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SIM registration: MTN’s slow action aided Boko Haram, says Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday publicly accused the MTN Group of contributing to the casualty figure of about 10,000 Nigerians killed by members of the Boko Haram sect between 2009 and now. He claimed the telecommunication firm contributed to the figure by selling unregistered SIM cards, which he said were being used by the terrorists. […]

We’ll not forget Nigeria’s sacrifice for S’Africa – Zuma

17227 John Ameh and Sunday Aborisade, Abuja South African President, Jacob Zuma, on Tuesday acknowledged that Nigeria and Nigerians indeed sacrificed for his countrymen to be freed of the clutches of apartheid. He said particularly remarkable was a point in the history of the liberation struggles in South Africa when Nigerian civil servants voluntarily contributed […]

Switzerland gives Nigeria conditions to repatriate $321m Abacha loot

Olalekan Adetayo and Adelani Adepegba Switzerland has given conditions for repatriating $321m looted by a former military ruler, the late Gen. Sani Abacha, to Nigeria. Part of the conditions is that the fund would be used for projects that would benefit Nigerians and they (the projects) must be monitored by the World Bank. The Minister […]

American missionary sentenced to 40 years in prison for raping orphans in Kenya

A former missionary convicted of sexually abusing children at an orphanage in Kenya was sentenced on Monday to 40 years in a US prison. Matthew Lane Durham, 21, had faced up to 30 years on each of four counts of engaging in illicit sexual conduct in foreign places. He was ordered to pay restitution of […]

Man, 33, defiles 8-year old (Is it open season?)

Apapa Senior Magistrate’s Court in Lagos on Tuesday remanded Chibuike Dike, 33, in prison for allegedly defiling an eight-year old girl. Dike, who resides at No.15, Okem Close, Ilufe, Ojo, Lagos, pleaded guilty to a two-count charge bordering on breach of peace and defilement. The prosecutor, Insp. Tony Elibeh, told the court that the accused […]

Housemaid, artisans to pay income taxes in Lagos -(Goodluck with finding them and collecting)

The Lagos State Government on Tuesday announced that it had widened its tax net to include domestic workers and artisans. The Chairman of the Lagos State Internal Revenue Service (LIRS), Mr Olufolarin Ogunsanwo, made the announcement at a news conference in Alausa. He said that the new tax regime was in line with Gov. Akinwunmi […]

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