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AIR FORCE SPECIAL FORCES NEUTRALIZE BANDITS IN ZAMFARA

2019-04-17T12:12:08+00:00

The Nigerian Air Force on Wednesday said its Special Forces team in Zamfara state has neutralized two bandits in Rafi and Doka villages in Gusau local government area. Air Force spokesman, Air Commodore Ibikunle Daramola said in a statement that the team responded to reports of the gathering of high profile bandits in the communities. Air Commodore Daramola said “In response to reports that high profile armed bandits were gathering around Rafi and Doka villages of Mada District in Gusau Local Government Area (LGA) of Zamfara State, which is under the Area of Responsibility (AOR) of the 207 Quick Response Group [...]

AIR FORCE SPECIAL FORCES NEUTRALIZE BANDITS IN ZAMFARA 2019-04-17T12:12:08+00:00

2019 UTME: JAMB ARRESTS 2 CHILDREN OF CENTRE OWNER OVER ALLEGED EXAMINATION MALPRACTICE

2019-04-17T12:09:19+00:00

The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) on has arrested two biological children of an accredited Computer Based Test (CBT) centre owner in Lagos, over alleged examination malpractice. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the arrest was made during a monitoring tour of various CBT centres in Lagos State on Tuesday by the board’s Registrar, Prof. Is’haq Oloyede. Oloyede said over 100 “professional examination writers” had so far been arrested and handed over to the law enforcement agencies as over one million candidates had so far written the examination nationwide. The arrested children were said to have been caught [...]

2019 UTME: JAMB ARRESTS 2 CHILDREN OF CENTRE OWNER OVER ALLEGED EXAMINATION MALPRACTICE 2019-04-17T12:09:19+00:00

TAMING THE RECURRING FARMERS, HERDSMEN’S CRISES IN ANAMBRA

2019-04-17T12:02:48+00:00

David-Chyddy Eleke reports that urgent but lasting steps need to be taken to contain the recurring farmers and herdsmen’s clashes in Anambra State, given that despite efforts of the state government, the clashes have continued Two weekends ago, the news of the killing of six farmers in Anam community of Anambra West Local Government Area (LGA) jolted citizens of the state. Many never believed that news of the activities of herdsmen, which has been read of in Enugu, Benue, Plateau and others could be heard of in Anambra State. But the truth is that killing of herdsmen and their cows by [...]

TAMING THE RECURRING FARMERS, HERDSMEN’S CRISES IN ANAMBRA 2019-04-17T12:02:48+00:00

EXCLUSIVE: TOP FIRS OFFICIALS GRANTED BAIL AS INVESTIGATIONS INTO ALLEGED FRAUD CONTINUE

2019-04-17T11:57:08+00:00

At least nine senior officials of the Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS) detained by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) have been granted bail, PREMIUM TIMES understands. The top officials, detained by the anti-graft agency over allegations of fraud, were granted bail Tuesday. PREMIUM TIMES gathered that the officials were questioned over uncleared payments made to some staff of the agency. This newspaper on Monday reported that the officials include the Director of Finance and Accounts (DFA) of the FIRS, Mohammed Auta. Apart from Mr Auta, another director of the agency, Peter Hena, is also alleged to be involved in [...]

EXCLUSIVE: TOP FIRS OFFICIALS GRANTED BAIL AS INVESTIGATIONS INTO ALLEGED FRAUD CONTINUE 2019-04-17T11:57:08+00:00

NDLEA ARRESTS 818, SEIZE 452.4KG OF CANNABIS IN KATSINA

2019-04-17T11:50:11+00:00

The Katsina State Branch of National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, NDLEA, on Wednesday declared the arrest of 818 drug pushers as well seized 452.41kg of Cannabis Sativa, 26,099 bottles of Cough Syrups with codeine and 10,746 tablets of psychotropic substance during the year 2018 The State Commander of the NDLEA, Hajia Maryam Gambo Sani who made the disclosure at the Official Commissioning of the Agency’s Rehabilitation and Counseling Center donated by the Katsina State Government, also disclosed that 104 out of the number arrested were convicted to various jail terms while 714 drug users were counseled She further maintained that in [...]

NDLEA ARRESTS 818, SEIZE 452.4KG OF CANNABIS IN KATSINA 2019-04-17T11:50:11+00:00

ONNOGHEN OPENS DEFENCE IN ASSETS DECLARATION SUIT

2019-04-01T10:52:21+00:00

Calls 1st witness, as tribunal grants subpoena order on CCB Staff By Alex Enumah in Abuja Suspended Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN) Justice Walter Onnoghen on Monday called in his official driver, Lawal Busari, as Chief defence witness in his alleged non declaration of assets trial at the Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT). Before Busari was called into the witness box, Onnoghen’s lawyer, Adegboyega Awomolo SAN, informed the tribunal of an application seeking for the tribunal’s order to compel one Mrs Theresa Nwafor, a staff of the Code of Conduct Bureau (CCB), who is said to be based in Benin, Edo [...]

ONNOGHEN OPENS DEFENCE IN ASSETS DECLARATION SUIT 2019-04-01T10:52:21+00:00

BUHARI TO ATTEND INAUGURATION OF SENEGALESE PRESIDENT, MACKY SALL

2019-04-01T10:48:53+00:00

President Muhammadu Buhari will depart Abuja on Monday for Dakar, Senegal to attend the inauguration of Senegalese President, Macky Sall, following his re-election for a second term. Mr Femi Adesina, the President’s Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, who confirmed this development in a statement in Abuja on Monday, said the President’s trip followed an invitation from his host. According to the statement, President Buhari, who is ECOWAS Chairman, will be Special Guest of Honour at the ceremonies, to be attended by other African leaders at the Diamniadio Exhibition Centre on Tuesday. It stated that the Nigerian leader would be accompanied [...]

BUHARI TO ATTEND INAUGURATION OF SENEGALESE PRESIDENT, MACKY SALL 2019-04-01T10:48:53+00:00

CCB DIRECTOR, 2 OTHERS PROPOSED AS ONNOGHEN’S DEFENCE WITNESSES

2019-04-01T10:42:12+00:00

A Director at the Code of Conduct Bureau (CCB), Mrs Theresa Nwafor and two others have been proposed as defence witnesses in the trial of the suspended Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), Justice Walter Onnoghen. Onnoghen who is facing charges of false and non-declaration of assets before the Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT) in Abuja was on Friday asked to open his defence. At the resumption of hearing on Monday, lead defence counsel, Chief Adegboyega Awomolo (SAN), said ‘’two of three” witnesses would be presented before the court. Without objection by the prosecuting counsel Mr. Aliyu Umar (SAN), Awomolo thereafter applied [...]

CCB DIRECTOR, 2 OTHERS PROPOSED AS ONNOGHEN’S DEFENCE WITNESSES 2019-04-01T10:42:12+00:00

KANO: GANDUJE SPEAKS ON HARASSING, INTIMIDATING OPPOSITION PARTY

2019-04-01T10:17:49+00:00

The Kano State Governor, Abdullahi Ganduje, has assured that his administration won’t intimidate or harass people of the state and members of the opposition in the next four years. Ganduje, who was re-elected during the just concluded supplementary election in the state, gave the assurance while stating that he would run an all-inclusive government in the next four years. In a statement signed by the State’s Commissioner for Information, Muhammad Garba, the Governor urged opposition to work together with his government in the interest of the state. According to Ganduje: “I will not betray the people of the state and no [...]

KANO: GANDUJE SPEAKS ON HARASSING, INTIMIDATING OPPOSITION PARTY 2019-04-01T10:17:49+00:00

EVERYBODY KNOWS THERE WERE NO PRIMARIES IN ZAMFARA, MARAFA INSISTS

2019-04-01T10:12:40+00:00

You know, we were quite apprehensive from the beginning, fearing that we might not get justice. But they have done justice to that case and they have made judiciary proud and the people of Nigeria proud. Kabiru Marafa, the lawmaker representing Zamfara Central senatorial district, says it is public knowledge that primaries were not conducted in Zamfara State. He also commended the recent ruling of the Court of Appeal, nullifying the list of candidates presented by the faction of Abdulaziz Yari, Governor of Zamfara State. Speaking with newsmen over the weekend in Abuja, Marafa said for Yari to take such a [...]

EVERYBODY KNOWS THERE WERE NO PRIMARIES IN ZAMFARA, MARAFA INSISTS 2019-04-01T10:12:40+00:00