October 28, 2019

NCC To Test Run 5G Technology For Three Months – Danbatta

  The Nigerian Communication Commission (NCC) has announced that the new 5G technology will be tried for three months before a full integration into the Nigerian Network space. 5G has come under a series of criticism from nations around the world with the U. S blacklisting Huawei over and banning the Chinese company from selling tech equipment to U. S firms over issues that Huawei will use 5G spying purposes. The concern has created a tread-with-caution aura around a technological advancement that’s supposed to herald the next level of communication and data sharing around the world. Executive Vice Chairman of NCC, Prof. Umar Danbatta disclosed this during the Mobile and [Read]

228 Inmates Escape As Flood Destroys Nigerian Prison

  The Koton Karfe custodial centre in Kogi has collapsed under heavy flooding, leading to the escape of 228 inmates. The Comptroller General of the Nigeria Correctional Service, Jafar Ahmed, who confirmed this while speaking with journalists in Koton Kafe on Monday said that the flood came at about 3 a.m., submerging the perimeter fence and the walls of two cells. He said that there were 228 inmates at the centre as at the time of the incident. Mr Ahmed said that the prison was not habitable at present, saying that the re-arrested inmates were being transferred to other prison facilities in the state. He said that details of the [Read]

Bakare sparks fresh controversy, says ‘thieves’ in ‘Bourdillon’ won’t succeed in 2023

**… Mocks 2023 Presidential ‘hope-fools’  Serving overseer of the Latter Rain Assembly, Tunde Bakare, has sent a message to those living in highbrow Bourdillon, Ikoyi, Lagos, feeding fat on public funds saying that they would eventually be made to vomit the funds they have stolen. Recall that only few weeks ago, a video of Bakare had surfaced where he was declaring that he would succeed President Muhammadu Buhari, generating widespread reactions. TheCable reports that Bakare during a sermon at his church on Sunday, noted that the people were praising the one who stole from them, and regarding him as a generous man. While lamenting the poor state of roads in [Read]

BREAKING: Buhari Set For Another ‘Private Visit’ to UK, Attends Saudi Arabia Summit

  President Muhammadu Buhari will leave Abuja today for Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, to attend the third edition of the Future Investment Initiative (FII) conference. After the conference, he will also go to Makkah to perform his second lesser Hajj this year after he did one in May. The president is jetting out again just a few days after he returned from Russia, where he attended the Africa-Russia summit in Sochi. The Riyadh event is organised by Saudi’s Public Investment Fund (PIF) and his spin doctors said his attendance can attract for Nigeria, some new investments. Under the theme, ‘‘What’s Next for Global Business?’’, the event, which holds from October 29-31, [Read]

2019 Polls: Supreme Court fixes date for hearing of Atiku’s appeal

  The Supreme Court of Nigeria has picked Wednesday, October 30, 2019, for the commencement of the hearing of appeal suit filed by the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the 2019 general elections, Atiku Abubakar and his party challenging the judgment of the presidential election tribunal, which affirmed the election of President Muhammadu Buhari. PDP revealed this on Sunday via its official Twitter handle. The party’s tweet reads, “Breaking News! The Supreme Court of Nigeria has scheduled to hear the Appeal of the @OfficialPDPNig and @atiku / @PeterObi, arising from the judgment of the Appeal Court, on Wednesday, October 30, 2019. It’s time to #RescueNigeria.” The [Read]

FoI: SERAP Queries FG, Seeks Details Of Spendings On Failed $460m CCTV, Other Chinese Loans

  Scio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has sent a Freedom of Information (FoI) request to Mrs Zainab Ahmed, Minister of Finance, Budget and National Planning, asking her to “urgently provide information on the total amount of money paid to contractors from the $460 million loan obtained in 2010 from China to fund the apparently failed Abuja Closed-Circuit Television (CCTV) contract, the loan which the Federal Government has continued to re-pay.” SERAP urged Mrs Ahmed to “disclose specific details of local contractors, if any, that have received funds from the loan for the CCTV contract, reportedly awarded to China’s ZTE Corporation, as well as the implementation status of the project.” [Read]

Commercial Sex Worker ‘Olosho’ Steals Client’s Jeep, Wristwatch, Phones Worth N1m

  A 23-year old lady is currently cooling her head in correctional custody for allegedly stealing a Jeep and other valuables from a man she met at Shoprite. It was however not clear the relationship between the duo as the complainant claimed he invited the lady for a house cleaning work for N20,000 but the suspect claimed otherwise saying it was a sexual invitation. Whichever way, she admitted that she stole the jeep, two Samsung Phones, perfumes and some cash. She was arrested by officers from Ikeja Police Station following a complaint that one Deborah Nwachukwu 23 years old residing at 19 Irewale Street, Ipade area, Lagos stole a Toyota [Read]

2023 Presidency: Ohanaeze Youths Urge Igbo Govs To Dump PDP For APC

  Southeast governors and senators have been urged to defect from the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to the ruling All Progressives Congress as moves for the actualization of Igbo presidency in 2023 warm up. Vanguard reports that members of the Ohanaeze Ndigbo Youth Council Worldwide made the call on Saturday, October 26 in a statement jointly signed by the group’s president-general, Okechukwu Isiguzoro and secretary-general, Okwu Nnabuike. According to them, the youth group sort the willing defection to APC of at least two southeast governors and some key senators. The youth group said it is looking at changing the traditional tight hold of PDP and the All Progressives Grand [Read]

Father Reports ‘Young’ Son To EFCC Over Sudden Wealth, Suspects Internet Fraud

  Adamu father has reported him to the Nigerian main anti-graft agency, the Economic Crimes Commission (EFCC) for an unexplained wealth. The father insists he must explain how he got money to buy a house that is valued for over N2 Million. His father said he is most worried because his son is in secondary school and not have made such monies without engaging in fraudulent activities. In a doubt over his source of income, he reported him to the EFCC. During interrogation, Adamu said he made the money through phone business. The anti-graft agency that is investigating the case discovered that Adamu is engaged in defrauding people (yahoo) and [Read]

From School Daughter And School Father In Secondary School, To Husband And Wife; They Found True Love [READ MORE]

  It’s more like a dream come through through for this couple. A Facebook user shared his beautiful experience of how he met his wife. According to him, They met back in secondary school and it was just a school father and daughter relationship as Chukuwunomso was asked to take care of his wife today by her elder sister while she left school. Now, He will be taking care of her forever as they began their journey in holy matrimony. Read what he wrote below and some of their photos below; “A journey of a thousand miles begins with a step. We started as innocent friends, school father and daughter. [Read]