Patience Jonathan ‘proves’ source of $8.4m, N7.4b with videos…

FORMER First Lady Dame Patience Jonathan’s lawyers yesterday played five videos to prove the source of $8.4 million and N7.4 billion, which the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) seeks to forfeit to the Federal Government. The videos were projected before Justice Mojisola Olatoregun of the Federal High Court in Lagos. The judge had last…

Buhari, Tinubu, Fayemi, others greet Bisi Akande at 80…

•‘He is a living legend’ President Muhammadu Buhari, All Progressives Congress (APC) stalwart, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu and Ekiti State Governor Kayode Fayemi yesterday joined members of the ruling party to congratulate the first Interim Chairman of the party and former governor of Osun State, Chief Abdukareem Adebisi Akande on his 80th birthday. The President congratulated…

‘Governors stockpiling arms’…

Governors and other politicians are stockpiling arms ahead of the elections, a government official said yesterday. The Director-General of the National Task Force on Prohibition of Illegal Importation of Small Arms, Ammunition and Light Weapons, Dr. Osita Okereke, said governors and their collaborators were stockpiling arms and ammunition to kit their thugs. He did not…

Adamu steps in as acting IG…

WITH a promise to be professional,  Mohammed Abubakar Adamu, an Assistant Inspector-General (AIG) of Police, mounted the saddle yesterday as Acting Inspector-General of Police (IGP). He takes over from Ibrahim Idris, who is retiring. Adamu was led by the former IG to President Muhammadu Buhari, who decorated him with his new rank at the Presidential…

CJN Onnoghen: EFCC to go after rumour peddlers…

Fani-Kayode accused of spreading fake news APC chieftain blasts Southsouth governors SHOULD the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) have its way, former Aviation Minister Femi Fani-Kayode and Afenifere spokesman Yinka Odumakin will face trial for allegedly spreading the rumour that the agency raided Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN) Walter Onnoghen’s home. The duo were…

Breaking: We did not raid Onnoghen’s residence – EFCC…

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission ( EFCC ) has described as “untrue and evil”, reports in some quarters that its personnel had invaded the Abuja residence of Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), Justice Walter Onnoghen. Spokesman of the commission Tony Orilade tod the News Agency of Nigeria in Abuja on Tuesday that the fake…

We’ve better campaign timetable- APC replies Atiku…

The All Progressives Congress (APC), says it has better campaign timetable for forthcoming election than any other political party. Mr Alex Kalejaiye, the APC Publicity Secretary in Ondo state said this on Tuesday in a statement. Kalejaiye was reacting to a statement credited to presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party(PDP), Atiku Abubakar that the…

Bello, Nasko shun Niger governorship debate…

Niger State Governor Abubakar Bello and his People’s Democratic Party (PDP) counterpart Alhaji Umar Nasko on Tuesday shunned a debate organised by the Niger state Coalition of  Business and Professional Association (NICOBPA). Neither of them attended or sent a representative. They also didn’t send apologies for their absence. Bello, who was in attendance at the…

PDP sets agenda for acting IGP…

The Peoples Democratic Party ( PDP ) has urged the newly appointed Acting Inspector-General of Police Mohammed Adamu, to immediately begin the re-engineering of the force to restore professionalism and adherence to rules of engagement. The party made the call in a statement issued by its National Publicity Secretary, Mr Kola Ologbondiyan, on Tuesday in…

2019: Ganduje kick starts guber campaign…

Governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje of Kano state has kick-started his gubernatorial campaign in Doguwa/Tudun Wada federal constituency, where hundreds of thousands of members of the All Progressives Congress (APC) gave him a resounding reception at the campaign ground at Tudun Wada. Impressed by the turn out, he expressed his satisfaction and showed how encouraging the…

Video: Buhari, Osinbajo, others lay wreaths for heroes…

President Muhammadu Buhari and Vice President Yemi Osinbajo on Tuesday led other top government officials and Service chiefs to lay wreaths in honour of soldiers who died in service in Nigeria and at international assignments. The ceremony was to mark the 2019 Armed Forces Remembrance Day. January 15th every year is also dedicated to remembering…

Ondo communities decry herdsmen attack, kidnapping…

Residents of Owo and Ose local government areas of Ondo state, have urged the state government to bail them out of the alleged herdsmen attack, kidnapping in the communities. Through a Non-Governmental Organisation(NGO) ‘Owo is One Movement,(OIOM) they emphasized that the peace and calm traditionally associated with the ancient town of Owo have been defeated…