ECOWAS nations urged to step up fight against money laundering

ECOWAS nations urged to step up fight against money laundering

Member countries of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) have been advised to step up efforts in the fight against the money laundering and terrorism financing in the sub-region. The Inter- Governmental Action Group against Money Laundering in West Africa, (GIABA) which made this call at the annual briefing session for ECOWAS Ambassadors […]

NTDC to attract $200 billion investment from ATM

NTDC to attract $200 billion investment from ATM

Nigerian Tourism Development Corporation (NTDC) said it has embarked on fresh marketing strategy that could attract an investment of about $200 billion. Speaking at the ongoing Arabian Travel Market (ATM) in Dubai, United Arab Emirates (UAE), Director General of NTDC, Otumba Olusegun Runsewe, said the major areas to be marketed include the hospitality, transportation, Eco […]

Communique Issued At the End of The Second South – South Economic Summit Held At Asaba, April 26 – 28, 2012

Communique Issued At the End of The Second South – South Economic Summit Held At Asaba, April 26 – 28, 2012

The second South – South Economic Summit, organised on the broad theme “Integrating the South – South for Sustainable Development” (with special emphasis on Development, Investment and Security) was held at the Convention Centre, Asaba, Delta State under the auspices of the BRACED States – Bayelsa, Rivers, Akwa Ibom, Cross River, Edo and Delta. The […]

N21 bn fraud: Saraki to turn himself in

N21 bn fraud: Saraki to turn himself in

Former governor of Kwara State, Senator Bukola Saraki is expected to turn himself in Monday after he confirmed receipt of a report declaring him wanted by the Special Fraud Unit (SFU) of the Nigeria Police Force. The Police is seeking to interrogate Saraki over his alleged ownership of a company, Joy Petroleum Limited, that obtained […]

Police seek Toyin Saraki over N4bn owed Access Bank

Police seek Toyin Saraki over N4bn owed Access Bank

There appears to be no let up for the family of the former governor of Kwara Staete, Dr. Bukola Saraki, as his wife Toyin Saraki is also wanted by the police over an alleged N4 billion loan bank fraud perpetrated at Access Bank Plc. The former governor, now a Senator is already being sought for […]

Azazi under fire for blaming PDP for Boko Haram

Azazi under fire for blaming PDP for Boko Haram

The last may not have been heard of the statement by National Security Adviser (NSA), Owoye Azazi which blamed terrorist attacks sponsored by the Boko Haram Islamist sect on internal squabbles of ruling Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) as the Presidency looks set to sanction him. “The extent of violence did not increase until the declaration […]

Two dons, thirteen others feared killed in BUK bombing

Two dons, thirteen others feared killed in BUK bombing

At least fifteen people including two university professors are feared dead in a gun and bomb attack at the Bayero University, in the Northern city of Kano on Sunday. The multiple blasts that rocked St Stephen Catholic Chaplain, Bayero University, Kano was believed to have claimed the lives of Prof Ayodele of the Chemistry Department […]

ICC convicts Charles Taylor for war crimes

ICC convicts Charles Taylor for war crimes

Former Liberian President Charles Taylor was today found guilty of sponsoring brutal rebel groups in neighbouring Sierra Leone’s civil war. The charismatic war lord-turned elected president was judged to have funnelled arms, ammunition and even mining equipment to rebels in return for blood diamonds and power in the volatile West African region. The 64-year-old was […]

Three newspapers hit in terrorist bombing

Three newspapers hit in terrorist bombing

The offices of ThisDay Newspapers in Abuja and those of Daily Sun, The Moment and ThisDay in Kaduna were all hit in what appeared to have been well-coordinated bomb attacks.   Though there was no official casualty figure available as at 8.00 pm Thursday, unofficial figures ranged from 10 to 40.   Thursday’s attack is […]

Boko Haram: Police recovers explosives

Boko Haram: Police recovers explosives

The Kano State Police command has recovered three bags containing explosive substances allegedly used in the manufacture of Improvised Explosive Devices (EIDs). The discovery of the explosive substances came just days after the Joint Task Force (JTF) raided a bomb factory believed to belong to the dreaded Boko Haram militant group.   Kano State Commissioner […]