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Ramdan Ends, Sunday Declared Eid-el-Fitr Day

Nigerian Muslims have been directed to observe eid-el-fitr on Sunday to effectively mark the end of the Ramadan. Sultan of Sokoto and President-General Nigerian Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs (NSCIA), Alhaji Muhammad Sa’ad Abubakar III, said that the order followed the sighted of the moon in some locations in Nigeria. Seven countries have also announced end of Ramadan, including Saudi ... Read More »

Evans Opens Can Of Worms, Says Top Bizmen shared loot with Him

After several denials, suspected kidnap kingpin, Chukwudumeje George Onwuamadike, alias Evans, has finally admitted some prominent southeast businessmen provided information on victims and shared from the ransoms. The Nation gathered yesterday that the suspect had given a lot of names to the police, most of whom were currently being tracked. It was gathered that the kingpin also disclosed that some ... Read More »

EFCC arraigns Judge, Nganjiwa over alleged unlawful enrichment

A serving judge of the Federal High Court, Hyeladzira Nganjiwa, was on Friday arraigned before Justice A.A. Akintoye of the Lagos State High Court, Igbosere, by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission EFCC, for alleged unlawful enrichment to the tune of $260,000 and N8,650,000. Mr. Nganjiwa, who is attached to the Bayelsa Division of the Federal High Court, was arraigned on a ... Read More »

SSS foils plans by terrorists to attack Kano, Sokoto, Kaduna, Maiduguri At Eid el Fitri – Official

The State Security Service, SSS, announced on Friday that it arrested suspected terrorists planning to attack Kano, Sokoto, Kaduna and Maiduguri during the Sallah celebration. The federal government had earlier declared Monday and Tuesday next week as public holidays for the Islamic festival. In a statement on Friday signed by Tony Opuiyo, the SSS said, “The past few weeks, this service has uncovered a sinister plot ... Read More »

European countries deport 34 Nigerians

Thirty-four Nigerians deported from six European countries for immigration-related offences arrived at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport in Lagos on Thursday. The deportees, who arrived at 6.30am, were sent back home from Switzerland,  Germany, Iceland, Austria, Belgium and Hungary. The News Agency of Nigeria reported that they comprised 32 males and two females, and were brought back in a chartered ... Read More »

Land Grabbing: Notorious Kingpin, Lamina, Fails To Meet Bail Conditions

…Court Declares Sureties Unverifiable As Suspect Remains In Badagry Prison The Lagos State Special Offences Court sitting in Oshodi has declared the sureties presented by a suspected land grabbing kingpin, Chief Kamorudeen Lamina, alias Sir K Oluwo as unverifiable and thus unable to stand for his bail. The State Government, through the Special Task Force on Land Grabbers set up ... Read More »

Ramadan: Why We Are Hosting Muslims In 20 Centres – Ambode

…Urges Monarchs, Religious, Community Leaders, Others To Participate Lagos State Governor, Mr Akinwunmi Ambode on Friday explained the rationale behind the decision of his administration to host Muslims in twenty centres across the State for the Eid-el-fitri celebration, saying that it was part of the strategy to bring about bonding among the people and enhance community participation in governance. Speaking at Lagos ... Read More »

Lagos Remains Home To All tribes, Nationalities – Ambode, Akiolu

…Back Osinbajo’s Reconciliatory Moves On National Unity Lagos State Governor, Mr Akinwunmi Ambode on Friday commended the measures taken so far by the Acting President, Professor Yemi Osinbajo and by extension the Federal Government to quell tensions generated by agitation from some ethnic nationalities seeking to break away from Nigeria, saying that the unity of the country should be of paramount importance ... Read More »

How Badeh funded N1.2b shopping complex, by witness

A prosecution witness in the trial of former Chief of Defence Staff (CDS) Air Marshall Alex Badeh yesterday told Justice Okong Abang of the Federal High Court, Abuja how the military chief funded the building of N1.2 billion shopping complex. Led in evidence by prosecution counsel Rotimi Jacobs (SAN), the prosecution witness, Abubakar Haliyu Madaki, a team leader of the ... Read More »