Azibaola’s Trial: How N650m Was Paid to WEMA Bank By ONSA

The trial of a cousin to former President Goodluck Jonathan, Azibaola Robert, his wife, Stella and their company, One Plus Holdings, continued before Justice Nnamdi Dimgba of the Federal High Court sitting in Maitama, Abuja on April 27, 2017 with the presentation of the fifth witness by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC.   […]

Defence Stalls Ex-Jigawa Gov., Lamido’s Re-arraignment With Fresh Motion

The re-arraignment of Sule Lamido, a former governor of Jigawa State, and others by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, before Justice Babatunde O. Quadri of the Federal High Court, Maitama, Abuja was on April 26, 2017 stalled with fresh motions by Lamido’s counsel, Joe Agi, SAN, who is seeking the return of the […]

Nigerian shot dead in South Africa

The Nigeria Union in South Africa has confirmed the killing of its member, Chinedu Eze, allegedly by a Somalian in the Western Cape Province of that country. The Chairman of the union in the province, Mike Ibitoye, told the News Agency of Nigeria on telephone from Cape Town, South Africa, that Mr. Eze, 35, was […]

Group urges education minister to reverse VC’s suspension

A coalition of civil society groups has called on the Education minister, Adamu Adamu to reverse the suspension of the vice Chancellor, Federal University, Dutsinma, Katsina state, Prof Haruna Abdu Kaita. The group in a letter to the minister, a copy of which was made available to reporters enjoined him to investigate the process through […]

Jonathan blames Obama for 2015 election defeat

Nigeria’s Goodluck Jonathan has blamed Barack Obama for his 2015 presidential election defeat to Muhammadu Buhari, alleging the former US president headed a global conspiracy to get rid of him. Jonathan made the allegations in a new book out on Friday called “Against The Run of Play”, which documents how he became the first Nigerian […]

Nasarawa boarding schools to get over N32m for feeding programme

Nasarawa state government has approved over N32 million for school feeding and other logistics for the 29 boarding secondary schools in the state. The Commissioner of Education, Malam Aliyu Tijjani, made the statement on Thursday in Lafia at a meeting he held with principals of secondary schools from the southern senatorial district of the state. […]

Reps plan tour of refineries, to meet NNPC officials over oil marketers’ charges claim

The House of Representatives Ad-hoc Committee on Review of Fuel Pump Price yesterday announced plan to meet with officials of Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) to confirm the veracity or otherwise of claims by oil marketers that guidelines and charges by the corporation contributed largely to per pump price of Premium Motor Spirit (PMS), commonly […]

Nigerian emerges 2nd vice-president United World Wrestling

Nigeria’s Austin Edeze on Tuesday emerged the 2nd Vice-President of the United World Wrestling (UWW) in El-Jadida, Morocco. The election took place during the African Congress. Daniel Igali, the President, Nigeria Wrestling Federation (NWF) said on telephone from Morocco that he was excited by the development. “I am elated that Edeze the immediate past president […]

Physically challenged persons can now vote in Nigeria

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has declared that physically challenged persons would be allowed to register and cast their votes for the 2019 general elections. INEC Administrative Secretary for Cross River State, Mr. Peter Opara, disclosed this yesterday while responding to questions from physically challenged persons during a stakeholders’ meeting in Calabar. INEC also […]

Wike moves to ban 5,000 unapproved schools in Rivers

The Rivers State government says it has concluded plans to ban all unapproved schools operating in the state with effect from September this year. State Commissioner for Education, Prof. Kaniye Ebeku, disclosed this when he led members of the Rivers state House of Assembly Committee on Education on an inspection of ongoing rehabilitation work at […]