Wednesday, 26 April 2017
More photos of CNN anchor, Richard Quest rocking African attire for his interview with Nike Davies-Okundaye in Lagos
CNN anchor, Richard Quest, who interviewed Nike Davies-Okundaye, at her art gallery in Lagos today, was gifted an agbada attire by the textile designer which he wore at the interview.
The veteran anchor is currently in Nigeria conducting several interviews for his program Quest Means Business.
Monday, he had an interview with Segun Demuren, the Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of EAN Aviation to discuss aviation.
Wednesday, 19 April 2017
President Muhammadu Buhari has ordered the suspension of the Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Babachir Lawal and the Director-General of the National Intelligence Agency (NIA), Ayodele Oke.
This was announced in a statement in a statement by President Buhari’s Special Adviser (Media and Publicity), Femi Adesina on Wednesday.
President Buhari ordered an investigation into the allegations of violations of law and due process made against Lawal, in the award of contracts under the Presidential Initiative on the North East (PINE).
Recall that the Senate had called for Lawal’s resignation and prosecution over alleged diversion of N233m from the federal government coffers, for “removal of invasive plant species” in Yobe.
The President also ordered a full scale investigation into the discovery of large amounts of foreign and local currencies by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) in a residential apartment at Osborne Towers, Ikoyi, Lagos, over which the NIA has made a claim.
The investigation is also to enquire into the circumstances in which the NIA came into possession of the funds, how and by whose or which authority the funds were made available to the NIA, and to establish whether or not there has been a breach of the law or security procedure in obtaining custody and use of the funds.
A three-man Committee comprising the Hon. Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami and the National Security Adviser, Babagana Monguno headed by the Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo is to conduct both investigations.
The Committee is to submit its report to the President within 14 days.
The most senior Permanent Secretary in the SGF’s office, and the most senior officer in the NIA, are to act, respectively, during the period of investigation.
#BBNaija’s TBoss’ Brother Christopher Accused of Beating his Ex Girlfriend After he Said Karma Awaits Those who Joke about Rape
Christopher Idowu, a brother to former Big Brother Naija housemate, Tokunbo Idowu (popularly known as TBoss) has been accused of beating one Dammy, who the accusers claimed was his former girlfriend when he was in Delta State University.
The accusations came as comments under one of his posts. Christopher had condemned joking about rape in the post, adding that “karma is a dish best served cold”. He said:
Trying to make an assault look normal and acceptable, ignoring the hurt the victim felt and still feels every time she remembers the incident. All I have to say is that karma is a dish best served cold and it multiplies, in the future when all your daughters get assaulted, raped and abused remember how u joked about another person’s misfortune and made cash out of it. And when the whole country is laughing at your daughter’s misfortune remember that it has only just begun.
Thursday, 13 April 2017
Sacked Managing Director at the Nigeria National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), Esther Nnamdi-Ogbue has denied ownership of the $50m found by EFCC in a residential building located at Osborne Towers, Ikoyi.
In a statement released through her lawyer, Emeka Etiaba SAN, she denied ownership of the large sum of money and commended the EFCC for their continuous fight in curbing corruption in the country.
The statement reads:
“The attention of Our Client, Mrs. Esther Nnamdi-Ogbue has been drawn to the news making round in the News Media to the effect that the large sums of money to wit: $38,000,000.00 (Thirty-Eight Million Dollars), N23,000,000.00 (Twenty-Three Million Naira) and £27,000.00 (Twenty-Seven Thousand Pounds) uncovered by the Economic and Financial Crimes (EFCC) from an apartment in Osborne Towers, Osborne Road, Ikoyi Lagos, Lagos State belong to her.
By this Press Release, we inform the public (especially the News Media) that the said sums of money and/or the apartment where the sums of money were found do not belong to Our Client.
Our Client is as shocked as many other Nigerians at the uncovering and recovery of the said sums of money and wishes to salute the courage and efforts of the EFCC in the war against corruption.
She also wishes to commend the whistle blowing policy introduced by the Federal Government in the fight against corruption which policy has resulted in large scale uncovering and recovery of monies and assets.
It is Our Client’s belief that the source and ownership of the said uncovered sums of money is known or eventually will be known by the EFCC in due course. There is, therefore, no need for conjecture or speculation.
Tuesday, 11 April 2017
'I feel sort of slightly betrayed' - Bisola says after finding out about Tony's lies in the BBN house
In her first official Interview after the finale of Big Brother Naija 2017, Bisola spoke about finding out the complete truth about Thin Tall Tony being married and purposely hiding it from her. During the finale show, she initially found out after noticing a wedding band on his hand in a video and reacted in a mature manner. The multi talented actress however says that she feels sort of slightly betrayed.
"In my mind I'm like, Dude you are one amazing actor. Good thing that I did not have it in my head that after the show, I was going to come out and have some kind of romance with you. But hey, I hope your wife did not deal with you too much. I feel sort of slightly betrayed that he betrayed that friendship that I thought we had. I thought we could really be close buddies outside of the house." "So yes, Tony, I hope your family is doing great. Well done to you, to them. Just a little betrayed that we were really close. Come on, we shared a lot of things. This one thing you didn't say. I don't know why, why why. But anyway, It's your choice. You played the game the best way you know how to," Bisola said.
Friday, 7 April 2017
FUTO Students Declare Readiness to Challenge University Authorities over Expulsion of 15 Student Activists
FUTO students’ protest – @SaharaReporters
Students of the Federal University of Technology, Owerri (FUTO) have declared readiness to vigorously challenge the decision of university authorities to expel 15 student activists who participated in February’s protest of the hike in tuition fees and deadline for payment. In addition, they also protested against bank charges on the campus.
According to the students, the university management had imposed a N10,000 fine despite seeing a massive crowd of students in front of the campus branch of Diamond Bank who were waiting to pay their fees.
This resulted in a protest which was broken up by officials of the Department of State Security, and they arrested and detained successfully some of the past SUG executive members, led by Comrade Ogbonna Collins popularly known as “FUTO-Rochas”.
Collins is the immediate past Public Relations Officer of the SUG. The incumbent SUG President, Akano Nnaemeka, had gone on a popular radio station in Owerri to dissociate himself from the protest.
Three days after the arrest of Ogbonna, the students launched a violent protest during which parts of the university Information Communication Technology Building were torched. The students alleged that since the appointment of Professor Francis Eze as the Vice Chancellor, all the fees in the university have gone up and students are being compelled to pay bank charges of N2,500 to Diamond Bank, the only bank on campus.
Some students told SaharaReporters that most of them have no university identity cards, despite having paid for such. The same goes to the lack of the university to provide them WiFi despite promising to do so.
FUTO’s Senate reportedly sat on 30 March and resolved to expel Comrades Collins, Mmegwa Kenneth, Ugwu Okechukwu, Madu Nnamdi, Onuoha Elvis and Odunze Ebuka among others, a decision the students have vowed to challenge with all legal means.