‘Yahoo’ Boys Have Become Role Models – Diezani Laments

Diezani Allison Madueke

A former Minister of Petroleum Resources, Diezani Alison-Madueke, says societal values have disintegrated to the extent that online fraudsters otherwise known as ‘Yahoo boys’ have become role models in Nigerian society. Diezani said this while delivering a lecture at a virtual event which was also attended by her former boss, ex-President Goodluck Jonathan, on Friday. Speaking at the event organized by the Ijaw National Development Group on Friday, Diezani stressed the need for mentorship of Ijaw youths. The videos were posted on Twitter by blogger, Jackson Ude, who is also…

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Uzodinma Angry With ‘Supreme Court Governor’ Tag By PDP, Petitions NJC, AGF

Go. Uzodinma

The Supreme Court government, Senator Hope Uzodinma, has expressed dissatisfaction over the label of ‘Supreme Court Governor’ continuously allegedly used by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) loyalists in the state. To this end, the governor has petitioned the National Judicial Council (NJC), the Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice (AGF), Mr. Abubakar Malami; the leadership of the National Assembly among others to prosecute those behind the alleged act. In a document circulating in the local tabloid in the state tagged: ‘Petition against Mr. Ogubundu Nwadike, the Imo…

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I Don’t Care What People Will Say About Me When I Die- Obasanjo

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Nigeria’s former President Chief Olusegun Obasanjo has said he did not care what people would say about him if he died. Obasanjo had on Saturday released a sarcastic statement on the death of Senator Buruji Kashamu, saying that the former lawmaker used politics and legal means to escape justice but could not use the same to stop death. In his words: “The life and history of the departed have lessons for those of all us on this side of the veil. Senator Esho Jinadu (Buruji Kashamu) in his lifetime used the…

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FG Excessive And Dangerous Borrowings Wither The National Assemble- Dr. Godwin Onuoha

Dr Onuoha

Dr.G.A.Onuoha, LL.M, Ph.D. (UNN) is a maverick lawyer, an International and Jurisprudence Lecturer in the Faculty of Law University of Nigeria. He graduated from the prestigious University of Ife now Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU).  He earned his Ph.D. from the University of Nigeria and has published extensively in the area of maritime law. Barr Onuoha is a household name in public service, philanthropy, and legal matters in Nigeria and in every respect a legal luminary. With some of the most flourishing career profile to flaunt Dr. G.A. Onuoha in this…

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Nigeria Rescues 30 Trafficked Citizens In Lebanon

NIDCOM

Thirty Nigerians, who were trafficked and left stranded in Lebanon have been rescued, and are among a total of 150 victims awaiting evacuation to Nigeria. The Nigerians in Diaspora Commission (NIDCOM) made this known in a statement by Gabriel Odu of its Media, Public Relations, and Protocol Unit. The commission said the rescue came after video footage of the stranded Nigerians making an appeal to the Federal Government and well-meaning Nigerians to come to their aid viral on the Internet. According to it, the appeal for help by the stranded…

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Nigeria and Chinese Loans

Ruben Abati

By Reuben Abati The relationship between Nigeria and China with regard to loans obtained from the latter to fund Nigeria’s infrastructural projects suddenly became a matter of legislative intervention and public scrutiny last week when the House of Representatives summoned the Minister of Transportation, the Minister of Finance, Budget and National Planning and the Minister of Communications and Digital Economy to appear before it on August 17. The ministers are expected to explain certain clauses in the agreement signed between Nigeria and the Export-Import Bank of China with regard to…

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Lawmakers: Akpabio Insists On Contractors’ List, Says NDDC

Akpbio

The Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) has said the Minister of Niger Delta Affairs, Godswill Akpabio, stands by the list of contractors he released, which contained the names of some lawmakers and ex-governors as NDDC contractors. The commission said the names emanated from files in the possession of its forensic auditors, adding that it was part of the volume of 8,000 documents handed over to the audit team. Akpabio had, during an investigative hearing by the House of Representatives last month, claimed that some lawmakers were beneficiaries of the NDDC…

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Imo Government Sent Thugs To Flog Protesting Pensioners In The State

Imo State Pensioners

Hoodlums assaulted pensioners who were at the Imo State Government House in Owerri, the state capital, to protest against their five months, unpaid pensions and gratuities. This is the fifth time in less than a month the senior citizens will protest against their non-payment of pensions and gratuities by the Governor Hope Uzodinma administration. Trouble started when thugs clutching canes formed a barricade, stopping the pensioners from approaching the Government House’s main gate. The senior citizens defied the situation, which led to their being flogged by the thugs. While the…

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Corruption Scandals: NDDC A Cash Cow For Politicians – Wike

Wike Disagrees With PDP Leaders Over Obaseki As Party Denies Media Campaign Against Governor

Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike has taken a swipe at the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) following recent revelations of corrupt activities at the commission. Governor Wike stated the agency had deviated from its original mandate and has become a source of wealth for some corrupt politicians. “I have said before and it is very clear; my concern is everybody knows that NDDC was set up for the development of the region,” he told Channels Television on Tuesday during an interview on Sunrise Daily in Port Harcourt, the Rivers State capital. He added, “Unfortunately,…

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NIPOST Fights FIRS Over Stamp Duty Collection

Nipost

The amount of money available in the stamp duty playing field has left two government agencies fighting again. The Nigeria Postal Service (NIPOST) is at war with the Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS) over stamp duty collection. FIRS recently announced that it is the authorized agency to collect stamp duties on rent, online financial transactions, and other dutiable instruments as provided under the Stamp Duties Act, CAP S8, LFN 2004, and the Finance Act of 2019 (as amended). This hasn’t gone down well with NIPOST, whose attempt to charge delivery and logistics…

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