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Court Halts Impeachment Moves Against Fayose


A Federal High Court in Abuja yesterday halted all actions and activities of the embattled Speaker of the Ekiti State House of Assembly, Dr Adewale Omirin and the All Progressives Congress (APC) lawmakers from November 21, 2014 till date, including the purported commencement of impeachment proceeding and notice alleging misconduct ... Read More »

David Mark Visits Buhari


Senate President, David Mark, Thursday, paid the president-elect, Muhammadu Buhari a courtesy visit at the All Progressives Congress (APC) headquarters in Abuja. Mark won the Benue South senatorial district seat for the fifth time in the March 28 election under the platform of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP). However, with ... Read More »

Abba’s Sack Is Unjustifiable – Junaid Mohammed


Second Republic lawmaker, Dr. Junaid Mohammed has described the removal of former Inspector General of Police, Suleiman Abba as a political vendetta carried out to massage the political ego of President Goodluck Jonathan and his grieving party, the People’s Democratic Party (PDP), having lost the elections to the All Progressives ... Read More »

Suswam Supports Akume For Senate Presidency


Governor of Benue State, Gabriel Suswam, on Thursday threw his weight behind the current Minority leader in the Senate, George Akume’s bid to lead the 8th National Assembly when inaugurated in June. According to Suswam, since there was nobody from the state vying for the position, he was supporting Akume, the ... Read More »

Patience Jonathan Summons emergency meeting of African First Ladies 2 weeks to handover

First Lady

The First Lady, Dame Patience Jonathan, has summoned an emergency meeting of the African First Ladies Peace Mission (AFLPM) for Abuja on May 15 – two weeks before the expiration of her husband, Dr. Goodluck Jonathan’s tenure. In a notice sent to members, Mrs. Jonathan said the meeting was summoned ... Read More »

Ecommerce Evolution: Konga.com Sellers’ Platform Scales-Up Nationwide With Self-Fulfill Model


Nigeria’s largest online mall, Konga.com just announced a major upgrade that is set to change the face of e-commerce in Nigeria today. The new move has been tagged the ‘Self-fulfill’ model and according to Konga’s CEO, Sim Shagaya, “this upgrade to our service offering heralds a myriad of online shopping ... Read More »

Test Results Of Ondo Killer Disease Out Soon – Mimiko

Olusegun Mimiko

Governor of Ondo State Dr. Olusegun Mimiko, on Wednesday in Abuja assured eager Nigerians that the cause of the strange disease and its accompanying deaths in Ode-Irele Local Government Area of the state would be out soon. He stressed that what had been largely described as “mysterious diseases” was not ... Read More »

DSS Arrests Top INEC Official, 15 Others In Imo Over Electoral Fraud


The Department of State Service, DSS, has arrested the Head of Operations in the Imo State office of Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, and about 15 others, for allegedly tampering with result sheets and thumb-printing ballot papers. The Peoples Democratic Party chairman in the state, Chief Nnamdi Anyaechie, who made ... Read More »

Staff Of Popular Eatery Bags 266 Years Jail Term For Stealing Employer’s N8million

Oluremi Olayinka

A female staff of a popular eatery, Sweet Sensation, Oluremi Olayinka was on Wednesday convicted and sentenced to 266 years imprisonment by Justice A. A Akinyemi of Ogun State High Court, Abeokuta, for stealing N8million belonging to her employer. The offence is contrary to sections 390(6)(7)(8), 467 and 468 respectively ... Read More »

Constitution Amendment: Falana Faults Life Pension For Lawmakers, Warns Against Overriding President’s Veto


Lagos lawyer and rights activist, Femi Falana (SAN), on Wednesday lampooned members of the National Assembly for threatening to veto President Goodluck Jonathan over his decision to withdraw assent to the constitutional amendment they sent to him. Jonathan, last week, wrote to the federal lawmakers informing them of his decision ... Read More »

Why Plaintiffs Withdrew Certificate Suit Against Buhari

Muhammadu Buhari-Certificate

Plaintiffs in the two of the three pending suits challenging the eligibility of the President-elect, Muhammadu Buhari, to contest in the just concluded presidential election have been withdrawn. Justice Adeniyi Ademola, who is presiding over the matters at the Federal High Court in Abuja, subsequently struck out the case after ... Read More »

Agbakoba Advocates Reform Of EFCC, ICPC, NNPC


Dr Olisa Agbakoba, Human Rights Advocate and Maritime Lawyer, on Wednesday called for a reform of anti-corruption agencies in the country to reduce corruption. Agbakoba, who made the call at a news conference in Lagos, said, “there has to be roots and branch reform of the anti-corruption agencies if we ... Read More »

Win N250,000 With The Rosabon Monthly Note Draw


Rosabon Financial Services is always on the lookout for innovative ways to keep its growing clientele happy whilst providing excellent financial services. One of such service is the Rosabon Win Big Monthly Draw {RWIN} which has awarded over 55 Nigerians with N250, 000 amongst other cash prices. Below are some ... Read More »

Lagos Orders Removal Of All Outdoor Political Campaign Materials


The Lagos State Signage and Advertisement Agency, LASAA, has directed that all outdoor political campaign materials used for the March 28 and April 11 general elections be removed. The agency in a public notice signed by its Managing Director, George K. Noah, asked political parties, candidates and their supporters to ... Read More »

Troops Kill Top Boko Haram Commander In Borno Forest


The Nigerian military on Tuesday killed a top terrorist commander, Abu Mojahid. The Director of Defence Information, Chris Olukolade, in a statement yesterday, said Mr. Mohajid was among the terrorists that died in an encounter with Nigerian troops in the outskirt of Algarno forest on Tuesday morning. He died when ... Read More »

Five Ways to Improve your Saving Habit

FLS - Savings

The first step to improving your savings habit is to honestly assess your financial health. After all, you can’t solve a problem if you don’t know what it is. Improving your savings habit will help you reach your short- and long- term financial goals. Before you can save, you need ... Read More »

‘If I Have Offended You, Please Forgive Me’ – Ex-IGP Abba


Former Inspector General of Police, Suleiman Abba has urged everyone he might have offended in the discharge of his duties as the police boss in the country to forgive him. Abba said this following the handover ceremony where Solomon Arase took over as acting IGP. “Let me first congratulate the ... Read More »

Senate Wants Zulu King Dragged Before ICC For Instigating Xenophobic Attacks In South Africa


The Senate, yesterday, said that the Federal Government should formally file a criminal case at the International Criminal Court (ICC) Hague, against the Zulu King, who was believed to have instigated the uprising in South Africa through inciting comments. This came following a motion, tagged Rising Incidence of Xenophobic Attacks ... Read More »

Arase Takes Over As IGP After Abba Stalls Handover For 8 Hours

Solomon Arase

There was confusion and drama at the Force Headquarters in Abuja, yesterday, as the sacked Inspector-General of Police, Mr Suleiman Abba failed to show up until about 4:30pm, more than eight hours after the ceremony should have started. In his defense, when quizzed by journalists at his official residence in ... Read More »

Xenophobia: FG Summons South African Envoy Over Attacks

Musiliu Obanikoro

Minister of State for Foreign Affairs, Ambassador Musiliu Obanikoro, yesterday, summoned the South African High Commissioner to Nigeria, Mr. Lulu Mnguni “to register Nigeria’s protest over the ongoing xenophobic attacks against fellow Africans in South Africa.” “During the meeting with the envoy, Ambassador Obanikoro condemned the attacks on foreigners in ... Read More »