Allegations of money laundering, tax evasion trail Rev. Mother Ajayi’s suspected ban from UK

Share this on WhatsAppWho is after Reverend Mother Esther Abimbola Ajayi, the General Overseer of Love of Christ (LOC) Generation Church, United Kingdom? This is the mind-boggling question that has been troubling many of her admirers and followers. The highly revered evangelist, preacher, motivational speaker and philanthropist has become a subject of derision among some Nigerians living abroad, especially in the United Kingdom, where her church is based. The church, which sources said is small, is reportedly located in Clapham, London. Sources disclosed that Iya Adura, as Rev’d Mother Ajayi…

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World record beckons as FirstBank Georgian Cup sponsorship hits a century

Share this on WhatsAppIn furtherance of its commitment to the growth and development of sports, nation-building and the economy at large, First Bank of Nigeria Limited has announced its sponsorship of the Georgian Cup of the Kaduna Polo Tournament for the 100th consecutive year, possibly the longest-running sports sponsorship in the world and a Guinness Book of Records potential. The 2019 edition of the epoch-making sports championship runs from October 12 – 20, 2019 at the Kaduna Polo Club, Murtala Mohammed Square, Kaduna. The Kaduna Georgian Cup Centenary Polo Tournament commenced in…

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Osaze storms PGA

Share this on WhatsAppFormer Nigeria international, Osaze Odemwingie, has been admitted into the Professional Golfers Association. The former Stoke City and West Bromwich Albion forward shared contents of his admission statement on social media. “I am very proud to become a member of this great association (PGA),” the 38-year-old added. “Congratulations, as of today your registration with the PGA has been accepted and a place on the PGA Training Programme and University of Birmingham Foundation Degree in Professional Golf Studies has been allocated to you. “Your amateur status has now…

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Oshoala shines in Barca’s lone goal victory

Share this on WhatsAppSuper Falcons captain, Asisat Oshoala, scored the winner as Barcelona beat Sporting de Huelva 1-0 in their Spanish Primera Iberdrola clash on Sunday. Oshoala’s goal condemned Huelva with Nigeria’s Peace Efih, Ghana’s Princella Adubea, Equatorial Guinea’s Oluwatobiloba Olanrewaju and Gambia’s Fatoumata Kanteh to a fourth league defeat. With Sunday’s goal, Oshoala has now scored four goals in five league matches this season for Barcelona. The win sees Barcelona retain the summit of the log on goal difference with 13 points from five matches, while Huelva are 13th…

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Sports Minister, Dare, Adepoju Hail Super Eagles As Nigeria Brazil Friendly Ends 1-1

Share this on WhatsAppSports Minister, Sunday Dare and former Super Eagles’ midfielder, Mutiu Adepoju, have hailed the Super Eagles’ performance in their one-all draw with Brazil in their international friendly in Singapore. Eagles took the lead after 35 minutes when Joe Aribo found space in a packed penalty box to rifle in a low shot past Manchester City’s Ederson. Brazil equalised three minutes into the second half when Casemiro fired home from close range, after he was quickest to react when a Marquinhos header came back off the woodwork. Reacting…

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Sanwo-Olu orders massive construction on Lagos roads, declares state of emergency

Share this on WhatsAppLagos State Government has declared a state of emergency on various dilapidated highways and carriages. Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu on Sunday at the Lagos House Marina, ordered massive construction work on critical roads and highways across the state, beginning from Monday (today). The governor’s directive followed the conclusion of his series of meetings with eight multi-national engineering firms, which began a few weeks back, a release signed by his Chief Press Secretary, Gboyega Akosile, states. It adds, “After his final meeting with the contractors on Sunday, which lasted…

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Zenith revs banking service with Z-Money

Share this on WhatsAppNigeria’s leading financial institution, Zenith Bank Plc, has introduced Z-Money, which brings banking services closer to its customers and enhance financial inclusion among the under-banked and unbanked populace of the country. Z-Money is an agency banking product of the bank which entails the onboarding of agents who are expected to render basic financial services on behalf of the bank. Through the bank’s network of agents spread across the urban and rural communities in the country, customers are able to open accounts, deposit cash into an account, withdraw…

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Maina’s $1.7m found hidden in Niamey property

Share this on WhatsAppSecurity operatives in the Niger Republic, have blown the lid off a $1.7m cash found in an apartment suspected to belong to a former Chairman of the Pension Reform Task Team, Abdulrasheed Maina, in its capital Niamey. The Nigerien authorities have reportedly tipped off Abuja about the cash found in the apartment believed to be owned by Maina who was recently apprehended by Nigerian security operatives some weeks ago. At N359 to $1, the 41.7m is about N610.3m. There is the suspicion that the cash is part of…

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Aisha Buhari returns, aide explains reasons for long holiday

Share this on WhatsAppWife of the President, Mrs. Aisha Buhari arrived Nigeria on Sunday morning after staying over two months outside the country. This was contained in a statement by the Director of Information to the First Lady, Suleiman Haruna. The statement said: “This morning, First Lady of Nigeria, Dr. Mrs. Aisha Muhammadu Buhari returned to the country after a long holiday in the UK.“She arrived at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport at 4.30 am via a British Airways flight. “Speaking to reporters on arrival, Mrs. Buhari said she was…

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G.O. impregnates 20 female church members, claims divine instruction

Share this on WhatsAppA 53-year-old pastor and General Overseer of Vineyard Ministry of the Holy Trinity, Pastor Timothy Ngwu, who impregnated more than 20 members of his congregation, including several married women and young girls, claiming that the Holy Spirit told him to have sex with them has been arrested for sexual abuse. According to Ebere Amaraizu, DSP, a spokesman for the Enugu State Police Command, Ngwu was arrested for abusing his female members. “The pastor claims to be obeying prophetic/spiritual injunction to do the will of God, which is…

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Gbajabiamila gives recipe to enhance women participation in politics

Share this on WhatsAppThe Speaker of the House of Representatives Rep. Femi Gbajabiamila has said that with with the right candidates with good ideas, funding and organisation, more Nigerian women would get elected into political offices.Gbajabiamila said, as a politician, he believes that Nigerian women could also engage in more advocacy, lobby, peaceful protests, among others to drive home their point to get into more elective positions.As a keynote speaker at a WIMPOL Dialogue organised by the Women in Management, Business and Public Service (WimBiz) on Saturday in Abuja, Gbajabiamila…

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Appeal Court voids Melaye’s election may face electorates Nov 16

Share this on WhatsAppThe Independent National Electoral Commission says it will explore the possibility of using the November 16 governorship election to conduct a fresh election for the Kogi West Senatorial district. The INEC National Commissioner in charge of Kogi, Nasarawa and Kwara states, Mohammed Haruna, dropped the hint in Lokoja on Friday. Fielding questions from newsmen on the Court of Appeal judgment nullifying the election of Senator Dino Melaye, Haruna said since the governorship election was still 34 days away, there was the possibility for the election to hold…

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Presidency affirms Buhari’s wedding tales as false and deceptive

Share this on WhatsAppFemi Adesina, President Buhari’s Snr. Special Adviser on Media and Publicity has affirmed as untrue the rumoured wedding plans between President Mohammadu Buhari and a cabinet minister, Sadiya Umar Farouq. According to Adesina, the rumour was false. He stressed that the rumour was a deceptive manoeuvre by those who fabricated the news. Noting that the news was far from the truth, he said that no such marriage is taking place at the Presidential Villa. President Muhammadu Buhari had on Friday observed the weekly two raka’at juma’at prayers…

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Fidelity Bank Canvasses Better Data Sharing In Retail Growth

Share this on WhatsAppThe Executive Director, Operations and Information, Fidelity Bank Plc, Gbolahan Joshua has advised data validation agencies and organisations to adopt appropriate policies that provide financial institutions with the required flexibility to utilise available customer data. Joshua who gave the counsel during a panel session at the 10th-anniversary celebration of Verve in Lagos recently explained that this would assist banks in the country drive new levels of customer engagements across digital channels and systems. He harped on the need for data-generating institutions in Nigeria to explore fresh ways to collaborate…

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Go nowhere! Prez. Buhari bar ministers, govt agencies heads from foreign trips

Share this on WhatsAppPresident Muhammadu Buhari has barred his cabinet ministers and heads of government agencies from embarking on any foreign trip until after their budget defence at the National Assembly. The directive, according to a statement by the Director of Information Office of the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Willie Bassey, is to enable them to attend budget defence session at the National Assembly. The statement reads: “Sequel to the presentation of the 2020 Appropriation Bill by Mr President to the National Assembly, President Muhammadu Buhari has…

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Soyinka is guest speaker as Keith Richards’ presents ‘Never Quite the Insider’

Share this on WhatsAppNobel Laureate, Professor Wole Soyinka will be a special guest to review Chief Keith Richards’ latest book, “Never Quite the Insider: a Nigerian Memoir” in Lagos on Thursday, 17 October 2019. The event, set to draw the business, media and literary/arts community, is billed to hold at Terra Kulture, on Tiamiyu Salvage Street, Victoria Island, Lagos, by 10am. The book, described by the author as ‘his love affairs with Nigeria”, is partly a memoir, a travelogue and his management practice in corporate Nigeria. The book touches on…

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FirstBank’s CEO, Adeduntan in Edinburgh for Ethical Finance Conference

Share this on WhatsAppAs part of the Bank’s financial inclusion and global thought leadership drive, the Chief Executive Officer, First Bank of Nigeria Limited, Dr. Adesola Adeduntan participated in the 2019 Global Leaders Interactive panel session of the 2019 Ethical Finance Conference held on 8 – 9 October 2019 at RBS Conference Centre, 175 Glasgow Road, Gogarburn, Edinburgh. The event had in attendance over 500 leading finance practitioners from all over the world. The Bank’s CEO, Dr. Adesola Adeduntan, with other thought leaders, policy influencers and leading finance practitioners across the…

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EFCC arrests Aso Rock’s notorious suspected fraudster

Share this on WhatsAppThe Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has arrested a suspected impersonator and fraudster, Abdulrauf Illyasu, for allegedly defrauding members of the public within the precincts of the Presidential Villa, Abuja. Illyasu was said to have secured an office opposite the presidential banquet hall, where he carried out his nefarious activities. EFCC sources informed our Correspondent in Abuja on Wednesday, that the suspect claimed to be a member of the Chattered Insurance Institute of Nigeria, and also a deputy general manager with the National Insurance Corporation of Nigeria.…

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Polaris Bank staff steals customers’ deposits, bolts away

Share this on WhatsAppA staff of Polaris Bank, Emmanuel Agbroko, has reportedly absconded with customers’ thrift savings. According to Umukoro Hendrix, the Divisional Police Office, Obiaruku town, headquarter of Ukwuani Local Government Area (LGA), Delta State, Nigeria, Emmanuel has been declared wanted over the alleged multi-million naira customer deposit fraud. The suspect was alleged to have duped depositors of their hard earned money through numerous crafty means. Emmanuel who works with Polaris bank at Obiaruku branch in Delta State disappeared on the 1st of Oct 2019. The suspect dropped a…

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House to empower lottery commission for more revenue generation -Gbajabiamila‎

Share this on WhatsAppThe Speaker of the House of Representatives Rep. Femi Gbajabiamila has said that the House was ready to empower the National Lottery Regulatory Commission (NLRC) through enabling legislation to empower it to generate more revenue.Gbajabiamila, who played host to the management team of the commission led by the chairman of its board, Alhaji Ibikunle Fatai, said the House is willing to come up with relevant laws that would make Nigeria generate more revenue to fund her annual budgets.The Speaker ‎said: “Yours is a very important agency in…

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FirstBank celebrates 2019 customer service week, appreciates its effects on Banks 125yrs legacy

Share this on WhatsAppNigeria’s premier and leading financial services provider, First Bank of Nigeria Limited has joined the rest of the world to celebrate the 2019 Customer Service Week themed “The Magic of Service’. The weeklong event is to be celebrated from 7 – 11 October 2019 across the Bank’s over 700 branch networks in Nigeria and its FBNBank subsidiaries in over half a dozen countries across 3 continents. Customer Service Week is an international celebration which highlights the importance of customer service and staff who serve and support customers…

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Full Video: Sex for grades accused Unilag Don reportedly attempts suicide

Share this on WhatsAppAfter the release of the documentary, Dr. Boniface was sacked by the University of Lagos while his church where he is a preacher, Foursquare Gospel Church have also asked him to step down from the pulpit. According to media reports, Dr. Boniface attempted to end his life after the disgrace by drinking rat poison in the late hours of Monday. Further reports indicate that he has been rushed to Reddington Hospital and is currently receiving treatment. Share this on WhatsApp

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“This is our drive to improve the quality of education,” says UBA Foundation boss at 2019 call for entries

Share this on WhatsAppUBA Foundation, the corporate social responsibility arm of the United Bank for Africa (UBA) Plc, has commenced the 2019 edition of its annual National Essay Competition in Nigeria with a call for entries. Now in its 9th year, the essay competition, targeted at senior secondary school students in Nigeria is organised annually, as part of UBA Foundation’s education initiative which is aimed at promoting the reading culture and encouraging healthy and intellectual competition amongst secondary school students in Nigeria and across Africa. At the media launch which…

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Budget 2020: Works, Power And Transport get lion shares

Share this on WhatsAppThe Ministry of Works and Housing on Tuesday got the highest projected allocation of N262 billion from the N10. 33 trillion budget estimates. This was contained in the proposal as presented by President Muhammadu Buhari to a joint session of the National Assembly on Tuesday. He said that the projected allocation of Ministry of Power was N127 billion and that of Transportation was N123 billion “Other of the key capital spending allocations in the 2020 Budget include Universal Basic Education Commission; N112 billion, Defence; N100 billion. “Zonal…

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South-west Govs equip AMOTEKUN with 100 patrol vans -Gov. Abiodun

Share this on WhatsAppGovernors of states in the south-west will donate 100 patrol vehicles to a proposed joint security outfit for the region. In a statement issued on Monday, Dapo Abiodun, governor of Ogun state, said each of the six states in the region will donate 20 vehicles, communication gadgets and personnel for the security outfit named Amotekun. In July, the governors of Ondo, Ogun, Osun, Ekiti, Lagos and Oyo set up the joint task force to contain the security threats in the region. In August, the office of the national security…

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Two Policemen abducted in Rivers

Share this on WhatsAppGunmen have seized two men of the Nigerian Police in Ngo community of Andoni local government area of Rivers state. According to NAN, the officers were abducted on Monday and whisked to an unknown location. The identities of the policemen had not been ascertained as of the time this report was filed. The agency said Nnamdi Omoni, spokesman of the Rivers police command, confirmed the report but refused to go into details. He was said to have promised to give details of the circumstances surrounding the abduction…

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Wadume: DHQ panel recommends army officer, ASP, three others for trial

Share this on WhatsAppThe Board of Inquiry set up by the Defence Headquarters, Abuja, put together at the instance of President Muhammadu Buhari has recommended sanctions for five personnel of the Nigerian Army and the police over the killing of three policemen and one civilian in Ibi, Taraba State, on August 6. The board, in a statement by the DHQ on Tuesday, identified the officers to face disciplinary sanctions to include; Captain Tijani Balarabe, Sergeant Ibrahim Mohammed, Corporal Bartholomew Obanye of the Ibi Police Division, Assistant Superintendent of Police, Aondoona…

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FIRSTBANK hosts 25TH Nigerian Economic Summit

Share this on WhatsAppAs part of its continued commitment to creating an enabling environment and opportunities for the promotion of sustainable growth and development of the Nigerian economy, First Bank of Nigeria Limited has partnered with The Nigerian Economic Summit Group (NESG) to host the 25th Nigerian Economic Summit (NES#25), its annual flagship event. The Silver Jubilee edition of the Nigerian Economic Summit is themed “Nigeria 2050: Shifting Gears” and scheduled to hold on 7 – 8 October 2019 at Transcorp Hilton, Abuja. Mrs. Ibukun Awosika, Chairman, First Bank of Nigeria Limited, would…

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Court seizes N35m, 22-room hotel from ex-NIMASA DG

Share this on WhatsAppA Federal High Court in Lagos has granted the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission an interim order to seize the N35 million and a 22-room hotel seized from a convicted former acting director-general of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency, Calistus Obi. Justice Saliu Saidu made the interim order following an application by EFCC counsel Mr Rotimi Oyedepo.Obi bagged seven years imprisonment on June 3 for N225million fraud. Justice Saidu adjourned hearing till Nov 4, 2019. Share this on WhatsApp

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Four Square sack Unilag’s ‘sex for mark lecturer’

Share this on WhatsAppThe Foursquare Gospel Church in Nigeria has asked the embattled University of Lagos lecturer, Dr Boniface Igbeneghu, to step down from all ministerial assignments. Igbeneghu, who is a former sub-dean of Faculty of Arts and also head pastor of a local Foursquare Gospel Church was caught on camera sexually harassing a supposed admission seeker in his office. Reacting in a statement on Monday, the National Secretary of the church, Ikechukwu Ugbaja, dissociated the church from Igbeneghu, saying appropriate measures would be taken against him. “The attention of…

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Unilag shut down staff club’s slaughterhouse, ‘Cold Room

Share this on WhatsAppThe University of Lagos has shut down the “Cold Room” its Staff Club’s ‘slaughterhouse’ after the institution announced the suspension of the embattled lecturer of the Faculty of Arts, Dr. Boniface Igbeneghu, over sexual harassment. Igbeneghu was exposed in a documentary released by BBC Africa Eye on Monday. In the documentary, the lecturer revealed to undercover journalist, Kiki Mordi, who posed as an admission seeker, the secret place where lecturers meet to “touch students breast” at the staff club of the university. “They call the place cold…

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Adama Traore’s brace sting ManCity at home

Share this on WhatsAppAdama Traore’s late double stunned Manchester City, who suffered a shock 2-0 defeat at home to Wolverhampton Wanderers on Sunday that left them eight points behind Premier League leaders, Liverpool. Wolves forward Traore struck twice in the final 10 minutes to condemn the champions to their first home league defeat since they lost to Crystal Palace on Dec. 22. Yet it was City’s second defeat in their last four league games following the 3-2 loss at Norwich City last month and it will increase Liverpool’s belief that…

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Sagay, Olorunyomi, others to speak at Akin Fadeyi’s anti-corruption App launch

Share this on WhatsAppThe Akin Fadeyi Foundation, Conveners of the Corruption Not In My Country Project are set to launch a new mobile and web application device designed to empower Nigerians to report corruption on October 10, 2019 at the ShehuYar’Adua Centre, Abuja. The Report-Corruption-App, called FLAG’IT, a project initiated by the Akin Fadeyi Foundation is funded by the John.D and Catharine. T. MacArthur Foundation to further promote anti-corruption fight in Nigeria by working with public institutions to open us their processes for transparency, accountability and excellent service delivery. With…

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Mercy is BBNaija winner, claims N60m prize

Share this on WhatsApp After 99 entertaining days, 26-year-old Mercy Eke has emerged winner of Big Brother Naija season four. Mercy was announced as the winner by Ebuka Obi Uchendu during the Live Finale show, which held on Sunday, October 6. Mercy defeated fellow housemates, Mike, Frodd, Omashola and Seyi to emerge the winner of the whopping N60 Million grand prize. Mercy remains one of the most talked-about housemates of Big Brother Naija season four.. Share this on WhatsApp

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Access Bank launches DiamondXtra Independence Splash

Share this on WhatsAppAccess Bank Plc has unveiled a cash incentive campaign tagged: “DiamondXtra Independence Splash” in commemoration of the country’s 59 years independence. Mr Victor Etuokwu, the bank’s Executive Director, Retail Banking, said in Lagos on Thursday that the daily rewards promo was introduced to help Nigerians to gain financial freedom. Etuokwu said the campaign would also help in empowering Nigerians to fulfill their day to day needs as they celebrate the nation at 59. The campaign is set to run from Oct. 2 to October 31, and will…

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Union Bank staff in court for stealing N3.4m from customer’s account

Share this on WhatsAppThe Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Port Harcourt Zonal office, has arraigned Gladys Udia over alleged conspiracy, stealing, forgery and alteration of N3, 476,700.00. Udia was made to appear before Justice M. L. Abubakar of the Federal High Court sitting in Portharcourt, capital of Rivers State. The anti-graft spokesman, Wilson Uwujaren said this in a statement in Abuja. One of the counts read: “That you Gladys Udia and Dominic Okon a.k.a Paul (now at large) between the 24th and 31st of July, 2019, at Port Harcourt,…

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Ex-UK PM, Cameron lied, He was angry over anti-gay bill -Jonathan

Share this on WhatsAppFormer President Goodluck Jonathan says ex-Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, David Cameron, is against him because he signed the Ant-Same sex Marriage Bill into law. Jonathan said this while reacting to claims by Cameron that he (Jonathan) prevented UK troops from rescuing some of the 276 schoolgirls abducted by Boko Haram from Chibok, Borno State. Cameron, in his recently published memoir titled, ‘For the Record’, had claimed that a team of UK soldiers had located some of the Chibok girls but “Nigeria’s President, Goodluck Jonathan, seemed…

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Sowore’s Bail Conditions Stringent -Falana

Share this on WhatsApp Human right lawyer, Femi Falana has described as ‘stringent’ the bail conditions granted to the convener of #RevolutionNow protest, Omoyele Sowore and his co-accused, Olawale Bakare. Justice Ijeoma Ojukwu also barred them from addressing any rally pending the conclusion of their trial on charges of treasonable felony among others. She also barred Sowore from travelling out of Abuja and the second defendant out of Osogbo, during the trial. She granted bail to Sowore in the sum of N100m with two sureties in like sum. The sureties…

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Sowore, Bakare get N150m Abuja court bail grant

Share this on WhatsAppA Federal High Court in Abuja has granted bail to Omoyele Sowore, and his co-defendant, Olawale Bakare. Justice Chioma Ojukwu had fixed 4th of October for the hearing of the matter. She granted bail to Sowore in the sum of N100m with two sureties in like sum. The sureties who must be resident in Abuja must also have landed assets worth the bail sum in Abuja, and they are to deposit the original title documents of the assets with the court. The judge also ordered him to…

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Alagba, Africa’s 344yr old tortoise dies

Share this on WhatsAppThe 344-year-old tortoise in the traditional ruler of Ogbomoso’s palace, popularly known as ‘Alagba’, has passed on. Mr Toyin Ajamu, the Private Secretary to Oba Jimoh Oyewunmi, Soun of Ogbomoso, confirmed this to newsmen on Thursday in Ogbomoso. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the dead tortoise attracted several visitors both from Nigeria and abroad to the palace. Ajamu said that the tortoise, whom he described as the oldest in Africa, died on Thursday during a brief illness. He said the tortoise would be greatly…

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Fidelity Bank dangles N120m in GAIM Season 4, promotes culture of savings

Share this on WhatsAppFidelity Bank Plc, top Nigerian lender on Thursday announced the introduction of a new savings campaign in Lagos, as part of concerted efforts to promote the culture of savings amongst Nigerians. The Savings campaign which will ride primarily on digital technologies is one of the many initiatives of the bank aimed at rewarding new and existing customers for their unwavering loyalty and patronage. Dubbed “Get Alert In Millions (GAIM) Season 4”, the savings promo is expected to run till April 2020, a duration of six months and…

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How Maina’s son attempted shooting DSS Operatives to stop arrest

Share this on WhatsAppAbdulrasheed Maina, former chairman of the Pension Reform Task  Team (PRTT) has been arrested by the Department of State Services (DSS). Peter Afunanya, the spokesman of the agency, confirmed the arrest in a statement issued on Wednesday. He said Maina was arrested at a hotel in Abuja on September 30, 2019, saying his son attempted to open fire on the DSS operatives involved in the operation. “The arrest which was effected at the Pennsylvania Avenue Hotel, Utako, Abuja followed a request by the EFCC to the Service…

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Lagos Police uncover another baby factory

Share this on WhatsAppThe Lagos police command says it rescued seven pregnant girls believed to be from a baby factory around Cele bus stop, Oshodi-Apapa expressway, in the early hours of Wednesday.  The police had earlier uncovered a baby factory, rescued 19 pregnant girls, and arrested two suspects in the state.  The rescue of the new set of girls, the police said, happened around 1am on Wednesday when the  Isolo police station got alerted that seven pregnant girls were seen stranded at the bus stop.  Bala Elkana, the command’s spokesman,…

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Saudi Arabia, Qatar funding Boko Haram, says ex-President

Share this on WhatsAppNicephore Soglo, former president of Benin Republic, has accused Saudi Arabia and Qatar of funding Boko Haram. Boko Haram has grown to constitute a threat to the Western African Region. Also, Islamic State in West Africa Province (ISWAP), which is an affiliation of the Islamic State in the Middle-East, is a potent threat to the security of the region. Soglo, who spoke at the constitutional term limits summit in Niamey, Niger Republic, organised by the National Democratic Institute, said Africans must stand united to solve their own…

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Meet Emmanuel Dennis, the Nigerian wonder kid whose brace dazzled Real Madrid at home

Share this on WhatsAppEmmanuel Bonaventure Dennis, the Nigerian wonder kid whos brace against 13 times champions of UCL, Real Madrid, was born on 15th of November 1997. The 21-year-old who began his career at Accademia di Abuja in Nigeria’s capital city, Abuja, plays as a striker for Belgian First Division A side Club Brugge and the Nigeria national team. In March 2016, Dennis signed with Ukrainian Premier League club Zorya Luhansk. He made his debut in a game against Olimpik Donetsk on 24 July 2016, where he scored the opener in a 3–0 victory. Dennis started the season on the bench mostly before being…

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Ronaldo hits 127th Champions League goal in Leverkusen 3-nil drubbing

Share this on WhatsAppCristiano Ronaldo scored his first goal in this season’s Champions League, sealing a 3-0 win for Juventus over Bayer Leverkusen in their Group D game in Turin on Tuesday. Ronaldo blasted in the third goal in the 89th minute to extend his record to 127 strikes in the competition to add to Gonzalo Higuain and Federico Bernardeschi’s earlier efforts. Juventus move top of Group D, level on four points with Atletico Madrid, who defeated Lokomotiv Moscow 2-0 in Russia. The Italian champions had been held 2-2 by…

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Respiratory infection outbreak rocks Queens College

Share this on WhatsAppThe Lagos State Government on Tuesday confirmed the reported outbreak of air-borne, flu-like illnesses among pupils of Queen’s College. The government said that preliminary investigations revealed “a sporadic increase in upper respiratory tract infection, characterised by cough, catarrh, fever and weakness.” The government said it was also investigating other schools in the state. In a statement on Tuesday, the state Commissioner for Health, Prof. Akin Abayomi, said a team comprising officials of the state epidemiology team, primary healthcare services and environmental health department of Lagos Mainland Local Government was…

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Meet Nigerian Air Force’ first Woman AWO

Share this on WhatsAppThe Chief of the Air Staff, Air Marshal Sadique Abubakar, has approved the promotion of Master Warrant Officer, Grace Garba, to the exalted rank of Air Warrant Officer. NAF Director of Public Relations and Information, Air Commodore Ibikunle Daramola, announced this in a statement on Tuesday in Abuja. He said with the promotion, MWO Garba becomes the first female Senior Non-Commissioned Officer (SNCO) to be promoted to the highest rank in the Non-Commissioned Officers’ cadre in the Armed Forces of Nigeria. ” The promotion demonstrates the commitment…

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Gbajabiamila asks Nigerians to pray for unity

Share this on WhatsAppThe Speaker of the House of Representatives Rt. Hon. Femi Gbajabiamila has urged Nigerians to remain united as the country marks her 59th Independence Day anniversary. The Speaker also enjoined Nigerians to pray for the country and her leaders for the entrenchment of good governance and the well being of the people.  In a statement marking Nigeria’s 59th Independence, Speaker Gbajabiamila said Nigeria has come a long way as one indivisible entity, which every citizen must work to protect. He said at a time like this, prayers and unity of…

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Heritage Bank’s Sekibo advocates credible ID management to access facilities

Share this on WhatsAppMD/CEO, Heritage Bank, Mr Ifie Sekibo , has stressed the need for the federal government to work towards creating credible and strong identity management towards expanding access to credit in the country. Sekibo noting that while the Bank Verification Number (BVN) has been able to create a form of identification in the country, it has not been able to address some of the issues around identity management in the country. Speaking at the 2019 Annual Conference of Finance Correspondents Association of Nigeria (FICAN) at the weekend, the…

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Thank goodness, Presidency shoots down ‘3rd term agenda’

Share this on WhatsAppThe Presidency has described as “internet-based gossip and un-informed media commentary”, insinuations that President Muhammadu Buhari would embark on a third term ambition with effect from 2023.The Presidency specifically said that Buhari would “serve his full second elected term in office, ending 2023 – and then there shall be a general election in which he will not be a candidate.”The Senior Special Assistant to the President (Media and Publicity), Garba Shehu, made the clarification in a statement issued on Tuesday night in Abuja.He said, “The Presidency wishes to…

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