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Taraba Governor toBuahari ” We are facing newbreed herdsmen Militias with AK47 Rifles

Governor of Taraba State, Darius Ishaku has told President Muhammadu Buhari  that the state is not facing Fulani herdsmen but militia’s who have been on a killing spree with their AK 47 rifles. He made the revelation when Mr President visited Jalingo, the state capital to commiserate with the people who have lost loved ones to communal disputes and herdsmen ... Read More »

Smile Telecoms alleges underhand tactics in sale of 9mobile

Smile Telecoms, one of the telcos shortlisted in the bid process for 9Mobile sale, has described as “untidy” the manner in which Barclays Africa, financial advisors to the deal, has so far managed the transaction, and has called for a process review to ensure transparency. Smile’s position was contained in a letter addressed to Barclays Africa, dated February 21, and ... Read More »

Obasanjo at 81 “My Greatest Regret”

Former president Olusegun Obasanjo has revealed his greatest regret in life. And that is that his parents did not live long to enjoy the fruit of their labour. Obasanjo revealed this in Abeokuta Ogun State during a low key ceremony to mark his 81st birthday today. Obasanjo said: “One of the things that I always missed or remember with some ... Read More »

NTDC Boss, Folly Coker , wife in N3billion EFCC Mess

The Director-General of the Nigerian Tourism Development Commission (NTDC), Mr Folly Coker has been accused of aiding a N3billion fraud while he was Managing Director of  The Lagos State Government Number Plate Production Authority. According to the Economic Crimes Commission, Mr Coker used front companies controlled by his wife, Aisha and cronies to siphon the funds from the agency. This ... Read More »

Billionaire Femi Otedola buys iphones, dumps age-long Nokia

Billionaire businessman and Chairman of Forte Oil has certainly come of age. When it comes to using phones he was literally in the dark ages but now he has stepped by acquiring the latest model iPhones. Taking to his Instagram page yesterday, he wrote : If you can’t beat them, join them.Dumped my nokia phones for iPhones. Since he joined ... Read More »

Ambode Pledges to bring back Night life in Surulere

Lagos State Governor, Mr Akinwunmi Ambode on Friday said his administration will go all out to transform the economy of Surulere and make it to be at par with those of Victoria Island and Ikoyi, starting with the resuscitation of the night life of the axis. Speaking while unveiling a road project in Modele-Mathew Street and solar powered street lights ... Read More »

Is Adenuga dating Super model Naomi Campbell?

Believe it or not, Super Star Model, Naomi Campbell despite her age is still a stunner-and that is not all, she is still being sought after. Well, the story in town is that the British-born model has begun a sizzling affair with Joseph Junior Adenuga who is 15 years her junior. Adenuga whose stage name is Skepta is a rapper ... Read More »

Dapchi Girls: Mrs. Saraki Calls For Citizen Engagement & Increased Vigilance To Combat Forced Abductions

The Wife of the Senate President and Chair, Forum of Senators’ Wives, Her Excellency, Mrs. Toyin Saraki has emphasized the need for Nigerians to be more vigilant and mindful of activities happening around their communities.“Nigerians never expected that another abduction could happen again in the country, given the lessons learnt with the Chibok girls.”“No one ever actually believed that we ... Read More »

Exclusive: Bola Shagaya set to battle EFCC over Fraud Allegation

Prominent society lady and businesswoman, Hajia Bola Shagaya has concluded plans to battle the Economic & Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) following its insinuation in court that she has been involved in fraudulent deals. Hajia  Shagaya according to sources close to her is miffed that the anti-graft agancy is trying to rubbish her hard-earned reputation which she has built for over ... Read More »

Buhari Re-appoints Segun Awolowo

President Muhammadu Buhari has re-appointed Mr. Olusegun Awolowo as the Executive Director/Chief Executive Officer of the Nigerian Export Promotion Council for another four-year term. The Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Mr. Femi Adesina, disclosed this in a statement on Wednesday. Adesina said the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Mr. Boss Mustapha, has since written ... Read More »