Fayose asks Buhari to sack INEC Chair, Zakari

Fayose asks Buhari to sack INEC Chair, Zakari

Ekiti State Governor, Ayodele Fayose, has called for the removal of Mrs. Amina Zakari as Acting Chairperson of the Independent National Electoral Commission, saying the appointment is unknown to the 1999 Constitution. The governor, who said President Mohammadu Buhari’s appointment of his “in-law (Zakari)” posed danger to democracy, added that the Constitution (as amended), which […]

Corruption: Jonathan in secret meeting with Buhari

Corruption: Jonathan in secret meeting with Buhari

Former President Goodluck Jonathan met secretly with President Muhammad Buhari on Thursday night, with corruption at the center of their discussion, two Presidency sources have disclosed. Our sources disclosed that the meeting between President and the man he unseated in the March 28, 2015 presidential poll lasted from 9-10 p.m. Nigerian time. Our sources stated that they understood that former […]

Police reopens forgery case against APC chair, Oyegun, others

Police reopens forgery case against APC chair, Oyegun, others

The Inspector General of Police, Solomon Arase, has reopened criminal investigation case on allegations of forgery against the national chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), John Odigie-Oyegun, and some leaders of the party in Delta State. The renewed action of the IGP followed PREMIUM TIMES report on forgery of official documents, which falsely declared […]

I was branded a black leg for supporting the Oba of Benin – Aidonojie, the Enojie of Opoji

I was branded a black leg for supporting the Oba of Benin – Aidonojie, the Enojie of Opoji

SIMON EBEGBULEM, BENIN CITY Recently, the Enojie of Opoji and the  first Vice Chairman, Edo State Council of Traditional Rulers and Chiefs, Ehidiamen Aidonojie 1, celebrated his 29th  anniversary and 60th birthday at his palace in Opoji, Esan Central Local Government Area of Edo State. The occasion was witnessed by dignitaries including the National Chairman of […]

I paid N60,000 to policemen who helped me escape from cell – suspect

I paid N60,000 to policemen who helped me escape from cell – suspect

His arrest, escape from police cell and re-arrest is generating controversy. Wasiu Saka, 30, was a notorious car robber in Ondo State and his mode of operation was to apply as a driver to un-suspecting employers and, after securing employment, abscond with their cars. After stealing cars from his employers in Lagos State, Saka will drive […]

Kano Governor threatens to expose Kwankwaso stewardship in office

Kano Governor threatens to expose Kwankwaso stewardship in office

By Abdulsalam Muhammad The cold war between Kano State  governor, Dr Abdullahi Umar Ganduje, and his predecessor, Senator Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso, has  degenerated to full blown hostility  following  the threat by the former to exposed the latter’s stewardship in office. Ganduje, who went for broke when he hosted the leadership of Kano  students  abroad under […]

Buhari’s anti-corruption fight not targeted at Jonathan – Osinbajo

Buhari’s anti-corruption fight not targeted at Jonathan – Osinbajo

The Buhari administration’s anti-corruption effort is not targeted at anyone, but is aimed at reducing corruption in the country, Vice President Yemi Osinbajo said Saturday. Mr. Osinbajo made this known at the funeral of Elizabeth Adesola Mamora, mother of former Lagos senator, Olorunmibe Mamora, held at First Baptist Church, Ijebu-Ife, Ogun State. He faulted those […]

Fani-Kayode, questions paternity of ex-wife’s children

Fani-Kayode, questions paternity of ex-wife’s children

Former aviation minister, Femi Fani-Kayode, and his family, have questioned the paternity of three children from Mr. Fani-Kayode’s former wife, Yemisi. In a lengthy article published Saturday, a representative of the family, Felix Olawunmi, narrated a turbulent post-marital relationship between the former minister and Yemisi, and said the issue of the children’s parenthood had been […]

IT firm denies receiving N78 million for Fashola’s website

IT firm denies receiving N78 million for Fashola’s website

The IT firm named by the Lagos State procurement office as receiving N78 million for the upgrade of former Governor Babatunde Fashola’s personal website, has denied being paid the amount. Info Access Plus Limited said its quotation for the job was N12.5 million, and that the state eventually spent N10 million. The figure contradicts details […]