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Buhari, Gowon meet again inside Aso Rock

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President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday met behind closed doors with a former Head of State, Gen. Yakubu Gowon (retd.), at the Presidential Villa, Abuja. The meeting was held inside the President’s office. The meeting of the two leaders was the second one in two months. They had earlier met on ...

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PHOTOS: Accident scene on Third Mainland Bridge

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There was an accident at the tail end of the Third Mainland Bridge at Adeniji Adele Bus Stop, Lagos, on Thursday. However, no death was recorded in the accident according to eye witnesses. See photos:   Photo Credits: Stanley Ogidi Source: Punch

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22,500 Nigerians illegally crossed Mediterranean in 2016 – EU

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The European Union has said over 22,500 illegal migrants from Nigeria crossed Mediterranean Sea to Europe between January and September as against 23,000 in 2015. The Deputy Head of EU Delegation in Nigeria, Mr. Richard Young, made this disclosure on Thursday at a media workshop in Abuja. Young expressed concern ...

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Nigerian asylum seeker detained in Japan

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A Nigerian asylum seeker and activist, Elizabeth Obueza, is being held in solitary at a Tokyo detention centre. A report on Thursday in Japan said the case has highlighted a growing crackdown on foreigners living in Japan without visas and prompted demands for her release Shoichi Ibusuki, her lawyer said ...

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100 African Migrants ‘Missing’ After Boat Sinks

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The Libyan navy says about 100 migrants are missing after their boat ran into trouble on its way to Europe. The navy said it was able to rescue only 20 survivors, who were from various African countries. Their rubber dinghy set off from Garabulli, east of the Libyan capital, Tripoli. ...

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ARMS SCANDAL: PANEL SUBMITS FINAL REPORT, INDICTS TOP FG OFFICIALS

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Ex-Defence Ministers, Perm Sec, Firms To Face Prosecution After 14 months of painstaking work, the Presidential Committee on the Audit of Defence Equipment Procurement in the Nigerian Armed Forces (2007-2015) has submitted its final report to President Muhammadu Buhari. It was gathered from highly placed sources that Buhari received the ...

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EFCC investigating those in Buhari govt, says Magu

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The Acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crime Commission, Ibrahim Magu, said on Tuesday that the EFCC was investigating some officers of the current administration under President Muhammadu Buhari. Magu said this had become possible because the governing All Progressives Congress, under Buhari, had the political will to fight ...

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How ex-NIMASA boss, Akpobolokemi, paid N40m rent in Banana Island

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A witness, Orji Chukwuma, on Wednesday, told a Federal High Court, Lagos, that former Director General of NIMASA, Patrick Akpobolokemi, paid N40m to secure rent in Banana Island Chukwuma, the 11th witness for the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, gave the testimony at the resumed trial of Akpobolokemi, a former ...

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Protesters ask arrested judges to step down

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Some protesters invaded the Supreme Court in Abuja on Wednesday, demanding that the serving judges recently arrested by the Department of State Service should step down pending when they would clear their names. The protesters, under the aegis of The Forum of Non-Governmental Organisations in Nigeria, were prevented by security ...

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Jonathan under attack for saying Dasuki didn’t steal $2.1bn

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Condemnation on Tuesday greeted the comments by former President Goodluck Jonathan that a former National Security Adviser, Col. Sambo Dasuki (retd,), did not steal $2.1bn contrary to the accusation by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, currently prosecuting the ex-NSA. Jonathan had stated that it was inconceivable to say that ...

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Recession: Pastor W.F.Kumuyi urges support for Buhari

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The General Superintendent, Deeper Christian Life Ministry, Pastor William Kumuyi, on Wednesday, urged Nigerians to support President Muhammadu Buhari in his efforts to end recession in the country. He made the call during a media interaction on the forthcoming crusade with the theme “Emancipation Crusade”. The crusade is scheduled to ...

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$15 million: Ijaw women protest in support of Patience Jonathan

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Some women numbering over 100 on Wednesday stormed the Federal High Court in Lagos, chanting solidarity songs against the freezing order placed on the bank accounts of ex-First Lady, Patience Jonathan. The News Agency of Nigeria recalls that the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, had on September 22 ordered ...

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4 MAJOR reasons why corruption will continue in Nigerian governments

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Corruption in Nigeria is endemic and as expected, has done more harm to Nigeria’s growth and development than good. While the present administration of President Muhammadu Buhari, has long identified corruption as one of the issues bedeviling Nigeria, the current war against corruption is dead on arrival if certain key ...

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