Musikilu Mojeed

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Mega Church Pastor, Oyakhilome, incorporates secret company for daughters in Caribbean tax haven

Secret documents link family and associates of one of Africa’s most popular pastors, Nigerian televangelist the Rev. Chris Oyakhilome, to an offshore company in the British Virgin Islands.   A business associate of the pastor says some directors in the company held shares on behalf of the pastor’s daughters, Sharon…

#Offshoreleaks: President Jonathan’s adviser, ex-oil minister linked to secret offshore firms

President Goodluck Jonathan’s special adviser on political matters, Ahmed Gulak, leads a growing list of Nigerian business and political elites who ran or still run secret offshore companies and accounts where they either hide their wealth to evade taxes, launder money or commit fraud, according to a cache of documents…

Arik Air passengers to Uyo, Lagos, Port Harcourt stranded in Abuja, By Aminu Bello

[caption id="attachment_125383" align="aligncenter" width="639"] Stranded Arik Air Passengers at the Abuja airport[/caption] Arik Air passengers to Uyo, Lagos and Port Harcourt are stranded at the Abuja Airport. We are at the lounge listening to Arik's incessant 'regret' announcements. Passengers have been stranded since 11 a.m. Arik Flight W156, W155 to…

Tension in Ogun varsity as students threaten showdown, By Ogunjimi Taiwo

Tension is high in Olabisi Onabanjo University as students prepare to ground all activities and lock down the school on Monday, March 18, 2013. The cause of the tension is due to the lingering issue of repetition that the Acting Vice Chancellor, Professor Saburi Adeyemi, is bent on implementing; a…

PHCN’s broken pole endangers lives in Awka, By Uduchukwu Chukwuemerie

  Hello Editor, Please help me to alert the Power Holding Company of Nigeria PLC, PHCN, Awka District, that this almost fallen electricity Pole in the picture above is endangering the lives of the people at Akoyeli Street, Awka in Awka-South LGA of Anambra State. If not quickly and safely removed,…

Jaji bomb explosion: Mark renews call for dialogue with Boko Haram

Senate President, David Mark has renewed call on aggrieved persons or groups in the country to accept dialogue instead of resorting to violence. The senate president had in the past argued for dialogue with Boko Haram in the interest of  peace. Mr. Mark made the call in a reaction to…

Nigerian Army nabs 3 fake soldiers, NITEL cable vandals in Aba

The Forward Operation Base (FOB), 144 Battalion of the Nigerian Army, Aba, Abia, said on Monday that it had arrested three suspected fake soldiers. The suspects were nabbed for stealing NITEL underground cables. Capt. Chris Nwogu, the Officer-in-Charge of the base, told newsmen in Aba on Monday, that the suspects included a dismissed lance corporal from the…

Bharti Airtel becomes the fourth largest mobile operator in the world

Bharti Airtel, a leading telecommunications service provider with operations in 20 countries across South Asia and Africa moved up one notch in the world wide ranking to be the fourth largest mobile operator in the world in terms of subscribers. At the end of the quarter ended June 2012, the…

How can I help my hopeless country?

Dear Editor, I just want to say something. This piece on your site on hunger in Kano has only one comment. This tells us something about what is important to us as Nigerians, yah or nay? What I really want to know is what I can do to help.  Sometimes,…

Tension in Ofada as land thug threatens homeowners

Dear Editor, There is serious tension in Ofada, near Mowe, in Ogun State as a popular land thug(shyllon)pasted a notice on more than 500 houses there.  Source close to Shyllon said he was consulted to take over these houses which some are even more than 20+years old to force owners…

Manufactured insecurity in Zaria

Dear Editor,  Recent happenings in Zaria have stirred questions as to what the Nigerian and US security apparatus are up to. About two weeks ago, a bomb was reported to have exploded at a school in Tudun Jukun area of the town. This was followed almost immediately by “exchange of…

Removal of fuel subsidy and inflation

Dear Editor, With the removal of the long talked-about fuel subsidy, Nigerians have been ushered into a year of hyper-inflation with the growing government intolerance. This is indeed a mindless diversion of public funds. Here is the time to take and secure your destiny in your own hands collectively and…

Slain UNIPORT students should serve as wakeup call, By Omololu Omotosho

As I watched the video of the University of Port Harcourt, UNIPORT, students that were meted a slow death and burnt because of their alleged involvement in the theft of laptops and phones, I was moved to tears not out of anger but out of questions: how did Nigerians get…

Andrew Azazi's Aso drive Mansions

INVESTIGATION: Azazi, former NSA, acquires multi-billion naira homes in Abuja

[caption id="attachment_97892" align="aligncenter" width="480"] Andrew Azazi's Aso Drive Abuja Mansions[/caption] Based on his annual salary as National Security Adviser, Mr Azazi would have to serve for 274 years to earn N1.5 billion, the value of one his new Abuja homes. (more…)

Corrupt ex-governors block return of feared anti-corruption operative to EFCC

In what appears to be payback time, top politicians indicted for corruption by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) are moving against the re-appointment of Ibrahim Magu as an operative of the commission, PREMIUM TIMES has learnt. Several sources within the commission said Mr. Magu, a chief superintendent of…

How Ibori, the thief in Government House, admitted stealing $250million

By Musikilu Mojeed After about five years of playing cat and mouse with Nigerian and British authorities, the former governor of Delta State, James Ibori, capitulated Monday, pleading guilty in a London court to 10 counts of money laundering and conspiracy to defraud. Before Judge Anthony Pitts, Mr. Ibori admitted…

Ex-police chief indicted for aiding criminals now number two at Police Service Commission

Parry Osayande, executive chairman of the Police Service Commission, PSC, got a new job Wednesday. He is leading an eight-member committee constituted by President Goodluck Jonathan to carry out the huge task of reforming Nigeria's inept, corrupt and demoralised police force. As the retired Deputy Inspector-General of Police rolls up…

SaharaReporters’ Sowore: A thorn in the flesh of corrupt Nigerian officials

Editor's Note: This article was written in 2010 and was published at the time in a number of media platforms. It was republished here in 2012.  Enjoy... Omoyele Sowore, a fair-complexioned man with a round face, was having lunch – pounded yam and okra soup – at a packed and…

The damning KPMG report govt, NNPC, do not want Nigerians to see

On Thursday December 1, the Minister of Finance, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, cringed when the senate joint committee investigating the management of funds set aside for petroleum subsidy handed her a seven-day ultimatum to produce a secret forensic report on the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation in her custody. The audit, done for her ministry by renowned audit…