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Monday, 31 October 2016

Alleged Corruption Charges By The EFCC On Mr Orji Kalu

Haven been arraigned before the Federal High Court in Lagos before alongside two other people.

Mr Orji Kalu, the former governor of Abia state was accused of diverting about 3.2 billion Naira from the Abia government’s treasury.

The court adjourned the case till December 6, 2016 for commencement of trial.

In March, the Supreme Court had ruled that the EFCC could prosecute the former Abia Governor, ruling that the anti-graft agency had established prime-facie cases against the defendant.

The former governor was accused of laundering and illegal diversion of public funds of about 5.6 billion Naira.

Mr Kalu was said to have perpetuated the fraud between 1999 and 2007 while he was the Governor of Abia State.

Kidnappers And Rapists Bill Signed Into Law In Kano

The Kano State House of Assembly has passed into law, a bill seeking for life imprisonment for kidnappers and 15 years sentence for rapists in the state.

Hon. Yussuf Attah, the Majority Leader of the Assembly, who read the Kidnapping, Abduction and Forced Labour Amendment Bill 2016 before the Assembly today Monday, October 31, said the committee of the whole Assembly passed the bill after considering the amendment.

Allegations Of IDP Abuse: Buhari Reacts To Human Right Watch Report

President Muhammadu Buhari has ordered for an immediate investigation into the allegation of abuse at the IDP camps.

The Senior Special Assistant to the President, Mr Garba Shehu, disclosed this in a statement on Monday.

Italy Earthquake: Churches, chapels destroyed as magnitude-6.6 quake struck medieval town

A fourth earthquake in three months hittowns and villages in central Italy.

The 6. 6-magnitude quake struck close to the region where nearly 300 people were killed in August.

Nigerian Stock Exchange Market: Stock Market Continues Decline Despite Increased Trading

Equities reverse previous week's gains, on poor 3Q earnings result.

Alsi declines 1.10% to close at 27, 294. 24 despite 2.70% gains by industrial GDS index.

Nigeria's 2016 Budget

The budget office says NGN3.57TRN out of the NGN6.06TRN appropriated for the fiscal year disbursed with NGN1.13TRN paid out in domestic and foreign debt service.

Budget and planning minister reaffirms Federal Government's commitment to debt obligations despite revenue constraints.

Borokiri Attack: Residents accuse men of the command of destroying their property

Residents and police officials in Borokiri are in Port-harcourt, River State are trading blame over recent  attacks on the community.

The residents accuse men of the command of destroying their property while the commissioner of police insists the community is sheltering alleged cultists.

Oyo Students Protest: One person dies

One person dies as secondary school students in Oyo state took to the street destroying public property.

The government has vowed to prosecute those behind what it describes as deviant behaviour.

SERAP Asks For The Dismissal Of Patience Jonathan’s Suit

The socio-economic rights and accountability project asks the federal high court to dismiss a law suit brought against it by Patience Jonathan.

The rights group insists Mrs Jonathan's claims cannot be maintained because the suit was brought on her behalf by a group that is unknown to law.

Sunday, 30 October 2016

Boko Haram Insurgency: UNICEF Frees 876 Children Held For Possible Boko Haram Ties

The United Nations says that it has negotiated the release of nearly 900 children detained by the Nigerian Army and other security forces after they reclaimed territories seized by Boko Haram militants.

Saturday, 29 October 2016

Barack Obama's brother slams him,supports Trump after getting verified on Twitter

 Source: http://www.misspetitenaijablog.com
 Barack Obama 's estranged brother,Malik  has finally been verified on Twitter after many felt his previous posts were from a parody account ..His first tweet after getting verified was

He also took digs at his brother, calling him a liar and said he mistreated their mother when she visited the White House..
Read tweets below

Katy Perry dressed up as Hillary Clinton for Halloween (Photos)

Katy Perry went political in her choice of costume, going as her preferred US presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, for Kate Hudson's Halloween bash.

The 32-year-old Firework singer underwent a dramatic transformation and even donned prosthetics to transform into a very convincing version of her idol. Accompanying her was Orlando Bloom dressed as Bill Clinton. See more below...

Lagos State Government To Employ 1,000 Graduates As Bus Conductors

The National President of the Bus Conductors Association of Nigeria, BCAN, Comrade Israel Ade Adeshola, through the Lagos State ministry of transportation, said it would employ 1000 graduates from different Universities as Bus Conductors.

Comrade Adeshola in an interview with Vanguard also disclosed that the new policy of the Lagos state government under the leadership of Governor Ambode is collaborating with the association to give bus conducting profession a new look.

Venezuela Protest: Maduro has threatened to jail his political opponents

Venezuelan President threatens to jail political opponents if they call for his removal

Venezuela President, Nicolas Maduro has threatened to jail his political opponents if they call for trial to remove him from Power.

This came after opposition leaders and hundreds of thousands of protesters took to the streets on Wednesday to protest against the president, as the country’s economic crisis continues to deepen food and medicine shortages, prompting opposition lawmakers to threaten to put the President on trial for violating democracy.

President Buhari Debunk The Rumour His Nephew Is In Charge Of The Government

Guess as a result of Aisha's previous out cry over the claim that this government have been hijacked, led to the President Buhari debunking the rumour by some Nigerians that his nephew, Mamman Daura, is in charge of his government. In an interview with Osasu Igbinedion, President Buhari said
“That is from Sahara Reporters. I don’t know where they get their news from. I stood for the election, I visited every local government in Nigeria, I travelled by road, by air, and so on, and we had one of the most credible election. So whoever feels he has lost somehow is his own problem, I have no problem.” he said.

Lifestyle: Meet the man with Britain's longest beard

Michael Legge, a factory worker from Britain has been growing his beard for six whole years and now the facial hair measures over 2ft.

He has retained his title for the country’s longest beard at the British Beard and Moustache Championships in Liverpool, an award he first won in 2014. He has also come in at seventh place in an international competition.

External Borrowing: Govt to raise $25.46bn from World Bank, IDB, AfDB

Federal Government to borrow  $25.46BN from multilateral and bilateral development agencies between now and 2018.

Other agencies to provide funding are the AFDB, the Japanese international cooperation agency and the China exim bank.

CCT Vs Saraki: Court strikes out Saraki's appeal

The senate president has lost the appeal against his trial before the code of conduct tribunal as the court affirmed jurisdiction of the CCT to try Dr. Bukola Saraki.

The senate president had gone to appeal court to challenge the jurisdiction of the CCT to try him on alleged false declaration of assets.

Maiduguri - Twin explosions from suspected Boko Haram suicide bombers killed at least nine people

Source: news24.com

Twin explosions from suspected Boko Haram suicide bombers killed at least nine people in Nigeria's northeastern city of Maiduguri on Saturday morning, a rescue official and witnesses said.
The first explosion came when two suicide bombers tried to enter a camp holding more than 16 000 refugees from Boko Haram's Islamic uprising at
around 07:00, according to civilian self-defence fighter Dan Batta.
Inuwe Sula, who lives nearby, said he saw six bodies evacuated outside Bakassi refugee camp and several
wounded survivors "drenched with blood".

Ex-Bank Chief Pays N100,000 Bride Price For Buhari’s Daughter

President Muhammadu Buhari
formally married off his daughter,
Fatima, to Yau Gimba Kumo on
Friday in Daura, his home town.
The News Agency of Nigeria reports
that the wedding took place at the
president’s residence on Mai’adua
road, Daura at about 2.40 p.m.
The groom, who was a former
Managing Director of Mortgage
Bank, paid N100,000 as the bride

Tiwa Savage signals reconciliation possibility with hubby

Source: www.vanguardngr.com

About six months after her marital squabble,it appears talented minstrel, Tiwa Savage, is ready to mend fences with her estranged hubby, Tunji Balogun aka Tee Billz. 
According to sources close to the singer, her body language indicates that she’s ready to reconcile with her baby’s daddy. Already, there have been meetings between both families aimed at a peaceful reconciliation,Vanguard reports.

US election: Clinton demands details of new email probe

According to NEWTELEGRAPHONLINE.COM Hillary Clinton says she is
“confident” a new FBI probe
linked to her emails will not
change its original finding that
she should not be prosecuted.
The Democratic presidential
candidate called on the FBI
director to explain the new
inquiry to the American people.
James Comey earlier said the
FBI was looking into newly
found messages.

Friday, 28 October 2016

Economic Development: Participants suggest strategic partnership

8th National Council on industry, Trade  and investment summit ends in abeokuta, Ogun state.

Participants suggest strategic partnership with private sector in the development of critical sectors of the economy.

Nigerian Professional football League

According channelstv.com, Rangers Coach Imama Amapakabo has signed a two-year contract with Enugu rangers and has  subsequently been appointed on a recruitment committee of the club.

Imama led rangers to win the league title earlier this month after a 32-year-wait.

Migrant Crisis: Several migrants remain inside the 'jungle' camp in Calais

Several migrants remain inside the 'jungle' camp in Calais, despite french officials claiming the camp is now empty.

About 200 unaccompanied minors were left with nowhere to sleep overnight.

God sent Buhari to save Nigeria-Oyegun

The National Chairman of All Progressives Congress, Mr. John Oyegun, says God sent President Muhammadu Buhari to save Nigeria from collapse.

Oyegun said this in Sokoto on Friday when he declared open a three-day retreat organised by the Kano State Chapter of the APC
He said,

”Buhari was God-sent at the most crucial time in Nigeria’s history.
“He inherited a comatose economy and he has been strenuously working to deliver on his campaign promises centred on the economy, security and fighting corruption.Insurgency has been tamed, while the issues of militancy and other related security challenges were being diligently attended to by the President.””Buhari is generally working tirelessly to make Nigeria a better place for  all Nigerians.” 
  Source: misspetitenigeria.com

Oil And Gas Sector: Buhari unveils petroleum roadmap

Buhari unveils petroleum roadmap

President Muhamad Buhari unveils petroleum industry roadmap code named '7 big wins'.
Minister of state Ibe Kachikwu says the new process will help Nigeria creat a new oil economy.

The document contains the short and medium term priorities to grow the nation’s oil and gas industry from 2015 to 2019.

Thursday, 27 October 2016

Request For Supplementary Budget

The house of representatives have begun considering the request for a supplementary budget by the president Muhammadu Buhari.

The request for 1trillion naira is a move by the federal government to cushion the effect of the recession.

Ondo Health Insurance Scheme: Medical pratitioners demand the implementation of the national health act

Medical pratitioners in Ondo state demand the implementation of the national health act by the federal goverment.

The doctors who took their protest to the government house say the bill which has been passed into law since 2014 is yet to be fully implemented.

CCT Clause: Senate Amends Code Of Conduct Bill

The senate has passed an amendment bill on the code of conduct tribunal.

The amendment include, altering the tenure of the office of the chairman and members of the bureau.

ICC Membership: Gambia to leave International Criminal Court

The Gambia announces that it will pull off the international criminal court(ICC) after accusing the tribunal of persecuting and humiliating Africans
The small west African nation joins South Africa and Burundi in withdrawing from the court.

Wednesday, 26 October 2016

Edo Governorship Contest

APC and PDP are slugging it out at the election petition tribunal.

The PDP had taken the APC to the tribunal over allegation of electoral malpractices in the last governorship election in the state.

Corruption Allegations: EFCC Dismisses Alleged Ill-Health Of Fani-Kayode

The EFCC dismisses claims by the former aviation minister, Femi Fani-Kayode that he is I'll.

The anti-corruption agency calls it a publicity stunt aimed at preventing his arraignment in court.

Jonathan /EFCC: Patience Jonathan Files Case Against EFCC

A large number of supporters of former first lady, Patience Jonathan have took over the federal high court premises in Lagos protesting corruption allegation against her.

Jonathan is seeking for the enforcement of her fundamental human rights over her frozen accounts by the Economic and Financial Crime Commission.

Fight Against Insurgency: Military Sets Up New Operational Base In Borno To Support War On Terror

The Nigerian army has established an operational base on the Damaturu-Biu road in yobe state.

The road became prominent in the height of the insurgency war as it became a major flash point between the militants and troops.

Judiciary Reform: CJN Launches National Judicial Policy, Inaugurates Ethics Committee

The chief justice of Nigeria has publicly presented the policy guidelines to guide judicial officers in their duties.

This comes against the backdrop of the on-going investigation and trial of some judges and senior lawyers in the country over alleged fraud.

Tuesday, 25 October 2016

Buhari-APC Governor's Meeting

Governors of the all progressives congress have asked the president not to relent in his fight against corruption.

The governors also urged president Muhammadu Buhari to ensure that appointments into public offices are evenly spread.

Postal Banking: NIPOST Plans To Offer Banking Services

Communications minister Shittu says proposal submitted to president Buhari, requesting NIPOST to begin banking services.
NIPOST may have largest branch network, using its 1, 500 postal offices as outposts for financial services.

Venezuela Politics: Venezuela political foes 'to hold talks' in surprise move

The Vatican says the government and it's opposition are to meet for crisis talks, after an intervention from pope Francis.

Protests have been held in recent days over the suspension of a referendum process seeking to remove president Nicolas Maduro.

Nigerian Oil Sector: Nigeria Targets 60% Drop In Petroleum Products Import By 2018

Federal Government looks to reduce petrol imports by 60% in 2018, deputy petroleum minister Kachikwu says.
Dr Kachikwu wants fully liberalized and deregulated mid-downstream sub-sub-sectors, modular refineries and independent regulators.

Pakistan Violence: Many killed at Pakistan police college

At least 58 cadets and guards have been killed after militants attacked a police college in the Pakistani city of Quetta.

Officials say three militants wearing suicide bomb vests entered the college late on monday, reportedly taking hostages.

Monday, 24 October 2016

EFCC Arrests Ex-abuja Minister, Bala Mohammed

Bala Mohammed, a former Minister of the Federal Capital Territory, Bala Mohammed, has been arrested by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC.

Mr. Mohammed’s arrest remained sketchy, but sources confirmed he was arrested and was at the EFCC headquarters in Abuja on Monday night.

EFCC Arrest Reuben Abati

Dr. Reuben Abati, Special Adviser on Media and Publicity to former President Goodluck Jonathan, was on Monday arrested by operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).

Details of his arrest are sketchy but a source at the anti-graft agency told Nigerian Times that his arrest is on connection with ongoing investigations into corrupt practices by the EFCC. He is currently being detained at the commission’s headquarters in Abuja reportedly.

Sunday, 23 October 2016

NSE 2016 Listing

The Nigerian stock exchange to hold first listing in 2016 next week.

Indigenous company, the initiates plc to list shares by way of introduction and brief market community.

$2.1B Arms Scandal: Dasuki's case transfered to another judge

The trial of former national security adviser, retired colonel Sambo Dasuki and six others has been transfered to another judge.
The decision was taken following complaints of delay in the case brought against the accused by the federal government.

Saturday, 22 October 2016

U.S. Election: Trump's comments undermined American democracy--Obama

President Barack Obama says republican Donald Trump's insistence that u  might not accept the election result is "Dangerous ".

Speaking at a campaign rally in Miami for democratic nominee Hillary Clinton, the president says Mr Trump's comments undermine American democracy.

Police Strategise To Avert 'Ember Months' Crime In Abia

The Abia State Police Command says the development is part of measures to prevent and reduce crime in the state during the ’ember months’.