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Monthly Archives: June 2016

Ibrahimovic confirms Manchester United move

Zlatan Ibrahimovic said on Thursday that he is joining Manchester United, ending intense speculation about where the 34-year-old Swedish superstar forward will be playing next season. Ibrahimovic, who was a free agent after ending a hugely successful stay at Paris Saint-Germain, becomes the second signing of new United boss Jose Mourinho after that of highly rated Ivory Coast centre-back Eric ... Read More »

Court Strikes Out Suit Challenging Buhari’s School Certificate

The Federal High Court sitting in Abuja has struck out a suit challenging the veracity of the academic credentials of the President. At the resumed hearing, Justice Adeniyi Ademola struck out the suit following a notice of discontinuance filed by the Plaintiff, Nnamdi Nwokocha–Ahaiwe. When the matter was called, counsel to the Plaintiff, Chikordi Okeorji, informed the court that the ... Read More »

Bus conductor jailed 21 years for armed robbery

A Lagos High Court, Ikeja, on Thursday sentenced a 24-year-old bus conductor, Toyin Rilwan, to 21 years imprisonment for armed robbery. Justice Sedotan Ogunsanya handed down the verdict after finding the conductor guilty of a two-count charge of conspiracy and armed robbery. Ogunsanya, while delivering her judgment, said: “The prosecution was able to prove beyond reasonable doubt that the defendant ... Read More »

Militancy won’t stop developments in Niger Delta – Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday said the renewed violence in the Niger Delta would not stop his administration from engaging with interest groups from the region in finding solutions to the challenges facing the area. Buhari spoke during the breaking of Ramadan fast with members of the diplomatic corps at the Presidential Villa, Abuja. “No amount of militancy shall distract ... Read More »

Abia Governorship: Court Restrains Chief Judge, Others From Swearing-In Ogah

The High Court sitting in Osisioma Ngwa Judicial Division has given an order of injunction restraining the electoral umpire, or the Chief Judge of the state or any other judge from swearing-in Samson Ogah as Abia Governor. This comes as the state government has called for calm, insisting that Mr. Okezie Ikpeazu remains the Governor of Abia State. In a ... Read More »

Accept Modu Sheriff’s PDP Guber candidates in Edo, Ondo – Court tells INEC

A Federal High Court in Abuja on Thursday ordered the Independent National Electoral Commission to only accept the list of Peoples Democratic Party’s governorship candidates for the forthcoming elections in Edo and Ondo states from the Modu Sheriff-led faction of the party. Justice Okon Abang, delivering ruling in an interlocutory application filed by two governorship aspirants on the platform of ... Read More »

Fayose And Nigeria’s Immunity Scandal

By Okey Ndibe Governor Peter Ayodele Fayose of Ekiti State has a solid claim to the title of politician par excellence of Nigeria’s Fourth Republic. In many ways, the man symbolizes the idiosyncrasies, texture and other pathological characteristics of the high-priced, frustrating experiment that goes by the name of democracy in Nigeria. His storied political career has involved a controversy ... Read More »

FOR THE RECORDS: Mining for prosperity: Fuelling Nigeria’s industrialisation in the 21st Century 

Being the text of the keynote address by H.E. Dr. Kayode Fayemi Minister of Solid Minerals Development Federal Republic of Nigeria At the Business Breakfast Meeting organized by the ROYAL AFRICAN SOCIETY (RAS), London, United Kingdom | Thursday, June 30, 2016 Protocols and Introduction It gives me great pleasure to be here today to address this August audience that I consider important partners ... Read More »

Lagos inaugurates Advisory Council on prerogative of mercy 

In its bid to ensure justice for all and sundry, the Lagos State Government on Thursday inaugurated a nine-member Advisory Council on Prerogative of Mercy. State Attorney-General and Commissioner for Justice, Mr. Adeniji Kazeem who spoke at the inauguration of the Council at the Conference Room of Ministry of Justice, Secretariat, Alausa, Ikeja, said that the Council was derived from ... Read More »

ODD NEWS: British Nursing home provides strippers, prostitutes

To provide complete care for its residents, Chaseley Trust — a venerable British nursing facility housed in an ornate seaside mansion — offers amenities such as a movie theater, a gymnasium and a pool table. It also, from time to time, invites prostitutes and strippers to provide their services to residents. “People have needs,” said manager Helena Barrow, as quoted ... Read More »