Zamfara: Hours after panel report, Sen. Nasiha sworn in as deputy governor 

February 24, 2022 Sanusi Muhammad 0

 Few hours after receiving the report on the activities of the embattled Zamfara state Deputy Governor Mahadi Aliyu Gusau and his consequent impeachment by the state legislature Wednesday, a serving lawmaker, Senator Hassan Mohammed Nasiha was sworn in as his replacement. The impeached deputy governor is the son of General Mohammed Gusau (retd), a powerful military operative and influential Nigerian Read More

How Ajulo rescued teenager sentenced to death for stealing phone

October 8, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

An Abuja based lawyer, Dr. Kayode Ajulo, has confirmed that a Court of Appeal sitting in Ado Ekiti Judicial Division has discharged and acquitted a teenager Adeolu Bamiteko, who was sentenced to death by a High Court for stealing phone. Bamiteko with one Ayobami Ojo were arraigned in Charge No. HAD/15C/2014 before the High Court presided over by Justice J.O Read More

64-year-old man jailed for impersonating lawyer in Osun

September 22, 2021 Lateef Ibrahim 0

Justice Peter Lifu of a federal high court sitting in Osogbo, Osun state, Wednesday, sentenced a 64-year-old man, Folorunsho Olayanju, to one year jail for impersonating lawyer. The convict who was said to be a political stalwart in Osun, was charged with six count charges bothering on fraud, impersonation and stealing. He was said to have defrauded one Hammed Bamidele, Read More

Prostitution: Police nab 2 for trafficking teenagers to Ghana

September 8, 2021 Amarachukwu EgwuAgha 0

Ebonyi Police command Tuesday, paraded two suspects for trafficking teenage girls for prostitution. The suspects Ivi Chukwu Chinecherem, age 20yrs and Ogbonna Justice, age 19 yrs were said to have been involved in the trafficking of five Ebonyi female teenagers to Ghana for  Akaeze community in Ivo local government area of Ebonyi state. While parading the suspects, the commissioner of Read More

APC expels caretaker chair for wishing Buhari dead

September 2, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The All Progressives Congress (APC) Caretaker/Extraordinary Convention Planning Committee (CECPC) said it has ratified the expulsion of the party’s Caretaker Chairman of Yola South Local Government Area, Adamawa state, Alhaji Sulaiman Adamu. Recall the viral video in which Alhaji Sulaiman Adamu made unwholesome utterences on President Muhammadu Buhari, the leader of the party. In a statement signed Thursday in Abuja Read More

Court remands 27-year-old trucker in prison for blocking Yola bridge

August 11, 2021 Editorial IV 0

A criminal area court II presided by Hon. Nuhu Musa Garta, has remanded a 27-year-old trucker, Usman Bello, for intentionally blocking the ever busy Jimeta bridge that links the state capital with northern parts of the state. The trucker had on August 5, 2021 completely blocked the Jimeta bridge for hours leading to a prolonged traffic gridlock which lasted for Read More

Osun: Court jails 6 for murder, possession of human parts

August 10, 2021 Lateef Ibrahim 0

An Osun state magistrate court sitting in Osogbo, the state capital, Tuesday remanded six persons for alleged murder and unlawful possession of human parts.  The defendants, Ifaseun Afolabi (40), Ifadare Afolabi (38), Badmus Shakiru (29), Adeleke Kabiru (38), Oloyede Maruf (39) and Oseni Mukaila (32), were arraigned by the police on six count charges of conspiracy, murder, unlawful possession of Read More

Police arrest 2 fake ASP, others in Delta

August 4, 2021 Amaechi Okwara 0

Delta State Police on Wednesday arrested two fake Assistant Superintendent of Police, Mr Bankole Odusi, and Samuel Idowu on their way to Imo state. They were conveying a Tokumbo vehicle from Lagos to Imo state when police operatives intercepted them in Asaba. The police impersonators were arrested alongside 17 suspected criminals for different offences. Briefing journalists in Asaba, Commissioner of Read More

NYCN: Magistrate Court remands Adodo in Suleja correctional centre for ‘impersonation’

July 26, 2021 Abdulrahman Zakariyau 0

A Magistrate Court presided by  Abdullahi Ilelah in Zuba, Federal Capital Territory, Abuja, on Monday ordered Solomon Adodo to be remanded in Suleja Correctional Centre, while his trial for alleged impersonation, inciting public disturbance and forgery continue. Adodo who was charged to court for impersonating the President of the National Youth Council of Nigeria (NYCN), Amb. Sukubo Sara-Igbe Sukubo declined Read More

Kano-based Islamic cleric Sheikh Kabara remanded in correctional centre for blasphemy

July 17, 2021 Benjamin Samson 0

The Kano-based Islamic cleric, Sheikh Abduljabbar Nasiru Kabara, famous for his controversial religious commentaries and statements that are regarded as statements mortifying the companions and sacrilegious to the Holy Prophet Muhammad (S.A.W) has been charged to court for blasphemy. A statement issued by the commissioner for information, Malam Muhammad Garba said that the development followed the receipt of the First Read More

Breaking: Baba Ijesha pleads not guilty, gets bail over ‘sexual assault’

June 24, 2021 Editor 0

Embattled actor Omiyinka Olanrewaju popularly  known as Baba Ijesha has been granted bail by an Ikeja sexual offences Court. The bail was granted the actor on Thursday after he pleaded not guilty to alleged sexual defilement charge preferred against him.             ×× Baba Ijesha has been in custody since April 22, 2021. Details loading…

ICPC, NOA parley South-south stakeholders on anti-graft

June 18, 2021 Patrick Ahanor 0

The Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) has launched a National Ethics and Integrity Policy to resuscitate the nation’s lost values and integrity. The Commission also disclosed that the policy was geared towards the promotion of human dignity, voice and partnership, patriotism, personal responsibility, national unity and professionalism. The chairman of the Commission, Bolaji Owasanoye, made the Read More

Why Buhari’s son-in-law was declared wanted – ICPC

May 14, 2021 Blueprint 0

Gimba Yau Kumo, the son-in-law of President Muhammadu Buhari, has been declared wanted by the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC). The spokesman of the ICPC, Azuka Ogugua, in a press statement announced that Kumo, alongside two other suspects, Tarry Rufus, and Bola Ogunsola, were allegedly involved in the diversion of national housing funds to the tune Read More

Corruption in NPA, NDDC: APC dismisses PDP’s call for Ameachi’s sack

May 11, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) has dismissed the call by the call to sack the Minister of Transportation Rotimi Ameachi by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) over the alleged corruption in the Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA). The ruling party, however described as a “routine administrative probe” the scandal rocking the NPA. In a statement signed Tuesday in Abuja by Read More

Police nab 30 secret cult members, 3 kidnappers in Oyo

April 22, 2021 Bayo Agboola 0

Oyo state Commissioner of Police, CP Vivian Ngozi Onadeko, Thursday said the command has arrested 30 suspected secret cult members and three suspected kidnappers. CP Ngozi Onadeko stated this during a press briefing held at the Oyo state Police Command headquarters in Eleyele area of Ibadan on the activities of the command in the past few days. The Commissioner of Read More

Residents protest mysterious death of herbalist in Oyetola’s hometown

April 16, 2021 Lateef Ibrahim 0

Residents of Iragbiji, the hometown Governor of Adegboyega Oyetola, in Osun state, Thursday barricaded roads in the town, protesting mysterious death of a popular herbalist.  The herbalist, it was gathered, died of food poisoning.  According to the protesters, the herbalist attended the naming ceremony of one man where he ate, thus leading to his death.  They alleged that the naming Read More

Akwa Ibom FRSC deploys 687 personnel, warns drivers on over-speeding

April 2, 2021 Uko Etim 0

The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) Akwa Ibom state Sector Command has deployed no fewer than 687 personnel across the state to ensure safety on the roads during the Easter celebration. The sector commander, Mr. Oga Ochi, who disclosed this in a statement issued in Uyo on Friday, warned drivers and all road users to avoid over-speeding. Ochi said the Read More

Appeal Court dismisses N2.1bn money laundering charges against Dokpesi

April 1, 2021 Kehinde Osasona 0

The Abuja Division of the Court of Appeal Thursday discharged founder DAAR Communications Plc, Chief Raymond Dokpesi, of the N2.1 billion money laundering charges instituted against him by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC). In the seven-count criminal charge preferred by the EFCC, the Appeal Court upheld the no case submission filed by Dokpesi and DAAR Communications. While delivering Read More