Tag Archives: Thursday

EFCC Re-arraigns Former INEC Chairman, Maurice Iwu, For Alleged N1.23bn Fraud

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on Thursday re-arraigned a former chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission, Prof Maurice Iwu, for an alleged fraud of N1.23bn. Iwu was re-arraigned on four counts before Justice Nicholas Oweibo of the Federal High Court in Lagos. He had earlier been arraigned in August before Justice Chuka…

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Buhari and Jonathan Conduct Close Door Meeting In Abuja

President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday met behind closed doors with former President, Goodluck Jonathan, at the Presidential Villa, Abuja, according to the News Agency of Nigeria. The former president arrived the State House at about 3:00pm and went straight to the President’s office. The agenda of the meeting between the two men was unknown as of…

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Politicians Who Have No Other Source Of Income Will Become Corrupt – Akande

The former interim National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress, Chief Bisi Akande, on Thursday, said politicians with no other sources of livelihood may end up getting involved in corrupt acts in public office. Akande, who spoke in Yoruba at the lecture organised to mark 94th birthday of Second Republic Senator, Pa Ayo Fasanmi, held in…

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Africa’s Global Bank, UBA is Now Available on Apple Business Chat

United Bank for Africa (UBA) Plc, on Thursday, announced that the services of its Chatbot, Leo is now available for customers on Apple Business Chat, where its users can communicate directly with businesses using the Messages app on iPhone and iPad. “As a brand focused on providing excellent customer experience, we are always looking for…

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Ivorian Chelsea Legend Didier Drogba Named Ballon d’Or Ambassador

Chelsea legend Didier Drogba has been chosen as France Football’s Ballon d’Or ambassador on Thursday. The former Blues star will co-host the award ceremony set for December 2 in Paris, and will present the trophy. “I feel honoured to present this prestigious award. I see it as an acknowledgement of my career and its exemplarity,” Drogba said in a…

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Indonesian Couples Flogged For Displaying Affection in Public

A trio of canoodling couples was publicly flogged in Indonesia’s Aceh province on Thursday, charged with breaking local Islamic law that outlaws public displays of affection. Despite international condemnation, whipping is a common punishment for a range of offences in the deeply conservative region on Sumatra island, including gambling, drinking alcohol, and having gay or…

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Dino Melaye ‘Unable to Walk’ as He Returns To Court On Criminal Charges

Dino Melaye, the senator representing Kogi West Senatorial District on Thursday, caused drama at the FCT High Court in Apo, Abuja. The senator said that he was injured and could not stand in the dock to continue his criminal trial. Melaye is facing a six-count criminal charge of attempted suicide, escape from police custody, damage…

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Champions League 2019 Draw Pairs Real Madrid and PSG

Real Madrid will face Paris Saint-Germain in the group stage of the Champions League after they were paired together in Group A in the draw, which took place in Monaco on Thursday. The two clubs have been linked over the pursuit of PSG star Neymar, with Real Madrid mooted as one of the Brazilian suitors. The pair will be joined by Belgian…

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