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Lagos task-force arrests 19 suspected land grabbers

The Lagos State Special Task Force on Land Grabbers has arrested 19 suspects for alleged trespass, illegal occupation, forceful land takeover and prevention of lawful entry by violence.

Communities accuse oil companies of denying Delta oil royalties

Concerned Itsekiri Orere Coastal Communities of Warri North and Warri South-West of Delta State, have raised the alarm over alleged denial of the State of revenue accruable to it by operators of OML 108, Ukpokiti oil field, Express Petroleum and Gas Company Limited and its Technical Partner, Conoco Phillip Energy.

Court adjourns ousted Kogi deputy governor’s suit to January 13

The National Industrial Court in Abuja on Thursday adjourned hearing in the application brought by Simon Achuba over his controversial impeachment as the deputy governor of Kogi State.
Nasarawa State Governor, Abdullahi A. Sule

Nasarawa governor swears in NUJ chairman, others as commissioners

The chairman, NUJ Nasarawa state, Dogo Shammah. and 14 others were Friday sworn in as Commissioners by Governor Abdullahi Sule in Lafia.

Court further adjourns ‘N1.4 billion fraud’ trial of NBA President

A Federal High Court Lagos on Thursday further adjourned hearing in the alleged N1.4 billion fraud case filed against the President of the Nigerian Bar Association, Paul Usoro.
Delta State Attorney-General and Commissioner for Justice, Mr. Peter Mrakpor, disclosed this at a symposium organised by the Ministry of Justice for NYSC Corps Members on Human Trafficking and Illegal Migration on Saturday in Asaba.

Sex slavery: Over 10,000 Delta girls trapped in Mali, other African countries – Attorney-General

No fewer than 10,000 girls from Delta State are trapped in Mali and other African countries engaging in forced labour and used as sex slaves.
Adamawa State House of Assembly

Atiku Abubakar’s son, 22 others make Adamawa commissioner-nominees list

Governor Ahmadu Fintiri of Adamawa State has forwarded a list of 23 commissioner-nominees to the state House of Assembly for screening and confirmation as commissioners.
Gov. Oluwarotimi Akeredolu of Ondo State has directed public primary and secondary schools submerged by flood in the state to proceed on three weeks’ holiday from Monday.

Ondo denies unconditional release of monarch from prison

Ondo State Government has denied a report that the embattled monarch of Ayetoro town in Ilaje Local Government of the state, Olorunmbe Ojagbohunmi, had been released from the prison unconditionally.
Kayode Fayemi

Ekiti grants amnesty to 19 prison inmates

“The Ekiti State Advisory Council on Prerogative of Mercy considered 50 applications for clemency at its third sitting. The applications of these beneficiaries were granted because they have individually demonstrated the potential to turn their lives around.”
Kayode Fayemi

Ekiti governor grants clemency to 18 convicts including two on death row

Ekiti State Governor Kayode Fayemi has granted clemency to 18 inmates serving various prison sentences in the Nigerian Correctional Services facilities in Ado Ekiti, Ekiti State and Kirikiri Maximum, Lagos State respectively.

Anthony George-Ikoli: I’ll never dump PDP

A former Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice in Bayelsa State, Anthony George-Ikoli, on Friday said he would not quit the People’s Democratic Party (PDP).
Lagos State House of Assembly

Lagos Assembly threatens to arrest former governor, others

The Lagos State House of Assembly has threatened to issue a warrant of arrest on the former governor of the state, Mr Akinwunmi Ambode, and four others who served in his administration as commissioners.
Niger State Governor, Alhaji Abubakar Sani-Bello, has set up two committees to spearhead his inauguration for his second term.

Niger governor forwards 17 commissioner-nominees to state assembly

Governor Abubakar Sani Bello of Niger State has forwarded 17 names, including that of nine former commissioners that served in his first four years to the Niger State House of Assembly for approvals.
Erelu Bisi Adeleye-Fayemi

Ekiti government plans law allowing castration of rapists

The Ekiti State Government is proposing an amendment to the Gender Based Violence (GBV, Prohibition) Law, to provide for the medical castration of those convicted of rape, in addition to life imprisonment.

Borno: Why we’re demolishing brothels, alcohol joints

Borno State government’s recent demolition of illegal hotels and alcohol joints around Maiduguri, the state capital, was done in response to intelligence that such outfits have become security threats, the state attorney General, Kaka-Shehu Lawan, has said.

Kano guber: Anxiety mounts as tribunal fixes judgement for Wednesday

Anxiety reigns Kano ahead of the judgement of the Kano State Election Petition Tribunal on the 2019 governorship election slated for Wednesday, October 2, 2019.
Muhammadu Badaru Jigawa

Jigawa governor swears-in 11 commissioners, 15 special advisers

The Jigawa Governor, Alhaji Muhammad Badaru, on Monday in Dutse sworn-in 11 commissioners and 15 Special Advisers.

Court grants Gombe ‘rapist’ father, son bail

A Gombe Area Court has granted an alleged rapist, Ibrahim Yunusa, and his son, Yusuf, bail after they were both arraigned for defiling a 17-year-old girl, who is the biological daughter and sister of the accused persons, respectively.

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Plateau Commissioner of Police, Isaac Akinmoyode, has said that INEC supplementary election in the state was so far going on peacefully.

Kogi elections: Coalition urges INEC to create more polling units

A Coalition of Accredited Domestic Election Observers for Kogi governorship election has advised the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to create more polling units across the country.
Mohammed Salah Jurgen Klopp Liverpool

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp sweating on Mo Salah’s fitness ahead of Palace trip

Liverpool manager Juergen Klopp faces an anxious wait over the fitness of forward Mohamed Salah as the Premier League leaders prepare for a trip to Crystal Palace on Saturday.
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on Thursday in an FCT High Court in Maitama, re-arraigned a deputy director with the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), Emenike Umesi, for alleged misappropriation of N54.3 million.

EFCC: How Kwara ex-commissioner, lawmakers ‘shared N5 billion’

Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) is currently drilling a former member of the Kwara state House of Assembly Hon Moshood Bakare and ex-chairman of the state Internal Revenue Service (KWIRS) Prof Muritala Awodun, over the alleged missing KWIRS five billion Naira money.
President Buhari inaugurates APC Women and Youth Campaign Team at the State House on 3rd Dec 2019-5

President Buhari, APC governors to meet in Jos

President Muhammadu Buhari will arrive Jos, the Plateau State capital for a two-day meeting with governors elected on the platform of the All Progressives Congress.
Israel Sunny-Goli

Bayelsa guber: Reps member tells Governor Dickson to go to court

The House of Representatives member representing Nembe/Brass Federal Constituency, Hon Israel Sunny-Goli, has advised Governor Henry Seriake Dickson to be a good sportsman and accept the defeat suffered by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the November 16 governorship election in Bayelsa State.