Sixty-five Nigerians yesterday arrived the country from various European countries after they were deported for a range of offences. The deportees who arrived at 7.40am, were made up of 48 males, 12 females and five children. Their offences include having expired documents and being illegal aliens. About eight of the ... Read More »
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A 49-year old pastor identified as Moyo Martins, on Tuesday was arraigned by the Sabo Police Station...
Governor Murtala Nyako of Adamawa State yesterday approved the suspension of four government officia...
Three policemen and two drivers have been declared missing after suspected members of the dreaded Is...
Governor Idris Wada of Kogi State has flagged off the construction of 16 kilometres Ganaja/Otokiti d...
The Nigerian Labour Congress, NLC, on Tuesday accused the Federal Government of engaging in ‘cruel c...
A combined team of the police, SSS and army yesterday, in the Rigasa area of Kaduna metropolis, discovered and demolished another bomb making factory. The building which was demolished after the operation was concluded, housed several weapons and Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs)-making equipment. Information Nigeria recalls that barely a month ... Read More »
A former senator in the country, Senator Rowland Owie has lambasted former president, Olusegun Obasanjo for institutionalizing corruption during his regime as the President of the country. Owie said this while reacting to a recent comment made by the retired Military General on the state of the nation. Obasanjo was ... Read More »
A statement by the national Publicity Secretary, of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP Chief Olisa Metuh, has contended that the Boko Haram sect is a local terror group, and that poverty and misrule were not responsible for the insurgency. According to PDP, poverty was not a recent phenomenon in the ... Read More »
Yar’Adua’s and Jonathan’s Administrations “Squandered” N10.619 Trillion Left by Obasanjo – Ezekwesili
A former World Bank Vice President (Africa) and one time Minister under former President Olusegun Obasanjo’s administration, Dr. Oby Ezekwesili, has said that both the late President Umaru Yar’Adua and his successor, Goodluck Jonathan’s regimes ‘’squandered’’ $67 billion (about N11 trillion) oil money left in two separate accounts by Obasanjo ... Read More »
The hearing in the motion for stay of execution filed by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) on behalf of its sacked National Secretary, Prince Olagunsoye Oyinlola, was on Friday stalled following the absence of Justice Abdul Kafarati of the Federal High Court sitting in Abuja. According to the Tribune, which ... Read More »
Christian leaders should sit tight, else civil society organisations will take over their responsibility – Okoh
The Primate of the Church of Nigeria (Anglican Communion), Most Reverend Nicholas Okoh, has warned that Nigeria must fashion a way to rekindle the selfless nature of its citizenry as well as the Christian virtue of humility and sacrifice if the country must survive. Primate Okoh gave this warning in ... Read More »
It has been revealed that a total of N8.8 trillion accrued to the three tiers of government from the Federation Account between January and December 2012 from the statutory and VAT allocations. This is according to a report by an authoritative online medium, Economic Confidential magazine. This amount excludes other ... Read More »
A United Kingdom-based institute, Pointman Leadership, has identified insufficient resources and infrastructure as the main factors militating against adequate functioning in the Nigerian police force, thereby promoting corruption. The Team director of the institute and retired superintendent, Metropolitan Police, Mr Michael Askew, identified this during a training workshop for senior ... Read More »
Following on the heels of Henry Okah’s conviction of 13 counts related to acts of terrorism by a South African court for which he faces life jail term, one of his accomplice, Edmond Ebiware, yesterday, also received his own sentence – life imprisonment. Ebiware was found guilty by a Federal ... Read More »
Apparently the dead can no longer rest in peace as the Anambra state government, following shocking results from autopsy conducted on three of the 18 mystery corpses evacuated from the Ezu River, has ordered the exhumation of the remaining 15 corpses already buried. Commissioner of Police, Anambra State, Bala Nasarawa, ... Read More »
It was drama of some sorts at the Ondo State Governorship Election Petition Tribunal on Tuesday when two persons each claimed to be the state chairman of Accord Party (AP). They were both subsequently walked out of the courtroom. The development, however, made the Justice Andovar Kaka’an-led three-member team to ... Read More »
The Court of Appeal in Ado-Ekiti, the Ekiti State capital, has ruled that the state governor, Dr Kayode Fayemi, lacked the constitutional powers to sack elected local government chairmen and councilors. The court ruled on a matter brought before it by chairmen of the 16 local government areas who were ... Read More »
A former governor of Kano State, Senator Kabiru Gaya has raised the alarm that the country was in trouble over the assassination attempt on the Emir of Kano, Alhaji Ado Bayero, who has been reportedly flown abroad for treatment along with two of his children in relation to the attack. ... Read More »
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, has identified another property of the former Delta State Governor, James Ibori, located at No 5, Alpha Beach Road , Lekki, Lagos. The mansion is suspected to be one of the proceeds of money laundering for which the ex-governor was convicted in the ... Read More »
Before now, the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos, was the most patronized route for potential money couriers but surprisingly, the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, yesterday arrested two persons at the Nnamdi Azikwe International Airport, Abuja, for attempting to smuggle $240,000 out of the country. The duo, Moghalu Maduakonam ... Read More »
President Goodluck Jonathan’s comments on the Boko Haram insurgency in his interview with the Cable News Network on Wednesday, has received support from his party, The Peoples Democratic Party.The party, in a statement by its National Publicity Secretary, Chief Olisa Metuh, on Friday, said Jonathan was in order when he ... Read More »
Anambra State Governor, Peter Obi, on Friday, absolved President Goodluck Jonathan of the blame for the rot in the Police College, Ikeja, Lagos. He, however, said the administration was working hard to solve the problem and others facing security agencies in the country. Obi spoke with State House correspondents at the ... Read More »
The Ogun State Police Command said yesterday that it had arrested three teenagers in Apeti area of Agbara for cultism. In a statement sent to journalists in Abeokuta, the Ogun State, the Police Public Relations Officer, Muyiwa Adejobi said the command’s anti-crime team led by the Divisional Police Officer Ayo ... Read More »
Even as many Nigerians are against the move by the Federal Government to distribute mobile phones to farmers, the National Association of Cooperative Credit Unions of Nigeria (NACCUN) has requested to partner with the Federal Government to manage the mobile telephone handsets to be distributed to farmers in Nigeria. Mr ... Read More »