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N28.9bn fraud: EFCC arrests BGL boss, Okumagba

  Operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission have arrested the Group Managing Director of BGL Plc, a Lagos-based financial services company, Mr. Albert Okumagba, for alleged N28.9bn fraud. An operative of the commission, who confided in our correspondent, said that those investigating the matter had been grilling the …

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Boko-Haram: Soldiers Kill 10, Arrest 64 Suspected Insurgents

By Patrick Aigbokhan No fewer than 10 suspected terrorists have been killed by soldiers of the One Mechanised Division of the Nigerian Army, Kaduna, in various joint operations code-named, “Operation Restore Peace II” in the North-West zone of the country. In the same operations, about 64 suspected terrorists and bandits …

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UNILAG Electrocution: FG Sends Technical Team

The Federal Government  has dispatched a high-powered technical team to examine the location where a 300-level Accounting student, Oluchi Anekwe, was reportedly electrocuted at the University of Lagos. It said the technical team, led by the Managing Director of the Nigeria Electricity Management Services Limited, Engr. Peter Ewesor, had arrived …

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EFCC Is Corrupt- Fayose

Ekiti State Governor, Ayo Fayose, on Thursday accused the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) of being guilty of corruption. Fayose also accused workers in government’s payroll of complicity in corruption, saying “no politicians can steal public funds without the connivance of career civil servants.” The governor made the pronouncement …

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NNPC Lifts Ban ON 113 Oil Vessels

The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation on Thursday announced the lifting of the embargo earlier placed on some 113 vessels from engaging in crude oil/gas loading activities in any of the terminals within Nigerian territorial waters. The NNPC in a statement explained that the lifting of the ban was subject to …

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Buhari Sacks FCT Revenue Boss, Education Boad Head

President Muhammadu Buhari has ordered the immediate removal of heads of Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Internal Revenue Service, Secondary Education Board (SEC) and the Universal Basic Education Board (UBEB). According to the Deputy Director/Chief Press Secretary in the FCT, Muhammad Sule, the announcement was contained in a letter addressed to …

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Delta, Edo, Lagos Lead as NECO Releases May/June SSCE Results

Delta state came out best in the Senior School Certificate Examination results released by the National Examination Council ( NECO ) on Thursday. Of the 22,388 candidates that sat for the examination, 18,698 got five credits and above in five subjects including English and Mathematics. Edo and Lagos states came …

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No Election Took Place on April 11 In Rivers- Army

More witnesses from the Nigerian Army who testified on Thursday at the Rivers State Election Tribunal sitting in Abuja, insisted that the April 11 gubernatorial polls did not hold in the state contrary to the claim of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and Governor Nyesom …

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Togo President Meets Buhari, Urges African Leaders to Stop Youths Emigration to Europe

President of Togo, Mr Faure Essozimna Gnassingbé on Thursday met with President Muhammadu Buhari in Abuja and appealed to him and other African leaders to step in to halt the perilous emigration of African youth to Europe. Gnassingbé, who said he came to Nigeria to invite Buhari to a summit …

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My Experience As Senate President, Interesting, Challenging – Saraki

Senate President Bukola Saraki has described his experience since he assumed office on June 9, about three months ago as both interesting and challenging. Saraki was answering questions from reporters after his official tour of the National Assembly Complex in Abuja. It was the first of such tours to be …

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