• How Metuh made cash payments to several media houses including major electronic and print outfits, Witness reveals

    How Metuh made cash payments to several media houses including major electronic and print outfits, Witness reveals

    Richard Ihediwa, the fifth defence witness in the ongoing trial of former National Publicity Secretary, Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Chief Olisa Metuh, resumed his testimony yesterday.

    He revealed before Justice Okon Abang of the Federal High Court, Abuja, how Metuh made cash payments to several media houses including major electronic and print outfits in the country, out of the N400 million transferred to him by former President Goodluck Jonathan.

    The witness, who gave details of the account during cross-examination by counsel to […]

  • Several houses destroyed as petrol tanker falls, spills content in Oyo

    Several houses destroyed as petrol tanker falls, spills content in Oyo

    Several houses and properties were destroyed yesterday in Saki Area of Oyo State as a petrol tanker fell and spilled its content.

    The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the unmarked tanker spilled its content into buildings when the driver lost control while descending a road at Kinikini area of the town.

    Some residents, who witnessed the incident, described it as “terrible and unfortunate.”

    The Caretaker Chairman of Saki West Council, Kareem Adegoke, told NAN that the council had provided an alternative […]

  • Police tame Shiite protesters, arrest several in Abuja

    Police tame Shiite protesters, arrest several in Abuja

    According to reports, the Nigeria Police yesterday mounted barricades and fired tear gas to stop protesting members of the Islamic Movement of Nigeria, IMN, otherwise called Shiite.

    The sect took to the streets of Abuja yesterday on a peaceful protest to demand the release of its leader, Ibrahim El- Zakzaky who has been in detention since their December, 2015 clash with the army in Zarai, Kaduna state.

    The placards carrying Shiite members who defied police barricade mounted to stop the apparently peaceful […]

  • Troops Arrest Several Notorious Armed Bandits In Kaduna, Zamfara

    Troops Arrest Several Notorious Armed Bandits In Kaduna, Zamfara

    The Nigerian Army has disclosed that its troops have rounded up several armed bandits in the Northern part of the country.

    In a statement by its spokesman, Sani Usman, he said the troops’ clearance operations were aimed at getting rid of criminal elements in Kaduna and Zamfara States respectively.

    According to the statement, “Troops of 1 Division Nigerian Army on operations aimed at dealing with the menace of livestock rustling, armed banditry and other forms of criminality have killed an armed bandit, […]

  • BREAKING!!! Jail break foiled in Abakaliki, several prisoners killed

    BREAKING!!! Jail break foiled in Abakaliki, several prisoners killed

    Recent reports have it that a jail beak was foiled in Abakaliki, Ebonyi State, several inmates are feared dead, and  others sustained bullet injuries .

    Unconfirmed sources said more than 14 persons were killed including one prison officers, and those injured and killed had been taken to the Federal Teaching Hospital Abakaliki, FETHA, for medical attention.

    It was learnt that the trouble started when prisoners early morning of Thursday revolted against the poor treatment, especially inadequate feeding that has been persistence in […]

  • How Fayose’s ally wired N1.35bn into several accounts to acquire properties

    How Fayose’s ally wired N1.35bn into several accounts to acquire properties

    Ekiti State Governor Ayodele Fayose’s ally, Abiodun Agbele, wired N1.35billion into three accounts to pay for four of the five duplexes the governor allegedly bought in Lagos; it was learnt yesterday.

    The fifth duplex, which cost about N200million, is in Abuja.

    The laundering of the cash was staggered to, detectives believe, cover up the details from the prying eyes of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).

    The EFCC uncovered the lodgments in these accounts: FCMB belonging to Siqnachor (0519693019), First Bank of […]