‘Crisis Entrepreneurs’ planning to blackmail military, group alleges

A group, the Centre for Social Justice, Equity and Transparency (CESJET) has raised an alarm over what it said is an attempt by those it described as “crisis entrepreneurs” to blackmail the Nigerian military and its leadership. The group said Nigerians would have observed the escalation of activities targeted at destabilizing Nigeria in recent weeks….

NDDC to cancel 482 projects worth N90b, says Ndoma-Egba

In furtherance of its commitment to reposition the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) for better performance and greater efficiency, the Governing Board of the interventionist agency is set to revoke another 482 contracts valued at N90b. This was disclosed by the Chairman of the NDDC board, Senator Victor Ndoma-Egba, SAN, while addressing newsmen shortly after…

Agbakoba: Buhari sleeping on the job… he needs to sack his failing cabinet

Olisa Agbakoba, a former president of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA), has asked President Muhammadu Buhari to overhaul his cabinet. Agbakoba, leader of the recently-formed National Intervention Movement (NIM), says the president is “sleeping on the job”. Speaking on Thursday during a briefing on NIM’s agenda, the senior advocate of Nigeria said: “We want government…

Group hails Buhari’s defence strategy

…Salutes Buratai’s efforts towards goals The Coalition of Civil Society for Transparency and Good Governance has lauded President Muhammadu Buhari administration’s Defence strategies, saying it has ensured a sustained process of nation building and good governance in the last two years. Addressing journalists in Abuja on Thursday, National Convener of the group, Nkechi Odoma maintained…

GFAR: Civil society groups hail return of stolen assets to Nigeria, demand greater accountable asset recovery

At the closing plenary of the first ever Global Forum on Asset Recovery, which ended on Wednesday, a coalition of Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) welcomed the political will generated by the Forum to improve asset recovery efforts but called for governments to do more and be more transparent. Approximately 30 CSO representatives participated in the…

Ademola, controversial high court judge, suddenly retires

Adeniyi Ademola, a judge of the federal high court, has retired from the Bench. According to Channels Television, Ademola submitted his resignation letter to the National Judicial Council (NJC) on Wednesday. Ademola, who presided over some criminal cases before tendering his letter, failed to detail the reason(s) for his decision. In April, Ademola and his…

Reps honour crippled beggar turned lawyer, OAU record-breaker

Abdulsalam Kamaldeen, a physically-challenged one-time Lagos beggar, is being honored by the House of Representatives for his rare academic feat. 38-year-old Kamaldeen overcame his physical challenge as a crippled beggar to graduate as a lawyer. Femi Gbajabiamila, leader of the House, on Tuesday called for the recognition of Kamaldeen alongside Aarinola Olaiya during a plenary…