Police lied, we paid N5.5m for our children release – Families of kidnapped ABU students

Families of the three students of Ahmadu Bello University (ABU) abducted by kidnappers along the Kaduna Abuja highway on Tuesday, have debunked the claims that their children were rescued by the police. The police was reported on Wednesday to have claimed that the abducted students were released due to intensive pressure by police operatives. However family […]

EFCC begins probe of OBJ’s $16bn power project, arrests 4

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on Wednesday detained two top officials of the Niger Delta Power Holding Company (NDPHC), the company which supervised execution of the $16 billion failed power projects. The officials are Head of Finance Marvel Emefiele and Head of Compensation Eze M. C. Odigbo. They are expected to account for […]

Bad Nigerian abroad don’t represent us – Buhari

By Ismaila Chafe President Muhammadu Buhari has said that the few Nigerians abroad indulging in criminal activities do not represent the values of majority of the people of the country. Mr Femi Adesina, the President’s spokesman in a statement in Abuja, said President Buhari stated this when he met with leaders of the Nigerian Community […]

AfDB sets aside $25bn for Agriculture in Africa

By Mustapha Sumaila The African Development Bank (AfDB), says it is currently investing 25 billion dollars to help make agriculture and agribusiness Africa’s biggest industry. The statement by the bank’s Communication and External Relations Department on Thursday, said the AfDB’s president, Dr. Akinwumi Adesina made the disclosure at the ongoing Tokyo International Conference of African […]

$9bn Judgement: FG defended case diligently – Mohammed

By Rotimi Ijikanmi The Federal Government on Thursday denied the allegation that it did not diligently defended the case leading to the award of 9.6 billion dollars judgment debt against it over a botched gas contract. The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed gave the government position when he appeared as guest on […]

Bayelsa: Court restrains APC from using direct primary

By Nathan Nwakamma The Bayelsa High Court on Wednesday granted an order restraining the National Executive Committee(NEC) of All Progressives Congress (APC) from adopting direct primary in selecting  the party’s flag-bearer for Nov.16 governorship elections in the state. According to the order of interim injunction made by Justice E.G Umokoro , the party’s NEC should […]

Police rescue 3 kidnapped ABU students

The Kaduna State Police Command says its operatives have rescued three students of Ahmadu Bello University (ABU) Zaria abducted on Monday along Abuja-Kaduna highway. The Command’s Public Relations Officers, DSP Yakubu Sabo, however, said in a press statement issued on Wednesday in Kaduna, that three other persons were still being held by the kidnappers. “The […]