Friday, 24 March 2017

BREAKING: Former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak Freed After 6 Years in Jail

Former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak has been from detention Friday after a six-year imprisonment following his overthrow during the Arab Spring. 

Mubarak was released from a military hospital in Maadi and is now back at his home in a Cairo suburb, his attorney, Farid El Deeb, told CNN.

An Egyptian security official says ousted President Hosni Mubarak is back at home, free following his release from custody after legal proceedings that took years during which the country witnessed major upheavals.

Thursday, 23 March 2017

I Never Threatened to Shut Down Government says Senate Spokesman Sabi Abdullahi


Spokesman of the Senate, Senator Aliyu Sabi Abdullahi, has described as mischievous, fabricated and outright falsehood, the story circulating on some online media that he threatened that the Senate would shut down the Federal Government.

"My attention has been drawn to a fabricated report on some online media in which I was said to have spoken on behalf of Senate President, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki and threatened that Senate would go "to court and stop the entire government from working".

Killers of Cynthia Osokogu Sentenced to Death

Killers of Cynthia Osokogu, the Nasarawa State University postgraduate student murdered by her Facebook friends, Okwumo Nwabufo and Olisaeloka Ezike have been sentenced to death by a Lagos State High Court in Igbosere. 

Cynthia Osokogu was allegedly killed on July 22, 2012, at Cosmilla Hotel, Lakeview Estate, Festac Town, Lagos. However, in a judgment on Thursday, Justice Olabisi Akinlade who found the accused guilty as charged by the state sentenced them to death for murder. 

Dino Melaye Slams N5 Billion Libel Suit Against Sahara Reporters

Chairman Senate Committee on FCT, Senator Dino Melaye has filed a five billion Naira libel suit against online newspaper, Sahara Reporters accusing it of blackmail and violation of his fundamental human rights through one of its publications which alleged that he did not graduate from Ahmadu Bello University ABU as claimed.

Speaking to newsmen at the FCT High Court where the case was instituted, Melaye said the case will serve as a precedence to tackle other instances where dubious media organizations write false and malicious stories against Nigerians in order to rubbish their image or extort money from them.

Wednesday, 22 March 2017

Senate Asks Customs CG, Hameed Ali to Resign

The Senate has declared the Comptroller General of Customs, Retired Colonel Hameed Ali as unfit to hold public office and urged him to immediately resign from office.
This follows the failure of the Customs boss to appear before the Senate in appropriate Customs uniform to explain the proposed check on cars in the country to ensure appropriate payment of custom duty.

The Senate also insisted on the cancellation of the proposed check which they described as unacceptable and not in the interest of ordinary Nigerians, urging the Customs Service to find effective ways of collecting duties at the borders.

VIDEO: “I Did Not Deny My Family” – #BBNaija’s ThinTallTony Explains His Strategy

Big Brother Naija’s latest evicted housemate ThinTallTony has said he did not deny his family while on the show and the BJ we thought we saw wasn’t real. This happened during his interview with BeatFM yesterday.

According to TTT, before going into the show, he had a conversation with his wife and because they are very private people who like to keep their private lives private, they agreed he should keep his family out of the show.

Tuesday, 21 March 2017

Senate To Probe N298m SUV Linked to Saraki, Melaye’s Certificate Forgery Scandal

The Senate, on Tuesday, decided to investigate the allegation that an armoured Range Rover car said to worth N298m and seized by the Nigeria Customs Service belongs to the President of the Senate, Senator Bukola Saraki.

The move was based on a point of order raised by former Majority Leader of the Senate, Senator Ali Ndume, who also called on the upper chamber of the National Assembly to investigate the certificate scandal involving Senator Dino Melaye.

Manchester United's Bastian Schweinsteiger Joins MLS Side Chicago Fire

Manchester United have agreed to let midfielder Bastian Schweinsteiger join MLS side Chicago Fire.
A deal between the clubs was agreed on Monday and is subject to a medical and visa being secured.
The former Germany captain, 32, has signed a one-year contract, according to the Chicago Tribune newspaper.

Monday, 20 March 2017

FIFA Ban Ghana Referee Lamptey For Life Over S/Africa Vs Senegal Error

Ghanaian referee Joseph Lamptey has been banned for life by Fifa for what it calls "match manipulation".

The ban results from a penalty he awarded to South Africa in a 2-1 win over Senegal in a 2018 World Cup qualifier in November.

He penalised Kalidou Koulibaly for handball, but replays showed the ball hit his knee.

Ekweremadu Decries Discriminatory Admission Practices…Wants mission schools returned to original owners

The Deputy President of the Senate, Senator Ike Ekweremadu has raised the alarm over what he termed discriminatory practices in the admission of prospective students into public educational institutions.

This was even as he strongly canvassed the return of schools hitherto belonging to the Church and other religious organisations to their original owners, noting that government had fared badly in building upon the successes recorded before the forceful takeover.

Norway is The Happiest Place on Earth

Norway is the happiest place on Earth, according to a United Nations agency report - toppling neighbour Denmark from the number one position.
The World Happiness Report measures "subjective well-being" - how happy the people are, and why.
Denmark, Iceland, Switzerland and and Finland round out the top five, while the Central African Republic came last.
Western Europe and North America dominated the top of table, with the US and UK at 14th and 19th, respectively.

Senator Dino Melaye Accuses Sahara Reporters of Spreading "Fake News"


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North East Humanitarian Crises: We Failed to Learn from Our Past - Ekweremadu

The Deputy President of the Senate, Senator Ike Ekweremadu, has traced the raging humanitarian crisis in the North East of Nigeria to the nation’s failure to draw lessons from the civil war to build her internal capacity and mechanisms for managing such situations.

This was even as he reaffirmed the National Assembly’s commitment to going the extra mile to bring succuor to parts of the country facing humanitarian challenges.