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CBN bullion van hits Amosun’s convoy

Governor Amosun arrests reckless CBN bullion van after his Lagos bound convoy hit Governor Ibikunle Amosun of Ogun state on Thursday escaped death in an auto accident caused by a reckless bullion van driver working for the Central Bank of Nigeria. The accident happened at the Ibafo axis of the Lagos-Ibadan expressway. The governor’s Senior…

FG releases N1.2trn for 2016 capital projects

As the 2016 budget closes, the Federal Ministry of Finance says N1.2 trillion capital releases have been made in line with government’s increased focus on capital expenditure. The Director of Information, Mr Salisu Dambatta, in a statement on Thursday, said power, construction and housing sectors got the largest share of the releases made in 2016….

Messi to sign sweetheart ‘contract deal’ in Rosario

Lionel Messi may  not have signed a new contract with Barcelona, but he is set to seal a romantic contract when he marries  his fiancée of 10 years, Antonella Roccuzzo. The wedding is scheduled for their native Argentina on 30 June. The Barcelona forward will tie the knot in the Cathedral  in the couple’s hometown of Rosario in…

David Beckham stars in Hollywood film

David Beckham played a cameo role in the film “King Arthur: Legend of the Sword”, and director Guy Ritchie has given the former soccer star the thumbs up for his performance. But the British newspapers and some fans have a different idea:  they gave the star scathing reviews for his role. “I love him and I…

258 more Nigerians return from Libya

Some Nigerian returnees from Libya No fewer than 258 more Nigerian returnees from Libya arrived in Lagos on Thursday aboard a chartered Airbus A330-200 with registration mark 5A-LAT operated by Libya Airlines. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the aircraft landed about 9:43pm at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos. The 258 voluntary…

Mourinho thrilled as Man U book Europa League final

Jose Mourinho: thrilled that Man U qualify for first Europa League final Jose Mourinho  has spoken with Manchester United TV and BT Sport on his team’s qualification for the Europa League final along with Ajax Amsterdam, who edged out Lyon. The coach was naturally delighted after his  team overcame Celta Vigo in dramatic fashion on…

Buhari treats me like his son, says Acting President Osinbajo

Vice President Osinbajo with Governor Aminu Masari in Katsina Acting President Yemi Osinbajo, SAN today gave some glimpses into the personal and official relationships he has shared with  President Muhammadu Buhari. On a visit to Katsina to launch the state’s Micro, Small and Medium Scale  Enterprises Clinic,  Prof. Osinbajo disclosed that ” the President has been…

Building collapses on couple & wedding guests, killing 25 [VIDEO,PHOTO]

Over 25 people were confirmed dead after a wall collapsed on them during a wedding party in Western India yesterday. The guests were in the midst of the celebrations, having dinner and interacting on the outdoor lawns when a strong dust storm blew into the area. This forced the guests outside to go back to…

Impeached Delta Speaker, Monday Igbuya Suspended For 3 Months

The impeached Speaker of Delta State Assembly, Rt.Hon. Monday Ovwigho Igbuya has been suspended for three months, news men are reporting. Also suspended indefinitely is the Majority Leader of the House, Hon. Tim Owhefere. Igbuya was impeached over alleged financial high handedness and misappropriation of funds. The member representing Isoko South and the member representing Warri…

What Ronaldo & Torres Said To Each Other During Angry Burst in Champions League

The angry conversation between Real Madrid’s Cristiano Ronaldo and Atletico Madrid’s Fernando Torres, during Wednesday’s Champions League semi-final second leg, has been reportedly interpreted by Spanish publication, Marca. Atletico crashed out of the competition following a 4-2 aggregate defeat. Although Diego Simeone’s men went into the second leg with a three-goal deficit, they managed to…

Chelsea are no longer his “immediate priority” – Kenneth Omeruo

Super Eagles defender, Kenneth Omeruo, has said Chelsea are no longer his “immediate priority”, after he has become frustrated at being constantly sent out on loan. The 23-year-old was acquired by the Blues from Standard Liege in January 2012. He was immediately sent out to ADO Den Haag, with an extension to that agreement put…

Senate in closed session On 2017 Budget

The senate is currently in a closed door session ahead of the passage of the 2017 budget. Recall that the Senate President, Bukola Saraki, had on Tuesday shortly after the budget report was laid said it will be considered and passed today. However, shortly after taking prayers on Thursday, Senator representing Kaduna Central, Shehu Sani,…

Why Arsenal could play Liverpool for final Champions League spot

Arsenal’s 2-0 victory over Southampton on Wednesday night, has moved a potential Champions League play-off against them and Liverpool closer. The win boosted the Gunners’ top-four chances, moving them to within three points of fourth-placed Manchester City. Liverpool are just four points ahead of Arsene Wenger’s men, having played a game more. If Arsenal can…

Buhari’s letter to Senate and suspicions in high places

President Muhammadu Buhari The latest letter by President Muhammadu Buhari to the National Assembly notifying the legislative arm of government, in accordance with Section 145 of the 1999 Nigerian Constitution (as amended), of his trip outside the country and desire to transfer the instruments of executive power to Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo, is raising a lot…

SURPRISING! Delta Assembly Speaker, Igbuta impeached, Oborevwori takes over

The Speaker of the Delta State House of Assembly, Rt. Hon. Monday Ovwigho Igbuya has been impeached by members of the House, news men can report. There are conflicting report regarding the time the speaker was impeached. It was gathered that he was allegedly impeached at about 7am, but political loyalists of the impeached speaker said…

4 Nigerian fraudsters With Lavish lifestyle arrested in Canada (photos)

Canadian authorities have showcased the expensive lifestyles of four Canada-based Nigerians who are alleged fraudsters. Reports claim that 45-year old Adedayo Ogundana (also known as Oladipupo Ogund), 37-year-old Adekunle Johnson Omitiran, 44-year-old Duro Akintola (also known as Michie Noah) and 47-year-old Emmanuel Salako (also known as Gee Salaq) are into credit card theft and mail…

Why I Held Private Discussions With Acting President – EX VP Sambo

Former Vice President Namadi Sambo on Wednesday paid a visit to Acting President Yemi Osinbajo and both held private discussions. Sambo said the visit was a usual familiarisation. He added that “I have come to visit Mr. Vice President and the Acting President as a usual familiarisation visit. “As you know, former presidents visit Mr….

Cabal Scheming To Get Osinbajo To Resign – Hadiza Ibrahim

A former presidential aspirant, Princess Hadiza Ibrahim, has appealed to 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. In an exclusive interview with Daily Sun in Ibadan, the Oyo State capital, on Wednesday, she raised…

Two Nigerians shot dead in South Africa

Ikechukwu Ayene, President of Nigeria Union in South Africa The Nigeria Union in South Africa said on Wednesday that two Nigerians were shot dead in Western Cape Province of that country. Mike Ibitoye, the Chairman of the Union`s chapter in the province, told the News Agency of Nigeria on telephone from Cape Town, South Africa,…

Lagos Businessman Brutalizes 90-year-old Woman Over Property

A Lagos businessman has shocked people with his unbelievable actions after storming an old woman’s home to brutalize her and others. The old woman was brutalized Mr. Felix Ezeamama, a controversial property speculator and Lagos-based businessman, has been accused of manhandling the occupants of an apartment on Kingsway Road, Ikoyi, Lagos who include a 90-year-old…

University Female Student Stabbed to Death By Lover in Minna (Graphic Photos)

Here are photos of the female postgraduate student of the Federal University of Technology Minna, Niger State, who was killed by a man suspected to be her fiancee. We reported earlier today that the Federal University of Technology (FUT), Minna, Niger State, was thrown into mourning following the killing of a female postgraduate student, Bolatito…

Woman Caught at the Airport With Cocaine Hidden Inside Her Stomach

A woman has been nabbed while attempting to smuggle cocaine through an airport by hiding it inside her stomach. File photo Isaura Masinga, a 40-year-old South African woman suspected to have ingested cocaine and attempted to smuggle the drugs into Zimbabwe was busted at Harare International Airport on Friday. According to H-Metro, Isaura Masinga, of Germistone,…

Another batch of 250 Nigerians return from Libya

The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) said on Wednesday that another batch of 250 Nigerians would voluntarily return to the country from Libya on Thursday. NEMA’s spokesman for South-West Zone, Mr Ibrahim Farinloye, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lagos that the returnees were expected to arrive at the Nigerian Aviation Handling Company (NAHCO)/Hajj Camp…

Abuja Court orders flogging of gas cylinder thief

  A Karmo Grade 1 Area Court, Abuja, on Wednesday ordered that Ibrahim Bala should be given six lashes of cane for stealing a gas cylinder. The judge, Alhaji Abubakar Sadiq, who ordered the punishment, warned the convict to desist from committing crime. Bala of no fixed address was charged with theft. He had admitted…

IBB To Gives Out daughter In Marriage On Friday

Former military President, retired Gen. Ibrahim Badamosi Babangida, will on Friday in Minna, Niger State give out his last daughter, Halimat, in marriage. The wedding is taking place amidst concerns over the General’s health. He recently returned from Germany, where he sought some medical help.Since then, he has kept off from public functions. Halimat is…

Boko Haram victims get $500m U.S support

U.S. has announced additional $500 million in humanitarian assistance to to support the people affected by the activities of Boko Haram insurgents in Nigeria and neighbouring countries. The other countries are Cameroon, Chad and Niger. Mr. Mr Nathan Holt, the Deputy Director, Office of West African Affairs, Bureau of African Affairs at the U.S. Department…

Don Jazzy reacts to being listed on Africa’s richest musicians

Coming after it was reported that ace Nigerian music producer and Mavins Boss, Don Jazzy, was listed on Forbes African richest musicians 2017, the music label boss has reacted to the report. He thanked God and his fans for still making him bankable in his over 10 years music career. Here’s what he wrote; “Dear…

Republics of Benin, Niger pays N48.8bn to Nigeria for electrcity

The Republics of Benin and Niger paid a total of $159,773,116.61 (N48.84bn at the official exchange rate of N305.7 to a dollar) as electricity charges to the Nigeria Bulk Electricity Trading Plc. Both countries had a combined balance of $92,315,986.20 (N28.22bn) to pay to the NBET. Already payments made have been remitted to the power…