In its bid to ensure that peace continues to reign and the need for sustainable development globally, the United Nations in collaboration with POLAC has appointed some notable Nigerians as its peace ambassadors. The event, which took place in Abuja, was one of the activities lined up by the United Nations to celebrate the 2019 Human Rights Day. Notable among the recipients were vice-chairman, SIDIL, Alhaji Alhassan Dantata; chairman, Pinnacle… Continue Reading

Give Us Our Cash Prize – Trophy Five-Aside Winner Cries Out

Winners of the Five-Aside football tournament told International Breweries Plc to release their cash prize after emerging as the African Champion in Tanzania or face litigation. The African Champion represented by a Lagos based firm, Okadele Ige & Co alledged that the company has refused to give its clients their entitlements. According to the law firm, the boys were entitled to cash, construction of a mini stadium at the home… Continue Reading

PRESIDENT BUHARI NAMES NEW FIRS BOARD FOR SENATE CONFIRMATION

President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the composition of a new board for the Federal Inland Revenue Service, FIRS, subject to Senate confirmation. The President nominated a renowned tax consultant, Muhammad M. Nami as the new chairman. The board is composed of a member representing each of the six geographical zones and statutory representatives from a select number of ministries and government agencies. Mr Muhammad, a well-trained Tax, Accounting and Management… Continue Reading

Sowore’s Rearrest: ‘This Has Never Happened Before’, Falana Slams DSS

Sowore’s Rearrest: ‘This Has Never Happened Before’, Falana Slams DSS Lead Counsel and human rights lawyer, Femi Falana has criticised the Department of State Security Services (DSS) for disrupting court proceedings and eventually rearresting his clients, Mr. Omoyele Sowore and Olawale Bakare at a Federal High Court in Abuja, barely 24 hours after their release from DSS custody. Mr. Sowore and his co-accused, Mr. Bakare, were released on Thursday night,… Continue Reading

N7.1bn fraud: Orji Kalu bags 12 years imprisonment…… begs prison official not to handcuff him

A Federal High Court in Lagos on Thursday sentenced a former Governor of Abia, Orji Kalu, to 12 years’ imprisonment for N7.2 billion fraud and money laundering. The court convicted Kalu, now a senator, on all the 39 counts preferred against him by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission charge. Kalu was charged alongside a former Commissioner for Finance, in the state Jones Udeogo, and his company, Slok Nig. Ltd…. Continue Reading

Things getting out of hand, Aisha Buhari warns govs, others

The President’s wife, Mrs Aisha Buhari, has slammed state governors for failing to provide basic social amenities and infrastructure, noting that things were getting out of hand. The wife of the President spoke at the Nigerian Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs General Assembly and National Executive Council Meeting held at the National Mosque in Abuja on Friday. She said, “We should either fasten our seatbelt or do the needful or… Continue Reading

Lightning kills 19 cows in Osun

No fewer than 19 cows were killed by lightning at Iba in Ifelodun Local Government Area of Osun State. It was gathered on Saturday that some Fulani herdsmen were grazing their cattle on the field around the Apala area of the town when the incident happened. It was learnt that all the 19 cows on the field at that time were killed by the thunder. In his reaction to the… Continue Reading

TOP GLOBAL DESIGNERS STORM LAGOS FOR “STYLE BY ZENITH 2.0” LIFESTYLE FAIR

Top global designers and brands will storm Lagos for the “Style by Zenith 2.0” Fair, the second edition of Zenith Bank’s highly anticipated Lifestyle Fair, which holds from Friday, November 29 to Sunday, December 1, 2019 at the Eko Energy City, Eko Atlantic, Victoria Island, Lagos. Some of the top designers billed to feature at the fair include Tom Ford, Dolce and Gabbana, Tokyo James, Eyola, Mai Atafo, Okunnoren Twins,… Continue Reading

FOLAKE ANI-MUMUNEY HITS ANOTHER FEAT, CLINCHES LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD IN GHANA

Folake Ani-Mumuney, Chairperson, FBNInsurance Brokers; Group Head, Marketing & Corporate Communications, First Bank of Nigeria Limited and Vice President, World Federation of Advertisers yesterday in faraway Ghana, clinched the Lifetime Achievement awards at the Marketing World 2019 awards. The Marketing World Awards (MWA) recognizes outstanding performances by individuals and corporate bodies across the marketing communications industry in Africa that have delivered superior product values to the market and exhibited excellence… Continue Reading

Buhari secretly pursuing third term agenda —Falana

Femi Falana •Says govt behaving like Abacha Despite public denial, Nigeria’s leading rights advocate and Senior Advocate of Nigeria, Mr Femi Falana, is certain President Muhammadu Buhari is working towards illegally elongating his stay in office. A pro-Buhari group recently called for an extension of the president’s tenure beyond the constitutional limit of 2023. The Nigerian leader demurred, saying he would be retiring to Daura, his hometown, after his second… Continue Reading

Nigerian Police Arrests First Weekly’s Dipo Awojobi By Admin-

Reaching us just now is the news of the arrest of one Dipo Awijobi, a journalist and an editor at First Weekly Magazine, the arrest was made by the police in Lagos following a petition alleging defamation of character, the journalist’s wife and colleagues have told an online platform. Dipo Awojobi was arrested at about 5:00 p.m. on Thursday, his wife, Omolara said. Mr Awojobi was said to have been… Continue Reading

Sowore, Bakare held by DSS despite bail perfection

   Justice Ijeoma Ojukwu of the Federal High Court in Abuja on Wednesday issued the warrants for the release of the convener of #RevolutionNow protest, Mr. Omoyele Sowore, and his co-defendant, Olawale Bakare, from the custody of the Department of State Services. Their lawyer, Mr. Femi Falana (SAN), had earlier said during Wednesday’s proceedings that his clients had met the bail conditions imposed by the court. Our Correspondent saw copies of… Continue Reading

BREAKING: Sowore, co-defendants have met bail conditions, will be freed today – Falana

Human rights lawyer, Mr. Femi Falana (SAN), told the Federal High Court in Abuja on Wednesday the convener of #RevolutionNow protest, Mr. Omoyele Sowore, and his co-defendant, Olawale Bakare, have met the bail conditions imposed on them in respect of their trial on charges of treasonable felony. Falana, who is their lawyer, said the defendants would be freed later on Wednesday. He said this while asking for an adjournment of… Continue Reading

‘You’ll not go without vomitting what you’ve stolen’ — Bakare sends cryptic jab to Bourdillon

Tunde Bakare, serving overseer of the Latter Rain Assembly (LRA), has sent a cryptic message to Bourdillon, saying he who stole will vomit all he has stolen before he goes. Speaking during a sermon at the Latter Rain Assembly on Sunday, Bakare said the people are praising the one who stole from them, and regarding him as a generous man. The fiery preacher, who also spoke about the race to… Continue Reading

Alleged Internet fraud, Money Laundering: EFCC Arrests Ismaila Mustapha, a.k.a Mompha

The EFCC, Lagos Zonal office, has arrested a renowned Social Media celebrity, Ismaila Mustapha popularly known as Mompha for an alleged involvement in internet related fraud and money laundering. The suspect was arrested on Friday 18, October 2019 at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja on his way to Dubai Emirate following series of intelligence reports received by the Commission. According to the EFCC operatives, “actionable cross border intelligence received… Continue Reading

ICPC declares Obono-Obla wanted

The Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) has declared Okoi Obono-Obla, former chairman of the Special Investigation Panel for the Recovery of Public Property (SPIP), wanted. The anti-graft agency said it took the action due to his Obono-Obla’s “repeated failure to appear before it to answer questions bordering on allegations of fraud and corruption”. President Muhammadu Buhari had suspended Obono-Obla in August, saying the suspension would be in… Continue Reading

Felony Charge: Court varies Sowore, Bakare’s bail conditions

The Federal High Court sitting in Abuja, on Monday, varied the bail conditions it earlier granted to detained activist and convener of the RevolutionNow protest, Omoyele Sowore and his co-defendant, Olawale Bakare (aka Mandate). The court, in a ruling by trial Justice Ijeoma Ojukwu, agreed to review the terms it attached to the bail it gave to Sowore and Bakare on October 4, which the defendants insisted was too stringent… Continue Reading

NIGERIA COMMUNITY ASSOCIATION ROCHDALE, UK CELEBRATE NIGERIA @ 59

…Innovates With Flag Raising and Black – History Month Gala Dinner Ahead of the forthcoming 59th Independence celebration of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, the Nigeria Community Association (NCA) Rochdale, United Kingdom, have reeled out top notch arrangements aimed at making the day worthy of its cause. NCA Rochdale, UK as gathered, is one of the leading socio-cultural organisations in the United Kingdom dedicated to the celebration and expansion of… Continue Reading

GTBank Fashion Weekend 2019: Get Ready For Africa’s Biggest Fashion Experience

This November, industry leaders, style connoisseurs and fashion enthusiasts from across the globe will converge in Lagos, Nigeria for the 4th edition of the GTBank Fashion Weekend. Holding Saturday the 9th and Sunday the 10th of November 2019 at the GTCentre, Plot 1, Water Corporation Drive, Oniru, the 2-day event will put a spotlight on Africa’s emerging fashion industry whilst showcasing the talent and creativity of indigenous small businesses in the… Continue Reading

AFFC lauds Heritage Bank on youth, entertainment devt  

African Freestyle Football (AFFC) Championship 2019 in collaboration with World Freestyle Football Association (WFFA) have commended Heritage Bank Plc for its pivotal role in enhancing youth development and engendering the Nigeria’s entertainment space on the world’s stage. The 2019 African Freestyle Football Championship ended on a high note, with defending champion Abdul Titi Kone of Cote d’Ivoire emerging as the African Champion once again. This event marked the 2nd edition… Continue Reading

More trouble for VP Osinbajo: There is corruption in N-SIP programme –Magu  

The acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission,  Ibrahim Magu, has  claimed  there is corruption in  the National Social Investment Programme and Anchor Borrower’s Programme. The  Office of the Vice-President superintends   the  N-SIP while the Central Bank of Nigeria funds the Anchor Borrower’s Programme. Magu  called on civil society organisations to investigate the N-SIP. The EFCC chief  raised the alarm at the 15th Anti-Corruption Situation Room organised by… Continue Reading

CAMA 2019 Chats Way Forward For Nigeria’s Security, Economic and Political Stability

…Sanwo-olu, Ganduje, Nwoko, Kanu, Akiolu, Sunday Dare, Obasa, Akande, Rashida Yahaya Bello, others gears up for honour The much-awaited and much publicized glamorous event of class and panache, Classic Africa Merit Award (CAMA season 9), is on daily basis gaining momentum as D-day draws near as the evening of candor and splendor is all set to hold on Sunday 29th September, 2019. The event, which has been on the mouth… Continue Reading

We Partnered with Tony Elumelu Foundation to Create Economic Opportunities in Conflict Prone Regions – ICRC President Says

Tony Elumelu, Founder of Tony Elumelu Foundation and ICRC President, Peter Maurer Calls for a new Private Sector Led approach to humanitarian development in Africa Collaboration between humanitarian and the private sector is critical for impact-driven intervention At the just concluded Forum organised by the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), key speakers Tony O. Elumelu, Founder of the Tony Elumelu Foundation and Peter Maurer, President of the International Committee… Continue Reading

Awwal Garba AD: A Major Player in the Global Business Sector with Investments across Vast Terrains

 “It is not in the pursuit of happiness that we find fulfillment, it is in the happiness of pursuit.” Denis Waitley Taking a cue from Waitley, it is safe to say since the soul is the power and core of who one is, fulfillment is therefore the feeling of being happy and satisfied with one’s life because of interesting, useful, or important things embarked upon. Alhaji Awwal Garba is a… Continue Reading

Sowore Reportedly Sick, Denied Treatment —- Deji Adeyanju

Activist and Convener of Concerned Nigerians, Deji Adeyanju has revealed that Sahara Reporters Publisher and former AAC Presidential Candidate, Omoyele Sowore is sick and reportedly being denied treatment. Sowore has been in detention ever since his arrest by the Department of State Security Service, DSS on August 3rd, 2019. Adeyanju, in a statement via his Facebook page, revealed that Sowore was not in good health. He wrote; “Just got news… Continue Reading

ROBBERY: 5 SUSPECTS LAND IN POLICE NET

Two suspected robbers, who hijacked a Taxify Toyota Corolla Sports in Lekki and three others that participated in the selling of the car to a dealer in Republic of Benin for the sum of N250,000:00 have been arrested by the Operatives of the Rapid Response Squad (RRS). The suspects: Michael Sosa (27), Nelson Benson (24), Idowu Dauda (30, Owolabi Shobayo, a.k.a Daju pa (29) and Biliaminu Abu, a.k.a Gengen (43)… Continue Reading

Tony Elumelu to Deliver Keynote Address at TICAD Africa Development Conference in Japan

Tony O. Elumelu, Founder of the Tony Elumelu Foundation and the Chairman of the United Bank for Africa (UBA), will speak at the Seventh Tokyo International Conference on African Development (TICAD), taking place in Yokohama, Japan from August 28 – 30, 2019. As the leading champion of entrepreneurship in Africa, Mr. Elumelu will ensure that the voice of a new generation of African entrepreneurs, capable of transforming the continent, is heard at the highest level…. Continue Reading

Obono-Obla Accuses VP Osinbajo of Supporting Fraudsters

Barrister Okoi Obono-Obla, the Chairman, Special Presidential Investigation Panel on the Recovery of Public Property, has accused Vice President Yemi Osinbajo supporting fraudsters to get off the hook of investigation. Obono-Obla, whose Abuja office was sealed off over the weekend on the orders of the Vice President, rapped that the number two citizen and pastor of the Redeemed Christian Church of God had been using his influence to shield fraudsters… Continue Reading

NO N9.9BN TRACED TO MY ACCOUNT – AMBODE

… Greets Buhari, APC, Lagosians For Sallah The immediate past governor of Lagos State, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode, FCA, has cleared the air over a statement attributed to the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) alleging that it had frozen certain accounts linked to him. The former governor said no account of his contained N9.9bn let alone being frozen by the EFCC. He said in the spirit of Sallah and having… Continue Reading

Gbenga Daniel honoured, coaches youth on leadership, self independence

The celebrated former governor of Ogun State, Otunba Gbenga Daniel, has continued to be an inspiration to the younger generation through his intentional dedication of his time and resources with a true belief that they are indeed tomorrow’s future. A typical example of this came to the fore when OGD, as popularly called, took a break and graced an event organised by the vibrant youths of University of Lagos to… Continue Reading

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