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NAF chiefs transferred billions to private accounts – EFCC

An Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) investigator, Tosin Owobo, testified on Wednesday that a former Chief of Air Staff, Air Marshal Adesola Amosu (retd), allegedly set up a diagnostic centre with the funds he allegedly diverted from the Nigeria Air Force (NAF). He was testifying in the trial of Amosu and former NAF Chief of Accounts and Budgeting, Air ... Read More »

Edo Assembly confirms 18 commissioner nominees

The Edo  House of Assembly on Wednesday confirmed 18  nominees as commissioners in the state. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Governor Godwin Obaseki had on June 20 forwarded the 18-man list to the house for consideration and confirmation. The confirmation of the nominees followed the recommendation of the House Committee on Rules, Business and Government House. Presenting ... Read More »

Jonathan hails Adesina over World Food prize

Ex-President Goodluck Jonathan has congratulated the President of the African Development Bank (AfDB), Dr. Akinwumi Adesina, over his emergence as 2017 World Food Prize laureate, describing him as a man of exceptional work ethic. Jonathan said Adeshina was the man who transformed agriculture in Nigeria by introducing several innovations that changed the face of farming, boosted the capacity of farmers ... Read More »

Bizzaire: Arrested Kidnapper, Evans, sues police

Arrested billionaire kidnapper, Chukwudumeme Onwuamadike a.k.a. Evans, on Wednesday, filed a fundamental rights enforcement action before the Lagos Federal High Court in Lagos, urging the court to order the police to charge him to court or release him immediately. Joined as respondents in the said suit marked FHC/L/CS/1012/2017 are the Nigeria Police Force, Commissioner of Police, Lagos State and the ... Read More »

No going back on Melaye’s recall process – Group

Aggrieved Constituent Voters in Kogi West senatorial district says there is no going back on the recall of Sen. Dino Melaye who represents the constituency at the Senate. The leader of the group, Mr Olowo Cornelius, made the statement while addressing a news conference on Wednesday in Lokoja. He said that the recall bid was premised on the lack of ... Read More »

Ex-convict teenagers arrested in Ondo abandoned building

The Ondo State Police Command on Tuesday said it arrested four teenagers in an abandoned uncompleted building in the Alagbaka area of Akure, the Ondo State capital. The suspects’ names were given as Omololu Kayode, 19; Ojo Odunayo; Bidemi Victor, 18; and Wale Ayemowa, 18. The building, which is located a few metres away from the Ondo State House of ... Read More »

Chile edge Ronaldo’s Portugal for final

Chile are through to the finals of the Confederations Cup, edging out Cristiano Ronaldo-led Portugal in the first semi-final in Kazan Russia. The South Americans won in a shootout in which the Chilean keeper was the hero, stopping three of the kicks. The Chileans, however, had no problem beating the Portugal keeper. It was a difficult match, European champions versus ... Read More »

Recall: Jemibewon, Lambo, Bello back Melaye

As the battle for the recall of the representative of Kogi-West senatorial district, Senator Dino Melaye, rages, prominent Okun indigenes have thrown their weight behind the embattled senator. A former Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice Chief Bayo Ojo (SAN); a former Minister of Health, Prof Eyitayo Lambo; and a former Minister of Police Affairs, Maj.-Gen. David ... Read More »

ICPC Operatives Search Ex-VP Namadi Sambo’s House

Heavily armed security operatives on Wednesday raided the residence of a former vice president, Namadi Sambo, in Kaduna. The operatives are believed to have come from the State Security Service, SSS, and the Independent Corrupt Practices and other related offences Commission, ICPC. An ICPC operative in the North-West zonal office of the agency in Kaduna, confirmed the raid to our ... Read More »