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States sue FG, want Excess Oil Funds in S’Court’s custody

SOME states of the federation, opposed to the newly launched Sovereign Wealth Fund (SWF), have sued the Federal Government. Their action followed the failure of the states and the central government to resolve the legality and propriety of the SWF through dialogue. The suit came three years after the Federal Government opted for an out-of […]

Abia sack: Imo indigenes return

BY CHIDI NKWOPARA IMO indigenes and even Abia born women married to Imo husbands have reportedly been disengaged from the Abia public service prompting disenchantment across Imo. As the administration in Owerri ponders its response, Chidi Nkwopara reports on the feelings of Imo stakeholders. THE threat issued by Abia State Government that it would sack […]

Arms import: Judge adopts secret trial for Iranian, Nigerian suspects

By Innocent Anaba LAGOS—Trial resumed, Monday, behind closed doors in the case against an Iranian, Azim Aghajani, and a Nigerian, Alli Abass Jega, accused of importing arms illegally into Nigeria from Republic of Iran. Trial judge, Justice Okechukwu Okeke, who ordered journalists, lawyers and litigants out of the court room as the case was called, […]

How Boko Haram leader was killed, Army chief tells court

ABUJA— Commander of a military task-force in Borno State, Colonel Benjamin Ahanotu, who arrested the former leader of the Boko Haram sect, Mohammed Yusuf, in 2009 and handed him over to the police, Monday, told a Federal High Court sitting in Abuja that he was murdered by the police. Col. Ahanotu testified before the trial […]

I killed Gaddafi, Libyan rebel claims

A LIBYAN revolutionary fighter has bragged in a leaked video that he was the man who killed that country’s despotic former ruler, Colonel Moammar Gaddafi. The young man, who is pictured but has not yet been identified, said he killed the fallen dictator because he could not bear the thought of taking him alive. ‘We […]

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