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Omokore, Diezani’s ally has case to answer, says judge

  Mr Jide Omokore, a business ally of former Petroleum minister, Diezani Alison-Madueke has his hope to quash a $1.6billion fraud charge against him dashed. Justice Nnamdi Dimgba of the Federal High Court sitting in Maitama, Abuja on Thursday, struck out his application seeking to dismiss the charge preferred against him and others by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC. ... Read More »

Lawmakers cut N21b off Lagos-Ibadan road vote

The depth of the changes the National Assembly made in the 2017 budget was revealed yesterday by Minister of Power, Works and Housing Babatunde Fashola. The lawmakers slashed N21billion off the N31billion vote for the Lagos –Ibadan Expressway. The contractor is threatening to abandon the project. Besides, N5billion was taken off the Second Niger Bridge. The money taken away from ... Read More »

Osinbajo condemns violent attacks in Taraba

Acting President Yemi Osinbajo on Thursday condoles with the victims of the recent violent attacks in a number of communities in Taraba State, where deaths have been reported. He condemned the acts of violence, assuring that perpetrators of the attack would be brought to book. In a statement issued by the Senior Special Assistant on media and publicity, Laolu Akande, Osinbajo also ... Read More »

Man Giving Igbo quit notice lives in Lagos – Falana

Rights activist and constitutional lawyer Femi Falana (SAN) said yesterday that the leader of the northern youth group that issued a three months ultimatum to the Igbo to vacate the North does not live in the North, but in Lagos. Falana however said the restructuring and true federalism must be resolved now for Nigeria to make progress. He spoke at ... Read More »

Court Remands Ex-Minister, Jumoke Akinjide In EFCC Custody

A Federal High Court sitting in Ibadan has remanded a former Minister of State for the Federal Capital Territory, Jumoke Akinjide, in the custody of the Economics and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC). The EFCC arraigned her and two others for allegedly collecting a sum of N650million from the $2.1bn meant for the procurement of arms which was allegedly diverted by ... Read More »

Obaseki appoints ex-SSG, ThisDay editor as SAs

The Edo State Governor, Godwin Obaseki, has announced the appointment of seven special advisers, including a former Secretary to the Edo State Government, Prof Julius Ihonvbere, and an Editor of THISDAY, Mr Crusoe Osagie. While Osagie was appointed as an SA to the governor on Media and Communication Strategy, Ihonvbere was made the Chairman, Strategic Planning Team, Governor’s Office. Other ... Read More »

Kill The Hypocrisy About Religious Studies In Schools

    By Azu Ishiekwene   At a time when you would think there are enough small fires in the country, the religious army has started yet another small fire in schools. For most of the time this week the Nigerian Educational Research and Development Council had to whip out the hoses to douse the brush fire started by the ... Read More »

Ambode’s Wife Preaches Love, Tolerance At Ramadan

Wife of the Governor of Lagos State, Mrs. Bolanle Ambode, has called for love and peaceful co-existence among the citizenry, during and after the Ramadan. She made the call during the evening prayer and fast-breaking (Iftar) by Muslim faithful, at Lagos House, Ikeja. Mrs. Ambode said that the Ramadan period represented love, forgiveness, peaceful co-existence and the need to extend ... Read More »

N23bn Diezani Loot: EFCC arraigns ex-minister, Jumoke Akinjide

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission will on Thursday (today) arraign a former Minister of State for the Federal Capital Territory, Jumoke Akinjide, for allegedly receiving N650m from a former Minister of Petroleum Resources, Diezani Alison-Madueke, during the countdown to the 2015 general election. The money was said to be part of the $115m (N23bn as of 2015) allegedly disbursed ... Read More »