In Case You Missed It: Top Stories In The NEWS Today!

In Case You Missed It: Omojuwa.Com brings you the top stories in the news today 24th of February, 2017.


Barely 24 hours after Osinbajo’s unscheduled visit, FG Sacks 10 Directors at NCAA

It was a gloomy day today at the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) as the Federal Government approved the sack of all the directors in the regulatory agency.

Appeal Court affirms ex-Lagos Court registrar’s 10-year imprisonment

The Lagos Division of the Court of Appeal has dismissed an application filed by a former Lagos court registrar, Oluronke Rosulu, who was sentenced to 10 years imprisonment by an Ikeja High Court for defrauding a former Chief of Army Staff, Lt.-Gen. Ishaya Bamaiyi( retd.) of $330,000.

BREAKING: Nollywood Producer Seun Egbegbe Granted N5Million Bail

Nollywood marketer, Seun Egbegbe and one Mr. Oyekan Ayomide who were arrested for defrauding some Bureau De Change operatives have been granted bail by the Federal High Court in Lagos.

Financial Times: Osinbajo delivering good governance in Buhari’s absence

The Financial Times of London has observed governance in Nigeria, since President Muhammadu Buhari left the country over 33 days ago, and concludes that Acting President Yemi Osinbajo, has seized Buhari’s absence to deliver what Nigerians have been expecting for two years.

Mavin Boss Don Jazzy, Tsaboin launch ‘Flobyt’, a free WiFi service.

Mavin Records founder, Don Jazzy, and technology company Tsaboin on Friday launched Flobyt, a free WiFi service.

Banks to charge N4m on every N40m cash withdrawal from April

The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has announced that charges on deposits will be re-introduced.

My marriage was a sham – Tonto Dikeh

Embattled Nollywood actress, Tonto Dikeh, on Friday said her marriage to Olakunle Churchill was a sham.

I’m glad I never had kids – Oprah Winfrey

Media Mogul, Oprah Winfrey, is glad she never became a mother because she would have been a terrible one.

WhatsApp launches Snapchat-like features.

WhatsApp could put the brakes on Snapchat’s international growth with today’s launch of WhatsApp Status, a new tab for sharing decorated photos, videos and GIFs that disappear after 24 hours. It’s another Facebook-owned Snapchat Stories copycat, but the twist is that it’s end-to-end encrypted like WhatsApp messaging.

IN PICTURES: Tinubu, Yahaya Bello, Fayose attend Akeredolu’s swearing in as Ondo Governor

Former Lagos state Governor, Bola Tinubu; Ekiti State Governor, Ayo Fayose and several other dignitaries attended the swearing-in ceremony of Rotimi Akeredolu as Governor of Ondo state.

Nelson Mandela caused Xenophobia in South Africa – Seun Kuti

Seun Kuti, son of Afrobeat legend, Fela Anikulapo-Kuti, has reacted to violent acts against Nigerians and other nationals in South Africa.

GUARDIAN: Who owns the guns?

Ordinarily, the interception and seizure of a truckload of pump action rifles by operatives of the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) should be a cause for cheers and commendation for the vigilance and alertness displayed by the officers at their duty post.

Health ministry to probe the cause of death of two Queen’s College students

Isaac Adewole, minister of health, has set up a team to probe the deaths of two students of Queen’s College, Yaba, Lagos.

NIMASA fraud: EFCC withdraws charges against four accused

A Federal High Court in Lagos on Friday struck out the names of four accused charged with N3.4 billion fraud alongside a former Director-General of NIMASA, Patrick Akpobolokemi.

FG still owing oil marketers N300bn subsidy arrears – Forte Oil Boss

The federal government is yet to pay over N300 billion subsidy claims of major oil marketers for fuel imports between 2014-2015, says Akin Akinfemiwa, group chief executive officer of Forte Oil Nigeria.

Send Sheriff out of secretariat to prevent chaos, Makarfi’s PDP tells police

Ali Modu Sheriff, factional chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has taken over the Wadata Plaza headquarters of the opposition party, which had been shut since May.

Pregnant Beyonce pulls out of Coachella fest

Pop superstar Beyonce, who is pregnant with twins, has pulled out of her headlining spot at the Coachella music festival in southern California, event organizers announced on Thursday.

“China is the ‘grand champions’ of currency manipulation”, says President Trump

President Donald Trump declared China the “grand champions” of currency manipulation, just hours after his new Treasury secretary pledged a more methodical approach to analyzing Beijing’s foreign exchange practices.

Caitlyn Jenner reacts to reversed “transgender bathroom bill” by President Trump

Transgender Advocate, Caitlyn Jenner, formally known as Bruce Jenner, has called on Donald trump to reverse latest position on “transgender bathroom bill,” tagging same a disaster.

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