Dasuki Jittery As Counsel Stalls Trial With Fresh Motion

The trial of a former National Security Adviser (NSA) to ex-President Goodluck Jonathan, Col. Sambo Dasuki (retd.) before Justice Hussein Baba-Yusuf of the Federal Capital Territory, FCT High Court sitting in Maitama, scheduled to commence on Friday could not go on after all following a fresh application by Dasuki’s counsel, Ahmed Raji, SAN. Continue reading…

Lagos and the war against Kidnapping

By Kayode Oyekanmi A few days back, over 20 gunmen allegedly stormed the Isheri North Estate and kidnapped the Secretary of the community association, Mr. Dayo Adekoya. The abductors reportedly killed three estate security men as they attempted to prevent the gunmen from escaping. On Saturday, 16th July, 2016, Oba Goriola Oseni, the Oniba of…

Ex-Customs Boss, Dikko, Loses 17 Exotic Vehicles to FG

Justice S.M Shuaibu of the Federal High Court sitting in Kaduna on Friday gave an interim order, forfeiting the seventeen exotic vehicles found in the warehouse of former Comptroller General of Customs, Abdullahi Dikko Inde, to the Federal Government. Continue reading Ex-Customs Boss, Dikko, Loses 17 Exotic Vehicles to FG at PM NEWS Nigeria.

WGB reward clients, agents with N10m cash, car, gifts items

Fastest growing sport betting company, Winners Golden Bet (WGB), has rewarded its clients and agents with the sum of N10m cash prices, brand new saloon car and various gift items during the occasion of its 3rd anniversary. Continue reading WGB reward clients, agents with N10m cash, car, gifts items at PM NEWS Nigeria.

Lagos charges industries to halt pollution

The Lagos State Government has charged big industries operating in the state to make pragmatic efforts to halt pollution. Continue reading Lagos charges industries to halt pollution at PM NEWS Nigeria.

Police Promote 3,224 Officers

The Nigeria Police Force has promoted 11 deputy commissioners to the rank of commissioners and 3,201 assistant superintendents to deputy superintendents. Continue reading Police Promote 3,224 Officers at PM NEWS Nigeria.

Peace Corps congratulates Rotimi Akeredolu

The Ondo State Command of Peace Corps of Nigeria on Friday congratulated the new Governor of Ondo State, Rotimi Akeredolu. Continue reading Peace Corps congratulates Rotimi Akeredolu at PM NEWS Nigeria.

Fans blast Tonto Dikeh

In view of the crisis Tonto Dikeh’s marriage is currently undergoing with her estranged husband Olakunle Churchill, the actress came out to say her husband gave her STD’s. This new development did not go down well with her fans as they have since reacted on social media. See reactions below: Continue reading Fans blast Tonto…

Police nabs woman who sold her baby

According to Zanna Ibrahim, the Commissioner of Police, Delta State Command, Miss Ewere Samuel had given birth to a baby girl and after two weeks, connived with Mrs Ngozi Okafor Ojei and her husband, Mr Edwin Ojei, to sell the baby at the cost of N600,000 to one Mrs Loveth in Abia State. She was…

I don’t have patience for babies -Oprah Winfrey

The 63-year-old, who has been with her partner, Stedman Graham, since 1986, told Good Housekeeping magazine that she never wanted to be a mom because she doesn’t have the patience to parent. “When people were pressuring me to get married and have children, I knew I was not going to be a person that ever…

Man who defrauds widows nabbed

Chinedu Iroko a 22-year-old man, who specialised in defrauding rich widows and divorcees through social media has been arrested by the Victoria Island Police Station, Lagos State. The suspect, a secondary school dropout was arrested after he defrauded a victim. It was gathered that after he defrauded the woman, she reported to the police. The…

Owner relocates dogs that killed girl

The landlord, whose dogs killed a five-year-old girl, Aliyah Masaku, in the Ikorodu area of Lagos State, has relocated them to the Sagamu area of Ogun State. Continue reading Owner relocates dogs that killed girl at PM NEWS Nigeria.

Breaking: Akeredolu sworn in as Ondo Governor

Amidst jubilation, Rotimi Akeredolu was on Friday sworn in as governor of Ondo State. He takes over from the former governor, Dr. Olusegun Mimiko Continue reading Breaking: Akeredolu sworn in as Ondo Governor at PM NEWS Nigeria.

Militants kill 15 soldiers

Militants ambushed an army patrol in Niger on Friday, killing 15 soldiers and wounding 19, the Defence Ministry said. The ambush occurred in an area near the border with Mali where violent Islamists have been seeking to expand their reach. “A search operation is underway to neutralise the terrorists,’’ the ministry statement said of the…

Air Peace inaugurates Sokoto route

Air Peace one of Nigeria’s domestic airlines, is to start flight operations from Lagos to Abuja/Sokoto on March 1. Mr Chris Isaiah, its Corporate Communications Manager, announced this in a statement on Friday in Lagos. Isaiah said that the inauguration of the route was coming days after the airline took delivery of its 12th aircraft,…

5G communication network unveils by 2020

A working group of the International Telecommunication Union (ITU), said it has completed a cycle of studies on the key performance requirements of the next generation mobile networks (5G technology) for the International Mobile Telecommunications (IMT)-2020 systems. The ITU Secretary-General, Houlin Zhao, in a statement, said 5G mobile systems would provide lightning speed, ultra-reliable communications…

Constant stress makes you overweight -study

Constant stress has been linked to various physical and mental health problems including high blood pressure, heart disease and insomnia. According to new research, days filled with stress may also increase your risk of becoming overweight. The research, led by Sarah Jackson, a research associate at the Institute of Epidemiology and Health at University College…

Ethiopian airlines to fly Kaduna route

The Ethiopian Airlines says it will fly Kaduna route with daily frequency with its Dream Liner aircraft during the six weeks closure period of Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja. Continue reading Ethiopian airlines to fly Kaduna route at PM NEWS Nigeria.

French Film Festival debuts in Nigeria

“My French Film Festival”, the first French cinema fiesta in Nigeria, on Thursday night opened at the French Cultural Centre in Abuja. Continue reading French Film Festival debuts in Nigeria at PM NEWS Nigeria.

IPAC gives Anambra assembly 5 days to investigate Obiano

The Inter Party Advisory Council (IPAC), Anambra chapter, has called on the Anambra State House of Assembly (ANSHoA) to investigate alleged constitutional breaches by Gov. Willie Obiano within five days. Continue reading IPAC gives Anambra assembly 5 days to investigate Obiano at PM NEWS Nigeria.

Failed Marriage: Tonto Dikeh Opens Up, Accuses Hubby of Deceit

Tonto Dikeh has finally opened up on what led to her failed marriage and accused her estranged husband Olakunle Oladunni Churchill of deceit, lies and scam. Continue reading Failed Marriage: Tonto Dikeh Opens Up, Accuses Hubby of Deceit at PM NEWS Nigeria.

Modu-Sheriff moves into PDP Secretariat

National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Senator Ali-Modu Sheriff has moved into the National Secretariat of the party at the Wadata Plaza in Abuja. Continue reading Modu-Sheriff moves into PDP Secretariat at PM NEWS Nigeria.

Anambra Governorship Poll Holds Nov 18

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has fixed November 18, 2017 for the conduct of the Anambra governorship election. Continue reading Anambra Governorship Poll Holds Nov 18 at PM NEWS Nigeria.

CAN Begs Christians Not To Abandon Buhari

The Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) has asked Christians to continue praying for President Muhammadu Buhari until he returns to the country hale and hearty. Continue reading CAN Begs Christians Not To Abandon Buhari at PM NEWS Nigeria.

Gent bundle Tottenham out of Europa League

Ten-man Tottenham Hotspur were knocked out of the Europa League as Gent held them to a draw at a sell-out Wembley. Spurs, who trailed 1-0 after the first leg of the last-32 tie, made a great start as Christian Eriksen slipped an angled shot under Gent keeper Lovre Kalinic. The visitors equalised through Harry Kane’s…

Leicester sack Ranieri

Manager Claudio Ranieri has been sacked by Leicester City, nine months after leading them to the Premier League title. The Foxes are one point above the relegation zone with 13 matches left. “The board reluctantly feels that a change of leadership, while admittedly painful, is necessary in the club’s greatest interest,” read a statement. BBC…

Encomium as Alfred Ilenre sets to go home

Human rights activists, academics, lawyers and others gathered at Femi Falana’s chamber on Thursday in Ikeja, Lagos, Southwest Nigeria to bid farewell to activist and social crusader, Alfred Ilenre who died last month. Continue reading Encomium as Alfred Ilenre sets to go home at PM NEWS Nigeria.

WHO Says 800,000 People Commits Suicide Annually

The World Health Organisation (WHO) has declared that no fewer than 800,000 people commit suicide every year. Continue reading WHO Says 800,000 People Commits Suicide Annually at PM NEWS Nigeria.

Italy, Germany, Belgium deport 43 Nigerians

Three European countries, Germany, Italy and Belgium have deported no fewer than 43 Nigerians for committing various offences. Continue reading Italy, Germany, Belgium deport 43 Nigerians at PM NEWS Nigeria.

It is blasphemous to compare criminal Ibori with Jesus-Falana

Human rights lawyer, Femi Falana on Thursday said it is blasphemous and disgusting for former Governor of Delta State, James Ibori who is now an ex-convict and a criminal to be compared with Jesus Christ. Some people in Ibori’s hometown when the ex-convict returned home were comparing him with Jesus, saying that he was persecuted…

Tonto Dikeh celebrates son’s birthday

Tonto and King Andre Tonto Dikeh is all out to celebrate her son King Andre’s one year birthday today. She posted this lovely message on social media: Happy birthday my Love! <img src="https://breaking.com.ng/nigeria/wp-content/uploads/sites/3/2017/02/1f382.png" alt="<img src="https://breaking.com.ng/nigeria/wp-content/uploads/sites/3/2017/02/1f382.png" alt="<img src="https://breaking.com.ng/nigeria/wp-content/uploads/sites/3/2017/02/1f382.png" alt="<img src="https://breaking.com.ng/nigeria/wp-content/uploads/sites/3/2017/02/1f382.png" alt="<img src="https://breaking.com.ng/nigeria/wp-content/uploads/sites/3/2017/02/1f382.png" alt="<img src="https://breaking.com.ng/nigeria/wp-content/uploads/sites/3/2017/02/1f382.png" alt="<img src="https://breaking.com.ng/nigeria/wp-content/uploads/sites/3/2017/02/1f382.png" alt="<img src="https://breaking.com.ng/nigeria/wp-content/uploads/sites/3/2017/02/1f382.png" alt="<img src="https://breaking.com.ng/nigeria/wp-content/uploads/sites/3/2017/02/1f382.png" alt="<img src="https://breaking.com.ng/nigeria/wp-content/uploads/sites/3/2017/02/1f382.png" alt="<img src="https://breaking.com.ng/nigeria/wp-content/uploads/sites/3/2017/02/1f382.png" alt="<img src="https://breaking.com.ng/nigeria/wp-content/uploads/sites/3/2017/02/1f382.png"…

Tonto Dikeh denies husband access to their son

King Andre Oladunni Churchill, husband to Nollywood actress Tonto Dikeh has penned a love note to his son ahead of his one year birthday, amid rumours of their alleged crashed marriage. Tonto, Hubby See Post: “Happy Birthday To My Darling Son King Andre in a bit…………#Birthdayloading Kings will come to your rising Son Your Greatness…

Pirates strike in Niger Delta, abduct 7 Russians, Ukrainian

Niger Delta militants Pirates have abducted seven Russian sailors and one Ukrainian in the territorial waters of Nigeria, the Russian embassy has said. Russian Embassy in Nigeria reported on Wednesday: “The BBC Caribbean ship came under a piratical attack in the territorial waters of Nigeria.” The Russian embassy said on its Twitter page: “Seven Russian…

Marathon: Lagos diverts traffic, deploys 300 LASTMA

L-R: Senior Special Assistant to the Governor on Sport, Mr Anthony Adeyinka Adeboye; Acting Commissioner for Transportation, Prince Anofiu Elegushi and the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Transportation, Engr Bade Adebowale at a news conference held in Lagos to announce traffic diversion ahead of the Lagos City Marathon. Ahead of Saturday’s Lagos City Marathon, the Lagos…

EFCC arraigns ex-Kwara PDP guber candidate for money laundering

Mohammed Dele Belgore The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on Wednesday arraigned former gubernatorial candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party candidate in Kwara state in the last general election, Muhammed Dele Belgore (SAN), and Professor Abubakar Sulaiman, a professor of Political Science and International Relations, before a Federal High Court, on a five-count charge…

60% of Niger teachers use fake certificate — Gov. Bello

FILE PHOTO: School teachers Gov. Abubakar Bello of Niger has said that 60 percent of primary and secondary school teachers in public schools in the state used fake and invalid certificates to obtain teaching jobs. Bello made the statement when he received members of the Board of Directors of Bida Emirate Education Forum, led by…

NBMA partners NAFDAC on food safety

Dr Rufus Ebegba, Director General, National Biosafety Management Agency (NBMA). The National Biosafety Management Agency (NBMA) and the National Agency for Food, Drugs Administration and Control (NAFDAC) have evolved a strategic partnership aimed at ensuring food safety in the country. Dr Rufus Ebegba, the Director General of NBMA, said in a statement on Wednesday in…

NYSC asks Niger government for permanent orientation camp

The National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) has appealed to Niger State Government to develop its permanent orientation camp located in Paikoro Local government area of the state. Mrs Theresa Arokoyo, NYSC Coordinator in Niger, made the appeal when she visited Gov. Abubakar Bello of Niger in Minna on Wednesday. Arokoyo said that the development of…

IPMAN tells DPR to sanction erring depot owners

The Independent Petroleum Marketers Association of Nigeria (IPMAN) has appealed to the Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR) to sanction all private depots in Apapa area of Lagos selling above the regulated price of N133.28k Alhaji Debo Ahmed, Chairman, IPMAN, Western Zone, made that appeal in on Wednesday in Lagos. Ahmed said that many depot owners…

Malaria: NCDC cautions against self medication

Mosquito, agent of Malaria The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) on Wednesday urged Nigerians to desist from self-medication and go for a laboratory test for malaria before treatment. The Chief Executive Officer, NCDC, Dr Chike Ihekweazu, made the call in Abuja at a media advocacy meeting on Lassa fever outbreak. Ihekweazu said although malaria…

Lawyer slams N10m suit on Kashamu

A lawyer, Mr Babatunde Olokun, has slammed a N10 million suit on Sen. Buruji Kashamu (PDP-Ogun). Olokun is pressing charges against Kashamu over alleged unlawful arrest, continuous threat to life, harassment and infringement on fundamental human rights. Olokun, a legal practitioner, who filed the application at the Federal High Court in Abuja, alleged that Kashamu…

Presidency appoints Onnoghen as substantive Chief Justice of Nigeria

Justice Walter Onnoghen, acting Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN) Acting President Yemi Osinbajo has nominated Walter Onnoghen as the substantive Chief Justice of Nigeria, ushering in the first southern head of the apex court in about 30 years. PREMIUM TIMES reports that the decision was announced in a tweet from President Muhammadu Buhari’s handle shortly…

Akeredolu tells Ondo Ndi-Igbo residents to embrace peace

Rotimi Akeredolu, Ondo state gov The Ondo State Governor-Elect, Rotimi Akeredolu (SAN) has urged Ndi-Igbo residents in the state to embrace peace and unity among themselves. Akeredolu made this known at a town hall meeting he organised for Igbo elders in the state in Akure on Wednesday. The governor who was represented by Mr Emeka…

Ondo youths protest alleged exclusion from NDDC board

FILE PHOTO: Protesting youths. The Niger Delta Youth Movement( NDYM), Ondo State chapter, on Wednesday protested in Igbokoda over the exclusion of a representative of the state in the board of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC). The protesters, who were led by Mr Alaba Agbejoye, the state Chairman of NDYM, had blocked the entrance…

Why Lagos needs new waste management policy-Ambode

Ambode, Lagos State Governor Lagos State Governor, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode has underscored the need for the State to evolve a new waste management policy that would not only be befitting for a mega city State but ensure that the State remained clean and safe for healthy living. The Governor, who spoke at a Annual Lecture…

Smart City: Lagos to train one million residents on computer coding

Lagos Deputy Governor, Dr. Oluranti Adebule Ahead of the much anticipated roll out of CodeLagos, the Lagos State Ministry of Education on Tuesday said the programme would seek to teach at least one million Lagos residents to code by 2019 and also foster necessary skills to create sustainable solutions to social challenges and create employment…

Court remands murder suspect in prison

court A security guard, Joel Absolom, who allegedly killed his friend, Abdulahi Abduramon, was on Wednesday remanded in prison by an Apapa Magistrates’ Court in Lagos. Absolom, 36, who resides at 30, Adefemi St., off Mushin Road, Lawanson, Lagos, is facing a charge of murder. The Chief Magistrate, Mr Titus Abolarinwa, ordered that the accused…

Investment One perfects acquisition of Universal Steels

Mr Nicholas Nyamali, MD/CEO, Investment One. Investment One Financial Services, a leading financial services firm in Nigeria, says it has perfected the acquisition of the assets of Universal Steel Ltd by a group of private investors. Mr Nicholas Nyamali, the Group Chief Executive of Investment One, disclosed this in a statement in Lagos on Wednesday….

Mixed reaction trails suspension of Reps members

House of Representatives Some All Progressive Party (APC) loyalists and officials in Malumfashi and Kafur Local Government Areas of Katsina State have disassociated themselves from the purported suspension of a federal lawmaker, Babangida Ibrahim-Mahuta. Ibrahim-Mahuta, who represents Malumfashi/Kafur Federal Constituency, was suspended on Tuesday over comments he allegedly made during the just-concluded North West APC…

Artists seek to participate in Lagos @50 festival

Tope Babayemi, the Coordinator of the Artists’ Village at the National Theatre, has urged the Lagos State Government to allow professional artists participate in the Lagos @50 Festival. Babayemi on Wednesday in Lagos said that the village as a community of creative entrepreneurs, was not involved in the planning of the festival. “The Artists Village…

Ghanaian president swears-in 12 new ministers

President Nana Akufo-Addo of Ghana has sworn into office 12 more ministers-designate approved by parliament, charging them to work toward bringing progress and prosperity for the west African country. The ceremony comes 11 days after the first batch of 13 ministers were sworn into office last month. Addressing the ministers at the Flagstaff House on…

Nasarawa government purchases vehicles to boost immunisation

Mr Silas Agara, Deputy Governor Nasarawa State. Nasarawa Government has purchased 13 Hilux vehicles for effective monitoring of immunisation against childhood killers diseases across the state. Mr Silas Agara, the state’s Deputy Governor stated this on Wednesday in Lafia at the reviewed meeting of the state committee on Routine Immunisation and Polio Eradication Initiative. Agara…

1 killed, 2 arrested in Ekiti violence

Ekiti State Governor, Ayodele Fayose The police have arrested two persons in Ayede Ekiti, Oye Local Government Area of Ekiti, following a violent protest which trailed the alleged killing of one person by a traditional ruler in the area. The protest, which lasted for hours, was said to have been ignited when the victim identified…

Saraki accepts chief of staff’s resignation

Senator Bukola Saraki The President of the Senate, Dr Bukola Saraki, has accepted the resignation of his Chief of Staff, Sen. Isa Galaudu. The information is in a statement signed by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Mr Yusuph Olaniyonu in Abuja on Tuesday. Olaniyonu stated that Galaudu first mentioned his decision to step…

Breaking: Rivers Police Commissioner is dead

Late Odesanya The Rivers State Police Commissioner, Mr. Francis Bolaji Odesanya, is dead. He died in an Indian hospital, it was learnt. PMNews gathered that he was flown to India when his illness became very critical. As at the time of filing this report, Omoni Nnamdi, Rivers State Police Public Relations Officer is yet to…

AFCON 2017: Ghana eager to break 35-year jinx

Black Stars of Ghana Ghana will be eager to break a 35-year jinx as they look forward to securing a final berth at the ongoing Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) on Thursday in Gabon. The Ghana Black Stars face Central Africa’s Cameroon in the semi-finals of AFCON at the Stade de Franceville in Franceville on…

Anambra governorship candidates to pay N9m for posters

Governor Willie Obiano of Anambra State The Anambra State government’s Signage and Advertisement Agency (ANSAA) yesterday said governorship aspirants in the state would pay N9m each before they could be allowed to paste their posters in any part of the state. It warned that any aspirant who contravened the rule would be sued accordingly. The…

Kwara Assembly summons SSG, IRS chairman

Kwara House of Assembly on Tuesday summoned Secretary to the State Government (SSG), and Chairman, Kwara State lnternal Revenue Service (KWIRS) over observed irregularities in the recent military and paramilitary recruitments. The SSG, Alhaji Isiaka Gold and KWIRS Chairman, Dr Muritala Awodun, are expected to address the issue surrounding alleged short-changing of the state’s indigenes…

Girl brutalized by Army officer wants justice

Brutalised Girl A young lady named Jewel Infinity has cried out for help after she was left hospitalized, following a beating she received from an army officer in Rivers State. In a post on her page, she said: “Please my good people, I’m sincerely calling out for justice against violence. I am hospitalized right now….

Teacher remanded over alleged rape of pupil

The gavel of justice An Ibadan Chief Magistrates’ Court on Friday remanded a 40-year-old teacher, Sampson Eyo, who allegedly raped his nine-year-old pupil. The Chief Magistrate, Mr Taiwo Oladiran, directed that the accused should be remanded in the Agodi Prisons custody pending the advice of the Oyo State Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP). Consequently, the…

Katsina Assembly sanctions Department over illegal contracts

The Katsina House of Assembly, on Tuesday, warned the state Department of Higher Education to immediately desist from awarding contracts on behalf of state-owned tertiary institutions. Alhaji Ibrahim Dikko, The acting Chairman, House Committee on Appropriation, said in Katsina during the budget defence by officials of the department, that their action was illegal. “The Department…

13 aspirants to contest in Anambra guber poll

APC No fewer than 13 aspirants including Prof. Charles Soludo, have indicated interest to contest the forthcoming governorship election in Anambra on the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC). The other aspirants included Chief George Muoghalu, Chief Barth Nwibe, Mr Obinna Okonkwo, Chief Paul Chukwuma and Chief Obinna Uzor. Dr Chike Obidigbo, Chie Raph…

Al-Makura tasks LG councils to declare internal revenue

Governor Tanko-Al-Makura of Nasarawa State Gov. Umaru Al-Makura of Nasarawa State has ordered Interim Management Committee chairmen in the 13 local government areas in the state to declare their Internally Generated Revenue (IGR) or face sanctions. Al-Makura gave the order on Tuesday in Lafia while inaugurating the Interim Management Committee Chairman of Keana Local Government…

YouTube, essential aid for building confidence in cooking

Mr Taiwo Kola-Ogunlade, Google’s Communications and Public Affairs Manager, Anglophone West Africa on Tuesday described YouTube as an essential aid for building confidence in cooking. Kola-Ogunlade in a statement in Lagos said that YouTube had unveiled five ways the internet could teach its users how to “cook up a storm”. “So whenever anyone asks if…

Man remamded in prison for forging diploma certificate

The gavel of justice A Magistrates’ Court in Rijiyar Zaki, Kano, on Tuesday, remanded a 28-year-old man, Oluwaseun Lasisi, in prison for allegedly forging a diploma certificate of Bayero University, Kano. Lasisi of New Road, Sabo Gari, Kano, is facing a two-count charge of criminal conspiracy and forgery. Senior Magistrate Aminu Fagge ordered the remand…

1,000 bags of underweighed rice confiscated from Osogbo markets

Bags of rice The Standards Organisation of Nigeria (SON) in Osun says it confiscated more than 1,000 under weighed bags of rice in Osogbo markets on Monday. Mr Sunday Badewole, the SON State Coordinator, disclosed this in an interview in Osogbo on Tuesday. Badewole said the agency made the confiscation during the enforcement operation where…

Kerosene scarcity: Jigawa residents blame product dealers

FILE PHOTO: Kerosene Queue Residents of Hadejia in Jigawa have blamed petroleum products dealers for diversion of kerosene resulting to the current acute scarcity of the product in the town. The situation has also resulted in price hike of the commodity in the market. A check in Hadejia on Tuesday showed that most of the…

Court adjourns N22.4 million suit against Gilmore Engineering

The gavel of justice Mr Moses Ibu, an aggrieved employee of Gilmor Engineering Nigeria Limited has instituted N22.4 million suit against the company for alleged injury sustained while performing a task for the construction company. However, when the case came up for mention on Tuesday in Abuja, the National Industrial Court adjourned it till March…

BREAKING: Buhari writes Senate again to confirm Magu as EFCC Chairman

Ibrahim Magu, EFCC Chairman President Muhammadu Buhari has written the Senate to reconsider and confirm Ibrahim Magu as the substantive chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC. Senate President Bukola Saraki read Buhari’s letter notifying the lawmakers of the re-nomination on Tuesday, just after the Senate returned from an executive session. PREMIUM TIMES…

Applicant in court for alleged impersonation

The gavel of justice Azeez Ganiu,36, an unemployed, who allegedly impersonated an officer of the Lagos State Task Force on Tuesday appeared in an Ikorodu Magistrate’s Court, Lagos state. The accused of No.3, Okokor Arowolo St., Ota-Ona in Ikorodu, is facing two-count charge of stealing and impersonation. The prosecutor, Cpl. Mary Ajiteru, told the court…

Accountant in court for stealing employer’s N623,000

Magistrate-court For allegedly stealing his employer’s N623,000, a 33-year-old accountant, Kamardeem Raji, was on Tuesday brought before an Ikeja Magistrate’s’ Court in Lagos. Raji, a resident of Bariga area of Lagos, was arraigned on a charge of stealing. The prosecutor, Insp. George Nwosu, told the court that the accused stole N623,000 belonging to Connect-Zone Limited…

SON confisticates 1,000 bags of underweighed rice

SON The Standards Organisation of Nigeria (SON) in Osun says it confiscated more than 1,000 underweight bags of rice in Osogbo markets on Monday. Mr Sunday Badewole, the SON State Coordinator, disclosed this in Osogbo on Tuesday. Badewole said the agency made the confiscation during the enforcement operation where more than 1,000 bags of 5kg,…

FG distances self from arrest of Premium Times publisher

President Muhammadu Buhari The Federal Government says it has nothing to do with the recent arrest of Mr Dapo Olorunyomi, Publisher of the online newspaper, Premium Times, and a reporter working for the paper, Ms Evelyn Okakwu. Government position is contained in a statement issued on Tuesday in Abuja by the Minister of Information and…

More reactions trail Nnamani’s defection to APC

Senator Ken Nnamani Some chieftains of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the South East have described the defection of a former Senate President, Ken Nnamani, to the party as a `welcome development’. The APC chieftains, who spoke in separate interviews with newsmen on Tuesday in Enugu, said that the gale of defections by South…

I’m intersex, top Belgian model confesses

Top Belgian model, Hanne Gaby Odiele A top fashion model has revealed that she is intersex, saying that she hopes speaking out will help break a taboo. Hanne Gaby Odiele, 29, was born with undescended testicles, which were removed when she was 10 after doctors warned that they could cause cancer. Intersex people are born…

Vigilante docked over alleged rape

court An Ile-Ife Magistrate’s Court on Tuesday ordered a vigilante member, Sunday Arewa, 25, to be remanded in Ile-Ife Prison over alleged rape of a woman. The Magistrate, Olalekan Ijiyode, who gave the order after Arewa pleaded not guilty to a four-count charge preferred against him, adjourned the case to March 10, for hearing. Mr…

Conductor pleads guilty to stealing bus window

Lagos-bus-conductor A 18-year-old bus conductor, Afeez Junaid, on Tuesday pleaded guilty to stealing a bus side glass window worth N5,000. Junaid, who has no fixed address, admitted before Magistrate G.O. Anifowoshe that he burgled a shop in Alagbado, Lagos, and made away with the item. Following his guilty plea, the court ordered the conductor’s remand…

Edo govt to ensure fair taxation

Governor Godwin Obaseki of Edo State The Chief of Staff to Gov. Godwin Obaseki of Edo, Mr Taiwo Akerele, on Tuesday pledged that the state government would ensure fair taxation in the state. Akerele made the pledge when the National Association of Women Journalists visited him in Benin. He said the state government would also…

Kwara farmers bemoan herdsmen menace

FILE PHOTO: A herdsman in Nigeria Some farmers in Kwara say the menace of herdsmen on their farms are destroying farm produces and causing economic loss. Some of them who narrated their ordeals in interviews with newsmen in Ilorin on Tuesday said there was the need for the state government to intervene and control the…

9 year old marriage dissolved over provocation, beating

Marriage put asunder An Ado-Ekiti Customary Court on Tuesday dissolved a nine-year-old marriage between Yemi Lawrence and her husband, Alaba, for frequent provocation, beating and molestation. The President of the court, Mr Joseph Ogunsemi‎, held that the marriage had broken down and consequently dissolved the marriage. Ogunsemi awarded custody of the three male children to…

Factory worker granted bail for can Coke theft

court An Ikeja Magistrates’ Court on Tuesday admitted a 30-year-old man, Adeniyi Babatunde, to bail in the sum of N20,000 for alleged theft of a pack of can Coke. Babatunde, who lives at Sango Otta, Ogun, had pleaded not guilty to the charge. The Magistrate, Miss A.R. Onilogbo, ordered the accused to provide two sureties…

NYSC resumes orientation in Adamawa after 3yrs suspension

National Youth Service Corp members The National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) has resumed orientation of corp members in Adamawa after three years suspension due to insecurity caused by the Boko Haram insurgency in the state. The last orientation was held in Adamawa in March 2013. Speaking to on Tuesday in Yola, the State Coordinator of…

Nigeria’s economy will grow in 2017- Expert

Naira Prof Uch Uwaleke, an economic expert says he is optimistic that Nigeria’s economy will be ‘out of the woods’ this year. Uwaleke, the Head of Banking and Finance, Nasarawa State University, said this in Abuja on Tuesday. He stated that the growth would be possible, especially if the 2017 expansionary budget was approved in…

Breaking: UK’s Brexit suffers setback as government loses at Supreme Court

Theresa May, British Prime Minister Parliament must vote on whether the government can start the Brexit process, the Supreme Court has ruled. The judgement means Theresa May cannot begin talks with the EU until MPs and peers give their backing – although this is expected to happen in time for the government’s 31 March deadline….

29-point guideline on Nigeria Delta operations released

National Council on Hydrocarbons The National Council on Hydrocarbons on Tuesday released guidelines on how to review, strengthen and initiate robust policies for the oil and gas sector. The guidelines, contained in a communique released by the Ministry of a Petroleum Resources, highlighted 29 needs to aid the development of the sector and the Niger…

Did Minister Babatunde Fashola get it wrong?

Fashola We cannot, for the sake of some agreement and a rigid reading of the law, continue to short-change ourselves by not removing the hurdles in the way of off-grid solutions that will enable independent power plants set up, based on potential demand, to generate and distribute directly to customers without any go-between in form…

President Trump bans abortion in US

Trump delivering his speech on inauguration U.S. President Donald Trump has revoked the Presidential Memorandum on Mexico City Policy and Assistance for Voluntary Population Planning, which allowed voluntary abortion in the U.S. Trump, who has made anti-abortion policy one of his campaign promises, announced the revocation on Monday, according to the President’s statement issued by…

Stay away from Libya, FG tells Nigerians

Abike Dabiri-Erewa, Senior Special Assistant to the President on Foreign Affairs and Diaspora The Senior Special Assistant to the President on Foreign Affairs and Diaspora, Abike Dabiri-Erewa has warned Nigerian migrants to avoid Libya. Dabiri-Erewa also warned against illegal entry to Libya, noting that such immigrants to the country when caught and convicted were placed…

Police arrest 2 kidnap suspects in Benin

Nigeria-police The police in Zone 5 comprising of Edo, Delta and Bayelsa, have arrested two suspects who alleged kidnap a couple in Effurun, near Warri, Delta, on Jan. 1. The Zone’s Police Public Relations Officer, DSP. Emeka Iheanacho, who made this known in a statement in Benin on Tuesday, said that the suspects were arrested…

Fashola raises alarm over fake estate developers

Mr Babatunde Fashola Minister of Power Works and-Housing The Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Mr Babatunde Fashola on Monday in Abuja raised alarm over the increasing number of unqualified estate developers in the nation’s housing sector. Fashola was speaking at the Second Quarterly Presidential Business Forum in Abuja which serves as a platform to…

80 human traffickers arrested, 194 victims rescued in Edo, Delta

NAPTIP No fewer than 80 persons were arrested by the National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons (NAPTIP), in the year 2016, for human trafficking. The Benin Zonal Commander of NAPTIP, Ebenezer Odita, who disclosed this Monday to journalists in Benin, said 194 victims were also rescued. He explained that the suspects were…

Court remands man caught with human head in prison

court-of-law An Oyo State Chief Magistrates’ Court sitting at Iyaganku on Monday ordered the remand of Saheed Musiliu, 37 in Agodi prisons after pleading guilty to the two-count charge of unlawful possession of human head and severing the head of late Tajudeen Akanbi, 62, from his grave at Olomi area of Ibadan. Chief Magistrate Durosaro…

Photo News: Bola Tinubu’s plane used to fly Jammeh out of Gambia

Bola Tinubu’s plane National Leader of the All Progressives Congress( APC), Bola Tinubu’s Dassault Falcon-900DX (VP-CBT) was registered in the Cayman Islands with his initials ‘BT’ and was used to fly out former Gambian dictator, Yahya Jammeh out of Gambia, Saturday night. Bola Tinubu’s plane Former Governor, Lagos State, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu

Ex-Gambian leader Jammeh not granted immunity, says Barrow’s aide

President Adama Barrow Former Gambian autocrat Yahya Jammeh has not been granted immunity from prosecution, a member of President Adama Barrow’s coalition said on Monday. Barrow rejected a proposal by the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) to protect Jammeh from prosecution, Mai Fatty, an executive member of the coalition, said. Senegal’s foreign minister…

Lack of preparation costs Gabon AFCON exit-Aubameyang

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang Gabon striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang believes insufficient time together led to the hosts’ group-stage elimination from the Africa Cup of Nations. The Panthers needed to beat Cameroon on Sunday but could only draw 0-0. Aubameyang said: “It is really annoying because we had chances. Sadly there are days when it doesn’t go in, like…

Zambia bans police officers from marrying foreigners

Zambia police officers Police authorities in Zambia on Monday said they had banned officers from marrying foreigners. The Head of the Zambia Police, Kakoma Kanganja, issued a memo advising officers against marrying foreigners “with immediate effect.’’ The police chief advised officers, who were already married to foreigners to declare their foreign spouses to his office…