#BBNAIJA2018: Organisers rake-in N5.1bn as miracle emerges winner

Miracle Igbokwe, born on the 17th of February 1995, has emerged the winner of the 2018 edition of the Big Brother Naija reality TV show tagged ‘Double Wahala’ after almost three months of drama, intrigue, betrayal and entertainment in the house. The new made-in-Nigeria star who attended the International Aviation College (IAC) and the Nigerian…

Killings in Nigeria symptomatic of a failed state –Gov Dickson

Bayelsa State governor, Seriake Dickson has lamented how people are being slaughtered ‘mercilessly’ and ‘remorselessly’ in many parts of the country on daily basis. He described the killings across the country, especially in the North, as “symptomatic of a failed state,” and called on God to intervene in the Nigerian situation, adding that people must…

2019: INEC explains creation of 30,000 polling units allegedly to favour Buhari

Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) on Sunday explained that it only got 3,789 requests nationwide for the creation of new poling units. The electoral commission stated this while denying the allegation that it has created 30,000 additional polling units ahead of the 2019 general elections. INEC denial came just as the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) had on Friday alleged…

MURDER ATTEMPT: Runtown denies claims by his boss that he was invited and not arrested by police

The sleazy war between “Mad Over You” crooner Runtown and his label boss Dilly Umenyiora keeps getting messier by the day as the artiste has denied claims made by his employer who said he was invited over by the police and not arrested as widely reported. Recall that Umenyiora issued a statement immediately after he…

NSE RoundUp! Nigerian equities buck global uptrend with N41bn loss

Nigerian equities were among the contrarian as global equities rallied on the back of strong optimism on global economic outlook. Despite first quarter 2018 earnings reports by early filers including Nigeria’s two biggest banks-Guaranty Trust Bank and Zenith Bank, Nigerian equities closed the week on a negative, bucking a global rally in major advanced and emerging economies. Nigeria’s…

2019: Does Buhari deserve our votes?

It is by now certain, ceteris paribus, that the names of President Muhammadu Buhari and his deputy, Professor Yemi Osinbajo, will be on the ballot when Nigerians go to the polls next February. The president voted in favour of running, to the outright consternation of some highly-placed and not-too-highly-placed Nigerians, who ‘advised’, cajoled and issued veiled…

SERAP drags Gov Akeredolu, AAU to court

Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has sued the Adekunle Ajasin University and the government of Governor Rotimi Akeredolu of Ondo State. The group dragged them to court over “unfair and arbitrary tuition hike, abuse of power, lack of free, prior, and informed consultation as well as a fundamental breach of legitimate expectations of students.”…

EFCC probes Saraki’s aide, wife over ghost worker scam

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has begun “taking necessary action” on a petition against Mr. Bamikole Omishore, the Special Adviser on International Relations to Senate President, Bukola Saraki, and his wife, Abiola Aiyegbayo-Omishore, over an alleged ghost worker scam. The spokesman for the EFCC, Mr. Wilson Uwujaren, revealed this to our correspondent on the…