How I was deceived by EFCC – Ex-NIMASA DG

A former Acting Director General of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA), Haruna BabaJauro, has narrated how some officials of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) ‘played the fast one on him’ while on an investigative mission to the agency sometimes in July 2015. He made the disclosure while testifying in a trialwithin- trial ordered by Justice Mojisola Olatoregun of a Federal High Court in Lagos to determine the voluntariness of a statement he wrote at the commission’s office while being investigated over an alleged N304.1 million…

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IGP orders removal of ‘illegal’ roadblocks nationwide

   The Inspector General of Police (IGP), Mr. Ibrahim Idris, has ordered the dismantling of illegal revenue collection and other roadblocks across the country.  A statement by the Force Public Relations Officer, CSP Jimoh Moshood, said to give effect to the directive, men of the X-Squad Unit will begin monitoring operations on Monday. The statement reads in part: “The Inspector General of Police…has deployed Special X-Squad Teams of the Force across the country to commence with effect from Monday, 17th April, 2017 the removal of all forms of illegal blockage…

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Sexy cutouts

It seems like every time a celeb hits the red carpet in a hot outfit, it has some sort of cutouts. From what we have seen in the glossy pages of magazines, the runways in fashion shows and the movies in the television, we can say that the cutout trend is definitely here to stay. These dresses exude sophistication, playfulness, flirty appeal that you cannot get in other types of styles. A cutout dress is the easiest way to look feminine and flaunt your best assets at the same time….

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Jonathan collected money to organise PDP peace meeting –Sheriff

Ex-President: Nobody will believe you Court of Appeal reinstated National Chairman of the People’s Democratic (PDP), Senator Ali Modu Sheriff has alleged that former President Goodluck Jonathan collected N50 million from a governor to organise last week’s botched peace meeting of the party. Jonathan, however, denied the allegation and said the meeting was organised out of his genuine concern to bring peace in the party. Also Ekiti State governor, Mr. Ayodele Fayose said Sheriff has taken his desperation too far by accusing the former president of bribery. Sheriff walked out…

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Danger in media trial of suspects

On the 21st day of March 2017, the Hon. Justice Gabriel Kolawole of the Federal High Court, Abuja Judicial Division, suspended the trial of one Nicholas Ashinze and others over what he termed false media statements by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC). The suspension of the trial of the accused persons followed a protest by their Counsel over a press statement by the EFCC which claimed that the accused persons diverted the sum of N36 billion public funds and not N3 billion in the charge sheet of the…

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‘Stop committing syntactic errors in Yoruba language

Yorubas have been urged to stop committing syntactic errors in Yoruba language, especially with proverbs and other clichés. Mr. Sunday Adeniyi stated this at the last edition of Yoruba Lakotun, a quarterly live audience participatory programme where different creative arts are done and an interview session with a Yoruba writer. Held at Ethnic Heritage Centre, Ikoyi, Lagos, the show was hosted by Olutayo Irantiola. Adeniyi, author of Esin Obinrin, Owu Iya gbon and other books, who was the Guest writer at the vent, noted that ‘Yoruba sayings have been bastardised…

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Two arraigned for Jumia dispatch rider’s murder

Court hears Kemi Olunloyo’s bail application today     A Chief Magistrates’ Court sitting in Port Harcourt, Rivers State has remanded the suspected killers of Jumia dispatch rider in Prison and adjourned the matter indefinitely. They were arraigned by the Commissioner of Police for allegedly committing the offence on March 25 at No. 1, Ada-Ede Street, Shell Location, Mgbuoba, Port Harcourt. The accused reportedly robbed the victim of one Gionee M6 phone valued at N105,000, one Infinix Note 3 handset valued 67,000 and IM-10 desktop GSM dual- SIM phone worth…

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