Saturday, June 25, 2016
He asked the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) to stop private banking in the country and pledged the determination of his team to give corruption a brutal fight.
Magu was reported by the agency’s in-house magazine, Alert, as telling Channels Television in an interview that the era was gone when treasury looters kept their money under the guise of private banking. He said there was no more hiding place for banks to be used by corrupt public officials and fraudsters.
“I honestly don’t know how many factions the militants are in the Niger Delta compared to the Northeast where you have Boko Haram,” he said. “The technology being deployed by the militants to destroy oil installations is high tech.The way they can go on high sea and international waters and target oil installations is a national problem. It is affecting development.
“No insurance company will want to insure installations that will end up being blown up and no banks will want to finance such installations. “Those of you who have friends among the leadership or even the militants themselves should plead with them in the name of God Almighty to take it easy.
Nollywood actress, Patience Ozokwo, announced that she has given her life to Christ. In this chat with Saturday Beats, the actress talks about how she manages her new Faith and career as an actress.
“I did not just give my life to Christ. I have been a Christian all my life. The problem was that there were some compromises God wanted me to remove from my life. He wants me to be the face of Christianity so that when anyone sees me, they will know that I am a child of God. The world has mingled with the church a lot and there is no difference between the world and the church. The way the worldly people dress is the way Christians are dressing nowadays. God told me he does not want his people to dress in that manner anymore. The men would plait their hair and use earrings, all these things are making God angry and even the women should be modest according to the way it is written in the Bible. People should be known to be Christians through the way they dress, talk and approach life situations. You cannot call yourself a Christian and you drink alcohol. God does not want all that. I did not just repent now, I have been a born again Christian all these years, it is just that everybody has gone astray and we are now like unbelievers. That is what God said.
Thirty five-year-old Oboko, who has now been dismissed from the force, was recently arrested in Port Harcourt, during a mop-up of criminal elements responsible for incessant robberies and carjacking in the state by the Inspector-General of Police Special Intelligence Response Team.
According to him, the turning point for him was when he encountered two members of a robbery and kidnapping gang, who were in the process of selling the cars they got from one of their victims.
He said in his statement, “In 2015, I met Johnpaul Amandi, one of our informants when he took two vehicles he stole from one of his kidnapping victims to one Victor Nwogu to sell. I met them while they were negotiating the price and I told them I would join their operation.
Rihanna’s first London gig apparently failed to set the capital alight on Friday.
As the UK left the EU, the pop star brought her ANTI World tour to Wembley Arena, but didn’t draw in the crowds she’s used to.
Not only that, audience members complained that the singer disappeared from stage for up to 10 minutes at a time.
A source said: "She rushed through the songs and everything was double the tempo. There were 10 minute dance breaks where she went off stage and nobody knew what is going on.
"People weren't too happy with the performance and there were a lot of empty seats.”
The head of the region in Central Russia has been detained and a criminal case launched, spokesman of Russia's Investigative Committee Vladimir Markin announced on Friday.
Belykh was caught red-handed while receiving the money in euro currency at a Moscow restaurant, he added, saying that investigators will seek the governor's arrest.
The euro notes were apparently marked by police.
Wade was immediately flown to Qatar after President Macky Sall's decree early Friday.
He was initially sentenced in 2012 to six years in prison and a fine of $240m for illegally accumulating at least $200m while serving as a minister during his father's 12-year rule.
The court ruling said that Wade had hidden away funds in offshore companies in the British Virgin Islands and Panama.
Despite only serving three years of his full sentence, the pardon cancels the Supreme Court's decision to jail him. A press release from the presidency said the payment of the fine was not covered by the pardon.
Friday, June 24, 2016
The giant man with a fierce expression has a following of over 59,000 followers on Instagram where he posts about what he does best - weightlifting.
But his Instagram account doesn’t feature the type of food and workout posts most weightlifters and workout obsessives share, instead it displays an array of gobsmacking topless photos of himself and unpretentious pictures of him going about his day to day life.
The deportees, comprising of 10 males and one female, arrived at the Hajj Camp area of the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos at 7.10 p.m. They were received by officers of the Nigerian Immigration Service, the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency and the Lagos Airport Police Command.
According to the spokesperson of the command, DSP Joseph Alabi, they were deported for allegedly committing immigration-related offences and other criminal acts in their host country.
The dome, which is owned by Leaders and Company (Publishers of Thisday Newspaper), usually hosts high class social events in Abuja.
Speaking after formally taking over the property from the Court Bailiff, the Group Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer, Abuja Investment Company Limited, Dr. Ahmed Musa, said the court “is indeed the last hope of the common man,” according to a statement by the Chief Press Secretary to the FCT minister, Muhammed Sule.
According to a statement by his Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, the President said Nigeria has enjoyed remarkable goodwill, support and understanding under the leadership of the outgoing Prime Minister over the years.
“Nigeria has enjoyed remarkable goodwill, support and understanding under the capable leadership of the outgoing Prime Minister over the years, the statement said.
On the government side were the Secretary to the Government, Dr (Mrs) Modupe Alade, the Head of Service, Dr Gbenga Faseluka and the Chief of Staff, Chief Dipo Anisulowo.
On the side of the Labour were the Chairman, Joint Negotiating Council, Comrade Oladipo Johnson, the State Chairman of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), Comrade Ade Adesanmi and State Chairman of the Trade Union Congress (TUC), Comrade Odunayo Adesoye.
Among the resolutions agreed to were that the state government should within seven days conclude its request with commercial banks to restructure personal loans granted public servants with a view to giving them relief from loan repayment; payment of January 2016 salary immediately and the payment of February salary as soon as Budget Support Fund is available.
Mr. Ojuawo, a former Director of Operations, Nigerian Air Force, was arraigned before Justice Mahawiya Idris on a two-count charge.
The charge says Mr. Ojuawo while in office in March, 2015, accepted a gift in the aggregate sum of N40 million from Abubakar of Societe D’ Equipments Internationaux Nig. Ltd.
The hairdresser raised the alarm when the suspect took to his heels but a serious chase ensued and he was caught.
But for policemen from the Enugada Police station, the suspect would have been lynched by the mob who had beaten and stripped him.
He tweeted this after his alleged Babymama deleted all traces of him on her Instagram and posted a new photo with a flat tummy on her page with the caption "A woman is unstoppable after she realizes she deserves better". What he wrote after the cut...
The heavy shootings from last night has left several people dead, eyewitnesses said.
Also, the troubled communities of Elegbete, Imushin, Muti and environs of Ita-Oluwo, Ogijo, last night witnessed heavy shootings by the militants.
A source in Awarra community also told NAN that the incident occurred at about 5.30a.m.
It said the explosion created huge flame at the site and could not confirm if there was loss of life.
No group has claimed responsibility for the attack.