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APC Senatorial Aspirant, Opeyemi dragged to court over N511m Loan

  Hon. Michael Opeyemi Bamidele, a Senatorial aspirant and chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has been dragged to court by the Asset Management Corporation of Nigeria (AMCON) The decorated legal practitioner is being accused of defaulting on the payment of a loan he secured from defunct Oceanic Bank Plc in 2007. The alleged loan amount of N210 million ... Read More »

Lagos Reopens Third Mainland Bridge At 5pm

The Lagos State Government has announced that the Third Mainland Bridge which was temporarily closed for Investigative Maintenance Test would be reopened by 5pm on Sunday (today). The State Government, in a statement by the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Transportation, Dr Taiwo Salaam, said the decision to reopen the bridge earlier than announced followed the completion of the test by ... Read More »

Akwa Ibom State Drags EFCC To Court Over Freezing Of Account

Akwa Ibom State Government has dragged the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) to court, demanding N50 billion as damages over recent freezing of the state’s accounts. Joined in the suit with reference No: FHC/UY/CS/137/18 as co-defendants are the Attorney General of the Federation, Zenith Bank Plc, Skye Bank Plc and United Bank for Africa Plc. The state government is ... Read More »

Why Oyo Govt Demolished Portions of Ayefele’s Music House-Toye Arulogun

  The Oyo State Government has explained that the demolition notice to Music House, Fresh Fm 105.9, Ibadan was not based on sentiments or witch-hunting, saying that contravention notices were served to different organizations in the state since June 14, 2017 including all radio stations in the state. The government in a statement by the State Commissioner for Information, Culture ... Read More »

Toyin Saraki Remembers Ebola Heroine, Dr Ameyo Adadevoh

Founder/ President, Wellbeing Foundation Africa has penned a remembrance for the celebrated medical doctor, Dr Stella Ameyo Adadevoh whose tenacity stopped the spread of what could have been an Ebola epidemic in Nigeria. Taking to her official instagram handle, Mrs Saraki, who is also wife of Nigeria’s President of the Senate wrote “A word to remember the brave, Dr Stella ... Read More »

Why INEC Cancelled Rivers State Constituency Elections

Facts have now emerged why the Independent National Electoral Commission  (INEC) cancelled the Port Harcourt 3 State Constituency Elctions that was to hold in Rivers State yesterday. According to Obo Effanga, Resident Electoral Commissioner, the election was cancelled due to the actions of some hoodlums backed by security personnel who stormed polling units and caused mayhem, snatching ballot boxes and ... Read More »

EFCC Denies Investigating Magu’s Chief Of Staff, Olukoyede

The Economic & Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has denied stories making the rounds that  Mr. Ola Olukoyede, Chief of Staff to the Acting Chairman, Ibrahim Magu is under investigation. In a message on its official twitter handle, the anti-graft agency noted that Olukoyede  is not under investigation for bribery and unlawful enrichment and enjoined the general public to disregard such stories. ... Read More »

Ayefele Moans”I leave Governor Ajimobi To God” as Fresh FM Resumes Broadcast

Hours after parts of his Fresh FM building was pulled down by officials of Oyo State Government, famous gospel musician, Ayefele has revealed that he is leaving Governor Abiola Ajimobi to God Speaking on BBC Yoruba, Ayefele stated that the building has been around for iver 10 years and he had not had any problems with previous governments. He stated ... Read More »

Top Nigerians, World Leaders Mourn Kofi Annan

Just hours after the sad news that respected diplomat and former United Nations Secretary-General, Dr Kofi Annan has passed on, top Nigerians and world leaders have begun to celebrate him and mourn his death. His death which was announced earlier today on his official Twitter handle has elicited shock and grief around the globe and in Nigeria. Celebrated Philanthropist, Founder/President, ... Read More »

Former UN Secretary-General, Kofi Annan is dead

Former United Nations, Secretary General, Kofi Annan has died. He died in Switzerland after a brief illness. The news was broken on his Twitter handle. See tweet: It is with immense sadness that the Annan family and the Kofi Annan Foundation announce that Kofi Annan, former Secretary General of the United Nations and Nobel Peace Laureate, passed away peacefully on ... Read More »