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    Oritsejafor ‘holds an interest’ in $9.3m arms jet

Oritsejafor ‘holds an interest’ in $9.3m arms jet

Pastor Ayo Oritsejafor, president of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) and the founder of the Word of Life Bible Church, Warri, Delta state, on Tuesday confirmed ownership of the aircraft inside which the sum of $9.3m was found at a South African airport on September 5.Mr Bayo Adewoye, the personal assistant to Oritsejafor, disclosed this at the headquarters of the [...]

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    Synagogue collapse: NEMA announces 62 deaths, S’Africa mourns 67 dead citizens

Synagogue collapse: NEMA announces 62 deaths, S’Africa mourns 67 dead citizens

The South African government has revealed that 67 of its citizens lost their lives when a guest house collapsed around 1:50 pm at the headquarters of the Synagogue Church of All Nations (SCOAN) in Ikotun Egbe, Lagos, on Friday.Lamenting the loss, it said an unspecified number of its citizens also sustained injuries in the incident, which occurred during the construction of [...]

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    Linda Ikeji’s new range rover: Inspiring ladies or sheer pride?

Linda Ikeji’s new range rover: Inspiring ladies or sheer pride?

Nigerian blogger, Linda Ikeji, recently acquired the 2014 Range Rover Sport Supercharged for N24m and if you thought the over-3000 comments on the post she put up at 12:47am on Tuesday was clear indication she had an idea of what was about to come after, you should read up the ones on Facebook and you’d be amazed. The reactions that followed the post [...]

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    Mbu not a lion – just a ‘woman’s attack dog’

Mbu not a lion – just a ‘woman’s attack dog’

Governor of Rivers state, Rotimi Amaechi, on Tuesday referred to Mbu Joseph Mbu, former commissioner of police in the state, as a disgrace to the police and a “puppet of a woman”.On Monday, Mbu had directed a veil criticism at the governor, describing himself as a lion whom the governor could not forget in a hurry.“Mbu is a puppet who completely [...]

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    Sept 22 resumption for schools ‘still not certain’

Sept 22 resumption for schools ‘still not certain’

The Nigeria Union of Teachers (NUT) says schools would only resume on Sept.ember 22 as directed by the federal government if adequate safety precautions are put in place to avoid a possible spread of the Ebola Virus Disease (EVD).National president of the union, Mr Michael Olukoya, gave the directive to its members at a news conference in Abuja.Olukoya argued that it is [...]

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    EFCC arrests pilot, partner for alleged $7.9m scam

EFCC arrests pilot, partner for alleged $7.9m scam

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has arrested two suspected fraudsters who allegedly defrauded a foreign investor of the sum of $7.9m, the agency’s spokesman, Mr. Wilson Uwujaren, said on Tuesday.Uwujaren said the fraudsters, Mr Victor Uadiale and Captain Nnaji Everest (a pilot), were arrested separately in connection with the scam.“Uadiale, the principal suspect, is the arrowhead of an [...]

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    APC: PDP systematically harassing opposition

APC: PDP systematically harassing opposition

The All Progressives Congress (APC) has accused the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP)-led federal government of “engaging in a systematic harassment of members of the opposition party, while at the same time shielding accused Boko Haram sponsor Ali Modu Sheriff from the law”.Speaking through its national publicity secretary, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, APC condemned the alleged harassment and intimidation of Sen Mohammed Danjuma [...]

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    [WATCH] DJ JimmyJatt drops introvideo for The Industry

[WATCH] DJ JimmyJatt drops introvideo for The Industry

Right after the celebration of his 25 years in the music industry as Dj and music producer, DJ Jimmy Jatt, releases a viral video as intro for his album, The Industry Volume 1.Award-winning Jimmy Adewale Amu, popularly known as Cool Dj Jimmy Jatt, is a renowned disc jockey who sets the pace for Hip hop music in the country and beyond. An [...]

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    Chocolate City spearheads female condom advocacy

Chocolate City spearheads female condom advocacy

Chocolate City, the record label home to artistes Ice Prince, M.I, DJ Caise, Pryse, Nosa, Victoria Kimani and Dice Ailes, created some awareness for the use of female condom as part of activities commemorating the 2014 Global Female Condom Day.Last year, thousands of individuals and nearly 250 organisations from 54 countries participated, with sexual health and reproductive justice advocates all over [...]

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    Woman ‘walks out alive’ after being trapped for 3 days at collapsed Synagogue building

Woman ‘walks out alive’ after being trapped for 3 days at collapsed Synagogue building

A 45-year-old-woman on Tuesday walked out alive from the rubbles of the collapsed building at the Synagogue Church of All Nations in Ikotun, Lagos, the News Agency of Nigeria quoted a rescue worker as saying.The building collapsed on Friday.Mr Ibrahim Farinloye, the public relations officer of the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), south-west zone, told journalists in Lagos that the [...]

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    Oil workers ‘shut down’ NNPC over pensions

Oil workers ‘shut down’ NNPC over pensions

The Nigeria Union of Petroleum and Natural Gas Workers and the Petroleum and Natural Gas Senior Staff Association of Nigeria (PENGASSAN) has embarked on industrial strike today after they failed to reach an agreement with the management of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) over cancellation of the in-house pension fund management system.The union had threatened that if its needs were not met [...]

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    12 soldiers to die by firing squad for ‘mutiny’

12 soldiers to die by firing squad for ‘mutiny’

Twelve Nigerian soldiers were in the early hours of Tuesday sentenced to death for mutiny by a military tribunal sitting at Mogadishu Cantonment in Abuja.In all, 18 soldiers were tried by the tribunal, five of whom were discharged and acquitted.One soldier, Pte Ichocho Jeremiah, was found guilty of going “absent without leave” (AWOL), for which he got 28 days imprisonment with hard [...]

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    Still on the Ebola Virus Disease

Still on the Ebola Virus Disease

It was a text message that brought the reality of Ebola closer home for me last week. My son’s school was scheduled to open on September 6 before Patrick Sawyer, as reported by the World Health Organisation (WHO), brought Ebola to us in Nigeria on July 25 thereby forcing a postponement. Previously, I had watched, as it were from the [...]

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    Keshi to sign new contract before Eagles’ next game

Keshi to sign new contract before Eagles’ next game

Secretary-general of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), Musa Amadu, has confirmed that Stephen Keshi will sign a new contract before Super Eagles Africa Cup of Nations qualifier against Sudan.Nigeria will play Sudan in Omdurman on October 11 before the return leg in Abuja four days later.While Amadu is sure that the deal would boost the morale of the team in securing [...]

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    TheCable Jury rules on the Sheriff/Jonathan saga

TheCable Jury rules on the Sheriff/Jonathan saga

Before the Jury of TheCable newspaper holden at Lagos this 15th day of September, 2014 between Outraged Nigerians (plaintiffs) and President Goodluck Jonathan (defendant) THE CLAIMS THAT you, Dr Goodluck Ebele Jonathan, Adult, Male, Christian, being the President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, on Tuesday 8th of September, 2014, took Senator Ali Modu Sheriff as a member of your official delegation to Chad [...]

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    Qatar National Bank becomes Ecobank largest shareholder

Qatar National Bank becomes Ecobank largest shareholder

Barely two weeks after it acquired 12.5 per cent stake of Ecobank Transnational Incorporated, Qatar National Bank (QNB) on Monday announced its purchase of another 11 percent stake of the Pan-African bank in a deal worth $283m.The new investment pushes the Qatari lender’s stake to 23.5 per cent and makes it the bank's largest shareholder.The 11 per cent stake represents 2.048 billion ordinary [...]

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November 13, 2018USDGBPEUR
INTERBANK306397354
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KANO359476420
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