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MUST READ: Why I Had Sex With My Four Daughters – Father

Forty-seven-year-old Rashidi, living in Sango-Ota, Ogun State has been arrested for sleeping with his four daughters. The incestuous affairs were blown open after a crack team of police detectives from Sango-Ota Area Command, Ogun State, went undercover to investigate the crime. Although the illegal affairs had been going on for years, daughters, father and mother had preferred to let it ... Read More »

AFBA Commends EFCC for Tackling Sacred Cows, Setting Pace in Africa

AFBA Commends EFCC for Tackling Sacred Cows, Setting Pace in Africa

By Owolola Adebola The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC on Thursday, May 23, 2019 received praise for taking the anti-corruption fight to the doorsteps of hitherto sacred cows in the country and for being the “torchlight for the African Continent in the anti-corruption war.” The commendation came from the president of African Bar Association, AFBA Barrister Hannibal Uwaifo, while ... Read More »

Niger State, FG To Jointly Invest N8.6bn For Completion Of Zungeru/Wushishi Water Works

Niger State, FG To Jointly Invest N8.6bn For Completion Of Zungeru/Wushishi Water Works

….AS GOV SANI-BELLO URGES LEADERS TO FOCUS ON PEOPLE AT THE LOW-END OF THE SOCIETY Federal and Niger State Governments are to jointly invest N8.6 billion for the continuation and completion of Wushishi/Zungeru Water supply project which has been abandoned over 20 years ago. A Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to that effect was signed in Abuja on Thursday by Niger ... Read More »

NAWOJ ignores court order stopping election

NAWOJ ignores court order stopping election

The Lagos Chapter of the Nigeria Association of Women Journalists (NAWOJ) on Thursday ignored the National Industrial Court’s (NIC) ruling that restrained the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ) and four others from conducting election following an application by a contestant. Justice R.H. Gwandu made the order on Thursday morning after hearing a motion ex parte filed and argued by Omotayo ... Read More »

Alleged €250m Fraud: Malaysian Docked, Remanded in Ikoyi Prison

Alleged €250m Fraud: Malaysian Docked, Remanded in Ikoyi Prison

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Lagos Zonal office, on May 22, 2019, arraigned a suspected fraudster, Tan Ah Chai Richard, alongside his company, Coastal Asia Investments Limited, before Justice Mojisola Dada of the Special Offences Court sitting in lkeja, Lagos on a five-count charge bordering on forgery, use of false document, conspiracy to forge and an attempt to ... Read More »

EFCC Disclaims Lagos Roadblocks, Online Invitations

EFCC Disclaims Lagos Roadblocks, Online Invitations

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, has decried the activities of some unscrupulous elements, who mount road blocks on some highbrow areas of Lagos, such as Victoria Island, Lekki and Festac Town, parading themselves as operatives of the Commission and extorting money from unsuspecting members on the allegation that they are suspected internet fraudsters, popularly known as “Yahoo-Yahoo boys.” ... Read More »

Magu Rallies Artistes, Comedians Against Internet Fraud, Calls for Collaboration

Magu Rallies Artistes, Comedians Against Internet Fraud, Calls for Collaboration

Ibrahim Magu, the acting chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, has charged Nigerian artistes and comedians to join the anti-graft agency in the fight against corruption, particularly internet fraud, and to lend their voices to the Commission’s anti-corruption fight. “You have a very wide reach, so lend us your voices, please let your works propagate and promote ... Read More »

Buhari finally confirms Adamu Mohammed as Police IGP

Buhari finally confirms Adamu Mohammed as Police IGP

President Muhammadu Buhari has confirmed the Acting Inspector General of Police, Adamu Mohammed as the new Inspector General of police. The confirmation was announced at the police council meeting presided over by the president on Thursday. Mr Mohammed was appointed in the acting capacity on Jan. 15, when he took over from former IGP, Ibrahim Idris Read More »

Opinion: Corporate Governance Imperatives for Government Broadcasters, By AbdulWarees Solanke

Opinion: Corporate Governance Imperatives for Government Broadcasters, By AbdulWarees Solanke

Towards the end of 2017, the Federal Government of Nigeria released the names of chairmen and members of boards of various parastatals that did not yet have a constituted board since 2015 when the new government was inaugurated. These federal news organizations include the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), the Voice of Nigeria (VON) and the Federal Radio Corporation of ... Read More »

HELEN PAUL: When Life Shows You Pepper, Make Peppersoup!

HELEN PAUL: When Life Shows You Pepper, Make Peppersoup!

Life is hard. So the ability of a person to turn a bad situation around and still shine through with grace is worthy of note. A rare gem we celebrate today is Helen Paul, born out of rape but guess who has a PhD. Whoop whoop! She is a comedienne and media personality known as Tatafo. She broke out as ... Read More »

UBA opposes Sahara Energy’s application to vacate order to advertise winding up petition

UBA opposes Sahara Energy’s application to vacate order to advertise winding up petition

United Bank for Africa (UBA) has asked Justice Mohammed Liman presiding over a Federal High Court in Lagos to dismiss a motion filed by a Petroleum resources firm, Sahara Energy Limited, seeking a discharge of an ex-parte order allowing the bank to advertise a petition it filed to wind-up the firm over alleged N15 billion debt. The bank is currently ... Read More »

Court Summons Adebayo Shittu Over Unpaid Salaries of Former Aide

Court Summons Adebayo Shittu Over Unpaid Salaries of Former Aide

The National Industrial Court, NIC, has summoned Adebayo Shittu, minister of communications, over allegation of unpaid salary by his former aide, Victor Oluwadamilare. In a Suit No: NICN/ABJ/133/2019, dated May 20, 2019 and signed by Registrar of the arbitration court, Shittu was ordered to appear before within 14 days after service of the order to him and take notice that ... Read More »

Fuel Price Hike Looms As Senate Removes Subsidy Clause From PIGB

Fuel Price Hike Looms As Senate Removes Subsidy Clause From PIGB

The possibility of an increase in the prices of petroleum products particularly Premium Motor Spirit (PMS) known as petrol is now very high as the Senate on Tuesday expunged Petroleum Equalisation Fund (PEF) clause from the Petroleum Industry Governance Bill (PIGB). PEF is a measure introduced over 35 years ago to ensure that prices of petroleum products are equalized across ... Read More »

New accreditation requirements restrict press access to Nigeria’s National Assembly – CPJ

New accreditation requirements restrict press access to Nigeria’s National Assembly – CPJ

Berlin, May 21, 2019 — Authorities in Nigeria should withdraw new media accreditation requirements for accessing the National Assembly, the country’s legislature, and ensure that future regulations do not unduly limit freedom of the press and access to information, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. Yesterday, a list of new accreditation requirements was distributed to journalists covering Nigeria’s National ... Read More »

Buhari Back Home From Umrah, To Preside Over Valedictory  FEC Meeting On Wednesday

Buhari Back Home From Umrah, To Preside Over Valedictory FEC Meeting On Wednesday

  President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday returned to Abuja after performing the Umrah (Lesser Pilgrimage) in Saudi Arabia. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the presidential aircraft conveying the president and members of his entourage which took-off from Royal Terminal of the King Abdul’aziz International Airport around 2.00pm (local time), landed at the presidential wing of Nnamdi Azikiwe ... Read More »

FG carpets Obasanjo, Says Comments On Boko Haram Divisive, Depressing

FG carpets Obasanjo, Says Comments On Boko Haram Divisive, Depressing

The federal government has described former President Olusegun Obasanjo’s comments imputing ethno-religious motive to Boko Haram and ISWAP as deeply offensive and patently divisive. The government said such indiscreet comments are far below the status of an elder statesman. In a statement issued in Abuja on Tuesday, the Minister of Informationand Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, said it was particularly tragic ... Read More »

Yoruba in Kogi lament beheading of local chief by herdsmen

Yoruba in Kogi lament beheading of local chief by herdsmen

A community leader, Chief Ariyo Aina has been beheaded by suspected Fulani herdsmen. The incidence took place in Ogga, a Yoruba community in Kogi State. A statement made available to The State Online claimed that Chief Aina, a farmer was gruesomely beheaded by Fulani herdsmen after he had challenged them for encroaching on his farm. The Okun Development Initiative (ODI), ... Read More »

Rebuilding North East Tops Buhari’s Major Challenges, Says VP Osinbajo

Rebuilding North East Tops Buhari’s Major Challenges, Says VP Osinbajo

BY INUSA NDAHI, MAIDUGURI Vice President , Professor Yemi Osinbajo has said that concerns of rebuilding Northeast remains most important challenge of president Muhammadu Buhari’s administration. Osinbajo who stated this on Tuesday in Maiduguri at the Shehu of Borno’s palace , further said with the signing of the Northeast Development Commission ( NEDC ) Act into law , the vehicle ... Read More »

Nigerian Guild of Editors Rejects NASS Guidelines for Journalists

Nigerian Guild of Editors Rejects NASS Guidelines for Journalists

The Nigerian Guild of Editors (NGE) has rejected the new guidelines for the accreditation of media organisations, journalists/ correspondents covering the National Assembly, describing it as primitive, undemocratic and blatantly anti-press and anti-people. The guidelines issued by authorities of the National Assembly (NASS) is due to become effective from June 11 2019. It demands among other draconian provisions that a ... Read More »

Niger State Govt. reiterates commitment to peace and security

Niger State Govt. reiterates commitment to peace and security

  The Governor Abubakar Sani Bello led government in Niger State has reiterated its continued commitment to guaranteeing peace and security of the people in the State regardless of their backgrounds. The pledge was given by the Secretary to the State Government (SSG), Hon. Ibrahim Isa Ladan when he received the Forum of Spokespersons of Critical Institutions in Niger State ... Read More »