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Ebuka Onyeji, a health and investigative reporter at Premium Times Newspaper. Ebuka hails from Ufuma in Orumba North LGA, Anambra state. He bagged a B.SC degree in Mass communication from Anambra State University, Igbariam in 2014.

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Abuja DJ in agony after colleague eloped with his equipment

A popular disc jockey in Abuja has been left devastated after a professional colleague on Tuesday fled with his equipment worth over N200,000 at Dakibiu Village in Jabi area of the federal capital city. Martins Valentine, also known as DJ Valley, who has been doing gigs around the capital city…

Gambia: Yahya Jammeh’s party files petition to challenge election result

Gambia’s ruling party filed a petition to challenge the result of the presidential election which saw Yahya Jammeh lose power after 22 years rule. The result of the December 1 polls should be annulled, the Alliance for Patriotic Reorientation and Construction (APRC), said in a document handed to the registrar…

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Buhari off to Gambia to resolve presidential dispute – Reports

Nigeria's President Muhammadu Buhari is set to travel to Gambia to help resolve the political impasse in the West African country, several media have reported. Sahara Reporters stated that the Nigerian leader will join his Liberian counterpart, Ellen Sirleaf, to persuade Gambian President Yahya Jammeh to concede defeat. Presidential aide…

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UEFA Champions League knockout phase: Arsenal to face Bayern Munich again

The fixture for the 2016–17 UEFA Champions League knockout phase has again drawn England side, Arsenal, against German giants, Bayern Munchen. The knockout phase will begin on February 14 and end on June 3 2017, with the final to be held at Millennium Stadium in Cardiff, Wales. This is the…

Buhari’s anti-corruption war focusing on wrong people – Nigerian lawmakers

President Muhammad Buhari’s War on Corruption is focused on politicians instead of civil servants who are tasked with budget implementation , some Nigerian lawmakers have said. The legislators are attending a legislative retreat on budgeting for health at the Pan Africa Parliament in Johannesburg, South Africa. “Today, the most beautiful…

Arrest Obasanjo, IBB, Tinubu, others to show seriousness in anti-corruption war, ex-ASUU President advises

A former President of the Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU, Humphrey Asobie, on Thursday advised the anti-corruption agencies to be holistic and go for the ‘big fishes’ in the fight against corruption. Mr. Asobie, who was the chairman of the board of the Nigerian Extractive Industry Transparency Initiative, NEITI,…

Okonjo-Iweala distances self from 2019 presidential campaign posters

A former Minister of Finance, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, has reacted to reports linking her with the 2019 presidential election. Mrs. Okonjo-Iweala debunked the reports which suggested that she has an ambition to contest the presidential election in 2019, stating she was preoccupied with important international duties. She made this known in…

MMM is satanic, owned by fraudster, Pastor says

The founder of the Omega Fire Ministry, OFM, Johnson Suleman, has described the pyramid financial scheme called MMM as satanic. Mr. Suleman condemned the scheme, which has drawn heated debates in the country, in one of his Sunday sermons. A video of the  sermon, posted on Instagram by @Kintoncod, showed…

Why Igbos are now accepting APC – Vice Chairman

The leadership of the All Progressives Congress, APC, has attributed the recent defections of politicians from the south-east to the ruling party to the commitment shown by President Muhammadu Buhari to execute vital projects in the zone. The National Vice Chairman (South East) of the APC, Emma Enuekwu, stated this…

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Falana faults Nigerian Army’s claim on killed pro-Biafra protesters

Human right lawyer, Femi Falana, has faulted the claim by the Nigerian Army that only five members of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, had died as soldiers quelled protest marches by the group. Mr. Falana called on the federal government to investigate the killings, including those of Shiites killed…

PDP threatens Ali Sheriff, his supporters with jail terms

The crisis in Nigeria’s main opposition party, PDP, continued on Tuesday with a faction threatening the leaders of the other with jail terms. The Ahmed Makarfi-led faction in a statement, Tuesday, threatened Ali Sheriff and his loyalists with jail terms if he continues to parade himself as the leader of…

U.S. distributes N51 million to 30 Nigerian NGOS

The U.S. Government has distributed N51 million grants ($167,227 at N305 per $1) to 30 non-governmental organisations in Nigeria for community-based projects. The Ambassador’s Small Grants Programme was presented to recipients from different geo-political zones in the country on Monday by the new U.S. Ambassador, W. Stuart Symington, at the…

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ASUU Strike: Activities resume across varsities

University teachers across Nigeria returned to work on Wednesday as the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) ended its one week warning strike over the non-implementation of a 2009 agreement with the Federal Government. The suspension of the strike was confirmed by the President of ASUU, Biodun Ogunyemi, in Abuja,…

Nigerian comedienne becomes youngest recipient of AAMMA Awards

The Afro-Australian Music & Movie Awards(AAMMA) has awarded young Nigerian comedienne, Emmanuella Samuel, popularly known as Emmanuella. The award event which was held in Sydney, Australia, saw Emmanuella bag 2 awards - Best new comedienne & princess of comedy, making her the youngest comedienne to win the coveted awards. Emmanuella…

Group wants Nigeria Rights Commission to protect dismissed university whistleblowers

A civic group has asked the National Human Rights Commission, NHRC, to protect whistleblowers at the Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta, Ogun State. In its petition to the NHRC, the Civil Society Network Against Corruption, CSNAC, condemned the decision of the governing council of the University of Agriculture, Abeokuta, to…

Falz, Adesuwa Etomi to host Headies 2016 award night

The hosts of the Headies Awards 2016 have been unveiled by the organizers. The duo of rapper/comedian Falz TheBahdGuy and actress, Adesuwa Etomi, were announced as hosts. The organisers in a post on social media said the duo were chosen for their prowess and rare creativity which is in tandem…

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DasukiGate: How Fayose received share of N1.2 billion – Witness

A prosecution witness on Thursday narrated how some of the N1.2 billion allegedly transferred from the office of the National Security Adviser was transferred into accounts owned and operated by Ayodele Fayose, the Ekiti State Governor. Alade Sunday, a Compliance Officer with Zenith Bank in Akure, the Ondo State capital,…

Biafra: Nnamdi Kanu takes another shot at getting bail

The leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, Nnamdi Kanu, has filed a fresh application for bail. He filed the application before Justice Binta Nyako of an Abuja Federal High Court, after he was re-arraigned on an 11-count charge. The charges against Mr. Kanu border on treasonable felony, unlawful…

Corruption trial of Supreme Court registrar, accountant stalled

The arraignment of the Chief Registrar of the Supreme Court of Nigeria, Ahmed Saleh, and two others has been postponed due to the ill health of one of the accused, Muhammed Abdulrahman, the Director of Finance at the apex court. Garba Tetengi, counsel to Mr. Abdulrahman, had told Justice Abba…

Ondo PDP Crisis: Drama as Appeal Court rejects Jimoh Ibrahim’s request

The Court of Appeal in Abuja on Wednesday witnessed a short drama as a war of words ensued between the panel of three judges, led by Ibrahim Salauwa, and Beluolisah Nwofor, counsel to Biyi Poroye, factional chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, in Ondo State. The court was hearing…

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Former Nigerian Navy chief bought N600 million property by proxy – EFCC

A witness on Tuesday told a Federal Capital Territory High Court how former Chief of Naval Staff, Usman Jibrin, bought a N600 million property using a private company, Harbour Bay International Limited, as front. Harbour Bay has Mr. Jibrin's wife, Lami as director, and other directors said they never authorised…

Ekiti State governor, Ayodele Fayose

How we laundered N1.2 billion for Fayose, Obanikoro – Zenith Bank official

Alade Sunday, a compliance officer with Zenith Bank, Akure, Ondo State, on Monday narrated how his bank helped the duo of former Minister of State for Defence, Musiliu Obanikoro, and Governor Ayodele Fayose of Ekiti State move N1.2 billion. Mr. Sunday, the prosecution's principal witness, spoke during the trial of…

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How ex-NSA Dasuki transferred $40 million to Jonathan’s cousin – Zenith Bank official

An official of Zenith Bank has told a Federal high Court in Abuja that $40 million was transferred from the office of the National Security Adviser (NSA) into the account of a company owned by a cousin of former President Goodluck Jonathan, Azibaola Roberts, and his wife. Olabode Farinola, a…

Buhari, Zuma, Putin, other world leaders react to Donald Trump’s victory

President Muhammadu Buhari and other world leaders have reacted to the surprise election of Donald Trump as the 45th U.S. president. President Buhari in a statement by a media aide, Femi Adesina, congratulated Mr. Trump, saying he “looks forward to working together with President-elect Trump to strengthen the already established…

Senior Nigerian lawyer, judge make contradictory claims on alleged N5 million bribe

A senior lawyer who has worked for the anti-graft commission, EFCC, in the past has been questioned for allegedly giving a judge N5 million. Godwin Obla, a former EFCC prosecutor, arrived the commission's Lagos office on Tuesday afternoon, a source said. Mr. Obla is being queried in relation to an…