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Ikoyi Recovery: Governor Wike is a Confused Child – Rotimi Amaechi

Minister of Transportation and former governor of Rivers State, Rotimi Amaechi has responded to the incumbent governor of the state Nyesom Wike’s claim that the money ($43.4m, £27,800, and N23.2m) found in an apartment in Ikoyi, Lagos by operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC)belongs to the state government. Wike had said that Amaechi, during his tenure, syphoned the money which was proceeds from the sale of gas turbines in the state. Wike, while speaking to

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Those Engaging in Street Begging Should Desist, it has no Basis in Islam – Sultan Sa’ad Abubakar

The Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Sa’ad Abubakar III, said on Saturday that begging has no basis in Islam and challenged those engaging in the act to find legitimate means of earning a living. The monarch made the remark in Sokoto at the graduation of 2000 women trained in various skills by the Wife of Sokoto State Governor Mairo Tambuwal. The training was conducted in collaboration with Sokoto State Zakkat and Endowment Commission to empower the women drawn from the 86 districts of the

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Lagos residents to enjoy uninterrupted Power Supply – EKEDC

The Eko Electricity Distribution Plc (EKEDC) announced through its General Manager, Corporate Communications, Godwin Idemudia that some measures have been adopted to ensure an uninterrupted power supply throughout the Easter period in the zone. According to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), the company was aware of the high expectations of customers to enjoy regular power supply during Easter and had warned against vandalism and tampering with equipment in the zone as it could cause deaths

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Governor Yari: Sheikh Jaafar Prophesied that Emir Sanusi’s “hypocrisy would bring an epidemic of monumental proportions” to Nigeria

Governor Abdulaziz Yari of Zamfara, in a strongly worded statement released on Saturday, has replied the Emir of Kano, Muhammadu Sanusi II who criticised him for saying the recent meningitis outbreak was a punishment from God because of the rising levels of fornication in the country. The Emir tackled the statement, saying it is “Islamically incorrect”, adding that meningitis is not even a Sexually Transmitted Disease. Yari had replied, maintaining his stance on his statement. The Emir,

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Controversy Surrounding Super Eagles’ Ahmed Musa’s Marriage Deepens

Ahmed Musa and Jamila If recents reports are anything to go by, then Super Eagles’ forward Ahmed Musa‘s marriage to Jamila may have crashed. Musa, who alos plays for Premier league’s Leicester City FC, was earlier arrested for “common assault” in his home in UK, after police officers were invited following a row with his wife. He was later released and no charge was filed against him. The arrest came a day after he wished another lady who he described as his “Queen” a happy birthday

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Online Dating Fraud Lands Nigerian Couple, Others Hundreds of Months in U.S. Jail

Gbenga Ogundele and Moji Popoola Gbenga Ogundele aka Benson Ogundele, 58, of Laurel, Maryland has been sentenced to 234 months in prison over conspiracy to commit wire fraud and money laundering arising from a scheme to defraud vulnerable victims of millions of dollars. Ogundele’s wife Moji Popoola, aka Mojisola Oluwakemi Tin Popoola/Moji T. Popoola, 42, also of Laurel, was sentenced to 18 months in prison. Both sentences will be followed by three years of supervised release. United

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How Kuje Prison Inmate Coordinates Fraud Syndicate from his Cell

Picture Inset: Ifeanyi Ezenwa. Photo Credit: New Telegraph The Inspector-General Police Special Intelligence Response Team has cracked down a fraud syndicate led by one Ifeanyi Ezenwa, an inmate of the Kuje Maximum Prison, Abuja. PUNCH reports that the syndicate specialises in defrauding their victims, mostly businessmen using fake bank alerts. It was gathered that the syndicate would approach the businessmen, pretending to buy goods from them. “After negotiations, they would ask

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Speaker Dogara “is my kid brother. He respects me and I respect him” – Governor El-Rufai

Yakubu Dogara (left) and Nasir El-Rufai Kaduna State governor Nasir El-Rufai has described Speaker of the House of Representatives Yakubu Dogara as his kid brother, adding that he has no problem with him, TheCable reports. El-Rufai had repeatedly called on the National Assembly to publish details of its budget so their employers can know what the money is being spent on. Dogara had told El-Rufai to publish details of his salary and security votes, which El-Rufai did 3 days later and

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My Children are far More Radical, Progressive and Fearless – Emir Sanusi tells those who think he is a Problem

Emir of Kano Sanusi and Children Former Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) governor and incumbent Emir of Kano,Muhammadu Sanusi II has said that his kids are far more radical and progressive than him, adding that people who think he is troublesome will have a much bigger problem with his children. TheCable reports that he made this known in a video message to the Bring Back Our Girls (BBOG) group at the Chibok girls’ inaugural lecture in Abuja on Friday. “Those who are opposed to my views

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“Every male is a potential rapist” – Zimbabwean Police Chief

Inspector Precious Simango, the spokesperson of Zimbabwe’s Bulawayo police has called on the public to see every male as a potential rapist and as such should not leave young girls alone with them. “We want to reiterate that every male is a potential rapist and as such we want to warn the public not to leave the girl child under the guardianship of male relatives. We also want to urge the youths not to indulge in activities that may endanger their lives,” she said according to Zimbabwean

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Whistleblower Policy: EFCC Uncovers $43.4m, £27,800 and N23.2m Stashed in an Apartment in Lagos

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on Wednesday uncovered yet another stash of foreign currencies and Naira notes in Lagos. At the end of counting, the sums stood at $43.4 million, £27,800 and N23.2 million, the commission said in a statement on its Facebook page. This time, the monies were found in a four-bedroom apartment on the 7th floor of a residential building at Osborne Towers located at 16, Osborne Road, Ikoyi. The facility is said to be owned by Osborne Towers

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#BBNaija: Plateau Governor, Lalong Congratulates EFE And Appoints Him As The Ambassador Of State For Entertainment and Creative Industry

The Plateau state Governor Simon Lalong has once again sent out a congratulatory massage to EFE, Big Brother Naija 2017 Winner. Recall that the Governor earlier called on all State citizen to vote tirelessly before the finals. The Governor in a statement released by the director of press, commended the efforts of Efe and further confirmed that he will be receiving Efe as the newest Ambassador of the State in the entertainment and creative industry on his arrival. DIRECTORATE OF PRESS &

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