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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 »

Coronavirus: FG Mounts 24-hour Nationwide Vigilance

Coronavirus: FG Mounts 24-hour Nationwide Vigilance

Following the recent outbreak of Coronavirus, a deadly virus, in no fewer than 12 countries, resulting in the death of about 54 persons, with about 1,287 others infected, the federal government has commenced a 24-hour round-the-clock vigilance to check the import of the killer virus, believed to have originated from China. However, as part of initiatives to prevent the spread ... 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 »

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 »

Forfeited Ilorin houses: EFCC trying to scandalise me – Saraki

Forfeited Ilorin houses: EFCC trying to scandalise me – Saraki

Former Senate President Bukola Saraki on Tuesday told the Federal High Court in Lagos that a suit by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) seeking the forfeiture of his Ilorin houses is an abuse of court processes intended to scandalise him. Saraki, a two-term Kwara State governor, told Justice Rilwan Aikawa that the EFCC was merely attempting to review ... Read More »

How we killed Fireman Generators’ owner – Medical Doctor/Gang leader confesses

How we killed Fireman Generators’ owner – Medical Doctor/Gang leader confesses

Bob Ibeaji, 42, the kingpin of a four-man gang that killed Mr Ignatius Odunukwe said on Tuesday  that the lust for money led him to commit  the murder. Ibeaji, who claimed to be a medical doctor, made this statement to newsmen during the parade of suspects at the Zone 2 Command, Onikan, in Lagos. “Unnecessary lust for money and my ... Read More »

Sotitobire: Defence counsel,Olusola Oke says kidnapped baby has been found in Portharcourt by police

Sotitobire: Defence counsel,Olusola Oke says kidnapped baby has been found in Portharcourt by police

Nigeria Police Force claimed it has arrested a self acclaimed abductor of the one year old missing boy, Gold Kolawole at Sotitobire Praising Chapel, Solagbade street, Oshinle quarters, Akure, the Ondo State capital, on the 10th of November, 2019. The kidnapper who is currently cooling off his head inside one of the police cells in Akure, was reportedly nabbed in ... Read More »

Breaking:Bandits kill Niger village head, abduct 17 others

Breaking:Bandits kill Niger village head, abduct 17 others

Gunmen suspected to be bandits have killed the village head of Rumache in Kukoki ward of Shiroro local government area of Niger state, Mallam Ahmad Yakubu Rumache and kidnapped 17 villagers in four other communities in the local government area. The  bandits invaded the village at about 2 am on Friday. The bandits also dispossessed the villagers of their valuable ... Read More »

Banks borrow N19.6tn from CBN amid rising liquidity problems

Banks borrow N19.6tn from CBN amid rising liquidity problems

Commercial banks borrowed N19.64 trillion from the Central Bank of Nigeria in 2019, indicating a 73% increase from the N11.36 trillion borrowed in 2018. This was revealed in the apex regulator’s financial data report. The banks through the apex’s bank Standing Lending Facility (SLF) window borrowed N7.43 trillion in the second half of 2019 against N4.5 trillion borrowed within the same ... Read More »

OPC, others give support as Operation Amotekun goes into action

OPC, others give support as Operation Amotekun goes into action

Local hunters and Oodua Peoples Congress (OPC) members who will  serve in the Joint Southwest security outfit Operation Amotekun will not bear arms, it was learnt on Wednesday. Osun State Governor Adegboyega Oyetola stated this in Osogbo. Speaking through  his Chief Press Secretary Mr. Ismail Omipidan, Oyetola explained: “It is not that we want to arm the local militias. “the ... Read More »

Njimtilo: Borno Governor commends Army hqtrs for swift investigation

Njimtilo: Borno Governor commends Army hqtrs for swift investigation

By: Inusa Ndahi … Says action shows Buratai’s good leadership Borno Governor, Professor Babagana Umara Zulum has paid tribute to headquarters of the Nigerian Army for the swiftness with which the army announced readiness to immediately investigate conducts involving stop and search of passengers around Njimtilo. Zulum spoke in reaction to a statement issued last night by Colonel Aminu Iliyasu, ... Read More »

I killed LASU student to experiment what I read in 7 books of Moses-Pastor confesses

I killed LASU student to experiment what I read in 7 books of Moses-Pastor confesses

THE police in Osun State on Saturday exhumed the corpse of Favour Daley – Oladele, the Lagos State University student, who was allegedly killed for money rituals at a church in Ikoyi-Ile in the state, last month. The pastor of the church, Segun Philips, a woman- Bola Adeeko, and her son, Owolabi, are being interrogated by the police in connection ... Read More »

ASD boss accuses Shehu Sani of name dropping CJN to collect bribe money

ASD boss accuses Shehu Sani of name dropping CJN to collect bribe money

The alleged extortion case involving former Senator Shehu Sani became messier over the weekend as his accuser also said he name dropped the Chief Justice of Nigeria’s name to collect additional money to influence judges from him. The development came just as the Chairman/CEO of ASD Motors, Alhaji Sani Dauda, debunked the claims of Shehu Sani, insisting that he is ... Read More »

Adapt or Perish: Preparing for the Inescapable Effects of Climate Change

Adapt or Perish: Preparing for the Inescapable Effects of Climate Change

By ​​​​​​​Alice Hill and Leonardo Martinez-Diaz It’s getting hot in here: a fire in Windsor, California, October 2019 Max Whittaker / The New York Times / Redux Ever since climate change became a concern for policymakers and laypeople alike, the focus of public debate has largely been on mitigation: limiting greenhouse gas emissions, capturing carbon, and transitioning to renewable energy. Those efforts ... Read More »

Abuja bank robbery:How I smuggled robbers into the bank -bank worker confesses

Abuja bank robbery:How I smuggled robbers into the bank -bank worker confesses

 I was promised #7m from the robbery Police parade suspects Larry Ehizo, a Customer Service Officer of a first-generation bank at Mpape, Abuja where a robbery attempt was foiled by policemen and soldiers last Saturday has given details of how the robbers gained access to the banking hall with his help. One robber was killed and four others arrested after ... Read More »

We are expecting INTERPOL to transfer Edo Commissioner to us-EFCC

We are expecting INTERPOL to transfer Edo Commissioner to us-EFCC

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on Tuesday confirmed the arrest of Edo State Commissioner for Arts, Culture, Tourism and Diaspora, Osaze Osemwingie-Ero, by operatives of the INTERPOL, saying he is on its watch list for alleged money laundering. A senior staffer of the anti-graft agency who spoke with newsmen in Abuja , said he expected the INTERPOL to ... Read More »

Nigeria Moves Against Hasty Adoption of ‘Eco,’ Says It’s Studying the Situation

Nigeria Moves Against Hasty Adoption of ‘Eco,’ Says It’s Studying the Situation

Strong indications emerged yesterday that Nigeria is dissatisfied with what it considers as hasty adoption of the ‘Eco,’ the proposed single currency for West African countries. Owing to this, the country may be unwilling to dump the naira for the ‘Eco’ unless all the prescribed criteria are met.We learnt that the federal government was not impressed with the approach of ... Read More »

My mother led me to it,Yahoo-boy who ate girlfriend’s heart confesses

My mother led me to it,Yahoo-boy who ate girlfriend’s heart confesses

Owolabi Adeeko has revealed how his mother,Mrs Adeeko convinced him to use FAVOUR SEUN DALEY OLADELE Aged 22yrs, a 400 level theatre art student of LAGOS STATE UNIVERSITY(LASU)  for money ritual. Favour was gruesomely murdered on the 8th of December 2019 at Ikoyi Ile in Ikire,Osun state.     The deceased came home to see her parents and attended church ... Read More »

Police arrest Yahoo-boy who killed girlfriend and ate the heart

Police arrest Yahoo-boy who killed girlfriend and ate the heart

Tragedy struck on Christmas eve when the sad news of the death of final year Theatre Arts student of Lagos State University (LASU), Miss Favour Sewanu Oluwabuyikunmi Daley-Oladele was broken to her Parents at their Mowe, Ogun State home. She was declared missing on Sunday  December 8, when she got a call from her boyfriend, Owolabi Adeeko, also an Ex ... Read More »

Missing child: Sotitobire pastor cries,as judge remands him in prison

Missing child: Sotitobire pastor cries,as judge remands him in prison

The General Overseer of Sotitobire Miracle Centre, Akure, Ondo state, Prophet Babatunde Alfa wept as an Akure Chief Magistrate Court ordered him and six others to be remanded in the Olokuta Correctional Centre in Ondo state over alleged conspiracy to kidnap and aiding kidnapping. They were dragged to the Akure magistrate’s court sitting at Oke-Eda by the Department of Security ... Read More »