Friday, May 27, 2016

Buhari Didn’t Use Public Funds For Presidential Campaign, Stop Calling For Probe

The National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Chief John Odigie-Oyegun has condemned calls for the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, to probe the funding of President Muhammadu Buhari’s 2015 Presidential campaign.
Oyegun, while speaking on WE FM’s “The Encounter with Constance Ikokwu,” said unlike the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, which used public funds to finance its campaign, APC’s financing of the party’s Presidential campaign came from individual donations, thereby making it wrong to call for a probe.

FRSC Seizes An Overloaded Vehicle In Bayesla (Photos)

Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) shared these photos of an overloaded saloon station wagon that was intercepted and seized in Bayelsa State. FRSC Bayelsa State issued a warning to people who have the habit of overloading their cars. According to the agency, people responsible for this will be arrested and prosecuted. See more photos after the jump...

Student Of Bayero University Commits Suicide (see Her Photo)

The sad news was shared by OAP, Bello Lukman of Unity FM Jos, on his Facebook page. He wrote:

“A female student in the Department of Library Science, Faculty of Education Bayero University Kano Sarah Imoleaya has ended her life by taking an insecticide. Sarah, an Indigene of Edo state dropped a suicide note saying,

Niger-Delta Avengers Mock FG On Children’s Day

Niger Delta Avengers, NDA, Friday, scoffed at the Nigerian Government for allegedly failing to cater for children of Niger Delta, promising to provide the people opportunities that government failed to offer them. Its spokesperson, Col Mudoch Agbinibo, in a statement wishing Niger Delta children a happy Children’s Day, said: “Childhood is an enchanting vista, an endless fun a joyful classroom an experience era of imagination and hope.

Diamond Bank Sacking Staff This Morning

I came across this on twitter this morning. The economy is getting tighter but it shall be well with us all....

Hassan Tukur Granted $40m Bail

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has granted administrative bail to Hassan Tukur, the principal secretary to former President Goodluck Jonathan. Tukur had been in detention for several days for allegedly diverting $40 million he obtained to negotiate the release of more than 200 Chibok schoolgirls abducted by Islamist insurgents belonging to Boko Haram. Saharareporters quoted a source as saying that Tukur was detained and interrogated on charges that included his reported pocketing of about $35 million out of $40 million budgeted for negotiating the release of Chibok girls. The source said Tukur was released yesterday, but ordered to report to the EFCC’s headquarters in Abuja whenever he was required to do so.

Naira Falls To N350/$ As Investors Await Flexible Forex Policy

The Nigerian equities market appreciated to about five-month high wednesday as positive sentiments continued to trail the Central Bank of Nigeria’s (CBN) plan to introduce a flexible foreign exchange policy.

But feeling that the economy was regressing, the Senate yesterday summoned the Minister of Finance, Mrs. Kemi Adeosun, and the CBN Governor, Mr. Godwin Emefiele, to brief it on the monetary and fiscal policies the executive arm had adopted to salvage the economy.

Photos: One critically injured as fire engulfs a female hostel at Cross River State College of Education

A student has been hospitalized following a fire outbreak at the Cross River State College of Education, COE Akamkpa female hostel today, May 27.

According to CrossRiverWatch, the fire started at about 11am in the change-over switch at the hostel entrance and caused extensive damage to the building and property of the residents with no immediate help or means of putting off the inferno.

Niger-Delta Avengers Bomb another NNPC Pipeline in Warri Heavily Guarded By Military

The militant sect is claiming a second besieging of another oil pipeline in 2 days. They claimed to have bombed an NNPC pipeline on Thursday night.  This is on the heels of a stakeholders meeting in Abuja between the Federal Government, Niger Delta leaders and delegates of Niger Delta Avengers sect (who the FG professedly offered a $10m pay off).

5 Police Officers Missing In Rivers State After Ambush

THE Rivers State Police Command on Friday declared five policemen missing after an ambush by unknown gunmen on Wednesday at Okujagu waterways in Okrika Local Government Area.

The command also announced the arrest of 53 suspects in connection with the missing policemen.

State Police Public Relations Officer, Mr. Ahmad Muhammad, said in a statement that the policemen were part of a team that were on a routine police inquiry when they were attacked before they could disembark from the boat conveying them.

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