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The family and associates of the former Minister of State for Defence, Senator Musiliu Obanikoro, are intensifying efforts to raise N100m to release him from the detention of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission.

A source said the family had taken a decision that the former minister would not spend another week in the detention facility of the commission.

Obanikoro flew into the country on Monday last week and has since been held by the EFCC, whose operatives have been interrogating him in connection with N4.7bn traced to Silva Mcnanamara, a company in which, the commission says he has interests.

Babajide and Gbolahan, two of Obanikoro’s sons, were said to be directors of the company when N4.7bn was allegedly paid into the company’s accounts from the office of the National Security Adviser in 2014.

The money was said to be part of the amount earmarked to finance the June 21, 2014 Ekiti State governorship election, which Governor Ayodele Fayose won, and the November 2014 governorship poll in Osun State, which Chief Iyiola Omisore of the Peoples Democratic Party contested and lost.

Fayose, also of the PDP, defeated the then incumbent, Dr. Kayode Fayemi, of the All Progressives Congress, while Omisore lost to Governor Rauf Aregbesola, of the APC.

A family source on Sunday said members of the family were worried about the continuing detention of the minister because of his health and were moving to ensure that he did not spend beyond Tuesday (tomorrow) in detention.

“We are concerned about his health and we are not ready to see him still in detention beyond Tuesday this week. The man’s life is more important than the money they are asking him questions about,” the source stated.

The family source confirmed that the commission had given a condition to the former minister to raise N100m to get an administrative bail.

“If that is the only condition to see him out of detention for now, we are making efforts to raise that. You know the situation of the country now, but no sacrifice is too much to make him a free man again,” the source told our correspondent.

Investigation revealed that the operatives involved in the case were dissatisfied with the former minister’s explanation on how N785m was spent.

Obanikoro had said N785m was spent to procure souvenirs to promote a campaign against the Boko Haram in Lagos.

He had told his interrogators that N200m was spent on surveillance activities while another N200m and the balance of N385m were spent on logistics and operations under the supervision of the owner of McNamara, who he identified as Taiwo Kareem.

It was, however, gathered that while the EFCC did not question the claims of the ex-minister, which were backed with documentary evidence that he paid N3.88bn to Fayose and Omisore, they doubted the veracity of the claim that N785m was spent on the campaign against Boko Haram in Lagos.

The media aide to Obanikoro, Jonathan Eze, told our correspondent on the telephone on Sunday that there were expectations that the former minister would be released this week.

Eze called on the commission to release the former minister unconditionally since he came to the country on his own volition and had been cooperating with the EFCC since the commencement of the interrogation eight days ago.

He urged the anti-graft agency to arraign the former minister if that was the decision.

The ex-minister’s spokesman stated that Obanikoro sustained a spinal cord injury and was taking medication.

Eze added, “Everything about investigation and interrogation, as far as I am concerned, is not done hastily. In as much as I would want a situation whereby Oga (Obanikoro) would have been released by now, we have no choice than to just play by the rule.

“They have said it themselves that Oga is cooperating, and because they have acknowledged his cooperation, they should speed up whatever they are doing, so that Oga can go back.

Oga is not even strong, health-wise, so that he can go and take care of himself and considering the fact that he came on his own volition, without being arrested or declared wanted, I think he should be attended to fast.

“He is a senior citizen, he can’t do anything that is untoward and he will always be around. We just hope that this new week, he would be released unconditionally.”

Source: Punch

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What are the best bookmakers for Nigeria residents?

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Sports betting is becoming more and more famous in Nigeria. A rising number of betting sites in
Nigeria are offering wagering services to a populace of nearly 200 million people. They have a variety
of bonuses as well as free bets to attract customers. Nigerian customers and visitors can place bets
at both domestic and global bookmakers who offer offline and online betting services. These
bookmakers are offering betters in the biggest African market, and they are enjoying pretty liberal
betting legislation.

There are many safe betting sites around the globe, with lots of them being governed by higher
betting rules. Nigerian betters can punt on the hottest gaming markets with easiness, and they can
enjoy complete coverage on cricket, football, basketball and many more from these sites. The
majority of the bookmakers are making efforts to be named the most excellent bookie in Nigeria.
Here are the best bookmakers for Nigeria residents.

Nairabet

Nairabet is among the most famous bookmakers in Nigeria. It was launched in 2009, and since then,
Nairabet has continued to be among the largest and most successful gaming firms based in Nigeria.
It has a wide collection of both global as well as domestic betting sites. It offers live streaming, in-
play betting, in addition to a wide variety of promotions for the existing and new customers.
However, the odds might not be as excellent as that of the European betting companies, but if you
would like to bet on Nigerian games, then Nairabet can well be the best bookie for you. Nairabet
offers a great experience to Nigerian residents because they accept deposits in Naira.

Bet9ja

Bet9ja has rapidly reputed itself as one of the leading betting sites in Nigeria. It is not only the much-
visited betting site in Nigeria but among the much-visited sites around the entire of the internet in
the country. This just shows how famous betting has turned out to be in the country and Bet9ja has
gained a lot from that by offering a wonderful product. This bookmaker offers a wide selection of
markets, and they focus on both international as well as local football. This gives Nigerians a chance
to have great odds of domestic football fixtures. The major advantage of this bookmaker is that it
accepts deposits in Naira.

Betfair

Betfair is among the largest online gambling exchange in the world. It has an overabundance of
football gaming markets for its clientele. With the incredible cash-out option that it offers, be
assured that you are operating with one of the top betting sites. This bookmaker offers Nigerian
residents with the best value odds together with a huge variety of casino, sportsbook, as well as
poker markets.

bet365

Bet365 started with a humble beginning in 2000, and since then, it has risen to be among the top
bookmakers and especially in the football wagers. Its website is easy to navigate; it has excellent live
betting and incredible live streaming. It has grown to be the titleholder of the football gaming sites,
and this makes it to rank among the top and reliable bookmaker. Bet365 offers a huge betting
selection for Nigeria players.

Betway

Betway has paved itself to become a leading firm in betting in a period of over ten years. It is a
leading betting firm in Europe, and it has the biggest percentage of its client’s base from Germany,
the United Kingdom, and Spain. Unquestionably, Betway is among the best bookmakers in the globe
these days. The majority of the Nigerians are now starting to recognize how much this online
bookmaker might bring to their fixture.

William Hill

William Hill has been operating since 1934, and it has built a huge name of offering wonderful odds
for football leagues. It also offers a vast selection of gambling markets as well as the best, user-
friendly mobile app. This bookmaker accepts clients from Nigeria, and the best thing regarding it
being a British betting company is that they are focused mostly on football. Therefore if you are
looking to place a bet on world football, and particularly the Premier League, it might well be the
ideal choice for you. This bookmaker has a great and wide collection of offers for both their existing
and new customers that you can take advantage of. They have sign up bonuses as well as special
events for a big football fixture.

22bet

This is an international bookmaker that supports a wide range of languages and it has a large
betting selection for Nigeria players. 22bet has a mobile app with a large selection for football
lovers, especially English Primer League. It is one of the most popular betting sites around. 22bet got
a range of bets that are available in the market as well as having an excellent bonus offer. It has
several bonuses and promotions that one gets right after making the first deposit and they continue
growing progressively in the course of your betting. You can’t afford to miss this excellent bonuses.

1xbet

It is one of the largest competitors when it comes to the betting industry in the world in the last
decade. Up and until it hasn't lost any momentum, it has been dominant on competitive odds, sports
variety, with its ever-increasing advertising campaign. 1xbetbookmaker has got more than 1,000
betting shops. They have also managed to have shops all over as well as having shops in Nigeria. The
players in Nigeria enjoy sportsbooks, online bookies, and poker pages.

Melbet

This on one of the most recent betting company and it started in 2012 to be exact. It is registered in
the United Kingdom as its legal address and license to practice betting business are from the UK. It is
a member of the first self-regulatory organization of Russian Bookmakers. They have a wide range of
sports that you can bet on such as hockey, formula 1, diving and many more.

Betwinner

It is one of the most ambitious betting company that was started way back in 2007 and became
famous in a very short period after it started its operations. It has a huge selection of sporting events
as it meets all the needs of all its clients in the betting industry. It is one of the most admired
companies when it comes to payout and individuals customer care. They are focused on making sure
that the punters get the best betting experience by giving them the ability to bet even when the
sporting events commence.

888sport

888sport was launched in 1997 as an online gambling company. It has become of great success in
Europe and worldwide. It is also the most popular betting organization when it comes to the
customer base as it accepts all customers from all walks of life, regions and more so in Nigeria. The
clients in Nigeria have a great advantage of sighing up bonuses and competitive odds from one of
the greatest and well-known companies in the world.

With very many bookmakers offering diverse betting, many players face challenges, especially while
choosing the best bookmaker. Thepunterspage.com has ranked the best bookmakers for football
using a wide range of diverse criteria which are very important for a top gambling experience.

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“My wife is pregnant, I just wanted to see her” – Man cries uncontrollably after his car was vandalized by hoodlums who attacked #Endsars protesters (Video)

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“My wife is pregnant, I just wanted to see her” – Man cries uncontrollably after his car was vandalized by hoodlums who attacked #Endsars protesters (Video)

A Nigerian man has broken down in tears after his car was vandalized by hoodlums who attacked #endsars protesters in Abuja.

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In a video going viral on social media, the heartbroken man was seen crying uncontrollably, while narrating the incident.

He mentioned that his wife is currently pregnant and he was on his way to see her when the hoodlums attacked, smashed and vandalized his car.

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“I’m so pained mehn! I didn’t deserve this. I didn’t do shit to these guys. Just to find a gridlock here, I’m just going to see my wife. My wife is pregnant, I just wanted to go and see her”, he lamented.

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We can’t Afford to lose the Essence Life’s due to SARS and Police Brutality in Nigerian NO MORE HIDING PLACE for the Nigeria Police & SARS

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Gabaghi Sunday Agbede also known as Donblaqwifi is an Afro-beat/pop upcoming artiste song writer and music producer based in the United start of America.
Donblaqwifi as he’s famously called didn’t just jump into music. Before music, Donblaqwifi graduated with an Accounting degree from Northeastern university in the United state of America.
“I just want to say big thanks to Folarin Falana famously known as “Falz” and Douglas jack Agu famously known as “Runtown” for leading the protest supporting #Endsars and #policeBrutality in Nigeria.
“Also big thanks to every single individual that came out for the protest. Enough is Enough is time for our voices to be heard in Nigeria.
Regardless of whatever that is happening in Nigeria including the Government and president the only people that can make Nigeria a better country is the Youth. The change we are looking is in our hands . It’s time for Nigerian Youths to come together as one and fight for the change.
The only way we can fight bad Government and bad president is peaceful protest. Nigerian is the richest Country in Africa still we are suffering, No electricity, the rich are getting richer and the poor are getting poorer. Police, SARS are Harassing innocent citizens.
Enough is Enough. We the Nigerian youth need to come together and fight for change.
United we stand”
#EndSARS and #EndPoliceBrutality
IG: iamdonblaqwifi
YouTube:Donblaqwifi

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