How Anyim got N575m for Special Service, by EFCC

Former Secretary to the Government of the Federation Anyim Pius Anyim is fighting to keep his integrity after being accused of collecting N575m for special service. The cash, according to the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), came  from the Office of the National Security Adviser(ONSA). Detectives are still battling to unravel the “special service”…

Security tightened as killings, kidnappings spread

Hoodlums are unrelenting in causing unrest. UJA EMMANUEL, ABDULGAFAR ALABELEWE, ODUNAYO OGUNMOLA and JIDE BABALOLA report the spate of violence that rocked some parts of the country yesterday. Police: we’ve deployed men to fish out abductors THROUGH its Kaduna State Command, the Police yesterday spoke of efforts to track the abductors of the Americans and…

Herdsmen burn ex-naval chief’s farms in Kwara

Ex-naval chief, Vice-Admiral Samuel Afolayan, yesterday claimed that herdsmen burnt his 20 hectares of orange plantation, 20 hectares of cassava farm and five hectares of palm plantation. He said the farm is about 500 hectares and put the damages at over N200 million. Afolayan, who addressed reporters in Ibbo-Ile, Ekiti Local Government Area of Kwara State, said herdsmen…

Senators allege foreign militia invasion

SENATORS were talking tough again yesterday. They raised the alarm over alleged occupation of parts of Nigeria by foreign militia men who kill, maim and abduct Nigerians for ransom. The lawmakers came short of pushing for the resignation of President Muhammadu Buhari for allegedly looking the other way while Nigerians are being killed by marauders…

Stripped!

• It’s time to reassess the standards for conferring SAN The stripping of the rank of Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN), presumably reserved for exemplary scholarship and distinction in the legal profession, from Mr. Kunle Ogunba, by the Legal Practitioners’ Privileges Committee (LPPC), is a metaphor of sorts, for the state of our judiciary. There…