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Pension Scam: Lagos Waste Collector Risks Prosecution by EFCC

Some 77 staff of a waste management company in Lagos State under the Public Support Project (PSP), has petitioned the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) over their multi-million Naira unremitted pension money. Operatives of EFCC on Wednesday, told our Correspondent that a petition to... read more »


IMF Chief, Lagarde, Under Investigation in France for Negligence

Christine Lagarde, the chief of the International Monetary Fund, was placed Wednesday under official investigation for negligence in a French corruption probe that dates back to her days as France’s finance minister, reports Associated Press. In a statement after a fourth round of questioning... read more »

Justin Bieber

Canadian Guard Fired Over Justin Bieber Bribe

Justin Bieber appears in a Miami Court on January 23, 2014.Reports from Canada said a supervisor at a Niagara Falls border crossing was fired after accepting a bribe worth $10,000 in backstage passes to Justin Bieber’s shows. The Canadian Border Services Agency fired the guard after she... read more »

Hamadoun Toure

ITU Scribe,Toure, to Keynote ICT Media Centenary Summit

The Secretary-General of the International Telecommunications Union (ITU), the ICT arm of the United Nations (UN), Dr Hamadoun Toure, has joined hands with Nigeria as the nation’s ICT sector is being put on the podium at a one-day event dedicated for the celebration of the ICT sector which... read more »

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Enugu Deputy Gov, Onyebuchi, Impeached

  Barely 24 hours after it received the report from the investigative panel, members of the Enugu State House of Assembly on Tuesday impeached the deputy governor of the state, Mr. Sunday Onyebuchi. His impeachment followed his indictment by a seven-man panel of... read more »


Ebola: Schools Now to Resume Oct 13, Only One Case Left, Says Minister

The Federal Government Tuesday directed all public and private primary and secondary schools to remain closed till Oct. 13. The Minister of Education, Malam Ibrahim Shekarau, gave the directive after a meeting with Commissioners for Education in Abuja. “The minister... read more »


ICT is Making the Poor Poorer, Says CTO Scribe

 Professor Tim Unwin, Secretary-General of the Commonwealth Telecommunications Organisation has warned that the growth of ICTs is causing greater inequalities, further excluding the poorest and most marginalised. Professor Unwin, who was speaking at the ongoing  32nd... read more »


Benue Police Arrest Man With AK-47 Rifle

Officers of the Benue State Police Command on stop and search duty, at the early hours of Monday, arrested a middle aged man, Salondo Viashima, in Makurdi, the state capital, with an AK-47 rifle and nine rounds of live ammunition. Briefing journalists on the arrest,... read more »


You Can’t Sack Doctors, Court Tells FG

Though the Federal Government had explained they were not sacked, but the Lagos Division of the National Industrial Court on Monday gave an order restraining the Federal Government and its agents from sacking about 16,000 suspended resident doctors. The order came on... read more »


480 Nigerian soldiers Fleeing to Cameroon Was Tactical, says DHQ

About 480 Nigerian soldiers fled into Cameroon following fierce fighting with Boko Haram insurgents. They fled to Cameroon with their guns and all in the wake of the hours-long gun duel with a well-equipped Boko Haram sect. The Cameroonian Army Spokesman, Lt Col Didier... read more »


At Last, Striking Doctors Return to Work

The Nigerian Medical Association (NMA) has suspended its two-month old nationwide industrial action. Striking Nigerian doctors have suspended their industrial action. The confirmation to this effect was made on Sunday afternoon by the NMA National President, Dr. Kayode... read more »


13 Female Police Trainees, 22 Male Missing After Gwoza Police School Attack

No fewer than 13 female Police trainees, and 22 male counterparts have been confirmed missing, after gunmen suspected to be members of the dreaded Islamic sect, Boko Haram, launched a deadly attack on Nigeria Police Force Training School, located in Gwoza, Borno... read more »


How Bank of America $17B Historic Fine Would be Spent, Lessons for African Banks

Bank of America is paying $16.65 billion to settle fraud claims by federal and state enforcement agencies and regulators that relate back to the financial crisis of 2008. It’s “the largest civil settlement with a single entity in American history,”... read more »


Ojukwu Replaces Mba as Police Spokesman

The Acting Inspector-General of Police (IGP) Suleiman Abba, has appointed DCP Emmanuel Ojukwu as the new Force Public Relations Officer. Mba who occupied the position from February 2012 to August, 2014, has however been redeployed to Lagos State, as an Area... read more »

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