• Nnamdi Kanu vows to reject offers to make him renounce Biafra struggle

    Nnamdi Kanu vows to reject offers to make him renounce Biafra struggle

    Mr. Nnamdi Kanu , leader of Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) and Director of Radio Biafra/Biafra television, has vowed never to betray Biafrans or abandon the struggle for an independent Biafra.

    Kanu said he would continue to reject materials allegedly offered him to renounce Biafra struggle until victory for all Biafrans was achieved.

    Kanu who spoke through his lawyer, Mr. Ifeanyi Ejioffor said his prosecutors and persecutors have come with many strategies to trick him to sign off his quest for Biafra […]

  • Senate vows to reject FG’s proposed forex punishment

    Senate vows to reject FG’s proposed forex punishment

    Senate has vowed to oppose a recommendation by the Nigerian Law Reform Commission (NLRC) to jail, for two years, hoarders of foreign currency, especially American dollars.

    The Federal Government is seeking a review of the Nigerian Foreign Exchange Act, to empower the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) to jail people for up to two years  or fine them 20 per cent of the amount of foreign currency held in their possession for more than 30 days.

    A draft was published on NLRC’s […]

  • Reject N300 million ‘retirement’ mansion – CACOL tells Oshiomole

    Reject N300 million ‘retirement’ mansion – CACOL tells Oshiomole

    Coalition Against Corrupt Leaders (CACOL), an anti-corruption group has called on former Governor of Edo state to turn down the N300 million offered him for the acquisition of a mansion after his tenure in office.

    According to Debo Adeniran, head of the group, the retirement package of Adams Oshiomole as Amended by he Edo state House of Assembly is a “legislative scam”

    The group noted in a statement that other benefits attached to the former governor’s retirement package included “pension for life […]

  • Niger-Delta militants reject President Buhari’s meeting, attack pipeline

    Niger-Delta militants reject President Buhari’s meeting, attack pipeline

    According to reports, the Niger Delta Greenland Justice Mandate has attacked another crude oil delivery line at Effurun-Otor Ughelli South Council Area of Delta State to announce its rejection of Tuesday’s meeting between President Muhammadu Buhari and some leaders of the region.

    The 32-inch pipeline, which is operated by the Nigerian Petroleum Development Company, was brought down by the militants at about 11.30pm on Saturday.

    Greenland Mandate said although it was desirous to negotiate with the Federal Government, it was not comfortable […]

  • Nigerians must reject APC, PDP in 2019 – Junaid Mohammed

    Nigerians must reject APC, PDP in 2019 – Junaid Mohammed

    Second Republic lawmaker, Dr. Junaid Mohammed, has appriased the 18-month administration of President Muhammadu Buhari, returning with a verdict that it has not done well and that the remaining months of the current administration is not going to get any better for Nigerians.

    Junaid said both APC and PDP were no options for Nigerians in 2019 election.

    Making this statement in an interview with newsmen, he averred that, “The crowd around Buhari has nothing to offer,”adding that the country has been “badly […]

  • Nigerian banks reject naira for visa payment

    Nigerian banks reject naira for visa payment

    Thousands of United Kingdom and Canadian visa applicants and intending travellers wanting to book hotels online were stranded on Monday as Deposit Money Banks stopped their naira debit cards from being used for dollar and other foreign currency-denominated transactions.

    The DMBs had on Friday stopped their naira debit cards from dispensing dollars to customers via Automated Teller Machines in foreign countries, as well as disallowed the cards from being used for online and Point of Sale transactions.

    The banks cited dollar scarcity […]

  • Kidnapped Lagos student’s health worsens, as abductors reject parents’ offer

    Kidnapped Lagos student’s health worsens, as abductors reject parents’ offer

    According to reports, the health of one of the school children kidnapped by gunmen at Igbonla Model College, Epe, Lagos has reportedly deteriorated, as the kidnappers have rejected the offer of N750, 000 ransom offered by the parents.

    The kidnappers had insisted on the sum of N1 million before he could be released.

    Reports said the victim had fallen ill after a down pour on Saturday, forcing the kidnappers to order his family to pay any amount to release him for treatment.

    The […]

  • Commotion as senators reject ‘special status’ bill for Lagos

    Commotion as senators reject ‘special status’ bill for Lagos

    There was commotion in the Senate, yesterday, over a bill sponsored by Senator Oluremi Tinubu,seeking special status for Lagos State in view of its strategic socio-economic significance to the country.

    Titled “A bill for an act to make provisions for Federal Grants to Lagos State in recognition of its strategic socio-economic significance and other connected purposes”, the bill was read for the second time where her colleagues overwhelmingly voted against it.

    Senators, predominantly drawn from the North, South-east and South-south led the […]

  • Femi Falana asks Nigeria to reject conditions for return of Abacha loot

    Femi Falana asks Nigeria to reject conditions for return of Abacha loot

    Human rights lawyer, Mr Femi Falana, has asked the federal government to reject the conditionality attached to the repatriation of late military ruler Sani Abacha’s loot in Switzerland.

    In a letter addressed to Nigeria’s President, Muhammadu Buhari, Mr Falana describes the Swiss government’s conditions for returning $321m of Abacha’s loot to Nigeria as an insult.

    He recalled the disclosure by Swiss Ambassador, Mr. Eric Mayoraz, that the government of Switzerland has requested the World Bank to supervise the spending of the returned […]

  • More groups reject Governor El-Rufai’s Religious Bill in Kaduna

    More groups reject Governor El-Rufai’s Religious Bill in Kaduna

    Several months after the introduction of Religious Regulatory Bill by Mallam Nasir El-Rufai, governor of Kaduna State, the initial criticisms that greeted its introduction has refused to vanish.

    This time around, after lengthy deliberations on various aspects of the controversial bill, stakeholders from various groups and associations in Zangon Kataf communities, Zangon Kataf Local Government Area, LGA, of Kaduna State, last Thursday rejected the proposed law.

    It would be recalled that El-Rufai in March this year, introduced an executive bill to Kaduna […]

  • Watford reject N14bn Shanghai offer for their striker, Odion Ighalo

    Watford reject N14bn Shanghai offer for their striker, Odion Ighalo

    Watford have turned down a £38 million (N14 billion) offer for their striker, Odion Ighalo, from the free-spending Shanghai SIPG.

    The Chinese club broke their transfer record this week when they signed Hulk from Zenit St Petersburg for £46.1 million but they are unlikely to add Ighalo to their squad after Watford’s refusal to even consider the offer.

    Ighalo scored 17 goals in 42 appearances last season and has been linked with a move away from the club but the owner, Giampaolo […]