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Some of the RevolutionNow activists in Abuja

#RevolutionNow members protest despite police siege, demand Sowore’s release

Members of the Coalition for Revolution on Wednesday held a rally in Lagos to demand the release of members of the movement despite a crackdown on the movement by the Nigerian police. In the early hours of the day, at least 25 armed police officers were at the national secretariat…

One of the two fully loaded police van stationed opposite civic media lab office where Sahara Reporters is popularly assumed to be domiciled at ikeja GRA

Why we laid siege to Sahara Reporters, CDHR offices – Nigerian Police

The Nigerian police on Wednesday laid a siege to the offices of news platform, Sahara Reporters; and rights group, Committee for the Defence of Human Rights (CDHR), in Lagos as rights groups condemned the development. Fully armed police contingents arrived at about 6 a.m. at the national secretariat of CDHR…

One of the two fully loaded police van stationed opposite civic media lab office where Sahara Reporters is popularly assumed to be domiciled at ikeja GRA

Armed policemen lay siege to Sahara Reporters, CDHR offices

Armed police officers on Wednesday laid siege to the offices of Sahara Reporters and CDHR in Ikeja, Lagos. The siege is believed to be to prevent a protest from being held in the area. A PREMIUM TIMES reporter at the scenes said the heavily-armed police officers prevented anyone from entering…

Dammy Krane

Nigerian musician Dammy Krane granted N50,000 bail

An Igbosere Magistrate court in Lagos has granted popular Nigerian musician, Johnson Hunga Oyindamola, also known as Dammy Krane, bail in the sum of N50,000 with one surety in like sum. The magistrate, A. F. O Botoku, also adjourned the matter till October 11 for the commencement of trial. The…

Former Minister of Petroleum Resources, Diezani Alison-Madueke dragged by the EFCC.

Diezani: Court grants final forfeiture of $40 million jewellery

The Federal High Court in Lagos on Tuesday granted an application for final forfeiture to the government of jewellery reportedly worth $40 million seized from the premises of a former minister for petroleum, Diezani Alison-Madueke. The trial judge, Nicholas Oweibo, said Mrs Alison-Madueke had failed to prove that the properties…

Ikeja shoprite remains closed

Xenophobic Attack: Lagos Shoprite outlets remain shut

Several Shoprite outlets in Lagos remained shut Wednesday following a spate of attacks targeted at the South African store across the city on Tuesday. Protesters had trooped to several Shoprite outlets across Lagos as a reprisal to the string of xenophobic attacks on Nigerians and other foreign nationals in South…

Dr Folorunsho Bodunwa, General Secretary of the Association of Resident Doctors at the Federal Neuro- Psychiatric Hospital, Yaba, Lagos

INTERVIEW: Why Nigeria’s main psychiatric hospital gravely lacks sufficient doctors – Official

In this interview with PREMIUM TIMES' Olamide Fadipe, the General Secretary of the Association of Resident Doctors at the Federal Neuro-Psychiatric Hospital, Yaba, Folorunsho Bodunwa, talks about the recent strike embarked upon by the doctors, their grievances with the hospital management, and the heavy workload on the resident doctors. Excerpts.…

Waripamo-Owei-Dudafa in Court premises

EFCC appeals acquittal of Jonathan’s cousin for corruption

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), on Friday, filed an appeal against the judgment of Mohammed Idris who on Thursday freed Warimapo-Owei Dudafa and Iwuejo Joseph of corruption charges. Mr Dudafa, a cousin of ex-President Goodluck Jonathan, and Mr Joseph were charged with laundering N1.6 billion by the EFCC.…

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Court acquits Jonathan’s former aide of N1.6bn fraud allegation

A Lagos Division of the Federal High Court has discharged and acquitted Warimapo-Owei Dudafa, a former special adviser to ex-president, Goodluck Jonathan, of an alleged N1.6 billion fraud. Mohammed Idris, the judge, said the prosecution, the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) failed to conduct a proper and in-depth investigation…

Diezani Allison-Madueke, Nigeria's Minister of Petroleum. [Photo: ynaija.com]

Diezani: Court adjourns hearing on final forfeiture of $40 million jewellery

A Lagos Division of the Federal High Court on Thursday adjourned till September 2 the final forfeiture hearing on the money laundering suit against former petroleum minister, Diezani Allison-Madueke. The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) in July secured an interim forfeiture order on hundreds of jewellery valued at $40…

Orji Uzor Kalu

Alleged N7.2bn fraud: I never had direct contact with Orji Kalu – Ex-commissioner for Finance

A former Commissioner for Finance in Abia State, Ude Udeogo, on Wednesday, told a Lagos Division of the Federal High Court that he had no direct contact with the governor except through the Chief of Staff at Government House, Umuahia. Mr Udeogo is the second defendant in the alleged N7.2billion…

Orji Uzor Kalu

Alleged N7.2Billion Fraud: If PDP were a company, I would own 90 per cent – Orji Kalu

A former governor of Abia State, Orji Kalu, says if the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) were to be a company, he would own 90 per cent of it. He said this during his statement of defence on Tuesday before a Lagos Division of the Federal High Court. Mr Kalu, who…

Orji Uzor Kalu

Absence of counsel stalls trial in Kalu’s case

The absence of the counsel to the first defendant, Orji Kalu, in a N7.6 billion money laundering case, has stalled continuation of defense before the Lagos division of the Federal High Court on Monday. Awa kalu, counsel to Mr Kalu, former governor of Abia State and a senator, through the…

Mr Sanwo-Olu, his deputy, Obafemi Hamzat, and former governors Bola Tinubu and Babatunde Fashola at the retreat. Photo credit: Lagos State government

Ambode ignored as Tinubu, Fashola join Sanwo-Olu for Lagos cabinet retreat

The retreat organised for members of the Lagos State Executive Council and Permanent Secretaries ended at the weekend with participants resolving to apply their expertise and energy towards achieving the vision of the Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu administration. The retreat, which held at the Eko Hotels and Suites in Lagos, aimed…

Trucks on the Oshodi-Apapa port road

Three months after Buhari’s directive, Apapa roads remain congested

The access roads to Apapa and Tin Can ports have continued to be littered with tankers and trailers three months after President Muhammadu Buhari issued a directive for their immediate evacuation. On May 22, the president ordered "the immediate removal of all trucks from the bridges and roads within Apapa…

Femi Falana (SAN)

#RevolutionNow: We defeated IBB, Abacha; we won’t allow another dictator — Falana

Human Rights lawyer Femi Falana says the call for revolution is not new in Nigeria as many political leaders had called for revolution at one point or the other. He said Nigerians called for revolution during colonial rule but unlike now, none of the agitators was charged with treason for…

Nobel laureate Wole Soyinka. [PHOTO CREDIT: Official Instagram account of Wole Soyinka]

Police open venue for #RevolutionNow symposium

Police have opened the venue for the proposed #RevolutionNow symposium by civil society organisations, hours after blockading it in Lagos. The venue, which had been sealed off since the early hours of today by the police and the State Security Service (SSS), was finally opened after the intervention of the…

Abdullahi Babalele

Alleged Money Laundering: Court grants Atiku’s son-in-law bail

Nicholas Oweibo, a judge of the Federal High Court, in Lagos has granted bail in the sum of N20 million to Abdullahi Babalele, the son-in-law of the Peoples Democratic Party presidential candidate in 2019, Atiku Abubakar. The ruling was delivered on Thursday after the bail hearing brought before the court…

Abdullahi Babalele

Alleged Money Laundering: Court remands Atiku’s son-in-law in EFCC custody

A judge has remanded an in-law to an opposition presidential candidate in the custody of the anti-graft agency, EFCC. Justice Nicholas Oweibo of the Lagos division of the Federal High Court on Wednesday also granted a motion exparte seeking leave of court that the money laundering case against Abdulahi Babalele…

Peace Mass Transit: A grain of mustard seed

EFCC, NFIU, CBN react to Peace Mass boss’ refund of N2.2 bn overpayment

Three federal agencies have reacted to the reported return of a $7 million (about N2.2 billion) overpayment into the First Bank account of the Managing Director of Peace Mass Transit (PMT), Maduka Onyishi. The Economic Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) and the Nigerian Financial Intelligence Unit (NFIU), two institutions that should…

Atiku Abubakar

EFCC arraigns Atiku’s son-in-law on money laundering charges

Nigeria’s anti-graft agency, EFCC, is set to arraign the son-in-law of the runner-up in the 2019 presidential election, Atiku Abubakar, on a two-count charge of money laundering. According to the charge sheet filed on August 8 and signed on behalf of the EFCC by Rotimi Oyedepo, Abdullahi Babalele is accused…

Former INEC Chairman, Maurice Iwu

Court grants EX-INEC boss Iwu N1 billion bail

Justice Chuka Obiozor of the Lagos Division of the Federal High Court on Friday granted bail to a former chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Maurice Iwu, in the sum of N1 billion, with two sureties in like sum. "The first surety shall be resident in Lagos State…

Uyi Giwa Osagie [PHOTO CREDIT: The Guardian Nigeria]

Again, EFCC arrests Atiku’s lawyer, son-in-law

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC)has arrested two persons close to Nigerian opposition leader, Atiku Abubakar. Uyi Giwa Osagie, a longtime legal adviser to Mr Abuakar, and Abdullahi Babalele, the former vice-president's son in-law, were taken into custody on Thursday evening, according to multiple sources familiar with the development.…

Former INEC Chairman, Maurice Iwu

Former INEC boss arraigned, remanded in EFCC custody

A Lagos Division of the Federal High Court Thursday remanded a former chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in the custody of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) pending the hearing of his application for bail. The EFCC had arraigned Mr Iwu before Chuka Obiozor, the judge,…

Some of the RevolutionNow activists in Abuja

#RevolutionIsNow: We won’t back down – Protesters

The Coalition for Revolution has vowed not to back down on its five-point demand. The co-convener of the group, Kunle Ajayi, said this at a press conference on Monday in Lagos while stating the position of the movement. He said "we want to state that the coalition for revolution will…