• Former EFCC prosecutor wants court to declare his detention illegal

    Former EFCC prosecutor wants court to declare his detention illegal

    Godwin Obla (SAN), a former prosecutor with the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC),  on Monday, asked a Federal High Court sitting in Lagos, to declare his continued detention by the commission, as unlawful.

    EFCC had preferred a 30-count charge of conspiracy to pervert justice for the sum of N5 million against Obla and Justice Rita Ofili-Ajumogobia of a Federal High Court.

    The commission had detained the duo in its custody pending the conclusion of its investigations.

    On Monday, Obla through his counsel, […]

  • Declare security emergency in Southern Kaduna – Senate tells Buhari

    Declare security emergency in Southern Kaduna – Senate tells Buhari

    According to reports, the Senate on Tuesday urged the Muhammadu Buhari-led Federal Government to declare a “security emergency” in Southern Kaduna.

    The call followed a motion by Sen. Danjuma La’ah (PDP-Kaduna), who told the senate at plenary that since 2011 many communities in the senatorial district had been consistently attacked by herdsmen.

    He said that such attacks had resulted in deaths, loss of property and displacement of indigenes of the communities.

    La’ah noted that the district was substantially agrarian with large arable and […]

  • Ondo guber: PDP states chairmen declare support for Jegede

    Ondo guber: PDP states chairmen declare support for Jegede

    State Chairmen of th‎e Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) have expressed support for Hon. Eyitayo Jegede as the party’s candidate for Ondo State governorship election.

    The chairmen, who met on Tuesday after the sitting of the Court of Appeal that heard the appeal filed by Senator Ahmed Makarfi faction against the recognition of Mr. Jimoh Ibrahim as the PDP candidate by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), however, expressed optimistic that justice would be done on the matter.

    The meeting was convened at […]

  • Declare state of emergency in judiciary – Gen. Ikponmwen

    Declare state of emergency in judiciary – Gen. Ikponmwen

    A chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Gen. Idada Ikponmwen (rtd), has asked President Muhammadu Buhari to declare a state of emergency in the judiciary arm of the government if the National Judicial Commission (NJC) continues to insist that court judges who were arrested for alleged corruption would not step down from the bench to face thorough investigation and prosecution.

    Ikponmwen, a former Director of Legal Services in the Nigeria Army, said that given the grave allegations leveled against some […]

  • Buhari won’t mandate ministers, others to declare assets publicly – Presidency

    Buhari won’t mandate ministers, others to declare assets publicly – Presidency

    According to reports, the Presidency, on Saturday, said it would be illegal for President Muhammadu Buhari to force government officials to declare their assets publicly.

    The Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, said this in an interview.

    Shehu was asked whether the president would take any action against his ministers and heads of agencies that have refused to declare their assets or whether he will compel them to do so as part of his anti-corruption drive.

    The […]

  • FG should declare tithes and offerings illegal in church – Comedian, Gordons

    FG should declare tithes and offerings illegal in church – Comedian, Gordons

    Self-acclaimed comedy beliscony, Godwin Komone, famously known as Gordons, has called on the federal government to declare tithes and offerings illegal in churches.

    According to him, with that, Nigerians will know clerics who were truly called by God.

    The comic merchant gave this advise in his latest comedy collection entitled ‘Comedy Clinic.’

    The Delta-State comedian believes that the many problems currently facing Nigeria today boils down to religion.

    “The only solution to our problems in Nigeria today is religion.

    I will be the happiest person […]

  • Lawmaker urges FG to declare ‘State of Emergency’ in Kaduna

    Lawmaker urges FG to declare ‘State of Emergency’ in Kaduna

    A member of the Kaduna State House of Assembly, Mr Labari Tella, has said that the Federal Government should declare “a State of Emergency’’ to curb killings in Southern Kaduna.

    Tella, who represents Jema’a Local Government made this known when he spoke with newsmen at Manchok, Kaura Local Government on Wednesday.

    He decried the insecurity in Southern Kaduna, especially Godogodo Chiefdom and urged the Federal Government to give marching orders to security operatives to engage the attackers in their hide outs.

    “The Federal […]

  • Declare emergency on economy – PDP tells FG

    Declare emergency on economy – PDP tells FG

    According to reports, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has advised the All Progressives Congress (APC) led Federal Government to declare “emergency” on the economy.

    The PDP National Publicity Secretary, Prince Dayo Adeyeye, made the call in a statement in Abuja on Tuesday.

    Adeyeye also advised government to invite competent hands to manage and revive the country’s economy.

    He, however, said that PDP had been vindicated of its positions following the acceptance of responsibility regarding the economic misfortune caused by the APC.

    He said Gov. […]

  • Air traffic controllers declare state of emergency on airspace communication facilities

    Air traffic controllers declare state of emergency on airspace communication facilities

    Air traffic controllers have declared a state of emergency on the communication facilities at the nation’s airports “in view of their epileptic conditions and the danger posed to air travel”.

    The controllers said: “We are heavily disturbed by the deplorable state of the communication facilities; in view of their relevance to airspace travel, we want urgent steps to upgrade them if we indeed care for safety on our airways.”

    The controllers’ stance was contained in a communiqué issued after their 45th Annual […]

  • Buhari asked to declare state of emergency in Southern Kaduna

    Buhari asked to declare state of emergency in Southern Kaduna

    Worried by the incessant killings in villages of Southern Kaduna, a Member of the House of Representatives, Barr. Sunday Mashall Katung has called on President Muhammadu Buhari to declare state of emergency in the area to end the unrest.

    This was also as the Senator Representing Southern Kaduna Zone; Danjuma La’ah described the last weekend killings in Godogodo as an unforgivable crime, saying perpetrators must not be allowed to go scot-free.

    The member, who represents Zangon Kataf/Jaba Federal constituency, also wants the […]

  • Niger Senators want FG to declare state of emergency on state roads

    Niger Senators want FG to declare state of emergency on state roads

    According to reports, the three Senators representing Niger State in the National Assembly have raised the alarm over the disturbing condition grounding of major federal highways traversing the state.

    At a joint press briefing in the National Assembly complex on Thursday, the senators called on the Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Mr. Babatunde Fashola to urgently repair the Abuja – Minna, Minna – Bida, Kontagora to Yauri, Rijau-Kontahora, Minna-Zungeru-Tegina federal highways, where many passengers were currently grounded.

    Speaking first was Senator […]