Friday, 28 April 2017

ABUJA: Nigeria's President Buhari Is Recovering, Must Take It ‘Slowly’

Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari is recovering from an undisclosed ailment and there is no cause for concern about his health, the presidency said.
“As eager as he is to be up and about, the president’s doctors have advised on his taking things slowly, as he fully recovers from the long period of treatment in the United Kingdom some weeks ago,” presidency spokesman Garba Shehu said Thursday in an emailed statement.

Wednesday, 19 April 2017

ABUJA: President Buhari Orders Suspension Of SGF Babachir Lawal And The DG Of NIA, Oke

President Muhammadu Buhari has ordered an investigation into the allegations of violations of law and due process made against the Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Mr David Babachir Lawal, in the award of contracts under the Presidential Initiative on the North East (PINE).

The President has also directed the suspension of the SGF from office pending the outcome of the investigations.

Tuesday, 18 April 2017

BREAKING: Abuja: Troops rescue 1,623 persons held captives by Boko Haram

ABUJA-TROOPS of 3 Battalion, 22 Brigade Nigerian Army on Operation LAFIYA DOLE, assisted by ten civilian JTF, rescued a total of 1,623 persons held captive by members of the Boko Haram terrorists group.

Whistleblower Narrates What Transpired In The Lagos Apartment Where EFCC Seized $50m

While Ayodele Oke, the Director-General of the Nigerian Intelligence Agency (NIA) has claimed that the $43 million, N23.2 million and £27,800 (N13billion)  cash found in an apartment in Lagos last week belongs to his agency, information available to SaharaReporters suggests that the woman seen hauling the money into the apartment in Ghana-Must-Go bags may have been Folashade Oke, his wife.  
Our investigation has revealed that the owners of Apartment 7B gave Folashade Oke, with phone number +2348059833410, as their contact.  Sources at the NIA confirmed Folashade to be the spouse of their Director-General, Mr. Oke.

Sunday, 16 April 2017

LAGOS: Pressure Mounts on EFCC to Speak out on Recovered N15bn


Olawale Olaleye in Lagos, Ernest Chinwo in Port Harcourt and Ogheneuvwede Ohwovoriole in Abuja
With the controversy trailing the recovered N15 billion from a flat in Ikoyi, Lagos last week, pressure is now mounting on the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), which carried out the raid, to speak out on the recovered funds.
Though, the National Intelligence Agency (NIA) had said that it owned the money, which it claimed was for its covert operations, while responding to THISDAY enquiries off the record, the EFCC, which carried out the raid and announced the recovery,  has kept mum since controversy began to trail the ownership of the money.

Friday, 14 April 2017

U.S.'mother of all bombs' killed 36 Islamic State militants in Afghanistan

At a village about 3 miles (5 km) from the remote, mountainous area where the bomb was dropped, witnesses said the ground shook, but homes and shops appeared unaffected.
"Last night's bomb was really huge, when it dropped, everywhere, it was shaking," said a resident, Palstar Khan, adding that he believed no civilians were in the area hit.
Other residents said they saw militants climbing up and down the mountain every day, making occasional visits to the village.

Nigeria to Restore Oil Output Even as OPEC Weighs Extending Cuts

Nigeria will revive oil production this summer as it completes maintenance and repairs, and expects fellow OPEC members to continue to cut their output in the second half of the year, Oil Minister Emmanuel Kachikwu said.
Africa’s second-biggest producer will finish repairs on the Forcados pipeline by June and complete maintenance at the Bonga oilfield the following month, Kachikwu said in a Bloomberg Television interview. The country’s output slumped to 1.27 million barrels a day last month, the lowest in decades, according to data provided by the nation. It aims to reach 2.2 million barrels a day.