Innoson Fears Contempt of Court Charges, Deletes False Claim on Supreme Court from Social Media

After falsely claiming a victory at the Supreme Court of Nigeria, Chairman of Innoson Motors, Dr Innocent Chukwuma has deleted his declaration on social media that the apex court has ordered GTBank to pay him N14bn within 14 days. The retraction, judicial analysts believe, was advised by Innoson’s lawyers who fear that contempt of court charges on defaming the Supreme Court may be brought against the embattled businessman. Innoson had earlier on… Continue Reading

20 Budding Nigerian Writers Make it to Next Stage of The GTBank Dusty Manuscript Contest

After spending several weeks poring over more than 1000 stories submitted for the Dusty Manuscript Contest, the judges of the competition have selected their top 20 entries. The selected entries are:  Devil‘s Pawn by Kukogho Iruesiri Samson  Home to the hill by Eunice Ekelaka  Sambisa by Mohammed, Fatima Aliko  The Smell of rain by Nneoma Otuegbe  Omon by Henri Yeri  The Orchid Protocol Onochie… Continue Reading

$25bn contract row: NNPC to close multiple accounts

Following the $25bn contract row that ravaged the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), the corporation will now go into the Treasury Single Account (TSA) and all its multiple accounts closed. A government source reportedly said “The President is actually not blind to the rot in NNPC, and he is addressing the challenges gradually. He is not granting anybody indulgence in the corporation. For instance, the President has directed the NNPC… Continue Reading

IMMEDIATE PAST NASS FINANCE SECRETARY LASISI BUKOYE IN FRAUD SCANDAL

  The National Assembly of Nigeria has lately been in the news for all the wrong reasons. From the invasion of the Senate and snatching of the mace to financial corruption, Nigerians are aghast that the national assembly management is now synonymous for financial graft. Two months ago, Alhaji Lasisi Bukoye secretary of Finance and Accounts Directorate retired from service. Alhaji Bukoye had served in all the juicy positions during… Continue Reading

ADVANCED CLASS/CRASH CLINIC ON LANGUAGE USE & REPORTORIAL SKILLS

After the experimental programme called “4-Week Free Basic Clinic – With The FAJ” (on Language Use and Reportorial Skills) – where over 175 persons, mostly professionals, have been admitted so far – it has become compelling to dig deeper and aim higher! The outcome of these online interactions exposed to me the gaping gaps that we need to fill in the work ethics, capacity, techniques and adaptability of the Nigerian… Continue Reading

The 2018 GTBank Food and Drink Fair Set To Hold For 3 Days

From the promise of mouth-watering delicacies to the allure of savoury wine tastings, the 2018 GTBank Food and Drink Fair is set to deliver, in 3 days, an experience that will certainly remain unmatched for the entire year. On April 29th , 30th and May 1 st , 2018, the third edition of the GTBank Food and Drink Fair will bring together small businesses in Nigeria’s food sector, more than… Continue Reading

Abacha loot: Adeosun blocks $16.9m payment to Malami’s lawyers

Minister of Finance, Mrs Kemi Adeosun, has refused to approve the payment of $16.9 million fees to two lawyers for the recovery of Abacha loot worth $321 million. Adeosun also wrote a strongly-worded letter to President Muhammadu Buhari, raising objections to the payment. Meanwhile, the recovered sum, according to online platform, TheCable,  has been repatriated to Nigeria by the Swiss government, following the execution of the memorandum of understanding, MoU,… Continue Reading

Vice President Osinbajo Sad Over In-law Bola Shagaya’s Fraud Cases

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has not been happy with the involvement of his in-law, Bola Shagaya in numerous fraud battles with the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC. Sources close to Prof Osinbajo said he has been quite disappointment about the issue, and he sees it as a stain on his image and family as a born again Christian and Vice President of a government that is kicking against corruption…. Continue Reading

. HOW 419 WOMAN DUPED HOUSE OF FREEDOM PASTOR TONY RAPU

A businesswoman, Olaremi Dilureni, was remanded on Tuesday by an Ikeja Special Offences Court at the Kirikiri prisons for allegedly defrauding a Lagos pastor, Dr Anthony Rapu, and three others of N23m and $50m (N18bn) in a business deal. Rapu, who is also a medical doctor, is the senior pastor at the House of Freedom Church. The News Agency of Nigeria reports that Dilureni, who traded under the name, Creadon… Continue Reading

Stella Oduah in Fresh Trouble

Stella Oduah, the former Minister of Aviation who became a subject of national discuss with her #OduahGate scandal, is currently enmeshed in a fresh crisis. The former minister, who is not new to embezzlement charges, has locked horns with the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) following the anti-graft agency’s decision to seize her passport a few days ago. Oduah’s passport was said to have been seized after she was… Continue Reading

Buhari Cannot Compensate Victims of Boko Haram, Fulani Herdsmen –Osinbajo

While trying to cover the mistakes of his boss, Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has further made Nigerians angry when he said that President Muhammadu Buhari cannot compensate victims of recent violence, killings and kidnappings in with his visit. Following series of attacks in some parts of the country like Benue, Yobe, Zamfara, Rivers and Taraba States, Nigerians and international observers have been criticising President Buhari for his failure to visit… Continue Reading

Bombshell: US Says Nigeria Has Complex Political and Security Issues

The United States of America’s Department of State, has confessed that Nigeria has a “really very complex political issues, ethnic, tribal and security issues,” adding that the 2019 general election and a peaceful transition, remained its major priority in view of the country’s strategic position in the region. The Secretary of State, Rex Tillerson reminisced that over two decades ago, the number of countries in Africa with really democratically elected… Continue Reading

Top-10 Most Romantic Hotels in the World

We are all different, our tastes are individual, and each of us has our own concept of romance and places filled with it. Fortunately, the world is so diverse and beautiful that anyone can find a spot to their liking. Take a trip to one of these 10 most romantic hotels in the world. Bellagio Hotel in Las Vegas If you belong to those couples, who are sure that love… Continue Reading

LAND USE CHARGE: REAL ESTATE SECTOR STAKEHOLDERS HAIL 50% REDUCTION BY LSG

Mr. Olurogba Orinmalade, Chairman (Lagos State Chapter) of The Nigeria Institution of Estate Surveyors and Valuers (NIESV), on Thursday, March 16, 2018, in Lagos hailed Governor Ambode’s gesture in slashing the new Land Use Charge for Commercial properties by 50%. At a stakeholders meeting held at The Protea Hotels, GRA, Ikeja, Lagos, Mr.  Orimalade described the Ambode led government as a listening government and pledged his association’s support for the… Continue Reading

Presidential Chief of Staff, Abba Kyari May End in EFCC Net Soon

There are strong indications that Mr Abba Kyari, the Chief of Staff of President Muhammadu Buhari, may find himself in the custody of an anti-graft agency soon. For some days now, President Buhari has been under pressure to prove to Nigerians that he is living up to expectations in the fight against corruption, after he was openly criticised by former President Olusegun Obasanjo for leading a fake anti-corruption war. The… Continue Reading

Top Police Boss, Mike Okiro in Impersonation Scandal

Former Inspector-General of Police, Mr Mike Okiro, is currently in an impersonation mess. Anti-graft coalition, the Civil Society Network Against Corruption (CSNAC), has accused him of illegally parading himself as the Chairman of Police Service Commission (PSC). In a petition to the Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Mr. Boss Mustapha, the CSNAC through its Chairman, Mr Olanrewaju Suraj, prayed that Okiro should stop parading himself as the… Continue Reading

LAND USE CHARGE: LSG GIVES CLARITY AT A STAKEHOLDER MEETING …REASSURES LAGOSIANS ON EASY ASSESSMENT OF CHARGES

The Lagos State Government on Friday, March 9, 2018, further clarified the rates for the newly reviewed Land Use Charge Law of 2018 noting that payers can compute the amount of charges payable on their respective properties themselves. Speaking at a stakeholders’ forum organized by the Lagos Chamber of Commerce and Industry, LCCI, the State’s Commissioner for Finance, Mr. Akinyemi Ashade said the Land Use Charge law is aimed at… Continue Reading

LAGOS URGES HOTELIERS, EVENT CENTRES TO EMBRACE NEW TAX PAYMENT SYSTEM …Launches Electronic Means To Ease Compliance, Remittance Process

Lagos State Government on Thursday launched a new regulation for the fiscalization of the Hotel Occupancy and Restaurant Consumption Tax Law, with a charge on stakeholders in the hospitality industry to embrace the initiative designed to put efficient machinery in place to enhance collection process and ensure compliance.   Speaking at a stakeholders’ meeting held at Lagos House in Alausa, Ikeja to sensitize owners of hotels, restaurants, bars and event… Continue Reading

OPINION HOW BUHARI FAILED HIS BOSSOM FRIEND AND CONFIDANTE TUNDE BAKARE

We all woke up on New Year’s Day  January 1, 2018, to the news of Pastor Tunde Bakare’s decision to contest future presidential elections based on divine inspiration. Pastor Bakare is not an ordinary Nigerian as a result of his standing in our society. He is a fiery, intelligent, radicalised and cerebral man of God, who says it as he sees it, no matter the weight and implication such statement… Continue Reading

Benue Elders Set for Showdown with Buhari

The elders and traditional rulers of Benue State have shown signs of being pushed to the wall by daring President Muhammadu Buhari for a showdown. On Monday, 15 February, President Buhari had an emergency meeting with a delegation of Benue political leaders, traditional rulers and elders led by Governor Samuel Ortom at the Presidential Villa, Abuja. The roll calls at the meeting include Benue State Deputy Governor, Benson Abounu, former… Continue Reading

Power Sector Failed in 2017, Fashola Admits

The Minister for Power, Works and Housing, Babatunde Raji Fashola, has tactically admitted that his ministry failed Nigerians by not living up to expectations in 2017. The former Governor of Lagos State confirmed that power ministry did not implement any capital project in the 2017 budget. He made this disclosure on Wednesday, 17 January, when he appeared before the Senate committee on works to defend the 2018 budget of the… Continue Reading

Why Deziani Madueke is in Love with Kola Aluko

The relationship between Diezani Alison-Madueke, former Minister for Petroleum under the government of President Goodluck Jonathan and Kolawole Akanni Aluko was very cordial. Their closeness was beyond the fact that both of them are into oil and gas business. Diezani and Aluko are said to be secret lovers, and they allegedly take some substances together. A source close to the duo told this magazine that the major reason Diezani doesn’t… Continue Reading

Real Reason Rev Mbaka Turned Against Buhari

The once upon a time sweet relationship between President Muhammadu Buhari and Reverend Ejike Mbaka, the Catholic priest and Spiritual Director of the Adoration Ministries, Enugu, has gone sour. Mbaka, who was hitherto a supporter of former President Goodluck Jonathan, switched allegiance to Buhari on the eve of January 1, 2015, when he condemned Jonathan in a message titled ‘From good luck to bad luck.’ He subsequently asked Nigerians to… Continue Reading

Real Reason Former FCMB boss, Ladi Balogun’s Marriage Crashed

It is an established fact that the marriage of Ladi Balogun, former Managing Director of First City Monument Bank (FCMB) and his wife, Banke has hit the rocks. But what many people are not aware of is the real factor behind the breakup. There have been accusations and counter-accusations, as well as speculations from friends over what made the marriage crash. For instance, it was alleged in some quarters that… Continue Reading

Innoson Group in $300m credit controversy

Observers are beginning to query what has happened to the $300m foreign facility obtained by indigenous auto manufacturing group, Innoson Vehicle manufacturing (IVM) in 2016 for the local production and supply of a minimum Set-Top Boxes to support the FG’s Digital Switch Over (DSO) project being handled by the National Broadcasting Commission (NBC). National Daily gathered that the amount was part of Innoson Group partnership with a Consortium of Chinese Investors… Continue Reading

Ebhota Joseph’s Life Threatened over Homosexuality ……Declared wanted by the police

Ebhota Joseph Odion Osaze, a native of Edo State has absconded following threats to his life over his involvement in homosexual activities, a crime that attracts 14-year jail term in Nigeria. Ebhota, born in 1983 in Uromi, Esan West, Edo State, was said to have been indulging in the act since 1998 when he was just 16. But nemesis caught up with Ebhota in 2013 when his girlfriend exposed his… Continue Reading

City Fashion Designer DESIRAYCOLE COUTURE holds fashion show Dec 16th

The Island based fashion designer who is the choice of island big babes and celebrities is known for her exclusive designs and sophisticated apparels is holding the event at the prestigious oriental hotels Victoria Island. The exhibition  is going to be graced by host of celebrities, nollywood actors and movers and shakers of the Lagos social scene. Admission is free for the exhibition while the runway is by invitation …. Continue Reading

JONATHAN Spits Fire: Says Buhari Has Delivered More Corruption To Nigerians

As the 2019 elections continue to gather momentum, the polity has been heated with accusations and counter-accusations from different political gladiators in the country, and former President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan (GEJ) is not left out. Since Jonathan left office in 2015, he seldom talks, but when he eventually does, his comments usually come with heavy punch lines, little wonder he says President Muhammadu Buhari has delivered more corruption to Nigerians… Continue Reading

The Beginning of the end of Nnamdi Kanu …How his loyalists made U-turn

One man that is currently biting his fingers and regretting his obnoxious actions is Nnamdi Kanu, the embattled and fleeing leader of the Independence People of Biafra (IPOB). Some months ago, the controversial Biafra leader lived a lifestyle of affluence, threatening the peace of Nigeria while his loyalist adored him as a ‘messiah.’ Some of them would even go as far as kissing his feet in expression of their loyalty… Continue Reading

Daria Media announces media training and scholarships

Daria Media has announced two unique and ground-breaking initiatives targeted at revolutionizing journalism practice in Nigeria. The company, which is promoted by Kadaria Ahmed, former BBC journalist, editor of 234next and host of the Channels TV talk show, Straight Talk and The Core, will be holding a 3-city journalism training for aspiring journalists. The 3 cities are Kano, where she went to school; Uyo, where she served out her National… Continue Reading

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