EFCC Arrests Patience Jonathan’s Sister At Airport

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has arrested the younger sister to Mrs. Patience Jonathan, the wife of the immediate past President, Goodluck Jonathan, over suspicious payments of N3bn made into her many accounts The accounts, with a combined balance of N3bn, are in Skye Bank, Stanbic IBTC, Diamond Bank  …

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Robbers Kill Medical Doctor In Edo

Gunmen, suspected to be highway robbers, have killed a medical doctor with the University of Benin Teaching Hospital in the Ovia North-East Local Government Area of Edo State. The deceased, identified as Dr Ehidiamen Oaikhena, was said to have been shot by the gunmen in the Okada area, while returning to Benin …

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Ebonyi Assembly Suspends Female Member For Posing As Photographer

The Ebonyi State House of Assembly on Tuesday suspended the member representing Afikpo North East constituency in the Assembly l, Maria Ude Nwachi, for alleged gross misconduct. Mrs. Nwachi was accused of ‘posing as public photographer.’ The motion for the suspension was moved by the leader of the House, Joseph Nwobasi, representing …

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Twitter’s Chief Operating Officer Resigns

Twitter Inc’s (TWTR.N) Chief Operating Officer Anthony Noto has resigned to join online lender Social Finance Inc (SoFi) as its chief executive officer. His departure comes at a time when the social media company is in the middle of a turnaround plan, sending the shares of the owner of a …

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Herdsmen Set 150-Acre Palm Plantation Ablaze

Herdsmen, on Monday night, set ablaze 150 acres of farm settlement at Lagun in Oyo State.This is coming two years after herdsmen invaded the same farm settlement, destroying N100 million worth of poultry, and maiming six attendants. Workers scampered for safety as the attackers unleashed terror on the farm. The …

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Former Chief Justice Of Nigeria Dahiru Musdapher Dies

A former Chief Justice of Nigeria, Dahiru Musdapher, has died. Mr. Musdapher died in the early hours of Tuesday at the age of 75, Daily Trust reports. Dahiru Musdapher was appointed the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Nigeria in 2011. He served as Chief Judge of the Kano …

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Reuben Abati: Aisha Buhari – The Critic In The Other Room

Mrs Aisha M. Buhari, the wife of President Muhammadu Buhari is probably the most loved person in Nigeria today, especially by critics of her husband’s administration. She first came to our notice in this regard when in the course of her ailing husband’s medical vacation in London, she famously declared …

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Presidency Lists President Buhari’s Achievements

The Presidency has appealed to former Speaker of the House of Representatives, Mr Ghali Na’Abba, to take a second look at Muhammadu Buhari administration’s achievements since its inception on May 29, 2015. Malam Garba Shehu, the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, made the appeal in …

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Eight Libya Returnees Die In Crash

Eight persons among those brought back from Libya last week, have died in an accident. Seven others sustained injuries. The crash occurred on Ore-Ijebu Ode-Sagamu expressway, Ogun State. The victims were said to have embarked on a journey to Lagos to see a popular pastor to seek financial assistance, after …

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Minnie Mouse Gets Star On Hollywood Walk Of Fame

Minnie Mouse was honored with a star on Hollywood’s Walk of Fame Monday, with her eternal sidekick Mickey by her side. In her red and white polka-dot dress and bright yellow heels, the giggly cartoon favorite was recognized a full four decades after Mickey. “Mickey, I’m so happy you’re here …

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Cancer Kills South African Jazz Legend

Legendary South African jazz musician Hugh Masekela has died at the age of 78 after a decade-long fight with cancer, a statement from his family today disclosed. Often called the “Father of South African jazz,” Masekela died in Johannesburg after what his family said was a “protracted and courageous battle …

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Okorocha To Head Buhari’s Re-Election Campaign In South-East

The Southeast leadership of the ruling All Progressives Congress has endorsed Governor Rochas Okorocha of Imo State as the leader of the Southeast Zonal Campaign Council of President Muhammadu Buhari’s 2019 re-election bid. They also agreed to work together for both the success of Buhari and party in other elections …

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George Weah Sworn In As Liberian President

Former international football star George Weah was sworn in as Liberia’s new president on Monday, in the country’s first transition between democratically-elected leaders since 1944. Weah, 51, took over from Nobel laureate Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, who spent 12 years at the helm, steering the West African nation away from the …

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Diezani Enmeshed In Another $1.3B Scandal

The illegal withdrawal of $1.3 billion has been discovered by investigators looking into the records of former Petroleum minister, Mrs. Diezani Alison-Madueke. The Investigators say the money was removed from the accounts of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) without relevant approval. Report says that the withdrawal of the cash …

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Suspected Herdsmen Kill 5 In Adamawa, Delta States

No fewer than four persons are feared dead following a midnight attack by suspected herdsmen on Kikon, a village in the Numan Local Government of Adamawa State. The herdsmen were said to have stormed the community around 1am on Sunday, burning down the entire village and killing two men and …

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Buhari Healthy To Seek Re-Election In 2019 – Adesina

Presidential Spokesman, Mr Femi Adesina, says President Muhammadu Buhari is presently in a better state of health than in 2015, to seek re-election in the 2019 general elections. Adesina said this while speaking with State House correspondents in Abuja yesterday. He said though the president was yet to decide on …

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