Omar al-Bashir, Sudanese President for 30 years until Wednesday, has been arrested, Defence Minister Awad Mohamed Ahmed Ibn Auf has confirmed. Addressing the Sudanese people on Thursday afternoon, Ibn Auf said al-Bashir, who is wanted for war crimes by the International Criminal Court (CC), had been “taken into custody in a safe place”.  He also announced a state of emergency...
The ANC’s integrity commission has submitted a preliminary report to the party’s national executive committee (NEC) on the governing party’s contentious candidate lists.A special NEC took a decision almost two weeks ago to refer the lists to the integrity commission after leaders faced criticism on the campaign trail about the dodgy characters the party had included as would-be...
The military in Sudan has formally announced the removal of Omar Al-Bashir from office. The Sudanese defence minister, Awad Ibn Auf, who led the apparent coup on Thursday morning, said the constitution has been suspended and the military will now be in charge of the country for another two years. A three-month state of emergency has also been...
The Supreme Court has struck out an appeal filed by Tonye Cole and and two more filed by his faction of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Rivers State against the party’s exclusion from the governorship and house of assembly elections in the state. A seven-man panel of judges of the apex court led by acting Chief Justice of...
The Senate on Thursday confirmed three new ambassadors-designate. Those confirmed are Christopher Chiejina from Delta State, Bukar Kolo from Yobe State, and M. A. Mabdul from Benue State. President Muhammadu Buhari had, in November 2018, forwarded the names of the nominees seeking confirmation from the lawmakers. The confirmations followed the consideration and adoption of the report of the committee on...
Monday Ubani, former 3rd Vice President of the Nigeria Bar Association (NBA), has been released from the custody of Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) after spending 30 days in custody. Ubani and Senator Christopher Enai, former lawmaker, were invited and detained by EFCC operatives on March 19, 2019, for standing sureties for Ngozi Olojeme, who once served as...
President Cyril Ramaphosa has given Nomgcobo Jiba and Lawrence Mrwebi until April 16 to respond to a report into whether they are fit for their posts at the National Prosecuting Authority (NPA), said a statement from the Presidency on Thursday.Jiba, one of the NPA’s four deputy national directors, and Mrwebi, the head of its specialised commercial crime unit,...
Rasto Otuya Liboyi (centre) joins family members at his home at Mundeku, Khwisero for a jig on April 9, 2019, following his release. When Rasto Otuya, 95, walked out of the Kakamega Prison on Monday, into the sunlight and arms of his family, he became one of the most unlikely prisoners to be freed on good conduct. Mr...
Ahead of World Malaria Day, former football star, David Beckham, has launched the world’s first voice petition to end malaria for the campaign “Malaria Must Die, So Millions Can Live.” Instead of collecting signatures, the campaign asks people around the world to use the power of their voice to demand action by visiting malariamustdie.com and recording the message ‘Malaria...
President Muhammadu Buhari is currently meeting with serice chiefs behind closed doors. The meeting started around 11am at the President's office at the Presidential Villa. Top on the agenda of the meeting could be the increasing attacks by bandits in the north-western states, particularly in Kaduna State, and the spate of kidnappings in other parts of the country. The upsurge in...