Monday 22 May 2017

Police Smash Exam Syndicate Attempting to Hack JAMB Website

Eighteen male suspects are being quizzed by the Akwa Ibom State Police Command for attempted exam malpractices during the just concluded JAMB examinations held nationwide. The men were arrested on Monday 15th May, 2017 in a rented apartment at No.13, Lutheran Road, Ikot Ekpene, while trying to hack into JAMB Website to have access to exam questions.

Reps Commence Investigation into Jon-Ode Arms Probe Panel

Barring any further hitches, the Joint Committee of House of Representatives investigating the Jon-Ode led Presidential Arms Probe Panel will commence the public hearing on Wednesday, May 24, 2017 at the National Assembly Complex, Abuja.

The Chairman Public Safety, National Security and Intelligence, Hon. Aminu Sani Jaji told PRNigeria that said arrangements have been concluded to conduct the hearing.

Protest Letter from Former Chief of Naval Staff

The Former Chief of Naval Staff has released a copy of Open Letter he addressed to Acting Chairman of Acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial crimes commission (EFCC). The copy of the letter which was submitted Friday May the 19th to the EFCC  is below:

How Ex-Naval Chief, Jibrin, Used Family Company to Acquire N600m Propety - Witness

Peter Oguebie, managing director, Petrus Ogu Nigeria Limited, who is also a witness in the trial of a former Chief of Naval Staff, Vice Admiral Usman Jibrin, on Monday, May 22, 2017 told Justice A. S. Umar of the Federal Capital Territory High Court sitting in Maitama, Abuja that his company sold a property worth N600million to the former naval chief through a family company, Harbor Bay International Limited.

Nollywood stars set to read to school kids on children’s day in Lagos, ahead of BON 2017

Organizers of Nollywood’s most credible award ceremony, Best of Nollywood, BON, has announced that come May 26, they shall be parading some thespians to meet and greet and also read a pre-selected novel with school kids in Lagos.

Seun Oloketuyi, the CEO of BON Awards, in a press statement, named Doris Simeon, Femi Branch, Funke Adesiyan, Ruth Kadiri and Lateef Adedimeji as stars that would headline the children’s day reading.

Late Aminu Kano’s wife Shatu, dies at 89

Hajiya Shatu Aminu Kano, Wife of the late Malam Aminu Kano, is dead.

Alhaji Aminu Kabara, a grandson to the deceased, who made the announcement, said Shatu died at the age of 89 on Sunday night after a prolonged illness.

U.S. govt. immortalises late Nigerian student

he United States embassy in Nigeria has instituted a $20,000 grant in memory of Usman John-Paul, a final-year student of the University of Ilorin who died during a visit to the U.S.

Mr. John-Paul drowned in a water fall on June 25, 2016 while on Mandela Washington Fellowship in the United States.

The U.S embassy also donated books worth about $20,000 to the university’s library.

The embassy’s counselor on public affairs, Aruna Amirthanayagam, who disclosed this during a visit to the university, said the books and the prize were for young Nigerians working in the areas of Mr. John-Paul’s interest, namely Peace, Child Rights and Sustainable Development.

The diplomat described Mr. John-Paul as a young man who spent a short but meaningful life having been a child parliamentarian, a UNESCO prize winner and model student, who was on the Mandela fellowship at the time of his demise.

The U.S Fellowship, he disclosed, is awarded annually to 1,000 students in Africa, including 100 Nigerian Students.

Mr. Amirthanayagam, who was accompanied by the embassy’s coordinator of the Mandela Fellowship, Diran Adegoke, condoled with the family of Mr. John-Paul and the university.

He said the late Mr. John-Paul epitomised multiple talents and leadership qualities and advised students to join the Young African Leaders Initiative Network online for several benefits that await them.

The Vice-Chancellor of the University, AbdulGaniyu Ambali, said the university community believed that the demise of Mr. John-Paul was a divine call, which every soul has to answer at the appointed time.

He, however, maintained that the sad occurrence would not dampen the spirit behind the relationship between the university and the United States.

Tinubu Warns Nigerian Military Against Staging Coup

National leader of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Bola Tinubu, has warned the military against staging any coup in the country, stressing that Nigerians will resist any attempt to usurp the current administration of President Muhammadu Buhari.

PDP Crisis: Supreme Court rules in favour of Makarfi faction

The Supreme Court has dismissed an application filed by a factional leader of the Peoples Democratic Party, Ali-Modu Sheriff, asking the court not to hear a motion by his challenger, Ahmed Makarfi.

Mr. Sheriff had asked the court to refuse hearing on the application filed by Mr. Makarfi, challenging the February 17 judgement of the Appeal Court in Port Harcourt which made Mr. Sheriff leader of the PDP.

Electricity company announces five-day power outage in Lagos

Electricity supply would be disrupted in many parts of Lagos this week as Eko Electricity Distribution Company (EKEDC) on Monday announced five days power outage in the city.

EKEDC spokesman, Godwin Idemudia, said in a statement that the outage would affect Ikoyi, Victoria Island and parts of Lagos Island from Wednesday to Sunday.

RRS Rescues Boys Fleeing Abuja, Reunites Them With Parents

The operatives of Rapid Response Squad of the Lagos State Police Command on Monday last week rescued two teenagers fleeing the Abuja abodes of their parents and re-united them with the parents on Friday.

The teenagers, Chidubem Amaechi, 13, and Chinedu Onyebuchi, 13, were rescued by the RRS operatives on Monday morning after alighting from an Abuja bus at Ojodu-Berger, Lagos.

50 casualties for Ahrar Al-Sham as ISIS suicide bombers strike behind enemy lines

In a newly released statement, ISIS took full responsibility for a twin suicide bombing which rocked an Islamist military base at Tall Al-Toukan in the eastern countryside of Idlib.

Billboard Music Awards: Wizkid carts home 3 awards + See Full List Of Winners

Nigerian singer, Wizkid is showed himself as the real Starboy at the 2017 Billboard Music Awards

The singer who set the record as the first Nigerian singer to get 7 Billboard Music Award nominations, has now bagged 3 awards out of those categories, including Top Hot 100 song, Top R&B song and Top R&B Collaboration, and might also be winning the Top Streaming Song (Audio) before the end of the night.

Ex Girlfriend Rains Curses on the Man Who Dated Her Till His Proposal

Earlier today, we brought you a romantic news of an Uber driver whose relationship with his passenger snowballed into marriage.

The man, Shola’s ex girlfriend has come out to tell the world that all that glitters is not gold.

See screenshot of her story after the cut.

Nigerian Army arrests 17 deadly, well-armed cultists

The 2 Brigade Nigeria Army says it has arrested 17 cultists with assorted arms and ammunition in Oku Iboku, Itu Local Government Area of Akwa Ibom.

A statement signed by Capt. Shuaib Umar, spokesman of the brigade, and made available to newsmen on Sunday in Uyo, said the arrest followed a successful raid on hideouts of armed cultists at Oku and Itu bridges.

APC leaders have hijacked EFCC –Yari

Chairman of the Nigerian Governors’ Forum (NGF), Abdulaziz Yari, at the weekend said that the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has been hijacked by certain forces in the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC). Yari, who is the governor of Zamfara State and at the centre of the $3 million allegedly used to build a 100-room hotel in Lagos, said the target of the EFCC probe of the Paris Club refund was not him, but President Muhammadu Buhari’s anti-corruption crusade.

How Buhari administration will implement new Executive Orders – Osinbajo

The Muhammadu Buhari administration has said it will drive the new executive orders signed last week vigorously in its determination to significantly transform the business environment and how government business is done in the country.

The spokesperson to Acting President Yemi Osinbajo, Laolu Akande, disclosed this in response to media inquiries and while giving an update to the press on the new orders signed last Thursday.

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