Asari Dokubo accuses Nnamdi Kanu of diverting Biafra funds for personal use

Asari Dokubo, leader of the Niger Delta Peoples Salvation Force (NDPSF), has released a video online, accusing Nnamdi Kanu, leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) of failing to account for some funds donated for the quest for Biafra. Dokubo, in the video, accused Kanu of diverting funds meant for the Biafran struggle. It will be recalled that in March, Dokubo announced the formation of the Biafra Customary Government (BCG) which he positioned himself as the leader. Dokubo said, “This is how they audit accounts. This is what Biafra…

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JUSUN suspends two-month-old strike

The Judiciary Staff Union of Nigeria (NJC) on yesterday, Wednesday suspended its two months nationwide strike which paralysed activities in the courts. Members of the union had embarked on the strike on April 6 to press home their demand for the financial autonomy of the judiciary. The 64-day-old strike is the longest industrial action the Nigerian judiciary, as a whole, has ever seen. The closest to it which members of the union embarked on in January 2015 for the same reason only lasted for two weeks. JUSUN took the decision…

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Son, father in EFCC net for internet related fraud

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Lagos Zonal Office, is investigating an alleged case of conspiracy, computer-related fraud, obtaining by false pretense and retention of proceeds of unlawful activities levelled against one Malik Giles Bakare. Bakare was arrested by officers of the Nigeria Police, Force CID, Alagbon, Lagos on May 31, 2021 and subsequently handed over to the EFCC for further investigation and prosecution. Investigations revealed that he acts as a middleman, who connects internet fraudsters around the globe with pickers, and receives some percentage on every successful transaction…

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Don’t pay ransom if I’m abducted — El-Rufai’s wife

Hajiya Asia El-Rufai, wife of the Governor of Kaduna State said that, to put an end to banditry and kidnappings in Nigeria, sacrifices are necessary by citizens, as she said that no ransom should be paid if she is kidnapped. She disclosed this, in Kaduna while addressing participants of a peace and security training, organized for Kaduna women. Mrs. El-Rufai said ”we must sacrifice to bring this to an end. I am ready to die in the hands of kidnappers if it will bring peace to this country.” “As long…

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Wizkid should not parade himself as a Grammy nominee – Seun Kuti

Late Fela Anikulapo’s Afro beat musician son, and activist, Seun Kuti, has again stirred controversy with his Instagram video post on Tuesday, when he indirectly asked Wizkid to stop parading himself as a Grammy nominee. He claimed that himself, Femi Kuti, Burna Boy, and King Sunny Ade, were the only Nigerian musicians to be nominated by the Grammy. “There are only four artists in Nigeria (to have ever been) nominated for the Grammy, and I am one of them” he added, directly under the video post. He said that, since…

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Nigeria Immigration Service reopens passport application

The Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS), through the Assistant Comptroller for Immigration Service, Amos Okpu, has disclosed in a statement on Tuesday, that it has reopened the passport application and payment portal effective from June 8. The portal will begin to function by 12 midnight to allow eligible passport applicants to apply and make payments for the various categories of passports of their choice. The portal was closed on the directives of the Minister of Interior, Rauf Aregbesola, on May 17. The suspension was to allow the service to clear all…

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Open Grazing: Bayelsa government impounds 34 cows for violation

Bayelsa State Livestock Management Committee (BSLMC) has arrested 34 cows around the Bayelsa Palm area in Yenagoa, the state capital, for violating the state’s anti-open grazing law. The Commissioner for Agriculture, who is also, the chairman of the committee, David Alagoa, stated that the herders chose a convenient time in the night to graze, saying some of the cattle were seen grazing on farmlands. His statement reads: “Over time, communities around the Bayelsa Palm have become open fields for cattle, as the herders move them around the area. Besides. They…

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Drama as Tiwa Savage, Seyi Shay almost fight at Lagos Salon

It was a big drama, as popular singers, Tiwa Savage and Seyi Shay, almost best up each other at a salon in Lekki-Lagos. A video surfaced online, as they were being pulled apart from getting physical at the salon as they threw altercations at each other. According to the story, Seyi Shay had walked up to Tiwa Savage at the salon to say hi, but Tiwa was snub her. Tiwa reasoned that, Seyi Shay had no right to walk up to her to say hi, considering the insults Seyi Shay…

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Another shot in the arm for Adeduntan as FirstBank wins Global Banking and Finance’s Retail Banking CEO Award

While the age-old saying and philosophy of virtue being its own reward (or seeing doing good as its own reward) remains a strong motivating factor in doing good persistently, it helps when virtue gets recognition from time to time. Even though anyone or organisation committed to doing good will keep doing so with or without recognition, recognitions for virtue tend to act like a shot in the arm for such people or organisations, spurring them to commit even more to doing good. That is what the recent award of “Retail…

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Vehicles, office in flames after vigilante officers kills trader over revenue in Abia

The Umuahia Timber market along Ahiaeke road in Abia State, is in chaos, after a trader was allegedly shot dead by a member of the state vigilante. Trouble started after traders refused to pay an annual levy of N18,000 imposed by the Abia State Internal Revenue Board. A source said the state revenue board ordered the traders who refused to pay the levy to close down their shops. However, the traders put up resistance when vigilantes came to the market to effect the order given by the revenue board. The…

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