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Witness accuses ex- Head of Service, Oronsaye, of stealing N1.2 billion

A witness in the ongoing trial of former chairman of the Presidential Committee on Financial Tax Force, Stephen Oronsaye, has explained how the former Head of Service made over N1.2 billion for himself through funds received for the implementation of the committee's functions. The witness, Hamma Adama, who is the…

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20 per cent fail Nigerian law school examinations

About one in five students failed the recent law school examination and will not be called to the bar, official results show. The results show that 23. 6 per cent of students who sat for the final examination conducted by the Nigerian Law School will not make it to the…

Why anxiety over Buhari’s health is unnecessary – Bishop Kukah

The Catholic Bishop of Sokoto Archdiocese, Mathew Kukah, has called on Nigerians to avoid making the health of Nigeria’s public figures a subject of political discourse or speculations. He spoke in reaction to the controversy recently generated by the ill-health of President Muhammadu Buhari, who is currently in the United…

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Why National Hospital refused to inform Court of Metuh’s transfer to Lagos clinic – Lawyer

The failure of the National Hospital in Abuja to inform a federal court of the transfer of Olisa Metuh, former spokesperson to the Peoples Democratic Party, to a Lagos hospital, was because the hospital could not issue a referral to a “junior” hospital, Mr. Metuh’s lawyer has said. Justice Okon…

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Immigration Recruitment Scam: Abba Moro overruled Jonathan, reversed employment of victims’ relatives – Paradang

A former Comptroller-General of the Nigerian Immigration Service, David Paradang, has narrated how former Interior Minister, Abba Moro, reversed ex-President Goodluck Jonathan’s directive to employ relatives of the deadly 2014 Immigration recruitment victims. Mr. Paradang said the former minister described the employment of some family members of those who died…

Boko Haram: Nigeria begins compilation of names of missing persons

The National Human Rights Commission has commenced the process of collating data of missing persons since the beginning of Boko Haram insurgency in Nigeria. Addressing journalists in Abuja, Thursday, the executive secretary of the commission, Ben Angwe, said the commission wants to determine the exact figure of Nigerian citizens affected…

Nigeria Police’s ‘Beyond your sight’ premieres

Renowned Nollywood producer, Lancelot Imasuen, has called on the Federal Government to use motion pictures to increase the support of Nigerians for government policies. Mr. Imasuen said this while speaking with PREMIUM TIMES on Wednesday after the premier of a television series, “Beyond your sight”, produced by the Nigerian Police…

Police arrest 4 suspects over army officer’s killing in Kaduna

The Nigerian Police Force says it has arrested a notorious gang of armed robbers connected to the kidnapping and murder of an army officer, Samaila Yinusa, on March 27. Mr. Yinusa was kidnapped by armed men at Kamazo in Kaduna Central on March 26, after he was trailed from an…

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Abba Moro’s trial: Ex-Immigration boss, Paradang, dissociates self from 2014 deadly recruitment

A former Controller-General of the Nigeria Immigration Service, David Paradang, has told a Federal High Court in Abuja that he was not aware of the 2014 recruitment into the service, which resulted in the death of over a dozen applicants. Mr. Paradang, who was Controller-General between June 2013 and August…

Ramadan: Police IG, Arase, orders security checks at key places

The Inspector-General of Police, Solomon Arase, has asked state police commissioners across the country to ensure adequate security checks at key places during this Ramadan season. Mr. Arase gave the order in a statement, while extending his regards to Muslim faithful as they commence the Ramadan season, Monday. The statement,…

Christian groups call for rule of law in anti-corruption war

Some Christian organisations led by a senior Nigerian lawyer, Solomon Asemota, have called on the Federal Government to abide by the rule of law in the ongoing war against corruption. Mr. Asemota, who chairs the National Christian Elders Forum, NCEF, while speaking with PREMIUM TIMES in Abuja, said although the…

Nigeria Police to feature Desmond Elliot, Segun Arinze in Force television series

The Nigerian Police Force on Saturday said it had concluded plans to introduce a television series on its activities, which will feature prominent actors, Desmond Eliot and Segun Arinze, among prominent Nigerian actors. Addressing journalist in Abuja, the spokesperson of the Force, Olabisi Kolawole, said the television series, with the…

EFCC chairman vows to tackle corruption in IDP camps

The Acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, Ibrahim Magu, has promised to investigate cases of corruption in refugee camps across the country. A statement by the EFCC's Head of Media and Publicity, Wilson Uwujaren, said Mr. Magu made the pledge in Maiduguri while speaking at the newly…

CCT fixes date for continuation of Saraki’s trial

The Code of Conduct Tribunal has fixed June 7 to June 9 for the continuation of the trial of the Senate President, Bukola Saraki. Mr. Saraki is standing trial on a 16-count charge of alleged false asset declaration. The tribunal had on Wednesday, June 1, adjourned following a request by…

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Fani-Kayode sues EFCC, wants court to order his release from detention

Former Minister of Aviation, Femi Fani-Kayode, has filed a suit before a High Court of the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja, seeking the enforcement of his fundamental rights. Mr. Fani-Kayode made the application in response to his continued detention by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, after he was invited…

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Again, Appeal Court postpones hearing of Saraki’s application

The Court of Appeal in Abuja has again suspended its hearing of an application filed by the Senate President, Bukola Saraki, in connection to the alleged false asset declaration charges against him at the Code of Conduct Tribunal. Mr. Saraki had in April made an application to the Court of…

Law professor tackles EFCC boss over treatment of suspects

A law professor has tackled the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission’s boss, Ibrahim Magu, for claiming that everyone arrested and interrogated by the anti-graft body are guilty of fraud. The head of the Department of Commercial Law at the Nigerian Institute of Advanced Legal Studies in Abuja, Paul Idornigie, said…

Court Of Appeal fails to hear Saraki’s application

The Court of Appeal sitting in Abuja on Tuesday failed to continue hearing into an application filed by the Senate President, Bukola Saraki, challenging the jurisdiction of the Code of Conduct Tribunal trying him for alleged false asset declaration. Mr. Saraki is facing a 16-count charge for alleged false asset…

EFCC tenders 40 additional documents against ex-Gov. Lamido

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, on Tuesday presented 40 documents containing evidences against former Jigawa governor, Sule Lamido. Mr. Lamido is standing trial at the Federal High Court, Abuja, for alleged financial misappropriation. Also charged are Mr. Lamido's children, Aminu and Mustapha, as well as two companies, Bamaina…

Police IG orders arrested pro-Biafra protesters charged with murder

The Inspector General of Police, Solomon Arase, has directed that members of the Indigenous people of Biafra, IPOB, arrested in connection with the killing of policemen during a clash on Monday, be tried for murder. At least five protesters were shot dead by soldiers near the Niger Bridge as the…

Metuh has corruption case to answer – Appeal Court

Olisa Metuh, the former spokesperson of the Peoples Democratic Party, has a corruption case to answer at the High Court, the Court of Appeal in Abuja ruled Wednesday. The appeal court dismissed an application filed by Mr. Metuh, challenging an earlier court ruling that quashed his no-case-submission. Mr. Metuh had…

PHOTO NEWS: Police release photographs of suspected Nimbo attackers

The Nigerian police have released the photographs of five suspected attackers of Nimbo community of Enugu State. The night raid by suspected herdsmen in Uzo-Uwani Local Government Area of Enugu State on April 25 left at least 20 people dead. A statement signed by police spokesperson, Olabisi Kolawole, said the…

Nnamdi Kanu can’t get bail, Appeal Court rules

The Court of Appeal in Abuja has affirmed the decision of the Federal High Court to deny a bail application by the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, Nnamdi Kanu. Mr. Kanu is facing treason charges, alongside two others, Benjamin Madubgwu and James Nwawuisi, at the Federal High Court…

Court dismisses Metuh’s application to travel abroad for treatment

The Federal High Court, sitting in Abuja, has dismissed the application filed by the spokesperson of the Peoples Democratic Party, Olisa Metuh, asking for permission to travel abroad for his medical treatment. The counsel to Mr. Metuh had on May 23 informed the court of an application dated May 16…

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Badeh asked me to lie to EFCC that I own his N1.8 billion shopping mall — Witness

The fourth prosecution witness in the trial of former Chief of Defence Staff, Alex Badeh, has narrated how he was instructed to lie to authorities and pretend as the owner of Mr. Badeh's N1.8 billion shopping mall. The witness, Mustapha Yerima, who began testifying on Monday, said he was instructed…