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ESN suspects will be charged for murder, says Imo CP

Written by on 18 June 2021

The Imo State Commissioner of Police, Abutu Yaro, has said that his command would arraign arrested members of the Eastern Security Network linked to the Indigenous People of Biafra for murder. The CP told newsmen that the suspects who he said were unleashing violent crimes on the state would not be allowed to go uncharged. […]

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Obasanjo contributed to Nigeria’s crisis, he should mind his utterances –Femi Adesina

Written by on 18 June 2021

Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, says former President Olusegun Obasanjo contributed to the current chaos in the country, adding that the ex-military General should mind his utterances. He stated this on Friday in a piece titled, ‘Nigeria’s Unity And All The Iberiberism’. Adesina wrote, “The sabre-rattling about Nigeria’s unity […]

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Voters’ registration to resume June 28 –INEC

Written by on 18 June 2021

The Independent National Electoral Commission has declared its readiness to resume the nationwide Continuous Voter Registration scheduled for June 28. This was made known on Thursday by the INEC Deputy Director of Voter Education Division, Mary Nkem, at a roadshow on the CVR organised by the commission in Abuja. According to Nkem, the exercise would […]

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Grazing reserves: FCT, 22 states register, seven provide 400,000-hectares, says FG

Written by on 18 June 2021

The Federal Government on Thursday said 22 states and the Federal Capital Territory had registered for the National Livestock Transformation Plan as part of measures aimed at establishing grazing reserves. The Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Sabo Nanono, who stated this at the 44th National Council on Agriculture and Rural Development, in Abuja, said […]

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Death toll rises to five in Lagos gas explosion

Written by on 18 June 2021

The death toll in the gas explosion on Mobolaji Bank Anthony Way, in the Maryland area of Lagos State, on Thursday night, has risen to five. Lagos State Commissioner for Special Duties, Tayo Bamgbose-Martins, disclosed this while addressing reporters at the scene of the incident on Friday morning. According to him, three victims died at […]

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Court clears Senator Nwaoboshi of N322m money laundering charges

Written by on 18 June 2021

The Lagos State Federal High Court, Ikoyi, has discharged Senator Peter Nwaoboshi of the N322m money laundering charge filed against him by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission. Nwaoboshi represents Delta North Senatorial District in the National Assembly. In the two-count charge marked FHC/L/117C/18, the EFCC alleged that the defendants committed the offence of money […]

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Nadal pulls out of Wimbledon, Olympics

Written by on 17 June 2021

Rafael Nadal on Thursday said he was withdrawing from Wimbledon and the Tokyo Olympics in a bid “to prolong my career”. The 35-year-old, who won the second of his two titles at the All England Club in 2010 and landed the Olympic singles title in 2008, revealed his decision on his Twitter feed. “I have […]

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Nigeria becoming killing field, failed state, says Okogie

Written by on 17 June 2021

The emeritus Archbishop of the Catholic Archdiocese of Lagos, Cardinal Anthony Okogie, has lamented the insecurity in the country, saying the country is becoming a killing field. Okogie, at his 85th birthday thanksgiving and 50th Episcopal ordination anniversary on Wednesday in Lagos, also said the country was becoming a failed state. He said, “The words […]

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Bank PHB ex-MD Atuche jailed 12 years for N25.7bn fraud

Written by on 17 June 2021

Justice Lateefa Okunnu of the Lagos State High Court, Ikeja, has sentenced a former Managing Director of defunct Bank PHB Plc, Francis Atuche, to 12 years’ imprisonment for N25.7bn fraud in the bank. The bank’s former Chief Financial Officer, Ugo Anyanwu, was sentenced to 10 years’ imprisonment for stealing and conspiracy to steal, while Atuche’s […]

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Police arrest suspected armed robber, kidnapping syndicate in Delta

Written by on 16 June 2021

The Delta State Police Command has arrested two suspected kidnapping syndicate and one robbery suspect who specialised in robbing victims with dummy wooden gun. The acting Police Public Relations Officer in the state, DSP Bright Edafe, who stated this on Wednesday in Asaba, said the success story was base on proactive crime prevention of the […]

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