EXCLUSIVE: Report exposes Diya, Aziza, Magashi for stealing Nigeria’s billion

While Nigeria’s late dictator, Sani Abacha, relentlessly plundered public wealth, other senior military officers, one of them now a serving minister, were also, helping themselves with huge sums of money from the country’s treasury, an official report has shown. According to the report, the generals used the international banking system to launder their loots in a manner that has all the resemblance of an organised crime syndicate. The funds were proceeds of illegal oil lifting approved by Mr Abacha, a notorious kleptocrat listed alongside Indonesia’s Suharto and Mobutu Seko of Zaire…

SPECIAL REPORT: Increasing Boko Haram attacks on highways threaten to cut Borno off from Nigeria

Fear is now mounting that Borno State may soon be totally cut off from the rest of Nigeria as Boko Haram insurgents in the past few weeks have launched daily attacks on the Kano-Maiduguri highway, the only remaining safe route to the state. Six highways link Maiduguri, the state capital, with other parts of Nigeria. But for the past six years, only the Kano-Maiduguri highway that connects the state with Damaturu, the Yobe state capital, remains in use. Between 2013 and late 2014, the insurgents bombed major bridges on four…

EXCLUSIVE: Nigerian university student records another lecturer threatening to fail her over sex

A fresh sex-for-marks scandal is currently rocking the Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU), Ile-Ife, as a 400-level student of the Department of International Relations, Faculty of Administration, has accused a lecturer, Olabisi Olaleye, of sexually harassing her. Motunrayo Afolayan, who has since lodged a complaint at the university’s Centre for Gender and Social Policy Studies, alleged that Mr Olaleye failed her in ‘Diplomacy,’ course code IRS 305. The lecturer teaches the course alongside a female colleague, Omolara Akinyemi. The allegation comes nearly two years after a widely publicised scandal involving another…

How the phones transmit virus, Germs

A Public Health Physician, Dr Michael Oguntoye, has warned that mobile phones could transmit diseases and infections if it comes in contact with body fluids of an infected person. Oguntoye told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) that phones are “fomites” which could serve as medium of transmitting viral organism, causing diseases and infections on people. He described fomites as any non-living object or substance capable of carrying infectious organisms, such as viruses or bacteria. “Taking a cell phone into the bathroom and then leaving with it, can carry diseases…

Meet Dr (Mrs) Helen Ndidiamaka Godswill, A Presidential Hopeful

Dr Helen is a woman who has been affecting lives and nations in so many ways; in social justice, Christian ministries and outreaches, Business, Enrichment and Empowerment of men and women. Now being unveiled to the world in the political arena of Nigeria. Helen represents the new generation of leaders emerging in Nigeria to change the reputation of Nigeria.   A lawyer called to the Nigerian bar in 1992. Worked in Lagos, Nigeria and New York, United States of America. Ordained a minister in Redeemed Christian Church of God in…

NYSC lists requirements for 2018 Batch ‘A’ camp registration

The National Youth Service Corps has directed both foreign and local graduates to present all necessary documents before camp registration for the 2018 Batch ‘A’ Orientation Course. According to the NYSC official twitter handle@nysc_ng, corps members must take note of all required documents and make adequate preparation ahead of the commencement of the orientation course. It said those who studied in the country should bring to their respective camps their degree or HND certificates or statement of results and a personal Identity Card (ID) from the institution of graduation. It said…

Court Orders Airline To Pay Falae’s Widow N246 Million Compensation

Reprieve came the way of widow of Deji Falae, son of Chief Olu Falae, who died in the ill-fated Associated Airline crash in Lagos on October 3, 2013, as a Federal High Court sitting in Lagos, Southwest Nigeria on Wednesday granted all her claims. In her judgment that lasted for about two hours, 19 minutes the presiding judge, Justice Hadizat Shagari said “from the evidence of the principal witness, Ese Falae, the widow, the fact of the case speak for itself, the first defendant, Associated Airline and the second defendant,…

Nigeria’s Supermarket, Pharmacy sub-sectors, top in service Delivery -CSAL

Nigeria foremost research consulting firm, Customer Service Awards Limited has ranked the nation’s supermarket and pharmacy sub-sectors top in service delivery. Speaking on the ranking, Managing Director of Customer Service Awards Limited, Dr. Aliyu Ilias, ‎said the result was based on  staff attitude, product and process knowledge as well as general appearance. Aliyu, who spoke to newsmen  in Abuja said the purpose of the research was to examine service quality delivery, customer satisfaction and customer experience of the top 14 Nigerian industry sectors in 2017. Aliyu Ilias further maintained that…

UNVEILING THE NEW AARE ONAKAKANFO of YORUBA LAND Otunba Gani Adams 

In the heat of the Second World War, in 1941, the Prime Minister of Great Britain, Sir Winston Churchill, said the following words to General Bernard Montgomery, who was also known as the “Spartan General”, the hero of the Battle of Alamein, the Commander of the famous British Desert Rats and the Field Marshall of the British Armed Forces. He said:“Monty, never give in. Never give in. Never, never, never,never—in nothing, great or small, large or petty—never give in except to convictions of honour and good sense. Never yield to…

OGBOMOSO : The Home of the Brave

OGBOMOSHO was generated from ‘Ogbori Elemọshọ’ when Sọun Ogunlọla, a great hunter, who later became the first Sọun of Ogbomọshọ, helped the old Ọyọ Empire to kill Elemọshọ and brought his head to Alaafin. People began to refer to the settlement of Sọun Ogunlọla as ’Ibi ti wọn ti gbe Ori Elemọshọ’. Like any history of a people that began before the invention of writing and printing, history was passed from generation by word of mouth.  Such history was bound to have some contradictions.  Ogbomoso’s history is not peculiar.  The…