Lassa Fever Cases Reported In 4 States

The federal government yesterday confirmed fresh cases of Lassa fever in Bauchi, Gombe, Plateau and Rivers states. A statement issued last night by the National Coordinator and Chief Executive Officer of the Nigeria Center for Disease Control, a parastatal under the Ministry of Health, Dr. Chikwe Ihekweazu, said the case reported from Gombe died on…

NCDC confirms 5 Lassa fever cases, one death

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control has confirmed five more cases of Lassa fever across four states in the last 11 days. Two cases were reported from Plateau State, one from Rivers, and one each from Bauchi and Gombe, NCDC said in a statement Friday night. Four of the infected people are alive, but the…

MHR Adewale’s replacement, youth group set to tackle imposition

By Lanre Adesanya Barely two months left to perfect search for a good replacement for deceased (Dr)  Elijah Adewale, the Federal  House of Representatives member representing Ifako/Ijaye federal  constituency, concerned youths there have stated their resolve to hinder all forms of alleged imposition attempt at the upcoming bye-election for JAH’s replacement. Youth under the aegies  of…

EXPOSED | Corruption in the Banking Sector, The Sterling Bank Angle

President Muhammadu Buhari has been urged to order a probe into the nation’s banking system to weed out the systemic corruption bedevilling it. This came as the sleaze rocking one of the new generation banks, Sterling Bank, perpetrated by the Managing Director, and the bank’s directors have been uncovered. Recently, Nigeria’s anti-graft agency, the Economic and Financial Crimes…

Face of “He Goat” Pastor who raped over 30 Girls

The Lagos state command is currently investigating the general overseer of ‘Tongue of Fire Restoration Ministry’ for a case of abduction, defilement and abortion. On 30/6/2016, the command received a report that the suspect, a pastor with a church situated on Jacob Taiwo Street Oshodi was harbouring some young girls and freely having unlawful carnal…

Ritualists pluck out man’s eyes in Bauchi

Hussain Emmanuel 19-year-old Hussain Emmanuel, from Bauchi State says his eyes were removed by people who wanted to use them for ritual purposes. According to Hussain Emmanuel, who is being treated in hospital in Bauchi city, the attack happened two weeks ago in his village in the remote Tafawa Balewa area. He said he was…

Four States record cases of Lassa Fever

Ihekweazu said two cases were reported from Plateau State and one each from Rivers, Bauchi and Gombe States. Ihekweazu said in the statement that the case reported from Gombe died on August 22, while other cases are still alive The post Four States record cases of Lassa Fever appeared first on The Eagle Online –…

Giwa’s case can’t stop league, LMC insists

Fixtures of the Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) will continue to hold as scheduled, according to a statement by the League Management Company (LMC) released on Friday. The LMC said it was among several other grounds, relying on the motion filed for stay of execution of Mr. Justice I.I Kunda’s latest order made in disregard…

Ritualists remove teenager’s eyes in Bauchi

Alhaji Ibrahim Idris, acting Inspector General of Police A 19-year old man in the northern Nigerian state of Bauchi says his eyes were removed by people who wanted to use them for ritual purposes. Human body parts for use in suspected witchcraft or for charms are mostly taken from children in Nigeria – it is…

Lassa Fever hits Bauchi, Rivers, Gombe, Plateau

Rats: primary carriers of Lassa fever virus The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), on Friday, confirmed five cases of Lassa Fever in Bauchi, Gombe, Plateau and Rivers States from Aug. 24 to Sept. 2. Dr Chikwe Ihekweazu, Chief Executive Officer, NCDC, in a statement in Lagos, said two cases were reported from Plateau and…

Ondo former LG chairman assassinated

Okitipupa Local Government Area of Ondo State former chairman, Niyi Pirisola has been assassinated by unknown gunmen. According to report, he was killed in the early hours of Friday at about 3:00am while returning from a branch of Celestial Church of Christ at Ilutuntun in his hometown by yet to be identified gunmen. It was learnt that…

France says it won’t meddle in African politics

France Foreign Minister, Jean-Marc Ayrault, has warned that the country’s day of meddling in African countries’ politics were over. Ayrault said this on Friday in Paris, as Gabon its former colony counted the cost of riots that followed a disputed election. “We are Africa’s partners but we do not want in any case to intervene…

Unknown gunmen assassinate former PDP local gov’t chairman in Ondo state

Unknown gunmen today assassinated a former local government caretaker committee chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Okitipupa Local Government Area of Ondo State, Niyi Pirisola. A source who spoke to a SaharaReporters  said Mr. Pirisola was gunned down in the early hours of today. The source said; “He was killed in the early…

Abduction of IPOB Activists and Their Imminent Death in DSS Custody | STATEMENT

By Intersociety Following a high number of incidences of suspected death of Nigerian citizens in the custodies of the security agencies and recent violent attacks launched by security forces in some high profile prisons across the country, the leadership of International Society for Civil Liberties & the Rule of Law (Intersociety) is deeply concerned that…

Welcome to “Mai Chanji” – Femi Fani-Kayode

“Their HATE for President Goodluck Jonathan justifies the suffering in the land. Recession matters not. Hunger matters not. Loss of jobs matter not. Polio matters not. Making a mess of the naira matters not. Fulani Herdsmen matter not. High cost of foodstuffs matter not. Chibok matters not. We have men consumed by their hate for…

Nigerian Doctor found Guilty of “Sex with Snakes, Dogs and Horses”

Cyprian Okoro, a Nigerian doctor resident in London has been found guilty of storing, viewing extreme pornography on his mobile phone. Cyprian, a 55-year-old General Practitioner (GP) was charged on five counts of possessing extreme pornography and one indecent image of a child. Okoro who is a qualified as a doctor in Nigeria, was in September 2013 suspended on an interim…

Top 7 Funny Tweets About Lagos Rain And The Eclipse

Lagos has experienced a stormy couple of days this week and the wetter-than-usual week has definitely filled many Lagosians with angst and disdain — at least on Twitter, anyway. Most painful was the case of many having to miss viewing the September 1st solar eclipse as a result of heavy clouds and the rain. Among…

Top 7 Funny Tweets about Lagos Rain and the Eclipse

Lagos has experienced a stormy couple of days this week and the wetter-than-usual week has definitely filled many Lagosians with angst and disdain — at least on Twitter, anyway. Most painful was the case of many having to miss viewing the September 1st solar eclipse as a result of heavy clouds and the rain. Read…

Charity Commission to conclude Didier Drogba corruption case

Didier Drogba A report into the “serious regulatory concerns” surrounding a charity run by Didier Drogba is due to be released by the Charity Commission within a month. In April, the Daily Mail claimed that just £14,115 out of £1.7m donated to the Didier Drogba Foundation had gone to help causes in Africa. The Charity…

Theft Of IDPs’ N10m: Ex- KatsinaGuber Candidate, Associate In Legal Battle

The alleged misappropriation of N10 million, donated by Alhaji Umar Abdullahi-Tata, the 2015 Katsina State governorship candidate of the All Progressive Grand Alliance (APGA), has pitched him against his former political associate, Bishir Wada-Faskari at a Faskari Senior Magistrates’ Court. The said amount, according to Abdulahi-Tata, was entrusted to the accused person as assistance to…

Abacha Loot: FG Disowns US-Based Lawyer

The Federal Government, yesterday, disowned a United States-based Nigerian lawyer, Nnaka Godson, who is laying claim to 40 per cent of the $550 million (N218.3 billion) of the late military head of state, Sani Abacha loot, which the United States Government has concluded plans to return to Nigeria. The Attorney General of the Federation, Abubakar…

Tackling Noise Pollution: The Lagos Example

Recently, Lagos State Government reportedly sealed about 53 churches, mosques and hotels across the state over noise pollution and other environmental offences. That action followed series of complaints allegedly received by the State Environmental Protection Agency from residents who were fed up with the uncontrolled increase of noise pollution in the state. Such courageous action…

No outbreak of polio in Delta, says Information Commissioner

Delta State Commissioner for Information, Mr. Patrick Ukah has said that the state have not recorded any case of polio and has strong machinery in place to check any outbreak. The Commissioner gave the assurance when he played host to a delegation of United Nations International Children Education Fund, UNICEF, in Asaba. According to him,…

Ondo PDP crisis: Abang hands-off Jimoh Ibrahim’s suit

….returns case file to the Chief Judge Justice Okon Abang of a Federal High Court sitting in Abuja Thursday, hands off the suit instituted by Barrister Jimoh Ibrahim seeking to stop the Senator Ahmed Makarfi led executive committee of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) from conducting primary election for the purpose of electing candidate for the state governorship election slated for November 26, 2016 in Ondo State. When the matter came up…

Rejoinder: Lawyers Reply Buhari

By Silas Jock Santoi I write this rejoinder in reference to reports published on the News page of November, 09-15, 2009, captioned “Army Officer Drags Yar ‘Adua To Court-No Lawyer Is Willing To Take Up The Case” and the Guardian report of Thursday, December 4th 2014, captioned “Era Of Secrecy In Judiciary Over, Says Cjn”,…

Enough of hollow rituals

By Ali Alkali “They all made it look as though there was some serious business going on. A huge knock on the door, the judge enters, everyone gets up, he bows, everyone bows, he sits down, everyone sits down, the judge appears in black suit, the lawyers appear in black suits; and all the ceremonies,…

Defamation: Bayelsa Civil Servant Arraigned, Remanded in Custody 

A civil servant, currently serving with the Bayelsa State Ministry of Justice, Jonah Okah has been arraigned before a magistrate court 7 in Yenagoa, over a case criminal defamation levied against Mr. Ritchie Etonye, the Government House accountant. The accused who was arraigned before Magistrate Pere Bossa pleaded not guilty to the charges brought against…

Budget Padding: Different Strokes For Nigerian and Brazilian Lawmakers

It is no more news that the origin of Lagos Carnival that is reputed to have been celebrated annually for over a century now has been traced to returnees and their descendants from Brazil, Cuba, Sierra Leone and Liberia who brought with them a vibrant culture of colourful rhythmical dance that is usually orchestrated with…

Ondo PDP: I’ve no time for your suit, Abang tells Jimoh Ibrahim

Justice Okon Abang of the Federal High Court has asked Mr Jimoh Ibrahim to remit his suit back to the chief judge for reassignment as his time as vacation judge expires in days. Ibrahim, the Ali Modu Sheriff’s faction of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) candidate, for the coming Ondo State governorship election, had filed…

Ondo PDP: I’ve no time for your suit, Abang tells Jimoh Ibrahim

Justice Okon Abang of the Federal High Court has asked Mr Jimoh Ibrahim to remit his suit back to the chief judge for reassignment as his time as vacation judge expires in days. Ibrahim, the Ali Modu Sheriff’s faction of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) candidate, for the coming Ondo State governorship election, had filed…

Brazil’s ousted President Rousseff appeals to Supreme Court

Rousseff Brazil’s ousted President Dilma Rousseff appealed to the Supreme Court on Thursday to overturn the Senate’s decision to remove her from office for breaking budgetary rules. The Senate voted 61-20 on Wednesday to dismiss the leftist leader, confirming her conservative Vice President Michel Temer as president for the remainder of her term through 2018….

Ondo PDP crisis: Judge declines to hear Jimoh Ibrahim’s suit

A governorship aspirant of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) in Ondo State, Jimoh Ibrahim has suffered a set-back in his bid to have the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) accept him as the actual candidate of the party for the forthcoming gubernatorial election in the state. Ibrahim was reported to have emerged as the winner of…

FG, US-based Lawyer Bicker Over 40% Demand Of Abacha’s Loot

The federal government and a US-based lawyer are bickering over his demand for 40 per cent of the $550 million (N218.3 billion) of the Abacha loot, which the United States Government is about to return to Nigeria. Attorney General of the Federation, Abubakar Malami, in a 44-page document made available to journalists described Nnaka as a man trying to…

Man to lose N20m over son’s escape

The Igbosere Magistrates’ Court, Lagos, has asked a surety, Ignatius Nwankwo, to explain why he should not forfeit N20 million to the Lagos State Government following his failure to produce his son, Chukwudi Nwankwo, for trial. The Nation learnt that Chukwudi was contracted by a businessman sometime in 2014 to facilitate the import of cosmetics…

Rights Group Accuses Enugu Govt. Of Inaction On Fulani Herdsmen Attack

By Ignatius Okpara, Enugu ENUGU, NIGERIA (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – An Enugu based human rights organization, the ‘Civil Rights Realisation and Advancement Network’ (CRRAN), has accused the Enugu State Government of not doing enough to check violence activities of herdsmen in the State. It also berated the Enugu State Attorney General and Commissioner ‎for Justice, Meletus…

Nature’s miracle that Cure Diabetes and it’s Complications

I am sure you have been told that this disease has no cure. The truth is, that is the popular lie we have been told. Many doctors are good at treating diseases, but they do not have any clue about preventing diseases through proper nutrition and exercise. In the cause my researches as a nutritionist,…

Man docked for alleged stealing

A 23-year-old man, Innocent Falodun, on Thursday appeared in an Ikorodu Magistrates’ Court for allegedly burgling a house and stealing 32-inch Plasma television, computer and Nokia phone. Falodun, whose address and occupation was not stated, is facing trial a four-count charge of burglary and stealing. Falodun, however, pleaded not guilty to the charges. The Prosecutor,…

Christian Persecution! Egypt parliament adopts discriminatory law on churches

The construction of churches in Egypt is still governed by a ministerial decree dating back to 1934.  Authorities often refuse to issue building permits for churches on the grounds that doing so would disturb the peace with their Muslim neighbours. The Egyptian parliament on Tuesday adopted a law on regulating the construction of churches, despite…

Budget ‘padding’: Jibrin takes case to Presidential Committee on Corruption

He said: “Most importantly, to ensure that a very comprehensive reform is carried out in the House of Representatives, clean up the budgeting system and the activities of the house in terms of oversight and investigation The post Budget ‘padding’: Jibrin takes case to Presidential Committee on Corruption appeared first on The Eagle Online –…

Justice Kunda Suspends League Matches Indefinitely

The Nigerian Professional Football League has been suspended indefinitely until the League Management Company fully complies with the earlier order of reinstating Giwa FC back to the league. Justice I. I Kunda in his ruling delivered at the Plateau State High Court which sat in Bukuru, Jos, Wednesday, 31st August, 2016, decried the delay tactics…

Action and reaction

Governor Ayo Fayose of Ekiti State has taken the bull by the horns. Some three months ago, I had cause in this column to commend him for standing up to be counted among men. The governor had then charged at the Fulani herdsmen, who murdered two indigenes of Ekiti State on Ekiti soil in the…

NASS: A dark history (1)

Barely a week after the National Assembly was inaugurated in June 1999, it was discovered that the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Salisu Buhari, not only forged his education certificates he had also falsified his age.  He claimed he had obtained a degree in Toronto.  He had not.  He deposed he was 30 years…

Jos court halts Nigeria’s league

BY JOE APU Nigerian football yesterday witnessed another jolt following a Jos High Court ruling suspending the Nigeria Professional League indefinitely pending when the League Management Company(LMC) fully complies with the earlier order reinstating Giwa FC. Justice I. I. Kunda in his ruling delivered at the Plateau State High Court, which sat in Bukuru, near…

Court blasts NFF, LMC, stops Nigerian league over Giwa FC

Nigerian Professional Football League has been suspended indefinitely until the LMC fully complies with the earlier order of reinstating Giwa FC back to the league. Justice I.I Kunda in his ruling delivered at the Plateau State High Court which sat in Bukuru, near Jos on Wednesday decried the delay tactics being employed by the counsel…

There’ll be tragedy if Zakzaky dies in DSS custody -Shi’ites

The Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN), otherwise known as Shi’ites, on Wednesday warned that there will be monumental tragedy if its leader, Sheik Ibrahim Zakzaky, who has since December 2015 been in detention dies in government custody. The movement in a statement signed by its Spokesman, Ibrahim Musa in Kaduna Wednesday also dismissed two lawyers, Sadau Garba…

Police probes alleged forgery by bank’s staff

The police are investigating an alleged forgery by some staff of an old generation bank, it was learnt Wednesday. The police received a petition that some documents tendered at the Federal High Court in Lagos to obtain an injunction to take over a tank farm belonging to an oil company over an alleged debt were…

Giwa FC vs LMC: Court suspends NPFL indefinitely

The Plateau State High Court which sat in Bukuru, Jos, Wednesday suspended indefinitely the Nigerian Professional Football League (NPFL) until the League Management Company fully complies with the earlier order of reinstating Giwa FC back to the league.Justice I. I Kunda in his ruling decried the delay tactics being employed by the Counsel to the LMC, Olumide…

High court suspends League over Giwa FC

Nigerian Professional Football League (NPFL) has been suspended indefinitely until the League Management Committee (LMC) fully complies with the earlier order of the Jos High Court reinstating Giwa FC back to the league. Proprietor of Giwa Football Club, Ambassador Chris Giwa had dragged NPFL and LMC before the State High Court to address the suspension…

Businessman drags girlfriend to court

The gavel of justice A 35-year-old businessman, Ahile Solomon, on Wednesday, dragged his girlfriend, Ada Joseph, to a Mararaba Upper Area Court for alleged theft. Ada,32, who resides in Mararaba, is facing a three-count charge of theft, criminal breach of trust and cheating contrary to sections 288, 322 and 312 of the Penal Code. Solomon…

Edo 2016: Court strikes out Ize-Iyamu’s case

“I shall not be awarding any cost in order to enable the plaintiff reconcile with the third defendant.” Ize-Iyamu’s Counsel, Chidi Aninwoya, had informed the court that his client had filed a notice of discontinuance in the suit The post Edo 2016: Court strikes out Ize-Iyamu’s case appeared first on The Eagle Online – The…

Rivers defends amnesty programme for cultists, criminals

Gov. Nyesom Wike of Rivers State. The Rivers Government says it has no regrets initiating the ongoing amnesty programme for repentant cultists and criminals in the state. The Deputy Governor, Dr Ipalibo Banigo, told newsmen in Port Harcourt on Wednesday that the programme was in line with the peace initiative of the state government. The…

Shema Won’t Escape Justice – Masari’s Aide

Special Assistant to Governor Aminu Bello Masari of Katsina State on Radio Monitoring, Mansur Muhammad Mashi has tasked immediate past governor of the state, Ibrahim Shema to wait and see if he would not be charged to court if found wanting.Mashi was reacting to statement credited to former Governor Shema who reportedly challenged his successor,…