PRESIDENCY CLEARS THE AIR ON DONATION TO HILLARY CLINTON CAMPAIGN

The Federal Government on Friday dismissed as untrue claims that President Muhammadu Buhari donated $500m to Hillary Clinton campaign in the just-concluded US election. A video, purportedly circulated by a US non-governmental group, the American Black Group for Democracy, had last week alleged that Nigeria donated $500m (about N150bn) to Clinton’s failed bid for the White House. It claimed that the money was “pledged to the US Secretary of State, Sen John Kerry, and US Ambassador in Abuja”; adding that “the donation may create a huge misunderstanding between Nigeria and…

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JIMOH IBRAHIM VS JEGEDE: APPEAL COURT ADJOURNS INDEFINITELY

Ade Adesomoju, Abuja The Justice Ibrahim Saulawa-led panel of the Court of Appeal in Abuja has adjourned indefinitely the judgment on the appeal filed by substituted governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party in the forthcoming election in  Ondo State, Mr. Eyitayo Jegede. Jegede, who belongs to the Ahmed Makarfi-led faction of the PDP, is by his appeal challenging his replacement by the Independent National Electoral Commission with Jimoh Ibrahim of Ali Modu Sheriff faction of the party as the governorship candidate for the election scheduled to take place on…

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DSS RAIDS BLACK MARKET FOREIGN CURRENCY DEALERS

Nigerian intelligence agents have raided offices of black market currency dealers accused of exchanging the naira at a rate lower than the agreed 400 naira to $1. One trader told the BBC that several people had been arrested by officers of the Department of Security Services (DSS) Friday morning in the capital, Abuja. The currency was floated on the international currency markets in June after previously having been set at a fixed exchange rate with the US dollar. However the government last week ordered security forces to crack down on…

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RAHAMA INDIMI POLITICISES CHILD CUSTODY CASE, DRAGS EX-HUBBY BEFORE BUHARI, SULTAN & IGP

After failing in her bid to force the court to do her bidding, Rahama Ndimi is not done yet. She has through her lawyer petitioned the President, Muhammadu Buhari, the Sultan of Sokoto, the Chief Justice of the Federation as well as the Inspector General of Police alleging harassment by Mohammed son to former military leader, Ibrahim Babangida. This is in spite of the fact that she has also decided not to obey a simple court order concerning her children’s custody. It has been claimed that Rahama is all out…

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How my husband murdered my daughter for ritual by female suspect

Mrs. Fausat Odubela, 55, a mother of fiv, was a picture of grief. As she narrated the story of how her 17-year-old daughter, Amudat, was beheaded, tears streamed down her face. She couldn’t speak for long without tears almost choking her. Her hair was askew and her clothes begged to be washed. She sat beside her husband, Korede Odubela, 63; the man who killed her daughter and left her body in the bush for his son, Seun, 34, to behead and disemboweled for money ritual. Fausat, who said she was…

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MEET TOP FIVE RICHEST NIGERIAN FOOTBALLERS

The adventure of the likes of Stephen Keshi, Etim Esin, Daniel Amokachi, Austin Okocha, Nwankwo Kanu and Finidi George overseas changed their fortunes from ordinary amateur footballers struggling with daily existence to professional footballers worth millions of naira. Investments of those who play the round leather game already amounts to billions of naira. Here is our list of the five wealthiest footballers in Nigeria. Jay Jay Okocha Austin ‘Jay Jay’ Okocha is one of the very best footballers to come out of Nigeria and indeed the African continent. Okocha had…

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COUPLE IN TROUBLE FOR RUPING AMERICAN COMPANY 102,550 DOLLARS

A man and his wife have been arraigned before Justice O. H. Oshodi of the Lagos State High Court, Ikeja, for allegedly defrauding an American company. The accused, Austine Ezeama and Juliet Ezeama, were arraigned on Wednesday by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on a seven-count charge bordering on conspiracy and obtaining money by false pretence. Also arraigned along with the couple was a company, Mabrubeni Nigeria Limited. The couple pleaded not guilty to the charges preferred against them. In view of their plea, prosecution counsel, V. O.…

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FAKE ADEBOYE AIDE SELLS “SPECIAL JERUSALEM OIL” FOR 15MIL”, ARRESTED WITH HIS TEAM

A serial fraudster, who specialised in posing as second in command to the General Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RRCG), Pastor Enoch Adeboye, to defraud unsuspecting Nigerians, has been arrested. The alleged fraudster, Innocent Nwobasi, who has used the antics on several victims, defrauding them of their life savings, was said to have a penchant for promising his victims special Jerusalem oil, bought with foreign currency. It was learnt that Nwobasi and an elderly man, now at large, would tell their victims that the oil would ensure their…

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BANKS SHUN AGREEMENT WITH FG, LABOUR, CONTINUE WITH SACKING

There is growing concern about the financial health of Deposit Money Banks (DMBs) in the country, as a  good number of them have continued to sack workers contrary to assurances of the Bankers’ Committee. New Telegraph’s in vestigation revealed that bank workers are still being regularly laid off even though many lenders have adopted a new strategy to ensure that the issue does not attract much public attention. According to sources, instead of sacking staff en masse like they did in the first quarter of this year, most banks now…

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CBN CRIES OUT: REVENUE GENERATING BODIES LOOT 90% OF CASH THEY MAKE ON BEHALF OF FG

INDICATIONS emerged yesterday that the Federal Government might soon go after heads of revenue generating agencies that had been engaged in financial abuses and failure to remit huge amount of revenues generated by their organizations to the federal purse. Vanguard learnt Thursday night that the Federal Ministry of Finance, which has been studying the diversion of generated funds by the key agencies of the government, laid bare the matter before the National Economic Council, NEC, with convincing evidence that the nation had been short-changed by agencies engaged to generate revenue…

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