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Saturday, October 17, 2020

Nengi Talks About Why She Did Not Sleep On Any Man’s Bed In The House'

Second runner-up in the recently concluded Big Brother Naija (Lockdown Edition), Rebecca Hampson, better known as Nengi, has opened up on why she did not sleep on any man’s bed during the reality television show.

FirstBank Says Staff Free To Join #EndSars Protests

 First Bank on Saturday denied that it has banned its staff from joining #EndSARS protests

Thursday, October 15, 2020

INEC announces February 18 as 2023 presidential election

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) on Thursday announced the date for the 2023 presidential election.

Wednesday, October 14, 2020

No More Checking Of Nigerians’ Phones – IG


Mohammed Adamu, Nigeria's Inspector-General of Police has ordered police officers to stop checking citizens’ phones.

Monday, October 12, 2020

Sunday, October 11, 2020

Ganduje Suspends Media Aide Over Attack On Buhari


Governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje of Kano State has suspended his Special Adviser on Media, Salihu Tanko Yakasai over some unguarded utterances on the person of President Muhammadu Buhari on the social media platform.

Rotimi Akeredolu wins Ondo governorship election

Governor Rotimi Akeredolu, the candidate of the APC, has scored the highest number of votes in Saturday’s Ondo State governorship election and has been declared the winner.

The result of the election, held in all Ondos’s 17 local governments, was declared by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) on Sunday in the state capital.

Akeredolu Akeredolu polled 292, 830 to defeat his main rival Eyitayo Jegede of the PDP who scored 195,780 votes.

BREAKING: Nigerian Police finally disbands SARS


The inspector-general of police, Adamu Mohammed has announced the immediate disbandment of the special anti-robbery squad (SARS) following nationwide protests over its brutality.

The Police boss says:

The immediate dissolution of SARS and redeployment of all officers serving within the unit while an investigation into activities will be undertaking with civil societies organisation and culprits punished.

 Investigation will also be conducted into the activities of SARS with the collaboration of civil societies organisation while identified culprits within the force will be punished

Friday, October 9, 2020

Big Boost For The Economy As BUA Group, FAVA Of Italy Sign Agreement To Put Up A 720tons Per Day Pasta Processing Plant In Nigeria

Africa’s leading foods and manufacturing conglomerate, BUA Group has today signed an agreement with FAVA of Italy for

Heritage Bank Manager Docked Over $50,000 Fraud

The Enugu Zonal office of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC on

Dwayne Johnson is Instagram's most-followed man in America


Dwayne Johnson has officially surpassed 200 million followers on Instagram.

The "Jumanji" star, who is the most followed American man on the platform, marked his social media achievement by posting a video of him dressed up and taking a celebratory shot.

Thursday, October 8, 2020

Alleged Fraud: EFCC Presents First Witness Against Adeherself


The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, on Wednesday, October 7, 2020, presented its first prosecution witness, PW1, Samuel Orie, a Compliance Officer with Guaranty Trust Bank Plc, against a self-acclaimed social media influencer, Rukayat Adedamola Adewale, aka Adeherself, who was re-arraigned today for alleged internet fraud before Justice Sherifat Solebo of the Lagos State High Court sitting in Ikeja.

Fraud: EFCC grills Lagos Speaker, Obasa Over Misappropriation Of Public Funds

Speaker of the Lagos State House of Assembly, Mudashiru Obasa, is currently at the office of Economic and Financial Crimes Commission for questioning over allegations of financial misappropriation.

Tuesday, October 6, 2020

Burna Boy, Rema, Others Bag 2020 MTV EMA Nominations

MTV has announced nominations for the “2020 MTV EMAs, and Nigerian singers Burna Boy and Rema have been nominated for the Best African Act.

BET Awards 2020 winner and Grammy nominee, Burna Boy has once again been nominated in the Best African Act, a category he won in 2019. Other African singers in the category include, Master KG, Kabza de Small and DJ Maphorisa (South Africa), Sheebah (Uganda), Gaz Mawete (Democratic Republic of The Congo and Rema (Nigeria).

Hushpuppi’s trial suspended till 2021

The trial of Ramon Abbas, a Nigerian Instagram celebrity facing wire fraud charges in the United States has been moved to 2021.

Judge Otis Wright chambers ordered the released September 23, the jury trial will continue by 9:00 a.m. on May 4, 2021.

Ondo2020: SDP Candidate, Peter Fasua Steps Down For Governor Akeredolu

The candidate of the opposition Social Democratic Party (SDP), Mr. Peter Fasua on Monday stepped down from the race for October 10th governorship poll for the incumbent Governor, Oluwarotimi Akeredolu, SAN, saying “I share the same vision with Akeredolu.”

Naira Marley Cancels Protest, Gives Police One Week For Changes To Show

Naira Marley has called off his planned #EndSarsBrutality protest in Lagos.
In a tweet shared via his Twitter page on Tuesday, October 6, 2020, the rapper said he is putting a halt to the planned protest for a week.

Sunday, October 4, 2020

”My father was Assassinated so you don’t know the pain I’ve felt all my life” – Teni

Popular Nigerian Singer, Teni Apata, has revealed that she’s felt pain all her life due to the tragic assassination of her military father, Simeone Apata.

How I caught my wife in bed with another man, by Fani-Kayode

Former Minister of Aviation Femi Fani-Kayode has alleged he caught Precious Chikwendu, his estranged wife, with a married man in bed.

He stated this while reacting to a viral video claiming that he physically abused Chikwendu.

Friday, October 2, 2020

The Hidden Details About Seyi Tinubu & Singer CDQ’s Fight


Friends in the know insist that the spat against Seyi Tinubu by Sodiq Abubakar Yusuf the popular singer popularly known as CDQ shouldn't have happened.

And they provided reasons for this assertion.

‘’It was

Super Businessman Abdul Samad Rabiu Shows How Nigeria Can Achieve Supersonic Greatness In ‘’This Is Our Nigeria’’ Independence Day message

Here is the Independence Day goodwill message from Abdul Samad Rabiu, the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of BUA Group‘’This Is

President Trump, Melania Trump test positive to Covid-19

President Donald Trump announced early Friday that he and his wife both tested positive for the coronavirus, an extraordinary development coming months into a global pandemic and in the final stretch of his reelection campaign in which he has flouted experts' guidance on preventing the disease's spread.

Thursday, October 1, 2020

How a college dropout started a drone company on track for $100K in sales

Meet Dwight Neptune, 22-year-old CEO and co-founder of Beagle Drones. 
Neptune began studying electrical engineering in high school and picked up drones as a hobby. When he and his co-founders built their first drone, it actually caught on fire because it wasn't wired properly.

‘’Our Official Salary Is N800.000 & N8.5M As Running Cost Per Month’’ Reps Member Reveals

A member representing Kaltungo/Shongom Gombe Federal Constituency, Hon. Simon Karu, has said members of the House of Representatives receive about N9.3 million monthly as emoluments.

The member said the money includes their monthly salary and office running costs.
Speaking in Abuja at a well-attended event to mark the 60th Independence anniversary tagged: Fixing Nigeria at 60 – “Sustainable and efficient democracy: Issues on accountability and transparency in governance”, the lawmaker however blamed constituents high demand for the cost.

Nick Spencer Committed Suicide By Hanging At His $2.5 Million Mansion

Newlywed BP vice president, 61, hanged himself at his £2million home a week after being made redundant, inquest hears

The vice president of British Petroleum hanged himself at his £2million home a week after he was made redundant, a coroner heard today.

Wednesday, September 30, 2020

Davido Reveals How Covid-19 Messed Up His Marriage Plans

Multiple award-winning artiste, Davido, has revealed the cause of his mother’s death. The Fem singer stated that his mother died of

Monday, September 28, 2020

Nigeria's 36 State Governors Drag Buhari To Supreme Court

The 36 states of the federation have gone before the Supreme Court to challenge the Presidential Executive Order No. 00-10 of 2020 signed in May by the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), on the funding of the courts.

Sunday, September 27, 2020

Laycon Wins Big Brother Naija 2020

Olamilekan Agbeleshe has won the Big Brother Naija Season 5.

Popularly known as Laycon, the young lad beat 19 other housemates to be crowned the winner of this year’s reality television show.

He led by 60 per cent votes followed by Dorathy with 21.85 per cent votes. However, Nengi had 15.03 per cent votes while Neo and Vee had 1.94 per cent and 1.18 per cent votes, respectively.

Saturday, September 26, 2020

BUA CEO Abdul Samad Rabiu, AFCTA Sec Gen Wamkelemene Others Deliberate On Success Of Africa Continental Free Trade Agreement


The Executive Chairman/CEO, BUA Group, Abdul Samad Rabiu has expressed excitement and readiness to work towards the implementation and success of the Africa Continental Free Trade Area agreement which when fully operational,will

Friday, September 25, 2020

APC Caretaker Committee Nulifies Suspension Of Fayemi, Ojudu And Others

The attention of the National Secretariat of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has been drawn to a purported and widely-reported "suspension" of the Governor of Ekiti State, H.E. Kayode Fayemi as well as an earlier reported "indefinite suspension" of some other party members in the state.

Obaseki, Shuaibu And Their Wives Visit Buhari

Edo State Governor, Godwin Obaseki, on Friday met with the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.

The governor however told State House correspondents at the end of the meeting that it would be immoral for him to return to the All Progressives Congress.

Thursday, September 24, 2020

UK seeks to seize $39 million from lawyer who helped Ibori

 British prosecutors launched an attempt on Thursday to confiscate 30.8 million pounds ($39.3 million) from a London lawyer who assisted a Nigerian politician in looting and laundering funds from the oil state he governed.
Bhadresh Gohil was convicted in 2010 of 13 counts of money-laundering and other offences linked to his role in the case of James Ibori, who was governor of Delta State in southern Nigeria from 1999 to 2007. Gohil was sentenced to 10 years in prison.
Then a partner at a firm in the London district of Mayfair, Gohil had helped Ibori channel stolen funds through shell companies and offshore accounts, and buy assets such as an English country house and a $20 million private jet - although police caught up with the men before the jet was delivered.
Gohil also masterminded a fraud in which $37 million in fake consultancy fees was stolen from two Nigerian states in connection with the sale of their stakes in a telecoms company.
With its highly developed financial and legal services industries, Britain has long been a favoured destination for people seeking to launder dirty money.

Wednesday, September 23, 2020

Court Case Against GTBank For Assault Against Journalist Continues


The Court of Appeal sitting in Abuja on Tuesday adjourned a hearing of a case of assault and enforcement of fundamental human rights filed against the Guaranty Trust Bank (GTB), the

Details Of Why U.S Govt Put Atiku & His Wives On Financial Surveillance


Ahead of Nigeria’s 2019 general elections, perennial presidential hopeful, Atiku Abubakar, mounted an intense campaign to untangle his candidacy from a public perception that he is corrupt. This is what his opponents have always latched on to. But in 2019, he decided to

F.G Govt Advertises Sale Of Presidential Jet

The Federal Government has put up for sale a jet in the Presidential fleet, Hawker 4000 aircraft with registration number, 5N-FGX/: RC 066.

The business-size jet which entered into service in

Monday, September 21, 2020

GTBank’s Segun Agbaje Spends $200,000 On New Mercedes Maybach

Despite the fact that GTBank is restricting the access its customers have to foreign exchange, including their own foreign exchange in their own personal and corporate accounts, and in addition to the general economic downturn which has led to increased layoffs, salary reductions, and general economic hardship, CEO of GTBank (rumored to be the incoming chairman of GTBank Holdings), Segun Agbaje has splurged on a $180,000 Mercedes S560 Maybach edition in Magnetite Black Metallic colour.

Sunday, September 20, 2020

Obaseki wins Edo governorship election

Obaseki has defeated his main challenger, Osagie Ize-Iyamu of the All Progressives Congress (APC) and 12 other candidates, to secure another term of four years in office.

Saturday, September 19, 2020

Edo election: INEC begins uploading of polling units results online

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has begun uploading the Edo governorship results from polling units on its online portal.

Jubilant Supporter In Edo Falls From Moving Vehicle

A yet-to-be-identified young man has fallen from a speeding vehicle in Edo.

The young man was part of the youths, in a vehicle, jubilating over results announced in favour of the Peoples Democratic Party candidate Obaseki.

The youth fell from the vehicle and hit his head on the tarred road.

The vehicle moved on but some of the PDP supporters alighted and rushed the victim to a clinic near the scene of the accident.

The incident happened in front of Ugbekun Primary School in Ikpoba-Okha Local Government Area.

Thursday, September 17, 2020

Babalakin quits as Pro-Chancellor

The crisis at the University of Lagos took a new twist on Thursday with the resignation of its Pro-Chancellor, Dr. Wale Babalakin (SAN).

This is coming a few hours after a Presidential Visitation Panel set up by the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), to look into the crisis that led to the removal of the Vice-Chancellor, Prof Oluwatoyin Ogundipe, submitted its report on Thursday.

The committee was inaugurated on August 26 to look into the leadership crisis in the university.

Fani Fani-Kayode separates from Precious Chikwendu, wants N2bn from Stella Dimokorkus

A former Minister of Aviation, Femi Fani-Kayode, has separated from his wife, Precious Chikwendu, with whom he had four sons.

Fani-Kayode has, also, written a pre-litigation letter to popular blogger, Stella Dimokorkus, demanding N2bn from her for a report he termed libelous.

Wednesday, September 16, 2020

President Muhammadu Buhari Unveils Nigeria At 60 Logo

President Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), on Wednesday, unveiled the “Nigeria at 60” logo in Abuja.

The logo will be used in the celebration of the country’s 60th anniversary.

The unveiling took place during the Federal Executive Council meeting in Abuja.

Microsoft Co-Founder, Bill Gates Losses Father

William H. Gates II, a lawyer and philanthropist who was the father of Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates, has died at 94. 
Gates died peacefully Monday at his beach home in Washington state from Alzheimer's disease, his family announced Tuesday.

Monday, September 14, 2020

BUA Donates Another N350m To CACOVID In Fight Against Covid-19 Gives Kebbi Govt N100m As Flood Relief Support

 BUA Group has donated an additional sum of 350million Naira to CACOVID (the CBN-led Private Sector Coalition on Covid-19) bringing to 1.35billion Naira, its total donation to CACOVID. In another development, BUA also announced the donation of 100million Naira to