UNICEF’s Statement On Beckham: ‘Extremely Proud Of The Work He Has Done’

United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF) in statement, commented the charity work of former England International Footballer, David Beckham. The allegations were revealed on Friday which included apparent quotes from David about his continued charity work with organisations including UNICEF, Elton John AIDS Foundation and the Malaria No More UK Leadership Council, as well as…

Copy of OBJ visits ‘Jamaican brother’, jokes saying “am unemployed and unemployable”. ‘Disastrous living conditions’ discovered in Northern Nigeria. $14 billion? We didn’t do that! – MTN. Shell, Chevron, Mobil – 70% of incomes lost. Senate, see what you’ve caused; MTN shares drop on allegations. MTN Nigeria; it’s one mess after the other. WannaBe ‘Bomber’, Abdulmutallab falls victim of identity theft in Edo voters’ register. From nudity to hijab, Playboy features first Muslim woman wearing a hijab. Nigeria fails sportsmen; Nigeria’s Chess Olympiad team funded by ‘good samaritans’.

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‘There are scandalous issues in OAU’

The Chairman of the Non academic Staff of University, ( NASU), Obafemi Awolowo University Chapter, Ile-Ife, Osun state, Wole Odewunmi has alleged that there are scandalous issues going on in the institution. Odewunmi spoke at a question and answer session during a National dialogue and book launch of a manual on “Social media: A panacea…

Pastor Found With 13 Underage Girls As Sex Slaves, Blames Satan

On a normal day, 36-year-old Chukwuemeka Nwocha, the General Overseer of Tongue of Fire Restoration Ministry located in Igbosere, Lagos, is a ‘man of God’ that his congregation, both young and old, called “Daddy”. But on Friday, as he was being paraded before journalists at the Lagos State Police Command Headquarters in Ikeja, he was…

Robert Mugabe Jokes Over Health Rumours

Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe has poured scorn over the latest rumours of his health, joking that he had died and was resurrected. Mr Mugabe, 92, was arriving back in the country at the main airport in Harare and appeared jovial as he disembarked. Flight data had suggested his plane was heading to East Asia but…

Robert Mugabe Jokes Over Health Rumours

Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe has poured scorn over the latest rumours of his health, joking that he had died and was resurrected. Mr Mugabe, 92, was arriving back in the country at the main airport in Harare and appeared jovial as he disembarked. Flight data had suggested his plane was heading to East Asia but…

UPDATE: Hon. Jibrin – What I told Presidential Anti-graft Panel on Budget Padding

Abdulmumin Jibrin-Yakubu Dogara(PHOTO: InformationNG) “Most importantly, I am committed to ensuring that a very comprehensive reform is carried out in the House of Representatives to clean up the budgeting system and sanitise other activities of the House in terms of oversight and investigation. According to NAN reports, Hon. Abdulmumin Jibrin, former chairman, House of Representatives…

Melanie Trump Sues UK’s Daily Mail, American Blogger for Libel

Melanie Trump, wife of Donald Trump who is the US Republican nominee for president in the upcoming election, has sued the Daily Mail and a US blogger over claims that she was a sex worker.   According to Mrs. Trump’s lawyer, Charles Harder, statements issued about Melanie Trump on Daily Mail on August 20, 2016,…

Buhari orders arrest of officials diverting IDPs relief materials

President Muhammadu Buhari has ordered the police to arrest government officials accused of stealing food aid intended for victims of Boko Haram in the North-east Nigeria, the president’s spokesman said yesterday. Buhari’s spokesman, Garba Shehu, disclosed that the president had ordered the Inspector General of police to catch some of the alleged thieves and make…

Beckenbauer under criminal investigation in Switzerland

Franz Beckenbauer is under criminal investigation by the Swiss authorities over payments allegedly linked to Germany’s success in winning host rights to the 2006 World Cup. Also under investigation, according to the Office of Swiss Attorney-General Michael Lauber, are former German federation presidents Theo Zwanziger and Wolfgang Niersbach as well as ex-DFB general secretary Horst…

Budget Padding: EFCC begins probe against Speaker Dogara

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has begun investigations into allegations of budget padding levelled against speaker of the House of Representatives Yakubu Dogara, The Cable reports. Sacked chairman of the House of Representatives Committee on Appropriation Abdulmumin Jibrin on August 1  had submitted petitions to the EFCC asking it to probe the speaker for allegedly…

EFCC Secretly Probing Dogara over Budget Padding Allegation- Report

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) have kicked off an investigation into the speaker of the house of representatives Yakubu Dogara over allegations of budget padding. The reports exclusively revealed to TheCable, say that the agency has invited finance directors of federal ministries and agencies to come with the details of their draft budgets and what…

Kemi Adeosun: Finance Minister Denies Owning A Twitter Account

The Minister of Finance, Mrs Kemi Adeosun, does not have any twitter account, her spokesperson, Mr Festus Akanbi, has said in a statement in Abuja. Akanbi, the minister’s Special Adviser on Media, said in the statement issued on Thursday, that Adeosun’s attention had been drawn to a fake Twitter handle in her name saying that…

Group Wants Magu Removed As EFCC Chairman

The Coalition of Nigerian Youths for Change Initiative (CNTCI) has called on President Muhammadu Buhari to sack the acting chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Mr Ibrahim Magu over recent revelation by Mohammed Umar’s that he was fronting for Mr Magu.  The group in a statement signed by its National Coordinator, Oladimeji…

EXCLUSIVE: EFCC begins secret probe of Dogara over ‘budget padding’

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has commenced discreet investigation into allegations of “budget padding” levelled against Yakubu Dogara, speaker of the house of representatives, TheCable understands. As part The post EXCLUSIVE: EFCC begins secret probe of Dogara over ‘budget padding’ appeared first on TheCable.

Charity Commission to conclude Didier Drogba corruption case

Didier Drogba A report into the “serious regulatory concerns” surrounding a charity run by Didier Drogba is due to be released by the Charity Commission within a month. In April, the Daily Mail claimed that just £14,115 out of £1.7m donated to the Didier Drogba Foundation had gone to help causes in Africa. The Charity…

FLASH | Police Drops Terrorism Charges against Abagana 23

The police in Anam­bra State yesterday dropped its terrorism allegations against the de­tained 23 leaders and youths of Abagana community in Dunukofia Local Govern­ment Area. And instead of arraign­ing all the detainees, the po­lice brought only 15 of the accused before a Chief Mag­istrate Court, Ukpo on a 16-count charge of murder, arson, conspiracy, unlawful…

Understanding intellectual infringements in music

In January 2016, the Nigerian blogosphere witnessed tweet-storms at the behest of prominent musicians over copyright issues. Allegations of copyright infringement have been hurled in all directions. Many are incensed that a colleague, competitor or co-collaborator suddenly went rogue and profits from their works. They accuse them of using a composition and sound recording of their work without due authorization. There is a growing list of the artistes who…

Corruption In The House Of Reps; The Pot Calling Kettle Black

Consequent upon his removal as the chairman of the House of Representatives Committee on Appropriation, Hon. Abdulmumini Jibrin continues an onslaught against the Speaker, Yakubu Dogara and some other principal officers, but attempts to exonerate himself from the allegations are untenable writes ADEBIYI ADEDAPO A director in the federal civil service who retired after 35…

I don’t have a twitter account – Finance Minister

Kemi Adeosun, Nigeria’s Finance Minister The Minister of Finance, Mrs Kemi Adeosun, does not have any twitter account, her spokesperson, Mr Festus Akanbi, has said in a statement in Abuja. Akanbi, the minister’s Special Adviser on Media, said in the statement issued on Thursday, that Adeosun’s attention had been drawn to a fake Twitter handle…

I do not have a twitter account says Finance Minister

Abuja – The Minister of Finance, Mrs Kemi Adeosun, does not have any twitter account, her spokesperson, Mr Festus Akanbi, has said in a statement in Abuja. Akanbi, the minister’s Special Adviser on Media, said in the statement issued on Thursday, that Adeosun’s attention had been drawn to a fake Twitter handle in her name…

Massive Looting ongoing on in Plateau State – PDP

Chairman of the opposi­tion Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, in Plateau State, Chief Damishi Sango, has accused the state govern­ment of “massive diversion of public funds”. Speaking at a press briefing yesterday, in Jos, Sango claimed the state had received more than N97 billion as revenue from the federal allocations in the last one year. According…

Defamation: Bayelsa Police arrest civil servant

The Police in Bayelsa State have arrested a civil servant, Jonah Okah, for criminal defamation of Mr. Ritchie Etonye, the Government House accountant. His arrest followed a petition to the police by Ritche Etonye over a false allegation Okah levied against him which he also publicized on his facebook account. According to the petition, Okah…

‘I’m Not Aware Of Appointment of New Super Eagles’ Coach’ – Dalung

NAN, Abuja: Minister of Youth and Sports Development, Solomon Dalung, has said that the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) did not officially inform him of the appointment of Gernot Rohr, the Super Eagles Technical Adviser. Dalung, who was fielding questions from State House correspondents in Abuja on Tuesday, after a closed door meeting with President Muhammadu…

EFCC grills ex-Works Minister, Adeseye Ogunlewe

A former Minister of Works, Senator Adeseye Ogunlewe, was yesterday detained by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, over alleged abuse of office and misappropriation of fund. The anti-graft agency questioned Ogunlewe at its Iyag‎anku, Ibadan, Oyo State office. The politician was asked to react to allegations including abuse of office, corruption and betrayal…

Budget padding: Jibrin drags Dogara, others before Buhari’s committee on corruption

A former Chairman of the House of Representatives Committee on Appropriation, Abdulmumin Jibrin, has met with the Presidential Advisory Committee against Corruption over alleged corrupt practices involving some principal officers on the budget process. He told newsmen after the meeting on Wednesday in Abuja that he took his allegations against Speaker Yakubu Dogara, his deputy…

Russia’s appeal against Rio Paralympic ban dismissed

Russia has failed in its final attempt to reverse the ban on its athletes from this month’s Rio Paralympics. The Swiss Supreme Court dismissed the Russian Paralympic Committee’s (RPC) appeal to overturn the ban. Russia was banned from competing by the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) after allegations of state-sponsored doping. After a failed appeal at…

‘Altering economic policies under Buhari in order’

THE Special Adviser to the President on Economic Matters, Dr. Adeyemi Dipeolu, yesterday declared that there was nothing wrong in  President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration changing any of its economic policies. He spoke against the backdrop of allegations of inconsistency in some of the economic policies of the Federal Government. Dipeolu told  The Nation, he said…

Dilma Rousseff, president of Brazil, impeached for budget ‘padding’

Brazil’s Senate has voted to remove President Dilma Rousseff from office for manipulating the budget, similar to allegations of budget padding at the Nigerian lower chamber. Rousseff is said to have The post Dilma Rousseff, president of Brazil, impeached for budget ‘padding’ appeared first on TheCable.

BREAKING: Vice President Takes Over, As Senate Finally Impeach President 

Brazil’s Senate has on Wednesday, August 31, voted to remove President Dilma Rousseff from office, AFP has confirmed. While Rousseff’s ouster was widely expected, the decision was a key chapter in a colossal political struggle that is far from over. Rousseff was Brazil’s first female president, with a storied career that includes a stint as…

Bauchi Crisis: Gov Abubakar Reports Dogara, Others To PMB

…says Speaker, lawmakers playing Abuja Politics Governor of Bauchi State, Mohammad Abubakar yesterday met with President Muhammadu Buhari over allegations made against him by lawmakers in his state. LEADERSHIP recalls that the Speaker House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara led other lawmakers to the APC secretariat and Presidential Villa and  accused the governor of misappropriating bailout funds…

NFF Wasn’t Fair With Coach Siasia – Minister Dalung

Solomon Dalung, Minister of Youths and Sport Devt. Photo Credit: THEWILLNigeria   Minister of Youths and Sports, Solomon Dalung, has frowned at the treatment meted to Samson Siasia, the coach of the national under-23 football team, by the Nigerian Football Federation (NFF). Dalung, who was fielding questions from State House correspondents in Abuja on Tuesday,…

Don’t Fight Me, Fight Tinubu – Kekemeke

Chairman of the All Progressive Congress, APC, Hon. Isaac Kekemeke, in Ondo State, has reacted to allegations against him by some aggrieved members of the party, while describing them as desperate individuals.Kekemeke was alleged to have been backing a particular aspirant ahead of Saturday’s primary.“What we have now are a few people who are becoming…

CBN licenses 11 new Int’l money transfer operators

The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) yesterday licensed 11 new International Money Transfer Operators (IMTOs). The new entrants are joining Western Union, MoneyGram and Ria, which had been cleared by the CBN. The new operators are Trans-Fast Remittance LLC; WorldRemit Limited, UAE Exchange Centre LLC; Wari Limited, Homesend S.C.R.L, Small World Financial Services Group Limited…

Decision day for Dilma: Brazilian president awaits outcome of impeachment vote

Today (August 31) could mark the beginning of a new era for Brazil, if the main prosecutor in suspended President Dilma Rousseff’s impeachment trial has his way. A decision is expected on whether or not to dismiss her amid allegations she illegally manipulated the budget and plunged the country into political and economic crisis. Prosecutor……

Aspirants fighting me because they are afraid of Tinubu – Ondo APC Chairman

Hon. Isaac Kekemeke, chairman of the All Progressive Congress, APC, in Ondo State, has described some aggrieved members of the party as desperate individuals. Kekemeke said this while reacting to allegations that he was backing a particular aspirant ahead of Saturday’s primary. “What we have now are a few people who are becoming so desperate…

US begin talks with CAN over criticisms trailing Kerry’s visit

The United States Mission in Nigeria has opened talks with the Christian Association of Nigeria, CAN, over allegations of religious and sectional partisanship in last week’s visit to Nigeria by the U.S. Secretary of State, Mr. John Kerry. US Embassy said this as it noted that Kerry did not sideline Christians in the meeting with…