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Breaking: The massive explosion in Beirut killed at least 135, injured over 5,000

Breaking: The massive explosion in Beirut killed at least 135, injured over 5,000

Residents of Beirut are surveying the damage Wednesday after a massive explosion rocked the Lebanese capital, killing at least 135 people, wounding thousands and causing widespread damage. Videos shared online showed a dark cloud rising from the port, what normally might be expected from an industrial-area fire, followed by an explosion creating a massive white cloud that enveloped the area. ... Read More »

APC UK Optimistic of Diezani’s Prosecution by British Government

APC UK Optimistic of Diezani’s Prosecution by British Government

The All Progressives Congress (APC), UK chapter, says it has received favourable response from the British Government to prosecute former petroleum minister, Diezani Alison-Madueke and other Nigerians suspected of fraud, bribery and corruption offences, living in the United Kingdom. According to a statement signed by Mr Jacob Ogunseye, the APC UK Publicity Secretary, issued on Tuesday in Abuja, the assurance ... Read More »

Oyo to repatriate trafficked indigenes stranded in Lebanon – Makinde

Oyo to repatriate trafficked indigenes stranded in Lebanon – Makinde

Oyo State governor, Engineer Seyi Makinde, has declared that the state would ensure the repatriation of all its indigenes found to have been trafficked to Lebanon. The governor said that the state will not stand by and watch its indigenes suffer dehumanisation under any guise. A statement by the Chief Press Secretary to Governor Makinde, Mr. Taiwo Adisa, indicated that ... Read More »

NNPC Denies Theft of 48m Barrels of Crude Oil

NNPC Denies Theft of 48m Barrels of Crude Oil

…To sue blackmailers and purveyors of falsehood By Demola Abimboye The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC, has categorically denied that its officials stole and sold 48 million barrels of crude oil worth about $2.5billion. The allegation was made earlier in the week by some online news papers. In a release signed by Chief Afe Babalola of Afe Babalola & Co, ... Read More »

Power projects: FG set to pay N8.64bn counterpart fund

Power projects: FG set to pay N8.64bn counterpart fund

The Federal Executive Council, FEC, yesterday approved the payment of €15.21m (N6,940,081,465.20) offshore and N1.71bn onshore as part of Nigeria’s counterpart funding for the power deal with Siemens AG, signed by the Nigerian and German governments in 2019. The total amount approved is N8,648,081,465.2. This was one of the decisions taken at the virtual FEC meeting presided over by President ... Read More »

U.S. Navy honours Nigerian officer for accountability

U.S. Navy honours Nigerian officer for accountability

The United States Navy has awarded a Nigerian officer, Lt Victor Agunbiade, its medal of commendation for his meritorious service. The U.S Navy said Agunbiade effectively managed its largest cash disbursing office handling 45 million dollars (N17billion) in cash transaction. This, it said, accounted for around 70 per cent of its overseas disbursing volume. According to the award citation, Agunbiade ... Read More »

$105 billion package to help schools reopen in US

$105 billion package to help schools reopen in US

….As Mnuchin says GOP plan for unemployment extension will be based on ’70% wage replacement’ The Republican coronavirus relief plan will extend enhanced unemployment insurance “based on approximately 70% wage replacement,” Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said Thursday. The Treasury secretary also said a payroll tax holiday, which President Donald Trump has repeatedly pushed for, “won’t be in the base bill.” ... Read More »

How Indorama Molecular Lab Will Help Fight COVID-19 and Sustain Agriculture and Industralisation in Nigeria

How Indorama Molecular Lab Will Help Fight COVID-19 and Sustain Agriculture and Industralisation in Nigeria

  Indorama-Nigeria, owner of Indorama Eleme petrochemicals and Indorama fertiliser says that its Molecular laboratory accredited by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) will help to fight the novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic in Rivers State and Nigeria in general. NCDC yesterday announced that it has accredited five new Molecular Laboratories, including Indorama Molecular lab in Port Harcourt, Rivers State ... Read More »

WTO Job: Patrick Lumumba Backs Okonjo-Iweala

WTO Job: Patrick Lumumba Backs Okonjo-Iweala

Patrick Lumumba, a Kenyan lawyer who served as the director of Kenya Anti-Corruption Commission, has thrown his weight behind Nigeria’s Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala as the candidate Africa should back for the vacant position of Director General of the World Trade Organisation, WTO. Lumumba, who is from the same country as Amina Mohamed, who is also contesting for the job, said Okonjo-Iweala ... Read More »

Redeemed Christian Church Pastor Quits After 30 Years Without Reward

Redeemed Christian Church Pastor Quits After 30 Years Without Reward

Pastor Tola Oduntola, one of the prominent pastors of the Redeemed Christian Church of God, RCCG, in the US, has resigned from the church after 30 years of service without any reward. The RCCG is headed by Pastor Enoch Adeboye. In a trending video, the Pastor said that though he is going to be greatly criticised for his decision online, ... Read More »

Nigeria Presents Voluntary National Review (VNR) Report On SDGs To UN

BY ONYEKA AJUMOBI ONOCHIE The Government of Nigeria is set to present its 2nd Voluntary National Review on the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to the United Nations High Level Political Forum (HLPF) on Monday, 13th July at 3:20pm (GMT+1). President Muhammadu Buhari, represented by his Senior Special Assistant on SDGs, Princess Adejoke Orelope-Adefulire, will be presenting the ... Read More »

Hushpuppi not guilty of fraud, says lawyer

Hushpuppi not guilty of fraud, says lawyer

Legal representative to Ramon Abbass (Hushpuppi), Gal Pissetzky of Pissetzky and Berliner has said the popular Instagram celebrity is not guilty of any of the charges against him. Speaking during an interview with Forbes, Pissetzky said “Ramon Abass, aka Hushpuppi is absolutely not guilty of all the charges they are accusing him of. “Abass was running a very legitimate business ... Read More »

N168 Billion Fraud: Hushpuppi Hires Top Chicago Lawyer

N168 Billion Fraud: Hushpuppi Hires Top Chicago Lawyer

Ramon Abbas, the Dubai-based Nigerian arrested last month for alleged Internet fraud, has secured the service of a top criminal defence attorney in Chicago. Abbas on Monday retained Gal Pissetzky, a senior partner at Chicago law firm Pissetzky & Berliner, to help extricate him from multi-million dollar fraud charges leveled against him by American authorities. Abbas, an Instagram sensation widely ... Read More »

U.S. To Deport Foreign Students Taking Lectures Fully Online

U.S. To Deport Foreign Students Taking Lectures Fully Online

Foreign students will not be allowed to remain in the United States of America if their institutions move classes fully online. In a statement yesterday, the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, ICE, said affected students would face “immigration consequences”, including deportation, if they failed to comply. But it gave concerned students the option of “transferring to a school with in-person ... Read More »

35 facts about billionaire fraudster, Hushpuppi

35 facts about billionaire fraudster, Hushpuppi

Here are 35 facts about billionaire fraudster, Raymond Igbalode Abass, who was recently arrested in Dubai and extradited to the United States to face charges bordering on fraud. 1. He was born Raymond Igbalode Abass on 14 June 1992.His other aliases are Aja Puppi and Aja 4. 2. He is a Dubai-based Nigerian fraudster known for his ostentatious lifestyle and ... Read More »

Rapper Kanye West Announces U.S. Presidential Bid

Rapper Kanye West Announces U.S. Presidential Bid

American rapper Kanye West, popular American rapper and a vocal supporter of U.S. President Donald Trump, has announced that he would run for president in 2020 in an apparent challenge to Trump and his presumptive Democratic rival, former Vice President Joe Biden. News agencies reported him as saying: “We must now realise the promise of America by trusting God, unifying ... Read More »

Alleged fraud: US, UK seek extradition of 10 Nigerian businessmen

Alleged fraud: US, UK seek extradition of 10 Nigerian businessmen

At least 10 Nigerian businessmen and companies have been declared wanted by no fewer than seven countries including the United States, United Kingdom and Austria following their indictment for alleged multi-million dollars fraud, Saturday Sun reports. As a result, the US, UK, Austria, Poland, Ukraine, Brazil and Niger Republic have between March and June written the Nigerian government through the ... Read More »

Ekiti To Benefit From UNOPS’ 50,000 Affordable Home Scheme – Fayemi

Ekiti To Benefit From UNOPS’ 50,000 Affordable Home Scheme – Fayemi

   Ekiti State will join one of the largest affordable housing initiatives in the world, following a new agreement that will see at least 50,000 affordable homes built over the next decade.   “We are very excited to partner with UNOPS and SHS to deliver affordable housing to the people of Ekiti State,” said Ekiti State Governor, Dr. Kayode Fayemi ... Read More »

NGO Commends Gov Zulum For Creating Hope, Awareness Amongst Traumatized Borno People

NGO Commends Gov Zulum For Creating Hope, Awareness Amongst Traumatized Borno People

  BY INUSA NDAHI, Maiduguri A Non Governmental Organization under the auspices of ‘Hope and Awareness Foundation’ (HAAF) based in Maiduguri has on Monday commended the present administration of Governor, Professor Babagana Umara Zulum for the restoration of hope of the common man, especially giving succour and relief materials to victims of endless Boko Haram crisis which is bedevilling the ... Read More »

NEDC DONATES 100 OPERATIONAL SECURITY VEHICLES TO ARMY, OTHERS FIGHT BOKO HARAM, 18 AMBULANCES TO CURB COVID-19

NEDC DONATES 100 OPERATIONAL SECURITY VEHICLES TO ARMY, OTHERS FIGHT BOKO HARAM, 18 AMBULANCES TO CURB COVID-19

BY INUSA NDAHI, MAIDUGURI The North East Development Commission (NEDC) on Thursday donated 100 Pick-up Vans and Trucks to Nigerian Armed Forces and other paramilitary agencies fighting Boko Haram terrorists in the region. It also donated 18 ambulances to the Nigerian Army and the Airforce, as well as 8 Federal Medical institutions to fight COVID-19 pandemic in the North East. ... Read More »