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Daily Archives: November 12, 2018

We need Diezani back because UK failed to arraign her – Magu

The acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, Mr. Ibrahim Magu, says the EFCC is seeking the extradition of former Minister of Petroleum Resources, Diezani Alison-Madueke because the United Kingdom authorities have failed to take legal action against her despite being there since 2015. Magu said this while briefing journalists on the activities of the EFCC in Abuja ... Read More »

‘I was drugged, raped for refusing suspect’s love overtures’

A survivor of sexual assault has alleged that she was drugged and raped after she had refused the love overtures of one of the four people who attacked her. The suspect, 28-year-old Sunday Young, and three others currently at large, reportedly carried out the act on November 1. An Ogudu Magistrates’ Court in Lagos on Monday remanded Young, who allegedly conspired ... Read More »

Cholera: 175 dead, over 10,000 affected in N’East Nigeria

Suspected cholera cases have jumped in northeast Nigeria where Boko Haram violence has forced tens of thousands of people to seek refuge in crowded camps, the Norwegian Refugee Council said Monday. The humanitarian group said 10,000 people have been affected by the fast-spreading cholera outbreak and 175 people have died in the northeast states of Adamawa, Borno and Yobe as ... Read More »

Airport search: Operatives tampered with Atiku’s belongings and campaign documents – PDP

The opposition Peoples Democratic Party has said personal belongings and campaign documents of its presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar,were “tampered with” by security operatives when they conducted a search on his aircraft as he landed in Abuja from Dubai on Sunday morning. The PDP issued a statement saying it condemned “in the strongest terms the unleashing of a special security squad ... Read More »

Mother slumps, dies at son’s wedding

Tragedy struck in Idah, headquarters of Idah local government at the weekend when a mother suddenly slumped and died during her son’s wedding. The woman simply identified as Mrs Hassan,the groom’s mother was a senior nurse of the Federal Medical Centre, (FMC) Lokoja ,Kogi State. LEADERSHIP newspaper reported that Mrs Hassan had gone home (Idah) to celebrate with her only ... Read More »

Access Bank may soon acquire Diamond Bank

  Access Bank Plc may soon acquire Diamond Bank. This is coming barely a couple of months after the regulatory agencies staved off the collapse of Skye Bank and renamed it Polaris Bank. Reports have it that the fusion is set for the first quarter of next year. Both financial institutions, according to the paper, have agreed on broad terms ... Read More »

Nigerian, friend swindle 250 job seekers out of $54,000 in US

Osmond Eweka, a so-called Nigerian prince, appeared in Manhattan court on Thursday. He was accused of scamming New York job seekers out of thousands of dollars by promising to find them work. The 31-year-old asked the court for permission to travel to Nigeria for the upcoming birth of his son, the Daily Mail reported. Eweka and his friend, Kamel McKay, were accused ... Read More »

Italy hosts Libya conference to push new U.N. peace plan

Italy will host a Libya conference that starts on Monday and aims to push forward a new U.N. plan to stabilise the troubled North African country after an initiative to hold elections next month failed. Last week, U.N. Envoy, Ghassan Salame, officially abandoned a Western plan to hold national elections on Dec. 10 as way out of conflict that has ... Read More »

NAF sets up panel of inquiry on alleged shooting at motorists

The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) has set up a panel of inquiry to look into the allegation of harassment and shooting at motorists in Ibadan by its airmen last Friday. Sqn. Ldr. Chidinma Ojukwu, Acting Command Public Relations Officer (PRO), Headquarters Logistics Command, made this known in a statement in Abuja on Sunday. An online publication had reported that soldiers ... Read More »