Military frees Borno town from terror group, loses 2 soldiers The statement said the troops during the operation entered and cleared the area killing an unspecified number of the terrorists and destroyed their weapons and equipments.

As part of its continued offensive operations against the Boko Haram terrorists, the Nigerian Military has liberated Gudumbali town in Guzamala local government area of Borno.
According to a statement released on Friday, August 21, in Abuja by the Acting Director, Army Public Relations, Col. Sani Usman, the attack on the town was carried out by troops of 7 Brigade.
The statement said the troops during the operation entered and cleared the area killing an unspecified number of the terrorists and destroyed their weapons and equipments.

President remembers Adadevoh, urges Nigerians to unite to conquer malaria Dr Adadevoh died on August 19, 2015, after contracting the disease in a bid to keep index patient, Patrick Sawyer confined to the First Consultant Hospital in Lagos.

Dr Adadevoh died on August 19, 2015, after contracting the disease in a bid to keep index patient, Patrick Sawyer confined to the First Consultant Hospital in Lagos...See photo after the cut

N200m to be disbursed to corps members as loan for business startup He debunked allegations that the corps is yet to provide skill acquisition and entrepreneurship development to corps members, adding that the exercise has been ongoing since 2012.

The National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) on Friday, August 21, said it has secured over N200 million bank facility for disbursement to corps members as loans to enable them start their businesses.
Brig.-Gen. Johnson Olawumi, the Director-General of the corps, said this when the Commander, Guards Brigade, Nigerian Army, Brig.-Gen. Musa Yusuf, paid a familiarisation visit to the NYSC Headquarters in Abuja.
"That has been a challenge; we train these corps members in the camp after the camp we have partners all over the country where corp"Now, the issue is that when they get this training they don’t have start-up capital but we have been doing a lot to see there is opportunity for them to get startup capital. We have the NYSC foundation as we speak, the NYSC foundation has just approved loan worth N10 million for corps members.

Second-in-command of terror group killed by US air strike

US officials said Hayali, also known as Hajji Mutazz, died after his car was attacked in Monsul, stating that his death would put a hole on IS operations.
The White House has confirmed that Islamic State (ISIS) second in command, Fadhil Ahmad al-Hayali, was killed in a US military strike in northern Irag on Tuesday, August 18.
US officials said Hayali, also known as Hajji Mutazz, died after his car was attacked in Monsul, stating that his death would put a hole on IS operations.
According to Ned Price of the the US National Security Council, the terror group commander was a primary coordinator for moving large amounts of weapons, explosives, vehicles and people between Iraq and Syria, the US National Security Council's Ned Price said in a statement.

Fayose denies dumping ex-factional Speaker, Olugbemi

Ekiti State Governor, Ayodele Fayose, has denied dumping the former factional Speaker of the state House of Assembly, Dele Olugbemi.

The ex-Speaker had rejected the governor’s appointment as member of the state House of Assembly Commission based on “principle.”

Olugbemi said he was not consulted before his appointment was announced on radio in spite of being a member of the appointment committee.

Speaking for the governor, his Chief Press Secretary, Mr. Idowu Adelusi, said, “It is not true that Governor Fayose dumped him. The governor appointed him a member of the commission.

Ban Ki-Moon to visit Nigeria today

The United Nations’ Secretary-General, Mr. Ban Ki-Moon, is expected to visit Nigeria on Sunday (today).

A statement issued by the UN on Friday said Ki-Moon would meet with President Muhammadu Buhari and would subsequently engage in a few field activities.

The statement read, “The Secretary-General will travel to Abuja, Nigeria, over the weekend. During his visit, he will meet with President Buhari and other federal and state government officials. He will also meet with leaders from human rights, religious, civil society and business communities.

“The Secretary-General is expected to discuss development, climate change, human rights and countering violent extremism while he is in Nigeria. He will also mark the anniversary of the August 26, 2011 attack on UN House in Abuja.”

‘APC will rule Imo for 24 years’

The Imo State Government has told members of the Peoples Democratic Party in the state not to see it as an overstatement, a claim by Governor Rochas Okorocha that the All Progressives Congress would rule the state for 24.

Okorocha had said the APC would not only become stronger in the South-East but would govern the state for 24 years, as against the former PDP’s National Chairman, Dr. Vincent Ogbulafor’s claim that his party would rule Nigeria for 60 years.

A statement by the Chief Press Secretary to the Imo State Governor, Mr. Sam Onwuemeodo, reads in full: “We want to quickly explain that the background of Governor Okorocha’s claim and that of Chief Ogbulafor’s claim cannot be the same.

Radio Biafra back on air

Controversial pirate channel, Radio Biafra, has again resumed transmission, despite the Federal Government’s claim that it had jammed the station’s signals.

The Federal Government had on July 14 announced that it jammed the transmission signals of the radio station, which was operating illegally from an unknown location.

Our correspondent observed that the channel had not been transmitting on the FM 104.7 band, on which its signals was received in Enugu, since July.

Dangote gains N15.6bn in 24 hours, now worth N3tn

While some of the world’s richest people lost a sum of $182bn (N35.85tn) over the past week, Nigerian billionaire, Alhaji Aliko Dangote, and 10 others made money amid deepening global market rout.

Dangote, who is President of Dangote Group, posted a $79.2m (N15.6bn) gain from Thursday to Friday, according to Bloomberg’s Billionaires Index. He was one of six billionaires who saw their fortunes increase in 24 hours to Friday.

The world’s 400 richest people lost $182bn last week from their collective fortunes as weak manufacturing data from China and a rout in commodities sent global markets plunging.

Dangote is Africa’s richest man, with a net worth of $15.4bn, according to the Index.

My life in danger over petition against Anyim — PDP leader

A leader of the Peoples Democratic Party, Dr. Cairo Ojougboh, who alleged that former Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Sen. Pius Anyim, tricked former President Goodluck Jonathan in the construction of the Centenary City, has said his life is now in danger.

Ojougboh has, as a result, asked his lawyer, Mr. Kayode Ajulo, to write two separate petitions on the alleged plan to kill him and the involvement of a foreign company in the alleged scam.

He said, “I have instructed my lawyers to forward petitions to the Government of the United Arab Emirates over the scam (allegedly) being perpetrated by Eagle Hills.

Abacha almost killed me, says Obasanjo

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo, on Friday, stated that there was no alternative to democracy, as he almost lost his life to a dictator under a military rule.

He said this on Friday at his Presidential Hilltop residence in Abeokuta, when officials of the National Association of Nigerian Students and some students union leaders from various institutions paid him a visit.

Obasanjo and some other retired military officers and civilians were jailed in 1995 by the military government of the late Gen. Sani Abacha, after he was found guilty by a military tribunal of allegedly plotting to overthrow Abacha’s administration.

Saraki eats humble pie, reaches out to Tinubu

The battle of wills rocking the leadership of the All Progressives Congress may soon be over.
 the contrary to his public posturing of defiance, the Senate President, Bukola Saraki, had started reaching out to some of the aggrieved leaders of the party.

Saraki is one of the gladiators in the clash of egos and wills that followed the Senate leadership election on June 9 and subsequent appointment of principal officers.

The Senate President had earlier visited former President Olusegun Obasanjo to help him beg President Muhammadu Buhari.

He also reportedly met with the Emir of Kano, Lamido Sanusi, on the same matter.

During the week, some emissaries sent by Saraki met with President Buhari and sought forgiveness for the Senate President for acting contrary to the dictates of the party.

Buhari to set up special courts for looters

Presidency had commenced the process of identifying fearless judges that would be saddled with the responsibility of prosecuting corrupt persons.

It was also gathered that the Federal Government was planning to establish 37 of the Special Courts to try corruption in the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja and the 36 states of the Federation.

A top operative of one of the anti-graft agencies, who confided in one of our correspondents, said that the Federal Government decided to set up the planned special courts because of the long delay by regular courts in deciding corruption-related cases.

Graphic: Pastor petitions police after his neighbour allegedly stabbed his wife & set his son on fire, killing him!

Pastor Mathew Asuquo, a resident of Ajegunle community in Lagos state has petitioned the Lagos state police command over the repeated attack on his family by one of his neighbors named Jane Osasa. Pastor Asuquo in his petition alleged that Jane had repeatedly attacked his family and nothing had been done to get her arrested even when he reported the case to the Ajeromi police station.

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As seen in Lagos...(photos)

Police vans in Lagos in really bad condition. See another photo after the cut..

More details about the rocket-like car spotted in Ikoyi yesterday

The rocket-like car that was spotted in Ikoyi yesterday is said to be made by a graduate in Bariga named Durojaiye Kehinde Obasanjo (not related to the former president). He is a graduate of LASU and Lagos Electronics and computer engineering school. He started the project, called Amphibian Jet in 1995. It can be used on land, air and sea but he has only tested it on land and water. He did this on 3rd mainland bridge in 2013. He also said he had traveled with it from Lagos to Ibadan.

Tonto Dikeh speaks on married life, says she's been married for a long time

In an interview with Channels TV, Tonto Dike said she has been married longer than people think
"I have been for a very long time.. Just that I kept the secret to myself..and trying to enjoy married life..yea it just came out like 2-3 days ago.One mistake we do is having this very loud announcement on when you have been engaged and everything and its only normal that the media helps you destroy your marriage before you even get into your home. So,privacy is key in my marriage"she said
Wen asked how being married has influenced her person, Tonto said

I left N10billion in the state teasury for Wike - Amaechi

Immediate past governor of Rivers state, Rotimi Amaechi says contrary to what is being said by Governor Nyesom Wike and his aides, he did not leave the state treasury empty. He said he left behind the sum of N10 billion for the present administration. Amaechi stated this in a statement he released today August 20th
"A total of N7.5 billion cash were left behind as balances in the State Internally Generated Revenue (IGR) account with Skye Bank, FAAC account with Zenith Bank, balances with Access Bank and funds in the State reserve fund account in First Bank.

Syrian man walks into his own funeral

A Syrian man witnessed his own funeral after pulling himself out from a mountain of rubble where he had survived for 36 hours.
It was believed that Mohammed Rayhan was among 117 people who had died when government forces shelled the market place in Douma, just over six miles north east of Damascus. His family had given up all hope when he failed to return home and started mourning Mr Rayhan’s death.
However after three days beneath the rubble he was extricated by rescuers.
With the dust still embedded in his beard and long hair, he returned home.
In doing so he interrupted the final day of mourning, much to the delight of his family.

Mr Rayhan is s now being called the “Living Martyr” after his miraculous survival.

Rangers protest Lobi Fed Cup win

Rangers International FC of Enugu has filed a protest against Lobi Stars of Makurdi, alleging that the club used an ineligible player in their 0-1 loss in the Federation Cup semi-final tie in Katsina.

Paul Ozor, General Manager of Rangers told the News Agency of Nigeria on Thursday that the protest centered on the ineligibility of Barnabas Imenger Jr. who starred for Lobi player during the encounter.

Ozor had questioned Imenger’s eligibility, saying that the player had previously featured for Kano Pillars in the first stanza of the ongoing Nigeria Professional Football League before joining Lobi last week for the second stanza.

Pedro joins Chelsea for £21.4m

Chelsea have confirmed the signing of Pedro from Barcelona in a deal that could rise to £21.4m.

Pedro, 28, had appeared to be on his way to Manchester United before the deal fell through.

The winger, who can also play as a central striker, told Chelsea’s official website, “I am very happy to be here. I am very excited to start my adventure at Chelsea and I am here to keep winning titles.

“Thanks to the club and the supporters for giving me the opportunity to put the blue shirt on.”

Pedro came through the ranks at Barca, joining their academy in 2004 and making his first-team debut in 2008.

NERC gives Discos seven-day ultimatum on prepaid meter

The Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission has issued a seven-day ultimatum to power distribution companies, warning that they will be sanctioned if they fail to meter customers that have paid for the facility under the Credited Advance Payment for Metering Implementation scheme.

NERC, which expressed dissatisfaction with the level of implementation of the CAPMI scheme by majority of the Discos, said it would enforce its compliance.

The ultimatum was contained in a letter to the defaulting distribution companies, namely: Port Harcourt, Abuja, Yola, Enugu, Ibadan, Ikeja, Eko and Benin Discos.

Fire guts foam factory in Lagos

There was confusion on Thursday after a Factory, Sarah Foam factory, was gutted by fire around 10am in the Kirikiri Town, Lagos.

PUNCH Metro learnt that the inferno was caused by an electric surge from the rebranding section of the factory, which escalated and spread to the warehouse section.

It was gathered that the workers alerted the Lagos State Fire Service about 30 minutes after they had tried in vain to put out the fire, which destroyed raw materials and machines estimated at millions of naira.

Wike lied, I didn’t leave empty treasury –Amaechi

THE immediate past Governor of Rivers State, Mr. Rotimi Amaechi, has denied claims by his successor, Chief Nyesom Wike, that he (Amaechi) left an empty treasury before leaving office.

Amaechi said in a statement from his media officer via electronic mail that described as ‘a lie’ the claim of empty treasury by Wike, adding that he left billions of naira in cash and assets before leaving office as a governor.

The former governor recalled that the Wike had, through his spokesman, Sir Opunabo Inko-Tariah, told a Port Harcourt-based radio station that he met an empty treasury when he (Wike) took over as the state governor.

Tailor kills colleague over N200

A tailor, Ifeanyi John, is now in police net for allegedly stabbing his colleague, Anthony Kalu, 28, to death, following an argument that ensued over N200 fine.

The incident occurred on Wednesday evening at Number 39, Bawas Street by Umuwaya Road, Umuahia, Abia State.

The tailors, mostly from Edda in Afikpo-South Local Government Council of Ebonyi State, were said to have gathered for their monthly meeting at the venue but the suspect, who allegedly failed to attend the meeting, stayed back in his makeshift workshop doing some work.

It was also gathered that over 15 tailors displaced by the relocation of Umuahia Main Market to Ubani had been using the venue of the meeting as their joint workshop and had shared things in common as kinsmen.

Drivers attack FRSC in Osun, beat up personnel

Some members of the National Union of Road Transport Workers on Thursday invaded the office of the Federal Road Safety Corps in Osogbo, beat up personnel and vandalised some vehicles.

Our correspondent gathered that some officers of the FRSC arrested a bus with the inscription of NURTW and asked the driver to drive to the Commission’s office along Ogo Oluwa area but the driver sped off.

His action, it was gathered, made the FRSC patrol team to go after the erring driver. The driver was said to have made a U-turn and drove to Olaiya Junction where some drivers who had gathered beat up an FRSC officer on sight.

Ambassador risks recall for issuing visa to terrorist

There are strong indications that the Nigerian Ambassador to Lebanon, Amos Oluwole Idowu, senior officers of the embassy and the Nigeria Immigration Service personnel at the mission may be summoned to Nigeria for issuing a visa to a Lebanese terrorist, Ahmed Al Assir.

It was gathered on Thursday that the NIS visa officers and other officials involved in the visa processes would be summoned to the country to explain why they issued a visa to the fugitive.

Assir was arrrested at the Beirut airport while on his way to Nigeria via Cairo, Egypt.

Findings indicate that visa applications are always addressed to the ambassador, who is the highest official in the embassy’s hierarchy.

UCH offers to treat Baba Sala free

The management of the University College Hospital, Ibadan, said on Thursday that the medical bill of the ailing comedian, Moses Adejumo, also known as Baba Sala, would be borne by the hospital.

This was contained in a statement signed by the Public Relations Officer of the UCH, Deji Bobade, on Thursday.

Bobade said that the decision to foot Baba Sala’s medical bill was taken when the Chief Medical Director of the hospital, Prof. Temitope Alonge, visited the comedian on his sick bed on Thursday.

He said, “The CMD visited the comedian today (Thursday) and revealed that all the bills incurred on his treatment will be borne by the hospital. He is a national hero who should enjoy, especially now in his old age.”

Ondo insisits on ban of okada – Govt

The Ondo State Government has declared that its suspension order on the operation of commercial motorcycle operators also known as okada in Akure, the state capital , as well as the ban on ticketing activities by the operators across the state is still subsisting.

In a statement in Akure on Thursday by the state Commissioner for Information, Mr. Kayode Akinmade, the suspension order still stood until government was done with its reformation process on the operation of the commercial motorcyclists in the state.

According to the commissioner, this clarification was made following the reports that the order was being flouted by some commercial motorcycle operators in the capital city where activities of the okada riders have specifically been suspended.

Corruption at NNPC ruined our investments —IPMAN

The corruption and impunity at all levels of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation have devastated our investments in the oil and gas sector, the Independent Petroleum Marketers Association of Nigeria has said.

IPMAN said that most players in the industry were not happy with the development.

The National Secretary of the association, Danladi Pasali, said they had been yearning for positive changes in the oil sector such as the ongoing reforms being implemented by the NNPC’s new management.

Stop harassing us, PDP govs tell DSS

Thirteen governors of the Peoples Democratic Party have said there is a need for the country to have a virile opposition.

The governors whose political party ruled the country for 16 years before it was defeated by the All Progressives Congress in the last general election, therefore, called on the men of the Department of State Services to stop disturbing members of their party.

Chairman of the PDP Governors’ Forum, who is also the Governor of Ondo State, Dr. Olusegun Mimiko, spoke on behalf of his colleagues after their meeting in Abuja on Wednesday night.

Mimiko said the PDP governors were worried by the activities of the men of the Department of State Services, which he said were aimed at stiffing the opposition.

FG refuses to appeal ruling against Kashamu’s extradition

The Federal Government has not appealed against the ruling of Justice Gabriel Kolawole of the Federal High Court in Abuja, which dismissed a suit seeking the extradition of the Ogun-East Senator, Buruji Kashamu, to the United States of America to face illicit drug charge, findings by our correspondent have shown.

Since it was an interlocutory ruling and not a judgment on the main suit, the government ought to have appealed against the ruling which was delivered on July 1, within 14 days.

Our correspondent learnt that the Federal Government, through the Ministry of Justice, has only appealed against two separate judgments of the Lagos Division of the Federal High Court which had stopped the Office of the Attorney-General of the Federation from going ahead with the extradition proceedings already instituted against the senator before Justice Kolawole.

60% of driving licences in C’River fake –FRSC

The Federal Road Safety Commission on Thursday said over 60 per cent of the driving licences being used by drivers in Cross River State was fake.

The state Sector Commander of FRSC, Mr. Ikechukwu Igwe, who disclosed this while on a visit to the state chapter of the Nigeria Union of Journalists, in Calabar, said the licences were issued by touts.

He noted that the licences were not captured in the database of the commission.

Igwe said, “I have discovered that about 60 per cent of driving licenses in this state is fake. They were produced by touts and were not captured in our data base.

WASSCE fees: Oyo action generates mixed reactions

The decision of the Oyo State Government to stop paying the West African Secondary School Certificate Examination fees for candidates from the state public schools is generating mixed reactions from parents and private school owners in the state.

Apart from the state refusal to continue with the payment, all pupils in the state public secondary schools will start paying N3000 Educational Development Levy per session, which the state government said would complement its efforts at improving the infrastructure in the schools.

While the idea was applauded by some parents, others told our correspondent that government should have reduced its unnecessary spending to accommodate and sustain payment of the WASSCE fees.

Buhari’s integrity increases power supply, says APC

The integrity of President Muhammadu Buhari has led to the seeming stability in power generation and has also ensured an increase in its supply, the All Progressives Congress has said.

It also stated that without adequate improvement in power supply, the President may not be able to fulfil most of his campaign promises.

Before the new government came on board, power generation in Nigeria was between 3,000MW and 3,500MW. But in the past two months, electricity generation has continued to stay above 4,500MW.

The spokesperson for the APC, Mr. Lai Mohammed, stated that the stability in power generation was attributable to the integrity that was brought into governance by Buhari.

Bristow crash: AIB releases names of passengers

The Accident Investigation Bureau on Thursday released the official list of passengers and crew members onboard the Bristow Helicopters’ chopper that crashed into a lagoon in Lagos last Wednesday.

The official list, often called passengers’ manifest, contained the names of the 10 passengers and two flight crew members that were aboard the ill-fated Sikosky S76 C+ helicopter that crashed in the Oworonsoki area of Lagos on August 12.

The AIB had confirmed that the pilot, co-pilot and four passengers died in the unfortunate incident while six passengers survived.

The six survivors are currently receiving treatment at the hospital, while the bodies of the six dead victims had been deposited in the mortuary.

‘Probe Abia pension managers’

The Nigeria Union of Pensioners, Abia State chapter, has asked Governor Okezie Ikpeazu to immediately order an investigation into the activities of pension managers in the state.

This was contained in a communiqué issued by the union after its emergency meeting in Umuahia.

The communiqué, signed by the union’s chairman, C. N Udensi; and its secretary, O.C Arungwa, called for sanctions against all those found culpable in pension funds administration fraud.

According to the NUP, some pensioners in the state were owed seven-month pension arrears.

The council called on the government to urgently pay the huge arrears of pensions owed its members across the state, saying the arrears run into millions of naira.

President names Fowler FIRS chair

President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday appointed Dr. William Fowler, as the Executive Chairman of the Federal Inland Revenue Service.

He also appointed Mr. Aliyu Gusau as the Director-General, Budget Office of the Federation.

The two appointments were contained in a statement made available to journalists by the Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Mr. Femi Adesina.

Adesina said the new FIRS boss would serve as Acting Executive Chairman of FIRS until his appointment is confirmed by the Senate.

Jealous lover sets woman, rival, three kids ablaze

Residents of Ajumose, Ogbein area of Ede in Osun State were woken up by the screams of three children, their mother and her lover, who were engulfed by fire on Sunday, August 16.

It was gathered that the victims were set ablaze by a man, who allegedly felt scorned that his lover was also dating another man.

The five victims were said to be the suspect’s rival, Munirudeen Lawal; the lover, Hadijat Adegoke, and her three children.

Lawal and Adegoke were said to have been rushed to the Ladoke Akintola University of Technology Teaching Hospital, Osogbo, as a result of the burns they suffered.

FG converts 11 states’ bank debts to bonds

The National Economic Council chaired by Vice- President Yemi Osinbajo was on Thursday told that Federal Government bonds had been issued to 14 banks on behalf of 11 state governments as part of the plan to restructure states’ loans in commercial banks.

As part of the plan, the Federal Government had approved the conversion of states’ loans in commercial banks to Federal Government bonds.

This is in line with the palliatives President Muhammadu Buhari had approved for state governments to enable them to meet their financial obligations.

The 11 states, which are beneficiaries of the FGN bonds issued to the 14 banks, were among the 22 states who had applied for their commercial loans to be converted to FG bonds as of August 19.

Revisit sacked workers’ case, NLC tells Amosun

The Ogun State Chairman, Nigeria Labour Congress, Mr. Akeem Ambali, has said the union rejects the decision of the panel that recommended the sacking of six civil servants in the state, including an English Language teacher, Mr. Jolaolu Adegbenro.

The NLC, therefore, urged the state Governor, Ibikunle Amosun, to order a retrial of the sacked workers.

He disclosed this to our correspondent during a telephone interview on Wednesday in Abeokuta.

Ambali said the union did not have confidence in that panel and had demanded that another panel should be constituted to retry the sacked workers.

B’Haram: Adamawa varsity reopens, employs 80 hunters

The authorities of Adamawa State University, Mubi, have recruited 80 hunters to ensure the security of the university community.

The News Agency of Nigeria reported that the university’s Vice Chancellor, Prof Joshua Shall, disclosed this to newsmen in Mubi on Thursday, just as the institution resumes academic activities.

Shall said that the institution was aware of the complementary role played by the vigilante groups and the hunters when the military recaptured Mubi town after it was overrun by insurgents in October 2014. This, he said, informed the decision of the university to recruit the hunters to boost security in the institution.

‘OAU, best varsity in Nigeria’

An international institute which ranks universities across the globe, Cybermetrics Lab of Spain, has rated the Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Osun State, as the best university in Nigeria, for the fifth consecutive time.

A statement issued by the Public Relations Officer of OAU, Mr. Abiodun Olarewaju, on Thursday, stated that the university ranking body rated the curricular, research, academic and general administration of the university as the best in the country.

Olarewaju stated that in the latest ranking, which was released on Monday, the universities of Lagos and Ilorin came second and third respectively.

Photo of the day

Rivers state governor, Nyesom Wike receiving prayers from a clergy man at the Government house in Port Harcourt, Rivers state.

Photos: Actor Mofe Duncan and his bride at their traditional wedding today

Mofe Duncan and his fiancee had their traditional wedding in Lagos today August 20th. Their church wedding will hold on Saturday August 22nd.

Chairman Aquila Group - Shina Peller visits Benin Republic Govt (photos)

Shina Peller, the chairman of the Aquila Group visited Benin republic a few days ago on the invitation of the government of the country, to explore investment opportunities for his diversified group of companies.

Aquila Group consists of Aquila Building and projects Limited, Aquila Oil and Gas Limited, Aquila Global Resources Limited, Quilox Restaurant, Bar and Night club, Aquila Records & Zalalem BDC.
Mr Peller was welcomed at the Seme border by the commissioner of Police and escorted into Cotonou by the presidential guard. While in Benin Republic, Shina Peller held high level meetings with the Prime Minister, Minister of Finance, Customs Chief, Members of Parliament, His Excellency the Mayor of Dangbo and the head of the office of formalizing business.

Woman with rare skin condition gets Tattoo as perfect response to people's stares

A woman with Vitilogo got a tattoo as a response to people's stares. After deciding to stop hiding her vitiligo, Tifanny Posteraro, 24, decided to take direct action to deal with the unwanted attention she received. She had the words 'It's called vitiligo' tattooed across her forearm after ditching the thick foundation she'd been wearing for years and deciding she had nothing to hide.
Tiffany spent 17 years covering up her body and wearing thick make-up to avoid cruel comments about the condition, which causes pale patches to develop on the skin due to a lack of melanin. But a chance encounter with another sufferer changed her outlook and now she wears her white bits with pride.

Tiffany, who lives in Brooklyn, New York and grew up in Florida, first noticed small white spots on her knees aged seven.

Photo: EFCC arrests suspected serial fraudster for N3.29bn fraud

Press statement from EFCC
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, on Wednesday, August 19, 2015 arrested a suspected serial fraudster, Dr. Kunle Adeshola, who issued a forged draft to the tune of N3.29billion, in a phony land deal. 
The suspect, who presented himself as Director, Corporate and Management Service, Amazon Inc., had allegedly entered a contract with Atkan Services Nigeria Limited for the purchase of 50 units of flats in different locations within the FCT, Abuja
and subsequently presented a Deutsche Bank, "bank draft" no 081758 in the sum of $19.930, 900.00 purportedly drawn by Deutsche Bank in favour of Infinity Trust Savings and Loans Limited. But the draft was returned unpaid after Stanbic IBTC Plc, discovered it was forged and reported the fraud to the Central Bank of Nigeria.