GTBank Masters Cup Returns for Season 8

One of the most exciting secondary school football tournaments in Africa, the GTBank Masters Cup, is set to return for its 8th season, following its opening draws, which was held on Thursday, January 17, 2019, in Victoria Island, Lagos. The tournament will feature over 30 schools and more than 40 teams who will compete for trophies in the male and female categories. Established in 2012, the GTBank Masters Cup is organized by foremost African financial institution, Guaranty Trust Bank, as a way of extending the benefits of the Bank’s football…

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Stop attacks against BEDC, 46 CSOs warn Gov. Obaseki, others

Against the backdrop of incessant hostility mounted on its operation, electricity consumers in Edo State, especially those hiding under the cover of civil rights advocacy to foist unlawful conducts, and the Edo State Governor, Godwin Obaseki, have been urged to desist from doing so forthwith or face legal actions. A group with 46 allied Civil Society Organisations (CSOs), Transparency Advocacy for Development Initiative (TADI), Abuja, made this declaration at a World Press Conference addressed by its National Convener, Comrade Solomon Adodo at Abia House, Abuja. “We call on the Governor…

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AGF Freezes CJN’s accounts

The Attorney General of the Federation (AGF) and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami has requested the Director, Nigerian Financial Intelligent Unit (NFIU) to freeze five bank accounts linked to the Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), Justice Walter Onnoghen. The Code of Conduct Bureau (CCB), in the charge it filed against the CJN before the Code of Conduct tribunal (CCT) for which he was to be arraigned on January 14, accused Justice Onnoghen of failing to declare the accounts. In a letter, written on the official letterhead paper of the AGF, but…

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$5m Bribe: I leave Ganduje with judiciary and Kano Assembly – Prez. Buhari

Moderator, Kadriah Ahmed, cautioned Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo, asking him to allow President Muhammadu Buhari express his personal view on the authenticity of a video depicting Governor Abdullahi Ganduje of Kano State allegedly receiving bribes from a contractor. Osinbajo, who had interjected on several occasions, attempted to bail out his principal who was reluctant to answer the question. “He can talk for himself,” the moderator retorted. Buhari later responded, “As I told you, I have seen the clip. I don’t know how much technology was used but can Ganduje fail to…

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Mba returns as Force PRO, replaces Jimoh

The acting Inspector General of Police, Adamu Mohammed, has appointed a new spokesman for the Nigeria Police Force. He is Frank Mba, an Assistant Commissioner of Police. He takes over from Moshood Jimoh, an acting Deputy Commissioner of Police who has been redeployed to ‘other national assignment’. Until his appointment, Mr Mba was working at the Special Fraud Unit (SFU), Ikoyi- Lagos. The posting is with immediate effect. Mr Mba, a lawyer, is an alumnus of the University of Lagos where he studied Law. He also has a Masters Degree…

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Paris, Michael Jackson’s daughter, goes for mental rehab

Paris, the daughter of late American pop star, Michael Jackson has checked into a rehabilitation facility to get help regarding her emotional health. According to the magazine, PEOPLE, the 20-year-old decided that she needed to take some time off the scene in order “to reboot, realign and prioritise her physical and emotional health. “She checked herself into a treatment facility to aid in her wellness plan and is looking forward to coming out of this revitalised and ready to tackle the exciting new projects that await her,” a PEOPLE source…

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Police parades gospel singer for defiling 9-yr old girl

An Edo State based gospel artist, Mr. Anthony Okhoria, aged 49, has been arrested for allegedly defiling a nine-year-old girl. The Ekpoma based gospel musician committed the crime with the kid said to be a daughter of one of his tenants at his house at Ekpoma, headquarters of Esan West local government area. Anthony who was paraded at the Edo Police headquarters denied having carnal knowledge of the girl and said it was the victim’s mother and sisters that attempted to seduce him. He said the woman and her children…

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Prez. Buhari appoints, decorates new Police IG

President Muhammadu Buhari has appointed a new Inspector General of Police, he is Mohammad Abubakar Adamu from Nasarawa State. Buhari decorated the new Inspector General of Police at the State House, Abuja earlier today. He was assisted by the immediate past Police IG, Ibrahim Kpotun Idris. Earlier on Tuesday, the President and cabinet ministers had held an emergency Federal Executive Council meeting in Abuja. The agenda of the meeting, which took place at the Presidential Villa, was unknown. Our Correspondent had reported earlier that Adamu was sighted at the Presidential Villa,…

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Lagos Women Will Install Sanwoolu As Next Governor -Jumoke Okoya-Thomas

An assurance has been given that the women in Lagos State would deliver the governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Lagos State, Mr. Babajide Sanwoolu as the next governor of the state in the 2019 general elections. Addressing a selected group of journalists in Ikeja, Lagos on Tuesday, the Women Leader of the Lagos State chapter of the APC, Hon. Jumoke Okoya-Thomas added that the coast was clear for Mr. Sanwoolu to assume coveted office through the support of the women. Okoya-Thomas pointed out that the women…

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NAF crew who died in helicopter crash during fight against Boko Haram buried in Abuja

The remains of the five crew of the Nigerian Air Force, who died in NAF Mi-35M helicopter that crashed in combat on January 2 was laid to rest at the National Military Cemetery in Abuja on Tuesday. The helicopter crashed while providing close air support to troops of 145 Battalion during a fight against the Boko Haram insurgents in Damasak, Borno State.

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Dino surrenders, slumps at SARS headquarters

There was drama as the Senator representing Kogi West at the National Assembly, Dino Melaye, on Friday slumped as he entered the Special Anti-Robbery Squad headquarters in Abuja. Dino had surrendered to the Police after an eight-day siege on his Abuja residence, after which he was driven to the Force headquarters, Abuja, in a Police convoy. In a video by Channels Television, Melaye is seen being helped into the vehicle by some people around him, with some saying, “Give him water.” On arrival at the Force HQ, the video shows him being helped…

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There are more sex tapes of Tamara and I, Pastor Omatsola insists

Lekki pastor, Apostle Chris Omatsola, who was in a viral sex video last year with Princess Tamaratokoni Okpewho, has revealed that there are more sex videos, than the one posted online. In a lengthy post on his blog, Zionweath News, Omatsola revealed that he and Okpewho had more than 10 sex videos on their phones, as she enjoyed filming their intimate moments. He said, “Princess and I had more than 10 sex tapes of ourselves on our phones as she enjoyed filming sex. “Honestly, the sex-tapes were recorded sometimes in October 2017. She was…

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5 Confirmed dead as NAF loses combat helicopter in battle with Boko Haram

The Nigerian Airforce have confirmed that five crew members, including two pilots and three personnel dead in the helicopter crash which occurred in Damasak, Borno State, late on Wednesday. The deceased are identified as; Flight Lieutenant Perowei Jacob, pilot in command; Flight Lieutenant Kaltho Kilyofas, co-pilot; Sergeant Auwal Ibrahim, flight technician; Lance corporal Adamu Nura, gunner, and Aircraftman Meshack Ishmael, gunner. The NAF Director of Public Relations and Information, Air Commodore Ibikunle Daramola, confirmed their deaths in a release on Thursday, noting that their remains had been deposited in Maiduguri,…

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Breaking: Policeman, Abba Kyari emerges National Infinity’s ‘Nigerian of the Year 2018’

Abba Kyarri: Like A Diamond In The Dark One is curious to contemplate that he is not real. That his exploits as Nigeria, nay Africa’s numero uno investigative police officer are fabled tales from James Hadley Chase series or to bring it nearer home, the lead character in Kalu Okpi’s classics in the famous Pacesetter Series, not many Nigerians will remember the late author of detective novels of the early 80s. So much, were his exploits strange to our psyche because of the image and typical lackadaisical attitude of the…

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Nigerian Army declares Perry Brimah’s fund raiser a fraud

The attention of the Nigerian Army has been drawn to fraudulent and criminal fundraising by one Doctor Perry Brimah, a Nigerian in the diaspora, tagged “Global Campaign To Provide Food For Nigerian Soldiers Fighting Boko Haram”. The criminal embarked on this fundraising venture ostensibly to defraud unsuspecting members of the public especially the international community to fund subversive activities and personal lifestyle. The criminal is using the following contact points for the fundraising; https://www.gofundme.com/feed-nigerian-soldiers/ info @ ENDS.ng Tel: +1-929-427-5305; Whatsapp: +234-903-420-3031. In a statement made available to newsmen by  Sani Kukasheka…

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Ex-President Shehu Shagari is dead.

Nigeria’s first elected executive President, Alhaji Shehu Shagari is dead. Shagari passed away at the National Hospital Abuja on Friday. He was 93 years old. The news was broken by the Governor of Sokoto State, Aminu Tambuwal, on his Twitter handle. The news was also confirmed by his grandson, Bello Shagari, via his verified Twitter handle @Belshagy. Shehu Usman Shagari was born in 1925 in Shagari village founded by his great-grandfather, Ahmadu Rufa’i, who was also the Village Head, and took the name Shagari as his family name. His father’s…

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The Buharis Alleged ownership of Keystone and 9mobile shares: ‘A case of the thief calling the farm owner the thief’ -APC replies Atiku

PRESS RELEASE BY PRESIDENT MUHAMMADU BUHARI CAMPAIGN ORGANIZATION ETISALAT AND KEYSTONE BANK SHARES: PUBLIC ALERT ON PLANS BY PDP AND ATIKU TEAM TO RELEASE A SERIES OF WILD, UNSUBSTANTIATED ALLEGATIONS AGAINST THE PRESIDENT AND VICE PRESIDENT. With the latest refrain of the PDP linking some phantom shares in Etisalat and Keystone bank to the ‘family’ of the President, we have it on good authority that the Presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party and his party are set to release a series of wild, unsubstantiated allegations against the President and…

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Come Clean On Alleged Ownership Of Keystone Bank, 9Mobile, Atiku Challenges Buhari

The Presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, Atiku Abubakar, has called on the appropriate authorities to urgently institute a probe to unravel those he said may be hidden faces behind the new ownership structure of multi billion naira telecoms giant, Etisalat (now 9mobile) Nigeria as well as Keystone Bank. In a statement issued in Abuja on Wednesday and signed by his Special Assistant on Public Communication, Mr. Phrank Shaibu, the former vice president said such a probe was necessary in view of reports that members of President Muhammadu Buhari’s…

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Ahead 2019, Ayodele warns Atiku, PDP

Popular prophet and founder of INRI Evangelical Spiritual Church, Ejigbo Lagos State, Primate Babatunde Elijah Ayodele, has prophesied that the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) would not be able to unseat President Muhammadu Buhari in the 2019 presidential election if certain terms sanctioned by God are not followed by him (Atiku). The revered seer, speaking at his annual prophesy unveiling programme in his church premises last Saturday, warned that PDP must do the right things if it wishes to win the 2019 general elections. “I said it the other time and…

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Investors sell off dropping Access Bank shares after Diamond Bank Merger

Side effects of the Access Bank and Diamond Bank merger manifested on the floor of the Nigerian Stock Exchange as Access Bank lost heavily at the end of trading on Tuesday as some investors sold off their shares. The bank recorded a 5.52 per cent decline in its share price as it fell to N7.70 on Tuesday from the N8.15 recorded on Monday. Following an announcement on Monday confirming its proposed merger with Diamond Bank Plc, Access Bank’s share price gained 9.40 per cent that day to close at N8.15…

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Protesting National Assembly staff vamoose ahead of Prez. Buhari’s budget presentation

The atmosphere at the National Assembly is calm as President Muhammadu Buhari presents the 2019 Appropriation Bill to the legislature today. The President is scheduled to arrive any moment from now and lay the budget before a joint session of the Senate and House of Representatives. Men of the Nigeria Police and operatives of the Department of State Services are spearheading security operations in and around the complex. Presidential Guards Brigade, Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps, Federal Road Safety Corps, among others, are also on the ground. The Clerk…

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Political party where politicians swear to deadly oath barefooted

No fewer than 689 candidates contesting for various positions on the platform of Justice Must Prevail Party on Wednesday swore to what the national chairman described as “deadly oath of integrity that kills if violated.” The national chairman of JMPP, Dr. Olusegun Ijagbemi, also said the party would build a 26-feet-tall-concrete wall round the country to guard against Boko Haram, smuggling and other criminal activities at border areas. A pastor and an imam administered the oath to the candidates who stood barefooted while it lasted, at the party’s convention in…

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“There won’t be peace in APC” -Communications Minister, Shittu

The Minister of Communication, Adebayo Shittu, has threatened to work against the governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress in Oyo State, Adebayo Adelabu, at the February elections. Shittu who lost in the race for the governorship ticket said without restitution, there won’t be peace in the APC. The National Working Committee of the APC had raised the Peace and Reconciliation Committee for each of the six geopolitical zones to reconcile aggrieved members ahead of the general elections. The minister joins the list of Governor Ibikunle Amosun (Ogun) and his…

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Pics: How Ex CDS, Badeh was assassinated

The Nigerian Air Force has confirmed the murder of ex-chief of Defense Staff, Alex Badeh. A statement issued by the Air Force Director of Public Relations and Information, Air Commodore Ibikunle Daramola, said that the ex-service chief who was attacked while returning from his farm along Abuja-Keffi Road died from gunshot wounds. ‪It is with a heavy heart that I regretfully announce the unfortunate demise of former Chief of Defence Staff, Air Chief Marshal Alex Sabundu Badeh, who died today, 18 Dec 18, from gunshot wounds sustained when his vehicle…

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Aggrieved customer sues Ecobank N1bn for fraud and forgery

Ecobank Nigeria Plc is in hot soup as a businessman, Mr. Linus Ukachukwu has accused the bank of forging documents to open an account for his company, Lingo Nigeria Limited, without his consent. The businessman lamented that “we bought N50 million shares from Diamond Bank in 2004 and since then we had not collected any dividends. “Last year, we went for the dividends, only to discover that the dividends were being collected by Ecobank. Upon further inquiry, we discovered that the payments had not been made into our accounts, we…

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How Buhari Celebrated 76th Birthday

President Muhammadu Buhari, who marked his 76th birthday on Monday, jokingly ‘protested’ when a reporter mistakenly reduced his age by one year. “Why would you reduce my age by one?’’ the President queried the reporter when he fielded questions in both English and Hausa languages from State House correspondents after a brief ceremony at the forecourt of the Presidential Villa, Abuja, on Monday. The president called on Nigerians to continue to pray for him and the country at large, charging them to continue to show more understanding of his administration’s…

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Ex- Skye Bank boss in court for N4.75bn fraud, gets N50m bail

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission on Monday has arraigned the former Managing Director/CEO of the defunct Skye Bank Plc (now Polaris Bank) Mr. Timothy Oguntayo before Justice Nnamdi Dimgba of the Federal High Court in Abuja, on money laundering charges involving amounting to the sums of N4.75bn and $5m. The former bank boss was arraigned alongside a former chairman of the bank, Mr. Olatunde Ayeni. The duo were accused in the eight counts preferred against them of illegally financial transactions to the sums of the bank’s N4.75bn and $5m…

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Widow, children storm late Pastor’s church to claim ownership

Osofo Maame Nketia, the wife of late Reverend George Akwasi Nketia of Heirs church at Bubuashie in Accra disrupted the church’s Sunday service in a bid to claim ownership of the church. Adom News reported that a pastor was preaching when Mrs. Nketia and her children stormed the church accusing the pastors of treating them unfairly. Efforts by the church leadership to calm the aggrieved wife and children proved futile as they claimed they are now the new owners of the church. Before Mrs Nketia and her children were forced…

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Sex For Mark: OAU’s Prof. Akindele jailed 2yrs

A former lecturer in Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile Ife, Prof. Richard Iyiola Akindele, who was dragged to court for demanding sex to pass one of his students, Monica Osagie, on Monday was sentenced to two years in prison. Akindele had earlier changed his plea from ‘not guilty’ to ‘guilty.’ The prosecutor, Mr. Shogunle Adenekan said all parties in the matter have reached a plea bargain and pleaded for a suspended sentence for the accused.

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A Fool At 40: He drank battery water after catching infidel wife with concubine

A 40-year-old man, Reggies Chiyanike, is now battling for his life after he took car battery water upon discovering his wife with a lover. It was reported that this is the second time that Chiyanike was consuming battery water after discovering his wife’s infidelity. According to iHarare, Chiyanike’s wife cheating is well known to family and friends. A relative of Chiyanike, who declined to be named said, “The wife is unfazed by the countless suicide threats by the husband and continues to cheat. In fact, her cheating has become more…

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Looters Haven! How Heritage Bank forfeited ‘mysterious’ N157bn to FG

Things are definitely not the same anymore at Heritage Bank as the deposit bank is reeling under the effect of a Federal High Court order mandating it to forfeit a ‘mysterious’ N157bn traced to the bank and with no owners, to the Federal Government. The EFCC had discovered the mystery money following an intelligence report received by the anti-graft agency. The bank, a transformation from the defunct Societe Generale Bank owned by the Saraki family was ordered by the court to forfeit the money suspected to have been proceed of…

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Meet Nigeria’s richest prisoner! The Senate just paid him N85.5m as allowance

Six months after his conviction by a Federal Capital Territory High Court, Senator Joshua Dariye is still receiving the N750, 000 salary and N13.5m monthly running cost from the National Assembly, The PUNCHcan report. Investigations by The PUNCHrevealed that Dariye, who represents Plateau-Central Senatorial District, was still receiving the allowances because his seat had yet to be declared vacant by the leadership of the National Assembly. Dariye, who was governor of Plateau State from 1999 to 2007, was prosecuted by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission and convicted by Justice…

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Afreximbank looks to the future of African business in campaign with CNN

The African Export-Import Bank (Afreximbank) is raising awareness about investment opportunities across the African continent through a multi-faceted campaign on CNN. The campaign, established by CNN International Commercial (CNNIC), includes a dynamic mix of event partnership, TV and digital advertising, branded content, and editorial sponsorship. This media mix is across multiple CNN platforms in order to reach a wide range of business leaders, opinion formers and decision makers interested in doing business in Africa. The focus of the campaign is Afreximbank’s landmark Intra-African Trade Fair – a seven-day event taking…

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‘June 12 Annulment: How OBJ and I did it’ -IBB

A former Head of State, Ibrahim Babangida, has revealed what transpired between him and former President, Olusegun Obasanjo regarding the annulment of the June 12, 1993, presidential election. Babangida also lamented the fact that Nigerians don’t give him enough credit for the electoral process during the annulled election. However, on June 12, 2018, the former General apologized to the family of Moshood Abiola, the reported winner of the 1993 elections. Babangida gave his reasons on why he refused to support the 1993 democratic process saying, “Everybody said so. I agree.…

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BEDC refutes fictitious information on license withdrawal message by EDO by EDOSCO

The attention of the Management of BEDC Electricity PLC (BEDC), has been drawn to a fictitious online publication posted by the Edo State Civil Societies Organization (EDOSCO) that the operating license of BEDC has been withdrawn and that customers in Benin, should not pay for electricity based on this position. We wish to strongly condemn the publication in its entirety which is a propaganda by EDOSCO, an organization peddling misinformation after BEDC instituted court cases against some of its members for illegal tampering with power equipment. Our esteemed customers should…

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How this man killed his girlfriend and buried her corpse in his room

The police in Rivers State have arrested a middle-aged man, identified as Prince Owabie (aka J-boy), for allegedly killing and burying his girlfriend in his room. The victim, Betha Ogbede, was reportedly murdered and buried by the accused on Sunday. Owabie was arrested at his home at Rumuepirikom in Obio/Akpor Local Government, where he allegedly committed the crime. Residents alleged that Owabie always beat up the deceased, who lived with him. A neighbour, who preferred anonymity, said the suspect was fond of beating up the deceased, adding that he challenged…

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EFCC moves to confiscate Bola Shagaya’s N1.9bn

These are not the best of times for embattled businesswoman and alleged ex-first lady, Patience Jonathan’s front Bola Shagaya, as the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has filed an application before a Federal High Court sitting in Lagos seeking the permanent forfeiture of N1.9bn allegedly seized from her. The matter is coming up almost two years after the EFCC had frozen the bank accounts of Shagaya due to fraudulent activities she allegedly perpetrated in conjunction with Dame Patience Jonathan, the wife of the immediate past President. According to an EFCC…

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JAMB begins UTME registration in January

The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board has fixed January 2019 for the sales of its forms and registration for the Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME). JAMB Governing Board Chairman Dr. Emmanuel Ndukwe stated this at an event to celebrate some workers of the board, who retired in Abuja. He said the board picked next year for registration of UTME candidates because it wanted the reduction in the cost of selling its forms approved by the Federal Government to take effect. Ndukwe explained that the reduction followed recommendations made by management…

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Police comb Owo notorious forests dismantle kidnappers’ hideouts

Men of the Ondo State Police Command on Saturday embarked on a massive raid of suspected criminal hideouts especially kidnappers within the state. The development was in an attempt to take the battle of crime detection and prevention to doorsteps of hoodlums. The operation was led by the State Commissioner of Police, Olugbenga Adeyanju also involved the Deputy Commissioner of Police(DCP) Operations, Abdullahi Mudashiru, Mobile men, Anti-cultism squad, and men of Federal Anti Robbery Squad among others. According to the Police Spokesman in the state, Femi Joseph, the thick forest…

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How security details foil Evans’ attempt to kidnap ‘Young Shall Grow’ boss

An Ikeja Special Offences Court in Lagos State has heard why an attempt made by suspected billionaire kidnapper, Chukwudumeme Onwuamadike aka Evans, on Chief Obianuju Vincent, the chairman of ‘Young Shall Grow Motors’, failed. The narration of the botched kidnap attempt was made before Justice Oluwatoyin Taiwo by Inspector Idowu Haruna, a member of the Special Intelligence Response Unit of the Inspector General of Police (IGP), who told the court that it failed because the defendants were not expecting their victim to go out that night with escorts. It was…

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Stop It! Non-stick pots can lead to smaller, thin penis, say researchers

The chemicals in non-stick pans could be having a surprising impact on penis size, it has been reported. Yahoo Style UK reports that the size of men’s penises has been linked to chemicals used in non-stick frying pans. A new study has found that chemicals, known as perfluoroalkyl compounds (PFCs), are having a surprising impact on men’s penises and potentially making them smaller. PFCs are found in a number of everyday items, including the non-stick coat on cookware, fast food packaging and medicines. Researchers, from the University of Padua, revealed that…

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Davido in trouble for violating NYSC service rules

The National Youth Service Corps says it has communicated with popular musician, David Adeleke aka Davido, over his activities during his service year. The NYSC Director of Information, Adenike Adeyemi, however, did not say what punishment had been meted out to Davido who has broken several NYSC bye-laws The artiste, our correspondent gathered, violated many of the scheme’s regulations. Davido’s enrolment for the NYSC had created a stir, as he became the cynosure of all eyes at the Iyana Ipaja, Lagos orientation camp where he had submitted himself for registration…

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SDP, KOWA deny Atiku’s endorsement

The Social Democratic Party and the presidential candidate of KOWA Party, Dr Adesina Fagbenro-Byron, have distanced themselves from the adoption of the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, as the Coalition of United Political Parties consensus candidate. The CUPP, which is a coalition of at least 45 political parties, including the PDP, SDP and KOWA, was formed in July to present a consolidated opposition against President Muhammadu Buhari of the ruling All Progressives Congress in 2019. The convener of the coalition, Prince Olagunsoye Oyinlola, during a…

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Kwara traders resist Saraki’s thugs attempt to disrupt FG’s TraderMoni

Hoodlums believed to be supporters of Senate President; Dr. Bukola Saraki stormed the Mandate Market in Ilorin, Kwara State, on Thursday and scared away petty traders and TraderMoni agents thereby disrupting the disbursement of money to beneficiaries of the Federal Government scheme. As early as 9am, the hoodlums, some of them wearing ‘PDP Atikulated T-shirts’, stormed the Mandate Market, insisting that the TraderMoni scheme could not be conducted in the market because Senate President Bukola Saraki’s father donated the land to the state government to build the market. According to…

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Lagos Police Commissioner, Edgar promises NURTW fire for fire

Lagos Police Commissioner Imohimi Edgal Wednesday warned members of the National Union of Road Transport Workers (NURTW) that the police was ready to battle any group that was out to disrupt electioneering processes. Edgal gave the warning following allegations that some politicians were arming NURTW members to cause chaos should their candidates not emerge victorious in next year’s election. He spoke at a meeting with chairmen of 64 political parties and their candidates as well as other security agencies held at the Police Officers’ Mess Ikeja. He said: “There is…

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NBA President listed in N1.4bn money laundering case

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has filed a N1.4billion fraud charge against the President of the Nigerian Bar Association, Mr. Paul Usoro (SAN), at the Federal High Court in Lagos. Justice Muslim Hassan fixed December 10, 2018 for the EFCC to arraign Usoro. The anti-graft agency, in a charge marked FHC/418c/18, alleged that Usoro, from Akwa Ibom, converted and laundered the money in connivance with the Akwa Ibom State Governor, Udom Emmanuel. The charge sheet, signed by EFCC Counsel, Mr. Rotimi Oyedepo, did not list Emmanuel as a…

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Ex-Ekiti State Gov., Fayose injured in auto crash

Ayodele Fayose, the immediate past governor of Ekiti State was on Wednesday afternoon involved in a multiple car crash on the Third Mainland Bridge, Lagos. According to an eyewitness account, the governor drove himself in his white his G-Wagon Benz with registration number AAA777TM and sustained injuries. The accident was said to have occurred inward Iyana Oworo at about 1 pm. It was gathered that the white G-Wagon which rammed into a broken down commercial bus and a patrol motorcycle parked beside was driven by the former governor. The accident,…

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‘Babylon is falling’ says Agbaje after Ambode’s Commissioner dump APC

The Lagos State chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party and its governorship candidate, Mr. Jimi Agbaje, have hailed the defection of the Commissioner for Energy and Mineral Resources, Mr. Wasiu Oluwo, to the PDP. In separate statements, the PDP and Agbaje said the decision of the commissioner to resign his position and his membership of the All Progressives Congress was due to the failure of the ruling party. In a statement titled, ‘Babylon is Falling’, Agbaje said the APC would continue to fail and crumble. He said, “Babylon is falling!…

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Ekiti community protests against Fayose’s imposed monarch

Some protesters led by the Regent of Orin Odo-Ekiti in Ekiti, Oluwakemi Ogundana-Ajisafe, on Tuesday urged the state government not to recognise Oba Adebisi Ogunjobi as the traditional ruler of the community. They accused former Governor Ayo Fayose of unilaterally imposing Ogunjobi as Olorin without following due process. The protesters, who took their case to the office of the Deputy Governor, Chief Bisi Egbeyemi, said the monarch must stop parading himself as Olorin for peace to reign in the community. Ogundana-Ajisafe described the emergence of Ogunjobi as “bizarre, unconventional and…

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