Month: February 2019

EFCC Arraigns Man for Issuance of Dud Cheque

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, has arraigned one Tunde Lawal before Justice V.S. Garba of a Federal Capital Territory, FCT High Court, Kwali, on a two-count charge bordering on issuance of dud cheque to the tune of N8 million. One of the counts reads: “That you, Tunde Lawal, on or about the 1st… Read More »

Month: February 2019

Uzodinma’s Validation, APC’s Brightest Chance

By Emma Agu If any evidence was required to confirm the political stature of Senator Hope Uzodinma, the APC governorship candidate in Imo State, the result of the Saturday, February 23, presidential election in the state, was the litmus test. Though Atiku Abubakar, the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, won in the… Read More »

Month: February 2019

President Buhari Congratulates President Macky Sall of Senegal on Election Victory

President Muhammadu Buhari has congratulated President Macky Sall of Senegal on his re-election for a second term. The President commends the people of Senegal on the successful and peaceful conduct of the presidential election, noting that the scenario of successful elections in West African countries is a sign of hope that democracy has come to… Read More »

Month: February 2019

Dasukigate: Court Adjourns Okupe’s Trial to Mar 6

Justice Ijeoma Ojuwku of the Federal High Court, Abuja has adjourned the trial of a former Senior Special Assistant on Public Affairs to former president, Goodluck Jonathan, Doyin Okupe, to March 6, 2019. The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, had on January 14, 2019 arraigned Okupe on a 59-count charge bordering on “money laundering… Read More »

Month: February 2019

Is Zimbabwe nostalgic for Mugabe?

While it’s unlikely that many Zimbabweans yearn for former ruler Robert Mugabe’s return, the occasion of his 95th birthday on Thursday has led some to see him in a softer light. “Comrade Bob” was toppled from 37 years in power in November 2017 following a brief military takeover that saw him replaced by his one-time… Read More »

Month: February 2019

AfDB supports African projects with $11.3bn in seven years

About 370 transformative bank projects valued at $11.3bn were embarked upon between 2010 and 2017 by the African Development Bank in the African region. In 2018, the bank approved innovative financial instruments on 65 projects in fifteen countries valued at $2.8bn. This was disclosed when governors representing the African Development Bank West Africa region held… Read More »

Month: February 2019

BREAKING: Atiku rejects election results, heads to court

The Presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, Atiku Abubakar, has rejected the outcome of the February 23 presidential election. He said the election was not free, fair and that it was full of many irregularities. The former Vice President, therefore, said that he would challenge the outcome in court. Atiku, in a statement he… Read More »