Recovering Stolen Funds Is Costly – Osinbajo

Preventing corruption is better than curing it as recovering stolen funds is costly, Acting President Yemi Osinbajo has said. ”You need to engage forensic consultants and hire other experts; even then, you will only have some hope of recovering some of what has been lost,’’ Osinbajo said on Thursday night. He made the observation in […]

We’ll resume Abuja-Accra operation in two weeks – Arik

Arik Air, Nigeria’s largest carrier, says it will resume daily flight operations between Abuja and Accra, Ghana, from July 17. According to a statement by the airline, flights between Abuja and Accra were suspended in March following the closure of Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja for repairs. The statement said the Abuja-Accra flight would operate […]

Vice Principal jailed for life for raping 12-year-old student

A High Court in Ado Ekiti has sentenced to life imprisonment a former Vice Principal of St. Mary’s Girls Grammar School, Ikole-Ekiti, Taiwo Ajayi, after finding him guilty of raping a 12-year-old in 2014. The court said Mr. Ajayi committed the offence against Section 31(2) of the Child Rights Law of Ekiti State 2012. The […]

Dame Patience, Our President’s Darling Wife- An Opinion By Reuben Abati In 2010

DEMOCRACY is readily associated with freedom: the freedom to be free in many respects and increasingly in Nigeria, many of our compatriots, particularly persons in positions of privilege and authority confuse this with the right to be disagreeable. The sober truth is that democracy is about rights and responsibilities, a democratic dispensation therefore cannot be […]

NESREA partners with state governors to address environmental issues

The National Environmental Standards and Regulations Enforcement Agency (NESREA) says it has started collaborating with state governors to effectively address environmental issues in their states. Dr Lawrence Anukam, the Director-General of NESREA, said this in an interview with News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Abuja on Thursday. Anukam said that the collaboration would help identify […]

Stopping Nigerians from overseas medical trips requires political will – Mimiko

The immediate past governor of Ondo State, Olusegun Mimiko, yesterday said Nigerian leaders needed political will to stop people from travelling abroad for medical treatment. Mimiko stated this while speaking at the 51st Annual General Meeting and Scientific Conference of the International College of Surgeons, Nigeria National Section held at the University College Hospital, Ibadan. […]

Dino Melaye: Kogi voters file suit to stop recall process

Concerned Kogi Registered Voters (CKRV) has filed a suit at a Federal High Court in Abuja seeking to stop the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) from commencing verification of signatures collected in order to recall Senator Dino Melaye, representing Kogi West at senate. Addressing newsmen yesterday in Abuja, convener of the group, Olowosayo Gabriel Sunday, […]

Venus Williams involved in fatal car accident

Global tennis sensation, Venus Williams, has been involved in a car accident that led to the death of a 78-year-old man. A spokesman for the police in Florida State confirmed the incident to the BBC, saying they were investigating a fatal crash involving the Grand Slam champion.  According to statements by eye witnesses, the man […]

Ahmed Musa vows to improve on poor debut season at Leicester City

Leicester City winger, Ahmed Musa, has said he has to work hard to get back into reckoning at the club next season. The Super Eagles star arrived at the King Power Stadium last summer for a fee around €19million.  Musa scored just four times in 32 times in all competitions for the former Premier League […]