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Friday, 28 August 2015

Kalu drags election tribunal to Appeal Court



Orji Uzor Kalu
Former governor of Abia State and senatorial candidate of the Progressive People’s Alliance (PPA) in Abia North, Chief Orji Uzor Kalu, has dragged the National Assembly and House of Representatives Election Petition Tribunal to the appellate court over its ruling of August 6, 2015.

Senate Probes Customs, FIRS Over N567bn Illegal Spending



Nigerian Senates
The Senate has commenced investigation into an alleged unauthorised spending of N567 billion being the cost of taxes collected by the Nigerian Customs Service (NCS) and the Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS) from January 2005 to July 2015.

Rep Urges Buhari to Start Anti-Corruption War From APC



Nigeria's House of Representatives
A member of the House of Representatives, Hon. Oghene Emma Egoh, yesterday described President Muhammadu Buhari’s war on corruption as unsatisfactory, alleging that it is targeted at members of the opposition.

16 Perish in Road Crash at Ore


Road accident
“It was a horrible sight,” Mr. Samuel Nwosisi, recalled, cringing as he spoke. He was at the scene of Wednesday’s road carnage at Ore, Ondo State, which saw no fewer than 16 people killed. Though dead, over a dozen of the victims were roasted.

Chidinma Receives Another Marriage Proposal



Chidinma
                                                    Chidinma and Timilehin

One Timilehin Bello has joined the list of men proposing marriage to sensational artiste, Chidinma.  Timilehin who is fondly known as BigTimi during the pre-concert radio tour ahead of the Star Music Trek #IbadanRocks concert, got down on one knee, looked into Chidima’s eyes her in the eye and asked for her hand in marriage.

Lionel Messi Wins #UEFA Best Player



Lionel Messi
Lionel Messi was Thursday voted UEFA‘s best player in Europe for 2014-2015 ahead of Cristiano Ronaldo and Luis Suarez.

Super Falcons Thrash Katsina Queens 7-0



Super Falcons of Nigeria
The Super Falcons on Thursday in Abuja thrashed Katsina Spotlight Queens 7-0 in a friendly match to prepare for the 11th All-Africa Games (AAG) holding in Brazzaville, Congo.

Youths Threaten to Shut Down Oil Facilities in Delta State



Governor Ifeanyi Okowa
Youths of Ogulagha Kingdom, Burutu Local Government Area, Delta State, under the aegis of Ogulagha Clan Youths Association, have threatened to shut down the Forcados Terminal and the Crude Loading Platform and all oil and gas production facilities in their area.

Man Commits Suicide Over Job Loss



Suicide
The decomposing body of a 33-year-old man, Gbenga Ogundana, has been discovered by Police detectives in Akure, Ondo State capital, after he reportedly committed suicide over loss of his job.
Reports has it that the body was discovered in his rented apartment located at Orisunmbare Street, Cultural Centre, Akure, four days after he allegedly poisoned himself.

Angry Reactions Trail Buhari’s Appointments



New Federal Government Appointments
President Muhammadu Buhari’s appointment, yesterday, of the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, his Chief of Staff and four others was greeted by angry reactions as some described it as lopsided and sectional.

Thursday, 27 August 2015

Vacancy for Administrative and Finance Assistant, EGFO



Job Opportunities

Job Details
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Vacancy for Head-Internal Audit


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Police Nab Ritual Killer Over Murder



IGP, Solomon Arase
…week-old baby bought for N100,000
Homicide squad of Imo State Police Command yester­day smashed a ritual syn­dicate in the state.
Parading the suspects before newsmen in Owerri, acting Commissioner of Police, Dave Akinremi, said operatives acting on a tip-off arrested one Joy Emmanu­el, a member of the syndi­cate, who is a nurse resident at Amafeke, Orlu, and a na­tive of Eziobodo in Owerri West Local Government.

Battle of Dar es Salaam: Eagles Get Early Kick Off Time



Nigerian Super Eagles
Early battle! That is what the Super Eagles will be doing with the Taifa Stars of Tanzania in the city of Dar es Salaam on September 5 in the all-important AFCON 2017 qualifier.

N60bn Sale Proceeds: EFCC Probes Amaechi



Rotimi Amaechi, former governor of Rivers State, Nigeria
THE Economic and Financial Crimes Com­mission (EFCC) has com­menced a probe of im­mediate past governor of Rivers State, Chibuike Amaechi, based on a peti­tion from a Port Harcourt-based group, The Integrity Group.

NDLEA Occupies Arik Attendant’s House, Grills Co-workers



Drug baron
The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency on Wednesday stormed and occupied the Lagos house of Chika Egwu Udensi, a crew member of the Arik Air flight W3101, who was arrested with 20 kilogrammes of cocaine at the London Heathrow Airport.

Foods That Hurt Your Brain



The Brain
Forget your waistline for a second; some of your food choices could actually affect your memory and cognitive abilities. Here are five foods to go easy on if you want to keep your wits.

Lagos Landlord Who Set Tenant Ablaze Dies



Idumota, Lagos
The Lagos landlord, Sola Solomon, who allegedly set his tenant ablaze in the Idumota area of the state, has died.

Tunisia 2015: Nigeria Beat Mozambique 83-47



D'Tigers in action
Nigeria men’s basketball team D’Tigers defeated Mozambique 83-47 to pick a spot in the quarter-finals of the 2015 Africa Nations Championship holding in Tunisia.

Okagbare Chickens Out of 200m



Blessing Okagbare
Athletics Federation of Nigeria officials are reeling with shock, following Blessing Okagbare’s decision not to start the women 200m at the IAAF World Championships on-going in Beijing, China. This is against the background of her poor showing in the women 100m where she placed last. Before that race on Monday, Okagbare, had shown signs of distress.

Policeman Dies Arresting Danfo Driver in Lagos



Accident scene
A police officer attached to Orile Division died in a motor accident opposite Fatgbems Filling Station, along Oshodi-Apapa Expressway, at about 9a.m., yesterday.

Police Arrest Fake Army Officer in Imo



The Nigeria Police
Nemesis has caught up with a fraudster that has been parading himself as a major in the Nigerian Army.

Wednesday, 26 August 2015

DPR Seals 41 Filling Stations in Akwa Ibom



Sealed up service station
The Department of Petroleum Resources, Eket, Akwa Ibom, said it sealed 41 filling stations for selling petrol above the government approved N87 pump price per litre in the state.

Lagos Landlord Sets Tenant on Fire Over Toilet



Killings
A landlord identified as Sola Solomon,   in the Idumota, Lagos Island area of Lagos State, has allegedly poured petrol and set fire to one of his tenants, Abeeb.

Man Sued for Failing to Get Neighbour’s Wife Pregnant



Failed contract
A 29 year old German man Demetrius Soupolos is suing his neighbour 34 year old Frank Maus for breach of contract after the latter failed to impregnate his wife in 72 different attempts to do so.

Two Injured, Three Buses Burnt in Tanker Fire



Accident scene
Residents of Babalosa in Mushin Local Government Area of Lagos woke up abruptly on Tuesday midnight as the shout of fire rent the air.

8,700 Troops to Battle Boko Haram


Gen. Gabriel Olanisakin, Nigeria's Chief of Defence Staff

Member-countries of the Lake Chad Basin Commission (LCBC) are to deploy 8,700 troops to stem the activities of Boko Haram insurgents.

The Director of Defence Information, Col. Rabe Abubakar, said in statement in Abuja yesterday that the decision arose from a meeting of Chiefs of Defence Staff in Ndjamena, Chad, recently to finalise arrangements for the deployment.

He said resolutions from the meeting reinforced President Muhammadu Buhari’s directive to his security chiefs to end the insurgency in three months.

The statement said the Chief of Defence Staff, Gen. Gabriel Olonisakin, led other defence chiefs to the meeting aimed at eliminating insurgency in the region.

Source: thesunnewsonline

No Federal Lawmaker Should Earn More Than N1m, Says RMAFC



Elias Mbam, Chairman, RMAFC
The Revenue Mobilisation Allocation and Fiscal Commission (RMAFC) is unaware of lawmakers’ jumbo pay.

Its Chairman, Elias Mbam said yesterday that no senator or House of Representatives member should earn more than N1m monthly, going by the recommendations of the commission, which fixes salaries and wages for public officers.

Oyakhilome’s Daughter Joins the MUSIC Train



The break-up tale that trailed the marriage of Pastor Chris Oyakhilome appears to have long been forgotten. The news about the family is that Oyakhilome’s daughter, Carissa, has joined the rank of the silver spoon kids in the entertainment industry.
Carissa, who, according to The Nation newspaper reports, turned 22 recently, is now a gospel singer. She sings with a group of other gospel artistes and performed with the group at one of their church’s programmes recently. She thus becomes one of the latest entrants to watch in the entertainment industry.

Buhari Registers for National ID



President Muhammadu Buhari
National Identity Management Commission (NIMC) yesterday registered President Muhammadu Buhari for his national identity card.

Man Seeks Divorce Over Wife’s Sexual Escapades on Social Media



Amorous affair
Ado-Ekiti – A businessman, Muyiwa Owolabi, has dragged his wife, Tinuola, to an Ado Ekiti Customary Court to seek dissolution of their ten-year-old marriage over “serial adultery with several men” she met on social media.

London Police Arrest Arik Air Crew with Cocaine



Narcotic crime
A crew member of Arik Air,  Mr.Chika Egwu Udensi, was on Monday night apprehended at Heathrow Airport, London, for allegedly peddling substances, suspected to be cocaine
Spokesman of Arik Air, Mr. Ola Adebanji, confirmed the latest arrest.

He said the crew member was arrested by the UK Border Force in connection with alleged possession of items suspected to be banned substances.
Adebanji, in a statement, stated that the airline was presently carrying out its own investigation to determine how the cabin crew member came about the suspected banned substance

Tuesday, 25 August 2015

Boko Haram: Adamawa Votes N200m to Rehabilitate IDPs

Insurgents
Adamawa State governor, Umar Jubrilla Bindow, has unveiled a N200 million plan to rehabilitate internally displaced persons (DPS), who are at the receiving end of the insurgency in the North-East states.

Okagbare Flops as Fraser-Pryce Claims 100m ‘hat-trick’


Blessing Okagbare

Blessing Okagbare-Ighotegunor’s quest to land her first World Championships gold in the women 100m, ended on a heap of regrets yesterday at the Beijing National Stadium. She placed last in the final won by Jamaican Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce (read more after the cut).

Ikorodu Robbery Suspects Sue IGP




Robbery Suspects
The four suspects paraded in connection with the recent bank robbery in Ikorodu, Lagos State, have dragged the Inspector General of Police before a Federal High Court sitting in Lagos, saying that their alleged confessional statements given out to journalists, was extracted from them behind their lawyer (read more after the cut).

How I Raped Pregnant Corps Member —Okada Rider



Rapist
The biblical injunction in Jeremiah 17 vs 9 that  says “ The heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately wicked who can know it” is apt in the case of a 30-year-old commercial motorcycle operator, popularly known as Okada rider, Tumi Ayileka, who was alleged to have, despite the plea by a National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) member (names withheld), that she was three months pregnant, still forcefully had carnal knowledge of her.

Matron of Lagos Assembly found dead in office



Lagos State House of Assembly
The Chief Matron, Lagos State House of Assembly, Mrs. Caroline Oriola, has reportedly died in her office within the assembly premises.
It was gathered that Oriola had gone to the office on Saturday, August 22, but that her corpse was discovered yesterday by a cleaner, who had gone to clean the clinic (Read more after the cut).

Cops Kill Driver, Conductor Over N500 Bribe



Police check point
Policemen attached to the Taraba State Police Command have been accused of killing a driver and his conductor on the Jalingo-Wukari Road.
The incident reportedly happened around 6pm on Sunday when the policemen allegedly mounted a checkpoint in the area.
The killing of the trailer driver and his assistant reportedly followed their refusal to part with a N500 bribe demanded by the policemen at the checkpoint.
According to an internet news portal, eagleonline, the victims were shot dead very close to Wukari, which led to a protest by other trailer drivers.

Monday, 24 August 2015

I don’t need to take off my clothes to gain attention – Karina



Katherine Kpina
The name Katherine Kpina may not ring a bell, but when you mention Karina, music lovers in Port Harcourt can testify to her music ingenuity. The budding singer, who recently released Suddenly, an Afro-pop song, revealed in a chat with Showtime that she doesn’t have to be naked to gain attention (Read more after the cut).