A Federal High Court in Lagos has further adjourned till February 24 and 25, 2015 (today and tomorrow), the trial of a former Minister of Aviation, Mr. Femi Fani-Kayode, for money laundering. Fani-Kayodeâ€™s trial was pushed forward on Monday following the absence in court of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commissionâ€™s prosecutor, Mr. Festus Keyamo.... [Read More...]
The Ekiti State Police Command has re-arrested 110 inmates of the Federal Prison, Ado Ekiti, who escaped during a gun attack on the prison on December 1, 2014. The Commissioner of Police in the state, Taiwo Lakanu, also said that 30 suspected armed robbers had been arrested. A statement in Ado Ekiti on Monday by... [Read More...]
Dream Team coach, Samson Siasia has made a special plea to the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF)to recall and beef up his coaching staff with sacked Super Eagles assistant coach, Sylvanus Okpala. The Nigeria Under-23 coach already has experienced helping hands in coaches Fatai Amoo and Aloy Agu, but he insists that the former Super Eagles ...
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Presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), General Muhammadu Buhari (rtd), has challenged President Goodluck Jonathan to make public the audit report on the alleged $20billion oil money missing in the coffers of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC). Buhari threw the challenge yesterday in a press statement by the APC Presidential Campaign Organisation ...
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Market women in Akwa Ibom State have vowed to ensure that one of their own, Senator Helen Esuene succeeds Governor Godswill Akpabio as governor from May 29, 2015. To this end, the women under the aegis of Destiny Women Association have commenced door-to-door campaigns across the state even as the women have resolved to vote ...
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Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) and Central African Community are working out more concrete strategy to be unfolded soon towards ridding African countries of Boko Haram insurgency. President of Republic of Congo, Denis Sassou Nâ€™gueso and President of Republic of Equatorial Guinea, Teodoro Nguema, spoke yesterday after a meeting with President Goodluck Jonathan ...
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With the public and private frenzy and hysteria that greeted the all massive attack to contain the deadly but imported Ebola virus disease quieting it is time to give the same attention to dealing with the scourge domestic malaria caused by mosquitoes, which wrecks more deadly havoc, silently. In the seven months of Ebolaâ€™s resurgence ...
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A Federal High Court sitting in Abuja, yesterday gave presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress, APC, General Muhammadu Buhari, the green light to join as co-defendant in a suit seeking to compel the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, to accept all voter cards that emanated from the electoral body for voting in the forthcoming […]
All Progressives Congress Presidential Campaign Organisation, APCPCO, has challenged President Goodluck Jonathan and the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, to live up to their flaunted belief in the rule of law, due process, public probity and accountability by acceding to the National Assemblyâ€™s request to submit the forensic audit report from KPMG on the alleged missing […]
Professor Attahiru Jegaâ€™s Independent Electoral Commission (INEC) appears to be deliberately misleading Nigerians and the international community by claiming â€œwe are ready for the electionsâ€. In actual fact, the Commission has met barely 50 per cent of the prerequisite preparatory statutory requirements for any meaningful conduct of the 2015 general elections. One week after the […]
Outgoing members of Imo State House of Assembly have been accused of collecting over N368 million for the creation of 92 new autonomous communities. It was gathered that the Ad-hoc Committee headed by Simeon Iwunze collected N4 million each from the villages seeking autonomy. National Mirror learnt that the committee, which submitted its report to […]
An Ikeja High Court yesterday discharged and acquitted Chairman of Bi- Courtney Limited, Dr. Wale Babalakin, SAN, and four others over alleged N4.7bn fraud preferred against them by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC. Ruling on the application for quash filed by Babalakin and his co-defendants, the trial judge, Lateef Lawal- Akapo, resolved three […]
Oyo State Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, gubernatorial candidate, Senator Teslim Folarin, has assured of organising an education summit to turn around the sector in the state, if elected at the forthcoming polls. He gave the assurance while speaking with journalists in Ibadan, the state capital. Lamenting the present state of education in the state, which […]
Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, and the All Progressives Congress, APC, yesterday urged an Abuja Federal High Court to dismiss a lawsuit seeking to disqualify Gen. Muhammadu Buhari from contesting the rescheduled presidential election. A legal practitioner, Mr. Chinwike Okafor had initiated the lawsuit against Buhari to truncate his presidential ambition. In the suit, he […]
The ongoing trial of former Minister of Aviation, Mr. Femi Fani-Kayode, before a Federal High Court in Lagos, was stalled yesterday due to absence of lawyer to the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Mr. Festus Keyamo. Fani-Kayode is being prosecuted by the anti-graft agency on an amended 40-count charge, bordering on the alleged offence. […]
Troops on a cordon and search mission in Baga, Borno State, have captured Boko Haram insurgents disguising as women to enable them escape. This was confirmed in a statement by the Defence Headquarters, DHQ, yesterday, through the Director of Defence Information, DDI, Maj-Gen. Chris Olukolade. The DHQ further said that troops have stepped up air […]
Trading in equities continued on a positive note on the Nigerian Stock Exchange yesterday, as more investors took position on stocks with good earnings. The All Share Index appreciated 1.39 per cent to close at 29,793.13 points, compared to the increase of 0.35 per cent recorded on Friday to close at 29,383.93 points. Market capitalisation […]
Governor Rotimi Ameachi of Rivers State, on Monday described the abduction of his Deputy Chief Press Secretary, Mr. Freddy Ndigbara as politically motivated. Ndigbara was kidnapped by unknown gunmen, who stormed a rally of the All Progressives Congress, APC, in Kaani Ward Six, Khana Local Government Area. Amaechi, who spoke through the Chief of Staff, […]
Governor Rotimi Ameachi of Rivers State, on Monday described the abduction of his Deputy Chief Press Secretary, Mr. Freddy Ndigbara as politically motivated. Ndigbara was kidnapped by unknown gunmen, who stormed a rally of the All Progressives Congress, APC, in Kaani Ward Six, Khana Local Government Area. Amaechi, who spoke through the Chief of Staff, […]My aide was abducted for political reasons â€“ Amaechi
The All Progressives Congress (APC) in Southwest on Monday confronted President Goodluck Jonathan with stark analysis of his last minutes move to court Yoruba monarchs ahead of the election, saying it will not secure him victory in the March 28 presidential election. In a statement issued by the Director of Media and Publicity in the […]