‘Border closure raised customs’ revenue to N1.3 trillion in 2019′ -Ali

Comptroller-general of customs, Hameed Ibrahim Ali, has disclosed that the customs service (NCS) has generated N1.34 trillion for the year 2019 He made this known yesterday in a statement signed by the customs spokesperson, Joseph Attah. the amount surpassed the target of N937.2 billion set for the year, which was also higher than N1.2 trillion generated in 2018. He said that the partial border closure, which had forced cargoes that could have been smuggled through the porous borders to come through the seas and airports, raised revenue collection from ports.…

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Incompetence tale trails Minister of Power, Sale Mamman

How Minister of Power, Sale Mamman’s Incompetence Is Embarrassing President Buhari When President Muhammadu Buhari got into office as President for the first time in 2015, he promised to give Nigerians the best and work with the best set of people that would join him to move Nigeria forward. This, he did with the appointment of people with the ability and capability to make changes and one of the stars of his government then was a former governor of Lagos State, Mr. Babatunde Raji Fashola, who was given three portfolios…

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Contempt: Arts and Culture council DG, Otunba Runsewe to be remanded in prison

An FCT High Court in Maitama has convicted and sentenced the Director General, National Council for Arts and Culture (NCAC), Otunba Olusegun Runsewe, to jail for contempt of court. Justice Jude Okeke, who gave the order on Thursday, said it would serve as deterrent to others who abuse office and disobey court orders with disdain, describing the act of the NCAC DG as highly contemptuous. The judge ordered that Runsewe should be kept in the facility of the Nigerian Correctional Service in Kuje “until he purges himself contempt.” The judge…

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Kenneth Ndubuisi Amadi’s N2.9billion fraud case adjourned

The on going court vacation has stalled the arraignment of a Lagos businessman Kenneth Ndubuisi Amadi alleged to have obtained the sum of N2.9billion by false pretences from a Petroleum company Eunisell  Limited.  Consequently, the case has been adjourned till 29th,of January, 2020 when the accused businessman will be arraigned. Ndubuisi Amadi and his company Idid Nigeria Limited were alleged to have obtained  the sum of N2,900.000,000 by false pretence from a Petroleum company Eunisell while working as the Chief Executive officer of the company. The offences alleged to have been…

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Tinubu visits Buhari, speaks on Bakare’s call for successor

Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, the National Leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), yesterday said it was too early to debate which zone of the country should produce the next president. He cautioned that such a debate would negatively affect the pace of governance by President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration. Tinubu, who spoke after a closed-door meeting with President Buhari at the Presidential Villa, Abuja, yesterday cautioned that discussing 2023 presidency now would distract the administration from providing people-oriented services and executing its development agenda. Tinubu’s declaration came on the heels…

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Kenyan Pastor stabs wife to death, commits suicide during church service

Kenyan assistant pastor, Elijah Misiko, with the Ground for God’s Gospel Church in Mombasa, during a church service, left his front-row seat and approached his wife, senior pastor Ann Mughoi, on the pulpit and stabbed her with one of the knives he had hidden in an envelope, a report has said. The incident happened on Sunday, according to Mombasa sub-county police commander Julius Kiragu, “He walked up to his wife while the church was praying”. Then he took one of the knives and stabbed her two times, believing she was…

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15 arrested at Kano gay party

15 homosexuals were on Thursday arrested by Hisbah operatives in Kano during a gay party. The Hisbah guards, during a routine operation, stormed an event centre located on the Ahmadu Bello Way, and a compound at Sabuwar-Gandu quarters in the Kano metropolis, where they apprehended the suspected gays. It was also gathered that the organisers of the party were new graduates from the Bayero University Kano, and planned the party to celebrate their graduation from the institution but were nabbed before the commencement of the planned party. Each of the…

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Ritual killing:Police exhume remains of LASU undergraduate

Homicide detectives from the Osun state police command on Saturday, exhumed the corpse of a Lagos State University student, Favour Daley-Oladele, murdered by her lover, Owolabi Adeeko and a pastor, Segun Philip, in Ikoyi-Ile, Osun State. The state Commissioner of Police, Babatunde Kokumo, who led the team that exhumed the corpse, said the move would enable the police to conclude investigation into the case. While responding to questions from newsmen, Philip, said he killed the deceased to experiment what he read in ‘Seven Book of Moses.’ Philip, who was led…

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Banker’s confession : I started planning Abuja bank robbery in October

Larry Ehizo, a customer care officer of a first generation bank, which was attacked by armed robbers last Saturday, has stated that he began planning how to carry out the operation in October 2019. Ehizo, who recanted his earlier claim that a barman, Ernest Ewim, blackmailed him into carrying out the attempted heist, said he started nursing the idea having monitored the security system and the processes in the bank. The customer care officer said, “Everything Ewim said is true; he didn’t threaten me. I willingly collected his number and…

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Ooni of Ife trapped in Lagos’ hotel lift

The Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Ogunwusi, got stuck inside a lift at a popular hotel on Victoria Island in the Eti Osa Local Government Area of Lagos State on Thursday night. It was gathered that the Ooni was at the hotel to watch Queen Moremi, The Musical Reloaded; a stage play produced by the House of Oduduwa Production. The monarch attended an earlier production staged in April, last year. The latest production ran from December 24, 2019 to January 2, 2020 and shown between 3pm and 7pm. But Oba…

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