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‘Why we specialised in robbing only women’

‘Why we specialised in robbing only women’

It was the end of road for three suspected members of a robbery gang, which specialised in snatching exotic vehicles from women in the Federal Capital Territory, FCT, Abuja. The suspected robbers were arrested by operatives of the Inspector General of Police Special Intelligence Response Team(IRT). The trio , identified as Ego Ike, Obinna Igwe and Adamu Nuhu, were arrested ... Read More »

We will stop at nothing to ensure internal security, DSS warns instigators of forceful change of government

We will stop at nothing to ensure internal security, DSS warns instigators of forceful change of government

The Department of State Services (DSS) has issued a stern warning to the group and individuals calling for a forceful change of government in the country that it would stop at nothing to ensure internal security. DSS’ warning came on Friday through a press statement from it’s Public Relations Officer, Peter AFUNANYA, mailed to The State Online. In the release ... Read More »

Shares of Huawei’s American suppliers slide, but the Chinese giant says it can survive US blacklist

Shares of Huawei’s American suppliers slide, but the Chinese giant says it can survive US blacklist

Shares of Huawei’s key U.S.-listed suppliers stumbled on Thursday following a new rule that requires American firms to seek government approval before selling to the Chinese tech giant, CNBC reports. Earlier this week, Huawei was added to the U.S. Bureau of Industry and Security’s so-called Entity List. That means American firms will need to get a license from the government ... Read More »

Opinion: Pass the Books. Hold the Oil, By Thomas L. Friedman

Opinion: Pass the Books. Hold the Oil, By Thomas L. Friedman

EVERY so often someone asks me: “What’s your favorite country, other than your own?” I’ve always had the same answer: Taiwan. “Taiwan? Why Taiwan?” people ask. Very simple: Because Taiwan is a barren rock in a typhoon-laden sea with no natural resources to live off of — it even has to import sand and gravel from China for construction — ... Read More »

Double celebration for Ogun Governor-Elect as he turns 59  on inauguration day ( See Inauguration Program of events)

Double celebration for Ogun Governor-Elect as he turns 59 on inauguration day ( See Inauguration Program of events)

    On May 29, it will be double celebration for Prince Dapo Abiodun, the governor elect of Ogun state as his inauguration falls on the day he also turns 59. In commemoration of the two auspicious occasions, several events have been put together by a committee headed by the deputy governor elect, Mrs Noimot Salako-Oyedele. The governor elect will ... Read More »

NYSC members now to earn N30,000 per month- FG

Members of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) are now to earn N30,000 per month. Minister of Finance, Mrs Zainab Ahmed made the disclosure on Thursday in Abuja while giving an update on the implementation of the new National Minimum Wage. MRS Ahmed who spoke at a press conference said that the financial implications of the N30,000 new minimum wage ... Read More »

EFCC Secures Conviction of Gombe Internal Revenue Chair, Three Others for N25m Fraud

By Adebola Owolola The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC Gombe Zonal office on May 16, 2019 secured the conviction of Atiku Mu’azu Bayum, Mohammed Adi, Ibrahim Abubakar and Abubakar Usman on a two-count charge bordering on conspiracy and theft before Justice Beatrice Iliya of the Gombe State High Court, sitting in Gombe. They were alleged to have as Chairman, ... Read More »

FG says N649b Paris Club refund ready for states

The Federal Government on Thursday said States are to share N649 billion – the final tranche of the Paris Club Refund. Minister of Finance, Mrs Zainab Ahmed however said debtor-states will have to settle their debts soon, adding that the Federal Government plans to begin the final phase of the debt refund. Mrs Ahmed told reporters at a news conference ... Read More »

2019 Africa Women Innovation and Entrepreneurship Forum (AWIEF) Awards Nominations Closing Date Extended

2019 Africa Women Innovation and Entrepreneurship Forum (AWIEF) Awards Nominations Closing Date Extended

“Women entrepreneurs and business owners are invited to submit nominations in a range of categories, including youth, technology, agriculture and women empowerment in business.”   PRESS RELEASE 2019 Africa Women Innovation and Entrepreneurship Forum (AWIEF) Awards Nominations Closing Date Extended Africa Women Innovation and Entrepreneurship Forum (AWIEF) Awards recognise, honour and celebrate Women Entrepreneurs and Business Owners in Africa for ... Read More »

Family of Osama bin Laden helped finance Sheffield United as details of £3m loan are revealed in court

Family of Osama bin Laden helped finance Sheffield United as details of £3m loan are revealed in court

A court on Thursday heard how Osama bin Laden’s family funded Sheffield Utd The Blades received a £3million loan which was named ‘Project Delta’ The origin of the money can be traced back to the family of ex-Al Qaeda leader Hearing is over dispute between co-owners Kevin McCabe and Prince Abdullah   Sheffield United received a £3million loan from a ... Read More »

Emefiele spoke the truth to Senators on palm oil price advantage over crude oil –NPPAN

Emefiele spoke the truth to Senators on palm oil price advantage over crude oil –NPPAN

MEMBERS of the National Palm Produce Association of Nigeria (NPPAN), on Thursday, declared they were ready to substantiate the assertion of the Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Dr Godwin Emefiele with “incontrovertible evidence” that the price of palm oil was higher than crude oil in the global market. They were reacting to the claim by Dr Emefiele, when ... Read More »

AIG Oyebade poised to combat heinous crimes through waterways, visits Marine Police Operation Base

AIG Oyebade poised to combat heinous crimes through waterways, visits Marine Police Operation Base

    As part of proactive approach to combat heinous crimes through the waterways, the Assistant Inspector-General of Police in charge of Zone XI, Osogbo, Adeleye Oyebade, mni, visited the Marine Police, Operation Base, Igbokoda in Ilaje Local Government Area of Ondo State on Thursday. The visit was in continuation of his familiarisation tour of Ondo State Police Command. The ... Read More »

Alleged N450m Fraud: EFCC Names Recipients Of N126.5m Disbursed By Belgore

By Adebola Owolola The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, on Wednesday, May 15, 2019, told Justice Rilwan Aikwa of the Federal High Court sitting in Ikoyi, Lagos how Muhammed Belgore, a governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, in the 2011 Kwara State gubernatorial election, disbursed a sum of N126,500,000 (One Hundred and Twenty- six Million, Five Hundred Thousand ... Read More »

Birthing Purpose Launches Business Forum

Birthing Purpose Launches Business Forum

  “The event is a premiere in its purpose-igniting entrepreneurship series” PRESS RELEASE Lekki, Lagos: Birthing Purpose, a globally positioned social enterprise has officially announced the launch of its pioneer entrepreneurship series called “The Business of Purpose”. The Business of Purpose Series is organising her pioneer meeting; an upcoming event titled “Building a Purpose Driven Enterprise” scheduled for Saturday May ... Read More »

Oloyede to Chair Muslim Media group Ramadan lecture

Oloyede to Chair Muslim Media group Ramadan lecture

Prof. Is-haq Oloyede, Secretary-General , Nigerian Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs (NSCIA) will on Saturday chair the 13th Ramadan lecture of Muslim Media Practitioners of Nigeria (MMPN) Abuja alongside prominent Nigerians. The chapter Chairman, Abdur-Rahman Balogun in a press statement said the lecture will centre on “Fulfilling Electoral Promises” and would be delivered by Dr Musa Olaofe, Missioner, Ansar ud-Deen ... Read More »

Breaking: Senate Confirms Emefiele For Second Term As CBN Governor

The Senate has confirmed Mr Godwin Emefiele for a second term of five years as Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) The confirmation followed the adoption of the report of the Senate Committee on Banking, Insurance and other Financial Institutions presented by Senator Rafiu Adebayo during Thursday’s plenary. In his remarks, the Senate President, Dr Bukola Saraki, urged ... Read More »

Buhari’s victory has demystified Obasanjo, says Oba of Lagos

Buhari’s victory has demystified Obasanjo, says Oba of Lagos

The Oba of Lagos, Oba Rilwan Akiolu on Wednesday said the election of President Muhammadu Buhari for a second term in office was a clear proof that no man, but God gives power. Akiolu made the statement when participants of the Senior Executive Course 41 of the National Institute of Policy and Strategic Studies, Kuru, visited him at his palace ... Read More »

Dapo Abiodun gets reports from Economic Transition Committee Work-Groups (See pictures)

Dapo Abiodun gets reports from Economic Transition Committee Work-Groups (See pictures)

By Mikail Mumuni Ogun State Governor-elect, Prince Dapo Abiodun on Monday met with all the team leads of his Economic Transition Committee Work-Groups who came to present their reports, having done a critical assessment and appraisal of the current socio-conomic situation of the state.” *Prince Abiodun with the Deputy Governor -elect* Commenting thereafter, he said “Their presentations gave me deeper ... Read More »

Buhari off to Umrah

Buhari off to Umrah

President Muhammadu Buhari is due to embark on Umrah (lesser hajj) on Thursday. A statement by his Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu on Wednesday stated that: “President Muhammadu Buhari has accepted the invitation of King Salman Bin Abdulaziz, the ruler of Saudi Arabia and Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques to perform the Umrah (lesser pilgrimage) ... Read More »