EFCC raids Jonathan’s cousin’s firm

Operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, yesterday, raided the premises of Kakatar CE Limited at Otakeme, Bayelsa State. The construction company, belongs to Azibaola Robert, a cousin of former President Goodluck Jonathan. The raid, New Telegraph learnt, took the employees of the company by surprise but contrary to expectation, no cash was recovered at the end of the raid. Spokesman of the company, Mr Austin Ekeinde, who confirmed the incident, said the operatives vandalised several company property although they did not produce any warrant to justify the…

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Lecturer, wife in divorce, paternity row

They got married about six years ago. But now, Monday Abu and his wife, Glory are at war over sundary issues. There is even allegations of threat to life. Cajetan Mmuta in Benin, reports on the controversy For Mr Monday Layasini Abu, the nuptial knot tied six years ago at the Oredo council area of Edo State is now at crossroads and the centre can no longer. As a Senior Political Science lecturer at the Western Delta University, Ogharra, in Delta State, he had hoped to enjoy his marital bliss…

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Youth Olympics: Oshodi rescues junior tennis players

In order not to allow the junior players to miss totally from competing at global level as well as to improve themselves, President of Nigeria Table Tennis Federation Wahid Oshodi has facilitated the participation of Nigeria in the Youth Olympic Games qualifiers holding in Tunis, Tunisia. After missing out from the ITTF African Junior Championship which serves as qualifiers for the World Junior Championships and World Cadet Challenge, the duo of Azeez Solanke and Tosin Esther Oribamise will be making attempt as wining a slot at next year’s YOG holding…

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Surveyors review guidelines, raise survey fee by 300%

Nigerian Institution of Surveyors (NIS), Lagos State branch, has announced a 300 per cent increase in the cost of land survey, New Telegraph has learnt. The new fee, according to a newly-reviewed guideline released by the group, cut across different zones of the state. Survey plan for a plot of land in Lagos Island, Eti- Osa, and Ikeja, which was formerly N300,000 now costs N1 million. Also, Somolu, Alimoso, Mushin, Agege, Ibeju Lekki, Kosofe, Lagos Mainland, Amuwo Odofin Local Government, which the fee was formerly fixed at N180,000 now goes…

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X-raying telecoms consumers’ worries

With telecoms regulator declaring 2017 as Year of Telecomms Consumer, mobile subscribers across networks have listed their current challenges regarding quality of service (QoS), which they want the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) to focus on. KUNLE AZEEZ reports     Over the last 16 years of telecoms deregulation, the number of mobile subscribers on various telecoms networks has grown significantly. From a paltry 500,000 mobile lines in 2001, the industry has grown to over 230 million connected lines with over 154.1 million of them active on their respective networks and…

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The sack of Pravin Gordhan

Pravin Jamnadas Gordhan is a well-polished South African politician. He was a Minister of Co-operative Governance and Traditional Affairs (2009-2014). The incumbent President, Jacob Zuma, appointed him as Minister of Finance in 2014 until March 30, 2017, when he was sacked from office in a controversial cabinet reshuffle. Gordhan was replaced with Malusi Nkanyezi Gigaba as Finance Minister. Prior to this political elevation, Gigaba was the Minister of Home Affairs with effect from May 26, 2014. It is relevant to add that Gordhan and eight other ministers were clear victims…

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Ambode: We’re training workers to reduce recruitment expenses

Lagos State Governor, Akinwunmi Ambode, yesterday said his administration was embarking on investing in leadership training of workers to reduce costly recruitment expenses. He charged civil servants in the state to justify the government’s investments on them by working to tackle challenges confronting the more than 22 million residents of the state. Speaking during a twoday workshop tagged; “Leadership Development & Performance Enhance ment for Public Servants in Lagos State, Governor Ambode, who was represented by the Commissioner for Establishments, Training and Pensions, Dr. Benson Oke, said training and re-training…

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Imo threatens to jail journalists

Imo State Chairman of the Council of Traditional Rulers, Eze Samuel Ohiri, yesterday, threatened that journalists who refer to Dr. Cletus Ilomuanya, the former chairman, Southeast council of traditional rulers, as a monarch will end up in jail. The monarch while speaking shortly after the meeting of the South-East council of traditional rulers in Imo state accused journalists of aiding the alleged deceit of Ilomuanya by the continued reference to him as a traditional ruler. “It is not in the best interest of decent society that we continue to condone…

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