Court adjourns Jang’s N6.3bn trial till December 4

Plateau state High Court sitting in Jos yesterday adjourned the alleged corruption case involving former Governor of Plateau State, Senator Jonah Jang, who was accused of misappropriating state fund amounting to N6.3billion to December, 4th, for the definite hearing. The case was adjourned due to Jang’s absence, who his lawyer told the court that reason…

Finally, President Buhari bows to pressure …Sends NHIS boss on compulsory leave

…Sets up 7-man panel to investigate him Following recent developments at the National Health Insurance Scheme, NHIS, President Muhammadu Buhari has approved an immediate administrative leave for the Executive Secretary, Professor Usman Yusuf and also approves the establishment of a seven-man independent fact-finding panel to investigate alleged infractions and report back within two weeks. The…

Groups seek investigation of alleged corruption in Investments Tribunal

Coalition of Civil Society Organisations for Justice and Equity, CCOJE, has called on the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, to beam its searchlight on the activities of the Investments and Securities Tribunal, IST with a view to investigating the alleged corruption and other atrocities of staff members of the Tribunal between 2016 and 2017….

Adeleke, others docked for exam malpractice, granted bail

Nigerian police yesterday arraigned the Peoples Democratic Party governorship candidate in the September 22, 2018 election in Osun State, Senator Ademola Adeleke, and four others, on charges of examination malpractices. The defendants were arraigned before Justice Justice Edward Ekwo of the Federal High Court in Abuja, where they all pleaded not guilty to the four…

President Buhari meets Tinubu, Oshiohmole at Aso Rock

President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday met behind closed door with national leader of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu and the party’s National Chairman Adams Oshiomhole, at the Presidential Villa, Abuja. Tinubu, who arrived at the State House at about 3.56 p.m, was seen moving into the president’s office. The President’s meeting with…

NOA, UNICEF partner to end female genital mutilation in Ekiti

National Orientation Agency, NOA, in conjunction with the United Nations Children Endowment Fund, UNICEF, have called for a stop to the practice of Female Genital Mutilation, FGM, in Ekiti State, describing the practice as harmful to womenfolk. UNICEF said there was need to save female children from the pains being experienced after their genitals had…

Mima Midas Designs sets to whittle down Lagos dominance in fashion industry

As part of effort to put Federal Capital Territory on the map of global fashion business, create employment opportunities and grow the nation’s economy, an Abuja based fashion house- Mima Midas Designs Ltd has put machinery in motion to whittle down Lagos age-long dominance of fashion business in the country. This according to the Chief…

FG targets $900m from leather industry

…As Buhari directs FCT minister to checkmate Shiites menace Federal Government has resolved to strengthen its policy around hides and skin, with a view to attracting more revenues and job opportunities. The decision was a fall-out of the Federal Executive Council, FEC, meeting presided over by President Muhammadu Buhari at the State House, Abuja on…

Eight inmates regain freedom in Abakaliki

Eight inmates serving various jail terms in Abakaliki federal Prisons yesterday regained their freedom. Of the eight inmates, four were freed following the payment of fines slammed on them by the courts which handled their respective cases while the other four regained their freedom having finished serving their jail terms and were equally empowered by…