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Intercepted 123 truck passengers are Lagos residents returning from Sallah break- Police

Intercepted 123 truck passengers are Lagos residents returning from Sallah break- Police

The Lagos State Police Command has released the 123 men who were intercepted in a truck with 48 motorcycles by the Lagos State Task Force on Environmental Sanitation. The command’s spokesman, Bala Ikhana, said on Saturday that nothing incriminating was found on the men who were coming from Jigawa State. He added that the suspicion and subsequent interception of the ... Read More »

Lagos State Govt. explains reasons for arrest of 123 suspects from Jigawa

Lagos State Govt. explains reasons for arrest of 123 suspects from Jigawa

Lagos State Government on Saturday reacted to the arrest of 123 suspects and seizure of some motorcycles by the state Environment Sanitation and Special Offenses Taskforce, describing it as “a routine security check.” The state government allayed the fears expressed, especially on the social media that the arrests were directed at a particular section of the country, stressing that this ... Read More »

FG won’t give up on Leah Sharibu- Presidential Spokesman

FG won’t give up on Leah Sharibu- Presidential Spokesman

Senior Special Assistant to the President, Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, has said the Buhari administration will not give up on the safe return of Leah Sharibu, the student of Government Girls Science and Technical Secondary School, Dapchi, who was kidnapped by a faction of Boko Haram terrorists in February 2018. Speaking to a group of journalists on Saturday in ... Read More »

Alleged N1.6bn Fraud: EFCC appeals acquittal of Dudafa, ex president Jonathan’s aide

Alleged N1.6bn Fraud: EFCC appeals acquittal of Dudafa, ex president Jonathan’s aide

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, has filed a notice of appeal against the ruling of Justice Mohammed Idris of the Federal High Court, Ikoyi, Lagos which on August 29, 2019 discharged and acquitted Dudafa Warripamo-Owei, a former Special Adviser to a former president, Goodluck Jonathan, and Joseph Iwejuo, a banker, who were both being prosecuted by the EFCC ... Read More »

Ogun women to get loan directly from government- Gov Abiodun

Ogun women to get loan directly from government- Gov Abiodun

  The Ogun State Governor, Prince Dapo Abiodun has disclosed that the state government would soon be implementing a program for women that will allow them to directly have access to loans under the ‘Oko owo Dapo’ empowerment initiative. Prince Dapo Abiodun who made this known at Ijebu- Ode, while on an inspection tour of work going on at Ashafa-Oke ... Read More »

Ganduje  to sue Wike over demolition of mosque

Ganduje to sue Wike over demolition of mosque

Kano State Governor, Dr Umar Ganduje has given indication of  a legal action against his  Rivers State counterpart, Mr Nyesom Wike over the demolition of Rainbow Town Central Mosque located at the Trans-Amadi Area of Port Harcourt. A press statement by Abba Anwar,  Chief Press Secretary (CPS) to Ganduje  described the “sad story of Mosque demolition in Rivers state as ... Read More »

Kaduna lawmaker kidnapped

Kaduna lawmaker kidnapped

Kaduna State Police Command has confirmed the abduction of Hon. Suleiman Dabo,  a member of the State House of Assembly representing Zaria Constituency. The  Command’s  Public Relation Officer (PPRO), DSP Yakubu Sabo said on Friday  in Kaduna that Dabo was abducted along Kaduna-Zaria road. Sabo said that the  command was informed of the incident by the Police Divisional Officer of Mararraban ... Read More »

Election Tribunal Sacks Dambazau’s Son As Rep Member

Election Tribunal Sacks Dambazau’s Son As Rep Member

The election petition tribunal in Kano on Friday sacked Shamsuddeen Dambazau, the son of former Minister of Interior, General Abdulrahman Dambazau (rtd), as member representing Sumaila/Takai Federal Constituency. The tribunal ordered Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, to issue certificate of return to Surajo Kanawa, the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP. Dambazau, who did not contest the election but ... Read More »

Apprehension in Lagos as Task Force Intercepts Truck With 123 Men, 48 Bikes From Jigawa

Apprehension in Lagos as Task Force Intercepts Truck With 123 Men, 48 Bikes From Jigawa

  There was apprehension in Lagos on Friday as the state’s Environmental Sanitation and Special Offenses Task Force  intercepted a truck laden with 48 motorcycles and 123 men coming from Jigawa State. The truck was seized, following a tip off by members of the public who raised security concern about the manner with which the occupants of the truck conducted ... Read More »

Two arraigned for assaulting EKEDC staff

Two arraigned for assaulting EKEDC staff

  Two persons, Kafilat Adeniran and Odeniyi Bamidele have been arraigned before the Ajegunle Magistrate Court on Wednesday, 28th August 2019. The arraignment followed a three-count charge of affray, assault and malicious damage of property belonging to a staff of Eko Electricity Distribution Company at Amukoko area of Lagos. This was revealed to journalists by EKEDC GM Corporate Communications, Godwin ... Read More »

Toyota plans advanced medical diagnostics centre in Nigeria

Toyota plans advanced medical diagnostics centre in Nigeria

  *President Buhari with R-L: Senior Managing Executive Officer Toyota Tsusho Corporation Mr Minoru Murata, President and CEO Ichiro Kashitani and Senior Managing Executive Officer Mr Richard Bielle shortly after a meeting with Management of Toyota Tsusho Corporation in Yokohama Japan* Toyota Tsusho, a part of the Toyota conglomerate, has indicated interest in sectors like energy, healthcare and automobiles, saying ... Read More »

Tiv/Jukun crisis: Buhari directs traditional, religious leaders to stop escalation

Tiv/Jukun crisis: Buhari directs traditional, religious leaders to stop escalation

President Muhammadu Buhari has called on the government and people of Benue and Taraba States to exercise restraint following the gruesome killing of Rev. Fr. David Tanko at Kpankufu Village on Wukari Road in Taraba. The President also directed the Taraba and Benue State Governors, traditional rulers, specifically the Tor Tiv and the Aku Uka of Wukari, religious and community ... Read More »

FG seeks NURTW’s support in tackling insecurity

FG seeks NURTW’s support in tackling insecurity

The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, has called on the National Union of Road Transport Workers (NURTW) to support the government in its ongoing efforts to rid the nation’s highways of violent crimes. The Minister made the call in Abuja on Thursday at the 9th Quadrennial Conference of the NURTW. “Let me use this important occasion to ... Read More »

Closure of Enugu Airport for a short time- Aviation Minister

Closure of Enugu Airport for a short time- Aviation Minister

Minister of Aviation, Senator Hadi Sirika has reiterated that the closure of the Enugu airport will be for a very short time. He made this remark in Abuja when he received in audience, members of the Airline Operators of Nigeria (AON), Senator Sirika  said, “It is never the intention of government to make things difficult for people. The closure of ... Read More »

Ihedioha’s arrest order on Okorocha an invitation to anarchy- Ohaneze Youths

Ihedioha’s arrest order on Okorocha an invitation to anarchy- Ohaneze Youths

The  Ohanaeze Ndigbo Youth Council on Friday condemned the order by Governor Emeka Ihedioha of Imo State that the people of the state should arrest his predecessor, Senator Rochas Okorocha, warning that it was an invitation to anarchy. Gov. Ihedioha issued the order on Thursday after some youths believed to be  sympathetic to Okorocha allegedly  assaulted  the Chairman of the Recovery of Government ... Read More »

JAPAN FILE- TICAD 7: Count your blessings, name them one by one, By Femi Adesina

JAPAN FILE- TICAD 7: Count your blessings, name them one by one, By Femi Adesina

Today is the last dance of the Seventh Tokyo International Conference on African Development (TICAD 7), and our fifth day in Yokohama, Japan. A bouquet of goodies is being unfolded for the African continent, aftermath of the conference, but as a participant-observer, what are the low hanging fruits Nigeria can pluck immediately? That is why I want to count our ... Read More »

FBI List: EFCC arrests one of the most wanted suspects in Ilorin

FBI List: EFCC arrests one of the most wanted suspects in Ilorin

  The Acting Chairman of the Economic Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Mr Ibrahim Magu says one the most wanted suspects by the Federal Bureau of investigation, Oyediran Joseph, has been arrested in Ilorin, the Kwara State Capital for his roles in internet fraud. Mr Magu disclosed this on Friday in Ilorin on Friday 30th of August 2019 at a press ... Read More »

Ihedioha orders arrest of ex Gov Okorocha

Ihedioha orders arrest of ex Gov Okorocha

  L-R: Ihedioha, Okorocha* Imo State Government under the leadership of Emeka Ihedioha on Thursday ordered a citizen’s arrest against Sen. Rochas Okorocha, over alleged assault on a government official, Mr Jasper Ndubuaku. The Secretary to State Government (SSG), Mr Uche Onyeaguocha, gave the order after the Chairman of the Recovery of Government Properties, Mr Jasper Ndubuaku, was allegedly assaulted ... Read More »

Poll: Integrity of ward-level collation, key to election success–CDD

Poll: Integrity of ward-level collation, key to election success–CDD

Centre for Democracy and Development (CDD) says the integrity of ward-level collation during election is key to its success. Idayat Hassan, Director of CDD, made the remark on Thursday in Abuja during the organisation’s release of its postmortem report on the 2019 election collation. She pointed out that the collation of election results at the ward level was one of ... Read More »

Tricyclist drags NSCDC boss, others to court over alleged illegal detention

Tricyclist drags NSCDC boss, others to court over alleged illegal detention

A tricycle operator, Sunday Agu, on Thursday, dragged Mr Abdullahi Gana, Commandant General, Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corp (NSCDC), before the Federal High Court Abuja over alleged illegal detention. Also joined in the suit are three officers of the Corps; Abdulmajeed Imam, Agili Chinedu and Yebage Adamu who are 1st, 2nd and 3rd respondents respectively. While the NSCDC Niger ... Read More »