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Chief Justice faces Code of Conduct Tribunal on Monday for alleged non declaration of assets

Alleged Non declatration of asset: CCT Schedules 14th January for arraignment of Justice Onnoghen. The Code of Conduct Tribunal has scheduled Monday, 14th of January for the commencement of trial against current Chief Justice of Nigeria, Hon Justce Onnoghen Nkanu Walter Samuel for alleged non declaration of asset. This was consequent to application filed by the Code of Conduct Bureau ... Read More »

Chief Justice in trouble as FG asks him to resign and face trial

Problem is in the offing for the Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Walter Samuel Nkanu Onnoghen, as the Federal Government has asked to immediately vacate his exalted office as Head of the Nation’s judiciary over alleged sundry asset declaration issues. Already, the Federal Government will on January 14, 2019 arraigned the CJN before the Justice Danladi Yakubu-led Code of Conduct ... Read More »

Sultan, Cardinal Onaiyekan lead clerics to Abuja on Wednesday for confab on peaceful polls

Determined to ensure peaceful general elections, the Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Muhammed Sa’ad Abubakar 111 and the Archbishop of Abuja, Cardinal John Onaiyekan will Wednesday lead religious leaders across the nation in a two day conference on role of interfaith communities during the polls. Coming under the auspices of the General Assembly of Interfaith Dialogue Forum for Peace [IDFP], the ... Read More »

Police fires back at Saraki, says his allegation against IGP incorrect, misleading and false

The Nigeria Police Force has said that the allegation by the Senate President, Dr Bukola Saraki, that the Inspector General of Police was after his life was incorrect, misleading and false just as it assured all Nigerians that the Nigeria Police Force ‘has no any undisguised hostility to the Senate President or his supporters in Kwara State or to jeopardize ... Read More »

IG of Police plotting to kill me, Saraki alleges

Senate President, Bukola Saraki has raised alarm that the Inspector General of Police (IGP), Ibrahim Idris was after his life. Saraki, who is the Director General of the PDP Presidential Campaign Organisation (PPCO), raised the allegation at a press conference Friday evening in Abuja. He called on the international authorities to hold Idris responsible if anything bad happened to him ... Read More »

Mob beats wrong person to death over stolen battery

A 45-year-old man, Yusuf Ibrahim, has lost life in jungle justice after a mob lynched him over a car battery allegedly stolen at Nato Park, Tin Can Island, Apapa, Lagos. It was later discovered that the battery was found with one Yusuf Yahaya, who works around Tin Can First Gate-some distance from the park. Punch newspaper reported that the incident ... Read More »

DSS reacts to alleged kidnap of Senator Dino Melaye

The Department of State Services (DSS) has reacted to media reports that some of its men abducted Senator Dino Melaye from the Police Hospital in Abuja on Friday, January 11. In a press release on Friday night, DSS Public Relations Officer, Peter N. AFUNANYA stated that: “The attention of the Department of State Services has been drawn to news making ... Read More »

Dangote, SIFAX boss hail fresh initiative on Maritime Sector growth

The Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Dangote Group, Alhaji Aliko Dangote, and the Group Executive Vice Chairman of SIFAX Group, Dr. Taiwo Afolabi, on Friday joined other stakeholders in the Nigerian maritime sector to hail fresh initiatives by the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) towards realisation of a robust maritime industry. Speaking ahead of the Agency’s maritime ... Read More »

Lagos guber: Sanwo-Olu, Agbaje unfold plans on Infrastructure, health

The Lagos All Progressives Congress (APC) governorship candidate, Mr Babajide Sanwo-Olu, and his People’s Democratic Party (PDP) counterpart, Mr Jimi Agbaje, on Friday unfolded their plans on infrastructure, health and other issues that would spur the development of the state. They spoke during the Lagos Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LCCI) Private Sector Interactive Forum with Governorship candidates in Lagos. ... Read More »

China to assist Nigeria with N2 billion to fight Boko Haram

The Chinese Government has promised to assist Nigeria in its counter insurgence efforts with the sum of N2 billion (50 million Yuan) to get more military equipment. Zhou Pingjan, Chinese Ambassador to Nigeria, said this on Thursday at the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between Defence Minister Brigadier General Mansur Muhammad Dan Ali and the Ambassador on behalf ... Read More »

FG To Borrow N823b Through Treasury Bills In First Quarter 2019

The federal government of Nigeria is set to borrow N823 billion from the domestic economy in the first quarter of the year 2019 (Q1’19) through treasury bills which will be issued by the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN). The Apex bank disclosed this in its treasury bills (TB) issuance programme for Q1’19. The fresh TBs to be issued during the ... Read More »

Nigerian Military Retake Baga As Boko Haram Terrorists Flee

The Nigerian Military has recovered Baga town, Borno State in a fierce battle with Boko Haram terrorists. A statement by the spokesman of the Army, Sani Usman, a brigadier general, said the Special Forces of the Nigerian Army displayed an uncommon gallantry by giving the insurgents a bloody nose. Baga is a major commercial town in northern Borno which Boko ... Read More »

Lagos APC Rally: Wanted NURTW Chief Breaks Silence, Dares Police To Release Prove

Mustapha Adekunle aka Sego, the National Union of Road Transport Workers, NURTW, official, who allegedly stabbed the state Treasurer of the Union Musiliu Akinsanya (aka MC Oluomo), has opened up on his role at the All Progressives Congress, APC, rally that was disrupted by violence. The police had declared Sego wanted over the fracas that occurred at an the APC ... Read More »

I Will Not Sack My Wife – Inter’s Mauro Icardi

The Argentina international has hit out at suggestions he will replace his wife with a new representative Mauro Icardi has hit out at reports in Italy that he could change his agent, with his current representative being his wife, Wanda Nara. Reports have linked the current Inter captain with a move to Real Madrid of late, while it has also ... Read More »

ASUU Bars Members From Participating In 2019 Elections, Says FG’s Proposal Far From Expectations

The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) has barred its members from participating in the 2019 general elections processes. It also said the offer from the Federal Government in the efforts to meet its demands as contained in the 2017 Memorandum of Action (MoA) is still fluid and far from expectations. It, however, allows members to voluntarily participate but without ... Read More »

Court Dismisses Suit Challenging Oyetola As Osun APC Gov. Candidate

The Federal High Court in Abuja on Friday dismissed a suit challenging the nomination of Governor Gboyega Oyetola as the candidate of the All Progressives Congress in the last governorship election in Osun State. The suit was instituted by an aggrieved aspirant on the platform of the party, Kunle Adegoke, who alleged that the July 20, 2018 primary election, in ... Read More »

Defections: Give Up, Even Your In-Law Has Deserted You, Buhari Media Group Tells Atiku

The Buhari Media Organisation (BMO) has advised the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Atiku Abubakar to consider throwing in the towel in order to avoid a shattering defeat at the polls on February 16. The Buhari group gave this advice in reaction to the defection of four top notchers of the PDP to All Progressive Congress (APC). ... Read More »

Borno commences payments of N200m scholarships to students

By Inusa Ndahi, Maiduguri The Borno State Government has commenced the payments of N200 million backlogs of scholarships to 14,000 students studying in institutions of higher learning in the country. The State Ministry of Higher Education; has set two panels to verify the students, before the scholarship payments, slated for January 14, 2019. Commissioner of Higher Education, Dr. Abubakar Hassan ... Read More »

Cristiano Ronaldo rape claim latest: Las Vegas police issue warrant for striker’s DNA

Authorities in Las Vegas have issued a warrant to obtain DNA from Cristiano Ronaldo after claims he raped a woman. The Las Vegas Police Department want to see if it matches a sample found on the dress of Kathryn Mayorga, who has made the accusations against the Portuguese striker. The dress forms part of box of evidence that includes a ... Read More »