Fraud: EFCC Arrests Fake U.S. Army Colonel

Fraud: EFCC Arrests Fake U.S. Army Colonel

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) says it has arrested two men for “impersonating” its operatives to obtain $10,000 by false presence. Spokesman of the commission, Mr Wilson Uwujaren, disclosed this in a statement. Uwujaren identified the suspects as one Mike Nkwocha and Richardson Obasogie, a “self-confessed Colonel in the United States Army”. He said their victim (not identified) had petitioned the commission alleging that one Ladan Mustapha, who claimed to be an EFCC…

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2019: UPP Commends NASS For Amending Order Of Elections

2019: UPP Commends NASS For Amending Order Of Elections

The United Progressive Party (UPP)  has commended the National Assembly for the proposed amendment of the laws guiding the order of elections starting with the 2019 general elections. The party in a statement by its national chairman, Chief Chekwas Okorie and made available to LEADERSHIP in Abuja, yesterday said the  political significance and the positive democratic implication of conducting the presidential election last as proposed cannot be over-emphasized. It noted that over the years political…

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Olympics: Fire breaks out near Media Village

Olympics: Fire breaks out near Media Village

Emergency services scrambled on Thursday to deal with a fire which broke out near the Winter Olympics Media Village. Thick black smoke could be seen rising near Gangneung Olympic Park. Police said the fire came from a construction site behind a cafe. An investigation into the cause of the fire, which caused an emergency alert to be sent to mobile phones in the region, is underway. The 2018 Pyeongchang Games will run from Feb. 9-25….

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Telecoms operators lose 10m subscribers in 2017

Telecoms operators lose 10m subscribers in 2017

Nigeria’s $70 billion telecommunications industry ended year 2017 with 145 million active subscribers, after loosing 10 million customers within the period. Subscriber statistics released yesterday by the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), which confirmed this, also showed that the teledensity crashed, loosing seven per cent. This is even as some 40 million populace, which reside in about 205 communities across Nigeria still lack access to basic telephony services.Analysis of the statistics showed that the industry started…

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Flamingoes need psychologist to overcome Cameroun, says Izilien

Flamingoes need psychologist to overcome Cameroun, says Izilien

Former Super Falcons coach, Godwin Izilien has advised the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) to get a psychologist for the national U-17 women team before the return leg of their FIFA World Cup qualifier against Cameroun. The Flamingoes played a 2-2 draw with their Camerounian counterparts in the first leg of the qualifier in Benin at the weekend. Izilien also called on the team’s coach to work more on the psychology of the team ahead of the return…

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Enyeama is sixth highest paid African player in French Ligue 1

Enyeama is sixth highest paid African player in French Ligue 1

Former Super Eagles captain Vincent Enyeama is the sixth highest paid African footballer in the French Ligue 1, according to information from L’Equipe, The goalkeeper is presently out of favour at Lille, with no appearances to his name for the first team this season, but still takes home 180,000 euros every month at the club (equivalent of N79.2 million). Last season, Enyeama received a salary of €150,000 per month, meaning his take home pay has…

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Manufacturers Decry Smuggling Despite Govt Ban

Manufacturers Decry Smuggling Despite Govt Ban

Despite government intervention to stop importation of some products into the country, smugglers still find their way to bring in these goods. LEADERSHIP gathered that presently, imported tomato paste competes with local ones which in a way affect the business of people producing locally. Recently, the Manufacturers Association of Nigeria (MAN) in separate interviews with our correspondent, called on federal government to reduce importation of concentrated tomato paste. MAN President Dr. Frank Jacobs maintained that…

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Rumoured celebrity lovers Simi and Adekunle Gold ‘clash’ on social media

Rumoured celebrity lovers Simi and Adekunle Gold ‘clash’ on social media

Adekunle Gold and Simi are celebrities who are very vocal on social media. Both singers are also very interactive with their fans on their various platforms. There have also been rumours that both of them are currently in a relationship even though they haven’t come out to expressly confirm or deny this. Recently, Adekunle Gold shared a photo of his new hairstyle and Simi took the opportunity to mock him. Source: INFONG

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Graphic photos of female postgraduate student found dead in Kano river

Graphic photos of female postgraduate student found dead in Kano river

People were left in shock after the dead body of a a postgraduate student of the Ahmadu Bello University (ABU), Zaria, was recovered. A postgraduate student of the Ahmadu Bello University (ABU), Zaria, Ms Zubaida Nuhu, has been found dead at Tamburawa river, Kano. It is suspected that the woman committed suicide.   Before her death, Ms Nuhu who was running a Masters programme at the Department of Water Resources Engineering and was about to start…

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NHIS Boss’ Reinstatement Wont Stop EFCC Probe

NHIS Boss’ Reinstatement Wont Stop EFCC Probe

The reinstatement of the  suspended executive Secretary of  National Health Insurance Scheme ( NHIS), Prof  Usman Yusuf will not stop ongoing probe  by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), LEADERSHIP can authoritatively report. A competent source told our correspondent yesterday that the present administration was poised to ensure the anti-graft agency complete all investigations so as to consolidate the war on corruption. ‘EFCC will complete all its investigations on all cases so as to…

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