• House of Reps order a reduction in fuel prices

    House of Reps order a reduction in fuel prices

    The House of Representatives, yesterday directed the Petroleum Products Pricing Regulatory Agency (PPPRA) and the Federal Ministry of Petroleum Resources to commence a downward review of the price of Premium Motor Spirit (PMS), otherwise known as petrol,which is currently pegged at a maximum price of N145 per litre.

    The House at yesterday’s plenary presided over by the Speaker, Yakubu Dogara, also resolved to set up an ad-hoc committee to interface with the Petroleum Ministry on the downward review of the pump […]

  • Police Officer Goes Against Service Order By Allowing Pupils Hold His Firearms

    Police Officer Goes Against Service Order By Allowing Pupils Hold His Firearms

    Photo of a Kenyan police officer who allowed school girls to hold his firearm while they posed for a snap has been making rounds on social media.

    In the photo, the smiling officer is seen posing next to 7 schools girls, while two of them hold firearms, presumably belonging to the officer and a colleague.

    It’s believed that the photo was taken during the Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) or Kenya Certificate of Primary Education (KCPE) examinations.

    According to the National Police […]

  • Court declines making order on frozen $15.5m linked to Patience Jonathan

    Court declines making order on frozen $15.5m linked to Patience Jonathan

    Justice Mohammed Idris of a Federal High Court Lagos, on Tuesday, refused to restrain a brother judge from taking steps in relation to the frozen 15.5 million dollars allegedly belonging to Patience Jonathan.

    Idris declined an application by counsel to the former first lady, Mr Ifedayo Adedipe (SAN), who sought an order to restrain Justice Babs Kuewumi from taking further steps on the frozen sum.

    Adedipe had urged the court to stop Kuewumi from making any forfeiture orders, in respect of the […]

  • Judge refuses to order Justice Ofili-Ajumogobia’s release

    Judge refuses to order Justice Ofili-Ajumogobia’s release

    Justice Muslim Hassan of the Federal High Court in Lagos on Monday declined to grant an ex-parte application filed by Justice Rita Ofili-Ajumogobia, seeking to secure her release from the custody of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).

    Justice Hassan instead directed the embattled judge to put the EFCC on notice to enable them file their response to the application.

    Also on Monday, another judge of the court, Justice Mohammed Idris fixed November 25 for judgement on a similar application filed […]

  • Compulsory leave order not meant to sack workers – Aregbesola

    Compulsory leave order not meant to sack workers – Aregbesola

    According to reports, the Osun State government has debunked rumours that the current administration has concluded plans to tactically retrench workers through compulsory leave order given recently.

    According to a statement, the government said the order was necessary in view of the constitutional rights of every worker to benefit from leave yearly as enshrined in the civil service rules.

    Governor Rauf Aregbesola, who debunked the rumour at the commissioning of a new secretariat complex of Iwo East Local Council Development Area (LCDA) […]

  • Obasanjo makes order for ‘Made-in-Aba’ shoes

    Obasanjo makes order for ‘Made-in-Aba’ shoes

    Former President of Nigeria, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo, has made an order for made-in-Aba shoes.

    Obasanjo made the order through the Chief Marketing Officer of Made-in-Aba Product, Governor Okezie Ikpeazu, during the 2016 Tony Elumelu Entrepreneurship Forum in Lagos.

    While making his speech at the event, the Abia State Governor stated that Aba remains the Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) capital of Nigeria, where young Nigerians were engaged in the business of making of shoes, clothing and other products.

    The Governor added that a […]

  • Buhari to sign executive order on transparency in government – Malami

    Buhari to sign executive order on transparency in government – Malami

    Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami, SAN, on Monday disclosed that, as part of his efforts to entrench his fight against corruption, President Muhammadu Buhari will soon sign an executive order on transparency and efficiency in government.

    Speaking at the National open government partnership retreat in Kaduna State, the Minister said “Corruption remains one of the biggest impediments to National development. It is illegal and illegitimate. It concerns actions that are often clandestine and practices that […]

  • Arrest Of Judges In Order, No One Is Above The Law, Says AGF

    Arrest Of Judges In Order, No One Is Above The Law, Says AGF

    According to reports, the Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Mr. Abubakar Malami, SAN, on Tuesday, justified the arrest and detention of judges by operatives of the Department of State Service, DSS, saying “no one is or should be above the law”.

    Malami, who had shunned a valedictory court session the Supreme Court held on Monday in honour of one of its retired Justices, Suleiman Galadima, broke his silence on the matter after he inaugurated an Expert Review […]

  • We issued sit-at-home order, not street protest, says IPOB

    We issued sit-at-home order, not street protest, says IPOB

    According to reports, the Indigenous People of Biafra said it issued a stay-at-home order and not a street protest, thereby declaring successful last Friday’s protest by the group.

    IPOB was reacting to the belief that the protest called by the organisation in the South-South and the South-East geopolitical zones to protest the continued detention of their leader, Nnamdi Kanu, by the Federal Government was not successful.

    IPOB Publicity Secretary, Mr. Emma Powerful, on Monday said the protest was successful in the entire […]

  • SERAP begs court to order FG to prosecute Patience Jonathan over $15m scandal

    SERAP begs court to order FG to prosecute Patience Jonathan over $15m scandal

    Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has dragged the Federal Government to the Federal High Court in Lagos asking the court for “leave to apply for Judicial Relief and to seek an order of Mandamus directing and or compelling the Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice Abubakar Malami (SAN) to institute and undertake criminal proceedings against former first lady Mrs. Dame Patience Jonathan over $15m unexplained wealth frozen in four companies’ accounts.”

    The organization is also asking the […]

  • IPOB sit-at-home order disrupts commercial activities in Anambra, partial success elsewhere

    IPOB sit-at-home order disrupts commercial activities in Anambra, partial success elsewhere

    According to reports, the sit-at-home order by the Indigenous People of Biafra on Friday disrupted commercial and academic activities in Onitsha, Anambra State as markets, banks and schools were closed in compliance.

    The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the order was, however, a failure in most parts of the South East as the people went about their businesses unmolested.

    The pro-Biafra group had made the order to protest the continued detention of its leader, Nnamdi Kanu, and other agitators detained in […]