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EFCC charges two bank staff over N197.2 million fraud

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), has slammed a 21-count charge against two female staffers of Access Bank Plc.
1. Shola Shoretire made his Manchester United debut in the Premier League win over Newcastle.

Manchester United struggling to manage public image of Shola Shoretire, others

The Manchester Evening News reports United, known for denying access to players at senior and junior level for decades, have been powerless to prevent some of their brightest young things – Shola Shoretire among them – from conducting interviews with Instagrammers.

How ICPC is combating corruption in MDAs, stopped diversion of N189 billion personnel cost

In the past few years, the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other-Related Offences Commission, as part of its statutory mandate, has been conducting systems study and review of ministries and organisations in the federal public service.
All Progressives Congress (APC) Nigeria

Kwara APC chieftain cries out about plot to hijack party registration

A chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Kwara, Akogun Iyiola Oyedepo says hoarding of membership registration materials is a ploy by a group to hijack the party in the state.
His successor Joao Lourenco had raised hopes of change after almost four decades marked by graft and nepotism, but that was shortlived.

Angolan police fire tear gas on anti-govt protesters

Angolan police on Thursday fired tear gas at youths rallying in Luanda against police brutality and economic hardship, days after several protesters were killed in a crackdown in the country's northeast.
FILE PHOTO - Yulia Navalnaya, wife of Russian opposition leader and President Vladimir Putin critic Alexei Navalny, arrives at the Charite Mitte Hospital Complex, in Berlin, Germany, August 25, 2020. REUTERS-Michele Tantussi

Police detain wife of jailed Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny at Moscow protest

Russian police detained Yulia Navalnaya, the wife of jailed Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny, at an unauthorised protest in Moscow on Sunday, Navalny’s allies said on social media.
Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has urged the Senate President Dr Ahmad Lawan, and Speaker of House of Representatives Mr Femi Gbajabiamila to “use their good offices to urgently probe and refer to appropriate anti-corruption agencies allegations that N4.4 billion of public money budgeted for the National Assembly is missing, misappropriated, diverted or stolen, as documented in three audited reports by the Office of the Auditor-General of the Federation.”

SERAP writes National Assembly leadership, seeks probe of ‘missing N4.4 billion funds’

Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has urged the Senate President Dr Ahmad Lawan, and Speaker of House of Representatives Mr Femi Gbajabiamila to “use their good offices to urgently probe and refer to appropriate anti-corruption agencies allegations that N4.4 billion of public money budgeted for the National Assembly is missing, misappropriated, diverted or stolen, as documented in three audited reports by the Office of the Auditor-General of the Federation.”
FILE PHOTO - Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny is seen on board a plane before the departure for the Russian capital Moscow at an airport in Berlin, Germany January 17, 2021. REUTERS-Polina Ivanova

Russia asks social networks to stop promoting Alexei Navalny protests to minors

Russia has asked social networks, including video-sharing app TikTok, to stop the spread of posts encouraging minors to take part in unsanctioned rallies on Saturday in support of jailed Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny.
Men of Amotekun Corps in Osun State have arrested two suspects, Friday and Toyib for allegedly stealing female underwear for ritual purposes.

Tailors sewing fake Amotekun uniforms arrested in Oyo

Some unauthorised tailors said to have been sewing fake uniforms of the Oyo State Security Network Agency otherwise called Amotekun to unscrupulous elements in the state have been arrested.
The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has revealed that the aggregate domestic credit in commercial banks grew by 7.61 percent in October 2020, compared with 7.35 percent in the previous month.

Ogun alerts public on fake anchor borrowers registration portal

The Ogun State Ministry of Agriculture has alerted the general public to be wary of an online portal calling for application for the Ogun State/Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) 2021/2022 Anchor Borrowers Programme.
The Nigeria Police Force says its investigation shows that Boko Haram, Ansaru and other terror groups are getting support from some Nigerians.

Nigeria police ban unauthorised use of siren, unregistered plate numbers

The Police Command in Zamfara has banned unauthorised use of siren, revolving light, tinted glasses, unregistered, covered and spy plate numbers.

NIMC warns Nigerians about allegedly fraudulent NIN Linker app

The National Identity Management Commission (NIMC) has warned Nigerians not to download an app that claims to link the National Identity Number (NIN) to SIM card records.
The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) as said that its staff in Jos Branch, on Tuesday averted what would have been another major fire disaster in the country.

Central bank tackles recalcitrant IMTOs over diaspora remittances

The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has expressed displeasure that some International Money Transfer Operators (IMTOs) continue to pay remittances in local currency contrary to its recent policy that granted unfettered access to forex from Diaspora and other money transfer remittances.
The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) as said that its staff in Jos Branch, on Tuesday averted what would have been another major fire disaster in the country.

CBN: Azimo, Transfer Wise not licensed money transfer operators

The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) on Wednesday warned that Azimo and Transfer Wise are not licensed to operate as international money transfer operators (IMTOs).
The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) as said that its staff in Jos Branch, on Tuesday averted what would have been another major fire disaster in the country.

CBN disclaims Transferwise, Azimo

The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has alerted the public on the activities of two unauthorised International Money Transfer Operators (IMTOs), Transferwise and Azimo.
Governor Rotimi Akeredolu of Ondo State

Ondo governor bans Okada, tinted vehicles

Following the surge in the spate of kidnapping and armed robbery in the state in recent times, the governor of Ondo State, Rotimi Akeredolu, has banned the operation of commercial motorcycles from the roads after 6pm.

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Aliko Dangote

Dangote builds jetty to protect Lekki shoreline

Dangote Petroleum Refinery and Petrochemicals has built a Jetty to protect the shorelines while allowing fishing activities in Lekki communities, allaying the fears of fishermen.

Boko Haram threatens to kill kidnapped pastor, issues deadline

According to HumAngle, the Pastor, in a new video, urged President Muhammadu Buhari, Governor Babagana Zulum and the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) to act promptly.
Kwara State Governor Abdulraham Abdulrazaq

Kwara government approves use of hijab in schools

Mamma Sabah Jibril, Secretary to the State Government, announced the decision in a statement Thursday night.
Confederation of African Football (CAF) presiden­tial aspirant, South Africa’s Patrice Motsepe has unveiled his plan for the football body if elected as president.

Patrice Motsepe unveils plans for CAF Presidency

Confederation of African Football (CAF) presiden­tial aspirant, South Africa’s Patrice Motsepe has unveiled his plan for the football body if elected as president.
Akwa United defender, David Phillip, has dedicated his first career goal to God and his wife.

David Philip dedicates first career goal to God, wife

Akwa United defender, David Phillip, has dedicated his first career goal to God and his wife.

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Arsenal manager, Mikel Arteta, believes his team is not ruthless enough.

Arsenal boss charges team to be more ‘ruthless’ after Benfica draw

The Gunners had to settle for a 1-1 draw away from home against Benfica in the first leg of their round of 32 Europa League tie.
Doctor Kate Martin (L) prepares dosed of the AstraZeneca-Oxford Covid-19 vaccine at the vaccination centre set up at St Columba’s church in Sheffield, northern England, on February 20, 2021. (Photo by Oli SCARFF - AFP)

Over 200 million vaccine doses administered globally

More than 200 million coronavirus vaccine doses have been administered in at least 107 countries and territories, according to an AFP count based on official sources Saturday.
The Senate President, Ahmad Lawan, has said that for appreciable development to take place in the country, more women must be regarded and enlisted to take up more spaces in governance.

Senate approves N11.35 billion 2020 budget for police trust fund

The Senate has approved the sum of N11,352,457,101.70 as year 2020 budget for the Nigeria Police Trust Fund (NPTF), the implementation of which will lapse by April 30, 2021.
The Judicial Commission of Inquiry set up by Governor Godwin Obaseki to investigate the construction of the Edo Specialist Hospital and supply of equipment has indicted former governor, Adams Oshiomhole.

Edo clarifies governor’s position on creation of grazing land for herdsmen

Edo state government has raised the alarm over alleged plans by some political actors to instigate the type of killings witnessed in some states in the country, just because they are embittered by the heavy loss they suffered in the political space.

SON docks businessman for engine oil adulteration, logo forgery

Justice Maureen Onyetenu of the Federal High Court in Lagos Tuesday remanded a businessman, Chidi Nwanyanwu, in police custody for allegedly adulterating engine oil and inscribing forged Standard Organisation of Nigeria (SON) logos on the product.