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President Muhammadu Buhari has returned to the country after spending five days in Saudi Arabia to perform lesser pilgrimage (Umrah). He is returning amidst rising insecurity ahead of his inauguration on the 29th of May. The President, who left the country in the company of his wife, associates and aides, landed at the presidential wing of the Nnamdi Azikiwe International...
The Abuja Division of the Federal High Court, on Tuesday, proceeded with the certificate of return case filed by Governor Rochas Okorocha of Imo State in spite of a petition by the third defendant, Osita Izunaso. Mr Izunaso, who was the APC governorship candidate in the state, had petitioned the Chief Judge of the Federal High Court, Justice Adamu...
Yahaya Bello, Kogi State Governor, on Tuesday walked out Justice Nasir Ajanah, the Chief Judge (CJ) of the state, from a function. According  to the Nation Newspaper, the incident occurred at the Government House Lokoja during the swearing-in of the new Grand Khadi of the state. The function was attended by top government officials and others from the judiciary. The CJ,...
The federal government said it would provide over N10 million grant and mentorship programmes to some young Nigerian entrepreneurs to help kick start their businesses. The Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Boss Mustapha, said this at the National Youth Entrepreneurship Empowerment Summit (NYEES) on Tuesday in Abuja. The Summit was organised by the federal government as part...
For many years, Dana Air, a domestic airline operator in Nigeria, raised millions of naira through in-flight donations to Sri Sai Vandana Foundation, an illegal organisation that was not registered until October last year after the ICIR started its investigations into the airline’s charity business. About halfway through the Lagos-Abuja Dana Air flight, after serving snacks and beverage, a...
The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) on Tuesday said that MTN has paid N275 billion SIM infraction fine as balance of N55 billion was due this month. The Executive Vice Chairman of NCC, Umar Danbatta, made this known in a statement in Abuja. Mr Danbatta spoke on the state of MTN fine payment at the valedictory service organised for the Minister...
A 22 year old Togolese man, Sunday Anani, charged with the murder of Chief Executive Officer of Credit Switch Ltd., Chief Opeyemi Gbademosi has appeared in court.Anani is standing trial on a two-count charge of murder and armed robbery preferred against him by the Lagos State Government.Mrs Aderenla Adeyemi, his counsel from the Office of the Public Defender,...
The trial of Esar Dangabar and six others in the alleged N14 billion police pension scam was Tuesday stalled in an FCT High Court, following his ill health. Mr Dangabar is among seven persons standing trial before Justice Hussein Baba-Yusuf. Others charged along with him are Ahmed Wada; Atiku Kigo; Veronica Onyegbulam; Sani Zira; Uzoma Attang and Christian Madubuike. The Economic...
A federal high court in Abuja has arraigned a former Assistant Comptroller General of Nigeria Customs Service, Bridget Okafor, over an alleged N3 billion fraud and mismanagement of office. The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission in a statement signed by its spokesperson, Tony Orilade, said Mrs Okafor was charged before Justice Venchak Gaba of the FCT High Court, Kwali,...