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Court clears Bankole, Nafada of N38bn corruption charge

An Abuja High Court on Tuesday said a former Speaker of the House of Representatives, Dimeji Bankole, and his erstwhile deputy, Bayero Nafada, had no case to answer in connection with a N40 billion misapropriation charge. Justice Suleiman Belgore gave the verdict while ruling on a no-case submission made by Bankole and Nafada over a […]

Senate queries Jonathan, Sambo’s N1.3bn food, furniture allowance (Query your own jumbo salaries as well)

Senate Committee on Federal Character and Intergovernmental Affairs has queried the provision of N1.3bn in the 2012 budget allocation, to the State House for food, entertainment and furniture. The committee described as outrageous the provision which also included the purchase of computers after Presidency officials presented the details of their budget to the committee on […]

Jonathan denies contesting AU chairmanship with Yayi

    January 31, 2012 by Olalekan Adetayo, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia President Goodluck Jonathan on Monday said he did not contest the chairmanship of the African Union with the union’s new helmsman, President Boni Yayi of the Republic of Benin. He said contrary to some reports that he contested and lost, he instead facilitated the […]

Court orders Edo attorney-general to be remanded in prison custody

The Federal High Court 1 sitting in Benin City, yesterday ordered the Attorney-General and Commissioner of Justice in the state, Osagie Obayuwana, to be remanded in prison custody over non-compliance of the state government on an interlocutory injunction it gave in a suit involving the state government and a private investor, Churchgate Industries Limited relating […]

Opinion: New IGP: Will he be more of the same?

By Dan Onwukwe ( 08023022170 dan_onwukwe@yahoo.com ) Last Wednesday, January 25, we at the SUN newspapers had an amazing fun time. We also soaked in the awesome glory of God. The occasion at our Head Office in Lagos, was our annual Thanksgiving Service and awards. It was important that the event held in spite of […]

Soldiers, Boko Haram clash again in Borno

The Military-led Joint Task Force (JTF) in Borno has killed another Boko Haram sect member barely a week after it gunned down 11 suspected members of the sect during an attack in Maiduguri, the state capital. Daily Sun gathered that some sect members had attacked the task force outpost located around the London Chiki in […]

How Kudirat Abiola was killed

Al-Mustapha On Tuesday, June 4, 1996, Alhaja Kudirat Abiola, the articulate wife of the acclaimed winner of the June 12, 1993 presidential election, Chief MKO Abiola, was shot dead by gunmen at the time her husband was in detention. Mr. Mubashiru Abiola, a brother to MKO Abiola, announced the death to reporters at the family […]

Court dethrones Obong of Calabar

The former minister of finance, Etubom Anthony Ani, has won the second round of his protracted legal battle over who occupies the coveted traditional Efik stool of Obong of Calabar. The High Court in Calabar has restrained the incumbent Obong of Calabar, Edidem Ekpo Okon Abasi Otu V, from parading himself as the Efik mornarch. […]

N1.2m Facebook account, House summons Nigeria’s sports chief, Ekeji

  The Director General of the National Sports Commission (NSC), Chief Patrick Ekeji is reportedly being summoned by the House of Representatives over the Commission’s expenditures, including N1.2 million for Facebook account. In a high profile investigation panel set up by the House of Representatives over allegations of financial misappropriation and abuse of office, Chief […]

Maryam Abubakar Wife of Acting IG of Police Dies

esday, January 31, 2012 Photo: Sun News Publishing The wife of the Inspector-General of Police (IGP), Alhaji Mohammed Abubakar is dead. Hajia Maryam Dikko Abubakar died yesterday in her family home on Gwandu Albasa Quarters, Kano. Her shocking death came a few days after her husband assumed office as the IGP. Although the exact cause […]

EFCC goes after Nigerian looters hiding in Ghana

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