• FRSC Confirms, No Plans to Carry Arms for now

    FRSC Confirms, No Plans to Carry Arms for now

    The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) told Nigerians to ignore reports going round they had started distributing and making it compulsory for its officers to carry arms.

    Mr Bisi Kazeem, FRSC Head of Media Relations and Strategy, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) that the rumour was being circulated by mischievous elements seeking to provoke disorder in the society

    Kazeem said that some “irresponsible” people took a recent statement by the Corps Marshal, Boboye Oyeyemi, out of context to suit their […]

  • S’Court confirms Jegede as Ondo State governorship candidate

    S’Court confirms Jegede as Ondo State governorship candidate

    The Supreme Court yesterday in Abuja gave a red card to moves by the Ali Modu-Sheriff’s faction of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). The apex court struck out all the 14 multiple interlocutory motions brought against the ruling of the Court of Appeal allowing Mr. Eyitayo Jegede to appeal the October 14, 2016 judgment of the Federal High Court, Abuja.

    The court ordered the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to replace his name with Jimoh Ibrahim’s as the Ondo State governorship […]

  • Senate confirms Durajaiye, others as NCC chairman, commissioners

    Senate confirms Durajaiye, others as NCC chairman, commissioners

    Senator Olabiyi Durajaiye has been confirmed as Chairman of the Nigeria Communications Commission, while five others were also confirmed as Commissioners, executive and non-executive members respectively.

     

    However, the Chairman of the Committee, Gilbert Nnaji, urged the Senate to decline confirmation of Aliyu Sa’ida Abubakar from Bauchi state for lack of certificate.

    In his report, Nnaji hinted that Aliyu Abubakar hurriedly procured a diploma in Computer Studies from Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University, Bauchi, on the same day his name was forwarded to the […]

  • Senate confirms Bage and Galinje as Supreme Court justices

    Senate confirms Bage and Galinje as Supreme Court justices

    According to reports, the Senate on Thursday confirmed the nominations of Hon. Justice Sidi Dauda Bage and Hon. Justice Paul Adamu Galinje as justices of the Supreme Court.

    The confirmation of the duo followed the adoption of a report of the Senate Committee on Judiciary, Human Rights and Legal Matters on the screening of the justices for appointment as justices of the Supreme Court.

    Chairman of the committee, Senator David Umaru, while presenting the report, said the committee found both Bage and […]

  • FRSC confirms one death in Abakaliki auto crash

    FRSC confirms one death in Abakaliki auto crash

    According to reports, the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) has confirmed the death of a middle-aged man in an auto crash that occurred on Sunday in Abakaliki.

    Mr Sunday Iyamah, Ebonyi FRSC Sector Commander, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Monday in Abakaliki, that the accident occurred at Hill Top-Water Works junction.

    He said that it involved an articulated vehicle and a motorcycle.

    “The motorcyclist died, his passenger was injured while the driver of the articulated vehicle was unhurt.

    “Preliminary investigation shows […]

  • EFCC confirms return of N1bn by ex-Customs boss

    EFCC confirms return of N1bn by ex-Customs boss

    Former Comptroller-General, Nigeria Customs Service (NCS), Alhaji Abdullahi Dikko.

    The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has confirmed media reports that a former Comptroller-General, Nigeria Customs Service (NCS), Alhaji Abdullahi Dikko, returned N1 billion to the Federal Government.

    The commission’s spokesperson, Mr. Wilson Uwujaren, gave the confirmation via SMS to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Abuja on Saturday.

    Dikko, who headed the NCS between August 2009 and August 2015, was reportedly arrested by the EFCC in June over alleged diversion of […]

  • Chibok girls: Army confirms release of another victim

    Chibok girls: Army confirms release of another victim

    According to reports, the Army has now confirmed the rescue of another abducted Chibok schoolgirl from Boko Haram insurgents. It identified the rescued girl as Maryam Ali.

    It was gathered that the insurgents group in the early hours of Saturday released Ali who was said to be carrying a baby.

    Confirming the report, Acting Director, Army Public Relations, Col. Sani Kukasheka Usman in statement said Ali was discovered during the screening of some “escapees” who fled Sambisa Forest at Pulka, Gwoza in […]

  • Army confirms return of missing soldiers in Borno

    Army confirms return of missing soldiers in Borno

    It was gathered that the Nigerian Army said on Wednesday that a sizeable number of the 39 soldiers declared missing after last week suspected Boko Haram insurgents’ attack in the border town of Gashigar in Borno, had returned.

    Maj.-Gen. Lucky Irabor, the Theater Commander of Operation Lafiya Dole, stated this while briefing newsmen in Maiduguri.

    “It is true that about 39 soldiers were declared missing.

    “I want to inform you that a sizeable number of our soldiers had returned to base,” Irabor said.

    He, […]

  • APC confirms Eze as Acting Chairman in Ebonyi

    APC confirms Eze as Acting Chairman in Ebonyi

    It was gathered that the All Progressives Congress has confirmed Nwachukwu Eze as the Acting Chairman of the party in Ebonyi State.

    The News Agency reports that a High Court sitting in Abakaliki on September 28 struck out the case brought before it by a factional Chairman of the party, Ben Nwaboashi.

    Nwaobashi had challenged his removal from office by the Eze-led faction and the court presided over by Justice John Igboji struck out the case for lack of merit, saying that […]

  • EFCC confirms Umahi, Chime under investigation over campaign slush funds

    EFCC confirms Umahi, Chime under investigation over campaign slush funds

    It was gathered that the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) yesterday in Enugu said it is currently investigating Governor Dave Umahi of Ebonyi State and former Governor of Enugu State, Sullivan Chime, in connection with the $2.1 billion arms funds allegedly diverted to fund the 2015 presidential campaign of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).

    Addressing news conference at the commission’s South East Zonal office in Enugu, the EFCC zonal Head, Johnson Babalola, said they were closing in on some politically […]

  • Army confirms soldiers missing, 13 injured after Boko Haram attack

    Army confirms soldiers missing, 13 injured after Boko Haram attack

    According to reports, the Nigeria Army has confirmed an attack on troops in the border town of Gashigar by Boko Haram insurgents injuring 13 soldiers, while some are missing.

    A statement by the acting Director of Army Public Relation (DAPR), Col. Sani Usman, said the attack carried out Monday evening “at about 5:30p.m by escaping remnants of Boko Haram terrorists,” forced the troops to vacate the location.

    The military statement titled: “Troops suffer setback in Garshigar,” reads in part: “the troops did […]