*Militants invade Ikorodu Community *Alleged N11bn withdrawal: AGF orders EFCC to probe Rivers director

*Militants invade Ikorodu Community *Alleged N11bn withdrawal: AGF orders EFCC to probe Rivers director


Militants invade Ikorodu Community

Tragedy again struck in the wee hours of today as unidentified militants who has been disturbing the Ajegunle, Imuti and part of Igbogbi Estate struck again. An unidentified man was murdered in front of his house at the Imuti area while other unconfirmed reports said other scores were killed. An eyewitness popularly called Iya Ibeji in the Imuti area said there was series of gunshots all through the night and also early in the morning. She said the unidentified man killed had just newly parked in some weeks ago which us why no one knows his name. “I heard series of gunshots while preparing Sari this morning. I also saw people from a nearby church through my window scampering for safety because they were doing a vigil before the chaos.”, Iya Ibeji added. Read more

Alleged N11bn withdrawal: AGF orders EFCC to probe Rivers director

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission is to investigate the withdrawal of over N11bn from the Rivers State Government’s account between October, 2015 and February, 2016 under the present administration of Governor Nyesom Wike. The money was allegedly withdrawn from the Rivers State Government’s account with the Central Bank of Nigeria by the Director of Finance and Administration of the state’s Government House, Mr. Kingsely Fubara, in cash. Read more

EFCC probes ExxonMobil over $3.75bn oil deal

ExxonMobil’s deal to secure some oil blocks in Nigeria is under investigation by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, according to documents obtained by The Guardian of the United Kingdom. ExxonMobil, the world’s largest oil company, was said to have secured the lucrative oil rights in 2009 by beating out China’s fourth-largest oil producer for access, despite apparently underbidding its rival by $2.25bn. Read more

Falana, a Disgrace to the Bar, Says Fayose

The Governor of Ekiti State, Mr. Ayodele Fayose, has described the Lagos fiery lawyer, Mr. Femi Falana, as a disgrace to the legal profession over the statement he allegedly made that the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has the power to freeze the governor’s account in spite of the immunity he enjoys. Read more

iSON targets more call centre investments in Nigeria, SSA

Business Processing Outsourcing (BPO) firm, iSON has revealed plans to expand its investments in call centre operations in Nigeria and other sub- Saharan African countries. iSON Group, head quartered in Lagos, Nigeria, is an Information Technology (IT) and ITeS organization in Africa with presence in 25 countries and over 10,000 employees and offers solutions to communications service providers, tower infrastructure providers, BFSI, government, retail, aviation and oil and gas segments. Read more

Be more patriotic, Buhari urges elites

President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday urged Nigerian elites to be more patriotic and partner with his administration in order to make life more meaningful for the ordinary Nigerians. He made the appeal during the breaking-of-fast dinner with retired and serving Justices of the Supreme Court at the Presidential Villa, Abuja. Read more

Nigerian young leaders get grants to fund health projects

Women Deliver, a global advocacy organization has announced the award of seed grants of US$5,000 each to 20 young leaders in 15 countries around the world. The grant is to support a six-month project aimed at advancing girls’ and women’s health, rights and well-being in their communities, The Nation learnt yesterday. Read more

Nigeria, Ghana agree to drive mutual IT agenda

National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA), Nigeria’s IT clearinghouse and the National Information Technology Agency (NITA), Ghana’s agency responsible for implementing IT policies have agreed to collaborate on common grounds as it affects both countries IT sector. The two agencies met over the weekend in Accra, Ghana to assess mutual areas of interest and how the two economic powerhouses in West Africa can leverage on ICT to better improve the economic potentials of these countries. Read more

NURTW warns members against excessive speed

The National Union of Road Transport Workers (NURTW) has warned its members against excessive speed, especially during the Ramadan. The Chairman of the union in Kwara, Alhaji Aliyu Ore, gave the warning on Friday in Ilorin on the sidelines of a Ramadan lecture delivered by a popular cleric, Ibrahim Abdullahi. Read more

Buhari appoints Mustapha NIWA MD

President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the appointment of Mr. Boss Gida Mustapha, as the new Managing Director of the National Inland Waterways Authority. Director (Press and Public Relations) in the Office of the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Mr. Bolaji Adebiyi, said this in a statement issued on Thursday evening. Read more

Halliburton: Apologise or meet me in court

Wife of the President, Aisha Buhari has described the statement by Ekiti State Governor Ayo Fayose which fingered her as an accomplice in the famous Halliburton bribery scandal that landed former U.S. lawmaker, Williams Jefferson in jail as “very wild and unfounded.” She threatened to drag Fayose to court if the statement was not retracted within five working days. The letter emanated from the chamber of Mary Ekpere and Co. Read more

We’ll probe alleged coup against Buhari, says Army

The Nigerian Army has said that it will investigate the allegation that there was a plot by the service to overthrow the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari. The Acting Director, Army Public Relations, Col. Sani Usman, said in a statement on Thursday that the Army would investigate the claim in order to unravel the motive behind the claim. Read more

Arase ordered complainant’s arraignment over contract scandal

The Managing Director of Citadel Oracle Concept Limited, Benjamin Joseph, has accused the immediate past Inspector-General of Police, Solomon Arase, of frustrating a case of fraud against some suspects. Joseph said Arase allegedly refused to release the case file to the Directorate of Public Prosecutions which had ordered the prosecution of the suspects in its legal advice. Read more

Ex-policeman, guards arrested for alleged burglary

The police in Ogun State have arrested an ex-policeman, identified only as Tunde, and two security guards of Flour Mills Nigeria Limited, over alleged burglary. It was learnt that the guards, simply identified as Sulaiman and Ola, manned the firm’s new site at Araromi Orita village in Atan, Ado Odo-Ota Local Government Area of the state. Read more

Four killed, nine injured in Lagos crash

No fewer than four people have been confirmed dead and nine others seriously injured after a truck collided with a fully-loaded commercial bus at the Ojota end of the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway on Thursday. PUNCH Metro learnt that the driver of the unregistered Iveco truck was at top speed when he lost control and rammed into the back of the LT bus, with number plate KRD 326 XG. Read more

Ijaw youths invade Murray-Bruce’s Bayelsa radio station

There was rancour in Yenagoa, Bayelsa State capital, on Thursday, following an armed invasion of Rhythm FM radio station, owned by Senator Ben Murray-Bruce, by some members of the Ijaw Youth Council Worldwide. The angry youth, who stormed the studio in buses and other vehicles, were after two executive members of the IYC and guests of a live radio programme, Talk of the Town, anchored by Lishman Onisodemuya. Read more

Soldiers kill one in Imo over N350, 000

The oil-rich Etekwuru community in Ohaji/Egbema Council Area of Imo has been thrown into mourning, following the alleged brutal killing of a young man by some soldiers attached to the area. The victim, Declan Obi (26) was allegedly sent to the great beyond following the invitation of the soldiers by his master, Evans Njemanze (36), to investigate him over suspected financial dishonesty. Read more

British PM David Cameron resigns

Prime Minister David Cameron announced Friday he will resign after Britons voted to leave the European Union despite his campaign to keep it in the bloc. Cameron promised to try to “steady the ship” over the next months and did not give a precise timetable for his departure but said a new leader should be installed by early October. Read more

U.S. imposes targetted sanctions on Congo officials

The U.S. government has imposed sanctions on a senior police official in the Democratic Republic of Congo on Thursday for his role in what it described as the violent suppression of opposition to President Joseph Kabila’s government. Kabila is ineligible to stand in Congo’s next election in November after serving two elected terms. Opponents accused him of plotting to hold on to power by delaying the poll or changing the constitution to remove the term limit, as several African leaders have done. Read more


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Osigweh Lilian Oluchi is a graduate of the University of Lagos where she obtained a B.A (Hons) in English, Masters in Public and International affairs (MPIA). Currently works with 1stnews as a Database Manager / Writer. [email protected]

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