Customs Intercepts $8.6M At Lagos Airport

The Nigeria Customs Service (NCS), Murtala Muhammed International Airport (MMIA), Command said it has intercepted $8,065,612million  (about N2,929,685,309.79billion ) at the airport in 20 sealed wraps. Comptroller-General of NIS, Col. Hameed Ali (retd), who briefed journalists on the interception at the airport today, explained that the consignment was packed in a coaster bus and loaded in six Bagco bags. One suspect, he said has been arrested in connection with the sum. He explained that the consignment was intercepted at about 1200hrs on January 16, 2020, at the E- Wing of…

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Transcorp Group Announces Significant New Executive And Non-Executive Board Appointments

Transnational Corporation of Nigeria Plc (Transcorp) has announced significant appointments to its Board and Executive Management. Transcorp is Nigeria’s leading listed industrial holding company, whose interests include Transcorp Power, Nigeria’s largest power generator, Transcorp Hotels, owner of the iconic Transcorp Hilton, and significant upstream oil and gas assets.   Owen Omogiafo has been appointed as President/GCEO of Transnational Corporation of Nigeria Plc, with effect from March 25, 2020. She succeeds Valentine Ozigbo, who is retiring to pursue a career in public service, having served Transcorp for close to a decade. Owen…

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Nike Unveils New Super Eagles Kits

Super Eagles new kits, inspired by the traditional Agbada design, have been unveiled by the sportswear giants Nike. The master class jerseys were unveiled in New York. According to Heidi Burgett, Nike Senior Director, Global Communications, the new home kit hand-drawn design fuses the traditional aesthetic of an Agbada robe with a modern football design, while the new away kit trim is inspired by Onanism. A broader collection of Super Eagles apparel includes a poncho, vest, dress, & more. The last design was accepted globally and was named the best…

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Nollywood Povies Promoting Money Rituals, Encouraging Kdnapping – Fashola

Without a doubt, one of the common themes in Nollywood is money rituals. While such stories could be entertaining, especially with the mystical manipulations embedded in them, Minister of Works and Housing and former governor of Lagos State, Babatunde Fashola, during the week asked moviemakers to stop telling such stories, because, according to him, money ritual is a myth. Fashola, who was the guest speaker at the fourth annual public lecture/symposium organised by the United Action for Change, themed, ‘Security of citizens as a social contract’, said that belief system,…

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Abacha Family Loses Bid At Supreme Court To Access Looted Funds

Legal attempts by the family of the late military head of state, General Sani Abacha on Friday to regain access to the many accounts held by its members in banks in the United Kingdom, Switzerland, Jersey, Liechtenstein and Luxembourg which were blocked upon a directive by the Nigerian government in 1999 failed on Friday at the Supreme Court. The Supreme Court specifically held in its unanimous judgment that the appeal by family members of the late head of state was statute-barred. A five-member panel of the apex court held, that…

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Oyindamola Aje Emerges ‘Best Science Student’ In Nigeria

Oyindamola Aje, a 16-year-old student of Jesuit Memorial College, Port Harcourt, Rivers State, has emerged winner of the second edition of the InterswitchSPAK National Science Competition held in Lagos. He defeated eight other finalists in an intense quiz session to win the grand prize of 7.5 million Naira worth of tertiary education scholarship. This scholarship will spread over five years. He also went away with a laptop and a monthly stipend for the duration of the scholarship fund. The first runner-up,15-year-old Oluwatobi Ojo of Apt Scholars Universal College, Ogun State…

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Buhari’s Claim That 90% Boko Haram Victims Are Muslims False, Provocative – CAN

The Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) has reacted angrily to President Muhammadu Buhari’s assertion that 90 percent of Boko Haram victims were Muslims. CAN said Buhari was playing international politics with the lives of its citizens. CAN’s Director of Legal and Public Affairs, Kwamkur Samuel, in an interview said, “The Christian Association of Nigeria notes with pains President Buhari’s unfounded, false, provocative and misleading assertion that 90% of Boko Haram victims are Muslims. “On reading this misleading and provocative statement coming from the number one citizen of the country, one…

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IG meets South-East governors As Force Begins Screening For Community Policing

The Inspector-General of Police, Muhammed Adamu, and the South-East governors will on Wednesday meet in Enugu, the Enugu State capital, over the Federal Government’s community policing policy. The Force Public Relations Officer, Frank Mba, who disclosed this in an interview with  one of our correspondents on Monday,  said the IG would be attending a security summit with the South-East governors  as part of a nationwide  mobilisation towards the community policing policy. The meeting is coming three days after the South-East governors, the Igbo apex socio-cultural organisation, the Ohanaeze Ndigbo, and…

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Community Policing Will End Insecurity, Says Police IG

The Inspector-General of Police (IGP) Muhammad Adamu has said the solution to insecurity in the country was to take policing back to the people at the grassroots level through community policing. He charged state governments to take responsibility by ensuring that they tackle issues that lead to crime like unemployment, education or issues that require urgent interventions. Adamu also urged chairmen of local government areas to take responsibility and not leave everything to the security agencies alone. He spoke to journalists shortly after meeting with the Senate over insecurity, which…

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Femi Falana Says Zulum’s Reward of Igbo teacher Mrs. Obiageri Mazi Is Indictment On Divisive Politicians

A senior lawyer, Femi Falana, says politicians who play divisive politics have been indicted by the recent act of kindness Governor Babagana Zulum of Borno state showed to a primary school teacher of Igbo extraction Falana commends the Borno state governor for rewarding Obiageli Mazi, a class teacher, irrespective of her religion and ethnicity The lawyer says the governor did well by promoting national integration in line with the Nigerian constitution A senior lawyer, Femi Falana, has said the recent act of kindness Governor Babagana Zulum of Borno state showed…

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