The Joint Task Force (JTF) in Damaturu, Yobe State yesterday arrested a high-profile cell-leader of Boko Haram after been critically wounded with gun shots. Read more
A Jos High Court, yesterday, sentenced one Obinna John, to death by hanging for robbing a woman of N1,705.
26 years old Obinna was also said to have robbed his victim, one Dorothy Olaniyi, of two rolls of satchet peak milk, valued at N400. Read more
WASHINGTON, June 21 (Reuters) – The United States on Thursday named three alleged leaders of the Nigerian militant group Boko Haram as “foreign terrorists”, the first time it has blacklisted members of the Islamist group blamed for attacks across Africa’s most populous nation. Read more
The Yobe State Government has relaxed the 24 hours curfew imposed on the state capital as a result of the violent clashes that erupted on Monday, leaving over 40 people dead. Read more
The President, Dr. Goodluck Jonathan says is his administration is determined to professionalise
the federal work force as he also assures on staff welfare.
President Jonathan, made this known on Thursday at the State House Abuja, during the Stakeholders’ Workshop on the Civil Service, organised by the Office of the Head of the Civil Service of the Federation. Read more
Kirsty Lane, 30, transferred the funds from Pure AV’s bank account into that of her and her future husband, Graham. Read more
As the 24 hours curfew imposed on the two states of Kaduna and Yobe, following the violence and loss of innocent lives in the two states continues, the Petroleum and Natural Gas Senior Staff Association of Nigeria (PENGASSAN) has expressed grave concern on the deteriorating security situation in the country with the attendant impact on the socio-economic lives of the citizens. Read more
The Chairman of the House of Representatives Committee on Drugs/Narcotics and Financial Crimes, Mr. Adams Jagaba, on Tuesday opened up on the $620,000 bribe allegedly collected by Mr. Farouk Lawan from businessman, Femi Otedola. Read more
A recent ruling by the Federal High Court in Abuja against the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, and six others over the use of transparent ballot boxes has invalidated the election of President Goodluck Jonathan and the entire 2011 general election, the International Centre for Investigative Reporting is reporting. Read more
A 52 years old Italian man charged for a $111,000 fraud by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, Mr. Mauro Zanin, has reportedly committed suicide, two days before he was scheduled to appear in court.
The EFCC made this known today in a statement signed by its Ag Head, Media & Publicity, Mr. Wilson Uwujaren. Read more
Since 2008 till date, there has been a total of twenty-one major National Assembly probes. That comes down to at least one probe every quarter. Usually, the life cycle of a probe is as follows:
Confrontation stage (where senators or honourables voice their great displeasure over a matter).
Committee stage (where a committee is set up to probe the matter).
Circus stage (where a public hearing is conducted amidst lots of “revelations” and “hot air”). Read more