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Rochas Okorocha Denies Forfeiture Of ₦7.9 billion, Challenges EFCC To Publish Account Where Money Was Retrieved

Rochas Okorocha Denies Forfeiture Of ₦7.9 billion, Challenges EFCC To Publish Account Where Money Was Retrieved

Former Imo State Governor, Rochas Okorocha, has denied  the forfeiture of ₦7.9 billion which the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) said it wants to return to Imo state. In a statement on Friday, Sam Onwuemeodo, Okorocha’s spokesperson, said the EFCC was misinformed to peddle falsehood against the former governor. Okorocha was reacting to a statement credited to Imam Usman, zonal ... Read More »

Democracy Day: Buni Calls For Sustained Prayers In Mosques, Churches

Democracy Day: Buni Calls For Sustained Prayers In Mosques, Churches

By INUSA Ndahi, Damaturu Yobe State Governor, Hon. Mai Mala Buni, has urged the people of the state to seize the occasion of the Democracy Day, to pray in mosques and churches for improved peace, security and development of the state and nation. The governor said the Democracy Day occassion should be used to appreciate Almighty Allah for the uninterrupted ... Read More »

Oil Company That Can’t Fix Refineries Wants to Build Hospitals

Oil Company That Can’t Fix Refineries Wants to Build Hospitals

For decades, Nigeria’s state oil company couldn’t maintain refineries meant to ensure domestic fuel supply, forcing Africa’s biggest producer to rely on imports. Now it wants to build hospitals to attend to the health needs of the country’s more than 200 million people. The Nigerian National Petroleum Corp. indicated this shift of focus when it announced plans on Tuesday to ... Read More »

Zenith Bank discloses projections following release of CBN’s latest Treasury Bills calender

Zenith Bank discloses projections following release of CBN’s latest Treasury Bills calender

Zenith Bank Plc has said it expects the volume of Nigerian Treasury Bills (NTBs) issuance to reduce in the short to medium term. This was disclosed in the tier-1 bank’s weekly economic intelligence report that was published earlier today. The report is coming just days after the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) released its Treasury Bills calendar for the third ... Read More »

EFCC Secures Interim Forfeiture of Ex-Airforce Boss’ Assets.

EFCC Secures Interim Forfeiture of Ex-Airforce Boss’ Assets.

  Owolola Adebola Justice Anwuli Chikere of a Federal High Court sitting in Abuja on Thursday, June 11, 2020, ordered the interim forfeiture of $228,428.16( Two Hundred and Twenty Eight Thousand, Four Hundred and Twenty Eight United States Dollars, Sixteen Cents) and N120, 546,042.02( One Hundred and Twenty Million, Five Hundred and Forty Six and Forty Two Naira, Two Kobo), ... Read More »

EFCC Probes Benue Governor’s Aide Over Alleged N42m Fraud

EFCC Probes Benue Governor’s Aide Over Alleged N42m Fraud

  Owolola Adebola The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Makurdi Zonal Office has commenced investigations into allegations of misappropriation of funds to the tune of N42million, involving an aide of Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue State, Lieutenant Colonel Paul Hembah (retired). Hembah, who is Governor Ortom’s Special Adviser on Security Matters allegedly abused his office on July 12, 2019 ... Read More »

EFCC Uncovers Over 1000 Ghost Workers in Kwara

EFCC Uncovers Over 1000 Ghost Workers in Kwara

  The Ilorin Zonal Office of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has uncovered over 1000 ghost workers in the payroll of Kwara State Universal Basic Education Board (KWSUBEB) and a cash recovery of over N138, 000, 000 (One Hundred and Thirty-eight Million Naira) from the state’s treasury looters. Head, Ilorin Zonal Office of the EFCC, Mallam Isyaku Sharu ... Read More »

Reminiscence on June 12 Struggle and its Imperatives By Kayode Fayemi

Reminiscence on June 12 Struggle and its Imperatives By Kayode Fayemi

  1. June 12, 2020 marks the second anniversary of the declaration of the June 12 as Democracy Day in Nigeria. It also affords one, the privilege of looking back at the journey so far and to recall the historic moment, the heroes/heroines that made this possible, lesson and significance of the Day in our national life. 2. One of ... Read More »

UN -OCHA CONDEMNS BRUTAL KILLING OF OVER 80 CIVILIANS BY BOKO HARAM IN NORTH EASTERN NIGERIAN VILLAGE

UN -OCHA CONDEMNS BRUTAL KILLING OF OVER 80 CIVILIANS BY BOKO HARAM IN NORTH EASTERN NIGERIAN VILLAGE

BY INUSA NDAHI, MAIDUGURI The Union Nation Humanitarian Coordinator in Nigeria (UN-OCHA), Mr. Edward Kallon has condemned the recent attack in Felo Community, Gubio Local Area of Borno state by armed terrorists Group which led to the killing of over 80 civilians, and property worth millions of naira looted/destroyed.   This condemnation were contained in a press statement he personally ... Read More »

EFCC Presents Witness in Alleged N27m Dud Cheque Issuance

EFCC Presents Witness in Alleged N27m Dud Cheque Issuance

  Owolola Adebola The Abuja Zonal Office of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, on Tuesday, June 9, 2020, presented the first prosecution witness (PW1), Mr. Olajide Friday, before Justice A. S Adepoju of the Federal Capital Territory High Court, Abuja, in the trial of William Salami Bamidele, who allegedly issued a dud cheque of GT Bank to the ... Read More »

N500m Grass-cutting Scandal: Court to Rule on Eligibility of Witness July

N500m Grass-cutting Scandal: Court to Rule on Eligibility of Witness July

Owolola Adebola Justice Jude Okeke of Federal Capital Territory High Court, on Wednesday, June 10, 2020, slated July 6, 2020, for ruling on the eligibility of a prosecution witness to testify in the on-going trial of former Secretary to Government of the Federation, Babachir Lawal for alleged N500 million (Five Hundred Million Naira), grass-cutting scam. The Economic and Financial Crimes ... Read More »

T.B. JOSHUA: BEAUTY OF HOLINESS, RADIANCE OF LOVE  BY DARE ADEJUMO

T.B. JOSHUA: BEAUTY OF HOLINESS, RADIANCE OF LOVE BY DARE ADEJUMO

  It is never a simple task to dissect a global spiritual personality such as Prophet T.B Joshua. You need to be in a higher etereal realm or be graciously given the grace to do so. TB Joshua as fondly called is a prophet of God with uncommon Christian lifestyles. Such a being cannot but generate some controversies. By his ... Read More »

Ogun: Suffering or Soaking Lagos Stress?  By Abdulwarees Solanke

Ogun: Suffering or Soaking Lagos Stress? By Abdulwarees Solanke

  Open a map of Nigeria and take a deep look at the location of Lagos State. You will find it almost completely wrapped up in the bowels of Ogun, from the east to West except at its underbelly washed by the Atlantic Ocean. You’re likely to wonder if Lagos was necessarily a separate part of Ogun State. Lagos is ... Read More »

Borno Killings:PRESIDENT BUHARI CHARGES MILITARY TO EXTRACT HEAVY PRICE FROM TERRORISTS

Borno Killings:PRESIDENT BUHARI CHARGES MILITARY TO EXTRACT HEAVY PRICE FROM TERRORISTS

PRESIDENT BUHARI CONDEMNS BOKO HARAM PRIMORDIAL KILLINGS, CHARGES MILITARY TO EXTRACT HEAVY PRICE FROM TERRORISTS As news of one the most brutal terrorist attacks on innocent people emerged from the Northeast, President Muhammadu Buhari said he is deeply shocked by the brutal killing of tens of people by the Boko Haram/Islam in West Africa Province (ISWAP) in Gubio village, Borno ... Read More »

MILITARY CONFIRMS BOKO HARAM DEADLY ATTACK IN GUBIO VILLAGE

MILITARY CONFIRMS BOKO HARAM DEADLY ATTACK IN GUBIO VILLAGE

  BY INUSA NDAHI, MAIDUGURI The Nigerian Army Spokesman, Colonel Sagir Musa has confirmed the deadly attacks in Faduma Koloram village, Gubio Local Government Area of Borno state. Although Sagir did not give number of casualties, however, in a press statement released to newsmen on Wednesday, said “The Nigerian Army is deeply saddened by the unfortunate incident in which suspected ... Read More »

Boko Haram attack: Zulum visits Gubio village, told 81 died, village head, 6 others abducted

Boko Haram attack: Zulum visits Gubio village, told 81 died, village head, 6 others abducted

By :Inusa Ndahi,Maiduguri * Gov evacuates injured victims, *calls attack barbaric, wants final onslaught by military Borno State Governor, Babagana Umara Zulum on Wednesday travelled to Faduma Kolomdi village in Gubio local government area, scene of a deadly attack by Boko Haram. Faduma Kolomdi, a nomadic village, is located 35 kilometres in the north of Gubio, the headquarters of Gubio ... Read More »

Anthony Joshua and Tyson Fury Confirm ‘Financial Agreement’ For Two World-title Fights

Anthony Joshua and Tyson Fury Confirm ‘Financial Agreement’ For Two World-title Fights

Anthony Joshua and Tyson Fury have agreed to face each other not once, but twice, after successful talks between both camps, promoter Eddie Hearn has revealed.Discussions over a mouthwatering Battle of Britain, which would see all four major world heavyweight titles on the line, have been ongoing for months. And now Hearn, who represents Joshua, has confirmed that the financial ... Read More »

Edo 2020: Obaseki Graduated From UI —  School Management

Edo 2020: Obaseki Graduated From UI — School Management

The management of the University of Ibadan has revealed that Mr Godwin Nogheghase Obaseki, the Governor of Edo State graduated from the institution The Sign in The management of the University of Ibadan has revealed that Mr Godwin Nogheghase Obaseki, the Governor of Edo State graduated from the institution. The announcement by the management is coming on the heel of ... Read More »

COVID 19: Should churches, mosques reopen now?  By Bola Bolawole

COVID 19: Should churches, mosques reopen now? By Bola Bolawole

  turnpot@gmail.com 0807 552 5533 Max Romeo sang “The more you look the less you see/The less you look the more you see” That appears to be a very apt description of COVID-19 and the shenanigans surrounding it. There have been more questions than answers and it has been controversial all the way; the latest being whether or not the ... Read More »