Category Archives: Local News

Oshiomhole’s call for Ize-Iyamu’s arrest has confirmed Buhari’s partiality – PDP

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The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has lambasted Governor Adams Oshiomhole of Edo State for calling for the arrest of its governorship candidate, Pastor ‎Osagie Ize-Iyamu. Oshiomhole, while speaking at the APC campaign flag-off for Edo North at Auchi, reportedly said, “the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) should do its job and make the PDP […]

Budget Paddling: Tell Nigerians the truth – CISLAC warns National Assembly

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An NGO, known as the Civil Legislative Advocacy Centre (CISLAC), has called on the National Assembly to come clean on the various scandals rocking the legislative arm. Executive Director, CISLAC, Mr Auwal Musa, made the call on Thursday in Abuja in a statement issued to newsmen. He said that the recent revelations by Rep. Abdulmumuni […]

N4.7bn scandal: How I transported election funds for Obanikoro – Former aide

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An officer of the Nigerian Navy, Lt.-Cdr Olumide Adewale has informed the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, how he helped his former boss, Senator Musiliu Obanikoro, to transport money, which was flown to Akure and later handed over to Abiodun Agbele on the instructions of Governor Ayodele Fayose of Ekiti State. Adewale, an ex-Aide-de-Camp […]

We will stop militants from kidnapping, attacking Lagosians – Ijaw leaders

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The Ijaw community in Lagos State has promised to prevail on Niger Delta militants from attacking residents of South West. Some communities in Lagos and Ogun states are being attacked by gunmen suspected to be Ijaws staying in the creeks. Speaking for the Ijaws in Lagos on Thursday, a former president of the Izon Community, […]

Lift the Ban on Rice Importation, Nigerians Lament

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As the economic down­turn and recession continue to bite hard­er with prices of goods, espe­cially food items rising dai­ly, Nigerians have called on the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) to lift the ban on im­portation of rice through the land borders to ease the cur­rent hardship. A market survey indicat­ed a sharp increase in the price […]

Dogara threatens to sue Jibrin for libel, demands apology

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The Speaker, House of Representatives, Mr. Yakubu Dogara, has asked the sacked Chairman, Appropriation Committee of the House, Mr. Abdulmumin Jibrin, to retract alleged defamatory publications against his person and tender an unreserved apology within seven days. Dogara, who made this demand through his lawyers, Prof. Joash Ojo (SAN) and Prof. Joash Amupitan (SAN), said […]

Don’t blame INEC over inconclusive elections – Akeredolu

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A former President of the Nigerian Bar Association, Rotimi Akeredolu, has said the political class and not the Independent National Electoral Commission should be blamed for inconclusive elections in the country. Akeredolu, who is an All Progressives Congress aspirant for the Ondo State governorship election, said this in Abuja, on Wednesday. He spoke in an […]

Ortom has obtained over N60bn loan in one year – Benue Lawmaker, Kyenge

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The suspended member of the Benue State House of Assembly, Kester Kyenge, has disclosed that the state government, under the leadership of governor Samuel Ortom, obtained no fewer than N60bn loan in one year. The lawmaker, who has vowed to challenge his suspension in court, called on relevant agencies of government to look into the […]

Yuguda govt withdrew N1bn in one day –Bauchi gov

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The Governor of Bauchi State, Alhaji Muhammad Abubakar, has accused the administration of his predecessor, Alhaji Isah Yuguda, of withdrawing N1bn from one of the state’s accounts in a single day. Abubakar said this during a press briefing in Abuja on Wednesday. He alleged that the N1bn was withdrawn from one of the state government’s […]

Stop delaying corruption cases through technicalities – CJN warns lawyers

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The Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), Justice Mahmud Mohammed, said legal practitioners should stop causing undue delay of corruption cases by technicalities. Mohammed said this on Wednesday in a paper delivered at a Roundtable organised by the Rule of Law Development Foundation in Abuja The speech was delivered on his behalf by Justice Sylvester Ngwuta. […]