BOKO HARAM LEADER, SHEKAU RELEASES NEW VIDEO, MOCKS BUHARI, JONATHAN, BURATAI

Days after troops in the northeast were given 40 days to get Abubakar Shekau alive, the leader of a faction of the Boko Haram terrorist group has released a video. In the video, Shekau reportedly mocked President Muhammadu Buhari and his predecessor, Goodluck Jonathan. Shekau also mocked the Chief of Army Staff (COAS), Tukur Buratai, who issued the order to get Shekau within 40 days. READ ALSO: Atiku begins plans for 2019 as he awaits Buhari’s return Shekau, who is currently being searched for by troops, mostly spoke in Arabic…

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INEC RECEIVES PETITION TO RECALL KANO.LAWMAKER

The Independent National Electoral Commission said it has received a petition for the recall of the member representing Bebeji Constituency in the Kano State House of Assembly, Mr Abubakar Kuki, from his constituency. INEC National Commissioner and Chairman Information and Voter Education Committee, Prince Adedeji Soyebi, disclosed that the petition was received on Aug. 11. He said that in accordance with the INEC guidelines for recall, the commission had formally acknowledged the receipt of the petition to the petitioners’ representatives. Soyebi added that it has also written to inform the…

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OSINBAJO, OBJ, SULTAN STORM MINNA FOR NIGER ECONOMIC SUMMIT, SEE PICS

The Acting President, Yemi Osinbajo, and some prominent Nigerian at the Niger State Economic Summit. See photos: Acting President, Prof Yemi Osinbajo arrives Niger for Economic Summit Elder States man, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo attend Niger Economic Summit Prof Yemi Osinbajo and Niger State officials The Sultan of Sokoto at Niger Economic Summit   Photo credit: Twitter, @MrAbuSidiq

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WITH VAIDS NO NIGERIAN CAN EVADE TAX AGAIN SAYS FIRS BOSS, FOWLER

The Chairman, Federal Inland Revenue Service, Mr Babatunde Fowler, says with the introduction of Voluntary Assets and Income Declaration Scheme no Nigerian can evade tax payment. Fowler said this at the 138th Quarterly Meeting of the Joint Tax Board on Monday in Abuja. The theme of the meeting was “Administering Voluntary Assets and Income Declaration Scheme (VAIDS) – 2017 in Nigeria: The role of stakeholders.’’ Fowler, also the Chairman of JTB, said every Nigerian would be held accountable with the introduction of the new scheme. He said that the so…

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PRESIDENCY REPLIED JONATHAN: BUHARI MET ECONOMY RAVAGED BY MISMANAGEMENT, CORRUPTION

The Presidency said on Monday that the President Muhammadu Buhari administration was handed an economy ravaged by years of mismanagement and corruption. Malam Garba Shehu, the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, stated this in a statement in Abuja. The presidential aide was reacting to statements credited to former President Goodluck Jonathan and Sen. Ahmed Makarfi, the Caretaker Chairman of the party, to the effect that “under the previous administration, there was money but now things are very hard’’. SEE ALSO: Corruption worsened under Buhari – Jonathan…

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WICKED COUPLE CUTS OFF DAUGHTER’S FINGER, DUMP HER BY ROADSIDE INSIDE SACK TO DIE IN OGUN SEE PICS

Samuel Awoyinfa, Abeokuta The Ogun State Police Command says it has arrested one Nasiru Adeyemo and his wife, Idayat, for allegedly cutting off one of the fingers on the right hand of a seven-year-old girl, Abibat. Abibat is the daughter of Adeyemo from another woman; while Idayat is her stepmother. Police report indicated that the couple probably severed the finger for ritual purposes. Suspected child abusers: Nasiru Adeyemo and his wife, Idayat. Police photo After cutting the finger, the state Police Public Relations Officer, Abimbola Oyeyemi, said, the suspects allegedly stuffed…

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BUHARI, DEPUTY, MAKE HISTORY OVER STAY ABROAD, ACTING CAPACITY

Today marks President Muhammadu Buhari’s 100th day’s absence from office, having embarked on a medical vacation to treat a yet-to-be disclosed ailment in London. As he was leaving the country on May 7 for the second round of overseas treatment, Mr. President handed the reins of power to his deputy, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, who has since become the Acting President. Because of his 100-day absence from office, Buhari has not only become the first incumbent head of state to have spent an extended number of days outside his domain, Osinbajo…

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IF YOU CAN RUN A HOME, YOU CAN RUN A BUSINESS – DIAMOND BANK CEO

Uzoma Dozie, the CEO of Diamond Bank, is an astute advocate of leveraging on technology for financial inclusion. In this exclusive interview, he speaks of how access to digital banking services is changing the banking culture in Nigeria. Excerpts:   More and more Nigerians are taking to digital devices by the day, what plan does Diamond Bank have for such people? What people want is convenience and convenience has many factors. Cost is a convenience and time is a convenience. For us there are two parts: We are providing banking…

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ANAMBRA GUBER RACE 2017: MEET THE ASPIRANTS

APC has 11 Aspirants: 1. Dr Chike Obidigbo – Anam­bra North. 2. Hon Tony Nwoye – Anambra North 3. Paul Chukwuma – Anambra North 4. Andy Ubah – Anambra South 5. George Moughalu – Anambra South 6. Barth Nwibe – Anambra South 7. Obinna Uzo – Anambra South 8. Onunkwo Johnnosco – An­ambra South 9. Madu Chukwunonso – An­ambra South 10. Donatus Okonkwo – Anam­bra Central 11. Ada Kate Uchegbu – Anam­bra Central PDP has 7 Aspirants: 1. Dr Alex Obiogolu – Anambra North 2. Mr Oseloka H. Obaze –…

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PUNCH UNDERCOVER REPORTER EXPOSES MASS CHEATING AT NECO ‘MIRACLE CENTRE’

TOBI AWORINDE went undercover to sit for the 2015 Senior Secondary Certificate Exams conducted by the National Examination Council at a private secondary school in Lagos.  Earlier this year, I bought the form for the Secondary School Certificate Examination and registered for the examination with a fake name, Oluwatosin Joseph Adedayo. The home address, and all other information that I supplied to the National Examination Council were doctored. In the photo that I submitted, my beard was shaven and I looked several years younger than I looked in 2004 when I…

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