Month: January 2019

Address by His Excellency, Muhammadu Buhari, President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, on the Suspension of Honourable Justice Walter Nkanu Samuel Onnoghen as Chief Justice of Nigeria and Swearing in of Acting Chief Justice, 25th January 2019

Fellow Nigerians, A short while ago, I was served with an Order of the Code of Conduct Tribunal issued on Wednesday 23rd January 2019, directing the suspension of the Chief Justice of Nigeria, Honourable Justice Walter Nkanu Samuel Onnoghen from office pending final determination of the cases against him at the Code of Conduct Tribunal… Read More »

Month: January 2019

Diezani N264.8m Bribe: Two INEC Staff Bag 91 Years Jail Term

Justice Mohammed Idris of a Federal High Court, Lagos has sentenced two former staff of the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, Christian Nwosu and Tijani Inda Bashir, to an accumulative 91-year jail term after finding them guilty of their involvement in the laundering of N264.8 million in the build-up to the 2015 general elections. The… Read More »

Month: January 2019

President Buhari Appoints Acting MD for NDDC

President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the appointment of an acting Managing Director for the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC). He is Professor Nelson Braimbraifa. The President, following a Federal Executive Council (FEC) resolution, has equally vested the supervisory role of the commission in the Honourable Minister of Niger Delta Affairs, as well as approved the… Read More »

Month: January 2019

Court Adjourns Ofili-Ajumogobia, Obla’s Trial To Apr 16

Justice Hakeem Oshodi of the Lagos State High Court sitting in Ikeja, has adjourned to April 16, 2019 for ruling on an application filed by Justice Rita Ofili-Ajumogobia challenging the competence and jurisdiction of the court to entertain the charges preferred against her by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC. Ofili-Ajumogobia is standing trial… Read More »

Month: January 2019

Dangerous Chemicals Found In Baby Diapers

A French public health watchdog issued a warning Wednesday about the risks of several chemicals found in disposable nappies, particularly artificial perfumes, leading the government to demand that manufacturers withdraw them from their products. The Anses health body stressed there was no medical study which had proved health problems caused by disposable diapers. P Diddy’s… Read More »

Month: January 2019

Nollywood actress, Omotola Jalade expresses disappointment over 2019 Oscars award

Nollywood actress, Omotola Jalade-Ekeinde, a voting member of the Oscars, has expressed her displeasure towards the 2019 Oscars award. AY laments, reveals problems facing Nollywood Although, she expressed her happiness on the fact that a great deal of the movies she voted were picked, the actor was more concerned that no African movie made it… Read More »

Month: January 2019

Transfer: Victor Moses finally leaves Chelsea, undergoes medical at new club

Chelsea winger, Victor Moses, has undergone a medical at Fenerbahce, Sky Sports reports. The ex-Nigeria international is expected to sign a deal with the Turkish giants. South Africa vs Nigeria: NFF opens up on why Moses retired from Super Eagles Moses on Wednesday left Stamford Bridge to Istanbul to conclude his loan transfer to Fenerbahce.… Read More »

Month: January 2019

Red alert as food, mouth disease breaks out in South Africa

Following the outbreak of Food and Mouth Disease in South Africa, the Nigeria Agricultural Quarantine Service (NAQS) has placed its officers on red alert to avoid its spread into Nigeria. A statement by the agency implored officers of the NAQS at all ports of entry to watch out for live cloven-hooved animals and associated raw… Read More »

Month: January 2019

RMAFC to order probe of banks over stamp duty

Plans have reached advanced stage for the Revenue Mobilisation Allocation and Fiscal Commission to authorise a forensic investigation of the funds that have so far accrued to the Federal Government through the collection of stamp duty. An investigation by our correspondent showed that the Federal Government had not been satisfied with what the banks had… Read More »

Month: January 2019

U.S., UK vow to sanction polls violence perpetrators

Those who unduly interfere with Nigeria’s forthcoming general elections are to face restriction of visas and other punitive measures from the United States (U.S.) and United Kingdom (UK). Jordan’s King Abdullah Consoles President Buhari Over Military Losses “We support the Nigerian democratic process itself. We support a genuinely free, fair, transparent, and peaceful electoral process.… Read More »