Updated: Ondo assembly moves to impeach deputy gov

July 7, 2020 Barnabas Olabisi 0

Ondo state House of Assembly has served the state deputy governor, Agboola Ajayi impeachment notice over allegation of gross misconduct. The motion which was read by the Clerk of the Assembly, Bode Adeyelu, stated that the speaker of the assembly, Bamidele Oleyelogun, said he personally received the allegation but failed to mention the source of the allegation. Oleyelogun stated that the constitution Read More

Still on Sokoto banditry

July 7, 2020 Cika Malami Bodinga 0

The other day, an otherwise learned university lecturer, a Professor of Economics, Nasir Mukhtar Gatawa, addressed a news conference in Sokoto at which he vicariously heaped all the blame of the increasing wave of insecurity in Sokoto state on the lapses of Governor Aminu Waziri Tambuwal and his administration. When however, he was invited and courteously asked by the Department Read More

APC gov’ship campaign DG debunks alleged embezzlement of funds

June 24, 2020 Editorial IV 0

Alhaji Muhammad Kudus, the Kwara North campaign Director-General of the All Progressives Congress (APC) governorship candidate, Malam Abdulrahman Abdulrasaq in the 2019 general elections, has debunked alleged embezzlement of campaign funds. Kudus, who refuted the allegation in a statement he signed Wednesday in Abuja, described such allegation as spurious and unfounded, adding that because the allegation was intended to divert Read More

‘Marginalisation’: Clark, Fasoranti, Nwodo, Ezeife, other southern leaders slam N50bn suit on Buhari

June 22, 2020 Kehinde Osasona 0

Sixteen Elder statesmen and leaders of socio-cultural groups on Monday dragged President Muhammadu Buhari before the Federal High Court in Abuja. In the suit filed by their counsel, Chief Mike Ozekhome (SAN), the group alleged lopsided appointments since the inception of his administration in 2015. According to the allegation, Buhari’s appointments contravened the provisions of the 1999 Constitution and the Federal Read More

EFCC quizzes Ortom’s aide, docks LG chair over N792m fraud

June 12, 2020 John Shiaondo 0

Operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) Makurdi zonal office have commenced investigations into allegations of misappropriation of funds to the tune of N42million involving an aide of the Benue state governor, Samuel Ortom. The commission has also arraigned chairman, Otukpo local government area, George Alli before a Makurdi High Court over complicity in N792, 025, 996.90 fraud. Read More

Breaking: Reps bar journalists from covering public hearing on Infectious diseases Bill

June 10, 2020 Joshua Egbodo 0

The House of Representatives on Wednesday denied journalists access to the venue of the public hearing on the controversial Control of Infectious Diseases Bill.Media men covering activities of the House gathered to cover the hearing, organised by the joint Committee on Health Services,  Health Institutions and Justice, but were denied access by the National Assembly’s Sergent-at-Arm officer stationed at the Read More

Lagos speaker appears before panel over N80m Dubai trip

June 7, 2020 Temitope Musowo 0

  Speaker of the Lagos State House of Assembly, Mudaahiru Obasa  Saturday appeared before a nine-man investigative panel to answer questions on   corruption allegations against him.  Obasa, while defending himself before a fact finding panel of the house headed by  Victor Akande (Ojo Constituency 1) said  the  corruption allegations against him by SaharaReporters were  the handiwork of his enemies. Responding to Read More

Again, Senate fires NDDC over alleged blackmail

May 31, 2020 Taiye Odewale 0

The Senate for the second time within a week, fired at the Interim Management Committee (IMC) of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) over alleged blackmail to stop it from carrying out investigation on alleged mismanagement of N40billion by the Commission between January and March, 2020. The Chairman Senate Committee on Niger Delta Affairs, Peter Nwaoboshi (PDP Delta North), had Read More

APC: Gombe Reps member vows to challenge suspension

April 2, 2020 Joshua Egbodo 0

Chairman of the House of Representatives Committee on Police Affairs, Hon.  Usman Kumo, has vowed to challenge the suspension notice issued him by his Kumo East Ward executive Committee of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Akko Local Government of Gombe state.The lawmaker in a statement on Thursday however blamed Senator  Mohammed Danjuma Goje as being behind the purported suspension, Read More

Coronavirus: Spokesman reveals real status of UNIZIK VC

April 1, 2020 Okechukwu Onuegbu 0

The Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka, Anambra state, has refuted the allegations making round in some quarters that its Vice Chancellor, Prof. Charles Esimone, had tested positive for coronavirus. According to a release from the University’s Acting Head, Information and Public Relations Unit, Mrs Chika Gladys Ene, the reports which is being circulated on social media was untrue and fallacious as Read More

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Kaduna charges alleged fake doctor to court

February 23, 2020 Editorial IV 0

   The Kaduna State Ministry of Justice has charged an alleged fake medical doctor, Saidu Ahmed Ya’u a staff of Kaduna state government before the Chief Magistrate court for certificate forgery and impersonation. A statement signed by the Attorney General of Kaduna state, Aisha Dikko, said that the accused has been remanded at the Kaduna Correctional Facility until March 16.The Read More

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Appeal Court stops Justice Abang from trying Suswam in alleged N3.1bn fraud

February 19, 2020 Editorial IV 0

Justice Abang Okon who is currently presiding over analleged N3.1bn fraud involving former governor of Benue, Gabriel Suswam alongside Okolobia Okpanachi, his former Commissioner of Finance was Wednesday stopped by the Court of Appeal from hearing the case. In the allegation leveled against him, the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) charged Suswam and Okpanachi with nine counts of money laundering and Read More

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Alleged money laundering: Dasuki withdraws 2 applications

January 23, 2020 Editorial IV 0

…As Judge adjourn  till March 11 The immediate-past National Security Adviser (NSA), Sambo Dasuki, Thursday withdrew two separate applications which he filed before now, in protest of his continuation of trial. The ex-NSA was kept in detention for a period of four year in spite of the bail granted him on numerous occasions by various courts. But at Thursday’s proceedings Read More

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Alleged perjury: We’ll back off if…, CSOs tell Omo-Agege

January 22, 2020 Editorial IV 0

The Guardians of Democracy and Development, Partners for Legislative Agenda for Nigeria (PLAN), Empowerment for Unemployed Youth Initiative and our partners under the Coalition of Civil Society and Youth Groups in Nigeria) Wednesday  challenged the Senate Deputy President, Mr Ovie Omo-Agege to present court papers absolving him of the allegations. The CSOs are calling for his resignation to silence the Read More

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How alleged sale of party secretariat tears PDP apart in Ekiti

December 30, 2019 Editorial IV 0

The scandal surrounding the alleged sale of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) is tearing the party apart as RAPHAEL ADEYANJU writes. Efforts by Ekiti state chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to reconcile warring members of the factionalised party has suffered a setback as the state working committee of the party and the immediate past governor, Ayodele Fayose, are now at logger- Read More

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Kaduna: Court adjourns case of woman accused of witchcraft by inlaws

December 11, 2019 Editorial IV 0

A Kaduna Upper Shari’a Court in Tudun Wada has adjourned till January 16 for hearing a case filed by a woman accused of witchcraft against her accusers. Dr Lawal Sule Abdullahi, who presided over the Upper Shari’a Court, after hearing from counsels to both parties in the suit, adjourned till January 16 for further hearing and possible judgment.  Malam Mohammed Suraju Read More

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I’ve no hand in offenders’ arrest – Matawalle

December 10, 2019 Editorial IV 0

Governor Bello Mohammed Matawalle of Zamfara state has debunked allegations by people he described as mischief-makers that he sponsored the arrest of some offenders in the state. This was contained in a statement signed by the special adviser to the governor on media and publicity, Zailani Bappa and made available to Blueprint in Gusau Tuesday. “It has come to the Read More

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Breaking: FG lifts suspension on humanitarian NGOs in Northeast

October 30, 2019 Editorial IV 0

As part of efforts to end conflict in the North East, the federal government has temporarily lifted the suspension placed on two international humanitarian non-governmental organisations (NGOs) in the Northeast. The two humanitarian NGOs – Action Against Hunger and Mercy Corps, were suspended by the “Operation Lafiya Dole” Theatre Command of the Nigerian Army on September 19 and September 24, respectively, Read More

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#SexForGrades: UNILAG, Foursquare slam suspension on randy lecturer

October 7, 2019 Editorial IV 0

The management of the University of Lagos (UNILAG) have suspended a lecturer, Dr. Boniface Igbeneghu, over allegations of sexual assault. Also, his church where he is reportedly a Pastor has slammed a suspension on him. The school’s Pro-Chancellor, Dr. Wale Babalakin, confirmed the development to Channels Television on Monday. He also said the university council would investigate the matter as Read More

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PDP dares Osinbajo to resign

September 29, 2019 Editorial IV 0

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has dared the Vice President, Prof Yemi Osinbajo, to make good his threats to set aside his constitutional immunity by immediately resigning his office to face the corruption allegations, in which he was named, in court. The party in a statement issued by its national publicity secretary, Kola Ologbondiyan, explained that “since the Vice President Read More

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Police foil attempt to blackmail Imo lawmaker

September 25, 2019 Editorial IV 0

The Police in Imo have described as “frivolous and unfounded” the allegation of rape levelled against Kingsley Uju, a member of the House of Representatives. SP Orlando Ikeokwu, spokesman for the Imo Police Command, said at a news conference Wednesday that the allegation against the lawmaker (Ohaji-Egbema/Oguta/ Oru West federal constituency) was unfounded. The PPRO said investigations revealed that a Read More

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Kaduna: Police refute killing allegation, reports say 3 feared dead in Shi’ites clash

September 10, 2019 Editorial IV 0

There was pandemonium in Bakin Ruwa area of the Nnamdi Azikwe Expressway, bypass of Kaduna, as police and members of the Sheikh Ibraheem El-Zakzaky led Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN) clashed Tuesday morning.The IMN group of the Shi’ite Islamic sect were gathering at the bypass area of Kaduna state capital to proceed on Ashura Day procession when the incident happened.  The Shi’ites had Read More

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Rape allegation drags COZA Pastor, Busola Dakolo to court

September 9, 2019 Editorial IV 0

A Division of the federal high court in Abuja has given the embattled Pastor Biodun Fatoyinbo, senior pastor at the Commonwealth of Zion Assembly (COZA), a summon document to make an appearance within 14 days. The court summon sighted by newsmen was dated September 6. Busola Dakolo, had accused Fatoyinbo of having sexual relations with her on two occasions as Read More

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Rivers mosque demolition: Northern youths urged to resist religious crisis

September 3, 2019 Editorial IV 0

Coalition of Northern Youth Groups (CNYG) has urged Northern youths across the country, to resist attempts to use them to stir religious crisis in Nigeria, over alleged demolition of a Mosque in Port Harcourt, by Governor Nyesom Wike. Convener of the Coalition, Comrade Mohammed Sanni, told a World press conference in Kaduna on Tuesday that the allegation was not only false Read More

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More help coming to Daura flood victims – Presidency

September 1, 2019 Editorial IV 0

The Presidency said Sunday that more help would be rendered to the victims of Daura flood by the federal.This was contained in a statement issued in Abuja by the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Mr Garba Shehu. The statement reads: “Daura community in Katsina State, which was hit by massive floods last week, will receive Read More