Again, EFCC Arrests Doyin Okupe

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has re-arrested and detained a former presidential adviser, Dr Doyin Okupe. Okupe, who is also a chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), confirmed his arrest to Channels Televisionon Friday. He disclosed that he was detained today and would be arraigned on Monday next week, as against the January […]

We didn’t arrest Dino Melaye – DSS

The Department of State Services has denied that its operatives abducted Sen. Dino Melaye as alleged in some media. A statement by the Public Relations Officer of the service, Mr Peter Afunanya, said that the police brought Dino to its medical facility. “The Service wishes to state that the information, as being misrepresented by sections […]

Atiku’s campaign DG, Umar Kumo dumps PDP for APC

The Director-General of Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, presidential campaign in the Northeast, Senator Saidu Umar Kumo, has defected to the All Progressives Congress, APC. Kumo’s defection was disclosed by President Muhammadu Buhari’s Personal Assistant on New Media, Ahmad Bashir via his Twitter handle, on Friday. Bashir stated that Kumo’s defection was an indication that Buhari […]

How Buhari, IBB forced me out of military – Capt. Bala Shagari

Captain Muhammad Bala Shagari (Rtd), is the eldest son of the late Second Republic President, Alhaji Aliyu Shehu Shagari who passed on two weeks ago. He is also the District Head of Shagari, the hometown of his father and holds the traditional title of Sarkin Mafaran Shagari. In this exclusive interview with Saturday Sun, the retired […]

How Apple demanded $1bn incentive from Qualcomm – CEO

Qualcomm sought to become the sole supplier of modem chips for Apple’s iPhone to recoup a $1-billion “incentive payment” that Apple insisted on, not to block rivals from the market, Qualcomm’s chief executive testified on Friday. The payment from Qualcomm to Apple – part of a 2011 deal between Apple and Qualcomm – was meant […]

Explosion rocks Paris bakery

Police reported that big explosion and fire have ripped through Paris bakery on Saturday morning. The blast, which hit the French capital at around 9 a.m. (3 a.m. ET), triggered a fire. Police tweeted asking people to stay away and allow for emergency crews to access the area. NBC News reported that firefighters were already responding […]

Chad sacks oil minister Boukar Michel

Chad’s President Idriss Deby Itno on Friday dismissed Oil Minister Boukar Michel and named Finance Minister Mahamat Allali Abakar as his temporary replacement, a government decree showed. Chad produces around 130,000 barrels of oil per day and received more than $1 billion in oil-backed loans from Glencore and four bank lenders in 2014. It struck […]

APC hits Abia, identifies candidates

Mr Adams Oshiomhole, the National Chairman of the All Progressive Congress (APC), has formally handover the party’s flag to the governorship candidate of the party in Abia, Chief Uche Ogah, in Abia state. At a rally in Umuahia on Friday, he also endorsed the candidates for state and National Assembly candidates. He said that President […]

Police move Senator Melaye to public hospital

Senator Dino Melaye has been moved from the Police Clinic in Area 1, Garki in Abuja to one of the government’s medical facilities. He has been under custody under a 14 day detention warrant obtained from the FCT High court by the police on 9 January. Police confirmed that the senator who has spent some […]