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West African officials head for Mali after ‘attempted coup’

West African officials head for Mali after ‘attempted coup’

West African officials were on Tuesday (May 25) heading for Mali, plunged into crisis after the military detained the president, prime minister and defence minister in what international bodies called an “attempted coup”. President Bah Ndaw, Prime Minister Moctar Ouane and defence minister Souleymane Doucoure were taken to a military base in Kati outside the […]

Recovered £4.2m Ibori loot returned to Delta – Accountant-General

Recovered £4.2m Ibori loot returned to Delta – Accountant-General

The Accountant General of the Federation, Mr. Ahmed Idris, has said the £4.2m looted by a former Governor of Delta State, James Ibori, which the Federal Government recently repatriated from the United Kingdom, has been returned to the state. Idris made this known in Abuja on Tuesday when he appeared before the House of Representatives’ Ad hoc […]

Mary Queen of Scots beads stolen in raid of Arundel Castle

Mary Queen of Scots beads stolen in raid of Arundel Castle

A set of gold rosary beads carried by Mary Queen of Scots at her execution in 1587 was among items worth more than £1m stolen in a raid on Arundel Castle. The gold and silver artefacts were snatched from the West Sussex castle on Friday night. Other pieces taken during the raid include coronation cups […]

TAMPAN Suspends Actors Nkechi Blessing And Kehinde Adams

TAMPAN Suspends Actors Nkechi Blessing And Kehinde Adams

The Theatre Arts and Motion Pictures Practitioners Association of Nigeria (TAMPAN) has suspended actors, Nkechi Blessing Sunday and Kehinde Adams aka Lege over their “show of shame” on social media. The duo in the past few weeks has been at loggerheads on social media over the arrest of Baba Ijesha, who was accused of sexually […]

Actor Adewale Elesho begs Princess over Baba Ijebu saga

Actor Adewale Elesho begs Princess over Baba Ijebu saga

President of the Association of Nigeria Theatre Practitioners, Adewale Elesho, has made a statement concerning Baba Ijesha’s case of sexual assault and molestation in a video posted on Twitter on Thursday morning.   The veteran actor begged the girl’s foster mother and Princess to have mercy on Baba Ijesha. “I am Adewale Elesho, the President […]

Boko Haram leader Abubakar Shekau ‘badly wounded’

Boko Haram leader Abubakar Shekau ‘badly wounded’

Nigerian Boko Haram leader Abubakar Shekau has been seriously wounded after trying to kill himself to avoid capture during clashes with rival Islamic State-allied jihadists in the north of the country, two intelligence sources said Thursday. Shekau’s Boko Haram faction and fighters from the Islamic State West Africa Province had been battling in northeastern Borno […]

Governor Ben Ayade Dumps PDP For APC

Governor Ben Ayade Dumps PDP For APC

Cross Rivers State Governor Ben Ayade has dumped the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) for the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC). Governor Ayade announced his decision on Thursday morning in a meeting with six APC governors who visited him at the Government House. The governors who visited Ayade include Governors of Kebbi, Imo, Yobe, Plateau, Jigawa, […]

EFCC Probes PDP’s Auditor, Finance Director, Secretary Over N10 Billion Fraud

EFCC Probes PDP’s Auditor, Finance Director, Secretary Over N10 Billion Fraud

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC has launched an investigation into an alleged case of criminal conspiracy, abuse of office, diversion of funds, and fraud in the Peoples Democratic Party. The anti-corruption agency invited the National Auditor, Adamu Mustapha, the National Organising Secretary, Austin Akobundu and the director of finance of the major opposition […]