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    Bayo Onanuga, others appointed heads of information parastatals

    Bayo Onanuga

    By Ayorinde Oluokun The Federal Government has appointed the Chief Executives of six information-related parastatals under the Ministry of Information and Culture. The appointments were announced in Abuja on Wednesday by the Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed. Among them is Bayo Onanuga, managing director/editor-in-chief of TheNEWS/PMNews who will now be MD of the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN). The new Chief Executives are: 1....

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    No bail for Nnamdi Kanu, Appeal Court rules

    Mazi Nnamdi Kanu:  no bail

    Ayorinde Oluokun/Abuja A three man panel of Court of Appeal led by Justice Abdul Aboki has just affirmed the judgement of Justice James Tsoho of Federal High Court denying Nnamdi Kanu, the leader of Indigenous People of Biafra  and his two co accused bail. The appellate court said the Federal High Court properly exercised its discretion judiciously and judicially in denying bail to  Kanu and two others being tried by the Federal Government for...

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    Nigeria faces fresh legal hurdle over £300m loot in Jersey

    Geoffrey Onyeama: Foreign minister

    The Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mr Geoffrey Onyeama, says the Federal Government is in the process of repatriating from Jersey the stolen £300 million. But the process has been stalled, by a last minute legal objection by the people who spirited the money to the island. Although the minister did not mention those who raised the objection, it could not be any other person than the Abacha family or their lawyers. The other person mentioned in the...

  • Set for Justice

    Trial of alleged husband killer now 23 June, private prosecutor takes charge

    Yewande Oyediran

    The trial of Yewande Oyediran, the Ibadan lawyer accused of stabbing her husband, Lowo Ajanaku Oyediran to death, will now begin on June 23. Justice Munta Ladipo, chief judge of Oyo state fixed the date after clearing two issues that arose in the preliminary hearing of the case today. One was on the family’s insistence of having a private lawyer to handle the prosecution of the alleged killer. The other was on the validity of the murder charge...

In Video: Ambode set to turn Oshodi into iconic transport hub, Africa’s first

Posted on: May 22 2016 - 11:30pm | #3
In: Multimedia, News, Nigerian News, Video
Oshodi Transport Interchange. Designed by Planet Projects

Lagos State Governor Akinwunmi Ambode will this week commence the long awaited regeneration of Oshodi into a world class Central Business District (CBD). The project, an iconic Transport Interchange, first in Africa, will feature the consolidation of all 13 city and interstate parks in Oshodi into 3 multi-storey bus terminals. The three floors, which will be 30, 000 square metres for each terminal, will take care of the parking and passenger demand. Buses will use the ground floor to pick passengers and part of the space will be turned into a shopping mall. The project which was designed by a Nigerian company, Planet Projects will be delivered within 15 months. The animation in the video was also done by Planet Projects. ...

In Pictures: Houses bought in UK by thieving Nigerian governors

Posted on: May 11 2016 - 3:15pm | #0
In: News, Nigerian News, Politics, World News
Another Ibori property in Hampstead

Here are some of the houses bought in the United Kingdom by rogue Nigerian governors with money stolen from the poor people of Nigeria. They form part of the assets President Muhammadu Buhari asked loose-talking British prime Minister, David Cameron return to Nigeria.       ...

Buhari: I want back stolen money, not Cameron’s apology

Posted on: May 11 2016 - 10:50am | #5
In: Featured, News, Nigerian News
President Buhari in London today. Mail Online Photo

President Muhammadu Buhari said he would not be demanding any apology from British Prime Minister, Mr. David Cameron over his gaffe, describing Nigeria,along with Afghanistan, ‘fantastically corrupt’. Instead, Buhari said he would demand action from Cameron, by returning Nigeria’s stolen money and assets stashed in the country. Muhammadu Buhari made his frustration clear as he addressed a Commonwealth conference in London this morning in the wake of Mr Cameron’s toe-curling gaffe. Clutching a glass as he made small talk with the Queen at a Buckingham Palace reception, the PM was caught on camera being indiscreet about the countries he had invited to a key anti-corruption summit tomorrow. Aides to Mr Buhari, who has mounted...

Cameron says ‘Nigeria fantastically corrupt’ ahead of Buhari’s visit

Posted on: May 10 2016 - 2:35pm | #1
In: Featured, News, Nigerian News, Politics
David Cameron: calls Nigeria fantastically corrupt

President Muhammadu Buhari should read this before jumping on his presidential jet for the journey to London. He may shelve the trip and if he insists on going, he may not shake hands with Prime Minister, David Cameron. His host,  Cameron has  demonstrated no iota of regard for him and his country Nigeria, dubbing it a ‘fantastically corrupt country’. Cameron was caught on camera giving this description of Nigeria and Afghanistan when he met  Queen Elizabeth during a ceremony to mark her 90th birthday. The anti-corruption summit is scheduled to hold in Lancaster House on Thursday. The summit aimed at stepping up global action to combat corruption in all walks of life, without Britain itself shutting down  British Virgin...

World leaders shun UK talks on corruption which Buhari is attending

Posted on: May 8 2016 - 9:48am | #0
In: Featured, News, Nigerian News, World News
President Buhari

Many world leaders are not attending next Thursday’s London summit on corruption to be hosted by British Prime Minister, David Cameron. Apart from Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari, other leaders attending are Afghanistan President Ashraf Ghani, Juan Manuel Santos of Colombia and Norwegian prime minister Erna Solberg. Other countries are sending less senior figures, with Russia set to be represented by deputy foreign minister Oleg Syromolotov. If politicians are not showing up, the summit has also attracted business leaders, sporting organisations, charities and pressure groups. The talks will take place at Lancaster House on Thursday. Host prime minister, David Cameron insisted the summit would put the corruption fight at the...

Saraki’s trial adjourned

Posted on: May 26 2016 - 8:30am | #0
In: Crime, News, Nigerian News
Senate President Bukola Saraki

Ayorinde Oluokun The Code of Conduct Tribunal adjourned hearing in the 16 count charges of false declaration of assets leveled against Senate President Bukola Saraki on Wednesday. Before the adjournment, Paul Usoro, a member of defence team had continued with cross examination of Micheal Wetkas, the first prosecution witness. The Senior Advocate of Nigeria had based his cross examination on count 6 of the 16 charges in which it was alleged that the Senate President failed to declare properties locted at Plot 2481 Cadastral Zone and 2482 Cadastral zone, Abuja in the assets declaration form he filled on assumption of office of governor of Kwara State in 2003. Going through documents already admitted as exhibits in court, Usoro tried to convince...

In Video: Ambode set to turn Oshodi into iconic transport hub, Africa’s first

Posted on: May 22 2016 - 11:30pm | #3
In: Multimedia, News, Nigerian News, Video
Oshodi Transport Interchange. Designed by Planet Projects

Lagos State Governor Akinwunmi Ambode will this week commence the long awaited regeneration of Oshodi into a world class Central Business District (CBD). The project, an iconic Transport Interchange, first in Africa,...

In Pictures: Houses bought in UK by thieving Nigerian governors

Posted on: May 11 2016 - 3:15pm | #0
In: News, Nigerian News, Politics, World News
Another Ibori property in Hampstead

Here are some of the houses bought in the United Kingdom by rogue Nigerian governors with money stolen from the poor people of Nigeria. They form part of the assets President Muhammadu Buhari asked loose-talking British...

Buhari: I want back stolen money, not Cameron’s apology

Posted on: May 11 2016 - 10:50am | #5
In: Featured, News, Nigerian News
President Buhari in London today. Mail Online Photo

President Muhammadu Buhari said he would not be demanding any apology from British Prime Minister, Mr. David Cameron over his gaffe, describing Nigeria,along with Afghanistan, ‘fantastically corrupt’. Instead,...

Cameron says ‘Nigeria fantastically corrupt’ ahead of Buhari’s visit

Posted on: May 10 2016 - 2:35pm | #1
In: Featured, News, Nigerian News, Politics
David Cameron: calls Nigeria fantastically corrupt

President Muhammadu Buhari should read this before jumping on his presidential jet for the journey to London. He may shelve the trip and if he insists on going, he may not shake hands with Prime Minister, David Cameron. His...

World leaders shun UK talks on corruption which Buhari is attending

Posted on: May 8 2016 - 9:48am | #0
In: Featured, News, Nigerian News, World News
President Buhari

Many world leaders are not attending next Thursday’s London summit on corruption to be hosted by British Prime Minister, David Cameron. Apart from Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari, other leaders attending...

Buhari: Go… going

Posted on: May 26 2016 - 8:19am | #0
In: Opinion, Politics
Buhari

By Bolanle Bolawole If you want to go quickly, go alone; if you want to go far, go together – An African proverb. There is no denying the fact that these are really trying times for the All Progressives Congress...

Oshodi Transport Interchange. Designed by Planet Projects

In Video: Ambode set to turn Oshodi into iconic transport hub, Africa’s first

Lagos State Governor Akinwunmi Ambode will this week commence the long awaited regeneration of Oshodi into a world class Central Business District (CBD). The project, an iconic Transport Interchange, first in Africa, will feature the consolidation of all 13 city and interstate parks in Oshodi into 3 multi-storey bus terminals. The three floors, which will be 30,...

Posted on: May 22 2016 - 11:30pm | #3
In: Multimedia, News, Nigerian News, Video
Another Ibori property in Hampstead

In Pictures: Houses bought in UK by thieving Nigerian governors

Here are some of the houses bought in the United Kingdom by rogue Nigerian governors with money stolen from the poor people of Nigeria. They form part of the assets President Muhammadu Buhari asked loose-talking British prime Minister, David Cameron return to Nigeria.       ...

Posted on: May 11 2016 - 3:15pm | #0
In: News, Nigerian News, Politics, World News
President Buhari in London today. Mail Online Photo

Buhari: I want back stolen money, not Cameron’s apology

President Muhammadu Buhari said he would not be demanding any apology from British Prime Minister, Mr. David Cameron over his gaffe, describing Nigeria,along with Afghanistan, ‘fantastically corrupt’. Instead, Buhari said he would demand action from Cameron, by returning Nigeria’s stolen money and assets stashed in the country. Muhammadu Buhari...

Posted on: May 11 2016 - 10:50am | #5
In: Featured, News, Nigerian News
David Cameron: calls Nigeria fantastically corrupt

Cameron says ‘Nigeria fantastically corrupt’ ahead of Buhari’s visit

President Muhammadu Buhari should read this before jumping on his presidential jet for the journey to London. He may shelve the trip and if he insists on going, he may not shake hands with Prime Minister, David Cameron. His host,  Cameron has  demonstrated no iota of regard for him and his country Nigeria, dubbing it a ‘fantastically corrupt country’. Cameron...

Posted on: May 10 2016 - 2:35pm | #1
In: Featured, News, Nigerian News, Politics
President Buhari

World leaders shun UK talks on corruption which Buhari is attending

Many world leaders are not attending next Thursday’s London summit on corruption to be hosted by British Prime Minister, David Cameron. Apart from Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari, other leaders attending are Afghanistan President Ashraf Ghani, Juan Manuel Santos of Colombia and Norwegian prime minister Erna Solberg. Other countries are sending less...

Posted on: May 8 2016 - 9:48am | #0
In: Featured, News, Nigerian News, World News
The late Oba Erediauwa of Benin Kingdom

Funeral rites begin for Oba Erediauwa

The royal funeral rites of passage for the late Oba of Benin, Oba Erediauwa, began on Wednesday evening in Benin. The burial activities kicked off from Edaiken of Uselu Palace, the Crown Prince of Benin Kingdom, Eheneden Erediauwa. The security agencies cordoned off strategic positions in Benin city, especially the roads leading to traditional places, where traditional...

Posted on: May 26 2016 - 12:26am | #0
In: News, Nigerian News

In Video: Ambode set to turn Oshodi into iconic transport hub, Africa’s first

Oshodi Transport Interchange. Designed by Planet Projects

Lagos State Governor Akinwunmi Ambode will this week commence the long awaited regeneration of Oshodi into a world class Central Business District (CBD). The project, an iconic Transport Interchange, first in Africa, will feature the consolidation of all 13 city and interstate parks in Oshodi into 3 multi-storey bus terminals. The three floors, which will be 30, 000 square metres for...

In Pictures: Houses bought in UK by thieving Nigerian governors

Another Ibori property in Hampstead

Here are some of the houses bought in the United Kingdom by rogue Nigerian governors with money stolen from the poor people of Nigeria. They form part of the assets President Muhammadu Buhari asked loose-talking British prime Minister, David Cameron return to Nigeria.       ...

Buhari: I want back stolen money, not Cameron’s apology

President Buhari in London today. Mail Online Photo

President Muhammadu Buhari said he would not be demanding any apology from British Prime Minister, Mr. David Cameron over his gaffe, describing Nigeria,along with Afghanistan, ‘fantastically corrupt’. Instead, Buhari said he would demand action from Cameron, by returning Nigeria’s stolen money and assets stashed in the country. Muhammadu Buhari made his frustration...

Cameron says ‘Nigeria fantastically corrupt’ ahead of Buhari’s visit

David Cameron: calls Nigeria fantastically corrupt

President Muhammadu Buhari should read this before jumping on his presidential jet for the journey to London. He may shelve the trip and if he insists on going, he may not shake hands with Prime Minister, David Cameron. His host,  Cameron has  demonstrated no iota of regard for him and his country Nigeria, dubbing it a ‘fantastically corrupt country’. Cameron was caught...

World leaders shun UK talks on corruption which Buhari is attending

President Buhari

Many world leaders are not attending next Thursday’s London summit on corruption to be hosted by British Prime Minister, David Cameron. Apart from Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari, other leaders attending are Afghanistan President Ashraf Ghani, Juan Manuel Santos of Colombia and Norwegian prime minister Erna Solberg. Other countries are sending less senior figures, with...

Bayelsa monarchs storm tribunal to defend Dickson’s election

Seriake Dickson

By Francis Ottah Agbo The Bayelsa State Governorship Election Petitions Tribunal sitting in Abuja was agog on Tuesday, May 24, 2016 as 10 paramount rulers from Southern Ijaw Local Government Area of the state mounted the witness box at the tribunal. They testified to the credibility of the January 9, 2016 governorship election that produced Governor Seriake Dickson. The defeated APC...

Politics

Buhari

Buhari: Go… going

By Bolanle Bolawole If you want to go quickly, go alone; if you want to go far, go together – An African proverb. There...

Seriake Dickson

Bayelsa monarchs storm tribunal to defend Dickson’s election

By Francis Ottah Agbo The Bayelsa State Governorship Election Petitions Tribunal sitting in Abuja was agog on Tuesday,...

Business

Kano's tomato traders: cost of tomato jumps through the roof

Nigeria battles ‘Tuta absoluta’, the Ebola ravaging tomato fields

*The pest is why tomato is expensive in the market The Federal Government has engaged experts to find solution to the spread...

MOMAN says pump price will go down

Petrol pump price will reduce soon, says MOMAN

The Major Oil Marketers Association of Nigeria (MOMAN) on Tuesday assured Nigerians that pump price of Premium Motor Spirit...

National News

Saraki’s trial adjourned

Senate President Bukola Saraki

Ayorinde Oluokun The Code of Conduct Tribunal adjourned hearing in the 16 count charges of false declaration of assets leveled against Senate President...

Funeral rites begin for Oba Erediauwa

The late Oba Erediauwa of Benin Kingdom

The royal funeral rites of passage for the late Oba of Benin, Oba Erediauwa, began on Wednesday evening in Benin. The burial activities kicked off from...

Federal, states share less revenue in April

Nigeria's Finance Minister Kemi Adeosun

The Minister of Finance, Mrs Kemi Adeosun, said in Abuja on Wednesday that N1.5 billion, being excess bank charges, was recovered and paid into the Federation...

Bayelsa monarchs storm tribunal to defend Dickson’s election

Seriake Dickson

By Francis Ottah Agbo The Bayelsa State Governorship Election Petitions Tribunal sitting in Abuja was agog on Tuesday, May 24, 2016 as 10 paramount rulers...

World News

Bill Cosby risks 10 year jail term after ruling by Penn judge

Bill Cosby: judge orders trial

US comedian Bill Cosby will  stand trial on accusations of sexual assault, a Pennsylvania judge on Tuesday ordered. Though a  trial date has not  been...

Afghan Taliban names successor to Mullah Mansour

Mullah Mansour: Afghans say he is dead

The Afghan Taliban have named Haibatullah Akhunzada their new leader, a spokesman said in a statement on Wednesday that gave the group’s first official...

Bill Cosby knows fate on sexual assault charge today

Bill Cosby: judge orders trial

Bill Cosby is set to face one of his sexual assault accusers today when a judge in Pennsylvania determines if there is sufficient evidence to open a criminal...

Pope Francis, Al-Azhar Grand Imam meet

Sheik Ahmed el-Tayyib, left, Grand Imam of Al-Azhar Mosque, exchange gifts with Pope Francis during a private audience in the Apostolic Palace, at the Vatican

Pope Francis met on Monday the grand imam of Egypt’s highest Islamic authority, Al-Azhar, looking to heal Vatican relations with the influential...

Sports

Mourinho, Man U agree terms

Jose Mourinho

Although Manchester United have not officially announced the signing of Jose Mourinho, Sky TV has reported that Mourinho has agreed personal terms with...

Breaking News: Enyimba to play Zamalek, ES Setif, Mamelodi Sundowns

Enyimba FC: ward off Niger Tornadoes

The Confederation of African Football has announced the draws for the second stage of the African Champions League. The draw in Cairo this afternoon saw...

CAF Champions League: AS Vita out, Mamelodi Sundowns in

Mamelodi Sundowns of South Africa

The Confederation of African Football (CAF) has announced the disqualification of the DR Congo club AS Vita from the CAF Champions League. They were  replaced...

Will it be Mourinho? Man U say Van Gaal successor soon

Jose Mourinho

After leaving football fans and soccer buffs wondering for over 10 hours whether news of Louis van Gaal’s departure from Old Trafford was a hoax,...

Louis Van Gaal parting shot: United fans best in the world

Louis Van Gaal: Leaves United

Harried and harassed departing Manchester United Manager left sweet words for the same people who made his two year stay at Old Trafford a harrowing experience. In...

Man United silent on Louis Van Gaal, Gigg’s role

Louis van Gaal

Man United website is still disquietingly silent on Coach Louis Van Gaal’s fate even as the news circulated  worldwide that he has been sacked and...

Man United kick out Louis van Gaal

Louis van Gaal

Louis van Gaal has been sacked as manager of Manchester United, with former Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho set to be named as his replacement. Van Gaal, 64,...

Messi marks Copa del Rey with unforgettable kiss

Barcelona's Lionel Messi kisses his wife Antonella Roccuzzo as they celebrate after winning the final of the Copa del Rey. AP Photo

Barcelona won the Copa del Rey, beating Sevilla 2-0 in extra time. Lionel Messi was clearly the star in the remarkably ill-tempered match in Madrid as...

Opinion