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Veteran playwright, Akinwunmi Ishola dies at 79

Popular playwright, actor, dramatist and cultural activist, Prof. Akinwunmi Isola, has died. According to family sources, the revered poet passed away this morning in Ibadan at the age of 79. Isola, a Professor of Yoruba language, has been sick for over two years before he died this morning. Late Ishola is best known for his literary

Ex-President Zuma’s alleged collaborator flees South Africa

Ajay Gupta, one of the three Gupta brothers under investigation over accusations of corrupt links to ousted South African president Jacob Zuma, left the country for Dubai 10 days ago, a Johannesburg airport spokeswoman, said on Friday. The three Gupta brothers, accused by the public-anti-graft watchdog of using their friendship with Zuma to influence policy

Veteran playwright, Akinwunmi Ishola dies at 79

Popular playwright, actor, dramatist and cultural activist, Prof. Akinwunmi Isola, has died. According to family sources, the revered poet passed away this morning in Ibadan at the age of 79. Isola, a Professor of Yoruba language, has been sick for over two years before he died this morning. Late Ishola is best known for his literary

Veteran playwright, Akinwunmi Ishola dies at 79

Popular playwright, actor, dramatist and cultural activist, Prof. Akinwunmi Isola, has died. According to family sources, the revered poet passed away this morning in Ibadan at the age of 79. Isola, a Professor of Yoruba language, has been sick for over two years before he died this morning. Late Ishola is best known for his literary

ATIKUNATION UAE Chapter Launch in Pictures

The United Arab Emirate chapter of ATIKUNATION, a frontline volunteer campaign group for the presidential aspiration of former vice president of Nigeria, Alh. Atiku Abubakar, Atikunation, was launched with fanfare on Friday, 24th of November, 2017. Atikunation is led by seasoned female politician, Hon. Fatee Muhammed.

Hackers stole $6 million in attack on SWIFT system, Russian Central Bank says

Unknown hackers stole 339.5 million rubles (six million dollars) in an attack on the SWIFT international payments messaging system in Russia last year, the Russian Central Bank said on Friday.   The disclosure, buried at the bottom of a central bank report on digital thefts at Russian banks, is the latest in a string of

Hackers stole $6 million in attack on SWIFT system, Russian Central Bank says

Unknown hackers stole 339.5 million rubles (six million dollars) in an attack on the SWIFT international payments messaging system in Russia last year, the Russian Central Bank said on Friday.   The disclosure, buried at the bottom of a central bank report on digital thefts at Russian banks, is the latest in a string of

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CBN wants Shell banks abolished in Nigeria

CBN wants Shell banks abolished in Nigeria Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has called for the abolition of shell banks in the country, saying they serve as institutions for money laundering. Shell banks are institutions that carry out activities where they are not licensed. The CBN Governor, Godwin Emefiele, made the request in Abuja on

Oando: Two weeks after public notice, SEC yet to commence forensic audit

Two weeks after the Securities and Exchange Commission, SEC, said it would begin forensic audit of Nigerian oil firm, Oando Plc, the audit is yet to start, PREMIUM TIMES has learnt. In a statement issued on December 5, SEC notified Nigerians that the forensic audit of the company would begin the next day. But on

World Bank approves $486m loan to improve Nigeria’s electricity transmission

The World Bank on Friday approved an International Development Association (IDA) Credit of $486 million for the rehabilitation and upgrading of electricity transmission substations and lines. The Senior Communications Officer, World Bank, Nigeria, Ms Olufunke Olofon, said in a statement the investments would increase the power transfer capacity of the transmission network. The World Bank’s

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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)

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Winter Olympics: Last place feels like gold medal, says Ghanaian athlete

Ghana’s Akwasi Frimpong finished last in his Olympic debut but was a smash-hit nonetheless with his plucky efforts in the crackpot sliding sport of skeleton on Friday. The 32-year-old, who spent two years selling vacuum cleaners door-to-door to finance his unlikely journey to Pyeongchang, now can’t wait to take a deserved break and go lie

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Army sites water project in Sambisa Forest

The Army has  drilled a bore hole in Sambisa Forest to enhance water supply to troops and communities in the area as part of efforts to make the forest habitable. The project,according to Brigadier-Gen. Sani Kukasheka, the Director, Army Public Relations,  is also part of the ongoing clearance operation to root out the remnants of

Trump Says ‘No Collusion’ After Russians Indicted For Election Meddling

US President Donald Trump on Friday held up the indictment of 13 Russians — and no Americans — for meddling in the 2016 election as vindication that his campaign team did not collude with Moscow. “Russia started their anti-US campaign in 2014, long before I announced that I would run for president,” Trump tweeted, pointing

Trump Says ‘No Collusion’ After Russians Indicted For Election Meddling

Suspected serial assassin, Ade Williams alias Ade Lawyer who was arrested by the police yesterday said apart from killing four people at different occasions for former National Union of Road Transport Workers (NURTW) Chairman in Lagos, Akanni Olohunwa, he was also paid by traditional rulers to assassinate their rivals or perceived enemies.   According to

Winter Olympics: Last place feels like gold medal, says Ghanaian athlete

Ghana’s Akwasi Frimpong finished last in his Olympic debut but was a smash-hit nonetheless with his plucky efforts in the crackpot sliding sport of skeleton on Friday. The 32-year-old, who spent two years selling vacuum cleaners door-to-door to finance his unlikely journey to Pyeongchang, now can’t wait to take a deserved break and go lie

Ex-President Zuma’s alleged collaborator flees South Africa

Ajay Gupta, one of the three Gupta brothers under investigation over accusations of corrupt links to ousted South African president Jacob Zuma, left the country for Dubai 10 days ago, a Johannesburg airport spokeswoman, said on Friday. The three Gupta brothers, accused by the public-anti-graft watchdog of using their friendship with Zuma to influence policy

We won’t pull down Zuma’s statue, Okorocha vows

The Imo State Government has said the statue of the erstwhile South African President, Jacob Zuma, erected by his administration, will not be pulled down.   Zuma’s statue is among the seven statues erected by the Okorocha government in Owerri.   The government argued that the statue was erected when Zuma was the president of

Security Apprehend 9 persons for diverting food meant for IDPs

The Police in Bauchi State have arrested nine persons for diverting grains meant for the Internally Displaced Persons in the state. The Police Public Relations Officer,  Bauchi State Command, Kamal Abubakar, who confirmed the arrest also disclosed that 50Kg of 600 bags of millet were equally recovered from the suspects. Abubakar, a Deputy Superintendent of

Forensic audit shows massive under-remittances by Nigerian revenue agencies

The National Economic Council, NEC, said on Thursday the final report on the forensic audit of revenue accruals by revenue generating agencies confirmed massive under-remittances to government coffers. The Deputy Governor of Lagos State, Idiat Adebule, who presented the report to NEC did not disclose the exact amount involved. Mrs. Adebule said the report covered

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