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P&ID scam: Court adjourns hearing on Briton’s plea for bail variation till Nov. 27

P&ID scam: Court adjourns hearing on Briton’s plea for bail variation till Nov. 27

The Federal High Court, Abuja, on Friday, adjourned the hearing on the application for bail variation of James Nolan, a Briton, till Nov. 27. Justice Okon Abang, who made this known, said the development was to allow Nolan’s counsel, Paul Erokoro, SAN, study the counter-affidavit filed by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC)’s lawyer, Ekele Iheanacho, in opposition to ... Read More »

At Last,Appeal Court varies terms in bail granted Sambo  Dasuki

At Last,Appeal Court varies terms in bail granted Sambo Dasuki

Reprieve has come the way of detained National Security Adviser (NSA), Colonel Mohammed Dasuki (retired) as the Court of Appeal in Abuja acceded, on Friday, to his request for the variation of the terms attached to the bail earlier granted him. In a unanimous judgement, a three-man panel of the court expunged the requirement that Dasuki produced a Level 16 ... Read More »

Barcelona Director,Abidal docked for illegal liver transplant

Barcelona Director,Abidal docked for illegal liver transplant

Sandro Rosell, the former president of Barcelona, and Eric Abidal arrived at court on Friday to testify as part of the investigation into the legality of Abidal’s liver transplant. Abidal, now the director of football at the club, was diagnosed with cancer in 2011 while still a player at the Nou Camp.   Spanish daily newspaper La Vanguardia adds that as well as ... Read More »

Court reserves ruling on Faisal Maina’s bail application

Court reserves ruling on Faisal Maina’s bail application

The Federal High Court, will, on Nov. 29, take the bail application of Faisal Maina, son of Abdulrasheed Maina, former Chairman, Pension Reform Task Team. Justice Okon Abang made this known, on Friday, after taking the arguments of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) and the defence counsel. Justice Abang also adjourned till Nov. 26 to enable the defence ... Read More »

How I escaped gun shot from unknown hoodlums – Oyo Commissioner

How I escaped gun shot from unknown hoodlums – Oyo Commissioner

Oyo state commissioner for Lands and Housing, Mr Abdu-Raheem Abiodun on Wednesday said it was only by chance that he escaped been shot by some yet to be identified gun men who attacked his official vehicle, in his Olomi-Academy residence, Tuesday night. But in the attack, two persons including his official driver, Mr Lukman Fabayo and police orderly attached to ... Read More »

Maina dumps wheel chair,continues trial supported by two men

Maina dumps wheel chair,continues trial supported by two men

Abdulrasheed Maina, Chairman, defunct Pension Reform Task Team (PRTM), on Thursday, arrived in the Federal High Court, Abuja, for continuation of his trial. Maina, though came into Court 6 without a wheelchair, he was however supported by two men as he walked slowly into the court. The former pension reform boss, who arrived at the court at about 9:30am, dressed ... Read More »

PDP senators reject Bayelsa, Kogi results,want Salome’s murderers prosecuted

PDP senators reject Bayelsa, Kogi results,want Salome’s murderers prosecuted

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) caucus in the Senate, on Wednesday, rejected the Bayelsa and Kogi Governorship election results announced by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC). The senators, led by the Minority Leader of the Senate, Sen. Enyinnaya Abaribe, made the rejection at a news conference in Abuja. News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that INEC had declared the ... Read More »

Sowore instigating violence from custody – DSS

Sowore instigating violence from custody – DSS

The Department of State Services (DSS) has said the Convener of #RevolutionNow, Omoyele Sowore, who is still in their custody, has been making calls to mobilise people for violence and take action against Nigeria. DSS spokesman Dr Peter Afunanya, who addressed reporters on Tuesday in Abuja, said though they had received the court order that Sowore be released, they could ... Read More »

PDP demands justice for slain Woman Leader in Kogi; decries election rigging

PDP demands justice for slain Woman Leader in Kogi; decries election rigging

The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, has demanded justice for its Kogi State Women Leader, Mrs Acheju Abuh who was burnt to death in her home yesterday by political thugs. In a statement issued today, Kola Ologbondiyan, spokesman for the party, said the death of Mrs Abuh and others that were killed by political thugs in the Kogi election will never ... Read More »

How Man coordinated one hundred million dollars scam from prison – EFCC

How Man coordinated one hundred million dollars scam from prison – EFCC

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has claimed that a man serving a 24-year jail term is still actively involved in crime. The anti graft agency in a statement on Monday made the revelation, stating that “The EFCC, Lagos Zonal Office, has uncovered that Hope Olusegun Aroke a convicted internet fraudster currently serving a 24 years jail term is ... Read More »

Malabu oil block: Malami declines to speak on arrest of Adoke in UAE

Malabu oil block: Malami declines to speak on arrest of Adoke in UAE

…Says he is yet to receive formal communication The Office of the Attorney General and Minister of Justice has not received any formal communication on the alleged arrest of the former Minister of Justice and Attorney General, Mr Muhammed Bello Adoke SAN. Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Federation, Abubakar Malami, SAN disclosed this while reacting the media reports ... Read More »

Herdsman provided information with which we kidnapped businessman-Suspect

Herdsman provided information with which we kidnapped businessman-Suspect

One of six members of a kidnapping syndicate has recounted how the syndicate got to its target businessman, Abubakar Bashar, by using information from the boy who herds his cow for him. The syndicate member, Bello Abdullahi, spoke to newsmen on Monday in the Adamawa State capital, Yola, where he is being detained by the state police command. The Command ... Read More »

PDP imported thugs from Oyo,Osun for Kogi election-APC

PDP imported thugs from Oyo,Osun for Kogi election-APC

The ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) has alleged that the  main opposition party in the elections, the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) attempted to circumvent the electoral processes in Kogi by importing suspected political thugs from Osun and Oyo states, adding that all plots to rig the election in both states were effectively quashed. The party, in a statement issued by ... Read More »

Army to begin ‘Operation ‘Crocodile Smile’ in Lagos,Ogun

Army to begin ‘Operation ‘Crocodile Smile’ in Lagos,Ogun

The Nigerian Army (NA) on Sunday alerted the public that troops and military equipment would be mobilised frequently as Exercise Crocodile Smile IV kicks off in Lagos and Ogun States. This was contained in a statement released by acting Deputy Director of Army Public Relations Major Kamurudeen Adegoke for the 81 Division. He appealed to residents of both states to ... Read More »

Politicians peddle fake news to discredit poll-CDD

Politicians peddle fake news to discredit poll-CDD

The Centre for Democracy and Development (CDD) said political parties used fake news to delegitimise Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) and the electoral process during Kogi governorship election. Ms Idayat Hassan, Director CDD, made this known in the group’s preliminary statement on the conduct of yesterday’s Kogi governorship election. Hassan said that CDD’ electoral environment observation report had previously predicted ... Read More »

Yahaya Bello sent thugs after me and my supporters-Dino

Yahaya Bello sent thugs after me and my supporters-Dino

The PDP Senatorial candidate for Kogi West, Senator Dino Melaye yesterday  accused Governor Yahaya Bello and the All Progressives Congress of desperation to hang on to power at all cost. The Senator who was reacting to the attack on his polling unit by political thugs however said that despite the violence and thuggery that   characterised the election, he would win ... Read More »

Yahaya Bello wins Dino Melaye’s Local Government

Yahaya Bello wins Dino Melaye’s Local Government

Senator Dino Melaye has lost his local government of Ijumu to the All Progressives Congress governorship candidate, Yahaya Bello. Bello scored a total vote of 11,425 to defeat the PDP candidate Musa Wada in the local government. Read More »

Boko Haram: Troops rescue octogenarian, others in Borno

Boko Haram: Troops rescue octogenarian, others in Borno

The Nigerian Army troops deployed at Gwoza Local Government Area of Borno State have rescued an octogenarian, three women and four children held captives by the Boko Haram insurgents, the News Agency of Nigeria, NAN, reports. Col. Aminu Iliyasu, Nigerian Army Operations Media Coordinator, disclosed this in a statement. He said that the rescued victims were evacuated while the children ... Read More »

Court sacks two Imo lawmakers

Court sacks two Imo lawmakers

An Appeal Court sitting in Owerri on Saturday sacked Obinna Onwubuariri the member representing Isiala Mbano/Onuimo/Okigwe Federal constituency of Imo in the House of representatives. The Chairman of the Panel, Justice R.N Pemu, who read the judgment, said that the election that brought Onwubuariri of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to power in Feb. 23 was not in tandem with ... Read More »

Manchester United,Arsenal and AC Milan in three way battle for Merih Demirah

Manchester United,Arsenal and AC Milan in three way battle for Merih Demirah

Arsenal and Manchester United are reportedly preparing to lock horns over Turkey international Merih Demiral during the January transfer window. Tuttosport suggest Juventus will cash in on the 21-year-old defender should a significant offer come in for the former Sassuolo man. The Italian publication claim both Arsenal and Manchester United have sent scouts to make personal checks on Demiral during Turkey’s qualifiers against Iceland and Andorra. Juventus signed ... Read More »