Customs Comptroller-General orders officers to declare their assets

The Comptroller-General of Customs, Col Hammed Ali (retd), has directed all officers of the Nigerian Customs Service to make full disclosure of their assets within 14 days. The directive was contained in a circular signed by the CG and addressed to all Deputy Comptrollers-General, Zonal Coordinators and Customs Area Controllers. The Customs Public Relations Officer, Mr. Wale Adeniyi, also confirmed the issuance of the directive on Friday night in a statement....

CHAN 2016: Home-Based Eagles arrive in Rwanda (Photos)

TVC E, SPORTS - Super Eagles team ‘B’ team arrived in Rwanda, on Friday morning from South Africa ahead of the 2016 CHAN tournament which starts on Saturday. The Eagles, who trained for two weeks in Pretoria, South Africa will have their first training later in the evening.   The team will be one of the favourites to win this tournament after reigning champions Libya and runners-up Ghana failed to qualify for the 2016 edition. [caption id="attachment_6400" align="aligncenter" width="300"] Super Eagles Coach Sunday Oliseh in Kigali[/caption]   Nigeria will begin their campaign at the tournament on Monday, January the 18th against neigbours Niger in Kigali, before taking on Tunisia and Guinea in the other Group C games....

Ighalo named EPL player for December

Nigerian international and Watford striker, Odion Ighalo has been named Premier League player of the month for December. Ighalo scored five goals in the month, including two in the Vicarage Road win over Liverpool, to take his tally for the season to 13, tied in third position behind Romelu Lukaku and Jamie Vardy. Watford manager Quique Sanchez Flores was also named the manager of the month. Sanchez Flores is the first manager to claim the prize in the club's history. The Hornets won their first three games in the month to climb the table and only lost their unbeaten record just after Christmas when they were beaten 2-1 by Tottenham....

Voice of Disney’s Robin Hood, Brian Bedford, dies from cancer.

Following a sad week after the deaths of iconic singer David Bowie and the much loved British actor Alan Rickman, both to cancer,  Brian Bedford, the Tony award-winning stage actor, director and voice of Disney’s 1973 animated classic Robin Hood, has died from cancer. He was 80-years-old. Bedford died on Wednesday in California after suffering from cancer for more than two years. Bedford was born in Yorkshire and attended the Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts alongside fellow actors Peter O’Toole and Alan Bates, graduating in 1955. He went on to star in Peter Shaffer’s Five Finger Exercise and in a number of plays on Broadway, including The Private Ear and Two Shakespearean Actors. Bedford won a Tony Award in 1971 for his role in The School for Wives and in 1973 lent his voice to Disney’s adaptation of Robin Hood. His seventh Tony nomination for his performance as Lady Bracknell in The Importance of...

APC accuses PDP of working to divert attention from anti-corruption war

The All Progressives Congress (APC) has said the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari will not succumb to any blackmail from the opposition People's Democratic Party. The APC said the PDP was desperately working to divert attention from the ongoing corruption investigation which has led to the arrest of the party's spokesman Olisa Metuh, among others. The party on Friday, said the call for the impeachment of the President and resignation of two of the cabinet ministers and governor of the Central Bank was laughable. The National Secretary of the party, Alhaji Mai Mala Buni, reminded the PDP that Nigeria was a country governed by law and not a banana republic. Buni noted that the statement by the PDP constitutes a distraction to the National Assembly. The APC scribe, was quoted by The Nation as saying that the APC was confident that the National Assembly will not be distracted by anybody. “The attention of the All Progressives...

Depreciation of naira: Senate summons CBN governor

 TVCE, BUSINESS - The Naira appreciated yesterday to N302 per dollar in the parallel market, thus halting three days of sharp depreciation even as the price of Nigeria’s reference crude oil grade slid below the $30 per barrel mark, dropping to $29.47 per barrel. Meanwhile, following the increasing depreciation of the Naira, the Senate summoned the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) Governor, Godwin Emefiele, to appear before it next week. From N305 per dollar,  the parallel market exchange rate dropped to N302 per dollar at the close of business yesterday, indicating N3 appreciation. President of Association of Bureaux De Change Operators of Nigeria, ABCON, Alhaji Aminu Gwadabe, said that the appreciation was occasioned by drop in demand for foreign exchange and indications that CBN might review its decision to stop dollar sales to bureaux de change, BDCs. The naira depreciated in the parallel market by N25 naira between Monday and Wednesday, following the announcement by...

Revealed: Jonathan threatened to put me in a hole-Adams Oshiomhole

  The Edo State Governor, Comrade Adams Oshiomhole has made a shocking revelation of how former president, Goodluck Jonathan threatened to ‘put him in a hole’ if he supports President Muhammadu Buhari of the All Progressive Congress (APC) after May 29 in the Presidential Elections. Oshiomhole made this revelation known whilst speaking at a meeting with some leaders of the APC from the three senatorial districts of Edo State on Thursday January 15. One might wonder why this revelation is coming now! In his words: “The former president, Goodluck Jonathan told our national chairman, Chief John Odigie Oyegun, to inform me that after the election, he will put me, Adams, the son of Oshiomhole in a hole and I told Chief Oyegun to inform him to dig that hole very deep because although I am short, in the course of pushing me into the hole, nobody knows who will get there first. “Since he is...

PDP spokesman Metuh remanded in Kuje prison

TVC E, POLITICS - The National Secretary of the Peoples Democratic Party Olisa Metuh has been remanded in Kuje prison by a Federal High Court in Abuja. The PDP spokesman had pleaded not guilty during his arraignment by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission on a seven –count charge. Metuh's counsel, Ifedayo Adedipe, filed an oral application for bail, but the prosecuting counsel opposed the application. Presiding judge, Abang Obong, ruled that the application be properly filed so that the EFCC can respond before it would be entertained. He directed that Metuh be transferred to the prison from EFCC custody....

Konka Mobile enters Nigeria’s phone market

Chinese technology firm, Konka Telecoms of China opens a shop in Nigeria with a pledge to deepen competition in the mobile phone market and give customers opportunities to experience the cutting edge technology which is associated to its products. Konka is partnering with Mansales Nigeria Limited to establish its presence in Nigeria and start more after-sales service centers outside the one they already have in Lagos. The company during the launch ceremony said that it was using Nigeria as a launch pad to reach other African countries. The company also introduced some of its mobile phones to Nigeria market. Konka W550 is one of the products introduced by the company in the Nigeria market. Engr. Elens, the Chairman of Mansales Limited, the local company partnering with Konko registered her dissatisfaction with the inability of original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) to keep their promises. He narrated his ugly experience with some OEMs. This experience according...

Supreme Court affirms Samuel Ortom’s election as Benue Governor

TVC E, POLITICS - The Supreme Court has affirmed the election of Samuel Ortom as Governor of Benue State. The court dismissed the suit filed by the governorship candidate of the People's Democratic Party in the 2015 guber poll, Terhemen Tarzoor. Mr Ortom is a member of the All Progressives Congress (APC). A seven-man panel of judges dismissed the suit for lacking the locus standi to challenge the nomination of Ortom. The panel said the grounds of Tarzoor's appeal were the internal affairs of the APC. Justice Nwali Ngwuta said Tarzoor was not a member of the APC and therefore could not contest the nomination and sponsorship of Mr. Ortom. He‎ said it was only a person who contested the primary election against Mr. Ortom that could challenge his nomination by the APC. The judge also awarded N150, 000 fine against Mr. Tarzoor, as cost in favour of Governor Samuel Ortom and his party, the APC....

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