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EFCC arraigns Olejeme for alleged N69b fraud

EFCC arraigns Olejeme for alleged N69b fraud

• ICPC orders FSMLST employee to refund N1.3m• Absence of defence counsel stalls trial of NAMA ex-MD, others The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) will, today, arraign former Chairman of Nigeria Social Insurance Trust Fund (NSITF), Ngozi Olejeme, for allegedly defrauding the agency of N69 billion. EFCC spokesman, Wilson Uwujaren, told The Guardian, yesterday,…

Arrests, police brutality headline #EndSARS memorial in Lagos, Abuja

Arrests, police brutality headline #EndSARS memorial in Lagos, Abuja

• Over 20 police stations burnt by hoodlums yet to be refurbished• FG claims Lekki killings false, ‘Phantom Massacre’• U.S. advises protesters to engage leaders politically• No justice for victims of police brutality one year after, AI laments• HURIWA asks NASS to set up protection board for protesters• NBA demands release of arrested protesters, journalists•…

Turkey coup plotters still active in Nigeria, Erdogan warns Buhari

Turkey coup plotters still active in Nigeria, Erdogan warns Buhari

• Declare bandits as terrorists, el-Rufai urges FG• Security experts urge Buhari to take FETO alert seriously• Nigeria, Turkey trade volume to expand by $5b• Sign MoU on energy, defence, industry, mining Visiting Turkish President, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, has raised the alarm over presence of a terror group hibernating in Nigeria, Fetullah Terrorist Organisation (FETO),…

CNPP Urges FG, South East Governors to Trade Cautiously in Nnamdi Kanu, IPOB, Sunday Igboho Cases

CNPP Urges FG, South East Governors to Trade Cautiously in Nnamdi Kanu, IPOB, Sunday Igboho Cases

“The challenges of poverty, unemployment in the country, and a feeling of lack of a sense of belonging in South East, just like in other parts of the country, should be addressed by the federal government and the states with uttermost sincerity. …Calls for Negotiation with Aggrieved Youths Conference of Nigeria Political Parties (CNPP) has…

Goni Reiterates Commitments to Build a Climate Resilient Environment

Goni Reiterates Commitments to Build a Climate Resilient Environment

Warns against Illegal Logging, Vows to Prosecute Perpetrators Samuel Oyejola, Abuja “Forest loss and damage is the cause of around 10% of global warming. There’s simply no way we can fight the climate crisis if we don’t stop deforestation.  The Conservator General of the  National Parks Service, Dr. Ibrahim Goni has reiterated his commitments to…

Amid borrowings, MDAs keep N1.5tr operating surpluses, FRC reveals

Amid borrowings, MDAs keep N1.5tr operating surpluses, FRC reveals

Amid unprecedented borrowings by the Federal Government to fund the nation’s budget, the Chairman of the Fiscal Responsibility Commission (FRC), Victor Muruako, has revealed that some federal Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs) were yet to remit over N1.5 trillion of their operating surpluses. The FRC chairman disclosed this yesterday in Abuja at a training for Accounting…

A year after mass protests, Nigerian police brutality has ‘resumed’

A year after mass protests, Nigerian police brutality has ‘resumed’

Monsurat Ojuade had just turned 18 when she was killed by a police officer, her sister Omolara said in a trembling voice. News of her death, during a raid in her neighbourhood of Nigeria’s Lagos last month, shocked many in a country preparing to commemorate the first anniversary of EndSARS, a protest movement against police…

Court orders Immigration to immediately release Odili’s travel passport

Court orders Immigration to immediately release Odili’s travel passport

The Federal High Court, Abuja, on Monday ordered the Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS) to immediately release the travel passport of former governor of Rivers, Dr Peter Odili. Delivering judgment in a suit on breach of fundamental rights filed by Odili, Justice Inyang Ekwo held that the NIS had no legal justification to seize the former…

Hon. Micheal Okunlade Emerges as Oyo PDP Chair

Hon. Micheal Okunlade Emerges as Oyo PDP Chair

“We are all aware why we arrived at this stage. Like you, I am one of the victims of the misgivings of governor Makinde. We struggled for him during the electioneering campaign but we are his arch enemies today. From Bola Ogunlayi, Ibadan Former Oyo House of Assembly member,Hon.Micheal Okunlade has been elected Chairman of…

Nigerian military confirms death of ISWAP leader Abu Musab al-Barnawi

Nigerian military confirms death of ISWAP leader Abu Musab al-Barnawi

The leader of the Islamic State West Africa Province (ISWAP) jihadist group, Abu Musab al-Barnawi, is dead, Nigeria’s top military commander said on Thursday. ISWAP has not given any confirmation of al-Barnawi’s death and Nigeria’s army has claimed before to have killed jihadist commanders only for them to reappear. “I can authoritatively confirm to you…