Fed Poly Bauchi sacks 2 lecturers for raping students

October 24, 2021 Najib Sani 0

The federal polytechnic Bauchi has dismissed two of its lecturers for allegedly raping some female students of the polytechnic recently. Rector of the polytechnic Sunusi Gumau disclosed this while addressing journalists at the end of the meeting of the governing council of the institution held over the weekend. According to the rector, the dismissed lecturers are Adebusoye Michael Sunday, of Read More

$4m bribe: CUPP urges parties to focus on campaign, leave INEC alone

October 22, 2021 Lekan Shehinde 0

Following allegation of $4 million bribe against officials of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), the Coalition of Political Parties (CUPP) has called on political to focus on campaigns and leave frivolous allegations against the commission. Urging security agencies to be on top of their game, the CUPP said that it has concluded after thorough investigation that the allegations are false and Read More

Pandora: Osun governor Oyetola denies link with London property

October 9, 2021 Lateef Ibrahim 0

Osun state governor, Adegboyega Oyetola, has denied the alleged ownership of a property in London, United Kingdom. He also denied the purported link with the owner of the property, Mr Kolawole Aluko. In a statement signed by his Chief Press Secretary, Ismail Omipidan, and made available to newsmen in Osogbo, Sayurday, Oyetola described as ‘unfounded and untrue,’ the report linking him to the Read More

Zamfara court dismisses ex-emir’s case against IGP, 5 others

October 9, 2021 Sanusi Muhammad 0

The Zamfara state High Court 2, sitting in Gusau, on Friday dismissed the case filed by the former Emir of Maru, Alhaji Abubakar Ibrahim, against the Inspector-General of Police (IGP), Muhammad Adamu, and five others. The dethroned emir was sacked by the state government for allegedly aiding banditry, among other offences, and detained him in Government House, Gusau, for 11 Read More

We didn’t demand FG’s pardon for Dariye – Fulani group

September 29, 2021 Najib Sani 0

Fulani cultural group known as ‘Coalition of Fulani Youths Groups’ (CFYG) has dissociated themselves from the statement credited to its interim president suggesting that they demanded the federal government to grant pardon to a former governor of plateau state Joshua Dariye who is currently facing trial over allegations of corruption. Recall that the group’s president in a letter addressed to Read More

PDP’s call for Emefiele’s resignation unpatriotic – Coalition

September 24, 2021 Rosemary Moribirin 0

The Coalition sion of Civil Society Groups has reacted to the demand for immediate resignation of the Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Godwin Emefiele, by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) over allegations that he superintended over massive looting of funds, describing it as “unpatriotic”. The President and the Secretary of the Coalition, Mr. Etuk Bassey Williams, and Read More

PDP rejects Kaduna LG polls, alleges results manipulation

September 4, 2021 AbdulRaheem Aodu, Kaduna 0

As the local government election takes place on Saturday across 19 of the 23 local government areas of Kaduna state, the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has rejected results of the elections, alleging that the election results were predetermined. Seamless electronic voting Kaduna state government through the State Independent Electoral Commission (Kadsiecom) deployed Electronic Voting Machine (EVM) for the council Read More

Benue PDP Reps tackle Akume over emergency rule call

September 1, 2021 Joshua Egbodo 0

The Benue State Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Caucus of the in the House of Representatives, has condemned the call for energy rule in the state, by Minister for Special Duties, Sen. George Akume, asking the former governor to retract the statement. Akume on Monday in Abuja addressed a press conference during which he made the call, after reeling out a Read More

Economic hardship: Court discharges intra-city bus driver in Osun

August 30, 2021 Lateef Ibrahim 0

A Chief Magistrate Court sitting in Osogbo, Osun State, Monday, discharged a middle aged man, Adebayo Idowu, who was alleged to have driven without driver licence. The presiding magistrate, Dr. Olusegun Ayilara, after the defendant had admitted guilty of the allegations pressed against him by the police, said “because of economic hardship, the defendant Is hereby discharged and acquitted.” The defendant Read More

Osun APC crisis: Police arraign caretaker secretary, ex-chair, others for alleged assault

August 24, 2021 Lateef Ibrahim 0

Osun state police command, Monday, arraigned a caretaker Aecretary of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Hon Rasaq Salinsile, former chairman of the party, Rev Adelowo Adebiyi, and five others before a Magistrate court sitting in Osogbo, the state capital, for alleged conspiracy and assault. Others are: former Commissioner for Works and Transports, Engr. Kazeem Salami, former Commissioner for Youth, Sports Read More

Osun APC crisis: Police arraign Aregbesola’s loyalists for assault

August 23, 2021 Lateef Ibrahim 0

Osun state police command, Monday arraigned a caretaker Aecretary of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Hon Rasaq Salinsile, former Chairman of the party, Reverend Adelowo Adebiyi, and five others before a Magistrate court sitting in Osogbo, the state capital, for alleged conspiracy and assault. Others are: former Commissioner for Works and Transports, Engr. Kazeem Salami, former Commissioner for Youth, Sports Read More

Corruption, insecurity differentiate APC from PDP, PGF boss replies Jega

August 23, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

Director General of the Progressive Governors Forum (PGF) and a chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Salihu Moh Lukman, has faulted the former chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) Attairu Jega, for saying the ruling party and the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) are the same. Jega had in a recent interviews claimed that both the PDP Read More

2023: PDP accuses APC of using EFCC to hound opposition

August 21, 2021 Abdulrahman Zakariyau 0

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has alleged that the President Muhammadu Buhari-led All Progressives Congress (APC) administration is using security agencies, particularly the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), to hound and harass its leaders in a renewed move to cow and weaken opposition formation ahead of the 2023 general elections. PDP in a statement by its National Publicity Secretary, Read More

Defence minister refutes allegations of human rights abuse against military in North-east

August 20, 2021 Benjamin Samson 0

Minister of Defence Maj.-Gen Bashir Salihi Magashi (retd) has debunked reports of  human rights violations leveled against troops of Operation Hadin Kai in the North-east by international community.  A statement by the minister’s media aide Mohammad Abdulkadri quoted the minister as saying this Thursday, when the United States Acting Ambassador to Nigeria Kathleen Fitz Gibbon visited him in Abuja.  He Read More

Taliban takeover: At last, Afghan President, Ghani, opens up

August 18, 2021 Aljazeera 0

Afghan President Ashraf Ghani, speaking from exile in the United Arab Emirates, said on Wednesday that he had left Kabul to prevent bloodshed and denied reports he took large sums of money with him as he departed the presidential palace. Anti-Taliban protests in the eastern city of Jalalabad over the removal of the Afghan flag have now spread elsewhere in Read More

Rigging allegation: PDP has conceded defeat ahead 2023, says APC

August 16, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The All Progressives Congress (APC) said the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has already conceded defeat even before the forthcoming 2320 general elections are held. The governing party described PDP’s allegation on the procurement of E-voting machines as “idle conspiracies and wild”, saying it was clear testimony that the opposition party has “already conceded election defeat long before the 2023 Read More

Hushpuppi: Northern lawyers heed CNG’s call, mobilise to defend Kyari

August 11, 2021 Paul Okah 0

In apparent response to recent calls for support for Abba Kyari by the Coalition of Northern Groups (CNG), a group of about 31 young northern Nigerian lawyers has volunteered to render legal services to the embattled Deputy Commissioner of Police. Speaking for the group during an interaction with journalists in Abuja Wednesday, Barrister Sanusi Bappah Salisu said the volunteer lawyers Read More

Dickson, ex-Bayelsa governor in EFCC net

August 10, 2021 The Nation 0

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has quizzed a former Bayelsa Governor and senator representing Bayesla West Seriake Dickson. According to a source, Dickson presented himself to the EFCC following an invitation by the agency. The source said the ex-Governor was grilled over allegations bordering on abuse of office and misappropriation of public funds during his eight-year administration in Read More

Kyari: Left on the brink for too long

August 9, 2021 Jibrin Baba Ndace 0

Deputy Commissioner of Police, Abba Kyari is an officer that has for about a decade, and under the command of at least five Inspectors-General, carved a niche for himself and gained a larger-than-life personality in the fight against criminals, first as Officer-in-Charge of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS), (2010-2015) and then Commander of the IGP’s Intelligence Response Team (IGP-IRT), at Read More

Breaking – Fraud allegations against Abba Kyari: IGP breaks silence

July 29, 2021 Chizoba Ogbeche, Abuja 0

The Nigeria Police Force Thursday night acknowledged receipt of allegation and indictment processes from the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) against DCP Abba Kyari, juts as the the Inspector General of Police IGP Usman Baba has ordered an internal review of the allegations. A press statement by the Force Public Relations Officer (FPRO), CP Frank Mba, Thursday in Abuja, said: Read More