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Kano Pillars’ Junior Lokosa vows to shoot down Enyimba

Kano Pillars forward Junior Lokosa hopes to continue his rich scoring form for the club when they take on Enyimba in Sunday’s Nigeria Professional Football League match day nine fixture at the Sani Abacha Stadium.

Police arrest woman, others over death of NNPC top staff in Enugu

The police in Enugu have arrested a woman and some of her relations over alleged murder of a senior staff of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC, Engineer Val Ossai, at Nsukka, Enugu State, on Monday, January 22, 2018.

Patience Jonathan wants out-of-court settlement with EFCC

Former First Lady, Mrs Patience Jonathan appears to be tired of fighting the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission in court and has asked for out-of-court settlement.

EFCC arraigns ex-Orient Petroleum chief, 3 others over alleged fraud

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has arraigned a former Managing Director of the Orient Petroleum Resources Limited, Nnaemeka Nwawka, and three others over alleged fraud and money laundering.

EFCC can’t probe states’ accounts without assembly’s approval – court

A Federal High Court, Ado Ekiti, on Tuesday declared that the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission could not probe states’ finances without a report of indictment from states’ Houses of Assembly.

NBBF to strengthen D’Tigers with overseas-based stars for Commonwealth Games

In a bid to ensure successful participation at the 2018 Commonwealth Games in Australia, D’Tigers assistant coach Adewunmi Aderemi says there is a need to invite some overseas-based players to beef up the Nigerian men’s basketball team.

N2.1bn fraud: Raymond Dokpesi’s aide testifies against him in court

Prosecution witness, Mr Gabriel Agorye, on Friday testified how he withdrew N40 million for erstwhile Chairman of DAAR Communications Plc, Raymond Dokpesi, from his First Bank account.

Raymond Dokpesi’s alleged N2.1bn fraud trial adjourned until February 6

The Federal High Court, Abuja, has adjourned until Feb. 6, the trial of erstwhile Chairman of DAAR Communications Plc, Raymond Dokpesi, over alleged N2.1bn fraud.

How DSS tracked, killed kidnap kingpin Don Waney – official

A top official of the State Security Service, SSS, on Wednesday revealed how Don Waney, an alleged kidnap kingpin, was tracked to his hideout in Enugu.

Police arrest 27 suspects, recover arms in Lagos

The Police Command in Lagos State has arrested 27 suspects for various crimes in the state.

NPFL side Heartland unveil new players, partner Imo Air

Heartland Football Club of Owerri have unveiled 11 new players for the 2018 Nigeria Professional Football League season and have signed a partnership with Dana Air, operators of Imo Air to airlift the team for away games.

Court jails varsity student one month over fraud

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, has secured the conviction of one Abdullahi Bello Kuloku (also known as Daniel Sunday Kuloku) before Justice Sa’ad Muhammad of the Gombe State High Court on one count charge of cheating.

Four arraigned for allegedly defrauding ex-Rep Eseme Eyiboh of $1.362m, N46.5m

Four men, who allegedly obtained the sum of $1.362 million and N46. 533 million under false pretence, from a former House of Representative member, Hon. Eseme Eyiboh were, on Monday, re-arraigned before the Federal High Court, Lagos.

Governor Ikpeazu orders immediate payment of workers’ salaries

Governor Okezie Ikpeazu of Abia State has ordered the immediate commencement of payment of backlog of salaries to teachers and pensioners in the state, the state Commissioner for Information, Chief John Okiyi Kalu, has said.

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FEC approves $6.7 billion for Ibadan-Kaduna rail project

The Federal Executive Council, FEC, has approved a memo presented by the Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi, for the construction of a rail line from Ibadan, Oyo State, to Kaduna.

Senator Saraki: Yobe school attack one too many

Senate President, Abubakar Bukola Saraki, Wednesday condemned in strong terms the attack on Government Girls Secondary School, Dapchi, in Yobe State by suspected Boko Haram insurgents.

EFCC quizzes ex-army chief Azubuike Ihejirika over arms deal scandal

Anti-graft detectives at the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, are questioning Azubuike Ihejirika, a former Chief of Army Staff, over his alleged involvement in the $2.1 billion arms procurement scandal, sources at the commission have said.

PDP engaging in “destructive propaganda” – APC

The All Progressives Congress (APC) has described as baseless allegations raised by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) on Tuesday accusing the opposition party of engaging in “destructive propaganda”.

Melania Trump’s parents become permanent US residents

First lady Melania Trump’s parents have become permanent US residents, their lawyer said Wednesday, apparently taking advantage of a family unification program pilloried by the president.

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Federal govt inaugurates committee on development of nanotechnology

The Federal Ministry of Science and Technology on Tuesday inaugurated National Steering Committee on Nanotechnology development to produce policy that would guide Nanotechnology operation in the country.

2019: PDP repositioning to take over power from APC – Uche Secondus

Mr Uche Secondus, the National Chairman, Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), says the party is repositioning to clinch power in the 2019 general elections for a better Nigerian.

10 Kogi PDP lawmakers, others defect to APC

Ten members of Kogi State House of Assembly, who were elected under the platform of People’s Democratic Party (PDP) and hundreds others, on Saturday, defected the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) in the state.

Zamfara killings: Security agencies failed us – Governor Abdulaziz Yari

Governor Abdulaziz Yari of Zamfara State has accused security agencies in the country of failing to prevent killings in his state despite alerting them about an impending attack 24 hours before the recent invasion of communities in Zurmi Local Government Area of the state, which resulted in the death of 39 persons.

Police apprehend man with fake N1 million currency notes in Gombe

The Police Command in Gombe have arrested one, Abbas Abdullahi, 32, in possession of fake N1,000 currency notes totaling N1 million.