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N4.9b Laundry Scam: Court Commences Trial Of Fani-Kayode, Others

The accused persons were being prosecuted by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC). The order by Presiding Judge Mallan Sule followed an application argued before the court by defense counsel seeking an adjournment. This, said the lawyers, was to enable the accused persons ample time to prepare their defense, given that the proof of evidence served on them did ...

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Brazil-based Nigerian Hairstylist Arrested At Lagos Int’l Airport With Cocaine Concealed In Her Bra

A Brazil-based Nigerian hairstylist has been arrested by Nigerian anti-drug detectives with cocaine hidden inside her bra.  The suspect, Nnaji Juliet Ijeoma, 30 was arrested by officials of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport (MMIA), Lagos on Friday. She was caught with the illicit drug at the airport during the inward screening of South ...

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Detained Former Minister Obanikoro Offers To Refund N785m Election Stolen Fund

​ Embattled former Minister of State for Defence, Senator Musiliu Obanikoro may soon be let out of custody by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) following indications that he has agreed to make refunds of the money he allegedly collected from the Office of National Security Adviser (ONSA).  The anti-graft agency accused the ex-minister of receiving N785 million from ...

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Aso Rock of juju, demons: Precidency reacts

Ben Agande, Abuja In his article in the Guardian newspapers of October 14, 2016, the former Special adviser to President Goodluck Jonathan on Media and Publicity,  Dr Reuben Abati painted a surreal picture of incredible things that go on beyond the glitz and glamour of the official residence and office of the president of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, popularly ...

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Buhari is no hater of women – Adeosun, Finance Minister

Finance minister Kemi Adeosun has dismissed insinuations of President Muhammadu Buhari being a hater of women even as she Friday said that the administration has pumped in the last four months pumped an unprecedented N720 billion to boost infrastructure. Mrs. Adeosun who disowned dates attributed to her on when the nation would come out of recession said economic growth would ...

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$2.1 b arms cash: Fani-Kayode to be flown to Abuja for fresh questioning

​*My life in danger —Fani-Kayode *As Obanikoro spends weekend in EFCC By Soni Daniel, Northern Region Editor, &  Innocent Anaba Indications  emerged last night that the former Director of Media and Publicity of the President Goodluck Jonathan Campaign Organisation, Chief Femi Fani-Kayode, who was re-arrested yesterday by the  Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, after he stepped out of a ...

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Photos: 16 Year Old Secondary School Boy From Ebonyi State Makes A Solar-Powered Car

According to Hon. Agwu Francis, who shared the news, “A 16 years old boy, Master Ihere-serg Mascot from Ebonyi State just presented a car he assembled by himself to the Executive Governor of Ebonyi State. Master Ihere made it known to pressmen that his car does not emit gas neither does it use fuel but its powered by solar energy. ...

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Kemi AdeosunMinister says FG, States, LGs share N420bn in September

Finance Minister, Kemi Adeosun has said the three tiers of government shared N420 billion as revenue for September 2016. The three tiers of government shared N420 billion as revenue for September as against N510.3 billion shared in August. The Minister of Finance, Mrs Kemi Adeosun, said this in Abuja on Thursday at the monthly revenue allocation to Federal, States and ...

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Buhari‘Stop saying rubbish about us,’ Niger Delta Avengers tell President

​  The group also said that Buhari’s hands are soiled with the blood of Ogoni activist, Ken Saro-Wiwa. The Niger Delta Avengers (NDA) have told President Muhammadu Buhari, to stop criticizing them. The group also said that Buhari’s hands are soiled with the blood of Ogoni activist, Ken Saro-Wiwa. NDA made the comments via a letter written to Buhari on ...

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How ‘governor’s thugs’ allegedly beat up striking workers in Ogun

Striking Ogun State workers on Thursday alleged that thugs suspected to be loyal to Governor Ibikunle Amosun beat up public servants and labour union leaders as workers started their indefinite strike over unremitted cooperative union deductions and unfriendly labour practices.It was gathered that some labour leaders and union members who had gathered at the secretariat of the state Nigeria Labour ...

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How ‘governor’s thugs’ allegedly beat up striking workers in Ogun

Striking Ogun State workers on Thursday alleged that thugs suspected to be loyal to Governor Ibikunle Amosun beat up public servants and labour union leaders as workers started their indefinite strike over unremitted cooperative union deductions and unfriendly labour practices.It was gathered that some labour leaders and union members who had gathered at the secretariat of the state Nigeria Labour ...

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Gbenga Daniel‘                     I will still prostrate for Obasanjo,’ Ex-Governor says

GBENGA DANIEL :  ‘I WILL STILL PROSTRATE FOR OBASANJO,’ EX-GOVERNOR SAYS Gbenga Daniel  ‘I will still prostrate for Obasanjo,’ Ex-Governor says Daniel also said that he would never insult Obasanjo because he is a thoroughbred Yoruba man. Former Ogun State Governor, Gbenga Danielhas said that he will eventually reconcile with former president, Olusegun Obasanjo. Daniel also said that he would ...

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Oba of Benin gets staff of office, unfolds development agenda

It was all jubilation and glamour as the crown prince of Benin, His Royal Highness, Eheneden Erediauwa, emerged the 40th Oba of Benin Kingdom and received his staff of office from the Edo State Government on Thursday.Erediauwa also announced the name he had chosen to bear as Oba Emuare II and would be addressed as Omo n’Oba n’Edo Uku Akpolopkolo, ...

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NNPC cuts oil prices to woo buyers

The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation has cut the price of every type of crude oil it sells in an effort to regain share of the global oil market amid continued supply glut and growing competition.This is coming two weeks after Saudi Arabia, the world’s largest crude exporter, cut the prices for November oil sales to Asia and Northwest Europe, and ...

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We have made mistakes – Gowon apologises to Niger Delta

Yakubu Gowon, former military head of state of Nigeria, has apologised to Niger Delta I communities for the neglect they have suffered in the hands of the successive governments.Gowon, who was the special guest of honour at the premiere of Oloibiri, a movie about the Niger Delta, urged the government; across all levels, to be humble enough to dialogue with ...

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Judges accused of corruption should go on compulsory leave – NBA

The Nigeria Bar Association (NBA) has advised judges facing allegations of corruption to proceed on compulsory leave until their innocence is proven.The judges are Sylvester Ngwuta and John Okoro (supreme court); Adeniyi Ademola and Nnamdi Dimgba (federal high court); Mohammed Tsamiya (appeal court, Ilorin); Kabri Auta (high court, Kano) and Muazu Pindiga (high court, Gombe).On October 8, the Department of ...

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How Amaechi begged me to help nullify Fayose’s election – Judge

Justice Sylvester Ngwuta A Justice of the Supreme Court yesterday accused Transportation Minister Rotimi Amaechi and Science Minister Ogbonnaiya Onu of being the architect of his travails.Justice Sylvester Ngwuta, who was arrested by Department of State Services (DSS) operatives for alleged corruption, blamed it all on his refusal to cooperate with the duo, who he said had requested him to ...

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Your hands are soiled with Saro-Wiwa’s blood – Avengers tell Buhari

Niger Delta Avengers, a militant group, wants President Muhammadu Buhari, to stop his “disparaging remarks” about them.In a letter released on Thursday after almost a month of lying low, the group said the president’s hands are “soiled deep in the blood of Ken Saro-Wiwa”, late writer and human rights activist.\The militant group said it found it curious that the president ...

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ISIS Turkey-backed Syrian rebels attack terrorists’ stronghold

Dabiq is symbolically important to the jihadist group because it is the site of an apocalyptic Islamic prophesy. Turkey-backed Syrian rebels began an attack on the Islamic State-held village of Dabiq in northwestern Syria on Saturday, a rebel commander involved in the campaign and the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said. However, Turkish military sources said the operation to take ...

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Group accuses Kaduna govt of master minding attacks against its members

​ They alleged that the Kaduna government’s unfriendly body language towards them gave rise to the violent attacks against them. The Shiite sect has had it tough in recent times, following violent attacks against its members by angry youths in some states in the North. Members of the sect have been protesting the continued detention of their leader,Sheikh Ibrahim El-Zakzaky. ...

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Emir of Katsina’s marriage to 14-year-old Habiba – Reno

​ I have just read the statement made by the  Katsina Emirate Council on the issue of Habiba Isa, the 14 year old Christian girl that allegedly converted to Islam at the emir’s palace and thereafter got married to the Emir of Katsina, his Royal highness, Alhaji Abdulmumin Usman. According to the Katsina Emirate Council, 14 year old Habiba’s marriage ...

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Refrain from night journeys, FRSC urges commercial drivers

​The FRSC on Saturday urged commercial drivers to plan their journeys ahead and refrain from embarking on night journeys to avoid accidents. The FRSC Zonal Commander in-charge of Zone 9, Mr Samuel Obayemi, gave the advice while speaking at an ember month sensitisation programme for commercial drivers in Enugu. Obayemi noted that night journeys were often subjected to the threats ...

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Borno Govt to empower rural women with soft loans

​The Borno Government says it is planning to empower rural women with soft loans to enable them engage in business ventures. The Director of Women Affairs, Hajiya Yabawa Kolo, made the disclosure when she spoke on International Day for Rural Women in Maiduguri on Saturday. Kolo said that the object was to empower the women and enhance their living conditions. ...

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Secure release of remaining Chibok girls, Youths urge FG

The Buhari Youth Organisation (BYO) on Saturday in Lagos, urged the Federal Government not to relent in its efforts to ensure the release of the remaining abducted Chibok school girls. The Lagos State Coordinator of BYO, Mr Abdulwaheed Odunuga, made the plea in an interview. Odunuga, who spoke against the backdrop of the recently-freed 21 Chibok school girls abducted by ...

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Video: Angry footballer brutally attacked a referee in Zimbabwe after saying he was unfairly sent off the field

 footballer brutally attacked a referee in Zimbabwe after he believed he was unfairly sent off the field. Watch the video after the cut… 250 total views, 2 views today

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Are you having enough sex with your partner

​ By Bunmi Sofola  THE big question really is:  How often should you have sex; how much sex makes you happy? According to a recent survey, couples who make love once a week are the most content. Meanwhile, there are some people whose libido is so low they look the other way when their partners look for sexual gratification somewhere ...

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Drama as lady drags Lagos-based Irish lover before police for infecting her with 

Tears streamed down the face of 31-year-old Blessing (not real name) as she narrated how her whirlwind romance with a 67-year-old Irish construction worker in Lagos, ended in her getting infected with HIV. For Blessing, her pain was not just because she had got the virus but that the man, she identified simply as Jim, even intensified his sexual intercourse ...

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Nigeria to float development bank – Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari on Friday disclosed that a new bank, Development Bank of Nigeria, would soon begin operations to strengthen the government’s economic diversification programme.According to a statement by his Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, the President spoke while addressing the German-Nigeria Business Forum in Berlin.Buhari was quoted as saying that the bank, when fully operational, ...

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How we plan to free more Chibok girls – Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari has expressed optimism on the release of more of the kidnapped Chibok girls, after 21 of them were freed by Boko Haram Thursday, following more than two years of captivity.Speaking at a joint press conference with the German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Friday in Berlin, President Buhari said negotiations will continue until all the girls secure their ...

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FG approves N3.5bn for the purchase of cars to aid prisons decongestion

The Federal Government at its Federal Executive Council meeting yesterday approved the sum of N3.5 billion to purchase 320 made-in-Nigeria vehicles to aid prisons decongestion across the country.  According to a memo presented to the council members by the  Minister of Interior, General Abdulrahaman Dambazau (rtd), the Nigerian prisons have for a long time suffered congestion of inmates due to ...

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Fashola says no new road will be constructed until existing road projects are completed

The Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola while speaking to State house correspondents after the Federal Executive Council meeting at the state house Abuja, yesterday, said that the Federal government will not embark on the award and construction of any new road project until existing road projects from the last administration have all been completed. Fashola said the last administration awarded ...

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INEC distributes 1.2m PVCs in Ondo State

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in Ondo State said it had distributed a total of 1,201,073 Permanent Voter Cards (PVCs) to registered voters. The Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC), Mr. Olusegun Agbaje, made this announcement at a stakeholders’ meeting in Akure Wednesday.He added that 344,006 PVCs haven’t been collected yet and encouraged those yet to collect theirs to do so as distribution ...

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Abuja National stadium can’t be managed effectively by govt – Sports minister

The Minister of Youth and Sports, Mr. Solomom Dalong yesterday said that the national stadium in Abuja cannot be used for major sporting events due to lack of ancillary facilities such as a standard hotel and recreational park. He also stated that the stadium which he said was strongly located cannot be effectively maintained by the government consequent upon shortfalls ...

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UK to help recover N500 Billion diverted oil bloc money

House of Representatives Ad-hoc Committee investigating alleged corruption, malpractices and breach of due process in the award of Oil Prospecting Licence, OPL, 245, yesterday said the United Kingdom Prosecution Service has agreed to help Nigeria recover $1.1 billion diverted oil bloc money. Chairman of the Ad-hoc Committee, Razak Atunwa, who disclosed this when the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, ...

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REVEALED: Buhari has letters implicating Jonathan of corruption

President Muhammadu Buhari is in possession of some letters, written by former President Goodluck Jonathan, to request “off-budget funds.”This was contained in Buhari’s authorised biography, ‘Muhammadu Buhari: The Challenges of Leadership in Nigeria’, written by Prof. John Paden and presented to the public on Monday.An online dictionary defines “off-budget funds” as funds not provided for or included in the regular ...

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