No going back on June 1 deadline for LG financial autonomy, NFIU warns governors

Nigerian Financial Intelligence Unit, NFIU, on Wednesday said its June 1 deadline for financial autonomy of local governments still stands. A statement by the media adviser of the agency, Ahmed Dikko, said the the decision was on account of legitimate powers provided the unit by the NFIU Act 2018. The statement also said cumulative cash […]

Atiku: PDP’s brand of opposition toxic to Nigeria’s democracy – Lai Mohammed

The Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, has described as toxic the type of opposition being played by the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, and its Presidential Candidate Atiku Abubakar, warning that the trend, if left unchecked, could endanger the country’s democracy. The minister, who spoke on Wednesday at a press conference shortly after the […]

UPDATE: George Uboh Arrested After Exposing CBN/Emefiele Multibillion Dollar Fraud

The chairman of George Uboh Whistleblowers Network [GUWN, Dr. George Uboh has been arrested by FCID operatives over the $2.5 billion exposure on the Central Bank of Nigeria [CBN]. The operatives stormed his Maitama office which also serves as his residence around 12 noon, May 14, and conducted searches after which he was whisked away. […]

Katsina: Islamic cleric invited, detained by DSS

A Katsina-based Islamic cleric, Mallam Aminu Usman, popularly called “Abu Ammar” have been invited and detained allegedly by men of State Security Service in Katsina. Abu Ammar’s arrest on Tuesday, sources say, might not be unconnected with a pre-“hudba” sermon he made where he berated the President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration over nonchalant attitude and worsening […]

Nadin sarautar da kayi haramtacce ne – Kotu ta fada wa Ganduje

A ranar Laraba, 15 ga watan Mayu, ne wata babbar kotun jihar Kano a karkashin mai shari’a, Jastis Nasiru Saminu, dake zamanta a yankin karamar hukumar Ungoggo ta bayyana sabbin masarautu hudu da gwamnan jihar Kano, Dakta Abdullahi Umar Ganduje, ya kirkira a matsayin haramtattu. Kotun ta bayar da bayar da umarnin rushe sarakunan tare […]

NERC imposes N300m fine on Abuja DisCo over death of 4-year-old boy in Niger

The Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC) has imposed a fine of  N300 million on the Abuja Electricity Distribution Company (AEDC) over “negligence” in the death of a 4-year-old boy in Niger state. This is contained in an order issued by the regulatory agency in Abuja on Tuesday. NERC said N50 million will be paid as […]

Breaking News: Kano court declares appointment of new emirs null and void

Emir of Karaye Alhaji Dr Ibrahim Abubakar II and Kano State governor Umaru Ganduje at the installation of the emir last weekend. PHOTO: TWITTER/UMAR GANDUJE A Kano State high court Wednesday declared the appointment and the installation of four new emirs by the Kano State government as null and void. It ordered a return to status […]

Number of people with dementia to triple in 30 years- WHO

The number of people with dementia worldwide is expected to triple in the next 30 years, according to the World Health Organisation (WHO). The organisation disclosed this in a statement announcing new guidelines to tackle the ailment, on its website. “We need to do everything we can to reduce our risk of dementia,” the statement […]

Coup against Buhari? DHQ says military not part of it

By Johnson Eyiangho/Abuja The Defence Headquarters (DHQ) on Tuesday dissociated the Armed Forces of Nigeria (AFN) from a document calling for the overthrow of the Muhammadu Buhari democratically-elected administration. Navy Capt. Muhammed Wabi, Deputy Director of Defence Information accused a group, “Nigerian Continuity and Progress (NCP)’’ as being behind the document. Wabi alleged that the […]