• Hundreds protest against judgement to release El-Zakzaky

    Hundreds protest against judgement to release El-Zakzaky

    Hundreds of protesters on Monday stormed the premises of the Federal High Court, Abuja to protest the court judgement which ordered the unconditional release from custody of the leader of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria, Sheik Ibraheem El-Zakzaky.

    The protesters, who marched under the banner of the Coalition on Good Governance and Change Initiative and other Civil Society Groups, expressed concern over the judgement by Justice Gabriel Kolawole.

    They said it was done “without recourse to the consequences that this dangerous precedence […]

  • Why DSS may not release Zakzaky

    Why DSS may not release Zakzaky

    There are fears that a fresh charge may be filed against Sheikh Ibrahim El-Zakzaky, within the 45 days window given by the court, within which he should be released.

    The DSS as well as other security agencies have never been known to obey court orders in that regard, examples of persons who had been granted bail by the court, but which DSS refused to let go include: Col. Sambo Dasuki (rtd), Nnamdi Kanu and retired Air Commodore Umar Mohammed, among others.

    Apart […]

  • Nokia plans comeback, set to release new smartphones

    Nokia plans comeback, set to release new smartphones

    Nokia has announced it will make a comeback on the smartphone market in the first half of 2017, the company and its licensee said Thursday.

    Nokia, a once global mobile phone giant, has licenced its brand to HMD Global which is to launch its first Nokia smartphone products early next year.

    The Finnish company said HMD had received the green light to proceed with production after completing all necessary transactions with its Taiwanese manufacturing partner, FIH Mobile of FoxConn Technology Group, and […]

  • Rivers police challenge Wike to release video evidence of plot to rig rerun

    Rivers police challenge Wike to release video evidence of plot to rig rerun

    The Police Public Relations Officer, PPRO, in Rivers state, Nnamdi Omoni has challenged the Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike to release the video which he says contains evidence of the police plots to rig the forthcoming rerun legislative elections in parts of the state.

    Wike had during his outing at Abonnema in Akuku-Toru Local Government Area brandished a compact disc which he said was audio-visual footage of alleged plot to rig the rerun.

    He also accused the Commissioner of Police, Francis Odesanya of […]

  • Why we can’t release Justice Ofili-Ajumogobia now – EFCC discloses

    Why we can’t release Justice Ofili-Ajumogobia now – EFCC discloses

    According to reports, the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission EFCC has disclosed why Justice Ofili-Ajumogobia should remain in custody.

    The EFCC urged a Federal High Court in Lagos to refuse an application by the embattled Justice Rita Ofili-Ajumogobia seeking immediate release from the EFCC custody.

    Ofili-Ajumogobia has been in EFCC custody since November 8.

    The EFCC arrested her while probing the source of about $793,800, which the EFCC claimed passed through her domiciliary accounts between 2012 and 2015.

    But Ofili-Ajumogobia filed a fundamental rights […]

  • 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 […]

  • Strike: Release Our N800bn, ASUU Chair Tells FG

    Strike: Release Our N800bn, ASUU Chair Tells FG

    According to reports, the chairman of the Nasarawa state University, Keffi (NSUK) chapter of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), Dr. Nghargbu K’tso, has asked the federal government to release the outstanding N880 billion meant for critical intervention projects of university education as a way to avert strike action by the union.

    K’tso urged government to show more commitment to the funding of universities and welfare of lecturers in order to save the country’s university system from collapsing.

    He regretted that […]

  • Governor Lalong lauds security agencies over release of 90 year-old Islamic cleric

    Governor Lalong lauds security agencies over release of 90 year-old Islamic cleric

    Governor Simon Lalong of Plateau has commended security agencies over the release of 90-year-old Sheik Abdulazeez Yusuf an Islamic cleric, kidnapped on Wednesday.

    A statement issued on Saturday in Jos by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicly, Mr Dan Manjang, said the governor equally lauded efforts of organisations and individuals who aided the release of the cleric.

    “I am happy that the 90 year-old cleric has been released and has since been in the warm embrace of his family and in […]

  • Nollywood To Release Movie Titled “Chidinma And The Cucumber (photo)

    Nollywood To Release Movie Titled “Chidinma And The Cucumber (photo)

    Following the recent sex-tape scandal of a Miss Anambra, Nollywood producers have reportedly shot a movie titled ‘Chidinma and the Cucumber’

    Just like we all expected, Nollywood has decided to take advantage of the widely reported scandalous act which brought former Miss Anambra, Chidinma Okeke into limelight after her cucumber video went viral, by shooting a movie titled “Chidimma and the cucumber”.

    Recall that cucumber became a trending veggie after the afore mentioned lesbian scandal which rocked the internet in the past […]

  • FG approves release of N30bn intervention fund for solid minerals – Fayemi

    FG approves release of N30bn intervention fund for solid minerals – Fayemi

    According to reports, the Minister of Mines and Solid Minerals Development, Dr. Kayode Fayemi, said on Tuesday in Abuja that the Federal Government had approved the release N30 billion intervention fund for molid Minerals development.

    Fayemi disclosed this at the fifth Extractive Industries Conference held by CSR-in-Action.

    The theme of the event was: “Revisiting the Nigerian Economy beyond Oil: Prospects for a thriving Export-Driving Extractive Sector.”

    The minister, represented by Prof. Okey Onyejekwu, his Senior Special Adviser, said the fund would be used […]

  • Why FG should release Dasuki on bail – Falana

    Why FG should release Dasuki on bail – Falana

    Lagos lawyer, Femi Falana (SAN), has advised the federal government to release the former National Security Adviser (NSA), Col. Sambo Dasuki (rtd.) as ordered by the Court of Justice of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS).

    Falana argued in a statement issued in Lagos yesterday that this has become necessary to allow Dasuki to enjoy his human right to liberty within the context of the bails granted him by the trial courts.

    “Having loudly proclaimed to operate under the rule […]