MASSOB endorse Ojukwu’s Bianca for senate

The identity of late Dim Chukwuemeka Ojukwu to the Igbo people, has propelled the Movement for the Actualization of the Sovereign State of Biafra (MASSOB), to endorse Mrs Bianca Ojukwu’s bid to contest the Anambra South Senatorial election in 2019. Chief Ralph Uwazuruike, Leader of MASSOB, made the endorsement when Bianca, wife of late Dim[...]

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CSO asks EFCC to probe NNPC over 2016 audit report

The Civil Society Network Against Corruption (CSNAC) has asked the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) to commence investigation into allegations of missing and unremitted funds levelled against some agencies, including the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC). The civil society organisation (CSO) based its demand on an audit report of some ministries and agencies by[...]

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FIRS vows to go after bank accounts of billionaire tax defaulters

FIRS, through all banks in the country, will do substitution on accounts for such identified taxpayers. Such defaulting billionaire taxpayers have been identified by the FIRS, leveraging on banks data. Mr Fowler, who disclosed this at a stakeholders’ meeting on Thursday in Lagos, noted that most of such taxpayers, who have between N1 and N5[...]

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Boko Haram attacks another military base in Borno

Boko Haram terrorists have staged a fresh attack on a military base in Baga in the Kukawa Local Government Area of Borno State, a day after they invaded Gudumbali area in the Guzamala Local Government Area and sacked the residents. The Nigerian Army on Sunday confirmed the terror attack on Gudumbali, saying that its combined[...]

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Serena Williams fined $17,000 for U.S. Open final code violations

Serena Williams has been fined a total of $17,000 (£13,000) for the code violations she was handed during the US Open final on Saturday. The 23-time Grand Slam champion was beaten by Naomi Osaka in straight sets but the contest will be long remembered for her involvement in a row with chair umpire Carlos Ramos.[...]

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NBS: Air passengers hit 3.7m in 2Q

The National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) has said that 3.65 million air passengers traveled through Nigerian airports in the second quarter of 2018 as against 3.84 million recorded in the first quarter. The NBS disclosed this in its “Air Transport Data” (Q1 and Q2 2018) report posted in its website. The bureau said the figure[...]

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Troops repel Boko Haram in Guzamala

Brig. Gen. Uwem Bassey, Commander Sector 3 Operation LAFIYA DOLE has lauded troops deployed at Gudumbali, Guzamala for gallantly repelling Boko Haram attack on the military base on Saturday. The News Agency of Nigeria(NAN), report that scores of jihadists in gun trucks and carrying various calibre of arms, stormed the town and engaged the troops[...]

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NAF destroys Boko Haram ammunition depot in Sambisa

THE Nigerian Air Force, yesterday, said it has destroyed structures and ammunition depot of the Boko Haram in Sambisa Forest. Air Force spokesman, Air Commodore Ibikunle Daramola,in a statement, said the Air Task Force also destroyed the terrorists’ equipment at Alafa Yagayaga in Sambisa Forest as well as a suspected Boko Haram terrorists’ ammunition depot[...]

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Netflix buys Genevieve Nnaji’s movie ‘Lion Heart’

Netflix has announced its buying of the rights of Genevieve Nnaji’s comedy “Lion Heart” just before the its premiere on Saturday, September 8, 2018. In a report by Variety, Netflix announced that it has bought over the worldwide rights to ‘Lion Heart’. ‘Lion Heart’ will premiere at ongoing the Toronto International Film Festival with major[...]

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Abba Kyari vows legal action on Punch newspapers over fake news

The chief of staff to president Buhari, Abba Kyari has vowed to institute legal actions on punch newspapers over a news story alleging Kyari collected a N29million bribe over a contract. A statement by Malam Garba Shehu, senior special assistant to the President said Kyari has been left with no other option than to seek legal[...]

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NBC reviews code to check hate speech

In a bold step to enforce ethics and check the excesses of broadcasting stations, Nigeria Broadcasting Commission (NBC) has started reviewing the broadcasting code to address emerging challenges, especially hate speech and fake news. Dr. Igomu Onoja, its Zonal Director in charge of the North-Central, said on Saturday in Jos that the review had become[...]

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Japan’s Richest Man Doubles Fortune With Some Help From Roger Federer

Tadashi Yanai, founder of Uniqlo operator Fast Retailing Co., has bucked the trend after the firm’s shares surged more than 75 percent over the past year. His wealth has almost doubled since April 2016 to $25.4 billion, according to the Bloomberg Billionaires Index. Yanai, 69, is the chairman of Fast Retailing, the world’s second-largest apparel[...]

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Jack Ma, China’s richest man, leaves Alibaba to go back to teaching

Alibaba's co-founder and executive chairman, Jack Ma, said he planned to step down from the Chinese e-commerce giant on Monday to pursue philanthropy in education, a changing of the guard for the $US420 billion ($590 billion) internet company. A former English teacher, Ma started Alibaba in 1999 and built it into one of the world's[...]

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FLASH : Kwara gov declares senatorial bid

The Kwara Governor, Alhaji Abdulfatah Ahmed on Saturday declared his intention to run for Kwara South Senatorial District position. Ahmed, who announced this via his Twitter handle, @abdulfataahmed, said he had picked up the Peoples Democratic Party nomination form for the senatorial primary election. Ahmed write: “In response to calls by my people and in[...]

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