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N1.4bn Fraud: Appeal Court strikes out Nadabo Energy MD’s appeal

The Court of Appeal, Lagos Division, has struck out the appeal filed by a suspect, Abubakar Peters, Managing Director, Nadabo Energy Limited, who was charged with N1, 464, 961, 978. 24 (One Billion, Four Hundred and Sixty-four Million, Nine Hundred and Sixty- one Thousand, Nine Hundred and Seventy- eight Naira, Twenty-four Kobo) fraud for being incompetent. Peters alongside his company, Nadabo Energy Limited, were arraigned on December 10, 2012 before ... Read More »

Russia ‘Seriously Alarmed’ By U.S. Threat of Military Action Against Assad as Violence Continues in Syria

A leading Russian diplomat has condemned those advocating military intervention against the forces of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, whose war against rebels and jihadis has recently escalated in the last insurgent-held suburbs of Damascus. Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergey Ryabkov said Monday that such military action would violate United Nations Security Council Resolution 2401, which was passed Sunday. It calls for a 30-day cessation of hostilities among warring parties in ... Read More »

Blackstone CEO makes historic $25 million donation to high school

Billionaire Steve Schwarzman, the CEO of private equity giant Blackstone (BX), thinks that oftentimes it’s not enough to just donate money to schools. Rather, he thinks donations can be much more meaningful if they target specific efforts. He recently made the largest-ever private donation to a public school, gifting $25 million to Abington High School in Pennsylvania. Schwarzman wants his donation specifically to help equip students with the right skills ... Read More »

Mother of 3 hit by giant tree says, ‘Our lives are forever altered

A mother of three who was hit by a 3,000-pound falling tree in New York City’s Central Park is speaking out for the first time about the incident and why she plans to file a $200 million lawsuit. “Our lives are forever altered by what happened,” Anne Monoky, 39, told ABC News’ Adrienne Bankert of the moment last August when the tree fell on her and her three young sons. ... Read More »

2019 Elections: Fela Durotoye is threading the path of Chris Okotie, Pat Utomi and Dele Momodu – Lekan Fatodu writes

Mixed reactions continue to trail the decison of popular motivational speaker, Fela Durotoye to become Nigeria’s next president come 2019. In this piece by UK based journalist, Lekan Fatodu, he says Fela is threading a familiar path that some recognisable Nigerians like Chris Okotie, Pat Utomi and Dele Momodu have throd for this same purpose with not much result. To start off, I don’t agree with those who have said ... Read More »

#Dapchi update: FG releases names of 110 missing girls

The Federal Government has released the names and other details of the 110 girls who have yet to be accounted for, following the attack on the Government Girls Science and Technical College (GGSTC), Dapchi, Yobe State, on 19 Feb. 2018. The list was contained in a statement issued in Abuja on Tuesday by the Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, who has twice led a Federal Government delegation ... Read More »

California school shooting plot foiled by Security officer, assault rifles found

A security officer overheard a student threaten to open fire at his Southern California high school, allowing officials to thwart the plot just days after a deadly shooting in Florida, authorities said Wednesday. The 17-year-old student at El Camino High School near the city of Whittier was arrested on suspicion of making criminal threats, and his adult brother was arrested on five weapons charges after two assault rifles, 90 high-capacity ... Read More »

Trump aide shocked after being billed by military for flight on Air Force One

On Celebrity Big Brother, Omarosa Manigault revealed that even though her time in the White House was turbulent, flying on Air Force One was like being on Cloud 9. Omarosa said, “When you fly, they shut down all air traffic.” She added, “All I spend my time on Air Force One doing is calling people just to freak ’em out.” Omarosa surprised her housemates when she revealed, “But you pay ... Read More »

Hundreds of Teachers Sign Up to Arm Themselves, After Florida High School Shooting

In the aftermath of last week’s deadly school shooting in Florida, hundreds of teachers and administrators have expressed interest in carrying a firearm to defend themselves and their students, according to one county sheriff from Ohio. Sheriff Richard Jones of Butler County, Ohio, published an open call on his Twitter page offering free concealed-carry classes to “any employee of any school” in his county. The sheriff, who last came under ... Read More »


More than 90 schoolgirls are feared missing following an attack by Islamic militant group Boko Haram in a village in northeastern Nigeria. Hundreds of children and teachers were said to have escaped after militants stormed the Government Girls Science Secondary School in the state of Yobe. However, Nigerian Police and the regional education ministry deny any abductions having taken place. The militants were reported to have stormed the school and ... Read More »

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