DIEZANI SCANDAL: FG SELLS $42M YACHT BELONGING TO KOLA ALUKO

The Federal Government, alongside the United States, has sold off a 65-metre Galactica Star super yacht worth $42m (N15.1bn) belonging to oil magnate Kola Aluko. Aluko, an ally of a former Minister of Petroleum Resources, Diezani Alison-Madueke, has been defrauding Nigeria out of almost $1.8bn (N648bn) in siphoned crude oil sales. The yacht, which was custom-built by Dutch yard Heesen in 2013, is the second-largest ever built by Heesen, according to Yacht Harbour, The sales report reads in part, “In April 2019, the vessel was offered for sale in a…

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Lagos to enter partnership with UAE on traffic management & security

Lagos State Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu has said his administration will partner with the United Arab Emirates (UAE) in the areas of traffic management and security. The governor spoke at the weekend when he received the Consul-General of the UAE Consulate in Nigeria, Dr. Abdulla Al-Mandoos, at the Lagos House, Alausa, Ikeja. He noted that in the last decade, UAE had become a destination of choice for Nigerian tourists and businessmen. This, the governor said, should deepen the existing bilateral agreements between Nigeria and UAE. “As a government, we have several…

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Northern Elders Forum, Ohanaeze, Afenifere are separatist groups -Balarabe Musa

Second Republic Governor of Kaduna State, and a leader of the Peoples Redemption Party, (PRP) Balarabe Musa, has described Ohanaeze Ndigbo, Afenifere and the Northern Elders Forum, NEF, as separatist organizations According to him, these groups do not want Nigeria to remain as one entity, adding that the country cannot forge ahead with such groups. Musa said the government must be careful, in particular, with these separatists, adding that they have tried to use the Ruga controversy to tear Nigeria apart. “Whether we like it or not, we have a…

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