One of the Nigerians arrested in US by FBI in biggest online scam crackdown. Many are Igbo
By Fredrick Nwabufo
In the heat of the lynching of Igbo citizens in Asia in 2013 over alleged criminality, I wrote an essay entitled, ‘The Igbo fallacy’. In it, I appealed to the Igbo to de-emphasise the culture of profligacy, decadent opulence and vanity which fuels the pursuit of crime by their own. I also suggested the need for value re-orientation – a task that must be actuated by all groups – the age grades, unions and traditional institutions.
Really, it is enervating for me that my kinsmen … >>> Read Full Story



Peter Uzoho
Sahara Foundation’s Private Sector Engagement Specialist, Babatomiwa Adesida, has been selected as one of the 2019 Most Influential People of African Descent (MIPAD) in recognition of his contribution to humanitarian work and promotion of the Sustainability Development Goals (SDGs).
Sahara Foundation is the social responsibility vehicle of Sahara Group, a leading energy and infrastructure conglomerate with operations in over 38 countries across Africa, Asia, Europe and the Middle East.

Adesida’s recognition was announced by The Most Influential People of African Descent (MIPAD) 100, a global civil society initiative in support of the implementation for the International Decade for People of African Descent as … >>> Read Full Story



Story Written By: by Victor Ogunyinka

By Chinedu Adonu
Thousands of people living in South-East, yesterday, stormed Akanu Ibiam International Airport, Enugu to welcome Sen. Ike Ekweremadu few days after being attacked in Germany by a group.

Former Deputy Senate President, Ekweremadu welcomed by mammoth crowd

It would be recalled that Ekweremadu, former Deputy Senate President, was attacked by persons suspected to be members of the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) in Nuremberg, Germany.
Addressing the crowd in his Enugu residence, Ekweremadu commended them for coming out to welcome him and show solidarity.

He disclosed that he had forgiven those that attacked him at Germany, adding that he went to … >>> Read Full Story



Story Written By: Wale Odunsi

Gov. Kayode Fayemi of Ekiti, on Friday said that governors in the South West were planning a western Nigeria security network in an effort to tackle security challenges in the country.
NAN reports that Fayemi made the disclosure while fielding questions from newsmen on the sideline of the first Governors’ Lecture Series of the Mass Communication Department of the University of Lagos in conjuction with the university’s Multi Media Centre of Excellence.

The lecture is an annual communication in governance agenda setting initiative.
“For us in South West, we deliberated on this over the last couple of months and have met with our traditional institutions.… >>> Read Full Story



First Lady, Ibijoke Sanwo-Olu at one of the General Hospitals to assess the impact of the BOSKOH Lagos Healthcare Mission. With her is the Executive Director of the NGO, Mrs. Nike Osai
No fewer than 1,000 people have so far benefited from the free surgical intervention, including orthopedic surgery, eye surgery, dental procedure, ENT surgery, among others being offered by the Lagos State Government and a non-governmental organisation, BOSKOH Lagos Healthcare Mission.
The surgical intervention which is an offshoot of the free screening conducted in designated primary health centres across the State is being carried out simultaneously in seven general hospitals.
First Lady of Lagos … >>> Read Full Story



Henry Oroh, Executive Director Zenith bank

From Olawale Ajimotokan in Abuja
The federal government has appointed nine new permanent secretaries and two Directors to supervise the 11 newly created and restructured ministries by President Muhammadu Buhari.
A circular signed Friday by the Head of Service of the Federation,(HoS) Mrs Winifred Ekanem Oyo- Ita, said the arrangement which takes immediate effect, will remain in force until further notice.

A statement signed by Director Communications, Office of the Head of Service of the Federation, Mrs Olawunmi Ogunmosunle, listed the new permanent secretaries and Directors and their portfolios.
They are Daudu F.Y. Narai, Ministry of Special Duties; Mr … >>> Read Full Story



Story Written By: by Bankole

Dignitaries and top socialites penultimate Saturday, turned out in their numbers to witness the wedding ceremony of the daughter of  Governor Abdullahi Sule of Nassarawa state. As expected, the event was glamorous, as Fatimah got hooked to her beau, Abdulhakeem.

The wedding which was exclusive and top-notch had a number of dignitaries in attendance. Alhaji Aliko Dangote, Inspector General of Police, Muhammad Adamu and the Senate President, Senator Ahmed Lawal among others, graced the occasion with their presence.
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The beautiful bride looked regal in all her colourful traditional outfits, complimenting each attire with the perfect accessories … >>> Read Full Story