Day: November 10, 2017

Billionaire kidnapper, Chukwudumeme Onwuamadike, alias Evans, failed in his bid to quash charges against him on Friday. His applications were dismissed by a Lagos State High Court sitting in Igbosere. They had sought to quash charges of murder and illegal sales of firearms preferred against him. Ruling on the applications, the trial judge, Justice Oluwatoyin […]

The Minister of Power works and housing Babatunde Fashola has denied allegations of fraud by senator representing Kogi west, Dino Melaye against him and the Ministry of Power, Work and Housing. Melaye had alleged that the power ministry diverted $35 million to the Afam fast power project without the approval of the national assembly. He also said a sum of […]

A Federal High Court Sitting in Abuja, presided over by Justice Babatunde Quadri, has voided the suspension of Senator Ali Ndume and ordered his reinstatement. Justice Quadri gave the order in his ruling on Friday, eight months after Senator Ndume who represents Borno South Senatorial District was suspended. The judge also ordered the Senate President, […]

On this day in 1989, German citizens from both side of the divide, began to tear down theBerlin Wall. The Wall was a guarded concrete barrier that physically and ideologically dividedBerlin from 1961 to 1989. Constructed by East Germany, starting on 13 August 1961, the Wall completely cut off West Berlin from surroundingEast Germany and […]

-JAMES ABRAHAM Motorists plying the Jos-Mararaba Ja’maa Road have re-echoed their call on State Government to commence work on the ever-busy road to ensure its completion without further delay. The less than 30 km federal road was one of the critical projects initiated by the immediate past PDP administration in the state which could not […]

Former Governor of Plateau State, Senator Jonah David Jang has described as unacceptable the continued killing of innocent citizens in the state by suspected Fulani Herdsmen and called on the state government to immediately enact its own anti-open Grazing law in the interest of the people. Jang, who  presently represents  Plateau North in the National […]

A Federal High Court sitting in Lagos has ordered the interim forfeiture to the Federal Government, the property known as Flat 7b No 16, Osborn Road Ikoyi, Lagos. It is the property linked to the dismissed Director General of the National Intelligence Agency, Ayo Oke, where the EFCC recovered the sums of $43.449milion, €27,800 and […]

On this day in 1972,Southern Airways Flight 49flying from Birmingham, Alabama was hijacked and, at one point, the hijackers threatened to crash the plane into a nuclear installation at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory. After two days, the plane landed in Havana, Cuba, where the hijackers were arrested and jailed by President Fidel Castro. The […]

The Senate is launching investigations into allegations that the Ministry of Power, Works and Housing is planning to divert the $350million from the Nigerian Sovereign Investment Authority NSIA to fund Fast Power Projects. The Senate’s decision to begin the probe follows a motion by Senator Dino Melaye who is alleging that the Ministry of Power, […]

Nigeria has again ignored the commitment it made alongside other African countries 16 years ago on funding of health care services for its citizens. Nigeria hosted the Heads of State of member countries of the African Union (AU) in 2001 who made the “Abuja Declaration” under which the leaders pledged to commit at least 15 […]

On this day in 1995, a famous Nigerian playwright, film producer and director, human and environmental right activist, Ken Saro-Wiwa, along with eight others from the Movement for the Survival of the Ogoni People (Mosop), were executed in a highly controversial circumstance by the Nigerian military junta of Gen. Sani Abacha. MOSOP is a mass‐basedsocial […]

-James Abraham For the second time in two weeks, staff of the Jos University Teaching Hospital have again protested over the refusal of the Chief Medical Director, Professor Edmund Banwat to address the contending issues militating against the smooth operation of the hospital. Correspondent JAMES ABRAHAM reports that the latest protest against the JUTH Management […]

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