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Diezani Loot: How Army, INEC, Police,others were bribed-witness

Economic and Financial Commission (EFCC) on Thursday named some of the individuals and public officials who collected from an alleged bribe of $115m doled out by a former Minister of Petroleum Resources, Mrs. Diezani Allison-Madueke, to compromise the 2015 general elections. In a document tendered by the anti-graft agency before the Federal High Court in Lagos on Thursday, it stated ... Read More »

Poor Health: Japan Emperor to step down for son

Japan’s parliament has passed a one-off bill to allow Emperor Akihito to abdicate, the first Emperor to do so in 200 years. The 83-year-old said last year that his age and health were making it hard for him to fulfil his official duties. But there was no provision under existing law for him to stand down. The government will now ... Read More »

Rotary shows care in Akwa Ibom

Moved by the unfriendly and pitiable learning environment of the students, Rotary International District 1940 of Uyo metropolis has donated 100 three-seat desks to Government Primary School, Afaha Itam, in the outskirts of Uyo Local Government Area of Akwa Ibom State. The presentation was made on behalf of the Club by the District Governor, Rotarian Akabom Enebong, who reiterated the ... Read More »

UK Polls: May may lose Majority in Parliament

British Prime Minister Theresa May’s Conservatives will win 302 seats in the election, pollster YouGov said yesterday. Voters cast their ballots today in a snap election. According to YouGov, the Tories could lose up to 28 seats, and also their majority in parliament. In its last poll before the vote, the polling firm predicted that the Tories will receive 42 ... Read More »

El Rufai orders arrest of Arewa Youths who threatened Igbos

Governor Nasir El Rufai of Kaduna State has ordered the immediate arrest of all signatories to a statement issuing a three-month ultimatum to all Igbos to leave northern Nigeria. The governor, in a statement by his Senior Special Assistant-Media and Publicity, Samuel Aruwan, on Wednesday also assured residents in the state of “their freedom to reside where they choose”, adding ... Read More »

Moji Olaiya’s funeral (Photos)

Photos By Segun Lawal (Ovation International) Nollywood actress, Moji Olaiya has been buried.She was buried amidst tears at the Vault Gardens  Ikoyi Lagos amidst tears and sorrow by friends and Family. Before her final journey home, there was an evening of tributes at The Blue Roof, LTV Compound, Lagos.It was a very emotional moment for many. Her funeral began with ... Read More »

Moji Olaiya for burial today as friends host Tribute Night (Photos)

Photos by Segun Lawal (Ovation International) Friends and family members  of Actress, Moji Olaiya gathered at the Blue Roof Hall, LTV Complex to pay her tributes.It was an emotional occasion. The event was a prelude to her burial today at the Vaults Garden,  Read More »

Arewa Youths Warn Igbos “We give you 3 Months To Leave North”

  A coalition of Northern groups, including the Arewa Youth Consultative Forum, on Tuesday, gave all Igbos resident in the 19 states of the North a three-month ultimatum to quit  or be forced out after the expiration of the October 1, 2017 deadline. “We are also telling our brothers (northerners) out there in the South-East to get prepared to come ... Read More »

While Oluwo is dancing, Armed Robbers strike Iwo, kill Policemen

While  the Oluwo of Iwo, Oba Abdulrasheed Adewale Akanbi has been dancing in the and busy abusing Chief Abiola Ogundokun, his town was invaded yesterday by dare devil armed robbers Tuesday. They struck the ancient town Iwo killing four armed policemen and carted away undisclosed amount of money. A www.thelightnews eyewitness revealed that the robbers stormed the town some minutes ... Read More »

Dele Momodu to deliver COSON Lecture on MKO Abiola

Bashorun Dele Momodu, the Publisher of Ovation International Magazine is set to deliver a lecture organised by the  Copyright Society of Nigeria (COSON),in honour of martyr of democracy, Chief MKO Abiola. The Lecture titled “June 12 and the Lessons of History.’’ will be held at the new COSON House, Ikeja, Lagos According COSON PRO, Mr. Chibueze Okereke,“Dele Momodu, who was ... Read More »