• Partner with the church for development and peace, Catholic Bishop tells El-Rufai

    Partner with the church for development and peace, Catholic Bishop tells El-Rufai

    Bishop Matthew Man’oso Ndagos, the Catholic Bishop of Kaduna Archdiocese, has called on Kaduna State Governor, Malam Nasir El-Rufai, to partner with the church in the state in order to achieve fast and greater development and peaceful co-existence among the citizenry of the state.

    However, the Bishop expressed gratitude to Governor El-Rufai for the part payment of N15.6 million owed by the state government for the treatment of 2011 post election crises and other accident victims in Kaduna.

    Ndagoso said the call […]

  • FG tells MDAs to stop rejecting corps members

    FG tells MDAs to stop rejecting corps members

    According to reports, the Federal Government has directed all Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs) not to reject corps members posted to them by the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC).

    A statement signed by the NYSC Director of Press, Mrs. Bose Aderibigbe, said the Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Babachir David Lawal, gave the directive in a circular sent to MDAs.

    Aderibigbe said the circular, with reference number SGF.15/T/745, criticised the growing incidence of ejection of corps members posted to […]

  • Stop tampering with pre-paid meters – EEDC tells customers

    Stop tampering with pre-paid meters – EEDC tells customers

    It was gathered that the Enugu Electricity Distribution Company (EEDC) has cautioned customers against tampering with their pre-paid meters.

    Mrs Patience Ezeagu, EEDC’s Communication Manager, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Enugu on Friday that the company had incurred huge losses due to pre-paid meter by-pass.

    Ezeagu said the company would soon commence a house-to-house exercise to fish out customers who had by-passed their pre-paid and post-paid meters to avoid recharging them.

    She called on the public to help in giving […]

  • Few bad lawyers should not lead to total condemnation, NBA tells Obasanjo

    Few bad lawyers should not lead to total condemnation, NBA tells Obasanjo

    It was gathered that the Nigeria Bar Association on Thursday told former President Olusegun Obasanjo that the presence of a few bad eggs in the legal profession should not lead to total condemnation of all members of the profession.

    It said it was aware that the profession currently parades some unscrupulous members and that everything was being done to fish them out and bring them to justice.

    NBA’s reaction was to the lecture delivered on Wednesday by the former President during which […]

  • Authorise probe of spending $16bn on electricity by Obasanjo government, SERAP tells CJN

    Authorise probe of spending $16bn on electricity by Obasanjo government, SERAP tells CJN

    Transparency group, Socio-Economic Rights and Accoun3, has sent a letter to the acting Chief Justice of Nigeria, Walter Onnoghen, requesting him to urgently “to appoint an independent counsel to investigate allegations of corruption in the spending of $16 billion on electricity by the government of former President Olusegun Obasanjo between 1999 and 2007.”

    SERAP said the request was brought “pursuant to Section 52 of the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Act 2000, and the letter and spirit of the […]

  • My driver ran mad after eating my wife’s food – Pastor tells court

    My driver ran mad after eating my wife’s food – Pastor tells court

    Pastor Gideon Johnson of No 4, Boripe St., Basorun-Ibadan, Oyo State, on Wednesday accused his wife of poisoning his driver who then allegedly ran mad after eating a meal she prepared for him to eat.

    Gideon said this at a Grade C Customary Court sitting at Agodi-Ibadan, where he had gone to seek the dissolution of his 17-year-old marriage to with his wife, Oluwatoyin.

    He accused his wife who had four children for him of bad character and threats to his life […]

  • My arrogant wife tells me to ask Google – Man tells court

    My arrogant wife tells me to ask Google – Man tells court

    Taiwo Oladepo,  a commercial driver, on Wednesday prayed an Agege Customary Court in Lagos to dissolve his 11-year-old marriage over alleged lack of care and submission by the woman.

    The 35-year-old Mr. Oladepo, father of four, resides at Number 29, Anthony Nwosu, Ileke Estate, Meiran, Lagos.

    He claimed that his 36-year-old wife, Biola, was troublesome, disobedient, not submissive and not caring.

    “My wife is too troublesome; she is stubborn, arrogant and not submissive. She is also lazy and wayward.

    “There has been no peace […]

  • How I withdrew N16.7bn cash for former Governor Jonah Jang – Plateau government cashier tells panel

    How I withdrew N16.7bn cash for former Governor Jonah Jang – Plateau government cashier tells panel

    A former cashier has told a probe panel of enquiry how he withdrew N16.7 billion cash for former Plateau State governor, Jonah Jang.

    Yusuf Pam, a former cashier attached to the office of the Secretary to the State Government, told the panel that he withdrew the N16.7 billion based on “executive directive from the former governor”.

    He told the commission that he was given security backup to withdraw the cash, and disclosed that each withdrawal was “usually a maximum of N150 million, which […]

  • Speak out on implications of $29bn loan, Abiola-Dosumu tells women

    Speak out on implications of $29bn loan, Abiola-Dosumu tells women

    Lagos business woman and socialite, Mrs Erelu Abiola-Dosumu, has called for the input of women entrepreneur on the government’s plan to borrow about 29.9 billion dollars for infrastructure projects.

    Abiola-Dosumu, who spoke at a round table conference in Lagos on Tuesday, said that the money would be better invested to yield income than to be used on infrastructure.

    “I appeal that people like Mrs Nike Akande, President, Lagos Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LCCI) should speak out about the implications of the […]

  • How Justice Ngwuta hid N27m in his bathroom – FG tells court

    How Justice Ngwuta hid N27m in his bathroom – FG tells court

    According to reports, the Federal Government yesterday told a Federal High Court sitting in Abuja of how N27million was found in the bathroom of embattled Supreme Court Justice Sylvester Ngwuta.

    Also recovered from his private residence in Abakaliki, Ebonyi State, according to prosecution counsel, Charles Adeogun-Philips include four exotic vehicles – Hummer jeep, Sports Utility Vehicle (SUV), one Wrangler jeep, SUV, one BMW 5 Series Sedan, which were initially concealed by one Mr. Nwamba Linus Chukwuebuka, on the alleged instructions of […]

  • Tell EFCC to release me, ex-Abuja minister tells court

    Tell EFCC to release me, ex-Abuja minister tells court

    An Abuja High Court on Monday fixed November 24 for hearing in a motion on notice filed by former FCT Minister, Bala Mohammed, against the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, for alleged violation of his fundamental right.

    Mr. Mohammed, former minister under ex-president Goodluck Jonathan, had been in the custody of the EFCC since October 25 following petitions against him.

    The former minister, through his counsel, Chris Uche, brought a motion of violation of fundamental human right against EFCC for detaining […]