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Photo: Sahara Reporters claims Apostle Suleman bought a Mercedes-Benz 450 GL for Nollywood actress Daniella Okeke

Read the report from Sahara Reporters below... Johnson Suleman, the controversial Nigerian pastor at the center of an adultery scandal gave a $76,000 brand-new Mercedes-Benz 450 GL to Nollywood star Daniella Okeke in 2016, an official Lagos State website shows. Ms. Okeke was previously named by Stephanie Otobo, Apostle Suleman’s estranged lover, as being one of the other women in his life. For her part, the actress in 2016 proudly displayed the Mercedes-Benz SUV GL 450 on her Instagram

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5 Feared Dead As Hausa, Yoruba Communities Clash In Osun

No less than five persons were reported dead after a fierce clash between Hausa and Yoruba communities in Sabo area of Ile- Ife in Osun state. While the main cause of the clash remains unknown some reports have it that some Hausa men were accused of raping and harassing wives of Yoruba men in the Sabo area of Ile-Ife. As a result of this, the Yoruba men attacked the Hausa community in a clash that erupted on Tuesday and culminated into a deadly one on Wednesday. It was learnt that a

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Nigerian Gov’t Releases Economic Recovery And Growth Plan

The Federal Government of Nigeria has released the Economic Recovery and Growth Plan (ERGP) which unveils a road map for Nigeria’s economic recovery growth and sustainable development. This disclosure was made by James Akpnadem, Media Adviser to Senator Udoma Udo Udoma, the Minister of Budget and National Planning, in a statement on Tuesday in Abuja. Akpnadem said the ERGP is available on the ministry’s website, and that of the Budget Office,

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JAMB And Awaiting Results Candidates [Must Read]

That the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB), the other day, came up with a new law barring candidates awaiting results from taking the entrance examination into tertiary institutions is draconian, retrogressive and myopic. The pigheaded regulation represents everything that is wrong with education in Nigeria and should be trashed. The Acting President, Professor Yemi Osinbajo should call JAMB to order. That rule is utterly destructive and should be stopped in the national

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Nigeria To Lose N3.45bn Daily As Shell Shuts Down Bonga

Shell Nigeria Exploration and Production Company Limited (SNEPCo) on Monday announced the shutdown of Bonga field, a move that is expected to cause oil firms and the nation a huge loss of revenue estimated at N3.45bn daily. A statement signed and issued by the Corporate Media Relations Manager of the company, Precious Okolobo, stated that the Bonga deepwater oilfield was shut down on Saturday to enable it to commence turnaround maintenance on the field and also execute statutory activities

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How I Will Defeat Corruption In Nigeria – Osinbajo

Acting-President, Yemi Osinbajo has said that he will defeat corruption in Nigeria with the same model he used to drive down the level of corruption in the Lagos State Judiciary to zero percent. He said this during a talk-shop organized by the Office of the Vice-President in contribution to the national dialogue on corruption, adding that he had the system reformed during his tenure as Attorney-General and Commissioner for Justice in Lagos. The Acting-President recalled that corruption in

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The Politics Of President Buhari’s Health

The politics of President Buhari’s health – Niyi Akinnaso The secrecy surrounding an individual’s health condition is a pervasive cultural practice in most African societies, no matter how public a figure the individual is. Such secrecy is exemplified by the illness and death of monarchs, which are typically wrapped in secrecy until appropriate rituals of purification had been performed. Even then, the monarch’s subjects are never told about the ailment to which their monarch succumbed. This

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Chinese Men Arrested for Allegedly Importing Fake Tyres worth N5bn to Nigeria

Taolung Shen and Xu Jing Yau. Photo Credit: PUNCH Two Chinese men, Taolung Shen and Xu Jing Yau have been arrested by the Standards Organisation of Nigeria (SON) for allegedly importing fake tyres worth over N5bn. The Director General of SON, Anthony Aboloma, said the seizure followed a tip-off from a whistle-blower. According to PUNCH, statement by SON on Sunday said that the suspects brought the substandard tyres into Nigeria by stuffing them into one another. The suspects, the

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Gov. Ganduje of Kano Urges Wealthy Individuals to Marry more than One Wife to Reduce the Number of Unmarried Women in the Society

Kano State Government said on Sunday that it will henceforth regulate marriages ‎in order to sanitize the institution in the state. Governor Abdullahi Ganduje‎ who said this during the mass wedding of 1,520 widows, divorcees and spinsters at the Kano Central Mosque, also called on wealthy people to marry more than one wife in order to reduce the number of unmarried women in the society.‎ He said that the state government and Islamic scholars will come up with a document which would be

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Just In: Nigeria Fires All NCAA Directors

The Federal Government on Friday announced the dismissal of the 10 directors in the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA), as part of an exercise geared at re-engineering the aviation industry regulatory agency. Confirming the development, the Minister of State for Aviation, Sen. Hadi Sirika, directed that the affected officials immediately hand over to those next in command in their various directorates. Also speaking, the General Manager, Public Relations, NCAA, Mr Sam Adurogboye,

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National Theatre Plunged Into Darkness As EKEDC Disconnects Monument Over N12m Debt

The Eko Electricity Distribution Company (EKEDC) says it has disconnected electricity supply to the National Arts Theatre, Lagos over unpaid N12m debt. The General Manger, Corporate Communications of EKEDC, Mr Godwin Idemudia, said on Friday in Lagos that the debt was an accumulation of unpaid bills over time. He said the EKEDC had no option than to disconnect the complex after all appeals to the management to pay the debt proved abortive. However, the spokesman promised that supply would

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EFCC Issues DISCLAIMER: “Pinnacle Trading Not Our Auctioneer, Don’t Fall Victim”

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has issued a disclaimer, dissociating itself from the activities of Pinnacle Trading & Investment company, which has been parading itself as auctioneer of the commission. The disclaimer was made known in a statement by Wilson Uwujaren, EFCC’s Head Media & Publicity, on Friday, February 24, 2017. In the statement, the anti-graft agency said that the company and its agents have been parading themselves as auctioneers purportedly

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