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Onnoghen is guilty

WHAT THE TRIBUNAL SAID Onnoghen is removed from office as the Chief Justice of Nigeria and Chairman, National Judicial Council and Chairman, Federal Judicial Service Commission. The defendant is barred from any public office for 10 years.  The money in the five accounts, which the defendant has failed to disclose…is hereby confiscated, seized and forfeited […]

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Fed Govt to divest 60% stake in BoA

The  Federal Government yesterday said it will divest 60 per cent of its stakes in the Bank of Agriculture (BoA) as part of plans to restructure the lender. The Director-General, Bureau of Public Enterprises (BPE), Mr. Alex A. Okoh, who spoke at the meeting for the recapitalisation of the bank in Abuja, said the bank […]

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Two persons die as petrol tanker goes up in Ibadan

TWO unidentified persons were yesterday burnt beyond recognition when a tanker conveying Premium Motor Spirit (PMS) spilled its content on Sawmill Bridge, Onipepeye area of Ibadan, the Oyo State capital. The incident, which started at about 2p.m., also destroyed six vehicles, more than 10 motorcycles and many houses. Safe for the timely intervention of the […]

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Easter Celebration: IGP Directs State Commands To Deploy Adequate Security

Acting IGP, Mohammed Adamu before the House of Representatives Committee on Police Affairs on March 26, 2019.   The Acting Inspector General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, has directed Assistant Inspector Generals of Police (AIGs) and Commissioners of Police (CPs) in Zonal and State Commands across the country to deploy adequate security to ensure a peaceful […]

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Simi drops ‘Omo Charlie Champagne,’ dedicated to dad

Alternative Superstar, Simi, has released her much anticipated album ‘Omo Charlie Champagne’ with a heartfelt dedication to her late father. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that ‘Amasiko’ singer took to her Instagram page on Friday, @simplysimi to announce the 13-track album produced by Vtek, Oscar, Legendury Beat and Season with all the songs […]

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Trump Calls Russia Probe ‘A Witch-Hunt’

US President Donald Trump/ AFP   President Donald Trump’s strategist warned him not to fire FBI director James Comey. His advisors told him to stop tweeting about the Russia investigation. And his lawyers encouraged him to cooperate. Trump ignored them all, and could still claim vindication Thursday after the Mueller report cleared him of collusion […]

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Malian PM Maiga Resigns After Ogossagou Violence

Malian Prime Minister Soumeylou Boubeye Maiga addresses the press during a conference in Mopti.  MICHELE CATTANI / AFP   Mali’s prime minister resigned along with his entire government on Thursday following criticism over their handling of an upsurge of violence in the centre of the country and a massacre last month that left 160 people dead. […]

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Onnoghen’s Conviction ‘A Major Victory’ For Anti-Corruption War, Says Presidency

  The Presidency has said the conviction of Justice Walter Onnoghen by the Code of Conduct Tribunal for false assets declaration is “a major victory for the anti-corruption policy of the Buhari administration”. In an emailed statement to journalists, hours after the CCT’s ruling, the Presidency said the outcome of the trial “demonstrates clearly that […]