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Edward Onoja Sworn In As Kogi Deputy Gov

Edward Onoja has been sworn in as the Deputy Governor of Kogi State. The swearing-in ceremony held on Monday at the Government House in Lokoja, the state capital. Onoja, a former Chief of Staff to Governor Yahaya Bello, was inaugurated shortly after he appeared before members of the Kogi State House of Assembly. Meanwhile the House of Assembly had on the same day confirmed Onoja as the deputy governor of the state  after he was screened by members of the House at the legislative chamber of the Assembly complex in…

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Court Reviews Sowore’s Bail Conditions, Trial Begins Nov 6

The Federal High Court, Abuja, on Monday reviewed the bail conditions earlier granted to Omoleye Sowore, Convener, #RevolutionNow movement and his co-defendant, Olawale Bakare. The court had on October 4 granted Sowore N50m bail, with two sureties in like sum, and to deposit N50m as security. Bakare was also granted N50m bail with one surety. Justice Ijeoma Ojukwu, waived his earlier order that Sowore deposit N50m as security and reduced the amount attached to Bakare’s bail from N50m to N20m. Ojukwu said all earlier bail conditions by the court remained,…

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NIMC: Adoption Of NIN Can Curb Exam Malpractice

The National Identity Management Commission (NIMC) says the adoption of the National Identification Number (NIN) as criteria for all examinations in the country will tackle malpractices such as impersonation and promote transparency. Hadiza Dagabana, NIMC General Manger Legal Service, made the suggestion in an interview with newsmen in Abuja. She said although registration for NIN has already started at the Primary School level of education across the country, it should be encouraged to further enhance confidence in the nation’s examination system. According to her, doing so will help to stop impersonation,…

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Police Confirm Abduction Of ACP Rambo, Area Commander

The Kaduna State Police Command, has confirmed the abduction of Assistant Commissioner of Police (ACP) Musa Rambo, the Police Area Commander in Suleja. Confirming the incident, the spokesman of the command, DSP Yakubu Sabo, said the ACP was abducted on Saturday at about 3.30pm. Sabo said on Sunday in Kaduna that the police officer’s car with registration number KRD 753 BT and his ID card were found abandoned along the road by a team of Operation Safe Heaven. Sabo added that the vehicle was abandoned near Kanock Bridge, a border…

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SERAP Asks ICPC, EFCC To Probe Senate, MDAs Over ‘Employment Slots Scandal’

Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project, (SERAP) has asked the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) and Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) to: “jointly carry out a prompt, thorough, transparent and effective investigation into allegations that principal officers and members of the Nigerian Senate are using their official positions to get job slots from government agencies.”   SERAP also urged the anti-corruption agencies to: “probe allegations that some ministries, departments and agencies are selling the employment slots at their disposal, with a single slot being allegedly sold…

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Dad Who Raped Daughter, Fathered 6 Children With Her Jailed For 40yrs

An evil father who raped his own daughter over decades and fathered “at least” six children with her has been jailed for 40 years. Swansea Crown Court heard the man controlled the life of his victim for more than two decades, before going on to rape one of the children he had with his daughter. He also repeatedly abused and raped another of his daughters during her teenage years – and arranged for another man to rape her. The defendant, who lives in south west Wales but who cannot be…

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Kogi State Assembly Impeaches Deputy Gov Achuba

The Kogi State House of Assembly has impeached the Deputy Governor, Mr Simon Achuba, based on the report of the judicial panel that probed him. Mr Achuba was impeached by members of the Kogi State House of Assembly on Friday in Lokoja, the state capital. He was impeached by the House of Assembly shortly after it received report of a judicial panel of enquiry set up by the Kogi State Chief Judge Justice Nasir Ajanah. House Leader, Hassan Bello Abdulahi, representing Ajaokuta state constituency, said Achuba was impeached following consideration…

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IMB Reports Drop In Piracy As Nigeria’s Deep Blue Project Begins

The International Maritime Bureau (IMB) has reported a drop in piracy attacks in Nigeria in the third quarter of 2019. IMB said in its latest report, “Nigeria has reduced Q3 piracy attacks from 41 in 2018 to 29 in 2019,” which represents nearly 30 per cent year-on-year reduction. This is as the Deep Blue Project, a comprehensive maritime security architecture initiated by the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA), in collaboration with the military and other security agencies, comes into operation. The piracy reporting body also said there was a decrease…

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You’re A Living Legend, Symbol Of National Unity, Buhari Salutes Gowon At 85

On behalf of the Federal Executive Council and all Nigerians, President Muhammadu Buhari warmly felicitates with former Head of State, Gen. Yakubu Gowon, on his 85th birthday, October 19, 2019, describing him as a living legend and symbol of national unity. As Nigeria’s youngest leader since Independence, President Buhari affirms that Gen. Gowon’s visionary leadership style, wisdom and disciplined outlook kept the country as one, extolling the former Head of State for faith and steadfastness in God in times of adversity, and courageously pursuing the interest of majority Nigerians for a…

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Onitsha Tanker Explosion: Buhari Sympathises With Victims

President Muhammadu Buhari has expressed sadness over the death of a mother and her child as a result of an oil tanker accident in Onitsha, in Anambra State. Reacting to the incident on Wednesday, President Buhari said: “I am profoundly touched by the sight of the charred remains of an innocent mother and her child who are victims of this tragedy.” According to the President, “I also extend my sympathies to other victims of the explosion whose houses, shops and other property were destroyed in the mishap.” The President explained…

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