President Buhari approves pension payment to retired Biafra police officers

President Muhammadu Buhari, Wednesday, approved the payment of pension for police officers who were granted presidential pardon in 2000 after serving in the defunct Biafran Police during the 30 months Nigeria Civil war. The personnel who were granted presidential pardoned by the then President Olusegun Obasanjo have till now not received their pension. However, a…

Terminating Intels contract will end 11 000 Jobs, a negative signal to foreign investors – Maritime Union tells FG

The Maritime Workers Union of Nigeria on Wednesday appealed to the Federal Government to resolve its problem with Intels Nigeria Limited to save more workers from becoming unemployed. The President of MWUN, Adewale Adeyanju, made the appeal while speaking with maritime correspondents in Lagos on the lingering problem between Intels and the government. Adeyanju said…

English FA bosses face calls to quit over handling of Aluko racism claims

Tweet Share Pin it +1 English Football Association bosses were facing growing calls to quit on Thursday over their “shambolic” handling of the Mark Sampson affair following a damaging grilling from lawmakers. Wednesday’s session opened with the publication of a reopened investigation into Chelsea player Eniola Aluko’s claims of bullying and discrimination against the former…

President Buhari, Abba Kyari were notified about poor condition of State House Clinic in 2016 – Report

Over a year before the wife of the president, Aisha Buhari, publicly criticised the management of the State House Medical Centre, SMHC, for not having basic facilities, the head of the hospital had written her husband, President Muhammadu Buhari, complaining about the poor funding of the hospital. In a letter written to Mr. Buhari’s chief…

Failure to deliver $1.35 Million Wedding Anniversary Ring: Zimbabwe First Lady sues Belgium businessman

Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe’s wife Grace has sued a Belgium-based businessman for failing to deliver a 1.35 million-dollar-ring she ordered for a wedding anniversary. Grace, 52, an influential figure in Mugabe’s ruling ZANU-PF party and seen as a potential successor to her husband, is nicknamed “Gucci Grace” for her reputed dedication to shopping. She and…

Federal judge blocks President Trump’s travel ban, says it targets Muslims, violates US Constitution

A second US judge ordered a freeze on President Donald Trump’s newest travel ban order Wednesday, saying it was essentially targeted at Muslims in violation of the US Constitution. Maryland federal judge Theodore Chuang said the ban of travelers from six majority-Muslim countries and North Korea, and on many officials from Venezuela, essentially had not…

APC claims to fight corruption, facts on ground shows Nigeria is worse in corruption – Gbenga Daniel

A former Ogun State governor, Gbenga Daniel, on Wednesday used his chairmanship declaration speech to deride the ruling All Progressives Congress as a party that has failed to get national priorities right, while making case for a Peoples Democratic Party’s comeback to power “It is disquieting that the APC-led government claims to focus on fighting…

Inspector General of Police persecuting me for exposing his corrupt acts – Senator Misau

The senator representing Bauchi Central Senatorial zone, Isah Misau, on Tuesday said he is being persecuted by the authorities for revealing corrupt acts done by the Inspector General of Police, IGP, Ibrahim Idris. He said while he is ready to appear in court to defend himself against allegations preferred against him by the Attorney General…

Hazard rescues Chelsea

Eden Hazard came to Chelsea’s rescue after his side blew a two-goal lead in a dramatic 3-3 draw with Roma in the Champions League on Wednesday. Antonio Conte’s team looked on course for a comfortable victory at Stamford Bridge thanks to first half goals from David Luiz and Hazard at Stamford Bridge. But Roma’s Aleksandar…

Unfreeze Patience Jonathan’s accounts now! – Senate tells Nigerian banks

An account with Stanbic IBTC Bank had not breached any law or due process – Senate Committee A former First Lady, Patience Jonathan, on Wednesday, got a reprieve as the Senate Committee investigating the petitions against the freezing of her accounts, asked that they should be unfrozen. The Senate Committee on Ethics, Privileges and Public…