EFCC closes case on Fani-Kayode THE Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on Thursday, closed its case, in the trial of former Minister of Aviation, Femi Fani-Kayode, charged with money laundering before a Federal High Court, Lagos.Fani-Kayode was facing a 40-count amended charge, bordering on alleged corruption.At Thursday's proceeding, the prosecution, represented by Vitalis Ahaotu, informed...... read more
WE WILL IMPOUND CARS WITH FAKE CUSTOM PAPERS - SAYS FRSC BOSS, OSITA CHIDOKA The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) in Nigeria on Wednesday told the Federal Executive Council that it will henceforth impound vehicles without genuine clearance documents from the Nigerian customs service. The Corps-Marshal of the FRSC, Osita Chidoka, briefed the council of the organisation’s decision while presenting an update on Nigeria’s status on...... read more
BAMIDELE ATURU, LAGOS FAMOUS LAWYER DIES AT 49 Mr Aturu, known for his commitment to championing human rights and constitutionalism, died in a Lagos hospital on Wednesday evening after a brief illness. Associates of the deceased confirmed his death. The late lawyer was one of the founding members of a political group committed to pursuing deep-rooted democratic principles and holding...... read more
COUNCIL OF STATE MEETING: FG to float N30bn terrorism victims support fund Arrangements are at an advanced stage for the Federal Government to float a N30bn support fund for victims of terrorism across the country.This was one of the major decisions taken during the Tuesday meeting of the Council of State presided over by President Goodluck Jonathan and attended by the country’s former...... read more
UN recognises gay marriage for workers UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has announced that the United Nations is recognizing the gay marriages of all its staff. Previously, the United Nations only recognized the unions of staffers who came from countries where gay marriage is legal, UN deputy spokesman Farhan Haq said Monday. Haq adds that “this is a...... read more
ABUJA AIRPORT RUNWAY TO BE CLOSED BY FAAN The Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria on Tuesday announced that the runway of the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport will be closed again for another 30 hours in order to rehabilitate its remaining section.This is coming as the authority also announced the re-opening of the runway which was closed for 30 hours...... read more
SERAP sues Jonathan, AG over Abacha loot The Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project, SERAP, has instituted a suit before a Federal High Court in Lagos State against the Federal Government over the withdrawal of N446.3 billion corruption charges against late Head of State, Sani Abacha’s son, Muhammed. Joined as defendants are President Goodluck Jonathan and the Attorney General...... read more
JUSTICE OPUTA CELEBRATED DURING BURIAL Eminent jurists and Chairman of defunct Oputa Panel, Justice Chukwudifu Akunne Oputa, died at a ripe old age of 92 on May 4 2014 and has been mourned by all and sundry including his close associates such as Bishop Matthew Hassan Kukah of the Catholic Diocese of Sokoto who was the...... read more
Foremost Nigerian movie producer and multiple award winner, Amaka Igwe (Nee Isaac Eneh) is dead She reportedly died from asthma related complications while on location at Udi in Enugu state. Married with 3 children, 51 year old Amaka produced household titles such as Checkmate, Fuji House of commotion and award winning Forever. She is from Enugu State, South East Nigeria.Aunty Amaka as she is popularly called...... read more
‘Why fuel scarcity persists’ AS the fuel scarcity continues to cripple economic activities nationwide, the Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR) has attributed the shortfall in supply to non-renewal of contracts of some independent marketers to import the product.  Meanwhile, the current fuel scarcity in some parts of the country is principally caused by marketers’ subterranean...... read more
Gunmen kill two, torch 120 houses in Plateau GUNMEN have again struck in Plateau State killing two members of one family and setting about 120 houses on fire in the northern zone of the state.  Reports said the attackers came into the village at about 2:00 a.m. yesterday shooting sporadically.  A man, who simply referred to himself as Adams,...... read more
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