N5.6bn Pension Scam In The Zoo: EFCC Not Ready For Trial.

 by: niyi  Mr Veral Agboje, Counsel to the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), said on Friday that she was not ready to commence trial in the N5.6 billion pension scam case involving ex-Oyo state Head of service, Alhaja Kudirat Adeleke, and 11 others.Adeleke and the other accused persons were arraigned for allegedly defrauding the…

NORTHERNERS, OKOROCHA AND THEIR TERRORIST GROUP :Police Warn The People Of Imo State Against Calling Northerners Boko Haram

by: Deolu  The Imo State Police Command has warned the people of the state to stop calling Northerners in the state Boko Haram members. The Public Relations Officer of the state, DSP Andrew Enwerem in a statement issued yesterday in Owerri said the boko haram members are not identified by their mode of dressing or…

It is illegal of T.A Orji to sack elected LG officials, says S’Court

By GODWIN TSA -AbujaSupreme Court on Friday held that the illegal removal of 148 elected local government officials by the Abia State government amounts to “official recklessness” of the state governor.In a judgment delivered yesterday, a seven-member panel of justices of the apex court said, no state governor has the right to illegally remove a…

How Nigerian Army Generals Pocketed $43M Meant For Peacekeepers

A powerful but anonymous petition written by concerned Nigerian soldiers who claim that the Nigerian Army owes its men and women who have served in various United Nations peacekeeping operations over $43 million has been obtained. The document also carpets the United Nations, which it alleges may have collaborated with cheating Nigerian army chiefs to…

National Conference Crisis deepens as Kutigi, 50 wise men fail to meet

THE crisis rocking the National Conference over derivation deepened yesterday following the abortion of the meeting of the Chairman of the Conference, Justice Idris Kutigi with the group of 50 wise men known as the Consensus Group, chairmen and deputies of the 20 standing committees.Only 20 or about 22 per cent of the 90 delegates expected at the meeting showed up, forcing the leadership to turn the gathering into an informal one.Consequently, a stormy session is expected on Monday when the plenary reconvenes, as southern delegates insist on their opposition to proposed allocation of five percent of federal revenue to rebuild insurgency-ravaged areas of the North because the move would increase violence in the country.

Troops uncover Boko Haram terrorists underground armoury

The Defence Headquarters is still counting the gains of the recent capture of Balmo Forest in Bauchi State from Boko Haram.The military authorities said yesterday that  troops uncovered an underground armoury owned by the Islamic sect in the forest which  stretches from Bauchi to Jigawa and to the fringes of Sambisa Forest in Borno State.Recovered from the armoury  were more than 80 General Purpose Machine Guns and  tubes of Rocket Propelled Grenades(RPGs).

Nigeria will not fall – Gowon; Demanding for good governance – Ezekwesili

Former Head of State, General Yakubu Gowon has said Nigeria has come to stay despite the various daunting challenges confronting the country.Gowon said this yesterday, at the 17th Wole Soyinka Annual Lecture held at the June 12 Cultural Centre in Abeokuta, the Ogun State capital.The lecture, themed, “This house must not fall; Renegotiating Nigeria’s social contract after 100 years of nationhood”, was organized by the National Association of Seadogs (Pyrates Confraternity) as part of events marking the Nobel Laureate’s 80th birthday.

Ritual killings everywhere inspite of civilization

Looking curiously as this reporter approached her make-shift restaurant around J4 , Aketegbo community in Seme Badagry area of Lagos two weeks ago, mama Rilwan as she is popularly called, stood up from her seat, apparently thinking the stranger had come to patronize her.’ ki lefe ra?(what do you want to buy ?)  she asked.But when this writer disclosed her mission, the seeming expectation on her face dropped, giving way to a sad expression of a memory she never wishes to recall. She immediately beckoned on two teenagers later discovered to be her children to take over the stand while she went inside the shop, with this reporter following with caution.