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Femi Fani-Kayode

Onnoghen: Court stops EFCC from arresting Fani-Kayode, Odumakin

A Federal High Court in Abuja has barred the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) from arresting or detaining a former minister of aviation, Femi Fani-Kayode, and an activist, Yinka Odumakin. Messrs Fani-Kayode and Odumakin had filed N20 million suit against the EFCC to stop it from arresting them over…

Former President, Olusegun Obasanjo

Osun APC tackles Obasanjo over guber poll comment

The All Progressives Congress(APC) in Osun has chided former President Olusegun Obasanjo over his comment on the 2018 gubernatorial election in the state. Kunle Oyatomi, the Osun APC Director of Publicity, Research and Strategy, in a statement on Monday in Osogbo said Mr Obasanjo’s comment on the governorship election was…

Justice Walter Samuel Nkanu Onnoghen, Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN) [Photo Credit: The Guardian]

Non-Assets Declaration: Court of Appeal fixes January 24 to entertain CJN’s appeal against trial

The Court of Appeal Abuja on Monday fixed January 24 to hear a notice of appeal seeking to restrain the trial of the Justice Walter Onnoghen, the Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN) at the Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT. Adegboyega Awomolo (SAN), Counsel to Mr Onnoghen filed the appeal challenging…

Police officer with special duty of warding off children

Election: Group trains 130 senior police officers on security management

A Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO), The Cleen Foundation, has trained 130 Senior Police Officers ahead of the forthcoming general elections. The officers were trained by the foundation in Gombe and the Federal Capital Territory on election security management. The group’s Executive Director, Benson Olugbuo, Executive Director, disclosed this in a statement…

From left: Chairman of INEC, Prof. Mahmood Yakubu; INEC National Commissioners, Mr Festus Okoye; Dr Mustafa Lecky and Mrs May Agbamuche-Mbu, during the visit of Long Term ECOWAS Observer's delegation to INEC headquarters in Abuja on Monday (21/1/19). 00705/21/1/2019/Hogan Bassey/BJO/NAN

INEC Replies Obasanjo: We’re not under pressure to compromise polls

The Chairman, Independent National Electoral Commission ( INEC), Mahmoud Yakubu, said that the commission was not under pressure to do what was wrong. A former president, Olusegun Obasanjo, had on Sunday, expressed doubt about INEC’s integrity to conduct free, fair and credible elections. Mr Obasanjo had also attacked President Muhammadu…

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Man remanded for allegedly raping six-year-old girl

For allegedly raping a six-year-old girl, a 47-year-old driver, Micheal Agboghorona, was on Monday remanded at Kirikiri Prisons by an Ikeja Chief Magistrates’ Court. Although the accused denied committing the offence, the Chief Magistrate, Olufunke Sule-Amzat, ordered that he be remanded in prison, pending advice from the State Director of…

Olusegun Obasanjo

Osun APC tackles Obasanjo over governorship poll comment

The Osun State chepter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has chided former President Olusegun Obasanjo over his comment on the 2018 gubernatorial election in Osun. Kunle Oyatomi, the Osun APC Director of Publicity, Research and Strategy, in a statement on Monday in Osogbo, the state capital said Obasanjo’s comment…

Ugweme to Nmaku Road with erosion control as part of Senator Ekweremadu's constituency projects

Ekweremadu’s indelible footprints in Enugu West

Ask a random stranger from Enugu West senatorial constituency, you will likely hear of how their village had been without electricity a few years ago and how it is now fully electrified, or how it was impossible to access his village with his car but how the road there now…

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Akwa Ibom, other South-south states will fall for APC — Akpabio

Godswill Akpabio, a senator from Akwa Ibom, has insisted that the state and other People's Democratic Party (PDP)-controlled states in the South-south will be won by the All Progressives Congress (APC). Mr Akpabio, a former governor of Akwa Ibom, spoke in Uyo on Monday at a rally to flag off…

Nigerian Referees used to illustrate the story. [Photo credit: GNN Liberia]

NRA condemns attacks on referees during Nigerian league matches

The Nigeria Referees Association (NRA), has condemned the attack on one of its members, Bethel Nwanesi, during the Match Day 3 of the Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) between Remo Stars and Bendel Insurance. The NRA National Publicity Secretary, Kelechi Mejuobi, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lagos…

No railway crossings on new Lagos-Ibadan Standard Gauge — NRC

The Nigerian Railway Corporation (NRC) says there will be no level crossings where moving trains and vehicles would cross paths on the new Lagos-Ibadan Standard gauge rail line. Jerry Oche, NRC Lagos District Manager, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) that there would be overpass bridges or tunnels where…

Bauchi State Governor, Muhammed Abubakar

30 political parties in Bauchi declare support for Buhari, Gov. Abubakar

No fewer than 30 political parties in Bauchi have formed a coalition to support the reelection of President Muhammadu Buhari and Governor Muhammed Abubakar during the forthcoming general elections. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that this is coming barely 24 hours after six other political parties in the…

Atiku Abubakar [Photo: THISDAYLIVE]

Atiku releases list of ‘corrupt’ Buhari associates

A former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar, who is also the presidential candidate of the opposition Peoples Democratic Party, has released a list of persons close to President Muhammadu Buhari whom he alleges are corrupt. In the list released Sunday evening by one of his spokespersons, Phrank Shuaibu, Mr Abubakar also…

Abba Kyari

Top police squad under fire for seizing slain suspect’s asset, pocketing millions in rent

An elite crime-busting police squad has come under fire from human rights organisations for its treatment of the family, and takeover of multi-billion naira properties of a suspected kidnapper who was killed by the police a year ago. The Intelligence Response Team is now scrambling to extricate itself after being…

The Tertiary Education Fund (TETFund)

Buhari sacks TETfund boss, reinstates ex-official accused of fraud

President Muhammadu Buhari has sacked Abdullahi Baffa as the Executive Secretary of the Tertiary Education Trust Fund (TETFund). President Buhari subsequently approved the reinstatement of Suleiman Bogoro, who was accused of fraud when he served as the head of the agency. The announcement is contained in a statement on Monday…

Ekweremadu

How to make constituency projects work better in Nigeria – Ekweremadu

The Deputy Senate President, Ike Ekweremadu, has attributed failure of some constituency projects to interference and interest on the part of lawmakers. For a long time in Nigeria, constituency projects have been a subject of controversy as some lawmakers interfere with the process of execution. In some cases, some lawmakers…

INEC Chairman, Prof. Mahmood Yakubu (3rd, R); Chief Observer, EU Election Observation Mission Nigeria 2019, Maria Arena (3rd, L); INEC Commissioners and other members of the Mission, during their visit to INEC headquarters in Abuja on Monday (21/1/19). 00706/21/1/2019/Hogan Bassey/BJO/NAN

INEC raises alarm over new vote buying technique

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has raised alarm over a new method of vote buying. The chairman of the commission, Mahmood Yakubu, said the plan is to use food vendors around polling units as collection points of cash for votes. Mr Mahmood made this known on Monday at the…

Pic 30. APC Presidential Candidate, President Muhammadu Buhari (L) with Kaduna State APC Gubernatorial Candidate, Gov Nasir El-Rufai during APC Presidential rally at Ahmadu Bello Stadium in Kaduna on Friday (18/1/18)

Lack of funds affecting parties’ campaigns – Governorship Candidate

The Action Democratic Party (ADP) governorship candidate for Abia State, Okey Udo, says lack of fund is a major challenge confronting political parties in their campaigns ahead of the general elections. Mr Udo told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Monday in Abuja that funds were necessary for campaigns…

Lai Mohammed

Nigerian govt accuses opposition of planning to sponsor violence in 10 states

The federal government has accused the opposition of planning violent attacks across states to disrupt the general election beginning 27 days from now. The Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, made this accusation on Monday at a press conference in Abuja. He spoke a day after a former president,…

Pic.4. From left: Director-General of All Progressives Congress (APC) Presidential Campaign Council, Mr Chibuike Ameachi; National Chairman of APC, Comrade Adams Oshiomhole; Co-Chairman of the Council, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu; President Muhammadu Buhari; and Gov. Kashim Shettima of Borno, during the APC Presidential Rally in Maiduguri on Monday (21/1/19). 00694/21/1/2019/Hamza Suleiman/JMH/BJO/NAN

Buhari in Borno, vows to continue fight against corruption if re-elected

President Muhammadu Buhari has vowed to sustain his administration's fight against corruption if reelected. Mr. Buhari said this at the All Progressives Congress (APC) presidential campaign rally in Maiduguri on Monday. He said his government has been able to tackle insecurity in the North-east state, even as he conceded more…

President Muhammadu Buhari (2nd R); Gov. Abubakar Bello of Niger State (2nd L), and Senator representing Nasarawa West Constituency, Abdullahi Adamu, addressing party supporters, during All Progressives Congress (APC) Presidential Campaign rally in Minna on Saturday (19/1/19). 00658/19/1/2019/Aminu Garko/NAN

How fellow Muslims opposed me while Christians stood by me — Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari has described as "bloody nonsense" the penchant of some Nigerians to hide under the canopy of ethnicity and religion to perpetrate injustice and corrupt acts. Hosting his former staff who worked with him during his tenure as military head of state (January 1984-August 1985) on Sunday night…

Former Governor of Ekiti State, Ayodele Fayose, after been granted bail at the Federal High Court in Lagos (24/10/018). 05230/24/10/2018/Olatunde Okoya/TA/NAN

How I gave Fayose $5mn cash from Nigeria’s security funds – Obanikoro

A former minister on Monday testified that he was directed to pay money from public funds to a former governor of Ekiti State, Ayo Fayose. Musiliu Obanikoro, a former minister of state for defence, gave evidence on Monday before Mojisola Olatoregun, a judge of the Federal High Court in Lagos…

Some staff members of the National Assembly during a protest against alleged nonpayment of their allowances, poor remuneration and non-implementation of CONLESS, a new salary structure approved since 2010 for them, at the National Assembly in Abuja on Monday (4/12/18).

Court upholds order restraining NASS workers from strike

The National Industrial Court, Abuja, on Monday, held that its order restraining the Parliamentary Staff Association of Nigeria (PASAN) from embarking on a planned strike had not been vacated. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) recalls that Senate President Bukola Saraki and the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Yakubu…

Acting IGP, Mohammed Adamu

Major shakeup in Nigeria Police, FSARS affected

The acting Inspector-General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, has ordered the immediate decentralisation of operations of the Special Anti Robbery Squad (SARS) unit. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that before the current development, operations of SARS were centralised at the Force Headquarters. NAN also recalls that SARS operations were…

Bendel Insurance

NPFL: Remo Stars, Bendel Insurance coaches react after stalemate

Newly promoted side, Bendel Insurance, picked a point away from home in their debut game in the Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) at the gateway international stadium, Sagamu. The game ended in a 1-1 draw, as the away team went in front in the 54th minutes with a goal from…