Abacha: SERAP drags Jonathan, AGF to court over withdrawal of N446bn charge

By LUKMAN OLABIYI Following the withdrawal of corruption charges against the son of  late military dictator, Gen. Sani Abacha, Muhammed Abacha, a Non  Governmental Organisation (NGO), Socio-Economic Rights and  Accountability Project (SERAP) has dragged the Federal Government to  court.  Respondents in the suit are President Goodluck Jonathan and the Attorney General of the Federation (AGF),…

Suspension: Sanusi discontinues suit against Jonathan

THE Emir of Kano and former governor of Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Mallam Lamido Sanusi, has discontinued the suit filed against President Goodluck Jonathan, the Attorney General of the Federation and the Inspector General of Police, essentially challenging his suspension from office as CBN governor on February 20, 2014. The plaintiff had, by a…

Rep faults Imo Gov Malam Okorocha on registration of Northerners

Deputy Minority Leader of the House of Representatives, Hon.  Suleiman Kawu Sumaila, has flayed  the recent decision by Imo State government to register all Northerners, residing  in the state.The lawmaker, in a statement, said such actions was tantamount to making Northerners second-class citizens in their country.“This kind of action is misguided, unfortunate and highly provocative. I strongly condemn it and warn those propagating it to desist from such paths of perdition.

Take a stand against Boko Haram terrorists, Ex-US Asst Secretary of State Mr. James Rubin tells FG

The Federal Government has been advised to take a decisive stand to end terrorist activities of the Boko Haram insurgents in the country.Speaking, yesterday, in Port Harcourt, Rivers State at an Energy Environment and Investment forum organised by the Rivers State Government, former United State’s Assistant Secretary of States, Mr. James Rubin, said there was urgent need for the government to take a firm position on the ugly situation.He said Nigeria was going through what he dubbed the “second generation of terrorism in the world,” stressing that steps should be taken to wipe it out if the country was to enjoy investors confidence.

Bombing going off everywhere in the Zoo: EXPLOSION ROCKS ILE-IFE

A suspected bomb device has gone off in Ile Ife, the popular university town in Osun, South-West Nigeria.Such explosions were usually associated with the terrorist-ravaged North but have lately started to creep into the South.The device was said to have gone off at the back a house that is not far away from the family compound of the Osun State Commissioner for Culture and Tourism, Sikiru Ayedun.The Osun State Government has pointed accusing fingers in the direction of opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). It said the state had been peaceful until very recently when PDP vowed to take over the state from the All Progressives Congress (APC) government led by Mr. Rauf Aregbesola.

Over 50 feared killed, 68 injured in Borno market bomb blast

Over 50 people, including 16 members of the Vigilante Youth, a.k.a Civilian JTF, were killed, while about 68 persons were seriously injured when a Peugeot 505 saloon car carrying charcoal but laden with Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs) exploded around the busy El-Kanemi Round-About, Monday Market and about 40 metres away from the office of the Power Holdings Company of Nigeria (PHCN) in Maiduguri, the Borno State capital, at about 7am today.Chairman of the Vigilante Youth a.k.a Civilian JTF attached to Sector 3, Mallam Iliya Saidu, while briefing Governor Kashim Shettima, said his men were able to identify nine of his

National Conference bans non-graduates from becoming lawmakers, governors or president •Scraps SIECs

The National Conference today set the minimum academic qualification for candidates seeking elective positions. For the Presidential, Governorship and National Assembly candidates, first degree or its equivalent was set as the mandatory qualification.Candidates seeking to contest for State Houses of Assembly and Local Government Chairmanship elections are also expected to possess a first degree certificate or its equivalent while Secondary School Leaving Certificate or its equivalent was set as the minimum academic qualification for candidates seeking election as local government councilors.Delegates also resolved to have the State Independent Electoral Commissions (SIECs) scrapped and recommended that their functions be transferred to the Independent National

Criminal Umaru Dikko who stolen public fund dies in London at 78

Former minister of Transportation during the Second Republic, Dr. Umaru Dikko, is dead.His younger brother, Dr. Bello Dikko, and another family member in London, confirmed this in Zaria, yesterday.Dikko died in the early hours of yesterday in a London hospital, after battling with stroke, at the age of 78. According to his younger brother, he had been sick for some time and had suffered three strokes in a row.Umaru Dikkko was born on December 31, 1936. He was the third son of Alhaji Abdurrahman Dikko, the Turaki Babba of Zazzau.