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Security man dragged to court for stealing church equipment worth N760,000

A 42-year-old security man in Lagos, identified as Ifeanyi Ileka, was yesterday dragged to an Apapa Magistrates’ Court for allegedly stealing equipment worth N760,000. Ileka allegedly stole a mixer, 3 amplifiers and a piano totaling N760, 000 from Winner’s Life [...]

December 14, 2017 Government and politics

Muslim group blows hot over attack on EFCC boss, Magu

A Muslim group, the Muslim Rights Concern has revealed those attempting to eliminate the Chairman of Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Ibrahim Magu. The group, while threatening that heads would roll if anything happened to Magu, accused powerful corrupt [...]

December 14, 2017 Government and politics
APC will be buried in 2019 – Fani-Kayode

Squandered $65bn: Fani-Kayode reacts to Amaechi’s allegation against Jonathan

Femi Fani-Kayode, former Minister of Aviation, has reacted to a statement credited to Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi that ex-President Goodluck Jonathan squandered $65bn saved by ex-President Olusegun Obasanjo. Dismissing the claim of the former Rivers State Governor, Fani-Kayode said Amaechi should [...]

December 14, 2017 Government and politics

2019 election: Alao-akala, Folarin, Adigun, Arapaja, Officially Join APC

The All Progressives Congress, APC, will welcome to its fold, former governor of Oyo State, Chief Adebayo Alao-Akala; former Senate leader, Senator Teslim Folarin and former Secretary to the State Government, Chief Ayodele Adigun, on Saturday. Also expected to join [...]

December 14, 2017 Government and politics

Ibori declares support for Okowa’s second term bid

Former Delta State governor, Chief James Onanefe Ibori, on Wednesday called on the people of the state, to continue to support Governor Ifeanyi Okowa’s administration. He made it clear that he and other political leaders were backing him to continue [...]

December 14, 2017 Government and politics

Peace Corps wants IGP, Idris jailed

The Peace Corps of Nigeria has filed a suit at the Federal High Court in Abuja, asking for the Inspector-General of Police Ibrahim Idris, to be sent to prison for alleged disregard of court orders. The corps in Form 48 [...]

December 14, 2017 Military

Ikoyi cash: Whistle-blower receives commission, jets out of Nigeria

The Ikoyi cash whistle-blower has finally received his commission from the Ministry of Finance and has left the shores of the country. The whistle-blower helped the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, recover the $43m, N23 .2 m and £ [...]

December 14, 2017 Government and politics

Reno Omokri blasts Amaechi for saying Jonathan squandered $65billion

Ex-media aide to former President Goodluck Jonathan, Reno Omokri, has described Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi, as ignorant. Omokri said this in reaction to Amaechi’s statement that former President Olusegun Obasanjo left $65billion in the excess crude account (ECA), but [...]

December 14, 2017 Government and politics

Fayemi awarded N600m contract to ghost company: Fayose Panel

The Kayode  Fayemi administration in Ekiti state awarded a N600m contract to a company with no fixed address, the Judicial Commission of Inquiry set up by the Fayose administration  said. The commission headed by Justice Silas Oyewole to look into the financial [...]

December 14, 2017 Government and politics

Northern Senators take stand on implementation of Jonathan’s confab report

Northern Senators have kicked against the implementation of the 2014 confab report. According to them, it is unfair to ask President Muhammadu Buhari to implement the report of the conference convoked by a former President, Goodluck Jonathan. The senators said [...]

December 13, 2017 Government and politics

Gowon reveals his biggest mistake while in power

Yakubu Gowon, former Head of State, has said his biggest regret was not allocating lands to himself while in power. Gowon made the disclosure on Tuesday in Abuja at the 26th anniversary exhibition and commemoration of the movement of the [...]

December 13, 2017 Government and politics

I cannot be threatened – Governor Obaseki tells pensioners

Godwin Obaseki, Governor of Edo State, has declared that he cannot be intimidated by pensioners in the state over the non-payment of their 42-months arrears. The governor made the statemnet while expressing his dismay over the interruption of his speech [...]

December 13, 2017 Government and politics

El-Rufai signs N216bn 2018 Budget

Gov. Nasir El-Rufai of Kaduna State has signed the N216.55 billion, 2018 budget passed by the State House of Assembly into law. The budget is made up of N131.1 billion capital expenditure and N85.44 billion recurrent expenditure. El-Rufai signed the [...]

December 13, 2017 Government and politics

Dlamini-Zuma battling for ex-husband’s seat

Mrs Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma, estranged wife of South African President, has assumed one of the two front runners for the presidency. The 68-year-old is vying to succeed her ex-husband, President Jacob Zuma, as leader of the ruling African National Congress at [...]

December 13, 2017 Government and politics

Appeal court upturns Saraki’s acquittal by Conduct Tribunal

The Appeal Court sitting in Abuja has upturned Senate President Bukola Saraki’s acquittal by the Code of Conduct Tribunal. The three-man panel led by Justice Tinuade Akomolafe-Wilson unanimously ruled that the Senate President return to the CCT to face trial [...]

December 13, 2017 Government and politics

Girl, 14, emerges Abia State’s One Day Governor

Abia State Governor Okezie Ikpeazu on Monday sworn in Miss Joy Ezechikamnayo as the first one day Governor of Abia. The 14-year-old, who is the senior prefect of Intellectual Giants Christian Academy, Umuahia emerged as the top performer after a [...]

December 12, 2017 Government and politics

How Atiku supported Saraki to be Senate President – Dogara reveals

Speaker of the house of representatives, Yakubu Dogara, has revealed that former Vice-President Atiku Abubakar backed Bukola Saraki’s ambition to be Senate President in 2015. Saraki’s bid was met with serious opposition from the leadership of the All Progressives Congress [...]

December 12, 2017 Government and politics

FIRS may auction over 2000 seized properties to recover tax liabilities

With more than 2000 highbrow business plazas and other identified properties currently sealed and under temporary seizure for tax default for several years, the Federal Inland Revenue Service [FIRS] has stated that the properties may be auctioned to recover the [...]

December 12, 2017 Government and politics

Protesters lock horns over #EndSARS nationwide

Nationwide demonstrations were held yesterday for and against proscription of the Special Anti-robbery Squad (SARS) over which opinion is divided. The security outfit has been accused of corruption, high-handedness and extra-judicial killings, sparking a wave of clamour for its abolition [...]

December 12, 2017 Military

3 killed, 10 kidnapped as gunmen raid Niger communities

Gunmen raid Niger communities – Kidnappers at the weekend allegedly killed three people and kidnapped 10 others along the Kaduna-Sarkin Pawa road in Munya Local Government Area of Niger State. The Senator representing Niger East, David Umaru, said people around [...]

December 11, 2017 Military

Labour Party welcomes Senator Kashamu

The National Chairman of the Labour Party, Abdusalam Paiko, has said that the party would gladly welcome the Senator representing Ogun-East Senatorial District, Senator Buruji Kashamu if he is willing to come on board. Paiko said this at a press [...]

December 11, 2017 Government and politics

PDP: Jonathan reacts to outcome of national convention

Former President, Goodluck Jonathan has reacted to the outcome of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, national convention. Delegates of the main opposition party converged at the Eagles Square, Abuja on Saturday to elect leaders in various positions at the national [...]

December 11, 2017 Government and politics

Federal government raises alarm over Nigeria’s population growth

Minister of Health, Prof. Isaac Adewole, over the weekend raised a fresh alarm over Nigeria’s rate of population growth. According to him, if the rate was unchecked, the explosion in the nation’s population would impact negatively on the country’s economy [...]

December 11, 2017 Government and politics

Falana reveals those supplying arms to Boko Haram

A Senior Advocate of Nigeria, Femi Falana (SAN) revealed the source of the Boko Haram sect’s arms. Falana said arms and ammunition used by the terrorist sect were looted from the armory in Libya. He also blamed the slave trade [...]

December 11, 2017 Government and politics
NDLEA seizes 409 bags of cannabis

NDLEA seizes 409 bags of cannabis

The Edo State Command of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) has intercepted another shipment of dried weeds suspected to be cannabis sativa concealed in building materials. The drug packed in 409 bags with a total weight of 7,073kg [...]

December 11, 2017 Government and politics

Your ‘tenancy’ in Aso Rock ends in 2019, PDP tells Buhari

Newly-elected National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Prince Uche Secondus, has told President Muhammadu Buhari and the All Progressives Congress (APC) that they have until May 2019 to enjoy power at the centre. Secondus, at the Eagle Square [...]

December 11, 2017 Government and politics

Kogi doctors extend strike notice till 31 Dec.

Kogi doctors extend strike notice till 31 Dec.: The Kogi chapter of the  Nigerian Medical Association (NMA) says it has extended to Dec.31 the ultimatum it gave to the state government to meet its demands or face strike. Dr Godwin [...]

December 11, 2017 Government and politics

APC slams PDP: You have not changed

The ruling All Progressives Congress has likened the opposition, Peoples Democratic Party, PDP to the leopard, which cannot change its spots. It was the APC’s first official reaction to the national convention of the opposition party that has vowed to [...]

December 11, 2017 Government and politics

Rigging at PDP convention shows party depends on corruption – APC

The All Progressives Congress,APC has reacted to the emergence of Uche Secondus as national chairman of the opposition Peoples Democratic Party amid allegations of rigging. APC says reports of rigging during the election shows that PDP is rooted in corruption [...]

December 10, 2017 Government and politics

Reps member, Bello fires back at Buhari, says PDP looters funded his 2015 campaign

The Deputy Minority Whip of the House of Representatives, Mrs Binta Bello has said President Muhammadu Buhari’s 2015 presidential campaign was funded by looters from the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP. Bello, a member of the PDP caucus in the lower [...]

December 10, 2017 Government and politics
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