• Odumakin and Adegboruwa sue police, others over police recruitment

    Odumakin and Adegboruwa sue police, others over police recruitment

    Spokespersons of Afenifere Renewal Group (ARG), Yinka Odumakin, and human rights activist, Ebun-Olu Adegboruwa, have filed an action before the Federal High Court in Lagos, seeking to stop the proposed recruitment of 10,000 personnel into the Nigeria Police through local government quota.

    Respondents in the suit, marked FHC/L/CS/1602/2016, are the Nigeria Police Force, Inspector General of Police, the Nigerian Police Council, National Assembly, Senate, House of Representatives, Minister of Police Affairs and the Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice.

    The […]

  • Antibiotc resistance challenges treatment of AIDS, others – says NGO

    Antibiotc resistance challenges treatment of AIDS, others – says NGO

    It was gathered that the Viva Fidel Health Foundation, an NGO, has appealed for strong government commitment to mitigate the spread of antimicrobial resistance threatening the treatment of AIDS, Tuberculosis and malaria.

    Dr Stella Agbim, Lead Advocate of the foundation, made the call in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria on Friday in Abuja.

    She said government should embrace greater innovations and investment in research and development of new antimicrobial medicines, vaccines and diagnostic tools to address the challenge.

    Agbim said: […]

  • Police Deploy 28,000 Officers, Others As Govormor Mimiko Cries Foul

    Police Deploy 28,000 Officers, Others As Govormor Mimiko Cries Foul

    As the people of Ondo State file out today to elect who will govern the state for the next four years after the expiration of the tenure of Governor Olusegun Mimiko, no fewer than 26,000 conventional policemen, 2,000 Police Mobile Force operatives, 10 cells of Counter Terrorism unit, Marine Police and sniffers dogs and horses have been deployed to the state as part of efforts to ensure that the election is free of criminal activities.

    This is even as the state […]

  • FUNAAB VC, others arraigned over alleged N800m fraud

    FUNAAB VC, others arraigned over alleged N800m fraud

    According to reports, the Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta, FUNAAB, Vice Chancellor, Prof. Olusola Oyewole, as well as the school’s Pro-Chancellor, Adeseye Ogunlewe, have been arraigned in court on an 18-count charge of financial misappropriation.

    The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, on Friday arraigned the two officials, alongside the bursar of FUNAAB, Moses Ilesanmi.

    The three suspects, who were driven to the court by EFCC operatives in a Nissan Urvan bus, entered the dock at High Court 6 in Abeokuta, Ogun […]

  • Timaya, MI, others set for Awka Glo Campus Storm

    Timaya, MI, others set for Awka Glo Campus Storm

    Next generation network and biggest corporate promoter of entertainment, Globacom, has announced that the next edition of its music concert, Glo Campus Storm, will be held this Friday at the Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka, Anambra State.

    The company disclosed in a press statement that four musicians have been engaged to provide sublime fun and entertainment to students and other members of the university community at the show.

    They are dancehall star, Timaya; rap artiste, Jude Abaga, popularly known as MI; hip-hop star, […]

  • PDP suspends Kashamu, others with immediate effect

    PDP suspends Kashamu, others with immediate effect

    The Ogun state chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, has announced the suspension of some top members.

    The chapter said the suspension is with immediate effect.

    This is contained in a statement jointly signed by Hon. Sikirulai Olawale Ogundele, State Chairman, and Hon. Olabode Bankole, State Secretary.

    It said the development follows the report of a Panel which was constituted in June, 2016 to investigate allegations of financial improprieties, anti-party activities and sundry reckless acts that are capable of bringing the party […]

  • EFCC to arraign FUNAAB Pro-Chancellor, others on Friday

    EFCC to arraign FUNAAB Pro-Chancellor, others on Friday

    According to reports, the Ibadan Zonal Office of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, (EFCC) will on Friday arraign Senator Adeseye Ogunlewe, the Pro Chancellor of the Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta, Prof Olusola Oyewole (Vice Chancellor), and the Bursar, Mr. Moses Olusola Ilesanmi with regard to an alleged case of abuse of office and misappropriation of funds.

    There had been a petition written against ‎the Pro-Chancellor, Vice-Chancellor, the management and some members of the Governing Council to which they have […]

  • EFCC re-arraigns Diezani’s ally, Omokore and others over alleged $1.6bn oil fraud

    EFCC re-arraigns Diezani’s ally, Omokore and others over alleged $1.6bn oil fraud

    It was gathered that the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission on Monday re-arraigned an ally of a former Petroleum Minister, Diezani Alison-Madueke, Jide Omokore, and others on nine counts of criminal diversion of about $1.6bn alleged to be part of proceeds of sales of petroleum products belonging to the Federal Government.

    Omokore was re-arraigned before Justice Nnamdi Dimgba alongside Victor Briggs, Abiye Membere, and David Mbanefo.

    Two of Omokore’s companies, Atlantic Energy Brass Development Limited and Atlantic Energy Drilling Concepts Limited, were […]

  • Former Ag. NIMASA DG, Jauro and others, get new trial date

    Former Ag. NIMASA DG, Jauro and others, get new trial date

    A Federal High Court in Lagos on Monday fixed December 13 for the continuation of trial of a former acting Director General of NIMASA, Haruna Jauro, alongside others, facing a N304.1 million fraud charge.

    Jauro, who assumed leadership of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) in acting capacity in July 2015, is charged by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).

    He is standing trial alongside Dauda Bawa and Thlumbau Enterprises Ltd on 19 counts, bordering on the offences.

    They were […]

  • Militants vow to attack more oil facilities over Tompolo and others

    Militants vow to attack more oil facilities over Tompolo and others

    Niger Delta militants on Saturday vowed to blow up more oil facilities in the region if the Federal Government fail to drop the charges against a former militant leader, Government Ekpemupolo, also known as Tompolo.

    The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission declared Tompolo wanted in February over an alleged N45.9bn fraud and charged him to court in absentia.

    The leader of the Niger Delta Peoples Democratic Front, General Playboy, urged the Federal Government to leave Tompolo and any indigene from the oil-rich […]

  • 29 Kano constituents sue Speaker Dogara, others over Jibrin’s suspension

    29 Kano constituents sue Speaker Dogara, others over Jibrin’s suspension

    Twenty nine constituents from Kiru/Bebeji Federal Constituency in Kano state have dragged the Speaker, House of Representatives, Mr. Yakubu Dogara, to court over suspension of their member, Alhaji Abdulmumin Jibrin Kofa.

    Addressing a press conference in Kano on Friday at NUJ secretariat, Counsel to the plaintiff’s, Mr. Bashir Muqaddam, said the court had fixed December 20, 2016 for mentioning.

    Barrister Muqaddam said the plaintiffs were challenging the legality of the suspension, saying Jibrin’s suspension was political witch-hunt.

    “The plaintiffs wanted a court interpretation […]