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Nigeria’s Oil Mogul, Tonye Cole Alleged to be in Romance with American Actress, Kenya Moore….

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Only weeks ago, reports came to town that Dapo Oyebanjo, popularly known as D’Banj, was Kenya Moore’s “African Prince” and would be appearing on her show where much more would be revealed about him. That rumour was visited with denials and threats of litigation as D’Banj vowed to press charges with a foreign media house which described him as a womaniser.

Latest reports about Kenya Moore indicate that the man she described as “my African Prince” perhaps, might be Tonye Cole, the billionaire oil mogul who runs Sahara Energy, along with his two other friends, Tope Sonubi and Ade Odunsi.

Tonye, who is married with three kids, was caught walking side-by-side with Moore on the campus of Harvard University in the USA few days ago.

Krystle (with handle @LudaKrys1 on Twitter), a fan of Moore, on Monday took the picture that has gone viral since she tweeted:

‘Just seen Kenya Moore from RHOA in Harvard square w/ her mystery man. He’s an old man!! She caught me taking pics lol’.

The tweet was accompanied with a photo of Cole and Moore.

Tonye Princewill and Kenya Moore

By all indices, Tonye Cole perfectly fits the description of Moore’s description when she granted an interview sometime ago that her boyfriend was a Nigeria who was successful. Tonye Cole’s Sahara Energy Resource Nigeria Ltd is a hugely successful company which focuses on the trading of refined petroleum products, residue and crude oil. Through contacts in corridors of power both in and outside of Nigeria, Tonye Cole has been able to take Sahara Energy to an enviable height. The company has not been without its low moments as it has been indicted on several occasions as having involved itself in unethical and sharp practices.

A report titled ‘Swiss Traders’ Opaque Deals’ in Nigeria released by Swiss non-governmental advocacy organisation, the Berne Declaration, has detailed how the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC, is conniving with major Swiss oil trading companies and their Nigerian parent companies to drain Nigeria of billions of dollars of revenue through the sale of crude oil below the market value.

The report also described the schemes employed by Nigerian and foreign fuel importers, such as creating offshore subsidiaries referred to as “letterbox companies”, ship-to-ship transfer to create untraceable paperwork, payment of subsidy money into phantom and non-existing importers, and partnering with highly-placed roguish politicians to defraud the country of over $6.8 billion from 2009 to 2011.

Specifically, the report stated:

“Another firm implicated in Nigeria and with subsidiaries in Switzerland is Sahara Energy… The Nigerian authorities are requesting that Sahara reimburse 6.034 billion Nairas (37.55 million dollars) of subsidies, unless a “credible explanation” can be provided on the subject of these transactions.”

The report also stated that Sahara Energy is entirely unable to justify a bank statement showing another $33.7 million while it is among the companies that have not imported the quantities that they should have but who have nevertheless been able to continue their importing activities with flagrant impunity

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Police Deploy More Personnel To Seaports In Lagos Over Nigerian Students, NANS’ Protest

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Following the ASUU strike that has kept university students across the nation at home for over seven months, NANS declared “Occupy The Airport” nationwide protest.

The Nigeria Police Force has announced that it has deployed personnel to adequately secure seaports across the nation following a threat by the National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS) to shut down commercial activities at the nation’s busiest seaports ¬¬¬¬¬¬- the Apapa and Tin-Can Island Ports in protest over the lingering strike by the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU).
Following the ASUU strike that has kept university students across the nation at home for over seven months, NANS declared “Occupy The Airport” nationwide protest.
The aggrieved students who protested on Monday at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport also reportedly threatened to ground commercial activities at the Apapa and Tin-Can Island Ports in Lagos State.
Disclosing the security beef up to Daily Trust, the Commissioner of Police in charge of Western Port Authority Command, Jonathan Towuru, said security was tightened around the Western Ports to avoid any breakdown of law and order although the student body did not show up as threatened.
The commissioner said, “People went about their businesses while operations at the terminals went on seamlessly, without any hindrance. But if the students eventually turn up, we will engage them in discussions. I must say that they conducted themselves well on Monday at the airport even though you still saw police monitoring the protest.”

 

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Evans The Billionaire Kidnapper Bags 21 Year Imprisonment

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Justice Oluwatoyin Taiwo of the Ikeja Special Offences Court on Monday sentenced kidnap kingpin, Chukwudumeme Onwuamadike, also known as Evans, and his co-defendant, Victor Aduba, to 21 years imprisonment for kidnapping one Sylvanus Hafia.

They were accused of conspiring and kidnapping Sylvanus Ahanonu Hafia at about 5:30 pm on June 23, 2014, at Kara Street, Amuwo Odofin in Lagos and were alleged to have captured and detained Hafia and demanded a ransom of $2m.

But they pleaded not guilty to the four charges.

The judge held that the sentence would serve as a deterrent to other aspiring kidnappers

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Poverty, Hunger in the Country, Okowa Blames APC

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…says Delta healthcare will curb medical tourism

Delta State Governor and Vice-Presidential Candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Ifeanyi Okowa, weekend, said that poor management of the nation’s economy by the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) caused the rising hunger and poverty in the country.

He stated this at an empowerment programme for the people of Ika Federal Constituency at Boji-Boji Owa, Ika North Council by the member representing the constituency at the House of Representatives, Mr. Victor Nwokolo.

The governor, who commended Nwokolo for his gesture, described the event as “empowerment programme with a difference. He said Nigeria was troubled because people were hungry and out of job due to mismanagement of the nation’s economy.

He added that even students were having lots of challenges because their parents could not meet their needs owing to the level of poverty resulting from ineptitude of the APC-led Federal Government.

He, therefore, urged Nigerians to support the PDP, saying it was the only party with clear understanding of the nation’s challenges and had clear solution to rescue the nation.

Earlier, Nwokolo said his motive for the empowerment was to restore hope to the hopeless amid rising hunger and poverty in the land.

MEANWHILE, Okowa, also at the different forum, said the huge investment being made by his administration in the health sector was to improve healthcare delivery and reduce medical tourism in the country.

He disclosed this in an interview with journalists shortly after inspecting facilities at the Advanced Diagnostic Medical Centre and Mother and Child Hospital, Owa-Alero in Ika Council of the state.

He said the twin medical facilities would, on completion, reduce medical tourism as it would provide first-class medical services to people who would have sought medical treatment abroad.

“I am glad we have gotten to this stage. I had high hopes that by today, we would have inaugurated these projects.

“The equipment are fully on site and we are trying to get things fully sorted out and I am sure that in the next one month, it should be ready and opened to the public for use.

“The two projects are obviously very important. The Mother and Child, as it is so stated, is supposed to take care of every illness concerning our women and children,” he said.

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