*The All Progressive Congress (APC) Senator and Majority Chief Whip, Orji Uzor Kalu will be spending tonight in Ikoyi Correctional Centre, SecretReporters can authoritatively report. This is contrary to fears by social media users that he will not be taken there.*


*Our sources in prison disclosed to us that Mr Orji Uzor Kalu was led into a prison white hummer bus with his co-accused and driven to Ikoyi prison. We gathered that the Senator bowed his head throughout the journey, shivering and still in shock of the event, muttering inaudible sounds.*


*Led to the prison, he is currently in the office of the Deputy Comptroller of Prisons, waiting for his bio data to be taken before given his space in any of the buildings.*


*“He will likely be in booster cell, which is the place for big men in the prison. In booster, they have enough trees to provide them air, with cable dish, television and fridges in the rooms, while they are allowed to see daylight by 7am daily alongside those in Nicon cell while others are released to daylight by 9am”, disclosed one of the sources.*


*Justice Mohammed Idris, known to be one of Nigeria’s upright judges sentenced him to 12 years imprisonment for N7.65 billion fraud brought against him and his Slok company by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), for looting Abia State when he was governor.*


*Kalu was convicted alongside his firm, Slok Nigeria Limited, and Jones Udeogu, who served under him as the Director of Finance and Account at the Abia State Government House in Umuahia.*


🔊 *MOUAU WAZOBIA provides valid information*


🔊 *ABUCHI FAVOUR legit Informant*

Ongoing Scholarships in Nigeria 2019-2020

Below are some available scholarships for Nigerian undergraduates 2019, you can avail yourself these opportunities to study for free in any of the Nigerian tertiary Institution without stress. These Current Scholarships are recurrent; they can be taken next year if they are no more ongoing. Also, those who were not qualified for last year made it to the top this year. So never give up hope in pursuing a scholarship in Nigeria.


Federal Government Scholarships for Nigerian students

The Federal Government of Nigeria is one of the major players in the scholarship arena of Nigeria. The beauty of the federal government scholarships is that most of their scholarships are fully funded. While some of the scholarships are for Nigerian students studying in Nigeria, some others provide Nigerian students the opportunity to study abroad.


Here is a list of Federal Government scholarships for Nigerians.


BEA Awards for Nigerians to Study Abroad

Federal Govt Scholarships for Undergraduate, HND, NCE, and Postgraduate

PTDF National Undergraduates, masters and Ph.D. Scholarship to study In Nigeria

BEA Awards for Nigerians to Study Abroad, 2019-2020

The Federal Ministry of Education is inviting qualified Nigerian applicants to submit applications for the Bilateral Education Agreement BEA awards to study abroad. The Nigerian Scholarships are available to pursue undergraduate and postgraduate program…


Federal Govt Scholarships for Undergraduate, HND, NCE and Postgraduate 2019-2020

The Federal Ministry of Education is making available offers for qualified Nigerian Students in Nigerian Public tertiary institutions to participate in the 2019/2020 selection interviews for scholarship awards tenable in Nigerian tertiary institutions.


Applicants for Postgraduate studies should possess a minimum of first degree with Second Class Honors, Upper Division. All other applicants (UG, HND & NCE) must be registered Full-Time students in their second year or above in Federal or State University, Polytechnics, Monotechnics and Colleges of Education.


For all Undergraduate scholarship applicants in Nigeria, (Physically Challenged Inclusive) must be in their second year or above and have at least 4.0 Cumulative Grade Points Aggregate (CGPA) on a five (5) point scale or its equivalent…


PTDF National Undergraduates, masters and Ph.D. Scholarship to study In Nigeria 2019-2020

The Petroleum Technology Development Fund (PTDF), is delighted to invite qualified applicants to apply for its undergraduates, MSc(Masters) and Ph.D. Scholarships. This Nigerian scholarship 2019 is open to Nigerian students and international students undertaking any undergraduate courses in any of the Nigerian universities…


Scholarships by Oil Companies for Nigerian students

Nigeria is one of the Oil Producing States in the world with many ventures involved in the exploration and exploitation of its crude oil. These Ventures show appreciation to the communities from which they operate via social aids in terms of Scholarships and Bursaries. Some others spread their social aid to reach the whole nation. They provide nation-wide Scholarship Scheme for Undergraduate and Postgraduates students in Nigeria.


The Oil Companies in Nigeria that provide scholarships to Nigerians include Exxon Mobil, Chevron, NNPC, Addax, Seplat, Agip, SNEPco, Agbami joint venture, NNPC, PTDF.


The following sections briefly describe some of the current oil companies’ scholarships for Nigerians.


Exxon-Mobil Undergraduate Scholarships 2019/2020

As part of its support for educational development and human capacity building, Mobil Producing Nigeria, operator of NNPC/MPN Joint Venture, awards annual scholarships to qualified students in Nigerian Universities. Here is the detail of how to apply for NNPC/MPN Undergraduate National Scholarship Awards…


NNPC/TOTAL National Merit Scholarships 2019-2020

Annually, Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), and Total Upstream Companies in Nigeria (TUCN) together with their venture partners provide an NNPC scholarship award to deserving Nigerian students in the tertiary institutions in the country. Read through for eligibility and apply for the TOTAL E&P Scholarship…


NNPC-ADDAX Nigerian Undergraduate Scholarships 2019-2020 [See Details]

The NNPC-ADDAX Scholarships for (100L) is a Tertiary Institutions National Merit Scholarship Awards Scheme. The scholarship body is inviting qualified candidates for its National Merit Tertiary Institution Scholarship Awards Scheme. This NNPC scholarship for undergraduate is a huge way of supporting the Young Nigerian student that thinks he or she might not make it through school…


Nigerian Agip Oil Company (NAOC) Undergraduate Scholarships 2019-2020

The Nigerian Agip Oil Company (NAOC) scholarship for undergraduates provides scholarships for Nigerian undergraduates through its Host Communities Merit Awards and National Merit awards. The scholarship is open to 200 level students studying Engineering, Geosciences, or Agricultural Science. Also, the scholarship is for Nigerians from selected geographical regions…


Shell Undergraduate Scholarships in Nigeria 2019-2020

The University Scholarship Scheme, a program run by SPDC on behalf of the NNPC/Shell/Elf/Agip Joint Venture, makes a quiet but very profound commentary on the company’s interest in the promotion of capacity building in the country.


Every year, more than 4,000 Nigerian undergraduates write aptitude tests to join the evergrowing list of students which Shell Nigeria supports in Nigerian Universities. The applicants are shortlisted on the basis of the national SSCE and JAMB examination results.


Jim Ovia Scholarship for Nigerian Graduates and Undergraduates 2019-2020

The Jim Ovia Foundation Leaders Scholarship (JOFLS) is a definitive partnership between the Jim Ovia Foundation and AAI which will have a long-term impact on creating a better and brighter future for young Africans.


This latest scholarship for Nigerian undergraduates is made possible through the generous philanthropy of the Jim Ovia Foundation and is currently offered through Ashesi University in Ghana and Covenant University in Nigeria. 


NPDC/SEPLAT Undergraduate Scholarship Awards 2019/2020

In line with its objectives of building and maintaining a mutually beneficial relationship with its host communities, SEPLAT Petroleum Development PLC is offering scholarships to deserving second-year undergraduates of all Nigerian Public Universities.


The latest scholarship for Nigerian undergraduates award is usually open to deserving undergraduate students of Federal and State Universities in Nigeria. The NPDC/Seplat Scholarship Scheme is one of Seplat’s educational Corporate Social Responsibility programs and it is designed to promote educational development and human capacity building.


Nigeria LNG Undergraduate Scholarship Award

Each year the Nigeria LNG Limited opens the application for Nigeria LNG Undergraduate Scholarship Award for first-year Undergraduate students in Nigerian universities.


The Nigeria LNG Undergraduate Scholarship Scheme started in 1998 as part of Nigeria LNG Limited’s Corporate Social Responsibility to Nigerian Citizens to enhance human capacity development…


Ongoing AGIP Postgraduate Scholarship 2019-2020

The Agip Scholarship for Postgraduate Students in Nigeria is currently ongoing for Nigerian Students who wish to pursue their Master’s degree programs in Nigeria and Oversea. The Agip NAE scholarship award takes care of the following; tuition, books, field trips, accommodation, living expenses and a return economy ticket for the selected one-year course of study…


Other Available Scholarships in Nigeria for Undergraduates 2019

Scholarships in this sections are scholarships provided to Nigerian students that are neither from the government or from notable oil companies. These are scholarships from other organizations – profit-making or not-for-profit. These organizations could be large or small but are interested in the development of human capital in Nigeria through scholarships to assist their education.


The following sections will deal with some of these other scholarships for Nigerian students studying in Nigerian universities or for Nigerian students who wish to study abroad.


Fulbright Scholarship Program for Nigerians 2019/2020 -APPLY

The Fulbright Visiting Scholarship Program supports the research and teaching of scholars visiting colleges and universities in the U.S.


The undergraduate scholarship program in Nigeria is designed primarily to strengthen the capacities of African universities through higher degree training and to develop the potential of their academic staff. It is targeted at young and exceptionally promising faculty members who wish to conduct their doctoral research in the United States…


MTN Foundation Undergraduate Scholarships 2019-2020 for Nigerian Students

The MTN Foundation Scholarship Award for Nigerian students in recognized tertiary institutions (which include Universities, Polytechnics, and Colleges of Education) is a yearly award by Nigeria’s biggest telecommunication company to undergraduate students who are in their second year of study and show exceptional academic performance.


A maximum of 500 qualified and successful full-time Nigerian students studying science and technology-related courses are awarded the scholarship which covers tuition, book allowance, and stipends…


SEOF Scholarship For Secondary, Undergraduate and Postgraduate Nigerian Students 2019

Sir Emeka Offor Foundation scholarships are available to Secondary, Undergraduate and Postgraduate course Nigerian students. Also, the SEOF scholarship 2019 is offering scholarships to Nigerian students taking different types of courses. The scholarship is focused on supporting indigent Brilliant student. Nigerian students who are pursuing Secondary, Graduate and Post Graduate courses can apply for the scholarships on or before the deadline…


Nigeria Women Association of Georgia (NWAG) Undergraduate Female Students Scholarship 2019-2020

The Nigerian Women Association of Georgia (NWAG) plans to award 37 one-time scholarships, one per state of origin as well as one for the Federal Capital Territory (FCT). The scholarship provides the Naira equivalent of $200.00 to each Nigerian female undergraduate students in Nigerian university or tertiary institutions…


APM Terminals Scholarship & Internship for Undergraduates 2019/2020

The APM Terminal in Nigeria offers its 8th APM Terminals Scholarship/Internship and Industrial Attachment Program. This scholarship enables Nigerian students to acquire World Class Training and Development with APM Terminals Apapa. However, this Scholarship/Internship for Nigerian undergraduates trains only students in the Engineering and Technology field of study. APM Terminal scholarship is one of the Humanitarian services of APM Terminals…


Guinness Nigeria Undergraduate Scholarship Scheme For Young Nigerians 2019/2020

This scholarship supports Guinness Nigeria’s commitment to implementing transformative schemes that foster youth development. The scholarship will provide full tuition for students who are currently studying in Nigerian Universities and Polytechnics. Students from Guinness host communities are encouraged to apply…


Gani Fawehinmi Scholarship 2019-2020 Application

Each year, the Gani Fawehinmi Scholarship Board announces its Four Million Naira Scholarships for 20 to 40 Nigerian Students in Nigerian tertiary institutions. A Gani Fawehinmi Scholarship is only tenable at Nigerian higher institutions including Universities, Polytechnics, and College of Education…


David Oyedepo Foundation Scholarships For African Students 2019-2020

David Oyedepo Foundation is offering a full-tuition scholarship for African students to study at the Covenant University and Landmark University towards an undergraduate degree. The Scholarship takes care of your Books, Accommodation and Other Expenses.


The David Oyedepo Foundation scholarship program is the foundation’s major platform for promoting its vision and goals. The scholarship program awards full-ride scholarships to qualified individuals who are indigenes and residents of African countries.


The scholarship also seeks to develop youth leaders who are ready to put their learned skills to work in leading organizations, communities, and their local countries…


Masters scholarships in Nigeria 2019

You can’t talk about scholarships available in Nigeria without calling out some masters scholarships for Nigerian students.


Before you apply for a graduate scholarship you must have completed your undergraduate degree course, which is usually a criterion for the application. Scholarships in Nigeria 2019 cut across different sectors, especially if are a masters student.


A master’s degree (from Latin magister) is usually a second-cycle academic degree awarded by universities or colleges upon completion of a course of a study demonstrating mastery or a high-order overview of a specific field of study or area of professional practice.


Here are the lists of Master’s scholarships in Nigeria:



NITDA Scholarship Scheme for Nigerians

Agip Postgraduate Scholarship

BEA Awards for Nigerians to Study Abroad


Dr. Murtala Muhammed Scholarship

AGIP Postgraduate Scholarship 2019-2020

PTDF Postgraduate Scholarship

This is one of the highest-paid master’s scholarships in Nigeria. If you are searching for a masters program for Nigerians this will be a nice option for you . all you need is to follow the link below to see if you are eligible for the scholarship. PTDF scholarships are highly competitive and only candidates who are outstanding across the board are selected…


NITDA Scholarship Scheme for Nigerians

This masters scholarship scheme aims at promoting proficiency in Information Technology at Doctorate and Masters Levels. The National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA), with its mandate of transforming Nigeria into an IT-driven economy for global competitiveness and the dire need to bridge the digital divide provides this scholarship. So, if you are interested in forwarding your education in the IT field as a Nigerian here is your chance…


Agip Postgraduate Scholarship 

The Agip Postgraduate Scholarship has been one of the Best Scholarship Scheme in Nigeria for Master degree Students who wish to pursue their degrees in Nigerian and Overseas. Nigerian Agip Exploration Limited (NAE), on behalf of the NNPC/NAE/OANDO PSC, is committed to the training and development of manpower as part of its Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) program. This Agip scholarship is available to Nigerian students to either study in an overseas university or in a home university…


BEA Awards for Nigerians to Study Abroad

Talking about another Masters scholarship, BILATERAL EDUCATION AGREEMENT AWARDS is one of the government-sponsored master’s scholarships. The Scholarship is available to pursue the undergraduate and postgraduate program. For Masters students, all applicants must hold a First Degree with at least 2nd Class Upper Division. The applicants who are previous recipients of Foreign Awards must have completed at least two (2) years post qualification or employment practice in Nigeria.


Ph.D. scholarships in Nigeria 2019

There are many scholarships in Nigeria for those who may need to study for Ph.D. If you prefer to study in Nigeria instead of traveling overseas these scholarships are for you. Also, if you still want to travel abroad for your Ph.D. study as a Nigerian, some of the listed scholarships will meet your need.


The duration and conditions differ for each of the scholarships, so you’ll have to go through them to see the one that best suits your need. Here is a list of Ph.D. scholarships for Nigerian students.


Nigeria LNG (NLNG) Scholarship Scheme

Shell SPDC students program

Federal Government of Nigeria Scholarship

NITDA scholarships

Dr. Murtala Mohammed Scholarships

Petroleum Technology Development Fund (PTDF) Scholarship Program

Mansion House Scholarships Scheme

Developing Solutions Scholarship programs

Nigeria LNG (NLNG) Scholarship Scheme

The Nigeria Liquefied Natural Gas (NLNG) launched its scholarship scheme in October 2012 with an annual intake of 15 beneficiaries to study in leading UK universities. The NLNG scholarship award value ranges from N9 to N11 million, depending on the course of study and course duration. Also, the NLNG scheme covers the following disciplines: Environmental Studies, Engineering, Management, Accountancy, Economics, Information Technology, Geology, Banking, Law and Medicine.


Shell SPDC students program

The Shell SPDC scholarship is focused more on students in the Niger Delta region. It covers both local and international studies and it is available to both undergraduate and postgraduate students. Shell SPDC offers 20 research internship appointments each year.


Federal Government of Nigeria Scholarship

The scholarship is offered by the Nigerian government through the Federal Ministry Of Education and through the Federal Scholarship Board. It is offered to students studying for National Certificate in Education, Higher National Diploma, Undergraduate and Postgraduate programs.


International scholarships for Nigerians

Now if you are looking for scholarships in Nigeria 2019 to study outside the shores of Nigeria, these are some of the readily available scholarships for Nigerians to study abroad.


These Nigerian scholarships are provided by international organizations, be it universities, profit-making organizations, or nonprofit making organizations. The scholarships are for various levels and field of studies, and the following sections will describe some of these scholarships.


Newcastle University Nigeria Scholarships

Newcastle University is inviting applicants to apply for its 15 overseas research scholarships. The scholarship covers the difference between fees for UK/EU students and international students. This is one of the international scholarships for Nigerians. It is available for Ph.D. in medical sciences, engineering, agriculture, sciences social sciences, arts, and humanities… 


Griffith Scholarships for African Nationals

This scholarship is open to various categories of students, including Ph.D. students. It is also open to Africans including Nigerians. The scholarship is given based on personal character and demonstrated leadership skills. Also, the Griffith scholarship provides 25% of tuition for the Ph.D. coursework for international students, including Nigerians, who enroll for a program at the university before the scholarship closing date… 


Swiss Government Excellence Scholarships For Nigerian Students

This scholarship is provided by the Swiss government in collaboration with the Nigerian government. It is open to Ph.D., MSc, and even undergraduate students. Various aspects of the scholarship are Excellence Post-doctoral scholarships, Excellence Ph.D. scholarships, and Excellence Research Scholarships. The scholarship covers virtually all imaginable fields of study…


Rotary Foundation Global Grants

The Rotary Foundation offers scholarship funding through the Rotary Foundation Global Grant scholarships. The scholarship funds graduate-level coursework or research for one to four academic years. The minimum budget for a global grant scholarship is $30,000…


Fulbright Foreign Student Program

The Fulbright Foreign Student Program operates in more than 155 countries worldwide. Approximately 4,000 foreign students receive Fulbright scholarships each year. This international student’s scholarship involves artists, young professionals, graduate students, and anyone interested in the Ph.D. program in Nigeria. The scholarship does not only cover a Ph.D. but also a Master’s degree and even non-degree programs.


Also, the scholarship provides funding for your selected course duration as well as for your health insurance, a living stipend, airfare, textbooks, and tuition…


Startup Nigeria Incubation Program 2019 | ONGOING

The Incubation Program for Nigerian Startups is a 3 months Intensive Training Program aimed at Supporting Top notch and Innovative Startup Ideas across Nigeria. The Incubation Involves Startup Seed Funding, Cutting Edge Mentorship, and Top Level Training on Business Growth and Sustainability.


The Main Idea is to see Innovative Companies lead the way for the new Nigeria that has been envisioned for years. The Time is here for the emergences of the Top CEOs and Coaches of Industries. The Startup Nigeria Program curriculum is specifically designed to move companies from ideas to viable products/services.


We may have come to the end of this post but this is not the end of scholarships for Nigerian students to study either at local universities or as international students in overseas universities. There are more Nigerian scholarships on this site you should explore.

Court Invasion: If I Were Buhari, I Will Sack DSS Boss – Ubani

    Court Invasion: If I Were Buhari, I Will Sack DSS Boss – Ubani

Court Invasion: If I Were Buhari, I Will Sack DSS Boss – Ubani

Court Invasion: If I Were Buhari, I Will Sack DSS Boss – Ubani
Ignatius Igwe
Updated December 6, 2019

A former second Vice President of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA), Mr. Monday Ubani, has called on President Muhammadu Buhari to sack the Director-General of the Department of State Service (DSS), Yusuf Magaji Bichi.

Ubani’s comments come on the heels of the invasion of the Federal High Court in Abuja by operatives of the commission while trying to rearrest the Convener of the ‘Revolution Now’ Protest, Omoyele Sowore.

Speaking during an interview on Channels Television’s Politics Today, the legal practitioner noted that the tragic incident has caused embarrassment to the current administration.

“If I am the President of the country and DSS throws my government into this embarrassment, I will even remove the DSS, whoever is in charge of that particular body.

“He (President Buhari) should relieve him (the DSS boss) of his position. He has really, clearly embarrassed this government,” he said.

A former second Vice President of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA), Mr Monday Ubani condemns the invasion of the Federal High Court in Abuja by operatives of the commission while trying to arrest the Convener of the ‘Revolution Now’ Protest, Omoyele Sowore.
Speaking further, Ubani who is also a public affairs analyst, regretted that the action of the secret service has portrayed Nigeria in the negative light within the international community.

READ ALSO: Sowore: Never In Nigerian Democracy Has A Judge Been Treated With Such Disdain – Atiku

The ex-NBA chief explained that “what has taken place today is reported all over the world and Google doesn’t forget,” also stressed that foreign partners who may want to do business with the Nigerian government may backtrack based on the nation’s non-adherence to the rule of law.

“We are really in a big economic problem and will require the support of other nations in order to solve it. They look at your history and what is going on with respect to the rule of law and even democratic credentials, you don’t have it. Then they begin to wonder what is going on,” he said.

The unfortunate invasion of the court by DSS operatives has attracted condemnation from prominent Nigerians including Nobel Laureate, Professor Wole Soyinka, the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Atiku Abubakar, among others.

Atiku who described the incident as a rape of the sanctity of the court said the act is unacceptable, stressing that Nigeria is not a dictatorship.

He noted with dismay that he was in extreme anguish of spirit having watched the unfortunate drama that played itself out at the court today.Ubani

Anthony Joshua Vs Andy Ruiz Fight In Photos

   Anthony Joshua Vs Andy Ruiz Fight In Photos Channels Television   Updated December 7, 2019 708  British boxer Anthony Joshua celebrates after winning the heavyweight boxing match between Andy Ruiz Jr. and Anthony Joshua for the IBF, WBA, WBO and IBO titles in Diriya, near the Saudi capital on December 7, 2019. Fayez Nureldine / AFP
Anthony Joshua Vs Andy Ruiz Fight In Photos Channels Television Updated December 7, 2019 708 British boxer Anthony Joshua celebrates after winning the heavyweight boxing match between Andy Ruiz Jr. and Anthony Joshua for the IBF, WBA, WBO and IBO titles in Diriya, near the Saudi capital on December 7, 2019. Fayez Nureldine / AFP



Anthony Joshua Vs Andy Ruiz Fight In Photos

Channels Television

Updated December 7, 2019



British boxer Anthony Joshua celebrates after winning the heavyweight boxing match between Andy Ruiz Jr. and Anthony Joshua for the IBF, WBA, WBO and IBO titles in Diriya, near the Saudi capital on December 7, 2019. Fayez Nureldine / AFP





Anthony Joshua on Saturday reclaimed his world heavyweight crown from Andy Ruiz Jr on Saturday, outclassing the Mexican-American to score a unanimous points victory.


He produced a boxing masterclass to regain his IBF, WBA and WBO titles in emphatic fashion in Saudi Arabia.


Highlights of the bout are captured in the pictures below:Fighting



Liverpool Thrash Bournemouth Ahead Of Champions League Test

Liverpool Thrash Bournemouth Ahead Of Champions League Test

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Updated December 7, 2019

Liverpool’s English midfielder Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain plays the ball during the English Premier League football match against Bournemouth at the Vitality Stadium in Bournemouth, southern England on December 7, 2019. Adrian DENNIS / AFP

Jurgen Klopp could hardly have asked for more as his Liverpool side eased their way to a comfortable 3-0 win at Bournemouth ahead of Tuesday’s decisive Champions League visit to RB Salzburg.

First-half goals from Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and Naby Keita put the Reds in control before Mohamed Salah wrapped up the win early in the second half while a first clean sheet since September ensured there was no chance of a late scare.

Victory moved Klopp’s Premier League leaders 11 points clear of Leicester City, 24 hours before Brendan Rodgers’ team face Aston Villa, and added more pressure on Manchester City immediately before the Manchester derby.

It was the ideal preparation for the visit to Austria, where Liverpool need a point to guarantee their progress into the Champions League knockout stages.

Klopp made seven changes to the side that beat Everton 5-2 on Wednesday and the controlled manner of this victory meant his players were spared any unnecessary exertion before their European challenge.

And the manager could also draw satisfaction from the performance of Salah, who delivered the desired response after being withdrawn in the previous weekend’s unconvincing defeat of Brighton and rested for the Everton clash.

The forward provided an assist for Keita — impressive on his first Premier League start of the season — and tormented Bournemouth throughout.

The only flaw from Klopp’s point of view was that his side took time to get into their stride.

That all changed 10 minutes before the interval when the balance of the game shifted over the course of a minute, and ensured Liverpool could sign off their domestic duties in style.

– Bournemouth blow –

Nathan Ake, Bournemouth’s best defender up to that point, pulled up clutching his hamstring and it was clear the centre-back was unable to carry on.

The Dutch international was replaced by Jack Simpson, making his first Premier League appearance of the season, and with the Cherries yet to settle after being forced to reorganise, Liverpool forced the lead.

Jordan Henderson delivered a long ball from deep inside his own half into the path of Oxlade-Chamberlain, who had surged forward into the space between centre-back Chris Mepham and right-back Simon Francis, and the England international directed the ball past Aaron Ramsdale with a controlled volley.

Up until that point Bournemouth had appeared just as capable of taking the lead as Klopp’s league leaders.

But the double blow of losing Ake and falling behind sapped belief from Eddie Howe’s side who remain without a league win since the start of November.

And Liverpool took full advantage, adding the second a minute before the break after a clever exchange between Salah and Keita.

Keita played the ball into the Egypt international and continued his run forward to collect Salah’s backheeled return and finish easily past Ramsdale.

Bournemouth goalkeeper

Bournemouth’s English goalkeeper Aaron Ramsdale dives as a free kick goes wide of the post during the English Premier League football match against Liverpool at the Vitality Stadium in Bournemouth, southern England on December 7, 2019. Adrian DENNIS / AFP.

After an unconvincing start to the game, Klopp could be satisfied his side were perfectly placed to close out the game.

And their position was further strengthened when Keita repaid Salah’s earlier favour by setting up his team-mate for the 54th-minute third after collecting Simpson’s misplaced clearance.

Salah had threatened in the first half and this time he made no mistake, slipping the ball past Ramsdale.

There was little in the way of a response from the home side and Liverpool’s margin of victory would have been even greater but for the efforts of Ramsdale, who capped his afternoon with a fine save to deny Henderson’s free-kick in the final seconds.

Orji Kalu Bags 12 Years Imprisonment Over Fraud

Justice Mohammed Idris of a Federal High Court in Lagos has sentenced former governor of Abia State, Orji Uzor Kalu, to 12 years’ imprisonment.


This was after the court found Kalu, and two others guilty of N7.65billion fraud.


Mr Kalu’s co-defendants are his firm, Slok Nigeria Limited and Mr Udeh Udeogu, who was Director of Finance and Accounts at the Abia State Government House during Kalu’s tenure as governor.


In an amended 39 counts, the EFCC accused them of conspiring and diverting N7.65bn from the coffers of the state.

In one of the counts, the EFCC alleged that Mr Kalu, who was Abia State Governor between 1999 and 2007, procured Slok Nigeria Limited – a company solely owned by him and members of his family – to retain its account, domiciled with the then Inland Bank Plc, Apapa branch, Lagos, an aggregate sum of N7,197,871,208.7


The prosecution claimed that the sum N7.1billion formed part of the funds illegally derived from the treasury of the Abia State Government and therefore violating Section 17(c) of the Money Laundering (Prohibition) Act, 2004, liable to be punished under Section 16 of the same Act.


Apart from the N7.1billion, the ex-governor and the other defendants were also accused of receiving a total of N460million allegedly stolen from the Abia State Government treasury between July and December 2002.


The prosecutor said they breached Section 427 of the Criminal Code Act, Cap 77, Laws of the Federation of Nigeria, 1990.


The defendants pleaded not guilty to all counts.


During the trial, the prosecution called 19 witnesses while the defendants testified on behalf of themselves.


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Former governor
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Orji uzor Kalu appears in court
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We are law-abiding, didn’t arrest Sowore in courtroom ― DSS

In response to the outcry from Nigerians, human rights organisations, professionals and dignitaries denouncement of its action, the Department of State Service has said it did not arrest the convener of RevolutionNow Movement in the courtroom contrary to circulating report.


The security agency claimed it is law-abiding and will never have invaded a courtroom.


It made this known in a press statement made available to media by its spokesman, Peter Afunanya.



The statement below;


“It has become important that the Department of State Services responds to the serial misinformation being circulated in the media about its involvement in the incident that occurred on 6th December 2019 at the Federal High Court, Abuja,” the statement read.


“It is instructive to note that during the court proceeding of the day under reference, Defence Counsel, Femi FALANA (SAN), called the attention of the Judge to a suspicion that the Service was planning to re-arrest Omoyele SOWORE immediately after the court session. The Court discountenanced his alarm and asserted that the Service was law abiding and would not engage in such and subsequently adjourned to February, 2020.


“However, when SOWORE stepped out of the court and sighted operatives of the Service within the premises, he ran back into the courtroom. In a bid to shield him from an imaginary arrest, his uncontrollable supporters mobbed him while chanting ‘you can’t arrest him’ thus the pandemonium that ensued.


“A critical look at the videos in circulation would convince any objective viewer that there was no DSS personnel during the entire period the Sowore crowd acted out its orchestrated drama. Its personnel were never, at any time, involved in the incident.”





The department went on to explain that “in actual fact, it was his (Sowore’s) people who seized him. And from the latest developments, it has become obvious what the intent for such mischief was meant for – simply to serve a propagandist purpose as well as bring the Service to disrepute”.


“Eye witness and several media accounts have disclosed that the Court had adjourned peacefully without an untoward incident when suddenly the unruly crowd imported into the Courtroom went into frenzy on the mere suspicion that DSS was sighted at the court premises. The eventual re-arrest of Sowore by the DSS was effected outside the courtroom. His lead counsel has affirmed this.



“The DSS, as a professional, responsible and law-abiding Organization, could not have invaded a courtroom including the one presided over by a respected Judge who is not only handling its case but whose Order was unconditionally obeyed within a 24 hour ultimatum. The Service holds the judiciary in utmost respect and will continue to work with it for national peace and public safety in Nigeria.”


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Explaining why Sowore was arrested, the DSS said the activist “resorted to acts inimical to security”.



“It has therefore become unarguable and raises a moral question as to who, between Sowore and the Service, dislikes or disobeys the Courts. In this regard, public attention may be drawn to the 25th July 2019 statement of SOWORE that “I’m not talking of protest.


“I’m embarking on revolution… Don’t tell me about legal implications or what a Judge will say. I don’t care …” On 5th December when SOWORE was released, he had, at the Transcorp Hilton Hotel, Abuja addressed a group of persons who, he reassured of his cause to create anarchy in the country.



“It may be recalled that the Service had on 3rd December 2019 raised alarm about a plot to destabilize the country. It is quite remarkable that the plot has already started playing out.


“To ensure this objective is further achieved, some persons and groups are scurrying to seize the opportunity of the misleading court incident and the wrong narrative against the DSS to organize an insurrection in the country. They have continued to falsely curry and mobilize international sentiments and attention, through clear misrepresentation of the facts, for their selfish ends.



“For emphasis, it should be noted that SOWORE is facing trial not as an activist, journalist or a politician, but for his resort to call for violence, forceful takeover of government and suspected transnational illegal activities. It is most unfortunate that SOWORE, shortly after being released from custody, based on court order, resorted to acts inimical to security.


“To this effect, only SOWORE has been re-arrested as his co-defendant, Olawale BAKARE, was not picked up even when FALANA had promised to deliver him to the Service that is not presently interested in him.”



The secret police added that “though sections of the populace have been fed with spurious narratives about these developments, Nigerians and the International Community should not be gullible or even vulnerable to the machinations of groups desirous of misleading them”.


“The Service is committed to the discharge of its mandate of detecting and preventing threats against the internal security of Nigeria. It supports democracy in the country and will do all that is legal to protect it. It will also ensure that efforts of anti-democratic forces are frustrated.”



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