Saturday, 21 January 2017

Second Rainbow Bus Stop: Where motorcyclists are kings on the highway

When the Lagos State government decided to restrict the movement of commercial motorcyclists on major roads in the state, there were fears that the policy would not be sustained especially in some notorious areas . Oshodi/Apapa Expressway happens to be one of such areas. At the Second Rainbow Bust-stop area of Mile 2, there is a total disregard for law and order by the motorcyclists who rule as kings on the highway.

Director arrested for inserting electric heater into son’s anus for allegedly being gay

A Director of Planning in one of the juicy ministries in Borno State, (names withheld) has been arrested by the state Police Command for allegedly inserting electric heater into the anus of his 10-year old son over the allegation of engaging in homosexual activities.

Friday, 20 January 2017

Angry Women, youths besiege EFCC, demands Arrest of Fayose over Arms Deal

Group wants Fayose arrested over arms fraud,Says immunity not as sacred as human lives Angry women and youths yesterday besieged the headquarters of the Economic and Financial crimes commission, EFCC to demand the immediate probe and prosecution of the Ekiti state Governor, Ayodele Fayose over his involvement in the arms probe deal.The group said although the Governor enjoys immunity,such is not as sacred ad human lives.The angry protesters under the banner of Patrotic Mothers without borders also urged President Muhammadu Buhari to intensify the anti corruption campaign.They said no Nigerian must be spared in the ongoing war.

Trump’s Turn: What’s in it for Nigeria?

Today’s inauguration of Donald John Trump as the 45th President of the United States has great lessons for Nigeria which draws its culture and presidential system of government from the country.

N1.9bn to be recovered from Delta public servants who falsified records —Okowa

DELTA State governor, Dr. Ifeanyi Okowa, has said N1. 9 billion would be recovered from public servants who fraudulently falsified their records. Receiving the report from the committee on Verification of Date of Birth and Employment of Public Officers in Delta State, with Chief Nkem Okwuofu as Chairman, Okowa decried falsification of documents and condemned the attitude of those who aided and abetted such actions. Gov Ifeanyi Okowa He said: “From the report before us, out of 1,113 persons who were invited by the committee, only 376 officers were cleared, 291 are supposed to have retired which means they are receiving salaries they ought not to receive.

Nothing is wrong with going on vacation – Buhari

President  Muhammadu Buhari departed Abuja for London, United Kingdom on a medical vacation, yesterday. He will return to the country on February 6, 2017. This is the second time the president would be seeking medical attention since he took office on May 29, 2015. The first was in June last year when he left the country to treat an ear infection and returned after spending 13 days. A statement by the Presidential spokesman, Mr. Femi Adesina, said the President is going “on a short leave which is part of his annual vacation.

Goodluck Jonathan’s Letter to President Donald J. Trump

Dear Donald J. Trump, By the grace of God, President of the United States of America.As the United States of America opens a new chapter today, many around the world, myself inclusive, are optimistic that the success you have achieved in your career as one of the world’s foremost entrepreneurs will be translated to your life as a public servant and custodian of the trust of the American people. For over four decades, you have consistently created wealth and opportunities for yourself, your family, your country and its citizens.

MTN may list in Nigeria only in 2018 as it tackles claim of corruption

A Nigerian senator has alleged that the telecommunication company illegally moved $14bn out of the country.Davos/Johannesburg — MTN may put off plans to list its Nigerian operation until 2018 as Africa’s largest wireless carrier works to resolve a regulatory dispute and awaits an economic recovery in the continent’s most populous country.It’s a work in progress and hopefully within the 12 to 18 month period we will be able to do it,’’ MTN chairman and acting CEO Phuthuma Nhleko said at the annual meeting of the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. "Regulatory issues need to be resolved, and the macro conditions need to have improved."

Wednesday, 18 January 2017

Collateral Death: More civilians killed in Nigeria’s war on terror

Camps for internally displaced people (IDPs) are supposed to be a refuge. In north-east Nigeria, home to the world’s worst humanitarian crisis, this means a respite from endemic conflict and malnutrition caused by prolonged fighting between Islamist militant group Boko Haram and the Nigerian government.

I Won’t Tell You Yet – Rohr Refuses To Reveal Name Of German-Nigerian Defender Who Has Committed To Super Eagles

Coach of the Super Eagles of Nigeria Gernot Rohr has refused to reveal the name of the German Nigerian defender who has committed his international future to Nigeria.

The problem with Buhari’s whistle-blowing policy

President Buhari’s new policy on whistle-blowing is revolutionary. Its goal is to broaden the attack on corruption by encouraging the general public to expose corrupt practices.

Police Drag 4 UBA Staff To Court Over Alleged N33.7m Cyber Crime Fraud

Authorities of the Bayelsa State Police Command has dragged Four Staff of the United Bank For Africa before the Federal High Court sitting in Yenagoa over alleged illegal diversion of the sum of N33.7million being compensation ordered to be remitted by the Nigerian Agip Oil Company (NAOC) following the ruling on oil spillage damages at Azuzuama Community in Southern Ijaw Local Government area of the State.

Nigeria lawmakers worried about gap between official and black market naira rates

Jan 18 Nigerian lawmakers have adopted an official exchange rate of 305 naira per dollar for the 2017 budget but have asked the central bank to initiate measures to close the 40 percent spread with the black market, the deputy senate president said on Wednesday

SHOCKING: Firms facing trial for multi-billion subsidy fraud to lift Nigerian crude in 2017

The list of companies released by the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation for the 2017/2018 crude oil trade includes some firms facing criminal charges for fuel subsidy fraud.

Ike Ekweremadu has no plans to defect to APC

The Office of the Deputy President of the Senate, Senator Ike Ekweremadu, has dismissed as false, insinuations and reports that the Senator could be on his way to the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC, to save his job.In a statement made available to reporters in Abuja, the Special Assistant to the Deputy President of the Senate on Political Affairs, Hon. Okey Ozoani, described the reports as “a fantasy of those peddling it.”He assured the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) faithful and Nigerians that “Ekweremadu is going no where.”He said: “Senator Ekweremadu is not contemplating leaving PDP. He is more concerned about fixing the country’s biting economic and security conditions and other challenges than saving his job as the Deputy President of the Senate.