EFCC intercepts N49m at Kaduna Airport

Operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Kaduna zonal office, on Tuesday, intercepted N49 million at the Kaduna Airport.

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The money was packed in five large black 150 kilogramme coloured BUHU sacks.

Mr. Wilson Uwujaren, Head, Media & Publicity of EFCC said the interception was carried out following a tip off.

In a statement, he said, that during a routine baggage screening, the five sacks were sighted unattended and without tags containing fresh bulk items suspected to be money.

“Upon examination, the bags were found to contain fresh crispy naira notes of N200 denomination in 20 bundles totalling forty million naira and N50 den

Disarm all herdsmen, Reps tell Nigerian govt.

The House of Representatives on Tuesday Called on the Federal Government to urgently constitute a presidential task force to disarm all herdsmen in Buruku Federal Constituency, other parts of Benue State and throughout the Federal republic of Nigeria.

This was contained in a motion jointly sponsored by the Benue State caucus in the House of Representatives.

Speaking on behalf of the lawmakers, the Chairman, Rules and Business, Orker Jev (APC), lamented that communities in Buruku local government area of Benue State, especially Binev Council ward, was invaded by “armed and strange herdsmen”.

“The herdsmen destroyed farms, plundered yam barns and looted houses deserted by innocent and armless villagers,” Mr. Orker said.

Mr. Orker said the marauding herdsmen started indiscriminate attacks and killings on Saturday around the communities of BerAwuna, Dogo, Ortese – Mbashian, Tse Igyu, Tse Gebe, Anbighir, Tse Iwa, Gbaikyo, Agudu, Nyorum,Shonto and Abuku in three major k

86 associations seek registration as political parties

By Emmanuel Oloniruha

Ahead of 2019 general elections, 86 political associations have applied for registration as political parties, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) said on Tuesday.

At the commission’s quarterly meeting with leaders of political parties at INEC headquarters, Abuja, the Chairman of the commission, Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, described political parties as important vehicles in the management of the country’s democracy.

“The number of applications for registration of new associations as political parties now stands at 86,” he said.

He congratulated the 10 political parties recently re-registered after being deregistered following their performances during the 2015 general elections.

The political parties, according to him, are Better Nigeria Peoples Parties (BNPP), Peoples Redemption Party (PRP), Peoples Progressives Party (PPP), Democratic Alternative (DA), National Action Council (NAC) and National Democratic Liber

Customs C-G begs Senate, says he is bereaved

By Ifeanyi Nwoko

The Comptroller-General of the Nigerian Customs Service, NSC, Col. Hameed Ali has written another letter to the Senate begging them to schedule his invitation the the upper chamber to another day.

In the letter signed personally by the Col. Hameed Ali and dated March 14, 2017, the C-G explained that he was currently bereaved and could not appear at the time.

On the issue of wearing Uniforms, he urged the Senate to give him time as he was seeking legal advise on the matter to avoid running foul of the laws of the land.

The letter reads in part: “Regarding the wearing of uniform, I wish to advise that the Senate avails itself of the legal basis of its decision to compel me to wear

Governor Ortom gives herdsmen 48 hours to leave Buruku LGA

By Nicholas Dechi

Gov. Samuel Ortom of Benue state has given Fulani herdsmen in Tombo-Mbalagh, Buruku Local Government Area of the state a two-day ultimatum  to leave the area.

Ortom gave the order on Monday in Tombo-Mbalagh during a visit  to ascertain the damage inflicted on the community by herdsmen.

The visit followed the weekend attacks  by the herdsmen.

Eight bodies have been recovered, while three persons are missing, according to the Sole Administrator for the council area, Mrs Justina Sorkaa,

Sorkaa’s account was contradicted by the state police commissioner, Bashir Makama. He said six persons died in the attack.

Ortom  said that he had directed security agencies as a matter of urgency to lead herdsmen out of the area for peace to reign.

He said the herdsmen must leave since they  were not welcomed by the unarmed  inhabitants of the area.

Most people in Benue state were disarmed t

I Made Over N130m In December Alone – Davido Shares Screenshot

With the internet going wild over Instagram and Snapchat user, Hush Puppi’s recent revelation of spending over N11million at Lagos nightclub, Quilox, singer, Davido, has shut him up with proof that he made more in December alone.

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Davido, took to snapchat to share proof he made over N130million in December alone. He further advised slammed Hushpuppi for such extravagant spending saying he should instead purchased a house with such amount instead of spending i

Audu Maikori released on bail, court adjourns trial till April 20

Chocolate City boss, Audu Maikori has been granted bail, following his arrest on Friday, March 10, 2017.

The Nigerian entertainment expert was escorted to Kaduna Magistrate’s Court, located along Ibrahim Taiwo road this morning by the state’s police officers and Dari Bayero – Director of Public Prosecution in Kaduna State.

Audu, who was charged under Section 24 of the Cybercrime Act, was granted bail on health grounds.

 

The court has adjourned his trial till April 20, 2017 where he would appear before the state’s Chief Magistrate.

The businessman reportedly collapsed on March 7 while taking pictures with attendees at a Lagos event – WIMBIZ – and he was on medications at the time of his second arrest.

Audu Maikori was allegedly being

How Nigeria’s battered economy tore Soludo, Oshiomhole apart

A former governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) and former governor of Edo state, Adams Oshiomhole on Friday had a brush over the nation’s economic situation.

The duo who attended the Economic Discourse put together by Vanguard in Lagos were in disagreement over how Nigeria’s economy came to its present state.

The talk shop had as its theme: “The Hard Facts to Rescue the Nigerian Economy.”

The two former government officials went for each other’s throats, and the moderator, a former founding managing director of Guaranty Trust Bank, Mr. Fola Adeola had to step in to calm frayed nerves.

Delivering the keynote address, Soludo revealed how recession, in 2016, reduced Nigeria’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP), by about 38.4 per cent, having shrunk from about $575 billion to about $354 billion.

The professor of economics told his audience that the worst thing that had happened to Nigerian economy, through out 2016, was the instability of the naira exchange rat