• Abdulmumin Jibrin, suspended Nigerian Lawmaker, celebrates wife on birthday and their wedding anniversary

    Abdulmumin Jibrin, suspended Nigerian Lawmaker, celebrates wife on birthday and their wedding anniversary

    It’s a double celebration today for Abdulmumin Jibrin and his wife, Maryam Augie. Not only is Maryam celebrating her birthday, but they are celebrating their wedding anniversary. Jibrin shared a message of love to his partner via social media.

    He wrote: “My love, every 24th Nov is a double celebration for you and us-your birthday and our wedding anniversary. Happy wedding anniversary!!! It may sound difficult to believe but hardly has any day pass without us sharing a big laughter…

    As I […]

  • Twitter CEO briefly suspended from his own network

    Twitter CEO briefly suspended from his own network

    The Twitter account of Jack Dorsey, the social network’s CEO and co-founder, was briefly suspended Tuesday night because of what he called “an internal mistake.”

    “Just setting up my twttr…again (account suspension was an internal mistake),” Dorsey tweeted late Tuesday.

    For about 15 minutes those trying to access Dorsey’s account received a message stating that the account was suspended.

    Only the company can suspend Twitter accounts, though users can deactivate their own.

    The company did not respond to an AFP inquiry.

    The incident came as […]

  • Crisis hits Abia APGA, chairman suspended

    Crisis hits Abia APGA, chairman suspended

    Crisis has hit the leadership of Abia State chapter of the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) with the State Working Committee (SWC) suspending the party’s state chairman, Rev Austin Ehiemere.

    The party anchored its reason on gross misconduct and violation of the party rules.

    The party’s secretary, Sunday Onukwubiri, who announced the suspension in Umuahia, said Ehiemere was alleged to be working against the directives of the national chairman of the party.

    According to Onukwubiri, the national chairman of the party had directed […]

  • Suspended monarch sues Edo government, demands N1bn compensation

    Suspended monarch sues Edo government, demands N1bn compensation

    It was gathered that the Ojuromi of Uromi, Anselm Eidonojie II, has filed a suit before a Benin High Court against the Edo State Governor, Adams Oshiomhole, and the state executive council over his recent suspension as the traditional ruler of Uromi.

    Other respondents in the suit are the state Commissioner of Police, Assistant Inspector-General of Police (Zone 5), the Inspector-General of Police, the Nigeria Police Force, one Betty Okoebor and one Matthew Okoebor.

    The executive council had in a letter dated […]

  • We were confronted with proof of evidence against suspended judges – CJN

    We were confronted with proof of evidence against suspended judges – CJN

    According to reports, the Chief Justice of Nigeria, CJN, Justice Mahmud Mohammed, revealed, yesterday, that the National Judicial Commission, NJC, asked judges facing allegations of corruption to step down because it was confronted with proof of evidence against some of them.

    The judges were arrested by operatives of the Department of State Services, DSS, between October 7 and 8, following which the Nigerian Bar Association, NBA, and some senior lawyers asked the judges to stop presiding over cases, pending their trial.

    Two […]

  • We Suspended ‘Corrupt’ Judges To Save Judiciary – NJC

    We Suspended ‘Corrupt’ Judges To Save Judiciary – NJC

    According to reports, the Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Mahmud Mohammed, has said the National Judicial Council, NJC, decided to suspend the indicted judges in order to preserve the independence of the judiciary.

    Justice Mohammed, during the swearing in of two new Justices of the Supreme Court, Justices Amina Augie and Ejembi Eko, said the council took the decision following communication it received from the attorney-general of the federation.

    He said, “The Council tool this stand following communications it received from the […]

  • Budget padding: Suspended Rep. Jibrin goes on exile

    Budget padding: Suspended Rep. Jibrin goes on exile

    Suspended former Chairman of the House of Representatives Committee on Appropriations, Abdulmumin Jibrin, has gone on exile.

    He has vowed never to return to Nigeria unless his safety can be guaranteed.

    The embattled lawmaker who left Nigeria for London last week to receive award and take his anti-corruption campaign to international community, made his decision public in an interview aired on the London-based Ben TV, on Monday.

    Jibrin explained that his decision to flee the country was based on threats he has continued […]

  • FG expands charges against suspended judges

    FG expands charges against suspended judges

    Reasons the Federal Government delayed the filing of charges preferred against judges suspected of corrupt practices in the course of their duties, emerged last night.

    It was gathered that the Federal Government shifted the filing of already prepared charges against the judges last week, following the discovery of new evidence that might be germane to nailing the suspects in court.

    Although the alleged offences of three of the judges were obtained last week, the new revelations against the suspects were not made […]

  • Why we suspended judges accused of corruption – Chief Justice of Nigeria explains

    Why we suspended judges accused of corruption – Chief Justice of Nigeria explains

    Justice Mahmud Mohammed, Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN) on Monday said the judiciary remained resolute and committed to upholding its independence.

    He said all courts in the country were empowered to adjudicate with utmost fairness and justice as prescribed in the Constitution and the law.

    He said the decision of the National Judicial Council, last week, to suspend seven judges accused of corruption, showed the desire of the judiciary to preserve its independence.

    Mr. Mohammed said this on Monday during the swearing-in of […]

  • Police take over APGA secretariat as suspended chairman resurfaces

    Police take over APGA secretariat as suspended chairman resurfaces

    Security was on Friday beefed up at the Anambra office of the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) following the confusion over its chairmanship.

    The confusion came off a meeting attended by 17 of the 28-member State Working Committee (SWC) of the party which allegedly suspended the chairman, Chief Nobert Obi.

    The committee also announced the Deputy Chairman of the party in Anambra Central, Mr Tony Omeligwe-Elee, as the acting chairman.

    The members referred Obi to the relevant disciplinary committee set up in line […]

  • NUT indicts officials, begs Amosun to pardon suspended teachers

    NUT indicts officials, begs Amosun to pardon suspended teachers

    It was gathered that the leadership of the Nigeria Union of Teachers has admitted that the Ogun State chapter of the union erred during the celebration of the 2016 World Teachers Day and itappealed to the state Governor, Ibikunle Amosun, to rescind his decision to sack the leaders of the union.

    The union also begged Amosun to pardon the 18 teachers suspended by the government.

    The NUT President, Michael Alogba-Olukoya, made this appeal on Thursday at the state NUT secretariat, Kuto, Abeokuta, […]