• Detained Kaduna ex-lecturer John Danfulani released

    Detained Kaduna ex-lecturer John Danfulani released

    A former lecturer of Kaduna State University who is on trial for alleged hate speech, has been released from prison.

    John Danfulani, first arrested in January, was remanded in prisons two weeks ago by a High Court in Kaduna, the Kaduna State capital.

    “Driving home. My 13 days ordeal in Kaduna prison ended some minutes ago. Thanking comrades for their support,” Mr. Danfulani posted on Twitter Monday afternoon.

    Mr. Danfulani was suspended from the university before being handed over to the law enforcement […]

  • Governor Fayose frees detained cows, signs peace deal with Fulani herdsmen

    Governor Fayose frees detained cows, signs peace deal with Fulani herdsmen

    Ekiti State Governor Ayo Fayose on Thursday released nine cows ‘arrested’ and ‘detained’ in some parts of the state for contravening the Prohibition of Cattle and Other Ruminants Grazing Law back to their owners.

    The cows were seized by the operatives of Ekiti Grazing Enforcement Marshals (EGEM) recently inaugurated to crack down on grazing outside hours allowed by law and in unauthorised places.

    This was consequent upon a stakeholders’ meeting held by Fayose with the leadership of Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association […]

  • No Nigerian students detained in Turkey – envoy

    No Nigerian students detained in Turkey – envoy

    Turkish ambassador to Nigeria, Hakan Cakil, yesterday cleared the air on the reported detention of 50 Nigerian students by the country’s authorities, since the July 15 failed coup.

    He said that there is no foreign student either from Nigeria or elsewhere that is held by Turkish authorities at the moment.

    Cakil explained that the government has transferred 259 Nigerian students studying in private universities that were closed down by government after the coup to state universities.

    The envoy made the clarification during an […]

  • EFCC explains why they ‘detained’ Fani-Kayode’s wife and son in Ekiti

    EFCC explains why they ‘detained’ Fani-Kayode’s wife and son in Ekiti

    According to reports, Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, has explained why it ‘detained’ Precious, wife of former minister of aviation, Femi Fani Kayode.

    Fani-Kayode had in a statement Monday evening, said his wife had gone to Ado-Ekiti, the Ekiti State capital, to see Governor Ayodele Fayose when she stopped at the branch of Access Bank in the town to withdraw money.

    Reacting, however through its spokesman, Mr. Wilson Uwujaren, the EFCC said the ex-minister’s wife attempted to withdraw money from an account […]

  • FG demands immediate release of detained Nigerian students in Turkey

    FG demands immediate release of detained Nigerian students in Turkey

    According to reports, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs on Wednesday said it was determined to ensure cases of Nigerian students experiencing different forms of maltreatment in Turkey and elsewhere are urgently addressed.

    The Ministry’s Spokesperson, Mr Clement Aduku, disclosed this in a statement made available to newsmen in Abuja.

    Aduku was reacting to a report that the Federal Government had not taken appropriate actions to protect the welfare of Nigerian students in Turkey caught up in its post-coup situation.

    He said that contrary […]

  • Why we detained vessel at Onne Port – Customs

    Why we detained vessel at Onne Port – Customs

    The Nigeria Customs Service (NCS), Eastern Marine Command (EMC), Port Harcourt, Rivers State, has given reasons why it detained a vessel named “MV Defender V”.

    The vessel, a patrol boat from South Africa, used in piloting tanker vessels was said to have sailed into Nigeria territorial waters without the requisite documentations and procedures.

    The Customs Area Controller (CAC), EMC, Comptroller Usman Bello, who confirmed the development sailed into Nigeria territorial waters without a valid bank bond.

    Giving an insight into why officers and […]

  • Policemen detained for killing 17-year-old in Bayelsa

    Policemen detained for killing 17-year-old in Bayelsa

    About four policemen have been arrested and detained for the alleged extra-judicial killing of 17-year-old boy, Innocent Kokorifa.

    The victim, first out of five children of Mr. Daniel Kokorifa, an official of the Federal Road Safety Corps, was shot dead in a mysterious circumstance by the police anti-vice/anti-kidnapping team along Airforce Road in Yenagoa, on August 18, 2016.

    Innocent was reportedly running an errand for his mother, Pere, when he was allegedly killed by the police about 11am on the fateful day.

    The […]

  • Why I was detained by EFCC – First Bank director explains

    Why I was detained by EFCC – First Bank director explains

    The Executive Director in charge of Public Sector at First Bank, Mallam Dauda Lawal, yesterday opened up on his detention by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) in connection with the investigation of former minister of Petroleum Resources, Mrs Deziani Alison Madueke.

    Lawal, in a statement in Abuja, admitted that he was actually queried on his relationship with Alison-Madueke, but denied the allegation that the former minister channelled $25 million for the purchase of a property through him.

    He said it […]

  • APGA lauds FG over release of detained IPOB members

    APGA lauds FG over release of detained IPOB members

    The National Chairman of the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA), Dr Victor Oye, has commended the Federal Government for granting freedom to some detained supporters of Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) group.

    Oye described the government’s gesture as bold, patriotic and surest way to peace and unity of Nigeria, which he said, was non-negotiable.

    In a statement made available to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Awka on Saturday, he thanked everyone who was instrumental in ensuring freedom for the persons.

    He, […]

  • Nimbo killings: How police detained two Enugu monarchs for 2 days over cows

    Nimbo killings: How police detained two Enugu monarchs for 2 days over cows

    James Onyimba, traditional prime minister of Ugwuleshi in Awgu local government area of Enugu state, has narrated how two monarchs from the area spent 38 hours in police cell over slain cows.

    Onyimba narrated the ordeal yesterday in Enugu while testifying before the panel of inquiry looking into the the suspected herdsmen killing of people and destruction of property in Nimbo community.

    He gave the names of the traditional rulers as Paulinus Ikpo of Onoli Awgu and Alo Okeke of Umuhu village.

    He […]

  • Group demands release of 7-year-old boy detained over death of 12-year-old

    Group demands release of 7-year-old boy detained over death of 12-year-old

    A civil society organization, the Civil Rights Realisation and Advancement Network, has demanded the release from detention of a seven-year-old boy, Chibuike Miracle Oramalu, who shot and killed a 12-year-old boy.

    The position of CRRAN was contained in a petition to the Inspector General of Police, Ibrahim Idris.

    Oramalu is a Primary 2 pupil of Carmelite Nursery and Primary School, Nike Avenue, GRA, Enugu State.

    The petition was signed by Olu Omotayo, the President of CRRAN.

    Omotayo said Oramalu has been in the custody […]