Showing posts with label Nigeria News. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Nigeria News. Show all posts

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Nigeria Got $29Billion From Shell JVs In Four Years

The royalties and corporate taxes paid by Shell to the Nigerian government last year increased to $1.4bn from $1.1bn in 2015 on the back of the rise in crude oil prices, while the Shell Petroleum Development Company-operated joint ventures alone contributed $29bn to the federation’s purse between 2012 and 2016.

Monday, May 15, 2017

SERIOUSLY? Governor Yari Builds Massive Hotel In Lagos With Funds Stolen

Officials of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) in Lagos said they have found a hotel being constructed by Governor Yari of Zamfara state with $3m he stole from London-Paris Club loan refund to Nigerian states.

Thursday, May 11, 2017

Mercy Aigbe: "My Husband Beats Me Constantly, Cheated, Why I Opened Up"

Actress Mercy Aigbe had an interview with Broadway TV and gave details of the saga that have trailed her and her husband for the past few weeks. The excerpts:
When she was asked why she came out to say her husband never touched her, she said;

Cabal Wants Osinbajo To Resign – Princess Hadiza Ibrahim

A former presidential aspirant, Princess Hadiza Ibrahim, has told Acting President Yemi Osinbajo not to resign under any circumstance so that he would not betray the confidence Nigerians reposed in his joint mandate with President Muhammdu Buhari.

Witness Slumps & Dies During Testimony Over Land Dispute In Lagos Court

Ikeja High Court was on Thursday thrown into confusion after an unnamed witness slumped and died in the court just before testifying before Justice O.A. Olayinka in a land case.
The deceased, who was in his late 30s, had come court to testify in a land dispute.

Man R*pes 17yrs Old Twin Sisters, Impregnates One, Gives Her N20k For Abortion

A driver, Samuel Adebayo, who allegedly r*ped twin sisters and put one of them in a family way, was on Thursday arraigned before an Ikeja Chief Magistrates’ Court.
The accused, 30, who resides at Beckley Estate, Abule Egba, a suburb of Lagos, is being tried for r*pe and an attempt to commit abortion.

Monday, May 8, 2017

Ritualists Kill Husband, Wife & Their Children In Lagos

A gang of assailants, suspected to be ritual killers, has wreaked havoc on a family of six in Adeke bus stop, in the Imota area of Ikorodu, Lagos.
The couple – Taofiq Agbaje and Simiat Agbaje, 32, – and two of their four children, Rodiat, 10, and eight-year-old Toyeebat, were hacked to death by the gang.

Apostle Suleman To Stephanie Otobo: "Confess Your Sins"

The General Overseer of Omega Fire Ministries, Apostle Johnson Suleman, on Sunday, advised his Canada-based accuser, Stephanie Otobo, to confess her sins for the allegations levelled against him before claiming to have repented.

Saturday, May 6, 2017

Nigeria E-passport Scarcity To Persist As FG Disagree With Vendor On Pricing

The scarcity of the e-passport booklets may not abate soon as Federal Government is yet to reach an agreement on new pricing of the document with the vendor, Iris Smart Technology Ltd.
It was learnt that ISTL had reduced the production and supply of the 32-page passports last year following the foreign exchange crisis in the country which had reportedly increased the production cost of the booklets.

Businessman accuses police of torture, theft during invasion of his home

Operatives of  Rivers State Police Command have been accused of beating a man to coma during an attempt to arrest him.
A Port Harcourt-based businessman, Prince Steven Lemachi, said he was severely beaten during an attempt to arrest him over a petition before the Commissioner of Police on land dispute.

What Is Happening To Nigeria's 2017 Budget?

As the 2016 budget expired on Friday, Nigeria Labour Congress and civil rights groups expressed anger against the National Assembly and the executive arm over the delay in passing the 2017 Appropriation Bill. What is causing the delay?

UPDATE: Why Ifeanyi Ubah Was Arrested By DSS

Ifeanyi Ubah, the managing director of Capital Oil and Gas Limited has been arrested by the Department of State Services (DSS).
The agency confirmed his arrest in a statement by spokesman, Tony Opuiyo. Businessman Ubah was arrested in connection the theft of petrol kept in his tank farm in Lagos by the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation.

Thursday, May 4, 2017

Whistleblower Gets Over $500,000 For Exposing Corruption In His Company

The US Securities and Exchange Commission on Tuesday announced that a company insider has earned a whistleblower award of more than $500,000 for reporting information that prompted a SEC investigation into well-hidden misconduct that resulted in a SEC enforcement action.

FOR REAL? Babachir Lawal Diverted N450m Out Of 530m From PINE

More troubles for suspended SGF Babachir Lawal. Details have come in on his indictment on the contracts in which he and his company, Rholavision, were involved in the Presidential Initiative on the North East (PINE).

Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Nigerian Man Nabbed In Ghana For Smuggling Drugs Hidden In Rapped Clothes

Another Nigerian, Orji Ogbonnaya, 38, from Abia state has been nabbed by Ghanaian Police for allegedly attempting to smuggle 154 parcels of compressed dried leaves suspected to be Indian hemp to Nigeria which he was said to have allegedly hidden in bales of used clothes.

Saturday, April 29, 2017

My Husband Was Murdered In Cold Blood – Widow of Shell contract staff cries

To Mrs. Peace Onyekweli, life has suddenly become a strange journey, where she would have to cater for the children alone without her hard working husband, Mr. Cletus Onyekweli, 49, whose sudden death is still a mystery to his family.

I Went Into Robbery After President Buhari Came To Power – Jobless Engineer

A 26-year-old building engineer, Benedict Otanwa, has told operatives of the Special Intelligence Response Team (IRT) that he took to crime after President Buhari came to power. According to him, he joined crime after his company lost a contract because of Buhari’s economic policy.

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Nigeria Will Be Out Of Recession By 3rd Quarter – Emefiele

The Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, Mr. Godwin Emefiele, has said that with the current efforts by the Federal Government to revive the country’s economy, the country should be out of recession by the third quarter of this year.

Libya Repatriates Over 250 Nigerians

No fewer than 253 Nigerians repatriated from Libya arrived at Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Ikeja, on Tuesday. The returnees, who arrived aboard an airbus belonging to Libyan Air, touched down at the airport around 6.45pm.

Monday, April 24, 2017

Lagos Police Arrest Notorious Pickpocket Through CCTV

The mobile CCTV camera recently procured by Lagos State Government for the operatives of the Lagos Rapid Response Squad has recorded its first surveillance arrest.
The suspect was arrested in Oshodi area after the Mobile CCTV was deployed to monitor the area.