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Abacha Loot: Emirs, Chiefs Consulted When Money Was Kept Overseas – Al-Mustapha

Abacha Loot: Emirs, Chiefs Consulted When Money Was Kept Overseas – Al-Mustapha

The former Chief Security Officer (CSO) to former head of state, Abacha, Major Hamza Al-Mustapha in defence of his former boss has stated that the Abacha administration consulted Emirs, Chiefs and VIPs before moving billions of naira now referred to as “Abacha loot” overseas. Al-Mustapha who was speaking during a program aired on BBC Hausa, monitored by Vanguard said former head of state, General ... »

Bayelsa Guber: NYSC Clears Air On Deputy Governor’s Certificate

Bayelsa Guber: NYSC Clears Air On Deputy Governor’s Certificate

The National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) on Thursday told the Bayelsa Governorship Election Petitions Tribunal in Abuja, that it made correction to the name on the exemption certificate of the deputy governor, Sen.Lawrence Ewhrudjakpo, at his request. The Service, represented by Mrs Keziah Okonofua, stated this while testifying as a subpoenaed witness in the petition filed by Mr Ebizimo Diriyai, wh... »

Nigeria Grounds Dan Etete’s Jet In Canada – Politics

Nigeria Grounds Dan Etete’s Jet In Canada – Politics

Nigeria has tracked down and grounded the luxury private jet purchased by its former oil minister, Dan Etete, with some of the alleged proceeds of the notorious $1.3 billion Malabu OPL245 oil deal. Asset recovery lawyers acting for the Nigerian government swooped last week after the Bombardier 6000 jet, tail number M-MYNA, touched down at Montréal-Trudeau International Airport in Canada on Friday ... »

Trump Vs Merkel: White House Orders Withdrawal Of 9,500 US Troops From Germany

Trump Vs Merkel: White House Orders Withdrawal Of 9,500 US Troops From Germany

President Trump orders the Pentagon to remove 9,500 troops from Germany by September – but denies it has anything to do with Angela Merkel rift Donald Trump has ordered the military to remove 9,500 troops from Germany, a senior U.S. official said on Friday, a move likely to raise concerns in Europe about the U.S. commitment to the continent. The move would reduce U.S. troops numbers in Germa... »

Nollywood Producer, Lancelot Imasuen Faces Sexual Assault Scandal, Wife Reacts

Nollywood Producer, Lancelot Imasuen Faces Sexual Assault Scandal, Wife Reacts

Nollywood actress, Sylvia Oluchi has accused ace Nollywood Producer, Lancelot Oduwa Imasuen of sexual assault towards her on a movie set. This is coming just as several ladies have taken to social media to call out some top celebrities of allegedly raping them. According to Sylvia, Lancelot sexually assaulted her in 2008 during a film shoot. The actress made the disclosure in a WhatsApp group chat... »

Leave Nnamdi Kanu, IPOB, Focus On Herdsmen Killings, Others – Nigerians Blast Pr

Leave Nnamdi Kanu, IPOB, Focus On Herdsmen Killings, Others – Nigerians Blast Pr

The Presidency has come under attack over its recent statement accusing the Nnamdi Kanu-led Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, of setting Nigeria against some of its allies, such as the US, UK and the European Union. Garba Shehu in a statement on Sunday had warned Nigerians and the international community of the move it described as a most misleading campaign wherein IPOB uses false allegations of... »

New Group Agitating For Independence Of Old Eastern Region Emerge, Itsekiri Man

New Group Agitating For Independence Of Old Eastern Region Emerge, Itsekiri Man

The Lower Niger Congress is an aggregation of several Self-Determination Initiatives of the Eastern Half of Southern Nigeria, being the Ethnic Nationalities spread across the combined pre-1966 Eastern and Midwestern Regions of Nigeria (now fractured into the 11 States) and currently described as the South-East and South-South Geopolitical Zones of Nigeria, coloured Brown in the 4-Bloc Map of Niger... »

Edo 2020: Buhari Summons Oshiomhole

Edo 2020: Buhari Summons Oshiomhole

Following interventions by governors elected on the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC), President Muhammadu Buhari is set to intervene in the political impasse in Edo State as he has summoned Comrade Adams Oshiomhole for a parley, Daily Independent has gathered. A member of the party’s National Working Committee (NWC), who confirmed the development to Daily Independent, said Oshiomhol... »

Everlasting Joy Foundation Distribute Palliative To The Widows & Needy In FCT

Everlasting Joy Foundation Distribute Palliative To The Widows & Needy In FCT

EVERLASTING JOY Foundation is a Non-Government Organisation based in Abuja, Nigeria. In the spirit of service to humanity, our Foundation felt the need to identify with the widows in the society. Today, our aim of the outreach is to help vulnerable widows who were facing extreme poverty in the society. Several widows from other parts of the country have enjoyed the assorted food items, irrespectiv... »

APC May Convene Emergency NEC Meeting Over Edo Primaries Crisis

APC May Convene Emergency NEC Meeting Over Edo Primaries Crisis

LAGOS/ABUJA – The ruling All Progres­sives Congress (APC) may summon an emergency National Executive Committee (NEC) meeting to find a solution to the protracted political crisis rocking the Edo State chapter of the party ahead of the gov­ernorship primaries slated for June 22. Speaking with Daily Inde­pendent on Monday, a mem­ber of the party’s National Working Committee (NWC), who spoke on condi... »

Aguiyi Ironsi Unifies All The Regions To One Entity Not The British

Aguiyi Ironsi Unifies All The Regions To One Entity Not The British

Independent Nigeria Nigeria was granted independence on October 1, 1960. A new constitution established a federal system with an elected prime minister and a ceremonial head of state. The NCNC, now headed by Azikiwe (who had taken control after Macaulay’s death in 1946), formed a coalition with Balewa’s NPC after neither party won a majority in the 1959 elections. Balewa continued to serve as the ... »

50 Achievements Of Akeredolu Within 3 And Half Years

50 Achievements Of Akeredolu Within 3 And Half Years

1. For any serious government who is interested in the general well being of its citizenry, the first and primary area of concern is how to ensure prudency, accountability, transparency and block leakages as such will enhance good governance. Little wonder the Akeredolu-led administration upon assumption of office put in place appropriate legislative frameworks for Public Finance Management system... »

Oil Marketers Not Allowed To Fix Fuel Price – FG

Oil Marketers Not Allowed To Fix Fuel Price – FG

The Federal Government Sunday denied removing fuel price cap, an action which would have given oil marketers the freedom to determine fuel pump price. Many media outlet (excluding Daily Trust) reported last week that fuel price cap had been removed. However, the Petroleum Products Pricing Regulatory Agency (PPPRA) on Sunday said the government had not conferred on marketers the power to fix prices... »

Diezani Allison-Madueke Is A Commissioner In Dominican Republic

Diezani Allison-Madueke Is A Commissioner In Dominican Republic

Fresh evidence has now emerged in Nigeria of how former Petroleum Minister, Mrs. Diezani Allison Madueke, plotted and secured a foreign country’s citizenship and political appointment in order to secure immunity from prosecution. Documents at the disposal of Saturday Vanguard indicate that she carefully planned and obtained the citizenship of the the Commonwealth of Dominican Republic, which subse... »

How We Spent N80m On Lawmakers’ Wives Dubai Trip — Lagos Speaker, Obasa

How We Spent N80m On Lawmakers’ Wives Dubai Trip — Lagos Speaker, Obasa

The Speaker of the Lagos State House of Assembly, Mr Mudashiru Obasa, on Saturday appeared before the House panel of enquiry on the corruption allegations levelled against him by an online medium. Obasa told the panel that the allegations were untrue and that they were the handiwork of his enemies. The Speaker appeared before the nine-man fact-finding panel of the House headed by Mr Victor Akande ... »

EFCC Blocks Alison Madueke’s Offer To Return To Nigeria For Trial

EFCC Blocks Alison Madueke’s Offer To Return To Nigeria For Trial

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission on Wednesday successfully blocked an attempt by embattled former Petroleum Minister, Diezani Alison-Madueke, to return to Nigeria from London to face trial. Mrs. Alison-Madueke had fled to London shortly after she left office in May 2015, and has stayed away from the country since then. She later became an object of interest to the UK National Crime Age... »

APC Crisis Deepens, Buhari, Oshiomhole’s States Worst Hit

APC Crisis Deepens, Buhari, Oshiomhole’s States Worst Hit

The meeting of forum of chairmen of the 36 states of the All Progressives Congress (APC) with the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Boss Mustapha, in attendance over the lingering crisis bedevilling the party ended in a deadlock, Daily Trust gathered. The closed doors meeting, convened to review the 10-day ultimatum given to the Adams Oshiomhole-led National Working Committee (NWC) by... »

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Hon Patrick Obahiagbon is a top member of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Edo State. Obahiagbon served as Chief of Staff to Mr Adams Oshiomhole when the latter was governor of Edo. Before then, he was a member of the House of Representatives. In this interview, Obahiagbon shares his perspectives on the Edo APC crisis ahead of the party’s June 22 primary to elect its candidate for the Sept g... »

Oshiomhole’s Camp Switches Support From Ize-iyamu To Obazee

Oshiomhole’s Camp Switches Support From Ize-iyamu To Obazee

These are not the best of times for an All Progressives Congress (APC) governorship aspirant in Edo State, Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu, as the camp he is relying upon to achieve his political aim, is said to have switched support away from him. However, the situation seems a blessing in disguise for another aspirant, Hon. Osaro Obazee, whom sources within the APC said is now enjoying the support of th... »

Diezani: Setback In Extradition Moves Over Dominica Republic Citizenship

Diezani: Setback In Extradition Moves Over Dominica Republic Citizenship

Nigeria’s chances of getting a former Minister of Petroleum Resources, Mrs. Diezani Alison-Madueke extradited home to face charges may have dimmed following her alleged citizenship of the Commonwealth of Dominica. Diezani is wanted by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) in connection with an alleged N23.29billion poll bribery scam. The EFCC also wants the ex-Minister to account for... »

Miyetti Allah To Roll Out 100,000 Vigilantes Across Nigeria – Abdullahi Bodejo

Miyetti Allah To Roll Out 100,000 Vigilantes Across Nigeria – Abdullahi Bodejo

Herdsmen don’t need permission to occupy any land The National President of Miyetti Allah Kautal Hore, Bello Abdullahi Bodejo, has said that the Fulani herdsmen don’t need anybody’s approval or permission to occupy any land in any part of the country. He said the group’s own security outfit is set to roll out with some 5,000 to 100,000 vigilantes to start and deployed across all the states of the ... »

Cristiano Ronaldo Is Football 1st Billionaire

Cristiano Ronaldo Is Football 1st Billionaire

Add another zero to soccer’s most expensive rivalry. Cristiano Ronaldo earned $105 million after taxes and fees in the past year despite taking a pay-cut at Juventus, landing him at No. 4 on the 2020 Forbes Celebrity 100, one spot above his top rival in the sport, Lionel Messi, and making him the first soccer player in history to earn $1 billion in salary across his playing career. The 35-year-old... »

Adesina And Trump’s America: A Case Of Corruption Fighting Corruption?

Adesina And Trump’s America: A Case Of Corruption Fighting Corruption?

I’m instinctively suspicious of overly self-promotional people who actively seek the limelight. That is why, although African Development Bank head Akinwumi Adesina has been reputed to be a smart, go-getting, and transaction-oriented leader, I’ve been reluctant to jump on the bandwagon of his praisefest in Nigeria. I’m also aware, of course, that my instinctual aversion to exhibitionistic people— ... »

Why Are Blacks Dying At Higher Rates From COVID-19?

Why Are Blacks Dying At Higher Rates From COVID-19?

There is a saying—“When America catches a cold, Black people get the flu.” Well, in 2020, when America catches coronavirus, Black people die. Blacks in about every state with racial data available have higher contraction rates and higher death rates of COVID-19. Rashawn Ray bio pic Rashawn Ray David M. Rubenstein Fellow – Governance Studies @SociologistRay In Michigan, Blacks make up 15% of ... »

For Many, George Floyd Death Not A Solitary Incident

For Many, George Floyd Death Not A Solitary Incident

WASHINGTON – Gerald Davis, a 67-year-old small business owner in Washington, D.C., was driving to buy insect repellent at a local 7-11 convenience store Friday night when a van began tailgating him with its high beams on. “I gave them the courtesy of going by me by pulling over, they stayed behind my truck and it really frightened me…it was clear that this was a harassment situation,” ... »

Black Doctors Consortium Takes COVID-19 Testing Into Their Own Hands

Black Doctors Consortium Takes COVID-19 Testing Into Their Own Hands

Are you on the front lines of the coronavirus? Help us report on the pandemic. Pediatric surgeon Ala Stanford says as the number of coronavirus cases have risen in Philadelphia in the past several weeks, she has been getting more and more worried about the city’s Black residents. “In Philadelphia, African Americans represent 44 percent of the population, but at last check, 52 percent of the deaths... »

Black Americans Dying Of Covid-19 At Three Times The Rate Of White People

Black Americans Dying Of Covid-19 At Three Times The Rate Of White People

The racial wound at the center of the coronavirus pandemic in the US continues to fester, with latest data showing that African Americans have died from the disease at almost three times the rate of white people. New figures compiled by the non-partisan APM Research Lab and released on Wednesday under the title Color of Coronavirus provide further evidence of the staggering divide in the Covid-19 ... »

Edo 2020: Idahosa Thanks Buhari, Says Oshiomhole Can’t Be Trusted

Edo 2020: Idahosa Thanks Buhari, Says Oshiomhole Can’t Be Trusted

Chief Charles Idahosa, a former Commissioner for Information and chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Edo state has expressed gratitude to President Muhammadu Buhari and Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, the national leader of the party for their intervention in the political imbroglio in Edo State ahead of the June 22 primaries. Speaking in a chat with Daily Independent, Idahosa who also commen... »

GOVERNOR OBASEKI, PLEASE, PLEASE STOOP TO CONQUER!!!

GOVERNOR OBASEKI, PLEASE, PLEASE STOOP TO CONQUER!!!

Anybody who knows Governor Obaseki very well should advise him to go and look for the National Chairman of APC Nigeria, Former Governor Adams Oshiomhole, beg him to forgiveness for all the insults and abuse, apologize to him for all the show of shame. Adams Oshiomhole is not a small fish. He has been the National President of the Nigerian Labour Congress, NLC. Has been the Governor of the volatile... »

SERAP Drags Buhari, NASS To UN Over Cuts In Health, UBE Budgets

SERAP Drags Buhari, NASS To UN Over Cuts In Health, UBE Budgets

Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has sent an urgent appeal to three UN special rapporteurs urging them to use their “mandates to urgently request the Nigerian government and the leadership of the National Assembly to immediately reverse the unlawful, disproportionate and discriminatory budget cuts to education and healthcare, and to stop the authorities from spending N27bn ... »

How These 3 Businesses Can Change Your Life – Business

How These 3 Businesses Can Change Your Life – Business

I have stated in some of my articles written on this platform how to identify a profitable business and start one. I will be sharing from my own personal experience what is obtainable and guaranteed to make you money if rightly followed although I will be limited to agribusiness which is my area of core expertise. Many years ago, as a graduate looking for ways to add value to my country and make m... »

Oh My God! Annie Has Been Raped Again? Who’s To Be Blamed?[/b]

Oh My God! Annie Has Been Raped Again? Who’s To Be Blamed?[/b]

Without a doubt, there are few categories of crime that affect the community and their victims as much as rape, sexual assaults, and the likes. Rape, like other forms of violence against women, is an infraction on women’s rights, privacy, self-preservation, and dignity. Available data in the print and electronic media reveal that rape issue has become a serious social problem of pandemic pro... »

‘Legendary’ Johnny Majors, former Tennessee and Pitt coach, dies at 85

‘Legendary’ Johnny Majors, former Tennessee and Pitt coach, dies at 85

Knoxville, Tenn. — College Football Hall of Famer Johnny Majors, the coach of Pittsburgh’s 1976 national championship team and a former coach and star player at Tennessee, died Wednesday. He was 85. Majors died at his home in Knoxville, according to his wife, Mary Lynn Majors. “He spent his last hours doing something he dearly loved: looking out over his cherished Tennessee River,” she said in a s... »

Iranian Scientist Acquitted in U.S. Trade Secrets Case Deported

Iranian Scientist Acquitted in U.S. Trade Secrets Case Deported

(TEHRAN, Iran) — An Iranian scientist imprisoned in the U.S. and acquitted in a federal trade secrets case is on his way back to Iran after being deported, the country’s foreign minister said Tuesday. Sirous Asgari was in the air on a flight back to Iran, Mohammad Javad Zarif said in an Instagram post. “Congratulations to his wife and his esteemed family,” Zarif wrote. Iran’s state-run IRNA news a... »

View From the U.K.: Trump Is Worsening Social Unrest

View From the U.K.: Trump Is Worsening Social Unrest

LONDON — As scores of American cities are convulsed by protests, riots and looting sparked by the killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis last week, newspapers and columnists in the United Kingdom are reacting with horror and revulsion. And a common thread running through all their editorials and opinion pieces is that President Donald Trump is making matters worse with his words and deeds. Floyd, ... »

Skysports news

Skysports news

Erling Haaland will end up playing in the Premier League one day, says Norwegian journalist and former Premier League striker Jan Aage Fjortoft. Haaland is one of Europe’s hottest properties having scored 29 goals in 27 games for RB Salzburg before moving to Borussia Dortmund in January and scoring 13 goals in 14 games. Speaking on The Football Show, fellow Norwegian Fjortoft believes Haalan... »

George Floyd death: FIFA tells FAs to use ‘common sense’ over player protests

George Floyd death: FIFA tells FAs to use ‘common sense’ over player protests

FIFA has urged competition organisers to use “common sense” when considering whether to punish players for protesting against the death of George Floyd during matches. The Football Association in England has promised to take a “common-sense approach” to players involved in gestures or behaviour promoting the anti-discrimination message, but the German FA (DFB) says it is co... »

Trump Administration Escalates Global Fight Over Taxing Tech

Trump Administration Escalates Global Fight Over Taxing Tech

WASHINGTON — The Trump administration said on Tuesday that it would open an investigation into taxes on digital commerce that have been adopted or proposed in nine countries and the European Union, escalating a global battle that will affect where big American tech companies like Facebook and Amazon pay taxes. The administration’s move could ultimately lead to American tariffs on imports from Braz... »

Medical council validates four coronavirus test kits – registrar

Medical council validates four coronavirus test kits – registrar

The Medical Laboratory Science Council of Nigeria (MLSCN) says it has validated four Rapid Test Kits to determine their suitability for testing SAR-COV-2 infection popularly known as COVID-19 in the country. The Registrar and Chief Executive Officer of MLSCN, Dr Tosan Erhabor, disclosed this in a video posted on the official twitter account of the council @MedLabNigeria. Erhabor said the council p... »

Nigeria declares telecoms facilities critical national Infrastructure

Nigeria declares telecoms facilities critical national Infrastructure

In response to the yearnings of industry stakeholders to declare telecom facilities Critical National Infrastructure, President Muhammadu Buhari, has finally approved and also directed that necessary physical protective measures be put in place to safeguard telecommunications infrastructure deployed across the country. This followed a proposal by the Minister of Communications and Digital Economy,... »

Coronavirus: Row over BA staff future deepens

Coronavirus: Row over BA staff future deepens

As well as proposing to make up to 12,000 staff redundant, BA also wants change pay and conditions for its workforce. This restructuring could include pay cuts and worse conditions for some staff, while others could benefit. Pilots union Balpa is engaging with the airline, but some other unions are refusing to come to the table. Crew concerns Anxious, scared, used and betrayed. That is how one mem... »

Children’s loneliness in lock down could lead to mental health pandemic

Children’s loneliness in lock down could lead to mental health pandemic

While children have been largely spared from the direct health effects of COVID-19, the lockdown crisis has an adverse effect on their well being. All children, of all ages, and in all countries, are being affected, in particular by the socio-economic impacts and, in some cases, by mitigation measures that may inadvertently do more harm than good. This is a universal crisis and, for some children,... »

COVID-19: Pupils return to school in Singapore

COVID-19: Pupils return to school in Singapore

Pupils wearing face masks returned to school in Singapore on Tuesday and some workplaces re-opened as corona virus restrictions were eased in the hard-hit city-state. Singapore initially kept infections low through a strict regime of testing and contact-tracing, only for major outbreaks to emerge from crowded dormitories housing low-paid foreign workers. The country has recorded over 35,000 cases ... »