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PDP Chairmanship: I know Gbenga Daniel can lead – Sule Lamido 

The former Governor of Jigawa State and one of the founding members of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Alhaji Sule Lamido has assured a frontline aspirant for the National Chairmanship of the party,  Otunba Gbenga Daniel of his support at the forthcoming National Convention. Gbenga Daniel and Sule Lamido Lamido stated this while receiving Daniel at his country home in Bamaina, Jigawa State on Sunday. According to him, the task ahead of PDP is “the sole purpose of rescuing Nigeria from a government that should be for all Nigerians but now the architect of our division.” In his words “Only PDP can rescue Nigeria. The formation of PDP at inception was to liberate the country from military rule and stabilize it. “Gbenga, the task before you is enormous. You will have t...

Pro-Biafran leader, Nnamdi Kanu missing on eve of treason trial

The leader of a pro-Biafran separatist group in Nigeria has apparently gone missing, prompting speculation as to his whereabouts on the eve of his trial on treason charges. Nnamdi Kanu missing ? Nnamdi Kanu, who heads the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) movement, has not been seen in public since troops were deployed to the southeastern city of Umuahia last month. Kanu, who wants a separate state for the Igbo people who dominated the country’s southeast, has been on bail since April. He is scheduled to appear in court in Abuja on Tuesday. His lawyer, Ifeanyi Ejiofor, told AFP: “Only the army can tell us where he is. Either they arrested him or they killed him. “If he is alive, they should bring him to the court on Tuesday.” Justice ministry spokesman Salihu Othman I...

Horn Free Day: NGO advocates stiff penalty against abuse of horn

Lagos – Sanity on Wheels Awareness Initiative, a Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO), has called for stiff penalty against indiscriminate use of horn by motorists in the country. The NGO made the call in a statement to commemorate Oct. 15 as the `World Horn Free Day’. Traffic after A 33,000 litres tanker fully laden with diesel with registration numere TUT 258 XA exploded after crashing into a BMW car with registration number LSD 462 CZ at Toyota junction, Ladipo bus stop along Oshodi – Mile 2 expressway. File Photo The Coordinator of the NGO, Mr Edwin Okafor, said that the existing law on abuse of horn should also be enforced. Former Lagos State Governor, Babatunde Fashola, in October 2014, described `World Horn Free Day’ as a step toward sensitising residents about t...

Nigeria moves up in latest FIFA Ranking

Nigeria moved up to the 41st position in the World and retained the fifth in Africa in the latest FIFA Coca-Cola world rankings. The rankings released by the World Football governing body showed that Nigeria moved up three places from the 44th position in September, but maintained the fifth spot in Africa. Super Eagles It said that Nigeria had 721 points compared to the 696 in September. The report said that Tunisia became the new number in Africa and 28th in the world with 834 points while the former number on the continent, Egypt came second and 30th in the world with 818 points. Senegal is number three in Africa and 32 in the world with 815 points while DR Congo is fourth on the continent and 35th in the world with 751 points. African champions, Cameroon is sixth in...

Again, alleged Evan’s accomplice sues Police, demands N100m damages

Lagos – A suspected accomplice of alleged kidnap kingpin, Chukwudumeme Onwuamadike, a.k.a Evans, Emeka Arinze, on Monday asked a Federal High Court in Lagos to order his immediate release from police custody. Kidnapper, Evans and others arraigned In Court Arinze, in his suit filed at the court’s registry through a rights campaigner, Mr Ogedi Ogu, is claiming N100 million and a public apology from the police jointly and severally over alleged infringement on his rights. Joined in the suit are the Inspector General of Police, State Police Commissioner, Lagos State Police Command and Insp. Christian, an Investigating Police Officer with the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS). Ogu is seeking a declaration that the arrest and detention of Arinze without any order validly mad...

Somalia attack: Death toll rises in Mogadishu blast

Image copyright AFP Image caption The explosions struck two busy junctions in Mogadishu At least 276 people have died in a massive bomb attack in the Somali capital Mogadishu on Saturday. A Turkish military plane has arrived with medical aid. It will then evacuate about 40 of the injured to Turkey for medical treatment. It is the deadliest terror attack in Somalia since the Islamist al-Shabab group launched its insurgency in 2007. One of the victims was a medical student who was due to graduate the next day. Her father had flown to Mogadishu to attend her graduation but instead witnessed her burial. Africa Live: BBC news updates Who are Somalia’s al-Shabab? No group has yet said it was behind the bombing. But President Mohamed Abdullahi “Farmajo” Mohamed blamed al-Shabab,...

White House pitches corporate tax cut as win for workers

The Trump administration said in an analysis released on Monday that middle-class Americans would see incomes eventually rise more than $4,000 if President Donald Trump’s corporate tax cuts were enacted, seeking to counter Democratic criticisms that its tax proposals overwhelmingly benefit the rich. The White House and top Republicans in Congress have released a framework for tax reform that lacks details but is intended to serve as a guidepost for congressional committees that are crafting tax legislation. US President Donald Trump . Trump has said he would like to see the U.S. corporate income tax rate reduced to 20 percent from the current 35 percent rate. An analysis by the White House Council of Economic Advisers said lower corporate taxes would incentivize compan...

Anambra 2017: Makarfi, Ugwuanyi, Nwosu, others to grace campaign flag-off

By Dirisu YakubuABUJA – Chairman, National Caretaker Committee of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Senator Ahmed Makarfi, Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi of Enugu State and Professor Alphonsus Nwosu are some of the dignitaries expected at the campaign flag off of the party’s governorship candidate, Oseloka Obaze in the Anambra State governorship election slated for November 18, 2017 at Onitsha today. Oseloka Obaze The event which is expected to parade legion of party stalwarts will mark the official presentation of the PDP governorship flag bearer and his running mate to the people of the State. In a statement issued yesterday by the National Publicity Secretary, Prince Dayo Adeyeye, and posted on the PDP Facebook wall, the party said the occasion would enable the aspiran...

N2.6bn fraud: “you have a case to answer” court tells Akpobolokemi, others

Lagos – A Federal High Court Lagos, on Monday, overruled a no case submission by former Director General of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA), Patrick Akpobolokemi, charged with N2.6 billion fraud. Former DG of NIMASA, Patrick Ziadeke Akpobolokemi (centre) being led out of court after his arraignment by EFCC in Lagos. The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) had on Dec. 4, 2015, arraigned Akpobolokemi alongside five others, for allegedly diverting N2.6 billion from the coffers of NIMASA between December 2013 and May 2015. EFCC claimed the funds were approved by ex-President Goodluck Jonathan for the implementation of a security project. Also charged along with Akpobolokemi are: Ezekiel Agaba, Ekene Nwakuche, Governor Juan, Block...

Buhari remains “unbeatable candidate for the APC” in 2019 – Yahaya Bello

Kogi State Governor, Alh. Yahaya Bello has reiterated the determination of the people of the state and Nigerians in general to ensure President Muhammadu Buhari continues his “good work for the nation beyond 2015”. President Buhari with Governor Yahaya Bello of Kogi State, Governor Abdullahi Ganduje of Kano State and Vice President Yemi Osinbajo as he meets with Governors, Ministers, Service Chiefs and Top Government Officials in State House shortly after arriving from London on 10th March 2017 Addressing a cross section of the media in Abuja, Sunday, Bello said President Muhammadu Buhari remains the “unbeatable candidate for the APC”. “We are a Democratic Party who will do everything within the ambience of the rule of law. But we cannot forget that our party has the most respected, the mo...

Transfer of unclaimed dividend to Trust Fund not acceptable — Igbrude

Mr. Moses Igbrude, spokesperson for Independent Shareholders Association of Nigeria, ISAN, in this interview spoke against plans by the Securities and Exchange Commission, SEC, to transfer unclaimed dividend to the proposed Capital Market Development Fund. Excerpts: WHAT is your take on plans by the SEC to transfer unclaimed dividend to Capital Market Development Fund? Unclaimed dividend is the property of retail shareholders and becomes the property of the company that paid it after 12 years period that the shareholders could not claim it as stipulated by law. Igbrude Moses The contract of shares offering and purchase is between the company and shareholders. Subsection 123 of Companies and Allied Matters Act, CAMA has spelt out what to do in case there is a breach of ...

Nollywood Actress Chioma Toplis: How I Survived 3 Bone Reconstruction Surgeries In London UK

Nollywood Actress Chioma Toplis: How I Survived 3 Bone Reconstruction Surgeries In London UK October 16, 2017 – Nollywood Actress Chioma Toplis: How I Survived 3 Bone Reconstruction Surgeries In London UK  I Would Have Died If This Happened To Me In Nigeria – Chioma Toplis Confesses Months after veteran Nollywood actress Chioma Toplis survived a severe surgery in London, the hardworking actress took to the social media to narrate her miraculous survival story. Read her testimony below: “Today 14th Oct is exactly 10 months that the devil struck but God said “my child do not worry for I have got your back” He showed me mercy and his everlasting love. The paramedics arrived at my house within 10mins that they were called on that fine Saturday morning that nearly became a dark Saturday for my ...