THE House of Representatives said yesterday that officials of the Federal Road Safety Commission (FRSC) should bear arms in a bid to effectively carry out their responsibilities of saving lives. The Green Chamber noted the increasing cases of violent attacks, harassment and intimidation of personnel and officers of the FRSC by highly placed individuals,

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Justice Nnamdi Dimgba of the Federal High Court in Abuja has ordered the interim forfeiture of 14 houses in “choice areas” of Abuja. They are believed to be owned by former Minister of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Bala Mohammed and his son, Shamsuddeen. The judge gave the order yesterday while ruling on an ex-parte application brought

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Vice President Yemi Osinbajo yesterday said he did not sign N640billion oil contracts when the President was in London on medical leave. A statement by the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Mr. Laolu Akande said the VP only gave approval for financing arrangements for the Joint Ventures between the corporation

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The Federal High Court in Lagos yesterday ordered the final forfeiture 58 houses belonging to former Minister of Petroleum Resources Mrs Diezani Alison-Madueke. Justice Abdulazeez Anka made the order based on an application by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC). The motion on notice was moved by its counsel; Mr

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Minister of State for Petroleum Resources Ibe Kachikwu and Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) boss Dr. Maikanti Baru have been advised to stop their bitter row over the award of $25b contracts – one week after it all began. The Presidency and the NNPC Board ordered a ceasefire, The Nation learnt yesterday. As the row grew, some

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Former First Lady Patience Jonathan used her mother’s company to launder about N2.114b, according to Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) detectives. Besides, Magel Resort Limited, which was incorporated by Mrs., Jonathan’s late mother, allegedly secured over N200m IT contract from the National Information Technology

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