Anti-corruption Group, CACOL, Calls For Electoral Reform In Nigeria

Against the backdrop of challenges experienced during the 2019 general elections by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), the Centre for Anti-corruption and Open Leadership (CACOL) has called on the electoral body, the federal government to reform Nigeria’s electoral process. The group made the call in a statement signed by Toyin Odofin, CACOL’s head of […]

Bizare!: 7 Edo Assembly Members Inaugurate House at Night, Behind Closed Doors

The much-anticipated inauguration of Edo State House of Assembly has allegeely been performed, behind closed doors. According to a statement issued by the Special Adviser on Media and Strategy to Governor Godwin Obaseki, Crusoe Osagie, and released to the press at exactly 1.39 am on Tuesday, the inauguration took place with nine of the 24 […]

Abia teachers call off 2-week strike

By Anayo Okoli UMUAHIA—PUBLIC primary and secondary school teachers in Abia State have called off their two weeks old strike over non-payment of salaries. TeacherEdo records 20,000 new registration in public schools, begins open day(Opens in a new browser tab) The leadership of the teachers’ union, Nigeria Union of Teachers, NUT, directed their members to […]

Abia teachers call off 2-week strike

By Anayo Okoli UMUAHIA—PUBLIC primary and secondary school teachers in Abia State have called off their two weeks old strike over non-payment of salaries. TeacherEdo records 20,000 new registration in public schools, begins open day(Opens in a new browser tab) The leadership of the teachers’ union, Nigeria Union of Teachers, NUT, directed their members to […]

CCB speaks on revealing details of President Buhari’s assets

The Code of Conduct Bureau (CCB) has said it cannot disclose the details of President Muhammadu Buhari’s assets. CCB stated this in response to a Freedom of Information (FoI) request by Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP), which sought a disclosure of assets declared by successive presidents and governors from 1999 till date. SERAP had […]

We can’t disclose details of Buhari’s assets, CCB tells SERAP

The Code of Conduct Bureau (CCB) says it cannot disclose the details of President Muhammadu Buhari’s assets.The bureau responded to a freedom of information (FoI) request by Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP), seeking a disclosure of assets declaration submitted by successive presidents and governors from 1999 till date.It said the information requested cannot be […]

Police arrests Man who Vandalised Cars at Nigerian High Commission in London

A Nigerian man has been arrested in London for allegedly destroying official cars at the Nigerian High Commission.The man, identified as Jeffrey Ewohime, was at the High Commission to collect his international passport, which had expired since November 2017.A statement by Abike Dabiri-Erewa, chief executive officer of Nigerians in Diaspora Commission (NIDCOM), said that the man […]

Ogoni clean-up: Social Action tasks HYPREP on transparency, demands frame work

By Davies Iheamnachor PORT HARCOURT— A rights group, Social Action, SA, has tasked the Hydrocarbon Remediation Pollution Project, HYPREP, to release the framework set out for the clean-up of the oil polluted Ogoniland, alleging that the agency lacked transparency. SA also urged HYPREP to be transparent and accountable to people of Ogoni and Niger Delta, […]

Catholic priest kidnapped in Edo

By Alemma Aliu BENIN CITY—A Catholic Priest, Rev Fr Isaac Agabi, has been kidnapped along Auchi-Igarra Road in Akoko-Edo Local Government Area of Edo State. KidnapDemocracy Day: Obaseki urges support to deepen democratic values(Opens in a new browser tab) A statement yesterday, by the Director of Communications, Catholic Diocese of Auchi, Fr Peter Egielewa, said […]

Plateau tertiary institutions call off 7-week-old strike

The Joint Union of Plateau State-owned Tertiary Institution (JUPTI), on Monday called off its seven weeks old strike. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), reports that the workers had embarked on the strike on April 23, over alleged poor funding of the seven tertiary institutions. The workers also wanted improved infrastructure, exemption from Treasury Single […]

Nigeria: Grass-Cutting Scandal – Court Rejects EFCC’s Documents Against Babachir Lawal

By Halimah YahayaA Federal Capital Territory (FCT) High Court in Maitama, on Monday, rejected uncertified documents sought to be tendered by the Economic and Financial Crime Commission (EFCC) in the trial of former Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Babachir Lawal, and three others for alleged corruption. The EFCC arraigned Mr Lawal alongside […]

UBA Foundation boosts pupils’ reading skills

UBA Foundation, on Monday, brought together pupils from various secondary schools in Lagos to the Tony Elumelu Amphitheatre in the UBA head office in Lagos, where they were educated on various issues, ranging from financial literacy, importance of reading culture to nation building. The foundation, which is the corporate social responsibility arm of United Bank […]

SEC, ACMAN to develop benchmark for capital market studies

Ifeanyi Onuba, Abuja The Securities and Exchange Commission and the Association of Capital Market Academics of Nigeria on Monday entered into a partnership to develop curriculum for capital market studies in Nigeria. The curriculum would enable the commission and the association to set the required benchmark that would be adopted by the National Universities Commission […]

Indigenes allege land grabbers sack Ogun villages

Indigenes of eight communities in Oko-Makun, Sagamu Local Government Area of Ogun State on Monday protested at Oke-Mosan Governor’s Office, Abeokuta, calling on Governor Dapo Abiodun to protect them from land grabbers. They alleged that the land grabbers have evicted them from their ancestral land, destroying farm crops and fishponds. The villagers lamented the loss […]

Nigeria in distress—Anglican Communion

By Chimaobi Nwaiwu Nnewi—The Church of Nigeria, Anglican Communion, Diocese on the Niger, yesterday, described Nigeria as a nation in distress, with a democracy very costly to maintain. The Church, therefore, called on All Progressives Congress, APC-led Federal Government of President Muhammadu Buhari, and the newly-inaugurated 9th National Assembly, to dispassionately revisit the recommendations of […]

ICPC commences investigation of N15bn constituency projects in 12 states

Olufemi Atoyebi, Abuja  The Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission will on Tuesday (today) begin the first phase of investigation of fraudulent procurement practices in the award of over N15bn contracts for constituency and other projects in 12 states located in the six geo-political zones of the country. According to a statement issued […]

N900b probe: Senators, Reps to return fake projects funds

Investigators are hitting the road today in search of lawmakers’ N900b constituency projects in states. The Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) is verifying constituency projects executed by immediate past senators and members of the House of Representatives. The commission said it will make recoveries on projects/contracts confirmed to have been inflated […]

N900b probe: Senators, Reps to return fake projects funds

Investigators are hitting the road today in search of lawmakers’ N900b constituency projects in states. The Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) is verifying constituency projects executed by immediate past senators and members of the House of Representatives. The commission said it will make recoveries on projects/contracts confirmed to have been inflated […]

Fulani marauders must vacate Yorubaland now – Gani Adams

Adams a Fulani herder with gun By Kazeem Ugbodaga The Aare Onakakanfo, Gani Adams has ordered Fulani marauders killing people in the Southwest to vacate Yorubaland now or face the consequence as the Yoruba people will not fold their arms and watch their people being killed, raped and kidnapped. Arising from a crucial meeting of […]

Speakership: Crisis brews as Reps allege vote-buying

Ndubuisi Orji, Abuja One week after the emergence of Femi Gbajabiamila as Speaker of the House of Representatives, crisis is already brewing over allegations of vote-buying. Some of the lawmakers are of the view that the election which brought him into office was marred by irregularities. They are already contemplating to approach the court to […]

Sanwo-Olu, security chiefs plan security overhaul

Samson Folarin The Governor of Lagos State, Mr Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has promised to overhaul the security architecture of the state to make it safe for business and living. He noted that the reform would lead to a new engagement for security operatives and help in achieving efficiency in crime fighting. Sanwo-Olu, who spoke on Monday […]

Breaking: Taraba Govt imposes 14hrs curfew on Jalingo

By Femi Bolaji Jalingo – Taraba state government has imposed a fourteen hour curfew on Jalingo, the state capital following renewed attacks on some communities in Kona and ATC. Darius IshakuA statement late Monday night by the Senior Special Assistant to Governor Ishaku on Media and Publicity, Bala Dan Abu said the curfew will remain […]

Dabiri-Erewa condemns destruction of cars at Nigerian Embassy in London

Abike Dabiri-Erewa, Chairman/CEO, Nigerians in Diaspora Commission (NIDCOM) has condemned the destruction of vehicles at the Nigerian embassy in London on Monday. Mr. Jeffrey Apkovweta Ewohime had destroyed several properties of the Nigerian embassy in London because his Nigerian passport was not ready. Dabiri-Erewa implored Nigerians abroad to exercise restraint and be good ambassadors of […]

PDP speaks on masterminding delay in Bauchi Assembly inauguration

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has denied masterminding the postponement of the inauguration of the ninth Bauchi State House of Assembly. Speaking to reporters on Monday, Chairman of PDP in Bauchi State, Hamza Koshe Akuyam, described the allegations that his party was responsible for the postponement of the inauguration as false and unfounded. He said […]

Fund Mismanagement: Party Suspends Okorocha’s Son-in-law, Nwosu

Following unsuccessful attempts to settle internal rancour, the Action Alliance has suspended Uche Nwosu from the party over insubordination, anti-party activities and mismanagement of funds. The party also said it recommended his expulsion from the party to the National Executive Committee. Nwosu, who was the governorship candidate of AA in Imo State and son-in-law of […]

Court rejects EFCC’s documents against Babachir Lawal

A high court in the federal capital territory (FCT) has rejected documents the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) tendered against Babachir Lawal.The ex-SGF is standing trial for alleged fraud.Lawal was arraigned alongside Hamidu Lawal, his younger brother, and Rholavision Engineering Ltd and Josmon Technologies Ltd, two companies he owns.President Muhammadu Buhari sacked him in […]

UPDATE: Nigerian Man Who Destroyed Five Nigerian Embassy Cars In London Identified, Arrested

The Nigerian man who destroyed five embassy cars in London earlier today has now been identified as Jeffery Apkovweta Ewohime. Ehohime has been arrested by the police in London. Sources said he initially caused problem at the Belgian embassy where his passport was confiscated. After he was turned back by the embassy because he arrived […]

Makinde appoints Christian Pilgrims Board Chair, personal aides, others

The Governor of Oyo State, Engr. Seyi Makinde, has approved the renewal of the tenure of Bishop Ademola Moradeyo as the chairman of the State’s Pilgrims Welfare Board (Christian Wing).A statement by the Chief Press Secretary to the Governor, Taiwo Adisa, indicated that the appointment was renewed on June 14.The statement equally indicated the appointment […]

Oshodi-Apapa gridlock: LASG shuts Mile-2, Tin-can Island road for repairs

By Olasunkanmi Akoni The Lagos State Government has urged motorists to steer clear Mile-2 to Tin-can Island Ports, along Oshodi-Apapa Expressway, today Monday, June 17, 2019, in order to allow for repair work on the bad portion of the road. File: Gridlock as tankers shut down Apapa road.Recall that President Muhammedu Buhari following the apparent […]