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Justice Rita Ofili-Ajumogobia

Ofili-Ajumogobia’s Corruption Trial: Judges’ salaries not paid in foreign currencies — NJC

Ramatu Ahmed, an official of the National Judicial Council (NJC), on Friday told an Ikeja High Court that the salaries and allowances of judges are not paid in foreign currencies but in Naira. Mrs Ahmed said this while being led in evidence by Rotimi Oyedepo, an EFCC prosecutor, at the…

Suleman Hunkuyi

APC faction led by two senators threatens to dump party

The Suleiman Hunkuyi-led faction of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Kaduna State says it is considering defecting to another political party barely few months to the 2019 general elections. The group, known as APC Akida, in a statement in Kaduna on Friday said it has concluded a review of…

Lagos-High-Court

Court orders Atiku’s son, estranged wife to agree on children’s upkeep allowance

A Lagos High Court sitting in Igbosere on Friday ordered Aminu Atiku and his ex-wife, Unmi Bolori, to agree on the monthly upkeep allowance he would be paying for the two children of their severed union. Justice Kazeem Alogba described the dispute by the estranged couple’s over the N250,000 per…

Trump

Trump says summit with North Korea could still hold

U.S. President Donald Trump said that the much anticipated meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un could still go ahead on June 12. Trump told reporters at the White House: “We’re going to see what happens. It could even be the 12th”, referring to the original date set for the…

EFCC quizzes former Kaduna governor

The Economic and Financial Crime Commission (EFCC), on Friday interrogated former Governor of Kaduna State, Ramalan Yero, for four hours at the commission’s office in Kaduna. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Mr Yero was at the EFCC Kaduna office from around 9 am till about 1:30 pm,…

Five people dead, 40 missing in Yemen’s Socotra after cyclone

Five people were killed and at least 40 missing on the Yemeni island of Socotra on Friday as Cyclone Mekunu pummeled the area then made its way towards the Arabian Peninsula’s southern coast. The five dead included four Yemenis and one Indian national, residents and medical sources said, while the missing include…

South-east pensioners to protest unpaid gratuities, pensions

The National Union of Pensioners (NUP), says its members from the five states of the South-east geopolitical zone, will embark on a zonal march to protest poor welfare, unpaid gratuities and pension benefits. The resolution was part of key decisions reached at the rotational quarterly zonal caucus meeting of the…

Minister of Interior, Abdulrahman Dambazau

Nigerian govt declares Tuesday public holiday

The Federal Government has declared Tuesday, May 29, as a public holiday to celebrate the 2018 Democracy Day in Nigeria. The Minister of Interior, Abdulrahman Dambazau, made the declaration on Friday in Abuja on behalf of the Federal Government in a statement issued by M. Umar the Permanent Secretary. Mr…

NiMet predicts cloudy skies, thundery activities on Saturday

The Nigerian Meteorological Agency (NiMet) has predicted cloudy morning weather conditions over the Central States of the country on Saturday with a prospect of isolated thunderstorms over Yola, Mambila Plateau, Abuja, Kaduna and Lafia. NiMet’s Weather Outlook by its Central Forecast Office in Abuja on Friday also predicted day and…

Fayose

Fayose wants more judges, Customary Court of Appeal in Ekiti

The Governor of Ekiti State, Ayodele Fayose, has appealed to the federal government and the Chief Justice of Nigeria to provide more judges and a Customary Court of Appeal in the state. Mr Fayose made the appeal during the inauguration of the ultra-modern four-storey state high court complex in Ekiti…

UN headquarters [Photo: Google.com]

Nigeria reaffirms commitment to national, global peace

Nigeria has pledged its commitment to support all efforts to safeguard peace and prevent conflicts both nationally and on the global stage. Samson Itegboje, Nigeria’s Deputy Permanent Representative to the UN, made the pledge while delivering Nigeria’s statement at the UN General Assembly’s Annual General Meeting on the Report of…

Ize-Iyamu

Ex-PDP governorship candidate,others held in prison over alleged N700m fraud

A former Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) governorship candidate in Edo, Osagie Ize-Iyamu, and the state chairman of the party, Dan Orbih, spent Thursday night in Benin prison, after failing to meet their bail conditions, as given by the Federal High Court. The two spent the night at Benin prisons alongside…

Bernice King

Martin Luther King’s daughter rejects claim dad would be proud of Trump

The daughter of Martin Luther King has shot down a claim the late icon of the U.S. civil rights movements would have been “proud of” Donald Trump. In tweets, Bernice King rejected Steve Bannon’s claim that King would be proud of Trump’s immigration policies. Mr Bannon “has dangerously and erroneously…

Ebola Volunteers

American researchers kick off testing Ebola therapy

American researchers started the first-in-human trial evaluating an experimental treatment for Ebola virus disease, the National Institute of Health (NIH) Clinical Centre, the nation’s largest hospital for clinical research, has said. The Phase I clinical trial is examining the safety and tolerability of a single monoclonal antibody called mAb114, which…

Trump

South Koreans slam Trump for summit cancellation

Many South Koreans on Friday, slammed U.S. President, Donald Trump for cancelling the historic summit with North Korea’s Kim Jong Un, feeling they had been cheated of a chance of a lifetime to live in peace. Trump called off the unprecedented meeting, scheduled for June 12 in Singapore, after months…

A Lagos Housing Estate with peoperty

Delayed housing project in Lagos to be completed – Nigerian govt

The federal government will soon resolve the challenges delaying the completion and delivery of its Igbogbo/Bayeku Housing Scheme in Ikorodu area of Lagos State to Nigerians. The Minister of State II for Power, Works and Housing, Suleiman Zarma, said this while inspecting the Igbogbo/Bayeku Prototype Housing Scheme on Thursday. Mr…

Ize-Iyamu

Court grants PDP chairman, governorship candidate bail

Justice P. I Adjokwu of a Federal High Court in Benin on Thursday granted the Edo chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, Dan Orbih, and Osagie Ize-Iyamu, the 2016 governorship candidate, N10 million bail each for alleged N700 million fraud. But he also ordered them remanded in prison until they…

Police officer

Police arrest Lebanese, 15 others in Ebonyi

The Police Command in Ebonyi State said it arrested 16 persons including a Lebanese over alleged breakdown of law and order in the state. The police spokesperson in the state, Lovett Odah made the disclosure to journalists in Abakaliki on Thursday shortly after a protest by people of Akpoha community…

Gov Dickson visits President Buhari

Buhari, Dickson meet; discuss restructuring, Niger Delta, others

Governor Seriake Dickson of Bayelsa on Thursday updated President Muhammadu Buhari on security and socio-economic developments in Bayelsa and the Niger Delta region. Mr Dickson, who spoke with State House correspondents after closed door meeting with the president, said he stressed the need for change in approach to security management…

An obese child

Child obesity more prevalent in southern Europe – Report

Countries in Southern Europe have the highest rates of overweight and obese children but they have registered a decrease in recent years, a European health agency said on Thursday. According to the Copenhagen-based European office of the World Health Organisation (WHO), in Italy, Cyprus, Spain, Greece, Malta and San Marino,…

Adamawa Governor, Muhammadu Bindow

Killings: Adamawa community calls for help

Members of Bwatiye community in Lamurde Local Government Area of Adamawa have called on the Federal Government to ensure the security of lives and property in the area. In a peaceful protest to the House of Representatives on Thursday, the people urged the government to put an end to the…

Rochas and Buhari

Imo APC Tussle: Okorocha meets Buhari again

President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday met behind closed doors with Rochas Okorocha, governor of Imo and a former governor of Edo, Adams Oshiomhole, in the Presidential Villa, Abuja. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Mr Okorocha’s meeting with the president, which lasted for about an hour, came a…

Boss Gida Mustapha

Jega guest speaker as Nigerian govt announces four-day democracy celebration

The Federal Government has outlined a four-day series of activities to mark the 2018 Democracy Day, from May 25 to May 29. Lawrence Ojabo, Director Press, Office of the Secretary to the Government of the Federation (OSGF) made the announcement in a statement on Thursday in Abuja. He said that…

Oil spill caused by damaged riser

Oil Spill: Nigerian community claims win over Shell after UK court ruling

A British judge ruled on Thursday that Nigeria’s Bodo community, which has been involved in a protracted legal battle with Shell over the clean-up of two 2008 oil spills, should retain the option of litigation for another year. Lawyers for Bodo had accused Shell of trying to kill off the…

Court

Alleged N500m Money Laundering: Shagari, four PDP chieftains get bail

A Federal High Court in Sokoto on Thursday granted bail to a former Minister of Water Resources, Mukhtar Shagari, and four others standing trial over alleged N500 million illegal dealings with former Petroleum Minister, Diezani Madueke. Others granted bail are: Ibrahim Gidado, a former Information Commissioner; Sokoto State Chairman and…