THE Chief Security Officer (CSO) of the Nasarawa State Polytechnic, Lafia, Mr Kafas Aboyi, has been arrested by the police for allegedly promoting and financing cultism in the institution.
Credible source told the Nigerian Tribune that the CSO was nabbed on Monday night at his residence, by the State Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS), led by the Deputy Superintendent of Police, Mr Anuforo Cletus.
It was further learnt that his arrest was not unconnected with the revelations of some cultists, who were
A group, Centre for Human Rights and Social Justice (CHRSJ), has called on the Inspector-General of Police, Sulaiman Abbah and the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC), to commence investigation into the audio and video clips of alleged rigging of governorship polls in Ekiti and Osun states.
The group also called on the Directorate of Security Service (DSS), human rights group, Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) among others, to do the same in order to
THE Akwa Ibom State government has granted financial autonomy to the state judiciary, as the state chapter of the Judicial Staff Union of Nigeria (JUSUN) suspends industrial action.
The state Attorney-General and Commissioner for Justice, Mr Uwemedimo Nwoko and Special Adviser to Governor on Labour and Productivity, Mr Godwin Udom, in Uyo, on Monday, agreed that any money releases shall be made directly to the state Chief Judge.
They also agreed that all outstanding vouchers of the judiciary for
THE Director of Media and Publicity of the Peoples Democratic Party Presidential Campaign Organisation (PDPPCO), Chief Femi Fani-Kayode, on Monday lashed back at the national leader of APC, Senator Bola Tinubu and his ides over their continued unguarded utterances against his person, saying that they were not God.
This was contained in a statement made available to newsmen in Abuja, on Monday.
â€œWhether the APC wishes me well or not, I shall live long and prosper. What they think about me is neither
A dead lecturer, who was accused of rape before his demise, has been dismissed alongside two others by the authorities of the Delta State University (DELSU), Abraka, Nigerian Tribune has gathered.
While the deceased don, identified as Mr Ifeanyi Ogu-Raphael of the Department of Theatre Arts, was accused of raping a female student, the two others were given dismissed over unprofessional conducts.
The other two dismissed lecturers were Dr P. Akpoturi of Petroleum Engineering, accused of
The Newspapers Proprietors Association of Nigeria (NPAN) has condoled with the publisher of ThisDay Newspaper, Mr Nduka Obaigbena, over the death of Prince Rotimi Azubuike Obaigbena, who died in San Diego, California, United States.
The Association prayed God to comfort the family at this crucial time.
MOVE on Nigeria (MON), a civic action group promoting good governance, democracy and transformation agenda, has commended Yoruba leaders, Afenifere and the Oduâ€™a Peoples Congress (OPC) for endorsing the re-election of President Goodluck Jonathan.
The group noted that the elders had redeemed the image of the Yoruba nation as people who are truly progressive and believe in social justice.
In a release issued to journalists in Lagos, signed by its national coordinator, Clem Aguiyi, the group said
The All Progressives Congress (APC) has asked the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and its presidential campaignâ€™s director of media and publicity, Femi Fani-Kayode, to produce evidence on their purported claims of oath-taking and resignation of Professor Yemi Osinbajo for national leader of APC, Senator Bola Tinubu in the event that General Muhammadu Buhari wins the March 28 presidential election.
The APC Presidential Campaign Organisation (APCPCO), in a statement in Abuja, on Monday, warned
The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC has discovered no fewer than 555 permanent voter cards (PVCs) of eligible voters in Ogun State,who have been reported dead.
This disclosure was made by the state Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC), Chief Timothy Ibitoye, at a press conference held at the headquarters of the commission at Magbon area of Abeokuta, on Monday.
Ibitoye, flanked by the administrative secretary of the electoral body, Mr Dickson Atiba and other principal officers of
The All Progressives Congress Presidential Campaign Organisation (APCPCO) has said President Goodluck Jonathan has himself to blame for the poor quality of aides and advice he has benefited there since his days as deputy governor of Bayelsa State.
Stating that it amounts to self-indictment and a revelation of the quality of person of the president, the APC campaign organisation said further that the recent statement credited to the president that most of the pieces of advice he had received from
THE All Progressives Congress (APC) presidential candidate, Major-General Muhammadu Buhari, has congratulated the General Overseer of Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG), Pastor Enoch Adeboye, on his 73rd birthday.
Buhari described Pastor Adeboye as a peace-loving citizen, in a statement released by the Directorate of Media and Publicity of the APC Presidential Campaign Organisation (PCO).
â€œYour role as a nation-builder is being acknowledged by all and I enjoin you to continue in your
Apprehension has enveloped Gombi town, the headquarters of Gombi Local Government of Adamawa State, as residents claimed to have sighted hovercraft in military colours depositing bombs in the area.
Residents of the area said they became suspicious of the said hovercraft, as it kept encircling the town for a long time, which made them to monitor it with keen attention.
â€œAfter a long time encircling the town, the hovercraft finally deposited weapons suspected to be bombs behind
The Federal Government has created 1.4 million jobs in the past three years in a bid to address unemployment in the country, Dr Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, the Minister of Finance and Coordinating Minister of the Economy, said on Monday.
Okonjo-Iweala said this at a conversation meeting on government policies, programmes and activities organised by the National Orientation Agency (NOA) in Abuja.
While acknowledging that unemployment was one of the major challenges facing the government, she said that efforts
...As lawmaker raises the alarm that Boko Haram may change tactics
Following the activities of Boko Haram in some parts of the country, the Federal Government has advised public and private institutions in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) to deploy extra security measure to guard their business.
This was contained in a statement issued and made available to Nigerian Tribune on Monday by the National Information Centre (NIC).
The statement noted, â€œFollowing the outcome of a report of a security
THE Federal Governmentâ€™s decision to postpone the 2015 general election by six weeks has started taking its negative toll on the economy of the country, as the controversial postponement has made the country to lose N400 billion ($2 billion).
Disclosing this on Monday was the Managing Director of Nigerian Aviation Handling Company (NAHCO aviance), Norbert Bielderman, while giving a keynote address at this yearâ€™s Nigeria Cargo summit in Lagos.
While describing 2015 as a crucial year in the Nigeriaâ€™s
THERE was pandemonium at the office of the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board, JAMB, Makurdi, Benue State capital, on Monday, when prospective candidates for this coming Saturday examination threw caution to the wind and engaged officials of the board in a fisticuff.
About 50 of them were, however, arrested at the scene of the incident by policemen.
An eye witness, who pleaded anonymity, told the Nigerian Tribune that trouble started after JAMB officials, who had earlier advised the candidates
PRESIDENT Goodluck Jonathan met with governors elected under the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and governorship candidates on the partyâ€™s platform in the forthcoming election on Monday, ostensibly to discuss strategies for the polls.
The meeting, which took place at the new Banquet Hall of the Presidential Villa, Abuja, is a prelude to series of meeting the president has scheduled with aspirants into other elected offices in a bid to galvanise them into staying loyal to the PDP.
NIGERIAâ€™S billionaire, Alhaji Aliko Dangote, has retained the title of Africaâ€™s richest man in the Forbes magazineâ€™s annual ranking of global billionaires.
However, despite his emergence as Africaâ€™s richest man, Forbes said â€œthis yearâ€™s biggest loser in dollar terms is Aliko Dangote of Nigeria, whose fortune dropped to $14.7 billion from $25 billion last year.â€
The drop in Dangoteâ€™s fortune, according to Forbes, was â€œpropelled downward by a weaker Nigerian currency and shrinking
THE Federal High Court, Abuja, on Monday, declined to make any interim orders against the electoral body on the proposed use of the electronic card reader, but, however, abridged the time for INEC to file its response to four days after receiving court papers on the matter.
The court refused an application by four registered political parties seeking to stop the Independent National Election Commission (INEC) from using the electronic card readers in the conduct of the rescheduled general election.