• EFCC Chairman, Mr. Olanipekun Olukoyede.
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    EFCC Arrests ‘Pilot’ Over Alleged N1bn Fraud

    He added that preliminary investigation showed that the suspect diverted the money to his personal use as he bought landed property for the start-up of his purported airline services company.

    EFCC has arrested a suspect who claimed to be a pilot for allegedly collecting N1.02 billion in Kaduna under false pretence. EFCC’s spokesman Mr. Dele Oyewale, stated on Tuesday in Abuja that a petitioner claimed that the suspect was introduced to him in December 2023 for the purpose of a N1.02 billion foreign exchange transaction. […] More

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  • Governor Ademola Adeleke of Osun State / Photo credit: Leadership
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    Adeleke Launches N3.4bn Revolving Cooperative Loan Scheme

    He said the funding for the programme would be provided in three instalments of N1,145 400,000 for each phase.

    Goverbor Ademola Adeleke of Osun on Wednesday launched the “State Special Ward Level Cooperative Loan Programme”, with the aim of providing N3.436 billion revolving loan to cooperative societies in the state. Adeleke, while launching the programme in Osogbo, said the loan would be provided in three phases of N1.145 billion per phase, with a total […] More

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    FG Imported 11.94bn Litres Of Petrol In First Half 2023 – NBS

    The report said the figure of 11.94 billion litres of PMS reported in the first half of 2023 amounted to an increase of 3.29 per cent compared to the 11.56 billion litres recorded in the first half of 2022.

    The National Bureau of Statistics says 11.94 billion litres of Premium Motor Spirit (PMS) also known as petrol were imported in the first half of 2023. The NBS stated this in its Petroleum Products Distribution Statistics for Half Year 2023 released in Abuja on Wednesday. The report said the figure of 11.94 billion litres of […] More

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  • EFCC Chairman, Mr. Olanipekun Olukoyede.
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    EFCC Arrests 11 Suspected Internet Fraudsters In Abuja

    According to him, they were arrested on Monday at a nightclub in the Wuse area of Abuja, following credible intelligence about their suspicious involvement in internet-related activities.

    Operatives of the Abuja Zonal Command of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission EFCC (EFCC) have arrested 11 suspected internet fraudsters. Its spokesperson, Dele Oyewale, said this in a statement on Monday in Abuja. According to him, they were arrested on Monday at a nightclub in the Wuse area of Abuja, following credible intelligence about […] More

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  • Former Kano State Governor and APC Chairman, Abdullahi Ganduje / Photo credit: newsdigest.ng
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    Nigeria ‘ll Overcome Its challenges Soon – Ganduje

    Ganduje said this when he received the Concerned North Central APC Stakeholders and Elders Forum in Abuja.

    Dr. Abdullahi Ganduje, the National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC) says Nigeria will soon overcome its challenges, going by recent developments. Ganduje said this when he received the Concerned North Central APC Stakeholders and Elders Forum in Abuja. “There is no doubt that there is an opposition, but we believe with your cooperation, […] More

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  • Food Staples in Nigeria / Photo credit: Nigerian Prices
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    Cost Of Living Crisis: A Personal Story

    This crisis is a combination of factors ranging from COVID-19 and the supply chain problems that followed, to the war in Ukraine and extreme climate changes across the world.

    I was going through some old files in my closet the other day when I saw some documents and receipts that absolutely cracked me up. Among the browning, time-worn papers was the receipt from a private primary school for the payment of my first daughter’s fees. It was a middle-class school that charged N5,000 naira […] More

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  • Late Ilerioluwa 'Imole' Aloba popularly known as Mohbad.
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    Mohbad: Sanwo-Olu Seeks DSS Collaboration

    Sanwo-Olu described Mohbad as a talented and promising young man who made a name for himself in a highly competitive industry.

    The Lagos State Government on Tuesday, invited the Department of State Services (DSS) to collaborate on investigating the cause of death of popular singer, Ilerioluwa Aloba popularly known as Mohbad. Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos State made the call in a statement signed by the Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Mr Gbenga Omotoso. The 27-year-old […] More

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  • Vice President Yemi Osinbajo / Photo credit: ekohotblog
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    Osinbajo-led Council Moves To Bridge Graduate Skills Gap

    The Federal Executive Council(FEC) had on Oct. 27, approved the draft National Policy on Welding designed to equip small and medium scale industries with necessary skills.

    The National Council on Skills chaired by Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has begun efforts towards bridging the skills gap between graduates of tertiary institutions and the labour market. Governor Abudullahi Ganduje of Kano State, made this known while briefing State House correspondents after a meeting of the council on Monday at the Presidential Villa, Abuja. […] More

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  • Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos State / Photo credit: thisdaylive.com
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    37,832 Of 60,370 New PVCs Still Uncollected In Lagos – INEC

    While the overall total PVCs collected by their owners as at Oct. 21 was 5,666,777, the overall uncollected was 963,884.

    The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) says 37,832 of 60,370 newly printed Permanent Voter Cards (PVCs) for new registrants are still uncollected in Lagos State, six months after release. INEC’s Public Affairs Officer in Lagos State, Mrs. Adenike Oriowo, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Monday that so many old PVCs were still […] More

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  • The minister of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Mr. Mohammed Bello / Photo credit: guardian.ng
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    FCTA Calls For Calm Amidst Terror Attacks Alert In Abuja

    Sule said that the FCT Minister restated his advice to residents to cooperate at all times with the security agencies by volunteering useful and timely information that would assist in nipping any form of criminality in the bud.

    The FCT Administration has called on the residents of the territory, to remain calm as security agencies are working assiduously to sustain the state of law and order in the nation’s capital. This is contained in a statement issued by the Director, Information and Communication, FCT, Malam Muhammad Sule, on Wednesday in Abuja. Sule assured […] More

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    Eid-Maulud: Matawalle Commits To Restore Peace In Zamfara

    He, therefore, admonished Muslims on the teachings of the Prophet as much as they could to enable them live “a peaceful, blessed and fruitful life here and in the hereafter”.

    Governor Bello Matawalle on Monday restated government’s commitment to restore peace and peaceful coexistence among people of Zamfara. This is contained in a statement issued by Malam Zailani Bappa, Matawalle’s Special Adviser on Public Enlightenment, Media and Communications on Monday in Gusau. The governor felicitated with the Muslim Ummah in the state and beyond as […] More

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    Senate President Picks APC Presidential Forms, Promises Stability Across Nigeria

    While receiving the form, Lawan said “Today is a special day and this moment is a very memorable and very historic moment.

    The President of the Senate, Dr Ahmad Lawan has joined the race for the 2023 Presidency on the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC). Lawan made the formal declaration on Monday in Abuja when a group of concerned Nigerians, ‘National Stability Project’ presented the Expression of Interest and Nomination forms to him. The group […] More

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    Osinbajo To Declare Open SON Day With MSMEs

    According to the DG, about 500 MSMEs from different sectors across the country have confirmed their plan to participate in the programme.

    Malam Farouk Salim, the Director-General, Standards Organisation of Nigeria (SON) says the Vice President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo will on Nov. 16, declare open, a Virtual Open Day with Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) in the country. This is contained in a statement signed by Mr. Bola Fashina, SON Deputy Director Public Relations, on Thursday […] More

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  • The minister of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Mr. Mohammed Bello / Photo credit: guardian.ng
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    Reps Summon FCT Minister Over Infrastructural Decay, Insecurity

    The resolution follows unanimous adoption of a motion of Matters of Urgent Public Importance by Toby Okechukwu (PDP-Enugu), at the plenary on Tuesday.

    The House of Representatives has resolved to summon the Minister of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Mr Mohammed Bello over insecurity and infrastructural decay in the territory. The resolution follows unanimous adoption of a motion of Matters of Urgent Public Importance by Toby Okechukwu (PDP-Enugu), at the plenary on Tuesday. Okechukwu said that the house […] More

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    Alleged 6.9bn Fraud: Court To Resume Trial Of Fayose December 1

    He was first arraigned on October 22. 2018, before Justice Mojisola Olatoregun, alongside his company, Spotless Investment Ltd, on 11 counts bordering on fraud and money laundering offence.

    A Federal High Court in Lagos, on Monday, further adjourned until Dec 1, December 2 and December 3, continuation in the trial of former Governor of Ekiti, Ayodele Fayose over alleged N6.9bn fraud. The case, which was listed in the cause list for continuation of trial on Monday, was called at about 11.40 am, as […] More

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