Grass-Cutting Scandal: EFCC Presents First Witness Against Ex-SGF

Grass-cutting scandal: EFCC presents first witness against ex-SGF

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has opened its case in the ongoing trial of a former Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Babachir Lawal, and three others when it presented its first witness, Mohammed Babansule, a relationship manager with the First City Monument Bank. According to a statement on Wednesday by the EFCC’s head of media and publicity, Wilson Uwujaren, the witness, who is the account manager of the sixth defendant, Josmon Technologies Ltd, during his examination-in-chief, told the court the account opening form and other…

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Ghanaian President Scraps 8 Ministries, 41 Ministerial Posts

Ghanaian president scraps 8 ministries, 41 ministerial posts

Ghanaian President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo will scrap eight ministries and 41 ministerial positions in his new cabinet, said a release on Thursday. The president will reduce the number of ministries to 26, down from the previous 38, and appoint 85 ministers instead of 126 during his first term, said the release signed by Eugene Arhin, the Director of Communication at the presidency. The ministries to be scrapped include the Ministries of Aviation, Business Development, Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation, Inner City and Zongo Development, Regional Reorganization, and Special Development Initiatives,…

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Buhari’s Govt Disappointing —Jega

Buhari's Govt Disappointing —Jega

The immediate past chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Professor Attahiru Jega, has taken a swipe at the Buhari administration, describing its performance as disappointing. Speaking in an exclusive interview with Daily Trust on Sunday, Jega, who conducted the election that ushered in President Muhammad Buhari in 2015, said the high expectations on the government by Nigerians were largely dashed, with many people worried about the future of the country.

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Missing Luggage: Court Asks Emirate Airline To Pay $1.6M, N50M To Businessman

Missing Luggage: Court Asks Emirate Airline To Pay $1.6M, N50M To Businessman

Succour came the way of a Nigeria businessman, Mr. Orji Prince Chu Ikem, whose hand luggage containing $1, 630 million, was illegally and unlawfully converted by some staff of Emirates Airlines, during a business trip from Lagos to China in 2007, as a Lagos Federal High Court, has ordered the airline to pay back the money to the businessman. The court also awarded the sum of N50 million against Emirates Airlines, for the untold hardship it had subjected the businessman to, as a result of the said illegal and unlawful…

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World Bank To Invest Over $5bn In Africa’s Dry Lands

World Bank To Invest Over $5bn In Africa’s Dry Lands

The World Bank plans to invest over $5 billion over the next five years to help restore degraded landscapes, improve agriculture productivity, and promote livelihoods across 11 African countries on a swathe of land stretching from Senegal to Djibouti. World Bank Group President David Malpass announced the investment at the One Planet Summit, a high-level meeting co-hosted with France and the United Nations that is focused on addressing climate change and biodiversity loss. “This investment, which comes at a crucial time, will help improve livelihoods as countries recover from COVID-19…

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Rivers Govt. Pledges N5oom To Support Sokoto Rebuild Destroyed Market, Traders

Rivers Govt. Pledges N5oom To Support Sokoto Rebuild Destroyed Market, Traders

Rivers State government has pledged Five Hundred Million Naira (N500m) to support the Sokoto State government rebuild the Sokoto Central market that was gutted by fire. Part of the money will also be used to support victims of the devastating fire that destroyed goods worth billions of Naira. Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike, made the pledge on behalf of the State government during a visit to the Governor of Sokoto State, Aminu Waziri Tambuwal. Governor Wike who was conducted round the destroyed market by Governor Tambuwal said he was…

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Wike under fire over donation of N500 million for rebuilding of Sokoto Market

Wike under fire over donation of N500 million for rebuilding of Sokoto mosque

Rivers State Pensioners are gnashing their teeth over Governor Nyesom Wike’s N500million largesse to the Sokoto State Government to douse the pain on the state and traders affected by the inferno at Sokoto Central Market. The pensioners, who lampooned the governor, said N500million would have to a high extent met some of the demands of retired civil servants in the State. Some retirees who spoke to newsmen at the Rivers State Secretariat Complex lamented that since the Governor assumed office in 2015, Pensioners are yet to receive their gratuities and…

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Umuolum Community Gets New Monarch Ten Years After

Umuolum Community Gets New Monarch Ten Years After

…Cabinet Chiefs Set Up Reconciliation Committee To Reconcile With Aggrieved Persons The new traditional ruler of Umuolum Community in Ayamelum Local Government Area of Anambra state, HRH Igwe Chris Chibuogu Ndibe and his cabinet chiefs had during its annual meeting on December 28, 2020, announced the setting up of a ten-member reconciliation committee to meet with some aggrieved persons in the community. The committee included the former governorship candidate of ADC and two times president of Anambra state association of town union (ASATU), Chief Dr. Ben Eze Agbogu, Engr. Onuorah…

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Trump To Start A New Political Party After Defeat

Trump To Start A New Political Party After Defeat

Facing an uncertain future afternoon today, Trump has legal challenges ahead, both civil and criminal. Donald Trump has reportedly talked with associates about the prospect of starting a new political party. He is considering naming it The Patriot Party. According to The Wall Street Journal, Trump has discussed the matter with several aides due to his disdain for the Republicans who have taken a stance against him since the Jan. 6 insurrection on the Capitol Building. Trump is said to be furious with Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, who said this week the outgoing…

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New Mom Whose Baby Fell As she Gave Birth Speaks Out About Humiliation At Joburg Hospital

New mom whose baby fell as she gave birth speaks out about humiliation at Joburg hospital

A 23-year-old new mother, whose baby fell while she was giving birth, and who was allegedly assaulted by hospital security, says she is still traumatized by the ordeal. Philisiwe Mabena, from Regents Park, south of Johannesburg, said she was happy that she and her baby boy were alive. According to the mother, her baby boy fell while she was trying to get help from nurses and doctors at the South Rand Hospital. “I was screaming and asking for help, but no-one came. I kept on pleading for help and said…

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