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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 23rd of February, 2017.

 

BBNaija: I Lied About Being A Virgin, Faked My Accent – Gifty

Gifty Powers, the recently evicted Big Brother Naija housemate has opened up on some of the lies she told during her time on the reality show.


“Why I Vetoed Four National Assembly Bill” – Acting President Osinbajo Reveals

Acting President Yemi Osinbajo has withheld assent to four bills passed by the National Assembly last year. The four proposed laws are National Lottery Amendment Bill; Dangerous Drug Amendment Bill; Agriculture Credit Guarantee Scheme Fund; and Currency Conversion Bill.


BREAKING: Protesters besiege MTN office in Abuja over Xenophobic Attacks

Disheartened by the continuous attacks on Nigerians in South Africa, some protesters on Thursday attacked and vandalised the head office of South African owned telecommunications company, MTN in Abuja in apparent retaliation, an MTN spokesman said.


Dollar falls to N490 just days after implementation of CBNs new FOREX Policy

The Nigerian naira on Thursday recovered to N490 per dollar, as the fresh policy action from the Central Bank of Nigeria finds its foothold.


“I Won’t Stoop So Low To Fayose’s Level”, Ali Modu Sheriff Knocks Ekiti Governor

Controversial National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Alhaji Ali Modu Sheriff, said in Abuja in Wednesday, that he will not descend to the level of Governor Ayo Fayose of Ekiti State.


REVEALED: How Al-Qaeda leader mentored Abdulmutallab into becoming suicide bomber

The New York Times, through a Freedom of Information Act request, has obtained documents containing detailed accounts of how slain Al Qaeda leader, Anwar al-Awlaki, mentored a Nigerian, Farouk Abdulmutallab, who tried to explode a bomb hidden in his underpants, on a flight from Amsterdam in the Netherlands to Detroit, United States, on Christmas Day in 2009.


EFCC to interrogate Dino Melaye, AMMC on Saraki’s ‘invisible’ N125m house.

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) will invite Dino Melaye, chairman senate committee on FCT, for questioning over an “invisible” N125 million building purportedly rented for the senate president, TheCable has learnt.


Osinbajo pays surprise visit to Lagos airport, inspects toilets

Acting President Yemi Osinbajo inspected toilets and carousel during a surprise visit to the Murtala Muhammed International Airport in Lagos, on Thursday.


Lagos State Government set to commence construction of 4th Mainland Bridge.

The Lagos State Government has announced that the construction of the 38km Fourth Mainland Bridge would still begin this year.


Army jails soldier for assaulting Nollywood actress

The Nigerian Army has jailed one Pvt. Suleiman Olamilekan to 28 days with hard labour for allegedly assaulting a Nollywood actress, Ebere Ohakwe. Col. Aminu Iliyasu, the Army’s spokesman, 6 Division in Port Harcourt said on Thursday that the soldier would also forfeit his one month salary to the Federal Government.


FG Files Fresh Charges Against Senate President Saraki

The Federal Government has filed fresh charges against the Senate President Dr. Bukola Saraki, who is standing trial before the Code of Conduct Tribunal.


#BBNaija: Why FG should stop ‘alien’ TV show – Lawmaker

Member representing Epe Constituency II in the Lagos State House of Assembly, Hon. Olusegun Olulade has called on the federal government to reconsider the implications of allowing the Big Brother Naija Show on the Nigerian culture and youths.


JUST IN: 5-year-old Aaliyah attacked by dogs in Lagos has passed on.

Aliyah, the 5-year-old girl attacked on Monday by 3 dogs in Lagos has died. She passed on at the Lagos State University Teaching Hospital, Ikeja, Wednesday evening. She had been transferred from the Ikorodu General Hospital, where she was first admitted.


Pope to Catholics: ‘It’s better to be an atheist than hypocritical Catholic’

Pope Francis delivered another criticism of some members of his own Church on Thursday, suggesting it is better to be an atheist than one of “many” Catholics who he said lead a hypocritical double life.


BREAKING: Shake-up at NDDC, 11 directors redeployed.

The Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) has redeployed 11 directors to different offices to “boost its performance” in the development of the Niger Delta.


MMM again to freeze Mavros, Introduce new rules

In a latest release to its participants on February 22, members of the ponzi scheme saw in their various Pos(Personal Offices) a message stating the plan to launch the new rules which will “stop the growth of  confirmed Mavros acquired before the 1st of January 2017 and freeze the bonuses received before the 1st of January 2017 so that limited withdrawal of Mavro-2016 will include only contributions, not bonuses.”


Video evidence of $1M cash recovered from Badeh presented in court by EFCC

A Federal High Court sitting in Maitama, Abuja, presided over by Justice Okon Abang on Wednesday admitted in evidence the search warrant used by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, in conducting a search on a house located at No. 6, Ogun Rivers Street, Maitama, Abuja belonging to a former Chief of Defence Staff, Alex Badeh. during which $1million cash was recovered in his wardrobe.


GUARDIAN: Population of internet users in Nigeria drops from 97 million to 91.8 million.

The Federal Government’s target of 80 per cent Internet and 30 per cent broadband penetration by 2018 may become elusive as about five million Nigerians have dropped off the Internet radar in the last one year.


Rooney’s agent in China for transfer talks.

Wayne Rooney’s agent Paul Stretford held talks in China on Thursday amid mounting speculation over the Manchester United captain’s future, British media said.


Ex-Airforce Boss Amosu Objects As EFCC Tenders Incriminating Documents In Court

Former Air Marshal Adesola Amosu (Rtd) yesterday objected to a move by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) to tender some bank documents that showed how connived with some others to defraud the Nigeria Air Force (NAF).

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