IAAF Championship: Nigeria Still Missing on Medals Table

Nigeria has yet to win a medal at the ongoing International Association of Athletics Federations World Championships in London in spite of the potential of the 14 athletes representing the nation. African countries like Kenya, South Africa, Ethiopia, Uganda, Morocco, Cote d’Ivoire and Tanzania are already on the table as at Day 5 of the championships. Nigeria’s top-rated athletes like Margaret Bamgbose, Patience Okon-George and Yinka Ajayi didn’t make it to the final of the women’s 400m event. Blessing Okagbare-Ighoteguonor could not qualify for the final of the 100m, while…

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EFCC Says N47.2 Billion, $487.5 Million Cash And Properties Is Traced To Diezani

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission said it had so far, through painstaking investigations by its operatives, traced N47.2bn and $487.5m in cash and properties to a former Minister of Petroleum Resources, Mrs. Diezani Alison-Madueke. These, the anti-graft agency said, were apart from “boxes of gold, silver and diamond jewellery, worth several million British pounds sterling,” discovered during a search of   Diezani’s palatial residences in Abuja. The EFCC said it discovered several of Diezani’s landed properties scattered all over Lagos and other parts of the country in the course of…

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Charly Boy vs Buhari: Nigeria at a Crossroads

Charles Oputa, popularly known as Charly Boy, the weird “Lord of the Bikes” who decided that Nigeria has been fooled enough, decided to organize a protest and sit in at the Unity Fountain Abuja. With as few as 20 people, he set out with banners to protest Buhari’s long stay in the United Kingdom for Medical Tourism. Some of the placards requested the President to either return and do the jog he as elected for or resign. They met policemen numbering about 200, already stationed at the fountain waiting for…

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Electricity: SERAP Says N11 Trillion Was Squandered Under Obasanjo, Yar’Adua And Jonathan

At least N11tn meant for the provision of adequate electricity for Nigerians was squandered under ex-presidents  Olusegun Obasanjo, Umaru Musa Yar’Adua and Goodluck Jonathan, a report alleged on Wednesday. The report released by Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project at the Westown Hotels, Lagos on Wednesday also estimated that the “financial loss to Nigeria from corruption in the electricity sector” may further reach N20tn in the next 10 years. It said, “The total estimated financial loss to Nigeria from corruption in the electricity sector starting from the return to democracy in 1999…

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LASSA Fever Resurfaces In Lagos

Two persons were Tuesday confirmed dead from Lassa fever at the Lagos University Teaching Hospital, LUTH, even as a resident doctor has been infected with the disease. Confirming the development, the Chief Medical Director, LUTH, Prof Chris Bode, said no less than 100 hospital workers exposed to the index case are currently being monitored. According to Bode, the patients who presented very late died after spending a few days in admission. “Each of these two patients presented very late and died in spite of efforts to salvage them. The first…

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Kwara State Govt Says Saraki Has Return His Pensions

The Kwara state government has stated that Senate president and two term governor of the state has returned all the pensions he got from the state. According to a statement signed by Alhaji Sola Isiaka Gold who is the secretary to the state government, it was Saraki who on his own volition considered the morality of the situation in which the pension would put him since he is still a serving Senator and chose to abandon his legal rights. The statement read: “Dr Saraki, as a two-term Governor, is entitled…

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Musa Set To join Hull City

Hull City are the new favourites to sign Leicester City striker Ahmed Musa, according to the bookmakers. The Tigers’ odds of recruiting the Nigeria international have been slashed to 3-1 with various bookies, placing Hull at the top of the market ahead of West Brom and previous favourites Fenerbahce. Turkish side Fenerbahce are understood to have made a £16m bid, while West Brom are said to be interested in taking Musa on a season-long loan. Hull may also prefer a loan move, but Leicester will want to recoup at least…

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Police Arrest Seven Suspected Kidnappers

The police in Lagos have arrested seven suspected ritualists following the discovery of an underground kidnappers’ den at Obadeyi in Ijaye area of the state. The Lagos State Commissioner of Police, Mr. Fatai Owoseni, told newsmen at the scene on Tuesday evening that the dungeon was discovered by joint efforts of security agents and members of the public. According to Owoseni, the place was discovered after a highway sweeper with the Lagos State Waste Management Agency raised an alarm when she heard the voice of a woman calling for help…

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Protesters Call For Buhari’s Resignation

The ‘resume or resign’ protesters on Wednesday accused President Muhammadu Buhari of holding the nation to ransom by his absence. The contended that acting President Yemi Osinbajo has been unable to take concrete decisions that could move the nation forward. The group said Osinbajo could not allocate portfolios to ministerial nominees despite the transmission of power to him, stressing that this proved that Buhari’s absence was stagnating the nation. The protesters who held a sit-out at the Unity Fountain, Maitama, Abuja under the wary eyes of policemen, stressed that the…

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IGP Meets Stakeholders on Security Challenges

Mr Sunday Ehindero, Alhaji Musliu Smith, Ibrahim Idris and Oba Rilwan Akiolu, Oba of Lagos

The Inspector General Of Police, Ibrahim Idris met with the Governor of Lagos State Akinwunmi  Ambode and other security stakeholders on Friday 4, August 2017 to discuss security challenges the country is faced and how to tackle it, the lecture was delivered by Professor Etannibi Alemika, with the theme ”PROVIDING STRATEGIC SOLUTION TO EMERGENT SECURITY CHALLENGES,THE ESSENTIALS OF SYNERGY AMONGST SECURITY AGENCIES AND CIVIL POPULACE”, held at the ballroom of the Eko Hotel, following are personalities present at the event, By Uche Nwosisi. Share on: WhatsApp

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Importation: Insurers Lose N6 billion To Fake Cargo Insurance Racketeers

By  Shedrack Ifurueze Since the nation’s economy continue to be fueled by importation, industry is losing a whooping N6 billion on a yearly basis to fake cargo insurance racketeers. They operate at seaports and major centres where shipping activities are carried out, especially in Apapa and its environs in Lagos State. Findings show that about 300,000 cargoes, of the 1.1million cargoes berthing at the country’s seaports annually, parade fake insurance certificates. Though, there is no fixed premium for marine cargo insurance, as the price is determined by some factors, mainly…

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ANLCA Exposes N3.2B Fraud in CRFFN

By Bayo Bernard Registrar and chief executive officer of the Council for the Regulation of Freight Forwarders in Nigeria, Sir Mike Jukwe will be shocked over latest revelation of allege gross mismanagement of funds belonging to the Council. A group, the Association of Nigerian Licensed Customs Agents, ANLCA has alleged that the council under the watchful eyes of the council boss mismanage over N3 billion, being funds allocated to the CRFFN by the federal government in the last two years. The Association has therefore demanded a probe of the finances…

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