Police Averts Another Suicide Attempt + 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 23rd of March, 2017.

 

President Buhari Sacks Permanent Secretary For Awarding Contracts To Himself

President Muhammadu Buhari has ordered the sack of a Permanent Secretary, who has been using his office to allegedly defraud the Federal Government through the award of phantom contracts worth billions of Naira to himself.


Police averts another suicide attempt on 3rd Mainland Bridge

The Lagos State Police Command has rescued a woman, Taiwo Titilayo Momoh who attempted to jump into the Lagoon from Third Mainland Bridge on Friday.


I feel sorry for Buhari, he is surrounded by enemies in form of praise-singers – Sanusi

The Emir of Kano Muhammadu Sanusi II has sent a warning to Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari.


World must learn how Nigeria defeated Boko Haram to terminate ISIS – US

The U.S. Secretary of State, Rex Tillerson has commended Nigeria for the effective strategies adopted to combat the destructive activities of the Boko Haram terrorists, urging other countries of the world to learn the strategy deployed by Nigeria if the global terrorist group, ISIS must be defeated.


Air Force Personnel Solape Oladipupo, shot dead by boyfriend, buried in Lagos [Pictures]

Nigerian Air Force (NAF) personnel ACW Solape Oladipupo, 21 who was shot and killed by her estranged boyfriend Lt. Kalu B.A. has been buried in Lagos.


John Dumelo allegedly caught with 2 missing government vehicles

Government agents have caught popular actor, John Dumelo, with two state vehicles. One of the vehicles is a Toyota Land Cruiser V8, according to a report by the Daily Guide.


Ahmed Musa steps down as assistant captain of Super Eagles

Leicester City winger, Ahmed Musa, has stepped down as assistant captain of the Super Eagles team.


The Cost Of Reforms: Hadiza Bala Usman As A Case Study – By Theophilus Opaleye

The evolutionary trend of Nigeria’s socio-political journey since Independence has shown a clear path for the permeation of corruption, from an alien concept to the statutory way of getting business done. Corruption has become the existential reality of the ordinary man or woman in Nigeria trying to eke out a living for himself or herself.


Dollar continues to fall as it now sells for N390 at parallel market

The value of the dollar continued to diminish against the Naira as the Nigerian currency was traded at N390 at the parallel market on Thursday in Abuja.


Walking on the bridge, committing suicide now an offence in Lagos – Police Commissioner

Lagos State Commissioner of Police, Fatai Owoseni today said committing suicide was an offence under the law.


Twitter users may start paying to use app after 11 years as a free service

Twitter Inc (TWTR.N) is considering whether to build a premium version of its popular Tweetdeck interface aimed at professionals, the company said on Thursday, raising the possibility that it could collect subscription fees from some users for the first time.


“Stay away from us”, late Dr Orji Allwell’s family members tell journalists

The family of late Dr. Orji Allwell, who jumped into the Lagoon on Sunday from the Third Mainland Bridge, has lampooned journalists for the manner the media gave ‘undue’ publicity to his death.


No one should contest against Ambode in 2019 – Oba of Lagos

Oba of Lagos, Rilwan Akiolu, has advised Lagos governorship hopefuls not to contest against the incumbent governor, Akinwumi Ambode, in the 2019 election.


Nigeria launches online Visa application system for business executives

The federal government of Nigeria has launched an online system that allows business executives apply for a visa online and collect it on arrival 48 hours later.


BVN fraudsters sent to 6 months in prison

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC today secured the conviction of Innocent Clinton and Emmanuel Okanni before Justice Sa’ad Muhammad of the Gombe State High Court on a two-count charge bordering on conspiracy and theft.


Alex Badeh spent N800 million to build private shopping mall – Witness

A prosecution witness, Nuhu Dalhatu, on Thursday told a Federal High Court, Abuja, that about N800 million used for the construction of a shopping mall linked to Alex Badeh, a former Chief of Air Staff, was traced to the Nigeria Air Force, NAF’s account.


FG grants mining licence to Federal University of Technology, Minna

The federal government has granted the Federal University of Technology, Minna, the licence to engage in mining activities.


Tomato farmers contain pest, flood Mile 12 market with supplies

There are strong indications that farmers may have successfully contained the menace of Tuta Absoluta, the pest which ravaged tomato farms across the country in 2015 and 2016.


Traditional ruler suspended for alleged rape of minor in Katsina State

A traditional ruler, Bishir Bala Kofar-bai, has been suspended by the Katsina emirate council for allegedly defiling a 15-year-old girl.


Housing Minister, Fashola inaugurates 100 housing units in Ogbomosho

Mr Babatunde Fashola, the Minister of Power, Works and Housing, has inaugurated 100 housing units in Ogbomosho, Oyo state, a project funded by the Federal Mortgage Bank of Nigeria (FMBN).


French pharmaceutical company takes over Nigeria’s Swipha

Biogaran, a French pharmaceutical company specialised in generic and biosimilar medicines, and a subsidiary of Servier, on Friday announced the takeover of all the activities of Swipha, a Nigerian company that manufactures and distributes pharmaceutical products known for their quality.


Former Egypt President Hosni Mubarak regains freedom after 6 years in detention

Egypt’s ousted president Hosni Mubarak left a military hospital on Friday where he had spent much of his six-year detention, his lawyer said.


Man ‘awarded’ 14 years imprisonment for raping 29-year-old virgin

A 32-year-old security guard, Kenechukwu Okonkwo, was on Friday sentenced to 14 years imprisonment for raping a 29 year-old virgin.


Bomb scare at US embassy in Lagos over abandoned bag

A mystery bag, which was allegedly abandoned in a vehicle on the premises of the United States Embassy in Lagos yesterday, triggered fear among visa seekers, visitors and embassy workers.

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