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Senator Dino Melaye Regains Freedom From Detention

The Senator representing Kogi State, Senator Dino Melaye has been released from detention. The Senator was released after he was detained by officials of the immigration service at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja on his way to Morocco. He took to his Twitter page to confirm his arrest. The police had on April 3, warned

Miguna Miguna: Kenya opposition figure deported again

Kenyan opposition figure Miguna Miguna says he was beaten and drugged before being forcibly removed from the country for a second time. The deportation came hours after a court held top officials in contempt for failing to release him from the airport where he was being held. Kenyan officials have argued the lawyer – who

Sex-for-marks girl Monica Osagie speaks

Miss Monica Osagie, the student at the centre of a sex-for-mark scandal rocking the Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, has denied shunning an invitation by the panel probing her audio tapes of her conversation with disgraced Professor Richard Akindele, who demanded five rounds of sex for marks. She made the denial via proxy, and said she

Senator Dino Melaye Regains Freedom From Detention

The Senator representing Kogi State, Senator Dino Melaye has been released from detention. The Senator was released after he was detained by officials of the immigration service at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja on his way to Morocco. He took to his Twitter page to confirm his arrest. The police had on April 3, warned

BREAKING: Biafra protesters storm CHOGM as Buhari meets the Queen

Some Biafran protesters are currently demonstrating at the Pall Mall Street, Westminster, about 650  metres from Buckingham Palace as President Muhammadu Buhari meet British Prime minister Theresa May, Queen Elizabeth II, and other heads of state. The protesters are, among other things, requesting the release of Nnamdi Kanu, the leader of the Independent People of Biafra

Entertainment

Mexican, Indian soaps aired on Nigerian stations illegal – Official

The National Film and Video Censors Board (NFVCB), says Mexican Soaps aired on some local Television stations in Nigeria are unclassified and unlicensed. Adedayo Thomas, Executive Director of the board, stated this in an interview with News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Sunday in Abuja. According to him, many, if not all, of the foreign

Mexican, Indian soaps aired on Nigerian stations illegal – Official

The National Film and Video Censors Board (NFVCB), says Mexican Soaps aired on some local Television stations in Nigeria are unclassified and unlicensed. Adedayo Thomas, Executive Director of the board, stated this in an interview with News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Sunday in Abuja. According to him, many, if not all, of the foreign

Business

EFCC charges Globacom with $6.7m fraud

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has charged telecommunications company, Globacom Limited, before the Lagos State Special Offences Court in Ikeja for an alleged fraud of $6,786,674.61. The firm was charged alongside its Indian Chief Marketing Officer, Ashok Israni, who was listed as the first defendant in the case. The one count filed before Justice

The 2018 GTBank’s Food And Drink Fair Set To Hold For 3 Days

From the promise of mouth-watering delicacies to the allure of savoury wine tastings, the 2018 GTBank Food and Drink Fair is set to deliver, in 3 days, an experience that will certainly remain unmatched for the entire year. On April 29th, 30th and May 1st, 2018, the third edition of the GTBank Food and Drink Fair will

Adeosun sacks acting SEC boss, Zubair, sends him to external affairs dept

The Minister of Finance, Mrs. Kemi Adeosun, on Friday removed Dr. Abdul Zubair as the acting Director-General of the Securities and Exchange Commission. The removal was confirmed in a statement issued by the Special Adviser to the minister of finance, Mr. Oluyinka Akintunde. The statement said that following his removal as acting SEC DG, Zubair

EFCC charges Globacom with $6.7m fraud

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has charged telecommunications company, Globacom Limited, before the Lagos State Special Offences Court in Ikeja for an alleged fraud of $6,786,674.61. The firm was charged alongside its Indian Chief Marketing Officer, Ashok Israni, who was listed as the first defendant in the case. The one count filed before Justice

Facebook Announces New Steps To Protect Users’ Privacy

Facebook said Wednesday it will overhaul its privacy settings tools to put users “more in control” of their information on the social media website. The updates include improved access to Facebook’s user settings and tools to easily search for, download and delete personal data stored by Facebook. Meanwhile, a new privacy shortcuts menu will allow

Editorial

No more fire in President Buhari’s belly

By Sufuyan Ojeifo I read one of President Muhammadu Buhari’s ministers say that his boss is poised to seek re-election in 2019.  Before his poorly-packaged, unsolicited public service announcement, there were media reports that former Rivers governor and current minister of Transport, Mr Rotimi Amaechi, had been quietly reappointed as Director-General of Buhari’s presidential (re-election)

Politics

Senator Dino Melaye Regains Freedom From Detention

The Senator representing Kogi State, Senator Dino Melaye has been released from detention. The Senator was released after he was detained by officials of the immigration service at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja on his way to Morocco. He took to his Twitter page to confirm his arrest. The police had on April 3, warned

Sports

Kanu Nwankwo distances self from presidential race

Former Super Eagles captain, Kanu Nwankwo has dissociated himself from the campaign for the 2019 presidency, saying he does not know where and how his name has been linked to the race for Aso Rck Villa. Speaking in Lagos on Friday, Kanu said he was surprised to see his poster on the Internet campaigning for

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Breaking: Police releases Omo-Agege

Embattled Senator Ovie Omo-Agege whisked away by the police over his alleged role in the invasion of the Senate Chamber has been released by the police, The Nation has learnt. A statement by his Office confirmed that the Delta Central senator has “left the police” after Omo-Agege told the police his perspective on the invasion

Issues around Buhari’s 2019 re-election bid

By Sufuyan Ojeifo President Muhammadu Buhari has thrown down the gauntlet, calling out those who are interested in his position. He is apparently ready to defend his champion’s trophy in the 2019 presidential election. Having coasted home to victory in the 2015 presidential poll on the crest of a nationwide approbation, Buhari is once again

Police Arrest Senator Ovie Omo-Agege For Seizing National Assembly Mace

Senator Ovie Omo-Agege has just been arrested by the FCT Commissioner of Police and Divisional Police Officer (DPO) immediately after the resumed plenary of the Senate. The arrest was made at the National Assembly premises. He was actually not meant to have attended Plenary because he is facing a suspension. Mr Omo-Agege was whisked away

JUST IN: Shiites continue free El-Zakzaky protest in Abuja

Protesters have gathered for the third day in the Nigerian capital, Abuja, to demand the release of Ibrahim El-Zakzaky. Mr. El-Zakzaky has been detained without trial by the Nigerian government since 2015. The protests, which started peacefully on Monday and Tuesday turned violent after police forcefully dispersed the protesters. As at 12:50 p.m. on Wednesday,

Breaking: Hoodlums invade Senate, takes Mace away

Unknown hoodlums on Wednesday invaded the Senate chambers during a session and took away the mace. Deputy Senate President, Dr Ike Ekeremadu was presiding when the incident happened. There was confusion in the chambers as Senators scampered for safety. Unconfirmed reports have it that the fierce looking men who invaded the Senate during plenary are

BREAKING: Keyamo appointed spokesman for Buhari’s 2019 campaign

Ahead of the 2019 general election, President Muhammadu Buhari who last week declared intension of re-contesting for a second term in office has appointed Lagos lawyer and human rights activist, Festus Keyamo as the Director, Strategic Communications. PEARL gathered that the appointment was ratified in a letter dated April 16 and confirmed on Keyamo’s Twitter handle, the human rights

FirstBank MD and management visit Kwara Governor, Monarch

The Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer of FirstBank, Dr Adesola Adeduntan, on Friday led some members of the bank’s executive management team on a courtesy visit to Governor Abdulfatah Ahmed of Kwara State at the State House, Ilorin. This visit follows the recent armed robbery attack in the town of Offa in Kwara. Speaking during the visit, Dr Adeduntan promised the bank’s

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