Independent National Electoral Commission Director Faces Prosecution

Wilson Uwujaren, Abuja: The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, has concluded arrangements to prosecute a Deputy Director of the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC in Akwa Ibom State, and former Electoral Officer in Rivers State, Gogo Anderson Waribo for his alleged collection of N16million from the infamous N23billion Diezani Allison Madueke’s 2015 general election…

FIFA Hands Amos Adamu Another Ban From Football Activities

The adjudicatory chamber of the independent Ethics Committee, chaired by Hans-Joachim Eckert, has decided to ban the former football official Amos Adamu for two years from taking part in any kind of football-related activity at national and international level. The investigation into Mr Adamu was conducted by Dr Cornel Borbély, chairman of the investigatory chamber…

Pirates strike in Niger Delta, abduct 7 Russians, Ukrainian

Niger Delta militants Pirates have abducted seven Russian sailors and one Ukrainian in the territorial waters of Nigeria, the Russian embassy has said. Russian Embassy in Nigeria reported on Wednesday: “The BBC Caribbean ship came under a piratical attack in the territorial waters of Nigeria.” The Russian embassy said on its Twitter page: “Seven Russian…

Presidency appoints Onnoghen as substantive Chief Justice of Nigeria

Justice Walter Onnoghen, acting Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN) Acting President Yemi Osinbajo has nominated Walter Onnoghen as the substantive Chief Justice of Nigeria, ushering in the first southern head of the apex court in about 30 years. PREMIUM TIMES reports that the decision was announced in a tweet from President Muhammadu Buhari’s handle shortly…

BREAKING: Buhari writes Senate again to confirm Magu as EFCC Chairman

Ibrahim Magu, EFCC Chairman President Muhammadu Buhari has written the Senate to reconsider and confirm Ibrahim Magu as the substantive chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC. Senate President Bukola Saraki read Buhari’s letter notifying the lawmakers of the re-nomination on Tuesday, just after the Senate returned from an executive session. PREMIUM TIMES…

29-point guideline on Nigeria Delta operations released

National Council on Hydrocarbons The National Council on Hydrocarbons on Tuesday released guidelines on how to review, strengthen and initiate robust policies for the oil and gas sector. The guidelines, contained in a communique released by the Ministry of a Petroleum Resources, highlighted 29 needs to aid the development of the sector and the Niger…

FG releases N375m to feed 700,000 pupils in 5 states

Osinbajo The Federal Government said it had so far released over N375 million toward the implementation of its school feeding programme in five states, this year. Mr Laolu Akande, Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity to the Vice-President, made this known in a statement on Sunday in Abuja. Akande said that the release of…

Students cry out over high price of garri

Garri Some students in Ilorin have decried the sudden increase in price of garri, commonly referred to as “students’ food’’. Some of the students expressed their concerns in separate interviews on Saturday in Ilorin. The students said it had become almost impossible to have a day’s meal with the increase in the staple food. A…

Nigerian Airforce Commodore is head of ECOWAS troops in Gambia

Nigerian Airforce chief Air Marshal Sadique Abubakar, briefing journalists on the operation in The Gambia A Nigerian, Air Commodore Tajudeen Yusuf is the head of the ECOWAS troops in The Gambia. The Nigerian troops arrived Dakar, the capital of Senegal on Thursday in accordance with the mandate of Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS)….

Adama Barrow sworn in as President of The Gambia

President Adama Barrow of The Gambia Adama Barrow has been sworn in as the Gambian president in neighbouring Senegal as incumbent Yahya Jammeh refuses to leave office. The swearing in ceremony took place at the Gambian embasy in Senegal aidst tight security provided by ECOWAS troops. Details later.

Osinbajo takes over as Buhari goes for medical check-up in UK

Osinbajo Vice President Yemi Osinbajo will act as President till February 6 when President Muhammadu Buhari is expected to resume work. President Buhari is leaving for the United Kingdom today for a 10-day short vacation during which he is expected to undergo a medical check ups. A statement issued by Femi Adesina Special Adviser to…

No increase in petrol price, NNPC warns against panic buying

NNPC-logo The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) on Wednesday admonished Nigerians not to engage ‎in panic buying of petrol as there was no plan to increase its price. ‎ In a statement released in Abuja by the Group General Manager, Group Public Affairs Division, Mr Ndu Ughamadu, the Corporation further assured motorists that there was…