BREAKING: Court Stops FG from Adding PDP Chairman, Secondus on Looters List

The High Court sitting in Port Harcourt has restrained Information and Culture Minister, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, from further publishing the name of the National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Mr Uche Secondus, in federal government of Nigeria's looters’ list. The court made the order in a matter of libel brought against him by … Continue reading BREAKING: Court Stops FG from Adding PDP Chairman, Secondus on Looters List

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Ademola Slated for Sack Before Resigning, Says NJC

Justice Adeniyi Ademola pulled a fast one on the National Judicial Council, by hurriedly announcing his resignation, a spokesman for the council revealed today. According to Soji Oye, NJC’s Director of Information, the council recommended on Wednesday the compulsory retirement of Ademola, along with Justice O. O. Tokode, both of the Federal High Court, for … Continue reading Ademola Slated for Sack Before Resigning, Says NJC

Human Rights Abuses: Global Amnesty Watch Calls for Speedy Implementation of SBOI Reports

The Global Amnesty Watch, an international humanitarian organization has endorsed the report of the Special Board of Inquiry (SBOI), which investigated the alleged war crimes man by the Nigerian Army personnel in the fight against insurgency in the North East and Internal Security Operations in the South Eastern part of the country. Recall that the … Continue reading Human Rights Abuses: Global Amnesty Watch Calls for Speedy Implementation of SBOI Reports

CNPP Backs Labour’s Calls on FG to Review Capital Oil and Gas Chairman’s Detention

The Conference of Nigeria Political parties (CNPP) has thrown its weight behind the call by the United Labour Congress (ULC) for the release the Chairman of Capital Oil and Gas, Dr. Ifeanyi Ubah, in order to pave the way for negotiation with company’s management. The umbrella body of all registered political parties and associations in … Continue reading CNPP Backs Labour’s Calls on FG to Review Capital Oil and Gas Chairman’s Detention

Presidential Debate: APC Shields Buhari’s Intellectual Laziness, Says Jonathan *Charges APC ‘Prove You’re a Party of Progressive Intellectuals At Debate’

The Presidential Campaign Organisation of President Goodluck Jonathan has accused the All Progressives Congress (APC) of stopping its presidential candidate, General Muhammadu Buhari from participating in a presidential debate being organised by the Broadcasting Organisation of Nigeria (BON) as a means of shielding the intellectual laziness and inability of the former military dictator to constructively … Continue reading Presidential Debate: APC Shields Buhari’s Intellectual Laziness, Says Jonathan *Charges APC ‘Prove You’re a Party of Progressive Intellectuals At Debate’

Boko Haram: Arrested General Ransome-Kuti, Other Officers May Be Court Martialed Over Baga Attack

Nigerian military authorities have come down heavily on suspected senior military officers sabotaging counter-terrorism operations in the country as over 10 senior officers, including a Brigadier-General, have been arrested and are currently telling the military hierarchy what they know about a recent attack carried out by the Islamic insurgent group, Boko Haram. The officers may … Continue reading Boko Haram: Arrested General Ransome-Kuti, Other Officers May Be Court Martialed Over Baga Attack

#NigeriaDecides: Buhari is Clueless About How To Revive Economy, Can’t Remember His Phone Number, Says Jonathan

So Clueless? Can you imagine? Pa Buhari can’t remember his phone number –Jonathan President Goodluck Jonathan on Friday during a rally in Enugu said that the All Progressives Congress candidate, Gen. Muhammadu Buhari (retd), cannot remember his own mobile phone number. Jonathan, whose unscripted address was mostly a response to previous statements made by Buhari, … Continue reading #NigeriaDecides: Buhari is Clueless About How To Revive Economy, Can’t Remember His Phone Number, Says Jonathan

Ihejirika Sues Australian Negotiator, Davies, Over Allegation of Boko Haram Sponsorship

A former Chief of Army Staff, Azubuike Ihejirika, has instituted a suit at the Abuja High Court against the Australian hostage negotiator, Stephen Davies, who accused him of sponsoring Boko Haram insurgency in the North East Nigeria. In the suit filed by his team of lawyers, Nnoruka Udechukwu, C.U. Ilegbune, and Ben Anechebe, all Senior … Continue reading Ihejirika Sues Australian Negotiator, Davies, Over Allegation of Boko Haram Sponsorship

Fela’s Former Aide Wants Obasanjo’s Charged for Genocide

Former associate and aide to late Afro beat musician, Fela Kuti, has accused former President Olusegun Obasanjo of genocide, calling for his trial. Uwa Erhabor, who worked with the late musician in the 1980s, made the demand Thursday while launching of his new book, “Kalakuta Diaries”. He accused Obasanjo of ordering the killings in Zaki … Continue reading Fela’s Former Aide Wants Obasanjo’s Charged for Genocide

Nigerian Anti-Gay Law: Arrested Lesbians Risk 14-Year Jail Sentence in Anambra

Following the passage and signing into law, the Bill that forbade same-sax relationships in Nigeria, the Police in a South-eastern town, Ogidi, Anambra State, have arrested a young lady identified as Chioma from Umudioka in Dunukofia council area of the state and one other identified as Amaka for allegedly engaging in lesbianism. The suspects, according … Continue reading Nigerian Anti-Gay Law: Arrested Lesbians Risk 14-Year Jail Sentence in Anambra

Obasanjo to Atiku in New Book: You’re ‘Shameless Liar’

Controversy sorrounding the new book written by former Nigerian President, Olusegun Obasanjo, is yet to die down as he described his former vice-president, Atiku Abubakar, as a “shameless liar” who plotted against his infamous third term agenda. At a public presentation of the book ‘Olusegun Obasanjo: My Watch,’ in Lagos, Tuesday, Obasanjo accused Abubakar of … Continue reading Obasanjo to Atiku in New Book: You’re ‘Shameless Liar’

Court Orders IGP, SSS, to Confiscate Obasanjo`s New Book

A Federal Capital Territory High Court has, on Wednesday, ordered the Inspector General of Police, Director-General of State Security Services (SSS) and Controller-General of Nigeria Customs Services to confiscate Obasanjo`s book from public vendors. Justice Valentine Ashi, gave the order after former President Olusegun Obasanjo allegedly went ahead to publish his book titled “ My … Continue reading Court Orders IGP, SSS, to Confiscate Obasanjo`s New Book

2015: Collecting ‘Stomach Infrastructure’ for Vote, Eating Unborn Children’s Future – Hon Ebenezer Tells Voters

Hon Oyetakin Ebenezer is the director of Research and Documentation at Anti-Corruption Network. He is the author of ‘Nigeria: A Giant in Search of Her Destiny’. In this interview, he bared his mind on the just permanent voters’ cards distribution by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), challenges ahead of 2015 general elections and other … Continue reading 2015: Collecting ‘Stomach Infrastructure’ for Vote, Eating Unborn Children’s Future – Hon Ebenezer Tells Voters

As Court Orders Status Quo Maintained Over Security Aides Withdrawal

Temporary relief came for embattled Speaker of the House of Representatives, Hon. Aminu Tambuwal, Friday, as an Abuja High Court, hearing the suit he filed against the Federal Government and the ruling Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), restated its order that status quo should be maintained, THEWILL reports. Although counsel to both parties could not agree … Continue reading As Court Orders Status Quo Maintained Over Security Aides Withdrawal

I was out when Coroner Invitation was Served – T.B. Joshua

Prophet Temitope Joshua, the founder of the Synagogue Church of All Nations, on Wednesday said he was yet to be “personally served” the witness summons issued by the Lagos State Coroner, Oyetade Komolafe. Joshua made this known through his counsel, Olalekan Ojo, at the ongoing Coroner’s Inquest into the September 12 collapse of a guest … Continue reading I was out when Coroner Invitation was Served – T.B. Joshua

FRSC Lacks Powers to Impose Fine on Motorists — Court

A Federal High Court sitting in Lagos has held that the Federal Road Safety Corps, FRSC, has no powers to impose fines on erring motorists. Trial judge, Justice James Tsoho in his judgement in a suit by a lawyer, Mr Tope Alabi, held that FRSC can not turn itself into a court of law by … Continue reading FRSC Lacks Powers to Impose Fine on Motorists — Court

Court turns down request to stop T.B Joshua from appearing before coroner

The appearance and testimony of the founder of the Synagogue Church of All Nations, SCOAN, before a coroner would not harm him, a Federal High Court in Lagos ruled, Tuesday. Temitope Joshua (popularly known as T.B Joshua) is billed to testify on Wednesday at an ongoing coroner’s inquest into the circumstances surrounding the collapse of … Continue reading Court turns down request to stop T.B Joshua from appearing before coroner

Court Rules on Ownership of Newswatch as Jimoh Ibrahim Applies for Stay of Execution

Justice Ibrahim Buba of the Federal High Court, Lagos on Monday nullified the Share Purchase Agreement (SPA) which transferred ownership of Newswatch Communications Limited to Global Media Mirror Limited owned by Lagos based businessman, Jimoh Ibrahim. However, the management of the publication is set to file for a stay of execution of the verdict Tuesday. … Continue reading Court Rules on Ownership of Newswatch as Jimoh Ibrahim Applies for Stay of Execution

Adamawa: Federal Government orders Ngilari’s reinstatement

The Federal Government today (Wednesday) ordered the Chief Judge of Adamawa State to without delay swear-in Barr. Bala Ngilari as the governor of the state, in obedience to Wednesday court ruling. DailyPost recalls that the Federal High Court today declared Ngilari’s resignation as unconstitutional, null and void, reinstating him to the Government House as Acting … Continue reading Adamawa: Federal Government orders Ngilari’s reinstatement

Nigeria Releases Names of 2013, 2014 National Honours Award Recipients as Police, Teacher, Taxi Driver, Make List

The Federal government has released the list of 2013 and 2014 National Honours Award recipients. The Nigerian Times gathered that over 80% of the awardees came from the public sector as either public officers or political appointees. The list includes a policeman, Sergeant Jafaru Wadzani; a teacher, Dr. Nathaniel Chid Nwaneri; traffic warden, CPL Solomon … Continue reading Nigeria Releases Names of 2013, 2014 National Honours Award Recipients as Police, Teacher, Taxi Driver, Make List