EFCC, humongous money ‘discoveries’ and circus shows

The farcical story that National Intelligence Agency (NIA), Nigeria’s external secret Police, has claimed ownership of the large hill of $43.4 million, £27,800 and N23.2 million heretic is total hogwash, bunkun and balderdash. Let this government and its minions credit Nigerians with some modicum of sense and capacity to reason, even with their valiant attempts to cow, browbeat and intimidate all opposition elements and critical voices in their so-called corruption war. At least, not even the terror halo cast on our individual and collective psyche has dulled our analytical minds….

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DONALD DUKE’S DAUGHTER: I PICKED SAX BECAUSE OF MY DAD

Xerona Duke, the heiress of former governor of Cross River state, Donald Duke, is both an entertainment lawyer and an Afro-beat exponent. It runs in the blood, plays saxophone and mum sings and plays the piano. The young lady will be performing live with her dad at the Runway Jazz concert in commemoration of Lagos at 50 set to be held on April 30 at the Eko Hotel and Suites, Victoria Island, Lagos. She speaks with LANRE ODUKOYA.     Have you ever been to any music school? Yes, I…

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Abandoned N449m: Suspect in EFCC custody, threatens to reveal owner if…

Bid by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) to unmask the owners of the abandoned N449, 000,860 which was abandoned in a shop in Lagos, may have started yielding dividends as a suspect, believed to be Bureau De Change (BDC) operator and who is in the know of the abandoned money has threatened to ‘reveal the real identity’ of the owners of the money. The suspect, who is alleged to be a BDC operator, also debunked media reports that the recovered money had been stashed in the shop for…

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House prices fall 28% in Lagos, 58% in Abuja

House prices have continued to nosedive in some locations in Lagos and Abuja despite efforts to revamp the economy by the Federal Government. According to findings by New Telegraph, house prices in Agege, Ajah, Ibeju-Lekki in Lagos have fallen by 8.6 per cent, 28.6 per cent and nine per cent respectively due to low purchasing power of home seekers and general recession in the economy. Also, five-bedroom houses in Jabi, Abuja, have nose-dived by 58 per cent in first quarter of 2017. Besides, rental values in these locations also fell…

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Gidi Culture Festival: Eko Atlantic to host Diplo, other African artists

Eko Atlantic, Nigeria’s premium rising smart city situated on the shores of Victoria Island, has announced its partnership with Eclipse Live Africa, organisers of Gidi Culture Festival, to host the 4th edition of the festival. While expressing his delight about the partnership, Vice Chairman of South Energyx Nigeria Limited, a subsidiary of the Chagoury Group, Mr. Ronald Chagoury Jr, said: “We are thrilled to partner with Eclipse Live Africa in welcoming the world to Eko Atlantic for Gidi Fest2017. Thiseventhasbecomeoneof themost talked about Music events in West Africa. We are…

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PENGASSAN pickets GE over non-payment of salary

The Petroleum and Natural Gas Senior Staff Association of Nigeria (PENGASSAN) yesterday picketed the General Electric over non-payment of salaries to some workers of ARCO Group – its servicing company. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that PENGASSAN blocked the entrance to General Electric office on Victoria Island, Lagos, from 6a.m. Mr Abel Agarin, the PENGASSAN Lagos Zonal Chairman, who led the protesters, said that General Electric failed to properly settle the workers in 2016. Agarin said that PENGASSAN decided to picket the company because it failed to honour…

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