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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

Sunday, September 13, 2020

Former NDDC MD Forfeits N250Million To Government

A former Managing Director of the Niger Delta Development Commission( NDDC), has forfeited a sum of N250,000,000 to the Federal Government.

FG Bans Alcohol In Satchets

The Federal Government has indicated plans to completely phase out high concentration of alcohol in sachet and small Polyethylene Terephthalate and glass bottles in the country.

The moves are contained in a statement by the Director-General of the National Agency for Foods and Drugs Administration and Control, Prof. Mojisola Adeyeye on Saturday titled: ‘NAFDAC cautions on alcohol abuse.’

Friday, September 11, 2020

EFCC Quizzes Suspected Fraudster For Concealing 2,886 ATM Cards In Noodles

The Lagos zonal office of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, has commenced investigations of a suspected fraudster for concealing 2,886 Automated Teller Machine(ATM) cards and four Subscriber Identification Module( SIM) cards in noodles.

The suspect:  Ishaq Abubakar was handed over to the EFCC  by  the Nigeria Customs Service on Thursday, September 10, 2020 for investigation and prosecution.

UK Court Orders P&ID To Make Interim Payment Of £1.5m To Nigeria

The Federal Republic of Nigeria (FRN) Thursday appeared in the English High Court for a scheduled hearing.

The hearing followed the major victory secured by FRN last Friday, allowing it to bring a fraud challenge against a $10 billion arbitration award obtained by vulture-fund-backed P&ID well outside the normal time limits.

Thursday, September 10, 2020

Mali junta told to name a president

West African leaders have given Mali's junta until September 15 to name a transitional prime minister and president.

Wednesday, September 9, 2020

Donald Trump Nominated For 2021 Nobel Peace Prize For Isreal/UAE Peace Deal

President Donald Trump has been nominated by Norwegian MP Tybring-Gjedde who praised for Trumps efforts towards resolving conflicts worldwide.

Tuesday, September 8, 2020

Despite Covid-19, UBA’sTony Elumelu, Zenith Bank’s Jim Ovia, GTBank’s Segun Agbaje & Access Bank’s Herbert Wigwe To Earn N2.3Billion Dividend In Just 6 Months

Top Nigerian bank executives will earn a total of N2.3 billion in interim dividend for the half year ended June 30, according to

Union Bank Staff Docked For Defrauding Customers Of N80million

The Kano Zonal office of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission(EFCC), has arraigned one Kolapo Oduwole before Justice Musa Danladi of the Katsina State High Court on a six -count charge of forgery and

Sunday, September 6, 2020

Two Nigerians Arrested By INTERPOL Fo‎r ‎€14.7 Million COVID-19 Scam

Two Nigerian suspects have been arrested for alledgedly defrauding a Germany company of ‎€14.7 million in a COVID-19-related scale, Nigerian police said on Sunday.

CBN Freezes Baba Ijebu, Other Companies’ Bank Accounts As Dollar Scarcity Bites Harder In Nigeria

The move by the apex bank comes months after the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission launched an investigation into the activities of Adebutu for alleged tax fraud and economic sabotage.

Saturday, September 5, 2020

Tinubu Storms Ondo For APC Campaign Flag Off

The arrival of the National Leader of the APC, Bola Tinubu and Chief Bisi Akande for the Flag-off rally of Gov. Rotimi Akeredolu’s re-election Campaign.

They were received at the Akure Airport by Governor Akeredolu, The state party Chairman & others.

'Hotel Rwanda' hero arrested on terrorism charges

Rwanda said it had arrested Paul Rusesabagina - the man who was hailed a hero in a Hollywood movie about the country's 1994 genocide - on terrorism charges and on Monday paraded him in front of the media in handcuffs.

Friday, September 4, 2020

US Govt Move To Seize Oil Baron Kola Aluko’s $25m Los Angeles mansion

The United States Department of Justice money laundering and asset recovery section has initiated proceedings at the US District Court for the Southern District of Texas to seize a $25m mansion in Los Angeles owned by Kola Aluko, an ally of

Sterling Bank Director, Famous Lagos Socialite In 250,000 Hectares Land Mess As Court Issues Bench Warrant

It has to be said that the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has no problem whatsoever getting in the face of any and everybody. They say that power and privilege are safe havens. Apparently, this wisdom falls apart wherever EFCC is the Spanish Inquisitor and a Nigerian Court is in session. Two very prominent figures are the latest fish to be caught in the nets, and the story is all the more interesting because the fish have refused to be hauled aboard.

In this episode of ‘EFCC and Company’, a Special Offences Court has ordered the apprehension and arrest of former Sterling Bank Director, Yemi Idowu, and Lagos-famous socialite and Prince, Waheed Gbadamosi Eletu-Odibo. A

Africa Cup of Nations Trophy Stolen In Egypt

The Africa Cup of Nations trophy retained by Egypt permanently after the Pharaohs won the title three times in a row has been lost, with former federation member Magdi Abdelghani explaining that the cup was destroyed in a fire at the association's Cairo HQ in 2013.

Nigeria Gets Landslide Win Against $10Billion P&ID Judgement

Nigeria has secured a landmark victory in its pursuit to overturn a $10 billion judgement awarded against it in a case against Process and Industrial Developments (P&ID).

In the judgment delivered on Thursday, Ross Cranston, a judge of th

Wednesday, September 2, 2020

BUA Group Signs Agreement With Axens Of France To Build $Multi- Billion 200,000bpd Integrated Refinery And Petrochemical Project In Nigeria

BUA Group, one of Africa’s leading Foods, Mining, & Infrastructure Conglomerates has today signed an agreement with Axens of France for the supply of process technologies for its upcoming 10million tonnes per annum megarefinery and petrochemicals facility to

Lionel Messi has reportedly agreed a €700m deal with City Football Group, to move to Manchester City

Lionel Messi's decision to quit Barcelona for Manchester City is to be rewarded with a contract that will cement the multiple Ballon d'Or winner's status as the highest-paid individual in the history of the sport.

Unilorin Undergraduate To Clear Drainage For 3 Months Over Romance Scam

Justice Sikiru Oyinloye of the Kwara State High Coourt, sitting in Ilorin has convicted and sentenced Akinsanya Olamide Ridwan, a four hundred level undergraduate of the University of Ilorin to three months Community Service for committing romance scam.

Tuesday, September 1, 2020

Access Bank Battles Effects Of ''Hacking'' Of Database

Access Bank customers are carrying out panic withdrawals following hacker Ihebuzo Chris’ claim that he hacked into the bank’s database, accessed, and extracted data of