• You are the most corrupt Nigerian president since the country’s independence – Reps reply Obasanjo

    You are the most corrupt Nigerian president since the country’s independence – Reps reply Obasanjo

    The members of the House of Representative are saying a former president, Olusegun Obasanjo, is the most corrupt president Nigeria ever had.

    In a recent lecture delivered,  the ex-president had denounced the lawmakers as massively corrupt. The lawmakers in retaliation called him the most corrupt Nigerian president since the country’s

  • Fight against corruption in judiciary is to safeguard its independence, says Osinbajo

    Fight against corruption in judiciary is to safeguard its independence, says Osinbajo

    It was gathered that the Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has said the fight against corruption in the judiciary is aimed at safeguarding the independence of the judiciary, which is the foundation of the Nigerian policy.

    According to the Vice President, the independence of the judiciary is not a favour, but the essence of any system of justice that must be protected by all players in the sector.

    The VP was speaking at 2016 fellows’ lecture of the Nigerian Institute of Advanced Legal […]

  • 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 […]

  • Independence: Governor El-Rufai pardons three prisoners

    Independence: Governor El-Rufai pardons three prisoners

    Kaduna State governor, Malam Nasir el-Rufai, has granted state pardon to three convicted prisoners in the state.

    The compassion extended to the convicts was part of 2016 Independence Day anniversary.

    The convicts have been granted amnesty and subsequently released.

    Malam el-Rufai announced the pardons in his address to the residents of Kaduna State to mark the country’s 56th Independence anniversary.

    This followed recommendations from the Advisory Council on the Prerogative of Mercy.

    “As is customary, we mark this day of liberation with a gesture of […]

  • Nigerian Lady Who Posed N*ked to Celebrate Independence Comes Under Fire (Photo)

    Nigerian Lady Who Posed N*ked to Celebrate Independence Comes Under Fire (Photo)

    A woman who posed n*ked to celebrate Nigeria’s 56th Independence has come under heavy criticism from Nigerians.

    A Nigerian woman has courted controversy after she opted to celebrate independence in a most bizarre way. The woman who painted herself n*ked on Nigeria’s 56th Independence Day anniversary got bashed by Nigerians for taking such a daring step.

    Some Nigerians condemned her for promoting nudity and trying to corrupt little children. The post has raised a serious debate on social

  • Independence: Buhari has ability to fix Nigeria – Tambuwal

    Independence: Buhari has ability to fix Nigeria – Tambuwal

    Governor Aminu Tambuwal of Sokoto State on Friday expressed confidence in the ability of President Muhammadu Buhari to fix Nigeria.

    Tambuwal has also maintained that, Nigeria would soon exit the current recession.

    The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that, Tambuwal spoke to newsmen in Sokoto shortly after the conduct of two prayer sessions to mark Nigeria’s 56th Independence Anniversary celebrations.

    He said: “Nigerians have unshaken confidence in Buhari to salvage Nigeria. We should continue to cooperate and support to take Nigeria to […]

  • Independence: PDP blasts APC, says party responsible nation’s woes

    Independence: PDP blasts APC, says party responsible nation’s woes

    According to reports, the People’s Democratic Party PDP on Friday carpeted the ruling All Progressives Congress APC saying the party was responsible for the woes of the ordinary Nigerian.

    The PDP submitted that since the party came into power almost two years ago Nigerians had been facing several problems as a result of poor leadership and implementation of policies that were not people friendly.

    The party chairman in Niger State, Mr. Tanko Beji, who made the observations in a statement released to […]

  • Independence: Nigerians working hard to address challenges – Obama

    Independence: Nigerians working hard to address challenges – Obama

    President Barack Obama and the United States have congratulated Nigeria on the occasion of the country’s 56th Independence Anniversary which comes up tomorrow, October 1, 2016.

    This is contained in a statement made available to newsmen on Friday by the Special Adviser to President Muhammadu Buhari on Media and Publicity, Mr Femi Adesina.

    He said, “On behalf of President Barack Obama and the American people, the US Secretary of State, John Kerry, expressed confidence that Nigerians are working hard to address current […]

  • Governor Aregbesola Grants Amnesty To Six Inmates In Celebration Of Nigeria’s Independence

    Governor Aregbesola Grants Amnesty To Six Inmates In Celebration Of Nigeria’s Independence

    Pardons are granted in many countries when individuals have demonstrated that they have fulfilled their debt to society.Pardons are granted in many countries when individuals have demonstrated that they have fulfilled their debt to society.

    Gov. Rauf Aregbesola of Osun has granted amnesty to six inmates serving various jail terms in Ilesha prison, Kirikiri maximum prison, Lagos and Ibara, Abeokuta Federal prison.

    Information about the pardon is contained in a statement issued by Mr Adedapo Adeniji, the state’s Director of Public Prosecutions […]

  • Nigeria will have no peace until Biafra is granted independence – MASSOB

    Nigeria will have no peace until Biafra is granted independence – MASSOB

    The Movement for the Actualisation of Sovereign State of Biafra, MASSOB, has warned that the current challenges facing Nigeria will persist until Biafra is declared an independent state.

    The Owerri Zonal Leader of the movement, Chief Canice Anujuru, issued the warning in Imo State, during a press conference to mark the 17th annivasary of MASSOB.

    According to Anujuru, “The current suffering faced by Nigerians is because the Nigerian government has refused to support the freedom of Biafran people. The current economic recession […]

  • We will declare Niger Delta Independence on October 1, 2016 – Avengers vow

    We will declare Niger Delta Independence on October 1, 2016 – Avengers vow

    Rampaging militant group, Niger Delta Avengers, has vowed to declare the oil rich region an independent state on October 1, 2016.

    This follows the claim by a dialogue group, Ballantyne Agiri, that the NDA had agreed to dialogue with the Federal Government in a move to end the crises in the region.

    However, spokesman of the group which has claimed responsibility for several attacks in the Niger Delta, Mudoch Agbinibo, denied the report.

    In a statement released on its website on Thursday, NDA […]