Month: October 2019

LG Councillor Arrested For N11 Million Fraud

The EFCC has arrested a local government councillor, Theophilus Madami, for committing a fraud. The anti-graft agency made this known in a post on its verified Facebook page on Tuesday alleging that Madami misappropriated N11,080,000. The anti-corruption said, “The EFCC, Kaduna Zonal Office arrested a serial fraudster, Hon. Theophilus Madami, councillor representing Kakuri Hausa, Ward, for alledged criminal breach of trust and misappropriation of funds to the tune of N11,080,000 only. “The arrest came as a result of a petition written by Ibrahim Ringim Haruna, the Chief Executive Officer of Pyramid Supplied Services Limited, a retail service and supply...

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Study: Humans First Appeared In Botswana, Not Tanzania

Researchers have claimed in a publication in the Nature journal that Homo sapiens first appeared in North Botswana and not the previously thought East African country of Tanzania. According to Vanessa Hayes, a geneticist at Garvan Institute of Medical Research in Australia, modern man first migrated from a region south of the Zambesi River, which is now dominated by salt pans. The area was surrounded by a large lake and could have been the birthplace of man the study noted. “It has been clear for some time that anatomically modern humans appeared in Africa roughly 200,000 years ago,” Hayes...

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NURTW extortion: Riders accuse OPay of not protecting them

The riders of a bike hailing company in Nigeria OPay have protested against the incessant harassment by the members of the National Union of Road Transport Workers in Lagos state. “What is happening is ticketing problem,” Adedamola a rider told The Guardian in Ikeja. Adedamola said the riders protested on Monday because they were asked to pay N1500 by NURTW members instead of the initial N500 they were paying. The riders who spoke with The Guardian said the constant extortions they faced in the hands of the different unions at Lagos parks was eating deep into their earning and...

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19th Peakline – Hon. Fatai Ayoola 5 A-Side Football Competition Off to a Flying Start

The 19th edition of the Peakline-Hon. Fatai Adekunle Ayoola 5 A-Side Football Competition kicked off to a flying start yesterday at the Synthetic pitch of Araromi Primary School, New Road. This year’s edition has 50 teams participating across four different categories; ranging from the boys category that includes, Primary Schools, Junior Secondary Schools and Senior Secondary Schools. The last category is the Senior Secondary Schools category for U-16 girls. In the Primary Schools category played yesterday, L.A. Primary School, Layeni played out a One all draw with Alaba Primary School I. The first goal came off the boots of...

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Lagos House of Assembly summons Ambode

The Lagos State House of Assembly has summoned former Governor of the state, Akinwunmi Ambode, to appear before it on Wednesday, the Nation reports. In an invite published in the newspaper, Ambode has been asked to appear before the Committee of the House by 1pm, to explain all he knows about some financial transactions that took place under his administration. The invite was entitled: “Notice of summons: Mr Akinwunmi Ambode (the former Governor of Lagos State)” and was signed by the Clerk of the House, Mr. A. A. Sanni. Ambode had shunned an an earlier summon by the House,...

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