We won’t declare Kalu’s seat vacant – Senate

Orji Kalu and the road to prison: Implications for Southeast APC

Since former Abia State governor, Orji Uzo Kalu left Government House, Umuahia 12 years ago, his attempts at regaining political relevance in the state have been accompanied by severe battles. Ordinarily, this should not be so for a man who rode on power for eight years, calling the shots as he deemed fit, ‘making and […]

DSS officers invade Abuja High Court- Rearrest Sowore and Bakare amid chaos and confusion

Operatives of the Department of State Service (DSS), on Friday, re-arrested Omoyele Sowore, Convener, #RevolutionNow Protest, and his co-defendant, Olawale Bakare. News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Sowore and Bakare had resisted being rearrested by the officers of the security outfit shortly after Justice Ijeoma Ojukwu adjourned the day’s proceeding till Feb. 11, Feb. […]

Orji Kalu, former gov of Abia State, bags 12-year jail term for N7.65bn fraud

ormer Gov. Orji Kalu of Abia on Thursday joined the list of ex-governors convicted of corruption as a Federal High Court in Lagos found him guilty of N7.2 billion fraud and money laundering. Justice Muhammed Idris convicted Kalu on all the 39 counts preferred against him by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) and […]

Sowore kicks against transfer to Correctional Facility

By Ikechukwu Nnochiri – Abuja Detained pro-democracy activist and convener of the RevolutionNow protest, Omoyele Sowore, has opposed a fresh application the Department of State Service, DSS, filed to secure a leave of the Federal High Court in Abuja to transfer him to a Correctional Facility. Sowore, who has been in detention since August 2 […]

Court orders FG to recover pensions collected by Akpabio, Saraki, others

The Federal High Court sitting in Lagos in a landmark judgment has ordered the Federal Government to “recover pensions collected by former governors now serving as ministers and members of the National Assembly, and directed the Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice Mr. Abubakar Malami, SAN to challenge the legality of states’ […]

IPOB leader’s lawyer alleges more than 10 people were killed at his residence

By Chimaobi NwauwuLawyer to the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, Mr. Ifeanyi Ejiofor Tuesday evening alleged that contrary to the report that only two people were shot dead in his house, that over ten people were killed in Oraifite by the police. In a video broadcast made available to Vanguard through the Media and Publicity […]

Border closure: Obasanjo backs Buhari

Asks Benin to mend its ways Nigeria too big to be threatened by Benin, says Prof. Lumumba, Ex-Kenyan anti-graft czar Says borders can be open without being porous By Prince Okafor, Olayinka Ajayi & Jane Ogunnaike, with Agency reports LAGOS-Former President Olusegun Obasanjo, yesterday, spoke in favour of Nigeria’s partial border closure with neighbours, asking […]

Alleged assault: Court admits CCTV footage, statements as evidence against Abbo

A Magistrates’ Court sitting in Zuba, Abuja on Tuesday admitted two discs from a CCTV footage and Certificate of Compliance as evidence in the trial of Sen. Elisha Abbo. The police charged Abbo on July 8 for criminal force and assault which is contrary to section 263 and 264 of penal code law. Magistrate Abdullahi […]

(Stolen mandate) Oshiomhole presents Gov. Bello to Buhari at Aso Villa

By Ismaila Chafe The National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC) on Thursday formally presented the Kogi Gov.-elect, Yahaya Bello, to President Muhammadu Buhari at the Presidential Villa, Abuja. News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the re-elected Governor had earlier received a Certificate of Return from the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in […]




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