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EFCC Investigates Two Lebanese for $890,000 Fraud

EFCC Investigates Two Lebanese for $890,000 Fraud

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has commenced investigation of two Lebanese:  Dina Jihad Khali and Chamseddine Waell Mohmmed, who were arrested by officers of the Customs Area Command, Port Harcourt, Rivers State,  for attempting to smuggle a total sum of $890,000 ( Eight Hundred and Ninety Thousand United States Dollars) out of Nigeria,  through the Port Harcourt International ... Read More »

HOW NDIC INTERVENED IN FORTIS MICROFINANCE BANK, By Mgt

HOW NDIC INTERVENED IN FORTIS MICROFINANCE BANK, By Mgt

Contrary to misleading reports, the Nigeria Deposit Insurance Corporation (NDIC) has adhered to statutory guidelines on the distress resolution and liquidation of Fortis Microfinance Bank (MFB) Plc. and the protection of interest of depositors, the corporation’s management has said. Stating this Wednesday, August, 12, the corporation’s Director, Communication & Public Affairs, Dr. Sunday Oluyemi, said the initial efforts by regulatory ... Read More »

Malami Affirms FIRS as authentic Stamp Duties Administrator

Malami Affirms FIRS as authentic Stamp Duties Administrator

The explanation of the Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami, yesterday, on which agency of the federal government reserves the authentic right for the administration of stamp duties in Nigeria, may have rested it on the shoulders of the Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS) which has recently been in contention with the Nigerian Postal Service (NIPOST) ... Read More »

Epitaph of Sen. Buruji Kashamu, By Yinka Odumakin

Epitaph of Sen. Buruji Kashamu, By Yinka Odumakin

Senator Buruji Kashamu died of complications arising from COVID-19 on Saturday and was buried on Sunday in his Ijebu-Igbo hometown with our irresponsible society shunning all protocols on coronavirus by allowing a large crowd of hangers-on to mill around his corpse with possibility of mass infections and subsequent deaths. May his soul rest in peace. But we will not succumb ... Read More »

NNPC Pledges to Boost Gas Delivery to Domestic Market

NNPC Pledges to Boost Gas Delivery to Domestic Market

… As FG Inaugurates Gas Transportation Network Code to Boost Gas Penetration The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) has restated its commitment to working with relevant partners and stakeholders in the Oil and Gas Sector to boost delivery of gas to the domestic market.  ONYEKA AJUMOBI ONOCHIE reports The Group Managing Director of NNPC, Mallam Mele Kyari, made the commitment ... Read More »

L-A-T-E-S-T N-O-W: Majek Fashek for Burial in US

L-A-T-E-S-T N-O-W: Majek Fashek for Burial in US

From all indications, it has emerged that Nigerian music legend, Majek Fashek, who passed on, June 1, 2020, in the United States, will be committed to mother earth in the Yankee country, after efforts to bring his remains back home had failed. ONYEKA AJUMBI ONOCHIE reports This much was reavealed by his eldest son, Randy, in a video message on ... Read More »

FG Spends N409.9bn to Settle Ex-PHCN workers, Says BPE

FG Spends N409.9bn to Settle Ex-PHCN workers, Says BPE

The Federal Government has, so far, spent N409, 915,331,675.45 on the payment of severance benefits to ex-workers and death benefits of the defunct Power Holding Company of Nigeria (PHCN), the Bureau of Public Enterprises (BPE) has said. ONYEKA AJUMOBI ONOCHIE reports In a statement signed by the Bureau’s Head of Public Communications, Mrs. Amina Othman Tukur, she said the payment streams ... Read More »

El-Rufai: Anybody who denies rotational presidency is wrong

El-Rufai: Anybody who denies rotational presidency is wrong

…Says I’ll not support a northerner in 2023 Kaduna State Governor, Mallam Nasir el-Rufai, has stressed the imperative to respect the spirit of rotational presidency in Nigeria to foster national unity among the country’s geopolitical zones that make it truly a nation, noting that anybody who denies the notion is deceiving him or herself. ONYEKA AJUMOBI ONOCHIE reports He said, ... Read More »

How Anambra Gov’s aide was assassinated inside govt’s quarters – Report

How Anambra Gov’s aide was assassinated inside govt’s quarters – Report

How Anambra Gov’s aide was assassinated inside govt’s quarters – Report Gunmen on Sunday stormed the residence of Mr Azubuike Ekwegbalu, the Senior Special Assistant to Governor Willie Obiano on Security, leaving him dead after allegedly stabbing him with a kitchen knife. It was gathered the incident occurred early hours of Sunday at his residence at the Commissioners’ Quarters Awka, ... Read More »

Water Ministry charged to be proactive to Lake Chad Basins

Water Ministry charged to be proactive to Lake Chad Basins

The Federal Ministry of Water Resources has been charged to give proactive attention to the Lake Chad Basins with a view to strengthening the river basins in the northeast region for maximum efficiency. Issuing the charge was the Northern Governors Forum, which members gathered in Maiduguri, Borno State, Saturday,  August 8, for the second random meeting. The forum asked the ... Read More »

Buruji Kashamu for burial at noon today, says spokesman

Buruji Kashamu for burial at noon today, says spokesman

BY ONYEKA AJUMOBI ONOCHIE Late Sen. Buruji Kashamu who succumbed to Corona Virus pandemic yesterday in Lagos, will be committed to mother earth today at 12 noon in his Ijebu-Igbo, Ogun State country home, in line with Islamic rites, a statement by his spokesman, Austin Oniyokor, has confirmed. The statement said the lawmaker, who represented Ogun East Senatorial District and ... Read More »

BREAKING: Buruji Kashamu is Dead, Gov Abiodun Wails

BREAKING: Buruji Kashamu is Dead, Gov Abiodun Wails

BY ONYEKA AJUMOBI ONOCHIE A former lawmaker and businessman, Senator Buruji Kashamu, is dead, The State Online has gathered. Kashamu, who represented Ogun-East Senatorial District between 2015 and 2019, died at the First Cardiology Consultants, Lagos, confirmed his bossom friend and former colleague at the upper legislative chamber, Sen. Ben Murray Bruce, on his verified Tweeter account (@benmurraybruce August 8, 2020. ... Read More »

NNPC Signs Pact with Partners to Resolve OML 130 Dispute

NNPC Signs Pact with Partners to Resolve OML 130 Dispute

…Says Resolution Will Immediately Unlock about $510million of Gas Revenue BY ONYEKA AJUMOBI ONOCHIE In its bid to meet the target of revving up production to 3million barrels per day and unlock gas revenues to the tune of about $225 million in the short term and $510million in the long run for the Federation,  the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) ... Read More »

NNPC GMD Leads FG Delegation to Condole Senegalese Govt over Death of Grand Khalifa

NNPC GMD Leads FG Delegation to Condole Senegalese Govt over Death of Grand Khalifa

BY ONYEKA AJUMOBI ONOCHIE The Group Managing Director, Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), Mallam Mele Kyari, during the week, led a Federal Government delegation on a condolence visit to the Senegalese Government over the passing of Sheikh Ahmed Tidiane Niass, the Grand Khalifa of the Tijjaniyya Islamic movement in Africa. Kyari, who represented President Muhammadu Buhari during the visit, presented ... Read More »

Benin Witches Lay Curses on Obaseki’s Oppressors

Benin Witches Lay Curses on Obaseki’s Oppressors

The Edo State House of Assembly’s struggle to impeach the state Governor, Godwin Obaseki, went gaga, Friday morning, as the state’s witches and idol worshippers invaded the Assembly complex and started laying curses on purported oppressors of the governor, decreeing destruction and calamity on them for this singular act. They saw the attempted plot to impeach Obaseki as an act ... Read More »

Two Yahoo Boys sentenced to Sweep School Facilities in Ilorin

Two Yahoo Boys sentenced to Sweep School Facilities in Ilorin

BY ONYEKA AJUMOBI ONOCHIE   Justice Sikiru Oyinloye of  Kwara State High Court, Ilorin on Thursday, August 7, convicted and sentenced the duo of Akinola Opeyemi and Owolabi Olajide to three months of community service for internet fraud. They are to sweep the Physics Department of the University of Ilorin and the premises of Saint Anthony Secondary School, Ilorin for ... Read More »

Covid-19 Violation: FCT Court Convicts Naira Marley

Covid-19 Violation: FCT Court Convicts Naira Marley

BY ONYEKA AJUMOBI ONOCHIE The FCT Mobile Court sitting in Abuja on Friday sentenced the music icon, Azeez Fashola, aka Naira Marley, for violating Covid-19 regulation, 2020, made by Presidential Order pursuant to Section 4 of the Quarantine Act, Cap. 02, Laws of the Federation of Nigeria, 2004. Naira Marley pleaded guilty to the four-count charge pressed on him by ... Read More »

Jigawa, Kano Water Users Commend Buhari, Adamu on resuscitation of abandoned water Projects in domain

Jigawa, Kano Water Users Commend Buhari, Adamu on resuscitation of abandoned water Projects in domain

BY ONYEKA AJUMOBI ONOCHIE Village Heads and members of Water Users Association in Jigawa and Kano States have commended President Muhammadu Buhari for facilitating the resuscitation of their water projects over 17 years after they were abandoned by previous governments. They particularly lauded the Minister of Water Resources, Engr. Suleiman Adamu, who, they said, was a willing tool in the ... Read More »

Real Reasons Boko Haram Insurgency Persists in Borno, By Ameh Ebute, Former Senate Prez

Real Reasons Boko Haram Insurgency Persists in Borno, By Ameh Ebute, Former Senate Prez

BY ONYEKA AJUMOBI ONOCHIE RBorno Governor, Babagana Zulum Former Senate President States Why Boko Haram Still Thrives in Borno Third Republic Senate President, Senator Ameh Ebute, has examined why Boko-Haram insurgency still persists in the country, especially in the north eastern state of Borno, blaming it on lack of collaborative efforts among Nigeria’s political class, and not military conspiracy as ... Read More »