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Contempt: SAN Prays Court To Jail Benue Attorney-General, Suswam’s Adviser


A Senior Advocate of Nigeria, SAN, Tony Ijohor, has prayed the Benue State Chief Judge, Justice Iorhemen Hwande, to commit the state’s Attorney-General, Philip Ierkwagh, to prison for contempt of court. The Makurdi-based senior lawyer also urged the court to commit the Special Adviser to Governor on Local Government and ... Read More »

Emir Of Kano, Sanusi Appointed As UNIBEN Pro-chancellor, Says Doing Good Always Pays

Emir Muhammad Sanusi II

The Emir of Kano, Muhammad Sanusi II, was on Monday appointed the pro-chancellor of the University of Benin, Edo State. His letter of appointment was delivered at his Palace earlier today by the Minister of Education, Ibrahim Shekarau. Speaking after receiving the letter, Mr. Sanusi said good deeds always has ... Read More »

If I Knew Where Shekau’s Hiding, I Won’t Tell Nigeria – Chadian President

GEJ-Idriss Deby

President Idris Deby of Chad, who earlier this year was quoted as saying his country’s military was closing in on elusive Boko Haram leader, Abubakar Shekau and urged him to surrender, has retracted the statement while also insisting he won’t divulge the location of the wanted terrorist even if he ... Read More »

Local Contractors Accuse Kano Govt Of Refusing To Settle N60bn Debt


Governor Rabiu Kwankwaso has been accused by local contractors who handled various projects for the state government of refusing to pay over N60 billion debt owed them. Speaking at a press conference on Sunday, the Chairman of Nigeria Indigenous Contractors Association, Kano branch, Auduwa Maitangaran, said the outstanding debts have ... Read More »

Don’t Expect Too Much From Buhari, Change Will Come Gradually – Cardinal Okogie Tells Nigerians

Anthony Cardinal Olubunmi Okogie

The Catholic Archbishop Emeritus, Anthony Okogie, on Sunday urged Nigerians not to expect too much from the president-elect, Muhammadu Buhari, saying change is a gradual process. “Nigeria seems to be on a collision course with destiny and the hopes of many are hanging in the balance. I can understand the ... Read More »

Fayose Orders Verification Of 48,977 Ekiti Workers, Denies Political Undertone

Ayo Fayose-victory

In a bid to rid the public service of ghost workers, the Governor of Ekiti State, Ayodele Fayose, has ordered the verification of the over 48, 977 workers in the state’s payroll. The governor’s directive was contained in a statement issued by his Special Assistant on Public Communications and New ... Read More »

Adamawa: Group Seeks Probe Of N22bn Expenditure By Fintiri’s 86-Day-Old Administration


A group, Adamawa Progressive Movement, has called for a probe into the N22 billion expenditure incurred by Ahmadu Fintiri’s 86 day-old administration. Mr. Fintiri, speaker of Adamawa House of Assembly, assumed the office of acting governor, following the impeachment of Murtala Nyako in July 2014. Mr. Fintiri was later removed ... Read More »

Why My Convoy Ignored Accident Victims – Ogun Assembly


The Speaker of Ogun State House of Assembly, Suraj Adekunbi, has denied a report that he ignored the cries for help by some accident victims when his convoy drove by the scene. Three people were killed on Saturday at Onipepeye Village along Siun-Owode road, Obafemi-Owode Local Government Area, in the ... Read More »

I’m Returning To My Village After May 29 – Kuku • Denies Plotting To Stay On As Amnesty Boss

kingsley kuku

Chairman of the Presidential Amnesty Programme, Mr. Kingsley Kuku, has denied rumours making the rounds that he was plotting to stay on as head of the organisation beyond May 29. Kuku, who is the Special Adviser to President Goodluck Jonathan on Niger Delta, made the clarification following strident calls by some ... Read More »

You Are Nigeria’s President, Not President Of Northern Nigeria, Maitama Sule Tells Buhari


Elder Statesman and former Nigeria’s Permanent Representative to the United Nations, Maitama Sule, has charged President-elect, Muhammadu Buhari, to see himself as president of the whole of Nigeria and not that of the North only. Sule, who spoke yesterday, when he led a delegation of northern elders, including Professor Ango ... Read More »

We Are Leaving Solid Economic Legacies For The Incoming Government – Okonjo-Iweala

Dr Ngozi Okonjo Iweala

Although she recently disclosed that the federal government borrowed money to pay workers salaries, the Coordinating Minister for the Economy and Minister of Finance, Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, said yesterday that the Jonathan administration was leaving some solid economic legacies for the incoming Buhari government. The minister insisted that “the allegations ... Read More »

OAU Lecturer Kidnapped, Driver Killed In Ekiti


A lecturer at Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU) Ile-Ife, Dr. Femi Omisore has been kidnapped by unidentified persons. Vanguard reports that the lecturer who works at the Department of Environmental Design Management of OAU was kidnapped, weekend, at Ado-Ekiti, while on his way to Oye-Ekiti. The kidnappers were also said to ... Read More »

Brace Up For Persecution, Jonathan Tells Aides


President Goodluck Jonathan has told ministers and aides serving under him to brace up for hard times. Jonathan, who spoke during a thanksgiving and farewell service held in his honour at the Cathedral Church of Advent, Gwarinpa, Life Camp Abuja, informed the congregation that his decision to concede victory and ... Read More »

496 patients treated for cardiac, renal ailments – LASG

Cardiac and Renal Centre

The Lagos State Government says 496 patients had received treatment since the inauguration of the first ultra-modern Cardiac and Renal Centre in West Africa. Dr Jide Idris, the Commissioner for Health, gave the success profile of the centre recently while highlighting the success health programmes of the state government in ... Read More »

Trekking Fever: Two Men Trek To Kaduna To Sympathize With Governor Yero Over His Election Defeat

Mukhtar Ramalan Yero

As several people trekked long distances to felicitate with winners of the just concluded 2015 general elections, two people have commenced trekking from Makarfi to Kaduna to sympathise with Gov. Muktar Yero. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Yero lost the Kaduna State Governorship seat to Malam Nasir ... Read More »

NEMA, UN Pledge To Support Reintegration Of Women And Children Rescued From Boko Haram Captivity


The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) and the United Nations have pledged to support the reintegration of the women and children rescued from Boko Haram in Nigeria. This is contained in a statement signed by Mr Sani Datti, Senior Information Officer, NEMA, on Sunday in Abuja. It stated that Mr ... Read More »

We’ve Already Forgiven Boko Haram – Escaped Chibok Schoolgirls

Boko Haram

Although she has a compelling story of her own to tell, Deborah would not let it define her as she looks forward to a brighter future. That bright future is what the 19-year old is going to tell the 275 women and children, who were held hostage by Boko Haram ... Read More »

Emir Sanusi visits El-Rufai, hails Kaduna people for electing “competent” leader

El-rufai-Emir Sanusi

The Emir of Kano, Alhaji Muhammadu Sanusi II, on Saturday in Kaduna commended people of the state for choosing a competent leader in the person of a former Minister of the Federal Capital Territory, Malam Nasir el-Rufai. Sanusi, who stated this when he led the Kano Emirate Council to congratulate ... Read More »

I’m going back to school after my husband’s tenure, Says Amina Sambo

Amina Sambo

Hajia Amina Sambo, wife of Vice President Namadi Sambo, on Saturday in Abuja, said she would go back to the classroom to acquire more knowledge after the expiration of her husband’s tenure on May 29. She also urged Nigerians to pray for the incoming administration of President-elect Muhammadu Buhari. Mrs. Sambo said ... Read More »

Man arrested in Ile-Ife for murder during elections


The Police Command in Osun on Sunday said it had arrested one Olagbaju Tajudeen, 45, in connection with the murder of one Dare George during the April 11 House of Assembly elections in Ile-Ife. The Police Public Relation Officer, PPRO, Folasade Odoro, disclosed this in a statement in Osogbo. The ... Read More »