• Court denies Nnamdi Kanu bail

    Court denies Nnamdi Kanu bail

    Pro-Biafra leader Nnamdi Kanu on Thursday appeared before the Federal High Court, Abuja in continuation of his trial. He was denied bail.

    The Leader of Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, is being tried along three others on allegations of bordering on treasonable felony.

    The three accomplices are Mr. Chidiebere Onwudiwe, Benjamin Madubugwu and David Nwawuisi.

    They were again denied bail by trial Justice Binta Nyako.

    Army members of Department of State Service, DSS, took the defendants away from the court premises after the case […]

  • Nigerian Army denies killing 150 pro-Biafra protesters

    Nigerian Army denies killing 150 pro-Biafra protesters

    According to reports, the Nigerian Army yesterday said it did not kill 150 pro-Biafran protesters, as alleged in a statement by the global human rights watchdog, Amnesty International (AI).

    It said the global rights group appeared determined to wage a campaign of calumny against Nigeria’s military, especially the Army, with a planned release of a report on the alleged mass killing of members of the Movement for the Actualisation of Sovereign State of Biafra (MASSOB) and the Indigenous People of Biafra […]

  • CBN denies plan to freeze domiciliary accounts

    CBN denies plan to freeze domiciliary accounts

    According to reports, the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has denied claims that it was planning to confiscate funds in domiciliary accounts of individuals, saying the claim was “false”.

    The CBN also said yesterday that it does not have any plan to amend the nation’s Foreign-Exchange Act to sanction anyone found hoarding foreign currencies, as earlier rumoured.

    “To the best of my knowledge, the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has not proposed any bill seeking to arrest and jail persons holding foreign […]

  • CBN denies knowledge of Forex Act Amendment

    CBN denies knowledge of Forex Act Amendment

    According to reports, the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) says it has no plans to amend the Foreign-Exchange Act to provide for the imprisonment of anyone who holds foreign currencies, particularly the United States dollars, for more than 30 days.

    A statement from the CBN on Monday in Abuja said the apex bank “has nothing to do with such.”

    The Acting Director, Corporate Communications of the CBN, Isaac Okorafor, stressed that “the CBN, in line with its mandate, was committed to safeguarding […]

  • US Election: Buhari denies donating $500m to Hillary Clinton’s campaign

    US Election: Buhari denies donating $500m to Hillary Clinton’s campaign

    According to reports, the Presidency on Friday denied reports that President Muhammadu Buhari donated $500m to the campaign of Hillary Clinton for the US Presidential elections.

    Senior Special Adviser, Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, in a statement said the president does not have such money to throw around.

    Shehu said the President would not make such donation for any reason.

    He said the United States is paying Nigeria instead as the country has won judgement on $480 million Abacha loot.

    He said, “President Buhari’s […]

  • CBN Denies Approval Of MMM Scheme In Nigeria

    CBN Denies Approval Of MMM Scheme In Nigeria

    It was gathered that the Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN, has again asked Nigerians to dismiss reports that it has approved the operation of Russian ponzi scheme, The Mavrodi Mondial Movement, otherwise known as MMM.

    The movement is a scheme that assures up to 30% interest of money invested.

    A new report circulating online claimed that participants are challenging Nigerian authorities for “poking their nose into the affairs of well-meaning foreigners that have come to rescue them from money issues.”

    It claimed that, […]

  • Jigawa government denies owing workers salaries

    Jigawa government denies owing workers salaries

    Jigawa Government on Wednesday refuted online media report that it was among states owing backlog of salaries of civil servants.

    Fielding questions from newsmen in Dutse, the state’s Head of Civil Service, Alhaji Muhammad Tahir, said no civil servant was owed salaries since the inception of the government.

    Tahir explained that at a critical time when most states could not pay salaries, Jigawa was among very few that paid entitlements of its workers as at when due.

    “The report is unacceptable and it […]

  • Donald Trump denies White House transition ‘in disarray’

    Donald Trump denies White House transition ‘in disarray’

    Donald Trump denied Wednesday that his White House transition is in disarray amid reports of a backstabbing purge of mainstream Republican aspirants as he puts together his new administration.

    In a burst of tweets, Trump also rejected as “false” a New York Times report that foreign leaders were having trouble getting through to the billionaire president-elect.

    “Very organized process taking place as I decide on Cabinet and many other positions. I am the only one who knows who the finalists are,” he […]

  • Sound Sultan Denies He Was Bounced From Quilox Night Club As Claimed by Oritsefemi’s Mgt

    Sound Sultan Denies He Was Bounced From Quilox Night Club As Claimed by Oritsefemi’s Mgt

    On Friday, singer Oritsefemi had a brawl with some of the bouncers at Quilox Night club in Lagos. His management released a statement stating that Oritsefemi got into the brawl because he was trying to defend Sound Sultan who was being bounced from entering the VIP section of the club. Read here. Sound Sultan took to his IG account to deny that he was bounced. Read what he said below:

    On Friday, singer Oritsefemi had a brawl with some of the […]

  • Presidency denies paying Boko Haram $21m for freed Chibok girls

    Presidency denies paying Boko Haram $21m for freed Chibok girls

    According the reports, Presidency on Saturday dismissed media reports that 21 million dollars was paid as ransom to secure the recent release of 21 Chibok schoolgirls.

    Malam Garba Shehu, the Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity to President Muhammadu Buhari, stated this in a statement issued in Abuja.

    Shehu enjoined members of the public to disregard the reports, saying “this loose talk is journalism at its most irresponsible and it’s most dismaying’’.

    According to him, President Buhari’s administration is a responsible government […]