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Money-Laundering: Fani-Kayode To Know His Punishment Tomorrow

The Federal High Court sitting in Lagos State, south-west Nigeria will deliver judgment on Wednesday, July 1 in the alleged money laundering case against Femi Fani-Kayode. It would be recalled that Justice Rita Ofili-Ajumogobia chose not to deliver the verdict on the earlier date, June 18, because the prosecution counsel, Mr. Festus Keyamo, was absent. Fani-Kayode was arraigned before the court by the EFCC on a two count charge of laundering the sum of N2.1 million, paid into his personal bank account by his aide, Supo Agbaje, while he was serving in former President Olusegun Obasanjo’s administration, first as Minister of Aviation and later as Minister of Culture and tourism. He was specifically accused by the EFCC of conducting financial transactions exceeding 500,000 Naira without going through a financial institution. Fani-Kayode with his lawyer I.A. Adedipe However, Fani-Kayode pleaded not guilty to the charges against him. Justice Ofili-Ajumogobia had, in Nove

CBN extends BVN registration until October 31

Following several appeals by Nigerians, the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has extended the deadline for the registration for Bank Verification Number (BVN) to Oct. 31. DAILY POST has gathered that the decision also followed the uncontrolled crowd at the different branches of Nigerian banks that has made business transactions almost impossible. CBN Director, Banking and Payment System Department, Mr Dipo Fatokun, while disclosing this in a circular issued today in Abuja said, “It has come to our notice that the BVN registration has elicited tremendous interest from the Nigerian bank customers who crowded the banking halls in order to beat the deadline. “In view of the foregoing, it has become imperative for the banks to extend the timeline for all customers to have the BVN. “The deadline for the enrollment is hereby extended from June 30 to Oct. 31,’’ Fatokun stated. However, the extension is expected to facilitate a smooth completion of the registration exercise and as

Pictured: Living In Bondage’s ‘Merit’ Returns To Acting After Over 20 Years

Since veteran actress Nnenna Nwabueze-Okonta starred in premier movie, “Living in Bondage”(as Merit) , in 1992, she disappeared from the film industry and returned in September 2014.  Between then and now, she has featured in over 6 movies like My Father’s Crime, Mary Magdalene, Ndi Gbo Ochie(Primitive), and others.

FG Stops Paying The School Fees Of N’delta Students In Foreign Universities

President, Ijaw Youth Council Worldwide, Mr. Udengs Eradiri, has raised the alarm over the plight of over 6,000 Niger Delta students on Federal Government’s scholarships in some foreign universities. He said the authorities of the foreign universities had started delisting the students, majority of whom were Ijaws, due to the alleged Federal Government’s failure to pay the students’ fees. Eradiri, who made the revelation at a news conference on Tuesday in Yenagoa, appealed to President Muhammadu Buhari and other well meaning Nigerians to wade into the matter to save the students. He said the students’ plight was compounded by the vacuum in the Presidential Amnesty Programme because of absence of an administrator for the programme. The IYC boss said the amnesty programme had of recent been beset with a lot of bureaucratic bottlenecks due to absence of an administrator. He therefore urged President Buhari to appoint an administrator for the programme or do whatever he could wi

Presidency Shuts Down Rumours Buhari Has Appointed Chief Of Staff

The Presidency has denied reports that President Muhammadu Buhari has appointed a Chief of Staff. There were reports on Monday that a former military administrator of Kaduna State, Col. Hamid Ali (retd.), had been named the president’s Chief of Staff. Shutting down the rumour mills, a presidential spokesman, Femi Adesina, said no appointment had been made. “No appointment yet”, Mr. Adesina told us, refusing to give further details on whether an appointment would be made soon. YOU WILL SURELY LIKE TO SEE THESE TOO:- Buhari has done in 3 weeks, what GEJ couldn’t do in 6 years – APC goes below the belt #EKITI : Gov Ayo Fayose Spotted In South Africa Drinking Heineken at the airport PHOTOS : PRESIDENT JONATHAN'S MANSION IN OTUOKE, BAYELSA President Buhari's N2.1 Billion Asokoro Mansion, Abuja {PHOTOS} Mikel Obi's House In London And His Cars (photos) See Lucky Igbinedion’s Multi-Billion Naira Signature Mansion in Abuja 10 of the Most

Boy Commits Suicide While Mother Was Away at Night Vigil

A 15-year-old secondary school teenager, Paschal Egbosimba, last weekend committed suicide at Uratta, Owerri in Imo State.   According to Vanguard, the boy, a native of Ntueke, Ideato South LGA of the state, was living with his mother and siblings around Toronto Junction, before suddenly "deciding" to hang himself. “Paschal was a senior secondary school student of Passion Model Secondary School, Egbu. He used an electric extension cable to hang himself from a ceiling fan, when his mother was away for a night vigil,” a witness said. The late boy’s mother, who wept uncontrollably, was overheard saying she never scolded the deceased, adding that there was no reason for him to have hanged himself. “The incident was very shocking. It has remained a mystery till now, especially as the young boy was neither troublesome nor noisy,” another witness said.

Govt Plans Empowerment Scheme for Widows

OVER 300 widows have been slated to benefit from the zonal empowerment scheme established last year by the Federal Government. The scheme, established in conjunction with MTN Foundation, is set up to provide tools of trade and training to the identified widows to enable them sustain their businesses of choice. Speaking on an occasion to mark the 2015 International Widows' Day, which had 'Widows' Rights are the Widows' Might' as a theme in Abuja, the Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Women Affairs and Social Development, Dr. Ezekiel Oyemomi, said the Ministry is celebrating the 2015 International Widows day on 23rd June alongside the rest of the world to give special recognition to the situation of widows in line with the United Nations General Assembly Declaration resolution 65/189 mandating states to celebrate in acknowledging the suffering and injustice faced by widows. His words: "On this note, the General Assembly declared 23rd June as Internat

Ten Types Of People You Will Find In The Bank This Last Day Of BVN

1- The fighters   First on our list, if u don't find this set of youths then no be naija u deh, they must fight n quarrel with u if u dare come and say 'I was standing at his back'... REPLY'''OGINI KI' NEHKU   2- Beautifully beautiful girls   Always present right from the days of sim registration till now, this set of girls always give u hope of chykin u will never do if u no be sharp guy 3- Illiterates   I pity this set of people because they hardly spell their name correctly and they will stand in the queue for ages, on getting to the plc they will be attended to, the banker just angrily fling away their slip because of wrong spellings through out.  4- Sharp creatures   I name them creatures because they are too sharp, i think i would have being in this group if i wanted to do mine... They ghost past u at de slightest instance and even trick the police men to go behind them n setting up high resistance to the crowd that roar at their treachery.  5[b]With

Lack of Ministers Cripples Health Sector - MDCAN

The inability of President Muhammadu Buhari to set up his cabinet and make major appointments in the country is beginning to take its toll in the health sector. This is as many issues that can better be resolved by the Minister of Health or the Attorney General of Federation have been put on hold. The President of the Medical and Dental Consultants Association of Nigeria (MDCAN), Steve Oluwole, stated this while responding to questions from journalist in Abuja, yesterday. He, however, appealed to the president to, a matter of urgency, set up his cabinet so that things can take shape, especially in the health sector. On the other hand, the MDCAN has called on all Resident Doctors who are currently on strike across the country demanding for skipping salary adjustment to suspend their strikes. The group further called on Medical Consultants in all the branches across the country to restore services in all specialties with the full complement of staff assigned to them to

FG Sets Up Committee To Stop Ado Ekiti Poly Crisis

The federal government has set up a Fact-finding and Reconciliation Committee to look into the crisis rocking the Federal Polytechnic, Ado Ekiti, Ekiti State. The committee members arrived the state capital yesterday, with the unions demanding fairness and justice from the panel to foster lasting peace . It would be recalled that the unions, comprising Academic Staff Union of Polytechnics, Senior Staff Association of Nigeria Polytechnics and Non-Academic Staff Union had during the crisis accused the rector, Dr Theresa Akande of diverting N350 million workers’ cooperative deductions. Other allegations include highhandeness, corruption , double-standard and gross abuse of office. They had demanded her immediate sack for peace to be restored. The panel led by the representative of its chairman, Mr Olu Nipede in company of the rector of the polytechnic, Dr Theresa Akande yesterday paid a courtesy visit on Ewi of Ado Ekiti, Oba Rufus Adeyemo and the commissioner of Police, Mr Etop

Pres. Buhari’s Speech at National Economic Council Inauguration

President  Muhammadu Buhari The inauguration of the National Economic Council took place on Monday at the Council Chamber of the Presidential Villa, Abuja. Here is the speech that President  Muhammadu Buhari  delivered at the event:-  " I am delighted to be here with you at this occasion on the inauguration of the National Economic Council (NEC) for this Administration. The National Economic Council was established by the provisions of the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria (1999), as amended, Third Schedule, Part I, Section 153: Sub section (18 & 19). The NEC, as one of the Federal Executive bodies, has the mandate to advise the President concerning the economic affairs of the Federation, and in particular on measures necessary for the co-ordination of the economic planning and programmes of the various Governments of the Federation. 2. Your Excellencies, the regular meetings of the National Economic Council have remained the official economic platfo

INEC Chairman "JEGA"will finally leave office today, June 30

Attahiru Jega The Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Attahiru Jega was appointed to a five-year tenure by former President, Goodluck Jonathan in 2010. The Chairman of the  Independent National Electoral Commission  (INEC),  Attahiru Jega  is set to vacate his office today, June 30, 2015. Jega was appointed to a five-year tenure by former President, Goodluck Jonathan  in 2010. He will leave office along with six National Commissioners who were appointed at the same time by Jonathan. They are: Col. M.K. Hammanga (rtd), Adamawa State (North East); Dr Ishmael Jikiri Igbani, Rivers State (South South); Prof. Lai Olurode Osun State (South West); Dame Gladys Nne Nwafor, Abia State (South East); Mrs Thelma Amata Iremiren, Delta State (South South); and Engr. Dr. Nuru Yakubu, Yobe State (North East). Jega, who has received worldwide accolade for the successful conduct of Nigeria’s 2015 general elections, earlier stated that he won’t be seeking a te

South Sudan army raped then burnt girls alive: UN

South Sudan’s army raped then torched girls alive inside their homes during a recent campaign notable for its “new brutality and intensity”, a UN rights report said Tuesday. Rights investigators from the UN mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) warned of “widespread human rights abuses” in a report based on 115 victims and eyewitnesses from the northern battleground state of Unity, scene of some of the heaviest recent fighting in the 18-month-long civil war. The military, the Sudan People’s Liberation Army (SPLA), launched a major offensive against rebel forces in April, with fierce fighting in Unity state’s northern Mayom district, once a key oil producing area. “Survivors of these attacks reported that SPLA and allied militias from Mayom county carried out a campaign against the local population that killed civilians, looted and destroyed villages and displaced over 100,000 people,” the UN statement read. “Some of the most disturbing allegations compiled by UNMISS human rights

Buhari may sack Head of Service, Danladi Kifasi

Mr. Danladi Keifasi President Muhammadu Buhari’s recent sack of the 9-man board for the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), is being viewed by many as the beginning of his move to clean the oil sector. DAILY POST has gathered that other Nigerians who in one way or the other were involved in corrupt practices in the corporation and still in government will soon be shown the way out. The search light is now on Head of Service of the Federation, Mr. Danladi Keifasi. Daily Independent reports that the Presidency may ease him out because he served on the dissolved NNPC board believed to be corrupt. Kifasi was Director of Finance and Accounts, Ministry of Power before his appointment as Permanent Secretary Federal Ministry of Youth Development, later moved to Ministries of Aviation and Finance in 2010 and served as member, Board of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC). A source to the newspaper stated that due diligence and checks was not carried out

Spread HIV in Ondo State, Go to Jail for 10 Years, Govt Warns

Ondo State The Ondo State Government has announced the commencement of the implementation of its HIV anti-stigma law which prescribed a 10-year jail term, fine of N500,000 or both for any person who by whatever means transmits HIV to another person. Giving details of the law which was signed last year, the Secretary to the State Government (SSG) and Chairman of the state Agency for the Control of AIDS, Dr. Aderotimi Adelola, stated that the stigmatisation and discrimination discourages individuals infected with and affected by HIV from accessing health and social services, hence, the law stipulates further that anybody who discriminates against people living with HIV commits an offence and is liable to fine of N100,000 or imprisonment of six months or both. Speaking in Akure yesterday, while delivering a keynote address at a sensitisation programme to facilitate and ensure the enforcement of a law for the prevention of the spread of HIV/AIDS, Adelola said most times, the

Saraki, Dogara Blast Bisi Akande Over ‘Unbecoming’ Allegation

    Saraki, Dogara Senate President, Dr. Bukola Saraki and the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Hon. Yakubu Dogara has debunked claims by the former Interim National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Chief Bisi Akande that their election as Senate President and Speaker was facilitated by oil barons. They described the allegation as baseless, false and unbecoming of a respected statesman. In his reaction, Saraki said: “Ordinarily, we would have ignored the report credited to Chief Akande but for the sole reason that some undiscerning readers might mistake the fiction for the facts. We wish to state unequivocally that it was wrong and mischievous for the statement by Chief Akande to link what happened on the floor of both chambers to some unnamed oil barons. We dare say that the entire story was the figment of the imagination of the author and we make bold to state that in the 7th Assembly, Senator Bukola Saraki was Chairman of the Senate Adhoc Commit