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Herbie Hide, Nigerian world boxing champion jailed in UK …for selling cocaine

Herbie Hide, Nigerian world boxing champion

One-time World Heavyweight Champion, Herbert Okechukwu Maduagwu popularly known as Herbie has been jailed by the Cambridge Crown Court for selling cocaine. The boxer who lives in Long Lane, Bawburgh near Norwich fell for sting operation by Sun on Sunday Reporter, Mazher Mahmood and was sentenced to 22 months in prison after admitting conspiracy to supply the class A drug. ... Read More »

Zenith Bank PLC wins Nigeria’s bank of the year

Zenith Bank PLC wins Nigeria’s bank of the year

Zenith Bank has been adjudged the Bank of the Year in Nigeria by The Banker magazine, a publication of Financial Times of London.   The award ceremony which celebrates the achievements of the world’s leading financial institutions was held at the Intercontinental, Park Lane and it was attended by captains of the banking and finance industry. Receiving the award on ... Read More »

Crisis Update: Jonathan meets NPDP governors Aliyu and Lamido

Crisis Update: Jonathan meets NPDP governors Aliyu and Lamido

President Goodluck Jonathan last night met with Governor Sule Lamido of Jigawa State and Babangida Aliyu of Niger State, two of the seven PDP Governors that have been at logger heads with the PDP Chairman, Alhaji Bamanga Tukur and other members of the party’s National Executive Committee (NEC). Though details of the meeting are still under wraps, we gathered that ... Read More »

Threats will not resolve ASUU strike – IBB tells FG

IBB

Former Military President, General Ibrahim Babangida to continue its dialogue with the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) instead of issuing threats. Maybe drawing from his experience, the former president said that the Federal Government and ASUU should apply knowledge and tactfulness in their quest to bring an end to the crisis that has grounded the public university system for ... Read More »

How Deji Of Akure Died

Oba Adebiyi Adesida, the Deji of Akure

The death of Oba Adebiyi Adesida, the Deji of Akure and Chairman, Ondo State Council of Oba was so sudden that he could not make it to the hospital! Family sources revealed to The Light News that the Oba who was in Lagos three weeks ago to celebrate the grand wedding of his son, Adetunji to a Sierra Leonean was ... Read More »

Congratulations Tiwa and Tunji Balogun

Congratulations Tiwa and Tunji Balogun

Congratulations Tiwa and Tunji Balogun After all the frenetic arrangements and anxiety, the day finally came for Sultry singer, Tiwa Savage and her manager-turned husband, TunjiBalogun. The lovers had their traditional wedding yesterday and we bring you some pictures enjoy!                                         ... Read More »

Stella Oduah is not guilty!

Princess Stella Oduah

Stella Oduah is not guilty! There are clear indications that the Presidential Committee that was set up to investigate Aviation Minister, Princess Stella Oduah over the purchase of two bullet proof BMW cars would give her an all clear. She would be declared not guilty! Sources who are familiar with the work of the committee have revealed that despite the ... Read More »

Wale Tinubu’s Oando splashes $500,000

Wale Tinubu’s Oando splashes $500,000

Wale Tinubu’s Oando splashes $500,000 on Mariah Carey concert  Forget about the rumour of his company facing troubled waters, nothing can be farther from the truth. Jubril Wale Tinubu, the dashing Group CEO is about to prove that he is in very good financial standing and has some left to entertain himself and some friends when Mariah Carey storms Nigeria ... Read More »

Tiwa Savage‘s new husband is still single

Tiwa Savage

Why are people so wicked? That was how a friend of rising female musician, Tiwage Savage exclaimed when stories made the rounds that her husband to be- Tunji Balogun popularly called Tee Billz is indeed married and had not properly divorced the former wife! The Insider was particular upset because the savage stories began to hit the blogs just days ... Read More »

Africa Development Banks Hosts “AFRICA DAY”

Donald Kaberuka

The African Development Bank (AfDB) in conjunction with the World Bank Group, hosted the first ever ‘Africa Day’ on Wednesday, November 20, in Tunis, Tunisia during the Law, Justice and Development (LJD) Week 2013.  LJD Week is organized each year to provide a forum for legal and development practitioners, scholars, governments and civil society to discuss the critical role legal ... Read More »