Nigeria

Court adjourns Raymond Dokpesi’s N2.1 billion fraud trial to May 9

Justice John Tsoho of a Federal High Court, Abuja, has adjourned the trial of the pioneer Chairman of DAAR Communications Plc, Raymond Dokpesi, to May 9 and 10, 2019 following the absence of his lead counsel, Kanu Agabi, SAN.
The Federal Capital Territory Internal Revenue Service, (FCT-IRS) yesterday said that the service was not embarking on any recruitment exercise as being speculated in some quarters.

FCT-IRS denies recruitment exercise

The Federal Capital Territory Internal Revenue Service, (FCT-IRS) yesterday said that the service was not embarking on any recruitment exercise as being speculated in some quarters.

Nigeria records 37 new Lassa fever cases as death toll rises

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) on Wednesday confirmed 37 new cases of Lassa fever recorded between February 4 and February 10.
President Buhari attends APC Caucus Meeting at the APC Headquarters in Abuja on 18th Feb 2019-4

OMPALAN: Why we’re backing President Buhari

The group met at the country home of the association’s national leader, Bishop Udo Azogu at Oguta and unanimously adopted President Buhari to complete his second term in office.

Election: JAMB to shift UTME date

The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) is considering shifting the date of this year’s examination, an official has said.
United Nation’s Children Fund (UNICEF)

UNICEF: Maternal mortality rate in Nigeria still high

Nigeria is one of the youngest countries in the world – not in terms of when it was founded but in terms of the age of its population.
Peter Afunanya

DSS denies tapping phones, slams PDP’s CUPP for fake news

The Department of State Services (DSS) has denied tapping the telephone lines of Nigerians and dismissed as fake news the allegation by Coalition of United Political Parties, CUPP, a political group allied to the PDP.
Olowu of Owu Kuta, Oba Adekunle Oyelude Makama

Monarch urges politicians not to drag military into ethnic war

A top Yoruba monarch, Oba Adekunle Oyelude Makama, yesterday, condemned moves in some quarters to drag the military into the murky waters of politics, saying the armed forces as an institution is far above the nation’s ethno-political and religious ills.
Nigerians In Diaspora Organisation - NIDO

NIDO: Nigerians in diaspora largest contributors to national income

The Nigerians in Diaspora Organisation says it is the largest contributor to the country’s Gross National Income with an average of 23 billion dollars (about N7 trillion) sent home by its members annually.
Joe Agi

Senior lawyer challenges AGF over $30,000 paid into Justice Onnoghen’s account

A senior lawyer Mr Joe Agi, SAN, has challenged the Minister of Justice and Attorney General of the Federation, Mr. Abubakar Malami, SAN, to come up with evidence to support his claim that the $30,000 he (Agi) deposited in the account of the suspended Chief Justice of Nigeria Justice Walter Onnoghen was a bribe to compromise the $3.18 billion Paris Club case.
Lanre Issa-Onilu

APC accuses PDP of masterminding Kwara killings

The All Progressives Congress has petitioned security agencies over what it termed the gruesome attack on the party’s Kwara South Senatorial District candidate, Hon. Lola Ashiru, allegedly by the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, Senator Rafiu Ibrahim.

Governor Bagudu signs N151 billion 2019 budget

Gov. Atiku Bagudu of Kebbi state, on Wednesday signed the state 2019 N151 billion budget into law.

Elections: General Buratai warns enemies of Nigeria’s democracy to steer clear

The Chief of Army Staff, Lieutenant General Tukur Buratai, has described any individual, entity or group who intends to engage in violent activities during the forthcoming Presidential and National Assembly elections has enemies of democracy.
OLAMIJU ALAO-AKALA

Olamijuwon Alao-Akala’s son rejects suspension as council boss

Olamijuwon Alao-Akala, the son of a former governor of Oyo State, Otunba Adebayo Alao-Akala, has rejected his suspension as the Chairman of Ogbomoso North Local Government Council.
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) says an investigation is ongoing on the seized $2.8 million at Akanu Ibiam International Airport, Enugu.

EFCC arraigns alleged cyber fraudster for being in possession of N20 million

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), on Wednesday arraigned one Valentine Ezeife, an alleged internet scammer, known as “yahoo–yahoo boy”, arrested with N20 million, a Lexus 570 and Toyota Camry car 2013, before FCT High Court, Apo.

General Buratai warns officers, soldiers to be loyal or resign

The Chief of Army Staff, Lt. Gen. Tukur Buratai, on Wednesday gave officers and men of the Nigerian Army with doubtful loyalty to the Federal Government Friday deadline to resign from the service.
University of Ibadan International School Ibadan

UI hijab crisis: Court fixes date for report of settlement

An Oyo State High Court in Ibadan, on Wednesday, fixed March 22 for report of settlement in a suit filed by parents of some female Muslim students of University of Ibadan International School Ibadan (ISI) over denial on use of Hijabs.
President Buhari presides over Federal Executive Council (FEC) Meeting in State House on 12th Dec 2018-4

Federal government orders immediate payment of February salary

The Federal Government on Wednesday ordered the immediate payment of February salaries to assist workers wishing to travel to vote during Saturday’s rescheduled Presidential and National Assembly elections.

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Police arrest four over alleged murder, cultism

The Ekiti State Police Command has arrested four persons for alleged cultism and murder.
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CDD cautions IGP Adamu against redeployment of CPs few days to election

The Centre for Democracy and Development has cautioned the Inspector General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, against re-deployment of state Commissioners of Police few days to election.

Itse Sagay: If ballot box snatchers or election disrupters are armed, they are a...

The Chairman, Presidential Advisory Council Against Corruption, Prof. Itse Sagay (SAN), has listed instances in which a law enforcement officer is allowed to gun down a ballot box snatcher.