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Maryam Sanda Trial: Witnesses narrate how victim was allegedly killed

Three witnesses on Thursday narrated what may have led to the death of Bilyaminu Bello, who was allegedly killed by his wife, Maryam Sanda. Mr Bello, a son of former Peoples Democratic Party chairman, Haliru Bello was killed by in November, 2017. Ms Sanda was charged for murder alongside her…

Lagos High court

Court jails two Nigerians for human trafficking

The Federal High Court in Benin, Edo State, has sentenced 49-year-old Ehie Ehirobo to three years imprisonment for human trafficking. This information was contained in a statement made available to PREMIUM TIMES by the National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons (NAPTIP) on Tuesday. Mrs Ehiroba, who hails…

Senator Ademola Adeleke [Photo: TheCable]

Alleged Exam Malpractice: Nigerian govt files charges against Adeleke, four others

The federal government has charged the senator representing Osun West, Ademola Adeleke, and four others before the Federal High Court in Abuja for alleged examination malpractice. Mr Adeleke and others were accused, in a four-count charge by the police, of fraudulently registering as students of Ojo-Aro Community Grammar School, Ojo-Aro,…

Akin Olowokere [Photo: www.tvcontinental.tv]

How to make Nigeria’s entertainment industry yield more revenue – National Unity Museum boss

Akin Olowokere is a retired naval lieutenant and real estate developer who also sees himself as a philosopher, counselor, and entertainer. He is the Chief Executive Officer of the National Unity Museum and Trade Tourism Village, Panda, Nasarawa State. In this interview, Mr Olowokere spoke about how the village was…

Leah Sharibu

Religious leaders call for immediate release of Leah Sharibu

Eight months after her abduction, religious leaders in Nigeria have reiterated calls for the release of Dapchi schoolgirl, Leah Sharibu, without further delay. The Chairman of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), Northern Nigeria, Yakubu Pam, and the Chief Imam of Apo Legislative Quarters, Mohmamed Khalid, made the appeal at…

Supreme Court of Nigeria

Civic group faults nomination of judge to Nigeria Supreme Court

The Civil Society Network Against Corruption (CSNAC) has urged President Muhammadu Buhari not to forward the name of Uwani Abba-Aji to the Senate for confirmation as a judge of the Supreme Court. The National Judicial Council (NJC) had on October 5 announced its recommendation of Mr Abba-Aji for the appointment,…

Kashamu Buruji

Court nullifies PDP’s expulsion of Kashamu, Ogun Chairman

A high court of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) in Apo, Abuja has nullified the Peoples Democratic Party’s (PDP) dismissal of Buruji Kashamu, a senator of Ogun East and the party’s state chairman, Adebayo Dayo. Following his 30-day suspension which elapsed on January 9, the PDP on July 24, announced…

FILE PHOTO: #BringBackOurGirls protest in 2014 prior to the 2015 presidential election

BBOG leaders step down to back Oby Ezekwesili’s presidential ambition

Four of the leaders of the #BringBackOurGirls (BBOG) movement have announced to take a leave of leading the pressure group, following the political ambition of a co-founder of the movement, Oby Ezekwesili. Aisha Yesufu, Florence Ozor, Maureen Kabrik and Dudu Bakam have decided to step down after the emergence of…

Court strikes out Benue govt’s application challenging EFCC’s powers

The Abuja Division of the Federal High Court has dismissed a request by the Benue State government challenging the powers of anti-graft agency, Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, to investigate alleged fraud in the state. The judge, Nnamdi Dimgba, ruled that the EFCC is legally empowered to investigate alleged…

Project PINK BLUE wins award. [PHOTO CREDIT: Official twitter handle of Project PINK BLUE]

Nigerian group wins World Cancer Day Spirit Award

A Nigerian cancer awareness organisation has been honoured at the 2018 World Cancer Congress held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. The organisation, Project PINK BLUE, won the World Cancer Day Spirit Award. The award was presented by the Union for International Cancer Control (UICC). World Cancer Congress is an initiative of…

Shi'ites locks down ministry of justice's pictures

El-Zakzaky: Protesting Shiites lock down justice ministry in Abuja

Hundreds of Shiites on Thursday locked down the Federal Ministry of Justice as they rallied again to demand the release of their leader, Ibrahim El-Zakzaky, currently in the custody of the Nigeria government. The protest started from the federal secretariat and ended at the ministry. According to the group's spokesperson,…

The victim, Mr. Haliru Bello and Wife, Maryam Sanda

Murder: Maryam Sanda’s lawyer withdraws from trial

The lawyer representing Maryam Sanda, the suspect who allegedly killed her husband, Bilyamin Bello, has withdrawn from the trial Mrs Sanda is facing a two-count charge of homicide for the alleged murder of her husband. The deceased was the son of a former chairman of the People’s Democratic Party, PDP,…

Inspector General of Police, Ibrahim Idris

IGP Idris should have honoured Senate invitation, Court rules

The Abuja Division of the Federal High Court has thrown out an application by the Inspector-General of Police, Ibrahim Idris, for an order that the Nigerian Senate cannot compel him to personally appear before it. The court presided over by a judge, John Tsoho, dismissed the application for lacking in merit. Mr…

pic 2. DSS HANDS OVER 82 CHIBOK SCHOOLGIRLS TO MINISTER OF WOMEN AFFAIRS IN ABUJA

#BBOG co-convener drags Nigerian govt to court over missing Chibok schoolgirls

Four years after the abduction of over 200 girls from a secondary school in Chibok, Borno State, a former education minister, Oby Ezekwesili, has gone to court to demand government’s action for their immediate release. Mrs Ezekwesili wants the court to compel the Nigerian government to provide monthly reports of…

ICPC Head Office

Man convicted for visa fraud

The Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission, (ICPC), said it has secured a conviction against another visa racketeer, Giwa Sulaimon, who was earlier arraigned for forgery and making false statements. In a statement issued by the ICPC spokesperson, Rasheedat Okoduwa, on Monday, it said the commission filed a…

NAPTIP Office [Photo: Nigerian Pilot]

NAPTIP arrests four alleged trafficking, rape

The National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons (NAPTIP) has arrested four Nigerians for alleged human trafficking, rape and domestic violence. At a press briefing on Friday at the agency’s headquarters in Abuja, the acting NAPTIP’s director of investigations, Josiah Emeriole, said the briefing is in line with…

Keystone Bank sued for alleged non-remittance of $17 million to TSA

An Abuja-based lawyer, Johnmary Jideobi, has sued Keystone Bank for alleged violation of the Treasury Single Account (TSA) policy. The bank was accused of not remitting $17 million to the TSA. The bank is among the seven banks the federal government alleged to have connived with CBNsome government agencies to…

Sorow, tears as BBOG members visit Red Cross office.

Boko Haram: Sorrow, tears as BBOG members visit Red Cross office

It was tears and sorrow on Tuesday when members of the Bring Back Our Girls (BBOG) Group, rallied to the office of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) in mourning over the killing of the committee’s member, Saifura Khorsa. Ms Khorsa, a midwife with the ICRC, was killed…

PIC 6 PMB RECEIVES CAN DELEGATION

Again, CAN accuses Buhari of lopsided appointments

The Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) has again accused President Muhammadu Buhari of unduly favouring Muslims from Northern Nigeria in federal appointments. CAN was reacting to three of the latest appointments approved by Mr Buhari in different federal agencies. In a statement by the association on Monday, its President, Samson…

Jones Abiri

UPDATED: Court strikes out suit against journalist Jones Abiri

A magistrate court in Abuja on Monday struck out the suit against a journalist, Jones Abiri, for lack of jurisdiction. The court stated that the offence for which the journalist was arraigned before the court amounted to criminal intimidation under the Criminal Code and the court could not entertain the…

Femi Fani-Kayode

Court strikes out suit challenging Fani-Kayode’s police invitation

After filing an application against the Nigerian Police in court for inviting him, a former minister of aviation, Femi Fani-Kayode, has asked the court to dismiss the suit. Mr Fani-Kayode had filed a suit at the Federal High Court in Abuja questioning his invitation by the Nigerian police on alleged…

Jones Abiri

Court awards N10 million damages against Nigeria for illegal detention of journalist Jones Abiri

The Abuja division of the Federal High Court has described the two years detention of journalist Jones Abiri as outright conviction and ordered government to pay N10 million in damages to Mr Abiri. Mr Abiri was arrested in August 2016 and detained for two years till his lawyers, led by…

Attahiru Bafarawa

2019: Bafarawa speaks on purchase of nomination forms for Buhari, Atiku, others

A former Sokoto State governor, Attahiru Bafarawa, has criticised the recent trend by some groups who purchase nomination and expression of interest forms for political aspirants. President Muhammadu Buhari; Kaduna State Governor, Nasir El-Rufai; Kano State Governor, Umar Ganduje and an ex-vice president, Atiku Abubakar are some of the aspirants…

Muhammadu Buhari

Election Forms: Buhari, Atiku violating Electoral Act, lawyers say; others differ

The nearly N60 million which supporters of President Muhammadu Buhari and former Vice President Atiku Abubakar recently spent on presidential nomination forms for the two politicians has triggered renewed debates around campaign finance provisions. The last 10 days have seen some deep-pocketed loyalists of both politicians pick up presidential nomination…

The U.S. Ambassador, Stuart Symington at the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC)

How US is partnering Nigeria to strengthen health sector – Diplomat

The United States Ambassador to Nigeria, Stuart Symington, on Monday urged Nigeria to continue to invest in building resilient health systems as this will safeguard citizens and act as a strategy to bolster economic transformation in the nation. According to a statement made available to PREMIUM TIMES by the Nigeria…