• Freed Chibok girls spared from abuse and rape by Boko Haram – source

    Freed Chibok girls spared from abuse and rape by Boko Haram – source

    According to reports, the 21 Chibok schoolgirls freed by Boko Haram militants last month say they were not abused or raped during two-and-a-half years’ captivity in northeast Nigeria, a source close to the presidency said on Wednesday.

    Many girls kidnapped by the Islamist militant group have been used as sex slaves, fighters and even suicide bombers, according to rights groups including Amnesty International.

    But the 21 freed girls said the militants treated them well while they were held captive, according to a […]

  • I didn’t confirm source of $4m Jonathan’s ex-aide gave me – Witness

    I didn’t confirm source of $4m Jonathan’s ex-aide gave me – Witness

    A Bureau De Change operator, Murtala Abubakar, has told a Federal High Court in Lagos that he did not confirm the source of the $4m cash given him at the Presidential Villa by a former Senior Special Assistant to ex-President Goodluck Jonathan on Domestic Affairs, Waripamo-Owei Dudafa.

    Abubakar said this on Tuesday when he appeared as a witness before a Federal High Court in Lagos where Dudafa is being prosecuted for money laundering by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission.

    Standing trial […]

  • Patience Jonathan must explain source of wealth – CACOL claims

    Patience Jonathan must explain source of wealth – CACOL claims

    A civil society organisation, Coalition Against Corrupt Leaders, has said the wife of ex-President Goodluck Jonathan, Patience, must explain how she came about the funds with which she built a N10bn hotel in Bayelsa State.

    Patience inaugurated the hotel, which is known as Aridolf Resort Wellness and Spa, Yenagoa, in April 2015, about a month before the end of her husband’s tenure.

    According to a UK business newspaper, The Financial Times, the hotel, which has imported state-of-the-art furniture, can compete with other […]

  • Edo Assembly grants Governor Oshiomhole’s request to source for N14.bn devt fund

    Edo Assembly grants Governor Oshiomhole’s request to source for N14.bn devt fund

    Edo State House of Assembly has passed a resolution authorising Governor Adams Oshiomhole to source the sum of N14.6billion from the Federal Government as budget support facility.

    This was sequel to a letter from the state government requesting the state Assembly’s approval which was discussed at an emergency session of the House.

    Resolution of Parliament is a condition required by the state government to access the funds expected to support development and running cost of governance in the state.

    Majority Leader of the […]