Friday, 13 April 2018

Eric Lefkofsky Plans to Expand Tempus with New Funding

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Eric Lefkofsky is an American entrepreneur who has been the brain behind multiple business ventures. He grew up in Michigan as the son of a school teacher and structural engineer. After graduating from the University of Michigan in 1991, he continued on to the university's law school; receving his Juris Doctor in 1993.

Lefkofsky began his entrepreneurial adventures shortly after graduation, when he bought a Wisconsin-based clothing company with a college friend. This purchase jump-started Eric Lefkofsky's career. Fast-forward more than 15 years and Lefkofsky had already had his hands in multiple business projects, like InnerWorkings, Echo Global Logistics, MediaBank, and Lightbank; an investment firm specializing in disruptive technologies.

Wednesday, 11 April 2018

Bank Manager, Brother Drown During Picnic


The Manager of a Bank in Abak Road, Uyo, Akwa Ibom State, Mr. Ubong Ekpe, is dead.

Punch Metro learnt that Ubong, who was married with children, drowned along with his brother, Francis, at the Ibeno Beach, Iwuokpom community, in the Ibeno Local Government Area of the state.

Russia Warns US Over Syria Response


Russia has urged the US to avoid taking military action in response to an alleged chemical attack in Syria.

"I would once again beseech you to refrain from the plans that you're currently developing," Moscow's UN envoy Vasily Nebenzia said on Tuesday.

Australian Jailed For Cancer Scam


An Australian woman who faked having terminal cancer before scamming money from friends of her family has been jailed for three months.

Hanna Dickenson, 24, accepted A$42,000 (£22,000; $31,000) after telling her parents that she needed medical treatment overseas.

Guinea's Pregnancy Trickster Jailed Five Years


A woman in Guinea who sold herbs and potions to sterile women, telling them they would become pregnant, has been jailed for five years.

N'na Fanta Camara made concoctions that made their bellies swell.

The traditional healer is said to have tricked more than 700 women, charging them large sums for the treatment.

Tuesday, 10 April 2018

Four persons ‘convicted of noise pollution’ in Edo

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The Edo State government says it has secured conviction against four persons for noise pollution in the state.

A Government House press statement on Wednesday quoted the state Commissioner for Environment and Sustainability, Reginald Okun, as having said that the government was clamping down on persons who violate laws on noise pollution in the state.

Censors’ Board boss wants BBNaija show hosted in Nigeria


Mr Adedayo Thomas, Executive Director, National Film and Video Censors Board (NFVCB), says the next edition of the Big Brother Nigeria (BBNaija) reality show should be hosted in the country.

Thomas, in an interview on Tuesday in Abuja, said this while expressing displeasure on why a Nigerian show was being held in South Africa.

"Buhari does not deserve to be re-elected"


Presidential candidate and former deputy governor of Central Bank of Nigeria Profesor Kingsley Moghalu has reiterated the need for a paradigm shift in Nigerian politics, stating that based on an objective assessment of President Muhammadu Buhari’s failed performance, he does not deserve to be re-elected by Nigerians for a second term.

Speaking in a statement after a confirmation of the current president’s intention to contest for office again, the Founder, Institute for Governance and Economic Transformation, affirmed that although President Buhari had the unalienable right to run if he wishes, he should be judged on his record.

Leipzig’s Naby Keita set to face Marseille despite hip knock

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Liverpool-bound Naby Keita is expected to face Marseille in Thursday’s Europa League quarter-final, second-leg, despite limping off against in the Bundesliga.

“Thankfully, it’s just a hip bruise, so hopefully there is no threat for Thursday,” said Leipzig’s relieved coach Ralph Hasenhuettl on Tuesday.

Ex-Governor’s Son Re-Arraigned For Money Laundering


The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on Tuesday in Abuja, re-arraigned Nanle Dariye, son of former Plateau governor, Joshua Dariye, on a six-count amended charge of money laundering.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the total sum in question is about N1.5 billion.

My Boyfriend Rejected Me As A Man But Fell In Love After I Transitioned Into A Woman


A transgender woman who was rejected by her Facebook love interest as a man says they are now a couple and in love following her transition.

Erin Anderson, 22, knew she was born in the wrong body from the age of three, when she would put on her mum's makeup and draw herself as a girl.

South Sudan government wants rebel commander out of peace talks

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The South Sudan government wants the Inter-Governmental Authority on Development (Igad) and Troika member states to exclude former army boss Paul Malong from the upcoming peace talks.
The Presidential Press Secretary, Mr Ateny Wek Ateny, in a press briefing on Tuesday in Juba, said Gen Malong’s participation would affect the peace process, adding that the former military commander believed in violence more than peace.

9Mobile: Teleology to pay $450 million in 90 days – NCC

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The Executive Vice Chairman of the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), Prof. Garba Umar Danbatta, said on Tuesday that Teleology Holdings Limited has paid initial deposit of $50 million for the acquisition of 9Mobile Nigeria Limited.

He said the company has 90 days to pay the balance of $450 million upon which the ownership of 9Mobile would be immediately transfered to it.

Police, hunter kill three robbers, recover 83 illegal arms in Bauchi

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The Inspector-General of Police (IGP) Monitoring Squad in collaboration with a renown Hunter, Ali Kwara, has killed three suspected armed robbers in Bauchi.

‎The Public Relations Officer of the Police Command in the state, DSP Kamal Datti, said in a statement on Tuesday in Bauchi that the robbers were killed during a shootout.

Court fixes May 30 for continuation Ex-Governor Shema’s N11 billion fraud trial

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A Katsina State High Court on Tuesday fixed May 30, for continuation of hearing into the case of alleged financial misappropriation against former Katsina state governor, Ibrahim Shema, and three others.

Shema along with the three others were arraigned on a 24-count charge bordering on criminal breach of trust, criminal conspiracy, fraud and using forged documents.

Zimbabwe parliament to summon Robert Mugabe over diamond mining

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A committee of lawmakers in Zimbabwe is to summon former president Robert Mugabe to testify at a probe into lost revenue from diamond mining, a legislator said on Tuesday.

The lawmakers plan to question Mugabe over his 2016 claim that the country had lost $15bn in income from diamonds due to corruption and foreign exploitation.

Gabon deports 3 coup suspects to Turkey

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Three Turkish nationals detained in Gabon over links to the Fethullah Gulen movement that Ankara blames for a failed 2016 coup have been brought to Turkey, Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan said on Tuesday.

Speaking to lawmakers from his ruling AK Party, Erdogan vowed to continue to seek supporters of the U.S.-based cleric “no matter where they run.”

I was the angel who rolled out the stone on Jesus’ tomb – Daniel Obinim


Founder and Leader of the International Godsway Church, Angel Bishop Daniel Obinim, has made another controversial statement and this time the pastor claims he was the angel that rolled away the tomb stone when Jesus resurrected.

The popular pastor whose church spreads across Ghana, with branches in Kumasi, Accra and Tema, mentioned this to his congregation during the Easter Celebration service.

Watching Porn together as a couple is a sin – Ghanaian man claims


A Ghanaian man by the name Chris-Vincent Agyapong Febiri, in a post he forwarded to the media, has stated that it is sinful for couples to watch porn together.

He however emphasized on leaked sex tapes, which he claims are not in any way different from hard-core pornography. The man who quoted from both the Bible and the Koran, took pasages from the Holy Books to drive home his point.

FIFA appoints Nigerian doctor Ayodeji Olarinoye Doping Control Officer


A Nigerian man, Dr Ayodeji Olarinoye, has been appointed Doping Control Officer by the world soccer governing body, FIFA.

Olarinoye, who is a former medical doctor in the Nigerian U-17 football team, graduated from the University of Ilorin and he is now the country’s first FIFA doping control officer, the university’s weekly bulletin said on Tuesday.

I Deserted Army For Fear Of Boko Haram- Suspect


A dismissed Lance Corporal, Emmanuel Anthony, yesterday said he deserted the army for fear of being killed by Boko Haram insurgents.

He was paraded at the 81 Division headquarters in Lagos along with 12 others, including three dismissed personnel arrested for similar offences.

Massive 6.2 Magnitude Earthquake Strikes Chile


The strong earthquake, measuring 6.2 on the Richter Scale, rattled the coast of Chile, some 120 km south-west of the port city of Coquimbo, USGS said.

Striking at a depth of 71.6 km, the epicentre of the earthquake was 54km south-west of Ovalle, whose population is more than 113,000 people.

All Taxis Must Be Air-Conditioned By October - FCTA


The Transport Secretariat of the Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA) has released more guidelines for passenger service (commercial) vehicles, operating within the FCT.

Kayode Opeifa, the Transport Secretary of FCTA, stated this in Abuja on Monday after a meeting with all the Licensed Taxi Operators.

Finance Minister, Kemi Adeosun, denies media reports claiming she refused paying lawyers that helped recover Abacha loot

Finance Minister, Kemi Adeosun, denies media reports claiming she refused paying lawyers that helped recover Abacha loot

Minister of Finance, Kemi Adeosun, has denied media reports claiming she has refused to pay lawyers that have helped in the recovery of loots of former military leader, Sani Abacha stashed abroad. Read the statement below

Nigerian Army sets up committee to investigate T.Y Danjuma’s allegations


Chief of Army Staff, Lieutenant General Tukur Buratai, has set up a committee to investigate claims of the Army’s complicity in the clashes between herdsmen and farmers in Taraba State.

Former Chief of Army Staff, Lieutenant General Theophilus Danjuma (retd) last month accused the Nigerian Armed Forces of complicity in the killings in Taraba, Benue and other “riverine states” in the country.