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Monday

14:42

Nigerians celebrate Cyril Stober as he reportedly retires from NTA

Veteran Nigerian broadcaster Cyril Stober has reportedly retired from the National Television Authority (NTA) after three decades of being a newscaster.
Nigerians have a lot of good things to say about Cyril Stober as he retires  from NTA after three decades of being the face of news casting on the TV station.  (Bella Naija)
Nigerians have a lot of good things to say about Cyril Stober as he retires from NTA after three decades of being the face of news casting on the TV station. (Bella Naija)
In 2015, the eloquent news anchor reportedly retired from NTA, but was seen on Nigeria's premier TV station again anchoring shows.
On Saturday, April 20, 2019, the news of Stober’s retirement became a topic on Twitter and Nigerians had a lot of good things to say about the man many people described as the king of news casting.
Here are Nigerian’s reactions to Cyril Stober's retirement on Twitter.
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Sunday

11:02

Easter Message Of Hope: Happy Easter To Christian Believers

Make merry, and rejoice. Celebrate with people and don’t forget to put a smile on someone’s face. He is alive today, and we are free forever. It is a remarkable season. Our Savior died for us and had risen. Hallelujah, he has taken our worries away. Happy Easter.
He has given us another chance to renew our faiths, and we should be grateful to Him. His death has cleansed us from all of our sins. Now celebrate this Easter with a heart filled with love and peace. Have a blessed and beautiful day.

HAPPY EASTER TO ALL CHRISTIAN BELIEVERS 

Wednesday

07:46

Atiku Releases Details Of INEC Server 'Proving' His Victory Over Buhari In Presidential Election — See The Results

Atiku Abubakar, presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), has released further details about the server of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to back up his claims of his victory over President Muhammadu Buhari, candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), in the February 23 presidential election.
INEC had declared Buhari winner of the election, saying he polled 15,191,847 to defeat Atiku, who scored 11,262,978 votes. However, Atiku has since claimed he actually polled 18,356,732 votes to Buhari's 16,741,430, citing figures from INEC's server.
In his submission to the Presidential Election Tribunal, the former Adamawa State Governor-Elect had given the “unique MAC address and Microsoft product ID of the INEC server” from where the results were obtained. INEC, though, said the result being paraded by Abubakar is fabricated and not from its website.
But responding to the INEC’s submission in a document seen TheCable, Abubakar and the PDP said the address of the server from which the results were obtained is unique to INEC.
“The Servers from which the said figures were derived belong to the first Respondent (INEC). The figures and votes were transmitted to the first Respondent’s Presidential Result’s Server 1 and thereafter aggregated in INEC_PRES_RSLT_SRV2019, whose Physical Address or unique Mac Address is 94-57-A5-DC-64-B9 with Microsoft Product ID 00252-7000000000-AA535. The above descriptions are unique to the 15t Respondent’s Server,” they said.
“There is no conjecture in the votes and scores in the table pleaded by the Petitioners. The figures are factual. The Spokesperson for the 2nd Respondent’s Campaign Organization openly admitted that the data in question was in the first Respondent’s Server when he wrote and submitted a petition to the Inspector General of Police and the Director General of the Department of State Services (DSS) asking the Security agencies to investigate the 2nd Petitioner herein for allegedly hacking into the Server of the 1St Respondent and obtaining the data in question.
“Specifically, Mr. Festus Keyamo, SAN, the Spokesperson of the 2nd Respondent claimed in the said petition that it was the first Petitioner who smuggled the data into the Server.”
Atiku and the PDP also alleged that Professor Mahmood Yakubu, the INEC chairman, “committed grave errors in the final collation exercise” for the election by “falsely crediting” some persons with political parties, including “Okotie Christopher, Reverend Dr. Onwubuya and Ojinika Jeff Chinze".
“The grave errors referred to in paragraphs 4 and 5 above were under the hands and signature of the first Respondent’s Chairman, (who was also the Returning Officer) in the conduct of the final collation of the results of the Presidential Election,” they added.
“The Petitioners state that the final results as declared by the first respondent are those that were transmitted online to the website of the first Respondent (www inecnigeria)."
While Atiku continues building his case on his access to the INEC server, the APC has already taken a different course, instead telling the tribunal Atiku shouldn't have been eligible to contest the election in the first place because he was not born a Nigerian but a Cameroonian.

Tuesday

20:49

Customs opens portal to recruit 3,200 officers – Official

The Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) on Tuesday officially announced plans to recruit 3,200 officers into the service.
The Acting Deputy Comptroller-General of Customs in charge of Human Resources Department, Umar Sanusi made this known at a news conference in Abuja.
Sanusi explained that 800 would be recruited to fill vacancies in the Support Staff for Superintendent Cadre Category, and 2,400 would fill that of Customs Inspector and Customs Assistant Cadre in the General Duty Categories.
He said that the service’s portal for the recruitment would be opened 12 midnight of Tuesday and would be closed after three weeks.

According to him, a web portal to receive and process all applications has been created as a sub-domain of the NCS website; www.customs.gov.ng.
He said the portal “is a user-friendly one that prospective applicants from all parts of the country and even outside Nigeria can log in to submit applications and upload documents.
“The URL is vacancy.customs.gov.ng, the specific requirements established for the vacancies.
“Shortlisting of candidates will be done and such candidates short listed will be notified, invited for continuation of the recruitment process.
“Following the necessary approval from the Federal Executive Council (FEC), NCS is now set to recruit officers and men to fill existing vacancies.
“Application for recruitment will be open to all eligible Nigerians, who meet the requirements irrespective of their tribe, religion, state, or any other consideration.
“In our bid to ensure equal and fair opportunity to all applicants, we are working every step of the recruitment process in compliance with the requirements of the Federal Character Commission.
“We are actively engaged with the commission to ensure that the process will earn a certificate of compliance on merit,” he said.
Sanusi said that customs would deploy help desk for applicants to handle complaints, and offer support service.
He said the help desk could be reached through the email address — helpdesk@customs.gov.ng, adding that a detailed Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) was also populated on the application portal for further clarification.
The Deputy Comptroller-General disclosed that more details of the recruitment would be advertised on seven national newspapers on Wednesday, April 17.
“We are determined to conduct an exercise that is credible, fair and transparent and we will deploy all machinery within our powers to ensure that the integrity of the exercise is not compromised.
“We will like to emphasise that participation in this exercise is free for all eligible applicants, any demand for or solicitation for any payments to process, facilitate, or influence the process under any guise is illegal and should be reported to customs’ office.
“We are aware that some criminal elements may want to take advantage of this recruitment to scam desperate job applicants.
“Some of them are reported to be operating illegal sites and portals, collecting various sums of money from applicants.
“I want to reiterate that the portal for this exercise can only be accessed through the official service web site, where no fees will be demanded,” he said. (NAN)

07:24

Armed bandits kill 15 people, Injure 11 In fresh Nasarawa village attack

No fewer than fifteen people have been killed and 11 others injured after armed bandits  attacked Numa Kochu village in Nasarawa State.  

Police authorities in the state confirmed the figures today and according to the Assistant Commissioner of Police in charge of Operations in the command, Umar Nadada, the incident occurred on Sunday night.

Nadada, a Deputy Commissioner of Police, added that the attack took place in Akwanga Local Government Area of the state. He explained that some residents of the community were having a birthday party when the gunmen attacked them.  

The DCP disclosed that a pregnant woman was among those killed while the injured sustained several degrees of wounds. He said the bodies of the victims have been deposited at the General Hospital in Akwanga and those injured were also receiving treatment there. Nadada also noted that normalcy has been restored in the community following the deployment of adequate security personnel.
07:07

FRIENDSHIP: Guys buys car for their friend because they are tired of picking him up. — Watch Video


A video currently making the rounds online captured the quite awing moment some men came together to purchase a car for their friend because they are tired of picking him up.
The lucky friend who couldn’t contain his emotions, was quite ecstatic as his friend surprised him with the expensive gift.

The lady who shared the video on Twitter wrote:
These guys bought their friend a car cause they are tired of picking him up such brotherhood God bless this friendship.
Watch video below,
These guys bought their friend a car cause they are tired of picking him up😂😂❤️ such brotherhood ❤️❤️❤️God bless this friendship 💞🙏
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Saturday

04:24

BREAKING: Watch Video Of Biafra Leader, Nnamdi Kanu Half Naked With A Woman On Bed

There’s a trending new video showing the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu in bed with a woman believed to be his wife, Uchechi Kanu.
In the viral video, the pair were seen half-naked in bed and the Biafran leader can be heard bragging about his sexual prowess.
At one point, Nnamdi Kanu had to explain why he takes it easy on her when they make love together.
Watch Below:-

04:19

Former US President, Barack Obama Pays Tribute To Nipsey Hussle

Former United States of America President, Barack Obama has paid his tribute to Ermias Joseph Asghedom, professionally known as Nipsey Hussle who was fatally shot weeks ago.
Since the murder of Nipsey Hussle, several celebrities have paid their tributes and one of the latest to do this is Barack Obama. Barack Obama paid a very heart touching tribute in a letter that was read at a memorial held for the late activist on Thursday.
The Ex-president stated that he never met the late rapper but he’s heard about his charity works in the Crenshaw community and his music through his daughters. He expressed his gratitude to the rapper for his choice in investing in the community despite the level of violence experienced there. He also calls Nipsey a role model to the younger generation and a legend worth celebrating.
He wrote “While most folks look at the Crenshaw neighborhood where he grew up and see only gangs, bullets, and despair, Nipsey saw potential. He saw hope. He saw a community that, even through its flaws, taught him to always keep going. His choice to invest in that community rather than ignoring it  –to build a skills training center and a co-working space in Crenshaw: to uplift the Eritrean- American community: to set an example for young people to follow –is a legacy worthy of celebration. I hope his memory inspires more good work in Crenshaw and communities like it”


Wednesday

12:48

President Buhari Knows Who Is Behind Zamfara Killings But Did Nothing — Gov. El-Rufai Reveals

 
Kaduna state governor, Nasir El Rufai has come out with a sensational claim to say that president Muhammadu Buhari knows those behind the Zamfara killings while still doing nothing about it, this is a very unusual stance given that the president and governor Buhari never had any falling out before and were infact in good terms and belong to same party.
The governor made this claim during an interview with TVC, he claims both the security agencies and the presidency are very aware of this situation.

Tuesday

19:30

20 killed in fresh Kajuru attack, Kaduna South

Not less than 20 persons have been reported killed in a fresh attack by unknown gunmen in Angwan Aku village, Kajuru Local government area of Kaduna state.
A source who resides in the community, took place at about 7:00 am on Monday when the attackers allegedly dressed in military uniform and armed with AK47 rifles, machetes and sticks stormed the village shooting sporadically.
The Nation learnt that, several others sustained various degrees of injuries from gunshots.
According to the source, “The attackers stormed the village and started shooting indiscriminately. We all started running to the bush. As we were running, they were also pursuing us as we ran to the bush, some people were killed in the bush.
”Some of them were wearing military uniforms with bulletproof vests and they were speaking in Fulani language. I saw them from where I was hiding” he said.
The source further alleged that, the police arrived the village in eight Hilux vans, but could not go into the bushes to pursue the bandits.
“The police came in eight Hilux vehicles, but instead of pursuing the bandits who ran to the bushes, they just turned back”. He alleged.
According to him, there had been speculations about an impending attack since last week, which the state government was aware of.
“We had thought that the government would have taken the speculations seriously and be proactive, but they didn’t take it seriously and this had led to the killing of more of our people. It is rather very unfortunate”. He said.
A former President of the Adara Development Association (ADA), Danladi Yarima, confirmed the killings in a telephone interview, describing it as unfortunate.
He condemned the killings and accused the state government of bias in handling the crisis.
The incessant killings in Kajuru communities started in February 10, 2019 when Fulani herdsmen allegedly attacked Anguwan Barde, an Adara community in the night and killed eleven people.
The Adara were alleged to have embarked on reprisal attacks, killing many Fulani.
Yarima, a lawyer, had in a recent statement said about 4,000 people have been rendered homeless following the destruction of their homes by bandits.
However, efforts to get the reaction of Yakubu Sabo, spokesman of the Kaduna state police command was unsuccessful as his telephone was not connecting and he did not reply to a message sent to him on the Police/Media WhatsApp platform.
19:26

BREAKING: Yobe State capital, Damaturu under Boko Haram attack

The capital of Yobe State, Damaturu, is currently under attack by Boko Haram insurgents.
Resident of Maisandari area, an outskirt of Damaturu, said the attackers came through the eastern part of the town and started shooting sporadically.
One of them, Usaini Maisandari, said they were outside his home when they saw the assailants coming into the area in hilux vans that are laden with Anti aircraft.
“We all scampered for safety. Can you hear the gunshot and explosions? I want you to pray for us please,” he said
Our correspondent confirmed seeing heavy armed soldiers in four armoured carrier and many hilux vans advancing toward the insurgents’ direction.

Sunday

07:15

"I withdrew $10 million just to look at it" — Dangote reveals

Aliko Dangote, Africa’s richest man, says he withdrew $10 million just to look at it and convince himself that he is rich.
Speaking at the Mo Ibrahim governance weekend, ongoing in Abidjan, Dangote said he knew he was rich on paper, but had to convince himself that he was indeed rich.
To do this, the multi-billionaire said he drove to a bank, withdrew $10 million, took it home, put it on his bed, looked at it, and returned it back to the bank the following day.
“The way it is that when you first start business, your target is to make your first million. Fine, I did that,” Dangote told Mo Ibrahim.
“After a year or so, I realised that I had much more, and I said ok, fine, all these numbers are just written numbers.
“One day I went to a bank, and at that time, there were no restrictions, and I wrote a cheque and cashed $10m from the bank and put it in the boot of my vehicle, and I went home and I opened it and I looked at $10m and I said ‘now I believe I have money’.”
Dangote added that he took it back to the bank the next day — after his mission was concluded.
The Nigerian businessman has been the richest man in Africa for nearly a decade, following the expansion of his cement business, and the change of model to focus on local manufacturing.
According to the Bloomberg Billionaires Index,
Dangote is the 74th richest man in the world as of April 6, and he is valued at $16.4 billion.
12:32

We have sealed 7 branches of GTBank to recover debt – Innoson Motors Group

…We’ll follow legal process to stop fraudulent order- GTB

Innoson motors Nigeria Limited has said it has sealed seven branches of Guaranty Trust Bank, GTB to recover it’s N8.8 billion.
The spoke person for Innoson Motors,  Cornell Osigwe who spoke to Daily Trust in Nnewi on Saturday said the company had sealed seven of GTB bank branches.
The branches are: one in Nnewi, two in Onitsha, two in Awka and two in Enugu and would move to seal the GTB Head office next week.
According to him, Innoson will seal more of GTB bank branches nationwide to recover the N8.8 billions owed to the motor company.
“We will seal more of their properties to recover our money and from next week, we shall move to GTB head office to enforce the judgement of courts. We will sell  those properties to get our money back”, he said.
Recalled that in a statement, on Friday, Innoson said it has obtained a court order to take control of  GTB over indebtedness of N8.8 billion.
However, GTB bank has refuted the claim saying that the judgment was against the account of the Nigerian Customs and Excise Board domiciled with GTBank, and not against GTBank as an entity.
Cornel Osigwe had in a statement said the company has obtained a writ of Fi fa from the Federal High Court sitting in Awka, Anambra State, against Guaranty Trust Bank( GTB) to take over the bank’s properties.
According to him, the judgement was to implement the judgment given by Supreme of Nigeria earlier.
He said in the statement, that the judgement given by the Federal High Court, Ibadan was upheld by the Supreme Court of Nigeria.
According to Osigwe, Innoson Chairman, Innocent Chukwuma, has been mandated by federal high court sitting in Awka, Anambra state to “take over” the bank after the supreme court dismissed GTB’s appeal against the judgement of the appeal court in Ibadan.
The statement reads in part: “The Chairman of Innoson Group, Chief Dr. Innocent Chukwuma, OFR hast through a Writ of Fi Fa taken over Guaranty Trust Bank PLC for and on behalf of Innoson Nigeria Ltd as a result of the bank’s indebtedness to Innoson Nigeria Ltd,”
The statement further added that“In a landmark decision on February 27th 2019, the Supreme Court of Nigeria had dismissed GTB’s appeal in a suit number SC.694/2014 — against the judgment of court of Appeal, Ibadan Division.
“The Court of Appeal, Ibadan division had in its decision of 6th February 2014 dismissed GTB’s appeal against thee Federal High Court, Ibadan Division.
“Thus, the Court of Appeal affirmed the judgment of the Federal High Court, Ibadan Division which ordered GTB by way of Garnishee order absolute to pay N2.4billion to Innoson with a 22 percenti interest per annum, on the judgments until the final liquidation of the debt.
Rather than obey the judgment of the Court of Appeal, GTB approached the Supreme Court to challenge the Court of Appeal’s decision”
The company also said that in a ruling delivered by Supreme Court,Justice Olabode Rhodes-Vivour dismissed GTB’s appeal and affirmed the concurrent judgment of both the Court of Appeal and the Federal High Court, Ibadan Division.
According to the ruling, court had, ordered GTB by to pay N2.4 billion to Innoson with a 22 percent interest, per annum, on the judgment until the final liquidation of the judgment.
“The Judgment debt of N2.4bn has accrued an interest of about N6,717,909,849.96 today, which results to about N8.8 billion,”
“Based on the Supreme Court’s decision of 27th February 2019 the counsel to Innoson , Prof McCarthy Mbadugha ESQ, approached the Federal High Court Awka Division for leave to enforce the judgment having obtained certificates of Judgment from the Ibadan Division of the Federal High court,” it said.
The Guaranty Trust Bank refuting the news that a Federal High Court in Awka Anambra State has granted Innoson Nigeria Limited leave to take over the bank’s properties said that the judgment allegedly, is a judgment against the account of the Nigerian Customs and Excise Board domiciled with GTBank and not against GTBank as an entity.
“GTBank as a law-abiding corporate citizen is taking all necessary legal steps to address this situation and ensure that no illegal or fraudulent execution is carried out”it stated.

Saturday

10:54

BREAKING: Court Grants Innoson Motors Court Orders To Take Over GTB’s Properties

Innoson Nigeria Limited has obtained a writ of Fifa from the Federal High Court in Awka, Anambra State, against Guaranty Trust Bank (GTB) to effect the judgment given by the Federal High Court in Ibadan and upheld by the Supreme Court of Nigeria. 
 
This was made known in a press release issued by Cornel Osigwe, the head of corporate communication of Innocent Nigeria Limited.
Writ of FiFa (Writ of Fieri Facias) is a leave of court to execute a judgment obtained by a judgment creditor in a legal action for debt or damages by levying on the property of the judgment debtor.
In 2014, the Federal High in Ibadan had ordered GTB by way of Garnishee order absolute to pay N2.4billion to Innoson with a 22% interest, per annum, on the judgment sum until the final liquidation of the judgment debt.
However, GTB appealed this decision at the appeal up to the supreme court. But, according to Innosson, the Supreme Court on February 27, 2019, dismissed GTB’s appeal and upheld the decision of both Federal High Court and the Appeal Court.
The Statement read: “The Chairman of Innoson Group, Chief Dr. Innocent Chukwuma, OFR has through a Writ of FiFa taken over Guaranty Trust Bank PLC for and on behalf of Innoson Nigeria Ltd as a result of the bank’s indebtedness to Innoson Nigeria Ltd. In a landmark decision on February 27th 2019, the Supreme Court of Nigeria dismissed GTB’s appeal — SC. 694/2014 — against the judgment of Court of Appeal, Ibadan Division.
“The Court of Appeal, Ibadan division had in its decision of 6th February 2014 dismissed GTB’s appeal against the Federal High Court, Ibadan Division.
“Thus, the Court of Appeal affirmed the judgment of the Federal High Court, Ibadan Division which ordered GTB by way of Garnishee order absolute — to pay N2.4billion to Innoson with a 22% interest, per annum, on the judgment sum until the final liquidation of the judgment debt. Rather than obey the judgment of the Court of Appeal, GTB approached the Supreme Court to challenge the Court of Appeal's decision.
“However in a ruling delivered by Honourable Olabode Rhodes-Vivour JSC on Wednesday, February 27th2019, the Lord Justices of the Supreme Court (JSC) dismissed GTB’s appeal and thus affirmed the concurrent judgment of both the Court of Appeal and the Federal High Court, Ibadan Division which ordered GTB by way of Garnishee order absolute — to pay N2.4billion to Innoson with a 22% interest, per annum, on the judgment until the final liquidation of the judgment.
 
“The Judgment debt of N2.4bn has an accrued interest as at today of about N6,717,909,849.96 which results to about N8.8 billion.
“Based on the Supreme Court's decision of 27th February 2019 the counsel to Innoson, Prof McCarthy Mbadugha ESQ, had approached the Federal High Court, Awka Division for leave to enforce the judgment having obtained certificates of Judgment from the Ibadan Division of the Federal High Court.
 
“Having obtained the requisite leave, the Federal High Court issued the necessary process for levying execution — the Writ of Fifa.”
The motor company and GTB had been in a long legal battled over alleged indiscriminate charges on Innoson’s account with the bank. 
GTB later claimed that Innoson fraudulently brought in vehicle parts with forged documents. However, the motor company denied this allegation, saying the allegation was an effort of defect from the real issue of ineptness against him.
"We have taken over GTBank in Awka and Nnewi," Osigwe subsequently announced, adding that "other branches are coming soon".
10:40

Breaking!!! Innoson Motors Set To Take Over GT Bank

A Nigerian Manufacturing company, Innoson Motors, is set to take over Gybank after it revealed that it has secured a writ Fifa from the Federal High Court in Awka, Anambra State, against Guaranty Trust Bank (GTB).

The bank is said to be owing the car manufacturing company N2.4bn which has an accrued interest as at today of about N6,717,909,849.96 which results in about N8.8 billion.
The Writ of FiFa secured only means Innoson Motors can sell property of GTB equivalent to the judgement debt (N8.8bn). It doesn’t translate to Innoson Motors having a share of GTB or GTB customers losing their money.

Thursday

23:24

BREAKING: HON. YAKUBU KWANTA NARROWLY ESCAPE GUNMEN ALONG GUDI ABUJA ROAD.


The Executive Chairman of Akwanga, Hon. Samuel N. Meshi joined in the pain of his predecessor Hon. Yakubu kwanta the former IMC Chairman of Akwanga.
The shocking news came to Hon. Samuel Meshi through the police about the attempt kidnap of Hon. Kwanta. The former IMC Chairman who was returning from Abuja and was confronted by gunmen along Gudi Abuja road by 6pm yesterday evening.The gun men who dressed like hunters started shooting at sight of any vehicle, the car of the former chairman was shot in the front tire making it difficult to move but the car still went on till they got to a safety place.




Reuben Auta
Media aid
Akwanga Chairman.