$8.4m Fraud: Oil Marketers Shun Court Summons, Stall Arraignment

Absence of two oil marketers – Yusuf Kwande and Osahon Asemota – and five companies, on Monday stalled their arraignment before Justice Mojisola Dada of an Ikeja Special Offences Court, over alleged $8.4 million fraud. The five companies are Trafigura Beheer BV, Trafigura PTE Ltd., Mettle Energy and Gas Ltd., Renbrandt Ltd. and Jil Engineering…

Kaduna Curfew:  How We survived On Two Loaves Of Bread Without Water – Trapped Journalists

Journalists and civil servants trapped by the imposition of an emergency 24-hour curfew by the Kaduna State Government on Sunday have recounted their ordeal. Several of the journalists who were away from home when the curfew was declared  Sunday afternoon, virtually putting the vibrant city in a lockdown, said they took refuge at the Secretariat…

Two Teenagers In Court For Allegedly Brandishing Dangerous Weapons, Malicious Damage

Two teenagers were on Monday, arraigned at an Ebute Meta Chief Magistrates’ Court in Lagos, for allegedly brandishing dangerous weapons in the public and malicious damage. The accused, who are both 17, are being tried on a three-count charge of stealing, brandishing dangerous weapons in the public and malicious damage, offences they both denied committing….

As Oshiomhole eases APC into next phase

By Abba Adakole  It is a historic fact that leadership is all in governance and management of human affairs. Within this context, the disciplined management of political parties is also a critical element for the survival of democracy anywhere in the world. For the governing All Progressives Congress, APC, its current national chairman and former governor…

Protest in Abeokuta: Groups support Abiodun, oppose Amosun’s gov pick

“[We] make bold to stage this protest against the determined mission of the Governor of Ogun State to drag the hard earned integrity of Ogun State into mud” Laide Raheem,  Abeokuta Groups, including Ogun Progressive Students, Ogun Youth Assembly and Coalition of Ogun Traders, on Monday, urged Ogun State governor Senator Ibikunle to abide by the…

APC warns against playing politics with reforms in oil sector

Romanus Ugwu, Abuja The All Progressives Congress (APC), has frowned at Nigerians, especially the critics of the current leadership of Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), warning them not to play politics with the ongoing reform in the oil and gas sector. APC Deputy National Publicity Secretary, Yekini Nabena, in an interviewing newsmen, appealed that the…

DBI to train over 2,000 primary, secondary school teachers

Buoyed by the success recorded with the Advanced Digital Awareness Programme for Tertiary Institutions (ADAPTI), the Digital Bridge Institute (DBI) is focusing on training over 2000 primary and secondary school teachers and administrators before year end. The Administrator of the Institute, Dr. Ike Adinde, disclosed this in a chat with journalists, stressing that the training…

Call Fr. Mbaka to order – PDP chieftain, Chinedu Eya tells Enugu Catholic Bishop

A chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Enugu State and National Convener of “Why it must be PDP in 2019”, Chief Chinedu Eya has called on the Catholic Bishop of Enugu Diocese, Most Rev. Callistus Valentine Onaga to as a matter of urgency caution Rev. Fr. Ejike Mbaka, the Spiritual Director, Adoration Ministry…