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JUST IN: Two Lawmakers, Shaibu’s Associate Suspended by Edo Speaker

By Spencer Ighodalo In a dramatic turn of events, the Speaker of the Edo State House of Assembly, Blessing Agbebaku, suspended three lawmakers on Monday over an alleged plot to impeach him and other principal officers of the Assembly. The suspended lawmakers include Donald Okogbe (PDP, Akoko-Edo II), an ally …

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Identity Crisis: 2 Million Bank Accounts Closed Over BVN, NIN Discrepancies

By Ikadolo Efosa In an effort to clean their books of questionable accounts and comply with regulatory orders, commercial banks in Nigeria closed a total of 2.021 million bank accounts in the first quarter of 2024 (Q1’24). This information is contained in a report by the Nigerian Interbank Settlement System …

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CBN Cracks Down on Fintech: Opay, Moniepoint, Palmpay, and Others Affected

Justice Okamgba, Eddidiong Ikpoto and Henry Falaye Some bank customers have expressed panic as the Central Bank of Nigeria bans mobile money operators including fintech firms from onboarding new customers. However, the Bank Customers Association of Nigeria backed the CBN directive. The new directive will affect fintech companies such as …

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Prison Break: 118 Inmates Escape After Heavy Rain

By Ismaila Adeyemi A severe downpour on Wednesday night caused significant damage to the Medium Security Custodial Centre in Suleja, Niger State, leading to the escape of 118 inmates. The incident was confirmed by the Federal Capital Territory Command of the Nigerian Correctional Service in a statement released on Thursday. …

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VIDEO: How to Spray Money Without Legal Hassles – Abike Dabiri-Erewa.

The Chairman/CEO of the Nigerians in Diaspora Commission (NIDCOM), Abike Dabiri-Erewa, offers guidance on how to spray money at events without running afoul of the law and attracting unwanted attention from the  Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC). READ ALSO: EFCC Detains Instagram Celebrity Cubana Chief Priest, Files Charges In a video shared …

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NSCDC Foils Smuggling Attempt: 8,400 Litres of Petrol Intercepted En Route to Cameroon.

By Ekpo James. Men of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), Akwa Ibom command, In a swift operation, successfully intercepted a group of smugglers attempting to transport 8,400 litres of petrol across the border into Cameroon. The state commandant, Eluyemi Eluwade, revealed that the smuggled petrol was cleverly …

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Okuama Killings: How Delta Senators Facilitate The Release Of King Clement Ikolo

BY Igho Agbatu In a significant turn of events, the traditional ruler of Ewu-Urhobo kingdom, His Royal Majesty (HRM) Clement Ikolo, has regained his freedom after enduring several weeks of confinement in Nigerian military custody. READ MORE: BREAKING: Ewu-Okuama King Clement Ikolo Regains Freedom. The monarch who had been detained by …

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JAMB Directs CBT Centers to Arrest Parents Lurking Near Exam Venues

By Ismaila Adeyemi The Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has instructed all Computer-Based Test (CBT) center operators to detain any parent discovered near their facilities during the 2024 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME). The directive was announced during the final briefing for CBT center operators on Wednesday, April 17, …

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Desist From Presiding Over APC Affairs, Kano Court Tells Ganduje.

By Ismaila Adeyemi In a significant legal development, the Kano State High Court has granted an ex parte order affirming the suspension of the National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Abdullahi Ganduje. The court’s ruling, delivered by Justice Usman Malam Na’abba, has far-reaching implications for the party’s internal …

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