We Did Not Arrest Acting EFCC Chairman, Magu – DSS


We Did Not Arrest Acting EFCC Chairman, Magu – DSS     The Department of State Services (DSS) wishes to inform the public that it did not arrest Ibrahim MAGU, Acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) as has been reported by sections of the media. The Service, has since, today, 6th July, 2020, been inundated with enquiries over the alleged arrest.   Peter Afunanya, Ph.D Public Relations Officer, Department of State Services, National Headquarters, Abuja 6th July, 2020

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Nova Merchant Bank Makes Market Debut with N10bn Bond


Nova Merchant Bank Makes Market Debut With N10bn Bond     Nova Merchant Bank, a leading merchant bank in Nigeria has announced that its ongoing N10 billion bond issuance is aimed at putting the business on firm footing to achieve its short-term and long-term goals. The technology-driven financial institution is seeking to raise up to N10 billion 7-year Fixed Rate Subordinated Unsecured Bonds under its N50 billion debt issuance programme. The bond has a price range of from 12 per cent to 12.50 per cent and the offer, which opened on…

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‘I’m Alive And Active’ – Ebenezer Obey

Ebenezer Obey

‘Ignore The Fake News, I’m Alive’ – Ebenezer Obey     Multiple reports emerged on Saturday alleging that Juju music maestro, Evangelist Ebenezer Obey Fabiyi,  had died in London. However, the musician-turned cleric has debunked the rumour, saying he is alive and that the public should disregard the rumour. Speaking to Tribune Online, the music icon said that he is alive; hale and hearty, adding that, “the public and my fans at large should disregard the news. “I dey kanpe and there is nothing wrong with me. I am surprised with…

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Appeal Court Upholds Yahaya Bello’s Election as Kogi Governor

Kogi Governor

Appeal Court Upholds Yahaya Bello’s Election as Kogi Governor     The Court of Appeal sitting in Abuja has affirmed the election of Yahaya Bello as the governor of Kogi State. A five-man panel of justices of the court upheld Governor Bello’s election in a judgement delivered on Saturday in the nation’s capital. The court had dismissed the appeals filed by four political parties challenging the governor’s re-election in the November 2019 governorship poll. Those who filed the appeals were the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), the Social Democratic Party (SDP), the Action…

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Saraki Blast APC For Linking Him With Cybercrime Suspect, Hushpuppi


Saraki Blast APC For Linking Him With Cybercrime Suspect, Hushpuppi     A former Senate President, Bukola Saraki, has stated that he had no form of association with cyber-crime suspect, Ramon Abbas better known as Hushpuppi. Saraki described the report, credited to the All Progressives Congress (APC), which tried to link him to Hushpuppi as irresponsible and cheap politics. The APC’s statement, signed by its Deputy Publicity Secretary, Yekini Nabena, had demanded the probe of some Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) leaders, including Saraki, over their alleged romance with Abbas. However, Saraki…

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APC Calls On EFCC To Probe Top PDP Members Linked To Hushpuppi

Top PDP Members

APC Calls On EFCC To Probe Top PDP Members Linked To Hushpuppi     The All Progressives Congress (APC) on Saturday said there were links between major opposition party, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and the US indicted fraudster, Ramon Olorunwa Abbas, also known as ‘Hushpuppi’ and added that those links should be investigated. In a statement signed by the APC’s Deputy National Publicity Secretary, Yekini Nabena, the APC alleged that there have been reports of “criminal conspiracy linking” top members of the PDP to the disgraced Instagram aficionado. According…

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Alleged Rape: D’banj Sues Seyitan For N1.5 billion

D'banj Sues Seyitan

Alleged Rape: D’banj Sues Seyitan For N1.5 billion     Popular Nigerian singer, D’banj has sued his rape accuser, Seyitan Babatayo for N1.5 billion Naira. The singer had earlier demanded N100 million Naira from Seyitan Babatayo, but due to the recent turn of events, D’banj, through his lawyer, Mike Ozekhome Chambers, has asked Ms Babatayo to pay N1.5 billion Naira. N1 billion was demanded in damages “over the untold embarrassment, derision, public ridicule, odium, obloguy, marital disharmony, mental agony and psychological trauma which the Defendants’ tweets and publication have caused the claimant.”…

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Priest Accused of Raping Woman More Than 30 Years Ago to Stand Trial


A priest, Rev. John Anthony Clohosey, accused of raping a woman more than 30 years ago will now stand trial next year according to reports. Rev. Clohosey was a priest at Our Lady Immaculate and St Cuthbert’s RC Church in Crook, County Durham until he was suspended last year when he was accused by a woman of raping her more than 30 years. The 71-year-old priest is alleged to have sexually attacked the woman in Gateshead in 1986. He did not appear before Newcastle Crown Court on Friday due to the…

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Four Bodies Recovered After Boat Capsizes In Lagos

Boat Capsizes

Four Bodies Recovered After Boat Capsizes In Lagos       At least four bodies have been recovered after a boat capsized in Lagos on Friday, the Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA) has said. According to a statement signed by LASEMA boss, Olufemi Oke-Osanyintolu, about 20 people had been on a local boat expedition when the incident occurred around 8 pm. The boat had departed Ebute-Ero and was en route Ikorodu. It was “in violation of night-time restrictions on water travel,” LASEMA said. “On arrival at the incident scene…

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Ebonyi State Governor, Umahi, Test Positive For Coronavirus


The Ebonyi State Governor, Dave Umahi, has tested positive for the novel coronavirus. The Governor confirmed this in a statement personally signed by him on Saturday. He and some of his close aides tested positive for the virus after carrying out the coronavirus test, the statement said. Umahi further disclosed that, presently, they are not showing any symptoms but have since isolated, in line with protocols laid down by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC). The Governor directed the Deputy Governor, Kelechi Igwe, to take over the frontline coordination of the state’s…

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