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World’s Most Expensive Divorce: Russian billionaire to pay $4.5bn

Russian billionaire, Dmitry Rybolovlev may lose half his wealth after being ordered to pay his former wife $4.5 billion in a settlement dubbed the “most expensive divorce in history.” Elena Rybolovleva’s lawyer Marc Bonnant said the order from a Geneva court was unprecedented, and “this record judgment is a complete victory.” However, Rybolovlev’s spokesman Sergey Chernitsyn said the divorce was still a “win” for the oligarch. The two had been ... Read More »

Jos: Twin Bomb Blast Kills 118, Injures 56

Residents besiege hospitals After a brief respite, Jos returned to its bloody way yesterday, with two bombs going off in the Plateau State capital city. The explosions occurred in the highly populated shoes market section of the Murtala Muhammed Way within 20 minutes interval. “The exact figure of the bodies recovered as of now is 118,” Mohammed Abdulsalam, co-ordinator for the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) in the city, told ... Read More »

Oyo fuel price hike: ‘Faulty Generators To Blame’

Faulty generators at the pumping station in Mosinmi depot, Ogun State have been disclosed to be responsible for the increase in the price of Premium Motor Spirit, otherwise called petroleum, in Oyo State, as many independent filling stations sell above the official pump of N97 per litre. The Chairman, Independent Petroleum Markerters’ Association of Nigeria (IPMAN), Ibadan depot branch, Basorun Joseph Oyewole Akanni, disclosed this yesterday in Ibadan. He said ... Read More »

Boko Haram: Republic of Benin, Cameroon, Niger and Chad To Send Troops To Nigeria

Nigeria, Republic of Benin, Cameroon, Niger and Chad  will  contribute one battalion of troops each to the international force set up to combat Boko Haram and other insurgent groups. The Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Dr Reuben Abati, made this known when he briefed newsmen in Abuja on Tuesday. Abati spoke on more measures taken to strengthen fight against terrorism in the sub-region. He said the decision ... Read More »

Nasir El-Rufai [@elrufai] Sues PDP, Metuh, Thisday for N1.5b

Former Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Minister, Nasir El-Rufai, has instituted a N1.5 billion libel suit against the Peoples Democratic Party, its National Publicity Secretary, Mr. Olisa Metuh and ThisDay before a High Court in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT). El-Rufai accused Metuh of authoring a defamatory statement, issued on behalf of the PDP, linking him and the All Progressives Congress  (APC) to the Boko Haram insurgency. He added that in ... Read More »

Multiple Explosion Tears Jos Apart

Scores of persons have been reportedly killed  in Tuesday’s multiple explosion in Jos, Plateau State. The bombs exploded in  the central areas of  the city at about 2:55pm in the afternoon. The incident happened at a densely populated areas of Ahmadu Bello Way where the city’s GSM market is located. Loud bangs were heard in Bukuru, which is about 20km from Jos city. A heavy explosion occurred at a populated shoe market ... Read More »

Abducted Chibok girls: Wike Fingers Shettima, Said He Should Be Held Responsible

The Supervising Minister of Education, Nyesom Wike has linked the Borno State Government with the abduction of the over 200 School girls in Cbibok. Wike said the Governor of the state should be held responsible. The Minister made the accusation when he received some chiefs from Ogu-Bolo local Government area, the Ogu Divisional council of Chiefs, in Port Harcourt. He said the Borno State Governor, Kashim Shettima turned down a ... Read More »

Refinery blast kills seven in P’Harcourt

At least, seven persons were feared dead on Sunday when an explosion rocked the Port Harcourt Refinery Jetty in Okrika Local Government Area of Rivers State. It was gathered that several persons were seriously injured as a result of the explosion, which was allegedly triggered by the activities of pipeline vandals and oil thieves. It was learnt that suspected oil thieves had tampered with one of the pipelines close to ... Read More »

Nigerian Unemployed Graduates To Earn Corps Members’ N19,800 Monthly Allowance

Succour may soon come to unemployed graduates in Nigeria if the recommendation of one of the committees at the ongoing National Conference is accepted at the plenary and by the Federal Government. Our correspondent learnt that the conference’s Committee on Law, Judiciary, Human Rights and Legal Reform had recommended that each unemployed graduate should be paid a monthly allowance equivalent to the allowance of members of the National Youth Service ... Read More »

Stealing is not corruption – ICPC

Contrary to the popular thinking that Nigeria is corrupt due to the incessant stealing of public funds by a few persons, the Independent Corrupt Practices Commission has said that stealing is not corruption. According to the commission, most acts credited to corruption have no relationship with stealing. The ICPC chairman, Mr. Ekpo Nta, said this when a delegation from the Council for the Regulation of Engineering in Nigeria visited the ... Read More »

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