Crime Drug Trafficking Nigeria

90-year-old man nabbed by NDLEA for supplying drugs to bandits

Reading Time: 3 minutes Others nabbed at Lagos Airport A 90-year-old retired soldier, Usman Adamu, has been arrested for supplying narcotics to bandits by men of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) in Mailalle, Sabon Birni, in Sokoto The Director, Media and Advocacy, NDLEA, Mr Femi Babafemi said this in a statement on Sunday in Abuja. At the Read More…

Nigeria Politics

Oyetola files 1,240-page petition at Osun tribunal

Reading Time: < 1 minutes Osun State Governor, Adegboyega Oyetola, on Friday finally responded to his gubernatorial electoral loss by filing a 1,240-page petition at the tribunal sitting at the state high court, Osogbo. Oyetola who is the governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the July 16 election, approached the tribunal to challenge the declaration of Senator Read More…

Legal Nigeria Politics Top Story

Atiku, Obi to speak at 2022 NBA Annual General Conference

Reading Time: 2 minutes If all goes as planned the presidential candidate of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP), Atiku Abubakar, and his counterpart, the presidential candidate of the Labour Party (LP), Peter Obi, will be speaking at the forthcoming Annual General Conference of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) in Lagos this month. The 2022 NBA Annual General Conference, with Read More…

Business Nigeria Salaries & Wages

Increase our salary, civil servants tell states, FG

Reading Time: < 1 minutes Federal and state civil servants have appealed to both governments to increase workers salaries to reduce their hardships. They complained that the increase in the pump price of petrol meant they now spend an unsustainable portion of their meagre income on buying the product. A litre of fuel now sells for between N184 and N220 Read More…

Nigeria Security

Insecurity: Shake up in military as Army deploys GOCs, appoints new PSOs

Reading Time: 2 minutes The Nigerian Army has moved to tackle the country’s security challenges by reorganising itself. The Chief of Army Staff, Lt.-Gen. Faruk Yahaya, approved the posting and appointment of some top officers to command, instructional and staff positions across formations and units. The appointments were announced in a statement issued by the Director, Army Public Relations, Read More…

Legal Nigeria

‘Contempt’: Jailed Lagos lawyer to be freed soon, says NBA

Reading Time: 2 minutes Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) yesterday began a probe of the circumstances surrounding the jailing of a Lagos-based lawyer Inibehe Effiong by the Chief Judge of Akwa State, Justice Ekaette Obot.Its President Olumide Akpata who ordered the investigation said efforts were underway to ensure that Effiong is released soon. Justice Obot on Wednesday sentenced the Lagos-based Read More…

Legal Nigeria Politics Top Story

Ex-minister asks court to disqualify Tinubu, Atiku for bribing delegates

Reading Time: 2 minutes President Muhammadu Buhari’s former Minister of State for Education Chukwuemeka Nwajiuba has asked the Federal High Court in Abuja to disqualify All Progressives Congress (APC) and Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) presidential candidates Bola Tinubu and Abubakar Atiku, respectively, from the 2023 general election. Nwajiuba, who resigned his ministerial position to contest the APC presidential primary, Read More…

Abuja Nigeria Security

Insecurity: Abuja boosts security operations with neighbouring states

Reading Time: 2 minutes The Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA) has re-invigorated the ‘G7” security operations to secure the territory. The ‘G7’ security operations involve collaboration and partnerships with states that are contiguous to the territory. This is contained in a statement issued by Mr Anthony Ogunleye, Chief Press Secretary to the FCT Minister. The FCT Commissioner of Police, Read More…

Bayelsa Elections Nigeria Top Story

INEC to probe 320 PVCs found by hunters in Bayelsa forest

Reading Time: 2 minutes The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has said it would investigate the circumstances that led to the dumping of 320 Permanent Voters Cards (PVCs) by unknown persons in a forest in Bayelsa. The cards were recovered by the Bayelsa State Command of the Nigerian Hunters and Forest Security Service on Tuesday, and handed over to Read More…