Supreme Court Judgement: EFCC Fumes, Says Evidence against Orji Kalu Overwhelming

….Describes Supreme Court Judgement as Technical Ambush The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission described the judgement of the Supreme court which nullified the 12-year conviction of former Abia state governor, Orji Uzor Kalu, as unfortunate and a technical ambush against his trial. The EFCC had dragged Senator Orji Uzor Kalu and Ude Udeogo, before the Federal High Court in Lagos over allegation of diverting N7.6 billion belonging to the Abia state government during Kalu’s tenure …

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Covid-19: Governor Inuwa Parleys Religious Leaders on Possibility of Re-opening Places of Worship (Photos)

…Seeks Commitment on Social Distancing, Other Preventive Protocols as Pre-condition By Chris Udochukwu Gombe (Precise Post) – In response to the persistent calls for worship centres to reopen for congregational prayers, Governor Muhammadu Inuwa Yahaya has met with religious leaders in the state, where he requested for their commitment to strict observance of social distancing and other preventive protocols as pre-condition to lift ban on congregations. Governor Inuwa Yahaya, while addressing religious leaders from the …

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We’re Preparing Yobo As Super Eagles’ Future Coach – NFF Boss

Abuja – The Nigeria Football Federation boss, Amaju Pinnick says the body is grooming Joseph Yobo to tinker the Super Eagles in future. Recall that Yobo, a former Super Eagles captain was appointed as assistant to handler of the side, Gernot Rohr in February, replacing Imama Amapakabo. Pinnick states that Yobo have what it takes to manage the Super Eagles and hopes he will follow the footsteps of former captain of the team Stephen Keshi …

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Nigeria Earned N416.32bn from Solid Minerals in 12 Years Despite Scant Attention

Abuja – The solid minerals sector from 2007 to 2018 has brought ₦416.32 billion to the coffers of Nigerian government, an analysis by the Premium Times Centre for Investigative Journalism [PTCIJ] and Centre for Democracy and Development (CDD) has revealed. Over half of that amount was earned between 2015 and 2018.The figure emerged from data analysis, industry review, and review of documents obtained by PTCIJ and CDD from the Nigeria Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (NEITI) …

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COVID-19: US Accuses China of Trying to Hack Vaccine Research

By Chris Udochukwu Washington – US security agencies are preparing to issue a warning that China’s most skilled hackers and spies are working to steal American research in the crash effort to develop vaccines and treatments for the coronavirus. The efforts are part of a surge in cybertheft and attacks by nations seeking advantage in the pandemic. The warning from the FBI and Department of Homeland Security comes as Israeli officials accuse Iran of mounting …

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NDDC N40bn Corruption: Akpabio Makes Confession

By Our Reported Abuja – The Honourable Minister of Niger Delta Affairs, Senator Godswill Akpabio has reacted over the sensational headlines about an alleged N40 billion corruption in the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC). Akpabio made this known in a statement released by his Press secretary. The statement pointed out that there have never been any form of corruption in NDDC under the supervision of Senator Akpabio, since he assumed office as the Honourable Minister …

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Busted! Amokachi, Houdonou Reactions Confirm Keshi Took Bribes to Feature Players

Abuja – Chinedu Obasi, former Super Eagles striker, recently made claims that he was dropped from the Super Eagles squad for the 2014 World Cup (managed by late Super Eagles legend Stephen Keshi) for refusing to give bribe. However, Daniel Amokachi and Valere Houdonou who both served as assistants to Keshi during his very controversial reign between 2011 and 2014, have reacted strongly to the bribery accusations. Unfortunately, their reactions to the accusations have only …

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Division Threatens Premier League’s Chances of Comeback

Abuja – Warring Premier League clubs will meet on Monday with tensions mounting over the divisive ‘Project Restart’ plan to finish the season amid the coronavirus crisis. Premier League chiefs hope to return to action in June, but that goal could be scuppered by an internal battle between clubs fiercely protecting their own interests. The Premier League delayed their latest meeting until after British Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s address to the nation on Sunday. Advertisement …

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How Keshi’s Dirty Deals Made Me Quit Super Eagles – Taye Taiwo

By Our Reporter Abuja – Taye Taiwo, former Super Eagles no-nonsense defender has accused late Super Eagles coach, Stephen Keshi of forcing him out of the team through his dirty dealings. Taiwo made just one single appearance under the late Keshi, which was also the last of his 59 caps for the the three-time African champions. The former Marseille of France defender claimed that he dumped the Super Eagles because he does not want to …

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Coronavirus Crisis: Europe’s Wealthiest Man Has Lost $30 Billion

By Our Reporter Abuja – The richest man in Europe, Bernard Arnault has lost $30billion during the coronavirus pandemic, more than any other person in the world, as reported by The daily mail. This calculation was revealed by the Bloomberg Billionaires Index. Bernard Arnault is the chairman and CEO of the prestigious luxury empire, LVMH Moët Hennessy, and the third-richest billionaire worldwide, according to Forbes. The 71-year-old father-of-five oversees a portfolio of 70 luxury brands, …

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Run-away COVID-19 Patients: El-Rufai Gives Update

By Chris Udochukwu Kaduna – The two coronavirus patients, who fled their homes in Kaduna State shortly after they were notified of their test results, have been apprehended by security operatives, the Kaduna State Governor, Nasir EL-Rufai has said. Recall that the Kaduna State Government appealed to persons who tested positive for coronavirus to report at its isolation centre for treatment. The State’s Commissioner for Health, Dr Amina Mohammed-Baloni who made the appeal on Sunday …

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Horrible! Smugglers Attack Customs Officer, Injure One – Official

By Our Reporter Abuja – Our officers was badly injured when smugglers attacked officers of the agency in Ogun State, the Nigeria Customs Service has announced. A customs spokesperson, Abdullahi Maiwada, in a statement Sunday said the attack occurred in Ipokia Local Government Area of Ogun State. “In an effort to repell the attack and avoid blood shed, one officer of the Customs, Assistant Superintendent Chidi Johnson was brutally matcheted, sustaining deep cuts in various …

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Exposed! How Woman’s Hired Thugs Beat Housemaid to Death for Stealing N2,000

By Our Reporter Lagos – A 41-year-old woman, Shade Moke, has been arrested by the officers of Bariga Police command in Lagos for allegedly hiring three men to beat her 16-year-old housemaid to death. Policemen attached to the Bariga Police Station in Lagos have arrested Shade Moke for allegedly hiring three men to beat her 16-year-old housemaid to death. The maid, Halimat Sodiq, was accused of stealing her Madam’s N2,000. Moke allegedly carried out the …

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COVID-19: Why Africa Must Guard against Complacency, Premature Jubilation — SFH

By Chris Udochukwu Abuja – The challenge to completely curtail the spread of the dreaded novel virus requires serious and focused approach and on that note, Nigeria and other African nations have been cautioned against complacency and prematurely celebrating the slow increase in the number of COVID-19 infections in the continent. The Managing Director of the Society for Family Health, SFH, Dr Omokhudu Idogho, who warned in Abuja, said: “…Africa has defied some of the …

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