ONNOGHEN: CUPP to embark on one-million-man protest

Opposition parties on the platform of the Coalition of United Political Parties (CUPP) are set to embark on a one-million-man march to protest the planned trial of the Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), Justice Walter Onnoghen, before the Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT). The coalition’s first national spokesperson, Imo Ugochinyere, disclosed this in a statement…

Ndidi goal not enough as Leicester lose; Balogun benched as Salah fires Liverpool 7points clear

Super Eagles midfielder, Wilfred Ndidi started what could have been an incredible comeback for Leicester City but the side did not match up as they lost 1-2 at home to Southampton. Kelechi Iheanacho was an unused substitute in the game. The visitors got ahead after 11 minutes of play through a Ward-Prowse goal, before Long…

Nigeria risks crisis over plot to sack Chief Justice Onnoghen- Atiku alleges

The presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has reacted to the plan by the Federal government to sack and prosecute the Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), Justice Walter Onnoghen, saying the act could plunge the country into crisis. Atiku said the allegations against Onnoghen were flimsy while alleging that the Code of Conduct…

‘He’ll be a big loss for the world of tennis’ – Nadal on Murray retirement

World number two tennis superstar, Rafael Nadal says the sport will suffer a big loss after Andy Murray announced his impending retirement. Murray, 31, who has been battling with injury, announced on Friday that he will quit this year, and next week’s Australian Open could be his final tournament. The former world number one had…

40 years after, govt moves to renovate Enugu libraries, after publications of rot

Barely one month after the publication of the massive negligence and rot in Enugu State libraries, the state government has commenced massive renovations to be done one after the other. On December 14 and 21, 2018 respectively, Ripples Nigeria published a two-part investigative report titled “INVESTIGATION…Enugu public libraries in ruins despite budgetary allocations”. The reports…

Agency headed by Buhari’s in-law caught in another massive procurement fraud

No fewer than 815 contractors were recently shortlisted by the Border Communities Development Agency (BDCA) for hundreds of constituency projects despite failing to meet federal contracting requirements, an ongoing investigation by PREMIUM TIMES has revealed. It is the second time in less than a month that the agency has been exposed for procurement irregularity. Being…

I want to be remembered as the president who stopped use of public funds for elections- Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari Wednesday said one legacy he wants to leave behind is an end to the practice of using public funds to prosecute elections in Nigeria. For successive elections, incumbents have been accused of diverting public funds to secure support of sections of the electorate and people with political influence. Some politicians are still…

REVEALED: Ex-PDP deputy national chairman who joined APC standing trial for N500m fraud

Babayo Gamawa, the former deputy national chairman of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP), who defected to the All Progressives Congress (APC) Tuesday following his suspension by the PDP, is standing trial for N500 million fraud. Gamawa, alongside five others, is being prosecuted by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC). Gamawa and five chieftains of…

Sylva, a desperate politician threatened by his conscience –Gov Dickson

The Bayelsa State governor, Henry Seriake Dickson, on Wednesday described former Governor Timipre Sylva as an unpopular and desperate politician whose conscience remains his greatest threat. Dickson said in a statement by his Special Adviser, Media Relations, Mr. FIdelis Soriwei, that Sylva cuts the gnawing image of a troubled man screaming and fleeing at the…