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Land Grabbing: Notorious Kingpin, Lamina, Fails To Meet Bail Conditions

…Court Declares Sureties Unverifiable As Suspect Remains In Badagry Prison The Lagos State Special Offences Court sitting in Oshodi has declared the sureties presented by a suspected land grabbing kingpin, Chief Kamorudeen Lamina, alias Sir K Oluwo as unverifiable and thus unable to stand for his bail. The State Government, through the Special Task Force on Land Grabbers set up ... Read More »

Ramadan: Why We Are Hosting Muslims In 20 Centres – Ambode

…Urges Monarchs, Religious, Community Leaders, Others To Participate Lagos State Governor, Mr Akinwunmi Ambode on Friday explained the rationale behind the decision of his administration to host Muslims in twenty centres across the State for the Eid-el-fitri celebration, saying that it was part of the strategy to bring about bonding among the people and enhance community participation in governance. Speaking at Lagos ... Read More »

Lagos Remains Home To All tribes, Nationalities – Ambode, Akiolu

…Back Osinbajo’s Reconciliatory Moves On National Unity Lagos State Governor, Mr Akinwunmi Ambode on Friday commended the measures taken so far by the Acting President, Professor Yemi Osinbajo and by extension the Federal Government to quell tensions generated by agitation from some ethnic nationalities seeking to break away from Nigeria, saying that the unity of the country should be of paramount importance ... Read More »

NNPC sustains losses, records N39.3bn deficit in four months

The monthly financial losses of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation since the beginning of this year continued in the month of April. Figures from the firm’s latest oil and gas report showed that the NNPC Group lost a total of N39.3bn between January and April 2017. The corporation’s deficit, which stood at N33.99bn in March 2017, increased by N5.3bn to ... Read More »

How Badeh funded N1.2b shopping complex, by witness

A prosecution witness in the trial of former Chief of Defence Staff (CDS) Air Marshall Alex Badeh yesterday told Justice Okong Abang of the Federal High Court, Abuja how the military chief funded the building of N1.2 billion shopping complex. Led in evidence by prosecution counsel Rotimi Jacobs (SAN), the prosecution witness, Abubakar Haliyu Madaki, a team leader of the ... Read More »

Ondo APC EXCO Urges Kekemeke To Resign As Chairman

The State Working Committee (SWC) and the State Executive Committee (SEC) of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Ondo State yesterday gave the embattled former chairman of the party, Isaac Kekemeke, seven days to formally resign his appointment or face legal action. After reviewing the reports of the disciplinary committee set up to investigate allegations of negligence and anti-party activities ... Read More »

Omokore, Diezani’s ally has case to answer, says judge

  Mr Jide Omokore, a business ally of former Petroleum minister, Diezani Alison-Madueke has his hope to quash a $1.6billion fraud charge against him dashed. Justice Nnamdi Dimgba of the Federal High Court sitting in Maitama, Abuja on Thursday, struck out his application seeking to dismiss the charge preferred against him and others by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC. ... Read More »

Federal, States share N46.6b extra in May

Nigeria’s Federal Government, 36 states and the 774 local councils, shared an extra N46.6 billion in May. In all, N462.4 billion was shared as revenue among the three tiers of government. The bonus came as the National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) completed the refund of N450 billion to the federation account. The Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Finance, Mr Mahmoud Isa-Dutse, made ... Read More »

Protest turns sour in India over girl raped in hospital

An angry mob stormed a hospital after a teenage girl was allegedly raped in an intensive care unit. Rioting protesters clashed with baton-wielding police officers outside the Jagriti Hospital in the city of Kanpur in northern India’s Uttar Pradesh state. But the crowd turned on cops, throwing stones and charging back at their lines, in violent scenes caught on camera ... Read More »

Trump Makes U-Turn, Says No Comey Tape Exists

Trump: denies own lie on Comey tapeU.S. President Donald Trump said he did not make and does not possess any tapes of his conversations with James Comey, the former FBI director. The recant came after suggesting last month he might have recordings that could damage Comey. “With all of the recently reported electronic surveillance, intercepts, unmasking and illegal leaking of ... Read More »