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Picture: Veteran Nollywood Actor Enebeli Elebuwa Dies in India

By SaharaReporters, New York Nollywood actor, Enebeli Elebuwa, 65, has died in an Indian hospital after a protracted illness. A former president of the Nigerian Guild of Actors, Segun Arinze, confirmed the death to Saharareporters. Mr. Arinze described the actor as one of the best in the industry. Efforts to reach the current President of […]

Picture: Nigeria’s Alakija displaces Oprah Winfrey, becomes richest black woman in the world

Mrs Folorunsho Alakija, a Nigerian billionaire oil tycoon, Fashion designer and philanthropist is now the richest black woman in the word, according to report published by Ventures Africa, an African business magazine and news services. Alakija, 61, is worth at least $3.3 billion- contrary to a recent Forbes Magazine ranking which pegs her net worth […]

Fashola accuses FG of underfunding security in Lagos

The Lagos State Governor Babatunde Fashola has accused the Federal Government of underfunding security agencies in the state. The governor said although security was the exclusive preserve of the Federal Government in the constitution, it (Federal Government) had failed to provide adequate equipment for security operatives, especially policemen, to function well. Fashola, who spoke on […]

ACN, others berate Jonathan over N2.2bn party hall

Civil rights groups and the Action Congress of Nigeria have criticised the President Goodluck Jonathan-led administration for borrowing N2.57tn in 18 months and proposing a N2.2bn banquet hall project for Aso Rock. They said the country’s rising debt profile and the hall project in the presidency had shown that the Jonathan administration was wasteful and […]

Obasanjo expresses optimism over Ghana polls

Former  President, Olusegun Obasanjo, who is leading a 250-member ECOWAS observer mission to Ghana’s general elections scheduled has expressed optimism that the elections will be successful. This, he said, was because of the satisfactory preparations and the nation’s proven tradition and reputation for democracy. This was contained in a statement from the ECOWAS Commission, in […]

Mike Adenuga boosts Bayelsa flood relief efforts (Currying favor?)

Chairman and principal owner of Globacom, Nigeria’s leading telecommunications company, Dr. Mike Adenuga Jnr, has donated a whooping sum of N500m to support the flood relief efforts of the Bayelsa State Government. Presenting a draft cheque to the Governor of Bayelsa State, Hon. Henry Seriake Dickson, in Abuja yesterday, the business mogul said he was […]

Switzerland returns $700m Abacha’s loot to FG – (It will be looted again)

From ADETUTU FOLASADE-KOYI, Abuja Switzerland is set to expose public officers who stashed away looted funds in the country’s banks, just as it announced yesterday that the country new laws did not allow anonymous bank accounts in Swiss banks. The Swiss Government also announced that $700 million, out of the reported $1 billion loot stashed […]

Governors at war over Boko Haram

From ISMAIL OMIPIDAN, Kaduna Governor Ibrahim Gaidam of Yobe State has described as surprising, the report credited to the Chairman of the Northern States Governors Forum (NSGF) and Niger State Governor, Muazu Babangida Aliyu, to the effect that Yobe lawmakers and the State’s commissioners had allegedly relocated to Jigawa, owing to the deteriorating security situation […]

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