CHRISTIANISE NIGERIA WITH INTEREST FREE BANKS-FALANA TAUNTS CAN

Femi Falana, human rights lawyer, has called on the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) to “Christianise” Nigeria by setting up interest-free banks. Falana said this in reaction to the dust raised by the N100 billion Sukuk bond issued by the federal government. CAN had said the issuance of the bond was an attempt to sell Nigeria to Islamic nations. But speaking on Thursday at a strategic dialogue roundtable organised by the Social Economic Rights and Accountability (SERAP), Falana said the Sukuk bond was a legitimate means through which government could generate…

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3 COMMUNITIES IN RIVERS BLOCK THE GATES OF SHELL PETROLEUM OFFICE WITH JUJU MAN, SEE PICS

According to Allwell who lives in Port Harcourt that shared the story,there was drama yesterday as 3 host communities blocked Shell Company’s gate with a juju priest after Shell refused to obey court order.Below is what he wrote… ‘There was trouble today at Shell RA as 3 communities blocked gate with a juju priest’ Source: http://www.trezzyhelm.com/2017/09/drama-as-3-communities-block-shell-gate.html?m=1 Re: 

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COURT FIXES ABUJA PROPHET GRAHAM JACOBS’ FORGERY AND IMPERSONATION TRIAL FOR 10TH OCTOBER

The trial of Abuja based, self- proclaimed prophet, Graham Jacobs for forgery and impersonation could not continue as scheduled yesterday because a new prosecutor appeared for the case. Abujareporters gathered that given the sensitive nature of the case, and the need for diligent prosecution, the Police decided to send in one of its best and most experienced prosecutors to handle the case. The case which is being handled by Chief Magistrate Chinyere at Abuja magistrate court in Wuse Zone 6 has now been slated for hearing on 10th October 2017.…

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AYADE TO HAND OVER DUBIOUSLY APPOINTED AIDES TO POLICE

Many of the over 6000 special advisers and personal assistants to Governor Ben Ayade of Cross River State allegedly appointed through the back door will be handed over to police for prosecution. Mr Christian Ita, the Senior Special Adviser to the governor on Media, said this in the wake of an audit exercise of all political appointees ordered by the governor. The audit was due to over bloated monthly wage bill, and strange names paraded as special advisers and assistants to the governor. Ayade in a statement signed by the…

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CAR HIRE OPERATOR STEALS CAR, CHARGED TO COURT

A 51-year-old car hire operator, Samuel Tom, on Monday was arraigned before a Lagos State Magistrate’s Court in Igbosere for stealing a car valued at N6m. Tom, who lives on Alhaji Abass Street, Ogudu, Lagos, was arraigned before Mr. B. A. Sonuga on two counts bordering on conspiracy and stealing, which he pleaded not guilty to. According to the prosecuting police officer, Seargeant Friday Mameh, the defendant committed the alleged offences at 2.45pm on September 11, on Olubunmi Street, Lekki Phase 1. The police said Tom and his accomplices, who…

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FAKE MEDICINES TAKE OVER NIGERIAN MARKET, PHARMACISTS’ SOCIETY RAISE ALARM

President of Pharmaceutical Society of Nigeria (PSN), Pharm. Ahmed Yakasai has reiterated the commitment of the society to rid the nation of fake and falsified medicines which he said are in heavy circulation. However he said the society is working hard to deploy technology into pharmacy practice in the country through building of a robust IT Platform where data of regulatory agencies will interface. Yakasai spoke in during the 11th annual scientific conference and exposition of  Nigerian Association of Pharmacists and Pharmaceutical Scientists in the Americas, Inc. (NAPPSA) held in…

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CONTROVERSY AS 15-YR OLD PUPIL DISAPPEARS ON THE WAY TO SCHOOL IN OGUN

Afeez Hanafi Guardians of Asmau Ajibade, a Junior Secondary School 2 pupil of Agbara Commuinty Junior Secondary School, Ogun State, are in distress over her whereabouts seven days after she left home for school. The girl lived with the guardians, Alhaji Rauf Adetona and Alhaja Ajarat Adetona, on Area 8, Road 810, Block AM, Plot 18, OPIC Estate, Agbara, off Lagos-Badagry Expressway, Ogun State. PUNCH Metro learnt that Ajibade had left the house at about 7.30am last Monday in her school uniform. The belief in the house was that she…

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UNILORIN A TERRORIST ORGANISATION SAYS ASUU

Olufemi Atoyebi, Ibadan The Academic Staff Union of Universities has described the University of Ilorin as a terrorist organisation after the institution reportedly sacked the ASUU chairman in the school, Dr. Kayode Afolayan, for allegedly exposing corrupt practices of the outgoing Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Abdulganiyu Ambali. In a letter signed on behalf of the union by the chairman of the University of Ibadan chapter of ASUU, Dr. Ayodeji Omole, and the Zonal Coordinator, ASUU Ibadan Zone, Dr. Ade Adejumo, the lecturers said that Unilorin under Ambali devised all means to suppress…

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CONTROVERSY OVER UBER DRIVERS’ OPERATIONS AT ABUJA AIRPORT

Abuja Airport The operations of Uber drivers have come under attack at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport (NAIA), Abuja, following resistance from the resident car hire service providers. Uber drivers have been harassed continuously by the task force of resident car hire services at the NAIA for operating “illegally”. Uber, the U.S. based global taxi service, is not officially registered with the Federal Airport Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) in Abuja. “The task force impounds the cars and hands over the drivers to the Police who fine the driver the sum…

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SUKUK BOND IS NOT A PLOT TO ISLAMISE NIGERIA – FG

Oyetunji Abioye The Federal Government has said that there is no plan to Islamise the country with the recent issuance of its N100bn Sukuk bond. The Minister of Finance, Mrs. Kemi Adeosun, said this on the sidelines of an investor conference organised by Stanbic IBTC Bank in Lagos. Offer for subscription for the Sukuk bond closed on Friday. Adeosun stated that several countries of the world including South Africa had issued sukuk bonds in the past, and Nigeria’s plan to issue the sukuk bond started about six years ago, long…

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