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Rickey Tarfa lied about his age, EFCC alleges

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission on Monday accused Mr. Rickey Tarfa of falsifying his age, urging Justice Mohammed Idris of a Federal High Court in Lagos not to allow a further and better affidavit filed by the Senior Advocate of Nigeria in support of his N2.5bn suit against the EFCC.

Vanguard

I can grow Nigeria’s IGR by 30%, Ubah tells FG

Abuja—Chairman, Capital Oil and Gas Limited, Mr. Ifeanyi Ubah, has disclosed that in addition to his plans to force a reduction in the dollar exchange rate, he has designed a template to boost Nigeria’s Internally Generated Revenue, IGR, by 30 per cent.

Daily Times

NIS scam: Ex-Nigerian Minister, Abba Moro arraigned, heads to Kuje prison

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, has arraigned the immediate past Interior Minister, Abba Moro, on an 11-count charge bordering on obtaining by false pretence, procurement fraud and money laundering.

Guardian

I will expose NFF, Oliseh vows

FORMER Super Eagles coach, Sunday Oliseh, is prepared to meet the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) in court after the federation accused him of breach of contract.

Daily Trust

Buhari never promised unemployed youths N5,000 stipends — Presidency

The Presidency has said that President Muhammadu Buhari never promised to pay N5,000 monthly allowance to unemployed graduates.

National Mirror

N754.7m fraud: Ex-NIMASA DG challenges court’s jurisdiction

Former director-general of Nigeria Maritime Administration Safety Agency, NIMASA, Patrick Akpobolokemi, has challenged the jurisdiction of Lagos State High Court to entertain the charges preferred against him by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC.

Leadership

$2.1bn Arms Scandal: Why We Moved Badeh To Lagos – EFCC

The Nation

N310m vehicles: Ex-governor, top PDP chieftains implicated in deal

A former governor and some top leaders of the Peoples Democratic Party(PDP) have been implicated in the N310million vehicles-for-party deal, which is being investigated by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission(EFCC).

Tribune

Armed bandits abduct Lagos secondary school students

Students of the Babington Macaulay Junior Seminary in Ikorodu area of Lagos State, were abducted by armed bandits on Monday night.

Daily Independent

Economic Crunch Boosts Public Schools’ Enrollment

Apparently responding to the current economic realities, parents and guardians are now having recourse to public schools, which they turned their backs on more than a decade ago.

Nigerian Pilot

Lassa fever: Ebonyi Govt confirms death of 10-yr-old pupil

Ebonyi State government has confirmed the death of a 10-year-old primary school pupil from Igbeagu in Izzi Local Government Area of the state from Lassa fever.

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Shehu Sani Mocks FG Poverty Alleviation Scheme

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Shehu Sani Mocks FG Poverty Alleviation Scheme

Shehu Sani

Civil Rights activist and former Senator representing Kaduna Central Senatorial district, Shehu Sani has mocked the President Muhammadu Buhari-led administration plan to lift Nigerians out of poverty.

Recall that President Buhari administration has constantly reiterated plans to lift 100 million Nigerians out of poverty in 10 years.

Also Read: #EndSARS: Hoodlums vandalize Senator Gershom Bassey’s family house in Calabar

However, the last few days have seen Nigerians discover warehouses where COVID-19 palliatives are stored by state governments which have led to the raiding of the warehouses by Nigerians.

Reacting to the development, the former lawmaker described the move to be the consequence of Nigerians being tired of having to wait for 10 years to be lifted out of poverty.

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Nigerians React As Festus Keyamo Shades Youths Over #EndSARS Protests

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Festus Keyamo

Nigerians have expressed their distaste for the tweet posted by Festus Keyamo over the #EndSARS protests that has led to lives and property being destroyed by hoodlums.

The Minister of State, Labour & Employment took to his Twitter page on Friday morning to post a tweet that reads thus:

“This morning, I woke up and remembered the African proverb: WHAT AN OLD MAN CAN SEE SITTING DOWN, A YOUNG MAN CAN’T SEE EVEN IF HE CLIMBS THE HIGHEST IROKO TREE. Good morning, Lagos. Good morning, Nigeria.”

Read AlsoMinister Of Labour, Festus Keyamo Backs #EndSARSProtest

A Twitter user identified as Adesina Oluwafemi berates the SAN for being a part of bad governance. “Mr. Keyamo. I am astonished at your statement. I am equally as old as you are if not older and I feel the pain of this our youth. I even have classmates that I can’t boast of. All these is because of bad governance which u are a part of“, he wrote.

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Nigerians React As Army Says Videos Of Lekki Shooting Are Photoshopped, Fake

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Nigerians React To Defence Spokesperson's Statement That Videos Of Lekki Shooting Were Photoshopped

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Nigerians have reacted to the video of Nigeria’s defence spokesman, John Eneche, saying that the videos of the Lekki Tollgate shooting were photoshopped. In the video, he said it was analysed and the analyst concluded that they were all doctored.

His statement has generated reactions from Nigerians. Taking to Twitter, many Nigerian users on the micro-blogging platform have dismissed his statement as false because it is impossible to photoshop a live video on Instagram.

Read AlsoEnd SARS: Gen. John Enenche Reacts To Lekki Toll Gate Shootings

Information Nigeria recalls DJ Switch was hailed by Nigerians for her bravery as she waited at the scene of the incident to give everyone a live footage via her Instagram page.

A user identified as Tolani tweeted:

“Dear generation old Nigeria… you cannot photoshop Instagram live. Your ‘analyst’ has 419’d you sir.”

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