• Army begins operation crack down in Sambisa forest

    Army begins operation crack down in Sambisa forest

    Counter-insurgency operations are ongoing in the notorious Sambisa Forest in northeast Nigeria, to clear remaining Boko Haram terrorists in the area, the Chief of Defence Staff, General Gabriel Olonisakin, said on Sunday.He says the army is not relenting in its counter-insurgency war.

    General Olonisakin gave the assurance during an operational visit to the Theatre Command and headquarters of the Operation Lafiya Dole in Maiduguri, Borno State.

    The Chief of Defence Staff told journalists in Maiduguri that even though the “Operation Safe Corridor” […]

  • Why we clamped down on judges – FG shares reasons

    Why we clamped down on judges – FG shares reasons

    According to reports, the Federal Government has, again, justified clampdown on judges by the Department of State Services (DSS).

    Vice President, Professor Yemi Osibanjo said the clampdown was because of  corruption allegations in the Judiciary and the need to rid the arm of government of bad eggs and restore its integrity and public confidence.

    Between October 7 and 8, the DSS raided the residences of seven judges who were subsequently arrested and detained over alleged acts of corruption and falsification of assets.

    Already, […]

  • Protesters shut down Delta varsity

    Protesters shut down Delta varsity

    Academic activities at the Oleh campus of the Delta State University were, on Monday morning, halted by some aggrieved sacked workers of the institution who are members of the Oleh Community in the Isoko South council area of the state.

    The protesters, who stormed the university community about 6:15am, blocked the campus’s main entrance housing the Law and Engineering faculties, demanding for the reinstatement of the sacked workers.

    It was gathered that the son of the traditional ruler of the community, Prince […]

  • Ex FCT Minister, Bala Mohammed breaks down in EFCC custody

    Ex FCT Minister, Bala Mohammed breaks down in EFCC custody

    Former FCT Minister, Bala Mohammed has taken ill in EFCC custody.

    He was subsequently rushed to EFCC’s clinic where he was attended to by doctors.

    The nature of the illness is still unknown at the moment, newsmen reports.

    Sources said he’d just returned from a medical treatment abroad few days before appearing at EFCC.

    He has since fulfilled his bail condition after the court had asked him to produce two directors in the civil service, one of who must own a landed property in […]

  • Obanikoro: EFCC turns down offer to refund N100m

    Obanikoro: EFCC turns down offer to refund N100m

    Indications emerged yesterday that former minister of state for Defence, Musiliu Obanikoro may spend more time with  the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) as his offer to pay back N100 million to government coffers was reportedly rejected.

    Obanikoro had earlier dared the anti-graft agency who declared him wanted on allegations that he used a company, Sylvan Mac Namara, owned by his sons, to siphon N4.68 billion from the Office of the National Security Adviser (ONSA), under retired Col. Sambo Dasuki.

    Investigators […]

  • Desperate forces trying to bring me down – EFCC boss cries out

    Desperate forces trying to bring me down – EFCC boss cries out

    According to reports, the acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, Mr. Ibrahim Magu, has raised the alarm over a plot by desperate forces to tarnish his image.

    He further denied allegations that he was blackmailing President Muhammadu Buhari’s appointees or traditional rulers.

    The EFCC said in a statement by its spokesman, Mr. Wilson Uwujaren, that unscrupulous elements operating on social media were painting an uncanny picture of desperation by Magu over his purported non-confirmation by the Senate as the […]

  • FRSC to track down speed limit defaulting motorists from January 2017

    FRSC to track down speed limit defaulting motorists from January 2017

    It was gathered that the Kaduna Sector Command of the Federal Road Safety Corps, FRSC, has flagged off the 2016 ember month patrol, warning that it would track down motorists who failed to install the speed limiting device as from January 2017.

    Speaking at the flag-off of the campaign at Television Garage, Kaduna, the Sector Commander, Mr Francis Udoma, stated that the command would use the period to encourage motorists to install the device.

    He said the FRSC had adopted persuasive campaign […]

  • Odigie-Oyegun can’t whittle down Tinubu’s power — Lagos lawmakers

    Odigie-Oyegun can’t whittle down Tinubu’s power — Lagos lawmakers

    Lawmakers in the Lagos State House of Assembly have thrown their weight behind the embattled national leader of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Senator Bola Tinubu, saying the ex-Lagos State governor’s political power and influence can never be whittled down by anybody.

    The lawmakers made this stance known following a move made by the Chairman of the House Committee on Information and Strategy, Hon. Tunde Braimoh, who led his colleagues to drum support for Tinubu, in the wake of a recent […]

  • NLC shuts down Lebanese firm over sack of 128 Nigerians

    NLC shuts down Lebanese firm over sack of 128 Nigerians

    According to reports, the leadership of Nigeria Labour Congress, NLC, yesterday led workers to shut down operations at a Lebanese Firm in Abuja, Artco Industries Limited for alleged anti-labour activities and violations of labour law in the country.

    The National President of NLC, Comrade Ayuba Wabba, while addressing workers on the 2016 World Decent Day with the title ‘End Corporate Greed’, said that the NLC decided to picket the Lebanese company because the management refused to recall sacked 128 workers of […]

  • Alleged Fraud: Court Turns Down Stella Odua’s Request From Arrest And Prosecution

    Alleged Fraud: Court Turns Down Stella Odua’s Request From Arrest And Prosecution

    Justice Abdul Kafarati of a  Federal High Court in Abuja has dismissed a motion filed by a former Minister of Aviation, Stella Oduah, to stop her arrest and prosecution.

     

    Odua is asking the court ‎for an order stopping the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission and the police from arresting her with respect to ongoing investigation into corruption allegation against her.

    Oduah, now a senator had approached the court through fundamental rights enforcement suit, asking the court to stop the Attorney-General of the […]

  • Jibrin won’t succeed in pulling me down – Dogara

    Jibrin won’t succeed in pulling me down – Dogara

    Hon. Yakubu Dogara, the Speaker of the House of Representatives has stated that the former Chairman of the House Committee on Appropriations, Hon. Abdulmumin Jibrin, is out to destroy the Lower Chamber as an institution, but he will not succeed.

    In his speech delivered on Wednesday to welcome Reps members from their annual recess, Dogara stated that the House would not be distracted by “any insidious antics, however, well-orchestrated, and falsehoods, however, cleverly propagated to confuse Nigerians.”

    He averred that the Lower […]