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 21st of February, 2017.

Despite Xenophobic attacks on Nigerians in S/Africa, Shoprite’s profit soars in Nigeria.

South African retailer, Shoprite, reported a 15.5 per cent jump in half-year profit, buoyed by sharp sales growth in Angola and Nigeria.

“IMF is not bad, but we don’t need their loan”, Finance Minister Kemi Adeosun declares.

Kemi Adeosun, minister of finance, says the International Monetary Fund (IMF) is not bad, but Nigeria does not need the fund’s borrowing programme.

“What a joke of a pastor” Seyi Law blasts pastor who cursed BBNaija organizers

Comedian, Seyi Law has responded to Pastor Mike Winning who cursed the organizers of Big Brother Naija reality show yesterday.

11 benefits Nigerians could enjoy from CBN’s new FOREX policy – By Bassey Udo

The Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN, on Monday unveiled a new foreign exchange, FOREX, policy. The policy is to increase availability of FOREX to ease the difficulties Nigerians encounter in funding foreign exchange transactions.

FG To Be Blamed For Xenophobic Attacks On Nigerians – HOR Committee

The House of Representative Committee on Diaspora has criticised the Federal Government for failing to stem the attacks on Nigerians living abroad.

PDP caucus asks Saraki to remove Andy Uba from senate.

The senate caucus of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has asked Senate President Bukola Saraki to sack Andy Uba from the senate.

Ex-Katsina governor Ibrahim Shema, granted N1bn bail.

Ibrahim Shema, former governor of Katsina state, has been granted bail to the tune of N1 billion.

Nigeria’s Martins Lawrence Akande Wins The International Galileo Galilei Prize

Martins Lawrence Akande is one of the exceptionally talented Nigerian artists doing the country proud in the international community. Just recently, Mr Martins was awarded with the International Galileo Galilei prize/award and MOST valuable recognition, one of the biggest art prizes in the world.

After 2 attacks in 1 week, South Africans issue fresh threats to Nigerians.

The Nigerian community in South Africa on Monday said some of its members have been receiving fresh threats from some people in their host country.

Man sentenced to 7 years imprisonment for raping 80-year old woman

A 45-year old driver, Lawrence Adedapo, has been sentenced to seven years imprisonment by an Ado Ekiti High Court for raping an 80-year-old women, Madam Grace Asaolu.

‘No cause for worry’, President Buhari ‘speaks’ on his health.

President Muhammadu Buhari has thanked millions of Nigerians who have been sending good wishes and praying for his health and well-being in mosques and churches throughout the country, his spokesperson said Tuesday.

CBN orders all banks to open foreign exchange kiosks at major airports

The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) yesterday ordered all banks to open foreign exchange (forex) kiosks at major airports and approved outlets.The order was issued barely 24 hours after The Guardian exclusively reported that passengers were stranded at the international airports on account of dollar scarcity.

Senator Andy Uba Officially Defects To The APC

Senator Andy Uba formerly of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP), has officially defected to the All Progressive Congress (APC).

I want to go to London to see Buhari – By Reuben Abati

When 15 million plus Nigerians voted for President Muhammadu Buhari in the 2015 General elections, their expectation was that he would be available to serve them 24/7/365, and that those who fielded him as their candidate had done their home work to avoid what is curiously becoming the Katsina problem in Nigerian politics.  Katsina.

Bonny Cantonment: Where Some Of Buratai’s Mad Men Reside – By Elias Ozikpu

After several years of military harassment and dictatorship in Nigeria, a period which is often painted as Nigeria’s darkest moment, it is blindsiding to learn that the men in camouflage still believe that ‘bloody civilians’ (whatever that means) should continue to fall at their feet in worship.

BBN: Biggie Nullifies Nominations for Week 5

Big Brother Naija Biggie has decided to nullify all this week’s nominations following the strike he issued to Kemen and the warning to Marvis for conspiracy and instigation.

Analysts Fear Trump’s Marriage may be Troubled

Washington watchers have expressed concerns that the marriage of President Donald Trump to Melania may not be as strong as they may want the world to believe, and that it might actually be troubled.

Andrew Yakubu Drags EFCC To Court Over Forfeiture Of ‘His’ $9.7 Million

Mr. Andrew Yakubu, the former managing director of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, whose ‘gift’ of  $9.7million and  £74,000 was hidden in a nondescript house in Sabon Tasha in Kaduna city, has launched a move to have the  seized money returned to him.

“Why Messi is not celebrating his goals at Barcelona anymore”- Coach

Head coach of the Argentina national team, Edgardo Bauza, has said Lionel Messi is not celebrating his goals at Barcelona because he is very angry with criticisms that came after their 4-0 loss to Paris Saint-Germain.

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