Atiku’s absence sends shock waves

Story Views: 17 Some of the political aspirants in the forthcoming presidential election appear uncomfortable with the long absence of Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, the presidential candidate of the People’s Democratic Party, PDP. Alhaji Abubakar has maintained some quietude in the last few weeks since his emergence as the PDP flag bearer and subsequent endorsement by the former President, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo.  Alhaji Abubakar, in what many described as a strategic step has decided to go on vacation abroad as his continued stay in the country will provoke political activities that…

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EFCC Arraigns Surety Over Absence of Fraud Suspect

Story Views: 16 The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, on November 7, 2018 arraigned one Hassana Idris Danjuma, before Justice Salisu Garuba of the Federal Capital Territory, FCT High Court, Maitama, on a one-count charge bordering on obstruction of justice. Danjuma had sometimes in August 2017 stood in as surety for one Emeje Shehu Aminu who was being investigated by the EFCC for issuance of dud cheque and for allegedly obtaining money by false pretence. She had undertaken to produce the suspect when requested by the EFCC at any…

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DRUNKEN POLICEMAN DISMISSED

Story Views: 21 PRESS RELEASE The attention of the Inspector General of Police, IGP Ibrahim K. Idris NPM mni, has been drawn to a video of Lagos policeman who got drunk at Akowonjo, Dopemu area of Lagos state. He therefore directed the state Commissioner of Police, CP Imohimi Edgal to fish out the erring policeman for appropriate disciplinary action. The policeman who was stupefied after guzzling large quantity of alcoholic beverage was located and apprehended today 07/11/2018 at Police Mobile Force Squadron 22 Base, Ikeja, where he served by the…

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MRA Inducts Federal Ministry of Communication Technology into ‘FOI Hall of Shame

Story Views: 19   Media Rights Agenda (MRA) today accused the Federal Ministry of Communication Technology of flagrant abuse of Freedom of Information law by refusing to adopt it in their activities and therefore inducted it into its “Freedom of Information (FOI) Hall of Shame”. It accused the Ministry of extremely poor performance in its implementation of the Act over the last seven years. MRA’s Programme Officer, Mr. Idowu Adewale, announced the selection of the Ministry as this week’s inductee in a statement issued in Lagos, saying “the Ministry’s overall…

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Private sector crucial to successful AfCFTA implementation—- Africa Trade Forum delegates agree

Story Views: 23 The 2018 Africa Trade Forum concluded in Lagos, Nigeria, with delegates agreeing that while governments need to set a conducive environment through collective and coordinated actions for the successful implementation of the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA), the private sector should be the main driver of the AfCFTA. They also agreed that complementary interventions to boost competitiveness and reduce the high costs of doing business on the African continent would be crucial to ensure win-win gains from the AfCFTA – these will require proactive policies and…

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N59.7m Fraud: Court Remands ‘Prophet’ In Prison Custody

Story Views: 26   The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Lagos Zonal office, on Monday, November 5, 2018, arraigned one Prophet Cletus Ilongwo, Founder, Power of The Holy Spirit Evangelical Ministry, Lagos before Justice S.O. Solebo of the Lagos State High Court sitting in Ikeja, Lagos State on an 11-count charge bordering on obtaining money by false pretence to the tune of N59, 760, 000 (Fifty-Nine Million, Seven Hundred and Sixty Thousand Naira) only. The complainant, Obinna Ezenwaka, a former employee of Fidelity Bank Plc, alleged that he was…

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EFCC has new acting Spokesperson

Story Views: 19 EFCC Press Release Our media partners are hereby notified that Mr. Tony Orilade, today, November 5, 2018 assumed duty as Spokesperson of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC. Orilade, who is the Commission’s Head of Public Interface Unit, will act in Mr. Wilson Uwujaren’s stead. Uwujaren, the Commission’s Head of Media and Publicity is away on a month-long training at the National Institute for Policy and Strategic Studies, NIPSS, Kuru, Plateau State.

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Court Gives Ex-Abia Gov, Kalu, Seven-Day Ultimatum To Open His Defence In Alleged N7.6bn Fraud Trial

Story Views: 20 Justice Mohammed Idris of the Federal High Court sitting in Ikoyi, Lagos, on Monday, November 5, 2018, ordered a former governor of Abia State, Orji Uzor Kalu, to return to the country within the next seven days to open his defence in an alleged N7.6bn fraud trial. Kalu is standing trial alongside his former Commissioner for Finance, Ude Udeogu and a company, Slok Nigeria Limited, on an amended 39-count charge of money laundering to the tune of N7.6bn. At the resumed hearing today, counsel to the former…

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Anti- Graft War: Magu Charges Youths on good Character

Story Views: 20   The Acting Executive Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Mr. Ibrahim Magu has tasked youths across the country, to embrace the virtues of good character in their quest for leadership and as an important condition to enlist in the anti-corruption war. He gave this charge on Sunday, 4th November, 2018 in Port Harcourt, Rivers State at the Music/Talent Concert of Warriors Of Christ International Church. According to him, corruption affects the future of youths more than any other segment of the society but…

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CNN names U.S. Government Exchange Alumna in Top 10 Heroes List

Story Views: 20   Cable News Network (CNN) has named a 2017 alumna of the United States government-sponsored International Visitors Leadership Program (IVLP), Ms. Abisoye Ajayi-Akinfolarin, as one of the Top 10 CNN Heroes of the Year. Ajayi-Akinfolarin’s organization, Pearls Africa Foundation, which she founded in 2012, assists girls from underserved communities in Nigeria gain relevant technological skills to transform their lives. The beneficiaries get training in HTML, CSS, JavaScript, Python and Scratch and visit tech companies to reinforce their learning and broaden their horizons. Her GirlsCoding project has reached…

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U.S. Advocates Greater Investment in Girl-Child Education, More Female Political Participation

Story Views: 17   United States Consul General F. John Bray has called for increased investment in the education of the girl-child and greater political participation by women in Nigeria. Delivering the keynote address on the second day of the 17th Annual Conference of Women in Management, Business and Public Service (WIMBIZ), in Lagos on November 2, Consul General Bray encouraged the women leaders to continue working to promote gender equality in Nigeria. He spoke on the topic “Unstoppable You: Reinvent & Reinvigorate” at the event attended by leading women…

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Lagos State Police Command arrests 85 suspected criminals

Story Views: 20 No fewer than 85 suspected criminals of various crimes were, last Monday, paraded at the last police briefing at the Police Command in Ikeja, Lagos. The suspects are of various ages and committed various crimes. Police says the suspects were arrested at different locations while working on discreet information volunteered by the Lagos residents. According to the Lagos State Police Commander, Edgal Imohim, the essence of the parade was to keep Lagos people with the latest updates in the fight of crimes and criminality in the state,…

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Where are the BRT Buses commissioned by Buhari?

Story Views: 30 There are indications that the newly branded buses acquired by the Lagos State Government to ease transportation system in the state may have developed wings.  This has prompted Lagos residents to start murmuring regarding the whereabouts of the well over 100 buses recently commissioned by the President  Muhammadu Buhari. Our source claimed that three weeks ago, the buses seen being moved out of their station at the newly commissioned Lagos Bus Terminal that is still under construction, along Bank Anthony Way, Ikeja. According to sources who reside…

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Repetitive theme of political campaigns in Nigeria

Story Views: 23 In a matter of days, precisely as from November 18, 2018, “Nigeria will be on the match again in search of Mr. President”. The airwaves, newspaper pages and the bill boards will be inundated with political campaign messages by political party aspirants for sundry positions in the forthcoming general election. What should Nigerians expect as the themes of the campaigns ahead? Same of the same old stories of “how Mungo Park discovered River Niger” which is the repetitive theme of Nigeria’s political campaigns? Or will there be…

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U.S. Consulate supports Robotics Workshop For 303 teachers, 187 students

Story Views: 22 For the second consecutive year, the United States Consulate General in collaboration with RoboRave International, a U.S.-based tech academy, has concluded a week-long robotics workshop for 303 teachers and 187 students. The participating students and teachers were from 29 public and private schools across Lagos, Ogun, and Edo states as well as the Federal Capital Territory. RoboRAVE International Director of Global Programs Russ Fisher-Ives and RoboRAVE North America Director Brian Montoya facilitated the series of workshops in Benin, Lagos, and Abuja from October 21-27.  Throughout the training,…

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FG keeps mum on secret meeting with INEC Chairman

Story Views: 29 Federal Government has kept mum five days after its meeting with the chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) at the presidential villa in Abuja on Friday. Chief of staff to the president, Abba Kyari, hosted Mahmood Yakubu, in a meeting, alleged to have lasted 30 minutes, which took place inside Kyari’s office. Yakubu did not speak with state house correspondents on his way out of the villa, neither Kyari. The presidency has also not issued a statement on the meeting that held while there was…

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Killings: surgical operation in police imminent…as Buhari warns IG

Story Views: 22 For the first time in three years, despite several petitions and out cries trailing the Nigeria Police over alleged wanton killings by rank and file of the force and the inability of the police to nip in the bud the activities of perpetrators of evil, President Muhammadu, has warned the Inspector General of police, Idris Ibrahim, to caution his officers adding that he is closely monitoring the Nigeria Police Force as violence rises in the country. Buhari made the remarks during a condolence visit to Kaduna State.…

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600 million Africans still lack access to electricity——- ECA Chief…as Nigeria hosts Africa Trade Forum 2018

Story Views: 27 (ECA), Executive Secretary, Vera Songwe, said in an age of trade wars, Africa is sending a strong message that trade deals and reforms can be approached through consensus-building and cooperation, leaving no one behind. According to ECA studies, Africa is less industrialized today than it was three decades ago. The continent’s manufacturing share of output and exports has steadily declined, and Africa’s exports remain largely concentrated in primary commodities and raw materials. Through AfCFTA, industrialization will help create employment for Africa’s growing youth population, thereby improving livelihoods,…

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Ikeja electric bags award for commitment to safety

Story Views: 46 For its strict adherence to high safety policy and commitment to safety of life, Ikeja Electric Plc (IE), Nigeria’s leading Electricity Distribution Company has been honoured with the 2018 Concerned Organization of the Year. The award, which was presented by the World Safety Organizations (WSO), an International Association of HSE Professionals, is in recognition of IE’s outstanding dedication and support to ‘Making Safety a way of Life.” In another category, the company’s Head: Quality, Health, Safety & Environment (QHSE), Engineer Jamiu Badmos, also won the prestigious WSO-NG…

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2019: Okorocha sweats, cry foul…accuses Udenwa, Izuogu, Obinna, IIomuanya, others of destroying APC in Imo

Story Views: 22 The out-going Governor of Imo State is seriously sweating himself out of control over his attempt to install his son-in-law, Uche Nwosu as governor of Imo State in 2019. Okorocha is not comfortable by the actions of the stakeholders in the state by trying to stop him from handing over to his son-in-law in 2019 following strong oppositions coming from Imo State stakeholders. Reacting to the alleged recent comments by the Imo stakeholders, Okorocha frowned and cried foul at the level of attack he is receiving from…

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