Nigerians Love Their Fanta And Sprite + Other Top Stories In The NEWS Today!

In Case You Missed It: Omojuwa.Com brings you a recap of top stories in the NEWS today 31st of March, 2017.


CNN Poll Reveals Nigerians Still Drinking Fanta, Sprite Despite Court Ruling

Despite being in the eye of the storm lately over the controversy surrounding benzoate preservatives, favourite beverage brands, Fanta and Sprite, appear to still enjoy the confidence and trust of Nigerian consumers, according to a CNN Poll.

No Legislative House Has The Power To Suspend A Member – Femi Falana

A Senior Advocate of Nigeria, Mr Femi Falana, has stated that no legislative House has the power to suspend a member even for a single day.

23 Nigerians deported from Britain arrive Lagos

The Government of the United Kingdom has deported 23 Nigerians for committing immigration-related offences in the country. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the deportees arrived at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport (MMlA) Lagos at about 6.a.m on Friday.

President Buhari deploys newly approved ambassadors

President Muhammadu Buhari has deployed four of the newly approved ambassadors to some critical foreign missions.

‘Stop telling lies about roads construction ‘ – Governor Ortom blasts Governor Wike

Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue State has dismissed claims by his Rivers State counterpart, Mr. Nyesom, to the effect that he was constructing the Aliade-Onu-Obarike-Ito-Otukpo and Makurdi-Naka-Adoka roads, describing it as a tissue of lies.

UNILORIN Prof’s ex-driver, Two Others to die by Hanging

A High Court in Ilorin, the Kwara State capital, presided over by Justice H. Saleeman on Thursday sentenced three persons to death by hanging for armed robbery and attempting to commit culpable homicide against a professor with the University of Ilorin, Prof. Abdullahi Onimisi.

CBN increases forex sales to BDCs after IMF commendation

The Central Bank of Nigeria has announced that it would increase the amount of forex apportioned to Bureau de Change operators (BDCs) to $10,000 weekly from $8,000.

Ghanaian Actor, John Dumelo Faces Prosecution For Stealing State Vehicle

Ghanaian Actor, John Dumolo is set to face prosecution for allegedly stealing state vehicle, local report says.

Sacked senator, Bassey Akpan loses stay of execution bid

The Federal High Court, Uyo, on Friday struck out the application for stay of execution filed by Bassey Akpan of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, representing Akwa Ibom North.

Group gives senate 48 hours to rescind Ali Ndume’s suspension

Some constituents of Ali Ndume, senator representing Borno south, have protested against the decision of the upper legislative chamber to suspend him.

President Buhari will return to London for his medical check-ups – Garba Shehu

Garba Shehu, senior special assistant to the president on media and publicity, says President Muhammadu Buhari will return to London for his medical check-ups.

EFCC declares Johnson Olusegun Salako wanted over alleged fraud

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), in a recent publication has declared a certain Johnson Olusegun Salako wanted over fraud allegations.

Indian police make sixth arrest over attack on Nigerians

Police have made a sixth arrest in connection with a brutal mob attack on Nigerian students in northern India that rights groups labelled a hate crime, an officer said Friday.

Fraudsters impersonate Tinubu, Saraki, dupe job seekers of N20m

Some suspected fraudsters, who specialised in cloning phone numbers of ministers, politicians and aides to President Muhammadu Buhari, have been apprehended by the police.

EFCC drags PDP lawmaker Nse Bassey Ekpenyong to court over certificate forgery

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) yesterday arraigned a member of the House of Representatives, Nse Bassey Ekpenyong for alleged certificate forgery and alteration of his West African School Certificate Examination (WASSCE) result.

Fire guts accounts section of Ebonyi Government House

The accounts section of the Ebonyi Government House was on Friday gutted by fire which disrupted activities within the complex.

VIDEO: Abuja airport runway is 57.5% completed, says aviation minister Hadi Sirika

Hadi Sirika, minister of state for aviation, says the rehabilitation of runway of the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja, is more than halfway completed.

MFM pastor defrauds widow of N850,000

The police have arrested a minister with the Mountain of Fire Ministries, Mr Franklin Chinedu for allegedly defrauding a widow of her husband’s gratuity.

Co-Creation Hub (CC-Hub) launches the re:learn Educators’ Network

Co-Creation Hub announces the launch of the re:learn Educators’ Network, a network of trained facilitators, capable of leveraging technology to enhance the learning experience in classrooms.

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