NSA probes N15bn recovery

The National Security Adviser (NSA), Major General Mohammed Monguno (rtd), has begun an investigation into the recovery of about N15 billion by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC). This is as President Muhammadu Buhari has directed the Attorney General of the Federation (AGF) and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami (SAN), to submit a report on the recovery. The EFCC had, last week Wednesday, recovered $43.4 million, £27,800 and N23.2 million totalling about N15 billion from a private apartment at the Osborne Towers in Ikoyi, Lagos. New Telegraph was informed…

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Okpekpe Race: Obaseki seeks more local participation

Edo State Governor Godwin Obaseki wants increased participation of runners from Edo State and other adjoining states in the Okpekpe international 10km road race. “The Okpekpe race has come to stay and we are happy to be associated with it. It is an event that has put Edo State on the map of the world as a destination for world-class sporting event and we are grateful for this. I will however like to have more local participation in the event. I want runners from all over Edo State and other…

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Team Nigeria targets Badminton title in SA

Nigeria’s badminton team to the Africa Badminton Championship in South Africa is confident of emerging champions as hostility begins on Monday (today). The team departed the country at the weekend for the championship scheduled for April 16 to 23 with six players, comprising of four male and two female who will be representing the country in the Mixed Team event as well as Individual Championship. Captain of the team Babalola Gideon who is ranked number one in the country, was confident Nigeria would come out tops in South Africa. “We…

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Anthony Joshua: ‘Being a boxer you have to be a man of the people’

Anthony Joshua has never lost a professional fight and he’s won every bout with a knock-out. But in two weeks he faces the fearsome Wladimir Klitschko, aka Dr Steelhammer. Should he be nervous? Alex Clark meets the bricklayer turned boxer Anthony Joshua, the Hertfordshire bricklayer who has become British boxing’s greatest star, is a busy boy. After months of trying to find a gap in his schedule, we finally isolate a weekend in Watford. Within 24 hours, that’s shifted to a Friday in Sheffield, and a modern, unremarkable cul-de-sac on…

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APC still clearing PDP mess –Hon. Okeyomi

Hon. Dipo Okeyomi popularly referred to as ‘Carry Go’, is a chairmanship aspirant in Ojokoro Local Council Development Area of Lagos State who is very passionate about the transformation of his area. In a recent interview with journalists in Lagos, he speaks about the coming local government election in the state and the good things that await the people of his area if voted into office. OLALEKAN OSIADE brings excerpts…   How do you feel about the release of the guidelines for the Lagos State local government election, considering that…

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Multiple cinemas, way out of piracy –Bright

Bright Wonder Obasi is a filmmaker, scriptwriter, cinematographer, actor and Filmmaking Facilitator at High Definition Film Academy (HDFA), he speaks with Deborah Ocheni about his Script2screen Africa reality show, multiple cinema as the way out of piracy in Nigeria and sundry issues.   You released an album in 2009. Can you tell us what is happening to that creative part of you? Yes, I released a gospel album in 2009, but since then I think film swept me off my feet, at that point my music was too local and…

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YEMISI RANSOME-KUTI: WOULD BE A LOT RICHERIFI WASN’T A RANSOME-KUTI

    Yemisi Ransome-Kuti is one of the elite women out to serve her community selflessly without a thought of enriching herself. She had served in different developmental projects that had earned her recognition in her community. In this interview with FLORA ONWUDIWE, Ransome-Kuti, who is a cousin of late Afrobeat king, Fela Anikulapo-Kuti, encourages women who are aspiring to run for political offices not to give up. Excerpts…     What was your growing up like as a Ransome-Kuti, a family that played prominent roles in the history of…

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I’m a lover of heels –Tyna

Augustina Enechile Abraham is the CEO of Tytis. She speaks with Deborah Ocheni about her fashion philosophy, love for high heels and more.   What is your personal style? My sense of fashion is simple, decent yet classy. I love to always keep it simple but my simplicity turn heads. When it comes to fashion, would you say your physique works to your advantage? Perfectly! One gift I would forever be grateful to God for is my body. I have the kind of body that introduces me; I can say…

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Promoting culture of loving mothers

The culture of loving but not being expressive about it, especially towards mothers is prominent in the African homes as revealed by the social experiment. The need for being vocal about love and appreciation for mothers cannot be overemphasized. Recently, as part of the efforts to mark this year’s Mothers’ Day celebration, Baileys Nigeria launched an extension of its “Love is”… campaign tagged “Why tell others when you can tell mum?” The campaign seeks to change the perception of Africans as a whole from being rather coy in expressing love…

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