The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has arraigned seven persons arrested for electoral offences during the November 26 governorship election in Ondo State. Emmanuel Adejoye (30); Morire Olomojuni (27); Oladeji Ololajulo (36) and Ajinde Ebigbemi (26) were arraigned at the Magistrates’ Court, Olukayode House, Hospital
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has impounded a N948million aircraft allegedly linked with a former governor of Borno State who is under investigation. The aircraft was seized on Monday at the Maiduguri International Airport. Anti-graft agencies have also placed two other private jets under surveillance at the Nnamdi Azikiwe
Two Air Force Beechcraft planes yesterday flew military officers, government officials and leaders of the Bring Back Our Girls (BBOG) campaigners on a surveillance of the Sambisa forest – the former stronghold of the terrorist group Boko Haram. Aboard were BBOG members former Minister of Education Oby Ezekwezili, coordinator Aisha Yesufu
Ekiti State Governor Ayo Fayose has said urged the people to pray along with him on the choice of his successor in 2018. He said the over one year WINDOW available to him to anoint a successor would afford him and the people an opportunity to seek divine guidance ahead of the next governorship poll. A statement by his Chief Press Secretary,
Gambia Supreme Court yesterday declined to stop Thursday’s inauguration of President-elect Adama Barrow. The Supreme Court ruling followed a petition by President Yahya Jammeh, seeking an injunction aimed at blocking Barrow’s swearing in. Jammeh’s constitutional term in office is expected to end on Wednesday after he lost to businessman
Nigeria is at the risk of losing $550m recovered from the Abacha family to the United States, it was learnt yesterday. Presidential Advisory Committee Against Corruption (PACAC) Chairman Itse Sagay, at a media conference on asset recovery and asset return in Abuja, said the government wanted an unconditional return of the country’s stolen wealth.
THE House of Representatives yesterday invited the Inspector-General of Police, Ibrahim Idris, over alleged violations of the 2016 Appropriation Act, the Fiscal Responsibility Act and the Public Procurement Act. Specifically, Idris is to answer queries on why the sum of N1.2 billion approved in the Appropriation Act of 2016 for the purchase of 10