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Abuja bank robbery:How I smuggled robbers into the bank -bank worker confesses

Abuja bank robbery:How I smuggled robbers into the bank -bank worker confesses

 I was promised #7m from the robbery Police parade suspects Larry Ehizo, a Customer Service Officer of a first-generation bank at Mpape, Abuja where a robbery attempt was foiled by policemen and soldiers last Saturday has given details of how the robbers gained access to the banking hall with his help. One robber was killed and four others arrested after ... Read More »

Zamfara suspends eight top officials over discovery of 5000 ghost workers

Zamfara suspends eight top officials over discovery of 5000 ghost workers

No fewer than five officials and three directors of Zamfara State ministry of finance have been suspended over an alleged appointment racketeering. The shocking discovery of 5,000 ghost workers receiving a salary amounting to N216 million by the state government led to the suspension of the officials. One of the suspended workers who allegedly aided the appointment racketeering, was reportedly ... Read More »

NLC, TUC to pursue full implementation of minimum wage in 2020

NLC, TUC to pursue full implementation of minimum wage in 2020

The Nigeria Labour Congress and the Trade Union Congress on Tuesday said it would pursue a nationwide implementation of the new national minimum wage and its consequential adjustment in salaries of workers in the new year. NLC President, Ayuba Wabba and President of the TUC, Quadri Olaleye stated this in a separate new year message to Nigerians on Tuesday. The ... Read More »

We are expecting INTERPOL to transfer Edo Commissioner to us-EFCC

We are expecting INTERPOL to transfer Edo Commissioner to us-EFCC

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on Tuesday confirmed the arrest of Edo State Commissioner for Arts, Culture, Tourism and Diaspora, Osaze Osemwingie-Ero, by operatives of the INTERPOL, saying he is on its watch list for alleged money laundering. A senior staffer of the anti-graft agency who spoke with newsmen in Abuja , said he expected the INTERPOL to ... Read More »

Alleged extortion of N7.2m: EFCC arrests Sen. Shehu Sani

Alleged extortion of N7.2m: EFCC arrests Sen. Shehu Sani

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has arrested Sen. Shehu Sani, who represented Kaduna Central Senatorial District in the National Assembly between 2015 and 2019. According to a source, Sani was arrested for alleged extortion of $20,000 from the owner of ASD Motors. The source said: “He was said to have collected the $20,000 from the owner of ASD ... Read More »

Bianca Ojukwu v Ojukwu’s Family/OTL Suit:Court Fixes Feb. 21, 2020, for Adoption of Written Addresses

Bianca Ojukwu v Ojukwu’s Family/OTL Suit:Court Fixes Feb. 21, 2020, for Adoption of Written Addresses

Justice Abdulfattah Lawal of a Lagos High Court sitting in Ikeja, has fixed February 21, 2020, for parties in the suit filed by Bianca Ojukwu, the widow of late Ikemba of Nnewi, Chukwuemeka Odimegwu Ojukwu, against Ojukwu Transport Limited (OTL) and seven others. Bianca had, on behalf of her two children, Afamefuna and Nwachukwu (Claimants) dragged Ojukwu Transport Limited (OTL) ... Read More »

Nigeria Moves Against Hasty Adoption of ‘Eco,’ Says It’s Studying the Situation

Nigeria Moves Against Hasty Adoption of ‘Eco,’ Says It’s Studying the Situation

Strong indications emerged yesterday that Nigeria is dissatisfied with what it considers as hasty adoption of the ‘Eco,’ the proposed single currency for West African countries. Owing to this, the country may be unwilling to dump the naira for the ‘Eco’ unless all the prescribed criteria are met.We learnt that the federal government was not impressed with the approach of ... Read More »

I was paid N210,000 to use LASU undergraduate for money rituals – Pastor confesses

I was paid N210,000 to use LASU undergraduate for money rituals – Pastor confesses

The self-acclaimed pastor of the Cherubim and Seraphim Church, Solution Chapel, Ikoyi-Ile, Osun State, Segun Philips, said he was paid N210,000 to use the final year student of the Lagos State University, Favour Daley-Oladele for money ritual     His action was after Favour’s boyfriend, Owolabi Adeeko, had smashed her head with a pestle. The pastor confessed that he was ... Read More »

FG replies critics, says Nigeria has not reached its debt ceiling

FG replies critics, says Nigeria has not reached its debt ceiling

The Federal Government on Monday allayed fears over Nigeria’s foreign debt profile, saying it has not reached its debt ceiling of 25% in total public debt stock to Gross Domestic Product (GDP). Buhari* Some prominent Nigerians, including former president Olusegun Obasanjo and former vice president Atiku Abubakar, have recently raised concern over the nation’s debt portfolio, saying Nigeria may be ... Read More »

Gov Abiodun Signs 2020 Budget, Pledges Dividends Of Democracy

Gov Abiodun Signs 2020 Budget, Pledges Dividends Of Democracy

Governor Dapo Abiodun of Ogun State has assured the people of the State that his administration will ensue diligent implementation of the Year 2020 Budget, noting that his administration would also follow through on its vision to give dividends of democracy to the people. Prince Dapo Abiodun, who made this known in his office on Monday while signing the budget, ... Read More »

For The Record: Lai Mohammed At Year-Ending Press Conference Lists Achievements Of Buhari Administration

For The Record: Lai Mohammed At Year-Ending Press Conference Lists Achievements Of Buhari Administration

“…2019 has been a momentous year, and this Administration has taken Nigeria closer to its Next Level target.” TEXT OF THE YEAR-ENDING PRESS CONFERENCE ADDRESSED BY THE HONOURABLE MINISTER OF INFORMATION AND CULTURE, ALHAJI LAI MOHAMMED, IN LAGOS ON MONDAY, 30 DEC. 2019 Good afternoon gentlemen. Merry Christmas and best wishes for a great 2020 for all of you.  We ... Read More »

Opinion: Fight Against Sex For Grades In Tertiary Institutions, By Yisau Abdussalam

Opinion: Fight Against Sex For Grades In Tertiary Institutions, By Yisau Abdussalam

The issue of sex for grades in tertiary institutions across West Africa has been disheartening to say the least. It is a corrupt practice usually by lecturers of these institutions, they demand for sex in order to pass the student. *Abdussalam* They go as far as intentionally failing the student knowing that the student will be at their mercy, thereby ... Read More »

We learnt of the arrest of our Commissioner in France from unreliable sources- Edo State Govt

We learnt of the arrest of our Commissioner in France from unreliable sources- Edo State Govt

The Edo State Government has said the alleged arrest in France, of the Arts, Culture, Tourism and Diaspora Affairs Commissioner, Hon. Osaze Osemwingie-Ero has nothing to do with the state government. In a statement, Special Adviser to the Edo State Governor on Media and Communication Strategy, Mr. Crusoe Osagie, also said the state government could not confirm the alleged arrest ... Read More »

I won’t take a penny less than Hudson-Odoi’s £180,000  wage,Tammy tells Chelsea

I won’t take a penny less than Hudson-Odoi’s £180,000 wage,Tammy tells Chelsea

Nigeria’s Tammy Abraham is refusing to sign a new contract with Chelsea because he wants to be paid the same amount as Callum Hudson-Odoi. The Blues winger has the potential to earn £180,000 a week and Abraham feels he should be on at least the same amount according to Goal. Hudson-Odoi’s salary is heavily incentivised, however, which means he has to hit a ... Read More »

Bank staff grilled over foiled bank robbery in Abuja,insider collusion suspected

Bank staff grilled over foiled bank robbery in Abuja,insider collusion suspected

Staff of a first generation bank at Mpape in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) are being grilled by the police over alleged involvement in a botched robbery attempt on the bank last Saturday. A source said it was curious how the robbers gained access into the bank on a non-working day and some top officials suspected to have colluded with ... Read More »

FG Reacts to Adoption of ECOWAS Single Currency by French-speaking Countries

FG Reacts to Adoption of ECOWAS Single Currency by French-speaking Countries

The federal government, Monday reacted to the change of name of the UEMOA, Communaute Financiers d’Afique (CFA) currency to ECO by eight French-speaking West African countries, saying it was studying the situation and would respond in due course . A statement issued by Yunusa Tanko Abdullahi on behalf of the Minister of Finance, Budget and National Planning, Mrs. Zainab Ahmed, ... Read More »

Godwin Obaseki’s Commissioner Arrested  by INTERPOL for Money Laundering

Godwin Obaseki’s Commissioner Arrested by INTERPOL for Money Laundering

Operatives of INTERPOL have arrested Edo State for Arts, Culture and Tourism, Mr. Osaze Osemwingie-Ero, for alleged money laundering. Ero was reportedly arrested in France since last month for being in possession of $2m. He was said to have being detained and queried by INTERPOL. Political opponents claimed the money was given to him by Governor Godwin Obaseki as he ... Read More »

Zulum in Gwoza, Pulka, Ngoshe; commissions projects, allocate food 

Borno Governor, Professor Babagana Umara Zulum on Sunday night arrived Gwoza local government area in the southern part of the state, where he will spend days undertaking different humanitarian and developmental activities in towns populated by displaced, and vulnerable residents. Zulum on Monday commissioned a new Primary Healthcare Centre in Pulka, one of the populated towns in Gwoza. He also ... Read More »

Buhari places travel restrictions on ministers, others

Buhari places travel restrictions on ministers, others

The Federal Government has issued a new directive stipulating that ministers can only travel out of the country eight times in a year, Information, Culture & Tourism Minister, Alhaji Lai Mohammed has disclosed. He said President Muhammadu Buhari has directed that no minister should go on foreign trips more than twice in a quarter. Also, no minister on a trip ... Read More »