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Court Orders Mobil, NNPC To Pay N81.9 Billion To Ibeno for Oil Spillage

Court Orders Mobil, NNPC To Pay N81.9 Billion To Ibeno for Oil Spillage

The Federal High Court, Abuja, yesterday, ordered the Federal Government to pay $951 million to the Bayelsa State Government. The amount is the 13 per cent derivative sum due as arrears of revenue and payable to Bayelsa State. Justice Inyang Ekwo, who delivered the judgment, held that the Attorney-General of the Federation (AGF), the sole […]

Why UK court jails 64-year-old Nigerian for raping 13-year-old girl

Why UK court jails 64-year-old Nigerian for raping 13-year-old girl

The Croydon Crown court, England, has sentenced one Adeyinka Ajose, to 18 years in prison for sexually assaulting a teenager. Ajose was found guilty on four counts of the rape of a female child under 13, one count of the sexual assault of a female child under 13 and one count of assault/ ill-treatment of […]

Usain Bolt welcomes newborn twin sons Thunder and Saint Leo

Usain Bolt welcomes newborn twin sons Thunder and Saint Leo

Sprinter Usain Bolt has had twin boys, named Thunder Bolt and Saint Leo Bolt. Bolt, 34, announced the news on Instagram on Father’s Day, with a lightning bolt emoji next to each of his children’s names. The Olympic champion posted a photo of him and partner Kasi Bennett, with their twin boys and one-year-old daughter […]

FULL TEXT: Buhari’s Democracy Day message to the nation

FULL TEXT: Buhari’s Democracy Day message to the nation

Fellow Nigerians, I join you all today to commemorate and celebrate our Democracy Day. It is a celebration of freedom and a victory for one people, one country and one Nigeria. 2. As with all democracies we will always be going through improvement processes in our desire to reach the goal of a mature democracy, […]

US advises citizens in Nigeria to avoid June 12 protests,

US advises citizens in Nigeria to avoid June 12 protests,

The United States Mission to Nigeria has advised its citizens in the country to avoid the June 12, 2021 protests which will take place on Saturday in several parts of the country. The US said this in an advisory on Friday titled, ‘Demonstration Alert: US Mission Nigeria (June 11, 2021) – Nationwide Protests on Democracy […]

EFCC Denies Assaulting NBA Chairman

EFCC Denies Assaulting NBA Chairman

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC wishes to inform the public that claims by one Justin Gbagir, Chairman Makurdi Branch of the Nigerian Bar Association, NBA, that he was assaulted and brutalized by operatives of the Makurdi Zonal Office of the Commission on June 8, 2021, leading to his being hospitalized at BUSTH is […]

Son, Father in EFCC’s Net for Alleged Internet Fraud

Son, Father in EFCC’s Net for Alleged Internet Fraud

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Lagos Zonal Office, have commenced investigation into an alleged case of conspiracy, computer-related fraud, obtaining by false pretense and retention of proceeds of unlawful activities levelled against one Malik Giles Bakare. He was arrested by officers of the Nigeria Police, Force CID, Alagbon, Lagos on May 31, 2021 […]

Meet Grace, the healthcare robot COVID-19 created

Meet Grace, the healthcare robot COVID-19 created

The Hong Kong team behind celebrity humanoid robot Sophia is launching a new prototype, Grace, targeted at the healthcare market and designed to interact with the elderly and those isolated by the COVID-19 pandemic. Dressed in a blue nurse’s uniform, Grace has Asian features, collar-length brown hair and a thermal camera in her chest to […]

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