Wednesday, 22 March 2017

Senate Asks Customs CG, Hameed Ali to Resign

The Senate has declared the Comptroller General of Customs, Retired Colonel Hameed Ali as unfit to hold public office and urged him to immediately resign from office.
This follows the failure of the Customs boss to appear before the Senate in appropriate Customs uniform to explain the proposed check on cars in the country to ensure appropriate payment of custom duty.

The Senate also insisted on the cancellation of the proposed check which they described as unacceptable and not in the interest of ordinary Nigerians, urging the Customs Service to find effective ways of collecting duties at the borders.

VIDEO: “I Did Not Deny My Family” – #BBNaija’s ThinTallTony Explains His Strategy

Big Brother Naija’s latest evicted housemate ThinTallTony has said he did not deny his family while on the show and the BJ we thought we saw wasn’t real. This happened during his interview with BeatFM yesterday.

According to TTT, before going into the show, he had a conversation with his wife and because they are very private people who like to keep their private lives private, they agreed he should keep his family out of the show.

Tuesday, 21 March 2017

Senate To Probe N298m SUV Linked to Saraki, Melaye’s Certificate Forgery Scandal

The Senate, on Tuesday, decided to investigate the allegation that an armoured Range Rover car said to worth N298m and seized by the Nigeria Customs Service belongs to the President of the Senate, Senator Bukola Saraki.

The move was based on a point of order raised by former Majority Leader of the Senate, Senator Ali Ndume, who also called on the upper chamber of the National Assembly to investigate the certificate scandal involving Senator Dino Melaye.

Manchester United's Bastian Schweinsteiger Joins MLS Side Chicago Fire

Manchester United have agreed to let midfielder Bastian Schweinsteiger join MLS side Chicago Fire.
A deal between the clubs was agreed on Monday and is subject to a medical and visa being secured.
The former Germany captain, 32, has signed a one-year contract, according to the Chicago Tribune newspaper.

Monday, 20 March 2017

FIFA Ban Ghana Referee Lamptey For Life Over S/Africa Vs Senegal Error

Ghanaian referee Joseph Lamptey has been banned for life by Fifa for what it calls "match manipulation".

The ban results from a penalty he awarded to South Africa in a 2-1 win over Senegal in a 2018 World Cup qualifier in November.

He penalised Kalidou Koulibaly for handball, but replays showed the ball hit his knee.

Ekweremadu Decries Discriminatory Admission Practices…Wants mission schools returned to original owners

The Deputy President of the Senate, Senator Ike Ekweremadu has raised the alarm over what he termed discriminatory practices in the admission of prospective students into public educational institutions.

This was even as he strongly canvassed the return of schools hitherto belonging to the Church and other religious organisations to their original owners, noting that government had fared badly in building upon the successes recorded before the forceful takeover.

Norway is The Happiest Place on Earth

Norway is the happiest place on Earth, according to a United Nations agency report - toppling neighbour Denmark from the number one position.
The World Happiness Report measures "subjective well-being" - how happy the people are, and why.
Denmark, Iceland, Switzerland and and Finland round out the top five, while the Central African Republic came last.
Western Europe and North America dominated the top of table, with the US and UK at 14th and 19th, respectively.

Senator Dino Melaye Accuses Sahara Reporters of Spreading "Fake News"

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North East Humanitarian Crises: We Failed to Learn from Our Past - Ekweremadu

The Deputy President of the Senate, Senator Ike Ekweremadu, has traced the raging humanitarian crisis in the North East of Nigeria to the nation’s failure to draw lessons from the civil war to build her internal capacity and mechanisms for managing such situations.

This was even as he reaffirmed the National Assembly’s commitment to going the extra mile to bring succuor to parts of the country facing humanitarian challenges.

Dino Melaye: Why Buhari Can't Re-present Magu's Name to Senate

Chairman, Senate  Committee on Federal Capital Territory (FCT), and Senator representing Kogi West, Dino Melaye has said that following the Senate rejection of the nomination of Mr. Ibrahim Magu as chairman of the Economic And Financial Crimes Commission  (EFCC) on two different occasions, President Muhammadu Buhari cannot validly re-nominate the same candidate again.

Ibori Appeals 2012 Fraud Conviction

Disgraced former governor of Delta State, Mr James Ibori, has appealed his 2012 fraud conviction by a United Kingdom court.

A Southwark Crown court had on April 17, 2012, sentenced Ibori to 13 years in prison after the ex-governor pleaded guilty to 10 counts of money laundering and stealing $250m from the treasury.

UNICAL lecturer’s assassination sparks cult war in Calabar

Thursday’s assassination of a lecturer in the Department of Accounting, University of Calabar, Dr. Emmanuel Igbeng, by gunmen has sparked cult war in Calabar, the Cross River State capital.

Punch reports that at least, seven other persons have been killed within three days following the renewed clash between KKK and Vikings.

Friday, 17 March 2017

El-Rufai to Buhari: “Our APC administration has failed”

Kaduna state Governor, Malam Nasir El-Rufai, in an alleged memo to President Muhammadu Buhari in September 2016, told the President that the All Progressives Congress, APC, party “has not only failed to manage expectations of a populace that expected overnight ‘change’ but has failed to deliver even mundane matters of governance outside of our successes in fighting BH insurgency and corruption.” He also said in the letter that, ““Overall, the feeling even among our supporters today is that the APC government is not doing well.” 

Former Enugu State Governor Chime Dumps PDP

A former Governor of Enugu State, Mr Sullivan Chime, has confirmed that he has left the PDP.

Speaking in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria, NAN, on Friday in Enugu, Chime said that his decision to quit the PDP was because the party was “no longer in existence in the true sense of it’’.