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Nigerian agency laments absence of policy on Hepatitis ‘B’

Hepatitis B is deadlier than HIV/AIDS, the National Orientation Agency has said.

Atiku calls for stiffer anti-corruption law

Atiku says stiffer laws will prevent “white-collar criminals” in the country.

Update: Freed pension thief remanded in prison, fails to declare N250mn

Mr. Yusuf was ordered to remain in prison custody by the Abuja court.

Mamman Ali and Mahmud Tukur

Update: Trial of Bamanga Tukur’s son, others for fraud to continue as negotiations stall

The EFCC said its negotiations with the suspects stalled.

Update: Shell to pay damages for oil spill in Niger Delta- Dutch Court

The Ogoni farmers blame shell for polluting their environment rendering it useless for farming and other production.

Commercial drivers below 25yrs won’t get drivers licence- FRSC

The FRSC says the new policy will help check road crashes.

Human Rights Agency moves to strengthen citizen rights

Nigeria’s National Human Right Commission, NHRC, says the time has come to trash the constitutional provision and political practices which define Nigerians first by states of origin than as citizens. The agency now plans to back its view with a national dialogue on citizenship and inclusion, arguing that to treat individuals primarily by their religion, […]

Breaking News: Dutch Court orders Shell to pay Nigeria farmers damages for spill

In a landmark verdict, a Dutch court, Wednesday morning, ordered Shell Petroleum Development Company, SPDC, a subsidiary of the global petroleum company, Shell, to pay damages in just one of the five cases brought against it by Niger Delta farmers at the Hague. The court dismissed four other cases brought against the oil giant. It ruled that […]

Two die of Lassa fever in Plateau

At least two people have died from Lassa fever in Plateau, the state Commissioner for Health, Fom Dakwak, has said. The commissioner also said two others are on admittance at the hospital for the disease. Details later…

EFCC arraigns freed pension thief for not declaring asset

The Economic and Financials Crimes Commission, Wednesday morning, arraigned John Yusuf, a former Assistant Director of the Police Pension Board, before an Abuja Court. Mr. Yusuf was arraigned on a fresh charge of alleged failure to declare his asset while in office. The commission re-arrested Mr. Yusuf after he was convicted in controversial circumstances for […]

President Goodluck Jonathan

EXCLUSIVE: Presidency sets up “high-level” task force on Ezekwesili’s “damaging” remarks

An obviously rattled Nigerian presidency has cobbled together an informal committee made up of top administration officials to provide a blistering response to a former Vice President of the World Bank, Obiageli Ezekwesili, who has accused President Goodluck Jonathan and his predecessor of squandering over N10 trillion of Nigeria’s oil savings left behind by former […]

Presidency intensifies attack on Ezekwesili, says it won’t debate ex-minister on probity

A spokesperson for the Presidency, Doyin Okupe, on Tuesday continued the administration’s attack on former Minister Obiageli Ezekwesili, who has accused the regime of Mr. Goodluck Jonathan and that of his predecessor, Umaru Yar’Adua of squandering N10 trillion oil savings left behind by ex-President Olusegun Obasanjo. In a statement in Abuja, Mr. Okupe said Mrs. […]

Senate orders removal of NCAA DG, revocation of Dana certificate

The senators say Dana air certificate should be revoked.

Nigeria may adopt proposal to ban child adoption by foreigners

 Nigeria’s government will discuss the suspension of inter-county adoption in the country.

College provost, bursar get 4-year jail for N4m fraud, as pension thief is freed for stealing N2billion

The accused were found guilty of charges of graft.

Man gets 3-year jail term for stealing phone handset, as pension thief is freed for stealing N2billion

 The man was sentenced to three years in jail for stealing a telephone handset worth N17, 000 even as pension thief who stole N2billion is freed

Abuja in emergency security moves as France removes citizens from Nigerian capital

The Federal Capital Territory administration is initiating emergency security measures after France urged its citizens to leave Abuja.

EFCC re-arrests convicted pension thief over false assets declaration

A day after he was freed after he paid a paltry fine for stealing N23.3billion, a former deputy director in the Police Pension Office, John Yakubu, has  been re-arrested by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC). Mr. Yakubu was convicted by a High Court of the Federal Capital Territory on a three-count charge of […]

Reps to probe lease of OML 30 to Heritage Oil

OML is one of the largest gas field and should not have is strategic to Nigeria’s infrastructure.

Nigerians react angrily to the N250,000.00 fine for director who stole N33bn

On Monday, an Abuja Federal High Court judge, Abubakar Talba, sentenced a director of the Police Pension Board, John Yakubu Yusuf, who confessed to stealing N33 billion, to 2 years in jail with the option of paying a fine of N250,000.00. [View the story “Nigerians react angrily to the N250,000.00 fine for director who stole […]

Ex-policeman, ram traders kidnapped Nollywood actress, Nkiruka Sylvanus- SSS

The actress was held captive for six days.

EFCC re-arrests convicted, freed pension boss

Mr. Yusuf was re-arrested on Tuesday. 

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 […]

NORTHERN GOVERNORS IN ABUJA

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 […]