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Supreme Court nullifies Bayelsa governor-elect’s election, declares PDP winner

Ade Adesomoju, Abuja The Supreme Court on Thursday nullified the election of Bayelsa State governor-elect, David Lyon, and his running mate, Biobarakuma Degi-Eremienyo, who were already preparing to be inaugurated on Friday (tomorrow). A five-man panel of the apex court, led by Justice Mary Peter-Odili, ordered the Independent National Electoral Commission to withdraw the Certificate […]

FG files fresh charges against Sowore

The Nigerian government on Wednesday filed fresh charges against Sahara Reporters publisher Omoyele Sowore. Sowore with his co-defendant Olawale Bakare were at the Abuja high court for the resumed hearing of their trial. The judge Justice Ijeoma Ojukwu adjourned the case till Thursday, February 13 but was told that the attorney-general has taken over the […]

Soyinka in court for resumption of Sowore’s trial

Nobel Laureate, Prof. Wole Soyinka is currently at the Federal High Court, Abuja in solidarity with Omoyele Sowere, who is being tried in court for organising the “Revolution Now” protest. Omoyele Sowore who was the presidential candidate for the Action Alliance Congress in the 2019 Presidential elections, was arrested by the Department of State Service […]

Imo panel indicts Okorocha over contracts fraud

Imo State Judicial Commission of Inquiry on Contracts has indicted former Governor Rochas Okorocha over the alleged fraudulent award of contracts during his time as governor. It, therefore, ordered the state Auditor General and the Auditor General for Local Governments to submit their audited reports from June 2011 to May 2019 within seven days. The […]

Nigerian kills cousin over business transaction in South Africa

Nigerian simply identified as Batista, has killed his cousin, Ide during a fisticuff over a business transaction in South Africa. A statement by the President Nigeria Citizens Association South Africa, NICASA, Mr. Ben Okoli, said the incident happened in Kempton Park Monday night at 7:30 pm. The statement reads: “NICASA has received information from our […]

Edo woos fans for Bendel Insurance FC

By Igbaugba Ehigimetor Edo state government has offered free transportation and jerseys to fans of Bendel Insurance Football Club to boost their support base, especially in the club’s away matches. The club’s media officer, Eguakun Edoseghe, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), on Saturday in Benin. He said the offer is part of strategy […]

Ex- NNPC boss reels out 9-point agenda to unseat Obaseki

Igbaugba Ehigimetor Former Group Executive Director of the Nigeria National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), Mr Chris Ogiemwonyi, has rolled out his nine-point agenda that would serve as major pillars of development blue print if elected as next Governor of Edo. News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), reports that Ogiemwonyi, a former minister of State for works, stated […]

FEC honours victims of Boko Haram attack, Koshoni, as Osinbajo presides

By Chijioke Okoronkwo Vice President Yemi Osinbajo on Wednesday presided over the weekly Federal Executive Council (FEC) meeting at the Presidential Villa, Abuja. President Muhammadu Buhari is currently in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, for the 33rd Ordinary Session of Presidents and Governments of the African Union. The President is, however, expected back in the country today. […]

Nigerian League won’t grow with state govts running clubs

By Muhyideen Jimoh Chairman of the Bauchi State Football Association, Patrick Pascal, has called for more Private sector involvement in the running of the Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) to improve the standard of the league. The ex- international told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Wednesday in Abuja that the move was imperative […]

Alleged Police extrajudicial killing: widow demands justice

By Ijendu Iheaka Mrs Goodluck Ogbuji, wife of late Nwamaka Ogbuji, an Ugwuatti Community Youth Leader in Ukwa,  Abia State, has appealed to the Federal and Abia Governments for justice. Ogbuji was an alleged victim of extra-judicial killing by Police Mobile Force men. Goodluck made the call while speaking to newsmen in Aba on Wednesday. The […]

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