FAKE NEWS: Court restrains Police, DSS, EFCC from arresting, detaining Fani-Kayode, Odumakin

Justice John Tsoho of a Federal High Court in Abuja on Monday gave an order restraining the the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, (EFCC), the Department of State Services (DSS) and the Nigeria Police from arresting or detaining Femi Fani-Kayode and Yinka Odumakin. The court ruled in favour of an ex-parte application filed by Mr…

AMAECHI: ‘Obasanjo can be a thief, but he loves Nigeria’ (Audio)

Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi has described former President Olusegun Obasanjo as a through Nigerian, even though he said he (Obasanjo can be a thief). The former governor of Rivers State who was reportedly captured on tape, praised Obasanjo, and also denigrated him in the same breath, within the 25 seconds audio recording. The recording…

DRC: Poll crisis deepens as election runner-up declares self president as Court declares Tshisekedi winner

The post election crisis in the Democratic Republic of Congo may have reached boiling point after the country’s Constitutional Court confirmed the win of Felix Tshisekedi in the just concluded polls marred by irregularities. However, election runner-up Martin Fayulu has rejected the announcement and has promptly declared himself the country’s “only legitimate president”. Reports say…

We are neither for nor against the prosecution of CJN Onnoghen, body of SANs declare

The Body of Senior Advocates of Nigeria (BOSAN) has explained its constraints in giving comments on the charges filed against the Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN) Justice Walter Onnoghen before the Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT). The body said it would be inappropriate to make a stand on the matter being sub judice. BOSAN gave…

SERAP writes Buhari, Atiku, others, wants commitments on security votes, immunity

Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has sent an open letter to major presidential candidates for Nigeria’s February 16 election urging them to “publicly commit to revolutionary and innovative anti-corruption reforms in five key areas, such as security votes, power sector corruption, judicial corruption and removal of immunity for presidents, vice-presidents, state governors and deputy…

The ranka dede republic

By Sonala Olumhense… If you are reading this, you are most likely also a reader who has this month seen in circulation a 39-year old editorial authored by The Guardian (Nigeria). Entitled “The Arrogance of Power,” it comes from another era when The Guardian inspired journalism through fearless reporting, follow-up, character and judgement. This reproduction…

Pacquiao beats Broner to retain WBA title, calls out Mayweather for a rematch

Manny Pacquiao retained his WBA world welterweight title after beating Adrian Broner in Las Vegas. The Filipino dominated his American opponent and won with a convincing unanimous points. It was Pacquiao’s 70th fight and his first as a 40-year-old, as he rocked the former four-weight world champion with a stunning left in the ninth round….