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Monthly Archives: July 2018

Nigeria’s inflation slows to lowest rate in 30 months

Nigeria’s consumer prices rose at the slowest pace in 2 1/2 years in June as food costs climbed the least since March 2016. The annual consumer inflation rate was 11.2 percent from a year earlier, compared with 11.6 percent in May, the Abuja-based National Bureau of Statistics said in an emailed report Monday. The median estimate in a Bloomberg survey ... Read More »

SARS men torture musician for allegedly being yahoo boy

An artiste, Richie Sunday, aka Dollamachine, has accused some operatives of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) of unlawfully arresting and torturing him. Sunday said he was arrested around 12pm on Thursday, July 19, 2018, in the Iyana-Oworo area of Lagos State. He added that the policemen said he was a yahoo boy (Internet fraudster). It was learnt that the 26-year-old was on his ... Read More »

Ozekhome pleads with Buhari to release Col. Dasuki

Mike Ozekhome, constitutional lawyer and human rights activitists, has pleaded to President Muhammadu Buhari-led government to release Col. Sambo Dasuki from detention. In a statement made available on Friday, July 20, Ozekhome said that “the government has again simply refused to obey the 6th bail order granted by Justice Ijeoma Ojukwu of the Federal High Court, Abuja, which ordered the ... Read More »

Defection: Your intervention too late, R-APC tells Buhari

The Reformed-All Progressives Congress, R-APC, on Sunday said it was too late for President Muhammadu Buhari to start dangling juicy carrots before its members in order to stop their defection from the ruling APC. The R-APC, which stated this in a statement by its National Publicity Secretary, Kassim Afegbua, took a swipe at the President and the APC. The APC ... Read More »

State House, Budget Office, 306 others spent N149bn illegally – AGF

The Auditor-General for the Federation, Mr Anthony Ayine, has queried 308 Ministries, Department and Agencies of government over extra-budgetary spending of N149.5bn in 2016. This is contained in the 2016 annual report of the Auditor-General for the Federation, which was obtained on Sunday in Abuja. The 2016 audit report is the latest to be prepared by the OAGF for all ... Read More »

I couldn’t look at a football – Neymar

Brazil superstar Neymar admits that after his nation’s quarter-final defeat to Belgium at the World Cup he couldn’t look at a ball and didn’t want to see any of the remaining matches. “I wouldn’t go as far as to say I didn’t want to play again but, I didn’t want to see a ball, or to see any more football ... Read More »

JAMB remits N7.8bn to FG from 2018 UTME

The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board, JAMB, said on Sunday that it had remitted N7.8bn revenue it generated from the 2018 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination to the coffers of the Federal Government. JAMB said the remittance was its projection for 2018, noting that the Federal Government, however, returned about N2bn to the board to use for capital projects, since no ... Read More »

Fayose to Fayemi: I’m not afraid of victimisation, vendetta

The Governor of Ekiti State, Ayodele Fayose, on Thursday reacted to the threat by Governor-Elect, Kayode Fayemi, that he would be probed upon resumption of work as governor. Fayose said he was not afraid of the victimisation and vendetta that Fayemi might be planning for him. While stating that Fayemi would be consumed by the vendetta he was planning, Fayose ... Read More »

World Cup: FG evacuates 230 stranded Nigerians in Russia

No fewer than 230 Nigerians stranded in Russia after the 2018 World Cup will be evacuated to Nigeria on Friday. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs made this known on Thursday in a statement issued by its spokesperson, Dr. Tope Elias-Fatile. They will be brought in by an Ethiopian Airline. The action followed the directive by President Muhammadu Buhari to that effect. The directive ... Read More »