The first batch of 187 Nigerians in South Africa returned to Nigeria on Wednesday following the xenophobic attacks.
The returnees were assisted home by the Federal Government with the support of a Nigerian carrier, Air Peace.
The B777 aircraft, with registration number 5N-BWI, which departed Thambo International Airport, Johannesburg, landed at the Cargo Wing of the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos, at 9.37 p.m.
The returnees expressed joy on their safe return and sang the Nigerian National Anthem upon arrival.
Narrating their ordeal in South Africa, Osun State indigene who identified himself simply as Saheed lamented how he was sacked from work for being a … >>> Read Full Story
One of the Yahoo Yahoo boys newly arrested
Operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Abuja and Ilorin Zonal Offices, have arrested thirteen suspected internet fraudsters in separate operations.
Eight of the suspects were arrested following a raid on their residence located at No. 16 Isaaya Shukari Crescent, Gwarinpa and C15 & A27 City of David Estate, Life Camp, Abuja.
Those arrested are: Chiyiri Izuchi. Nurala Eze Kamchi, Amuka Shadrack, Nwegbediegwu Chekwubechukwu J, Chigbo Eze, Franklin Okafor, Ezeagwu Olisaemeka and Nnamani Chukwudera.
They were arrested on September 9, 2019 following action on intelligence report indicating their involvement in internet fraud.
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By Marie-Therese Nanlong
Following the outcome of the judgments in the various elections petition tribunals, the Governorship Candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP in Plateau State in the last governorship election, Senator Jeremiah Useni has urged party officials, candidates, stakeholders and supporters not to give up nor waiver in their aspirations.
File: Senator Jeremiah Useni
Useni tasked the people to be positive and show confidence in the face of the challenging outcomes and called on those whose victories were affirmed to continue to work for the peace and prosperity of the State.
In a statement by Yiljap Abraham, his Media Consultant, the Senator said, … >>> Read Full Story
Arsenal have confirmed that midfielder, Joe Willock signed a new long-term contract extension with the club on Thursday ahead of their Premier League clash with Watford this weekend.
The Gunners made this known in a statement on the club’s official website on Thursday.
The statement reads: “Midfielder Joe Willock has signed a new long-term contract.
“Joe, who turned 20 last month, has been associated with the club since he was four years old. He has progressed through our youth ranks at the Arsenal Academy, making his senior debut in September 2017 against Doncaster Rovers in the League Cup.
“He has now made 20 first-team appearances … >>> Read Full Story
Buhari: Ilorin residents express divergent views on victory.
Residents of Ilorin on Thursday expressed mixed feelings on the victory of President Muhammadu Buhari at the Presidential Election Petition Tribunal.
While some of the respondents described the judgment as a victory for Nigerian democracy, others claimed that the issue of qualifications was not well resolved.
One of the residents, Mr Tunji Gambari, said he was overwhelmed by the verdict as he was of the belief that the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) could not have won the case.
According to him, the election of Buhari ” is clean and clear as Nigerians came … >>> Read Full Story
The Nigeria Employers’ Consultative Association (NECA) on Thursday faulted the timing of the announced increment of Value Added Tax (VAT) by Federal Government from five per cent to 7.2 per cent.
Mr Timothy Olawale, NECA’s Director General, made this known in Lagos on Thursday.
Olawale said that the benefits of the recently signed National Minimum Wage of N30,000 would be neutralised by the proposed increase in the VAT.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the Federal Executive Council on Sept. 11 approved 7.2 per cent as new VAT rate for the country, up from the current five per cent.
The Minister of … >>> Read Full Story
Chairman, Northern Governors Forum and governor of Plateau State, Mr Simon Bako Lalong, has enjoined governors in the region to engage in robust, open and frank discussions that will assist them to come up with practical and effective resolutions that will move the region to the next level.
He said the governors cannot afford to do otherwise because the people have entrusted them with their mandate, adding that they look up to them in dealing with their day to day challenges that include poverty, illiteracy, insecurity, and economic opportunities.
Speaking in Kaduna Thursday at an emergency meeting of the forum, Governor Lalong said, “I, therefore, … >>> Read Full Story