Day: June 21, 2017

The Court of Appeal, Ado Ekiti, on Tuesday dismissed a motion filed by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC seeking to stop Ekiti State Governor, Ayodele Fayose, from operating his accounts with Zenith Bank. Punch reports that the court said the motion was lacking in merit and speculative because the anti-graft agency suppressed material facts in […]

The road has come to an end for a notorious human trafficker identified as 33-year-old Monday Ugbo after he was arrested by operatives of the National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons (NAPTIP) Benin Command after weeks of surveillance. Mr Ugbo’s name has allegedly come up several times in quite a number of human […]

A Katsina State High Court has adjourned till July 25, hearing on ex-Governor Ibrahim Shema’s ex parte motion to stop a commission of inquiry from submitting its report Adjourning the hearing, Justice Maikaita Bako directed that the chairman of the commission, Ado Ma’aji and its members be served a notice of the hearing through the […]

The Federal Government and the Government of Germany on Wednesday signed a 10 million Euros aid agreement to eradicate polio in Nigeria. The agreement was signed in Abuja between Foreign Affairs Minister Geoffrey Onyeama and the German Ambassador to Nigeria Bernhard Schlagheck. Onyeama said that the 10 million Euros grant would facilitate Nigeria’s quest to […]

in the midst of the move to takeover Etisalat by a consortium of banks, the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has assured subscribers that the network’s integrity would not be compromised. The Director, Public Affairs of NCC, Tony Ojobo, said in a statement on Wednesday in Lagos that the commission’s attention had been drawn to the […]

The Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, on Wednesday received signatures from the electorates in Kogi West Senatorial District demanding the recall of lawmaker representing the zone, Dino Melaye from the Senate. The electorates submitted their signatures at the Commission’s headquarters in Abuja in six bags. A source in the Kogi Government had confirmed the development. […]

Discontent raged on Wednesday in different parts of Plateau state over  cars given to National Assembly members from the state by Governor Simon Lalong    Stakeholders were enraged by the gesture and its implication for tax payers money used  in purchasing the vehicles which unofficial sources put at over five hundred million naira   Although […]

Three-time Oscar winner Daniel Day-Lewis is retiring from acting, his spokeswoman said on Tuesday, ending a storied movie career that includes performances in “Lincoln” and “Gangs of New York.” Day-Lewis, the only man to have won three lead actor Oscars, gave no reason for his decision, calling it private. The statement said there would be […]

The Federal Government on Tuesday inaugurated a technical working group for the development of the first operational plan for the National Integrated Infrastructure Masterplan. The TWG, with membership drawn from the relevant agencies of government, academia and private sector, is to work on the first operational plan, which is expected to cover the 2017 to […]

The Federal Government has approved the payment of assurance system of N701 billion to break the liquidity of the entire electricity value chain in the country, the Acting President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, has said. Osinbajo made the fact known at a roundtable on Nigerian Renewable Energy in Abuja on Tuesday, adding that part of the […]

Top seed Roger Federer resumed his comeback on the grass with a 6-3 6-1 demolition of Japan’s Yuichi Sugita in the Halle Open first round on Tuesday (June 20), with the Swiss looking sharper than in last week’s shock loss in Stuttgart. The 18-time grand slam winner won the Australian Open as well as Miami […]

Stakeholders reject Governor Simon Lalong’s explanation for buying cars to National Assembly members  Discontent raged on Wednesday in different parts of Plateau state over  cars given to National Assembly members from the state by Governor Simon Lalong    Stakeholders were enraged by the gesture and its implication for tax payers money used  in purchasing the vehicles which […]


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