Saturday, May 8, 2021

Senate Begins Screening of Service Chiefs

The Senate Committees on Defence, Army, Navy and Air force has commenced screening the newly appointed service chiefs nominees as requested by President Muhammadu Buhari. The screening exercise holding at committee room 211 is being presided over by the Chairman of the Senate Committee on Defence, Senator Aliyu Wamako (APC, Sokoto). Following strident calls across the...

#EndSARS Aftermath: CBN Must Desist From Jumping Into The Political Arena – Falana

A Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN), Femi Falana, has asked the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) to stay out of politics and stick to the business of banking. Falana’s call was made in reaction to the unfreezing of bank accounts belonging to 20 #EndSARS promoters. Following the #EndSARS protest that rocked the nation in October 2020,...

Kaduna Security: Troops Kill More Bandits In Birnin Gwari

Troops of the Nigerian Airforce have killed more bandits during Air operations in Birnin Gwari Local Government Area of Kaduna State. The sustained military operations followed recent killing of over 40 people in five local government areas of the state within 48 hours. According to the Commissioner for Internal Security and Home affairs, Samuel Aruwan, bandits...

Mastercard to Allow Customers Transact in Select Cryptocurrencies on Its Network

Mastercard Incorporated has said it will offer support for customers and begin to accept cryptocurrencies on its network in 2021 as it prepares for “the future of crypto and payments”. Mastercard Incorporated is an American multinational financial services corporation headquartered in New York, United States. Executive Vice-president for digital assets, blockchain products and partnerships, Raj Dhamodharan...

#EndSARS: Youth Representative Oduala Pulls out of Lagos Judicial Panel

A leading organiser of the #EndSARS protests Rinu Oduala has withdrawn from the Lagos State Judicial Panel investigating police brutality and human rights abuse, insisting she will not be part of a “cover-up”. Oduala insisted that “the state government and the private organisation which operates the toll have not been cleared of collusion with elements...

President Buhari requests senate to confirm Abdulrasheed Bawa as EFCC Boss

President Muhammadu Buhari has asked the Senate to confirm Mr Abdulrasheed Bawa as substantive Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) In a letter to President of the Senate, Ahmad Ibrahim Lawan, the President said he was acting in accordance with Paragraph 2(3) of Part1, CAP E1 of EFCC Act 2004. Bawa, 40, is...

Why FG won’t hike petrol price in February – NNPC

Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) has said it is resisting the temptation of hiking the ex-depot price of Premium Motor Spirit (PMS) in February because it has to wait for conclusion of the stakeholders and labour consultation meeting. It assured the consumers that in spite of the rise in the price of crude oil in...

Danger Averted As United Airlines Boeing 777 Suffers Engine Explosion

A United Airlines plane suffered a fiery engine failure Saturday shortly after taking off from Denver for Hawaii, dropping massive debris on a residential area before a safe emergency landing, officials said. A video shot from inside the aircraft — which had 231 passengers and 10 crew onboard — showed the right engine ablaze and...

$11 Million Fraud: US Court Sentences Invictus Obi To Ten Years

A US court has sentenced Obinwanne Okeke also known as Invictus Obi to 10 years in prison. Okeke was sentenced for his involvement in a computer-based intrusion fraud scheme that caused approximately $11 million in known losses to his victims. According to court documents the 33-year-old operated a group of companies known as the Invictus Group...

Nigeria: Excitement in EFCC Over Bawa’s Nomination as Chairman

There was excitement at the headquarters of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) in Abuja and other zonal offices nationwide on Tuesday as President Muhammadu Buhari broke with tradition to pick an operative, Mr. Abdulrasheed Bawa, as the next chairman of the commission. Buhari in a letter addressed to the President of the Senate,...

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