• Judiciary will continue to defend its independence – CJN

    Judiciary will continue to defend its independence – CJN

    According to reports, the Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), Justice Mahmud Mohammed, has said the judiciary remains resolute and committed to upholding its independence.

    Speaking at the swearing-in of two new justices of the Supreme Court: Amina Augie and Ejembi Eko, in Abuja yesterday, the CJN said all courts in the country are empowered to adjudicate with utmost fairness and justice as prescribed in the constitution and the law.

    Mohammed said: “We must not forget that we operate a constitutional democracy, which […]

  • Court gives Aregbesola 7 days to defend refusal to appoint commissioners

    Court gives Aregbesola 7 days to defend refusal to appoint commissioners

    An Osun State High Court sitting in Osogbo has given Governor Rauf Aregbesola, seven days to defend why he has not constituted his cabinet since 2014.

    His counsel, Fatimo Adesina had urged the court to consider the governor’s application on the court’s lack of jurisdiction to hear the case before proceeding to the substantive suit filed by Barrister Kanmi Ajibola over his refusal to appoint commissioners for almost two years since his assumption of office for second term.

    Ajibola had challenged Aregbesola’s […]

  • Fight back, defend yourselves if herdsmen attack you – Fayose tells Ekiti people

    Fight back, defend yourselves if herdsmen attack you – Fayose tells Ekiti people

    Governor of Ekiti State, Ayodele Fayose, yesterday exploded in anger in reaction to the threat of reprisal attack by the Miyeti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria (MACBAN), an umbrella body of herdsmen who alleged that some of their cattle were killed recently.

    While reacting to the governor’s inauguration of the Ekiti Grazing Law Enforcement Marshals, EGEM, recently, Miyetti Allah, had said in a statement on Saturday that the Federal Government must intervene in the inauguration of the marshals, which the […]

  • I have no shame, I can defend raping teenagers in Delta with N400 – 74-year-old man

    I have no shame, I can defend raping teenagers in Delta with N400 – 74-year-old man

    A 74-year-old man, Godwin Agbada, who was recently accused of raping two teenage girls and bribing them each with N200 in Delta State, has blamed the devil.

    Agbada reportedly raped his victims, Blessing Umukoro, 12 and Ebele Olise, 14, in his workshop at 9, Morka Road, Ubiaruku area of the state on October 3.

    Parading the suspect before newsmen on Friday, the state Police Public Relations Officer, PPRO, Celestina Kalu, confirmed the incident.

    Kalu said, “On October 3, 2016, one Sunday Umukoro reported […]

  • Illegal oil export: Court orders Chevron, Total to defend allegations

    Illegal oil export: Court orders Chevron, Total to defend allegations

    A Federal High Court in Lagos has ordered multinational oil companies, Total E&P Nigeria Plc and Chevron Nigeria Limited, to defend the allegation by the Federal Government that they under-declared the volume of crude oil they shipped out of the country between January 2011 and December 2014.

    The Federal Government accused Total E&P Nigeria Plc of short-changing the government to the tune of $245,258,640 by allegedly shipping several barrels of crude oil out of the country without making due remittance to […]

  • I’m ready to defend my tenure – Ex-Governor Jang

    I’m ready to defend my tenure – Ex-Governor Jang

    Senator Jonah Jang, the immediate past governor of Plateau State and Senator representing Plateau North in the Senate, on Wednesday issued a press statement saying he was ever ready to come forward to give account of his tenure as governor of the state.

    Jang who spoke shortly after Mr. Simon Lalong, Plateau State governor, set up a six-man commission of inquiry to probe his eight years administration in the state, said he was ready as long as the process is without […]

  • I want to defend my title in Nigeria or Ghana – Joshua

    I want to defend my title in Nigeria or Ghana – Joshua

    He’s dominated everyone he’s come up against in the UK, but it’s not enough. Anthony Joshua, and his promoter Eddie Hearn, want to go global.

    And much like one of his heroes Muhammad Ali, Joshua wants one of those fights to take place in Africa – specifically in Nigeria, where his heritage lies, or Ghana.

    “It’s been done before. It made massive news and was history. I think that would be massive. I would not turn that opportunity down,” AJ told the […]