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Fidelity Bank Admits Disbursing Diezani Bribe To INEC Staff

A staff of Fidelity Bank Plc., Mr. Timothy Olaobaju, has told the Federal High Court in Ikoyi, Lagos, that his bank disbursed the sum of N264 million to two officials of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Christain Nwosu and Isa Olarenwaju Adedoyin, who are currently standing trial for unlawful gratification. Mr. Olaobaju, who gave

Breaking: Lalong sacks 17 LG transition C’ttee’s – Latest news Nigeria

Friday Olokor, Jos The Governor of Plateau State, Simon Lalong, has approved the dissolution of the existing Local Government Transition Committees with immediate effect. Although the details of the reason for the dissolution were not given, THE PUNCH learnt that the decision was to pave way for election in the 17 local government councils. A

Widows of Ogoni men executed by Abacha drag Shell to court – all Nigeria news

– It’s been twenty-two years after the death of activist Ken Saro-wiwa and eight other Ogoni leaders – The leaders of the oil-rich Ogoni land were executed for opposing Shell and the military government in 1995 – Four out of the nine widows of the executed activists have drag shell to a court in Netherlands

Alleged N170 million Contract Fraud: Zinox sues PREMIUM TIMES – Best Nigeria News

Lagos-based Information Technology Firm, Zinox Technologies Limited, has sued PREMIUM TIMES and some of its officials over the newspaper’s reporting of an alleged N170.3 million contract fraud involving the company and its management. In a notice by the Federal Capital Territory High Court, Abuja, dated May 15, Zinox accused

Peace Corps legal, engaging in illegal activities –AGF, IGP, DSS – Latest news Nigeria

Ade Adesomoju, Abuja The Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Mr. Abubakar Malami; the police, the Department of State Services, and others, on Wednesday, admitted that the Peace Corps of Nigeria was a legally registered organisation but alleged that the group was engaging in criminal activities. They said this before a Federal

Akwa Ibom to hold local government elections in November – Best Nigeria News

Local government elections in Akwa Ibom State have been fixed for November 11. The State Independent Electoral Commission in a notice issued on Wednesday requested political parties to submit names of their candidates at the commission’s headquarters in Uyo. Political parties have 14 days to indicate their interest to participate in the election, according to

Biafra pressure: Monstrous Mma Agu pays Nnamdi Kanu a visit (Video) – all Nigeria news

The monstrous Ohafia war dance masquerade, popularly called Mma Agu, paid a courtesy visit to the supreme leader of Biafra, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu. A viral video now making the rounds all over social media, shows the war dance masquerade perform to honour Kanu at his father’s house in Abia state. Below is the now viral

Does National Assembly have powers to alter the budget? – Latest news Nigeria

Chief Sebastine Hon (Senior Advocate of Nigeria) The word “laid” in section 81(1) of the Constitution, if read; subject to the legislative powers of the National under Section 59, has given the National Assembly some level of powers over the estimates sent by the President. Indeed, the word “laid” in the sub-section suggests about two

EFCC Claims Amosu Set Up Hospital With Funds Looted From NAF

An Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) investigator, Tosin Owobo, testified on Wednesday that a former Chief of Air Staff, Air Marshal Adesola Amosu (rtd), allegedly set up a diagnostic center using funds he looted from the Nigerian Air Force (NAF). Mr. Owobo said this while testifying in the trial of Mr. Amosu, a former

Osinbajo approves appointment of 14 heads of tertiary health institutions (FULL LIST) – Best Nigeria News

The Acting President, Yemi Osinbajo, has approved the appointment of 14 Chief Medical Directors and Medical Directors in Federal Teaching Hospitals, Federal Medical Centres and Specialty Hospitals in Nigeria. This was disclosed in an approval letter signed by the Deputy Chief of Staff to the Acting President and addressed to the Minister of Health, Isaac

This food is present in all Nigerian homes, the economic recession never affects its demand – all Nigeria news

– Despite the economic recession in Nigeria, rice is still one of the most consumed foods among Nigerians, both rich, poor and the middle class income earners – Most states in the country, from north to south east, produce rice for local consumption – Delta state has put modalities in place to join the league

Kidnap kingpin, Evans, sues police, demands release or arraignment – Latest news Nigeria

Suspected billionaire kidnapper, Chukwudumeme Onwuamadike, a.k.a. Evans, on Wednesday filed a fundamental rights enforcement action before the Lagos Federal High Court in Lagos, urging the court to order the police to charge him to court or release him immediately. Joined as respondents in the said suit marked FHC/L/CS/1012/2017 are the Nigeria Police Force, Commissioner of

Carpe Diem: Join The Terrifying Struggle To Save Nigeria By Churchill Okonkwo

Two years after the Nigerian electorate rallied around President Buhari to push him over the line in the 2015 general elections, dividends of democracy remain a distant dream; the administration has failed to stabilize the economy; millions of Nigerians still live in poverty, with unemployment rate hovering around 20% and economic growth rates in the negative territory. The