ECONOMIC and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, has insisted that embattled former Minister of State for Defence, Senator Musiliu Obanikoro, was at the Abuja office of the Commission on Monday where he agreed to testify against Governor Ayodele Fayose of Ekiti State and his aide, Mr. Abiodun Agbele during prosecution. A highly placed source at the […]
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National Caretaker Committee of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, yesterday warned Senator Ali Modu Sheriff that he risk jail term by parading himself as the national chairman of the party despite the judgment of various courts that sacked him. PDP said through its National Publicity Secretary, Prince Dayo Adeyeye that Modu Sheriff’s “consistent claim to […]
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OIL And Gas Host Communities Association, a registered Non-Governmental Organization (NGO), working in collaboration with Oil and Gas Companies around the country has completed an arrangement to stamp out insecurity, youth restiveness and militancy within the states hosting the Oil and Gas Companies. The association is ensuring that the people of the host communities are […]
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A HIGH Court of the Federal Capital Territory, FCT, yesterday ordered the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, to release detained former Minister of the Federal Capital Territory, Senator Bala Mohammed, after granting him bail pending the determination of his substantive suit against it. The former minister, who was arrested and detained since October 24, […]
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EXECUTIVE chairman of the Federal Inland Revenue Service, FIRS, Tunde Fowler has said that Nigerians might need to show evidence of tax payment before obtaining their international passports. He said this in Abuja during the 136th meeting of the joint tax board with theme as ‘Increased Inter-Agency Co-operation to Enhance Tax Compliance and Optimise Revenue […]
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A SOUTH-EAST based nongovernmental organisation, the Movement of Voice for Democracy, MVERS, has alleged that the prosecution of Supreme Court judge, Justice Sylvester Ngwuta, for alleged corruption was part of ethnic cleansing President Muhammad Buhari-led government launched against Igbo people. The group in a statement issued on Tuesday and signed by its promoter, Mr. Ifeanyichukwu […]
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FOLLOWING the news of the plane crash suffered by the Brazilian team Associação Chapecoense de Futebol, on their journey to Medellin for the final round of the Copa Sudamericana, FIFA President Gianni Infantino has expressed his shock and deep sadness at the tragedy. “This is a very, very sad day for football,” Infantino said. “We […]
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GIGI Hadid, co-host of the American Music Awards, has said sorry for her impression of Melania Trump at the ceremony. “I apologise to anyone that I offended and have only the best wishes for our country,” she wrote. Melania is set to become first lady in January when her husband Donald Trump takes up the […]
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NIGERIA’S women soccer team, the Super Falcons yesterday in Yaounde, prevailed over their arch rivals, Banyana Banyana of South Africa 1-0 to set up a final encounter with the Lioness of Cameroon. The Nigerian girls’ efforts were rewarded in the 53rd minute with a superlative goal scored by one of the team’s inventive attackers, Desire […]
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RIVERS State Governor, Nyesom Wike, has flaggedoff the reconstruction of the Airport-Ipo-OmademeOzuoha road to the agricultural heartland of Ikwerre Local Government Area. Governor Wike also flagged off the rehabilitation of the General Hospital, Isiokpo, aimed at providing quality healthcare services to the people. Performing the flag-off of the road, he regretted that it was unfortunate […]
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FIXING Nigeria and making her great ordinarily shouldn’t be a big deal.All it takes to achieve is gathering pragmatic individuals,thinkers, eggheads and patriots with the right dose of discipline. With discipline in place, other virtues will easily fall in line. That Nigeria is in crisis makes it even more compelling to identify the right calibre […]
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AHEAD OF the Nigeria’s semi final clash tomorrow against South Africa at the ongoing Africa Women’s Cup of Nations in Cameroon the Minister of Youth and Sports, Barrister Solomon Dalung has tipped the Super Falcons to do the nation proud and lift the trophy. While addressing journalists in Abuja, the Minister praised the unrelenting effort […]
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ARSENAL aim to send their Nigerian-born striker Chuba Akpom out on loan in January. Akpom, 21, is making good progress as he closes in on a return after suffering a back injury in September. Arsene Wenger wants Akpom to continue his education back in the Championship after last season’s impressive loan spell with Hull. And […]
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SENATE yesterday insisted that a nominee of PresidentMuhammeduBuhari, Mr.OkoiOfemObono-Obla, as a non-executive commissioner on the Governing Board of the Nigerian Communications Commission, NCC, was never cleared during session and therefore remain not cleared. According to a Statement signed by the Senate Spokesman, Senator AbdulahiSabi, ‘’The attention of the Senate has been drawn to media reports […]
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DEFENCE Headquarters, DHQ, Abuja said it has reviewed some past and ongoing operations and identified some gaps in the planning and execution of such operations that call for reappraisal to make them success-driven. The Chief of Defence Staff, CDS, General Gabriel Abayomi Olonisakinwho confirmed this maintained that the current trend in modern warfare has necessitated […]
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A FEDERAL High Court in Abuja yesterday ordered the immediate past Director-General of the National Broadcasting Commission, NBC, Mr. Emeka Mba to report at the office of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, in Abuja for an amended criminal charge sheet to be served on him and his co-defendants. The trial judge, Justice Gabriel […]
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RIVERS State chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, has demanded full and unreserved apology from the All Progressives Congress, APC, governorship candidate in the 2015 election and Director General of Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency, NIMASA, Mr. Dakuku Peterside. The demand is as a result of alleged false accusation against the person of […]
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FORMER Governor of Ekiti State, Otunba Niyi Adebayo, has congratulated Mr Rotimi Akeredolu, the candidate of All Progressives Congress, APC, on his victory in the just concluded Ondo governorship poll, calling on the masses to pray fervently for thesuccess of his administration. Adebayo, who was governor between 1999 and 2003 on the platform of the […]
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– May begin to burst, IYC cries out LAWYER and frontline leader of the Ijaw Youth Council Worldwide, IYC, Mr. Tare Porri, yesterday, raised alarm that majority of the oil pipelines criss crossing the Niger Delta have expired. He said the development, which is yet to be addressed by the relevant authorities, is responsible for […]
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– Accuses INEC of complicity – Mimiko, Atiku others congratulate Akeredolu NATIONAL leadership of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, yesterday condemned and rejected the outcome of Ondo governorship election, alleging that “the election was blatantly manipulated from the beginning to the end to favour the All Progressives Congress, APC. Reacting to the outcome of the […]
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