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Gunmen kill policeman invading Magu’s home

Some gunmen on Tuesday stormed the residence of the Acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, Ibrahim Magu, killing a policeman mounting guard. The house which is located at Karshi, a suburb of Abuja was attacked at about 10 p.m. The residence, according to report is not occupied. However, some cattle are reared in the compound. The gunmen were reported to ... Read More »

Train derails at Oshodi

A Lagos bound cargo train has derailed near Oshodi station, Lagos. The accident, which occurred at about 20:00hours (9:00pm) local time, with a yet-to-be-announced number of casualty, has however left thousands of passengers stranded at stations between Mushin and Ijoko stations. The stranded passengers are those waiting at Mushin, Oshodi, Shogunle, Ikeja, Agege and Agbado stations for the last train from ... Read More »

Fashola orders immediate rehabilitation of Asaba-Onitsha highway

Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola, SAN, has directed the Federal Controllers of Works in Delta and Edo states to mobilise contractors to immediately effect repairs on the bad portions of the Asaba-Onitsha Road. This is in order to offer immediate relief and improved travel experience to motorists using the important highway, Fashola said in a statement by Hakeem Bello, ... Read More »

Eid-el-Kabir: Osun offers 648 rams for sale

The Government of Osun State has concluded arrangements to provide about 648 healthy rams for the upcoming Eid-el-Kabir festival. The programme, tagged O’RAM, done through the Selema Oloba Ranch, Iwo, raises highly-fattened rams, bred and vaccinated within two months. According to managing director of Selema Oloba Ranch, Sola Omidiran, the 648 rams bred in the ranch were acquired from various parts ... Read More »

Those asking for Diezani’s repatriation unrealistic – Itse Sagay

Professor of Law and chairman of the Presidential Advisory Committee Against Corruption, Itse Sagay, SAN, has slammed the #OurMumuDonDo protesters over their demand for the repatriation of former Minister of Petroleum Resources, Diezani Alison-Madueke, from the United Kingdom. Allison-Madueke is being investigated for corruption in both Nigeria and the US. The group, which is led by Charles Oputa aka Charly ... Read More »

Nigerian Diaspora plans campaign against irregular migration

An information campaign to raise public awareness on the dangers of irregular migration will kick off at the Centre for Management Development, CMD, in Lagos on Tuesday, September 12. Initiated by the African-German Information Center, AGIC, Hamburg, and The African Courier Verlag, Berlin, with the support of Germany’s Federal Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the campaign under the aegis of the ... Read More »

Court orders final forfeiture of Diezani’s N7.6bn loot

A Federal High Court, on Monday, August 28, ordered the seizure of $21 million from bank accounts linked to former oil minister¸ Diezani Alison-Madueke, accused of corruption, as investigators continue to claw back her fortune. Federal High Court judge, Abdulazeez Anka, ordered the immediate forfeiture of 7.6 billion naira ($21 million, 17.9 million euros), allegedly held in local bank accounts ... Read More »

Eid-el-Kabir: FG declares Friday, Monday public holidays

The Federal Government has declared Friday, September 1 and Monday, September 4, 2017 as public holidays to mark the Eid-el-Kabir celebration. The Minister of Interior, Abdulrahman Dambazau, a retired lieutenant general, made the declaration on behalf of the government in a statement on Monday, August 28, in Abuja by Rufa’i Attahiru, director overseeing the Office of the Permanent Secretary. Dambazau congratulated ... Read More »

#OurMumuDonDo protesters storm EFCC, demand Diezani’s repatriation

#OurMumuDonDo protesters, led by Charles Oputa, popularly known as Charly Boy, on Monday, August 28, stormed the headquarters of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, in Abuja demanding the repatriation of Diezani Allison-Madueke, a former minister of Petroleum Resources. Allison-Madueke, who served under former President Goodluck Jonathan, is being investigated for a series of multi-billion dollar fraud and money ... Read More »

UN condemns North’s quit notice to Igbo

The United Nations has warned that the notice to quit issued by some Northern youth to Nigerians of Igbo extraction in the north is of serious consequence. The warning is contained in a statement issued on Friday. According to some UN experts, the hate song and audio in circulation on the internet and social media were also condemnable. It would ... Read More »