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Boris Becker Loses 100m Pound Investment in Nigeria
Former Wimbledon winner and famed tennis player might have lost about 100m Pounds of his personal fortune to questionable investments in Nigerian oil firms. This made known recently following claims in the German press. More so, former star was last month declared bankrupt by a court judgment in London.
Terrorism Became Bigger under Jonathan- Presidency Responds
The Presidency through its Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu has condemned the tenure of former President Goodluck Jontahan’s for emboldening terrorists and other miscreants. This was contained in a statement released in response to the former National Security Adviser’s, Col. Sambo Dasuki claims that they wiped out insurgency from the Northeast to pave the way for 2015 elections.
Groups Seek Saction against Sheriff, Others
Some groups and other concerned individuals within the People’s Democratic Party are said to be mounting pressure on the leadership of the party to impose tough sanctions on Sheriff and his co-plotters ahead of the party’s meeting slated for later today. This they believe will further deter other members of the party from activities that could create disharmony among the group.
Calabar Death Toll Reaches 11
The death toll from the inferno that raged at the Linc Oil and Gas tank farm in Calabar, Cross river state has reached 11. This was disclosed by the Commissioner of Police, Hafiz Inuwa at a briefing on the incident. More so, the Nigerian Ports Authority and other stakeholders have commiserated with the deceased.
Update: Malala Visits Osinbajo
Pakistan-born UN ambassador Mala Yousefzai on Tuesaday met with the Acting President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria behind closed doors. The meeting which lasted hours at the State House, Abuja had Malala urge Osinbajo to declare a state of emergency in the nation’s education sector, as well as implement Child Acts Right in all states of the federation.
WAEC Withholds 214 952 Results
The West African Examination Council has released results of the May/June Senior School Certificate Examination. In total, about 59.22% of students obtained five credits in subjects including mathematics and English language. However, the examination council withheld about 214 952 results.
Lagos LG Polls Set to Hold on July 22
The Lagos State chapter of the All Progressives Congress has assured that it will sweep the 20 Local Government Areas and 30 Local Council Development Areas in Saturday’s polls. This is just as the publicity secretary of the Lagos APC on Tuesday, Joe Igbokwe reiterated the party’s resolve to emerge victorious in the polls.
Nigerians Want PDP Back in 2019- Jonathan
The former President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria has disclosed that Many Nigerians want to see the People’s Democratic Government return to power in 2019. This is just as there has been widespread concerns about the policies of the All Progressives Congress which has seen the economy nosedive.
CBN Pumps in $195m more to Boost Forex Supply
Following repeated interventions by the federal government through its financial regulatory agency CBN. There are speculations the naira may stabilise further against the dollar at the rate of N368 to $1. This would be a huge relief for manufacturers and importers in the country.
Local Price of Yam Increases amidst Export Fears
There are speculations the price of yam could increase further in the local market following the recent commencement of exports of the agricultural produce to the US and UK. More so, there was a 4.62% increase in the price of yam between May and June which has seen many households neglect yam as a staple food.