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Disturbing Pictures: Strange disease attacks boy, set for operation

It all started when Oketch had just learnt how to walk. PHOTO by Kennedy Oryema By Chris Kiwawulo                            Vincent Oketch had just started trying out walking at the age of one-and-a-half years when a strange disease hit him. His legs started swelling out of the blue and gradually, his condition worsened. At first, his parents […]

Bayelsa: Ex Gov. Sylva’s aides allegedly abscond with 200 govt vehicles

NO fewer than 200 vehicles, belonging to the Bayelsa State government, had been allegedly taken away by political appointees, who served in the immediate past administration of Governor Timipre Sylva, Nigerian Tribune investigation has revealed. A credible source informed the Nigerian Tribune that most of the aides of the former governor failed to handover vehicles […]

El-Rufai alloted plots of land to family, coys – Witness

His two wives, Iyabo Obasanjo-Bello, others beneficiaries BY IKECHUKWU NNOCHIRI ABUJA – An Abuja High Court in Maitama, yesterday, heard how  former Minister of the Federal Capital Territory, Mallam Nasir El- Rufai, connived with two senior officials of the Geographical Information Systems, AGIS, and illegally allocated several plots of land to his private companies and […]

Angola Embassy delays Sunshine’s flight

NIGERIA’S representative in the CAF Champions League, Sunshine Stars have raised alarm that the Angolan Embassy in Abuja is playing pranks with the entry visas to the team. A statement signed by the club’s team manager, Gabriel Aborowa, stated that since Monday he had been at the Embassy office in Abuja for the visas but […]

We lost S/West states crookedly •Says OBJ, vows to regain them

THE chairman, Board of Trustees of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Chief Olusegun Obasanjo, on Wednesday,  declared that the party would regain the states it lost in the South-West. Speaking at the South-West zonal congress of the party held in Osogbo, the former president said though “we have lost some states in crooked ways. We […]

Court fixes April 27 for judgment in Okigbo Report suit

THE Federal High Court sitting in Abuja has fixed April 27 for judgment in a suit seeking to compel the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) and the Attorney-General of the Federation to disclose how the $12.4 billion oil windfall that accrued to the Federal Government between 1988 and 1994 was spent. The suit was instituted […]

Paucity of funds may delay WAEC results

THE West African Examinations Council has expressed worry over insufficient funds to engage enough markers for the senior secondary school examination. The council’s Head of National Office, Dr Iyi Uwadiae, said this at a joint news conference with the Minister of State for Education, Chief Ezenwo Nyesom, on the forthcoming 60th annual council meeting of […]

Renewed threat to arrest me unconstitutional -Tokyo

THE embattled chairman of the Oyo State branch of the National Union of Road Transport Workers (NURTW), Alhaji Abdul-Lateef Oluwatoki (a.k.a. Tokyo), has replied the new state Commissioner of Police, Mr Tambari Mohammed, saying that his fresh threat to arrest him over the intra-union crisis was “illegal and unconstitutional.” Tokyo’s pronouncement followed a statement credited […]

4 suspected vandals arrested in Ibadan •Trucks with 132,000 litres of petrol impounded

FOUR suspected pipeline vandals have been arrested in Ibadan, Oyo State, by men of the state police command. The state Commissioner of Police, Mallam Tambari Yabo Muhammed, made the disclosure in his maiden press briefing in Ibadan on Tuesday, adding that four trucks with 132,000 litres of fuel were impounded. He said the suspected vandals […]

N30m bribery scandal: EFCC to quiz SEC DG, Hembe, others

THE Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), on Wednesday, disclosed that investigation was deepening in the alleged corruption accusation and counter-accusation rocking the public hearing on the activities of the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) by the House Committee on Capital Market and Other Institutions. Documents that could assist in the unravelling of the corruption […]

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