• How Metuh made cash payments to several media houses including major electronic and print outfits, Witness reveals

    How Metuh made cash payments to several media houses including major electronic and print outfits, Witness reveals

    Richard Ihediwa, the fifth defence witness in the ongoing trial of former National Publicity Secretary, Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Chief Olisa Metuh, resumed his testimony yesterday.

    He revealed before Justice Okon Abang of the Federal High Court, Abuja, how Metuh made cash payments to several media houses including major electronic and print outfits in the country, out of the N400 million transferred to him by former President Goodluck Jonathan.

    The witness, who gave details of the account during cross-examination by counsel to […]

  • ‘Beware of change, don’t make the mistake we made in Nigeria – Governor Fayose warns Ghana

    ‘Beware of change, don’t make the mistake we made in Nigeria – Governor Fayose warns Ghana

    Ekiti State Governor, Ayodele Fayose has counselled the people of Ghana to be mindful of making the same mistake made by Nigerians in the 2015 presidential election by voting for change.

    Ghana will be going to the poll for a Presidential election on December 7, 2016.

    Fayose said the change has brought hunger, sufferings and economic recession to the country, such that even the entire West African sub-region is being affected.

    The Special Assistant to the Governor on Public Communications and New Media, […]

  • Obasanjo wears made in Aba shoes delivered to him by Governor Ikpeazu… See photos

    Obasanjo wears made in Aba shoes delivered to him by Governor Ikpeazu… See photos

    According to reports, the Governor of Abia State, Dr Okezie Ikpeazu, has delivered pairs of made in Aba shoes to former Nigerian President, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo, at his Hilltop Mansion home in Ogun State.

     

    The former President, had at the 2016 Tony Elumelu Entrepreneurship Forum in Lagos, ordered for made in Aba shoes, through Governor Ikpeazu, who is also the “Chief Marketing Officer” of Made-in-Aba goods.

    Speaking while delivering the shoes, Governor Ikpeazu said: “Sir, you made an order for made in […]

  • God made Clinton lose, she wanted to edit the bible – Doyin Okupe

    God made Clinton lose, she wanted to edit the bible – Doyin Okupe

    Doyin Okupe, former special adviser to former president Goodluck Jonathan, says Hillary Clinton lost the US presidential race because she wanted to edit the Bible.

    Okupe, who quoted many verses of the Bible in celebration of a Donald Trump win as the 45th president of the US, said “the Lord bringeth the counsel of the heathen to nought, He maketh the devices of the people of non effect. The counsel of the Lord standeth for ever”.

    “Trump contested against the entire American […]

  • I made you a billionaire – Obasanjo tells Alakija

    I made you a billionaire – Obasanjo tells Alakija

    Former President Olusegun Obasanjo said on Saturday in Lagos that Mrs Folorunsho Alakija, Africa’s richest woman by Forbes reckoning, was among the 25 billionaires he made during his tenure as President.

    Obasanjo stated this at the 2016 Tony Elumelu Foundation Entrepreneurship Forum.

    The former president was reacting to an allegation by Alakija at the event, that the Obasanjo administration frustrated her effort when she ventured into oil business.

    Alakija, who spoke before Obasanjo, alleged that his administration illegally took an oil block allocated […]

  • We have made mistakes – Gowon apologises to Niger Delta

    We have made mistakes – Gowon apologises to Niger Delta

    Yakubu Gowon, former military head of state of Nigeria, has apologised to Niger Delta communities for the neglect they have suffered in the hands of the successive governments.

    Gowon, who was the special guest of honour at the premiere of Oloibiri, a movie about the Niger Delta, urged the government; across all levels, to be humble enough to dialogue with aggrieved people.

    “Watching through the movie, I cannot help but feel with the plight of Oloibori and all other oil producing communities […]

  • How I made $15m – Patience Jonathan explains

    How I made $15m – Patience Jonathan explains

    Dame Patience Jonathan, wife of former Nigerian President, has explained in graphic details how she accumulated in 15 years $15million in several bank accounts linked to her by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission.

    The explanation was given in court papers filed by a group that has sued Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) on her behalf.

    SERAP had filed a suit in court to compel the attorney-general of the Federation to take a legal action against Mrs. Jonathan.

    Union of Niger Delta […]

  • Saraki commends NESG for focusing on made in Nigeria goods

    Saraki commends NESG for focusing on made in Nigeria goods

    Senate President, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki, has commended the Economic Summit Group (NESG) on the theme of this year’s summit which focus on promoting Made in Nigeria goods.

    Saraki who will be a guest at the summit noted that the choice of theme put the private sector group on the same page with the Senate which has since last year identified the need to promote local manufacturers and service providers as champions of the efforts to revive the national economy.

    In a […]

  • Patience Jonathan made her money from gifts, gratification – IYC tells EFCC

    Patience Jonathan made her money from gifts, gratification – IYC tells EFCC

    Ijaw youths have slammed the Federal Government anti corruption agency, the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission EFCC over alleged deliberate witch-hunt against former President Goodluck Jonathan and his wife, Dame Patience.

    The youths under the auspices of Ijaw ‎Youth Council (IYC) worldwide said it was unfortunate that the EFCC failed to learn from the fallout of the way it handled the case of Tompolo.

    President of the IYC, Engr. Udengs Eradiri said ‎the commission’s ‎indiscreet media trial of Tompolo led to the […]

  • Disclose how you made $31m – NLC tells Patience Jonathan

    Disclose how you made $31m – NLC tells Patience Jonathan

    According to reports, the Nigeria Labour Congress has challenged the wife of the former President, Mrs. Patience Jonathan, to disclose how she made the $31m found in some accounts recently frozen by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission.

    The President of the NLC, Mr. Ayuba Wabba, told journalists on the sidelines of ‘NLC National Youth Conference’ in Abuja on Tuesday, that the former First Lady had a responsibility to prove to Nigerians that the money in question was legitimately earned.

    Wabba also […]

  • Man showcases car made from ‘local wood’ at Abuja Expo (Photos)

    Man showcases car made from ‘local wood’ at Abuja Expo (Photos)

    A Niger state indigene reportedly drove this car, which has its body made from local wood, to the 2016 Proudly Nigeria Expo held in Abuja.

    A Niger state indigene reportedly drove this car, which has its body made from local wood, to the 2016 Proudly Nigeria Expo held in