The Federal Government has proposed five witnesses to prove its case of illegal possession of firearms against a former National Security Adviser, Col. Sambo Dasuki (retd).
The ex-NSA was arraigned before the Federal High Court in Abuja on Tuesday.
The five government witnesses, according to the prosecution’s list of witnesses, are operatives of the Department of State Services, who were part of the search operation conducted at Dasuki’s residence at 13, John Khadiya Street, Asokoro, Abuja, on July 16, 2015.
The arms were […]
Presidency yesterday stated that President Mohammdu Buhari during his campaign never made specific promises of what to achieve within his first 100 days in office.
It also denied circulating documents which contained such promises, saying that two booklets titled “One Hundred Things Buhari Will Do in 100 Days” and “My Covenant With Nigerians” which allegedly made rounds were not products of the Media Department of the All Progressives Congress, APC.
The Presidency’s position followed public concerns of apparent denial of such promises […]
The Nigeria Union of Teachers (NUT) in Kogi has demand the immediate payment of N32 billion salary arrears owed teachers in public primary schools in the state. The state NUT Chairman, Mr Suleiman Abdullahi, made the demand in an interview with newsmen in Lokoja on Tuesday.
Abdullahi said that N23 billion was the outstanding arrears of the new minimum wage, while N8.7 billion was unpaid leave grants for four years. The NUT chairman decried the development, and said that it was […]
President Muhammadu Buhari has granted licences to 65 Nigerian companies to construct modular refineries.
The companies were selected from about 285 applications that were screened for the purpose.
Modular refineries are mini-refineries with capacities ranging from 1,000 to 10,000 barrels per day, bpd, which can be assembled and separated easily for enhanced performance and efficiency.The decision to award Licence to Establish, LTE, which was taken within 10 days of his assuming office in June, may not be unconnected with his desire to […]
A man known as Gbenga Ogundana has committed suicide in his rented apartment on Orisunmibare Street, in the Cultural Centre area of Ondo Road in Akure, the Ondo State capital.
It was gathered that the man committed suicide days after losing his job.
The 33-year-old was found dead in his room after four days of intense search. It was suspected that he killed himself following his dismissal from the company he worked for.
On of the residents said, “Gbenga must have terminated his […]
Five pregnant teenage girls and nine babies all below one year, have been rescued from a baby factory masquerading as a maternity home by policemen from the Central Police Station of the Enugu State Police Command.
The police acted on privileged information it got from concerned members of the public on the activities of the maternity home known as Daughters of Divine Home Pro-live located at Aria Road by Cemetery axis in the Enugu North Local Government Area.
On storming the home, […]
A cultist in Abuja who wanted to quit cultism has paid the price with his life.
According to an ADELOVE Fan (ALF), Matoyeh, the incident happened on Wednesday morning at around 2am.
The user said:
“It was terrible when I heard gunshots and brutal sound of machetes on a guy shouting and screaming, ‘I no do again, make una leave me, make una no kill me” around 2am. That noise was so terrific that we could not even come out of our house […]
The Managing Director of the Nigeria Sovereign Investment Authority, NSIA, Mr. Uche Orji, has expressed shock over the allegation by Edo State governor, Comrade Adams Oshiomhole, that N140 billion was spent on the consultancy for the Second Niger Bridge
The MD disclosed in Abuja, yesterday, that only $2.21 million dollars (about N340 million, using the then exchange rate of N154/$1) was spent on the consultancy for that project.
this on-going controversy may put the construction of a Second Niger Bridge on hold […]
Rescuers have saved about 3,000 refugees but found more than 50 dead on boats near the coast of Libya, according to the Italian coastguard.
At least 55 bodies were discovered on Wednesday on three overcrowded boats in the Mediterranean Sea, the coastguard said.
Of them, 51 were found in the hold of a wooden boat found drifting precariously off the Libyan coast by the Poseidon, a Swedish ship mobilised under the European Union’s rescue mission Triton.
Tens of thousands of people, mainly from […]
Chinedu Eze Nigeria’s major carrier, Arik Air, has confirmed that a member of its cabin crew was on Monday night arrested at Heathrow Airport, London by the UK Border Force in connection with alleged possession of items suspected to be banned substances.
The airline, which did not give the name of its crew member, said it was presently carrying out its own investigation to determine how the cabin crew member came about the suspected banned substance.
“Arik Air will also be cooperating […]