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Uber Taxi: Some people will come back to Uber now that its CEO has resigned

Travis Kalanick’s decision to resign from his post as Uber’s CEO isn’t likely to turn around the company’s fortunes overnight. But it could give Uber a small boost in one area: ridership. Among consumers who have scaled back or ceased using Uber, nearly 30% believe replacing Kalanick could coax them …

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Whistle blower: Garba Shehu commends patriotism of Nigerians

The Presidency has commenced efforts to strengthen the mechanism of the Whistle blower policy following breakthroughs in the war against corruption and unaccounted wealth. The Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Malam Garba Shehu, confirmed this development to State House correspondents on Wednesday in Abuja. He noted …

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Malabu Oil Scandal: Jonathan must have gotten $200 million, middleman tells FBI

Former President Goodluck Jonathan probably received as much as $200 million to approve the controversial $1.3 billion sale of OPL 245 oil field, Italian prosecutors said in court documents. The documents, which were extracts of a thorough investigation by Italian authorities into the deal, also confirmed that Shell and ENI …

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Zambia opposes condoms distribution in schools

The Zambian  government said it is opposed to plans by some civil society organisations to  distribute condoms in secondary schools,  as a way of  tackling unwanted pregnancies. This follows reports in some local media that some civil society organisations involved in reproductive health,  plan to start distributing condoms and contraceptives …

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Bayelsa: Police Command Arrests Soldier, Engineer For Kidnapping

three police men torture man to death

The Bayelsa Police Command, on Saturday, announced that it it arrested a serving soldier and an engineer for the April 4 kidnap of a woman in Warri. The suspects were paraded before journalists by the Bayelsa Police Commissioner, Mr. Asuquo Amba. According to the Mr. Amba,  the suspects abducted one  Aya …

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SSS Detains Okey Ndibe at the Lagos International Airport

The SSS just picked up Professor Okey Ndibe at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport in Lagos. He has been taken to the office of the agency for questioning. This is a developing story. We will keep you updated as more information become available.

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Court Remands UCTH’S Thomas. U. Agan, Four Others In Prison For Alleged N85m Scam

Justice I. E. Ekwo of the Federal High Court sitting in Calabar, Cross Rivers State has remanded the Chief Medical Director of University of Calabar Teaching Hospital, Professor Thomas. U. Agan, two other staff of the University and promoters of two companies in prison custody. This is following their arraignment on …

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South Africa: Ratings Agency Downgrades Credit Rating to ‘Junk’ Status

The credit ratings agency Standard & Poor’s has downgraded South Africa’s foreign currency sovereign credit ratings to below investment status. The move, widely predicted in the wake of President Jacob Zuma’s firing of finance minister Pravin Gordhan and his deputy, Mcebisi Jonas, is likely to make borrowing more expensive, result …

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New Visa Policy For Nigerians Traveling To Indonesia

Nigerians with new passports seeking to travel to Indonesia will need to present a certificate of recommendation from the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, among other documents to process their visas. Indonesian Ambassador to Nigeria, Harry Purwanto, who told the News Agency of Nigeria in Abuja on Monday, said the …

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‘Nonsensical and stupid and dangerous’: Bernie Sanders slams Trump

Sen. Bernie Sanders lashed out at President Donald Trump on Thursday afternoon, calling the executive order Trump signed on Tuesday to repeal the Obama-era Clean Power Plan “nonsensical.” “That is such a nonsensical, and stupid, and dangerous, approach,” the Vermont senator told CNN’s Wolf Blitzer. “It’s almost indescribable.” The Clean …

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Flynn Did Not Disclose Income From Russian Companies – White House

Michael Flynn, President Donald Trump’s former national security adviser, failed to disclose payments from a Russian television network and a second firm linked to Russia in a February financial disclosure form, according to documents released by the White House on Saturday. In a financial disclosure form signed by Flynn on …

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Ondo Assembly: crisis deepens as governor backs factional speaker

Ondo Assembly crisis deepens as governor recognises factional speaker

The lingering leadership crisis at the Ondo State House of Assembly reached a new height on Friday as the state governor, Oluwarotimi Akeredolu, recognized a factional leader of the house, Malachi Coker, as the Speaker of the house. The governor, while observing protocols at the swearing-in of the Secretary to …

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Brila Energy Director Bags 10 Year Sentence For N963m Fraud

Brila Energy EFCC Moves To Arraign 5 More Judges

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on Thursday, March 16, 2017, secured the conviction of Rowaye Jubril, Managing Director, Brila Energy Limited, before Justice Lateefa Okunnu of the State High Court, sitting in Ikeja, Lagos. The convict was arraigned alongside his company, Brila Energy Limited, sometime in November 2012 on a 13-count charge bordering on forgery …

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EFCC arraigns impersonator of Femi Adesina

Femi Adesina

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission on Thursday arraigned Christian Oyovweyho, alias Femi Adesina, before Justice Z. B. Abubakar of the Federal High Court Kano on a two-count charge of obtaining by false pretence. The defendant allegedly impersonated the Special Adviser on Media and Publicity to President Muhammad Buhari, Femi …

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PDP crisis: Propaganda won’t help us, Dickson tells Makarfi, others

PDP leaders renew assault after Ondo election loss

The Governor of Bayelsa State and Chairman, Peoples Democratic Party’s (PDP) National Reconciliation Committee, Seriake Dickson, on Tuesday described the comments by the Makarfi faction of the party, on the submission of his committee’s report as “mere propaganda”. According to him, rather than embark on name-calling, propaganda and outright lies, …

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