Exchange Rates: BUY/SELL 1 USD=363/366 NGN, 1 GBP=470/475 NGN, 1 EURO=420/426 NGN

Daily Archives: August 18, 2017

3 remanded in prison for hacking into bank, stealing N39m

1000-naira-notes1

Three suspected fraudsters were, yesterday, arraigned before a Lagos magistrate’s court, sitting at Igbosere, for allegedly hacking into an account at First Bank Plc and fraudulently withdrawing N39 million. The defendants are Ahmed Shehu, 27; Umar Mohammed, 30 and Ibrahim Ahmed, 41. They were arrested following a complaint by the management of First Bank Plc through the Head of the ...

Read More »

Lagos, Ogun recovering from Lassa fever

Lassa-fever-e1452545278971

In the last fortnight or thereabouts, the Southwest has been on edge over Lassa fever outbreak in Lagos and Ogun states. Between the two states, a total of six confirmed cases and two deaths were recorded, while 256 were placed on surveillance at the Lagos University Teaching Hospital, LUTH; Mainland Hospital, Yaba, Lagos, and Federal Medical Centre, Abeokuta. Surveillance officers ...

Read More »

Why George may pip Fani-Kayode, Mimiko, Adeniran to the PDP Chairmanship

Why George may pip Fani-Kayode, Mimiko, Adeniran to the PDP Chairmanship

As the Peoples Democratic Party prepares for its elective national convention to elect new officers before the end of the year to pilot its affairs preparatory for the 2019 general elections, investigations have shown that former Board chairman of the Nigeria Ports Authority, Chief Olabode George may emerge the new national chairman of the party. Although George appears to be ...

Read More »

Disengaged workers cry to Buhari over entitlements

Disengaged workers cry to Buhari over entitlements

Workers disengaged from the Abia State civil service have sent a save our soul message to President Muhammadu Buhari over the inability of the state government to pay their entitlements. Former Abia state governor, Theodore Orji, had on October 1, 2011, ordered the disengagement of over 4, 000 non indigenous workers from its workforce and later recalled those from non ...

Read More »

FG asks Court to return Nnamdi Kanu to Prison

Nnamdi-Kanu1

The Federal Government has urged a Federal High Court in Abuja to revoke the bail it granted leader of the pro-Biafra group, Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu and return him to prison. The government argued that Kanu has not only breached the conditions attached to the bail granted him on April 25 this year on health ground, he ...

Read More »

We won’t lose sleep over The Economist’s ranking — LASG

We won’t lose sleep over The Economist’s ranking — LASG

The Lagos State government yesterday said it won’t lose sleep over the ranking by The Economist of London, which says the state is the worst global city to live in after Damascus in war-torn Syria. In an exclusive interview with Vanguard, Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Mr. Steve Ayorinde, described the ranking as not representing the successes the state had ...

Read More »

C-River launches 3 agro-cultural festivals to boost tourism

inmates-farmers

Cross River State Government has restated its commitment to boost tourism through agro-cultural festivals in the three senatorial districts of the state, adding that it had created three new Agro-Cultural Festivals to boost its tourism potentials. The festivals, which include Leboku, adopted for the Central district, Otumobong for the Southern district and a yet-to-be-named festival for the Northern zone, will ...

Read More »