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EFCC freezes Obanikoro daughter’s account

​The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has frozen an account linked to Shalewa Obanikoro, the daughter of a former Minister of State for Defence, Senator Musiliu Obanikoro. According to EFCC investigators, about N1.2bn passed through the account which belongs to an oil firm.Shalewa, who is a signatory to the account, was said to have personally mandated Fidelity Bank to transfer ...

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First lady, Aisha Buhari sues Governor Fayose

​ The wife of President Muhammadu Buhari, Aisha, has sued the Ekiti State Governor, Ayo Fayose, for alleging that she was one of those indicted for involvement in the Halliburton multi-million dollar scandal. The President’s wife had on many occasions denied involvement in the scam with a threat to sue Fayose if he did not stop dragging her into a ...

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Owerri: Tears, outrage over demolitions

​OWERRI, the Imo State capital, has been in the news lately for diverse reasons bordering on the good and the bad, according to the perceptions of the people.  But of all the recent incidents and events recorded in the city, the ongoing demolition of structures has featured more prominently in the news as it continues to draw a lot of ...

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APC protests Rivers Assembly’s refusal to swear in members-elect

​PORT HARCOURT— About 2,000 members of All Progressives Congress, APC, in Rivers State, yesterday, staged a peaceful protest to the Rivers State House of Assembly complex on Moscow Road, Port Harcourt, demanding the swearing-in of Victoria Nyeche and Andrew Miller as members of the Assembly. Nyeche represents Port Harcourt Constituency 1 while Miller represents Opobo/Nkoro constituency. They were elected on the ...

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2019: APC’ll dislodge PDP in Delta- Egbo

​UGHELLI—CHAIRMAN of All Progressives Congress, APC, Steering Committee on Fund Raising for membership registration in Ughelli North Local Government Area, Delta State, Olorogun Jaro Egbo, has reiterated the determination of the party to dislodge the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, in the state in the 2019 general election. Speaking during a meeting of the APC in Ughelli, yesterday, to herald the ...

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Remi Tinubu just spent N75 milllion to sponsor a protest against me in Abuja – Dino Melaye

Senator Dino Melaye has alleged that Senator Remi Tinubu has released N75 million to sponsor a protest against him. He made the allegation in a post on his Facebook wall yesterday night.He wrote; A civil rights movement, Committee for the Defence of Women’s Rights, has uncovered a plan by the wife of a former governor of Lagos State and chairman, ...

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Dino Melaye threatened to beat me up and rape me, boasted that nothing will happen afterwards – Remi Tinubu

Senator Oluremi Tinubu yesterday told Senate President Bukola Saraki and All Progressives Congress (APC) National Chairman John Oyegun that Senator Dino Melaye threatened to assault her during the Senate’s July 12 Executive Session.Melaye, Sen. Tinubu said, boasted that he would “face no consequence even if he fulfilled these criminal threats”.In separate petitions yesterday, Sen. Tinubu complained about the Kogi State ...

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Metuh, Amosu, Dikko beg to return looted funds to avoid going to jail

Three of those on trial for alleged corruption are eager to return their “loot” for freedom, according to The Nation newspaperThey want to refund cash and surrender property to avoid going to jail.An Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) source said that the agency got requests from former National Publicity Secretary of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Olisa Metuh, ex-Chiefs of ...

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BREAKING: Paul Le Guen Rejects Super Eagles’ Appointment

Newly appointed Super Eagles’ technical director, Paul Le Guen, has rejected the job offer by the Nigeria Football Federation, NFF.This was revealed by a top French journalist Herve Penot, via the verified Twitter handle (@hpenot_lequipe).According to the tweet, Le Guen will not go to Nigeria because the NFF is yet to meet the terms & conditions for the said job. ...

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I will not apologize’ – Dino Melaye insists

​ Dino Melaye, a senator from Kogi west, says he will not apologise to Oluremi Tinubu, his colleague from Lagos central and wife of Bola Tinubu, the national leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC). Melaye said this at the executive session of the senate on Tuesday.In a closed-door session of the senate last Tuesday, Melaye and Tinubu had engaged ...

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Buhari’s Favourite State Governors

President Muhammadu Buhari since inception into his administration in May 2015 has shown preference for some State governors.However, factors responsible for this are unexplainable why an individual likes one person and does not feel comfortable with another person.Here are 7 governors we feel the Nigerian president has preference for: Ibikunle Amosun (Ogun state governor)Governor Amosun is one of President Buhari’s ...

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Goodluck Jonathan to give keynote speech at US Nigerian Lawyers Awards Dinner

Former Nigeria President, Mr. Goodluck Jonathan will deliver a keynote speech at the United States Nigerian Lawyers Association (NLA) Merit Awards Dinner, scheduled for October 29 in New York.An announcement signed by Nexus U. Sea, President of the association.The venue of the event is the 630 Second Ballroom, at 630 Second Avenue.According to Mr. Sea, the keynote speaker will be ...

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Nigeria’s economy in ruins; inflation hits 16.5% record high

​ – It seems Nigerians will have to wait much longer for a better economy – Findings indicate the inflation rate has hit a record high at 16.5% – Economists say this is the highest rate since 2005 According to the Consumer Price Index (CPI), it states that inflation rate in Nigeria’s economy has hit the roof at of 16.5%. ...

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My encounter with Niger Delta Avengers- Sports Minister Dalung

Minister of Youths and Sports, Solomon Dalung, over the weekend via his twitter handle, announced that he held talks with members of the militant group, Niger Delta Avengers. Speaking to a selected group of journalists at the end of a stakeholder’s meeting of the Southern senatorial zone of Plateau State on Saturday July 16th, Dalung said he took a two-hour ...

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Dino Melaye continues his attack on Remi Tinubu, gives instances of her quarrel with other people

In the wake of his highly publicized verbal fight with Senator Remi Tinubu in the National Assembly, Dino Melaye shared this think piece, recalling alleged instances where Sen. Remi had confrontations with Senators and others. Read what he wrote after the cut.. WHY ALWAYS REMI TINUBU? : For the record, I want to give a few instances to buttress my ...

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LIVERPOOL TARGET NEWCASTLE’S WIJNALDUM TO FORTIFY MIDFIELD

The Reds are interested in signing the 25-year-old who is strong in the dribble, and registered 11 goals and five assists in the league last season. urgen Klopp has distinguished Newcastle’s Georginio Wijnaldum as an alternative midfield target for Liverpool following the club’s frustration in the pursuit of both Piotr Zielinski and Mahmoud Dahoud. Goal revealed on Saturday that the Poland international, whom ...

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Flood washes away 50 houses in Kano

A downpour in the early hours of yesterday rendered many homeless, as no fewer than 50 houses in Kano metropolis were affected. The affected areas include Makasa, Garangamawa, Magashi and Kasuwa Kurmi, where reports had it that about eight houses were lost to the flood. Other areas affected within the metropolis include Adakawa, Chedi, Hotoro, Kawo and Badawa areas.It was gathered ...

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Robber slumps after being hit with own charm

A member of a four-man robbery gang, Nnamdi Onu, passed out when he was hit with the charm he prepared for victims.His gang specialised in attacking commuters at Anthony Bus Stop in Lagos State, disposing them of cash and valuables. He was arrested, Friday, following a foiled operation.Onu and members of his gang stormed the bus stop at about 5.45a.m., ...

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Reasons why Jonathan told Dasuki to give me N100 million  Doyin Okupe opens up

A former Senior Special Assistant on Public Affairs to ex-President Goodluck Jonathan, Dr. Doyin Okupe, says embattled former National Security Adviser, Col. Sambo Dasuki (retd.), gave him N100m on the instruction of Jonathan.Okupe, who served as Jonathan’s spokesman from 2012 to 2015, added that he received N10m monthly from Dasuki to pay salaries and run a weekly programme on NTA.The ...

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President Buhari orders police IG to re-investigate Bola Ige’s death

​ President Muhammadu Buhari, yesterday, directed the Acting Inspector-General of Police, Ibrahim Idris, to reopen investigation into the unresolved murder of former Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Chief Bola Ige, and ex-Deputy National Chairman, South-South, of Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Chief Aminosari Dokubo, and fish out the perpetrators. The killing of the two personalities caused national outrage, ...

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For UTME Candidates Who Haven’t Been Posted, read this info

​Incase you’ve not been Posted by JAMB, This Important information might just be helpful. A Young man posted this below:- If what the Young Man “ Joshua Abuke ” is anything to go by, If you’ve not been Posted to any Institution, Just keep calm.. You will be redistributed to another University soon. Your Course might change and you might ...

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Arms Scandal Report Was Not Doctored – Lai Mohammed replies critics

The Federal Government has said there is no truth in the insinuation that the report of the Presidential Committee on the Audit of Defence Equipment Procurement in the Armed Forces (2007-2015) was doctored for whatever reason.In a statement issued in Abuja on Friday, the Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, said what has been released so far is ...

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Hajj 2016: Saudi Govt warns Nigerian Pilgrims against bringing kolanut into country

The National Hajj Commission of Nigeria (NAHCON) recently said it was in receipt of a circular from the Government of Saudi Arabia prohibiting the importation of kola nuts, popularly called “goro”, “obi” in Hausa and Yoruba parlance into the Kingdom during the 2016 Hajj.The commission said the Saudi government threatened in the circular to punish any pilgrim who smuggles in ...

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Bullion van driver confesses – ‘I drove billions of election money to Fayose’s hotel’

A bullion van driver has confessed to conveying the N1.219bn, which the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission alleged was delivered to the Ekiti State Governor, Mr. Ayodele Fayose, in the build-up to the June 2014 governorship election in the state, which Fayose won.Fayose is being investigated by the EFCC for allegedly receiving the N1.219bn through the Office of the National ...

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BREAKING NEWS: 84 killed in fresh terror attack in France

​Eighty-four people — including several children — died in the French city of Nice after a terrorist plowed a truck, which was “loaded with” grenades and other arms, into a large crowd during Bastille Day celebrations Thursday night, according to officials and the French president. As of Friday 8 a.m. local time, 18 individuals were in critical condition, 50 were ...

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photos: Ladies Got Stripped Neykked After Been Caught Trying To Drug A Rich Man

​These ladies are said to be specialize in dating rich men, follow them to hotels, drug them, steal their cash and other valuables, and escape. Luck recently run out of them after a guy busted them in the act and call the attention of others in the hotel where a businessman had taken them for ‘private’ time. When people got ...

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Senate receives presidency’s request for Magu’s confirmation as EFCC Chairman

​ The Presidency on Thursday, requested the Senate to confirm Mr Ibrahim Magu as Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC). A letter to that effect, read at plenary by President of the Senate, Dr Bukola Saraki, also sought the confirmation of Messrs Nasule Moses, Lawan Mamman, Galadanci Imam, and Adeleke Rafiu as members of the commission. Saraki ...

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Checkout this throwback photo of Kaduna state governor, Nasir El Rufai and his family

A much younger Nasir El Rufai is pictured above with his late eldest daughter, Yasmin El-Rufai (left – RIP), his son Bello El-Rufai and his first wife, Hadiza El-Rufai. Bello shared the photo on his IG page.. 506 total views, 4 views today

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Ekiti residents line up in thousands to receive ex-governor Fayemi’s food items

Thousands of residents of Ado-Ekiti and other communities in Ekiti State yesterday lined up for food items distributed by Minister of Solid Minerals Development Dr. Kayode Fayemi, through the John Kayode Fayemi Leadership Centre.Among those who stormed the centre on Ajilosun Road in the state capital as early as 8.30 am for an event scheduled to start at 10 am, ...

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Why ex-militants have not been paid – Buhari’s aide explains

Brig.-Gen. Paul Boroh (rtd), Special Adviser to President Muhammadu Buhari on Niger Delta, has expressed concern over the delay in payment of stipends of former militants in the Niger Delta region. Boroh’s concern was conveyed in a statement signed by Mr Piriye Kiyaramo, Bayelsa Liaison Officer, Presidential Amnesty Programme and made available to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on ...

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Shippers threaten to abandon goods at ports over new customs duty

The Shippers Association Lagos State has said that importers and exporters may abandon goods at the ports as a result of increase in Customs duty exchange rate.The President of the association, Mr Jonathan Nicol, stated this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Monday in Lagos.He said that the exchange rate was moved up from from ...

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Abia Politics: PDP set to suspend Uche Ogah, others

Stakeholders of the PDP from Umuahia North Local Government Area of Abia are planning to suspend one of their members, Dr. Uchechukwu Sampson Ogah, who is challenging Governor Okezie Ikpeazu at the courts.The PDP chieftains, led by the state chairman of the party, Chief Johnson Oniugbo, said Ogah and his supporters would be punished for not exhausting internal mechanisms of ...

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14 witnesses to testify for Saraki, Ekweremadu’s forgery suit

Ahead of the Federal Government’s forgery suit against Senate President, Bukola Saraki, his Deputy, Senator Ike Ekweremadu, outgoing clerk to the National Assembly, Alhaji Salisu Maikasuwa, and his deputy, Mr. Ben Efeturi, slated for today at the High Court of the Federal Capital Territory, over 14 witnesses have been lined up to give evidence on the alleged forgery of the ...

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Don’t blame Nigerian governors for unpaid salaries – Gov Jibrilla

Governor Muhammadu Jibrilla of Adamawa says governors should not be blamed for the problem of non payment of workers salary in many states in the federation.Jibrilla was speaking Thursday when he received traditional rulers who paid him sallah homage at government house in Yola.Jibrilla said the dwindling revenue from the federation account has made it extremely difficult for states to ...

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