Nigerian Influencer Ramon ‘Hushpuppi’ Abbas, Accused By FBI Of Money Laundering, Is Denied Bail

                     Nigerian influencer Ramon Abbas, known online as ‘hushpuppi’ and ‘The Billionaire Gucci Master’ was denied bail and told by a judge on Monday in Chicago that he will remain detained until his trial later this year over money laundering allegations.  Appearing at a detention hearing, a court in the Northern District of Illinois ruled that Abbas will be transported to… Continue Reading

Seized properties cornered by top EFCC officials, Magu’s friends – Panel

The suspended acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, Mr Ibrahim Magu,  could not give a proper account of missing 332 out of the 836 recovered properties in March, 2018, the News Agency of Nigeria has reported. NAN reported on Sunday that the latest allegation against the suspended EFCC boss was contained in a report of the Presidential Committee on Audit of Recovered Assets. It also stated that… Continue Reading

Re-looting of the recovered loots: Interest on recovered N550bn was re-looted under Magu

                       The panel investigating Ibrahim Magu, suspended acting chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), has indicted the commission of re-looting some recovered loot. According to NAN, the EFCC was indicted in the report of the panel as it was discovered that the interest on the N550 billion recovered by the agency under Magu “has been re-looted”. The… Continue Reading

There’s conspiracy to thwart my efforts……Keyamo

                       The Minister of State for Labour and Employment, Festus Keyamo SAN FCIArb (UK) has revealed that, there’s a conspiracy to thwart his efforts and push him out of the ongoing federal government’s 774,000 jobs. The Minister noted this in reaction to the Senate President’s submission asking him, as the supervising Minister of the National Directorate of Employment- NDE to… Continue Reading

Buhari Suspends Magu As EFCC Acting Chairman

The embattled chairman of the Economic and Financial crimes commission, Ibrahim Magu has been suspended by President Muhammadu Buhari. According to BBC Hausa, on Tuesday afternoon, Buhari suspended Magu from heading the anti-corruption agency. Magu’s suspension comes a day after he was grilled by an inter-agency presidential panel on allegations of Corruption and was later locked up in police cell at the force headquarters Abuja. He was detained at the FCID in… Continue Reading

Re-invent Your Business for Growth in COVID – Business Coach

A Business Coach has challenged business owners to regard the Coronavirus pandemic as a gift to re-invent their businesses for growth. The coach, Mrs. Folasade Odunaiya, who is also the Chief Responsibility Officer of Inventivo Professional Services made the challenge during a lunch hour business virtual meeting, which was the first meeting this Rotary year for Rotary Club of Ikeja and presided by the club’s President, Rotarian Dotun Lampejo. Mrs…. Continue Reading

DSS Arrests EFCC Acting Chairman, Ibrahim Magu for Alleged Money Laundering

Acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, Ibrahim Magu, has been arrested by the Department of State Services. According to a breaking story by Sahara Reporters, Magu was arrested over allegations that he owns four properties and that he was allegedly transferring funds abroad through a third party. He was arrested at the Wuse II office of the DSS on Monday afternoon and is now undergoing interrogation at… Continue Reading

Just In: Lagos primary six, JSS3, SSS3 students to resume August 3

The Lagos State Government has reopened schools for students in “transitional classes”. The Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, made this known in a televised press briefing on Friday. He, however, clarified that though schools would be reopened for the transitional classes on August 3, students in Senior Secondary School three and Technical School three would resume first. He added that pupils in primary schools and Junior Secondary School three students… Continue Reading

Buhari sacks Nigeria’s US, UK envoys citing poor job performance, retains 12 others

Nigeria’s High Commissioner to the United Kingdom, Justice George Oguntade, and the Nigerian Ambassador to the United States, Justice Sylvanus Nsofor have been sacked from their positions over what President Muhammadu Buhari considered as their “unsatisfactory performance” in the execution of their duties. Presidential spokesman, Garba Shehu, in a statement yesterday said the president renewed the appointments of 12 other non-career diplomats as ambassadors following a satisfactory performance evaluation, adding,… Continue Reading

OUTSTANDING YOUNG NIGERIAN HERO, ADJWOA AWE RECEIVES AWARD IN MEMORY OF PRINCESS DIANA

A young Nigerian, Miss Adjwoa Awe, 15 years of age has been honoured with The Diana Award for going above and beyond in their daily life to create and sustain positive change. The award was announced on Wednesday 1 July; during the 2020 Diana Awards Virtual Ceremony held to celebrate all the awardees amazing achievements and introduce them to the rest of the world. Awe is being recognized with the… Continue Reading

“I Feel Fulfilled When People Eat and Enjoy My Cooking” …Mercy Akinpelu, CEO, Adunni’s Pot

Not everyone in this world loves to cook. However, those who love cooking say they feel lucky. For Adebisi Mercy Akinpelu, cooking is a great experience. Mercy says it makes her happy and much more amazing when she eventually made it a job to cook for others and they feel happy eating. Mercy who is fondly called ‘Princess’, the Chief Executive Officer of Adunni’s Pot, an exquisite online based chef-driven,… Continue Reading

Vincent Okobi, Former Nigerian Ambassador to Togo is Dead

Former Nigerian Ambassador to Togo, Vincent Sunny Okobi is dead. A statement by the family, which was signed by Amaechi Okobi, Group Head, Corporate Communications, Access Bank Plc reads as follows: “Our family is deeply saddened to announce the passing of Ambassador Vincent Sunny Okobi, who passed away peacefully surrounded by his family on Saturday, June 27, 2020 after a long illness. Ambassador Okobi was the quintessential gentleman and a… Continue Reading

Just In: Ondo Commissioner For Health Adegbenro Dies Of Suspected Coronavirus

Ondo State Commissioner for Health, Dr. Wahab Adegbenro has died. He was aged 65. Even cause of his death was yet to be ascertained as at press time, it is being insinuated that the late commissioner died from Covid-19. It should be recalled that the Ondo State Governor,  Rotimi Akeredolu tested positive for Coronavirus on Tuesday. Adegbenro was also the owner of Crown Hospital, Akure where he was the Chief… Continue Reading

At last, Hushpuppi, Woodberry extradited to US

Suspected Nigerian fraudsters, Ramon Igbalode Abbas a.k.a Hushpuppi and Olalekan Jacon Ponle a.k.a Mr Woodberry have been extradited to the United States. This was confirmed in a post shared on the official page of the Dubai Police. FBI’s Director, Christopher Wray thanked the Dubai Police for their cooperation in extraditing the Nigerian suspects who were accused of committing multiple money-laundering and cyber crimes. The Director of the Federatal Bureau of… Continue Reading

ZENITH BANK RETAINS POSITION AS NIGERIA’S NUMBER ONE BANK BY TIER-1 CAPITAL

Zenith Bank Plc has again emerged as the Number One Bank in Nigeria by Tier-1 Capital in the 2020 Top 1000 World Banks Ranking published by The Banker Magazine. Climbing a whopping 29 spots from 415 in 2019 to 386 in the 2020 global ranking of banks, Zenith Bank retained its position as the number one Tier-1 bank in Nigeria with Tier-1 Capital of $2.79 billion, an increase of 16.1%… Continue Reading

ACCESS BANK CELEBRATES RECOGNITION OF TRACY BATTA AS FORBES AFRICA’S 2020 30 UNDER 30

Helping female businesses grow through discounted access to finance is one of the many unique value propositions under the Access Bank’s W Initiative. Tracy Batta, co-founder, SmoothieExpress and a W Power Loan beneficiary recently emerged on Forbes Africa’s 30 under 30 list. Tracy Batta co-owns Smoothie Express, a healthy focused brand known for providing consumers with healthy fast foods. Prior to her recognition under the 2020 class of Forbes Africa’s… Continue Reading

FG Orders DSTV To Suspend Tariffs Hike, Vows To Break Sporting Rights Monopoly

The Nigerian Government has ordered the management of MultiChoice, to suspend the implementation of its new hiked tariffs on different bouquets on its DSTV. The Acting Director General of the Nigerian Broadcasting Commission, NBC, Armstrong Idachaba, gave the order on Tuesday. Also, the Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, said there is government’s plan to break the Sporting rights monopoly of DSTV. Idachaba and Lai Mohammed spoke at… Continue Reading

Rotary Club of Ikeja, District 9110 Gets New President

…Emerges 2nd Overall in 2019/2020 Rotary Year                                   Rotarian Oludotun Lampejo has emerged as the President of the Rotary Club of Ikeja for the new Rotary year, 2020/2021 which commenced July 1st, 2020.  He took over from Rtn. OIumuyiwa Fagbola; President for the 2019/2020 Rotary year. Rtn. Lampejo’s emergence as the Opportunities President of the Rotary Club… Continue Reading

KEYAMO DIRECTS ALL STATES’ SELECTION COMMITTEES SHOULD PROCEEED WITH THEIR WORK UNHINDERED.

The Minister of State for Labour and Employment, Mr Festus Keyamo SAN FCIArb has directed that the appointed committee chairmen who’re charged with the task of selecting 1000 itinerant and unskilled workers in each of the 774 local government areas of the federation for the proposed Special Public Works project should go ahead with the coordinating process. This is after the face-off between the minister and the Lawmakers at the… Continue Reading

CITY PUBLISHER AZUH ARINZE UNVEILS TWO NEW BOOKS

The Publisher and Editor in Chief of YES INTERNATIONAL! Magazine, Azuh Arinze, has unveiled two new books that feature success stories of high-profile individuals and lessons from his journalism career. Azuh announced the launch of his literary pieces entitled, Success Is Not Served A La Carte and Encounters – Lessons From My Journalism Career, at an exclusive virtual media event on Monday, June 29, 2020. The first book, Success Is… Continue Reading

Keyamo ,NASS members in shouting match over N52billion jobs recruitment scheme

The Minister of State for Labour, Employment and Productivity, Mr Festus Keyamo, traded words with members of the National Assembly on Tuesday over the National Directorate of Employment recruitment exercise. Trouble started when the Director-General of the NDE, Mr. Nasiru Ladan, could not defend the N52 billion budgeted for the recruitment of 774,000 Nigerians under the NDE. The minister said his ministry was asked to supervise the recruitments by the… Continue Reading

FG okays reopening of schools

                                …asks graduating pupils to resume The Federal Government has approved what it called “safe reopening” of schools nationwide in the next phase of the gradual easing of lockdown ordered to curtail further spread of COVID-19. However, only graduating students will resume. The Chairman of the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19, Boss Mustapha, disclosed this… Continue Reading

RENOWNED NIGERIAN SOCIAL WORKER, MRS. EBUNOLUWA BALOGUN, PASSES AWAY AT 81

The family of Professor Ekundayo E. Balogun announces the passing away of its matriarch, Mrs. Ebunoluwa Kofoworola Balogun, on June 24, 2020 in Houston, Texas, at the age of 81. Announcing on behalf of the family is her son-in-law, Professor Oluyinka Olutoye who was widely celebrated in 2016 for successfully leading a team of 21 doctors to conduct a surgery on a 23-week-old foetus and returning it to its mother’s… Continue Reading

We Lost Senator Ajimobi At The Time We Needed Him Most – Speaker Obasa

The Speaker, Lagos House of Assembly, Rt. Hon. ( Dr.) Mudashiru Ajayi Obasa, has described that the death of Isiaka Abiola Ajimobi, immediate past governor of Oyo state, as another great loss to the Southwest and Nigeria, especially happening few days after the demise of a respected senator, Sikiru Adebayo Osinowo. Obasa, in his condolence message released by his media office on Friday, said he was particularly pained that death… Continue Reading

Akwa Ibom pastor arrested for raping 16-year-old girl

Barely 24 hours after the Akwa Ibom State Commissioner of Police, Imohimi Edgal, paraded 12 suspected rapists, including a pastor, one Prophet Nnamso Jacob of the Living Power of Zion Church has been arrested for a similar offence. A statement by the command’s Public Relations Officer, Nnudam Fredrick, on Thursday, said Jacob, who is the general overseer of the church, was arrested for allegedly raping a 16-year-old girl. The victim… Continue Reading

Life and times of Late Isiaka Ajimobi

Abiola Ajimobi was born on 16th December 1949 to the Ajimobi of Ibadan at Oja-Iba, Ibadan. His grandfather was Sobaloju of Ibadan Land (a chief in the royal court of Ibadan). His uncle, Hon. N.A. Ajimobi was minister of works and transport in the Western Region. His father, Pa Ajimobi, was also an Honourable member of the House of Assembly in the Old Western region. He started his education at… Continue Reading

Former Governor of Oyo State ,Ajimobi is dead

Former Governor of Oyo State and immediate Acting National Chairman of APC Abiola Ajomobi is dead The former governor wss said to have contracted the killer Coronavirus which eventually led to his death Details later

Sanwo-Olu at 55: We Have A Governor Truly Leading Lagos – Speaker Obasa

The Speaker of the Lagos State House of Assembly, Rt. Hon. (Dr) Mudashiru Obasa, has felicitated with Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu on his 55th birthday saying the Governor has shown true leadership in his administration’s efforts to implement policies that put the state ahead in terms of growth and development. Speaker Obasa, in a statement released by his media office on Thursday, noted that Governor Sanwo-Olu’s passion for the success of… Continue Reading

Don’t congratulate me in newspapers on my 55th birthday……Sanwoolu

                    This is to inform friends, families, professional colleagues and political associates of the Lagos State Governor, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu that no congratulatory advertisements should be placed in newspapers to celebrate his forthcoming birthday. The Governor wishes to continue his tradition of reaching out and sharing love with the needy in the society. Mr. Governor believes that an occasion of one’s… Continue Reading

Seizure Of Properties: USA Based Group Warn ICPC to Remain Apolitical

A United States Of America [USA] based group by the name “Towards A Corrupt-Free Nigeria” [TACN] has joined issues with the recent activities of the anti-graft agencies in Nigeria. This is as the group called on the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences [ICPC] to remain apolitical in dispatching its duty as one of the remaining pillars of the anti-corruption battle. The group warned that the ICPC should not… Continue Reading

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