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Jonathan nominates Mukhtar as CJN, presents name to Senate

NIGERIA will soon have its first female Chief Justice of Nigeria as President Goodluck Jonathan has nominated Justice Aloma Mariam Mukhtar, whose name has been presented to the Senate for confirmation. The present Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Dahiru Musdapher, would retire on July 15, 2012. This was contained in a letter written by President […]

Unongo blames successive administrations for insurgence of Boko Haram

FORMER Minister of Power and Steel during the second republic and spokesman for the Northern Elders Forum, Wautaregh Paul Unongo, has blamed the successive administrations’ insensitivity to the people for the insurgence of the dreaded Boko Haram in the country. Unongo, who described the sect as a small group at inception which had made its […]

3 Ogun PDP chieftains sentenced to 6 months imprisonment

Justice Charles Achibong of a Federal High Court in Lagos has sentenced three chieftains of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Ogun State to six months imprisonment for flouting a court order. In a ruling on Wednesday, Chief Ireti Oniyide, Tunde Oladunjoye (now media aide to Agriculture Minister, Akin Adesina) and Honourable Fasiu Bakene (all […]

I’ve got phone numbers of Boko Haram leaders – NSA •Urges govs to join in fight against terrorism

THE new National Security Adviser (NSA), Colonel Sambo Dasuki (retd) said on Wednesday in Jos, Plateau State, that he had contacts of key Boko Haram leaders for possible dialogue with the group. Dasuki, who spoke in Jos during a meeting with stakeholders in Plateau, said that he was planning to meet with the group on […]

NYSC to redeploy corps members from troubled states •Soldiers, police deployed in NYSC camp •Don’t talk about Boko Haram in camp – NYSC coordinator

FOLLOWING the spate of insecurity being experienced in some states in the northern part of the country, the management of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC), has directed corps members posted to five of the affected states but who are yet to collect their call-up letters to report at the NYSC Directorate Headquarters, Abuja, for […]

52-yr-old, others arrested for stealing boy in Delta

A 52-year-old father of 14 children was among five persons arrested by the Delta State police command on Wednesday for allegedly stealing a seven-year-old boy named Trust in God. The boy was stolen from his mother’s residence at No 2 Idumuisioji Obi Quarters at Umunede last Monday. Acting on information, detectives were detailed to fish […]

Zamfara: Sharia court sentences 4 to 6 months imprisonment for fornication

The High Sharia Court sitting in Kaura in Kaura Namoda Local Government Area of Zamfara State has sentenced four adults to six months imprisonment for fornication and are to be given 30 strokes of the cane each. Those convicted were Badamasi Ibrahim, Mudi BB, Zainab Abubakar, and Maryam Nasiru. The prosecutor told the court that […]

INEC to regulate use of money in politics – Jega

THE National Electoral Commission (INEC) would soon introduce measures to regulate the use of money in politics, its chairman, Professor Attahiru Jega, has said. Jega said on Wednesday, adding that the measures were part of the reform process introduced by the commission. He spoke on the topic “Improving Elections in Nigeria: Lessons from 2011 and […]

Katsina: Corps member gives birth at orientation camp

A female corps member from Edo State, Shemahu Momodu, has been delivered of a baby girl on the first day of registration at Katsina State orientation camp. The state NYSC coordinator, Mr Ebenezer Afolalu, who disclosed this at the swearing-in ceremony of the 2012 batch “B” corps members, on Wednesday, said the corps member gave […]

El-Rufai warns PDP against rigging of election

Former Minister of Federal Capital Territory (FCT) and chieftain of the Congress for Progressive Change (CPC), Mallam Nasir El-Rufai, on Wednesday, warned again that there would be serious consequences should the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) rig the 2015 elections. He observed that Nigerians, this time round, would not allow them to occupy offices illegally without […]

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