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Thursday, March 31, 2016

Trouble For Caverton Helicopters As Aviation Workers Initiate Plan To Shut Down Operations Over Salary Reductions, Related Issues

Aviation workers, under the National Union of Air Transport Employees (NUATE), have threatened to shut operations of Caverton Helicopters in Lagos, Warri and Port Harcourt over unpaid salaries.

Tuesday, March 29, 2016

GOV Nyesome Wike Abandons Rotimi Amaechi’s NMulti-Billion Mono Rail Project

The RIVERS State Government may have abandoned the multi-billion naira monorail project embarked upon by the immediate-past administration.

Saturday, March 26, 2016

Wednesday, March 23, 2016

The Gbenga Daniel At 60 Interview...Ex Gov Talks About His Past, Present & Future

On April 6,2016 former governor of Ogun State, Otunba Gbenga Daniel, will be 60. He welcomed the media to  his spacious and  well furnished office within the  Political Academy institution next door to his palatial Asoludero  country home in Sagamu, Ogun State.

He answered questions on his growing up, his education, business, political travails and many more....

Eco Bank Staff Arrested & Charged To Court Over Allegation Of Conniving To Steal Dead Customers N23m.

Nicholas Anthony, a 36-year old staff of Ile - Epo, Ejigbo  branch of EcoBank in Lagos has been arrested and charged before a Magistrate’s court sitting at Ejigbo, for allegedly conspiring to steal N23m lodged in the account of a deceased customer  of the bank.

Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Psquare Brothers End Messy Family Fight, Issue Public Apology

There are strong indications that calmness has been restored after the storm that threatened the very existence and musical career of the award-winning duo, Psquare.

Saturday, March 19, 2016

‘’He Took Public Funds, Running Into Billions From Kwara State Government And Lodged Same In Several Tranches And In Cash Into His GTB Account’’ & Other Weighty Corruption Allegations Against Senate President Bukola Saraki By Code of Conduct Tribunal

The Code of Conduct Bureau on Friday alleged that the President of the Senate, Bukola Saraki, moved funds belonging to Kwara State into his personal account while he was governor of the state.


The allegation is contained in a counter affidavit deposed to by the bureau in response to a fresh application Mr. Saraki filed challenging the jurisdiction of the Code of Conduct Tribunal.

Police Reverses Earlier Assertion Admits Paying N5.6m Ransom To Free Abudcted Lagos School Girls As Court Remands 6 Suspects In Prison Custody

In a dramatic twist, the police in Lagos yesterday discredited their earlier claim that they secured the release of three students of the Babington Macaulay Junior Seminary School, Ikorodu, abducted from their school premises last month without payment of any ransom.

Rochas Okorocha Bundles Out SSG Jude Ejiogu From Govt

Rochas Okorocha, governor of Imo state, has sacked Jude Ejiogu, secretary to government , with immediate effect.

Tuesday, March 15, 2016

Gbaramutu, Home Of Ruwaway Ex Militant Leader Tompolo Gets New King

Gbaramu Kingdom, the Warri South West council area community of Delta state and home of embattled  ex-militant leader, Chief Government Ekpemukpolo, alias Tompolo,  has commenced the installation of its 26th King, HRM, Oboro II, the Pere of Gbaramatu.

Peter Okoye’s Solo Performance At Abuja Night Club Further Cements Talks Of Psquare’s Break Up

Peter Okoye of Psquare went on a solo performance at a night club in Abuja over the weekend fuelling rumours of Psquare duo splitting..

Monday, March 14, 2016

Lagos Gov Akin Ambode Compulsorily Retires Building Control Agency Head, 3 Others Over Collapsed Lekki Garden Structure

In the wake of the Lekki Gardens building collapse, Lagos State Governor, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode on Monday approved the dismissal of the General Manager of the Building Control Agency (LASBCA) Engr. Adeigbe Olushola.

Sunday, March 13, 2016

Alex Badeh Still In Prison After Securing Bail In N2billion Arms Deal Mess Case

Immediate past Chief of Defence Staff, air Chief Marshal Alex Badeh, spent his first ever weekend with inmates of the Kuje Prisons because of his inability to fulfill the bail conditions slammed on him by a Federal High Court.

Friday, March 11, 2016

Skye Bank Refutes Media Reports On Non-Compliance To TSA On PIC Account

Our attention has been drawn to a report in Sahara Reporters and other news publications like Punch and Thisday newspaper of Friday, March 11, 2016 entitled TSA: EFCC invites Skye Bank MD.


The reported stated that the GMD and the Chief Compliance Officer of Skye Bank have been invited by the EFCC over an alleged non-remittance of funds belonging to the Presidential Implementation Committee (PIC) to the CBN in compliance with the TSA directives.

Wednesday, March 9, 2016

APR Plc Proposes 43 Kobo Final Dividend § N1.2Bn Total Dividend for 2015 Financial Year


Africa Prudential Registrars Plc has proposed a final dividend of forty-three (43) Kobo per share to the delight of its shareholders. This final dividend rounds up to sixty (60) Kobo total dividend for 2015 financial year, having paid an interim dividend of seventeen (17) Kobo on August 31, 2015 after releasing its half year financial results.

Police Arrest Odofin Taiwo Contractor In charge Of Collapsed Lekki Garden Building That Has Killed 28 So Far

The Police in Lagos have arrested the contractor who is handling the collapsed five storey building in Lekki area of the state.

The Lagos State Police Spokesperson, SP Oladapo Badmus, who made the disclosure to the News agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Tuesday in Lagos, did not disclose where he was arrested.

Tuesday, March 8, 2016

How Ankle Injury Saved Aaron, Minister James Ocholi’s 25yrs Old Son From The Trip That Killed His Father, Mother & Brother!

THE only surviving son of the late Minister of State for Labour and Employment, Barrister Aaron Ocholi, has promised to retain all the legacies of his father.

Aaron Ocholi who is 25 years, according to family sources, was saved from following his father to attend the Church service in Kaduna due to an ankle injury he sustained while training on a football pitch.

Monday, March 7, 2016

Our First Attempt At Kidnapping A girl Inside The School Failed Two Months Ago’’ Arigidi, Arrested Suspect In Abduction Of Freed Lagos Female Students Provides Details Of Crime That Tensed All

One of the suspected kidnappers of the three Lagos schoolgirls, Emmanuel Arigidi, 37, yesterday explained how the plot to kidnap the girls was hatched up.

He also said the girls were not hurt while with their abductors. Arigidi, who also confessed to have participated in the bloody Ikorodu bank robberies, said he was stationed on the river and received N100,000 for ferrying the bank robbers to the creeks.

Arigidi, who claimed to be a traditional bone doctor, said the abduction of the schoolgirls at Babington Macurlay Junior Seminary (BMJS), Ikorodu was planned for two months.

Sunday, March 6, 2016

Masked Cut Off & Disappear With APC Cheftain’s Head In Rivers, Wife, Son Also Murdered!

Two weeks to the March 19 legislative rerun in Rivers State, masked gunmen at 9 pm on Saturday, beheaded a chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Franklin Obi, and killed his wife and 18-year-old son, Bestman.

The gunmen took away the head of Franklin. After shooting him dead, they severed his head and disappeared.

How Minister James Ocholi, Wife & Son Died In Highway Car Crash

The Federal Road Safety Corps, FRSC, said on Sunday that the remains of the late Minister of State for Labour, James Ocholi, have been deposited at the morgue of the National Hospital, Abuja.

Friday, March 4, 2016

‘’A Simpleton And A Court Jester’’ Adams Oshiomhole Hammers Senator Dino Melaye Over ‘’Patronise Made In Nigeria Women’’ Comment On Edo Gov’s Marriage

The Edo State governor, Adams Oshiomhole, on Friday said the senator representing Kogi West, Dino Melaye, displayed “hollowness” by delving into a matter as private as his marriage to his wife.

Thursday, March 3, 2016

Kidnappers Of 3 Lagos School Girls Slashes Demand To N10m From N200m

Indications emerged yesterday that the kidnappers of three schoolgirls of Babington Macaulay Junior Seminary (BMJS), Ikorodu, Lagos might have reduced the ransom amount.

Timilehin Olusa, Tofunmi Popoolaniyan and Deborah Akinayo were kidnapped from the classrooms on Monday night.

It was learnt that the criminals who made another contact at about 2a.m with one of the victims’ parents, reduced the amount to N10million from the N200million they initially demanded.

In U.K Jail, Ex Gov James Ibori To Complete Last 6 Months In Prison Term In Nigeria

Nigerians serving jail terms in the United Kingdom will soon be transferred to Nigeria to complete their period, following an agreement signed yesterday between the Federal Government and the UK government.


According to a top government source, former Governor of Delta State, James Ibori, will be part of those that will be repatriated to complete their jail term in Nigeria.

Wednesday, March 2, 2016

Speculations Over Whereabouts Of Mike Oghiadomhe As Investigators Check This & That Deal Done Under President Goodluck Jonathan

It is fashionable to be scarce if you are significant enough to be missed. But when you are forced to live in despair and endure the plague of insolvency, without hope of some immediate succour, then disappearing from the scene may be the next best alternative for you, particularly if you were once part of high society. It is uncertain whether Mike Oghiadomhe’s current disappearance from the socio-political scene is attributable to the import of the preceding saw but hardly anyone would dispute the fact that the former Chief of Staff (COS) to President Goodluck Jonathan may have run into hard times.

Tuesday, March 1, 2016

UBA Gets New Group Managing Director...He Is Kennedy Uzoka

At a meeting held at UBA House, the UBA Group Board today approved the appointment of Kennedy Uzoka as the new Group Managing Director, with effect from August 1st, 2016 and subject to the approval of the Central Bank of Nigeria.  Mr Uzoka succeeds Phillips Oduoza, who retires on July 31, 2016, after two terms of leading the UBA Group.