ONDO REJECTS BUHARI’S EXPIRED RICE PALLIATIVES

The Ondo State Government has rejected expired bags of rice from the 1,800 bags sent to the state by the Federal Government. The FG sent about 1,800 bags of rice and vegetable oil to the state as part of measures to cushion the effect of the COVID-19 lockdown in the country. The state Governor, Mr Rotimi Akeredolu, has ordered the return of some bags of rice sent to the state by the Federal Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs and Disaster Management as they were found to have expired. Speaking on the…

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FLASHBACK: MY DREAM WAS TO OWN TWO OKADAS A DANFO AND MARRY AN AMALA GIRL-HUSHPUPPI

Eniola Akinkuotu, Abuja Alleged international fraudster, Ramon Abbas aka Ray Hushpuppi, once said his dream was to own two commercial motorcycles otherwise known as okada and a commercial bus popularly called danfo. He said this during a live Instagram video with social media influencer, Abisoye Michael, aka Oyemyke in 2018. Ironically, 13 luxury cars including two Rolls Royce, a Bentley, a Mercedes Benz G Wagon, Ferrari, Maybach, Bugatti and others worth $6.8m (N2.5bn) have been seized from Hushpuppi. The alleged fraudster, who is in the United States facing charges of…

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HERITAGE BANK CLOSES BRANCH OVER CORONAVIRUS SCARE

Heritage Bank Plc has closed down its Allen Avenue, Ikeja Experience Centre- EC (branch) over unconfirmed case of Coronavirus for deep hygiene clean up after an employee took ill last week. The bank in a statement said; The bank in a statement said; “In line with our emergency response plan and following regulatory practices, we have taken immediate steps to close down Allen Avenue, Ikeja Experience Centers- EC (branch) for thorough disinfections of the affected location.” “Whilst the suspected staff awaits her medical test from the Covid-19 Test Centre in…

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300BIL MISSING PUBLIC FUNDS: SERAP DEMANDS INVESTIGATIONS OF CLAIMS BY AUDITOR GENERAL OF THE FEDERATION

The Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has given President Muhammadu Buhari 14 days to “direct the Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice Mr Abubakar Malami, SAN, and appropriate anti-corruption agencies to urgently investigate allegations that over N300bn of public funds are missing, mismanaged, diverted or stolen, as documented in the 2017 audited report by the Auditor General of the Federation (AGF).” SERAP also urged him to “ask Mr Malami and the anticorruption agencies to promptly investigate the extent and patterns of widespread and endemic corruption in the ministries,…

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HERITAGE BANK SHUTS BRANCH OVER CORONAVIRUS FEARS

Heritage Bank Plc has closed down its Allen Avenue, Ikeja Experience Centre- EC (branch) over unconfirmed case of Coronavirus for deep hygiene clean up after an employee took ill last week. The bank in a statement said; The bank in a statement said; “In line with our emergency response plan and following regulatory practices, we have taken immediate steps to close down Allen Avenue, Ikeja Experience Centers- EC (branch) for thorough disinfections of the affected location.” “Whilst the suspected staff awaits her medical test from the Covid-19 Test Centre in…

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WHY OYO DEPUTY GOVERNOR WAS DENIED ACCESS TO AJIMOBI’S FIDAU PRAYERS’ VENUE BY FAMILY

…as family reacts Engr. Raufu Olaniyan By Adeola Badru A delegation of Oyo State Government led by Governor Seyi Makinde’s deputy governor, Engr. Raufu Olaniyan; Alhaja Amidat Agboola, Head of Service; Barrister Abiodun Abdul-Raheem, Commissioner for Lands were turned back from entering the Oluyole residence of late former Governor Abiola Ajimobi, venue of the 8th day Fidau prayer for the deceased. Security details attached to the venue were said to have resisted efforts to enter the venue of Ajimobi’s Fidau, as they almost engaged in open confrontation with security details…

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2,430 PEOPLE INFESTED WITH CORONAVIRUS REFUSE TO BE ISOLATED IN LAGOS ISOLATION CENTRES

At least 2,430 people infected with coronavirus have refused to be admitted at Lagos State isolation centres, the state Health Commissioner, Prof Akin Abayomi, has said. This was as the number of coronavirus associated deaths in the state rose to 177. Abayomi, who gave an update via Twitter handle on Saturday, said of the 42,348 Lagosians tested, 10,926 tested positive for the virus, adding that 1,695 patients have since been discharged following treatment and recovery. He wrote, “748 COVID-19 tests were conducted on 3rd July, 2020 out of which 87 new cases…

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9 NIGERIANS DROPPED FROM US FLIGHT BACK HOME OVER COVID-19 CLEARANCE PAPERS, SEE PICS

Inconsolable: One of the Nigerians abandoned in Newark by US-Lagos flight for failing to present COVID-19 status paper By Harrison Arubu/New York Nine Nigerians have missed the special US-Lagos flight arranged to evacuate Nigerians from the United States. They were dropped for failing to present COVID-19 test results. Among them is a family of five, according to Mr Benaoyagha Okoyen, the Consul General of Nigeria in New York, who oversaw the second evacuation. The first evacuation was done on 10 May. Okoyen told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) at…

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HOW KWARA GOVERNOR RESHUFFLED CABINET AFTER FEMALE COMMISSIONERS EXCHANGE BLOWS, SEE PICS

Fracas responsible for Emergency cabinet Reshuffle .Kwara Govt borrowing from Banks to Augment salary at Local government ..DPMs Pass Resolution for Financial Autonomy A serous physical fight reportedly erupted between two prominent female commissioners under Governor Abdulrahaman Abdulrazaq few days back over secret handling , diversion and mismanagements of local government fund by some blocks within the government which did not favour one of the commissioners, a top government sources has revealed to this medium . The two female commissioners involved are listed as commissioner for finance , Mrs Florence…

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COVID-19 VISITS GOVERNMENT HOUSES

Umahi tests positive; Ortom’s wife, SSG, others also in Benue •Deputy Gov to Akeredolu: Hand over to me within 21 days •Anxiety, lull in activities in Akwa Ibom, Delta   Ogochukwu Anioke, Abakaliki,  Sunny Nwankwo, Aba, Osagie Otabor, Akure   FROM Makurdi to Akure, Abakaliki, Asaba, Umuahia, and even Abuja, Covid-19 appears to be hitting hard at government officials, their spouses and their children. Governor David Umahi of Ebonyi State is the latest of such high profile officials to test positive for the virus. His status was revealed yesterday and…

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SUPREME COURT JUDGEMENT NULLIFYING RULING ON ORJI KALU SETS BAD PRECEDENT FOR JUDICIARY SAYS SAN

The President, Centre for Socio-Legal Studies, Prof Yemi Akinseye-George, SAN, tells TOBI AWORINDE about the implications of the Supreme Court judgment nullifying the conviction of a former Abia State Governor, Orji Kalu, among other legal issues You are among those who drafted the Administration of Criminal Justice Bill, which was enacted in 2015. How effective do you think the legislation has been in solving the problems it was created for? The implementation of the Administration of Criminal Justice Act 2015 has been a mixed bag. It has been effective in some…

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