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David Mark: EFCC uncovers ‘strange’ payment of N2.9b to 54 senators

David Mark: EFCC uncovers ‘strange’ payment of N2.9b to 54 senators

Anti-Magu senators may send 15-man team to Buhari A curious payment of N2, 922, 236.310 to 54 Senators during the tenure of Chief David Mark as Senate President is now engaging the attention of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC). Each of the Senators is believed to have received N45, 509, 090. It is one of the issues Senator ... Read More »

FG knows our attackers, they must be arrested — Benue Gov.

FG knows our attackers, they must be arrested — Benue Gov.

Benue State Governor, Samuel Ortom tells select journalists that those behind the New Year attacks are well known to the Federal Government and should be arrested What is your reaction to the violent protests over the New Year killings? What started as a very peaceful demonstration by the students of Benue State turned into a rowdy situation, but I understand; ... Read More »

Killings: Police deploy additional units to Benue, Rivers

Killings: Police deploy additional units to Benue, Rivers

The police say they have deployed additional five units to Benue and Rivers States, days after dozens of people were killed in the two states. At least 20 people died in two Benue communities when herdsmen raided the towns, while 17 people were shot dead in Rivers by gunmen on New Year’s eve. A police statement on Saturday said the ... Read More »

FG makes N909bn from VAT in one year

FG makes N909bn from VAT in one year

Between October 2016 and September 2017, the federation account received a total inflow of N908.9bn in Value Added Tax receipts  from the Federal Inland Revenue Service, figures obtained from the National Bureau of Statistics have revealed. An analysis of the VAT report obtained from the NBS showed that the amount was collected from 28 sectoral activities during the period under ... Read More »

Breaking: Another Chibok girl rescued

Breaking: Another Chibok girl rescued

ONE of the female students of Government Secondary School, Chibok, in Borno State, abducted by Boko Haram terrorists early in 2014 has been rescued. Rescued Chibok girl Reports said the girl was freed Thursday, by troops of Operation Lafiya Dole, deployed in Pulka, in the state. A terse statement from Colonel Onyema Nwachukwu, Deputy Director, Public Relations, Theatre Command of ... Read More »

George Weah’s Life Just Like A Film Script – Wenger

George Weah’s Life Just Like A Film Script – Wenger

Arsene Wenger has compared the life of George Weah to a film script following his former player’s election as president of Liberia. Weah, who played for Monaco, Paris Saint-Germain and AC Milan during a glittering career, last week secured a stunning run-off victory in the West African country’s first democratic transfer of power in decades. Idolised in Liberia as “Mister ... Read More »

BREAKING: Wenger Fined £40,000, Banned For Three-Matches

BREAKING: Wenger Fined £40,000, Banned For Three-Matches

Arsenal FC manager, Arsene Wenger has been handed a three-match touchline ban and fined by the Football Association over comments he made about the refereeing of Sunday’s Premier League game against West Brom. In a separate case, the Arsenal boss has also been asked by English football’s governing body to provide his observations on what he said about penalty decisions that went ... Read More »

Buhari Meets With IGP Over Benue Killings, Other Attacks

Buhari Meets With IGP Over Benue Killings, Other Attacks

President Muhammadu Buhari has met with the Inspector General of Police (IGP), Mr Ibrahim Idris, amid rising tensions following the recent killings in Benue State and other parts of the country. The President held the discussion with the police boss on Friday at the Presidential Villa in Abuja, the Federal Capital Territory. Briefing State House correspondents after the meeting, Mr ... Read More »

FG defends $1bn for Boko Haram fight

FG defends $1bn for Boko Haram fight

The Federal Government has described the criticisms trailing the approval of one billion dollars for the fight against insurgency and other violent crimes in the country as unnecessary and unhelpful. The Minister of Information, Culture and and Tourism, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, expressed this position at a news conference in Lagos. He said the Nigerian Governor’s Forum acted wisely in approving ... Read More »

Christmas Day Tragedy: Policeman shoots colleague dead while battling cultists

Christmas Day Tragedy: Policeman shoots colleague dead while battling cultists

A policeman attached to Bayelsa Police Command in Yenagoa, has mistakenly shot and killed a fellow policeman in a gun duel between the police and suspected cultists during Christmas celebration. The incident took place on Monday at Obele area of Ovom in Yenagoa leaving residents in confusion amidst the pandemonium that ensued. According to residents, a misunderstanding amongst the feasting ... Read More »

Plateau police records peaceful Christmas celebration

Plateau police records peaceful Christmas celebration

The Plateau Police Command on Tuesday said that Christmas celebration in the state was peaceful and devoid of any security threat. Its Public Relations Officer, ASP Terna Tyopev, in Jos said that the celebration was also crime-free. The command had earlier said that it had put in place adequate security measures to prevent crime before, during and even after the ... Read More »

Governor’s son proposed to governor’s daughter

Governor’s son proposed to governor’s daughter

This was exactly the feelings of Fatima Ganduje, daughter of Governor Abdullahi Ganduje of Kano State when her heartthrob, Abolaji Ajimobi, the only son of Governor Abiola Ajimobi of Oyo State, proposed to her. To express her deep feelings, Fatima paid glowing tributes to her man and posted the photographs on the internet for the world to see. ”I am ... Read More »

Why Innoson Motors’ boss Innocent Chukwuma was Arrested by EFCC

Why Innoson Motors’ boss Innocent Chukwuma was Arrested by EFCC

More facts have been advanced by the rampaging Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) for the forceful arrest of leading indigenous vehicle manufacturer in the South East, Dr. Innocent Chukwuma, owners of Innoson Vehicle Manufacturing (IVM), Nnewi, Anambra State. The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, has come out with a statement on why it arrested owner of INNOSON Motors, ... Read More »

New PDP faction emerges, opens secretariat in Abuja

New PDP faction emerges, opens secretariat in Abuja

A new faction of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) on Wednesday opened a new secretariat for the party in Asokoro District of Abuja. The PDP duly recognized national secretariat is located at Wuse, Zone 5, Abuja. The faction was reportedly formed by a group of five men namely – Prince Obi Nwosu, Alhaji Hassan Adamu, Chief Olusola Akindele, Chief Godwin ... Read More »

Lagos shutdown Chisco, Ifex, GUO at Jibowu

Lagos shutdown Chisco, Ifex, GUO at Jibowu

The Lagos State Government on Tuesday sealed off the premises of some major commercial transport companies, at Jibowu, on Ikorodu Road as it begins enforcement of the relocation of inter-state buses from Jibowu to Ojota. Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Transportation, Olufemi Salami  ordered the seal off with the approval of the Acting Commissioner for Transportation, Anofiu Elegushi. Among the companies ... Read More »

Freed Tyson Fury calls out Joshua

Freed Tyson Fury calls out Joshua

Tyson Fury called out Anthony Joshua to fight minutes after the UK Anti-Doping Agency revealed he is free to fight again, The Independent reports. Fury accepted a backdated two-year suspension from boxing after he tested positive for the banned steroid nandrolone in February 2015. He has not fought since his stunning world title triumph over Wladimir Klitschko in November 2015, ... Read More »

UN Raises The Alarm Over 350m Illicit Weapons In Nigeria

UN Raises The Alarm Over 350m Illicit Weapons In Nigeria

The United Nations (UN) has raised the alarm over proliferation of illicit small arms and light weapons (SALW) in Nigeria, saying there are no less than over 350 million in circulation in the country. It said out of the estimated 500 million of such weapons said to be circulating in West Africa, 70% of them is domiciled in Nigeria. Director ... Read More »

Wole Soyinka Wins The Europe Theatre Prize

Wole Soyinka Wins The Europe Theatre Prize

Professor Wole Soyinka, the 1986 Nobel Prize winner in Literature, has won this year’s The Europe Theatre Prize. Announcing the award, the General Secretary, The Europe Theatre Prize, Alessandro Martinez, said Professor Soyinka won the Special Prize category of the award for his consistency “as a proponent of an ideal bridge between Europe and Africa in a deeply delicate period ... Read More »

Saudi Prince Salman revealed as buyer of Jesus $450 million paint

Saudi Prince Salman revealed as buyer of Jesus $450 million paint

Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman is the actual buyer of a painting of Jesus by Leonardo da Vinci that sold for a record-breaking $450 million (N162 billion) at auction last month, The Wall Street Journal reported Thursday. The young crown prince, known by his initials MBS, used an intermediary to buy the much-sought-after painting of Christ, “Salvator Mundi,” the ... Read More »

President Buhari to attend ‘One Planet Summit’ in Paris

President Buhari to attend ‘One Planet Summit’ in Paris

President Muhammadu Buhari will on Monday depart Nigeria for Paris, France where he will join over 50 world leaders in the One Planet Summit. The summit holds on Tuesday. According to a statement by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Mr. Femi Adesina, the President will be accompanied by the governors of Adamawa, Kano, and Ondo States as well ... Read More »

Uche Secondus emerges PDP National Chairman

Uche Secondus emerges PDP National Chairman

Former acting National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Mr Uche Secondus, has been elected as the National Chairman of the party. Secondus scored 2,000 votes out of 2,396 votes cast at the party’s national convention, which ended in the early hours of Sunday at the Eagle Square, Abuja. Chairman of the Electoral Sub-Committee of the convention and former ... Read More »

I didn’t enrich myself while in govt –Atiku

I didn’t enrich myself while in govt –Atiku

I assembled Obasanjo’s economic team –Atiku Former Vice-President Atiku Abubakar on Friday said he did not become rich while he was in the government between 1999 and 2007. Atiku, who stated this in a letter to a comedian, Francis Agoda, better known as I Go Dye, also said that he assembled the economic team of the Olusegun Obasanjo-led administration.  The ... Read More »

D’banj Signs Mega Deal With Dugout UK

D’banj Signs Mega Deal With Dugout UK

Nigerian’s music super star and entrepreneur, Oladapo Daniel Oyebanjo a.ka. D’banj, has signed a mega deal with Dugout in UK, to enable football fans across Nigeria and Africa get exclusive BTS actions live, of their favourite clubs in Europe. The deal will also present the fans opportunities to meet their favourite superstars in locker rooms. Dugout offers best unique & ... Read More »

Kidnapped Ekiti Senator Ayo Arise Regains Freedom

Kidnapped Ekiti Senator Ayo Arise Regains Freedom

A former Senator from Ekiti State, Mr Ayo Arise, who was kidnapped last Sunday has regained freedom. Arise, a governorship aspirant under the All Progressive Congress (APC) in Ekiti state, regained freedom on Friday night. The President of Oye Ekiti Progressives Union (OPU), an umbrella association of the indigenes of Oye, Mr Akin Omole, confirmed the release of the former ... Read More »

NYSC launches CV Bank, job portal

NYSC launches CV Bank, job portal

The Director-General, National Youth Service Corp (NYSC), Brig.-Gen, Sulaiman Kazaure, says a national curriculum vitae bank and job portal will empower Nigerian graduates. Kazaure made the remarks on Friday in Lagos at the formal launch of the two projects, which was in collaboration with Diamond Bank, Dragnet Solutions Ltd, Gr8jobs Ltd and Sigma Pensions Nig. The website address, through which ... Read More »

Bode George withdraws from PDP chairmanship race

Bode George withdraws from PDP chairmanship race

Chief Olabode George has withdrawn from the chairmanship race of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). Chief George who announced his withdrawal from the race at his campaign office in Abuja accused Governor Nyesom Wike of undermining the interest of the Yoruba by ganging up with others to impose a candidate on the party. George who is among the nine chairmanship ... Read More »

Swiss govt to return $321m stolen by Abacha to Nigeria

Swiss govt to return $321m stolen by Abacha to Nigeria

Switzerland will return to Nigeria around 321 million dollars in assets seized from the family of former military ruler Sani Abacha via a deal signed with the World Bank, the Swiss government said. Transparency International, a corruption watchdog, has accused Abacha of stealing up to five billion dollars of public money during the five years he ran the oil-rich country, ... Read More »

Gunmen Kidnap Senator Arise, Demand N80m Ransom

Gunmen Kidnap Senator Arise, Demand N80m Ransom

Gunmen who kidnaped a Former Senator representing Ekiti North Senatorial District, Mr Ayo Arise, have demanded a ransom of N80 million before he is released. Mr Arise was kidnapped alongside his driver on Sunday evening along the Okene-Abuja highway while returning to Abuja from Oye Ekiti, his country-home. The politician was said to have been traveling in his Mercedez Jeep ... Read More »

Gov Okorocha swears in sister as Commissioner for Happiness

Gov Okorocha swears in sister as Commissioner for Happiness

Governor Rochas Okorocha of Imo State has sworn in his sister Mrs. Ogechi Ololo (nee Okorocha) as Commissioner for Happiness and Couples’s Fulfillment in the state. Mrs Ololo was among the 28 new commissioners and 27 Transition Committee Chairmen for the 27 local government councils sworn into office by the governor. Ololo is married to Chuks, an engineer. The new ... Read More »

World Cup: Nigeria draw Argentina again

World Cup: Nigeria draw Argentina again

Nigeria’s Super Eagles have drawn Argentina once again in the World Cup, the fifth time since 1994. In the draw held for the 32 competing nations  in Moscow today, Nigeria and Argentina were drawn together in Group D. The two countries first met in 1994 World Cup. They met again at the group stage three other times in 2002, 2010, 2014. ... Read More »

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