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BREAKING: EFCC Arraign Justice Yinusa Over Corruption Allegations

3 months ago /
Nation 

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, has arraigned Justice Mohammed Yinusa before a Lagos High Court Sitting in Ikeja. He was arraigned on a 5 count charge alongside Esther Agbo, a staff of the Law Firm of Senior Advocate of Nigeria, Rickey Tarfa. When the charges were read to them, they...

BREAKING: EFCC Re-arraigns Former FCT Minister, Jumoke Akinjide

3 months ago /
Nation 

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has re-arraigned a former Minister of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Jumoke Akinjide before a Federal High Court Sitting in Lagos. Akinjide was re-arraigned before Justice Muslim Hassan on a 24 count charge. She was charged by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission alongside a...

BREAKING: Two Feared Dead In Lagos Fire

3 months ago /
Nation 

Two persons are feared dead in a reported fire outbreak in Second Coming gas plant in Magodo area of Lagos State. While the immediate cause of the inferno remains unknown as at press time, the fire is said to have spread to other properties in the neighbourhood and other persons are...

BREAKING: Ambode Reshuffles Cabinet, Drops Three Commissioner

3 months ago /
Nation 

Lagos State Governor, Akinwunmi Ambode,  on Thursday carried out a major cabinet reshuffle, dropping three commissioners and appointing five new ones.In a statement signed by the Secretary to the State Government, Tunji Bello, the three affected cabinet members are: Adebimpe Akinsola, Femi Odubiyi, and Anifowoshe Abiola.The newly appointed cabinet members include:...

BREAKING: Buhari, Ortom Meet Behind Closed Doors

3 months ago /
Nation 

President Muhammadu Buhari and the Governor of Benue State, Samuel Ortom, just concluded a meeting inside the State House, in Abuja. The meeting was held behind closed doors. Reporters are currently waiting to get further details from the governor on the outcome of the meeting. This is the first time the two leaders...

Ex-Kaduna Governor, Lawal Kaita, Dies Aged 85

3 months ago /
Nation 

A former governor of Kaduna State, Lawal Kaita, has passed away after protracted illness. He was 85. Family sources said Mr Kaita died at Nizamieye Turkish Hospital in Abuja after spending a couple of weeks on life support in the Intensive Care Unit of the hospital. Born in 1932 in Katsina, Lawal...

BREAKING: Suspected Herdsmen Attack Bwatiye Settlement In Adamawa

3 months ago /
Nation 

Armed Fulani herdsmen have torched a part of a village of Bwatiye settlement called Bilachi in Fufore Local Government Area of Adamawa State.According to an elder from the area who spoke to AIT on phone said, the herdsmen stroke a few minutes ago, setting a part of the village ablaze...

BREAKING: Reps Adjourn Public Hearing On Ceding Of Waterways

4 months ago /
Nation 

The House of Representatives has adjourned the public hearing on the ceding of the nation’s waterways to some foreign companies till January 9, 2018. The hearing was adjourned after the proceedings which lasted for about 20 minutes on Thursday at the National Assembly in Abuja, Nigeria’s capital. The House Committee on Public...

BREAKING: PDP Loses Another Member To APC

4 months ago /
Politics 

Another member of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the House of Representatives has defected to the All Progressives Congress (APC). Mr Johnson Agbonayinma who represents Edo State, was a member of the Ali Modu Sheriff faction before the Supreme Court recognised the then Senator Ahmed Makarfi faction as the authentic...

BREAKING: Reps Shift Public Hearing On Suspended DG Of SEC

4 months ago /
Nation 

The public hearing on the conflict between the Minister of Finance, Kemi Adeosun and the suspended Director General of Securities and Exchange Commission has been rescheduled for January 2018. This follows a notification by the Minister of Finance seeking permission to attend the Federal Executive Council meeting which continues today. The letter...

INNOSON Arrest: Senate Wades In, Probes EFCC Action

4 months ago /
Nation 

Senate has waded into alleged arrest of industrialist and business tycoon, Innocent Chukwuma, Chairman, INNOSON Motors by officials of Nigeria's anti- graft agency, the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, (EFCC).

BREAKING: Eni, Shell To Stand Trial In Italy Over Nigerian Bribery Scandal

4 months ago /
Nation 

Italian giant, Eni and fellow petroleum company,  Shell will stand trial in Italy over allegations of bribery and corruption in the 2011 purchase of an offshore oil block in Nigeria. A judge in Milan ordered Eni, Shell and key figures such as Eni chief, Claudio Descalzi and his predecessor Paolo Scaroni...

BREAKING: Nigerian Governors Hold Emergency Meeting In Abuja

4 months ago /
Nation 

An emergency meeting of the Nigerian Governors Forum is currently ongoing at the State House in Abuja. Although details of the meeting are still unknown, sources, however, say it may not be unconnected with the controversy that has been generated by the governors’ approval of one billion dollars from the excess...

BREAKING: Senate Condemns 2018 Budget Proposal

4 months ago /
Nation 

Members of the Senate at the plenary today criticised the 2018 Appropriation Bill presented to the National Assembly by President Muhammadu Buhari. At the resumption of Legislative proceedings, Senators complained that 2018 budget is filled with inaccuracies, budget padding and inconsistencies. The Senate is maintaining that it cannot complete work on the...

BREAKING: PDP Reps Walk Out Of Plenary Over Member’s Defection

4 months ago /
Nation 

Members of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the House of Representatives have walked out of plenary over the defection of a member from Imo State to the All Progressives Congress (APC). Further Details Shortly…...

Another 387 Stranded Nigerians Return From Libya

4 months ago /
Nation 

Two new batches of Nigerians stranded in Libya have returned back home. National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) received the first batch of 245 returnees and the second batch of 142 others at the Cargo Wing of the Muritala Mohammed International Airport (MMIA), Lagos at 11:25 p.m. on Tuesday night. The returnees arrived...

BREAKING: Federal High Court Judge, Ademola Retires

4 months ago /
Nation 

Justice Adeniyi Ademola of the Federal High Court has voluntarily retired. Earlier in the year, he was discharged and acquitted by an FCT High Court on charges of money laundering and abuse of office. This followed a raid on the homes of some judges by the Department Of State Services (DSS), which...

BREAKING: FEC Approves Establishment Of Six New Private Universities

4 months ago /
Nation 

The Federal Executive Council has approved the establishment of six new private Universities in Nigeria. This is part of steps taken to enable National Universities Commission (NUC) ensure maximum supervision in order to maintain required standards. The decision was reached at a meeting of the Federal Executive Council held on Wednesday at...

BREAKING: Buhari Arrives Kano On Working Visit

4 months ago /
Nation 

President Muhammadu Buhari is currently in Kano State on a two-day working visit. The President arrived the VIP Wing of the Malam Aminu Kano International Airport on Wednesday morning to commence the working visit. He was received by Governor Abdullahi Ganduje of Kano State, Badaru Abubakar of Jigawa State and the Emir...

BREAKING: Court Orders Forfeiture Of Diezani’s Properties Worth $4.760million

4 months ago /
Nation 

A Federal High Court Sitting in Lagos, has ordered the temporary forfeiture of two penthouses valued at $4.760million and linked to the former Minister of Petroleum, Diezani Alison-Madueke. Justice Mojisola Olatoregun, ordered that the two properties: Penthouse 21 building 5, Block C, 11th floor (Bella Vista Estate) Banana Island, Ikoyi, and...