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Meet the judge who gave the “ridiculous” judgment in the N33bn pension fraud case

Barely four days after his 53rd birthday, Justice Abubakar Talba shocked the nation, and the entire world, when he delivered a judgement that, in the same breath, convicted and freed a criminal. Mr. Talba handed John Yakubu Yusuf, a former Assistant Director in the Federal Civil Service, a two year jail term, with a N250, […]

Maku inspects abandoned projects in Enugu, laments situation

The Information Minister, Labaran Maku, has expressed disappointment with the poor management of the Ada Rice Irrigation Project at Uzo-Uwani Local Government Area of Enugu State. Mr. Maku, who on Monday inspected the project in continuation of the Good Governance Tour to the state, said money pumped into the project was not being put into […]

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Governors declare ‘final readiness’ to tackle Jonathan over Excess Crude Account

The Nigeria Governors’ Forum, NGF, has said it will seek a final constitutional interpretation of all matters relating to the Excess Crude Account controversy between the federal and state governments. The forum’s Chairman and Governor of Rivers State, Chibuike Amaechi, said on Tuesday in Abuja that the body would seek “a final resolution from the […]

Masquerade to be arraigned for murder in Ogun

The masquerade who was arrested alongside his pathfinders over the killing of an Islamic cleric in Abeokuta, the Ogun State Capital, is to be arraigned for murder. The Ogun State Police Command Public Relations Officer, Muyiwa Adejobi, made this known on Tuesday while speaking with journalists in Abeokuta, The suspects are still in police custody […]

18 killed in Anambra road accident- FRSC

The accident happened in Nkpor on Monday.

Motorcycle club to partner FRSC in accident emergencies

The club said bikes can fasten accident rescues in Nigeria.

Update: Why we agreed to ceasefire- Boko Haram faction

The group says it decided to ceasefire because Muslims are suffering.

Atuche’s trial: Court orders two EFCC witnesses recalled

The accused is being arraigned for allegedly stealing the sum of N25.7 billion belonging to former Bank PHB

Integrity group reaches out to children

In a bid to stem the growth of corruption in Nigeria, group reaches out to Nigerian youth.

Gunmen kill eight in Borno

Eight people in Bornu State died in an attack by unknown gunmen

Director jailed 2yrs for stealing N33bn pension fund freed on N250,000 fine

Activist says the N250 thousand fine in a monumental pension fraud is a “handshake”

El-Rufai atrracts anger for re-tweeting Jesus joke

The former Minister of the Federal Capital Territory, attracted anger from Christians on Twitter on Sunday for re-tweeting a Joke about Jesus that was intended to be a criticism of the Jonathan’s insensitivity to criticism of his administration’s policies. [View the story “El-Rufia atrracts anger for re-tweeting Jesus joke” on Storify] Unable to view storify? […]

Lawmaker blames pipeline vandalism on unemployment

A member of the House of Representatives, Gerald Irona, has attributed the frequent destruction of petroleum pipelines to the high unemployment rate in the country. Mr. Irona said this on Sunday in Abuja. He said that the Petroleum Industry Bill (PIB) currently before the National Assembly would address the problem of pipeline vandalism, when passed into law. “Many of […]

Sudan crisis: Jonathan summons peace meeting

President Goodluck Jonathan has met with President Omar Al-Bashir of Sudan and President Salva Mayadit of South Sudan, in a bid to find lasting peace between the two nations. The meeting, held at the instance of Mr. Jonathan in Addis Ababa on Sunday, had in attendance Presidents Jacob Zuma of South Africa and Alassane Ouattara of […]

Assassins kill 60-year-old woman, 2-year-old granddaughter in Ogun

Suspected assassins have murdered a 60-year-old woman, Amoke Musuru, and her 2-year-old granddaughter, in Ago-Oba area of Abeokuta, the Ogun State capital. PREMIUM TIMES gathered that the suspected assassins at about midnight on Sunday broke into the one-room apartment of the woman in the storey building located within the Ajiko compound. The building is a family […]

Oby Ezekwesili

Presidency steps up attack on Ezekwesili in “wicked stepmother” parable

The Presidency took the Nigerian government’s attack on Oby Ezekwesili a notch higher, Sunday, after it suggested that the former World Bank Vice President was only behaving as a “wicked stepmother.” Mrs. Ezekwesili had, at the 42nd convocation of the University of Nigeria, Nsukka, last week, accused President Goodluck Jonathan, and his predecessor, Umar Yar’Adua, […]

FCT assign designated bus routes to operators in Abuja

FCT minister says no going back on bus routes designation policy.

Ex-Presidential candidate arrested for fraud

A former presidential aspirant under the platform of the Nigeria Liberation Party, NPL, Osita Emmanuel Okereke, has been arrested and interrogated by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, for operating an illegal task force, running a recruitment racket, extortion and  obtaining money by false pretense. Mr. Okereke is allegedly the brain behind a syndicate whose members masquerade as  “National […]

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Ribadu asks 19 Northern governors to account for N8.3trillion revenue

The former Chairman of the Special Task Force on Petroleum Revenue, Nuhu Ribadu, on Saturday in Kano challenged the 19 northern governors to account for the N8.3 trillion that accrued to their states between 1999 and 2010. Mr. Ribadu, who was speaking at a two-day summit of Northern Development Focus Initiative, NDFI, lamented that there […]

Amnesty, SERAP demand FOI on implementation of ECOWAS court ruling on Niger Delta

Two human rights groups have issued a seven-day ultimatum to the Federal Government to provide detailed description of measures it has taken to implement the ruling of the Economic Community of West African States, ECOWAS, court on environment and the standard of living the people of the Niger Delta. The two groups, Amnesty International, AI, […]

Nigerian government attacks Ezekwesili over oil revenue savings comments

The Nigerian government reacted angrily to claims by the former World Bank Vice President that over N10 trillion of Nigeria’s oil savings bequeathed by former president, Olusegun Obasanjo, to successors, Umaru Yar’Adua and Goodluck Jonathan, was “squandered”. Mrs. Ezekwesili, who served as Minister under various portfolios during the Obasanjo administration, made the allegation while delivering […]

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Central Bank slams Access Bank, sacks Maduka for granting scam loans

CBN wields the big stick against fraudulent loans.

Update: Undergrad among six suspected kidnappers nabbed by Ogun vigilance group

The Ogun Vigilance Service at the weekend recorded a major breakthrough in the effort by the government to rid state of all threats to the security of the people, smashing a gang of five suspected kidnappers. The suspects were rounded up after their ringleader demanded a N25 million ransom from their victim’s family. Among those […]

Go after intellectual property thieves, lawyers tell FG

Lawyers want stronger laws against copy right infringement, plagiarism

MEND threatens deadly offensive that might bring down Nigeria

Niger Delta militants react to Okah’s conviction in South Africa.