Reopen Abiola, Kudirat, Rewane, Murder Investigations – Afenifere To Buhari
Afenifere, the Yoruba socio-political group, has called on the Federal Government to reopen investigation into the death of the businessman and politician, Moshood Abiola. The group was reacting to President Muhmmadu Buhari’s directive that the murder of former attorney general, Bola Ige and Rivers State politician, Aminasoari Dikibo, be... Read more
‘Police Arrest Notorious Cultists Terrorising Ogun Residents’
The Ogun Police Command has arrested two notorious cultists, Omotola Amuda (18) and Adesegun Mayowa (20), who were on the wanted list of the command. The command’s Public Relations Officer, Abimbola Oyeyemi, informed our source of the development on Sunday, saying the suspects were nabbed at Ago-Iwoye town in Ijebu-North... Read more
Budget Padding Scandal: Ex-Appropriation Chair, Jibrin, Releases More Documents, Implicates More Lawmakers
A former chairman of House Committee on Appropriation, Abdulmumin Jibrin, has released more documents about the unfolding budget padding scandal in the House. Mr. Jibrin said the documents confirmed his claims that some lawmakers manipulated line items in the 2016 Appropriation Bill. Mr. Jibrin became a whistleblower following his... Read more
Kidnapped Lagos Traditional Ruler Yet To Regain Freedom
Traditional ruler of Iba town in Lagos state, Yushau Oseni, is still in the captivity of his abductors, his son, Saheed Oseni, said on Saturday. The 74-year-old monarch was abducted in his Palace in Iba ‎on July 16 at about 8 p.m. Mr. Oseni, who spoke to the News... Read more
No One Can Stop Me From Being Loyal To Buhari – Atiku
Former Vice President and chieftain of the All Progressives Congress, Atiku Abubakar, has dismissed as a load of hogwash a newspaper report alleging that he has formed a new political platform under which he will run for President in 2019, with Ondo State Governor Segun Mimiko, as his running... Read more
Buhari Bans Distribution Of Souvenirs At Govt. Events
The Federal Government has banned the procurement and distribution of bags, T-shirts and other souvenirs at events such as Conferences and Seminars funded by Federal Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs). In a statement on Sunday in Abuja by the Director of Information, Federal Ministry of Finance, Salisu Dambatta, said... Read more
Budget Padding Scandal: Pressure Mounts On Dogara To Resign
The Speaker of the House, Yakubu Dogara, on Sunday faced calls from civil society groups for him to step aside amidst criminal investigation into the unfolding budget padding scandal. One of the calls was contained in an open letter written to Mr. Dogara by Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project,... Read more
No Room For Fat Officers At Nigeria Defence College – Commandant
The Commandant, National Defence College (NDC), Samuel Alade, has said only officers with average body mass index shall continue make the admission list at the elite military training institution. Mr Alade, a Rear Admiral, said officers who are obese would not be admitted into the NDC irrespective of their... Read more
FG To Start Paying Ex-Militants On Monday
The Special Adviser to the President on Niger Delta and Coordinator of the Presidential Amnesty Programme, Brig-Gen. Paul Boroh (retd), has said ex-Niger Delta militants will start receiving their stipends on Monday. Boroh consequently appealed to the ex-militants in the region to shelve the planned protests scheduled to hold on... Read more
Budget Padding: DSS Lacks Rights To Investigate Reps – Falana
Human rights lawyer, Mr. Femi Falana (SAN), added his voice to the call for investigation and prosecution of federal lawmakers involved in the padding of the 2016 budget, but said the Department of State Service lacked both the moral and legal rights to carry out the probe. Falana said... Read more