Friday 19 May 2017

‘How military officials benefit from fight against Boko Haram’

While the Federal Government and the victims of the Boko Haram insurgency in the North East count their losses, some military officials are profiting from the crisis.

This was the position of Transparency International as it released a report on the crisis. But the defence headquarters yesterday strongly dismissed the report as false and that it was meant to weaken the fight against terrorism.

Orange launches its brand in Liberia and continues to build on its strong presence in West Africa

Orange (, one of the world’s leading telecommunications operators, announces today the launch of its brand in Liberia. As from today, Cellcom Liberia becomes Orange Liberia. The acquisition of the Liberian operator Cellcom ( was finalized by Orange, through its subsidiary Orange Côte d’Ivoire, on 6 April 2016, allowing the Group to reinforce its presence in West Africa.

In line with its Essentials2020 strategic plan, Orange has built up a considerable presence in this region, which offers strong growth potential and is a strategic priority for the Group’s development.

Customs Donates Seized Rice to IDPs - Outgoing Comptroller Kankara

The Nigeria Customs Service (NCS), Eastern Marine Command has donated bags of seized rice to Internally Displaced People’s (IDPs) Camps rather than auctioning them to the public.
The out-going Controller in charge of the Customs Eastern Marine Command with headquarters in Port Harcourt, River State, Comptroller Usman Bello Kankara stated this during a valedictory service in his honour organised by Head of Federal Government Agencies in Rivers State.

AGF to Institutes Award for Best Graduating Student in Accounting

Accountant-General of the Federation, Ahmed Idris has pledged his desire to  work with the the Head, Department of Accounting, Gombe State University, Gombe, to institute an academic award that will reward excellence in the field  of  Accounting at the University.

Mr. Ahmed Idris gave this promise  in Abuja while receiving members of the Association of the Accounting Students of Gombe State University, led by their President, Lawal Ishiaku, who were at the Treasury House on an Education tour.

EFCC Arraigns Suspected Land Racketeer for N86m Fraud (PHOTO)

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, on Thursday, May 18, 2017 arraigned one Ikechucwu Duru before Justice A. O. Otaluka of the Federal Capital Territory High Court sitting in Lugbe, Abuja on one-count charge of obtaining by false pretence.
Duru is alleged to have, between 2012 and 2013 “in Abuja within the jurisdiction of this Honourable Court, by false pretence and with intent to defraud obtained the sum of N86million from Alhaji Aliyu Idris Shuaibu under the pretext of re-instatement of plot No 4 Cadastral Zone C10 located at Wumba District and allocation of a new plot of land”.

Osinbajo Receives 2017 Budget From National Assembly

The Presidency on Friday confirmed that the National Assembly has formally transmitted the 2017 Appropriation Bill recently passed into law to the Executive arm of government.

The Special Adviser to the President On National Assembly Matters, Ita Enang, stated this as he debunked earlier reports of him saying that President Muhammadu Buhari is the one to sign the bill into law.

Before Driver’s Times Square Crash, a Descent Into Paranoia and Harassment

Richard Rojas did not speak much about his three years in a Navy uniform, but when he returned to the Bronx from a naval base in Jacksonville, Fla., in 2014, he was a different man.

His mind was clouded with conspiracy theories. His dreams of opening his own clothing business had wilted. He lashed out at friends who challenged him; some thought his grasp of reality had slipped and that he needed psychiatric help.

Suicide bombers killed in attempt to attack female hostel of University of Maiduguri

Three male suicide-bombers were killed while attempting to attack a female hostel in Maiduguri, the Borno State capital, on Thursday night.

PRNigeria reports that one of the three suicide-bombers carried an AK 47 gun. At least two bombs exploded during the attack.

Baba Aladura is dead!

The Eternal Sacred Order of the Cherubim and Seraphim Church today confirmed rumours of the death of its prelate, His Eminence, Elder (Dr.) L.A Onyeleonu.

In a one paragraph statement read by the Secretary to the Holy Order, Elder (Dr) Napo Emuchay in the presence of members of the Advisory Board, the church said:

Big Brother Nigeria’s Bisola Reunites with Iyanya, Signs With Temple Management

Big Brother Nigeria runner-up, Bisola Aiyeola, has made her first big move after her success at the just concluded reality show by signing a deal with creative agency powerhouse, Temple Management Company (TMC).

The multi-talented talented actress, who emerged as fan favourite at the just concluded reality TV show, now aligns herself with industry professionals to help actualize her talent.

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