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Biafra: Court Declines To Quash Charges Against Kanu

1 year ago /
Nation 

Federal High Court in Abuja has declined to quash the six-count treason charge the federal government entered against the detained leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, Mr. Nnamdi Kanu. Trial Justice John Tsoho in a ruling yesterday, equally permitted the prosecution to shield the identity of eight witnesses that...

Yobe Deputy Governor, Abubakar Ali Involved In Auto Crash

1 year ago /
Nation 

The deputy governor of Yobe state, Abubakar Ali, was earlier today involved in an auto accident along the busy Kaduna- Kano expressway. According to reports the incident occurred in Daka-Tsalle town, along the Kaduna-Kano expressway. The convoy of Abubakar Ali later proceeded to Kano. The deputy Governor of Yobe was said to...

President Buhari Approves Appointment Of Mrs Adejoke Orelope Adefulire As SSA On SDGS

1 year ago /
Nation  Politics 

President Muhammed Buhari approved appointment of former Lagos State Deputy Governor Mrs Adejoke as SSA on Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The appointment takes effect immediately.  ...

NNPC pays N85billion into Federation Account – Report

1 year ago /

Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) says it has paid N85.96 billion into the Federation Account for January 2016. This is it said is contained in its Monthly Operations and Financial Report for January, released on Sunday in Abuja. The corporation said it made the payment in spite of recording a loss of...

Lagos State Police Command Rescues Three Abducted School Girls

1 year ago /
Security 

The Lagos state police command has rescued the three abducted schoolgirls of Babington Macaulay Junior Seminary School in Ikorodu. The police as part of the rescue mission apprehended the kidnappers in an overnight operation The girls were found at the Igbokuta area of Ikorodu. They are unharmed and were not molested by...

Minister of State for Labour and Employment James Ocholi Dies in Auto Crash

1 year ago /
Nation 

The Minister of State for Labour and Employment, James Ocholi (SAN), is dead. He died in a ghastly motor accident along the Kaduna-Abuja highway on Sunday. Mr. Ocholi and his son died on the spot of the accident while his wife who was sin critical condition after the accident died hours later...

Federal High Court Abuja Decline Badeh’s Application For Bail

1 year ago /
Nation 

The Federal High Court in Abuja on Friday declined an application for bail filed by Alex Badeh former Chief of Defence Staff. Justice James Tsoho ruled in favour of the objection by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) to the effect that Badeh’s detention was on a subsisting court order. The...

Former Borno Audiotor General Dies in Lagos university Fire Outbreak

1 year ago /
Nation 

The former Auditor General of Borno State, Mallam Abba Kyari died on Thursday in a fire outbreak, inside the lodge of the University’s Vice Chancellor in Lagos. Abba Kyari was visiting the University for the installation of the Shehu of Borno, Alhaji Abubakar Ibn Umar Garba El-Kanemi as Chancellor of the University. A...

South Africa Athlete Oscar Pistorius convicted Of Killing girl friend Reeve Steenkamp

1 year ago /
International News 

South African athlete Oscar Pistorius has has been convicted of the murder of his girlfriend Reeve Steenkanp. The athlete is denied leave to appeal against his conviction for murdering his. The Constitutional Court in South Africa has made the ruling, meaning Pistorius will now be sentenced in April. Pistorius killed Ms Steenkamp...

Ambode Shuts Down mile 12 Market As A Result Of Ethnic Clashes

1 year ago /
Nation 

The Governor of Lagos State, Akinwunmi Ambode has ordered the closure of the popular Mile 12 Market and has also imposed curfew on four streets in the area as a result the mayhem that engulfed the area today. The Yoruba and Hausa community in the area clashed earlier today. The clash...

Ese Oruru Five months Pregnant

1 year ago /
Oddities  Security 

Ese Oruru, the 14-year-old girl abducted from Bayelsa State, is about five months pregnant. Police authorities were treating the case with utmost caution considering the complication that the alleged pregnancy has added to the abduction saga. It was learnt that the dress she wore on arrival at the Force Headquarters on Tuesday,...

NJC sanctions Justice Ajumogobia

1 year ago /
Nation 

National Judicial Council (NJC) has Justice Rita Ofili- Ajumogobia of the Lagos Division of the Federal High Court barred from aspiring to the Court of Appeal throughout her entire career. Justice Ofili- Ajumogobia has been put under NJC’s ‘watch list’ for four years on offences described by the judiciary’s highest body...

UNEP lifts wildlife trade embargo on Nigeria

1 year ago /
Environment 

United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) has lifted the suspension on trade between Nigeria and other countries in all endangered plants and animal species as well as related products. Minister of Environment, Amina Mohammed disclosed as Nigeria joins the rest of the world in marking the 2016 World Wildlife Day. The Minister has also...

Senate Swears in David Mark As Senator

1 year ago /
Politics 

The former Senate President has been sworn-in as distinguished Senator representing Benue South. David Mark is now sworn-in as a Distinguished Senator of the Federal Republic of Nigeria representing Benue South District for the 5th time following his recent victory at the State National Assembly re-run election.   Also sworn-in by the Senate was Senator Ahmed...

Ese Reunites With family, Dad will take her to TB Joshua, says she’s hypnotised.

1 year ago /
Oddities  Security 

Police authorities in Abuja today officially handed over Ese to her mother, Mrs. Oruru. 14 years old Ese Rita Oruru was brought to Police headquarters at Louis Edet House at about 12:55 pm amid tight security. Her dad, Mr Charles Oruru, however disclosed that he has concluded plans to seek spiritual...

Gunmen Abduct Three In Lagos School

1 year ago /
Security 

Gunmen last night abducted three students, two girls and a boy from the all boarding Babington Macaulay Junior Seminary, BMJS, a secondary and a higher school certificate institution run by the Anglican Church of Nigeria in Agunfoye Lugbusi‎, near Ikorodu, Lagos State.  The gunmen reportedly scaled through the fence into the...

BREAKING: Sunday Oliseh, Super Eagles Coach resigns appointment.

1 year ago /
Sports  

Sunday Oliseh has resigned his 7 month old appointment with the Super Eagles. Oliseh, who announced his resignation as Head Coach on Twitter, said he took the decision due to the inability of the Nigeria Football Federation, NFF, to honour the terms of his contract. “Due to contract violations, lack of...

Bomb blast hits police station in Adamawa

1 year ago /
Nation  Security 

A powerful explosion suspected to be from a bomb has occurred at the Jimeta Divisional Police Headquarters, in Yola, Adamawa State. Premium Times reports that a witness, Mohammed DanAsabe, said that the blast happened at about 11:44 am Thursday. Another witness, Ibrahim Bello, a resident of the area, said the “blast is...

EFCC, ICPC to probe sacked DGs for blowing N200b on poll

1 year ago /
Nation 

Not fewer than 10 out of the 26 directors-general and heads of parastatal and government agencies, who were sacked on Monday, February 15, may be in trouble. The Nation reports that they may be handed over to the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) and the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other...

Buhari appoints Abike Dabiri as SSA on foreign affairs

1 year ago /
Nation 

President Muhammadu Buhari has appointed Abike Dabiri-Erewa as Senior Special Assistant on Foreign and Diapora Affairs. Dabiri-Erewa, a former member of the House of Representatives from Lagos, received her appointment letter at the State House in Abuja few minutes ago. She was born in Jos, Plateau State and a former member of...


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