Europe Based Nigerian Prostitute Begs Madam For Her Freedom On Social Media

Europe Based Nigerian Prostitute Begs Madam For Her Freedom On Social Media

A young Nigerian lady who was trafficked into Europe through the Libyan desert and Mediterranean sea has been captured in a viral video begging her madam for her freedom. In the video filmed in a room, the lady who gave her name as Jennifer, claimed she was billed to pay €35,000 to her madam whom she identified as Queen Godwin. She said she had already paid €30,000 out of the agreed payment but refused to…

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Buhari meets former VP Namadi Sambo in Aso Rock

Buhari meets former VP Namadi Sambo in Aso Rock

President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday met behind closed doors with former Vice-President Namadi Sambo at the Presidential Villa, Abuja. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the meeting, which took place in the president’s office, lasted for less than an hour. Sambo, however, declined comment on the outcome of his meeting, saying that it was a private visit. It would be recalled that the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission had on February 2, 2016,…

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Ambode bows to pressure, slashes land use charge

Ambode bows to pressure, slashes land use charge

Lagos State Government yesterday buckled under pressure, reducing all levies for its new Land Use Charge (LUC) that had attracted public outcry by 50, 25 and 15 per cent. The Commissioner for Finance, at a press briefing, said commercial property owners, who are undoubtedly the stakeholders mostly impacted by this amended Law will be granted 50 per cent discount, while property occupied by owner and third party and property used for industrial and manufacturing purposes…

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Trump agrees to meet with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un in May

Trump agrees to meet with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un in May

Mr. Trump called the development “great progress” but vowed that the U.S. would not lift sanctions on North Korea while diplomacy is under way. Mr. Chung said the North Korean leader “expressed his eagerness to meet President Trump as soon as possible.” South Korean President Moon Jae-in already had been scheduled to meet with the North Korean leader at a summit in April at the Demilitarized Zone between the two Koreas. Mr. Chung is part…

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Reps order probe into alleged N2b, $3.8m fraud by banks

Reps order probe into alleged N2b, $3.8m fraud by banks

The House of Representatives yesterday resolved to probe the alleged loss of over N2 billion and $3.8 million as a result of the non-payment of interest by banks from sale proceeds of the Power Holding Company of Nigeria (PHCN) successor firms. The House resolved to set up a committee to investigate the matter and report back within six weeks. The decision followed the adoption of a motion sponsored by Mr. Chukwuka Onyema (PDP, Anambra) at…

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Driver In Court Over Alleged Assault Of 5-year-old Girl Read More at: https://leadership.ng/2018/03/06/driver-court-alleged-assault-5-year-old-girl/

Driver In Court Over Alleged Assault Of 5-year-old Girl  Read More at: https://leadership.ng/2018/03/06/driver-court-alleged-assault-5-year-old-girl/

A commercial driver, Jude Ugwu, 50, was on Tuesday brought before an Ikeja Chief Magistrates’ Court for allegedly inserting an unidentified substance inside the private part of his neighbour’s daughter. Ugwu, who resides at 20, Wilmer St., Ilupeju, Lagos, is facing a charge of indecent sexual assault and causing the breach of peace. Prosecutor Clifford Ogu told the court that the offences were committed on Feb. 19 at the accused residence. Insp. Ogu explained that…

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COLUMNSCOLUMN: ERGP, Focus Labs And Economic Imperatives

COLUMNSCOLUMN: ERGP, Focus Labs And Economic Imperatives

In my piece a while back about the Economic Recovery and Growth Plan (ERGP), I alluded to the fact that this plan should not be about a policy document that speaks to nothing in concrete terms particularly with regards to implementation. As a background, let me refresh our memories as to what the ERGP was set out to achieve. The economic development document was developed by the Nigerian government as a short term strategy to…

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National Assembly rejigs nation’s audit structure in anti-corruption fight

National Assembly rejigs nation’s audit structure in anti-corruption fight

The National Assembly yesterday passed the Federal Audit Services Bill, which grants autonomy to the auditor general of the federation. The “landmark achievement in the fight against corruption,” according to Senate President Bukola Saraki, would give the office of the auditor general unfettered access to the books of agencies and parastatals. “This law will bring accountability and probity in the finances of the government and the fight against corruption,” he said. The Senate and the…

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Bridging Gender Gap through Improved Girl-child Education

Bridging Gender Gap through Improved Girl-child Education

Experts have identified the low level of women participation in education decision making as a major factor militating against enrollment of children, especially girls in Northern Nigeria’s schools, ANDY ASEMOTA, writes. In the Northern part of the country, gender gap in education has remained particularly wide with proportion of girls to boys in schools ranging from one to two boys to one to three boys in some states. In Kastina State, the story is not…

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Farmers Get Best Crops Producer Awfard In Kebbi Read More at: https://leadership.ng/2018/03/01/farmers-get-best-crops-producer-award-kebbi/

Farmers Get Best Crops Producer Awfard In Kebbi  Read More at: https://leadership.ng/2018/03/01/farmers-get-best-crops-producer-award-kebbi/

Three local government areas and six farmers were awarded in the just concluded Daily Trust/Kebbi State farmers interactive forum and exhibition for their exemplary performance in crops production and contributions in the agricultural sector of the state. Gwandu local government area emerged the best local government with the highest number of crops at the exhibition. It beat 20 other local government areas in the state to emerge the overall best and was compensated with 20…

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