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Former first lady Victoria Aguiyi-Ironsi dies at 97

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  Wife of late Nigerian Military Head of State, Major General J.T.U. Aguiyi-Ironsi, Victoria, is dead. The former First Lady died peacefully on Monday morning, August 23 at the age of 97. She would have been 98 on November 21, 2021. Her husband, and the Supreme Commander of the National Military Government, was killed on July 29, 1966. Chief Mrs. Victoria Aguiyi-Ironsi never re-married.

Nigeria’s Problem is Nigerians; Not Ethnicity, Religion – Buhari

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  President Muhammadu Buhari has stated that the problem confronting Nigeria is Nigerians, and not ethnicity or religion as being opined in some quarters. Buhari noted that Nigerians should be blamed for the injustices rather than ethnicity or religion, not minding the complexities of the Nigerian condition. According to a release by the President’s Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, the President spoke while receiving members of the Muhammadu Buhari/Osinbajo Dynamic Support Group, who visited State House, Abuja, to present a compendium of five years achievements of the administration. He said, “Our problem is not ethnicity or religion, it is ourselves. After my third appearance in the Supreme Court, I came out to speak to those who were present then. I told them that from 2003, I’d spent 30 months in court. "The President of the Court of Appeal, the first port of call for representation by presidential candidates then, was my classmate in secondary school in Ka

Igbo–British Lawyers Give Nigerian Government Ultimatum To Return Nnamdi Kanu To UK, Berate Kenya’s Involvement In Arrest

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  A group of Igbo lawyers resident in the United Kingdom has described as illegal the arrest and detention of Nnamdi Kanu by the Nigerian government. The legal practitioners under the auspices of the Coalition of Igbo-British Lawyers condemned the Kenyan Government for arresting the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, who is also a British citizen and handing him over to the Nigerian government. The group revealed this in a statement signed by Barrister Ebuka Okoroafor and made available to SaharaReporters on Wednesday. According to the lawyers, the Kenyan government has violated the human rights of Kanu, who possesses both Nigerian and British passports.    “Coalition of Igbo-British lawyers condemns the illegal detention and subsequent handing over of the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu to the Nigerian government by the Kenyan Government. “The Coalition of Igbo-British lawyers in a statement issued and signed by Attorney E.R Okoroafor on the 30th of

Family ‘shocked’ at sight of neighbours amongst suspected killers of UNILORIN student

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Eight suspects in the murder of Blessing Olajide, a 300-level student of the University of Ilorin, Kwara State, were arraigned in the early hours of Wednesday. Some of those apprehended by the State Security Service (SSS) include neighbours of the deceased and students of the same university. Ms Olajide, who was residing with her elder sister in the Tanke area of Ilorin, was raped and murdered last month. A note said to have been written by the killers, was left on her chest containing a message, ‘Unilorin doesn’t forgive.’ The deceased’s phone and ATM cards were also stolen, PREMIUM TIMES learnt. The suspects were brought before Justice Ibrahim Yusuf of the Kwara State High Court in Ilorin on Wednesday and arraigned on an 11-count charges bordering on rape and culpable homicide. Some of the offences read in court include criminal conspiracy, armed robbery, aiding and abetting of crime, receiving stolen property, conspiracy to rape, rape, culpable homicide and theft. While the prime su

REVEALED: Faces Of Inspector-General Of Police's Seven-Man Committee Members Set Up To Crush IPOB, ESN

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  The Inspector-General of Police, Usman Alkali Baba, in April 2021 set up a seven-man committee of top police officers whose responsibility is to dislodge the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) and its militant arm, the Eastern Security Network (ESN) in the South-East and South-South regions. SaharaReporters obtained a signal from the IGP’s office which listed out the top officers deployed to crush the IPOB and ESN agitations The IGP constituted the committee led by Deputy Inspector-General of Police, Tijani Baba, and having other police officers such as; Assistant-Inspector General of Police, Habu Sani, Assistant Inspector-General of Police, John Abang, Commissioner of Police, Sadiq Idris Abubakar, Deputy Commissioner of Police Adepoju Ilori, Deputy Commissioner of Police Abba Kyari, and Deputy Commissioner of Police Kolo Yusuf. SaharaReporters learnt that although the signal said the officers should fashion solutions to also end banditry and insurgency, their major assignment was on

Appeal Court Upholds 7-year Jail Term For Former Electoral Officer Over N362million Bribe From Ex-Minister, Diezani

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  The Court of Appeal, Yola Division, Adamawa State has affirmed the conviction of Ibrahim Mohammed Umar, a former electoral officer with the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in Yola South Local Government Area.  A statement on Wednesday by the Head, Media, and Publicity, EFCC stated this.  Umar and his accomplice had earlier been convicted of three counts by an Adamawa State High Court and sentenced to 7 years imprisonment for receiving a monetary benefit (bribery) to the tune of N362 million, being part of the bribe allegedly distributed by a former Minister of Petroleum Resources, Diezani Alison-Madueke to influence the outcome of the 2015 elections. The convict was arraigned alongside a former staff member of a new generation bank by the EFCC on September 28, 2018. During the trial, EFCC called 14 witnesses and tendered several documents which were admitted in evidence. Justice Nathan Musa, in his judgment, held that EFCC proved its case beyond reasonable doubt as i

Nkechi Sunday Blessing replies veteran actor, Jide Kosoko's statement that TAMPAN will work against her

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  Actress Nkechi Sunday Blessing has reacted to the pledge made by veteran actor, Jide Kosoko, that the leadership of the Theater Arts and Motion Pictures Practitioners Association of Nigeria, TAMPAN, will frustrate her out of the industry. On Sunday, June 27, the leadership of TAMPAN held a press briefing where they directed movie producers and directors to stop working with Nkechi Blessing Sunday and Iyabo Ojo. The actresses were accused of engaging in social media fights with their other colleagues over the Baba Ijesha alleged rape incident. Kosoko while addressing the press said the association will work against Nkechi. ''Nkechi Blessing has been suspended. She is not our member. I make bold to tell you this, we will work against her in this industry.''  WHAT DO YOU THINK ABOUT THIS?

LASTMA officials absconded with my bleeding wife, stole N150,000 – Businessman

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  A Dubai-based businessman, Jude Eze, has accused some personnel of the Lagos State Traffic Management Authority of absconding with his bleeding wife, Sophia, during an arrest. It was gathered that Jude was arrested on Friday in the Akowonjo area of the state by a combined team of policemen and LASTMA officials for seat belt infringement. Our correspondent learnt that Sophia was bleeding and could not use the seat belt, but attempts to explain to the LASTMA personnel proved abortive as they allegedly impounded Jude’s vehicle with his wife inside. The father of four told PUNCH Metro that while he was pleading with the officials to allow him to take his wife to the hospital, one of them jumped into the car and drove away. He said, “My wife was not sick before we left the house, but when we got to Egbeda, she started complaining of waist pain. As I was driving from Egbeda to Akowonjo, her complaint got intense and by the time we got to Sweet Sensation before the traffic light at Akowonjo

Nigeria's population will become a liability if we don't get it right before 2050 - Obasanjo

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  Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has raised an alarm about Nigeria's population becoming a big issue in 2050 if things are not done right now.  Speaking at an event in Ogun state on Sunday, June 27, the former President called for population management to ensure we have a population that won't become a liability.  Obasanjo said;  “If we continue, by the year 3000, we will be the largest country in the world. Now, what are we going to do to handle the situation? How are we going to handle that population? “If we don’t start getting it right now, we will not get it right by 2050.  But population by itself may not be a liability if we do what we have to do. But if we don’t do what we have to do – which we are not doing now – the population will become a liability. “We should educate ourselves about population management. Some people don’t like family planning and all that, but whatever you do, you must manage your population for the benefit of all that is within your nation.”

"There is much more to this' - Family of murdered Super TV CEO Usifo Ataga urges police to go beyond Chidinma’s arrest

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  The family of late Michael Usifo Ataga, the CEO of Super TV who was murdered by Chidinma Ojukwu has issued a statement calling for an in-depth investigation of his murder and urged the police to go beyond the arrest of the suspect as there was more to the murder. Chidinma Adaora Ojukwu, a 300 level student of Mass Communication at the University of Lagos, confessed to killing Usifo Ataga last week after she was arrested on June 23 by officers of the State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department, Panti, Yaba. Despite her arrest, the family of the deceased still wants the police to continue to unravel the case. In a statement entitled “Libelous publications in respect of the murder of Michael Usifo Ataga: Demand for restraint by social media practitioners/persons”, Rickey Tarfa & Co, solicitor to the family urged those behind malicious social media publications to refrain from publishing falsehood that negatively affects the integrity of the deceased, wife and children o

Baba Ijesha: TAMPAN bars directors from working with Nkechi Blessing Sunday and Iyabo Ojo, threaten to work against them

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  The leadership of the Theater Arts and Motion Pictures Practitioners Association of Nigeria,  TAMPAN has barred directors in the association from working with Nkechi Sunday Blessing and Iyabo Ojo and has threatened to frustrate them out of the industry. Both actresses have over time taken to social media to openly condemn the conduct of one of them, Baba Ijesha, who was accused of defiling the foster daughter of comedienne, Princess. Both actresses have clashed with some members of the association who kicked against them openly condemning Baba Ijesha. Speaking on behalf of member Board of Trustee of the association at a press briefing on Sunday, June 27, veteran actor Prince Jide Kosoko said despite the fact that Iyabo Ojo and Nkechi Blessing are not registered members of TAMPAN, the association would not entertain any form of disrespect by both actresses who tried to drag the association in the mud. Kosoko said the association is aware of the derogatory statements made by Iyabo Ojo

Cardi B reveals she's pregnant with her second child during BET Awards performance

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  Singer Cardi B announced that she is pregnant with her second child during a live performance with Migos at the BET Awards in Los Angeles. JUMIA FLASH SALES STILL ON HURRY NOW!! After the Migos trio finished "Straightening" at the event on Sunday, June 27, Cardi joined the group for "Type S--". She appeared on stage in a black bodysuit adorned with rhinestones, a sheer panel in the abdomen exposed Cardi's burgeoning belly. Cardi also shared the news on Twitter following the performance. Cardi B and Offset secretly married in 2017 before splitting up in 2018 after she gave birth that same year. The two have had an on-and-off relationship ever since. The couple is already parents to daughter Kulture Kiari, who turns 3 in July. Offset, 29, is also dad to daughter Kalea, 6, and sons Kody, 6, and Jordan, 11, from previous relationships.

Groom calls off wedding after the bride's family didn't prepare the dish he wanted, marries another woman the same day

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  A man in India reportedly called off his wedding just before the ceremony was due to take place after he discovered that the bride's family failed to prepare a dish he had wanted.  To anger the bride's family, the groom married another woman later that very day, the New Indian Express reported. According to the newspaper, 27-year-old Ramakant Patra had arrived with a traditional wedding procession to marry a woman in Sukinda, a town in the Jajpur district of Odisha, on Wednesday, June 23. When he and his family arrived, they were welcomed by the bride's relatives and taken to have lunch before the wedding ceremony. JUMIA FLASH SALES HURRY NOW TO BUY!!! The groom had demanded mutton (sheep meat) curry be part of the wedding feast, the newspaper reported. So when the dish was not prepared, an argument broke out and soon escalated.  In a shocking move, Patra then called off the wedding and could not be convinced to change his mind. He and his family went to a relative's

Fire fighters battling to put out fire at Ogeere along Lagos/Ibadan expressway

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  Firefighters are currently battling to put out a fire at Ogeere along Lagos/Ibadan expressway.  Though the number of casualties is yet to be ascertained, eyewitnesses said six tankers, 5 trucks, and two cars were involved in the fire incident near Romona trailer park in Ogeere along Lagos/ Ibadan expressway. TVC reported that two additional firefighters have been mobilized to the scene, one from Federal Fire Service.

Are you still missing Twitter? or you're now on TwitterNG.com

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  Here's the gist. After the FG banned Twitter in Nigeria, some sharp Nigerian software developers came up with TwitterNG.com, for meeting people and expressing their minds. But to avoid trouble with Twitter apparently; it's been renamed MindViewers.com So, what do you think about the platform?  https://mindviewers.com/

Khloé Kardashian and Tristan Thompson Break Up Again

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  It's over between Khloe Kardashian and her baby daddy, Tristan Thompson. The pair who only rekindled their romance last fall have reportedly decided to go their separate ways once again.  News of their split comes hours after reports alleged that the 30-year-old NBA star was spotted entering a bedroom with three women at Nessel "Chubbs" Beezer's party in Los Angeles' Bel-Air area on Thursday, June 17. The event was reportedly hosted by Drake and held at a mansion. A source confirms that Tristan attended the party, telling E! News, "Tristan was hanging out with Drake, Diddy, and Chris Brown the majority of the night. He was seen hanging out with several girls on the upstairs deck and then went into a private room with three girls. He seemed like he was in a great mood and wanted to party. He was drinking and was partying into the early hours of the morning. BUY AND HOST YOUR WEB AT AN AFFORDABLE PRICE CLICK NOW TO HOST!! A second eyewitness says Tristan was

Hell-fire awaits you - FFK slams Sheik Gumi for describing bandits as victims

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  Former Aviation Minister, Femi Fani-Kayode, has slammed Islamic cleric, Sheik Gumi, who reportedly said the security agencies should stop killing bandits as they are victims. Gumi has been reported to have also mentioned that no school is safe until government negotiates with bandits. Reacting via his Instagram page this morning to the purported comment of the clergyman, FFK wrote "Stop killing bandits, they are victims too. No school is safe until Govt. negotiates with them"- Sheik Ahmad Gumi. PURCHASE YOUR DOMAIN AND HOST YOUR WEB WITH WHOGOHOST. YOUR NO 1 TRUSTED AND RELIABLE WEBHOST! Just listen to this heartless defender of child-abductors and cold-blooded killers. He is a dark and wicked soul, a callous Philistine and an unrepentant barbarian. Every bloodthirsty terrorist and Janjaweed bandit should be brought to justice, exterminated and sent to hell. Those that speak for them, defend them and attempt to rationalise or justify their barbaric actions like this unconci

Chairman of Eti-Osa East Local Council Development Area in Lagos, Olufunmi Rafiu Olatunji, is dead

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  The Chairman of Eti-Osa East Local Council Development Area in Lagos state, Olufunmi Rafiu Olatunji, is dead. Olatunji who had been battling with an illness, died on Monday night, June 21. His media team in a statement released on social media said he will be buried according to Islamic rites today June 22. “With sorrow in our heart but in total submission to the will of Almighty Allah (S. W. T), we announce the passing, after a long battle with illness, our dear father, brother, friend, confidant, role model, Nation-builder, Hon. Olufunmi Rafiu Olatunji. He was until late night of Monday 21st June, 2021 the Executive Chairman of Eti-Osa East Local Council Development Area, Eti-Osa Local Government. He will be buried in accordance to Islamic rite by 9 am prompt at his residence in Sangotedo, Ajah, Lagos. We invite you to join us in paying the last respect to our beloved father, brother, friend and Boss. We are confident that Almighty Allah will grant him Al Jannah Firdaus.”the statem

"When you pay your tithes, the harvest never ever ends," - US pastor, Mike Murdock

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  Dr. Michael Dean Murdock, an American Contemporary Christian singer-songwriter, and pastor of The Wisdom Center ministry based in Haltom City, Texas, has stated that paying tithes is a forever seed and that the harvest never ends.  He wrote in a tweet: "The tithe is a forever seed and the harvest never, never end.

All Progressives Congress Party In Cross River Orders 3 million Bunches Of Brooms

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  The Cross River State chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has placed an order for three million bunches of brooms from local broom makers for the new members of the party. Its state Publicity Secretary, Bassey Ita, disclosed this in a statement made available to journalists in Calabar on Monday, NAN reports.  It said that it was observed that the commodity, which is APC’s symbol, had suddenly become scarce in the state, following the influx of new members, in the wake of Governor Ben Ayade’s defection to the party from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). ”To address the challenge, the party ordered for three million bunches of brooms from local suppliers to meet the growing demand. “It is no longer news that the broom revolution has since hit our dear state, following the defection of our amiable governor to our party. “But what is now news is that broom scarcity has hit Cross River as millions of our people continue to identify with the party. “Last weekend, local governm

Twitter Community Empowers Poor Mother Of Seven, Whose Children Fed On Raw Leaves In Katsina

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  A group of Twitter users in Nigeria has taken it upon themselves to empower a woman, Sadiya, whose children are seen in a video eating raw leaves. https://twitter.com/YarKafanchan?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw Sadiya and her seven children were displaced from their community due to the activities of bandits in Mabai, in the Kankara Local Government Area of Katsina State. A source noted that when Sadiya's business became shattered due to the activities of bandits, she and her seven children resulted in eating raw leaves to suppress their hunger. The lack of food and poor health care have made the eldest son of Sadiya develop a chronic liver problem, it was learnt.  And for over a month, her eight-month-old baby has been battling measles without taking a single medication. However, Sadiya got empowered with a sum of N40, 000 to start a business at the Mabai's internally displaced persons' camp, and different varieties of food items to sustain herself and the family. BUY YOUR DOMAIN A

Miyetti Allah Behind Armed Killer Fulani Herdsmen, Encouraging Them To Destroy Farms— Northern Cattle Dealers

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  The Northern Cattle Dealers Association of Nigeria has alleged that the Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association (MACBAN) is responsible for the widespread violence perpetrated by suspected killer-herdsmen in the South-East and other regions of the country. The Imo state chapter of the group led by Ibrahim Salihi, made this known while paying a courtesy visit to the Chairman Elders Forum, Ohanaeze Ndigbo Worldwide, Emmanuel Iwuayanwu, in Owerri. The group alleged that members of the Miyetti Allah always intervened whenever the dangerous group of killer herdsmen was arrested by security operatives either for destroying farmlands or other wicked activities, adding that after some days they would be freed. However, they called on the Nigerian government as well as state governors to screen the entry of Fulani people from the Central Republic especially those of Lubwa, ethnic group, Vanguard reports.  Salihi noted: “Banditry did not start today, it started during Abacha regime, we have

Final-year Ogun Polytechnic Student Slumps While Bathing, Dies

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  The Moshood Abiola Polytechnic, Abeokuta, Ogun State, has lost a student, Omotoke Suliyat, who slumped in the bathroom. In an effort to save her life, Suliyat was immediately rushed to a nearby Hope Hospital at Adigbe. But she was confirmed dead by medical practitioners at the hospital on Sunday, June 13. According to Vanguard, Suliyat was a student of Higher National Diploma II in the Marketing Department of the institution. The Speaker of the Students' Representative Council, of Moshood Abiola Polytechnic, Yusuf Olatunji Mogaji, while confirming the incident, also and expressed his condolences to the family of the deceased.

Man, 29, Steals Doctor's Credentials, Nabbed While Seeking Employment As Surgeon

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  The Bayelsa State Police Command has apprehended 29-year-old Apkoviri Vincent Jimmy from Irhodo community of Ethiope West Local Government Area, Delta State over the alleged impersonation of a medical practitioner, Dr. Charles Umel, serving in Taraba State. The suspect, Jimmy, who claimed to be a graduate of Psychology from the Delta State University, Abraka, was arrested at a popular private hospital identified as Tobis Hospital while trying to secure employment as a surgeon. The state police commissioner, Mike Okoli, while parading the suspect before journalists at the State Police Headquarters in Yenagoa, said the imposter had been seeking employment from hospitals within Delta and Bayelsa states as a medical doctor.  Okoli, represented by the command's Public Relations Officer, SP Asinim Butswat, said there were several reported concerns about the suspect’s inability to use medical terminologies during test diagnosis as required of a medical doctor, thereby raising suspicion

Abacha didn't die from eating a poisoned apple from prostitutes - Former Chief Security Officer, Major Al-Mustapha narrates how Abacha died

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  Major Hamza Al-Mustapha (rtd), former Chief Security Officer (CSO) of late Head of State General Sani Abacha, has debunked the popular claim of his former principal dying from eating a poisoned apple from prostitutes.  Al-Mustapha who narrated how his late boss died in an interview with ThisDay, said the sudden collapse of the health system of Abacha started on June 7, 1998, right from the Abuja International Airport, immediately after one of the security personnel who accompanied President Yasser Arafat of Palestine shook hands with him. Narrating how Abacha died, the former CSO said;  “Shortly after the handshake, I noticed the change in the countenance of the late Commander-in-Chief, and I immediately informed the Aide-de-Camp, Lt. Col. Abdallah, who advised that we keep a close watch on him. “Later in the evening of June 8, 1998, around 6 p.m., his doctor came around and administered an injection to stabilize him. He was advised to have a short rest. GET THIS BLUETOOTH SUNGLASSES

Tinubu Returns From France Medical Trip Amid Death Rumours

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The National Leader of the All Progressives Congress and former Lagos State Governor, Bola Tinubu, has returned to the country after his medical trip to Paris, the French capital, where he had treatment for some undisclosed old age ailment. Tinubu returned on Tuesday amidst rumors from several quarters that he had passed on in the European country. The two-term former Lagos governor and godfather clocked 69 years on March 29. Photographs showed Tinubu at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport on Tuesday during his arrival in Lagos State.   SaharaReporters had reported that Tinubu was away since last Thursday to France and was conspicuously absent from the one-day working visit of President Muhammadu Buhari to Lagos State. BUY YOUR DOMAIN AND HOST YOUR WEB FOR LESS THAN 6,000 NAIRA!! "Tinubu is in Paris, France for a medical checkup. His health is deteriorating due to old age," a top source told SaharaReporters.  Though the former Lagos state governor has not openly declar

North Korea seeks closer ties with APC-led FG

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  The Ambassador of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, Jon Chol, has expressed the desire for the government of North Korea to enjoy closer ties with the All Progressives Congress-led Federal Government. Chol spoke through an interpreter at a meeting with the National Secretary of the APC, Senator John Akpanudoedehe, who stood in for the APC National Chairman, Governor Mai Mala Buni, in Abuja, on Tuesday. He said, “Our two countries have long-standing relations of friendship and cooperation. The leaders of the two countries and their people rejoice with the creative achievements which both countries are making. “The DPRK government prioritizes developing bilateral ties with the Federal Republic of Nigeria.” The diplomat said the Central Committee of the Workers Party of Korea was impressed with the achievements of the APC and Caretaker/Extraordinary Convention Planning Committee under Buni’s leadership. Buni, who was represented at the event by Akpanudoedehe, said, ‘The APC is

How minister laundered $37m through property deal – EFCC chair

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  THE Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, Abdulrasheed Bawa, has described the real estate sector as one with grand scale corruption in the country. The EFCC boss added that about 90 to 100 percent of resources are being laundered through the sector. Bawa stated this while featuring on Sunrise Daily, a current affairs program, on Channels Television on Tuesday. He said the commission investigated a female minister, who he said, bought $37.5m property from a bank and deposited $20m cash. Bawa, who is marking his 100 days in office, did not however disclose the identity of the suspect or whether she is a current or former minister. BUY YOUR DOMAIN AND WEB HOSTING AT A GIVE AWAY PRICE. He said, “One of the problems we have in the country is the real estate. Ninety to 100 percent of the resources are being laundered through real estate. Of course, they are being regulated but they are not enough in terms of how they give their returns to the Special Control Unit. “The