Category Archives: Breaking

Air Force Intercepts & Destroys Two Boko Haram Trailers Carrying Logistics

The Nigerian Air Force in a statement by its spokesman, Air Commodore Dele Alonge, explained that Air Force Agusta helicopter on armed reconnaissance mission around the Nigeria-Cameroon border, destroyed two Boko Haram trailers said to have been covered and parked at different locations in the bush around the border town of Belel. The incident is…

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Alleged Multi-Million Dollar Family Hospital: Okonjo-Iweala’s Former Aide Calls Sahara Reporters Corrupt

Media Adviser to Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, the immediate past Minister of Finance and Coordinating Minister of the Economy, Paul C Nwabuikwu, Sunday, faulted a media report suggesting that the former minister was building a multi-million dollar family health facility in Abuja, allegedly from the proceeds of her loot while in office. Nwbuikwu said in a…

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Buhari To Host UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon At Presidential Villa Today

President Muhammadu Buhari will today in Abuja host the visiting United Nations Secretary General, Mr. Ban Ki-moon. A statement issued Sunday by the press office of the State House said President Buhari will receive the UN Secretary General at the Presidential Villa at 12 noon. Items on the programme, according to the statement, include a…

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Senate To Probe EFCC Boss Lamorde On Alleged N1tn Diversion

The Senate Committee on Ethics, Privileges and Public Petitions will on Wednesday begin a probe of the Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Ibrahim Lamorde, over an allegation that he fraudulently diverted over N1tn proceeds of corruption recovered by the anti-graft agency. According to PUNCH, part of the money alleged by a…

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Ban Ki-Moon Nigerian Visit: Meets With State Governors Amid Tight Security

  The UN Secretary-General, Ban Ki-Moon, on Sunday in Abuja, began his visit to Nigeria with a meeting with state governors amid tight security. According to reports by THEWILL, besides, correspondents of most media organisations, local and foreign, were barred from covering the parley, which began at about 6.45 p.m. at the Transcorp Hilton because…

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Buhari Suspends Immigration Boss Indefinitely Over Issuance Of Visa To Wanted Terrorist

President Muhammadu Buhari has suspended from office the Comptroller-General of Nigeria’s immigration service, Mr. David Parradang, over the visa issued to a wanted terrorist Ahmed Al-Assir, who was arrested by security officials at Beirut’s Rafik Hariri International Airport on Saturday, August 15, 2015 as he attempted to depart that country for Nigeria via Cairo. To…

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Bristow Helicopter Crash: Accident Investigation Bureau Publishes Names Of Passengers

The Accident Investigation Bureau (AIB) Thursday made public the 12-passenger manifest of the ill-fated Bristow helicopter that crashed into the lagoon last week in Oworonshoki area of Lagos, killing at least six persons. The passengers are: Ita Ekpeyong, Joshua Emekeme, Dolu Ebiejuara, Onoriode Onojete, Chukwuma Erise, Solomon Udeh, Chidi Ukwunta, Iniala Opaimi, Chris Abua, Chukwudi…

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Afriland Properties Clarifies Falomo Shopping Centre Concession, Says N50M Was For Expression Of Interest

Afriland Properties Plc, the concessionaire of the Falomo Shopping Mall has stated that the shopping mall was not leased to it for 50 years for N50 million as widely reported in the media. Click here to read our previous report on this. In a statement released and signed by Uzo Oshogwe, MD/CEO Afriland Properties Plc,…

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Buhari Appoints New FIRS Executive Chairman, DG Budget Office

President Muhammadu Buhari has appointed Dr. William Babatunde Fowler as the Executive Chairman of the Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS). The President Thursday also appointed Mr. Aliyu Yahaya Gusau as Director-General, Budget Office of the Federation. A Presidency statement said, “Dr. Fowler was the Chief Executive Officer/Executive Chairman of the Lagos State Board of Internal…

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Lagos Terminates N50m Falomo Shopping Centre Lease

  Lagos State Governor Akinwunmi Ambode has terminated the concession granted by the Lagos State Development and Property Corporation (LSDPC) to Afriland Properties for the redevelopment of the Falomo Shopping Centre in Ikoyi. The Governor said the decision was carried out based on a recent discovery that the concession was grossly detrimental to the interests…

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