Senate nullify Omogege’s suspension

The Senate has filed a notice of appeal and a stay of execution on a High Court judgement, nullifying the suspension of Senator Ovie Omo-Agege. This was made known to press Men by Olu Onemola, an aide to the Senate President, Bukola Saraki, on Thursday in a statement. “The Federal High Court sitting in Abuja, Coram Nnamdi Dimgba .J. in a judgment delivered today, the 10th May, 2018 in Suit No: FHC/ABJ/CS/314/18 between Sen. Ovie…

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UN reacts to killing in Nigeria

The United Nations on Thursday advised security agencies to act swiftly on early warning signals of attacks on communities in Nigeria. Mrs. Sewuese Torkuma, the Gender Technical Advisor of the world body, gave the advice in Jos, during an advocacy visit to the headquarters of `Operation Rainbow’, a state-owned security outfit charged with tackling violence in Plateau. “The security agencies must be proactive; you cannot wait for the violence to take place before you start…

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EFCC: Jang pleads to be released, said he is diabetic

A former governor of Plateau State, Jonah Jang has asked a High Court of the Federal Capital Territory in Abuja to order his release from the custody of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission because of his medical condition The ex-governor who said he was diabetic, approached the court barely 72 hours after his arrest by the EFCC over an alleged N9.3bn fraud. Jang, in a motion on notice filed by his team of lawyers…

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North Korea releases 3 American prisoners, the two Nations engages in a talk.

North Korea releases 3 American prisoners, the two Nations engages in a talk.

President Trump declared a diplomatic victory on Wednesday by announcing that North Korea had freed three American Citizens held as prisoners, removing a bitter and emotional obstacle ahead of a planned meeting between him and the young leader of the nuclear-armed nation. The release of the three prisoners, was in some ways the most tangible gesture of sincerity shown by North Korea’s leader, Kim Jong-un, to improve relations with the United States after nearly seven…

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Vice President Osinbajo meets with World Bank

Vice President Osinbajo meets with World Bank

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo will meet with officials of World Bank to deliberate on the projects being sponsored in Nigeria by the development finance institution in Abuja on Thursday. The Minister of Finance, Kemi Adeosun and some state Governors are expected to join Osinbajo in the meeting with World Bank officials comprising of 10 Executive Directors. This was confirmed in a tweet sent out on Wednesday through the official twitter account of the government of…

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Vote of no confidence on Police Boss, Ibrahim Idris

Vote of no confidence on Police Boss, Ibrahim Idris

Senate Wednesday declared that the Inspector-General of Police, Ibrahim Idris was not fit to hold any public office both within and outside the country. The upper chamber also said that Idris is an enemy of democracy. This development followed the persistent refusal of Idris to honour the upper chamber’s invitations to brief the hallowed chamber on the spate of killings across the country and the inhuman treatment of distinguished senator Dino Melaye over a matter…

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Court Orders Interim Forfeiture Of $8.4m, N9.2b Linked To Patience Jonathan

Court Orders Interim Forfeiture Of $8.4m, N9.2b Linked To Patience Jonathan

Justice Mojisola Olatoregun of the Federal High Court in Lagos has ordered the interim forfeiture of the sums of $8.4 million and N9.2 billion allegedly linked to former first lady, Mrs Patience Jonathan to the federal government. Justice Olatoregun, who made the order on April 20,2018 after entertaining an ex-parte application filed before her by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), specifically directed the temporary forfeiture of the sum of $3,645,013.73 domiciled with First…

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Truck loads of Fulani indigenes going to cross River State intercepted by the Military

Truck loads of Fulani indigenes going to cross River State intercepted by the Military

Two truck loads of Fulani indigenes were intercepted at a military checkpoint at Bekwarra local government area in Cross River state, on Sunday, May 6. According to reports, the leader of the Fulani group revealed that they were sighted by some youths at Ogoja while coming down from the truck to buy food. According to Idoko Simmy, the Fulanis revealed that they were coming from Kogi state an were heading to Amana Utanga in Obanliku…

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Nigerian Custom detains a suspect over importation of Tramadol, seizes containers.

Nigerian Custom detains a suspect over importation of Tramadol, seizes containers.

The Tincan Island Command of the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS), has detained a suspect in connection with the importation of 40 and 20 feet containers loaded with Tramadol tablets allegedly smuggled from India. Command controller, Musa Abdullah, told newsmen that the seizure came against the backdrop of the ban on codeine syrup by the Federal Government. The containers were intercepted by officers of the command after there were attempts to smuggle them out of the…

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Democratic Republic of Congo records Fresh cases of Ebola

Democratic Republic of Congo records Fresh cases of Ebola

Seventeen people in northwest Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) have died from Ebola, the health ministry said on Tuesday, describing the fresh outbreak as a “public health emergency with international impact.” “Twenty-one cases of fever with haemorrhagic indications and 17 deaths” have been recorded in Equateur province, it said, citing a notification to the ministry as of May 3. It is the DRC’s ninth known outbreak of Ebola since 1976, when the deady viral disease…

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