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Thursday, 24 June 2021

25 Years After Atlanta Olympics Gold Medal, Sanwo-Olu Rewards Chioma Ajunwa With A House ( Video)

25 Years After Atlanta Olympics Gold Medal, Sanwo-Olu Rewards Chioma Ajunwa With A House ( Video)

 Twenty years after winning Nigeria's first and only individual Olympics medal at the 1996 Atlanta Olympics in USA  Lagos State Governor Babajide Sanwoolu today honored Policewoman Chioma Ajunwa Opara with a three bedroom flat apartment. 

The Governor who handed Chioma a key to the flat located at Babatunde Fashola Housing Estate at Iporin Lagos said it is a way of showing appreciation for the honors she brought Nigeria 

Chioma Ajunwa won gold medal in Long Jump at the event 

Video of the presentation 

Buhari Allocates Houses To 1994 Cup Of Nations Winning Eagles

Buhari Allocates Houses To 1994 Cup Of Nations Winning Eagles

 President Muhammadu Buhari has approved allocation of 3-bedroom houses to the Super Eagles Squad that won the African Cup of Nations in Tunis, Tunisia, in 1994, making real a promise by the Federal Government.

Following a memo by Minister of Works and Housing, Babatunde Raji Fashola, the President approved the allocations in their states of preference, noting that six players and three technical crews received their houses already.

The players are: Peter Rufai, Alloy Agu, Ike Shorounmu, Uche Okechukwu, Samson Siasia, Efan Ekoku, Sunday Oliseh, Benedict Iroha, Isaac Semitoje, Mutiu Adepoju, Emmanuel Amunike, Victor Ikpeba, Austin Eguavoen and Wilfred Agbonavbare (Deceased).

Others are: Uche Okafor (Deceased), Thompson Oliha (Deceased), Stephen Keshi (Deceased), Christian Chukwu, Dr Akin Amao, Stephen Edema, Col. A Asielue and B. Aromasodun.


Polaris Bank Returned NNPC’S $300m Fund..MD Tells NASS

Polaris Bank Returned NNPC’S $300m Fund..MD Tells NASS


The Managing Director of Polaris Bank, Innocent Ike, has revealed that the bank has refunded $300 million lodged by the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC, in 2012.

Mr Ike made the disclosure before the House of Representatives Ad Hoc committee on assessment and status of all recovered loots from 2002-2020.

He explained that the money deposited with the bank by NNPC was at no time hidden from any government agencies, adding that the money should not be classified as looted fund.

The managing director also explained that part of the strategy adopted in payment of the deposit was to remit it to the Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN, which gave the apex bank instruction to credit the NNPC.

According to him, the NNPC was yet to confirm the receipt of the money paid into the apex bank’s account.

Mr Ike appealed to the NNPC to write and confirm payment, stressing that Polaris Bank had written to the CBN to that effect.

He stressed that the money was always disclosed in writing and never hidden from the public or government agencies.

The managing director also disclosed that the interest of the sum kept with the bank since 2012 was dully paid.

The committee however queried the motive of NNPC keeping the sum with the bank without having an initial account with the bank before the $300 dollars was lodged.

The Chairman of the committee, Adejoro Adeogun, stated that the motive was suspicious, adding that money was also quickly paid to the NNPC when the bank received a letter from it to appear before the committee for explanation.

Mr Adeogun noted that the money spent seven years in the bank without any action, adding that the bank must have thought the money had been forgotten.

You have about six years when this deposit was in your custody. It is impossible to forget 300 million U.S dollars; were you thinking it is has been forgotten?” he asked.

The chairman accused the bank of exhibiting carelessness when it came to money deposited by the Federal Government.

One of the petitioners, Tosin Ojomo, who appeared before the committee, faulted the managing director’s claim, stating that Polaris Bank was arrested before it confessed that the money was truly in its custody.

The committee then summoned the NNPC and CBN for further clarifications on the status of the money, but ordered the bank to furnish it with documents relating to cash movements in the account from 2012 to 2020.

Breaking: Buhari To Jet Out On Two Weeks Medical Trip To London

Breaking: Buhari To Jet Out On Two Weeks Medical Trip To London


President Muhammadu Buhari will proceed to London, the United Kingdom on Friday, June 25, 2021, for a scheduled medical follow-up.

He is due back in the country during the second week of July, 2021.

Femi Adesina

Special Adviser to the President

(Media and Publicity)

June 24, 2021

Police Parades 21 Year UNILAG Undergraduate For Allegedly Killing Super TV MD ( Video)

Police Parades 21 Year UNILAG Undergraduate For Allegedly Killing Super TV MD ( Video)

 The Lagos State Police Command has arrested 21-year-old Chidinma for allegedly killing the Chief Executive Officer, Super TV, Usifo Ataga, in the Lekki area of the state.

The state Commissioner of Police, Hakeem Odumosu, said Chidinma is an undergraduate of the University of Lagos, adding that she had confessed to committing the crime.

While the owner of the rented apartment where the tragic incident took place had been arrested, Odumosu also said Ataga’s account had been blocked to prevent further withdrawals from it by those taking advantage of his untimely death to deplete the account.

Chidinma is currently being paraded at the command headquarters in the Ikeja today.


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The Lagos state police command has arrested and paraded a 21-year-old lady alleged to have killed Michael Usifo Ataga, the Chief Executive Officer of Super TV, and a director in Super Network Limited.

Ataga, who resides in Banana Island, was reported missing on Sunday, June 13, by his family and friends after he didn’t return to his home in Banana Island and he also didn’t turn up at his Victoria Island office. All efforts to reach Ataga, who would have turned 50 years old on June 18, proved abortive and this caused distress to his wife and children, who live in Abuja. Unfortunately, his lifeless body was found on Friday morning, June 18, in a flat in Lekki phase 1 with multiple stab wounds.

After a detailed investigation, Chidinma was picked up by the police at her parent’s home in Alagomeji, Lagos and paraded today, June 24.

Chidinma said she was introduced to the deceased by her friend four months ago. She mentioned that on the day of the incident, she told her parents that she was going for an ushering job but went on to meet with the deceased so they could have some fun. 

She told newsmen that while in the apartment, they were taking drugs called ”loud and SK” and that an argument ensued between them when she refused to have sex with him. She said she stabbed him twice before she fled the apartment.

She said she withdrew N380, 000 from his account with the intention of using it to pay her school fees.

NYSC Block Bank Accounts Of 1,000 Corps Members Over Redeployment

NYSC Block Bank Accounts Of 1,000 Corps Members Over Redeployment

 The National Youth Service Corps has blocked the accounts of about 1000 corps members nationwide who had tried to compromise its staff on posting and redeployment, its Director-General, Brig. General Shuaibu Ibrahim, said on Wednesday.

According to him, although the NYSC was still investigating the incidents, anybody involved would be disciplined accordingly.

Ibrahim stated these in an interview with journalists at the Public Service Institute of Nigeria in Abuja after declaring open the 2020 inspectors development programme, with the theme: “Optimising the ideals of the scheme through effective utilisation of the NYSC inspector.”

The suspension of the accounts of corps members belonging to the 2021 Batch A, Streams 1 and 2, who sought redeployment from the original states they were posted to.

While some of the affected corps members were said to have sought redeployment from some states, especially in the North because of insecurity, a few others, however, sought redeployment on health grounds, among others.

Besides cancelling the redeployment, the NYSC was said to have also suspended their accounts and stopped their monthly allowance.

But the NYSC DG said about 1,000 corps members involved were still under investigation while those found guilty would face disciplinary action.

He said, “There are 1,000 corps members nationwide we believe were involved in unethical practices. So, we cancelled it and we are still investigating it so anybody involved will be disciplined accordingly.

“So, recently, we had to block 1,000 of the corps members who are involved in it because in NYSC we do not condone any act of indiscipline. We are not going to compromise our mobilisation process; our deployment is free, relocation is free.”

He added, “I want to appeal to Nigerians that they should please not fall prey to these fraudsters; our deployment is free. Where there are challenges, NYSC has a way of addressing them.

“It is very important for us to train our staff and retrain them so that they will be in tune with our best practices and that is the essence of this training. The challenges we have is that some people were attempting to compromise our staff to involve in unethical practices.”

Breaking :Actor Baba Ijesha Arrives Court Again  (Pictures )

Breaking :Actor Baba Ijesha Arrives Court Again (Pictures )

 Embattled Nollywood actor, Olanrewaju Omiyinka, aka Baba Ijesha, is presently before the Lagos State Special Offences Court in Ikeja for a hearing on his bail application.

Baba Ijesha, who wore a white hooded jacket and a mask, arrived in court in a Black Maria.

Also in court today are popular comedienne, Adekola Adekanya, otherwise called Princess; Baba Ijesha’s colleague, Yomi Fabiyi; as well as other interested parties in the matter. While Fabiyi spoke to newsmen, Princess didn’t grant press interviews.

The court is expected to decide on Baba Ijesha’s bail application.

Baba Ijesha has been in police custody since April 22, 2021, when the Lagos State Police Command announced his arrest for allegedly sexually assaulting a 14-year-old girl in the care of Princess.

On May 17, 2021, Baba Ijesha was granted bail by magistrates and judicial workers on tour to decongest prisons in the state during the industrial action by the Judicial Staff Union of Nigeria.

However, Baba Ijesha could not meet the bail conditions which include N500,000 and a level 16 civil servant as surety.

Omiyinka was subsequently arraigned before the Lagos State Magistrates’ Court in Yaba last Wednesday on charges bordering on rape, sexual assault and abuse of a minor.

He was charged with indecent treatment of a child, defilement of a child, sexual assault by penetration, attempted sexual assault by penetration and sexual assault, which contravene sections 135, 137, 261, 202, 262 and 263 of the Lagos State Criminal Law, 2015.

He pleaded not guilty to the charges.

Upon his arraignment before the magistrates’ court, Omiyinka’s lawyer, Kayode Olabiran, made a fresh application for his bail, but Magistrate Peter Nwaka refused the application on the grounds that the Lagos State Ministry of Justice had filed charges before a high court.