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Metuh’s Trial: Court Orders Jonathan To Appear On Wednesday

The Federal High Court in Abuja on Monday ordered President Goodluck Jonathan to appear before it to testify as a witness in defence of a former National Publicity Secretary of the Peoples Democratic Party, Chief Olisa Metuh.

A court official confided in our correspondent that Metuh’s legal team filed the draft subpoena before Justice Okon Abang shortly after the Monday’s proceedings.

The court official said the judge signed the subpoena after retiring to his chambers at the end of Monday’s proceedings.

Whatsapp To Enable Users “unsend” Chat, Fixes Other Bugs

For some time now, there has been reportedly been calls and petitions to Whatsapp management pertaining the missed call notification on it's mobile app when the phone did not actually ring and also voice lags or voice break during Whatsapp call which is probably caused by poor internet connectivity. Additional, due to the network connectivity in Nigeria, one can't the internet connection status or stability as it is been recommend that 3G, 4G or Wifi internet connection should be used during especially both voice and video calling.

Though, as at the time of writing this post, Whatsapp hasn't yet imposed these modification, but trust the required test running on these new features, meanwhile let's have a glimpse of Whatsapp latest update pertaining these glitches.

Cristiano Ronaldo Wins The World's Best Player Award

The Charismatic Striker has finally equalled his arch-rival, Lionel Messi, by beating him to the Ballon d'Or awards!

One word: LEGEND!

Sule Lamido Declares For 2019 Presidency Under PDP

A one time Jigawa State Governor and Chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Dr Sule Lamido has declared intention to run for the presidency in the 2019 Presidential election under the Platform of the Party.

This was contained in a letter he personally wrote to the members of the Party, a copy which was obtained in Abuja on Monday.
‎Lamido would be the second contestant to show interest in the office, the first being the Ekiti State Governor, Mr Peter Ayodele Fayose, though the office was zoned to the North by the Party.

Messi, Aguero & Dybala In Argentina Squad To Face Nigeria

Argentina manager Jorge Sampaoli has released a list of foreign-based players to face Russia and Nigeria in two friendlies next month.

Argentina, who have confirmed qualification for the 2018 FIFA World Cup, will play hosts Russia on the 10th of November, before facing the Super Eagles 4 days later.

Captain Lionel Messi, Manchester City striker Sergio Aguero and Juventus star Paulo Dybala will all be involved in the games.

He will reportedly add a number of home-based players to complete the squad.

Full post: http://www.concaholic.com/sports/messi-aguero-dybala-argentina-squad-face-nigeria/

Mugabe Appoints Minister For “whatsapp And Facebook” In Zimbabwe

Zimbabwean President, Robert Mugabe, has created a ministry to punish “rats” who make use of the cyberspace to attack his government.

Appointed as Head of this new Cyber Security, Threat Detection, and Mitigation Ministry is Patrick Chinamasa who is a former Finance minister.

Zimbabweans have joked about the development, claiming Chinamasa’s appointment makes him the “Minister of WhatsApp and Facebook”.

Jonathan Probe: $12 Billion Traced To USA, $3 Billion Loot Hidden In China

http://www.herald.ng/jonathan-probe-12-billion-traced-to-usa-3-billion-loot-hidden-in-china/

A probe into stolen crude oil initiated by the Goodluck Jonathan administration has uncovered some scandalous revelations, according to investigations.

The investigations led by the National Assembly, the Office of the Attorney General and US based consultants have uncovered a total of 1.492 billion barrels of crude oil stolen by unnamed Nigerian saboteurs in conjunction with their foreign enablers.

Nnamdi Kanu Is In Abaribe’s Custody - FG Tells Court

The Federal Government has replied to Senator Enyinnaya Abaribe’s application seeking to withdraw as one of the sureties for the leader of the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra, Nnamdi Kanu, describing the application as belated.

The government, in its counter-affidavit and written address filed before the Federal High Court in Abuja to oppose Abaribe’s request, told Abaribe that Kanu was in his custody and he had to produce him for the continuation of his trial.

It stated in its counter-affidavit that Abaribe was aware that Kanu “has long violated the bail conditions handed down by this honourable court” on April 24, 2017 before September 11 when he claimed to have lost contact with the defendant.



The counter-affidavit read in part, “That it was at this point at violating the conditions at the bail that the senator surety ought to surrender the 1st defendant and or bring up this application; “That this application is belated and ill-timed;

God endowed me with a prayer warrior in the person of my wife - Governor Ambode praises the first lady

Governor Akinwunmi Ambode has expressed gratitude to his wife and first lady of Lagos State Mrs. Bolanle Patience Ambode for the indispensable role she has played in his life.
Speaking to City People, the governor said:
“God gave me the grace. God gave me the blessing, endowed me with a prayer warrior in the person of my wife.”

Goodluck Jonathan says 'Buhari’s government has failed and APC is full of lies, hi-tech propaganda'

Former President Goodluck Jonathan, yesterday said Buhari's administration has failed in governance. He also noted that APC’s victory in the 2015 presidential election was aided by propaganda and lies, added that the ruling party has continued to feed Nigerians with lies and has deployed hi-tech propaganda to cover up its misrule.

Jonathan spoke when he received Prof. Tunde Adeniran, one of the chairmanship aspirants for the December 9 National Convention of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), also attacked the Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola, for failing to fix the power sector within the period his party had been in power as he expected of the PDP.

I Am Disturbed By ISIS’ Support For Boko Haram - Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday, October 19 admitted that he was disturbed and surprised by the claim made by members of Boko Haram sect about the support they have been receiving from the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria. Vanguard reports that Buhari however said he was happy that his administration had been able to prove that it could contain the insurgents.

The statement by his senior special assistant on media and publicity, Garba Shehu, revealed that the president at a joint press conference he held with President Recep Tayyip Erdogan of Turkey after their talks in Ankara.

Patience Jonathan Blocks EFCC's Bid To Seize Two Abuja Properties

The wife of former President Goodluck Jonathan, Mrs. Patience Jonathan, on Thursday temporarily blocked the Federal High Court in Abuja from hearing an ex parte application filed by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission seeking an order of interim forfeiture of two properties traced to her in Abuja.

Usually, such ex parte applications are heard by courts without the knowledge or participation of the other parties whose properties are at stake.

But somehow, Patience’s legal team led by Chief Ifedayo Adedipe (SAN) got wind of the fact that the EFCC’s ex parte motion was to be heard by Justice Nnamdi Dimgba on Thursday.

More Bank Accounts To Be Shut As CBN Issues Strict BVN Rules

Banks will soon crack down on customer’s accounts following new directives from the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) yesterday, on Bank Verification Number (BVN) operations and watch-list for the banking industry.

Records from the NIBSS show that there were about 45.85 million total bank accounts unlinked, but when compared with the active accounts the number dropped to 15.72 million unlinked to BVN as of February 2017.

The record further shows that as of October 8th, 2017, the total BVN issued were 30,511,506.

In a memo to the Nigeria Inter-Bank Settlement System (NIBSS), Deposit Money Banks (DMBs) and Other Financial Institutions (OFIs) obtained by Daily Trust  signed by Mr. Dipo Fatokun, Director Banking and Payment System, the apex bank warned banks and OFIs to ensure proper capturing of the BVN data and validate same before linkage with customers’ accounts; ensure all operated accounts are linked with the signatories’ BVN; and ensure customer’s names on the BVN database ar…

Intels’ Volpi Apologises To NPA, Says Company Will Comply With TSA Policy

The founder and majority shareholder of Intels Nigeria Limited, Nigeria’s oil and gas logistics giant with operations in Onne, Rivers State, Warri, Delta State and Lagos, Mr. Gabriele Volpi, has apologised to the federal government and the Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) over the spat that led to the termination of the Pilotage Agency Agreement between his company and NPA.

Speaking exclusively to THISDAY Thursday evening, the normally reticent Volpi, who holds dual Italian and Nigerian citizenship, said he was not involved in the negotiations between his firm and NPA over the disagreement on the pilotage agreement but was apologetic for the misunderstanding that had taken place.

He also resolved to ensure that Intels undertakes a reconciliation process with the NPA and transfers all the revenue collected from the boats monitoring and supervision services in Nigerian maritime waters to the Treasury Single Account (TSA) with the Centr

Lagos House Of Assembly Passes Yoruba Language Bill Into Law

The Lagos State House of Assembly on Thursday passed the bill which makes the teaching of Yoruba language compulsory in schools in the state into law.



The passage of the bill was sequel to the bill successfully scaling through the third reading on the floor of the House.

The bill, among others, makes the teaching of Yoruba language compulsory in all schools in the state, both in private and public schools, by including it as a core subject at all levels.

State-owned tertiary institutions are also mandated by it to incorporate the use of the language as a course unit into their General Nigeria Studies (GNS).

FRSC Begins Operation “show Your Licence’’ In Lagos

The Lagos State Sector Command, Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) says it has commenced operation “Show Your Licence’’ across the state to arrest drivers without a valid licence.

The State Sector commander, Hyginus Omeje said this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria(NAN) in Lagos on Thursday.

“The state command, this week, inaugurated operation ‘Show your License’ campaign across the state to arrest motorists who had no valid driving license.

“We are doing this as part of our ember month programmes to sensitise drivers on the need to possess valid licences before driving,’’ he said.

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Bomb-sniffing Dog Fired From CIA For Refusing To Sniff Bombs

A few weeks into CIA training, labrador Lulu began to show signs she simply "wasn't interested in detecting explosive odours".

Some people just aren't cut out for the realities of a high-pressure work environment - and it would seem the same goes for dogs.

46% of Americans think the Media is inventing stories about Trump and his Administration - Donald Trump

President Trump is not a fan of the media and he never misses an opportunity to attack them. In recent weeks he's even suggested revoking the license on some media houses who carry 'fake news' about him. In this tweet, he quote a poll by Fox News (one of his favourites) that says '46% of Americans think the Media is inventing stories about Trump & his Administration'.

U.S. judge orders Trump administration to allow abortion for teenage girl who is in the US illegally

A federal judge, Tanya Chutkan, on Wednesday ordered the U.S. government to allow an illegal immigrant 17 year old pregnant teenager in its custody, to have an abortion per her request.
Lawyers for the American Civil Liberties Union, ACLU, which represents the pregnant teenager, praised the judge’s ruling as a major victory for abortion and immigrant rights.
Brigitte Amiri, a senior ACLU staff attorney who argued the case on Wednesday said:
“We never should have had to fight this in the first place,” said . “It should never have been something that we needed to go to court over.”
Late Wednesday, however, the Justice Department appealed the case, asking the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit to stay District Judge Tanya Chutkan’s ruling.
The government asked the appeals court to rule by 9 p.m. on Thursday, to prevent the teenager, identified in court papers as Jane Doe, from having an “irreversible elective abortion” while the appeal is pending.

President Buhari approves pension payment to Biafra war veterans

President Buhari has approved payment of pension to soldiers, policemen and paramilitary officers, who were involved in the Biafra war  The veterans were dismissed from service for participating in the war, which lasted between 1967 and 1970.

In a statement on Wednesday, the Pensions Transition Arrangement Directorate (PTAD) announced that payment will commence on Friday, October 20, in Enugu state.  “The general public would recall that Nigeria witnessed an ugly civil war between July 1967 and January 1970 and as a result of that unfortunate period in our history, some members of the armed forces, the Nigeria police and the paramilitary officers who took part with the secessionist were dismissed from the service. The dismissal of those officers was commuted to retirement in year 2000 through a presidential amnesty granted on 29th May, 2000 by the administration of the then President Olusegun Obasanjo".  

How Sijibomi Ogundele Became Billionaire At 33

Sijibomi Ogundele is the man to watch out for as far as the revolution of Nigeria’s prime real estate is concerned.
Perhaps the nation’s youngest billionaire, Sijibomi recently featured in Forbes Africa as a brave young Entrepreneur, an astute businessman with the capacity to change the Nigerian real-estate industry, Mr. Ogundele’s vast wealth of experience as a venture capitalist and investment strategist has provided a solid background in ensuring Sujimoto achieves its mission in the establishment of classy housing units in Nigeria that can compete with its counterparts globally.
Through innovative practices and an international network Mr. Sijibomi “Sujimoto” Ogundele’s sole objective is to redefine luxury in the Nigerian real-estate industry.
While many of his mates are either still struggling with their education or even if they have graduated from school would still be searching for paid employment, 33-year-old Sijibomi Ogundele has emerged one of the biggest boys on L…

Newly released OJ Simpson party with multiple white women in Vegas

O.J. got out of prison on Oct. 1, 2017 after serving 9 years of a 33 year prison after being charged with the felonies of armed robbery and kidnapping.

Since he came out of prison, the 70 year old is back to enjoying himself. He was pictured with at least three white women in a bar in Las Vegas over the weekend.

ISIS threatens to attack the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia

ISIS propaganda chiefs have threatened to carry out a terror attack at the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia.

The terrorist group published an image of an ISIS fighter carrying a rifle and a bomb while standing in front of a football stadium. The official symbol of the 2018 World Cup finals is also included in the photo which is interpreted as an alarming promise to bring mayhem to the tournament.

The 2018 FIFA World Cup will be played across 11 cities in Russia from 14 June to 15 July, when the final will be played at the Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow.

Liberian Presidential candidate, George Weah's son scores hat-trick for the US in Under-17 World Cup

Timothy, the son of George Weah, a former Ballon d'Or winner and current presidential candidate in Liberia has announced himself on a global stage in football.

The New York-born 17-year-old, who has been signed by Paris St-Germain, scored a hat-trick for the United States at the Under-17 World Cup in their 5-0 win over Paraguay.

His second strike in particular, a brilliant curling effort from the edge box into the top corner, was reminiscent of his father who scored a memorable solo goal for Milan against Verona in 1996.

His dad also played for Monaco, Paris-St Germain, Chelsea and Manchester City in a glittering career that saw him named world player of the year in 1995 the first and so far only African player to win the award.

Obama Chooses Kehinde Wiley For His Official Presidential Portrait

Artist Kehinde Wiley, known for his paintings of African-Americans and reinterpretations of classic artworks, has been chosen by former President Barack Obama to paint his official portrait for the Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery.
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At the end of each presidency, the museum partners with the White House to commission one official portrait of the President and First Lady.
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Michelle Obama selected artist Amy Sherald, who is known for her life-size paintings of African-Americans, to paint her portrait, the museum announced Friday.

When Silence Means Contempt: The Nation Shades President Buhari

The president has always seen silence as a mark of dignity in a time of crisis. When he opens his mouth eventually, he spews out venom that neither gives him nor the office he occupies any form of dignity.

Tall, gaunt, lean of face with a straight stare and loping strides, his smile comes across more like a lickspittle than a royal. Yet, behind that simpering exterior is a granite heart. However, little cunning or high thinking dresses up his hearty resolves. So, in the final analysis, what we have is not the Buhari of nobility but a pretension to the high moral act. Sometimes that façade confronts us in the form of silence.

Occasionally he does speak. When he breaks his silence, he ruptures not only peace but logic. As I have noted in the past, Buhari’s soul is a battle between the martial impulses of his breeding and the entitlement of his ambience as a Fulani hierarch. And then there is a third. He has managed, since his ouster from power as head of state, to cultivate…

Governors Demand Release Of 50% Balance Of Paris Club Refund By November

Governors demand release of 50% balance of Paris Club refund by November
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The governors of the 36 states of the federation have demanded the release of the balance of the Paris Club refund by November, this year, to enable them include it in their 2018 budget appropriation.

Seven of the governors met with President Muhammadu Buhari, on Wednesday, in his office at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.

The delegation was led by the Chairman of the Nigeria Governors Forum (NGF), Abdulaziz Yari, of Zamfara (North East).

Those in the delegation were Governor Emmanuel Udom of Akwa Ibom representing South South, Atiku Bagudu of Kebbi, representing North West, Abdulfatah Ahmed of Kwara, representing North Central, deputy governor of Ebonyi, Dr. Eric Kelechi Igwe representing South East, Mohammed Abubakar of Bauchi, representing North East, and Rotimi Akeredolu of Ondo, representing South West.

The Federal Government had disbursed to states as refund under the Paris Club loan a total of l…

Foreign Hospitals Stealing Kidneys, FG Warns

The Federal Ministry of Health says Nigerians travelling outside the country for medical attention should be very careful due to the rising cases of illegal organ harvesting by some hospitals

The warning was contained in a letter written by the Minister of Health, Prof. Isaac Adewole, and signed by the Director of Hospital Services, Dr. Wapada Balami.

In the letter, which was addressed to the President of the Nigerian Medical Association, Dr. Mike Ogirima, the minister said Egypt had recently arraigned 41 suspects for illegal organ harvesting.

Adewole, therefore, urged the NMA President to ensure that people were informed of the dangers of undergoing surgeries abroad.

APC Congratulates Buhari, Renames Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi, Mr. Railway

All Progressives Congress {APC} Rivers State Chapter after due consideration of the massive rail-line projects nationwide under the present APC led Federal Government congratulates President Buhari and resolved to rename the APC Leader in the Niger Delta region, Rt. Hon. Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi erstwhile Governor of Rivers State and the incumbent Minister of Transportation, MR RAILWAY of Nigeria.

The party in a statement signed and issued NEWSFLASHNGR.com for immediate circulation to the public by her State Chairman, Chief (Dr) Davies Ibiamu Ikanya in Port Harcourt on Tuesday reasoned that if the plan by the Minister of Transportation to link all the State capitals in Nigeria with rail lines is not a revolution, the party wants to be educated on what revolution is all about?

Charly Boy Group Resumes Anti-Buhari Protest Over Corruption

A group of protesters led by self-acclaimed Area Fada, Mr. Charles Oputa have hit the streets of Abuja to lash out at President Muhammadu Buhari for his alleged inaction in the face of graft accusations involving top members of his government.

The protesters are demanding the President to either act or quit office.





http://dailypost.ng/2017/10/17/breaking-charlyboy-group-resumes-anti-buhari-protest/

Nnamdi Kanu Absent As Co-Defendants Arrive Court

Ade Adesomoju, Abuja

Three of the co-defendants facing charges of treasonable felony against the leader of the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra, Nnamdi Kanu, have arrived the Federal High Court in Abuja.

They were brought to court by prison officials at about 10am on Tuesday.

But Kanu, whose lawyers said was last seen on September 14, 2017 following a military operation in his hometown in Abia State, is absent from court as Justice Binta Nyako is now set to commence proceedings.

Photo: Former al-Shabab leader donates blood to help victims of Mogadishu bombing

Mukhtar Roobow, a former commander in Somalia's militant Islamist group al-Shabaab has been photographed donating blood to survivors of the truck bombing in the capital, Mogadishu.

Robow defected to the government over the weekend.  He was one of the founders of al-Shabab, along with other radical leaders following the defeat of the Islamic Courts Union in late 2006.

He quickly rose in the group's ranks to become its official spokesman and a deputy leader.  He, however, fell out with the al-Qaeda-linked group’s leadership in 2013, and remained a fugitive in the remote areas of south-western Somalia until his surrender.

OPC leader, Gani Adams installed as the 15th Aare Ona Kakanfo; a title once held by MKO Abiola

The National Coordinator of the Oodua People’s Congress, OPC, Otunba Gani Adams has been installed as the 15th Aare Ona Kakanfo designate of Yorubaland by the Alaafin of Oyo, Oba Lamidi Adeyemi saying it was based on his antecedents in the promotion of Yoruba culture.


The position was held last by the late Chief Moshood Abiola, who died in 1998. In June this year, there was an indication that Adams could be named the new Generalissimo of Yorubaland by the monarch but the OPC leader refused to confirm or deny the rumour.


The Oyo monarch said his decision to pick Adams after Abiola’s death was based on his vision for the Yoruba nation. He, however, described Adams as one “equipped by God with the vitality of youth, agility of the long distance runner, unblemished patriotism, and the wisdom of Solomon. His antecedents in the promotion of Yoruba culture are unquestionable, and he has a clear vision of where the Nation should be in its cultural reawakening both at home and ov…

Alleged $25bn contract: 'The whole world is watching how the NNPC scandal is unfolding' Ben Murray-Bruce says

The Federal Government has refuted the allegation made by the Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Ibe Kachikwu, that a $25 billion contract was awarded by the group managing director of NNPC, Maikanti Baru, when President Buhari was away on medical vacation in the UK. Senator Ben Murray-Bruce says the world is watching how the unfolding NNPC scandal will play out.

IPOB: Nnamdi Kanu Returns To Court Today

The embattled leader of the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu, is expected to return to court today for the continuation of his trial.


Kanu was granted bail by a federal high court when the court sitting in Abuja, adjourned hearing on the suit filed against him by the federal government, till today.
However, it is unlikely that the IPOB leader will be present in court.


For about a month now, there has been accusation and counter-accusation over the whereabouts of Kanu as his whereabouts has remained unknown, following the raid that was carried out by the military in his Afara-ukwu residence in Umuahia, Abia state, on September 14, 2017.

Biafra: US Lawyers To File Charges Against Buhari, Buratai At ICC

The law firm of Fein & DelValle PLLC has announced that it, “is drafting a criminal indictment against Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari and Chief of Army Staff, Lieutenant General Tukur Yusfu Buratai, for genocide and crimes against humanity under the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court.”

The firm said in a statement issued at the weekend in Washington, D.C. USA, that it is pursuing the case, “on behalf of Biafrans who covet justice – the dead, the living, and those yet to be born”.
According to the statement signed by renowned Attorney, Mr. Bruce Fein, and his Partner, Mr. W. Bruce DelValle, “Buhari and Buratai are criminally culpable because of their command responsibility over security forces operating under their direction or control and who are terrorising tens of millions of Biafrans specifically because of their Christianity and ethnicity.”

Past History of Failures Does Not Define Africa's Future--VP Osinbajo

Office Of The Vice President Press Release

***Our future is not determined by history or the past unless we allow it. The history of Africa does not determine its future. The days you live here are much greater and better than the past.

Remarks By His Excellency Professor Yemi Osinbajo, SAN, GCON, Vice President of The Federal Republic of Nigeria, to the 2017 Class of the Tony Elumelu Foundation Entrepreneurship Forum 2017 At Law School, Victoria Island Lagos, on Saturday October 14, 2017.

Protocol


First, let me say to the 2017 cohorts of the Tony Elumelu Entrepreneurship programme, that it is a very special pleasure to meet you guys. By all predictions, you will be the wealthiest and most successful people in a few short years. I would like to ask that you don’t forget me when the good time comes!

But seriously, I have always known that this group of individuals, this generation of young people will do the exceptional.

Deji Adeleke Denies Osun 2018 ‘Governorship Ambition’

Business mogul, Deji Adeleke, has debunked rumours that he is nursing an ambition to run for the 2018 Osun governorship on the APC platform.

This is contained in a statement on Monday signed by Dele Adeleke.

It described the speculations as false, unfounded and ludicrous.

“Adeleke is not interested in seeking any political office nor involved in any talks/plot to make him the governorship candidate of APC or any other political party,” the statement read.

“Adeleke is not a politician and has chosen to continue to render his contributions and service to humanity in his private capacity and through his foundation.

FIFA To Pay Nigeria N4.5 Billion For Qualifying For Russia World Cup 2018

Russia World Cup: FIFA To Pay Nigeria N4.5Billion

Coach Gernot Rohr has warned against another pay strike at the World Cup if the country hoped to improve on their previous outings at the global tournament.

Nigerian national football team German head coach, Gernot Rohr celebrates after the FIFA World Cup 2018 qualifying football match between Nigeria and Zambia in Uyo, Akwa Ibom State, on October 7, 2017.

FIFA At the 2014 World Cup, the Super Eagles skipped a training to protest the non-payment of bonus for qualifying for the tournament forcing the country’s sports minister to fly out by private jet to pay them almost $4 million cash in Brazil. Rohr said he believes the three-time African champions can improve on their best World Cup performance of a Round of 16 by better and early preparation as well as ensuring money issues are sorted out well in advance.

Nnamdi Kanu’s Sureties Know Fate Tomorrow

There is a heightened anxiety ahead of tomorrow’s hearing in a treason case initiated against leader of the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu, by the federal government, following what will become of his sureties in court as his whereabouts remains unknown. TUNDE OYESINA and AKEEM NAFIU report




Although there are a few cases rolled into one against the leader of the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu, fate of his sureties will top one of the issues Justice Binta Nyako will determine in court tomorrow in one of the applications initiated by the federal government.

The federal government in one of the applications has asked the court to revoke the bail granted to Kanu in April on the ground of ill-health which appeared to have been allegedly breached by the IPOB leader since he was allowed home on bail.

‘world’s Biggest Bank Robbery’ Foiled By Police In Brazil

Police in Sao Paulo have foiled the world’s biggest bank robbery after discovering a well constructed 500-metre tunnel, complete with lighting, ventilation and rail tracks, leading from a rented house to the vaults of the Bank of Brazil.

The thieves hoped to steal up to £250 million, police said, and had planned to carry out the raid this weekend. Several bullet-proof cars, suspected of having been prepared as getaway vehicles, have been impounded as part of the police operation.

“This would have been the biggest bank robbery in the world,” chief investigator Fabio Pinheiro Lopes told the Guardian.

Militants Threaten To Stop Oil Exploration Over PMB's Focus On Northern Nigeria

A coalition of agitators in the Niger Delta said yesterday that it has set off programmed attack troop to bring to a halt further oil exploration and exportation from the region, following the current NNPC outrage and scandalous revelation by the World Bank that President Muhammadu Buhari directed the financial institution to concentrate development in northern Nigeria.


Militants vs Buhari

The groups – Niger Delta Revolutionary Crusaders, NDRC and 21st Century Youths of Niger Delta, in a statement by WOI Izon Ebi, also expressed displeasure with the Federal Government over its purported delay strategies and calculated frustration with Operation Crocodile Smile II to put a damper on the implementation of the agreement reached with the Pan Niger Delta Forum, PANDEF.

Armed Robber Hires Security Guards To Protect His Community Against Other Robber

Operatives of the Lagos state police command have arrested the chairman of Celenca Community landlords association, located along Badagry expressway, Lagos State, for stealing and snatching cars.
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According to NewTelegraph, the suspect, Daniel Egwe, 42, told police officers that he went into crime after some top Nigeria Customs officers defrauded him of over N4million.
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He said: “Yes, I went into crime after some Customs officers swindled me of N4m. I borrowed most of the money they stole and I needed to repay my creditors. I also joined crime because I had been dreaming and yearning to become chairman of the landlord association in our community.

Nnamdi Kanu’s Family Reacts To ‘Recovery Of Weapons’ In IPOB Leader’s Home

NEWS Biafra: Nnamdi Kanu’s family reacts to ‘recovery of weapons’ in IPOB leader’s homePublished on October 14, 2017 By Wale Odunsi

The ​f​amily of leader of proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu​ ​has ​dismissed claims by Abia Commissioner of Police, Anthony Ogbizi that police recovered lethal weapons when, in a joint exercise with the Army, raided their compound at Afara Ukwu on October 8.

Kanu’s family spokesman, Emmanuel Kanu​, told newsmen by telephone that if ​any weapon found​ within the premises must have been planted by security operatives.

The family accused Ogbizi of fabricating the story to justify ​the​ ​”​illegal ​raid” and also to appear as if he was working​.

2019 Elections; Nigeria Will Collapse If North/buhari Continue Ruling - ACF

The Secretary of the Arewa Consultative Forum and member of the National Executive Committee, NEC, Alhaji Mohammed Abdulrahman has expressed anger that some people are clamouring for President Muhammadu Buhari’s return in 2019.

Abdulrahman told Sun that, “We must not lose sight of the fact that it was an alliance that brought him in.


He further said that Nigeria will crash because of North’s supremacy and any attempt by Buhari to hold on to power will be disastrous.

Noting that President Buhari came to power through alliance with the South, he said the agreement must be respected, adding that Nigeria does not belong to the North alone.

Atiku: My Restructuring Does Not Involve Change In Current Sharing Of Oil Money

Former vice president Atiku Abubakar has reacted to a disclosure by World Bank president, Jim Yong Kim, that President Muhammadu Buhari sought the institution’s support for Northern states.

In a Facebook post on Saturday, Atiku stated that news of assistance to Nigerians by international organisations was commendable.


The Waziri Adamwa said he’s “glad to hear the President of the World Bank Group, Jim Yong Kim and the IMF Managing Director Christine Lagarde reiterate some of the points I’ve made recently in the ongoing conversations on restructuring as it relates to investing more in human capital, infrastructure, education for our people, etc.

“I’m also glad to learn of the work both organizations are doing, in partnership with the Federal Government to boost and stabilize our economic growth.”

Planes Crashes Into The Sea In Ivory Coast During Landing, 4 Dead

At least four people died when a 42-year-old Soviet-built cargo aircraft crashed into the ocean while trying to land in Abidjan, capital city of the Ivory Coast.

The aircraft, which was carrying cargo for the French military broke up after crashing onto the beach.

Several members of the crew survived according to reports on local media.

The airport management company confirmed that six of the crew were injured with two of them in a serious condition.

Labour Rejects N30,000 Minimum Wage Offer -dr. Peter Ozo-eson

The organised labour on Saturday rejected the resolution of the House of Representatives seeking the upward review of the minimum wage for Nigerian workers to N30,000 from the current N18,000
The President of the Trade Union Congress, Bobboi Kaigama, told our correspondent on Saturday that the organised labour is demanding N56,000.

He stated that the labour unions were awaiting the executive arm of government to set up a committee to speed up the process.
“The procedure is for the tripartite body to sit down and agree on a figure, present it to the National Executive Council, National Council of State and to the National Assembly,” he said.

The Nigerian Labour Congress on its part, commended the recommendation of the House of Representatives but said that the process to determine an approved minimum wage has started with a tripartite engagement involving the labour, the private sector and the government.
The General Secretary of the NLC, Peter Ezon, stated this in an interv…

Over Unpaid Scholarships: Hundreds Of Nigerian Students Face Deportation In UK

The current trending update as more than 100 Nigerian students on scholarship in the United Kingdom universities could be deported home as early as this week except their fees are settled immediately, according to The Telegraph of London.

Fresh update reveals that the students are said to be sponsored by a regional agency and some of them are saddled with debts of up to £20,000.

The name of the sponsor agency was not given in the report.

The report described the students as “some of the Nigeria’s brightest undergraduates.

”They have been told that they will not receive their degree certification even though many of them completed their courses in the last academic year.

The South-East will benefit more from Road and Coastal Rail Projects - President Buhari

President Buhari on Friday assured stakeholders from the South East that the region will benefit more from roads and coastal rail projects, which are of critical importance to the economy.

Speaking at an audience with leaders from the region led by the Deputy Senate President Ike Ekweremadu, the President declared that 2nd Niger Bridge, the East-West Road and the Coastal rail project, are receiving utmost attention from his administration.

The President said counterpart funding from the Chinese government would substantially fund these projects, which when completed will improve the welfare, well-being and economy of the people in the region.

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Ghana bans construction of new petrol stations

The Ghanaian government has ordered for an immediate ban to the construction of fuel stations after a fire killed seven people last week.

On Thursday, October 12, 2017 President Nana Akufo Addo outlined measures to stop explosions at petrol and gas stations.  Twenty fuel stations have already been closed this week and Ghana’s National Petroleum Authority plans to recruit 200 auditors to check fuel stations' safety standards.

Ghana has had eight fuel station disasters in the last three years. The deadliest was in June 2015 when more than 100 people died after an explosion in the capital.

Nigerian Troops Fighting Boko Haram Who Are Owed Two Months Allowances Cry Out

Nigerian troops fighting Boko Haram insurgents in North-east Nigeria have complained that they have not received their allowances in the last two months.

Some of the soldiers who disclosed this to Premium Times in Maiduguri, the Borno state capital on Friday said the situation was causing them hunger and deflating their morale.

The soldiers whose identity cannot be revealed because they are not allowed to talk to journalists, said they are paid N30, 000 monthly as operation allowance and ration cash allowance (RCA).

I`ll Reorganise EFCC If I Become President- Fayose

Governor Ayodele Fayose of Ekiti State has declared that he would reorganise the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) if he becomes the country’s president.

He made the pledge when the detained Commissioner for Finance, Mr. Toyin Ojo and the state Accountant General, Mrs. Yemisi Owolabi, were released by the EFCC on Wednesday.

Fayose, who declared a half-work day, said the commission had turned to an agent of oppression, adding that he would never beg the anti-graft agency, which he called a ‘senseless’ organisation.

N2.1bn Not Traced To My Late Mom's Hotel... I Spent N3.5bn On Sick Children Alone– Patience Jonathan

Mrs. Patience Jonathan says her foundation Aruera Reachout Foundation, spent over N3.5bn for the treatment of 700 children and adults with heart-related ailments.

She, therefore, rubbished allegations by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission that she used her foundation to launder stolen funds.

Patience, who is the wife of former President Goodluck Jonathan, said this in a statement by her Chief Press Secretary, Belema Meshack-Hart, on Thursday.

FRSC Refers 4000 Drivers For Mental Evaluation

The Federal Road Safety Corps has caught 4,000 drivers in Abuja within the last three months and referred them for psychological evaluation.

The new Federal Capital Territory Sector Commander of the commission, Ayuba Wobin, disclosed this during a visit to the FCT Minister, Muhammad Bello, on Friday.

According to a statement by the commission, the Corps helmsman used the occasion to assure FCT residents of the preparedness of the Command to ensure safety on roads in the territory during the ember months.