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N1.3bn fraud: EFCC arraigns Fayose

Erstwhile Governor of Ekiti State, Mr Ayodele Fayose was on Wednesday arraigned at the Federal High Court, Ado-Ekiti by the officials of the Economic and Financial and Crimes Commission, EFCC, for alleged diversion of Ekiti State fund to the tune of N1.3 billion while in office. The case with number FHC/L/179c/2006, brought before Justice Emmanuel […]

FOI: Journalists want FG to revisit Dele Giwa’s murder

Journalists and human rights activists have called for    the re-opening of investigation into the death of editor-in-chief and co-founder of Newswatch magazine, Mr Dele Giwa, who was killed by a parcel bomb in 1986. The journalists, under the aegis of the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ), Nigerian Guild of Editors and National Association of Women […]

Jonathan dissolves board of federal parastatal agencies

PRESIDENT Goodluck Jonathan has announced the dissolution of boards of Federal Government parastatal agencies, explaining that the action ought to have been taken before now but the government decided not to rush it. He made the announcement at the State House, on Wednesday, during the inauguration of the committee on the composition of the boards of Federal […]

FEC approves N36.4bn contract for bridge, customs patrol boats

THE Federal Executive Council (FEC), on Wednesday, approved the award of contracts for the construction of a bridge across the River Benue at Oju/Loko-Oweto and purchase of anti-smuggling boats for the Nigerian Customs at a total cost of N36,388,910,405.94. The council also resolved to ban the award of contracts which did not have complete designs as […]

N/ Delta youths threaten naked protest to Aso Rock

Frustrated by the failure of the Ministry of Niger Delta Affairs to make positive impact and the persisting inactivity of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC), youths of the oil-rich region have threatened to protest naked to Aso Rock Villa if the situation persisted till the end of this week. The youth, through two pressure groups, […]

N15bn fraud: Court remands Doma, 8 others in EFCC custody

A Federal High Court sitting in Lafia, Nasarawa State, has ordered a former governor of the state, Aliyu Akwe Doma and eight other accused persons arraigned by Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, over money laundering charges to be remanded in the commission’s custody till tomorrow. The order by the court, presided over by Justice […]

Groups flay rape of old women in Enugu

Some women groups in Enugu State have condemned the recent raping of old women by youths of Opi in Nsukka Local Government Area, describing it as ‘’barbaric and bizarre’’. Mrs. Joy Ezeilo, the Executive Director, Women Aid Collective, WACOL, said yesterday that it was a violation of women’s rights and a crime against humanity. She […]

Police arrest man for piercing wife’s eyeball

Lagos State Police Command has arrested one Sylvester Emezi, who fled his Port Harcourt, Rivers State, home for Lagos, after allegedly piercing his wife’s eyeball with a sharp object during a scuffle. Mean time, the body of the motorcycle passenger, who, Monday, plunged into the lagoon at Third Mainland Bridge, is yet to be recovered, […]

10 die in Imo flood disaster

The death toll in the flood disaster currently rocking Okwuamarihe and Amanachi communities in Orsu Local Government Area of Imo State has risen to 10. Similarly, over 50,000 families have also been sacked from their ancestral homes by flood, while several houses have been submerged in the disaster. Narrating the ordeal of his people to […]

Iwuanyanwu calls for creation of additional states in South East

Chief Emmanuel Iwuanyanwu, a member of the PDP Board of Trustees, has called for the creation of additional states in the South East geo-political zone. Iwuanyanwu made the call on Tuesday in his Ikeduru country home in Atta in Imo, when the Acting National Chairman of the party, Malam Abubakar Baraje, paid him a condolence […]

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