Court sacks three policemen over $5,000 bribery

The National Industrial Court, Abuja, yesterday affirmed the dismissal of three policemen who were sacked for receiving $5,000 as bribe. Joseph Okan and Joshua Madami, who were both Inspectors and Cyprian Nwankwo, a Sergeant, were dismissed on grounds of misconduct and receiving bribe. They therefore approached the court to challenge their dismissal by the Inspector-General…

Supplementary elections: INEC asks security agencies to cooperate

Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC has called on security agencies that will be deployed for the March 23rd supplementary elections in Adamawa, Bauchi, Benue, Kano, Plateau and Sokoto states to display full cooperation with the Commission so as to achieve success. Barr. Festus Okoye, National Commissioner and Chairman Voter Education and Publicity Committee, stated this…

Court grants EFCC leave to amend charge against ex- SGF Babachir, others

A Federal Capital Territory High Court in Maitama, yesterday, granted leave to the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC to amend the charge in the trial of former Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Babachir Lawal and three others, over alleged N544 million fraud. The former SGF was arraigned on Feb. 12 alongside…

Basic Education: Corruption bane of States inability to access funds – Adamu

Minister of Education Mallam Adamu Adamu has said that corruption and lack of political will among other reasons have been responsible for most States’ inability to provide their counterpart fund of Basic Education to enable them access the matching grant provided by the Federal Government. Adamu made this revelation at the 9th Edition of The…

UTME: JAMB to disqualify candidates without Biometric verification

Ahead of 2019 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination, UTME, Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board, JAMB has made its stand known to the public that any candidate without biometric verification would not be allowed to write the exam, stating that BV will be only mode of admittance in any examination centres nationwide. The JAMB Registrar, Prof. Ishaq…

PDP urges INEC to declare Senator Bala as Bauchi Governor elect

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has been called upon to declare the candidate of the Peoples Democratic party (PDP), Senator Bala Mohammed as the winner of the 2019 governorship election in the state. The call was made yesterday by the Bauchi State Publicity Secretary of the PDP, Alhaji Yayanuwa Zainabari while addressing journalists in…

Elections: Military roles in tandem with best global practices – AYC

Arewa Youth Coalition, AYC, has cautioned some political class in the country to stop campaign aimed at disparaging the military and the role it played during, before, and after the Presidential, National Assembly and Governorship elections nationwide. National Co-coordinator of the group, Comrade Mahmud Bello who gave the warning yesterday in a press statement made…

Akpabio heads to Election Tribunal to reclaim mandate

Candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) for Akwa Ibom North West Senatorial District in the February 23rd Senatorial election, Chief Godswill Akpabio, and his party, have approached the Election Tribunal, sitting in Uyo, to kick-start the legal processes seeking to challenge his defeat at the polls. This followed the withdrawal of his case filed…

Imo guber: Okorocha dares Ihedioha

Governor of Imo State, Chief Rochas Okorocha, has challenged the Governor-elect of the state, Hon. Emeka Ihedioha, to probe him when he leaves office. The Governor said this while debunking recent allegation by Ihedioha and the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, in the state that he has already withdrawn N17 billion from the state treasury. According…