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I am Passionate about Nigeria, ‘mad’ about seeing a New Nigeria-OBASANJO … ‘We can end insecurity in Nigeria within two years, only if we are truthful to ourselves, the masses are suffering a lot’ *“How can we expect a new nation, save our country, when our politicians refuse to change their style of governance?” *“I have no apology for being mad about Nigeria because I have no other country I can call my own and I have no other country I can go to. I have come to live here. I don’t like the on-going situation of life in Nigeria presently” *BY DAVID OPEYOMI/POLITICAL Reporter, Abeokuta

I am Passionate about Nigeria, ‘mad’ about seeing a New Nigeria–OBASANJO … ‘We can end insecurity in Nigeria within two years, only if we are truthful to ourselves, the masses are suffering a lot’ *“How can we expect a new...

My WIFE is a serial Liar, she abandoned me when I needed her most, ran away to Canada-Sheriff Lawal, Nigerian welder man begs court for divorce …She deceived me into believing she was to attend a job interview in Abuja and I prayed in my heart for her *“Shakirat broke my heart. She lies about everything. I saw her last on Nov. 16, 2020 when she said she was going for a job interview in Abuja. I later learnt she went to Canada. Lying is her habit. She has since left her matrimonial home, left me, has not returned till date; neither has she communicated with me. Her family members did not tell me of her whereabouts even though they knew her movement. I can deduce there’s no more love between us, so I have approached the court to grant me a divorce”-Troubled Hubby *“From the evidence of the petitioner which is the only evidence before this court, this court is convinced that the respondent has no interest in the marriage anymore. More so if she could abandon her matrimonial home without the consent of her husband who does not know her whereabouts, only to discover later that she had travelled abroad. This is enough to show that there is no more love between the two”-Adeniyi Koledoye, President, Igando Customary Court *BY GABRIEL OYETADE/JUDICIAL Correspondent, Lagos

My WIFE is a serial Liar, she abandoned me when I needed her most, ran away to Canada-Sheriff Lawal, Nigerian welder man begs court for divorce …She deceived me into believing she was to attend a job interview in Abuja and I prayed in my heart...

I am destined for Aso Rock as NIGERIA President, Not ready to retire from politics-Asiwaju BOLA Ahmed Tinubu, APC presidential aspirant & national leader …I will tackle corruption on all fronts and ensure peaceful coexistence of Nigerians *“I am assuring Nigerians that I will govern with all my strength. Together, we will work with you to reverse the trend of corruption. There are elements of division but our commitment to Nigeria is for peaceful coexistence to build up and demonstrate unity and live together in peace and harmony. I have the experience, knowledge and profound acumen to navigate Nigeria into the most successful country in the world. I am a man of my words. I practice what I preach” *BY RILWAN OMAR/POLITICAL Reporter, Benue State

I am destined for Aso Rock as NIGERIA President, Not ready to retire from politics-Asiwaju BOLA Ahmed Tinubu, APC presidential aspirant & national leader …I will tackle corruption on all fronts and ensure peaceful coexistence of Nigerians *“I...

SHAME: EFCC handcuffs Nigeria’s Accountant-General, Ahmed Idris for STEALING N80 Billion, Invites suspect’s blood Brothers, Sisters used as Fraud Fronts to Abuja … WE have invited some relations of the AGF and consultants whose firms were believed to have been used for some curious transactions, states anti-graft agency *“We have clues and evidence that some consultancy jobs were allegedly used by the AGF to launder the funds. This is why the commission moved the AGF from Kano to Abuja for interrogation. He is already cooperating with our detectives. He is still in our custody. EFCC has invited some of his relations and consultants who allegedly executed some questionable or non-existent contracts. The commission will brief the nation appropriately after our findings”-EFCC *BY RASHIDAT AHMED/ANTI-GRAFT Correspondent, Abuja

SHAME: EFCC handcuffs Nigeria’s Accountant-General, Ahmed Idris for STEALING N80 Billion, Invites suspect’s blood Brothers, Sisters used as Fraud Fronts to Abuja … WE have invited some relations of the AGF and consultants whose firms were...

SOLAR POWER SCANDAL: Nigeria’s Disgraced First elected Woman Ex-Speaker, PATRICIA ETTEH begs EFCC for mercy after converting N130million cash into personal use, pilfers fund from Akwa Ibom electrification contract … confess: ‘Please forgive me, I am ready to cooperate, I honestly don’t remember how I misplaced the NDDC money in my personal account then’ *“Our commission’s special duties unit is grilling ex-Speaker of Nigeria’s House of Representatives, Patricia Etteh for her alleged involvement in a solar power electrification scam in Akwa Ibom State worth N240 million. The former speaker received N130m through her personal account. The contract was awarded by the Niger Delta Development Commission. She is still in our custody”-EFCC *BY LATEEFAT IBRAHIM/CRIME Correspondent, Abuja

SOLAR POWER SCANDAL: Nigeria’s Disgraced First elected Woman Ex-Speaker, PATRICIA ETTEH begs EFCC for mercy after converting N130million cash into personal use, pilfers fund from Akwa Ibom electrification contract … confess: ‘Please forgive...

NIGERIANS IN THE DIASPORA MOURNING: Nigeria’s Cultural Ambassador of Hikosso music, Florence Trautman, ‘FLOXY BEE’ loses American Community Leader Husband …Showbiz manager hubby passed on late last month in New Jersey *Ever-smiling deceased was music promoter behind America’s successful world tour hits of Nigerian legends: late Chief Osita Osadebe, late Oliver de Coque, late Sunny Okosuns, late Majek Fashek, Chief Commander Ebenezer Obey, Sunny Ade and a host of others *“My husband was a great community leader officially recognized by the City of Newark. He has done so much to promote a lot of Nigerian music legends during their world tour over the years here in the United States. The memorial service will be taking place on May 21, 2022 at Third Presbyterian Church, 395 Ridge street, Newark, New Jersey. We are blessed with lovely children” *BY GEORGE ELIJAH OTUMU/AMERICAN Senior Investigative Editor

NIGERIANS IN THE DIASPORA MOURNING: Nigeria’s Cultural Ambassador of Hikosso music, Florence Trautman, ‘FLOXY BEE’ loses American Community Leader Husband …Showbiz manager hubby passed on late last month in New Jersey *Ever-smiling deceased...

PAINFUL EXIT, GONE TOO SOON: Nollywood Famous Actor, LEO MEZIE battled Kidney Disease for years, passed at the age of 46 *Had kidney transplant four years earlier, another kidney transplant last week but developed complications few days ago *Deceased had been in and out of the hospital for a while trying to get back on the feet *Nigerians blame Nollywood stakeholders of shying away from contributing funds to save actor while alive *BY NGOZI ADAMA/MOVIE Correspondent, ENUGU

PAINFUL EXIT, GONE TOO SOON: Nollywood Famous Actor, LEO MEZIE battled Kidney Disease for years, passed at the age of 46  *Had kidney transplant four years earlier, another kidney transplant last week but developed complications few days ago *Deceased...

Breaking NEWS: AFRICA’S Richest Billionaire, ALIKO DANGOTE financially broke, seeking to borrow $1.1 billion (900 billion Naira) for Refinery Project -Fitch, world’s biggest global rating agency … Already exhaust all cash in other projects, funds loaned Dangote Group of Companies not enough to finance Refinery Complex completion by 2023, can only raise fund through sale of Dangote Cement bonds *‘Dangote Industries suffering from weak corporate governance. It is a risk for Aliko Dangote to remain largest shareholder and CEO of the project who already has a lot of power over operations’ *“In the report, Fitch said: “Dangote Industries Limited has a complex group structure with a large amount of related-party transactions, with a negative effect on operational and financial transparency. We also view the dominance of Aliko Dangote, as CEO and the main shareholder, in operations as an additional risk” *BY SAMSON SHOAGA/MANAGING EDITOR, London & BY AHMED NURENI/ GROUP BUSINESS Editor, Abuja

Breaking NEWS: AFRICA’S Richest Billionaire, ALIKO DANGOTE financially broke, seeking to borrow $1.1 billion (900 billion Naira) for Refinery Project–Fitch, world’s biggest global rating agency … Already exhaust all cash in other...

Petrol Price in NIGERIA is 8th Cheapest in the world-ZUTOBI, a world acclaimed international driver’s education company …Africa’s most populous black nation in global index position at petrol price of $0.40 equivalent to $1.82 per gallon *Venezuela ranked first with cheapest petrol price of $0.11 per gallon, followed by Libya at $0.15 and Iran in third position with a petrol price of $0.15 *Hong Kong has the highest price of petrol anywhere in the world at $13.10 per gallon *BY CHIMENEA SAMUEL/TRANSPORTATION Reporter

Petrol Price in NIGERIA is 8th Cheapest in the world–ZUTOBI, a world acclaimed international driver’s education company …Africa’s most populous black nation in global index position at petrol price of $0.40 equivalent to $1.82 per...

MARCO RAMIREZ, an American duped two NIGERIANS of $368,000 in falsehood of helping them obtain EB 5 Investment GREEN CARD -Federal Bureau of Investigation … FBI officer Ayotunde Soladem attached to US Embassy Abuja testified before Nigeria’s Special Offences Court *Economic and Financial Crimes Commission charged suspect on an amended nine counts bordering on obtaining money under false pretences *“RAMIREZ, an American suspect defrauded Messrs Gabriel Ogie and Oludare Talabi, Nigerians of USD368,698 on the pretext that the sum was their investment in his company, which would qualify them to be eligible for issuance of U.S. Green Cards. Office of the Legal Attache in the U.S. Consulate, sometime in 2016, received a letter from EFCC requesting the FBI to assist in finding out the EB-5 Investor Immigrant Programme. The request was to know if USA Now LLC has the right to issue out the EB-5 Investor Immigrant visa to Nigerians. The FBI investigated the matter and responded to EFCC based on our search of people interviewed that Nigeria is not a participant of the EB-5 Investor Immigrant Programme. If Nigeria is not a participant, then no company has been given the licence or right to give out the visa to anyone”-FBI Special Agent Soladem *BY CHARLES AMAECHI/SPECIAL ANTI-Money laundering Reporter

MARCO RAMIREZ, an American duped two NIGERIANS of $368,000 in falsehood of helping them obtain EB 5 Investment GREEN CARD   -Federal Bureau of Investigation … FBI officer Ayotunde Soladem attached to US Embassy Abuja testified before Nigeria’s...