Tuesday, 19 January 2021
2 thieving senior civil servants, Otunla, Dikko refund N8.2billion

By Abankula/ THE NEWS Two retired top civil servants, Accountant-General of the Federation, Jonah Ogunniyi Otunla, and an ex-Comptroller-General of Customs, Abdullahi Inde Dikko have disclosed how they refunded N8.2billion loot to the treasury. They did the refund to avoid prosecution by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission and the Independent Corrupt Practices and other related offences Commission (ICPC). Otunla, AGF between 2011 and 2015, and companies linked to him refunded N6.3 billion. Dikko, the Customs chief between 2009 and 2015 refunded N1.9 billion. Details of the refunds were revealed court documents filed by the two former public officials. In...


  • By Bayo Onanuga: Shekau spoils Buhari’s birthday party By Bayo Onanuga: Shekau spoils Buhari’s birthday party
    By Bayo Onanuga/ THE NEWS Abubakar Shekau, Boko Haram leader chose the most important day in President Buhari’s life, his birthday, to literally mock him, by releasing the video of captured schoolboys of Kankara Government Science Secondary School. The video did not just confirm that the insurgents were the masterminds of the abduction last week Friday. It was also a confirmation that the terrorists thought to have been contained on the fringes of Lake Chad, have opened another flank in…
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  • BY SEGUN AYOBOLU: #EndSARS protests – Any lessons learnt? BY SEGUN AYOBOLU: #EndSARS protests – Any lessons learnt?
    By Segun Ayobolu Have members of the Nigerian political class transcending, in particular, the two dominant parties, the All Progressives Congress (APC) and the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) learnt any appropriate lessons from the over two-week #EndSARS protests that rocked large swathes of the country bringing the economy in many major cities virtually to a standstill? On the surface, the answer seems to be in the affirmative. For instance, in his well written and delivered speech to commemorate the 50th…
    Tuesday, 08 December 2020 00:11
  • By Femi Macaulay: Who’s to blame? By Femi Macaulay: Who’s to blame?
    By Femi Macaulay/ THE NATION Insecurity is the question. What is the answer? Finding a solution to widespread and escalating insecurity in Nigeria requires tackling the menacing combination of terrorism, banditry and kidnapping. The recent massacre of farmers by Boko Haram terrorists at Zabarmari, Borno State, was an alarming evidence of undefeated terrorism. The army gave an excuse, saying Boko Haram would have been defeated a long time ago but for the enemies of Nigeria supporting the group to destabilise…
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    By Samuel Oamen/ THE NATION Nobel laureate, Prof. Wole Soyinka, has carpeted those who criticised the Christmas Day speech of Bishop of Sokoto Catholic Diocese, Rev. Fr. Matthew Kukah. The playwright said he had studied the transcript as reported in the media and found nothing in it that denigrated Islam. He, however, noted he was not among the most religion besotted inhabitants of the globe. Kukah, in the speech, summed up the country’s challenges ranging from insecurity, poverty to frustration under President Muhammadu Buhari. Soyinka spoke in a statement on Monday titled, “The Kukah offence and ongoing offensives.” He said: “One of the ironic features of religionists is, one is forced to conclude, a need to be offended. It is as if religion cannot exist unless it is nourished with the broth of offence. This may be due to inbuilt insecurity, a fear that even the ascribed absolutes of faith may be founded on nothing more than idealistic human projections, not grounded in anything durable or immutable. Hence the over prickliness, aggressiveness, sometimes even bullying tendencies and imperious posturing. This leads to finding enemies where there are none. In certain social climates, it degenerates into inventing enmities in order to…
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  • Nollywood diva loses mum Entertainment Nollywood diva loses mum
    Our Reporter/ THE NATION Nollywood Actress Ebube Nwagbo has lost her mum. She announced this on her Instagram handle. Sharing a photo of her late mum, she wrote: “Nnem Oma…. Jee Nke Oma… You Were A FIGHTER!!! You Fought Till U Breathed Ur Last!!! You Held On Through The Pains Becos You Wanted To Live For Us.. The Strongest Of Them All!! You Raised A Strong Woman In Me!! I Promise To Be Strong For Daddy And My Younger Ones. Heaven Just Gained An Angel..I Know You Are Up There In Heaven.. Charming The Angels With Ur Beautiful Smile And Beautiful Self.. We Are Hurt,We Are Broken,But God Knows Best.. He Gives.. He Takes.. He Decided It Was Time For You To Rest … Away From The Pains.. He Couldn’t Wait To Have You In His Bossom We Miss And Love You Mum.. You Will Live In Our Hearts ForEver!
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