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First Lady, Dame Patience Jonathan

INTERVIEW: Ownership of $26 million: Patience Jonathan did no wrong – Lawyer

Last week, a lawyer, Charles Ogboli, who claimed to represent former first lady Patience Jonathan, appeared on a Channels Television interview. Mr. Ogboli defended Mrs. Jonathan's actions in the controversial $26 million she has claimed to be hers. While Mr. Ogboli said in the Friday interview that he is a counsel…

Femi Falana
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$7 billion: I won’t apologise to Soludo – Falana

A senior lawyer, Femi Falana, on Sunday said he would not apologise to former Central Bank Governor Chukwuma Soludo over his allegation that the ex-bank chief "dolled" out $7 billion government funds to bankers while he was in office. Mr. Soludo has denied the allegation, saying he acted right in his…


INTERVIEW: What Patience Jonathan needs to do to claim ‘her’ $20million – EFCC lawyer

Last week, Wahab Shittu, a counsel to Economic and Financial Crimes Commission and a Senior lecturer, Faculty of Law, University of Lagos, spoke on Channels Television's flagship breakfast show, Sunrise Daily. He spoke about the $20 million money laundering case involving former First Lady, Patience Jonathan. He said the EFCC…

Boko Haram

Army reacts to new Shekau video; asks Nigerians to ignore Boko Haram leader

The Nigerian Army has reacted to the recent Boko Haram video showing the sect's leader, Abubakar Shekau. In its reaction few hours after the video was released, the Army spokesperson, Sani Usman, said, "The video has shown beyond all reasonable doubt the earlier suspicion that the purported factional terrorists group…

Minister of Information, Lai Mohammed

LETTER: Whose idea was “Change Begins With Me” campaign?

By Akinwale Goodluck Dear Editor, I have followed with great interest the allegations of plagiarism made against Lai Mohammed the Minister of Information and Culture, and the rebuttals made by his office. I am constrained to write in respect of same with a view to setting the records straight having…

Book Cover of Chigozie Obioma’s “The Fishermen”

Chigozie Obioma’s “The Fishermen” – A Deadly Game Between Leviathans And Egrets

"I have said it one million times, I don’t and will not, and cannot write for Nigerians. Nor do I write for the West. I believe that fiction should speak to no one, and by so doing, speak to all." The Fishermen by Chigozie Obioma is a metaphor for the…

Charles Soludo, Former Governor,  Central Bank of Nigeria

Soludo hits back, says Falana’s allegation he diverted $7 billion ‘blatant lies’

A former governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, Chukwuma Soludo, hit back Saturday after a senior Nigerian lawyer, Femi Falana, accused him of unlawfully “doling” $7 billion of Nigeria’s reserves to banks as loan. Mr. Falana said the amount was never recovered. The former CBN chief dismissed the allegation…

Muhammad Sanusi II

I’m ready to face probe – Emir Sanusi

A former governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, Lamido Sanusi, has declared his readiness to face investigations into his tenure at the top bank. Mr. Sanusi’s comments came as a response to a call by Femi Falana, a senior lawyer, urging the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, to…

Femi Falana
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Falana wants EFCC to probe ‘diversion’ of state funds by Sanusi, Soludo, others

A senior Nigerian lawyer, Femi Falana, has asked the Economic and Financial Crimes, EFCC, to promptly investigate a range of dealings involving alleged diversion of public funds over the years by government establishments, including the central bank, under former governors, Chukwuma Soludo and Lamido Sanusi. Mr. Falana, a Senior Advocate…

FILE PHOTO: Boko Haram

15 Boko Haram fighters, two Nigerian soldiers killed in fierce battle

Members of the Boko Haram on Thursday attacked a military location in Borno State killing two soldiers, the Army has said. The insurgents were, however, repelled by soldiers who killed 15 of them, the Army said. The Army spokesperson, Sani Usman, said the insurgents launched the attack at 6:30 a.m.…

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2018 World Cup Qualifiers: Nigeria invites Mikel, 22 others for Zambia clash

Nigeria’s Technical Adviser, Gernot Rohr, has released a list of 23 players invited for next month’s 2018 FIFA World Cup Qualifying Matchday 1 clash between the Super Eagles and Zambia’s Chipolopolo in Ndola. The Franco-German retained belief in the squad that pipped Tanzania 1-0 in a 2017 Africa Cup of…

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NFF reacts to court order to arrest its officials

The Nigeria Football Federation has decried the alleged attempt on Wednesday to arrest the Chairman of the League Management Company, LMC, Shehu Dikko. In a press statement, Thursday, the federation said the attempt was in violation of Nigeria’s judicial process. According to the statement, “four persons who introduced themselves as…

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Nigerian Police rejects Amnesty International’s Report as misleading, unverifiable

The Nigeria Police Force has rejected the latest report of Amnesty International in which the group accused the Special Anti-Robbery Squad [SARS]of torturing detainees and demanding bribes to free them. The Police said the report in its entirety was “misleading, a clear misrepresentation of facts, unverified accounts and absolute distortion…




Group wants INEC to explain how it handles Nigerian voters’ data

The protection of voters’ information by the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, has come under scrutiny by a social advocacy organisation in the ICT sector. The Paradigm Initiative Nigeria, PIN, through a Freedom of Information (FOI) request has asked INEC to explain the true state of data collected from Nigerian…

Nigeria's Supreme Court

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Idris Wada, Former Kogi State Governor

Supreme Court ruling on Kogi tainted by ‘lucre’ – Ex-Gov. Wada

A ruling of the Supreme Court upholding the election of Gov. Yahaya Bello on Tuesday did not meet expectations of being “untainted by lucre”, a former governor of the state, Idris Wada, who challenged the election, said. The court said Mr. Bello was validly elected, and dismissed cases filed by…

Willy Obiano, Anambra State Governor

Anambra announces stimulus plan to ease impact of recession on residents

Gov. Willy Obiano of Anambra State on Tuesday announced a range of economic stimulus plans to fight the impact of Nigeria’s recession on residents of the state. The governor announced tax reliefs and packages for small, medium and large scale entrepreneurs. He also announced a social intervention programme for low…


If you’ve got the Gionee F103 pro, flaunt it

They say everyone is looking for the phone that makes them complete. Till they find it, their search is endless. But, when they find it….. You can’t deny the joy it brings as they unwrap that special phone. The Gionee F103 Pro THE SPECIFICATIONS 2,400mAh Battery 5.0 Inches HD IPS…

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PDP Crisis: Makarfi, Sheriff factions reconcile

The end of the crisis within Nigeria’s main opposition party, the Peoples Democratic Party, may be in sight as the two factions of the party on Tuesday resolved to work together. The Ahmed Makarfi-led National Caretaker Committee of the PDP and a faction of the party led by Ali Modu…


Hijab: Lagos seeks caution from all parties

The Lagos State Government has called for caution by all parties as it relates to the interpretation of the Appeal Court ruling over the use of hijab by female Muslim students in the State’s public primary and secondary schools, advising that the relative religious peace enjoyed in the State should…

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Faleke reacts to Supreme Court ruling upholding Gov. Bello’s election

The deputy governorship candidate in the November 21, 2015 election in Kogi State, James Faleke, has reacted to the judgement of the Supreme Court upholding the election of Yahaya Bello as governor of the state. Mr. Faleke said he had no regrets challenging Mr. Bello's election, saying he took the…


What we’re doing besides ‘degrading’ Boko Haram — Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari has said that advances being made against Boko Haram insurgents go beyond degradation through just force of arms. Speaking at a bilateral meeting with President Jacob Zuma of South Africa, Monday in New York, on the sidelines of the 71st Session of the United Nations General Assembly,…


Nigeria issues 7-day ultimatum to Samsung on Galaxy Note 7

Following reports of explosion of dozens of Samsung Galaxy Note 7 while charging, the Consumer Protection Council (CPC) has issued a seven-day ultimatum to Samsung Electronics West Africa Limited to provide information on the full status of its compliance with the global directive of Samsung on the recall of the…


Rio Paralympics: Iranian Para-cyclist dies after crash

An Iranian Para-cyclist, Bahman Golbarnezhad, died on after a crash at a Paralympics event. The crash occurred during the men's C4-5 road race at the Rio Paralympics. The BBC quotes the International Paralympic Committee, IPC, as saying Bahman Golbarnezhad, 48, suffered cardiac arrest after the incident on a "mountainous stretch"…


29 injured in New York bomb explosion

A powerful explosion has rocked New York in the U.S. injuring at least 29 people. The New York Times reports that the explosion was caused by a homemade bomb in the Chelsea neighbourhood of Manhattan. Another explosive was later found ‎by authorities a few blocks away from the scene of…