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Lagos guber: Ifeanyi Ubah, TAN endorse Sanwo-Olu, promise him Igbo votes

Lagos guber: Ifeanyi Ubah, TAN endorse Sanwo-Olu, promise him Igbo votes

The Transformation Ambassadors of Nigeria (TAN) has endorsed the candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Mr Babajide Sanwo-Olu for the Lagos State Gubernatorial elections. At a briefing by TAN National Coordinator, Dr Ifeanyi Ubah and Secretary General, Mr Chidi Omeje on Monday, the group said that they were mobilizing Igbos and other Lagosians for the APC candidate. TAN said ... Read More »

FIRS generates N12.6trn revenue in three years

FIRS generates N12.6trn revenue in three years

The Federal Inland Revenue Service said it generated N12.62 trillion in revenue in the last three years. FIRS said this in a document on its achievements, a copy of which was made available to the News Agency of Nigeria by the Head, Communications and Servicom Department of FIRS, Mr Wahab Gbadamosi in Abuja. The breakdown of the amount showed that ... Read More »

FG Takes Over Late Badeh’s Company, Properties As Part Of Plea Bargain

FG Takes Over Late Badeh’s Company, Properties As Part Of Plea Bargain

The late Chief of Defence Staff, CDS, Alex Badeh has lost his company, Iyalikam Nigeria Limited, and other properties to the Federal Government through a plea bargain agreement entered with the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC. This followed a judgment delivered by Justice Okon Abang at the Federal High Court, Abuja on Monday in a further amended charge brought ... Read More »

We are investigating case of money laundering Atiku’s Finance Director- EFCC

We are investigating case of money laundering Atiku’s Finance Director- EFCC

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission ( EFCC ) said it had begun investigation of alleged money-laundering by the Finance Director of Atiku Abubakar’s group of companies, Alhaji Babalele Abdullahi. Acting Spokesman of EFCC, Mr Tony Orilade, stated this in Abuja on Monday and confirmed to News Agency of Nigeria that Abdullahi was in the commission’s custody. “We are investigating ... Read More »

Guber Election: Niger Governor Pleads With Civil Servants To Vote For Him

Guber Election: Niger Governor Pleads With Civil Servants To Vote For Him

Gov. Abubakar Bello of Niger has solicited the support of the state chapter of the Nigeria Labour Congress, NLC, in the March 9 governorship and state house of assembly elections. He made the call during an interactive session with members of the NLC and the Trade Union Congress, TUC, in Minna on Monday. Bello called on the members of the ... Read More »

UFC 235:Dabiri-Erewa eulogises Kamaru Usman for record breaking fight

UFC 235:Dabiri-Erewa eulogises Kamaru Usman for record breaking fight

Hon. Abike Dabiri-Erewa, Senior Special Assistant to the President on Foreign Affairs and Diaspora has congratulated US-based Nigerian boxer, Kamaru Usman for defeating American Tyron Woodley, thus becoming the first African fighter to win an Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) title. Usman, known as the “Nigerian Nightmare’’ had on Saturday night in Las Vegas won the Mixed-Martial Arts (MMA) bout against American ... Read More »

Guber race: Ohanaeze Lagos adopts Babajide Sanwo-Olu

Guber race: Ohanaeze Lagos adopts Babajide Sanwo-Olu

Pan-Igbo socio-cultural group, Ohanaeze Ndigbo, Lagos chapter, has adopted the candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Babajide Sanwo-Olu, for Saturday’s governorship election in the state. The group said the outcome of February 23 presidential and National Assembly elections makes it necessary for the Igbo in Lagos to realign their position before the governorship election. Ohanaeze said both the APC ... Read More »

Aiteo Clarifies Nembe Creek Fire Incident

Aiteo Clarifies Nembe Creek Fire Incident

We are continuing to work with all the relevant authorities to restore full functionality to all the relevant installations and affected areas.” PRESS RELEASE Aiteo Clarifies Nembe Creek Fire Incident LAGOS, Nigeria, March 4, 2019/ — On 2 March 2019, a suspected explosion occurred in the Niger Delta, within the vicinity of Nembe Creek Well 7, behind Mile 1 Community ... Read More »

NOUN matriculates 17,000 students for 2019 academic session

NOUN matriculates 17,000 students for 2019 academic session

The National Open University of Nigeria, on Saturday, matriculated no fewer than 17,000 new students for the 2019 Academic Session. The Vice-Chancellor of the University, Prof. Abdalla Adamu, disclosed this during the matriculation ceremony at the institution’s headquarters in Abuja. Adamu who was represented by the Center Director, National Union of Road Transport Workers Special Study Centre, Prof. Ibikunle Tijani, ... Read More »

APC CANDIDATE FOR HOUSE OFASSEMBLY IN HAWUL SEEKS FREE AND FAIR ELECTIONS

BY INUSA NDAHI, MAIDUGURI The House of Assembly Candidate in Hawul Constituency on the platform of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), Hon. Stephen Ayuba Wakawa has called on the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Security agencies, party agents of registered political partis and all stakeholders to work assiduously to ensure free and fair elections for the gubernatorial and House ... Read More »

Over $8m worth of elephant tusks, pangolin scales smuggled out of Nigeria late January- UN

Over $8m worth of elephant tusks, pangolin scales smuggled out of Nigeria late January- UN

…Charges on protection of planet’s wildlife As the World’s Wildlife Day was celebrated on Sunday, 3rd of March, the United Nations Office of Drugs and Crime (UNODC) has beamed its searchlight on wildlife trafficking in Nigeria with the aim of combating the trend. According to UNODC, late January this year, more than US$8 million worth of elephant tusks and pangolin ... Read More »

Dasukigate: Court Adjourns Okupe’s Trial to Mar 6

Justice Ijeoma Ojuwku of the Federal High Court, Abuja has adjourned the trial of a former Senior Special Assistant on Public Affairs to former president, Goodluck Jonathan, Doyin Okupe, to March 6, 2019. The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, had on January 14, 2019 arraigned Okupe on a 59-count charge bordering on “money laundering and criminal diversion of funds” ... Read More »

Austin Okocha’s Trial Adjourned to April 15

Austin Okocha’s Trial Adjourned to April 15

The trial of former Super Eagles captain, Austin ‘Jay Jay’ Okocha has been adjourned to April 15 2019 even though he claimed he was never contacted over his alleged failure to pay income tax before a Lagos court issued a bench warrant for his arrest. Many local and international media celebrated the order by a Lagos High Court in Igbosere ... Read More »

Registration Opens On Monday For Lagos Media Marathon

Registration Opens On Monday For Lagos Media Marathon

Participants willing to be part of the first edition of the Lagos Media Marathon can start registering for the race from 12 noon today (Monday) organizers have announced. According to Tony Ubani the Chairman of the Organising Committee for the Media Race, those interested can visit the official website for the marathon, lagosmediamarathon.com to complete the simple process. “Yes, the ... Read More »

FirstBank Dismisses Threat Of Competition From Fintechs

FirstBank Dismisses Threat Of Competition From Fintechs

FIRSTBank of Nigeria (FBN) Limited has dismissed the threat of competition from Financial Technology (FinTechs) companies saying FinTechs can only partner with banks in developing the financial sector of the economy. The Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer, FBN, Dr. Adesola Adeduntan stated this at a Flag Hoisting ceremony, organised as part of the celebration of the banks’125th anniversary, held in Lagos. ... Read More »

Dangote, The Man That Used Cement To Build His Fortune

Dangote, The Man That Used Cement To Build His Fortune

We woke up to a report that ‘Our’ (because sucess has many friends) Aliko Dangote, President of Dangote Group has leaped 39 points to become the 64th richest person in the world with an estimated $16.6 billion, as against his previous ranking of 103rd in the world. Aliko Dangote, gained $5.8bn within 24 hours as his total net worth rose ... Read More »