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A lawyer walks through the compound at the Federal High Court in Ikoyi district in Lagos, Nigeria, May 8, 2018. REUTERS/Akintunde Akinleye

Businessman in court over importation of 5.3kg heroine

48-years old businessman Obi Ofodile has been docked before Federal High Court in Lagos, over alleged importation of 5.3 kg of heroine

Donald Trump’s chief of staff John Kelly quits

President Donald Trump’s Chief of Staff John Kelly will leave his job at the end of this year, confirming speculations about another high profile departure from his team.
Matthew Hedges was pardoned and deported to the UK after he was sentenced to life in prison for spying in the UAE [AFP]

Matthew Hedges: UAE coerced me to give false confession

UK academic Matthew Hedges has accused investigators from the United Arab Emirates (UAE) of subjecting him to psychological torture, and forcing him to give a false confession that he is an agent of the British spy agency, MI6.

Osinbote Oodua succeeds Frederick Fasehun as OPC President

The National Executive Council (NEC) of the Oodua People’s Congress (OPC) has endorsed Prince Osinbote Oodua as the new president of the socio-cultural group.
Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) presidential candidate, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, on Monday urged Nigerians not to fall into deceptions of President Muhammdu Buhari and his party (APC) in their to seek second term.-1

Atiku Abubakar: Nigerians must stop Muhammadu Buhari second coming

Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) presidential candidate, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, on Monday urged Nigerians not to fall into deceptions of President Muhammdu Buhari and his party (APC) in their to seek second term.
(FILES) In this file photo taken on October 20, 2016 Nissan Motors chairman and CEO Carlos Ghosn answers a question during a joint press conference in Tokyo. - Executives at Japanese car firm Mitsubishi Motors on November 26, 2018 decided to sack Carlos Ghosn as chairman as the once-revered tycoon faces allegations of financial misconduct that sparked his shock arrest. (Photo by TOSHIFUMI KITAMURA / AFP)

Carlos Ghosn arrest puts Japan’s justice system in the dock

The shock arrest of former Nissan chief Carlos Ghosn has thrown the international spotlight onto Japan's criminal justice system, where suspects face prolonged detention and interrogation without lawyers present.
The Police Command in Sokoto State on Monday said the just-concluded launching of the North-West campaign rally by the Presidential Candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Atiku Abubakar, held in Sokoto was hitch-free.

Goodluck Jonathan: Vote PDP so that we can all have food to eat

The Peoples Democratic Party presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar, has promised that if elected, he will bring to bear his diverse experiences to tackle unemployment, insecurity and other challenges facing the nation.

Dasukigate: Absence of prosecutor stalls Olugbenga Obadina’s trial

The trial of Olugbenga Obadina, a businessman, standing trial for allegedly collection of over N2.4 billion from the Office of the National Security Adviser under retired Col. Sambo Dasuki, was on Monday, stalled at the Federal High Court, Abuja, due to the absence of the prosecution counsel, Larry Aso.

Kebbi businessman, 5,000 APC members defect to PDP

A businessman in Kebbi, Alhaji Mustapha Asaija and five thousand other members of the All Progressives Congress (APC) at the weekend left the party to join the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
The All Progressives Congress (APC) governorship candidate for Imo, Sen. Hope Uzodinma, says he will pay special attention to the welfare of the people, if elected.

2019: Hope Uzodinma pledges welfare for Imo people if elected governor

The All Progressives Congress (APC) governorship candidate for Imo, Sen. Hope Uzodinma, says he will pay special attention to the welfare of the people, if elected.

Kidnappers abduct Customs officer, kill businessman

Seven suspected members of a gang have been arrested for allegedly abducting an Assistant Comptroller of Customs, Justina Tanko, and killing a businessman, Chukwubuikem Ezenkwu.

Businessman lands in trouble for providing false information

A businessman, Rashid Huthman, whom the the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) accused of providing false information to an official of the commission has appeared in an Ikeja Special Offences Court in Lagos.

Edo residents count economic losses over cancelled presidential visit

Some residents of Benin are counting their losses following the cancellation of the Tuesday visit of President Muhammadu Buhari to Edo.
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Tyson Fury vows to dash homeless £8 millon

British boxer Tyson Fury has vowed to give his whopping £8 million purse to the homeless after fighting Deontay Wilder.

Businessman in court over alleged theft of brother’s cows

A 32-year-old businessman, Buhari Abubakar, on Monday appeared before an Upper Area Court in Kabong, Jos, over alleged theft of his brother’s seven cows.
Lagos State Governor, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode (3rd left); Oba of Lagos, Oba Rilwan Akiolu I (2nd left); Vice Chancellor of Lagos State University (LASU), Prof. Olanrewaju Fagbohun (left); Chairman, Caverton Group, Mr. Aderemi Makanjuola (3rd right); his wife (2nd right) and Chairman, Honeywell Flour Mills PLC, Oba Otudeko (right) during the official commissioning of the Remi Makanjuola Ultra-Modern Lecture Theatre and Book Presentation “Global Aids and Tertiary Education: An Overview” in LASU, Ojo, on Thursday.

Akinwunmi Ambode: Jide Sanwo-Olu’ll not abandon ongoing projects in Lagos

Lagos State Governor Akinwunmi Ambode on Thursday assured that the Governorship candidate of All Progressives Congress (APC) in the State for the 2019 general elections, Babajide Sanwo-Olu will not abandon ongoing projects but rather complete and build on the enduring legacies already put in place by his administration.

Farouk Lawan demanded $500,000 bribe – Femi Otedola tells court

Businessman, Femi Otedola, on Wednesday, revealed that a former House of Representatives member, Farouk Lawan, demanded a $500,000 bribe from him to remove his company, Zenon Petroleum and Gas Limited from the list of oil companies allegedly involved in fuel subsidy fraud.

Police arraign businessman for allegedly raping a minor

A 62-year-old businessman, Donatus Deshi, who allegedly raped a 14-year-old girl was on Wednesday arraigned before an Upper Area Court, sitting in Kasuwan Nama, in Jos.

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U20 WAFU Cup: Flying Eagles risk elimination

The Flying Eagles will be sent packing from this year’s WAFU Cup in Togo today should they lose to perennial rivals Ghana in a final Group B match.

PPPRA: No plan to increase petrol pump price

The Executive Secretary, Petroleum Products Pricing Regulatory Agency (PPPRA), Abdulkadir Saidu, says the Federal Government has no plans to increases the price of Premium Motor Spirit known as petrol.

Financial inclusion rate hits 63.6 percent in 2018

Managing Director, Nigeria Inter Bank Settlement System (NIBSS), Mr Niyi Ajao, says the nation’s financial inclusion rate has increased to 63.6 per cent in 2018 from 45.4 per cent recorded in 2016.
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Henry Onyekuru, Bonaventure Dennis drop to UEFA Europa League

Henry Onyekuru and Bonaventure Dennis will now play in the UEFA Europa League after their respective teams finished third in their Champions League first round groups.

Heirs Holdings, Afrexim Bank sign $600 million facility deal

As a further demonstration of African Export-Import Bank’s (Afrexim) mandate to facilitate growth of intra-Africa trade and support the development of African businesses, the bank yesterday in Cairo, Egypt signed financing facilities totalling US$600 million with Heirs Holdings Group, a pan-African proprietary investment holding company.