the Bureau of Public Procurement Bureau to explain the rationale behind the jerking up a railway contract from five point six billion naira to ten point eight billion naira. National Assembly Correspondent, Joke Adisa reports that after weeks of investigating government officials, it's the turn of the companies which participated in railway contracts to appear before the probe panel. One after the other, the organizations unfolded the level of their involvement in the projects. One of the organizations was awarded a contract totaling #5.6billion to design, supply, install, test and commission modern signalling solutions for the Eastern line of Nigeria Railway Network, but its representatives, Biliaminu...

Health: Want to get pregnant fast? Read

TVC E. Maybe you're just really eager to get pregnant, or you hope that your baby will be born at a certain time of year, then here are five ways to boost your chances of conceiving quickly – along with tips for a healthy pregnancy and guidelines on when to be concerned about a fertility problem.  See your healthcare provider You can lay the groundwork for a healthy pregnancy even before you get pregnant. You're more likely to have a successful pregnancy when your body is up to the task. Schedule a preconception checkup with a doctor or midwife to find out whether you're in your best baby-making shape – and to learn what changes may help. You may not be able to get an appointment right away or resolve any health issues immediately, but taking these steps as soon as possible can help you conceive more easily in the long run.  Plan for a healthy...

Viewers Discretion: Images of the burnt bodies at Mile12

TVC E. The tribal clash in Mile 12 seems to have increased today Friday.   A resident of Agiliti Street in Mile 12, near Lagos, today pleaded with the police authorities to provide adequate security for the burial of people killed in the bloody clash in the area on Thursday.   He said the tense security in the area was not conducive for proper interment of the dead. ”Some of the corpse are inside Agiliti River. We cannot bury or retrieve the bodies in the river because of the security situation. click here to view image { WARNING graphic image } Click here to view image { WARNING graphic image } ”The burial ground we use is at Agiliti. We have sent message to the DPO in charge of this area that we need police escort to bury them.”   The resident, who said he was born at Mile 12 more than 30 years ago, blamed the deadly clash on hoodlums extorting money...

TODAY IN HISTORY

2015  Today in history: Hackers steal personal data on up to 80 million customers of health insurance provider Anthem, Inc.; though free credit monitoring is being offered to victims, such monitoring won't detect or prevent medical identity theft 2014 U.S. Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew urges Congress to increase the debt ceiling because the U.S government debt is expected to hit $17.2 trillion soon 2014 Google and Microsoft report that the National Security Agency ordered them to provide information on 10,000 accounts over a six-month period in 2012 and 2013, and Yahoo reported they complied with government request for information on more than 40,000 accounts 2013 At a University of Leicester media conference, it is announced that during a 2012 archeological dig in Leicester, the skeleton they unearthed is confirmed to be the remains of King Richard III of England 2013 Officials at the Kremlin announce that the 2014 G8 summit will be held at Sochi, its southern Black Sea...

Cristiano Ronaldo is my rival, I don’t love or hate him  – Lionel Messi  

TVC E. Lionel Messi has admitted there’s mutual respect between himself and Cristiano Ronaldo. He made it open by saying, Cristiano is my rival who i respect and nothing more than that.   As the battle for supremacy among the planet’s two best footballers continues, the Argentine says Ronaldo isn’t his friend.   Ronaldo and Messi have each shared the Ballon D’or Award since 2007 and both superstar footballers play for Spain’s two most powerful clubs Real Madrid and Barcelona, leading to suggestions of intense rivalry between the pair.   But speaking to reporters, Messi said it’s only mutual respect that exists between them not hate or love.   “We are professionals that defend our teams, and rivals in this game, nothing more than that. Sometimes it happens that we win or that we lose. There has always been respect and nothing more.”   The Barcelona star made it clear that his ambitions rest on more silverware, not individual prizes. “I prefer...

Rob Kardashian declares his love for Blac Chyna, slams haters

TVC E.  It is now official that Rob Kardashian is in love with his girlfriend, Blac Chyna. The Arthur George sock designer who is 28 years old, declared his love for the makeup artist, 27, while defending her against haters. Kardashian captioned an Instagram photo of Blac Chyna (in a green wig) asleep on a couch. : “Love this woman right here so f--k y'all with your negative comments ‼️????,”   The formerly reclusive star’s post comes after he shared an explicit quote on Instagram on February 23 suggesting that his family doesn’t approve of Blac Chyna. “When the p---y good but your family don’t like her so you drop your family and become an orphan," his post read. There was tension with Kardashian’s famous family when he first started dating Blac Chyna.   The model was previously engaged to Kylie Jenner’s boyfriend,Tyga, and also shares a 3-year-old son, King Cairo, with him.  ...

Nigeria move to 11th in latest FIFA rankings

TVC E, SPORTS - Nigeria moved up a spot from 63rd to 62nd in the world in the latest FIFA rankings released on Thursday but there are no changes in the world's top 10. The Super Eagles are currently 11th in Africa, after only managing 1 win and 1 draw of the three games played in February. The 3-time African Champions climbed above Guinea having garnered a total of 547 points, 7 points more than last month. Interestingly, Cape Verde is now Africa's best team after replacing Ivory Coast as the continent's number one side. Cape Verde now occupy the 31st position in the world, with African champions, Ivory Coast a further 5 spots behind in 36th. Algeria, Ghana and Tunisia are 3rd, 4th and 5th, while Senegal, Egypt, DR Congo, Congo and Cameroon complete the top 10 in that order. No movement in or out of the top ten in the world with Belgium maintaining their...

Photos: Linda Ikeji goes near naked

TVC E. Linda Ikeji shared a topless photo of herself on Instagram, winked to the camera in the alluring selfies. She captioned it, "No make up selfies! ??'', immediately she got feed back from friends who are not comfortable with it. One of her fans lashed her for not wearing makeup as well as going braless, as they could not see any cloth on her. Another said she's getting old and needs a man, others proposing to her online. while another fan encourages her by saying: Linda soon you will be the the richest lady in Africa. Take note...

AFCON qualifier: Siasia invites 42 players for Egypt clash

TVC E, SPORTS - Super Eagles interim Coach Samson Siasia has invited 22 home –based professionals and 20 overseas –based players for Nigeria’s 2017 Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers against the Pharaohs of Egypt this month. The 22 home-based players are expected to arrive camp in Abuja on Sunday, March the 6th while their foreign-based counterparts will join them two weeks later. Regulars Ikechukwu Ezenwa, Olufemi Thomas, Austin Oboroakpo, Chima Akas, Ezekiel Bassey and Chisom Chikatara top the hom-based players' list. Carl Ikeme, Efe Ambrose, Elderson Echiejile, Godfrey Oboabona, Kenneth Omeruo, John Mikel Obi, Ogenyi Onazi, Ahmed Musa, Victor Moses, Odion Ighalo and Moses Simon are among the overseas–based legion. The first leg is slated for Kaduna on March 25th with the return leg 4 days later in Alexandria....

NNPC to be unbundled into 30 companies

TVC E, BUSINESS - The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation is set to announce a major overhaul in the industry. The Minister of State, Petroleum Resources, Ibe Kachikwu says NNPC would be unbundled to four or five main operational zones comprising 30 companies to be headed by a director each. The minister added that the unbundling of the NNPC will make the sector more competitive. He said that focusing on gas policies is a key element and he has set a target of 12-month type agenda to try and arrive at some conclusions....

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