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Nigerian Benard Okorhi jailed in U.S. over $10m fraud

n Benard Okorhi jailed in U.S. over $10m fraud Nigerian, Benard Emurhowhoariogho Okorhi has been sentenced to serve 75 months in U.S. federal prison for his role in an international fraud conspiracy. Okorhi, 42, is the 11th member of the fraud gang to be jailed. He was initially living in Ghana, operating a business known […]

Excitement in Lagos as new Yaba bus terminal opens

Excitement in Lagos as new Yaba bus terminal opens Yaba terminal By Gbenga Salau It was a thing of joy for many on the Mainland on Tuesday when Lagos State Governor, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu, commissioned the reconstructed and remodelled Yaba Bus Terminal. The icing on the cake for the residents was when the governor revealed that […]

Biden signs bill that declares Juneteenth as federal holiday

(The Political Scientist) US President Joe Biden on Thursday signed into law a bill making June 19 a federal holiday. This is the day that has been widely recognized as the day slavery ended. Since this holiday falls on Saturday this year, it will be celebrated on Friday. This is the first federal holiday since […]

Foreign airlines jostle for Nigerian market ahead of summer travels

By Wole Oyebade At least seven major international carriers are jostling for a pie of the Nigerian market ahead of this year’s summer travels. The airlines, some of which are making a return to the Nigerian routes since the beginning of the pandemic, have lined up multiple frequencies in and out of Lagos, Abuja and Port […]

Nigeria has 415 grazing reserves in 21 states; just 2 in South

By Clifford Ndujihe, Henry Umoru, Dapo Akinrefon, Davies Iheamnachor, Marie-Therese Nanlong & Gabriel Ewepu * Oyo, Ogun only southern states with grazing reserves * Malami misled Buhari on grazing routes – Falana * No law on open grazing in Nigeria —Bashiru, Senate Spoeksman * FG should jettison grazing routes – Afenifere * Willing states waiting […]

Naira weakens to lowest in four years

By Dennis Erezi Nigeria’s Naira weakened to a four-year low in the parallel market after the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) efforts to persuade banks to sell more dollars to customers failed to bridge the widening gap between the official and street rates. As of Wednesday, black market dealers were offering the naira at 502 per […]

Rivers United coach Eguma, kidnapped, Plateau stadium manager killed

Coach Stanley Eguma By Isa Abdulsalami Ahovi with agency reports •NOC mourns former scribe, William Boyd Rivers United Football Club were thrown into confusion on Tuesday when news broke that their manager, Stanley Eguma, have been abducted by unknown bandits. Also on Monday in Jos, unknown gunmen killed the assistant stadium General Manager at the Rwang […]

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