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Friday, September 30, 2016

Margaret, Wife Of Central Bank Governor Godwin Emefiele Snatched As Kindnappers Demands Millions To Release Her

The fear of kidnappers, for some of Nigeria’s successful top corporate players and bank head honchos, seems to be the beginning of wisdom. Not just because of militants’ predilection for creating a storm in a tea cup, but because of their newfound sport; kidnapping.

Mum’s The Word! Presidency Keeps Sealed Lips On Minister Of Niger Delta Affairs, Usani Usani Indicted For Fraud.

The presidency has decided to keep mum on a minister who was indicted for fraud when he held office in a different capacity.

The Minister of Niger Delta Affairs, Usani Usani, was indicted for financial impropriety for his role when he held office during the military era.

Assets Of Segun Awolowo, Rotimi Amaechi, Ibe Kachikwu, Babatunde Fashola,Chris Ngige, Kayode Fayemi, Godwin Emefiele, Adebayo Shittu, Solomon Dalung, Aisha Alhassan & Others Under Probe

The Code of Conduct Bureau has begun massive verification of assets declared by top serving and former public officers at the federal, state and local government levels.

Thursday, September 29, 2016

Sujimoto At The Centre Of Wicked Gossips Scaring Investors Away As Friends Go All Out To Defend Him

Wave making real estate player, Sijibomi Ogundele is at the centre of a raging battle.

A vicious rumour is being spread about him and his friends have gone to battle to defend him.

Emerging details have it

APC’s Godwin Obaseki Is Declared Edo Governor Elect As PDP Kicks!

The candidate of the All Progressives Congress in the Edo State governorship election, Mr. Godwin Obaseki, has been declared winner of the poll by the Independent National Electoral Commission.

All You Need To Know About Edo Guber As Osagie Ize Iyamu, Godwin Obaseki Battle To Succeed Gov Adams Oshiomhole...The Story So Far

The Edo State governorship election, held on Wednesday, appeared to be a tight race between the candidate of the All Progressives Congress, Mr. Godwin Obaseki, and the standard bearer of the Peoples Democratic Party, Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu.

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

‘’ From Now, Get Knives And Ask Your Men To Slaughter Cows Found In The Capital City Or’’ Senator Dino Melaye Tells Minister Mohammed Bello

The senator representing Kogi West, Dino Melaye, on Monday asked the Minister of the Federal Capital Territory, Mohammed Bello, to order pastoralists out of Nigeria’s capital city of Abuja.

More Missiles For APC National Chair John Oyegun As NWC Member, Youth Leaders Call For His Removal

A member of the National Working Committee of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Comrade Timi Frank, yesterday called on President Muhammadu Buhari to speak out on the crisis rocking the party to save it from collapse.

Labour Congress Begins Campaign For Nationwide Protest Against Planned Sale Of National Assets

The Nigeria Labour Congress has said it will mobilise Nigerians for nationwide protests to resist the plan by the Federal Government to sell strategic assets under the guise of using the funds to be generated to get the country out of recession.

Monday, September 26, 2016

Saturday, September 24, 2016

Bayelsa Gov Seriake Dickson’s Wife Rachael Delivers Quadruplets In U.S.A

Dr. Rachael Dickson, wife of the Bayelsa State Governor, Seriake Dickson, has been delivered of a set of quadruplets in the United States of America.

Friday, September 23, 2016

Sell It Off! Govs Okay Sale Of National Assets To Battle Recession

Governors of the 36 states have endorsed proposals of the Federal Government Economic Management Team (EMT) under President Muhammadu Buhari to tackle the economic recession.

Telecommunication Company, MTN Doused In $12 Billion Money Laundering Allegation

The Nigerian Senate has heard how South African telecom giant, MTN, allegedly laundered billions of dollars over a number of years, failing to pay necessary tax in the country.

We Will Probe $17bn Undeclared Crude Oil & Liquefied Gas Exports To USA, China And Norway Reps Declare

The House of Representatives on Thursday ordered a probe of the $17bn worth of allegedly undeclared crude oil and liquefied natural gas exports to foreign countries.

Thursday, September 22, 2016

Finance Minister Kemi Adeosun, Central Bank Gov Godwin Emefiele Oppose Each Other On Economic Policies, Way Out Of Recession

Discordant views from the Finance Minister, Kemi Adeosun, and Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) governor, Godwin Emefiele, on key fiscal and monetary policy decisions this week, highlight cracks in President Muhammadu Buhari’s economic direction, financial experts and economists said

‘’ The Victims Are Still Alive And They Are Safe.” Police Says About Kidnapped Landlords

As the kidnapped Isheri North Estate landlords spend their fifth day in captivity, the Assistant Inspector General of Police (AIG) in charge of Zone 2 command, Lagos, Abdulmajid Ali yesterday reassured families and friends of the four victims that they were still safe.

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Budget Padding Scandal Lid Blower, Abdulmumin Jibrin Maintains Sealed Lips As House Of Reps Refers Him To Ethics Committee For Further Investigation

The House of Representatives on Wednesday referred the allegations contained in budget padding petition by one of its members from Kano, Abdulmumin Jibrin, to its Ethics and Privileges Committee.

Pace Setter Tony Elumelu Shines With Africa Investor Person Of The Year Award In New York

He first acknowledged the staff and management of Transcorp Power, the biggest producer of thermal energy in Nigeria, providing about 18 per cent of national output: “In accepting this award, I want to dedicate it to Transcorp Power staff who remain committed to realizing our dream of improving access to electricity in Nigeria and making our vision of a well-lit, fully powered Nigeria come true,” he said.

Women Affairs Minister, Aisha Alhassan Slumps On Visit To IDP Camp

The Minister of Women Affairs and Social Development, Aisha Jumai Alhassan, on Tuesday slumped at the Internally Displaced

Tuesday, September 20, 2016


Owing to the instant success of the *966# Friday campaign free airtime promo, Zenith Bank has increased the size of the awards to accommodate more winners.

Monday, September 19, 2016

It’s Judgement Day For Gov Yahaya Bello!

The Supreme Court will, Tuesday, deliver judgement on various appeals challenging the election of the Governor of Kogi State, Yahaya Bello.

Deadlocked!...Members Of APC National Working Committee Fail To Reach Consensus On Ondo Guber Primary Report

Members of the National Working Committee of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) have failed to reach a consensus on the outcome of the recently-conducted Ondo State governorship primary election.

‘’On The US- Africa Policy, Something’s Don’t Ned To Change. What They Need Is To Be Expanded And Scaled Up’’ Pace Setter Tony Elumelu To Presidential Candidates Hilary Clinton, Donald Trump As Part Of Awareness Creation For Africapitalism

Speaking at the weekend in Delaware as the Keynote Speaker at the US Senator Chris Coons’ Opportunity Africa Conference 2016, Elumelu urged candidates Trump and Clinton that on the US-Africa Policy, something’s don't need to change. What they need is to be expanded and scaled up.  In other words, we need more U.S. engagement in Africa through mutually beneficial trade and investment. "

Speaking further, Elumelu said

EFCC Unveils Fresh N1.5billion Properties Owned By Ex President Goodluck Jonathan On Domestic Affairs, Waripamowei Dudafa In Lagos, Bayelsa

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has traced properties worth N1.5bn to a former Special Adviser to ex-President Goodluck Jonathan on Domestic Affairs, Waripamowei Dudafa.

Ex Rivers REC In List Of 100 INEC Officials For Prosecution In 2015 Election N23.29bn Bribery Case

About 100 Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) officials are likely to face trial for indictment in the N23.29b bribe during the 2015 elections.

Sunday, September 18, 2016

Ex First Lady, Dame Patience Jonathan Faces Fresh Investigations Over 5 Choice Properties And A N5bn Hotel In Abuja

Former First Lady, Dame Patience Jonathan appears to have more explanation to make to the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) besides the $19 million just frozen in her accounts.

Saturday, September 17, 2016

Thursday, September 15, 2016

Hard Knocks, Massive Blows For Steve Ayorinde, Information Ministry Over Attempts To Dabble Into Tourism With ‘’Love Lagos’’ At Popular London Carnival

Recently, I was alarmed by reports from Lagos State Ministry of Information that it was headed to Notting Hill (London) carnival to showcase love Lagos weekend.

Going..Going..Going... Patience Jonathan Risk’s Forfeiting $15m To Govt As Companies Used To Move Funds Plead Guilty To Money Laundering Charge

There was a momentary hush inside the courtroom after a representative of  Pluto Property and Investment Company Limited, the first of the four companies involved in a $26 million money laundering case linked to former First Lady, Patience Jonathan, abruptly pleaded guilty before the judge.

Gov Abubakar Bagudu Boots Out 17 Local Govt Sole Administrators

Governor Abubakar Bagudu of Kebbi State has announced the removal of 17 Local Government Sole Administrators in the state.

Saturday, September 10, 2016

Friday, September 9, 2016

Ex President Goodluck Jonathan’s Chief Of Staff, Jones Arogbofa, Former BPE D.G Benjami Dikki Grilled As EFCC Probe Alleged Payment Of N27bn ‘’Phantom’’ PHCN Insurance Premiums

Jones Arogbofa, a retired brigadier and former chief of staff to ex-president Goodluck Jonathan, has been quizzed by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission

Why Pushed Edo Gubernatorial Election To Septemebr 28 - INEC

The Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, has given reasons for retracting its earlier stance to proceed with the Edo State governorship election initially scheduled for Saturday.

Ex Presidential Aides Waripamo Owei Dudafa, Amajuoyi Briggs, Others Used Companies Without Address To Perpetrate Alleged $31.4m Fraud

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), yesterday, told a Federal High Court in Lagos that the companies used by Mr. Waripamo-Owei Emmanuel Dudafa, a former Special Assistant on Domestic Affairs to President Jonathan, and two other persons, in an alleged $31.4m fraud, are without addresses.

Zenith Bank Launches *966# Free Airtime Promo That Triples Purchase By Customers

Nigeria’s foremost Financial Institution, Zenith Bank Plc., has launched the *966# Friday campaign to reward its USSD banking customers by giving them a chance to triple their airtime purchased every

‘’Listen To Your Husband.. Once you stop listening, your Beauty evaporates. You Come Under His Authority, When You Do Not You Are A Rebel’’ Pastor Chris Oyakhilome Teaches Married Women On How To Protect Their Marriages

Husband does not mean the male partner in a marriage, husband means master. The reason for most problems in Christian marriages is the fact that women refute God’s definition of marriage and form theirs. They believe they are equal partners. If most women had their fathers bold enough to talk to them, they will be very successful in their marriage and they will be very happy people. Most women have never been taught by their parents, their fathers particularly and that’s their biggest problem because they don’t know who a man is, they think he is another woman.

Thursday, September 8, 2016

Why Ex Gov Abubakar Audu's Eldest Son Mohammed, 15 Other Family Members Were Arrested In Kogi

Family members of late Governor Abubakar Audu of Kogi State were arrested by the police for alleged

Collapsed Marriage Crisis Rages On As Mohammed Babangida, Estranged Wife Rahma Engage In Intense Battle Over Custody Of Children

News is out that Mohammed, son of Former Nigerian Military President, Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida, is currently battling his ex wife, Rahma, daughter of Alhaji Indimi a Billionaire businessman for custody of their two eldest kids.

From the court documents and confirmation

More Trouble In Niger Delta As Runway Ex Militant Leader, Tompolo’s Father Thomas Ekpemupolo Dies From Alleged Injuries Sustained In Invasion By Soldiers After His Son

Chief Thomas Ekpemupolo, father of the embattled former Niger Delta militant leader, Chief Government Ekpemupolo, also known as Tompolo, is dead.

Wednesday, September 7, 2016

Tuesday, September 6, 2016

Itinerant Herdsmen Invade $300m Abuja National Stadium Complex, Turns It Into Grazing Site

Itinerant herdsmen have invaded the $300 million National Stadium Complex in Abuja, turning it into a grazing reserve for their cattle. This is in spite of an existing order prohibiting open grazing in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), an order the Abuja Environmental Protection Board (AEPB) is empowered to enforce.

Battling With 11 Months Salary Debt Gov Yahaya Bello’s Kogi Govt Set To Buy 109 Luxury Cars Valued At $12m For Traditional Rulers, Assembly Members, Commissioners & Council Administrators

Kogi state government has concluded plans  to purchase 109 luxury cars worth $12 million ,despite inability to pay salaries.

Beneficiaries include 

Monday, September 5, 2016

Former Council Boss John Nwofoke In Police Net For Pilfering 450 Litres Of Diesel

What would make a former Vice Chairman of a local government in Ebonyi State to descend so low to steal diesel? Is it because of recession or hunger?

DSP Alamieyeseigha’s Seized N2.8billion Abuja Hotel, Chelsea Wastes Away As Drug Addicts, Reptiles, Rodents, Weeds & Men Of The Underworld Takeover After Miscreants Have Stripped Away Valuables

Almost seven years after the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) handed over the N2.8billion Chelsea Hotel to the government of Bayelsa State, the hitherto money-spinning edifice is rotting away in Abuja.