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Daily Archives: March 14, 2017

Customs Boss makes U-turn, begs Saraki “I am sorry, I will appear before Senate tomorrow”

After sending two letters where he gave conflicting reasons that will prevent him from  visiting the Senate tomorrow to answer the summons of the Nation’s highest Legislative body, Comptroller-General of Customs, Col Hammed Ali (Rtd) has gone to beg Senate Present, Abubakar Bukola Saraki-and promised to appear at the Plenary session as stated in his invitation letter. We gathered that ... Read More »

“Not even the President knows Nigeria more than me”, Photographer, Dayo Adedayo

By Michael Effiong Nothing pumps the adrenaline faster in the veins of Dayo Adedayo than any topic on photography. He eats, sleeps and thinks photography. Adedayo is so passionate about the art and business of photography that he has published a pictorial book on the colour, the culture, the sights and the sounds of Nigeria. On March 25, 2017 at ... Read More »

Sheriff-Markafi again: “APC bought SUVs for you, gave you $1m”-Sheriff “Governors pay them N50m monthly-Markafi

National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Senator Ali Modu Sheriff and Chairman of the party’s Caretaker Committee, Ahmed Makarfi, yesterday engaged in accusations and counter-accusations over the leadership of the party. While the Sheriff group alleged that governors elected on the platform of the party gave the Makarfi committee N50 million monthly subvention, the latter accused Sheriff of ... Read More »

FG revokes 54 TV/Radio licenses (see full list)

The National Broadcasting Commission (NBC) has revoked 54 television and radio licenses while another 120 licenses are being processed for revocation due to offences bordering on inability to pay for their licenses within the mandatory 60 days period and failure to go on air two years after the licenses were issued. The Director General of the Commission, Ish’aq Modibo Kawu, ... Read More »

Davido, HushPuppi end social media war

David Adeleke, popular singer, also known as Davido “Omo Baba Olowo”, and Malaysia based Nigerian socialite, Ray HushPuppi, have finally ended their social media war of words. Recall that Davido previously took to his snapchat page saying he wants to quit music due to his dad’s contract deal of 4billion. After the post, HushPuppi decided to reply him. HushPuppi took to ... Read More »

Osinbajo hands over to President Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday formally resumed work in his office after 49 days of medical sojourn in London, United Kingdom. Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo, who held the fort in acting capacity, met with the President in his office for over an hour, ostensibly to bring him up to date with developments that took place while he was away. The meeting ... Read More »

Malabu Oil scandal: The Abacha family using proxies to harass me-Former AG, Mohammed Adoke

Nigeria’s former, Attorney General of the Federation, Mohammed Adoke, SAN has revealed that his is being hounded over the Malabu Oil OPL 245 deal because he refused to bribe the Abacha family. He alleged that they are using proxies to fight  their battle over a matter than had been approved by three Presidents which he merely executed. Mr.  Adoke, has ... Read More »

Etisalat may sell stake over huge debt

Abu Dhabi telecoms group Etisalat may sell its stake in Etisalat Nigeria, which has defaulted on a $1.2 billion loan, but wants the company’s debt restructured before it does so, it was gathered yesterday. The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) and telecoms regulator, the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) on Friday agreed with local banks to pursue a default deal rather ... Read More »

Tragedy: House Clerk slumps, dies

Tragedy struck at the National Assembly on Monday as a  senior staff of the Management, Mr. Mohammed Shuaibu, slumped and died in the premises. The cause of death remained unknown as of the time of filing this report. Mohammed, who was the Clerk to the House of Representatives Committee on Agricultural Production Services, died after he complained of experiencing some ... Read More »

Seven Governors in hot soup for diverting N500m London-Paris Club refund

Four more suspects have been grilled over the investigation of the N19billion illegally deducted from the London-Paris Club loan refund. Besides, about N500million of the cash has been traced to the account of a governor. Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) detectives are probing how the money, which was meant to pay a consultant, found its way into the yet ... Read More »