FAWEHINMI DIDN’T WANT TO BE SEEN WITH ME – IBB

FAWEHINMI DIDN’T WANT TO BE SEEN WITH ME – IBB Ibrahim Babangida, former military head of state, says he tried to be a friend with Gani Fawehinmi, the late human rights lawyer. Babangida, who ruled Nigeria as military president from 1985 to 1993, spoke on Inside Sources, a Channels Television programme anchored by Laolu Akande. The former military head of …

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WHY MILITARY WON’T OVERTHROW ANY NIGERIAN GOVT AGAIN – IBB

WHY MILITARY WON’T OVERTHROW ANY NIGERIAN GOVT AGAIN – IBB A former Nigerian military President, Ibrahim Babangida, says he is convinced that there would not be any interference from the military again which may truncate the progress of democracy in the country. Nigeria witnessed a lot of military incursions in its politics after independence, with men in uniform ruling the …

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WE’LL REINVESTIGATE N70M FRAUD AGAINST TINUBU’S MINISTER – EFCC

WE’LL REINVESTIGATE N70M FRAUD AGAINST TINUBU’S MINISTER – EFCC The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has said it will reinvestigate the alleged N70 billion fraud case against the Minister of State for Defence, Bello Matawalle, stemming from his time as governor of Zamfara State (2019-2023). The assurance came in response to a protest by youths under the aegis of …

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BETTA EDU IN THE EYE OF THE STORM

BETTA EDU IN THE EYE OF THE STORM Nigeria’s suspended Minister of Humanitarian Affairs and Poverty Alleviation, Dr Betta Edu, has been in the eye of the storm since her appointment in August, 2023. The 37-year-old politician who served as the National Women Leader of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) is now facing allegations of fraud, corruption and abuse …

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RETIRED MILITARY OFFICERS MEET, HIGHLIGHT PRESSING NEEDS

RETIRED MILITARY OFFICERS MEET, HIGHLIGHT PRESSING NEEDS Retired Air Commodore Isaac Olufemi Oguntuyi, leader of the Military Veterans Welfare Committee (MVWC), had held a press briefing in Abuja, shedding light on pressing issues affecting the well-being of Nigerian military veterans The conference, strategically scheduled just before Armed Forces Remembrance Day, highlighted the immediate need to tackle ongoing challenges experienced by …

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HOW SUPREME COURT SHATTERED KANO APC HOPE

HOW SUPREME COURT SHATTERED KANO APC’S HOPE If a soothsayer had told some members of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Kano State that the Supreme Court ruling will go the way of their opponents, they might have put up a fight. After the March 18 ballot was lost, Nasir Gawuna, the party’s candidate had given an indication that he …

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ENUGU HOSPITAL DETAINS MOTHER, TRIPLETS, OVER N352,000 BILL

ENUGU HOSPITAL DETAINS MOTHER, TRIPLETS, OVER N352,000 BILL A private hospital, Praise and Grace Hospital and Maternity, Enugu, has detained Mrs Joan Orajiobi and her triplets over the family’s inability to pay delivery bill of N352,350. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Orajiobi, a native of Nnewi in Anambra, gave birth to two girls and a boy in …

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HOPE RETURNS FOR TRAIN SERVICES IN EASTERN RAIL LINES

HOPE RETURNS FOR TRAIN SERVICES ON EASTERN RAIL LINES Hope for the return of train services on the eastern rail lines was raised on Thursday as the Nigeria Railways Corporation (NRC) announced the completion of rehabilitation works on the Port Harcourt–Aba rail line. Managing Director of the NRC, Fidet Okhiria, who took other management staff of the corporation on an …

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TINUBU SUSPENDS NSIPA PROGRAMMES

TINUBU SUSPENDS NSIPA PROGRAMMES President Bola Ahmed Tinubu has suspended all administered programmes by the National Social Investment Programme Agency (NSIPA). This is further to the ongoing investigation of alleged malfeasance in the management of the agency and its programmes. According to a statement by the director of information in the office of the secretary to the government of the …

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SUPREME COURT RETURNS LAGOS, KANO, BAUCHI, ZAMFARA, EBONYI, PLATEAU GOVERNORS

SUPREME COURT RETURNS LAGOS, KANO, BAUCHI, ZAMFARA, EBONYI, PLATEAU GOVERNORS The Supreme Court has affirmed the outcomes of the 2023 governorship elections in Lagos, Kano, Bauchi, Zamfara, Ebonyi and Plateau States. The Supreme Court upheld the decision of the Court of Appeal, which had confirmed the re-election of Babajide Sanwo-Olu as Governor of Lagos State. In a lead judgement delivered …

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KANO GOVERNOR, ABBA YUSUF, WINS AT SUPREME COURT, FLOORS APC CANDIDATE

KANO GOVERNOR, ABBA YUSUF, WINS AT SUPREME COURT, FLOORS APC CANDIDATE The Supreme Court on Friday has set aside the verdicts of the Court of Appeal and election petitions tribunal, which nullified the victory of Kano State Governor Yusuf in the March 18, 2023 governorship poll. Judgment was delivered by Justice John Okoro NAN reports that Kano state governor, Abba Yusuf, …

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ANAMBRA BURIAL LAW: CATHOLIC CHURCH DISAGREES WITH GOV SOLUDO

ANAMBRA BURIAL LAW: CATHOLIC CHURCH DISAGREES WITH GOV SOLUDO The burial law prohibiting staging of flabonyant funeral ceremonies in Anambra State, has pitched the Catholic Church against Governor Chukwuma Soludo of the State, as the Archbishop of Onitsha Archdiocese and Metropolitan of Onitsha Ecclesiastical Province, His Grace, Most Rev. Valerian Okeke, has picked holes on the law. The Governor, and …

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$265M FOUND IN BANK ACCOUNT OF A SIX-YEAR-OLD – CBN

$265M FOUND IN BANK ACCOUNT OF A SIX-YEAR-OLD – CBN The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) investigators have uncovered a massive sum of $265 million in the bank account of a six-year-old child. This revelation has sent shockwaves through the nation, highlighting deep-rooted issues of corruption and financial mismanagement. Sources indicate that this investigation is part of a broader effort …

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GO BACK TO WORK: SOUTH EAST YOUTHS PROTEST SHODDY WORK AT ABA-PH RAIL LINE

GET BACK TO WORK: SOUTH EAST PROTEST SHODDY WORK AT ABA-PH RAIL LINE The Coalition of South East Youth Leaders, (COSEYL) has charged the China Civil Engineering Construction Corporation (CCECC) to immediately get back to work and complete the Aba-Port Harcourt section of the Eastern Railway (Port Harcourt to Maiduguri Line), or risk a protest against what it termed a …

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JOINING APC MAKES BRAIN STOP WORKING, AND FOUR MORE DANIEL BWALA ANTI-TINUBU REMARKS

JOINING APC MAKES THE BRAIN STOP WORKING, FOUR MORE DANIEL BWALA ANTI-TINUBU REMARKS There are three things in the world that deserve no mercy: hypocrisy, fraud, and tyranny. – Frederick William Robertson Daniel Bwala, a staunch critic of President Tinubu, his administration and the All Progressives Congress (APC), has been seen frolicking with the President in recent days, which has …

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