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ORJI KALU : EFCC SET FOR FRESH, IMMEDIATE RE-TRIAL

ORJI KALU : EFCC SET FOR FRESH, IMMEDIATE RE-TRIAL

  The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has promised to slam a fresh criminal trial on former governor of Abia state, Senator Orji Uzor Kalu who was  today set free by the Supreme Court. In a press statement after the judgement, the commission said it would pursue this as a matter of urgency. See full statement below : The ... Read More »

Arsenal ‘offered Inter Milan striker Mauro Icardi’ in shock swap deal Involving Aubameyang

Arsenal ‘offered Inter Milan striker Mauro Icardi’ in shock swap deal Involving Aubameyang

Mauro Icardi is being used as bait to prise Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang away from Arsenal, according to reports in Italy. The Gunners captain has little over a year remaining on his contract at the Emirates, and the north London club could be forced to sell him rather than risk losing him for nothing in 12 months. This has raised the prospect ... Read More »

Orji Kalu : My case is a true Nigerian story with a bold MADE-IN-NIGERIA stamp on it’

Orji Kalu : My case is a true Nigerian story with a bold MADE-IN-NIGERIA stamp on it’

  STATEMENT BY SENATOR (DR.) ORJI UZOR KALU Abuja, May 8, 2020 Today, the Supreme Court of Nigeria gave a judgement in my favor, quashing the conviction which the lower court had entered against me. By today’s judgment, the Apex court of our dear country affirmed my right to fair hearing and equal protection of the law. The past five ... Read More »

BREAKING: Supreme Court voids ex-Gov Kalu’s conviction, 12-year jail term

BREAKING: Supreme Court voids ex-Gov Kalu’s conviction, 12-year jail term

The Supreme Court, on Friday, quashed the judgement that convicted and sentenced the former governor of Abia State, Orji Uzor-Kalu, to 12 years imprisonment. The apex court, in a unanimous decision by a seven-man panel of Justices led by Justice Amina Augie, held that the Federal High Court in Lagos acted without jurisdiction when it convicted Kalu, his firm, Slok ... Read More »

Zulum to Buratai: ‘Your late mum will be remembered for giving Nigeria one of its finest soldiers’

Zulum to Buratai: ‘Your late mum will be remembered for giving Nigeria one of its finest soldiers’

Borno Governor, Professor Babagana Umara Zulum has condoled with the chief of army staff, Lt. General Tukur Buratai over the demise of his beloved mother, Hajja Hauwa, in Maiduguri. The aged mother died from illness on Tuesday at the University of Maiduguri Teaching Hospital, where she was on admission. Governor Zulum’s message was issued Thursday night by his spokesman, Malam ... Read More »

COVID-19: How the World Bank is helping countries procure critical medical supplies

COVID-19: How the World Bank is helping countries procure critical medical supplies

BY ENZO DE LAURENTIIS In these dire circumstances, the World Bank is stepping up its support and offering a new procurement option to help countries access critically needed medical supplies. In the global crisis caused by the coronavirus (COVID-19), the World Bank is helping client countries respond. The World Bank Group will deploy up to $160 billion over the next ... Read More »

10 Persons In Lagos State Governor’s Lodge Test Positive For Coronavirus

10 Persons In Lagos State Governor’s Lodge Test Positive For Coronavirus

Ten persons have tested positive to coronavirus at the Lagos State House, Marina, an official said on Thursday. Akin Abayomi, the Lagos State Commissioner for Health, said the persons were confirmed positive, although the governor and his wife tested negative to the virus. The Lagos State House is the official residence of the governor of Lagos State. Details of the ... Read More »

LIFE AND LIVELIHOOD

LIFE AND LIVELIHOOD

By: Bisi Adeleye-Fayemi Last week I was invited to be part of a COVID-19 Talk Series called ‘Life and Livelihood’ hosted by Professor Konyinsola Ajayi of Emmanuel Chapel, Methodist Church, Lagos. Professor Ajayi asked me to join Mr Folusho Phillips, Mr Tunji Lardner and Ms Zouera Youssoufou to reflect on how COVID-19 is affecting life and livelihoods in Nigeria. Drawing ... Read More »

I Love Beating Arsenal – Patrice Evra

I Love Beating Arsenal – Patrice Evra

Patrice Evra has revealed that the team he loved to beat was Arsenal. Asked to name the team he most enjoyed beating, Evra told United’s UTD Podcast: ‘Oh, Arsenal. Metro.co.uk reports that the 38-year-old also described Arsenal as his ‘lucky team’ to play against and admits he was always extremely confident of getting a result against the Gunners. Evra revealed ... Read More »

GOV BUNI REACTS TO REPORTS ON Alleged DEATH OF 155 IN YOBE

GOV BUNI REACTS TO REPORTS ON Alleged DEATH OF 155 IN YOBE

By INUSA NDAHI, Damaturu Yobe State Governor, Hon. Mai Mala Buni, has debunked reports credited to  an online medium, alleging that about 155 people died of COVID-19 in the state, and that the governor was not physically stable attending to state matters as he spends much of his time in Abuja. Reacting to the allegations, the Director General Press Affairs ... Read More »

COVID 19 : Jigawa Says use of face mask, hand sanitizer compulsory

COVID 19 : Jigawa Says use of face mask, hand sanitizer compulsory

BY DAHIRU SULEIMAN, DUTSE. Governor Mohammed Badaru Abubakar has made  the use of face masks, among the use of other preventive measures compulsory to all categories of the state work force, and the entire citizens of Jigawa State  especially while participation in public functions as ways of controlling the spread of coronavirus across the state. Similarly he directed the state ... Read More »

Nigeria Gets $3.4b IMF loan to fight COVID-19

Nigeria Gets $3.4b IMF loan to fight COVID-19

The Federal Government of Nigeria has received $3.4 billion emergency fund it requested from the International Monetary Fund, IMF, CNBC reports. The emergency fund which was approved by the IMF Board on April 28, comes under the Rapid Financing Instrument, RFI, is to assist Nigeria’s fight against COVID-19 and to resolve urgent balance of payment needs. Kristalina Georgieva, IMF managing ... Read More »

In ‘defence’ of Bill Gates

In ‘defence’ of Bill Gates

  By Bola Bolawole turnpot@gmail.com 0807 552 5533 Bill and Melinda Gates and or their Foundation have been in the news for the wrong reasons. There are lots of conspiracy theories swirling around the Gates; apart from the Chinese, I do not think there is anyone as vilified as the Gates today. The other day, Bill was attacked in broad ... Read More »

Covid-19: Nigerians should begin to look inward

Covid-19: Nigerians should begin to look inward

By: Yusuf Adamu The increase in the number of cases as being announced by states as well as the Nigerian Centre for Disease Control is alarming. The few days or rather few weeks lockdown across the country has been a disaster to the economy of this country. So sad is that, too many Nigerians are still ignorant of what is ... Read More »

Maisandari’s turn: Another 4,000 get food in Zulum’s Covid-19 palliatives 

Maisandari’s turn: Another 4,000 get food in Zulum’s Covid-19 palliatives 

Borno Governor Babagana Umara Zulum’s palliative distribution train berthed at highly populated Maisandari ward in Maiduguri, the state capital, where relief materials for COVID-19 lockdown were given to about 4,000 vulnerable residents. The train, which started its trip from Custom House IDP camp in Jere over a week ago, had been to Bolori I and II wards, Gwange I, II, ... Read More »

COVID-19: Africa approaches 50,000 cases, 2,000 deaths – WHO

COVID-19: Africa approaches 50,000 cases, 2,000 deaths – WHO

The number of coronavirus cases across Africa has reached 49,121, with 1,956 related deaths, the World Health Organisation (WHO) Africa said today. The News Agency of Nigeria, NAN reports that according to the organisation’s statistics, COVID-19 has reached all 54 African countries and only nine of them have yet to register any fatalities from the disease. South Africa has the ... Read More »

Nigerian Military kill 343 terrorists, 153 bandits in two months

Nigerian Military kill 343 terrorists, 153 bandits in two months

The Nigerian Military have claimed they killed about 343 members of the Boko Haram and Islamic State of West African Province (ISWAP) and 19 of the Sect leaders in separate operations in the last two months. Also troops in various operations neutralized 153 bandits in the North West and North Central parts of the country. John Enenche, Coordinator of Defence ... Read More »

NORTH EAST ZONAL COORDINATOR FOR NEMA IS DEAD

NORTH EAST ZONAL COORDINATOR FOR NEMA IS DEAD

BY INUSA NDAHI,, MAIDUGURI The North East Zonal Coordinator of the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), Alhaji Ahmed Saidu is dead. He died in the early hours of Tuesday at one of the private Clinics while on admission in Maiduguri, Bornonstate capital after a brief illness. The deceased was until his death is expected to retire from active service in ... Read More »

Omowura: Man who sat on 200 needles

Omowura: Man who sat on 200 needles

Omowura: Man who sat on 200 needles (A review of Festus Adedayo’s ‘Ayinla Omowura: Life and Times of an Apala Legend’) By Lasisi Olagunju, Ph.D   Five hundred and thirty five pages in seven chapters girded firmly, front and back, by a Preface, a Foreword, an Afterword and an Acknowledgment! This unusual structure makes this an   uncommon biography. The ... Read More »

Ferrari now worth more than General Motors and Ford

Ferrari now worth more than General Motors and Ford

KEY POINTS • Ferrari’s share price surged as much as 7% today on the back of strong first-quarter earnings. • Its market cap topped $30 billion, putting it ahead of General Motors and Ford. • The company revised its revenue and earnings down for the year. Ferrari is now worth more than General Motors or Ford, after its market value ... Read More »