*Ex-gov Ngilari remanded for alleged N167m fraud *Boko Haram: We fear more suicide attacks, says villagers

*Ex-gov Ngilari remanded for alleged N167m fraud *Boko Haram: We fear more suicide attacks, says villagers


Ex-gov Ngilari remanded for alleged N167m fraud

A High Court sitting in Yola, the Adamawa State capital, has ruled that the former governor of Adamawa State, James Ngilari, be remanded in the custody of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission.

A statement by the EFCC’s spokesman for the Gombe Zonal office, Gbenga Aroyehun, which was made available to newsmen in Bauchi, said that Justice Nathan Musa of the Adamawa State High Court, presided over the court sitting which sat in Yola on Wednesday. Read more

Boko Haram: We fear more suicide attacks, says villagers

With his finger on the trigger, ready to fire his weapon in an instant, a policeman keeps an eye on people passing in the centre of Maroua, capital of Cameroon’s Far North region that has been a target of Boko Haram Islamists.

It’s been more than a year since a string of suicide bombings by the jihadists — from their stronghold in nearby Borno state in northern Nigeria — tore through a bustling central market and a bar last July, killing 33 people and wounding dozens more. Read more

Edo Election: Soldiers, DSS Molest And Arrest 10 Journalists In Edo

The attention of the Nigerian Army has been drawn to an online publications alleging that Soldiers of 4 Brigade Nigerian Army and personnel of the Department of State Services (DSS) Edo State command of arresting and molesting 10 journalists in Benin, Edo State earlier today.

This is not correct as the online media did not get their facts right. Read more

Nigeria owed $12.7 bln in undeclared oil exports: court document

Nigeria has said it is owed a total of $12.7 billion by more than a dozen companies for allegedly not declaring exports of crude oil to the United States between 2011 and 2014, according to court documents seen by Reuters on Wednesday. Read more

Why I Will Not Appear Before Speaker Dogara’s Ethics Committee – Rep. AbdulMumin Jibrin

Mr. Jibrin said that referring the matter to the House Committee on Ethics and Privileges was a plot to dilute the ongoing external investigation by anti-graft agencies.

Abdulmumin Jibrin, a former Chairman of the House Committee on Appropriation, has said that he will not appear before the House Committee on Ethics and Privileges except the hearing is made public. Read more

ICPC Arraign 2 Civil  Servants Over N14.8m Job Scam

Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) has arraigned two civil servants in the office of the Head of Civil Service of the Federation (OHCSF), Mrs Grace Nkoyo Nwauzor and Mr. Okorie Tobias Otubaku before the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Abuja, High Court for allegedly defrauding job-seekers of N14.8 million. Read more

NDLEA Nabs 2 With Cocaine Stuffed In Intestine At MMIA

The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) at the Murtala Mohammed International Airport (MMIA), Lagos has made twin arrests on Nigeria-Brazil route.

The arrests were disclosed in an official statement released by the NDLEA to the press yesterday. Read more

Richest African Says Nigeria Needs $15 Billion for Economy

Nigeria needs $15 billion from asset sales and borrowing to revive a slumping economy and boost foreign reserves, according to Aliko Dangote, Africa’s richest man.

“Through sales of assets, through loans from Bank of China or wherever, we need something like $15 billion,” Dangote, a Nigerian national, said in a Bloomberg TV interview at the U.S.-Africa Business Forum in New York on Wednesday. “We’re having a problem as the reserves are low. The banks, entrepreneurs, everybody is speculating on the currency.” Read more

Influx Of Fairly Used Tyres

The unregulated influx of fairly used tyres into the country has not stopped being a source of worry to agencies like the Standard Organisation of Nigeria (SON) which has appealed to its sister agency, the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), to step up its operations to address the trend. FRSC, in turn, has acknowledged publicly that poor quality of tyres was a major contributory factor to high accident rate in the country. The need to tackle this problem becomes even more urgent as the ‘Ember’ months that precede the yuletide festivities, a season that poses a great challenge to road users and traffic managers, set in. Read more

The Battle To Sanitise Ondo State

The courtroom is presumed to be the battle ground for Lawyers with fierce advocacy skills to slog it out in a worthwhile professional debate to establish the guilt or innocence of their respective clients. The legal battle is not fought without the counsel possessing adequate knowledge of relevant case laws, facts, admissible evidence, precedents and other associated technicalities of adjudication. It is against this background that the forthcoming Gubernatorial elections in Ondo State proves an interesting one as it portends to be majorly an electoral duel between two distinguished lawyers who have attained the very apogee of the legal profession as Senior Advocates of Nigeria and equally illustrious sons of Ondo State. Read more

Fashola: There is nothing to celebrate yet

I recently read an article which queried the silence of the media on the “good work” that the  Minister of  Power, Works and Housing, Mr. Babatunde Fashola, is doing on the Sagamu-Ore end of the Lagos-Ore-Benin Expressway and a number of other federal roads.

Titled, Fashola at work: Why is no one talking, the piece written by one Modestus Umenzekwe, apparently a Lagos-based businessman,  pointed out that Nigerians rushed into criticising Fashola for non-performance shortly after he was appointed. Read more

Disclaimer: Purported Recruitment Exercise Into The Nigeria Customs Service Is Scam

Nigeria Customs Service is launching on an all-out war against internet fraudsters who specialise in extorting money from innocent Nigerians under the pretext of offering them jobs, auctions or contracts. Read more

Nigeria Tasked On $19trillion IoT Market Potential

With the market potential of the Internet of Things (IoT) estimated to be worth $19 trillion, Cisco Systems has called on Nigeria to maximise the opportunity. According to Cisco, the opportunities abound, with private sector benefits estimated at $14.4 trillion, while public sector has a $4.6 trillion potential. Read more

3 Kwara Pilgrims Still Undergoing Interrogation In Saudi Over Drugs – Amirul Hajj

Three Kwara pilgrims  arrested in Saudi Arabia for alleged cocaine trafficking are still alive, but were undergoing interrogation in Saudi Arabia.

The state Amirul Hajj, Justice Idris Haroon disclosed this Tuesday’s night when the last batch of pilgrims from the state arrived in Ilorin, the state capital. Read more

Airlines to post record $40 bn profit in 2016 – IATA

Global airlines are expected to post record profits of almost $40 billion this year, the head of industry body IATA said Thursday, but he warned the sector faced threats from terrorism, a sharp rise in oil prices and protectionism.

Alexandre de Juniac, who took the reins at the International Air Transport Association on September 1, also called on Southeast Asian nations to invest in infrastructure to cope with surging demand for air travel in the fast-growing region. Read more

A.P. Moller Maersk to split into transport, energy divisions

Danish oil and shipping conglomerate A.P. Moller-Maersk said on Thursday it would split the the group into separate businesses for transport and energy as it faces headwinds in both sectors.

“The industries in which we are operating are very different, and both face very different underlying fundamentals and competitive environments,” chairman Michael Pram Rasmussen said in a statement. Read more

Nigerian Leader Asks UN To Help Free Abducted Chibok Girls

Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari is inviting the United Nations to help negotiations to swap the kidnapped schoolgirls from Chibok for detained leaders of the Boko Haram Islamic extremist group. 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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