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Maryam Sanda to appeal death sentence

Maryam Sanda to appeal death sentence

Mrs. Maryam Sanda, who was on Monday sentenced to death by hanging for killing her husband, will appeal the judgment, a member of his legal team has revealed. Justice Yusuf Halilu of the High Court of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) had given her the maximum sentence for killing her husband, Mr. Bilyaminu Bello. However, some women and civil rights ... Read More »

Buhari Marginalising South-west in Appointments, Gani Adams Alleges

Buhari Marginalising South-west in Appointments, Gani Adams Alleges

The Aare Ona Kakanfo of Yorubaland, Chief Gani Adams, yesterday alleged that the South-west was being marginalised by the President Muhammadu Buhari, in terms of appointments into public offices. Speaking yesterday in Ado Ekiti, Ekiti State during the 6th World Congress of the Oodua Progressives Union, Adams said: “Buhari’s government is tainted with nepotism. You have a situation whereby only ... Read More »

EFCC goes after ‘Baba Ijebu’ over alleged multi-billion naira tax fraud

EFCC goes after ‘Baba Ijebu’ over alleged multi-billion naira tax fraud

Kessington Adebutu, Nigeria’s gambling mogul whose business empire has enjoyed decades of patronage as a household name across the country, has become a new target of a vast corruption investigation by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission. The multiple allegations of tax fraud and economic sabotage levelled against Mr Adebutu marked a remarkable tumble for one of the Nigerian bookies most ... Read More »

Mother, Son Bag 12 Years Jail Term for $82,570 Internet Fraud

Mother, Son Bag 12 Years Jail Term for $82,570 Internet Fraud

BY ONYEKA AJUMOBI ONOCHIE Justice Chukwujekwu Aneke of the Federal High Court, Ikoyi, Lagos, on Tuesday, January 28, 2020, convicted Damilola Ahmed Adeyeri and his mother, Alaba Kareem Adeyeri, on a four-count charge of conspiracy and obtaining money under false pretence to the tune of $82, 570. 00, preferred against them by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC. The ... Read More »

We’ll be harder on bandits, Buhari vows

We’ll be harder on bandits, Buhari vows

President Muhammadu Buhari Tuesday in Abuja said “harder times’’ await bandits whose disruptive activities have brought sorrow to Nigerians, kept many away from their means of livelihood, and heightened insecurity in parts of the country. The President, who received a delegation of Eminent and Respected Citizens of Niger State led by Governor Abubakar Sani Bello in State House, said the ... Read More »

Truth is our problem, Borno Governor says at Defence College lecture 

Truth is our problem, Borno Governor says at Defence College lecture 

BY INUSA NDAHI, MAIDUGURI Borno Governor, Professor Babagana Umara Zulum, was guest lecturer at the National Defence College, in Abuja, Tuesday, with the governor being frank in engaging his audience, participants of course 28, amongst them top military officers and civilian policy makers from Nigeria and other foreign countries. Zulum said, the unwillingness of persons in the corridors of power ... Read More »

Visa Ban will Affect Vulnerable People in Nigeria, FG Tells US

Visa Ban will Affect Vulnerable People in Nigeria, FG Tells US

The federal government has said the speculated plan by the US to add Nigeria to its existing list of visa travel ban countries is ill-conceived. The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, stated this yesterday in London during an interview session with Reuters News Agency. News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reported that the minister is in London to ... Read More »

Insecurity: Senate to pursue implementation of community policing

Insecurity: Senate to pursue implementation of community policing

Following the worsening security situation in the country, the Senate on Tuesday said it will pursue immediate implementation of community policing. Senate President, Ahmad Lawan, stated this in his speech to welcome Senators from the Christmas and New Year recess. He reiterated that the security situation in the country required serious attention and due consideration by the Senate and indeed ... Read More »

FG trying Agba Jalingo for treason not me -Gov. Ayade

FG trying Agba Jalingo for treason not me -Gov. Ayade

Cross River State Governor, Prof. Ben Ayade, yesterday denied being responsible for the trial of a journalist and activist, Mr. Agba Jalingo. According to him, Jalingo is being tried for treason by the federal government and not the state. Jalingo was arrested in Lagos on August 22, 2019 following an earlier report in his medium, Cross River Watch, on July ... Read More »

BORNO NSHIP TRAINS HEALTH WORKERS AHEAD OF CONTRACTING CLINICS IN IDPs CAMPS

BORNO NSHIP TRAINS HEALTH WORKERS AHEAD OF CONTRACTING CLINICS IN IDPs CAMPS

  BY INUSA NDAHI,  MAIDUGURI   The Borno State Primary Health Care Development Agency (BOSPHCDA) under the Leadership of the Executive Director, Dr. Sule Meleh, and the Nigeria  State Health Investment Project -Additional Financing (NSHIP-AF), a World Bank assisted Project has commenced a Weeklong Training on Performance Based Financing (PBF) for Health Workers and Ward Development Committee Chairmen (WDCs) from 11 ... Read More »

Military Reopens 185km Maiduguri-Damboa-Biu road 

Military Reopens 185km Maiduguri-Damboa-Biu road 

By Inusa Ndahi, Maiduguri The 185km Maiduguri- Damboa- Biu road which has been closed down for the past one year following incessant attacks on vehicles by boko haram has been reopened on the orders of the Chief of Army Staff. Lt. Gen. Tukur Yusuf Buratai. To this end, people of Damboa, Chibok, Askira-Uba, Hawul, Biu, Gwoza, Kwaya Kusar, Shani and ... Read More »

Court reduces Maina’s bail conditions to N500m

Court reduces Maina’s bail conditions to N500m

A Federal High Court in Abuja on Tuesday varied the conditions attached to the bail granted former Chairman, Pension Reform Task Force, Abdulrasheed Maina. Justice Okon Abang, before who Maina is being tried on charges of money laundering, granted him conditional bail on November 25, 2015. Among the bail conditions were that Maina endorses a bond of N1billion and produce ... Read More »

Maryam Sanda sentenced to death for killing husband

Maryam Sanda sentenced to death for killing husband

The Abuja Division of the Federal High Court, on Monday found Maryam Sanda guilty of killing her husband, Bilyaminu Bello.   Ms Sanda was sentenced to death by hanging by the judge. The Nigerian police charged Ms Sanda for culpable homicide in November 2017, and sought the death penalty against the accused in a two count charge. The victim, Mr ... Read More »

Despite Supreme Court Judgment, Makinde, 12 Others Run LGs with Caretakers

Despite Supreme Court Judgment, Makinde, 12 Others Run LGs with Caretakers

Oyo State and 12 other states of the federation are still running local government administration without elected officials despite a judgment of the Supreme Court which about four years ago expressly forbade them from doing so. Investigation showed that the states are running the local government areas through caretaker committees, appointed by govern Among the defiant states are Borno and ... Read More »

Kwara Govt: Saraki Has No Legal Right to Disputed Ilorin Land

Kwara Govt: Saraki Has No Legal Right to Disputed Ilorin Land

The family of Second Republic Senate Leader, late Dr Olusola Saraki, has no legal right to the piece of land opposite his house in Ilorin, where he built his Ile Arugbo (old peoples home), so says a top official of the Kwara State government. The official, who preferred anonymity because he was not authorised to speak on the issue, agreed ... Read More »

Lassa fever spreads to 11 states, 195 infected, 29 dead – NCDC

Lassa fever spreads to 11 states, 195 infected, 29 dead – NCDC

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has announced the casualty figure in the recent Lassa fever outbreak across the country as it activated a National Emergency Operations Centre (EOC) to coordinate response activities on Saturday January 25. The National EOC includes representatives from the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, Ministry of Environment, World Health ... Read More »

Amotekun:APC Govs Prepare Framework to Tackle Insecurity, Agree on Community Policing-Lalong

Amotekun:APC Govs Prepare Framework to Tackle Insecurity, Agree on Community Policing-Lalong

The Progressives Governors Forum (PGF) has said that it would prepare a framework as part of its plans to tackle insecurity in all the All Progressives Congress (APC) controlled States after agreeing on community policing. The governor of Plateau State, Simon Lalong, disclosed this on Friday while briefing jornalists at the end of the 1st quarterly meeting of PGF Governance ... Read More »

EFCC Arraigns Adoke Over Malabu Oil Scam

EFCC Arraigns Adoke Over Malabu Oil Scam

 By:Owolola Adebola The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC on January 23, 2020 arraigned Muhammed Bello Adoke, before Justice A.I. Kutigi of Federal Capital Territory High Court, Abuja. Adoke, a former attorney-general  of the federation and minister of Justice is facing an amended 42-count charge. He is being tried alongside Aliyu Abubakar, Mr. Rasky Gbinigie, Malabu Oil and Gas Ltd, Nigeria ... Read More »

Arsenal to insert £200m buy-out clause in Martinelli’s contract,as Brazil,Italy battle for new star

Arsenal to insert £200m buy-out clause in Martinelli’s contract,as Brazil,Italy battle for new star

The Daily Mail report Gabriel Martinelli currently earns £10,000, but he’s looking at a wage increase after sparking interest from Real Madrid,PSG and Barcelona. Arsenal are reportedly ‘ready’ to treble his wages to £30,000 and in the process protect their jewel by extending contract beyond 2024 and a minimum buy-out clause of Two hundred million pounds. The two parties are already holding ... Read More »

Focus less on IDP camps, Zulum tells refugee commission

Focus less on IDP camps, Zulum tells refugee commission

Borno Governor, Professor Babagana Umara Zulum has asked that interventions from the National Commission for Refugees, Migrants and internally displaced persons should focus on creating permanent resettlement houses for displaced persons as against investing on government controlled IDP camps. The governor made this appeal while hosting Senator Basheer Lado Garba Mohammed, the federal commissioner in charge of the refugee commission ... Read More »