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N525m fraud: Court jails fraudster 235 years in Uyo 

Justice Agatha Okeke of the Federal High Court, Uyo has convicted and sentenced a notorious international fraudster, Scales Olatunji, to 235 years imprisonment for internet fraud and money laundering. Olatunji was arraigned on July 2, 2019 on 45-count charges bordering on identity theft, money laundering and conspiracy. He pleaded “not guilty” to …

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Ekiti Governor-elect, Oyebanji, visits Fayose  

Ekiti State Governor-elect, Mr. Biodun Abayomi Oyebanji on Wednesday paid a courtesy visit to the Lagos residence of former Governor of the State, Mr. Ayodele Fayose. The visit was sequel to the congratulatory messages sent to Oyebanji by the Peoples’ Democratic Party (PDP) candidate in the June 18 election, Chief …

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Kano APC Senator, Shekarau, defects to NNPP

Senator representing Kano Central Senatorial District, Ibrahim Shekarau, has resigned his membership of the All Progressives Congress (APC) and joined the New Nigeria Peoples Party (NNPP). The lawmaker in a defection letter read during plenary by the Senate President, Ahmad Lawan, informed the chamber that his decision to quit the …

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Osinbajo presides over cabinet meeting

By Chijioke Okoronkwo Abuja, June 29, 2022 Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo has presided over the weekly meeting of the Federal Executive Council (FEC) on Wednesday at the Presidential Villa, Abuja. President Muhammadu Buhari is away on a state visit to Portugal. The Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Mr. Boss …

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Zulum to commissioners: You must report for work punctually; Laments late coming; Says: I will monitor your coming to offices

… ‘We will give you results’- KS Lawan  Borno State Governor, Professor Babagana Umara Zulum, has announced that he will monitor the coming of commissioners and permanent secretaries to their ministerial offices at Musa Usman Secretariat, noting that his administration wants to ensure the maximum functionality of the secretariat. Zulum …

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Fitch upgrades Fidelity Bank’s issuer default rating from ‘B-’ to ‘B’

Fitch Ratings has upgraded Fidelity Bank Plc’s long-term issuer default rating (IDR) from ‘B-’ to ‘B’, reflecting the bank’s increased creditworthiness. The rating agency also upgraded Fidelity’s National Long-Term Rating to ‘A(nga)’ from ‘BBB+(nga)’. According to the global rating agency, the upgrade is a result of the Bank’s improving business …

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This country, Nigeria!   By Bola Bolawole

turnpot@gmail.com 0807 552 5533 “He who must destroy others to succeed must know that destruction waits for him at the gate of his (own) success” – Benu Jibrin. “He who destroys another person to succeed in life will have destruction awaiting him at the post of his (own) success” – …

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NEMA receives 131 stranded Nigerians from Libya

By Yunus Yusuf Lagos, June 28, 2022 The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) on Tuesday received 131 stranded Nigerians from Libya at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport in Lagos. The Director General of NEMA, Alhaji Mustapha Ahmed, who was represented by the acting Coordinator of the Lagos Territorial Office of …

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You’re a clueless Governor, fiddling while Delta burns – APC to Okowa; Says his VP candidacy has brought his incompetence to national stage

The Delta All Progressives Congress (APC) Gubernatorial Campaign Organisation has described the Ifeanyi Okowa-led People’s Democratic Party (PDP) administration as the worst in the history of the state, and that his nomination as Vice Presidential Candidate of the opposition PDP has brought his sheer incompetence to national focus. In a …

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