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Nigerian Arrested With Cocaine At Indian Airport

The India Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) has nabbed a Nigerian national at the Kolkata airport after he was found in possession of cocaine worth Rs 1 crore weighing around 170 gram. According to Narcotics Control Bureau Kolkata Zonal Director, Dilip Kumar Srivastava, the Nigerian suspect identified as Kevin Edward James, arrived the Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose International Airport in Kolkata ... Read More »

Ekiti Armsgate: EFCC Arraigns Okupe for N702 million Fraud

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, on January 14, 2019 arraigned Doyin Okupe, a former Senior Special Assistant to former President Goodluck Jonathan, on a 59-count charge bordering on “money laundering and criminal diversion of funds” to the tune of N702 million. Okupe was brought before Justice Ijeoma Ojukwu of a Federal High Court, Maitama, along with two companies, ... Read More »

INDIMI TO PRESENT BOOKS ON KANEM BORNO EMPIRE

BY INUSA NDAHI, MAIDUGURI The Executive Chairman, Oriental Energy Resources Limited, a philanthropist and elder statesman, Dr. Muhammadu Indimi, will on Wednesday 16 January 2019 present Books on Kanem Borno Empire. The books, Volumes I and II titled “A Thousand Years of Heritage” which will be in hard and paper cover, when launched and will be sold at N3,500 and ... Read More »

Breaking: Buhari set to appoint AIG Abubakar Adamu Mohammed as new IG of Police

President Muhammed Buhari is set to appoint AIG Abubakar Adamu Mohammed as the acting Inspector General of Police. Mohammed, from Lafia, Nasarawa State is expected to succeed Ibrahim Idris, whose tenure as Inspector General of Police expires Tuesday, January 15. Idris was at the Presidential Villa on Monday afternoon on what a government source described as a farewell visit to ... Read More »

Fresh attack claims three lives in Kaduna

No fewer than three persons were feared dead during an attack by unidentified gunmen on Sunday night between Asso and Tanda bridge in Gwong Chiefdom of Jema’a Local Government Area of Kaduna state. Mr Peter Averik, Chairman of the Local Government, who confirmed the development to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Monday, said the attack took place around ... Read More »

Gaidam Approves N1.012 Billion Gratuity Payments to 551 Retirees and Deceased Civil Servants

By Inusa Ndahi, Damaturu Governor Ibrahim Gaidam of Yobe state has on Monday approved N1, 012, 168, 347.63 as gratuity payment to a total of 551 retired and deceased civil servants whose retirement or death happened between March 2018 and September 2018. The payment also covers a five-year pension to the next of kin of the affected deceased civil servants. ... Read More »

Breaking: Court stops CJN Onnoghen’s planned arraignment

The Federal High Court in Abuja has stopped the Federal Government’s plan to arraign the Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Walter Onnoghen, before the Code of Conduct Tribunal. The Federal Government through the Code of Conduct Bureau filed six counts of non-declaration of assets against the CJN on Friday. He was due for arraignment before the CCT on Monday but ... Read More »

We’ll shut down Nigeria if FG fails to withdraw charges against CJN – Militants

Niger Delta agitators have vowed to shut down the country if the Federal Government goes ahead with the ” harassment” of the Chief of Nigeria, CJN, Justice Walter Onnoghen. In a statement issued on Sunday, the coalition of the agitators also warned all non-indigenes who owned oil wells in the coastal area to prepare to vacate their zone, while asking ... Read More »

Attack on Saraki’s house shameful – Governor Ortom

Benue State Governor, Samuel Ortom has condemned the attack on the family house of Senate President, Bukola Saraki in Kwara state. He said the use of thugs backed by police to intimidate and silence political opponents must be condemned by all Nigerians as the country prepares for this year’s elections. He stressed that the All Progressives Congress (APC) administration ought ... Read More »

CJN trial: Exercise power with decorum – Dogara warns

Speaker of House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara, has warned the federal government to exercise caution in the prosecution of the Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Walter Onnoghen for alleged failure to declare assets. Dogara in a statement issued by his Special Adviser, Media and Public Affairs, Mr Turaki Hassan on Sunday in Abuja, said that due process should be followed ... Read More »

WORLD DEMOCRACY INDEX 2018: Nigeria Ranked 22 In Africa, 108 Globally

Nigeria has been ranked the 22nd Most Democratic Country in Africa, 108 in the World. The country, which was scored 4.62 in 2015, scored a not-so-impressive 4.44 in the recently released 2018 study. The Democracy Index reviews the state of democracy in 165 independent countries worldwide using five parameters: process and pluralism; civil liberties; the functioning of government; political participation; ... Read More »

Onnoghen’s Impending Trial: The Timing Is Condemnable — NBA President

Paul Usoro, President of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) has berated the Nigerian government for the timing of the charges filed against Chief Justice Walter Onnoghen. Onnoghen is scheduled to appear before the Code of Conduct Tribunal on Monday, at the Federal High Court in Abuja, after the Code of Conduct Bureau (CCB) filed corruption-related charges against him. The charges ... Read More »

How ASUU Strike Is Promoting Prostitution, Unemployment, Poverty – Stakeholders

The continued strike by the Academic Staff Union of Universities, (ASUU), which seems to have become a ‘new normal’ in the last 19 years, to many stakeholders, is seen as contributing to the growing decadence in the society typified by production of half-baked graduates, who are not employable not to mention mass exodus of Nigerians abroad with the attendant depleting ... Read More »

Atiku Tackles Buhari, Asks Him To Save Nigeria Of Needless Crisis

The Presidential Candidate of the People’s Democratic Party has warned President Muhammadu Buhari to desist from throwing Nigeria into an avoidable crisis over his desperation to sack the Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Walter Onnoghen. In a statement issued in Abuja on Saturday by Atiku’s Special Assistant on Public Communication, Mr. Phrank Shaibu, the PDP candidate said the principle of ... Read More »

Tribunal adjourns as CJN Onnoghen fails to show up for arraignment

The Justice Danladi Umar-led Code of Conduct Tribunal on Monday adjourned proceedings involving the charges of non-declaration of assets preferred against the Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Walter Onnoghen, till January 22. Justice Umar ruled that the tribunal would hear the CJN’s motion challenging the jurisdiction of the tribunal at the next proceedings. The tribunal adjourned the case after the ... Read More »

Planned arraignment of CJN stalls judicial activities at FCT High court, Apo

The planned arraignment of Justice Walter Onnoghen, Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN) before the Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT) over alleged infractions of the CJN’s assets declaration on Monday stalled judicial activities at the FCT High Court, Apo. Most court rooms did not proceed with cases as earlier scheduled except the Governorship Election Petition Tribunal for Osun State. Justice Onnoghen ... Read More »

COMMUNIQUE ISSUED AT THE END OF THE MEETING OF THE SOUTH SOUTH GOVERNORS’ FORUM HELD IN ABUJA ON SUNDAY, JANUARY 13, 2019

An emergency meeting of the governors of the states of the South South geopolitical zone, held at the Bayelsa State Governor’s Lodge, Abuja on Sunday, January 13, 2019. The meeting, called at the instance of the Governor of Bayelsa State, the Honourable Henry Seriake Dickson, who is also Chairman of the South South Governors Forum, was attended by the Governors ... Read More »

BREAKING NEWS: Army Uncover Boko Haram Logistics Supply Syndicates In Borno

The Nigerian Army Sunday said it has uncovered Boko Haram logistics supply syndicates among loggers and charcoal dealers in Borno. The Acting General Officer Commanding (GOC) 7 Division, Brig-Gen. Bulama Biu, made the disclosure in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Maiduguri. Biu was reacting to the ban imposed on the supply of firewood and charcoal ... Read More »

CJN: PDP says Presidency plotting to destabilise judiciary ahead of elections

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has accused President Muhammadu Buhari-led Presidency of “plotting to destabilize and annex the Judiciary ahead of the 2019 general elections.” In a statement signed by Kola Ologbondiyan, the Director, Media and Publicity of PDP Presidential Campaign Organization on Saturday, the party alleged that “the All Progressives Congress (APC) and cabal at the Buhari Presidency are ... Read More »

Why I didn’t declare my domiciliary accounts- Chief Justice Onnoghen

Following the allegations of false asset declaration preferred against him by the Code of Conduct Bureau (CCB), the Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), Justice Walter Onnoghen, has described his non-declaration of the domiciliary accounts as a mistake. In a statement wrote to the CCB investigators on Friday (January 11), Justice Onnoghen also explained that the undeclared foreign currencies found in ... Read More »