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Senator Shehu Sani’s bank accounts frozen by EFCC – aide

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has frozen the bank accounts belonging to Senator Shehu Sani who represented Kaduna Central, according to his senior special adviser, Suleiman Ahmed.

2019 elections: No evidence of hate speech in Nigerian newspapers – survey

No evidence of hate speech was observed in Nigerian newspapers’ reports monitored between July and September 2019, according to a survey.
Forgotten Nigerian midfielder Ramon Azeez says he’s happy with his goal for Granada at the Los Carmenes against Barcelona last Saturday.

Ramon Azeez: Barcelona fans threatened me

After scoring the opener and putting in an excellent shift in El Granada‘s fine 2-0 defeat of Ernesto Valverde’s side at the Estadio Nuevo Los Cármenes, in late September, Super Eagles’ midfielder, Ramon Azeez, has revealed that he received mixed reactions from Nigeria for his performance.
Moses Oyeleke, a pastor with the Living Faith Church Worldwide (aka Winners’ Chapel) in Maiduguri, Borno state, has spoken on his ordeal with Boko Haram. Oyeleke and his assistant, Abraham Amuta, a National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) member, were seized along Chibok Road, on March 13, 2019.

How I survived seven months’ Boko Haram captivity in Sambisa – Freed pastor

Moses Oyeleke, a pastor with the Living Faith Church Worldwide (aka Winners’ Chapel) in Maiduguri, Borno state, has spoken on his ordeal with Boko Haram.

Presidency denies claims of senators hijacking social investment programmes

The National Social Investment Programme (NSIP) has debunked reports that some senators were trying to hijack the budget of the Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management, and Social Development.
The Presidential Election Petition Tribunal has upheld argument by President Muhammadu Buhari that it lacked the jurisdiction to entertain allegation of corrupt practices and voters’ inducement raised against Vice President Yemi Osinbajo in the petition by Atiku Abubakar and the PDP.

Afenifere: VP Osinbajo’s office has been rendered useless, impotent

Yoruba socio-cultural group, Afenifere, says from the look of things, Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo’s office has been rendered useless, impotent and irrelevant.
The Presidential Election Petition Tribunal has upheld argument by President Muhammadu Buhari that it lacked the jurisdiction to entertain allegation of corrupt practices and voters’ inducement raised against Vice President Yemi Osinbajo in the petition by Atiku Abubakar and the PDP.

Presidency: VP Osinbajo followed due process in supervision of agencies

The Presidency last night said that Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo, followed due process in his supervision of agencies under him.
Nigeria may face another $2.3bn fine in arbitration in France over an alleged breach of contract on Mambilla Hydroelectric project.

Mambilla Hydro: Nigeria at risk of another $2.3 billion fine

Nigeria may face another $2.3bn fine in arbitration in France over an alleged breach of contract on Mambilla Hydroelectric project.
Tony Nwulu

Coalition warns ex-Reps member again on ‘threats to journalist’

Coalition for Whistle-blower Protection and Press Freedom (CWPPF) is alarmed at a press statement by Mr. Tony Nwulu wherein he reiterated earlier threats made against our member and Publisher/Editor-in-Chief of OrderPaper Nigeria, Mr. Oke Epia.
The National Assembly division of the Nigeria Police Force has reportedly detained Oke Epia, Editor in Chief of Order Paper.

Police detain journalist over report on politician

The National Assembly division of the Nigeria Police Force has reportedly detained Oke Epia, Editor in Chief of Order Paper.
One of the workers of Action Against Hunger, a non-governmental organisation in Borno state, has spoken from captivity.

NGO confirms six aid workers kidnapped in Nigeria

International aid agency Action Against Hunger (ACF) has confirmed that six aid workers had been kidnapped in northeast Nigeria, shortly after an armed group released a video purporting to show them.
One of the workers of Action Against Hunger, a non-governmental organisation in Borno state, has spoken from captivity.

Aid agency worker, others kidnapped in northeast Nigeria appear in video

International aid agency Action Against Hunger said on Thursday that a staff member and five others kidnapped in Nigeria last week had appeared in a video released on Wednesday evening.
Emeka Ihedioha

Governor Ihedioha suspends all Imo government financial transactions

Imo State governor, Emeka Ihedioha, has suspended financials transactions involving all government parastatals in the state.
fake news

Experts: ‘Fake news’ fuelling ethno-religious crisis in Nigeria

Misinformation risks worsening ethnic and religious tensions in Nigeria, media commentators and researchers say, at a time of heightened concern about internal security and fragile community relations.
Vice President Yemi Osinbajo and former Governor of Anambra State, Peter Obi, yesterday disagreed on some policies of the Federal Government, including subsidy, anti-corruption war and the economy.

VP Debate: BMO attacks Peter Obi on lies, wrong figures

The Buhari Media Organisation (BMO) has described the Vice Presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Peter Obi, as a politician with a penchant for cooking up figures and twisting facts

Nigerian Army denies removal of Texas Chukwu as spokesman based on incapability

The Nigerian Army has denied media report that the removal of its Spokesman, Brigadier General Texas Chukwu, and replacement by Brigadier General Usman Sani was as a result of the former handle and manage proper information regarding the ongoing counter insurgency in the north east.
Fifteen media organisations, including the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), have joined forces to combat fake news and misinformation ahead of the 2019 general elections.

2019: Media organisations collaborate against fake news

Fifteen media organisations, including the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), have joined forces to combat fake news and misinformation ahead of the 2019 general elections.
Leah Sharibu

Boko Haram: Parents confirm Leah Sharibu’s voice in audio message

Leah Sharibu, the only Christian girl still being held captive by Boko Haram insurgents among those abducted at the Government Girls Science and Technical College, Dapchi, Yobe State, has made a plea to the Federal Government to set her free.

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Boko Haram insurgents have killed Lawan Andimi, chairman of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) in Michika local government area of Adamawa state.

Disquiet in Adamawa as Boko Haram snubs N50 ransom, kills CAN chair, pastor

Details emerging from the beheading of Michika local government Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) chairman, Rev. Lawan Andimi, suggests that Boko Haram fighters turned down an offer of N50 million during negotiators before beheading the Christian community leader, who they abducted in the early days of January, the state CAN chairman, Bishop Dani Mamza has revealed.
A Federal High court sitting in Osogbo, Osun State has convicted a 21-year-old internet fraudster, Arowolo Ariremako, for defrauding an American $200.

Court convict ‘yahoo boy’ for defrauding American of $200

A Federal High court sitting in Osogbo, Osun State has convicted a 21-year-old internet fraudster, Arowolo Ariremako, for defrauding an American $200.
Frank Lampard looks on during the Premier League match between Everton and Chelsea at Goodison Park. (Photo by Clive Brunskill-Getty Images)

Frank Lampard determined to make his tenure successful

Frank Lampard is determined to make his tenure at Chelsea a successful one in order to silence the doubters who have criticised the Blues’ string of bad results.
29 Nigerian words and expressions were added in the latest (January 2020) updates of Oxford English Dictionary.

Full list of Nigerian words in Oxford dictionary latest update

29 Nigerian words and expressions were added in the latest (January 2020) updates of Oxford English Dictionary.
Ibrahim Magu

EFCC chief decries UK’s refusal to extradite Diezani Alison-Madueke

The acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, Ibrahim Magu, has decried the refusal of the United Kingdom to extradite a former Minister of Petroleum Resources, Diezani Allison-Madueke, to face trial for alleged money laundering in Nigeria.