Oil spillage: Buhari approves Ogoni land clean-up

Oil spillage: Buhari approves Ogoni land clean-up

By Levinus Nwabughiogu ABUJA – President Mohammadu Buahri has given approval for the cleaning up of Ogoni land dented with oil spillage. The presidential directive followed the report of the United Nations Environmental Programme (UNEP) on the environmental restoration of Ogoniland. President Buhari also approved the compositions of the Governing Council and Board of Trustees […]

Shock as Rep withdraws motion to probe treatment of Nigerians by foreign companies

The House of Representatives was denied the opportunity of intervening on the reported inhuman treatment Nigerians working in some foreign companies operating in Nigeria were subjected to. A motion to address the issue entitled: ‘Urgent need to curb unwholesome practices of Chinese, Indian and Lebanese companies in Nigeria, was withdrawn by the sponsor, Segun Adekola […]

Court rejects Saraki’s complaint against suit to sack him, Ekweremadu

Court rejects Saraki’s complaint against suit to sack him, Ekweremadu

A Federal High Court in Abuja yesterday rejected a complaint by Senate President Bukola Saraki against a suit seeking to sack him and other principal officers of the Senate elected under the controversial Senate Standing Orders 2015. His counsel Sikiru Oke told the court yesterday that he appeared for the Senate President “in protest” and […]

Amaechi: Wike has been put to shame – APC

Amaechi: Wike has been put to shame – APC

…Hails Nigerians for celebrating Ex-Governor’s legacies The Governor of Rivers State, Chief Nyesom Wike, has been put to shame by the large crowd of Nigerians from all walks of life who gathered at the International Conference Centre, Abuja, on Monday to honour the immediate past Governor of Rivers State, Rt. Hon. Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi, and […]

Civilian JTF arrest four Boko Haram members

Civilian JTF arrest four Boko Haram members

Four suspected Boko Haram militants were yesterday arrested by members of the Civilian JTF in Malari, a village in Konduga Local Government Area of Borno State. Their arrest, which came three days after some insurgents raided communities in the troubled northeastern state, coincided with the visit of Governor Kashim Shettima. The governor was on solidarity and […]

Those behind Boko Haram – Ex-Chie of Army Staff, Minimah reveals

Those behind Boko Haram – Ex-Chie of Army Staff, Minimah reveals

Immediate past Chief of Army Staff (COAS) Lt. Gen. Kenneth Minimah had a parting shot for the elite yesterday. He accused them of using the dreaded Boko Haram sect to advance political, religious and sectional interests. The former military chief also regretted that the authorities toyed with the health and vitality of the military through […]

EFCC Identifies Owner Of $2.1m Seized at Lagos Airport

EFCC Identifies Owner Of $2.1m Seized at Lagos Airport

Ex-federal agency chief may be declared wanted The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission(EFCC) yesterday said it had traced about $2.1million (N413million) seized at the Murtala Muhammed Airport in Lagos to a former Executive Secretary of a federal parastatal. The commission said it might be forced to declare the man wanted if he does not show […]

Buhari fires eight NNPC executive directors

Buhari fires eight NNPC executive directors

Twenty-four hours after the Federal Government replaced the Group Managing Director of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) , it announced the sacking of all the eight executive directors of the corporation. This was confirmed by the Group General Manager, Group Public Affairs Division, NNPC, Mr. Ohi Alegbe, in a statement on Wednesday night in […]

Aregbesola: Panel asks commission to discipline judge

Aregbesola: Panel asks commission to discipline judge

The Osun State House of Assembly panel which investigated the petition written against Governor Rauf Aregbesola by Justice Folahanmi Oloyede has recommended disciplinary action against the judge by the State Judicial Service Commission . The Chairman of the panel, Mr. Adegboye Akintunde, who presented the report at the plenary sitting of the House of Assembly […]

Lecturer rapes 18- year-old admission seeker in Lagos

The police in Lagos State have arrested a part-time lecturer, Afeez Baruwa, for allegedly raping an 18-year-old girl, identified as Caroline (pseudonym) in the Yaba area. PUNCH Metro learnt that the victim, who was reportedly raped inside a study room, was seeking admission into the University of Lagos, Akoka. It was gathered that Baruwa was […]