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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Club sacks popular French striker for stealing N27.5m wristwatch

Share this on WhatsAppNice have terminated the contract of 18-year-old striker Lamine Diaby Fadiga after he admitted stealing a 70,000-euro ($76,500) watch from team-mate Kasper Dolberg “out of jealousy”, the club said Tuesday. “My situation of failure contrasted with the success and aura of Kasper. I lashed out at him for no reason, perhaps out of jealousy,” Diaby Fadiga wrote on Twitter. The arrival of Danish forward Dolberg from Ajax this summer relegated Diaby Fadiga to the under-19s, and he had also struggled with injury. “Rather than fight on the…

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After 76 days, N15m ransom, abductors free Siasia’s mother

Share this on WhatsAppThe Police in Bayelsa State on Sunday confirmed that the mother of embattled ex-Super Eagles’ Coach. Samson Siasia, Mrs. Beauty Ogere Siasia, has been released by her abductors. The woman, who spent 76 days in the kidnapper’s den was kidnapped on July 15, 2018 and according to a family member, Eworikumo Siasia, the 80-year-old Madam Siasia had been freed and she is at home with family members at their Odoni country home in Sagbama Local Government Area. However, a relative of Siasia revealed that the family paid…

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ICPC bursts Kashamu, recorvers 3 ambulances, 500kva transformer

Share this on WhatsAppThe Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) says it recovered three ambulances and a 500KVA  transformer meant for constituency projects from Buruji Kashamu, a former senator who represented Ogun-east. Rasheedat Okoduwa, ICPC spokesperson, said the items were part of the 2016 constituency projects which were to be distributed to Ogun-east senatorial district. She said the commission received intelligence about the presence of the items at the location from a concerned citizen who became aware of the commission’s constituency project tracking group initiative. “They were…

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Coza Rape Scandal: Yes! We knew about it, Fatoyinbo’s spiritual father, mentor speak out

Share this on WhatsAppTwo notable Ilorin based pastors, Emmanuel Oset, and Busola Olotu reputed to be Pastor Fatoyinbo’s spiritual father and mentor respectively and who knew the embattled Fatoyinbo in his formative years in Ilorin, Kwara state, have made shocking confessions on the rape scandal rocking the COZA founder in the wake of a career-threatening rape allegations by Busola Dakolo. The pastors, who spoke in almost an hour interview with TV Talk show host, Adesuwa Onyenokwe, and was aired on Arise TV on Thursday night becoming an instant hit on…

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First Bank to boost financial inclusion with 500,000 agents

Share this on WhatsAppIn a move aimed at enhancing financial inclusion across the country, First Bank of Nigeria Limited has announced its drive to engage up to 500,000 operators on its agent banking platform. This was disclosed at the opening ceremony of the 12th Annual Conference of the Chartered Institute of Bankers of Nigeria (CIBN) by FirstBank’s Chief Executive Officer, Dr. Adesola Adeduntan, who also served as the Chairman of the CIBN 2019 Conference Consultative Committee at the event which was held in Abuja, 24 – 25 September 2019. The…

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Video: African Billionaire caught eating corn on the street

Share this on WhatsAppBillionaire businessman and chairman United Bank For Africa, Dr, Tony Elumelu was caught on video buy roasted corn from a roadside hawker on a Nigerian street. In the video that has gone viral, the influential businessman who is also the founder of Tony Elumelu Foundation walked up to the women selling roasted corn under an umbrella and was seen tasting the African snack and two were wrapped in a piece of paper for him. How ever there were no indicators on the video to suggest if it…

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Dangote: Bill Gates made me focus on health issues

Share this on WhatsAppAliko Dangote, chairman, Dangote Group and Aliko Dangote Foundation, has revealed what is most surprising to him about Bill Gates, president of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. At the Goalkeepers Summit in New York on Wednesday, Gates and Dangote were asked what they have found to be most surprising about each other. In his response, Dangote said before he met Bill Gates, he always thought was a “very, very tough guy” until he had an encounter with him. “When I started my foundation in 1994, I…

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Dangote’s bravery, networking skills surprise me -Bill Gates

Share this on WhatsApp American billionaire and founder of Microsoft Group, Bill Gates, who is also the co-chair of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, has revealed what is most surprising to him about Aliko Dangote, president of the Dangote Group. At the Goalkeepers Summit in New York on Wednesday, Gates and Dangote were asked what they have found to be most surprising about each other. In his response, Gates said: “It was fun when we got to know each other, we would be travelling around Lagos with the traffic…

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Wema Bank Supports Education for Children through Scholarship Awards

Share this on WhatsAppWema Bank Plc – the inventor of Nigeria’s first fully digital bank, ALAT – has rewarded 20 of its Royal Kiddies Account holders as the financial institution announced winners of the Wema Education Awards for 2019. Given the earlier announcement to provide education support for its customers, a total of 20 winners emerged with six coming from the bank’s Lagos Region, five from South West and three each from South East, South-South and the Northern region. Speaking at the draw held at the bank’s headquarters in Lagos on Wednesday,…

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Police rescue 300 chained kids and youths undergoing radicalisation Kaduna Islamic centre

Share this on WhatsAppThe Police in Kaduna on Thursday raided a home, where they discovered 300 persons chained together in Rigasa, Igabi Local Government Area of the state. The policemen said they unchained the 300 people, including children. The Police said the victims were from Burkina Faso, Mali and other African countries. The Police said the children had confessed to being sexually abused. The adults reportedly said they were subjected to the daily recitation of the Holy Quran and prayers, allegedly accompanied with torture. With chains on their legs and…

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Fidelity Bank alert the public over attacks on social media

Share this on WhatsAppFidelity Bank has alerted the public over a planned disruption of its services and attacks on social media by some outsourced staff of the bank who had issues with their employers. According to the statement signed by the Fidelity Bank’s Divisional Head, Brand and Communications, Charles Aigbe, the statement reads: “Our attention has been drawn to the planned disruption of service and social media attacks on the Bank by a few outsourced staff who were recently recalled by their employers. The move, which is the handiwork of the…

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Why Sowore is still in custody -DSS

Share this on WhatsAppThe Department of State Services has said the publisher of Sahara Reporters, Omoyele Sowore, was still in custody because his legal team had yet to serve it with a copy of the court order granting him bail. Spokesperson of the DSS, Dr. Peter Afunnaya said this in a telephone interview with our correspondent, in Abuja, on Thursday. He said the DSS as a law-abiding agency has the highest regard for the laws of the land and would not do anything to undermine law and order. Afunnaya said, “We…

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Kashogi: Saudi Crown Prince owns up, says “it happened under my watch”

Share this on WhatsAppSaudi Arabia’s crown prince said he bears responsibility for the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi in 2018 by Saudi operatives “because it happened under my watch,” according to a PBS documentary to be broadcast next week. Mohammed bin Salman, the kingdom’s de facto ruler, has not spoken publicly about the killing inside the Saudi consulate in Istanbul. The CIA and some Western governments have said he ordered it, but Saudi officials say he had no role. The death sparked a global uproar, tarnishing the crown prince’s image…

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Aminu takes over from Egbemode at New Telegraph

Share this on WhatsAppSeasoned media administrator and business editor, Ayodele Aminu, has been appointed as the new Managing Director/Editor in Chief of Daily Telegraph Publishing Company Limited, publishers of New Telegraph Newspaper. Aminu succeeded the immediate past Managing Director/Editor, Funke Egbemode, who was recently appointed a Commissioner in Osun State. Prior to Mr. Aminu’s appointment, he was the Deputy Managing Director of the company as well as former Editor, Business. He had also worked for THISDAY and The Nation before pitching his journalism tent with the New Telegraph. Well experienced in…

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Wema Bank partners UNEP to promote Climate Action and Sustainability

Share this on WhatsAppWema Bank has become one of the Founding Signatories of the Principles for Responsible Banking, committing to strategically align its business with the Sustainable Development Goals and the Paris Agreement on Climate Change. By signing the Principles for Responsible Banking, Wema Bank joins a coalition of 130 banks worldwide, representing over USD 47 trillion in assets, in committing to taking on a crucial role in helping to achieve a sustainable future. Taking place at the start of the UN General Assembly, the official launch of the Principles…

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GTBank Fashion Weekend 2019: Get Ready For Africa’s Biggest Fashion Experience

Share this on WhatsAppThis November, industry leaders, style connoisseurs and fashion enthusiasts from across the globe will converge in Lagos, Nigeria for the 4th edition of the GTBank Fashion Weekend. Holding Saturday the 9th and Sunday the 10th of November 2019 at the GTCentre, Plot 1, Water Corporation Drive, Oniru, the 2-day event will put a spotlight on Africa’s emerging fashion industry whilst showcasing the talent and creativity of indigenous small businesses in the fashion space. Since 2016, the GTBank Fashion Weekend has been at the forefront of promoting enterprise…

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African Freestyle Football Federation commends Heritage Bank

Share this on WhatsAppAfrican Freestyle Football (AFFC) Championship 2019 in collaboration with World Freestyle Football Association (WFFA) have commended Heritage Bank Plc for its pivotal role in enhancing youth development and engendering Nigeria’s entertainment space on the world’s stage. The 2019 African Freestyle Football Championship ended on a high note, with defending champion Abdul Titi Kone of Cote d’Ivoire emerging as the African Champion once again. This event marked the 2nd edition of the African Championship and the 3rd annual edition of the Nigerian Championship hosted by Feet ‘n’ Tricks…

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Gbajabiamila mourns Oba Oniru

Share this on WhatsAppThe Speaker of the House of Representatives Rt. Hon. Femi Gbajabiamila has expressed shock over the death of His Royal Majesty, Oba Idowu Abiodun Oniru of Iru land, Victoria Island, Lagos.The Speaker said Oba Oniru would be remembered for his fatherly role and commitment to the development of Iru land.In a statement by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Lanre Lasisi, the Speaker described the passing away of the monarch as painful at this time that his advice and guidance are needed by leaders.Gbajabiamila, who noted…

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Union Bank announces Edu360 2019

Share this on WhatsApp Union Bank has announced the second edition of its annual education fair – Edu360, in line with its efforts to support education as a vital sector for Nigeria’s growth and development. The three-day event themed, ‘Education Beyond Walls’ will take place at the Union Bank Sports Centre in Surulere, Lagos from Thursday, 24th to Saturday, 26th of October, 2019, and will attract audiences across the education ecosystem including government officials, educators, parents and students.   Attendees will benefit from a robust programme lineup that includes talks,…

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Cultists strike in Ogun community, kill popular herbalist

Share this on WhatsAppSuspected cultists have invaded Odokekere, a rustic community in Ogijo. killed one Yekini Wahab during an attack on the residents of the locality, in Ogijo in the Sagamu Local Government Area of Ogun State.  The cultists were said to have also invaded the Oniburuku area of Odokekere, where they killed a herbalist, identified simply as Ifa.  It was gathered that the cultists fired into the air to create confusion before killing their targets, while also robbing residents. A resident, Chike Nnamdi, told The Punch’s correspondent that Yekini’s…

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Access Bank join Barclays, others to launch Global Principles for Responsible Banking

Share this on WhatsAppNigeria’s sustainability champion, Access Bank Plc., today launched the Global Principles for Responsible Banking as one of the Founding Signatories alongside other global banks. This is a further commitment to strategically align its business with the Sustainable Development Goals and the Paris Agreement on Climate Change. By signing the Principles, Access Bank is demonstrating its commitment towards using its products and services to support and accelerate positive changes in both local and international economies as well as promote lifestyles necessary to achieve shared prosperity for both current…

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Kaduna Gov, El-Rufai enrols 6yr old son in public school

Share this on WhatsAppKaduna State Governor, Nasir el-Rufai has enrolled Abubakar Al-Siddique, his six-year-old son as a pupil of Kaduna Capital school. Abubakar was enrolled as a primary one pupil of the public school. This was made known via the state governor’s Twitter handle on Monday. According to a series of tweets, the governor had in 2017 promised to ensure that Abubakar attended a public school as a way of showing commitment to fixing public education and raising the standard. “Abubakar Al-Siddique El-Rufai has today enrolled as a Primary One…

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Share this on WhatsAppMultiple reports indicate that  Oba Idowu Abiodun Oniru, the paramount ruler of Oniruland has gone to join his ancestors. The 82 year-old king died today. There has been no official confirmation from his palace and his children. According to Yoruba culture, the death of a monarch is not always announced until after some rites are performed. Some of his famous children are Adesegun Oniru, a former commissioner for water infrastructure in Lagos and Tolulope Oniru, the radio presenter popularly known as Toolz. Oba Oniru succeeded his father…

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Lagos popular king, Oniru passes on

Share this on WhatsAppOba Idowu Abiodun Oniru, the paramount ruler of Iruland has joined his ancestors. The 82 year-old king died Monday morning. There has been no official confirmation from his palace and his children. According to Yoruba culture, the death of a monarch is not always announced until after some rites are performed. Some of his famous children are Adesegun Oniru, a former commissioner for water infrastructure in Lagos and Tolulope Oniru, the radio presenter popularly known as Toolz. Oba Oniru succeeded his father in 1995, following a compromise…

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Charging Sowore for insulting Buhari is dictatorship -Amnesty

Share this on WhatsAppGlobal rights group, Amnesty International has lambasted the Federal government for charging Sahara Reporters publisher, Omoyele Sowore, with treason and insulting the President. AI, in a series of tweets on Saturday, described the move as dictatorial and unwarranted. It called on the government to immediately release him and drop all the charges. It said, “Amnesty International condemns the bizarre charges pressed on activist Omoyele for expressing his views in media interviews. “The trumped-up charges he is facing show an attempt by the Nigerian authorities to deprive him…

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P&ID: Ex-NNPC topshot remanded in prison

Share this on WhatsAppGrace Taiga, a former director in the ministry of petroleum resources, has been remanded in Suleja prison, Niger state, over the Process & Industrial Development Limited (P&ID) deal. A high court in the federal capital territory (FCT) remanded Taiga in prison after she pleaded “not guilty” to an eight-count charge levelled against her by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission. She is accused of receiving $20,000 as kickback in ensuring that the deal was successful. Share this on WhatsApp

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Nigerians must get electricity supply they pay for – Gbajabiamila

Share this on WhatsAppThe Speaker of the House of Representatives Rt. Hon. Femi Gbajabiamila has said that the House would ensure that Nigerians get adequate supply for the electricity they pay for.  The Speaker said the House would give adequate attention to the practice of estimated billing by electricity distribution companies (Discos) to address the challenges Nigerians face.  He said the House would not tolerate a situation where discos take advantage to present outrageous bills to Nigerians, hence the resolve of the Green Chamber to revisit it and come up…

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Gbajabiamila seeks Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation’s support for agriculture, health

Share this on WhatsAppThe Speaker of the House of Representatives Rt. Hon. Femi Gbajabiamila has asked the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation to intensify its intervention programmes in areas of health care delivery services and agriculture.The Speaker, while receiving members of the foundation’s delegation, led by its President, Global Development, Mr Chris Elias, in his office during a courtesy call on Thursday, said Nigeria is always desirous of collaboration with development partners that would impact positively on the socio-political and economic development of the country.He said Nigeria’s collaboration with Bill…

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Unilag denies MC Oluomo

Share this on WhatsAppUNILAG’s Principal Assistant Registrar, Communication Unit, Mrs Taiwo Oloyede has denied that Caretaker Chairman of the National Union of Road Transport Workers in Lagos State, Musiliu Akinsanya, aka MC Oluomo, was invited by the authorities of the institution as one of the invited guests for a programme on the campus. The varsity management, in a statement on Friday, dismissed the reactions trailing the invitation on the social media as mere propaganda and that it did not approve the banner which had the picture of MC Oluomo. The…

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Ex-NNPC boss goes on trial for P&ID $9.6bn judgment

Share this on WhatsAppThe Economic and Financial Crimes Commission will on Friday arraign another suspect linked to the controversial Gas Supply Project Agreement which led to the recent $9.6bn judgment given against Nigeria and in favour of Process and Industrial Developments by a British court. The suspect is a former Director, Legal Services of the Ministry of Petroleum Resources, Mrs. Grace Taiga, who was said to have signed as Nigeria’s witness to the GSPA while the then minister presiding over the ministry, the late Dr. Rilwan Lukman, signed as Nigeria’s…

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Heritage Bank boosts entrepreneurship among youths with Next Titan-6

Share this on WhatsAppHeritage Bank Plc, Nigeria’s most innovative banking service provider has again thrown its usual support behind the organizer of The Next Titan, so as to have a better and improved season six of the programme. This year’s edition of the reality TV show is again headlined by Heritage Bank and is targeted at giving young entrepreneurs an opportunity to display their ingenuity and talents. The programme, which also, focuses on ensuring that the entrepreneurial goals of the Nigerian youths are achieved, had its auditions in four of…

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‘Common, stop insulting us’ -Senate Leader warns Nigerians over N5.5bn SUV criticism

Share this on WhatsAppSenate Leader, Yahaya Abdullahi on Wednesday condemned the outcry generated by the senate’s planned purchase of sports utility vehicles amounting to N5.5bn for the senators, describing it as an insult. Senator Abdullahi stated this in an interview with journalists in his office in Abuja. He said the status of a Senator of the Federal Republic of Nigeria is not undeserving of a sport utility vehicle. He said each of the 109 senators in the upper chamber would get one SUV which would be paid for at the…

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Hotel Killings: Rivers Police arrest suspect, rescue victim

Share this on WhatsAppPersonnel of the Rivers State Police Command on Wednesday rescued a young woman, who was almost strangled in a hotel in Mile 4 axis of Port Harcourt, the Rivers State capital. The woman, whose name could not be immediately ascertained, was said to have struggled with the man, who attempted to choke her with a pillow while she was asleep. State Police Commissioner, Mr. Mustapha Dandaura, disclosed this while speaking with scores of women protesting the serial killing of young females in hotels in some parts of…

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Another 319 Nigerians Leave South Africa

Share this on WhatsAppThe second batch of Nigerians has departed the O.R. Tambo International Airport, Johannesburg, for the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos. About 319 persons were evacuated by Air Peace at about 2:58 p.m.An official of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Mr. Kimiebi Ebenfa, confirmed this to The PUNCH via a WhatsApp message on Wednesday. Ebenfa said, “We wish to inform you that the second batch of about 319 willing Nigerian returnees from South Africa has departed O. R. Tambo International Airport, Johannesburg, South Africa, today (Wednesday) at 14h:58 local time.…

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See the face of woman who stabbed hubby to death over baby’s birthday money

Share this on WhatsAppThe Lagos state police command says it has arrested 23-year-old Stella Peters for stabbing her husband, Haruna Bala, to death on September 17th after a domestic argument.According to a statement released by the spokesperson of the Lagos State Police Command, Bala Elkana, the couple who were not legally married, lived together at No 2 Tejuosho Avenue, Surulere Lagos, for three years and have a baby who just turned one. An argument ensued between them which turned violent and the woman used a kitchen knife to stab the…

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