BISHOP OYEDEPO LAUNCHES DOMINION AIRLINE

Published:24 Mar, 2012

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Nigeria’s richest pastor and self-styled bishop, David Oyedepo, has made a glistening addition to his business empire by floating an airline called Dominion Air.

Oyedepo, who a few years ago ignited debate on flamboyant Christianity by acquiring his fourth private jet, is the owner of Dominion Publishing House, Covenant University and an elite secondary school called Faith Academy.

Listed by Forbes as Nigeria’s wealthiest pastor with a net worth of $150 million, David Oyedepo is a preacher and founder of Living Faith Church Worldwide, more popularly known as Winners’ Chapel. Besides his four private jets, Forbes also mentioned the preacher’s luxury homes in London and the United States.

Sources within the Corporate Affairs Commission (CAC), the agency charged with business registration in Nigeria, confirmed the registration of Dominion Air with David Oyedepo as its chairman. Another source within a Lagos-based insurance firm known to handle most of Oyedepo’s businesses said the airline project had been in the works for six years and was only made a reality this year.

The broker who balked at putting figures to the number of aircrafts so far purchased authoritatively said none of them is on lease.

If Oyedepo’s entry into the airline business is creating exciting buzz in Nigeria’s stock exchange, the same cannot be said with the Christian community, especially the Pentecostal congregations, where the so-called men of God have been criticised for alienating their poor followers with their flamboyant lifestyle….

via NaijaPals

  • http://facebook Adeyemi Tolulope Aderonke

    Na wa ooooooo

  • eze4pals

    It is well IJN. Gospo-biz or Biz-Gospo all join. For d edification of d church n d equipping of d saints.

  • ABB

    Well, i see nothing wrong about a pastor creating a source of employment for the people especially now that most airlines are going down.

  • gbenga

    if u think this is a man of GOD then u should get ur head checked

  • gbenga

    poverty and fear of right from wrong is the route of this grotesque stupidity. oyedepo is a thief. simple

  • ABB

    What do u expect to hear about a man of God? Good news or bad news. For God sake, u people should learn to appreciate good report and not evil report.

  • vanessa

    Bishop oyedepo is riding in the waves of glory.connect to it and watch things move in your life

  • http://www.lifeisgood.com John

    Bishop Oyedepo is a blessing to this generation. An encouragement to everyone trusting God for the best in life. He has been a blessing to many youths and many nations in crisis. The secrets of a man is in his story.

  • bimpe

    Job was wealthy, abraham was wealthy, David was wealthy, solomon was wealthy ….is it a crime for a pastor to be wealthy?

  • Olumide Babajide

    To those waging tongues; David Oyedepo is blessed, that’s the simple truth , believe it or not. That he does not make noise about his charity deeds is a mere show of selfless service. This man doles out charity in millions.

  • Micheal

    There is a sayin dat—only fools criticise the rich!!!
    Anybody who talks abt the wealth of others are poverty minded!!
    This is the only Man in nigeria Running a Multi Billion Dollar institution Dept- Free
    I Believe he is swimming in de waves of Glory!!
    Praise God!!!

  • pastor me

    @bimpe, jesus was wealthy, apostle paul was wealthy, peter and john were wealthy….infact Jesus owned a fleet of donkeys and a nice house. Jesus preaches financial success all the time…..abi no be so?
    you’re trapped in an illusion **genjutsu**

  • Abiola Lawal

    May God help us all. May He shine His contenance over us. May His gr8 grace, mercy & blessing be ours. May His divine help & our divine helper/s never elude us in Jesus mighty name. All I know & sure of is dt we should all strive to be successful in our ‘little’ way bcos He has created us & also empowered us all to be more than conqueror and be rich in d way & extent we want cum desire. Instead of criticizing ‘men of God’ lets find a suitable assembly to attend if you do not like what one is doing. God is everywhere, eevnm in our bedroom. Gud 9te & all d best folks

  • beampei

    I don’t fink d man should be criticized, he hasn’t defrauded anybody, neither has he looted our treasury to do dis. Its d Waves of Glory ooo n we avnt seen anything,I tap annointing abeg.

  • http://facebook.com/richii richii

    Lord ? ????????????? worthy ???? ??????? Praised~U alone raises 1 up ??? puts anoda dwn bcos Promotion doesn’t cm frm d N/S/E/W but frm above!? A ? M ? E ? N ?. !

  • chy

    God bless bishop. We love you! I pray for the grace that is on you to come me. I tap from heavens flow of resources..Amen!

  • Jerryola

    Thank God for the life of Bishop David Oyedepo. More of this in Jesus’ name. This is a challenge!I glorify God for his life for people think Pastors are destiny to be wretched

  • http://okoawoluegate.blogspot.com okoawo

    May God be praised, He has done well in the life of His servant. Let criticise shut up. Whatever is the issue is between Oyedepo and his God, not man to judge

  • silo

    Glory! Glory!! Glory!!! I love this, is a sign that the church of God will take over the affair of this country for good.

  • laolu

    Oyedepo has his dreams and being a man of God shouldn’t stop him from achieving them. Our God is a wealthy God S???????????? there is nothing wrong with him being wealth. Lets appreciate Good things.

  • @sherizle

    Hahahaha Nigerians are funny, how many of you are truly righteous apart from being religious? I mean both the muslims and christians alike! You all claim to be at your places of worship every now & then yet you are terrible people at your places of work and in your private lives… Do the right thing and all things right shall be yours. You don’t need a bishop to teach you how to be morally upright at all times. Your country will continue to rot until you change characters!

  • Jado

    Thank you Lord for this blessing ????? upliftment. Only a Wave can be expressed like dis. I believe its you @ work n I connect to this radiance of your glory with the knowledge that I would be remembered 4 good not too long 4rm nw. N my Advice haters pick up a good profession.

  • femi

    Bishop Oyedepo launches Dominion Airlines… I knew I… He wan’t collecting all them private jets for nuttin’…

    Seriously though, terribly disappointed with his choice of business… As a man of God, he is supposedly called to be of service to the people.. How many orphanages does he run? If he must do business, why not invest in sectors where he can touch lives? Hospitals, housing, roads, electricity generation, refineries…etc

  • http://thisiseseosa.wordpress.com Eseosa

    So because he’s a preacher, one should quake in fear when criticizing him abi. Is he running a church or a business venture? Exactly what is his calling? Let’s remove the blindfold from our eyes and stop bn religious and be christians. How many houses did Jesus own? I attend Winners and I did not sign up to fund his business ambitions. Gosh, I’m really tired of these ‘spiritual leaders’. Taking back my spiritual leadership!

  • Omo Jesu

    This guy never ceases to amaze me! What would Jesus Christ think of all these? Wealty? You mean using other peoples money and sweat? This is so unfair. Total nonsence.You remember how Jesus went to the temple to drive out all the people trading in the House of God? Hes coming to spiritually whip all these fake pastors using Gods name to enrich themselves. You know, all these have been caused by poverty. Their congregation has been seriously brain washed. You even hear some refering to these pastors as god. Happy to be a Catholic!

  • Ambrose

    May God be praised, he has done wel in the life of his servant. Bishop David Oyedepo may God bless u

  • Irene

    Is this not the same pastor that slapped a young girl because she said she was a witch for Christ? O Lord, help us. Those surpporting this act, well whats the difference between what he is doing and what our lawmakers are doing? Lets be objective here. God is patiently watching

  • amanda

    For all the critics, get a life. Hating a prosperous man will only make u bitter

  • Bb

    Bishop oyedepo is a blessed man….was is it nt said in d bible dt he dat giveth in d secret share be blessd openly….u dnt have to kno wen oyedepo is giving….was it also said…dt silver nd gold i mine…nd as a god on dis earth..its our right to posses dis attribute…mind u dnt forget wat was said in matthew 5:15-16…remeber cause be anyone dt cause whom God has nt caused…..GLORY…….

  • wendy

    Glory be to God!for riches are for true children of God.bishop is a true child of God dat is y children of God are taking over.the church is moving one.God bless oyedepo

  • tunde

    My bible which is my standard tells me in 2 Cor 8:9,”For you know the grace of our lord Jesus Christ,that though he was rich,yet for your sakes He became poor,that you through His poverty might become rich. If you think God is only intrested in helping only the poor,you better think again. A man of God is only a man with the backing of The God of man, every product is created by purpose and for a purpose,the original purpose for creating man is to have Dominion Gen 1 :26-28. Man will remain man and God will always remain God, there’s no need for all the fuss. But is a pity that in a nation like Nigeria,our orientatios hv been tampered with and our mentality is always the case of somebody “chopping” OUR MONEY. Please this has †• End, it is logical,if a man decides †• Render or provide services for people he is bound †• Make money because money is a reward for every service you render. How you then emmerse great wealth is subject †• Time Consistency,Patience and Discipline. Qualities most of us don’t have including myself. First step †• Wealth, do not critize wealthy people,no critics hv made more money than their victims. God in his own word said,”I will bless whomever I choose †• Bless”. If you complain about a man of God floating an airline, take time †• Think and ask yourself this simply questions, can I make the sacrifice he made from the beginning, am I a good Leader, am I accountable and am I the kind of servant that will explore my talent/potentials/ideas, all these towards God’s Kingdom here on earth?if your answer is YES. Then in year 2020 we might just be talking about but if not Hold you peace. Have a fulfilled week.

  • wendy

    Shame to u devil!the church of jesus is taking over the economy,changing life,creating job opportunity,for the gentiles,critic wil come to the brightness of our life.prophesy is fulfilled.

  • tunde

    Infact I am waiting for the church †• Start looking at areas of Real Estate and Agriculture. Let there be housing for all and food for all, with competition in the market price of goods and services will drop. Remember the bible said, That they that know their God will be strong and will do exploit” Dan 11:32.

  • Nneka

    Papa ur really a blessing 2 us, 4 all those criticizers, u own ur mouth nd can say wat u wish 2 say, but remember d power of life and death lies in d tongue. Bless u sir, GLORY

  • Pope

    My bishop,u r an evidence of d greatness of God.i connect 2 it dat my gr8tnes will b evidence soon.

  • Akindele

    Fela said it all;PASTOR’S HOUSE NAHIM DEY FINE PASS!

  • stanley

    please i will like to know if there is a vacancy in your establishment….thank you very much sir….

  • olayinka

    Wow!
    God bless my bishop more and more, for those that are bitter abt bishop’s blessing may you receive grace to know the truth, how I wish you people know me when I join the church new, I was nothing at all, but with the teaching and prophetic blessing from my PAPA couple with the grace to follow every biblical instructions, I tell you if you know me 2 yrs back and see me now you will either question my wealth or criticize me too,but I tell there is nothing connected to our wealth in this church but just trading on biblical steps that leads to success

  • jadesola

    How can you be outside the fence and see what goes on inside? Oyedepo gives scholarship in million and he also encourage in congregation to do the same. It is those who are doomed to fail that criticize success.

  • kaykayreal

    its is sad that we have been soo battered that we dont even know what is good anymore…
    Praise God one of the carpenters sent to contend with the horns caging destinies is here
    Here is a man who has practically taken up the Responsibility of a failing government and some people are saying because he is pastor and what not!
    why not criticize him for having the largest library in west Africa, for providing employment for all the staff of the three universities he is building in Nigeria, for all the thousands scholarships, for all the … cant continue counting…
    We pray for God to send people to save us, what do we even expect those people to do when they come? be fools and hand out cash to the helpless, be soo sober nobody will be able to say anything bad about him? even Jesus had His share of criticism.

  • kaykayreal

    I’m loving this man

  • yetunde

    Its only those who lack real knowledge that will criticize a man who is obviously immensely blessed by God. He paid his due and he’s reaping the rewards why all the hate? Most critiques surely lack understanding, God must be “VERY WICKED” for Him to continue to prosper a man that is defrauding people in His name. Please take time to think properly before making comments. Kenneth copeland is also a pastor and he has given out over four aircrafts. If xtians are not running businesses then who should?

  • marcoma

    God, please you said it in your word that everything belongs to you, I beg you God, let that anointing that is upon Papa Bishop David Olaniyi Oyedepo come rest upon my husband, myself and my kids in Jesus name. Amen.

  • oyedotun ibukun

    GOOD NEWS!
    DO u guys think my bishop actually used church money? what proof do you have. this man is blessed beyond all you imagination.
    seat there and be crying,dont work your life out.

  • Sola

    God of Oyedepo, do not forget me o. For those who are in doubt I am bold to inform U that d electric transformer serving my home and d Central mosque at Onipanu Ota.
    Ogun State was donated by Bishop Oyedepo. Higher heights in Jesus name, Bishop

  • hope

    this is indeed our year of waves of glory. if you are winner u will know what i mean. thank God for this great news.

  • http://yahoo branice nyongesa

    truly its our season of waves of glory.we are partaking too in jesus name.

  • Abbey

    THIS MAN OF GOD IS TRYING TO HELP NIGERIA BY CREATING JOBS FOR THE PEOPLE. THIS IS WHAT GOVT IS SUPPOSED TO BE DOING BUT REVERSE IS THE CASE FOR THE GOVT. INSTEAD OF DOING CREATING JOBS THEY ARE STEALING MONEY FROM THE PUBLIC AND HIDE IT IN FOREIGN COUNTRIES, WHERE THE GOVTS OF THOSE COUNTRIES USE THE LOOT MONEY FROM NIGERIA TO CREAT JOBS FOR THEIR OWN PEOPLE. IF BISHOP WANTS TO STEAL MONEY, HE WOULD NOT INVEST IN NIGERIA. HE INVESTS IN NIGERIA, NOT HIS MONEY BUT THE LIVING FAITH MONEY BECAUSE HE BELIEVES IN NIGERIA UNLIKE YOUR THIEVES LEADERS LIKE IBORI AND OTHERS, WHO OPPRESS POOR WITH THE PUBLIC MONEY. AFTER FED GOVT, LIVING FAITH EMPLOYED MORE NIGERIANS THAN ANY CORP OR STATE GOVT. TRY TO SEARCH FOR THE FACTS BEFORE WRITING YOUR REPORTS.

  • Mponda

    God is in the house oooh. Thats my dad and am proud to be under his leadership. I pray for him everyday, I am partaking. What would God do if a thousand people, happy and satisfied with u pray for u daily? Where’s the faith of the critics? Is it God or devil who exults?

  • Frank Warren

    It is not yet over guys, we are still expanding, mounting higher and higher on wings as eagles. Keep flying higher Bishop, fly higher Winners’ Chapel.

    Whereas the world is being pulled down by the so-called recession, those that know their God will keep moving higher. The recession will work in OUR favor.

    TO GOD BE ALL THE GLORY.

  • Given

    Short of words…….

  • Franklyn OKUKPONOR

    Of what use are these destructive criticisms? Bishop Oyedepo is on the waves of God’s glory. You can tell little or nothing about this if you’re not keyed into it… He cannot be poor. It is his heritage in Christ… If you don’t admire it then try and ignore it because he has chosen to affect his world. But if you can’t live with this reality then go and hug transformer. But be reminded that the CHURCH is taking over the affairs of MEN.

  • pst s o

    ignorant wil kill many people in dis life what u dnt knw dnt say it. just knw d truth and u wil be free f in my father d bishop own d airline is bos our father in heaven owned d entire world .ps 24:1, 82:1-6

  • Grace Kariuki

    Didn’t you know what God says, that if we live for him we shall be payed 100% here on earth and life in eternity, so don’t worry so much its the word of God coming to fulfillment. And for those of us who are not there yet we are going there. Actually am very happy for him blessed be the name of God who has given him dominion over everything that he has.

  • Eze

    1.The blessings of God maketh rich and addeth no sorrow. Pro 10:22.

    2.Psalm 35:27 Let them shout for joy and be glad that favor my righteous cause: yea, let them say continually,Let the LORD be magnified, which hath pleasure in the prosperity of his servant.

    3.Deuteronomy 8:18 But thou shalt remember the LORD thy God: for it is he that giveth thee power to get wealth, that he may establish his covenant1285 which he swore unto thy fathers,1 as it is this day.

    The above scriptures are proofs that God is no respecter of persons. CHRISTIANITY IS A LIFESTYLE AND NOT A RELIGION. God is in the business of making MEN.HE IS RESTORING THE BEAUTY OF THE CHURCH.

  • lapage

    For me he has done well for him self. It is the same God I pray dat one day it will be my turn. The church is taking over the economy of Africa. It is a proof dat it is working. Glory

  • Christy

    Let us becarefull of wht we say about men of God.we will be judge by our word also,i only hv this to say,i connect my life to ur daddy david.remain blessed.

  • blessing

    Glory to glory, sir this is Gods doing and it is marvelous in our sight. Indeed sir, may ur ministry continue to flourish and flourish in Jesus Name Amen. Haters pray for forgiveness so God wil open ways for u pipo. Becos my papa is reapin wht he sow

  • adedayo

    I will forever be greatful to God for divinely arrange me under Bishop Oyedepo ministry. These kind of progressive manifestation of the Spirit of God will be celebrated in my life very soon. Ride on Bishop

  • JoshuaJ

    Wel, all u guys beefin my bishop, u havent seen anytin yet. Dis is just a tip of d iceberg. U all hav poverty mentality dats y u all r talkin dis way
    He’s ridin in d Waves of Glory and getin Double Portion of blessings so u beefas cursed be u all 4 talkin ill of my Bishop and walk dwn d road and go hug a transformer
    Kudos 2 u BISHOP DAVID OYEDEPO

  • JoshuaJ

    B4 i 4get try and submit ur CV u might jst get employd hahaha

  • http://www.christonetinspiration.com Prof Femi Aina

    Glory be to God. The Church of God is taking over the economy. What d children of darkness will continue to fail to do, the children of light will achieve, one by one with ease, God on their sides taking all d glory. The whole world are yet to see anything. For what eyes have not seen, neither ears heard, neither has entered into d mind of any, whay God has in mind for those who love Him. I Corinthians 2:9. God bless my Papa Oyedepo. God is truly d rewarder of those who diligently seek him. May more true children of God who will invest in Nigeria also take over the oil, telecoms, ports, railways, roads project, power, education, health and every other sector of d economy where d government has failed and continued to impoverish ds nation in Jesus’ name. Papa, I’m joining u at d top. Giving is also transforming my life. – for those who sow sparingly shall receive sparingly- 2Cor.9 v 6-12.

  • people like gbenga need go do madness test. If he know the meaning of gbenga he no go jettison boundaries or noting limitations before talking like an aro. Anyway i bet you the man of god go soon employ you and you go know christ. If you join gbenga, shar

    why people like gbenga no go aro for kolo test or waka enter any living church and give your life to christ. Gbenga i pity you. Note say aro for abeokuta never full. The last bed they wait for you there

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Justice Rita Ofili-Ajumogobia of the Federal High Court on Wednesday July 1, 2015, acquitted former Minister of Aviation, Femi Fani-Kayode, of money laundering charges. Fani-Kayode, who was spokesperson for the President Goodluck Jonathan’s Campaign Committee, has been facing trial for alleged criminal acts committed during his time as minister. The judge described the case brought by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) as “feeble” and duly discharged Fani-Kayode in the absence of “copious evidence.”

The Buhari Shocker By Tony Ademiluyi

It is now no news that twenty-two governors owe outstanding salary arrears. Ever since Buhari upset the apple cart by winning the Presidential elections on March 28, they have all hoped that he would bail them out of their respective mess when he got sworn in. In his speech on the inauguration of the National Economic Council, he categorically told the beggar governors to source for funds to offset their gargantuan debts through the growth of their internally...

Man Linked To Chibok Girls’ Abduction Arrested

Nigerian troops have arrested a businessman accused of "participating actively" in Boko Haram's mass abduction of nearly 300 schoolgirls from the northeastern town of Chibok last year, Nigeria's Defense Ministry said Tuesday. Spokesman Maj. Gen. Chris Olukolade said Babuji Ya'ari headed a "terrorists' intelligence cell" for the Islamic extremists while masquerading as a member of the self-defense Youth Vigilante Group. That news confirms suspicions that the vigilantes have been infiltrated by Boko...

Why CBN Extended BVN Registration Deadline

The Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN), yesterday extended the deadline for customers to enrol for the Bank Verification Number (BVN) by four months till October 31, 2015. Director, Banking and Payments System Department, CBN, Mr. Dipo Fatokun, announced the extension in a circular to the public. The circular stated:  “You would recall that as part of its effort in the implementation of the Bank Verification Number (BVN) project, the Central Bank of Nigeria issued circulars stipulating...

President Buhari And The Cost of Running This Government By Kofoworola Ayodeji

The highly industrious Baba Yemi wakes up every morning thinking how he will struggle to feed his wife and children to fulfill their usual 0-1-0 pattern of feeding (no breakfast, there might be lunch, no dinner). Meanwhile, the story is not different for the brilliant Chioma who is begging to have a better higher education so that her dreams of a great future could come true, but there are no funds and ‘connection’. What about the very resourceful...

President Muhammadu Buhari One Month Later: “Sai Change” Or “Sai Patience” By Omonile Olasunkanmi

President Muhammadu Buhari’s days in office so far has been everything short of the fanfare, glitz and glamour with which Nigerians welcomed his emergence as the new commander- in-chief. Buhari’s journey to Aso Rock broke many records which are not unknown to majority of the Nigerian populace. Worth mentioning amongst them are; first opposition candidate to gain more popularity and acceptance than the incumbent, he was the man that led an opposition party from a simple minority,...

Woman Gets $18 Million From Boss After Sexual Harassment Lawsuit

After a bombshell sexual harassment lawsuit that rocked the tabloids, a former Wall Street worker has won a whopping $18 million from her former boss. Hanna Bouveng, 25, from Sweden, sued Benjamin Wey, 43, owner of the New York Global Group, claiming he pressured her into a sexual relationship and retaliated by firing and harassing her after she broke it off. According to Bouveng, Wey, who is married, began pursuing her after...

Open Letter To President Muhammadu Buhari, GCFR,  By Nigerian Volunteers To The West African Ebola (ASEOWA) Mission – Appeal for Intervention

Your Excellency, Congratulations on your victory in the March 28th 2015 Presidential Election. You indeed are a success model for every Nigerian or any human being for that matter, toiling everyday to get his due. Your victory proves that self-belief pays, that there is reward for consistency and faith in hard work and democracy. You confirm that once there is resolute commitment and persistence to strategic efforts, success will come. The massive votes you received from...

Buhari Promises Reforms, New Policies To Boost Oil, Gas Income

President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday restated his administration’s promise to initiate appropriate reforms and implement policies to boost income from the oil and gas industry. Speaking at separate meetings with delegations from ExxonMobil and the Nigeria Liquefied Natural Gas Company, President Buhari listed the removal of bureaucratic bottlenecks created by multiple government agencies that currently impede the operations of companies in the oil and gas sector as one of the reforms to be undertaken by his...

Ahmad Salkida Disputes NSA’s Claim Of De-Radicalizing 22 Boko Haram Members

The office of the National Security Adviser (NSA) yesterday told President Muhammadu Buhari, that no fewer than 22 women and girls, recruited as suicide bombers by the Boko Haram sect and another 47 former sect members were now undergoing rehabilitation after voluntarily embracing a de-radicalization programme of the office under the Countering Violent Extremism (CVE) programme. But Ahmad Salkida with twitter Handle @contactsaldika disputes such claims saying you can only de radicalize people you understand their ideologies...

FG Rehabilitates 22 Female Bombers, 47 Dump Boko Haram

The Head of the Countering Violent Extremism Department in the Office of the National Security Adviser, Dr. Fatima Akilu, told President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday that no fewer than 22 women and girls recruited as suicide bombers by members of the Boko Haram sect are now undergoing rehabilitation under the programme. She said the female trained as suicide bombers by the sect were being rehabilitated after voluntarily embracing the agency’s de-radicalisation programme. A statement by...

Chad Military Arrests Top Boko Haram Leader

A Chadian Public Prosecutor, Alghassim Khamis, has said that one of the key Boko Haram leaders, Baana Fanay, who has been coordinating trafficking of weapons in Nigeria, Cameroon and Chad was arrested on Sunday in N’Djamena. “Fanay, alias Mahamat Moustapha, was arrested by security forces after a fierce resistance,” Khamis said. He said Fanay, who was arrested with two other terrorists, was responsible for the purchase of weapons and recruitment of fighters for Boko Haram. The...

Queen Bey Dethroned As Forbes Highest Paid Celebrity, Who is Number 1?

Forbes has released their annual list of the highest paid celebrities - and Beyonce has been dethroned! Replacing her as the top earning celebrity for this fiscal year is Floyd Mayweather. The boxer, nicknamed 'Money', earned $300 million...

Terrorism: Court Grants Sen. Ndume Leave To Travel Abroad

An Abuja Federal High Court yesterday granted an application by Sen. Ali Ndume, who is charged with terrorism to enable him travel to Saudi Arabia for the lesser Hajj. Ndume was arraigned after he was implicated by a suspected member of the Boko Haram sect, Ali Konduga, who has since been convicted and sentenced for the offence.? Delivering a short ruling on the Senator’s application, the trial judge, Justice Gabriel Kolawole, ordered the court’s Deputy...

Need To Strengthen Regional Security Cooperation in West Africa: A Non-Negotiable Priority For The Incoming Administration By Fola Aina

The West African sub region has witnessed relative peace and stability over the years. This has also helped the economies within the region to consolidate economic growth and development. While the popular assumption has been that democracy has come to stay in Africa, the case has not necessarily been the same for all the countries in the West African region. Mali, Chad, Guinea Bissau and Niger for instance have been victims of the activities of Islamic extremists...

President Buhari Appoints New Official

Prof. Attahiru Jega on Tuesday bowed out of office as the Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission. Consequently, President Muhammadu Buhari has appointed Mrs. Amina Bala Zakari, as the acting chairman of INEC. Zakari, the first female to occupy the position albeit in an acting capacity, was until Tuesday, a National Electoral Commissioner at INEC. A statement issued by the Director Communications in the Office of Head of Civil Service of the Federation, Alhaji Haruna...

Osun Government Commences Payment Of Workers Salaries, Slashes Politicians’ Salaries By 50 Percent

Following series of criticism over prolonged non-payment of workers’ salaries in the state, the Osun State government on Tuesday announced that it has commenced payment of salaries, slashing politicians’ salaries by 50 percent. Confirming the news, the Chairman of the Nigerian Labour Congress in Osun state, Mr. Jacob Adekomi said that Governor Rauf Aregbesola has approved the payment of December, 2014 salaries of workers in the state. The Governor was also said to have approved the payment of 30% outstanding balance...

Senators Will Return From Break To Screen Ministers On One Condition- Saraki

President of the Senate, Senator Bukola Saraki, on Tuesda, has promised that senators presently on break would rush back from their homes to screen ministers any time President Muhammadu Buhari sends his ministerial list to the upper Legislative chambers. According to him, the 8th Senate was prepared to support President Buhari to effect the positive change expected from his administration by Nigerians, just as he also pledged the cooperation of the National Assembly with the executive...

Supreme Court Allows Texas Abortion Clinics to Stay Open

Today, the Supreme Court refused to let Texas enforce an abortion law so restrictive that it would have forced 10 clinics to close across the state. The law, House Bill 2, requires all abortion providers have admitting privileges at nearby hospitals and holds clinics to the same standards as ambulatory surgical centers. These regulations, which supporters of the bill claim are for the safety of patients, are seen as unnecessarily stringent by many others...

Rihanna Has A Message For Young Guys

At Sunday night's BET Awards, an Armani-clad Rihanna offered some wisdom on the 10-year-old Black-ish cast member. According to Brown's "thank you" tweet, RiRi advised the young star to "be a man, not a heartbreaker!" Rihanna, keeping puppies safe and the young in line. https://twitter.com/mrbabyboogaloo/status/615580799895625728/photo/1 Credit: racked

South Sudan Army Rape, Burn Girls Alive – UN

UN rights reports have said on Tuesday that South Sudan’s army raped then torched girls alive inside their homes during a recent campaign notable for its “new brutality and intensity”. A UN mission in South Sudan said some of the most disturbing allegations focused on the abduction and sexual abuse of women and girls, some of whom were reportedly burnt alive in their dwellings. The UN mission said they have interviewed 115 victims and...

Fresh case of Ebola recorded in Liberia

Liberia has been hit with a fresh case of Ebola. According to the Liberian Deputy Health Minister, Tolbert Nyensuah, a 19 year old man died of the deadly virus. And they are saying it's possible he infected close friends or relatives before he died. "A new case of Ebola has been reported in Margibi County. The person has died and was confirmed positive before death. He has been buried" Nyensuah said Family members of the deceased have been quarantined so...

Petr Cech Sent Death Threats And Labelled ‘A Snake’ By Angry Chelsea Fans Following Arsenal Move

New Arsenal signing Petr Cech may have left Chelsea with a heartfelt letter to the fans, but that has not stopped a small proportion of them sending the goalkeeper death threats and brandishing him a "snake". Cech completed a reported £11m transfer to the Gunners on Monday...

Breaking !!! CBN Extends BVN Registration Exercise

The Central Bank of Nigeria has extended the deadline for the ongoing registration for the Bank Verification number to 31st of October, 2015.

Merge Indebted Arik, Aero, Others To Form National Carrier; Joda Committee Tells Buhari

The Buhari administration may be considering merging all debtor airlines in the country into a national carrier, capable of serving the West and Central African regions, with Nigeria as the regional aviation hub. That is part of the recommendations by the Ahmed Joda transition committee, which submitted its report to President Muhammadu Buhari about two weeks ago. Six of Nigeria’s leading domestic airlines are currently bogged down by huge debts totalling almost N130 billion, forcing...

President Buhari Probes Military

There is tension in the Armed Forces as President Muhammadu Buhari may have ordered the military hierarchy to account for the number of weapons purchased to fight Boko Haram insurgency in the North-East. The President was also said to have ordered the Military High Command to make available records of total amount of money it received from the Federal Government to curb insurgency. Top military sources who spoke with Daily Sun, revealed that these and many...

Petr Cech Joins Arsenal: Key Dates For The Goalkeeper After Chelsea Move – Including Stamford Bridge Return On 19 September

Petr Cech has confirmed his move to Arsenal, moving for a reported £11m. The 33-year-old leaves the Blues after 11 trophy-laden years at the club. As a goodwill gesture, Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich allowed Cech to decide his own destination when he left, with PSG also interested. Cech's preference was to stay in...

Lai Mohammed Defends Buhari’s Govt

Pres. Buhari: Tackling insecurity, corruption and restoring Nigeria’s respect Being the text of a media parley hosted by the National Publicity Secretary of the APC, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, in Lagos on Tuesday, June 30th, 2015 Good afternoon gentlemen. I have arranged this interaction to rub minds with you, as always, on the situation of things in our country, top of which are the efforts being made by President Muhammadu Buhari to chart a new path for...

El Rufai, Three Others To Probe How NNPC Blew N3.8tr

How did theNigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) spend  N3.8 trillion in three years? This is the puzzle a four-man committee has been asked to resolve. The four “wise men” are: Governors Adams Oshiomhole (Edo), Ibrahim Dankwambo (Gombe), Udom Emmanuel (Akwa Ibom) and Nasir El-Rufai (Kaduna). Oshiomhole yesterday broke the news to State House correspondents after the National Economic Council (NEC) meeting chaired by Vice President Yemi Osinbajo at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.

Jega Bows Out, Hands Over To Ahmed Wali

The chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission, Prof. Atthairu Jega has handed over the reins of the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC to Ambassador Ahmed Wali as the Acting Chairman of the commission. Jega bowed out today after five years as the electoral body.

Gunmen Abducts Former Bayelsa Gov’s Wife

Unidentified gunmen have kidnapped Madam Martha Binabo, the wife of former Speaker of Bayelsa State House of Assembly and the state former Acting Governor, Rt. Hon Nestor Binabo. The incident, the latest in the series of high profile kidnaping in the state occurred at Agbura community in the outskirts of Yenagoa the state capital. The victim, aged 48, was abducted Monday at about 11.30am by five armed men clad in military camouflage in front of a company where she is also...

Sugary Drinks Kill 184,000 Adults Around The World Every Year, Says Study

Sugary drinks are killing 184,000 adults around the world every year, and should be eliminated from people’s diets, medical experts have warned. The global death toll from sugar-laden drinks – ranging from soft drinks to fruit smoothies – has been revealed in a new paper published in the American Heart Association’s Circulation journal. Most of the deaths are from people...

Teenager Commits Suicide In Imo

A 15-year-old senior secondary school student, identified as Paschal Egbosimba, committed suicide in  Imo State. Before his death the teenager was living with his mother and siblings, and was a senior secondary school student of Passion Model Secondary School, Egbu.  He used an electric extension cable to hang himself from a ceiling fan, when his mother was away for a night vigil. The late boy’s mother, who wept uncontrollably, was heard saying she never scolded the deceased, adding...

Photos: Inside The Home Of A Man Married To A Sex Doll

Dirk and Jenny aren’t like normal couples. Their sentiments are: to love one another, to support one another and to share a lot of their private time together. The only thing that sets them apart is Jenny is a ‘real doll’ that Dirk bought for 6,000 euros (that’s $6,750). Dirk and Jenny have a fixed daily schedule. Every evening at 6 pm they are sitting on the sofa...

French Beheading Suspect Denies Jihad Motivation

The man being held in France under suspicion of beheading his boss and trying to blow up a chemicals plant has told investigators there was no religious motivation behind the attack, a source close to the inquiry said on Monday. The source said Yassin Salhi, 35, told investigators he was not a jihadist and repeated earlier statements that he committed the act outside the southeast city of Lyon on Friday after a row with his...

Boko Haram Kills 603 Civilian JTF

Boko Haram militants have so far killed 603 Civilian Joint Task Force (CJTF) members in Borno State. The dead civilian JTF were attempting to prevent bomb strapped Boko Haram insurgents from detonating their bombs in large crowds. Barr Jubril Gunda, the legal adviser of the CJTF disclosed this on Monday during a two day summit on Security and Governance in the North East organised by the CLEEN Foundation in Maiduguri, the Borno State capital.

Mozambique Lifts Homosexuality, Abortion Ban

Mozambique decriminalized homosexuality Monday when a new penal code came into force that swept away old Portuguese colonial laws, in a victory for campaigners for gay rights. The old code, dating back to 1886, targeted anyone “who habitually engages in vices against nature” — though no known prosecutions took place after Mozambique became independent in 1975. Breaking the law was punishable by up to three years of hard labor. “It's a symbolic victory, as social inclusion...

Read President Buhari’s Speech To Govs Over Unpaid Salaries

ADDRESS BY HIS EXCELLENCY PRESIDENT MUHAMMADU BUHARI, AT THE OCCASION OF THE INAUGURATION OF THE NATIONAL ECONOMIC COUNCIL, HELD AT THE COUNCIL CHAMBER OF THE PRESIDENTIAL VILLA, ABUJA, ON MONDAY 29TH JUNE 2015. Protocol I am delighted to be here with you at this occasion on the inauguration of the National Economic Council (NEC) for this Administration. The National Economic Council was established by the provisions of the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria...

Is Beyoncé OBSESSED With J.Lo’s Style?

In fashion, as in life, everyone needs someone they can look up to. For some people, that person is Beyoncé. For Beyoncé, that person would appear to be Jennifer Lopez. Just look at all the outfits they have in common! 1. Distressed denim shorts suit with chain details and long, wavy hair. J.Lo performing at the Meydan Racecourse in Dubai on March 29, 2014. Beyoncé performing in New Jersey during her "On the Run" tour on...

Idris Elba Denies James Bond Reports: ‘It’s Just A Rumour, I Have No Idea’

Idris Elba has denied any truth behind reports that he is in line to play the first black

Kogi Elders Denies Endorsing Governor Idris Wada For Second Term

Against reports that some members of the Kogi Elders Council have endorsed the aspiration of Governor Idris Wada to run for a second term in the 2016 gubernatorial election scheduled to hold in the last quarter of the year, the elders of the state has denied endorsing the governor. The report has stated that notable names like Senator Tunde Ogbeha, former Governor of the state, Idris Wada and many others at a meeting in an undisclosed location endorsed the...

NDLEA Arraigns Drug Baron, Two Others In Court

The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) on Monday arraigned a drug baron, Ikejiaku Sylvester Chukwunwe, before a Federal High Court in Awka. Chukwunwe, who was described as the most wanted drug trafficker in Anambra, was arraigned on 13 count charges. Also dragged to court by the agency were Oluchi Nduaguba and John Atuenyi. However, the trio pleaded not guilty to all the charges preferred against them by the prosecutor. Chukwunwe was charged for conspiracy...

Walmart Apologises For Making ISIS Cake

US retail chain Walmart has apologised after baking a cake containing the flag of ISIS. A spokesman for the company told ABC News that it was sorry for the error, which occurred after staff at a local store failed to recognise the image. "An associate in a local store did not know what the design meant and made a mistake. The cake should not have been made and we apologise," the spokesman said. The cake...

Tunisia Attack: ‘Paralysed’ Police Let Gunman Run Amok For Half An Hour, Says Witness

Armed policeman were “paralysed by fear” and allowed the Tunisian gunman Seifeddine Rezgui to freely massacre British tourists for more than half an hour before shooting him dead, witnesses claim. Even though two police officers arrived at the scene within minutes, it was said to have been around half an hour before Rezgui was killed. In that time, 38 people,...

At Least 20 Reported Dead After Military Plane Crashes

At least 20 people have been killed in the military plane crash in the Indonesian city of Medan, CNN affiliate Trans 7 TV reported, citing local hospital officials. At least five people have been killed after a military transport plane crashed in an Indonesian city shortly after takeoff, authorities said Tuesday. The C-130 Hercules aircraft went down with 12 people on board in Medan, the capital of North Sumatra province, said Indonesian military spokesman Maj....

Buhari Promises Improved Power Supply

President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday promised that his administration would give the highest possible priority to the rapid improvement of power supply across the country. According to a statement by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Mr. Femi Adesina, the President spoke while granting audience to officials of CGGC, the Chinese construction company working on the Mambilla Power Project. Adesina quoted the President as saying that it was quite regrettable that power generation in...

El-Rufa’i Begins With Free Education In Sept And Upgrade Of 255 Hospitals

Kaduna state Governor, Malam Nasir El-Rufai, said at the weekend that his administration would start free education in primary and junior secondary school across the state when new session commences in September. He added that the state, in collaboration with General Electric Healthcare, would also refurbish and re-equip 255 hospitals. Addressing the first town hall meeting with residents at the weekend, he said his administration would commence upgrade and refurbishment of schools, training of teachers and renovation...

Buhari Orders All State Governors To Settle Unpaid Salaries Of Workers In Their States

While inaugurating the National Economic Council in the Abuja earlier today, President Buhari charged all the state governors present at the meeting to endeavour to settle the unpaid salaries of civil servants in their states. He asked the state governors to look inwards and find more ways to increase their Internally Generated Revenue...

FG Probes N3.8trn Missing Oil Funds

A panel of four governors was, yesterday, constituted to probe the affairs of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC, following revelations that the corporation withheld N3.8 trillion of the N8.1 trillion generated from oil receipts. The committee comprising governors of Gombe, Edo, Akwa Ibom and Kaduna states is also to unravel circumstances of the disappearance of another $2.1 billion which was allegedly unilaterally withdrawn by the Goodluck Jonathan administration in the last six months of its...

Overweight Woman Flaunts Her New Muscular Physique

An overweight 27 year old Canadian woman shed a third of her body weight, she went from being overweight in high school to placing in national bodybuilding tournaments. Trista Elaschuk who used to weigh 195lbs now weighs only 130lbs and is now participating in various bodybuilding competitions. Trista said she decided to lose weight after...

A Mathematical Formula Reveals The Secret To Lasting Relationships

If you're fortunate enough to find someone you want to settle down with forever, the next question is: How do you achieve happily ever after? According to mathematician Hannah Fry, it may come down to a simple formula. Fry, who works at the UCL Centre for Advanced Spatial Analysis in London, explains in her 2014 TED Talk and recently released book, "The Mathematics of Love," that the...

’30 Days In Atlanta’ Wins Four Awards At The Ghanaian Golden Movie Awards

West Africa's Highest grossing movie, 30 Days In Atlanta won 4 awards from 15 Nominations at the maiden edition of the 'Golden Movie Awards' held on Saturday, June 27, at the State House Banquet Hall, Ghana. This is coming just as AY the Producer of the Movie is preparing to do a sequel with the Hollywood and Nollywood Stars in August, here in Nigeria.

Tour Guide Reveals Moment He Threw An Ashtray At The Tunisian Gunman, In A Bid To Save Tourists

The man, known only as Mahdi (top left) attempted to thwart the killer by throwing an ashtray at his head after seeing him gun down dozens of tourists as they sunbathed on Friday. The 26-year-old tour guide has since told of trying to pile tourists into a little fishing boat to escape the beach, describing those murdered as 'like family'. He said the fear of losing his job was what spurred him to attack Seifeddine Rezgui, the...

Caitlyn Jenner Dines With New Transgender Women Squad (PHOTO)

Caitlyn Jenner continued living her best life at New York City's Pride celebration, enjoying a dinner with a few notable transgender women on Sunday night. After enjoying the parade, Caitlyn dined with Candis Cayne, Chandi Moore, Geena Rocero, Allie Hoffman, Sam Feder, Trace Lysette, Barbara CarRellas, and Trace Lysette. Caitlyn rarely tweets, but when she does it is pure magic. Such a fun...

Mozambique Scraps Ban On Same- Sex Marriage!

Mozambique decriminalized homosexuality Monday when a new penal code came into force that swept away old Portuguese colonial laws, in a victory for campaigners for gay rights. The old code, dating back to 1886, targeted anyone “who habitually engages in vices against nature” — though no known prosecutions took place after Mozambique became independent in 1975. Breaking the law was punishable by up to three years of hard labor. “It's a symbolic victory, as social inclusion remains the main challenge,”...

Saraki, Dogara Blast Ex-APC Chairman

The Senate President, Dr. Bukola Saraki and the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Hon. Yakubu Dogara, yesterday, debunked claims by the former Interim National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Chief Bisi Akande that their election as Senate President and Speaker was facilitated by oil barons describing the allegation as baseless, false and unbecoming of a respected statesman. The duo also said the allegation levelled against them was lacking in substance and merit and...

”I Feel No Remorse For The Death Of Those Demons” – Mum Who Killed Her 2 Kids

A mother who killed two of her children leaving their bodies in her kitchen freezer has pleaded guilty to their murders saying: “I don’t feel no remorse for the death of them demons.” Mitchelle Blair of Detroit, Michigan, callously admitted abusing her 13-year-old daughter Stoni Blair and nine-year-old Stephen Berry, before their deaths.The bodies of the children were discovered in a deep freezer at her apartment on May 24 when bailiffs arrived to evict her.The mother has...

Deputy Chair Of Boko Haram Victims’ Support Committee Resigns

Fola Adeola, the Deputy Chairman of the committee on the Victims Support Fund has resigned. The fund was set by the immediate past administration to pool resources and provide support to victims of Boko Haram insurgency and other similar clashes. Mr. Adeola, a former Vice-Presidential candidate, who tendered his resignation last Monday to the Chairman of the committee, Theophilus Danguma, did not give any reason for quitting. Mr. Adeola could not be reached for comment as...

Kim Jong-Un Shows Off Airport Designed By Architect He Likely Had Executed

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un may have executed the chief architect of  the  new international Pyongyang airport...This news comes after he was pictured touring the building with his wife last week(above)..According to reports, the architect may have been  executed because Kim didn’t like the design. The project is the country’s latest bid to appeal to potential tourists since Kim ascended to power in North Korea three years ago and features a jewellery store, coffee bar, a pharmacy,...

ISIS Beheads Women For The First Time In Syria

Monitor says ISIS killed two women and their husbands in Syria's Deir Ezzor province after they sought health remedies.  ISIS has beheaded two women for the first time, in eastern Syria's Deir Ezzor province, a monitoring group said. The UK-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said on Tuesday that ISIS beheaded the two women and their two husbands after accusing them of using "magic for medicine". It is not known what non-traditional health remedy...

Twisted And Evil: Parents Of ISIS Bride Slam Her Poem Praising The Tunisian Beach Terrorist Attack

 The family of a British woman who fled to join Islamic State in Syria have said they are 'sickened' by a poem she wrote praising the massacre in Tunisia and attacks in Kuwait and France. Former private schoolgirl Aqsa Mahmood left her home in Glasgow in November 2013 and married a militant from the terror group in February last year. She has since posted a series of radical messages , including a call for others to copy the murder...

You Can’t Blackmail Us, PDP Tells Buhari

The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, has said that no amount of “intimidation, blackmail and propaganda” by the Presidency would stop it from demanding that President Muhammadu Buhari kick-starts government and commence implementation of his campaign promises for which he was voted into office. PDP had on Sunday said that Mr. Buhari’s first 30 days in office saw Nigeria only in motion without movement. Mr. Buhari promptly replied the PDP saying he is taking his time...

Jude Okoye Supports Wizkid For Calling Out Organisers Of BET Awards

A few hours ago,Wizkid explained why he did not attend the BET nominee parties and pre-award shows.He said he wouldn't do that knowing the award for the best International African Act is given backstage .. Jude Okoye has agreed with him..Missed the earlier tweets, read below...

Buhari Orders Re-Issuance Of Villa Press Pass To Deutsche Welle Correspondent

President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday ordered the re-issuance of Presidential Villa Press Pass to Deutsche Welle correspondent, Mallam Ubale Musa, who was expelled from villa by the previous administration. The Special Adviser on Media and Publicity to the President, Mr Femi Adesina, disclosed this while presenting the re-issued villa press pass to Musa at the Presidential Villa, Abuja. Adesina said that Musa’s re-accreditation as a...

APC Insists On Ekweremadu’s Removal

The leadership of the All Progressives Congress on Monday insisted on removing the Deputy Senate President, Ike Ekweremadu, of the minority Peoples Democratic Party. Punch learnt on Monday that the ruling APC was still miffed that Ekweremadu emerged as the deputy senate president and had vowed never to allow “a senator from a minority party take over the duties statutorily assigned for the majority party.” A leader of the APC, who spoke on...

NNPC Yet To Remit N3.5trn Into Federation Account -Oshiomhole

Edo State Governor, Adams Oshiomhole has revealed that the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) is yet to remit $3.5trillion in the Federal Government coffers between 2012 and 2015. Oshiomhole who is a member of a four-man committee constituted to go through the books of the NNPC and Excess Crude as well as the Federation Account from 2012 to May 2015 stated this after the inauguration of the National Executive Council in Abuja on Monday. The Edo governor said it was the...

G7 Countries To Support Nigerian Military With Equipment

The Nigerian President, Muhammadu Buhari, has said that the Group of seven (G7) countries will be supporting Nigeria’s military with equipment in its fight against surging terrorism. The G7 consists of Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, the United Kingdom, and the United States. Speaking to governors at the inauguration of the National Economic Summit at the Presidential Villa on Monday, Mr. Buhari said, “The requirements of the military have been prepared by the Service Chiefs...

Oil Barons Didn’t Influence My Emergence- Saraki

Senate President, Bukola Saraki, has denied reports that Nigerians associated with dubious claims in the infamous oil subsidy influenced his election as President of the eighth Senate. According to his media office, the Senate President said such reports were wrong and mischievous. He further denounced such rumours as false, untrue and calculated mischief. “Again, the attention of the Senate President Bukola Saraki has been drawn to a malicious, false and totally reprehensible news report, wherein it...

‘NIMASA, NPA, NCC not paying monies generated to FG account’ – Yari

Zamfara governor and the Chairman of the Governors Forum, Abdulaziz Yari has stated that revenue generating agencies like NIMASA, NPA and the NCC have not been paying monies generated from their agencies to the federation account as required by the constitution. Speaking on Monday to State House Correspondents, Yari made this declaration after a four-man committee (consisting of  Governor Yari alongside Governor Adams Oshimhole of Edo, Governor Nasir El-Rufai of Kaduna and Governor Emmanuel Udom of Akwa Ibom) was constituted...

‘Stigmatise HIV/AIDS Patients, Risk Six-Months Jail Term’

In its commitment to enforcing the rights of the people living with HIV and AIDS , the Ondo State Government has warned that anybody caught discriminating against the PLWA in the areas of employment, medical treatment, hiring, assignment, promotion, demotion, transfer, retirement, among others, would face the law. The Secretary to the Ondo State Government and Chairman, Ondo State Agency for the Control of AIDS, Dr. Aderotimi Adelola, stated this in a statement on Monday.

Aso Rock Conducts Comprehensive Audit Of Security Personnel

Authorities of the Presidential Villa, Abuja have ordered a comprehensive audit of security personnel and forces deployed to the villa, necessitated by the ongoing inter-agency rivalry in the Villa. According to a memo signed by the Aide-De-Camp to the President, Lt. Col. Lawal Abubakar, the exercise was needed for “accountability and deployment.” The memo dated June 25, 2015 read, “Request for strength returns of security personnel and forces deployed within the Presidential Villa, Abuja.” “The need for proper accountability by all security...

Ekweremadu Must Be Removed – APC Insists

The leadership of the All Progressives Congress on Monday insisted on removing the Deputy Senate President, Ike Ekweremadu, of the minority Peoples Democratic Party. Punch correspondents learnt on Monday that the ruling APC was still miffed that Ekweremadu emerged as the deputy senate president and had vowed never to allow “a senator from a minority party take over the duties statutorily assigned for the majority party.” A leader of the APC, who spoke on condition...

Facebook Opens First African Office In Johannesburg

Facebook has opened its first office in Africa to further the company’s commitment to help businesses connect with people and grow locally and regionally. Based in Melrose Arch, Johannesburg, Facebook’s newest business office will be headed by Ogilvy veteran, Nunu Ntshingila, the company’s new Head of Africa. “We are inspired by the incredible ways people and businesses in Africa use Facebook to connect. This momentum in Africa comes on top of strong advertiser partnerships and excellent...

Okonjo-Iweala spent $2.1bn without approval – FG

The National Economic Council, chaired by Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo, on Monday accused a former Minister of Finance and Coordinating Minister of the Economy under ex-President Goodluck Jonathan, Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, of spending $2.1bn from the Excess Crude Account without authorisation. “We looked at the numbers for the Excess Crude Account. The last time the former Minister of Finance and Coordinating Minister of the Economy, Mrs Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, reported to the council, and it is in the minutes, she reported by...

FG Appoints Ladan To Head Department Of Petroleum Resources (DPR)

The Federal Government has appointed Mordecai Danteni Ladan, to oversee the activities of the Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR) with immediate effect, a statement posted on the website of the DPR on Monday stated. According to the statement, Ladan is to take over immediately from the former DPR Director, Mr George Osahon, whose tenure ended on June 19. Ladan, according to the statement, is a Petrochemist by profession, who joined DPR in Nov. 23, 1987 as a Senior Analytical Chemist and...

EFFC Arraigns Yau Gital, Ex-FCT Minister’s Aide, Over N192m Fraud

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission on Monday arraigned Yau Gital, who was a former Chief of Staff to the then Minister of the Federal Capital Territory, Bala Mohammed, before an FCT High Court in Gudu on ten counts of N192m fraud. Other accused persons arraigned alongside Gital were his former Special Assistant as Chief of Staff to the minister, Shuaibu Yakubu; the Managing Director of Jibmir Ventures Nigeria Limited, and...

Radio Biafra: A Stitch In Time – Ahmad Salkida and Johnson Chinedu Edwin

In two separate newspapers articles published in 2006 and 2009 in the New Sentinel and Sunday Trust, and credited to one of us, the manner Boko Haram’s total disregard for civil values was the point of discourse. The report in question warned that government’s disregard of this rebellious inclination of the group would amount a calculated catastrophe to society. The authorities ignored this at society’s general peril. Last week, the National Broadcasting Commission (NBC) of Nigeria...

Argentine Man Kidnapped In Nigeria Saved By Calling Lionel Messi’s Name

An Argentine man kidnapped in Nigeria claims he owes his life to Barcelona forward Lionel Messi. Santiago Lopez Menendez, a 28-year-old agricultural engineer who has been working in Nigeria since last year, planting soya and corn crops close to Kontagora in the north-west Nigeria, said name-dropping his famous compatriot calmed his violent aggressors who held him captive for three days. According to Goal reportage, He was kidnapped earlier this week and beaten violently by his captors, who hardly...

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