NDDC: Pondei, others spent N5bn as medical allowances – Senate report

•NDDC incurs N808.9m as imprest during lockdown                         The Senate report on the alleged financial recklessness in the Niger Delta Development Commission has revealed how the top management of the agency shared N4.9bn among themselves in the guise of medical checkup. The document also showed that the management paid N114.9m as supplementary medical allowance to 26  staff member during… Continue Reading


                         First Bank of Nigeria Limited, Nigeria’s leading financial inclusion services provider, has announced that the 2020 edition of its annual FinTech Summit is scheduled to hold on Thursday, 6 August 2020 by 12.00 noon. The event will be virtually held via Zoom Meetings. The 2020 edition of the summit, which is the fourth in its series is themed;… Continue Reading

ShopRite debunks exit rumour, says we are not leaving Nigeria

                           ShopRite Nigeria has debunked the story making the rounds that it intends to close shop in Nigeria. The Country Director for Chastex Consult, Ini Archibong, in a telephone conversation with Vanguard, said: “Shoprite is not leaving Nigeria. “We have only just opened to Nigerian investors which we have also been talking to just before now. We are… Continue Reading

Just In:Lagos reopens worship centres Aug 7

                               Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos State says worship centres in the state will reopen effective August 7, 2020. Worship centres had been shut in the state since March as part of measures to curtail the spread of the novel coronavirus disease. The Presidential Task Force on Covid-19 had okayed the reopening of churches and mosques… Continue Reading

Keep safe this Sallah ……Funke Adesiyan urges supporters

A good life does not come out of nowhere. It is created by humility, patience, sacrifice and prayers. I rejoice with my fellow Muslims across the globe, particularly my constituents from Oyo state, as we celebrate this Eid-el-Kabir faithfully today. May joy and love envelop us all this season. As we celebrate, i enjoin us to be more keen on peaceful coexistence, tolerance and unity. Our humanity as a people… Continue Reading

Sallah: Our closeness to God more needed now than ever – Speaker Obasa

The Speaker of the Lagos State House of Assembly, RT. Hon. Mudashiru Obasa, has described this year’s Eid-el-Kabir, the annual Islamic celebration, as a unique one judging by the impact of COVID-19, a global pandemic, on individuals, religion and the economy of nations, Nigeria inclusive. In a message felicitating with Muslims in the state and the nation, Obasa who is the chairman of the Conference of Speakers of State Legislatures… Continue Reading

Policeman raped me after arrest for face mask violation –Rivers widow

A woman, who does not want her name mentioned, on Wednesday accused a police officer identified as Peter Ebah, attached to Saakpenwaa Police Division in the Tai Local Government Area of Rivers State of detaining and raping her in a guest house after she was arrested for not wearing a nose mask. The victim, a widow and mother of two, disclosed that she was taken away from a bus she… Continue Reading

Pastor kidnaps delivery man to raise money for Sallah charity

A pastor, Adetokunbo Adenopo, has been arrested for allegedly abducting a delivery man, Jonathan Ekpo, in order to obtain ransom from his employers for Sallah celebration. The 52-year-old who is the founder of the New Life Church, Sagamu, Ogun State, allegedly carried out the act with his gang members, Chigozie William, 22; Linus Ugorji, 30; and Emmanuel Chris. Ekpo had gone to deliver a package to Adenopo in Sagamu when… Continue Reading


Courier and Express Service Operators Association of Nigeria (CESOAN), a leading association of operators in the small scale logistics and courier service sector have come out to express their displeasure in the way the industry is being regulated. It is not news that there is a recent uproar over the enforcement of the NIPOST Licence on Courier Operators by officials of the Ministry of Transportation. We the members of CESOAN… Continue Reading

I enjoyed raping elderly women –Suspect

A 32-year-old man, Sani Garba, paraded by the Niger State Police Command for allegedly raping a 60-year-old woman, has pleaded for forgiveness, saying he was attracted by her ‘shaking buttocks.’ The state Police Public Relations Officer, Wasiu Abiodun, said on Friday that the suspect was apprehended by operatives attached to ‘B’ Division, Suleja, adding that he would be arraigned after investigation. It was learnt that the suspect barged into the… Continue Reading

Recovered vehicles auctioned to Presidential Villa, ministries – Magu

The suspended acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, Ibrahim Magu, says some of the vehicles recovered by the EFCC were auctioned to the Presidential Villa, the Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development as well as  the Federal Inland Revenue Services and other agencies. He further stated that some of these agencies had not paid for the vehicles but there was an arrangement that the… Continue Reading

Olowu of Kuta tackles senate over Buratai, others

The Olowu of Kuta in Ayedire Local Government area of Osun state, Oba Adekunle Oyelude Makama has asked the Senate to be more creative in finding solutions to the problems of insecurity, insurgency and banditry in the country.The traditional ruler, who was reacting to Senate’s Tuesday call for the resignation of the service chiefs as solution to the country’s insecurity challenges reminded the lawmakers that the problem the country faced demanded… Continue Reading

Gloomy Faces As Lagos Assembly Mourns Tunde Braimoh With Valedictory Session

Members of the Lagos State House of Assembly could not hide their sadness on Tuesday as they gathered for a Valedictory Session for their late colleague, Hon. Tunde Braimoh. Braimoh, who represented Kosofe Constituency 2 in the Assembly, died recently after a brief illness and at the session, his colleagues called him a rare legislator, whose death would be greatly missed by all. The Speaker of the Assembly, Rt. Hon…. Continue Reading

President Buhari’s trusted ally , Isa Funtua is dead

                  Prominent Industrialist and Chairman, Bulet International Construction Company, Ismaila Isa Funtua, has died at the age of 77. Funtua, who is also a life patron of the Newspaper Proprietors Association of Nigeria, died on Monday. The business tycoon, who hails from Katsina like the President, is among those whom critics of the Buhari administration refer to as the cabal. Funtua, along… Continue Reading

Arotile: NAF releases findings, names driver, transfers case to police

The Nigerian Air Force on Sunday revealed the identity of the driver of the car that hit the late Flying Officer Tolulope Arotile. NAF Director of Public Relations and Information, Ibikunle Daramola, made this known at a just-ended briefing in Abuja. PRELIMINARY INVESTIGATION REPORT ON THE DEATH OF FLYING OFFICER TOLULOPE AROTILE 1. On 14 July 2020, the Nigerian Air Force (NAF), and indeed the entire Nation, was thrown into… Continue Reading

Auntie made me drink ‘toilet water’, burnt my private parts with lighter — Kaduna girl, 14, allegedly tortured by deaconess

                                   Princess Michael is a 14-year-old girl who was allegedly tortured and left with bruises on her face and private parts by her guardian, one Mrs Yemi Awolola, at Shagari Estate, Barnawa, in the Kaduna South Local Government Area of Kaduna. She tells ALEXANDER OKERE about her ordeal in the hands of Awolola, said… Continue Reading

How Fashola’s close associate and former Lagos AG, Shasore colluded with P&ID to avert justice

The federal government says Olasupo Shasore, the former attorney general of Lagos state, colluded with Process and Industrial Developments (P&ID) to avert justice in the controversial gas supply purchasing agreement (GSPA) contract. P&ID reportedly entered a gas supply and processing agreement with Nigeria in 2010. Claiming Nigeria breached the terms of the contract, it took a legal recourse and secured an arbitral award against the country, which has accumulated to… Continue Reading

GTBank Named in Euromoney Excellence in Leadership Awards for Covid-19 Response Wins Award for Nigeria’s Best Bank for a record 10th time

Guaranty Trust Bank Plc has been awarded the Euromoney Excellence in Leadership Africa Award, a premier award category set up to recognize banks around the world who are playing a pivotal role during the Covid-19 pandemic. The foremost African financial institution, which was also named Nigeria’s Best Bank for a record 10th time, was lauded for its swift reaction in responding to the Covid-19 crisis and for addressing the impact… Continue Reading

Ikeja Rotary Hosts District Governor, Empowers Artisans

                          Rotary Club of Ikeja has brought sunshine and smiles to some artisans drawn from the club’s adopted community, Ikorodu. The presentation of the items, which included hair driers, sewing machines, washing machines and grinding machines took place during the first official visit of the Governor of Rotary International District 9110, Bola Oyebade to Rotary Club of Ikeja…. Continue Reading

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


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

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