Category Archives: Breaking

Former Kano Governor, Ibrahim Shekarau, Gets Bail

A Federal High Court sitting in Kano has granted bail to the former State Governor, Ibrahim Shekarau. Shekarau was arraigned on Thursday by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) alongside two others; Aminu Bashir Wali and Mansur Ahmed before Justice Zainab Bage Abubakar over charges of alleged money laundering. They were arraigned on 6…

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Buhari Nominates Ex-IG Smith As New Police Service Commission Chairman

President Muhammadu Buhari has nominated former Inspector-General of Police, Musiliu Smith, as Chairman of the Police Service Commission (PSC). The President has written to the Senate, seeking confirmation of Smith to succeed former IGP, Mike Okiro. Buhari also appointed five others as members of the PSC. President of the Senate, Bukola Saraki, read Buhari’s letter…

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Court Reportedly Declares Innoson Boss Wanted For Failing To Make An Appearance

The Special Offences Court in Lagos has declared Innoson Motors boss Innocent Chukwuma wanted, Punch reports. Judge of the court Mojisola Dada reportedly made the ruling while the court sat on Thursday. Chukwuma had failed to make an appearance in court for a consecutive 5 times, prompting the judge to make the declaration. Counsel to the Economic and Financial Crimes…

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Nigeria Disses Amnesty International, Says Report On Alleged Rights Violations By Military Lacks Credibility

Nigeria’s presidency in a statement has said that the report of Amnesty International which alleged human rights violations by the military in its offensive against Boko Haram terrorists lacks credibility and not backed by verifiable evidence. Garba Shehu, President Buhari’s spokesman dissed the AI report in late Wednesday statement. The statement reds: “The recent report…

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Bauchi State’s Deputy Governor Resigns!

The Bauchi State Deputy Governor Nuhu Gidado has resigned from office. Gidado tendered his letter of resignation to the state governor Mohammed Abubakar on Wednesday, Punch reports. His decision to resign was as a result of his “waning enthusiasm for the job,” the letter read. He also appreciated the people of the state and the governor for giving him the opportunity to…

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Ondo Assembly Reverses Impeachment Of Deputy Speaker After Governor Akeredolu Intervenes

The Ondo State House of Assembly has reinstated Iroju Ogundeji barely 24 hours after he was impeached from the post, Punch reports. Ogundeji had on Tuesday been impeached after allegations of “gross misconduct” and he was promptly replaced by Bimbo Faloju. 18 of 26 lawmakers had voted in favour of having him impeached. He has however been reinstated, reportedly after the intervention…

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Our Re-Election Will Be Easy Because We Have Kept Our Promises – Lai Mohammed

Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, has said the reelection bid of President Muhammadu Buhari will be easy, Premium Times reports. Mohammed said this while inspecting the 52-kilometre dualised Oyo-Ogbomosho road project in Oyo on Tuesday. The proper way to get the electorate to vote for a candidate is by keeping promises, Mohammed said, and Buhari has done just…

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Customs Boss Says Only Lazy Nigerians Are Hungry Under Buhari Administration

Hameed Ali, Comptroller-General of the Nigeria Customs Service on Tuesday said only Nigerians are hungry under the present administration, Punch reports. Ali said this during a visit of Buhari Support Organisation, which he led, to President Muhammadu Buhari at the State House. The group is in support of Buhari’s second term ambitions, he said, as the country has grown in terms…

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