Court finds Olisa Metuh guilty of all charges in N400m fraud case

Court finds Olisa Metuh guilty of all charges in N400m fraud case Former PDP spokesman, Mr Olisa Metuh, at the Federal High Court in Abuja on February 25, 2020. PHOTOS: Channels TV/ Sodiq Adelakun. Justice Okon Abang of the Federal High Court in Abuja has convicted Mr Olisa Metuh and found him guilty of all the charges filed against him by the Economic...... more

Nigeria may face worse security problems – Buhari’s wife, Aisha

Nigeria may face worse security problems – Buhari’s wife, Aisha Wife of the President, Aisha Buhari, on Monday, warned that Nigeria may face worse security problems.   She, therefore, called for synergy among all security agencies. Aisha urged them to re-strategize and re-examine the security structure with a view to stem the rising cases of terrorism in Nigeria.   She made...... more

PDP demands review of Buhari S’Court victory, return to farm if jobless, APC replies

PDP demands review of Buhari S’Court victory, return to farm if jobless, APC replies The Peoples Democratic Party on Monday asked the Supreme Court to review its judgment, which upheld the victory of the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), in the 2019 presidential election and dismissed the appeal of the PDP candidate, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar. The PDP National Publicity Secretary, Mr  Kola Ologbondiyan,  who...... more

Assets declaration: Court strikes out charges against Ekweremadu

Assets declaration: Court strikes out charges against Ekweremadu The Federal High Court in Abuja, on Monday, struck out charges of non-declaration of assets instituted against a former Deputy Senate President, Ike Ekweremadu, by the defunct Special Presidential Investigation Panel for the Recovery of Public Property. The dissolved panel then led by Mr. Okoi Obono-Obla had in 2018 instituted the...... more

I didn’t forge NYSC exemption certificate – Bayelsa dep gov

I didn’t forge NYSC exemption certificate – Bayelsa dep gov The  deputy governor of Bayelsa State, Lawrence Ewhrudjakpo has  denied forging his National Youth Service Scheme (NYSC) exemption certificate, which he submitted to the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC). Ewhrudjakpo, told journalists at a press briefing, in Abuja, on Sunday that issues relating to his NYSC exemption certificate were already in...... more

CBN didn’t ban domiciliary accounts deposits – Spokesman

CBN didn’t ban domiciliary accounts deposits – Spokesman The Central Bank of Nigeria has said that it has not prohibited the acceptance of foreign currency cash deposits by Deposit Money Banks. In a statement on Sunday, the Director, Corporate Communications, CBN, Isaac Okorafor, clarified the uncertainties surrounding the operations of domiciliary accounts in Nigeria. He said, “The bank has...... more

How SARS Officers Allegedly Kill Nigerian Footballer Tiyamu Kazeem in Sagamu

How SARS Officers Allegedly Kill Nigerian Footballer Tiyamu Kazeem in Sagamu Tiyamu ‘Kaka’ Kazeem, the assistant captain of Remo Stars Football Club (RSFC) has allegedly been killed by a policeman from the Special Anti Robbery Squad (SARS) from the Ogun State Command. The defender was on his way to Sagamu with one of his teammates, Sanni Abubakar after their training in Abeokuta...... more

2 feared dead, female aspirant stripped in bloody Ebonyi councillorship primaries clashes

2 feared dead, female aspirant stripped in bloody Ebonyi councillorship primaries clashes One Enyinna Ibiam Uche and another yet to be identified youth were reportedly shot dead during the weekend’s People’s Democratic Party (PDP)’s councilorship primaries in Ebonyi State. Our correspondent gathered that Ibiam and the other victim were allegedly shot at Unwanna axis of Afikpo North Local Government Area of the state...... more

Security situation 'll get worse – Ekweremadu

Security situation 'll get worse – Ekweremadu Former Deputy Senate President, Ike Ekweremadu, has said Nigeria’s security situation would get worse. Ekweremadu, who has been in the Senate since 2003, added that the community policing structure planned by the Nigeria Police Force is fraudulent and a distraction. He also said the South-West security outfit code-named ‘Operation Amotekun’ is...... more

Airstrikes kill key ISWAP leaders In Borno, Says NAF

 Airstrikes kill key ISWAP leaders In Borno, Says NAF Some key Islamic State of West Africa Province (ISWAP) leaders have been killed by airstrikes at Jubillaram and Alinwa in the Northern part of Borno State. A statement by the Nigerian Air Force Director of Public Relations and Information, Air Commodore Ibikunle Daramola on Saturday, said the strikes were conducted by...... more

Enugu gov set to tackle insecurity, signs bill into law

Enugu gov set to tackle insecurity, signs bill into law Enugu State Gov. Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi on Friday signed the state’s Security Trust Fund bill 2020 recently passed by the state House of Assembly into Law. The Commissioner for Information, Mr Chidi Aroh disclosed this on Friday while briefing newsmen after the State Executive Council Meeting. Aroh said the moves were part...... more

Abacha loot: US tackles FG over alleged $100m largesse for Kebbi gov

Abacha loot: US tackles FG over alleged $100m largesse for Kebbi gov The United States Department of Justice has alleged that the Federal Government led by the President, Major Gen Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), is planning to hand over about $100m out of the money looted by former Head of State, late Gen Sani Abacha, to Kebbi State Governor, Atiku Bagudu. The US Department...... more

Poverty, illiteracy, unemployment in the north alarming –Minister

Poverty, illiteracy, unemployment in the north alarming –Minister The Minister of State for Industry, Trade and Investment, Ambassador Mariam Yalwaji Katagum, has lamented what she described as the alarming level of poverty and illiteracy in the north as well as the rate of unemployment in the area. “According to statistics, there are about 13 to 14 million out of...... more

Boko Haram menace will end in matter of days, Says Buratai

Boko Haram menace will end in matter of days,  Says Buratai The Chief of Army Staff, Lieutenant General Tukur Buratai, believes troops will soon end the menace of Boko Haram Terrorists (BHT) and Islamic State West Africa Province (ISWAP). He stated this in a letter to troops deployed in Operation Lafiya Dole Theatre Command and addressed to the Theatre Commander, Major General...... more

Buhari commits constitutional breach by closing Nigeria’s land borders, lawyer tells court

Buhari commits constitutional breach by closing Nigeria’s land borders, lawyer tells court A human rights lawyer, Emeka Odikpo, has filed a motion at the Federal High Court in Lagos challenging President Muhammadu Buhari’s powers to close Nigeria’s land borders. The president had through the Nigerian Customs Service, unexpectedly closed the land borders in August 2019 to imported and exported goods. No timeline was...... more

Allegation of fraud.against Orji, Son most uncharitable --Group

Allegation of fraud.against Orji, Son most uncharitable  --Group The South East Coalition For Good Governance has decried the media trial of the immediate past Governor of Abia State and Senator for Abia Central, Theodore Orji and the Speaker of the Abia State House of Assembly,  Chinedum Orji on frivolous and laughable allegations.   Ordinarily, the purveyors of such wicked allegations...... more

Coronavirus: No Nigerian among 29 infected foreigners, says China

Coronavirus: No Nigerian among 29 infected foreigners, says China The Chinese government on Thursday said that 29 foreign citizens in China were infected with Coronavirus with two of them dead and nine quarantined. China added that 18 persons had recovered and discharged from the hospital noting that there was no Nigerian among the 29 foreigners infected. The Chinese in a...... more

Sexagenarian beheaded, pastor arrested for prophesying corpse location

Sexagenarian beheaded, pastor arrested for prophesying corpse location There was panic at Alaiyiama, Obollo community, in the Isiala Mbano Local Government Area of Imo State, following the beheading of a 68-year-old woman, Mrs Augustina Inebere. This is even as the police arrested thPastor-in-Charge of Arm of the Lord Church, Goddy Onyeho, for allegedly giving what the police called a...... more

DISCOs have failed in electricity supply — FG

DISCOs have failed in electricity supply — FG THE Federal Government said yesterday that Distribution Companies, DISCOs, have failed in supplying adequate electricity to Nigerian consumers. The government said it would no longer provide intervention funds as a subsidy to the DISCOs and might take drastic actions against the companies which have continued to enjoy subsidy without commensurate result....... more

Leah Sharibu's Mother, others protest in UK, petition PM

Leah Sharibu's Mother, others protest in UK, petition PM A group of Nigerians has staged a protest at the premises of the Nigerian High Commission in the United Kingdom, calling on the British government to put pressure on President  Muhammadu Buhari to secure the release of Leah Sharibu. During the protest, which followed a prayer session, a petition with 12,132...... more

Sack Kyari, NSA, service chiefs now, ex-ADC tells Buhari

Sack Kyari, NSA, service chiefs now, ex-ADC tells Buhari Major Mustapha Jokolo (retd.), a former Aide-De-Camp to President Muhammadu Buhari has called for the sacking of the National Security Adviser, Babagana Monguno; and Chief of Staff to the President, Abba Kyari. Jokolo, who is also a former Emir of Gwandu in Kebbi State, asked his former boss to also fire...... more

Alleged ‘Husband Killer’ Maryam Sanda appeals her death sentence

Alleged ‘Husband Killer’ Maryam Sanda appeals her death sentence Daughter-inlaw to a former Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Maryam Sanda, has appealed against the judgement of a High Court of the Federal Capital Territory that convicted and sentenced her to death by hanging. Maryam, who was on January 27, found guilty of stabbing her husband, Bilyamin Bello, a...... more

Gunmen abduct four NSCDC officers in Kogi

Gunmen abduct four NSCDC officers in Kogi Gunmen have reportedly abducted four officers of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defense Corps (NSCDC) in Kogi State. The officers were on their way to Benue State for promotion examinations on Thursday when the hoodlums struck. A family source to one of the victims said the five officers were travelling on...... more

How State House Director, Naankang, was murdered by 'Yahoo Boys'

How State House Director, Naankang, was murdered by 'Yahoo Boys' Details emerged wednesday on the circumstances leading to the murder of Ms. Dagan Laetitia Naankang, an Assistant Director, Administration in the State House. She was 47. Already, the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Police Command has confirmed the arrest of one suspect in connection with the murder. Naankang was murdered on Monday...... more

Senate indicts security agencies for conniving with criminals

Senate indicts security agencies for conniving with criminals Senators, on Wednesday, accused security agencies of offering weapons to criminals. They also indicted the Nigeria Customs Services (NCS) and Nigerian Immigration Services (NIS) for conniving with criminals who smuggle arms and ammunition illegally into the country. They also linked the spate of killings, kidnappings, banditry and other violent crimes in...... more

Smugglers hide rice in gas cylinders, 1,393 bags seized

Smugglers hide rice in gas cylinders, 1,393 bags seized The Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) on Wednesday said it intercepted 1,393 bags of rice concealed in gas cylinders in Ogun State between  February 5 and 17, 2020. Also impounded were 625 cartons of frozen chicken, 187 jars and 66 drums of vegetable oil, among other items within the period under review....... more

Nigeria’s oil reserves will run dry in 49 years, says DPR

Nigeria’s oil reserves will run dry in 49 years, says DPR The nation’s crude oil reserves of 37 billion barrels, two per cent of which is being produced annually, will be depleted in 49 years, according to the Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR). The reserves, which stood at 37.45 billion barrels in 2014, fell to 37.06 billion barrels in 2015 and 36.74...... more

Gunmen kidnap 12 travellers in Kogi, demand N30million ransom

Gunmen kidnap 12 travellers in Kogi, demand N30million ransom Twelve persons were reportedly kidnapped on Sunday evening along the Itobe–Ajegwu road in Ofu Local Government Area of Kogi State. The kidnappers, according to sources, have demanded N30 million ransom to free the victims. The victims were traveling in a Toyota Hiace bus belonging to Eleojo Transport Service marked KSF 19...... more

Protest: Tipper drivers block Enugu ─Onitsha Expressway

Protest: Tipper drivers block Enugu ─Onitsha Expressway About 1,000 tipper drivers in Anambra state, protesting the imposition of taxes and alleged violation of court judgement and intimidation by Anambra state government agents blocked the Onitsha -Enugu expressway, early Tuesday morning. The situation made commuters to suffer hectic time at Onitsha as security agencies battled in vain to appease...... more

300 persons benefit from free healthcare initiative of Ibaji youths

300 persons benefit from free healthcare initiative of Ibaji youths Over 300 persons including aged men, women and children have benefited from the 2019 free healthcare initiative of the Coalition of Ibaji Youths, COIY, a non-governmental organization in Ibaji local government area of Kogi State. The healthcare programme conducted by a team of medical experts led by Dr. Victor Atokoma witnessed...... more

 

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