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WASSCE cancellation may breed frustration, criminality among registered students– Afe Babalola

Legal luminary and the founder of Afe Babalola University, Afe Babalola, has kicked against the decision of the Federal government to cancel Nigeria’s participation in the 2020 West African Senior School Certificate Examination WASSCE, saying ”a year of idleness for 1.5million people may breed frustration and promote criminality”. Recall that on July 8, the Minister of Education, […]

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Interest on recovered N550bn was re-looted under Magu- Presidential Investigation panel says

The Presidential Panel investigating the activities of the suspended Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission EFCC, Ibrahim Magu, has alleged that the commission under Magu re-looted some of the recovered loot. The panel probed the federal government assets recovered by the EFCC from May 2015 to May 2020. According to the News Agency of Nigeria NAN, […]

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664 new cases of Coronavirus recorded in Nigeria

The Nigeria Centre of Disease Control (NCDC) on Saturday July 11, announced that 664 new cases of Coronavirus were recorded in the country.  The health agency gave a breakdown of the new cases recorded across the country as follows; Lagos-224, FCT-105, Edo-85, Ondo-64, Kaduna-32, Imo-27, Osun-19, Plateau-17, Oyo-17, Ogun-17, Rivers-14, Delta-11, Adamawa-10, Enugu-7, Nassarawa-6, Gombe-3, Abia-3, […]

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Social distancing is not observed in aircraft because it is hygienic — Sirika

Minister of Aviation, Hadi Sirika has explained why social distancing is not observed in aircraft following the resumption of flights amid the Coronavirus pandemic.  The Minister who spoke as he embarked on a simulation return flight to the Mallam Aminu Kano International Airport in Kano to assess the preparation of the airport for resumption of flights, […]

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Ibrahim Magu probed over alleged links with Kaduna-based Bureau De Change company that has done transactions worth N336 billion, $435 million and 14 million Euros

The Presidential panel investigating corruption allegations against the suspended acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Ibrahim Magu has started probing his alleged relationship with a Bureau De Change company based in Kaduna that has transacted business in the range of  N336 billion, $435 million and about 14 million Euros.  Vanguard reports that the embattled […]

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Commissioners for Education in Northern states back Minister’s decision to suspend reopening of schools

The Commissioners of Education in the 19 Northern States have thrown their weight behind the Minister of Education, Adamu Adamu’s decision to suspend the reopening of schools across the country following the spike in the number of COVID-19 cases in the country. A statement released by the commissioners after a virtual meeting on Friday, July 10, applauded […]

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Suspended EFCC boss Ibrahim Magu writes presidential investigation panel; speaks on the allegations leveled against him and makes demands

The suspended boss of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission EFCC, Ibrahim Magu, has complained about the “unfortunate” handling of his investigation for alleged corruption, saying he has consequently been “paraded like a common criminal”. Magu on Monday, July 6, appeared before the presidential panel investigating allegations of corruption leveled against him by the Minister […]

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David and Victoria Beckham’s 21-year-old son, Brooklyn Beckham is engaged to his girlfriend, Nicola Peltz

Brooklyn Beckham, the eldest son of celebrity couple David and Victoria Beckham has announced his engagement to his fiancée, actress Nicola Peltz, 25. The 21-year-old British photographer took to Instagram on Saturday, July 11,  to announce the happy news and vowed to be ‘the best daddy one day’ Sharing a stunning photo of the couple […]

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FBI kidnapped my client, says hushpuppi’s lawyer

Gal Pissetzky, lawyer to instagram celebrity Ramon Abbas a.k.a Hushpuppi has continued his social media defence of the alleged fraudster, claiming he was ‘kidnapped’ by the FBI as no legal documents were made for his arrest and no extradition treaty exists between the US and the UAE where Hushpuppi was residing.  Hushpuppi was arrested in […]

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Suspended EFCC boss Ibrahim Magu asks IGP for bail

Suspended acting chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission EFCC, Ibrahim Magu, has written a letter to the Inspector-General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, asking for bail on self recognizance. He requested for bail through a letter sent on his behalf by one of his lawyers, Oluwatosin Ojaomo, to the police chief on Friday, July 10. Magu […]

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Fugitive Mexican Ex-Governor, Cesar Duarte arrested in United States

Cesar Duarte, a fugitive ex-governor of the northern Mexican state of Chihuahua was arrested in Miami on Wednesday July 8.  The Governor who fled in 2017 after he was accused of embezzling public funds, now faces extradition to Mexico where he faces corruption charges for allegedly diverting about $52 million in public funds. Asides being accused of stealing hundreds of […]

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Kanye West says he’s done supporting Trump and is contesting for president under the ‘birthday party’

Rapper/Fashion entrepreneur, Kanye West, has come out to announce he is no longer supporting US president Donald Trump, days after announcing in a July 4 tweet that he was going to be contesting for President. In a wide ranging phone interview with Forbes, published Wednesday July 8, Kanye  declared he’s “taking off the red hat”, […]

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I am president, coach and player at Milan – Zlatan Ibrahimovic brags after helping club defeat Juventus

Football star, Zlatan Ibrahimovic, has praised himself claiming he would have helped Italian club AC Milan win the Serie A had he been signed at the start of the season, after he helped the club beat league leaders Juventus 4-2 on Tuesday  July 7. Ibrahimovic, 38, returned to Milan where he previously won the Scudetto in […]

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Ondo state House of Assembly serves impeachment notice to deputy governor, Agboola Ajayi

The crisis between the Ondo state governor, Rotimi Akeredolu, and his deputy, Agboola Ajayi, took a different turn today July 7 with members of the state’s House of Assembly serving a notice of impeachment to Mr. Ajayi. The impeachment proceedings started this morning with 14 of the 26 members signing the impeachment notice and nine of […]

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603 new cases of Coronavirus recorded in Nigeria

603 new cases of Coronavirus were recorded in Nigeria on Saturday, July 4. According to the Nigeria Center for Disease Control NCDC, Lagos recorded 135 new cases, Edo-87, FCT-73, Rivers-67, Delta-62, Ogun-47, Kaduna-20, Plateau-19, Osun-17, Ondo-16, Enugu-15, Oyo-15, Borno-13, Niger-6, Nasarawa-4, Kebbi-3, Kano-2, Sokoto-1, Abia-1. Nigeria has now recorded 28,167 cases of COVID-19 with 634 […]