OP-ED: Celebrating Val In A Recessed Economy by A’dab N. Ukor

OP-ED: Celebrating Val In A Recessed Economy by A’dab N. Ukor

 February 14th of every year is a popular date all over the world. It is the day set aside to commemorate the “so called” invaluable contributions to humanity by the special way Saint Valentine lived his life selflessly and sacrificially for others by showing love and putting smiles on people’s faces. Although to St. Valentine, he was merely living out his avowed life, the impact he created became a global notice which needed to be…

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FG files Fresh Charges Against Ngwuta, Ademola at CCT

FG files Fresh Charges Against Ngwuta, Ademola at CCT

The Federal Government has filed two separate charges against Supreme Court judge, Justice Sylvester Nwali Ngwuta and and his Federal High Court counterpart, Justice Adeniyi Francis Adetokunbo Ademola at the Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT). According to the charge, the two justices were said to have contravened the Code of Conduct Bureau (CCB) Act.   In the charge before the tribunal, Justice Ngwuta was saidd to have been engaged in private business as a public…

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Police Got N4bn For Capital Budget In 2016 – IGP

Police Got N4bn For Capital Budget In 2016 – IGP

The ‎Inspector General of Police, IGP Ibrahim Idris, yesterday said out of the N16, 107,272,000 appropriated for the 2016 capital budget, only N4,026,818,000, being 25 per cent was released as at December 31, 2016. Lamenting the inadequate funding for the Police, the IGP, while addressing members of the House Committee on Police Affairs, said non-release of appropriated capital budget has inhibited the Force from accomplishing its set objective of providing necessary tools and infrastructure for…

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Gunmen attack UN team in Nigeria, kill 5

Gunmen attack UN team in Nigeria, kill 5

Gunmen have attacked a United Nations monitoring team at the Nigeria-Cameroon border, killing five people. Three Nigerians were among those killed, a UN statement said Wednesday. “According to preliminary reports, at around 14:00 hours, yesterday (Tuesday), an unknown armed group attacked a UN Technical Monitoring Team, killing five individuals – a UN independent contractor, three Nigerians nationals and one Cameroonian national – and injuring several others,” the UN envoy for West Africa and the Sahel,…

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Vampire/Suspected Escapees: Imo Police debunks report

Vampire/Suspected Escapees: Imo Police debunks report

The Imo state Police Command has debunked the report captioned, “Vampire Escape: Police Raid Prison, Recover 264 Mobile Phones”, published in one of the national dailies (not LEADERSHIP). The Command however, stated that the report published on Tuesday, January 31, 2017 was malicious and frivolous, adding that no such raid was carried out by the command at Owerri prisons, as written. Meanwhile, the command had said that the report written by the three writers stated…

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Dasuki Gate: Obanikoro returns another N30m, promises to pay a balance of N417m

Dasuki Gate: Obanikoro returns another N30m, promises to pay a balance of N417m

A former Minister of State for Defence, Senator Musiliu Obanikoro, has returned a fresh sum of N30m to the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, with a promise to pay a balance of N417m, Punchng reports. He has now returned N167m to the FG. A reliable source was quoted as saying, “I can confirm that Senator Obanikoro has been meeting up his part of the agreement. You will recall that last year, he promised to return…

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Protesters storm NTA, CBN, say Buhari’s not dead

Protesters storm NTA, CBN, say Buhari’s not dead

Protesters storm NTA, CBN, say Buhari’s not dead About 200 protesters under the aegis of Coalition of Civil Society Groups on Tuesday  stormed at the Headquarters of the Nigerian Television Authority (NTA) and the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) in Abuja in solidarity with President Muhammadu Buhari, saying his rumoured death was the handiwork of blackmailers and mischief makers. They urged Nigerians to pray for quick recovery of the President to avoid any eventuality, rather…

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Dudafa Accuses EFCC Of Torturing Him To Implicate Jonathan

Dudafa Accuses EFCC Of Torturing Him To Implicate Jonathan

A former senior Special assistant to ex-President Goodluck Jonathan on Domestic Affairs, Dr. Waripamo-Owei Dudafa yesterday told a Federal High Court in Lagos that the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) had been torturing him to with the intent of getting him to implicate the former president.The former presidential aide made the allegation while testifying in a trial within trial being conducted by the court after he claimed that a statement he made to the…

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OP-ED: HOW GOVERNORS RUINED PDP… BY TONY BEN

OP-ED: HOW GOVERNORS RUINED PDP… BY TONY BEN

If not for the recent Supreme Court judgement validating the Ahmed Markafi faction of the Peoples Democratic Party, it was no longer news that the Party was in the throes of death. Though one can rightly point to the loss of power at the Centre as the cause of the present imbroglio as the party has since proved it was not prepared for opposition, but the real cause is the cumulative effect of the role…

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Dame Patience Faka Jonathan: One Persecution Too Many – by Obi Z.Uzondu

Dame Patience Faka Jonathan: One Persecution Too Many – by Obi Z.Uzondu

The ordeal which the former First Lady of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, Dame Patience Faka Jonathan has been made to go through in the anti corruption crusade of the Muhammadu Buhari administration is such that no other First Lady ever in the history of Nigeria has been subjected to. Her public and private lives have been seriously traumatized, turned upside down, and her ego seriously injured in what has now become very clear as…

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