PEF GM CRIES TO IGP: OBONO-OBLA STOLE 30,000 DOLLARS FROM MY HOUSE

Its cheap blackmail by a drowning woman–Obla Godwin Tsa, Abuja The General Manager, Operations of the Petroleum Equalization Fund (PEF), Hajiya Aisha Usman, has accused the Special Presidential Investigation Panel on Recovery of Public Property (SPIP) led by Mr Okei Obono-Obla of stealing the sum of $30,000 from her Abuja residence. She specifically alleged that on June 25, 2019, four policemen attached to the SPIP under the command of DCP Babaji Sunday, allegedly stole $30,000 from her residence, under the guise of investigations of accusations that she was not yet…

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BABCOCK, COVENANT UNIVERSITY GRADUATES TO WRITE ONLY 5 PAPERS ON ICAN

The Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria (ICAN) has taken another step towards awarding more subject-exemptions to graduates of deserving accredited institutions. The Institute has planned to achieve this through a new programme known as MCATI. MCATI is an acronym for Mutual Cooperation Agreement with Tertiary Institutions. By this, out of the fifteen (15) subjects that are written in the graduate stages of its professional examinations based on the new (2019) syllabus, graduates from Institutions where this agreement exist will now sit for only five (5) subjects (i.e only final…

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NDDC URGED TO COMPLETE 47KM- DELTA, EDO LINK ROAD

NDDC urged to complete abandoned 46.5km road linking Delta, Edo The Niger Delta Development Commission NDDC has been called upon to complete the abandoned 46.5km  Udo/Ofonama roads connecting nine (9) communities in Egbema kingdom in both Delta and Edo states. Leader of Egbema brotherhood, Alaowei Prince Promise Lawuru made the call yesterday, in Warri, Delta State, and stressed the need for NDDC to mobilise to site and complete the road project, which has subjected motorists and residents to undue suffering and hardship.  The Ijaw activist, charged NDDC to urgently do…

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I AM NOT DAKOLO’S LAWYER, BUT….. SAYS FEMI FALANA

Samson Folarin A Senior Advocate of Nigeria, Mr Femi Falana, has said his chambers is not holding brief for Mr Timi and Mrs Busola Dakolo. The human rights lawyer noted that he only intervened when the family expressed fear over their petition. Falana clarified his position in the matter in a text message to The PUNCH on Tuesday. Our correspondent had reported that the lawyer said the Inspector-General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, had ordered the transfer of the case between the Senior Pastor of the Commonwealth of Zion Assembly, Biodun Fatoyinbo, and…

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KASHAMU’S EXTRADITION CASE: SUPREME COURT FIXES DATE FOR HEARING

 George Opara  The Supreme Court, Tuesday fixed July 30 as fresh hearing date in an appeal filed by Senator Buruji Kashamu in which he is praying the apex Court to stop the federal government from extraditing him to the United States of America (USA) for trial in an alleged hard drug trafficking offence. Attorney General of the Federation (AGF) and the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) are the key respondents in the appeal filed by Kashamu to stop the execution of two Appeal Court judgments granted against him. The…

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MEET THE 7 WOMEN WHO MADE BUHARI’S MINISTERIAL LIST

President Muhammadu Buhari sent the list of his ministerial nominees to the senate on Tuesday. However, only seven women made it to the list that has 43 names. This means that women have only 16 percent of the proposed cabinet. There were six women in his first list of 36 in 2015, which is also 16 percent. Former president Goodluck Jonathan achieved over 30 percent with his appointments during his tenure. TheCable profiles the seven female ministerial nominees below. PAULINE TALLEN The 60-year-old politician served in the cabinet of ex-President…

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POLITICIAN KILLS HIS WIFE AND COMMIT SUICIDE AFTER BEING SERVED DIVORCE PAPERS

A candidate for the Mississippi state legislature, Carl Robinson, shot dead his wife, Latoya Thompson, and then killed himself after he was served with divorce papers. According to New York Daily News, Robinson, who was set to participate in the Democratic party primary election in August killed his estranged wife, Thompson at a Potts Camp medical clinic where she was a receptionist. Marshall County Sheriff Kenny Dickerson told reporters that the man had just received divorce papers from Thompson. The woman’s co-workers tried to save her, but she died as emergency…

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ARMY RAZES DOWN BAYELSA COMMUNITY OVER KILLING OF THEIR PERSONNEL, SEE PICS

Azagbene community in Ekeremor Local Government Area of Bayelsa State, on Tuesday, was thrown into confusion, following the alleged invasion of the community by operatives of the Joint Task Force (JTF), over the killing of two Army personnel by suspected criminals from the community. The killing of the Army personnel has continued to draw the attention of individuals, government and the Civil Society Organization (CSO), who described it as barbaric and unfortunate. Details shortly…

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SHOP OWNERS FLEE FOR THEIR LIVES AS SHIITES AND POLICE CLASH AGAIN IN ABUJA

Eniola Akinkuotu, Abuja Commercial activities around the popular Banex Plaza, Aminu Kano Crescent, Wuse 2, were brought to a halt on Tuesday when policemen fired several shots in an attempt to disperse protesting members of the Islamic Movement of Nigeria. It was learnt that the members of the IMN who belong to the Shi’ite Islamic sect, had gathered at Wuse 2 to embark on another round of protest when policemen fired shots to disperse them. Some of the Shi’ites were said to have fled into Banex, which is known for…

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