Hundreds of Igbo youths carrying placards and banners have taken to the streets of Enugu, protesting the on-going probe of former Nigeria First Lady, Dame Patience Jonathan by anti-graft bodies.
The youths see the probe, which had culminated into the freezing of her (Mrs. Jonathan) account, as a calculated plot to humiliate ex-President Goodluck Jonathan.
The protesters are currently heading to the Enugu office of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC.
The former candidate of PDP in Ondo State, Mr. Jimoh Ibrahim, has congratulated Mr. Rotimi Akeredolu who is awaiting his declaration as winner of the polls.
Akeredolu is the candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) who has clinched 14 of the 17 local governments already declared.
Jimoh Ibrahim was until Tuesday the candidate of the PDP, but was replaced following the Court of Appeal ruling in favour of Mr. Eyitayo Jegede.
Even though INEC has not yet declared Akeredolu as the governor-elect, […]
Senators under the umbrella of the South East Caucus in the Senate have told the President Muhammadu Buhari-led Federal Government to immediately set up a judicial panel of inquiry to investigate the alleged killing of about 150 defenseless members of the Independent People of Biafra (IPOB).
Issuing a statement issued in Abuja, Enyinnaya Abaribe, Chairman of the caucus, stated that the report by the Amnesty International (AI), which painted a chilling picture of the killing of peaceful protesters allegedly by the […]
According to reports, the Senate and the House of Representatives have instituted probes into the alleged vandalism of two vessels belonging to Lifeline Maritime Nigeria Limited and Braza Oil Nigeria Limited.
The Senate yesterday mandated its Committee on Ethics and Privileges and Public Petitions to look into a petition of the firms’ legal adviser, Mike Ozekhome Chambers, who said the Nigerian Navy refused to release his clients’ coastal tankers in Warri.
Ozekhome said the Nigerian Navy refused to release the vessel to […]
According to reports, the House of Representatives has called on the minister of state for aviation, Sen. Hadi Sirika, to suspend plans on the proposed concession of airports until he is able to brief the House as well as Nigerians, the benefits of the concession as well as how it will tackle the challenges the aviation sector faces.
It also called for the probe of the former minister of aviation, Sen. Stella Oduah, over the diversion of the N120 billion aviation […]
According to reports, the Federal Government has ordered an investigation into the alleged killing of six inmates of Oke Kura Prisons, Ilorin, Kwara State last Thursday.
The Minister of Interior, Abdulrahman Dambazau, directed an an Intra-Ministerial Committee to work closely with the Nigeria Prisons’ management team with a view to unraveling the remote circumstances surrounding the incident.
This was to prevent a repeat of such in any of the nation’s penitentiary and to sanction any official found culpable, a statement on Monday […]
According to reports, the United States government yesterday expressed deep concern over reports of deaths of dozens of Nigerians in clashes between individuals participating in a Shi’ite procession and the Nigerian Police Force in Kano State on November 14.
The U.S. government said in a statement released by its Embassy in Abuja that while the matter was being investigated, it was “troubled by the apparent disproportionate response by the Police” during the clash.
“This is the latest in a series of violent […]
Ekiti State Governor Ayodele Fayose has called on the International Criminal Court, Amnesty International and other world bodies to investigate the murder of members of Shi’ite Muslim group in Zaria, Kaduna State and Kano State, as well as the ongoing killings in the Southern Kaduna.
The governor described the detention of the leader of the Shi’ite sect, Ibrahim Zakzaky, and some of his members since December as inhuman, clear contravention of his fundamental human rights, and an affront on the 1999 […]
According to reports, the Ekiti State Government faulted the Senate over its plan to probe into the expenditure of the bailout granted the state by the Federal Government.
The government specifically stated that the upper chamber of the National Assembly lacked the powers to do so in a letter sent to the Chairman, Senate Committee on State and Local Government Administration, Senator Gumel Abdullahi, by the Commissioner for Justice and Attorney General of the state, Mr. Owoseni Ajayi.
In the letter dated […]
According to reports, the House of Representatives yesterday resolved to probe the internet-based wonder bank known as Mavrodi Mondial Moneybox (MMM) so as to save innocent Nigerians from falling prey to fraudsters and further experiencing financial ruin during recession.
Consequently, the lower legislative chamber has mandated its committees on banking and currency as well as that of financial crimes to look into the matter and submit its report in four weeks.
The resolution was sequel to the adoption of a motion of […]