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Kashamu Buruji

Court bars Nigerian govt. from “unlawfully” arresting, extraditing Kashamu

Justice Okon Abang of the Federal High court in Lagos has barred the Nigeria Police, the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, the State Security Service, and the Nigerian Customs Service from arresting and extraditing to the United States wanted senator-elect, Buruji Kashamu, for trial over drug related offences. Justice Abang…

Lagos election tribunal grants APC leave to inspect documents

The Lagos State governorship election petition tribunal presided over by Justice Muhammad Sirajo, has granted leave to the All Progressives Congress to apply for inspection of documents before the pre-hearing session. The Peoples Democratic Party governorship candidate, ‎Jimi Agbaje, had petitioned the tribunal, challenging the declaration of Akinwunmi Ambode of…

Kashamu Buruji

Court orders NDLEA out of Kashamu’s home

Justice Ibrahim Bubba of a Federal High Court in Lagos has ordered the personnel of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, NDLEA, out of the home of fugitive senator-elect, Buruji Kashamu. Mr. Kashamu had been under house arrest since Saturday morning when anti-narcotic agents secured his property. The NDLEA had…

Guinean president on 5-day working visit to Lagos

‎Guinean President, Alpha Condé, will arrive in Lagos on Tuesday, for a five-day working visit. President Condé will meet with top Nigerian captains of industry in Lagos in an attempt to lure investments to his mineral-rich country. He is also expected to hold a private session with the National Leader…

Kashamu challenges Adoke, NDLEA to produce extradition request, arrest warrant

A lawyer to the fugitive senator-elect, Buruji Kashamu, Ajibola Oluyede, has said that the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency has no warrant of arrest nor an extradition request from the United States of America as it claimed. Mr. Oluyede said this while speaking to journalists at the federal high court…

Kashamu Buruji

Kashamu yet to appear in court, as supporters besiege premises

The Senator-elect for Ogun East District, Buruji Kashamu, is yet to appear in court for his extradition proceedings scheduled for Monday (today) at the Federal High Court, Lagos. As at 2 p.m., neither Mr. Kashamu nor any of his aides had left his Lagos home where operatives of the National…

Keyamo withdraws as EFCC’s prosecutor in Timipre Sylva’s corruption case 

Popular lawyer, Festus Keyamo, has withdrawn as prosecuting counsel in a corruption case between the Federal government and former Governor Timipre Sylva of Bayelsa State. Mr. Keyamo said he was stepping down as the lead prosecutor for the case instituted by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, due to…

Kashamu Buruji

Stop blame game, get ready for extradition proceedings, NDLEA tells Kashamu

The National Drug Law enforcement Agency, NDLEA, on Sunday told Buruji Kashamu to be set for extradition proceedings and not blame anyone for his predicaments. Mr. Kashamu, a senator-elect, has been under house arrest by the NDLEA since Saturday morning, with the agency set to drag him to court on…

Why my son married a foreigner – Adams Oshiomhole’s mother

Aishetu Oshiomhole, the mother of the Edo State Governor, Adams Oshiomhole, has stated that she backed her son's marriage to Iara Fortes to avoid crisis in the governor's immediate family. Mr. Oshiomhole married Cape Verdean Iara Fortes at a private wedding attended by family members and friends including Nigeria's President-elect,…

I don’t want “shoki”, “shake your bum” that all Nigeria musicians are doing – Singer, Jah Bless

Rapper, Jah Bless, who started out from the Coded Tunes clique, is, along with his colleague, Lord of Ajasa, one of the pioneers of rapping in local languages in Nigeria. The Yoruba language rapper talks to PREMIUM TIMES about the trend of spitting rhymes in local languages, how bright the…

Mother urges Navy Chief to probe alleged killing of son by naval officers

A Lagos-based lawyer, Festus Keyamo, has petitioned the Chief of Naval Staff, Usman Jibrin, asking him to investigate the alleged murder of Peter Afounge by some naval officers attached to the naval base, Satellite Town, in Lagos. Mr. Keyamo, who wrote the Chief of Naval staff on behalf of the…

I’m more of a story​teller, says DNA Baba

Budding rap artiste, Adeyemi ‘DNA Baba’ Ayomide, has said that he is more of a storyteller than a rhyme or metaphor rapper. He said this in an interview with PREMIUM TIMES at the media launch of his music career in Lagos. The Ibadan-born rapper who also released the video of…

Adoke right ​to​ assign Bayelsa Chief Judge to swear in Rivers Governor-elect — Keyamo

Lagos based lawyer, Festus Keyamo, has said the Attorney-General of the Federation, Mohammed Adoke, was right in directing the Chief Judge of Bayelsa State, Justice Kate Abiri, to administer the oath of office ​to​ the governor-elect of Rivers State, Nyesom Wike. Mr. Adoke, in a statement on Tuesday, directed Justice…

Nigeria recorded 105 cases of rights abuses against gays in 2014 — Group

A group, Queer Alliance, has said between January and December, 2014, the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community in Nigeria, recorded 105 cases of human rights violations on grounds of sexual orientation and gender identity. Queer Alliance stated this on Monday as it marked the International Day against Homophobia and…

Kashamu Buruji

Group drags judge before judicial council over​ ​Kashamu

Civil Society Network Against Corruption, CSNAC, has dragged Justice Okon Abang of the Lagos Judicial Division of the Federal High Court before the National Judicial Council for hearing a fresh suit filed by ​a ​U​.​S​.-​ wanted Nigerian senator elect, Buruji Kashamu, in connection with importation of prohibited narcotics from 1993…

Wizkid, Yemi Alade nominated for Best International Act Africa at BET awards

Pop artistes, Wizkid and Yemi Alade, have been nominated alongside Ghana’s Sarkodie and Stoneboy, South Africa’s AKA, DRC’s Fally Ipupa and Kenya’s Sauti Sol for the award of Best International Act Africa category. According to BET, their nominations were selected by BET’s Voting Academy, which is comprised of fans and…

Ice Prince, Patoranking, MTV Shuga cast campaign for safe sex among students

At the Indoor sports hall of the University of Lagos, music super stars, Ice Prince, Reminisce and Patoranking ​, ​joined actors of the award winning series, Shuga, to call for safe sex among students and young adults who gathered for the On Tour With Shuga show. The event which held…

​Senatorial Election: ​APC winner ‘dodging’ summons​

The Elections Petition Tribunal sitting in Ikeja, has granted the Peoples Democratic Party senatorial candidate in the March 28 and 29 National Assembly Elections, Segun Adewale, an order to serve the Senator-elect and All Progressives Congress candidate, Solomon Adeola, through substituted means. The order became necessary when the counsel to…

Pay our ​3 years​ arrears before leaving office​,​ Lagos pensioners tell Fashola

The Lagos state chairman of the Nigeria Union of Pensioners, Najeemdeen Ibrahim, has appealed to the Governor of Lagos State, Babatunde Fashola, to ensure that his administration pay​s​ the three-year arrears of 142 per cent pension increment approved by the Federal Government in 2000. The union chair also urged the…

Controversy as PDP ‘accepts’ it failed Nigerians

There was controversy at the media office of Nigeria’s ruling Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, on Sunday after its verified twitter handle stated in a series of tweets that the party was responsible for Nigeria's state of affairs. Party officials scrambled to disclaim the tweets as the party's spokesperson, Olisa Metuh,…

Lagos state University, LASU

LASU to resume academic activities Monday

The troubled Lagos State University will resume academic activities on Monday, May 18​,​ following a meeting between the state government, the varsity's authorities and university unions.  LASU was shut in April following ​a ​crisis between ​the ​management and the unions in the institution. The unions had passed a vote of…

Lagos give​s​ tanker drivers 48 hours to leave Apapa road

Following the heavy traffic gridlock experienced by motorists along the Apapa roads and environs, the Lagos state government has given drivers of tankers, trucks and articulated vehicles 48 hours to remove their vehicles from the roads. Also affected by this ultimatum are tankers parked 300 meters away from the depots.…

Boko Haram members killed  while in training in Iraq

At least five Boko Haram members have been reportedly killed in faraway Iraq by Mosul Youth Resistance Movement on Wednesday, May 13. This is the first report of the presence of Boko Haram militants in Iraq following the sect’s allegiance to deadly ISIS and ISIS’s acceptance of Boko Haram’s allegiance.…

As Senator, I’ll expose anybody that offers bribe to me, my colleagues – Ben Bruce

​A ​Senator-elect from Bayelsa State, Ben Murray-Bruce, has vowed to expose anyone who offers him or any other Senators bribe. Mr. Murray-Bruce is part of the eighth Senate due for inauguration early June. He said as Senator, he will expose any offer of “Ghana-Must-Go” to him or his colleagues. Ghana-Must-Go…

As Senator, I’ll expose anybody that offers bribe to me, my colleagues – Ben Bruce

A ​Senator-elect from Bayelsa State, Ben Murray-Bruce, has vowed to expose anyone who offers him or any other Senators bribe. Mr. Murray-Bruce is part of the eighth Senate due for inauguration early June. He said as Senator, he will expose any offer of “Ghana-Must-Go” to him or his colleagues. Ghana-Must-Go…