Saint Lai Mohammed to Appear in Court over Alleged N2.5bn Fraud, Says ICPC

The immediate past Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, has been scheduled to appear before a Federal High Court, Abuja, to explain his role in the alleged misappropriation of N2.5 billion Federal Government Digital Switch-Over (DSO) program. The planned appearance of Mohammed was revealed by the Independent Corrupt Practice and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC), who is prosecuting the Director General of the National Broadcasting Commission (NBC), Ishaq Modibbo… Continue Reading

Emir of Kano Muhammadu Sanusi II gets new UN job

Barely a day after the Kano State House of Assembly (KNHA), approved the amendment of the Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs law, paving way for Governor Abdullahi Ganduje to sign the bill into law that creates four new emirates and whittles down the Emir of Kano’s power and influence,  UN Secretary-General António Guterres on Thursday in New York announced the appointment of His Royal Highness Muhammadu Sanusi II, Emir of… Continue Reading

First defence witness tenders receipt for Onnoghen’s 2010 assets declaration, prosecution kicks

The suspended Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Walter Onnoghen, on Monday, called his driver, Mr. Lawal Busari, as his first defence witness in his trial on charges of false and non-declaration of assets ongoing before the Code of Conduct Tribunal in Abuja. Busari, who was led by Onnoghen’s Chief Adegboyega Awomolo (SAN), described how he drove the suspended CJN to the office of the Code of Conduct Bureau, on July… Continue Reading

GTB Vs Innosson: What you need to know about the legal war

Below is an attempt to provide some context to the general public on the development and offer insight into what may likely happen. This is an independent effort and public service by Stephen Azubike; and readers should take as one of the views available on the subject. Legal Explainer : “Innoson “Takes Over” GTBank” ;  Meaning  Background Innoson Nigeria Ltd (“Innoson”) had at the Federal High Court, Ibadan, obtained Judgment… Continue Reading

Former Governor Gbenga Daniel Quits Partisan Politics

A former Governor of Ogun State, Otunba Gbenga Daniel, has resigned from the Peoples Democratic Party. Daniel, in his letter to the National Chairman of the PDP, Prince Uche Secondus, dated March 14, 2019, also announced his resignation from partisan politics. He said the decision to quit partisan politics was personal to him. Read full letter below: 14th March, 2019 The National Chairman, Peoples Democratic Party, Wadata Plaza, Michael Okpara… Continue Reading

FIRSTBANK MARCHES ON, BRINGS THE WORLD TO A STANDSTILL

Nigeria’s Premier financial institution and iconic banking Brand, First Bank of Nigeria Limited had the world stand still on Friday, 1 March 2019, as it held its symbolic flag hoisting ceremony across Nigeria and other countries where it does business. The celebratory flag hoisting officially flags off the bank’s commemoration of attaining the milestone year of 125. The event was also to reinforce the Bank’s continuous march to greatness; a… Continue Reading

Kidnapping: President Buhari’s kinsmen Relocate to Niger Republic

Build Homes, Obtain Resident Permits Run Daily Businesses in Nigeria, Return to Niger at Night   Many Nigerians residing in Katsina State have fled to neighbouring Niger Republic to escape persistent attacks by kidnappers and bandits, Daily Trust on Sunday has learnt.   In addition to evacuating their family members, the Nigerians are also acquiring plots and building houses in Niger Republic’s towns of Maradi and Dan Issa. This is even as… Continue Reading

Ambode Is Running A One Man Show……….Tinubu

National Leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu has given a hint of his grouse with the embattled governor of Lagos State Akinwunmi Ambode. In a statement issued on Sunday and posted on his twitter handle, Tinubu accused the Ambode administration of being selfish and deviating from the masterplan for the development of Lagos State. He accused the governor of not carrying everybody along in the… Continue Reading

God will help us defeat Buhari in 2019- ex-president Olusegun Obasanjo prophesies

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has prophesied that God will help Nigerians take out those that are currently in power just as he took out a certain military leader that wanted to transit into a democratic dispensation. Obasanjo who recently accused the Buhari-led administration of planning to send him to jail over trumped up charges, said this at a town hall meeting in Ibadan, the Oyo State capital, where the Coalition… Continue Reading

How Actress Aishat ‘Omoge Campus’ Really Died

Famous Yoruba actress, Aishat Abimbola, otherwise known as ‘Omoge Campus’has died of breast cancer, an ailment she has been secretly battling for many years. She finally lost the battle and gave up the ghost at about 3a.m on Thursday, 16 May in far away Canada. In the last few months, she has been in and out of hospital and has spent a fortune on her deteriorating health. She was said… Continue Reading

UBA Kenya to Leverage on Group’s Capacity to Finance Large Ticket Transactions in Kenya, says Emeke E. Iweriebor, CEO East & Southern Africa

 United Bank for Africa, a leading pan-African financial institution with operations in 20 African countries has assured the players in the private and public sectors in East Africa’s largest economy that its Kenyan franchise is ready and committed to finance key projects and business transactions capable of galvanising the economic development of the country and upscale the standard of living of its people.  The Group’s Executive Director and newly appointed… Continue Reading

Access Bank Introduces PayDay Loan on USSD code *901*11#

With the intent to provide quicker and instant access to loans for employees, Access Bank Plc has launched PayDay Loan, Nigeria’s first fully digital lending service. PayDay Loan can be accessed on USSD code *901*11# and across over 2,000 Access Bank ATMs pan Nigeria. PayDay Loan requires no collateral or guarantor, enabling Nigerian employees obtain loans instantly without visiting the bank – helping employees meet their urgent financial needs all… Continue Reading

More trouble for killer wife mother, Maryam Sanda

This is definitely a difficult time for Maimuna Aliyu, the mother of Maryam Sanda, who recently killed her husband in Abuja. While still struggling to cope with the harsh reality of her daughter’s predicament, Maimuna is currently in another hot soup as she has case to answer with the Independent Corrupt Practices and other related Offences Commission (ICPC). Maimuna’s daughter, Maryam, was recently remanded at Suleja prisons for allegedly killing… Continue Reading

JUMIA PARTNERS WITH AUREY PACK IN FIGHT AGAINST MATERNAL AND INFANT MORTALITY

In its quest to help lower the prevailing high rate of maternal and infant mortality in the country ,Jumia is partnering with one of the leading NGOs in the country – The Audrey Pack. The initiative which is line with the World Health Organization’s sustainable Development Goals (SDGS) is designed to raise the standard of healthcare delivery for women and their families worldwide will see Jumia support the nation’s maternal… Continue Reading

Woman Rising returns April 8th and 9th 2017

Woman Rising, the annual celebration of women through Music, Arts and Networking returns on April 8 and 9, 2017 in a two-day extravaganza in its usual extension of the annual celebration of International Women’s Day. Now in its seventh year, WOMAN RISING has evolved from a small 50-person gathering which debuted in 2011 to a comprehensive, far-reaching and impactful annual 2-day meeting of women across the creative and business spectrums… Continue Reading

Transcorp Hotels Plc Posts N4.5bn Profits, Announces a dividend of 40k per Share

Shareholders Laud Transcorp Hotels’ performance, Approve dividend payment Transcorp Hotels Plc has announced a profit after tax of N4b at its 3rd Annual General Meeting which took place at Transcorp Hilton Abuja. At the meeting, the Shareholders of Transcorp Hotels Plc commended the management and staff of the Company for recording a strong financial and operational performance in the financial year ended 31st December 2016, with improvements across all indices… Continue Reading

The 10 Influential Nigerian Women Who Will Shake 2017

Kemi Adeosun: The Nigerian Finance Minister is no doubt one of the most powerful persons in President Muhammadu Buhari’s cabinet, obviously because of her portfolio and the many controversies trailing her ministry. But despite the economic recession and the many criticisms she has been getting from Nigerians, Kemi remains an influential person in the country by promising Nigerians that 2017 would be a better year economically. She was a former… Continue Reading

We can’t make progress with the mentality of the Class of 66

Professor Pat Utomi does not need much of an introduction; he is a very public individual. Call him an economist, patriot, politician, philosopher, public intellectual, TV host, e.t.c., and you are all correct; only he is more. In this revealing chat with The Interview,he dissects the various pitfalls of the country and points the way forward. He’s an interviewer’s delight any time, any day, and he says it the way… Continue Reading

N4.2bn Transaction: Keystone Bank denies owing ITF N23.5 million

Keystone Bank Limited has refuted allegation by Industrial Training Fund (ITF) and the House of Representatives Public Accounts Committee (PAC) that it is owing the agency N23.5 got million being an accrued interest sum from a N4.2 billion transaction. The Deputy Chairman of the Public Accounts committee, Rep Ibrahim Baba (APC, Bauchi) and ITF’s Director-General, Joseph Ari had accused Keystone Bank of moving money thrice from ITF’s account domiciled in… Continue Reading

ADEBOYE’S REDEEMED CHURCH BEGINS 2017 40 DAYS FAST WITH ENMITY AND BITTERNESS

The Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG) is about to commence its annual forty days fasting for the year 2017 on a very ugly note because of the internal wranglings and bickerings among the power blocs in the church and because of the latest developments that has shaken the leadership of the church which is now becoming too powerful for the federal government of Nigeria. Although the all too powerful… Continue Reading

IBRAHIM MAGU ON BEGGING SPREE…DESPERATE TO SECURE THE NOD OF NASS

The embattled acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Ibrahim Magu is at the moment running from pillar to post in order to salvage what remains in his honour and integrity against the backdrop of the many problems he is facing from within and from without. According to sources,since the Senate rejected the nomination of Magu as the substantitive Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes following… Continue Reading

Aso Rock of fraud: Corruption now fights back at Buhari’s government

In what looks like the proverbial case of the hunted that suddenly turns back to chase the hunter, the recent shocking revelations of corruption in high quarters in the All Progressive Congress (APC) administration of President Mohammad Buhari aptly captures the paradox of the these interesting times in the Nigerian polity. The news of the Secretary to the Federal Government, Babachir Lawal and some other big boys’ involvement in untold… Continue Reading

MEDVIEW AIRLINES ABOUT TO COLLAPSE DUE TO POOR SERVICES…fly empty cabin

The adverse effects of the current economic recession is now seriously affecting Nigeria’s aviation industry and of all the major airlines operating the international routes in the country, Medview Airlines seems to be the hardest hit.And from what we are hearing it is just a matter of time before the Airline goes completely out of business as the airline is going from bad to worse by the day.Global News can… Continue Reading

FG IN TROUBLE… AS PENSION FUND DRIES UP

The federal government is currently panicking because the Contributory Pension Scheme (CPS), currently put at over N5.9 trillion is be threatened as sacked workers are demanding the 25 per cent of their total contributions to it. Global News has learnt that the Nigerian Pension Act which allows a contributor to apply for a maximum of 25 per cent of his total contribution to his retirement account after at least four… Continue Reading

EFCC Recruitment, Ibrahim Magu Lands in Trouble

Ibrahim Magu, Acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC has been widely condemned for the recent controversial recruitment exercise he conducted for the anti-graft agency, and he is likely to be quizzed by the National Assembly. Magu came under intense public scrutiny after his recruitment result accommodated over 75 percent of northerners, a move that was described to be unconstitutional. A statement released by the Human Rights… Continue Reading

Buhari Presented With Evidence His Chief Of Staff Took N500m To Help MTN Reduce Fine

President Muhammad Buhari has received concrete evidence that his Chief of Staff (CoS), Abba Kyari, took N500m from operators of MTN to help the telecommunications giant mitigate the fine imposed on it by the federal government, SaharaReporters has learned. Sources say the evidence was presented to President Buhari several times including during the Sallah holiday. The mind-boggling revelation is the latest in the mounting allegations of corruption involving members of… Continue Reading

Elumelu Tasks Nation’s Policy Makers on Poverty Reduction at NIPSS, Kuru

Tony O. Elumelu, Chairman of Heirs Holdings and UBA Plc. has advocated entrepreneurship as a veritable solution to achieving poverty reduction in the country. Elumelu who is also the Founder of The Tony Elumelu Foundation delivered a paper themed: “Entrepreneurship, Corporate Social Responsibility and Africapitalism: The Role of The Private Sector In Fighting Poverty in Nigeria”, at the nation’s think-tank, the National Institute of Policy and Strategic Studies in Kuru,… Continue Reading

Attention Buhari: Hunger-induced crime on the increase

Nigerians, across the country, are no doubt facing difficult times owing to the current economic recession. Although the President Muhammadu Burari’s -led administration has been applauded for its fight against corruption, following several arrests of the acclaimed high and mighty, and subsequent refund of stolen funds, the management of the economy has not brought similar cheering news. Hunger The tough times have resulted in job losses and hunger-induced crimes. The… Continue Reading

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