• Army hand over rescued Chibok girl, 10-month-old son to Borno government

    Army hand over rescued Chibok girl, 10-month-old son to Borno government

    According to reports, the Nigerian Army on Saturday handed over Maryam Ali Maiyanga, the Chibok girl, with her ten-month-old son, to the Borno Government after they were rescued from Pulka, Gwoza Local Government Area, by troops.

    Maj-Gen. Lucky Irabor, The Theatre Commander of 7 Div. of Nigeria Army, disclosed this to newsmen in Maiduguri.

    Irabor said, ”At about 6 a.m., while screening some escapees from Boko Haram terrorists’ hideout in Sambisa forest, we discovered one of the abducted Government Secondary School Chibok […]

  • Why we won’t hand over alleged corrupt judges to anti-graft agencies – NJC explains

    Why we won’t hand over alleged corrupt judges to anti-graft agencies – NJC explains

    According to reports,  the National Judicial Council, NJC, yesterday, said it would not hand over Judges accused of corruption by the federal government to anti-graft agencies for investigation.

    In a letter dated October 26, 2016, and addressed to a human rights organisation, Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project,the NJC said it is not part of its statutory responsibilities to hand over the judges to anti-graft agencies for investigation and prosecution.

    The NJC also stated in the letter that it does not also recover […]

  • Why we can’t hand over arrested judges to EFCC – NJC explains

    Why we can’t hand over arrested judges to EFCC – NJC explains

    According to reports, the National Judicial Council has said it is not part of its statutory responsibilities to hand over judges who are accused of corruption to anti-graft agencies for investigation and prosecution.

    The NJC also clarified that it does not also recover proceeds of corruption and had no power to dismiss erring judges.

    The NJC said this in a letter dated October 26, 2016, which it addressed to a human rights organisation, Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project.

    The letter was the response […]

  • President Buhari to hand over presidential jets to NAF

    President Buhari to hand over presidential jets to NAF

    Barring any last-minute change in plan, President Muhammadu Buhari will on Monday hand over some aircraft in the Presidential Air Fleet to the Nigerian Air Force, it has been gathered.

    A top Presidency source said on condition of anonymity that the handover ceremony would hold at the Presidential Wing of the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja.

    Although the source was not forthcoming on the number of aircraft to be handed over to NAF, it was learnt that at least two of such […]

  • Looted funds: US won’t hand over cash to Nigeria – official

    Looted funds: US won’t hand over cash to Nigeria – official

    It was gathered that the United States Government has said it will not hand over physical cash accruing from looted funds by Nigerians in the country to the federal government.

    This was disclosed yesterday in Abuja by the International Affairs Fellow, Under Council of Foreign Affairs, Mathew T. Paige.

    According to Paige, who fielded questions from students and lecturers of Baze University, Abuja, the US government would rather channel such money to funding of development programmes in Nigeria.

    “There are different constructions in […]