Polymer notes scandal: FG may extradite ex-Mint boss to UK

The United Kingdom has requested the extradition of a former Managing Director of the Nigerian Security Printing and Minting Company, Mr. Emmanuel Okomoyon, to face prosecution in relation to an alleged scam involving printing of polymer notes. A source at the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission confided in one of our correspondents that the process… Read More Polymer notes scandal: FG may extradite ex-Mint boss to UK

Embattled Pastor Oritsejafor Meets With CAN Executive Members Over $9.3 Million Arms Scandal

The embattled leader of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), Pastor Ayo Oritsejafor, today met   with members of the group’s national executive committee to step up damage control measures after a private jet that belongs to Mr. Oritsejafor was used to smuggle cash of $9.3 million into South Africa. South African authorities seized the cash,… Read More Embattled Pastor Oritsejafor Meets With CAN Executive Members Over $9.3 Million Arms Scandal

Synagogue: Fashola to apply the law

Lagos State Governor Babatunde Fashola  (SAN) said yesterday that his administration would apply the law when the ongoing investigation into the cause of the collapsed Synagogue Guest House is completed. Fashola spoke when members of the Nigeria Institute of Town Planners led by the Commissioner for Physical Planning,  Olutoyin Ayinde, visited him at Ikeja, Lagos.… Read More Synagogue: Fashola to apply the law

Nigeria, top oil producer, has 64 million adult illiterates – Official

The National Mass Education Commission, NMEC, says 64 million Nigerian adults are illiterate. The Chairman of the Governing Board of the commission, Esther Udehi, made this known on Monday in Awka during a courtesy call to the Deputy Governor of Anambra State, Nkem Okeke. She said the trend is worrisome. The visit was part of the activities lined… Read More Nigeria, top oil producer, has 64 million adult illiterates – Official

Lagos offers to fund Iwu’s abandoned Ebola research work

LAGOS—Governor Babatunde Fashola of Lagos State, yesterday, expressed readiness of his administration to fund Prof. Maurice Iwu’s abandoned research work on infectious diseases, such as the deadly Ebola Virus Disease, EVD, if he so desired to benefit from the state’s N142,239,000 million research grant. The governor, also tasked scientists in Africa and Nigeria in particular… Read More Lagos offers to fund Iwu’s abandoned Ebola research work

Synagogue: We had approval to build 12 floors —Joshua’s aide

Barely two weeks after the collapse of the guest house at Synagogue Church of All Nations in Lagos, a fresh indication emerged yesterday that the church was given an approval for a 12-storey building by the Lagos State government. Speaking during an interview on Channels Television, yesterday, Mr. Ken Emeakayi, an aide to Prophet T.B… Read More Synagogue: We had approval to build 12 floors —Joshua’s aide

Attack on judges: Fayose, CJ take battle to Abuja

NJC summons meeting Governor-elect rushes toJonathan The National Judicial Council (NJC) yesterday summoned an emergency meeting of its members for Thursday over attacks on judges in Ekiti State. But the crisis moved hundred miles away from Ekiti where a judge was beaten up and his dress shredded to Abuja, the capital city. The Chief Judge… Read More Attack on judges: Fayose, CJ take battle to Abuja

Another 60 Soldiers Are To Be Tried For Mutiny Today – Defense spokesman

Another set of 60 soldiers are to be arraigned before a General Court Martial by military authorities in Abuja on Tuesday (today)   for mutiny. The soldiers allegedly committed mutiny on August 4, 2014 by refusing to join troops in Maiduguri for “an operation.” Their arraignment which is to take place at the Sani Abacha Barracks… Read More Another 60 Soldiers Are To Be Tried For Mutiny Today – Defense spokesman

Oritsejafor, Falana clash over smuggled $9.3m

Lagos lawyer Femi Falana (SAN) said yesterday that Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) President Pastor Ayo Oritsejafor cannot divorce himself from the smuggling of $9.3m from Nigeria to South Africa ostensibly to buy arms. But Pastor Oritsejafor defended his integrity, saying  he knew nothing about the cash, which was taken into South Africa on September… Read More Oritsejafor, Falana clash over smuggled $9.3m

NJC probes pro-Fayose thugs’ attacks on judges

Tension in Ado-Ekiti  CNPP, SANs, Saraki, others worried The National Judicial Council (NJC) may convene an emergency meeting over last week’s attack on courts and judges in Ekiti State by pro-Governor-elect Ayodele Fayose thugs, The Nation has learnt. Mr. Justice John Adeyeye was attacked by Fayose’s supporters, who tore his suit, at the Ado-Ekiti High… Read More NJC probes pro-Fayose thugs’ attacks on judges

Unlawful Detention: El-Rufai Defeats SSS & AGF; Court Declares Restriction Of Movement During Election Unconstitutional

The Federal High Court today ordered the State Security Service (SSS) to apologise to Mallam Nasir El-Rufai, and to pay him N2 million in damages for unlawfully detaining him last November during the Anambra gubernatorial election. The court also pronounced that neither the SSS nor the Attorney-General of the Federation, who was joined in the suit, had any legal authority to… Read More Unlawful Detention: El-Rufai Defeats SSS & AGF; Court Declares Restriction Of Movement During Election Unconstitutional

Designer of Nigerian flag to get Presidential Aide salary for Life, other awardees get house in Abuja

Jonathan Orders Life Salary for Designer of Nigerian Flag, Honours Three Others with Houses in Abuja President Goodluck Jonathan has ordered that the designer of the Nigerian flag, Pa Micheal Akinkunmi be placed on a lifetime salary. The president gave the order during the presentation ceremony of the National Honours award which held at the… Read More Designer of Nigerian flag to get Presidential Aide salary for Life, other awardees get house in Abuja

IBB, Abacha, Jonathan, others responsible for North problems –Sani

The President, Civil Rights Congress of Nigeria, Mallam Shehu Sani, has said that 70 per cent of problems bedeviling the North are caused by ex-presidents and leaders of northern extraction. The remaining 30 per cent, Sani said, should be attributed to President Goodluck Jonathan’s administration’s sectional leadership and neglect of the North. The CRCN boss… Read More IBB, Abacha, Jonathan, others responsible for North problems –Sani

Ekiti crisis: Tension as Police make mass arrests, deploy Mopol

ADO-EKITI—The tension and apprehension in Ekiti State reached a feverish peak, weekend, as the Police made mass arrests of those suspected to be behind the orgy of violence in the state. Those arrested will be arraigned today. Advising troublemakers and their sponsors to have a rethink, the Police high command said in Abuja yesterday that… Read More Ekiti crisis: Tension as Police make mass arrests, deploy Mopol

When I listen to some statements … I feel sad for Nigeria – Jonathan

Abuja – President Goodluck Jonathan on Sunday said that terrorism and kidnapping were still major national challenges because Nigerians had not united against them as they did against the Ebola Virus Disease (EVD). Jonathan made the statement at an inter-denominational church service at the National Ecumenical Centre, Abuja, to mark the country’s 54th Independence Anniversary coming up… Read More When I listen to some statements … I feel sad for Nigeria – Jonathan